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What Would a Wise Woman Do?: Questions to Ask Along the Way Paperback – December 18, 2012
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About the Author
Previously, Laura used her 29+ year experience in both Fortune 100 and small businesses to launch and sell her own highly-competitive IT company—garnering her recognition and coverage from national industry publications and associations as a leading provider of managed technology services.
Besides holding numerous technical degrees and serving on multiple charity and corporate boards, Laura holds a masters degree in management and organizational behavior. Her business and life philosophy gleaned from her diverse experience and lessons learned in the trenches is simple: Treat everyone better than they expect to be treated—while collecting and dispensing wit and wisdom to grow along the way. And always ask the right questions.
Learn more or connect at LauraAtchison.com.
More About the Author
Laura operates from a simple philosophy - "Treat people better than they expect to be treated", and it is from this belief that she was able to carve her niche and stand out in the highly competitive IT field, building Guardian Angel Computer Services from a sole employee business into a leading provider of Managed Technical Services.
An avid reader, Laura's understanding that questions control the outcome began at the age of six, when Laura watched her Mother question school policy, creating change and allowing Laura to immediately begin learning to read. Throughout her life, Laura questioned the decisions she made along with the decisions made by others. Based on the answers she received Laura was able to build, and fifteen years later sell, her highly successful IT business before starting Wisdom Learned, LLC, a company dedicated to educating leaders based on experience and wisdom learned in the trenches.
Laura is a sought after speaker, author, business advisor, confidant and friend. She is the author of the Bestselling Book "What Would a Wise Woman Do? Questions to Ask Along the Way" which was on the Amazon Woman In Business bestseller list for over 90 weeks and continues to hit international bestseller lists. Through her weekly broadcast Radio Show, It's All About the Questions, keynote speeches, books, seminars, training and one-one sessions, Laura's mission is clear - help people get off autopilot and create amazing, successful lives.
Today, along with inspiring entrepreneurs and leaders, Laura finds joy cruising around in her convertible, hanging out at the beach or reading a good book. But no matter what she does, Laura always makes sure to ask questions along the way.
See more at: www.laurasteward.com
Top Customer Reviews
but that was in our school days.
In life it seems that what is important is asking the right questions.
This book is a wonderful tool to help us navigate through the difficult choices life presents
us by learning to ask the right questions that would lead us to choose wisely.
I wish they would have taught me this in school! I could have saved myself some painful choices
and avoid making many mistakes that I took due to NOT asking the correct questions.
This is not your usual How-To book which all you need then is just follow orders. Here is a book
that makes you think and makes you take action in your own specific world.
I highly recommend this book if you are someone who seeks finding the way in fulfilling your
potential and constant growth
Question your questions! Really? Why not, is the better question. If you find that you ask yourself, "Why am I thinking this?", you deserve to take the time to read this book. Laura will reveal that "questioning your questions" is the way to go to see if you are truly fulfilled or if you're on "autopilot". Autopilot....not a good place to be. Are you on it? Read the book and you will find out.
There are parts of the book that will, without a doubt, make you laugh and smile. There are parts that will cause you to pause because they resonate in many places: your heart, your mind and your soul. The book will have you reflect on your life and will give you tools to help you move forward with whatever area you choose. Yes, I wrote whatever area. Laura touches all areas of life with sound & profound guidance coupled with wit and grace.
I highly recommend this book to all women that wish to move forward in their lives and leave autopilot. I also recommend it as a gift for a friend in need.
It helped me to move forward and open my own business. You can, too.
This firsthand account of Laura's adventures in business, marriage, health and finance
were a good read. Her buoyant style and message of encouragement comes across in each chapter.
Succinctly delivering the reader to ask the right questions.
Without realizing it, we reach a point of Decision Fatigue and begin to make those decisions on auto-pilot. We don't fully think through the decision or the outcome it may have - we just make it so we can move on to the next decision.
This auto-pilot way of decision making produces an auto-pilot life, because you aren't actually driving!
What Would A Wise Woman Do takes you off of auto-pilot and shows you how to re-engage into your own life. It shows you how to ask the right questions that will ultimately guide you to the life you want to live!
An incredibly well written book, that provides many, many "Ah-Ha" moments. Steward Atchison's material should be taught in high school and college!
My recommendation is to have your current life's frustrations, wants and dreams on the forefront of your mind. As I read this book, I found that the author addressed areas of life that I needed her to, without me realizing I was looking for answers in those areas.
"What Would a Wise Woman Do?" is about asking the appropriate questions to get the results we want in our life. Laura points out that we often live on "autopilot" - I call it "unconscious" and aren't aware that we are simply maintaining a life based on decisions and thoughts we have about ourselves and others. We may say we want certain things or we'll make certain things happen, but we don't take new steps to achieve them.
The author challenges us to get new results by asking questions to break us out of the old way of thinking. Asking questions creates new pathways in our brains that can cause new results.
For me, I feel frustrated at times not knowing the right decisions to make for my business. I say I want to be successful but I don't find myself taking as much action as if I asked myself the question, "What would Donald Trump or Oprah Winfrey do?" By asking that question, a whole new path of ideas showed up in my mind!
Laura Steward Atchison covers a wide range of topics and gives us a vast array of questions so we don't have to figure out what questions we need to ask, to get new results. Although, she challenges the reader to create new questions, to "Question our questions.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is the kind of book mothers should read with their teen-aged daughters before they graduate from high school. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Mary E. Dawson
This book was a gift to me...and I thoroughly enjoyed it. So many times in life, I get caught up and have zero time to sit down and read, think, and just allow my mind to run... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Kenya D Stafford
I have not read the entire book. However what I have read was very good.Published 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
Encourages Women to ask questions in all situations so you have all the information to make informed decisions! Read morePublished 21 months ago by Morna McGann
I would have given this book five stars if it had been written 25 years ago when I was in desperate need of sound advice! Read morePublished 22 months ago by Marisa Lankester
I really enjoyed this book! Very thought provoking. I find myself questioning whether I am on " autopilot" for various areas of my life. Read morePublished 24 months ago by H. Crockett
This book is thought-provoking and and helps with problem-solving in many areas of one's life. Whether you are looking for answers for YOURself in areas like relationships,... Read morePublished on February 3, 2014 by peace and love
This book has been a gift to my life in the past year. No, it doesn't reveal any secrets but it does remind you not to complicate things, stay in touch with your values and not... Read morePublished on January 30, 2014 by Jessica Hammeke