Posts tagged problem-solving
What If Knowing the Answer to Life's Thorny Problems Was Like Having a Random Number Generator?

It can feel as if we have to solve all our present and future problems and carry around those solutions ‘just in case’, which can be a stressful way to live and work. But what if life was much more like the little gadget that I carry around that let’s me log into my bank account? What if I always had access to answers whenever I needed them…

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The Ultimate Answer to Every ‘how to’ Question

What’s the difference between a simple question that we google or that we ask a friend and move on, and those thorny questions that we chew around in our head for a long time, ask people for advice on, and yet never move forward? Let’s look at a practical solution…

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Why You’ll Never Find the ‘Perfect’ Information (no matter how hard you search)

We’re so used to being bombarded with the ‘right’ way to do things (eat, sleep, exercise, work, parent, teach…) that we think the solution is always to look for more information. What if there was an easier way? And a more effective way…?

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Comparison-itis: Do You Feel Less Than Adequate When You Look at Other People? (And What to Do About It)

“I feel like an imposter!” said my client, and that one phrase took us into a deep dive on comparison-itis, why we do it and what to do instead. (oh yes, we took a side-step with some puppy stories ;-)). Enjoy.

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We’re Never Done…. and Why That’s Great News!

It looks like much of development and innovation is to find a great solution and then scale it, roll it out to other areas, other countries, other contexts. But what if we’re missing something in this model? What if we’re missing the very thing that makes that first solution so brilliant?

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Poverty Isn’t the Problem

When we give to others, when we share our riches with those less well-off, what are we really giving? Is it about the money? Yes, to a degree, but perhaps there’s also another way to look at this so that we can all make a larger difference in everyday ways…

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When Things Don't Go the Way We Want and Why (Sometimes) It Feels like a Big Deal

Sometimes things don’t go the way we want, and it doesn’t bother us. And sometimes it does. A lot! Here’s why that happens and what we can do about it…

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My Korean Restaurant Dilemma and What It Has to Do with Problem Solving

When we think we need to figure out a solution to a problem, it looks like there’s a lot on ‘us’. But when we see that there are infinite levels of solutions and we simply need to widen our vision, we see problems in an entirely different way…

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It Doesn't Have to Be "Either / Or"

So often it looks as if life is a series of either / or choices. I can do X or I can do Y. I know for me, binary choices make me feel dissatisfied with life—when I have fixed choices, and neither seem that appealing, I feel limited. Constricted. But what else is there? Read on and find out!

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