I think of myself as a creative problem solver who can solve any problem at any time! I start with a very simple rule – finding its root cause. This allows me to find a speedy resolution and helps me avoid too much stress.
Defining the Problem
Most people I’ve helped through my coaching/consulting practice worry about handling difficult situations. I’ve always started with the one thing that has helped me every time – help them see what may have caused the problem.
Sometimes, completely unbeknownst to us, we blow the problem out of proportion. This is where the sleepless nights begin!
Understanding the Seriousness
As a next step, I’ve helped my clients understand the urgency and severity of a problem. This needs to happen before I can help them arrive at a solution. Knowing whether a problem is urgent or non-urgent, can dramatically reduce someone’s levels of stress.
If you want to know how to solve any problem, then you also better understand the severity of it.
Finding the Solution
Once the above steps are completed, you now have to figure out a solution. I believe that every problem comes with not one, but multiple solutions. You’ll need to weigh the pros and cons before you pick the best one for yourself and your situation. And before you know it, you’re smiling!
Process I Use to Solve Any Problem
This was a process I’ve followed my entire life without really giving it much thought. When I stumbled upon this article by Jim Rohn, I found it had some great suggestions worth sharing.
Click here to read the article on solving problems.
Jim Rohn was a motivational speaker and author of countless books and trained executives and coaches around the world. If you aren’t familiar with his work, you should definitely look him up. This article’s a great resource if you want to learn how to solve any problem that crosses your path. And it’s a pretty simple and quick process as well.