Become A Problem Solver With Using These 5 Steps
When most people hear the word problem it conjures up all kinds of negative thoughts.
But that doesn’t have to be the case.
It’s true that a problem at work, or with your finances is one that has to be dealt with but there are those people who thrive on problem solving.
As a matter of fact think about it. Most entrepreneurs are problem solvers. They take a problem that people have and invent or create a way to solve it.
You may not want to be an entrepreneur but you want to solve your problems but how?
Define The Problem
This mean that you are going to cut through the issues and find the one thing that is the cause of your problem.
Finding The Root
When you define your problem you are getting at the root of the problem.
For example you might be having a terrible day. Anything and everything irritates you. You can’t figure out why.
You need to get to the root of the problem. As you start thinking about it you realize that due to no fault of your own a check bounced. Even though that issue was resolved it’s affected your day.
Problems come in all shapes and sizes but many types of problems that you’ll face in your personal or professional life have two possible solutions.
Often this won’t mean you have to choose between the two but instead decide whether to take action or not.
Use A list
One of my favorite ways to tackle problems is to make a list of pros and cons.
You might be thinking about buying a new house.
Make a list of the advantages and disadvantages of doing so.
You must be realistic in looking at this list. Emotions can cause you to make the wrong decision but taking a realistic look at your list can help you push those feelings aside and look at the real consequences.
If you’ve ever watched House Hunters you’ve seen people who have a budget but then go over it because they fall in love with a house.
Do you have the luxury of going over budget or does buying the new home represent stress and struggle?
When you take the example of buying a house you have to think about compromises.
Is there a house that fits your budget but doesn’t have that amazing bathroom? You might have to compromise and buy the house that you can afford and later on renovate
There might be problems that you can’t solve. In that case consider getting someone else involved that can help you.
This might be a friend, colleagues, or family member.
It could also mean paying someone to help you.
In the house-buying scenario the person to help you is not the realtor but it could be a financial advisor.
There’s no shame in letting someone else help you. As a matter of fact it’s the responsible thing to do because you wouldn’t want your decision to adversely affect your family.
So next time you’re faced with a problem that’s causing you stress, remember that your stress will only make it more difficult to find the answer. So relax, take a breather and come back to it when you feel calmer!
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