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.