I heard recently that entrepreneurs are people who solve problems for a fee or profit! If that definition is true then, the world is full of opportunities for wealth creation because the world is drowning in problems.
Economic value is created when you can solve peoples problems or make peoples lives better. The wealth you’ll create in this world will be directly tied to the number of problems you’ve been able to solve economically for other people.
Paul Graham, founder of Y Combinator and venture capitalist put it this way ”Make something people want…. there’s nothing more valuable than an unmet need that is just becoming fixable. If you find something broken that you can fix for a lot of people, you’ve found a goldmine” This means that problems around or inconveniences around us are the raw materials for our economic liberation. THE QUESTION IS ‘WHAT DO YOU SEE’
UBER is solving our transportation problem, your lawyer is solving your legal problems, Shoprite Supermarket is solving your retail problem, your Estate agent is solving your accommodation problem- WHOSE PROBLEM ARE YOUR SOLVING? Remember the more problems you solve, the more money you’ll make.
HOW TO SOLVE PERSONAL PROBLEMS
- Define the problem clearly
- Define exactly what success looks like
- Establish exactly where you are presently in comparison to where you want to be
- Write down 20 possible ways to solve the problem or options. Don’t stop till you hit 20.
- Ask yourself ”WHAT IMMEDIATE STEP CAN I TAKE RIGHT NOW TO BEGIN TO CLOSE THE GAP BETWEEN ME AND THIS PROBLEM’
- Focus only on the solution and not the problem
- Start taking massive action
If you don’t get what you want, explore another option from step 4 until you get what you want.
USE YOUR HEAD
Your brain is a solution machine. If you give your brain clear and empowering questions it will start scanning your environment for solutions to your problems. Your brain will attract solutions and opportunities for the solution of your problems if you focus on it. Have you ever thought about buying a particular car and all of a sudden you started seeing the car all over the place! That’s your brain looking for solutions for you. USE YOUR BRAIN!
The late Zig Ziglar said, ”’If you help enough other people get what they want, you’ll also get what you want.”