- Are you doing this to remove a negative from your life?
- The longer and more complex the answer, the worse it is.
- Is this person saying what they mean or the exact opposite of what they mean?
- Is this knowledge from doing or from planning/reading?
- Enjoy painting, not the idea of having painted
- Family, friends, hobbies – that’s it
- Would I work as a bartender at night to do this job?
- Would I want this person to be at my wedding? (my funeral?)
- How close is this person to their personal legend?
- Count your time in dog years (multiply it by 7) – to really value it.
- Real food. Not too much. Mostly plants.
- Does this person have any skin in the game? If they are wrong?
- Everyone is always talking about themself… in what way is this person talking about themself?
- The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
- Why are you doing this?
- The older something is, the better it is.
- How will you be doing this one year from now?
- Does this person dress like “themself” or for someone else?
- What does this person’s hands say about them?
- What does this person’s car say about them?
- All verbal threats are signs of weakness
- People can only process one idea at a time
- Do you want to be a life-long student AND practitioner at this?
Works in Progress
- If you aren’t being mysterious, you are talking too much.
- Did you nod your head, breathe and then respond?
- To see if someone knows just ask them how over and over.
- Wait 24 hours if you are emotional about something before responding.