How to Turn Idea Squashers into Possibilities

Written by Steve Brunkhorst

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By replying to these statements with leading questions, a reframing occurs. New possibilities and solutions begin to emerge.

Here are some examples of questions that challenge old assumptions:

"If we tried again, and made this slight change, how might it improverepparttar results?"

"What could happen if you increased your skills and value by gaining knowledge in new areas?"

"What support would you need to accomplish this job?

"If we began again with a clean slate, what would you do differently?

"How could we determinerepparttar 117303 response to this idea in advance?"

"What other options are you willing to create?"

How would you turnrepparttar 117304 squashers listed above into possibilities? I'm sure you can think of more thought barriers similar to my examples.

This exercise will strengthen your creativity. It also makes an enlightening group activity. When someone replies torepparttar 117305 leading question with another squasher,repparttar 117306 questioner again challengesrepparttar 117307 answer with another leading question.

Try turning idea squashers into possibilities by challenging assumptions. You will generate many creative solutions that might have been overlooked. You will also solve problems in a way that is skill enhancing and enjoyable.

© Copyright 2002 by Steve Brunkhorst. Steve coaches people to help them revitalize their inner spark, access their natural talents, and design strategies to reach their personal and career goals. Get Steve's motivational and inspirational mini-zine, Achieve! 60-Second Nuggets of Inspiration, by visiting

The Devine Secrets Of The Ya Ya Lease Purchase Hood

Written by Sue and Chuck DeFiore

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Secret number 6 is to have a good telephone script. Be sure your script asks for allrepparttar information you need to make an informed decision as to whether or not there is a deal, and whether or not it is a good deal. You want this information before you leave for an appointment. Remember you donít make an appointment unless you are going to get a contract signed.

Secret number 7 is to makerepparttar 117302 calls and sendrepparttar 117303 emails. You need to makerepparttar 117304 calls and to send your emails out on a consistent basis. In any business you need to continuously market to get new business.

Secret number 8 is to follow up. After you have made your telephone calls -follow up. Send a letter, a brochure, a newsletter, whatever you decide works best for you. But if you donít follow up, you will lose a ton of business. I can guarantee it.

Secret number 9 is to have fair agreements and contracts. Your contracts and any and all of your agreements must be fair to all parties. If they are not, again, I guarantee you will have problems on a number of fronts.

Secret number 10 is to only do good business. We canít emphasize this enough. It has to be a good deal forrepparttar 117305 seller, a good deal forrepparttar 117306 tenant buyer and a good deal for you. All parties must be happy and feel they got what they wanted. If not, again I can guarantee you will have problems, and will not be in business for very long.

Secret number 11 is to stick to your plan. Rememberrepparttar 117307 plan you made up to start with, well follow it. Itís what you made it up for. So use it. Study it. If you need to revise it, do so. However, if you arenít going to follow it and do so religiously you are not going to be in business for a very long.

Rememberrepparttar 117308 #1 secret ofrepparttar 117309 Ya Ya Lease Purchase Hood is to implement that plan.

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