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What’s it going to take?

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If you want great answers to help solve challenges … you need to ask the RIGHT QUESTIONS!

One of my ‘rituals’ is to open up one of the many books that I have (I’m a book-a-holic) at a random page & see what messages it has for me.  Even though I’ve read the book before, often it’s like what’s on that page is brand new information because at the time it wasn’t relevant to me or it’s a welcomed reminder of something that I need to re-focus upon NOW!

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So today, I opened up a book by Danielle La Porte (which I read while sitting by the pool in Egypt a couple of months ago …. oh the memories) and in big bold writing she says ……


“What’s it going to take for ….?”


What a great question, don’t you think?

You see, when things aren’t working for you and you know that something needs to change, it can be all too easy to throw in the towel too early or think that it’s never going to happen.

But that kind of MINDSET is really going to hold you back or screw you over, because you get what you focus upon.

So instead, even when it feels like your back is against the wall or you feel confused about the next step to take … stop and ask yourself ‘What’s it going to take for …(the result/outcome you want)…?

The questions you ask yourself are so key – as they determine the answers you get!  So by asking this question, it also tells you & everyone around you … that you’re committed to finding a solution!


You can apply this in so many ways ….

  • “What’s it going to take for me to get the new job I deserve?”
  • “What’s it going to take for me to make my business a real success?”
  • “What’s it going to take for me to increase my confidence?”
  • “What’s it going to take for me to …..(the list is endless of course!)?


So come on …. ‘What’s it going to take for you to get what you really really really want?’ and then are you going to take action to make it happen?’

I’d love to hear what sparks of inspiration & ideas you get from asking this powerful question, so please do share it with me in the comment section below.

Plus remember, if you’re looking to get MORE, BETTER or DIFFERENT from your work, job, career or business … then give me a shout and we can talk about how I can help you make this happen.

Enjoy the rest of your day & speak again soon.

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  • Osmaan Sharif says:

    So what answers did you get from this powerful question …. share them below 🙂

  • Cat McNeil says:

    Great blog & it got me to stop focusing upon the negatives of an on-going work situation. So instead I asked that question & came up with 4 thing I can do right now to get the decision I want. Thanks.