A two-word question that makes improving easier

To improve, you normally ask, “How can I improve?” That strategy, though, focuses on improving your weaknesses.

What if you asked a different question instead to focus on improving your strengths?

What’s working?

3 reasons this approach might be better

  1. It’s proven – you already know this stuff works.
  2. It’s easier to continue to do what you’re already doing.
  3. It plays on your natural strengths, which is where you’ll have the biggest advantage.

So try this

  • Write down one thing you’re doing now that’s working. That by itself might be difficult if you’re not used to working this way. If you’re stuck, ask someone who knows you fairly well.
  • Now ask, “Why’s this working?” Again, this might be difficult if you’re not used to it.
  • Then ask, “How can I scale this?” Find a way to make what works individually work generally.
  • Finally, go do it.

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