By: Kathy Kent Toney, CEO & Founder of Kent Business Solutions
With everything that is going on right now in the world—the war in the Ukraine, inflation, and high levels of uncertainty—staying positive and finding solutions to challenges can be a difficult at times; however, it is possible. If you or your team is in a tough spot, this possibility may seem highly unlikely.
However, there are things you can do to overcome what appear to be insurmountable challenges. Here are three steps 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.” This idea may sound strange, but it's an effective way to approach difficult situations creatively. We often waste precious brain capacity on wishing for a different result. Whenever we can clear out the mental clutter, this frees up our mind to see the challenge for what it is, not for what we want it to be.
Here’s a little exercise you can try out to help with this:
Once you’ve tried this, you’re ready for the next step.
2. Brainstorm Solutions
This tip is self-explanatory; however, if this challenging situation involves your team, get them involved to help with finding solutions. You can even do a reverse brainstorming exercise. This approach is where you work backward from the end state that you DON’T want to happen.
3. Pick Your Best Solution and Put it into Play
Again, include your team to help choose the best solution that will solve the problem. If you’re having a challenging time picking the best approach, I’ve included a free Prioritization Tool below.
Once you have selected your best option, implement your new game plan.
I hope these steps help 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.
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