It happens to even the most seasoned of entrepreneurs.
You’ve built momentum for your latest project, you’re excited to embrace new challenges and you’ve visualized success at the end of the road.
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.
But the way you engage with and think about problems directly influences your ability to solve them.
Here’s how some of the world’s smartest people think about problems and how you can learn to overcome them.As a result, your ability to get prospects to do something different, choose you, and pay a premium hinges less on problem-solving skills and more on problem-finding skills.What Does This Mean For Marketing And Sales Messaging?“Inside of every problem lies an opportunity.” – Robert Kiposaki23.“There is no problem outside of you that is superior to the power within you.” – Bob Proctor24.Your products and services “are far more valuable when your prospect is mistaken, confused or completely clueless about their true problem.” --Daniel Pink, “To Sell is Human” Huh? They can also typically find multiple vendors with the specified products to meet their identified needs−putting you at parity with all the others. If your prospects know precisely what their problems are, they can often find the information they need to make their decisions−with limited assistance or input from your salespeople.“Instead of thinking out the box, get rid of the box.” – Deepak Chopra21.“Solving problems means listening.” – Richard Branson22.“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.