Do not solve problems, make them obsolete

To solve problems is hard. Running from problems makes life even harder. It is more practical to continuously adapt yourself to situations and look for ways to make problems obsolete.

What are the ways to make problems obsolete?

Making problems obsolete means approaching problems in new, innovative ways; conceptualizing problems differently; and understanding your position in relation to any particular situation in a way you’d never thought of before.

BECOME AN EXPERT AT BENCHMARKING

Be exposed to a lot of variety that you unconsciously, or consciously, compare – different products, behaviors, social rules and attitudes.

LEARN TO FEEL COMFORTABLE IN ANY PART OF THE WORLD

Travel abroad and you will be able to mix and match different cultures to reinvent yourself building a hybrid culture.

RELY ON YOUR NETWORK OF CONTACTS

Surround yourself with other interesting people who have traveled, acquired crazy stories, tried bizarre food, played extreme sports and listened to obscure music. Build a wide and diversified network of followers (people from different countries and different industries) and learn to manage it. Blogging is a powerful way to learn on your own and to create a global wisdom.

DEVELOP AN ATTITUDE TO UNCOVER GOOD IN THE BAD

People tend to feel embarrassed easily with something that is hard to achieve or seems to be wrong. Make yourself driven with affirmation and positive determination. Develop a habit to see good features first.

USE A SCAMPER METHOD FOR MORE MANIPULATION

By substituting, combining, adapting, magnifying (modifying), putting to other uses, eliminating, rearranging scenarios, approaches, formats, materials, ideas, purposes, contexts, features, behaviors you will immediately notice how flexible you become.

PRACTICE THINKING OUT OF THE BOX

Thinking out of the box starts well before we’re “boxed in” – that is, well before we confront a unique situation and start forcing it into a familiar “box” that we already know how to deal with. For this, spot the rules in place, and make them irrelevant by starting your own game with your new rules.

CONSTANTLY MOVE

Every day make steps towards your goals. Even if your step is tiny, consistency is key here. It is crucial on a daily basis to convert ideas into practical steps and launch new projects.

ALWAYS EXPERIMENT

Nobody is perfect. Success is built on the ability to learn on the way, admitting mistakes and correcting them fast.

To practice and acquire the soft skill of making problems obsolete, come and play the Freshbiz game with us or order the session for your company or organization.

— Marina Belskikh, founder of International Business Development Alliance

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FreshBiz game

MORE THAN 50 000 PEOPLE HAVE PLAYED FRESHBIZ GAME

Since entrepreneurship is a life-style and a mind-set we need to develop skills to create reality from our ideas. We are multi-gamers, simultaneously being inventors, marketers, coaches, parents, and friends, and we don’t really want to separate this life game into parts. We are social creatures aiming to play life with love. With competition in mind, our success becomes obscure. Making money is no longer a form of making a living. Entrepreneurship is who we are. Entrepreneurship is an approach to succeed in any project we undertake.

CONSCIOUS COMMUNICATION

  • To be true to yourself, your ideas and focus on the essentials.
  • To explore entrepreneurial thinking in an entirely new way.
  • To turn ideas into reality.
  • To create winning in many dimensions with many people simultaneously.
  • To identify your unique gifts that can be leveraged to move you and others forward in life.
  • To widen your view, broaden your perspectives, and envision the total picture.
  • To see more opportunities and possibilities than what was there previously.
  • To transform things we must or must not do into things we may choose or choose not to do.
  • How to make smart partnerships to bring everyone success, results and winning through providing tremendous value all around.
  • Instead of selling, pitching, convincing, or recruiting to share a unique message and attract your ideal customers or community to you with ease.
  • To transform your community by being in the same as others around you.
  • To make people feel good when they engage in a relationship with you.
  • To widen your horizons by switching from a fixed mind-set to a growth mind-set.

HOW IT WORKS

Game-based learning and seminars are gaining traction, excluding fear-based games from this list, of course. Going through a Freshbiz simulation session you will have a chance to experience entrepreneurship in practice. The game will take you through a process of finding clarity on what some of the games modern entrepreneurs play look like. You will be among solution seekers, game changers, and influencers planting new seeds and creating fresh ways to play new games in our lives based on real values and real-value impact. Then you will come to the point to evaluate how it might work for you.

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