I know this blog post will sound incredibly unspecific, and quite frankly it is. Although I can’t give you specific advice on how to fix a specific problem, I will tell you that there are many different routes you can use to tackle an issue that you will not realise in advanced. There are always three ways to solve every problem, and there are a few things that you can do to help you solve that situation. These are a few small things that you can do to try and tackle a problem that you cannot solve in a new way, and there are a few ways you can figure out how to do this.
Take a step back and reassess
The first thing you should do when you are approached with a situation you do not know how to confront is to take a step back and look at the situation. By taking yourself out of the situation you are in and the problem you are creating you can get a clearer view of what you are currently facing. Once you have a clearer view of what is going on, you have the ability to reassess the options that you have in front of you and you will know what you can do to fix the situation. As I said earlier, there will be at least three ways to solve every problem, unless it is very specific like “walk through a door”. In which case you should read a couple blog posts ago about motivation! But realistically there is always a different option and a different route for everything. You might be working in sales but dislike cold calling, but there is always cold emailing that is an option. You can even find personal phone numbers and text directly if you want a way to try and make a sale without actually talking to them over the phone. There is always a new way to make a sale that you have yet to think of, including following up through different means. Just because one hasn’t worked, don’t assume that there isn’t another way out there!
Planning the correct next steps
Now that you have figured out the next steps you need to take to fix those problems and all of the possible options that you can take from there, you need to pick the right way to solve that issue. If you have figured out the next steps to solving your problem you then have to pick the best option for you. As I mentioned in my previous blog, just because one option is the quickest does not mean it is the best or most effective. Find the right option that is best for you. Whatever solves the problem the most efficiently while it does not take too much time.
Making sure you carry out your plan properly
Now that you have taking your time to step back and successfully reassess the situation, and find the best possible way to solve that situation, now you simply have to put it into action. However, you will realise that it is very easy to make a mistake. There is always some type of obstacle that will stop you from moving forward. Personally for me, I have found it that the more time I have on my hands to complete a task the more I put it off. So even though I know something will only take 30 minutes to complete, I will find a way to distract myself so that it would take 3 hours. Therefore you need to ensure that you find your solution and ensure that you complete it.
I hope that you find some of this information helpful and if any of it applies to you, ensure you listen to it!