Vistage Research Center

Get actionable, data-driven insights and expert perspectives from our global community of CEOs and thought leaders. Led by Joe Galvin, Chief Research Officer

10 Scary Questions for Halloween to Get the Most Out of Life and Your Business


Halloween is around the corner.

In the spirit of the season, here are 10 scary questions for Halloween you can answer to get the most out of your life and your business.

There are 5 personal questions and 5 business questions.

Why the personal questions on a business blog?  Because before you can hold others accountable to achieve the results you say you want, you first must hold yourself accountable. And before you can hold yourself accountable, you first must know what matters most to you.

10 Scary Questions for Halloween to Get the Most Out of Life and Your BusinessThese 10 questions are so obvious they’re often overlooked.  And frankly, they’re questions that terrify a lot of successful people because it forces them to think about what’s really important.

I selected these 10 questions from more than 500 provocative questions in my most recent book, That’s A Great Question.

Do you have the courage to ask yourself the tough question?  The obvious question?  The scary question?

10.  What am I most passionate about today? Is my passion being fulfilled in the work that I’m

doing or am I settling?

9.  If our company did not exist, what would the world be missing?

8.  Are our organization’s values cheap words, or do they reflect how things get done?

7.  Are my organization’s values aligned with my personal values?

6. If our company exerted just 5 percent more effort, what result would we achieve?

5.  Are we attracting the talent we need to win?

4. On a scale of 1 – 10 (with 10 the best), how would those closest to me rate their level of trust

in me?

3.  Would I agree to have dinner with myself?  If so, would I enjoy it?

          2.  If I knew I couldn’t fail, what would I do?

          1.  I’ve lived a rich, full life.  It’s over and friends and relatives have gathered to celebrate my life.  What’s being said about me

               in the eulogy?           

Self-discovery doesn’t happen overnight or even over a weekend. 

So I have 2 challenges – or wishes, if you prefer – for you this Halloween:

First, these and other questions will prompt you to think long and hard about issues you’ve never considered in a meaningful way to help you come to grips with what’s really important to you.

Second, use your newfound conclusions to take action in order to enhance your life by getting more of whatever you consider to be important to you.

Don’t end up like Frankenstein – a scary combination of other people’s lives.

Find yourself.  Then be yourself.

The only thing scarier than answering the questions, is not answering them.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Predefined Skins

Primary Color

Background Color

Example Patterns

demo demo demo demo demo demo demo demo demo demo

Privacy Policy Settings

  • Required Cookies
  • Performance Cookies
  • Functional Cookies
  • Advertising Cookies
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the Sites and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the Sites and using Vistage’s Services. Since these cookies are essential to operate Vistage’s Sites and Services, there is no option to opt out of these cookies.
These cookies collect information about how visitors our Sites, for instance which pages visitors go to most often. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

Cookies used

Visual Web Optimizer
These cookies remember information you have entered or choices you make (e.g. as your username, language, or your region), and provide enhanced, more personal features. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.

Cookies used

Google Analytics
GTM
Gravity Forms
These cookies are used to make advertising more relevant to you and your interests. The cookies are usually placed by third party advertising networks. They remember the websites you visit and that information is shared with other parties such as advertisers. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.