FAQs

"I try not to make any decisions that I'm not excited about." ~ Jake Nickell
Question for Your Heart: How excited do you feel about your decision?
I. Where do you find the quotes and how do you raise up questions?

For quotes, there are hundreds of websites that collect quotes from well-known people and I can easily pick quotes from there. But right now, I rarely do that, because I really enjoy reading and I can select inspirational quotes from things I read every day.

For questions, I usually ask questions in 7 directions:

1. Use questions to push you to take action:

"Even a tiny step is one step closer to where you are going." ~ Ron Kaufman
Question for Your Heart: What could be your next tiny step?

2. Use questions to help you think broadly:

"You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, look at the skies, sing and dance, write poems, suffer and understand - for all that is life." ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
Question for Your Heart: Are you focusing just on a small part of your life?

3. Use questions to help you think differently:

"If we are to achieve results never before accomplished, we must expect to employ methods never before attempted." ~ Francis Bacon
Question for Your Heart: Any new methods/things you can try today?

4. Use questions to help you know yourself better:

"Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart." ~ Steve Jobs
Question for Your Heart: What are your criteria when you make big choices in life?

5. Use questions to challenge your traditional beliefs:

"The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook." ~ William James
Question for Your Heart: What can be overlooked today?

6. Use questions to help you reflect about your day:

"The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them." ~ Albert Einstein
Question for Your Heart: In a long-term perspective, will my solution create a bigger problem?

7. Use questions to help you see things clearly

"Surround yourself with people who do what you want to do, and eventually you’ll wake up to find yourself doing the same." ~ Justin Kan
Question for Your Heart: What do you want to do and where are they?

II. What is the theory behind QuoteSecret?

Quotes contain the wisdom of the greatest mind in the world. But to most people, those inspirational quotes are just plain sentences and random information. Our brains are lazy, and without some thinking process, we can never truly understand the quotes and turn the knowledge we gain from the quotes into our own wisdom.

Questions have great power. A relevant thought provoking question asked at the right time can help us be more aware of what we are doing, reflect what is happening, what is our ultimate objective and change the direction of our lives.

When quotes are combined with questions, the magic happens. Quotes are like a giant, questions are like a tool to help us step up and stand on the shoulder of the giant so that we are able to see above, far and beyond. You must take both of them with you on your lifelong journey.

III. Why do all people need QuoteSecret?

Steve Jobs was lucky enough to do what he loves to do, brave enough to think differently, strong enough to stand up after dramatic setbacks and talented enough to make dream come true.

But I admit that I’m no saint. And most of us aren't, either. There are ups and downs in our lives. Most of the times, we are driven by emotions, such as fear, anger, envy and insecurity.

Quotes and questions can help you dissociate yourself from emotions and look at problems in a brand new angle. Once your emotional brain is suppressed, your logical brain become active. Thus, new solutions come out and the goal become clearer.

QuoteSecret is a lifelong journey to self-awareness and inspirations. It helps you to see above and beyond.

IV. How can I make best use of QuoteSecret to transform my life and business?

The daily email arrives at your inbox usually at around 7-8 am in the morning. Spend 1-2 mins in a quiet place and think about the question.

You may need to write down your thoughts and inspirations on a post-it or some notetaking software like Evernote.

Save the email in a special folder so that you can review it in future to trace back the inspiration.

V. Can I adverise in QuoteSecret's daily emails?

For now, NO. My goal is to keep QuoteSecret running forever through sponsor or donation, and affiliate book recommendations. I will try my best to keep the daily email clean and tidy for readers around the world.

VI. QuoteSecret has changed my life, how can I support QuoteSecret back?

I would really appreciate it if you could donate or sponsor QuoteSecret. For every sponsor, you will receive secret gifts from me.

Other than sponsor, here are some ways you can support and contribute to QuoteSecret:

1. Vote for QuoteSecret in some well-known web directories so that more people can get to know QS:

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VII. Is there an iPhone app or Android app for QuoteSecret?

For now, no. If you would like to receive quotes and questions on your iPhone or Android phone, do inform me, so that I know many users need it and I will fasten the development process.

If you have the technical skills of developing an iPhone app or Android app, you can contact me and we can work together on it.

Help spread the word and enlighten everyone's life ~