I’ve written a lot about questions, about too many questions, and how questions define us.
Today, yet again, the opportunity to stand out, to define myself, and to show my spirit came through being able to ask a question to a panel of experts.
I am positive that you have been reminded that you never truly know who is in your audience, who is in ear shot, who is watching you. If there is someone you are trying to stand out to, asking the right question can actually leave a larger impact than giving a good answer.
Too often we are not rewarded for our end results. But, always are we acknowledged for our curiosity, our determination, our walk out on that plank.
“The best creative solutions don’t come from finding good answers to the questions that are presented.
They come from inventing new questions.” – Seth Godin
Stay Positive & Believe It Or Not, I’ll Have More Questions For You Tomorrow
Garth E. Beyer
The Diffusion of Innovations, also called the Diffusion Theory, is a theory that strives on the interpretation of how people either adopt or reject new ideas, technology, products, or change in general.
There are five stages within the diffusion process:
- Awareness Stage: An individual becomes aware of the existence of an idea but lacks knowledge of what it does, or the benefits of it.
- Interest Stage: An individual has a desire to obtain more information on the idea: what is it, what does it do, how will it affect our culture, what are the possibilities of using it?
- Evaluation Stage: An individual mentally questions the selfishness that the idea can be used; how will it benefit me? The individual also begins to demonstrate interpersonal communication by requesting feedback on the idea from others.
- Trial Stage: If it benefits the individual, then the idea will be tried. It will be a personal experiment, a small sample to be tested in a way that concludes how the individual can benefit most from it.
- Adoption Stage: The individual begins to scale the idea and use it consistently. This adoption stage is largely based on continuous satisfaction of the idea.
A similar five stage process in the mental acceptance of an idea is Knowledge, Persuasion, Decision, Implementation, Confirmation encompassing similar definitions to those I have presented.
Parents Cost Us Money Too (what we wish our parents would have told us) is now in a free downloadable PDF version which can be read on your computer or transferred onto your favorite eReader. Deep down, this short 32 page eBook is my rant against how parents minimally or completely fail to empower their children with an education on money management. In reality, it sounds and reads nothing like a rant. I have written it purely to help kids learn what my parents never taught me and for the parents to learn what and how they can teach their kids about money management, goal setting, work & life lessons and much more. Everything you will read in this eBook has a face value but an even deeper meaning that is rooted to all the experiences I have had and often times wish I didn’t have.
In this free eBook you will find:
- How to have an interest in interest
- Nerf guns and sports cars
- The realization that school does not educate students about money
- My philosophy of prevention over clean-up
- Hard work and working smart
- Commission sheets, budgets and goal setting
- The ages in which to teach the lessons
- Personal stories, examples, and one chart
- and much more
Please share your response or any ideas you get from the eBook in the comments section below. Feel free to share the eBook as well.
Stay Positive & A Step Toward Prevention, Is Still A Step
Garth E. Beyer