Success Starts with Asking the Right Questions.

Morning Folks!!

Failure is easy to spot. They have signs and fingerprints as does success.

If you don't ask the right questions you are going to be surprised many times in life. Usually those surprises are expensive.

And the hard questions are usually missed or ignored. The ones with murky or even no answers. You can't be afraid of questions and many are. Most are. They have silly answers to key concerns.

I have been involved in many businesses and it's a minefield no matter how sophisticated you are. That is why 8 out of 10 fail. There are always so many unknowns and lousy answers for some of the knowns.

But an unknown is not the same as not knowing or being unaware. Sometimes you don't have the answer just yet, but you are aware of  the question and that protects you from disaster which can occur from being surprised or unprepared for a question. Splitting hairs? Yes, perhaps, but don't ignore that the difference between winning and losing or success or failure many times comes down to that split hair.

Rick Schwartz



5 thoughts on “Success Starts with Asking the Right Questions.

  1. Tia Wood

    I remember a few years ago I asked you to review a personal project of mine that I had already spent a significant amount of time on and lost money pursuing. You asked me a few questions that, had I asked myself from the get go, would have saved me a lot of wasted time. Thank you for that moment. I learned from that experience and look at things more critically with my personal projects and stay emotionally detached. Asking the right questions from the get go, no matter if we don’t like the answers and no matter how confident we may feel, is key.

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  2. steve

    Do not forget. Do it all yourself. Then later hire employees when your a success. If you outsource the programming your going to be f’d in so many ways. Better to not do it until you know programming.
    Friends? Rely on friends. I found they lie more than strangers. Then they want your money after trying to ruin you. No do it all yourself. Research research research!!! Then make the wise choice and always keel looking!

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  3. M Altaf Hossain

    Rick,
    Thanks for the right post.Sometimes despite asking the right questions and despite that the folks knew the answer, would never like to give right answer to assist.Tooo busy!

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