Ice Breaker – Ask Me Anything

Each week on The Stretched Blog, I ask an ice breaker question. The questions are designed to help us get to know each other here in The Stretched Community. I’ll provide my answer to the question here in the post, and then you can leave your response in the comments. While you’re in the comments section, see how others answered the ice breaker question.

(I’m always looking for Ice Breaker question ideas.  If you have an idea, send me an email at  If I use your question, I’ll give you credit and share your links.)

I’m leading the discussion for a men’s small group this morning.  An ice breaker is always a good way to start these types of discussions.  One of the things I like to do in small groups is an activity called The Hot Seat.  I’m not sure I’ll use it today, since the group is still very new.  I like using The Hot Seat to take groups to a whole new level of intimacy and transparency.  For this activity, one person is put on “the hot seat” for a set period of time.  While they are on “the hot seat”, anyone can ask them anything.  I always have a rule that the person on “the hot seat” can plead the fifth to avoid answering a question that goes too far beyond their comfort zone.  This activity has led to some amazing disclosures and tremendous connections in the groups I’ve led.  For today’s Ice Breaker, I’m putting myself on “the hot seat.”  I’ll do my best to answer the questions in the comments or in a separate post.  Here goes….

Question:  What do you want to ask me?

My Answer:  Are you ready for this type of challenge?  I mean, your readers could ask you anything.

Answer this week’s ice breaker question by leaving a comment. I look forward to reading your response! (As always, feel free to share links.) And keep Stretching!