Highlight Problems, Avoid Solutions
It’s wayyy easier to provide solutions than to help folks find their own solutions. What are the consequences of this observation?
- For consultants, trainers, pseudo-coaches and others whose income depends on selling “solutions”?
- For folks seeking long-term, permanent solutions to their problems?
- For folks who choose to hire consultants or other experts to solve their problems for them?
- For folks habituated to delegating the finding of solutions to their problems to others?
Voltaire asks us a rhetorical question:
“Is there anyone so wise as to learn by the experience of others?”
I’ll not be offering any solutions to this conundrum. I am available help you along the path of finding your own.Do get in touch!
#IANAC (I am not a consultant).
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