I hope you’re ready to get inspired because I’m sharing with you today a set of insightful questions that I’ve found in Tim Ferris’s book – “Tools of Titans”. I have this on my phone and laptop, planning to use it whenever I’m with someone I respect.
You can use them to break the ice and get the conversation going but also as a way to gather powerful insights from your mentors and people you admire. You may need to take notes! Golden nuggets will definitely come out of such a conversation.
- When you think of the word “successful,” who’s the first person who comes to mind and why?
- What is something you believe that other people think is insane?
- What is the book (or books) you’ve given most as a gift?
- What is your favorite documentary or movie?
- What purchase of $100 or less has most positively impacted your life in the last 6 months?
- What are your morning rituals? What do the first 60 minutes of your day look like?
- What obsessions do you explore on the evenings or weekends?
- What topic would you speak about if you were asked to give a TED talk on something outside of your main area of expertise?
- What is the best or most worthwhile investment you’ve made? Could be an investment of money, time, energy, or other resource. How did you decide to make the investment?
- Do you have a quote you live your life by or think of often?
- What is the worst advice you see or hear being dispense in your world?
- If you could have one gigantic billboard anywhere with anything on it, what would it say?
- What advice would you give to your 20-, 25-, or 30-year old self? And please place where you were at the time, and what you were doing.
- How has failure, or apparent failure, set you up later for success? Or, do you have a favorite failure of yours?
- What is something really weird or unsettling that happens to you on a regular basis?
- What have you changed your mind about in the last few years? Why?
- What do you believe is true, even though you can’t prove it?
- Any ask or request for my audience? Last parting words?
What do you think? Which ones will you use during your next conversation? Leave a comment below and let me know.