Houston Texas Consulting – BalanceBy
It has long been assumed that anyone can find problems but it takes REAL talent to find solutions. A solid, healthy relationship with employees, employers, clients, coworkers, friends and family require us to be BOTH a problem finder and a problem solver.
Problem finders sometimes get labeled as negative and complainers. Problem solvers often get labeled as rigid and poor listeners. While both statements have merit, it could be argued that a person must be BOTH a problem finder and a problem solver to be a critical component of a relationship. To reach our potential, we must find a healthy balance.
Here are four simple ways to balance being a problem “finder” and a problem “solver”:
1.) Remember: If you do not know what you want from a situation, and you cannot offer any solutions then you are just complaining. No one likes complainers.
2.) Stop and listen to the person speaking before you cut them off, jump right in and try to solve a problem. Sometimes people just want you to listen.
3.) Slow down, notice what your emotions are telling you to do and act according to how you want to behave. You decide.
4.) For every problem you notice, “find” three things that are going great. This will keep you level.