Problem solving with pants on
Most people are terrified of problem solving, whether they’re figuring out how to replace a flat tire or diagnose a problem on their blog. They see a problem, and run so fast their pants are literally flayed from their bodies. Why? Because:
- A failed solution = A mistake
- Solutions require time, which no one has
- Solutions require research, which few people know how to do
But good problem solving skills save time, improve projects and do all sorts of fantastic stuff for you, your career and your life. Good problem solvers are sexy!
Here’s how I usually approach problems. All in a handy-dandy cheat sheet (don’t call it an infographic):
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Note: Print at your own risk. It’s humungous.