Do you want to get to know someone better but just don’t know how to open that door?

Next time, try these 10 questions to go deeper in your conversations:

  1. How did __(this)__ come about?
  2. What would you like to create (for yourself) in the future?
  3. What is next for you?
  4. What drives you?
  5. Why are you doing __(this)__?
  6. What motivates you?
  7. How can I help you accomplish more of what you want to create?
  8. What do you want or need more of?
  9. What can I give you to help you get closer to ___(that)___?
  10. Why did you choose this ___(path, etc)_____ vs doing something else?

In the end, ask yourself if you are being “self-serving?” If you aren’t, then anything you ask will build a better relationship.

What questions do you regularly ask?