Tag Archives: Goals

Do Your Kids Know What They Want (And How to Influence Positive Outcomes)?

A special “Back to School” edition of The Asking Lab.

This is an exciting time of year as we prepare our children to go back to school. They have new backpacks full of school supplies, are dressed in their new clothes, and are waiting to meet their new teachers with fellow classmates.

So… what comes next? Do they know what to expect? Do they have academic, athletic, or artistic goals for the year? Do they have the ability to influence positive outcomes for these goals?

Watch this throwback post, “Back to School” – first shared with you back in 2013. IT STILL WORKS!

Asking and the Status Quo

Vol. 3, Issue 7

I’m going to give you a tip on how to get people to make a decision and take action.

I define sales simply: all sales is asking for change. Therefore, the biggest barrier to change that we need to confront is the Status Quo effect.

Why do humans have a tendency to remain at status quo? And why does determining your “Burning Platform Best Reason” increase the chance of getting what you’re asking for?

Answer these questions to learn how. Watch

The Courage to Ask

Vol. 3, Issue 5

As part of my work with the Department of Defense, I recently addressed a group of sailors about to embark on deployment to such locations as Iraq, Afghanistan, Djibouti, and Guantanamo Bay.

I admit to feelings of inadequacy when I present to such a group. That’s why I embrace, so ardently, the comments of Sgt. Ryan Pitts, an Army vet who was awarded the Medal of Honor.

Amidst the comments he made during the commencement address he delivered at his Alma Mater earlier this year, Pitts said this about what he had learned about courage and confronting your fears: WATCH.