Food For Thought

Friday August 26th '16

So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Solving Problems Did you know that you were hired to solve problems? It is one of the greatest ways we bring value to our organizations and customers. Creativity is the search for solutions and problems are the catalyst for creativity. If you think about any inventor, for instance Thomas Edison, most of his inventions were created to solve an existing problem. Why did you buy your car? It solved a transportation problem. Why do you read magazines or newspapers? They solve information problems. I can look at any profitable business and attribute their success to the problems they solve in the marketplace. Lawyers solve legal problems, mechanics solve car problems, salespeople solve revenue problems, accountants solve tax problems and the list goes on and on. Today, I want to remind you of a few keys to a successful future: 1. The more problems you solve the more you position yourself for promotion and financial rewards. Are you solving enough problems? 2. Somebody needs you today, and I want to challenge you to grasp your significance and value. You are a solution to someone. 3. The day that you begin to cause more problems than you solve, you become dispensable. 4. You’ll only be remembered for two things in your life (the problems you solve or the ones you create.)