EPISODE 114 – Desperately Searching for Solutions

“Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don’t have any problems, you don’t get any seeds.” Norman Vincent Peale

Do you stop pursuing your goals because you think you do not have the resources to make it a reality? This belief may be your excuse for not doing what it takes to get what you want.

Here are some questions to test your theory:

Do you know anyone who has done what you want to do?

Do you know someone who knows someone who knows someone who has done what you want to do?

Have you asked someone if the knew what to do or knew of someone who does?

Are there books, articles, or courses on the subject you are working on?

Have you “Googled It”? Type in your questions…see how many others have been asking the same question. (Side Note: please look for best practices that are evidence based)

Have you asked yourself what you need to know or do to find the solution?

You are probably thinking if I knew the answer why would I ask the question. Questions stimulate the brain to scan for answers from previous knowledge and experiences. The secret to finding solutions is getting clear on what it is you want. It is like putting a puzzle together. When you are clear in knowing what you want, you know the questions you need to ask. Even if you are not 100% sure, once you start asking you can refine your questions.

The BIG QUESTION is: What do you really need?

People? There are many people who have gone before you. There are mentors and coaches to support you in asking powerful questions for you to uncover the answers you need. There are contractors and freelancers who have the skillsets you may not have to help you. Ask questions!

Knowledge? There are libraries full of books, YouTube videos on almost every subject imaginable, and podcasts filling the airwaves with golden nuggets of information. Have you tried “Googling” your question. Try it! Word of caution…when seeking advice make sure it is credible, evidence-based, and best practices. Otherwise, you could be getting yourself into trouble.

Skills? Can figure things out? Have you given it some effort? You never know what you can do until you do it? Think about trying out a new recipe. You make it the first time. Taste good but next time you add some spices to jazz things up or add an ingredient or two. You learn as you go.

Trust Yourself. Answers can be external or they can be internal. Many of the answers you seek are within. Trouble is you may be so busy you miss the signs and signals pointing you I the right direction. Take time to ask yourself what you need to become the person who has achieve the goal. Trust your intuition about what your next steps should be. Test them out – ask questions!

What is required from you?

What do you need from others?

What resources do you need and when do you need them?

What’s missing from the big picture?

I personally find it frustrating when I suggest watching a YouTube video or testing a solution that was brainstormed and the other person is not willing to take action and discover the answer. One time I was working with someone, they were struggling with an issue, I suggested going online and checking out YouTube for a potential solution. They said they should not have to go to the internet for the answer so they didn’t bother looking. I did. I found an answer. The answer came in the form of a video they understood. They tested it out – and found the solution. If you have resources right at your finger tips or an earshot away, it is your own doing if you do not find the solution. The answer you seek could be right in front of you and you may be too stubborn to ask or search for the solution. The answer must not be that important.

I can hear you saying BUT Debra…

Get off your BUTS!!!

Do the research. Test the theories!

Take the action necessary.

Hire the coach or contractor.

Do the work!

You learn by doing and by taking action. Adjust as you go – you will figure things out. No action – nothing happens!

So, ask yourself…what do I really need?

The most successful person is not successful because the HAVE all the resources. They are successful because the know where to find them and leverage them – they are resourceful.

What resources are readily available for you to start accessing today?

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DEBRA KASOWSKI, BScN CEC is an award-winning best-selling author, transformational speaker, blogger, and Certified Executive Coach. She has a heart of a teacher and is certified in Appreciative Inquiry and Emotional Intelligence. Her writing has been published in a variety of print and online magazines. Debra Kasowski International helps executives, entrepreneurs, and organizations boost their productivity, performance, and profits. It all starts with people and passion. Sign up the Success Secrets Newsletter and get your free mp3 download today! www.debrakasowski.com


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