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Serendipity

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When you raise your buzz, new tools and solutions–ones you couldn’t see or wouldn’t appreciate at a lower buzz–become available. One of those tools is serendipity.

At a lower buzz, we worry about how things will happen. Raising our buzz, we notice more and more happy, beneficial, chance meetings, events, and coincidences.

We go from wrinkled-brow-trying to make good things happen to bemused-smile-letting good things happen.

 

In your corner,

Mike

PS: Lest you think it’s all magic and moonbeams, we do have work to do. We are accountable for committing to our desired goals and raising our buzz. If you’ve tried, you know these are no small feats.

 
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Raise a Little Buzz

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When a problem persists even if you seem to have tried everything, the temptation is to blame others, self, the world. It is far more productive to frame the problem in terms of buzz. Einstein said it well:

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”

The solutions you seek simply are not available at the level you buzz at when you focus on the problem. Raise your buzz (by focusing on thoughts that feel better) and the solutions will appear. They will come with such ease that you’ll wonder what all that struggle was for.

 

In your corner,

Mike

PS: It sounds  crazy, I know. But, c’mon. It can’t hurt and will very likely help.

 

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Assume It Is

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Fear that a problem is too big, too horrible, too far gone, or otherwise unsolvable is a wholly insufficient starting point for those who are about to solve it. Pessimism is a delay tactic.

Assume the problem (any problem from your child’s habit of forgetting his homework to your next year’s budget to the economy to global warming) is solvable. When you do, it becomes exciting. Then you have all the energy you need to get going.

So get going.

 

In your corner,

Mike

PS: False optimism–the kind that tries to paste over problems–is also dangerous. Thought it’s probably a good stepping stone to the honest optimism I’m suggesting.

How Do You Approach a Problem?

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There are three ways to approach any problem. All three can work.

(Before you read further, think of a problem bugging you or your organization. Keep this problem in mind as you explore the three ways.

Three Ways To Approach Any Problem

  1. You believe that the problem is hard, that it is a threat to you or your organization, and that you might not be able to fix it. (Hint: you can tell you are taking this approach because of the knot in your gut, weight on your shoulders, tension in your neck, etc.)
  2. You believe that it is easy, that all is well, and that you quietly expect to have it all work out. (Hint: this approach feels exciting, light, etc.)
  3. You believe #1 above while you pretend that you believe #2.

Approach 1 causes undue struggle. Approach 3 can be soul-crushing. And Approach 2 is so so so (keep repeating so another pretztillion times) foreign–we are so used to Approaches 1 and 3–that we refuse to try it.

For the problem you thought of above, I strongly encourage you to give Approach 2 a shot. The worst that can happen if it doesn’t work is you revert to Approach 1 or 3.

 

In your corner,

Mike

 

PS: Approach 2 is similar to the Quite Cultivating I mentioned earlier.