How to To Be a Solution Seeker

As blessed as we are to see the midpoint of yet another year, it’s no secret that 2020 has presented us all with plenty of unique challenges. Seemingly overnight, many people’s lives were turned into piles of scattered puzzle pieces in need of reassembling. Whether you’re dealing with the pandemic, a job change, or a shift in your family dynamic, the way you approach your problems will determine the outcome. Many times, it’s said that the “problem” isn’t really the problem; it’s one’s reaction to the “problem” that is the real issue. Although it’s easy to give way to panic and frustration, neither leads to the mental peace you deserve. In times of uncertainty, being an adaptable solution seeker is key.

Life is full of highs and lows, joys and pains, and challenges to overcome. Just as good times come and go, so do obstacles. Terry Felber often says, “This is life on planet earth.” I’ve always loved that statement because it reminds me that no matter the situation, this too shall pass. Therefore, some of the best tools in your toolbox are flexibility and your ability to choose your reactions wisely. When faced with an issue, it’s okay to reassess, ask for guidance, or go in a new direction if needed. Don’t be afraid to exchange old ways of thinking, or doing, for new solutions that answer today’s problems. Embrace the journey, remain hopeful, and be open to learning from life’s tests. 

“Experience is not the best teacher, evaluated experience is.” 
– John Maxwell

If we want to learn from our past and get better for the future, we must evaluate our experiences.

Life changes can serve as an eye opener and  motivator to better prepare you for the future.

Take this opportunity to look back and ask yourself, “What did I learn and what am I going to do about it?”

1. “What did I learn?”

  • Were you as financially stable as you thought?
  • Were your daily business operations flexible enough to accommodate a major unexpected change?
  • Were you satisfied with your habits?
  • Were you prepared for potential health, business, or relationship challenges?
  • Were you able to effectively communicate with your spouse, business partners, and customers? 
  • Did you have healthy activities to rely on in order to maintain your mental health?

2. “What am I going to do about it?”

  • Will you build your business assets and savings to ensure financial security?
  • Will you implement emergency plans that increase preparedness?
  • Will you be more open to asking for help from your coaches and mentors?
  • Will you be more teachable and use tools that will help you comfortably acclimate to unforeseen changes?

*If the first half of the year confirmed that you were well-prepared, financially set, and your business is thriving, how can you improve even more? What goals can you set moving forward?

Use these questions to reflect, learn, and make changes. Let’s not operate in fear, but in wisdom.

“You have to dig your well before you’re thirsty.” 
-Ron Puryear

A great way to get past where you currently are, is to seek perspective. Talk to your coaches and mentors with a humble, open mind. Be teachable and willing to trust and apply their advice. Let’s get better by making better decisions, preparing for the future, and procuring more stability. Remember, situations only become problems when you react negatively to them. View your pile of puzzle pieces as an opportunity to become a more confident problem solver and solution seeker. We believe that you are capable of overcoming any challenge that you may face and emerge even stronger than before. So learn to adapt, and get excited about taking on these new challenges with a great attitude. You’ve got this!

How to To Be a Solution Seeker

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  • Mike Condensa - August 17, 2020 reply

    Great message and great wisdom! Ceiling unlimited when the sky’s the limit! Changes never end, never end… Thank you for continuing to get better everyday!!

  • Susel Ramos - August 17, 2020 reply

    Your messages always hit the nail smack dab on the head ! Thanks David and Jaimee for your perspective on how to seek a solution here in life on planet earth! This time shall definitely pass. We just need to make the most out of it !

  • The Action Jacksons - August 17, 2020 reply

    This is such a good post! Thanks for sharing your thoughts, ideas, wisdom and recommendations! We value you both so much!!! This is just what we needed!

  • Linda Tennies - August 17, 2020 reply

    This is spot on. Thank you for your balanced, common sense approach to challenges.

  • Ann Parker - August 17, 2020 reply

    I like “this too shall pass” and it will!!

  • Travis V - August 18, 2020 reply

    This is an incredible post. Thank you for these great nuggets of wisdom and insight!

  • Adrienne Stokley - August 18, 2020 reply

    Awesome sauce. So very true… the issue isn’t really the issue, my reaction is the issue! Thanks for that perspective.

    Amy Hasegawa - August 18, 2020 reply

    Thank you for the thought-provoking article, and the insight and wisdom you shared.

  • Darlene Strong - August 19, 2020 reply

    Excellent reflection questions to examine ourselves, our businesses, our plans, habits, etc! Thanks you for your insights!

  • Cammie - August 19, 2020 reply

    Thank you for this article! Love the the perspective of how you react to the problem may be the problem!

  • Barbie Miller - August 25, 2020 reply

    Thank you, yet again, for your words of wisdom and insight, not to mention that you utilized three of my all time favorite quotes from three of the wisest men.
    Confidently moving forward as a problem solving, solution seeking Worldwide Dream Builder!!

  • Marlena Landry - August 28, 2020 reply

    Thank you for the Awesome wisdom & teaching David & Jaimee!!! “This is life on planet earth ” is a favorite quote of mine too. Helps normalize that we are ALL going through stuff!! Our perspective & reaction to things really shows what we are made of! Thank you for the great self-reflection questions & tips to move forward on our journey!!

  • Suzie Jardine - September 5, 2020 reply

    These all tie into your emotional IQ teaching that Jaimee has been doing. Excellent things to think about and incorporate into our action plans.

  • Isaac Fineman - November 16, 2020 reply

    “Life on planet earth” is definitely filled with opportunities. Thanks for sharing great content like this on your blog. Actionable information, immediately!

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