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Would You Like To Make A Lasting Impression With Just 4 Questions?

Would You Like To Make A Lasting Impression With Just 4 Questions?

There you are, seated and perhaps thinking about what you can see today, and the happenings around. Apparently, thinking about what tomorrow holds seems to be the least you do each day. Smack! You should consider today, tomorrow and the future, then you can get thought-provoking questions to seek answers; then you can make the world a lot better. Have you ever tried to spark up a conversation with a stranger, but it appears too hard to do? Then you need to know the 4 thought-provoking questions to spark up conversations, as described by Nadia Petschek Rawls. When you read this article, you can quickly realise what you have been doing wrong, the thoughts you shouldn’t compromise, and how to spark up a conversation.

Can you handle these questions?

What if someone walks up to you and ask what you would do if you could upload your brain to the computer? Sounds quite strange, right? Great! That’s one of the thought-provoking questions that would have you scratching your head to get something reasonable as an answer. Now you know; such question can spark up a lengthy conversation between you and a stranger.

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Another possible question could inquire how reasonable it would be to alter your kid’s gene or the morals to be programmed into intelligent machines and autonomous cars. All these issues will surely not leave you so easy with thoughts.

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I found it hard to get through these

Throw many people some kinds of questions, and I bet they would take some time before they answer, and these answers would be unique to their feelings, thoughts, and lifestyles. I’ve sat with people I wanted to be my close friends, but I can tell I sounded boring, and that’s why the mission became a failed one. All thanks to this article, I can easily pull up a conversation with anyone and make it last without pissing them.

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You too could read and ask people these thought-provoking questions; you’ll most likely spark up something significant. Oh yes! It’s that easy. To read the full article, click here.

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Anna is a communication expert and a life enthusiast. She's the editor of Lifehack and loves to write about love, life, and passion.

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Last Updated on January 21, 2020

How to Motivate People Around You and Inspire Them

How to Motivate People Around You and Inspire Them

If I was a super hero I’d want my super power to be the ability to motivate everyone around me. Think of how many problems you could solve just by being able to motivate people towards their goals. You wouldn’t be frustrated by lazy co-workers. You wouldn’t be mad at your partner for wasting the weekend in front of the TV. Also, the more people around you are motivated toward their dreams, the more you can capitalize off their successes.

Being able to motivate people is key to your success at work, at home, and in the future because no one can achieve anything alone. We all need the help of others.

So, how to motivate people? Here are 7 ways to motivate others even you can do.

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1. Listen

Most people start out trying to motivate someone by giving them a lengthy speech, but this rarely works because motivation has to start inside others. The best way to motivate others is to start by listening to what they want to do. Find out what the person’s goals and dreams are. If it’s something you want to encourage, then continue through these steps.

2. Ask Open-Ended Questions

Open-ended questions are the best way to figure out what someone’s dreams are. If you can’t think of anything to ask, start with, “What have you always wanted to do?”

“Why do you want to do that?”

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“What makes you so excited about it?”

“How long has that been your dream?”

You need this information the help you with the following steps.

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3. Encourage

This is the most important step, because starting a dream is scary. People are so scared they will fail or look stupid, many never try to reach their goals, so this is where you come in. You must encourage them. Say things like, “I think you will be great at that.” Better yet, say, “I think your skills in X will help you succeed.” For example if you have a friend who wants to own a pet store, say, “You are so great with animals, I think you will be excellent at running a pet store.”

4. Ask About What the First Step Will Be

After you’ve encouraged them, find how they will start. If they don’t know, you can make suggestions, but it’s better to let the person figure out the first step themselves so they can be committed to the process.

5. Dream

This is the most fun step, because you can dream about success. Say things like, “Wouldn’t it be cool if your business took off, and you didn’t have to work at that job you hate?” By allowing others to dream, you solidify the motivation in place and connect their dreams to a future reality.

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6. Ask How You Can Help

Most of the time, others won’t need anything from you, but it’s always good to offer. Just letting the person know you’re there will help motivate them to start. And, who knows, maybe your skills can help.

7. Follow Up

Periodically, over the course of the next year, ask them how their goal is going. This way you can find out what progress has been made. You may need to do the seven steps again, or they may need motivation in another area of their life.

Final Thoughts

By following these seven steps, you’ll be able to encourage the people around you to achieve their dreams and goals. In return, you’ll be more passionate about getting to your goals, you’ll be surrounded by successful people, and others will want to help you reach your dreams …

Oh, and you’ll become a motivational super hero. Time to get a cape!

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