There Are No Problems,
There's an old saying "There are no problems – only opportunities."
Too often we focus on
see opportunities right in front of us. When you focus on your
problems – when you only think of what is wrong – you will only
see problems and fail to see opportunities and
To turn things around, start by focusing on finding a solution. When you
think of problems you'll only attract more problems. When you think of
solutions – you'll attract solutions and opportunities.
Find the root of
the problem and then think about how you can accomplish your goal. State
the problem in different words – it might make it much easier to solve.
Even if you don't come up with any answers immediately, when you accept
that you will find a solution you'll begin to experience a shift. You'll
go from feeling like you can't do anything to gaining
As you change your
attitude and regularly start to look for solutions,
as you continue to think of finding a solution you will begin to
discover and attract unlimited opportunities.
If your problem is one others share, it's a huge entrepreneurial
opportunity. You can solve the problem for everyone. That is how many
entrepreneurs get started.
Is Problem Solving
Scott Cook was frustrated with the poor quality of software designed
to help him prepare
He decided to start a software company to fix the problem. His company
Intuit Inc. is now a multi-billion-dollar success story.
It provides business and financial
management solutions for
small and medium sized businesses
institutions, consumers, and accounting professionals.
Strategic Problem Solving Lessons from McKinsey
Pluck the Low-hanging Fruit
Sometimes in the middle of the problem-solving
process, opportunities arise to get an easy win, to make immediate
improvements, even before the overall problem has been solved.
Seize those opportunities! They create little
victories for you and your
team. They boost morale and give you
added credibility by showing anybody who may be watching that you’re on the
ball and mean business...
Dr. Alfredo Bataller Pineda, the founder
of SHA Wellness Clinic, turned his health problem into a great business
A shopkeeper was dismayed when a brand
new business much like his own opened up next door and erected a huge sign
which read ‘BEST QUALITY’.
was horrified when another competitor opened up next door on his right,
and announced its arrival with an even larger sign, reading ‘LOWEST
The shopkeeper panicked, until he got an idea. He put the biggest sign
of all over his own shop. It read ‘MAIN ENTRANCE’