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Do You Have The Mindset Of A Problem Solver?

The Motive

The Motive

A simple fact like the motive for your business being profit or bottom-line oriented, or a genuine desire to help your customers, can be the reason for your success or failure.

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Do You Have The Mindset Of A Problem Solver?

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The Motive

A simple fact like the motive for your business being profit or bottom-line oriented, or a genuine desire to help your customers, can be the reason for your success or failure.

Real Work

Entrepreneurship is a selfless endeavor. It is only when you genuinely are solving people’s problems, that you are going to win.

You will only make money if you really help your customers, not because you want to make money.

Start Small and Solve Problems

While having a grand vision is great, demonstrating the essence of your idea and solving the core issues of customers, no matter how small, can put you in the path to success.

The problem-solving mindset is the way to succeed, instead of grand self-delusional plans.

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Basic steps to solving any problem
  • Understand the Problem, so you know you're actually focusing on the the real issue at hand.
  • Create a Plan, so you have a series of actionable steps to follow.
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Understand the Problem

Often the most difficult step, because it's easy to focus on the wrong part of the problem, or look at the problem too broadly.

The first thing you need to do is reduce it to its simplest and purest form so you know exactly what you're dealing with. While you're doing this, you need to ask yourself questions to make sure you're focusing on the right things. 

Create a Plan

You need a plan with actionable steps. Ask yourself what's barring you from moving forward and make step one. Step one will open doors to other steps. 

Consider which steps will open more doors, add them to the plan, and keep doing that until you get to your solution. Things will change as you act on the plan and you'll need to adapt, so it's best to keep your plan somewhat open-ended and try to include steps that involve preparing for trouble you can foresee. 

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Remain objective

Great problem solvers approach each new problem as though it were brand new. 

That way they can apply a specific solution to the problem instead of a fix that may go only partway.

List the obstacles

Great problem solvers take a high-level view of the issues involved and jot down a list of all the potential factors that could get in the way of a solution. 

Identify the opportunity

So many times great opportunities are wrapped up inside simple problems.

The problem at hand may be symptomatic of bigger problems with your systems or perhaps your industry.

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Understand the requirements
To solve a problem, you have to understand exactly what the problem is

When you start solving a problem, be sure to understand the starting point, the end goal, and the obstacles in be...

Understand the size of the problem

It's important to understand what is how big the problem is.

Use questions like:

  • How many requests the system should satisfy?
  • What is the expected response time?
  • How many resources do we have?
  • What about deadlines?
Stand on the shoulders of giants

The chance someone else already solved your problem is high. All you have to do is a search in the literature to find out if there is a solution for a problem matching your use case. There is no point in reinventing the wheel.

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