Lou Ludwig Success Tips: The All Time Champions of Asking Questions

The All Time Champions of Asking Questions


The All Time Champions of Asking Questions

“Kids are the all-time champions of questioning. What could

you gain by imitating the innocence and curiosity of children

who are completely determined to get an answer.”

Anthony Robbins, Self-Help Author, Speaker and Consultant


As I see it . . . . . . .


The all time champions of asking questions


Hands down it’s children . . . . They learn it at an early age and perfect as they go.


Young children have that look of wonder in their eyes . . . . and an inquisitive mind to ask why. They have to ask questions to find the answers to their why. They have the determination to get the answer even when they have to ask more than one time or more than one person. 


Young children should be encouraged to ask questions . . . . and when they are asking their questions, it will grow into knowledge that they will use through-out their lives.


A child’s question is pure in thought and comes from the heart and in the need to know.


A lesson from a grandparent is when you engage a child in a conversation and answer their questions they learn how to effectively communicate and they will continue to ask questions through-out their lives.


The all time champions of asking questions . . . . are children and by answering their questions they will continue to ask why.


©2013 Lou Ludwig Motivational Power Quote, Sales and Management Consultant, Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author


Comment balloon 15 commentsLou Ludwig • October 28 2013 07:23PM


Lou, what causes us to lose the ability to continually ask "why?" Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) over 6 years ago

You are right, and because of that, they are very fast learners.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) over 6 years ago
Lou- I love this! Were it not for some of the questions that have been asked, we might not have the iPhone, many of the medical innovations, and many other inventions that have helped us!
Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 6 years ago

Lou, great topic!  Such a simple process to learn about others and yourself.  In this day and age of trying to capture the attention of our audience, we forget ONE very important aspect of discovering their needs!  The skill of asking the right question!  Children, are a great example of NO FEAR in asking the right questions or inquiring questions!

Posted by Dan Hopper, Denver Realtor / Author / Advocate/Short Sale (Keller Williams Realty Downtown LLC) over 6 years ago

Good morning Lou,

Asking questions come so naturally to children..they are full of questions that often begin with "why" and "how come?" They are like sponges soaking up everything around them and it's our pleasure and job to encourage that sense of wonderment!!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) over 6 years ago

Very true. Kids can ask the most unexpected questions.  Then there is the old TV show which showed "Kids say the darndest things!"

Posted by Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County (Bucci Realty, Inc.) over 6 years ago

Hey, it is your go to guy Tony Robbins LOL...ok, you know I always say his white teeth make me smile :-)

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) over 6 years ago

Sometimes we don't know the answer to those question too! Have a great day Lou.

Posted by Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR, Top Listing Broker (BROKER of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253) over 6 years ago


Clarifying questions are always appropriate. The dumbest question is the one unasked.


Posted by Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 6 years ago

Why why why we will ask these questions until the day we die

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) over 6 years ago

Having my grandsons here with me three days a week, I am asked a lot of questions.  I enjoy the conversations that are a result of their questions.   It's amazing what their minds are capable of! 

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) over 6 years ago

If only we would keep that sparkle of curiosity in our eyes longer! Somehow, curiosity is extinguished for many, but keeping that window of wonder open ... lifelong learning.

Posted by Ralph Gorgoglione, Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407 (Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes) over 6 years ago

I think the most common mistake real estate (and all) sales people make is jumping into a sales presentation. I learned the secret to selling when I was nineteen, and it has served me well for the past fifty years. It is simply this -

Find out what they ALREADY want, show them how you can give it to them, and they will buy it every time.

Simple. Ask questions like children. Listen. Think about how you can give them what they ALREADY want. THEN, talk!

Posted by Donnie McKinney, Donnie McKinney CCIM, Purchase Realty Group (Purchase Realty Group) over 6 years ago

I agree with Donnie - ask before telling. It's the easiest way to connect with the client. Ask what they want and then tell them how you can provide it.


Posted by Emcee M. Arah, Realtor w/Architectural Dimension, AHWD CRS B-Arch (Remax Excellence - Silver Spring, MD) over 6 years ago

And Art Linkletter used to say something similar about kids too.

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 over 1 year ago