Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Focus on the Solution, Not Your Bad Boss’s Ridiculous Demand or Behavior!

It’s natural to get frustrated, depressed, or just plain angry with yet another unreasonable demand or idiotic behavior from your Bad Boss.

It’s tempting to dwell on the ridiculous demand or behavior--after all, it’s demeaning, disgusting, disrespectful--take your pick!

However, wallowing in the misery of it all prevents you moving through to the success you long for.

“The next time you find yourself fed up – it could be in your role, a responsibility you are required to carry out, with your boss, perhaps with the staff you manage, maybe it’s your peers. Whatever it may be, write it down, get it out, but keep the problem limited to a few sentences so it stays focused. Now, and maybe not like right NOW, maybe in a few hours, come back to it; what action-based solution can you implement to minimize or reduce the probability of it re-occurring? Remember, a solution doesn’t necessarily mean the problem is solved; it can be a resolution to a solution. The important thing here is that you are taking real, tangible action to eliminate whatever it is that is slowing your momentum down…

By practicing pairing solutions with problems, you are training your brain to automatically default to solution-based thinking vs. problem-based thinking. Stop wasting time assessing the problem and start identifying the solution!”

And with that--implement the solution and get back on your path to success!

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