I typically begin my coaching appointments with a “check-in” question to get a feel for where the client is at.
“How are you today from zero to ten – with ten being awesome?” Or…
“Choose one word that best describes how you’re feeling today.”

You get the idea.

Lately, I have been test driving some new questions to see where they take us.
“Choose five words to describe how you are not feeling today” brought some interesting responses and even stumped a few clients. (I like to throw them off every once in awhile 😉.)

Today, I was wondering how our initial expectations or approach to the day impacts what actually happens. So in curiosity, I launched with “What outlook or attitude did you approach the day with?”

It seems reasonable to believe that our “wake-up” thoughts and expectations for the day will influence what follows, but I am curious, what’s your experience?