You can’t control all the events that will happen to you in life, but you can choose how to react to the things that do. If you perform poorly on your algebra test, you have two options: You can complain that the test was too hard, that you are not a “math-person” and that your […]
Introducing big talk
How many times have you found yourself talking about the weather, school or how the family is doing?
Many of us tend to make small talk out of habit or politeness, but often this leads to only shallow and dull conversations we cannot wait to get out of.
What if we could skip small talk and instead talk about the things we truly care about and that really matters in life?
Instead of doing what’s easy, I challenge you to go out there and make big talk. Both with friend and strangers. Dare to ask the big questions and create deeper discussions and more meaningful connections to the people you talk to. Thoughtful interactions where you feel curious about the topic and the other persons answers will also get you to become a more active listener. You will discover that not only do you get to know the other person better, but also yourself.
If you are up for the challenge, here are some big talk questions you can ask both yourself and others:
- What makes you blissfully, completely, smile from ear to ear happy? When was the last time you felt that way?
- What advice would you give to your younger self? Why?
- When do you feel the most alive?
- If you knew you’d die tomorrow, how would you spend today?
- What can you do today that you couldn’t do a year ago?