Language matters

The Struggle To Answer To “What Do You Do?”

How to answer authentically and engaging to this age-old question, and which could be some better questions

Julee Ann
Julee Ann
Jul 2, 2020 · 5 min read

“Oh, You’re Asking What Do I Do To Earn Money”

Give The Person A Better Chance To Know You

“Life is not about good answers, it is about interesting questions.” Paulo Coelho

Ask Better Questions

“It is easier to judge the mind of a man by his questions rather than his answers.” Pierre Marc Gaston de Lévis

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Julee Ann

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𝗘𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗽𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗲𝘂𝗿 in the making. Creative, curious, driven by 𝘃𝗮𝗹𝘂𝗲𝘀. Working to bring a positive 𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗮𝗰𝘁 in the world. 💚

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