This same process is what you need to learn to do with your own mind to improve the results you get.
“Doris, I’d like to do this, and let’s schedule it some time in the summer.
And I’d love to have your help thinking this through.
It would be great if we could come up with something like, “6 Principles of Clear Business Thinking” for this teleseminar. I’d like to deemphasize personality and culture as factors because people can’t help how they were born or raised and emphasize some learnable skills or habits.
I can think of two principles or habits I use that I suspect other people can learn, even if they come to me rather instinctively. There must be more, and with your help maybe we can figure them out.
1. Take emotion out of the equation. I’m not saying emotions are irrelevant – they certainly are important – but it helps to step outside of what you want and what you feel and to think about the situation dispassionately. I’m often saying to my clients about a problem they’re facing, “Don’t take this personally!” When you peel off emotion from the situation, it’s easier to find a solution. Sometimes the problem just evaporates on its own when you do this.
2. Adopt the viewpoint of your audience or target market. Step outside of your own point of view and think it through from the standpoint of whoever you’re trying to persuade. This is really challenging and yet incredibly valuable for business owners and professionals. I believe this too is a habit people can learn.
Well, already I can see a third strategy I use.”
and Marcia went on, in a straight line to pop out all 6 principles in this one email. She concluded:
“Here I thought I didn’t know how I think clearly and just by starting with what I do know, other things become clear. It helps to talk or write this through to take your thinking farther. I look forward to your feedback!
Thanks for asking, Doris.
See what I mean? How cool is Marcia’s mind? Very cool. And clear!
She started the email out without a clue of what the 6 principals would be. She finished the email by popping all 6, one by one, just like a mother hen drops eggs.
Marcia Yudkin teaches you 6 tried and true ways that help you move from a confusing problem to a practical, workable, creative solution. These are big concepts that work. You can use them again and again to help you think more clearly.
- Improve your brain health for now and later!
- Stop reacting to people and start networking with them.
- Believe in yourself and your own ability to be effective.
- Find solutions to your problems.