With all the pressures of running a business, especially while working a full time job, it’s easy to get caught up in solving problems. But if you want to stay focused on success, you need to learn how to shift your thinking.
What do I mean by that? Well, when you’re trying to solve a problem, all you’re doing is looking at how something is broken—and that’s not going to help you move forward and innovate. But if you focus on solutions instead, you develop a completely new way of thinking. You can look at what needs to be done and then put yourself in a position where you’re ready for whatever comes next!
When I first started my own business, I was so focused on solving problems but I didn’t know where I was going next. I was not innovating. It felt like there were always new obstacles popping up and it made me more reactive then proactive, which leads to stagnation. And then one day it hit me: If I wanted things to change, then I had to change myself first! That’s when everything changed for me—and now I’m able to set objectives and create products and services before my customers require a solution, which led to the growth of my business.
The key to breaking out of this pattern is to focus on solutions rather than problems—and it can be done in several ways.
First, make sure that your mindset is always focused on what’s possible and not what can’t be done. When you have an idea or a solution, don’t let doubt take over; instead, focus on what needs doing next and how you can do it.
Second, create a plan for each day that focuses on goals instead of tasks. This will help keep you from getting bogged down in details while allowing you to see where your time goes every week (and therefore where it should go).
Thirdly, stay positive! If something doesn’t work out right away or at all (which happens sometimes!), don’t beat yourself up about it; just move on to something else until something does work out!
Instead of getting caught up in all the things you can’t control, try focusing on what YOU can control—like how you run your business day-to-day and how you approach problem solving. If you’re always looking for ways to solve problems instead of just letting them happen, then even if some issues inevitably get out of hand, at least YOU will have done everything in your power to make sure they don’t get too far out of hand.
If you want to make your business even better, focus on the solution, not the problem.
As a business owner, you should always be working on the solution and not the problem. When you’re in a situation where you’re having trouble with one of your employees, or are struggling to find new clients, or are facing any kind of challenge in your business—you need to be focused on what you can do about it.
Don’t get stuck in the problem. Don’t let yourself get stuck thinking about all the things that aren’t working out for you. Instead, focus on how to fix them and move forward.
There’s no point in wasting energy on something that isn’t going to change anything. Instead, take that energy and put it toward solving the problem at hand so that you can move forward with your life!
Instead of focusing on what’s wrong with your company and how to fix it, try taking a step back and asking yourself: “what else could I do?” “what would this look like if I didn’t have those problems?” These questions can help you think about potential solutions to problems you’re facing as a business owner.
The next time you find yourself thinking about something that isn’t working in your company—take a step back from it and ask yourself “what else could I do?”.