The first step in solving any problem is getting a good handle on what the problem really is in the first place.  That’s harder than it sounds.

What gets in the way our ability to do this effectively is being blinded what is…versus what could be.  Our own world view gets in the way.

The way around this?  You must reframe the problem.  Diversity of perspective is a powerful approach to not being blinded by your own perspective.  Check out this great video by Edward O’Neill that illustrates this point.

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  1. Hi,

    My name is Jimmy and I am the content manager for My Speed Reading which is a speed reading website. I have been exploring reading and educational courses websites and came across your site end read “Matches, Dots, and Glasses: The Psychology of Problem Solving”.

    I was wondering if you ever have guest bloggers contribute to your site? If so, would love you to consider a piece of mine. I have a few banked up as yet that I could share with you, or if you have a particular subject you may want written on I am more than happy to research it and write one for your website (free of charge; I do not expect payment). I am a speed reader myself and am extremely passionate about the field of speed reading.

    Looking forward to your reply.

    Kind regards

    Jimmy

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