When I meet people for the first time one of the first questions I ask is ‘what’s your thing?’.
The response is often to qualify what I mean. “What do you mean, what’s my thing? – do you mean what do I do?”- is a common reply. To which I suggest answer however you feel best resonates.
Sometimes the answer is more direct. A riff on the thing that the person is most passionate about comes through.
Shifting the wording of the question elicits a more considered answer. It gives space for more than a label. The possibility to go deeper presents itself.
In reframing our questions, we unlock the potentiality for real connection. That’s the juice.