Daily Challenge: Ask Yourself Better Questions
A quick challenge today to look at the questions you are asking yourself and to expand your life and financial situation by asking yourself better questions.
Hey guys, Ryan here from on-property, just wanting to do a quick video. Say I’m on my way to get pizza because my son nearly broke his toe basically. So he’s home from school. He really wants pizza for lunch. So who am I to say no to that, but I wanted to stop and make just a really quick video to encourage you guys about the questions that you’re asking yourself. So I get a lot of emails, a lot of questions from you guys about your situation or what do you think about this or what about this? And I love helping people out when I can and something that has really driven me through my life. It’s just this constant seeking of better questions. Us and I think I got this originally from Robert Kiyosaki who’s the author of Rich Dad, poor dad and he talked about how language is extremely important and the language of the rich is different from the language of the poor. And the biggest example that he gave is the difference between the word or and the difference between the word. And so poor people will use the word or rich people who use the word and when they ask themselves questions. So for example, I recently had an email asking about should I invest for financial freedom or should I invest to purchase my dream home?
Let’s rephrase that question and change the or to an end and we’ll just add a house or the front. How do I invest for financial freedom and my dream home?
Just sit with that for a minute. First question is, should I invest for financial freedom? All my dream home? What is your brand going to come up with? In that situation, you can only have one or the other. Which one will you have? Whereas if you change that or to an end and you say, how can I invest for financial freedom and my dream home? You’re not magically going to get both, but you’re putting your brain in a position to think of solutions so you can get both. Our brains are extremely smart. They’re great problem solvers. We can come up with so many things, but they’re also extremely, extremely dumb. If you set yourself to focus on something, your brain will just naturally think about that thing and you will spend days thinking about it, weeks thinking about it. When you’re asleep, your subconscious will be pondering over it, but if you focus it on the wrong thing, then it’s going to be thinking of all these ideas, thinking of all these solutions, and that’s not going to get you to where you want.
So unless you actively decide to direct the focus of your brain towards a better questions, they’re going to give you better outcomes. You’re not going to get the creative ideas. Your subconscious isn’t going to think about that stuff. You’re not going to dwell on it. It takes time to come up with solutions and time to come up with ideas, and so you really need to set your focus on the right questions. And so in this episode, I want to encourage you today to think about the questions that you’re asking yourself in life, both financially and every other aspect of your life where you’re using the word all or were you just being really narrow minded in terms of what you can achieve. Think outside the box. Ask yourself bigger questions. How can I make $100,000 extra this year? How can I make an extra $1,000 this month?
How can I invest for financial freedom and my dream home? Start expanding the questions that you’re asking yourself. Start asking yourself big questions and trying to come up with the answers, but don’t get all stressed about it. If you don’t come up with the answer this week or today or this month, that doesn’t matter. That’s not what’s important here. It’s the habit of asking yourself big questions and getting in the habit of trying to solve big questions because you need big answers and solutions in order to solve those big questions. But getting into the habit of asking big questions is going to expand your mind, but it’s also going to expand your financial situation as well, and so I just want to encourage you with that today, go out there and start expanding the questions that you’re asking because that is going to do more for you than answering the questions that you currently have because chances are the questions you currently have just aren’t big enough and truthfully they’re not worth answering.
It’s not worth wasting time trying to answer the questions, so spend more time thinking of better questions to ask and spend less time trying to answer the questions that you already have. That’s it for me today. I am going to go and get this pizza. I wish you the best out there. I would love to hear your feedback on this one. Hit me up. My email is Ryan at on-property dot com dot EU. I would love to hear some of the better questions that you’re asking yourself and comparisons and then maybe we could do another video on a roundup of that sort of thing. So if you’re listening to this and you’re thinking, Yep, I agree with this, I need to ask myself better questions, start doing it and shoot me an email, Ryan it on property.com dot a u and I would love to hear how it’s gone for you. That’s it for me guys. And until next time, stay positive.