What is your current job / career? Is there something you’d rather be doing instead?
A forgotten dream or wish that's been buried?
What was the WORST job you've ever had?
Why? What was it about that job that you hated it so much?
What was the BEST job you've ever had?
Why? What tasks were you doing in this job that made it so great?
What are you intensely interested in?
(Hobbies, subject matter, etc.)
What activities make you feel really useful, alive and strong?
What are you doing when you feel “in the flow” and lose track of time? Both at work and in your spare time?
What activities do you just absolutely abhor doing?
Mainly at work, but at home too.
If money and time were no object – what five conferences or live events would you attend this year?
Which ones would you go to? What would they be about?
You are at the coolest cocktail party ever. It’s a life-changing event because all your idols are there! They are interesting and empowered and each can contribute to your career and interests in some way.
Who was there? What did you say to them? What did they ask you? How did they offer to help you?
Recall those times you’ve had such an interesting conversation with someone you talked until late into the wee hours of the morning? What were you talking about?)
You never ran out of things to say and could have kept talking much longer.
When you were young, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Did you know?
When it came time to make a career choice did you have to choose something different? Why?
Did your parents make you feel perhaps it wasn’t a “smart” or “safe” career choice, e.g. “starving artist”?
What do you want to be known for?
When life is said and done – what is the legacy you want to leave for the world?