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Posted by on Nov 20, 2009

The other day I asked whether we could consider ourselves good marketers if we couldn’t get our friends and family to sign up for our stuff, or to subscribe to our blogs and the like. Tonight, I’m going to be somewhat thankful that most of them don’t subscribe.

Many of us don’t dare take the opportunity to answer questions about ourselves to begin with, let alone in person. Our friend John has been doing a series of questions that he’s been answering on his blog John Dilbeck & Friends over the past few weeks, and I’ve been examining myself along with him.

Tonight, I learned about a blog from Kristi’s Fetching Friday post on her Kikolani blog that had posted 33 Questions that actually turned out to be 34 questions, a blog called Dragosroua. I decided to go ahead and answer these questions based on how I’m feeling at the present moment after a pretty good Friday; honesty is my thing, even as it pertains to myself.

I doubt many folks will want to try this one, but hey, I have no fear:

1. What Do You Do For A Living?

I do a lot of things: health care finance consultant, internet marketing consultant for small businesses, executive coach, leadership/management/diversity trainer, professional speaker

2. Who Do You Love?

My wife, Robyn

3. Do You Have Enough Money?

Is there such a thing?

4. Are You Healthy?

I’m better now, but overall, I guess I’m just above average

5. Do You Think You Are a Good Person?

I believe I am; could always be better, I suppose

6. How Old Are You?

50

7. Who’s Your Best Friend?

Not sure I have one; that’s a shame

8. What’s Was Your Childhood Dream?

I wanted to be a cowboy; do kids think about that anymore?

9. How Often Do You Laugh?

Not as much as I should

10. What Makes You Smile?

The original question said to list 10 things; all I can think of are my wife, babies, puppies and chocolate

11. Who’s Your Most Dangerous Enemy?

me

12. Where Do You Live?

Liverpool, NY

13. Do You Think You’re Strong?

As I come to grips with my mortality, no

14. What Was The Most Important Thing You’ve Done So Far?

Wrote a book on leadership

15. What Was The Most Stupid Thing You’ve Done So Far?

I’m not sure; lots of stupid, but nothing colossal

16. Do You Love Yourself?

No, I wouldn’t say that

17. What Do You Fear The Most?

failure

18. What Is Your Favorite Word?

Man,…

19. When Was The Last Time You Cried?

end of September

20. What Is The Best Thing That Could Happen To You Right Now?

get a big contract worth a lot of money

21. What Is The Worst Thing That Could Happen To You Right Now?

not getting a new contract of any kind

22. Picture Yourself In 5 Years From Now

Not sure how to answer this one

23. Do You Regret Anything?

too many regrets to figure out

24. What’s The First Thing You Do In The Morning?

check email

25. What Are You Thinking Just Before Going To Bed?

nothing; if I do, I don’t sleep

26. What Was The Highest Point You’ve Ever Been To?

I was on Mount Fuji as a kid, but I have no idea at which point

27. If There’s One Thing In Your Life You Want To Change Right Now, What Is It?

I’d like to be more sure of things

28. What Are You Proud Of?

I’m proud that I’ve actually lasted in business for 8 years on my own

29. Sum Up Your Life In One Sentence

Lots of lost potential, but still a new opportunity every single day

30. Name The Thing That Annoys You The Most

making mistakes

31. What Is Your No 1 Question To God?

since I don’t believe in god, I have none

32. Do You Have Secrets?

Well, who doesn’t have secrets?

33. What Makes You Laugh?

Seeing little kids trying to figure things out and puppies doing almost anything

34. Are You Happy?

No, but I’m working my way towards it

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I am attempting this and shall post about it in my blog crediting you with the inspiration. You have indeed been brutally honest.
.-= Rummuser´s last blog ..One Memorable Day. =-.

November 22nd, 2009 | 12:09 AM
Mitch:

Thanks Rummuser. I figure why do anything if I’m not going to be honest about it. No one is fooled but me.

November 22nd, 2009 | 12:17 AM

Hi Mitch

V uncomfortable when you have to answer questions about yourself and tell the world I think…….

Just like my 25 things….
.-= Peter Davies´s last blog ..Does anyone have any knowledge regarding worldprofit.com? =-.

November 22nd, 2009 | 2:56 PM
Mitch:

Hi Peter,

It might or might not be uncomfortable. My answers were kind of tough, but answers like what Rummuser gave paints a much different picture.

November 22nd, 2009 | 6:44 PM
Mitch:

Thing is, Dennis, if I’m not going to take it seriously, why do it in the first place? Honest to the end; that’s me.

November 23rd, 2009 | 7:36 PM

Hey Mitch,

Thanks for answering those questions from my blog. The reason behind launching this type of interview was a strong belief that everybody on this planet is important. Everybody has something important to share. Everybody counts.

And you proved this with your answers, more than once.

Thank you 🙂
.-= Dragos Roua´s last blog ..How To Be Productive without Becoming a Productivity Freak =-.

November 24th, 2009 | 12:42 AM
Mitch:

No, thank you Dragos, for putting it up in the first place. I was glad to share my answers, and hopefully more than one person whosaw this post shared theirs also.

November 24th, 2009 | 12:53 AM

Wow, Mitch.

Those are some tough questions to answer.

I just now noticed this post from a link in the dashboard of my blog. I was so sick back in November that it was like blundering through a fog and I missed a lot of things I normally do on a regular basis.

Now that I’m thinking pretty straight, again, I plan to resume those questions from Think and Grow Rich and finish that series.

I’m not sure I want to answer some of the questions in this list, but I might — after I’m feeling much better.

Thanks for the link, even if I did wait a long time to see it. (grin)

Act on your dream!

JD

July 21st, 2010 | 5:31 AM
Mitch:

Take your time, John. As you noticed, no one else had the guts to try it. lol Glad you’re starting to feel better.

July 21st, 2010 | 9:50 AM