055: How to unlock the secret gear in your brain.
Part one in a series of questions.
We ask ourselves questions every day.
Asking a question is like shifting a gear in our mind.
For example every day I ask,
“what shall I tell you about today in the newsletter?”
Today, a different question popped into my mind.
“I wonder what Fabio is up to today?”
This ‘question’ produces the same outcome as the previous question, that is; an idea for the newsletter, but the idea now has a completely different shape and texture.
This prompted me to ask the Meta Question which is, what other questions can I use to generate ideas for the newsletter or transform the shape and texture of the idea?
I came up with a few which I will refine and test, but that’s not what I want to give you today.
What I do want to leave you with today is this question…
What is one question that you ask yourself every day, that by replacing with a new question, could give you a more desirable outcome?
What are some candidates for the new question?
What IS Fabio doing today?
If you like you can leave a comment about the #quest or #sidequest or any #general comment.
Fabio is the name of the lion that’s been appearing in this newsletter recently
Your illustration inspired me to write the start of a story today!
It was Wednesday morning, and Fabio the lion was putting two slices of bread in the toaster. He ate eggs on toast yesterday, and the day before that, and the day before that. He liked eggs on toast, but today didn't feel like an eggs on toast kind of day. He wanted something new. A food adventure! He asked himself, "What is something different I could try today?" And that's when he discovered a shop around the corner that sold special sauce. Creamy, tangy, marvelous special sauce. He devoured the special sauce and enjoyed licking the sauce mustache off of his face when he was done eating. On Thursday, as he put two slices of bread in the toaster, he wondered what his eggs on toast would taste like if he put special sauce on top. He had to try it... Amazing! But tomorrow, he'd go back to regular eggs on toast. Special sauce was special, right? On Friday, Fabio the lion brought back a whole bucket full of special sauce... (to be continued).
Fabio was working at the shop but found himself thinking about what to write tonight. He was working hard but but his heart was only half into it. He asked himself, 'What does this mean?' to which he only got half an answer. When he came home he went straight to his desk using bits and pieces of his day to compose his daily piece. Fabio, quite pleased with the outcome has one regret. That he should have taken side notes of what he was thinking about writing while he was at work.
Good question, Adam.