Introduction to Problem-Solving

Problems are so complex and are usually located in our minds more than our situation.  With the right tools and a daily training of the mind’s dexterity, we can begin to naturally SEE our way out of problems and into creative problem-solving solutions.

I offer a free presentation where we introduce some general ideas on problem-solving. I thought I might share the outline so that you can reference it for yourself. In January 2017 I launch the free online course on Problem Solving with Sugar Snap Peas.

Problem-Solving Learning Points -Introduction

Here are the Learning Points for the sample session – the professional session is built on the same principles but includes many more learning exercises, detailed application case studies and the most creative final exam your class (audience) has ever “taken”.

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REFRAIN

STOP THAT CRAZY self-defeating TALK – start Cooking up Solutions!

Although you feel it, see it, live it, and breathe it, you gotta stop talking gutter and step up with courage, determination, and resolve.  The answer is literally right around the corner of your brain.

 

You will be SO surprised at what comes out of you if you just write down what comes to mind at this point!

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Retrain

You know you can train your body from fat to firm – Train your Brain!

Start training your brain with new techniques and thinking processes.  It goes stagnant, like a pool of water with not outlet unless you mix it up, shake it out, and move the cobwebs.  Sugar Snapping!

 

Take some notes here on a couple of the exercises you want to do!  

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Reduce

Noise.  Pretend it is possible. Limit contact with the problem .  Don’t try so hard.

The more you think like you have a problem the less you think like you have a solution.  So we find ways to trick our brains into their powerful genius state.   Now you’re cooking!

 

Jot down some ways you can think of to change your context – so you can think differently.

 

 

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REMAIN

Don’t jump. The first solution may not be the best solution. Look for 3 or more solutions before you leave this stage.

Great ideas on this side                                                     New questions on this side

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REDO

Cultivate creativity! Allow other teams to feed you ideas. Do the same for others. Create internal think tanks.

Other groups/teams to connect with                                                 People who may be interested in THINK TANKS

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