Success.com asked members of the Young Entrepreneurs Council how they strengthen their problem-solving skills.  Here are four of their answers.      

  • Exercise creativity like a muscle.  WPBeginner’s Syed Balkhi suggests writing, doodling or brainstorming.  Express any idea, no matter how absurd, then whittle down your answers to the most useful ones.
  • Change your perspective. Stephanie Wells of Formidable Forms says looking at a problem from someone else’s perspective provides the tools you need to make a more balanced and informed decision.
  • Bounce ideas off other people.  MemberPress’ Blair Williams says there’s a lot of power in stating problems and thoughts out loud to other people.  They may see something obvious that you missed.
  • Look for unusual connections. Solomon Thimothy of OneIMS believes problem solving comes from finding unusual connections between familiar things.   

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