How open-minded are you?

By Phil M Jones | August 26, 2020

 

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If I was to ask a room of 1000 people who in this room sees themselves as open minded, I'm pretty sure that somewhere like 900 hands would shoot to the sky.

Why is that important?

Because that fact teaches us a great deal. What it teaches us is that almost everybody likes to see themselves as open minded. The fact that we can now use that evidence in our conversations to get people to consider our ideas is really quite profound.

Why is it profound?

Because when you take that and you add it to the fact that the person who's asking the questions is the one who's in control of the conversations, and you insert that fact in the form of a question, what you can do is get people to consider your point of view with an increased chance of them considering it properly. We take the fact that people like to see themselves as open minded as a question. The question would be: how open minded are you?

See if I was to ask somebody how open minded they would be to something the likelihood of them then becoming accepting of that ask is significantly higher.

How open minded are you at looking at an alternative supply to that?

How open minded are you to saving money?

How open minded would you be to understanding another way that you could approach that?

I mean, how open minded would you be to utilizing the words how open minded are you more often to get people to really consider your point of view and perhaps then take action on the answer that follows?

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