By: Kathy Kent Toney, CEO & Founder of Kent Business Solutions
Are you experiencing some challenging work situations that are getting the best of you? Are you looking for creative ways to keep a positive attitude like the dog in this video? His cone of shame didn't stop him from having a good time!
If you’re looking for additional tools to help your remain positive and also reach creative solutions, here are three tips to get you headed in the right direction:
1. Accept Your Current Situation
I like to call this "relinquishing your right to a different current state."
Sometimes we can hold on so tightly to what we want in a situation, that it can cloud our judgement. If we can let go of desired outcomes on a personal level, it can free up our mental space so that we can embrace new ideas and solutions.
Once you’ve tried this, you’re ready for the next step.
2. Brainstorm Solutions
If a team is involved, you can do a reverse brainstorming exercise. This approach is where you work backward from the end state that you DON’T want to happen. This can be very effective at generating ideas that can prevent this situation from ever happening. This technique isn't just for teams; you can also do this on a personal level.
3. Pick Your Best Solution and Put it into Play
Next, choose the best one that will solve the problem. If you’re having a challenging time picking the best approach, I’ve included a free Project Prioritization Tool below.
Once you have selected your best option, implement your new game plan.
I hope these tips helped you! In the meantime, if you have any questions about the best ways to optimize your organization, I'd love to hear from you! I'm all about helping organizations become profitable beyond their imagination.
P.S. Don’t forget to download your FREE Prioritization Tool by clicking the button below.