Have you ever been in a meeting where you are all trying to come up with a solution, but no one can? . . .
Everyone is looking at their papers, or gazing into space, or shaking their head in puzzlement. No one knows the answer, and they’re pretty sure they’re not going to come up with one any time soon.
Have you ever sat at your desk at home perplexed with something, and you didn’t have anyone to run ideas by to get the juices running?
Have you had a problem with your children and come up against a brick wall as far as your teenager is concerned?
What do you do? Do you give up? I mean, if things keep going like they are, how can you possibly solve this issue?
Well, learn this and you’ll know how. Not only that, but you’ll be as the title says: A hero!
Now, it might sound too easy to work, but stick with me. Once you’ve learned this, you’ll never be “stuck” again!
Are you ready? Here is the answer to how to be a hero.
When you can’t think of anything and your mind is a blank, look at your thumb.
Yes, your thumb. Written on your thumb (if only in your imagination) is the word “Association”.
Look at your problem — which we will now call a project. Look at your thumb. What can you “associate” to your project that might help? A person, an item, a date, a time, a purple elephant. Let your imagination run wild.
Now, when you’re done with that, don’t stop there. Look at your index finger. Look at your project. Look at your index finger.
Written on your index finger is the word “Combination.” What can you “combine” with your project, or parts of your project that will change it completely? Colors, items, remarks? Let your imagination run wild.
When you’ve figured that out, go on to your middle finger. Look at your project. Look at your middle finger.
Written on your middle finger is the word “Rearrange.” Take the project apart and put it back together, “rearrange” it, in a different manner, in a different area, in a different climate if you have to. When you are done, you’ll be able to see it in a completely different light.
Now, it’s time to look at your ring finger. Look at your project. Look at your ring finger.
Written on your ring finger is the word “Adapt.” What can you “adapt” for your project or a part of your project, to make it work, or work better? A new slogan, a new identity? Let your imagination run wild.
Look at your little finger. Look at your project. Look at your little finger.
Written on your little finger is the word “Substitute.” What can you “substitute?” A color, a texture, a shape? Let your imagination run wild.
Now, look at the palm of your hand. Look at your project. Look at the palm of your hand.
Written on the palm of your hand is the word Magnify. That should be easy enough to remember, because you can imagine using the palm of your hand as a magnifying glass. Neat, huh?
Now, in your mind, take the project apart and MAGNIFY each piece or area, looking at it carefully to see what can be bigger or smaller. And while you’ve got it magnified so you can see every piece of the project clearly, you can even Associate, Combine, Rearrange, or Substitute each area or item again.
This erases the “I can’t do it” mentality, because you know you can always come up with something using those six words. (Which, of course, is much better than using those other six words: “I don’t know what to do.”)
The important thing is to remember the words so you can use them. When you look at something and draw a blank, that’s the time to … look at your thumb. This will give your mind a focus and start the word associations working: Association, Combination, Rearrange, Adapt, Substitute, Magnify.
Now, doesn’t it feel great to be a hero? Well, OK, I admit, you won’t be a hero each and every time, but it still feels good to save the day every once in a while!
HINT: Teach this little technique to your co-workers, your friends, and your family! They’ll love you for it!
Thanks for reading.
P.S. If you aren’t enjoying life because of stress, if you feel that each day is harder to get up and go to work or just to get going, this is the course you should get. “How To Quickly Reduce Stress – In 6 Easy Sessions!” Click here!
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