Problem Solving:

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How To Turn Problems Into Opportunities

Six Powerful Tips

  

Vadim Kotelnikov

Treat problems as opportunities
because that's what they are!

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How To Turn Problems To Opportunities

  1. Start to believe you can. Think positively. Most people simply do not get what they want because they have no courage to believe that they can achieve it.

  2. Shift your focus. Don't focus on the problems, focus on finding opportunities. Don't talk about a problem; talk about an opportunity. When you see a problem as a problem you only attract more problems.  If you wish to attract opportunities instead, see the problem as an opportunity. There is an old saying that goes like this: "There are no problems, only opportunities."

  3. Think of what it is you really want to achieve. Write a statement in a form "Wouldn't it be nice if...". Commit to it to engage your subconscious mind.

  4. Think about how you can accomplish your goal. When you think of possible solutions you force your mind and subconscious mind to find opportunities that will help you achieve the desired results.

  5. Take different views of the situation. Having looked at the scene from your view, look at it from different perspectives, try each of these views: opportunist; entrepreneur; dreamer; optimist; child; strategist; architect.

  6. Make it a habit. See every problem as an opportunity. As you regularly start to look for opportunities in a problem, as you continue to think of finding opportunities you will begin to attract  more opportunities.

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There Are No Problems, Only Opportunities

There's an old saying "There are no problems – only opportunities."

Too often we focus on problems and fail to 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 creative solutions

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.

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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 confidence and "can-do" attitude.

 

 

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.

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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... More