Drew T jackson

Coaching, Speaking & Training

Three Questions That Will Up-Level Your Week!

We’re talking about personal growth and I wanted to share with you some profound questions that I was asked this last week. Profound, not in a philosophical way, but in an action-oriented way. That's what I want to encourage you to do this week. You will want to ask yourself these three upcoming questions.

Look for the full video on my YouTube channel where I kind of walk through, in about six minutes, what my answers to the questions are.



Three Questions That Will Up-Level Your Week:

#1: What are you looking to learn this week? I want you to ask yourself this question.

#2: Who do I need to meet this week? 

#3:  What do I need to do this week that I already know I need to do? 

I want to walk through and answer these questions. I think it could be powerful if we could ask ourselves these questions every week and  if we could commit for the rest of the year from this point forward to ask ourselves these questions. 

What are you looking to learn this week? There's more than 40 weeks, but let's just say 40. If you learn 40 new things before the end of the year, how much greater would you be going into 2019. 

Who do I need to meet this week? If you intentionally added 40 people to your network, what would your network look like moving into 2019.

What do I need to do this week that I already know I need to do? If you just knock one thing off your list of to-dos’, just one thing a week - and that’s not crazy, right? What do I need to do this week? 

Let me walk you through these. I'll give you my answers to give you a frame of reference and then you can come up with your own. Not right or wrong, just that you take action. Don't do this as an exercise and walk away. You can do this in about 15 minutes. That's how long it took me to do mine.

What are you looking to learn this week? Let me say this; I got this from my mentor, Chris Robinson. He shared this for the John Maxwell team at our live event in Orlando last week. If you want to learn more about the John Maxwell team, you can reach out to me. I’ll be happy to talk with you. These questions work, not just for training or at a conference, they work every single day of your life. 

#1: What are you looking to learn this week? As I was reflecting on this, I was thinking about a  training that I have available to me that I can offer. It's a two-day training on the 21 Laws of Leadership. It’s 10- 12 hours of training. I have access to a fellow trainer who is going through the entire training and teaching us how to teach the training.  I've watched about half of it, but I still got another five hours or so to go through. This morning, I just had this feeling, your intuition kicks in, that there could be an opportunity coming up where I can train this two-day training. I need to be ready for it. I'm going to take action on my intuition. I'm an intuitive person and so I need to take action so I'm ready. There is an old saying: “When opportunity comes, it's too late to prepare.” I need to prepare now, so when the opportunity comes, I'm ready. I can teach that. No big deal. That's five hours during the evening that I work on that. 

#2: Who do I need to meet this week? I thought about this. I need to meet the leader of a large sales team. When I say large, I mean a sales team of maybe 40 plus sales professionals. I need to meet their team because I have a brand-new assessment tool for sales training.  I am able ato go in and I can really help their sales team figure out what their sales style is and how they can interact with other peoples’ sales and buying style. That's fantastic. I'm looking forward to meeting that person. If you are that person, contact me. 

#3: What do I need to do this week that I already know I need to do? I need to market my paid speaking. So, full disclosure here, I have hundreds and hundreds of hours of speaking time, stage time, and I love to speak, and I'll speak for free because I love to speak. I'll do these speaking events locally. It's gotten to be a little too busy, so I've narrowed it down so I can speak for free at a networking event, large networking events, chamber of commerce events, but still even beyond that, I need to put together a plan of how I can do more paid speaking gigs. I talked to my mentor today.  He  is an accomplished paid speaker at a national  and international level. I asked him how he did it. He gave me the process. I've already begun to do that. Now I need to ride it out and I'm going to launch it in April because I already have something going for March. I'm answering these three questions and I would love for you to answer your three questions. Post them in the comments below. 

What are you looking to learn this week? 

Who do you need to meet this week? 

What do you need to do that you already know you need to do this week? 

Take action. If you do one a week, you're going to have 52 new contacts, 52 things you've learned at 52, and 52 things off your to-do list that you know you need to be going.