Does clean have a smell to you, and if so what does it smell like?
I love that question because it is somewhat subjective, but it also helps you learn about how they see the world. Ashley said that she prefers when people say “the absence of any smell,” but some folks say that clean to them smells like a particular cleaning product (Pine-Sol, anyone?).
You can apply this to any kind of job. It is basically an opinion questions with a number of “right answers” that helps you figure out how someone views the world (and whether that aligns with your organization).
If you could be anyone else, past or present, who would you be, and why?
Again, this is a very subjective question that can reveal a lot about someone’s values. Most answers to this question can’t really be wrong (with good taste and common sense exceptions), but they do reveal how someone sees the world.
Use it as a way to open up the right-brain emotional side of the conversation. Ask follow-up questions….if they say “Teddy Roosevelt,” ask whether it would be before or after he got shot the chest (the bullet was partially stopped by a folded up speech). If they say “Britney Spears,” ask them if they would bring up the head shaving incident. Have fun with it…and pay attention to the reasons they give to support their choice.
Describe a mistake you’ve made that had unfortunate consequences. What happened?
This is a great question, because you are asking people to describe a specific instance, not some B.S. like “tell me your biggest weakness.” Everyone makes mistakes…you can learn a lot about someone by the way they handle those mistakes, and by the lessons that they take away.
What would happen to your guitar if it got run over by a truck? Nothing, as long as it was in Calton case. Robert Steel tells us exactly what happened and what the guitar and the case looked like after it was all said and done.
Robert is awesome, and he tells a lot of stories, from rock and roll celebrity stories to what it’s like to manufacture in the US in the 21st Century. Don’t miss this episode!
Kara is amazing. Do you want to learn how you can take your art and turn it into a business that makes $100k annually within one year?
Kara has the blueprint! She is also writing a book about it, and we get a bit of a preview.
Kara has a successful ceramics business in Austin, Texas, but this episode is about so much more than that….we cover art, business, manifesting your outcomes, the power of positive thought and intention (backed by consistent action) and more!
Unmissable episode if you are looking to take the leap on your own in 2019 and beyond.