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Product Details

  • Paperback: 190 pages
  • Publisher: Morgan James Publishing (December 18, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1614483442
  • ISBN-13: 978-1614483441
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #728,242 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Laura Atchison is a speaker, author, and founder of Wisdom Learned, LLC—a consulting company specializing in educating and inspiring entrepreneurial leaders to get off autopilot and find success.

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

Living an amazing life is not about finding the right answer, but instead happens when we ask the right questions, and Laura Atchison intuitively knows the right questions to ask. From the wisdom she learned at her mother's side to the insight she gained baking pies with her Grandmother, Laura has developed an innate ability to ask the questions that propel business leaders and entrepreneurs to incredible achievements.

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 has remained on the Amazon Woman In Business bestseller list for over 52 weeks. Through her weekly Radio Show, Entrepreneur Master Class, 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 spending time with her husband Jerome, cruising around in her convertible, walking along the beach or simply sitting in the quiet respite of nature at the local botanical gardens. But no matter what she does, Laura always makes sure to ask questions along the way.

See more at: www.lauraatchison.com

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Thanks Laura for sharing your personal stories and knowledge.
Robin Patton
While reading it, I was pleasantly surprised to find that some of the ideas applied very nicely to myself.
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Steward Atchison makes you think and by asking the right questions she helps you change your life.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Rose on November 26, 2012
Format: Paperback
In school they taught us that in order to be successful we need to have the right answers,
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
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Mary Riesberg on November 27, 2012
Format: Paperback
Everyday we are bombarded with questions and it is up to each of us to come up with our own answer. Laura has masterfully given us the right questions to ask as we go through our daily life. She mixes a great sense of humor into her personal life experiences giving us a collection of questions to ask along our way. It is like having a question compass guiding us towards the best course to navigate. She touches all aspects of a women's life in a very real and authentic way that makes you think, "that could be me."
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By gmurphy on November 25, 2012
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Are you "pleasing others"? Are the choices you've made your own choices, or are they choices you've made because you "think" they are the right choices to make? Hmmm, good questions, eh? Laura will lead you down this path of thinking and encourage you to explore your heart.

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.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 25, 2012
Format: Paperback
This is a great book that will be a guide for so many people in their life. So often we look at the information we are getting without stopping to think about the information we are actually asking for. I love the way Laura makes me think about this through these pages and her work will stay with me for a long time.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Pamela Adan on November 23, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
Wonderfully written book dealing with the crossroads we face, and how to navigate.
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.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Melissa Tosetti on December 17, 2012
Format: Paperback
Every day we are faced with a barrage of decisions that need to be made. Some are big, some are small, but all impact the outcome of our life.

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!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Sandra Champlain on November 28, 2012
Format: Paperback
The title, "What Would a Wise Woman Do?" could be substituted for "What Would A Successful Person Do?" I believe the author Laura Steward Atchison wrote this book to help women achieve new results in their lives, but the guidance and instructions are useful for either sex.

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.
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