When we focus on solutions instead of complaining about problems and blaming others we see possibilities that can turn any negative into a positive. Where we are is the result of our choices and what we focus on. If we blame the economy (or others) or make excuses about why we can’t do something we become victims. Smart people (like us) see problems as our time to shine. We do that by focusing on solutions.
In business the secret to success is to find a problem and solve it. In life, we all face challenges. Winners reach down in their resources and rise up to meet those challenges with innovative ideas allowing them to succeed. When we become solution-oriented we can’t help but be more optimistic and see opportunities that we would have otherwise missed with a negative mindset. Surround yourself with others that share this approach and bounce ideas around to come up with what you need to get to the next level.
When I started my first “Wild Idea Club” it was a chance to talk to other speakers over breakfast about our unique (and sometimes frustrating) industry and figure out ways we could all become better at what we do. The results were amazing. We honestly critiqued each other, offered ideas and support, and challenged each other (and everyone was held accountable) as we all reached the next level in our business and careers. Start your own club today with your peers to do what you can’t do on your own. Pool your resources, take advantage of your collective genius and use the power of “group think” because none of us are as smart as all of us.