#30 Problem Solving Process™

Finish this sentence, “If you ask bad questions, you’ll get? Yes, bad answers!

Asking the right type of questions to solve a problem or a challenge will help you discover what I call “your next best step”.

At times there may not be a solution to a problem or challenge, at least not one you like or prefer.

It’s important you don’t give up and look to find what I call “your next best step”.

Asking good questions will help move you in the right direction to improve the problem.

It’s not as easy asking good questions unless you are in the right emotional state and pay attention to what’s going on around you.

The Problem Solving Process has 3 steps:

1. Get into a resourceful state. If you are feeling upset or angry do something to be in a more positive state start with a relaxation exercise, go for a walk, listen to music, be in nature, spend time with positive friends are some ideas.

2A) Act – Nothing changes unless you take some action.
B) Notice – What you are doing.
C) Adapt – Change what you are doing if it’s not working.
D) Model – Find others who have achieved what you want and model what they did. Not only their actions and their attitudes and ask for help.

3) Ask Good Questions. Here are some examples:

1. What could be something good about this problem?
2. What is not perfect yet?
3. What am I willing to do to make it the way I want it?
4. What am I willing to no longer do in order to make it the way I want it?
5. How can I enjoy the process while I do what is necessary to make it the way I want it?

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