When you’re in the middle of a problem, it’s hard to see a way out. I know. I’ve worked with so many clients both in the swimming pool industry and in other industries and when they are struggling, it’s hard to see light at the end of the tunnel. When in the middle of a problem, it’s overwhelming and you struggle to put a strategy in place.

I have worked with enough clients to know that they need strategies to manage stress and work through problems quickly and easily.

How To Solve Problems Quickly And Easily

I think if you work through these steps you will see it’s not quite as bad as you originally thought. Ready?

  1. What IS the problem? Do you truly know what it is? Sometimes you’re so bombarded with things that you don’t know the root issue. Define the problem precisely as the first step.
  2. Look at it from different angles. Don’t just stare at the face of the problem. Look at it from the top, bottom and both sides. Expand your view to solve the problem. Also ask yourself, “what ELSE could the problem be?”
  3. What caused the problem? If you know where or how it originated, you may be closer to solving it.
  4. Come up with any and all potential solutions — not matter how whacky they seem. You may find a kernel of help in even the most far out solution.
  5. Now that you’ve examined it deeply and have written down potential solutions, you’re at the point of choosing the solution you think will work best.
  6. Set a deadline for the implementation of the solution.
  7. If the first solution doesn’t work, try , try again. That’s why you developed more than one potential solution.
  8. Go back and see whether your solution remedied the problem.
  9. Pat yourself on the back if it did!
  10. Jump into plan B and ask for help to solve the solution. Sometimes a fresh set of eyes or perspective shines the light on something you’re too close to see.

Contact Rex Richard for strategies to solve a problem or challenge you’re facing in your business.

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