ASK – DECIDE - MOVE!
CREATE YOUR COMPELLING
FUTURE NOW
The quality of your life
is determined by the
quality of questions you
ASK yourself…
and others!
What do successful organizations and people
do to have the best professional and
personal life?

They ASK the Right Questi...
3 QUESTIONS BEFORE YOU
ASK
•What exactly do you
want?
•When do you want it?
•Who can give it to you?
WHAT DO YOU WANT?
WHEN DO YOU WANT IT?
WHO CAN GIVE IT TO YOU?
QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE ANY
ACTION
• Do you know exactly what you want in

quantifiable terms?

How much, how many, how of...
QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE ANY
ACTION
• Are you absolutely

certain you have the best

people, tools, knowledge for this to b...
ASK YOUR WAY TO MAKE THE BEST
DECISIONS
DECIDE
QUESTIONS TO ASK DURING ANY ACTION
• Have you setup the right benchmarks, reporting

systems, or analyses that will accura...
QUESTIONS TO ASK DURING ANY ACTION
• How is your energy level? Are you enthusiastic or

are you dreading each day?
• How c...
QUESTIONS TO ASK AFTER ANY ACTION
MOVE
• What steps and action plans can you take RIGHT

now to get you into action?
• Loo...
QUESTIONS TO ASK AFTER ANY ACTION
MOVE
• Were your goals and your ASKs realistic?

• What could you have done to make your...
HOW DO WE MAKE THIS HAPPEN?
#1 – Put X’s on your open time on your calendar
• If you do not have any time, something must ...
How Do We Make This Happen?
#2 - Have a “creativity meeting” two times a
month.
• STUDY: People are most creative at 4 p.m...
How Do We Make This Happen?
#4 – Reach out to people you admire, in any area,
and ASK: “ How are you able to be organized,...
Chang
e
Motivator for Change

Old things cast long shadows!
How Do We Make This Happen?
#5 – Re-work your Belief System About Change
• Many of us have the belief that:
Change = Fear
...
#JUSTASK
What is the one thing you
can ASK yourself right
now that will set your path
for meaningful change?
• Tweet your ...
Want more?
“Winning Words for
Raising Money”
Just out this year!

Over 60 phrases you can
use immediately for ANY
ASK!
Ava...
STAY IN TOUCH!
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It all begins with ASKing the right questions, then deciding the path that is best for you in the moment, and ending with making Your Move that puts words and ideas into Action for immediate and passionate results. Skip one step and you are stuck and unsatisfied in any facet of your life. Show up and have the desire to put all three into action, and watch your personal and professional life catapult in a trajectory toward success and personal satisfaction. This is about creating Your Compelling Future, the one YOU chose to design, and the one you WILL want to put into action. Yes you can have that balanced life, IF you ASK – Decide and then Move!

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AFP Westchester NPD 2013 Keynote - Laura Fredricks ASK - decide - move

  1. 1. ASK – DECIDE - MOVE! CREATE YOUR COMPELLING FUTURE NOW
  2. 2. The quality of your life is determined by the quality of questions you ASK yourself… and others!
  3. 3. What do successful organizations and people do to have the best professional and personal life? They ASK the Right Questions Before, During, and After Any Action
  4. 4. 3 QUESTIONS BEFORE YOU ASK •What exactly do you want? •When do you want it? •Who can give it to you?
  5. 5. WHAT DO YOU WANT?
  6. 6. WHEN DO YOU WANT IT?
  7. 7. WHO CAN GIVE IT TO YOU?
  8. 8. QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE ANY ACTION • Do you know exactly what you want in quantifiable terms? How much, how many, how often, and when? • What do you need in order to be 100% prepared? • Who should be helping you and how can you ASK this person or these people for their help?
  9. 9. QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE ANY ACTION • Are you absolutely certain you have the best people, tools, knowledge for this to be a success? • What things can get in the way of your success and can you make adjustments to prevent them NOW? • Have you blocked the time on your calendar for this action, can you clear your calendar for this priority?
  10. 10. ASK YOUR WAY TO MAKE THE BEST DECISIONS DECIDE
  11. 11. QUESTIONS TO ASK DURING ANY ACTION • Have you setup the right benchmarks, reporting systems, or analyses that will accurately illustrate the progress AND the weaknesses? • Are you ASKing for feedback/impressions along the way? • Are you ASKing the right people for feedback along the way? • Are your ASKs compelling, convincing, and passionate?
  12. 12. QUESTIONS TO ASK DURING ANY ACTION • How is your energy level? Are you enthusiastic or are you dreading each day? • How can you constantly create momentum? • Are you responding right away when things are off schedule or need attention? • Are you LEADING or BEING LED by the problems that arise?
  13. 13. QUESTIONS TO ASK AFTER ANY ACTION MOVE • What steps and action plans can you take RIGHT now to get you into action? • Look at the difference it will make if you ASK the right questions much earlier in this process instead of AFTER the action! • How did you do? Start here before placing outside measurements on yourself! • You can congratulate yourself as well as ASK what could you have done better.
  14. 14. QUESTIONS TO ASK AFTER ANY ACTION MOVE • Were your goals and your ASKs realistic? • What could you have done to make your corporate partners and sponsors more engaged? • How could you have gotten a quicker response to your proposal? • Did you show how valuable volunteers‟ efforts were for any success?
  15. 15. HOW DO WE MAKE THIS HAPPEN? #1 – Put X’s on your open time on your calendar • If you do not have any time, something must come off your „to do‟ list or you cannot take on another task. • Do you have too many meetings/events? • Are you spending too much time on calls and email? • STUDY: If you e-mail as the 1st task in the morning, you are diminishing your short-term memory and are unfocused for the day!
  16. 16. How Do We Make This Happen? #2 - Have a “creativity meeting” two times a month. • STUDY: People are most creative at 4 p.m. contrary to many meetings that are usually held first thing in the morning! #3 – Doing it ALL only gets you… More work! • It is far better to do certain things extraordinarily well then to do everything with no real extraordinary results.
  17. 17. How Do We Make This Happen? #4 – Reach out to people you admire, in any area, and ASK: “ How are you able to be organized, focused while being creative and flexible?” • You do not have to re-invent the wheel. • ASK thought leaders you admire. • LEARN from the best. • ADAPT techniques that make you comfortable at first then, Take Risks!
  18. 18. Chang e
  19. 19. Motivator for Change Old things cast long shadows!
  20. 20. How Do We Make This Happen? #5 – Re-work your Belief System About Change • Many of us have the belief that: Change = Fear Change = Failure Change = Uncertainty • Re-work your belief to: Change = Momentum Change = Growth Change = Your Progressive Future!
  21. 21. #JUSTASK What is the one thing you can ASK yourself right now that will set your path for meaningful change? • Tweet your answer right now to: @expertontheask with #JUSTASK and become a follower for a chance to win my book, The ASK!
  22. 22. Want more? “Winning Words for Raising Money” Just out this year! Over 60 phrases you can use immediately for ANY ASK! Available now at
  23. 23. STAY IN TOUCH!

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