Have you ever wondered how one question could make you happy? Psychologists at the Canadian Positive Psychology Association conference that I was at last week sure did. They went further than wondering about it. They researched it. That’s right, I attended a 2 day conference with 400 happy people who did and presented research about happiness.
One of the researchers found that when a “miracle” question was asked, it gave perspective to people who felt strife in their lives. It made them actually feel better.
If you woke up and your world is exactly how you want it to be , what would be the evidence that it’s how you want it to be?
So of course, being a small business coach, I ask that question for your business. What would be the evidence that your business would be exactly how you want it to be?
Top 5 Indicators
Based on all my conversations with hundreds of small businesses that I talk to each year, I’ve taken a good guess at (and included some of my own) indicators that would be evidence that our businesses would be exactly as we dreamed:
1. All My Clients Value And Adore Me and Vice Versa
2. I Never Have To Sell And Market
3. I’m Making Tons Of Money That Grows Each Year
4. I Don’t Work Long Hours
5. I Never Have To Do Anything Uncomfortable
Other Questions To Ask
- What would you do differently if you woke up to your ideal life?
- What would be different compared to your life now?
- Where do you rate yourself right now, on a scale of 0 to 10 (10 being the ideal)?
- What’s different from being at a 0 vs. where you’re at now?
When you feel yourself getting down about your business, refocus your energies by asking yourself the “Miracle” question and see if you have anything to be happy about!
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