Interviews

Please feel free to answer any or all of these interview questions to add value and contribute to the knowledge, wisdom, growth, and improvement of others.  Just send a copy of each question with your response to goodinthehead@gmail.com

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They say:

“A stupid man never learns.  A smart man learns from his mistakes.  A wise man learns from the mistakes of others.”

Admittedly, I spent most of my life being stupid.  In my forties (Yes, I’m a late bloomer), I started getting smart.  Finally.  In my late-forties, I have been working on becoming wise.

*This is an interview I would love to conduct every 5 or 10 years to see what differences there are in your answers, and what you have learned in the previous 10 years since the last interview which has helped.

The purpose of this interview is to learn about what has made you wise.  I want to learn from your mistakes, experiences, struggles, and failures, and I want to learn how you overcame your obstacles to become a contributing, successful, stable, happy member of this human experience.  I believe that exposure to these things will help not only myself, but so many others in the world who have the hunger to learn how to not only be wise, but continually progress, improve, and grow.

In order to DO better, we must KNOW better.  In an effort to know better so I can do better I’ve cone up with these questions.  Hopefully the answers some people gave will help you as much as they helped me.

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  • Can I get an outline, or a short biography of your life, with which I can introduce you ? (A brief history of your family of origin, where and how you grew up, what your mother and father and siblings were like.)
  • What is your current age? What year were you born and where have you lived?
  • What were the most important things you learned during your childhood and earlier years that helped you later in life?
  • What were some challenges or disabilities you experienced and what did you gain or benefit from living with and through these?
  • What were your biggest failures/mistakes in life, and what did you learn from them?
  • Where is your favorite place you have ever been and why?
  • What is your educational background?
  • What jobs/employment have you had? Which was the most fulfilling and why?
  • When you feel frustrated, angry, or out of control, what do you do to quickly and effectively return to your baseline emotion? (How do you, “Self-soothe”?)
  • What is a long-lasting, sustainable contribution you would like to make that lasts long after you are gone, and you do you want it to affect?
  • What are the principles and core beliefs you base your decisions and your life upon? Are there any principles or core beliefs that you altered/improved over the years, as you grew, progressed, and improved? (Old beliefs that didn’t serve you/were harmful vs. New beliefs which benefited you and those around you a great deal.)
  • Do you have a morning routine which you adhere to in order to, “Prime your pump,” and empower yourself to be a better, more grounded, centered, focused version of yourself for the day?
  • What are your favorite 3 quotes and why?
  • Do you have a book list of your favorite, most helpful books? What are the books on your list and what were the most important points from each one?
  • Who were the most important influential people in your life so far? Who do you consider your mentors?  (This can be someone in your life or someone you have never met.)
  • Who or what has been the biggest, most helpful contributors to your life?
  • Is there anything I have not asked you that you would like to share that you believe could benefit others?
  • What do you believe is the purpose of your life?
  • What is your main wish/desire for the loved ones in your life?
  • If presented with an opportunity to make a truly sustainable and lasting difference in this world, what would this offer look like, and how would you contribute to its advancement?  What are you currently doing to create this reality and manifest its existence into a reality?
  • Are there any questions in this interview you would re-word or are there any questions you would add to this interview to make it more helpful and effective?
  • Is there anyone you can send this interview to that you know would add value to your life or the lives of others with their answers? Will you share this interview with them?
  • Do I have your permission to share/publish your interview?

I can’t wait for your response!  I am truly excited for the opportunity to learn from you.

Thank you so much for your contribution.  As Simon Sinek says, “Together is better.”  We, as humans, are all connected.  We all struggle and fail.  We all succeed.  We all have the capability to think, say, or do something helpful.

I want to hear your story.  I can’t wait to hear your story.  Sharing our stories helps us learn and realize so much about ourselves and helps others along the way.

“A stupid man never learns.  A smart man learns from his mistakes.  A wise man learns from the mistakes of others.”

Together, may we all continue to struggle and fail our way to wisdom and success.

-Pete Jones

www.goodinthehead.com

Mindset Matters.

Character Counts.

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