The 365 Question Challenge is based on the 365 Thought Provoking Questions to Ask Yourself this Year written by the folks at Mark and Angel Hack Life. It's simple, just share your answers in the comment section and lets all get to know each other better…a lot better. Answer as many questions or as few as you like. Follow the Challenge on Twitter, Facebook or RSS to keep up to date.
109. What would you not give up for $1,000,000 in cash?
My dignity. I wouldn't do anything that was disrespectful to myself or that would intentionally hurt others. But, pretty much everything else is fair game!
110. When do you feel most like yourself?
When I am being creative, whether it be a new experience, recipe or art project. I enjoy how the concentration forces you to be in the present moment and the satisfaction of accomplishment.
111. When you help someone do you ever think, “What’s in it for me?”
I would be lying if I said that I NEVER have asked, "how will this benefit me". Being in the restaurant business, there are times when we are giving donations, not only to support the cause, but to also get exposure for potential new customers. Though, when it comes to personally helping individual people it is usually a selfless act.
112. What is your greatest challenge?
To control my mind from obsessing about things I have no control over and continuing to stay present. Beyond that, mastering the perfect souffle is pretty darn difficult too.
113. How do you know when it’s time to continue holding on or time to let go?
I listen to my intuition, take note of my general moods each day and analyze what I am eating. When I have a prolonged uneasy feeling in my tummy, am unhappy/indifferent more that 25% of the time or if I am eating when I am not hungry, it is time to let go.
114. How do you define success?
Living a life that is filled with happiness, new experiences, good food and nurturing relationships. I have given up the myth of "monetary happiness" a long time ago, but do want to live modestly, comfortable and out of debt.
115. If someone could tell you the exact day and time you are going to die, would you want them to tell you?
No, because I wouldn't want to be constantly thinking of that day, which may affect the happiness of the days leading up to it. Besides, my whole life is about living each day to the fullest with no regrets and that's what I intend to do no matter when I may kick the bucket.
116. If I could grant you one wish what would you wish for?
That I could spend the rest of my life inspiring others to have new experiences, helping them step out of the box and learn something new.
117. What have you read online recently that inspired you?
A blog about a terminally ill teenager, Alice Pyne, who created a bucket list as a way to document her precious time with family and friends. In the process she and her sister are raising thousands of dollars for cancer research and getting hundreds of people to sign up for bone marrow donation. She is the epitome of inspiration.