Questions for Improving Results Cheat Sheet



  • What’s the next best thing to do?
  • Next steps?
  • What are the actions?
  • What’s the simplest thing you can do now?
  • Is your current action moving your forwards or backwards?

Efficiency and Effectiveness

  • What are you optimizing?
  • Is it effective? Is it working?
  • Are you going in the faster AND in the right direction?


  • Are the right people working on the right things?
  • What’s the right thing to do?
  • What’s the best play for this scenario?
  • Does your container accelerate or limit you?

Goals and Objectives

  • What do you want to accomplish?
  • What are the tests for success?
  • Are these really your goals or someone else’s?


  • Who can you learn from?
  • What are 3 examples to model from?
  • What are 3 things going well?
  • What are 3 things to improve?


  • Do you want to do it?
  • Do you like to do it?
  • How can you enjoy the process?
  • What thoughts are getting in the way of your motivation?
  • Can you make a different choice that is more motivating?

Time Management

  • How much time did you spend on it?
  • How much time should you spend on it?
  • Is now the right time?
  • What’s good enough for now?
  • Are you spending $20 on a $5 problem?
  • How can you manage your energy to use your time more effectively?


  • Does it matter?
  • Is it significant?
  • Who feels it has value? You? Others?
  • If others, does it conflict with your values?