Get outside thinking on the problem!

Meeting with the same people, talking about the same problem, coming up with the same alternatives. Did that ever yield new breakthrough solutions?

Sounds like Albert Einstein’s definition of insanity: “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

Why don’t we expand the brain power that we apply to solving the problem? Bring in more CPUs? The excuses are many: It would take too long to explain the background. Nobody else has the right expertise. People don’t have time. Who else would be interested in this problem anyway? … etc.

I was reminded tonight by a talented and creative group of diverse women, that: A well-framed problem can be explained in minutes. Smart people are quick studies. Expertise comes in many flavors. It can also be new contacts and resources. Time concerns evaporate when enthusiasm enters the room. Everyone loves to solve someone else’s problem. Just ask!

Thanks again to Becky, Sandy, Ellen, Carol, Carolyn, & Lynn for your energy on the fundraiser problem tonight!


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Writing about the small things that shape our lives
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