Entrepreneurship is an adventure for people with nerves of steel, but sometimes the boldest and strongest of people face business-related anxieties. Executive and high-level officials devise coping mechanisms for these situations and that’s what makes them stand out in the crowd. We can eliminate half of our worries by just applying simple rules, which are tried and tested.
We’re giving you a preview of a few techniques, devised by Dale Carnegie, an American self-help writer in his book “How to Stop Worrying and Start Living”, published in 1948. These rules still apply to most of the business problems mankind faces at every corner. If you have a startup or an established business, these techniques can help overcome problems no matter how big or small. Start practicing this step-by-step approach and see the kind of positive change it brings to your life.
- Define the Problem
Most of our worries arise from the uncertainty and confusion. People concentrate so much on a problem that they forget to see the original picture and what’s happening to them. Writing down your problem and pinpointing the problem is the first step in overcoming worry. By getting to the root of the problem and pinpointing it, the confusion vanishes and we can see the problem more clearly.
- Cause of the Problem
After finding the problem the next step that Carnegie suggests is to look into the causes of the problems and see what conditions made the problems arise. Sometimes we beat around the bush without knowing the cause of a problem. Causes can be deceiving and sometimes finding causes can be difficult but they are worth the struggle – this can reveal new insights, which can assist in finding a solution to the problem.
- Possible Solutions
Once you know the potential causes of the problem, try and find possible solutions to counter the problem. Brainstorm with your team and identify as many solutions as possible. Different views of problem solving can open the way to a more creative way of solving the problem.
- What solution do you suggest?
The final part comes in picking the right solution for the right time that can lead to an effective solution. Contemplate on every solution. Discuss and present a broader picture of your solution. Give your team time to contemplate and let them propose their solutions. In the end, go with the optimal solution. Take your team on board by explaining why you opted for that particular solution.
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