The Positive Problem

Key Takeaways

  • Most of us, when we encounter a problem, immediately think about the negatives.
  • When a problem surfaces, it’s important to think about what can happen, what we can make happen, and who can help us make it happen.
  • If you approach a problem from a positive standpoint, you can come up with many possibilities for solutions and get where you want to go.

The What, How, and Who

Key Takeaways

  • We’ve all been taught that when we have something we want to accomplish, to go about finding how to make it happen, but we can often get stuck spending a lot of time figuring it out.
  • Instead of asking, “How do I do that,” ask yourself, “Who do I know that can do the what that I want?”
  • By finding the right resources that can do your “how”, you free up your time to do more important things that only you can do.

What’s Your Why?

Key Takeaways

  • Your “Why” is your personal story, why you do what you do, what you care about.
  • Many people go through life not knowing their why, and it can bog them down or make them go down paths that end up going nowhere for them because it doesn’t mesh with what they are truly about.
  • Being clear on what your why is can help you be intentional and attentive to doing things that are relative to that, thus making you feel happier and more fulfilled in life.

How Do You Communicate?

Key Takeaways

  • When people are listening to others talk, they are typically not listening to understand, but to reply.
  • When we really listen to someone, with our full attention, we get to know them better, and can better respond to where they are in their day.
  • By listening more fully, you can save yourself time and money by being clearer on decisions, ultimately making your life a little simpler, easier, and more enjoyable.