I Need Your Help. Got a Minute For a Few Questions? - Betty Streff
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I Need Your Help. Got a Minute For a Few Questions?

I Need Your Help. Got a Minute For a Few Questions?

(Read in a minute and a half)“If you do not know how to ask the right question, you discover nothing.” ~ W. Edwards Deming


I always say there’s no such thing as a dumb question. If someone asks me, “Can I ask you a dumb question?” I always answer, “sure, they’re my specialty.” So, I have a few questions for you. And, your answers will help me make some decisions.


We all struggle with overwhelm. Too much information, too much to do, too little time. If there’s one universal pain in our lives, it’s time starvation. Would you agree? And too many choices which often leads to us making no choice at all because we’re afraid we might make the wrong choice, are you with me?


My questions for you


So, with all the information and all the choices and so little time, thank you for taking the time to read this! I appreciate you! My one desire is to encourage you and help you look at life a little differently. I want you to see and believe what a miracle you are and to brighten your day a bit! My question for you is how can I do this better?


I’ve posted twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays for over a year now.

  • Are there better days of the week that would make it more likely you have time to read this?
  • Should I post just once a week?


I strive to avoid being wordy. My goal is to keep your attention for just 3-4 minutes.

  • Are the posts too long?
  • Is the subject matter relevant and worth your time?
  • Any suggestions for topics?


I’m considering other ways to communicate. Not everyone loves to read as much as I do!

  • Do you listen to podcasts?
  • In your opinion, would messages like me be effective as podcasts?


“How ya doin’?’ I always think, What kind of a question is that?, and I always reply, ‘A bit early to tell.” ~ Christopher Hitchens


Your answers matter a lot!


I need and welcome your ideas, suggestions and remarks to help me serve you better. You can either comment directly on the post or if you prefer, just email me at bjstreff@gmail.com.  That’s all! Thanks! See you Thursday.





  • Gail

    I love your messages twice a week and keeping them brief makes it easy to enjoy (and not put on the “to read” pile). Podcasts might be interesting but I love reading your words. Thank you for all your work and effort. You make a difference!

    October 9, 2017 at 5:31 am
  • I love reading your short quips on life. It’s easy and fun and I always get something from them to ponder for the day or week. As far as timing, consistency is the key. If twice a week is too much, cut it back to once a week! But I like knowing there will be some good fodder for me to ruminate on on a consistent basis.

    As far as writing vs listening, I personally prefer reading. But some do like to listen instead. I think it might be kind of cool, as we talked before, to maybe have a monthly “personal TED talk” of a theme you are passionate about. I have also seen short writing that has a video that goes more in depth. I have also seen great, short, personal videos that are excellent to watch. I guess if I had any advice, I’d say experiment. See what works and what people watch/read.

    Good luck! Whatever you do, don’t stop sharing. Loving reading your material.

    October 9, 2017 at 5:59 am
  • Molly Dixon

    I love your wisdom and you always brighten my day. You have a lot to offer in your words and your posts.

    October 9, 2017 at 6:43 am
  • Bev Geisler

    I just recently started reading your posts. I enjoy the Monday one to start off my week, and the Thursday one gives me something to think about before the weekend.. I wouldn’t change a thing, Your words are very uplifting!!

    October 9, 2017 at 8:19 am
  • I like having Monday posts to start my week, and again on Thursday for the weekend…like Bev stated.
    I think it would be good to stretch your comfort zone a little and try a Podcast. I would love to hear your voice, and smile, and passion for the subject you would be talking about….but all in all…I do Love your words…

    October 9, 2017 at 2:50 pm
  • Patricia A. Johnson

    I only really read my email at work so the Monday, Thursday dates are perfect for me. I like that you keep it short but the message is always a good one. I have signed up for other blogs or info and they are written in tiny font and too, way too much info that I just can’t read it and get my work done. I very much enjoy your posts. I don’t always have time to write back but you are appreciated.
    Thank You

    October 9, 2017 at 2:55 pm
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