Episode #59 Solve The Problem

100% of us are problem spotters, but very few of us are problem solvers. Listen in this week as Dr. Michael Brown and Ryan Snow describe the practical steps to not only spot problems but how to solve them.

Show Notes

By pointing out problems, by actually engaging in this problem-solving process, it comes from a deep place, not of cynicism, but of compassion and care.
Dr. Michael Brown

Three Problems

  • We often say “That’s not my problem” whenever something doesn’t affect us directly.
  • Ignoring problems does not make them go away.
  • We are never going to be problem free.

Three Principles

  • We are never the very first person ever to deal with a problem.
  • On any given day, there is probably a problem in our lives that we have the power to solve.
  • Identifying problems and presenting solutions demonstrates commitment and investment.

Three Practices

  • Gather wisdom from people who have solved problems similar to those you face.
  • Become the ‘home inspector’ in your family and organization by identifying potential problems and taking action to prevent them from getting worse.
  • Invite close friends to speak into your life by asking, “Are there problems you see in my life that I don’t see myself?”