29 Jun Problem solving
My thoughts on problem solving…
SOLVE – find an answer to a problem.
PROBLEM – a situation to be dealt with or overcome.
Once you have solved a problem – it becomes EASIER to solve the same problem again.
Step 1 – Clearly name what the problem is that requires a solution.
PROBLEM: How do we increase our invoice amounts in a single month? What exactly needs to be done to invoice X dollars in a single month?
Step 2 – Find WILLING professionals who really WANT to solve the problem. Name them.
PROFESSIONALS: Charlie, Diane, Robert, Jake, Julia
Step 3 – Decide to solve the problem
DECISION – only you can decide if you want to solve this problem – not surface level decision, but “I’m not going to stop until I solve it.”
Step 4 – Persistence
Don’t stop until problem is solved. Don’t stop trying to solve it either – constantly work on solving it.