Answers | March 2024


Where to Find Answers


Honeybee, in blog post by Steve Kaye, Answers

Honeybee, Finding Answers (Food)


Answers are everywhere.

The secret to finding them is asking questions.

Children already know this. That’s why they ask so many questions.

And now, good news: You can ask questions at any age.

Here are possible resources.

✅ Yourself

You’re smart. You have wisdom. You have experiences.

So begin by asking yourself questions.

Here’s how: Start with a piece of paper and a comfortable pen.

Write a question on the top of the page. Then answer the question.

Ideally, write a list of answers (because life is a multiple answer test).

And write all kinds of answers, from big to small, from silly to serious, from impossible to possible.

You could even imagine this is a test where you succeed by being wrong on purpose.

Really.

That’s because wrong, strange, and odd answers lead to more (often, better) answers.

If you prefer, you could draw pictures. Here’s an example (below).


Where Can I Find Answers, Original Art by Steve Kaye (c), in blog post on Answers

Original Art by Steve Kaye, Age 4 going on 80 (in 2024)


You could also write with different colors.

This will put you in a more playful mood, which leads to being more creative.

Then, once you finish, conduct a reality check.

Do this by prioritizing each answer for: 1) How easy it is, and 2) How helpful it is.

✅ People

Other people are an excellent source of answers.

This can include friends, coaches, and (even) therapists.

By the way, I’ve asked for answers from all of them.

So begin by writing a list of questions that you want to ask. This helps you gain the most from the conversation.

And if you take notes, ask the other person to pause while you write.

Conversations can be powerful because they often uncover ideas we never expected to find.

✅ Nature

Sometimes Nature can be helpful.

Certainly, Nature has wisdom. It’s also honest.

So begin by going outside. Then take a deep breath and let Nature talk to you.

If it helps, ask questions. Then wait for answers.

You’ll find examples of conversations that I’ve had with birds in past blog posts (see below).

These came from asking questions and then imagining what a bird might say.

✅ One More Step

Finally, find ways to use the answers that help you the most with the least effort.

This matters because great ideas have value only when we apply them.


Much success,

Steve Kaye

Find Conservations with a:

Song Sparrow

Hooded Oriole

Allen’s Hummingbird


Did You Know?

The most effective way to help birds is to buy land.

Here are three organizations that excel at doing this.

1) American Bird Conservancy

2) The Nature Conservancy

3) The Trust for Public Land

Please visit their web sites to learn about the work they do.

Here’s an excellent book: The American Bird Conservancy Guide to Bird Conservation


You can help – Please share this blog with others.
Inspiring Respect for Nature, one bird at a time.

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6 Comments
  • Daphne Radenhurst
    Posted at 10:16h, 27 March

    Another lovely blog with much wisdom. I am going on an Easter retreat and shall take this with me and follow your advice. We are always needing answers. Have a veery lovely and peaceful Easter.

  • Bob Franz
    Posted at 17:20h, 27 March

    QUESTION – Did you hear about the guy who took a detour through a strawberry patch?

    ANSWER – Yes, he called it a strawberry shortcut.

  • Steve Kaye
    Posted at 18:50h, 27 March

    Hi Bob, Excellent example of how questions lead to brilliant answers.

  • Eileen Brownell
    Posted at 19:16h, 27 March

    As always a great article that makes us think. One of the things I do is ask participants to write with their non-dominant hand. It’s amazing how the subconscious takes over and you’d be surprised by the answers! Have a great Easter.

  • Carolyn Adamson
    Posted at 18:43h, 28 March

    This is a wonderfully helpful & inspiring post, Steve. Thank you for keeping me on your email list.
    ~ Carolyn Adamson

  • Megan Moscol
    Posted at 12:49h, 13 April

    I could stand to listen for more answers from nature. *listening*

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