Mind Walking from problem to solution

5 Questions to Ask to Set Yourself on the Path To Success

As a coach for the past 25 years it’s been my job to help people improve and succeed, this is how those who succeed think and what they do.

David Ferrers
The Startup
Published in
5 min readJan 26, 2022
Photo by Lesly Juarez on Unsplash

There are 5 features that distinguish successful people and none of them are rocket science.

I’m going to walk you along the path that my most successful clients follow. We will do this together as if you are in a coaching session. So I will ask you questions as if I am coaching you and then we will look at the types of answers given by the clients who rise to the top.

We will also take a look at some of the thoughts and actions of those who fail.

If you’re ready let’s get going.

What does success look like to you?

“I have a solution to a common problem. And when people buy my solution they feel really good about their purchase.”

Steve Jobs solved the problem of personal computers being hard to use. Then, by designing his products to look beautiful he made purchasers of Apple products feel special.

Jeff Bezos solved the problem of limited choice in book shops. Then he got his books to his buyers quickly to satisfy their impatience.

Both these entrepreneurs had a vision of people feeling good about using their products. A vision of how your customer benefits and enjoys your product or service is the key. If you write horror stories you want to see your readers being entertained and looking scared. If you run a restaurant you want to see your diners looking like their hunger has been satisfied and that they have enjoyed a gastronomic experience.

What belief drives you?

“I believe that I have the skills and abilities to provide a unique product that will solve a common problem in a way that makes customers feel good.”

William James, who was the first educator to offer a psychology course in the United States said:

“Our belief at the beginning of a doubtful…



David Ferrers
The Startup

I have coached over 1,000 people and I write about how Zen can create a life filled with meaning, happiness and prosperity. https://zenmastermind.substack.com