2008 Quought for the Day #16 – Liz Strauss


This is part of the Quought for the Day – 2008 Series.

Quought = Question that provokes thought!

The question I asked thought leaders and my very smart friends is:

What is ONE question that you wish someone had asked you when you were young? And, Why?

I will be posting answers (which will be Quoughts) one by one.This one is from Liz Strauss

Liz Strauss has worked over 20 years in print, software, and online publishing, and strategized with publishers in Europe, Australia, the UK, and Ireland. Her blog, Liz Strauss at Successful-Blog has been called both a destination and an event. She has worked with entrepreneurs, small businesses, companies in crisis, and corporate giants to uncover the high-touch connections that make business relationships long-lasting and unforgettably positive. Liz led the vision behind last year’s SOBCon07 — THE Relationship Bloggers’ Conference that gained the attention of BusinessWeek, the Chicago Sun-Times, and the Innovation Initiative of the Kellogg School of Business.

Liz’ Quought

“When you look back on your life on that very last day, what sentence do you hope people will use to describe it?”

Liz’ reason for choosing that Quought

I wish someone would have asked me that question, so that I would have learned to ask it of myself sooner. It’s a question that puts us fully in charge of our own path. In that small group of words, what my parents did, what the kids in school said, what my teachers might have written or my colleagues might have conjured about who I am or who I was falls into context. I am left with living up to my own truth, to what only I might know.
The question is filled with potential, responsibilitiy and choice. It bringsd home the fact that, though we cannot control what happens to us, we always have a choice in how we respond.

More about Liz:

1. Change the World: One World-Sized Idea