Related: 4 Effective Ways Leaders Solve Problems and Stop them Before They Happen 1. “Problems are nothing but wake-up calls for creativity” – Gerhard Gschwandtner11.
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein2. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.” – James Baldwin5. “Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.” – Soren Kierkegaard8. “We fail more often because we solve the wrong problem than because we get the wrong solution to the right problem.” – Russell L. “A positive attitude may not solve your problems -- but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.” – Anonymous Related: 4 Ways to Maintain a Positive Attitude Even When You're Stressed13.
Gelb Related: Entrepreneurship Is Not About Problem Solving25.
“Don’t bother people for help without first trying to solve the problem yourself.” – Colin Powell26. If it cannot be solved there is no use worrying about it.” – Dalai Lama XIV27.
According to Pink, “problem finding” becomes the necessary quality in your marketing and sales messaging if you stand any chance of differentiating yourself.
Problem Finding Problem Solving
As a first step to accomplishing this, you must find the “unconsidered needs” that exist beyond the obvious identified needs.
“Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.” – Robert H. “All problems become smaller when you confront them instead of dodging them.” – William F. “Sometimes problems don’t require a solution to solve them; Instead they require maturity to outgrow them.” – Steve Maraboli6. “If you can solve your problem, then what is the need of worrying? “Running away from a problem only increases the distance from the solution.” – Anonymous14.
If you cannot solve it, then what is the use of worrying? “Problem-solving leaders have one thing in common: a faith that there’s always a better way.” – Gerald M. “Each problem that I solved became a rule, which served afterwards to solve other problems.” – Rene Descartes16.
Your new job title should be Chief Meaning Maker −not Content Marketer.
Finding the right problem to solve, and framing problems in interesting ways, is where you will bring value to future selling conversations.