Solution vs. Bright Ideas

Because you are reading this you are more educated than many. AHA! You are viewing it on your smartphone, tablet or computer and for that you should be thankful.  AHA. Technology has shifted everything, everyone, and all that is now possible. Be thankful. And that should create an AHA. Yep. AHAs are those feel good sounds we make in our head, or sometimes, actually say it out loud. Try it! Say it!

AHA Bright Ideas are what takes us on the Journey to Success. Solutions often find a ‘single use’ and then discarded.  They don’t produce a nice sound. Or a great feeling. For solutions to be A Bright Ideas they have to fulfill certain requirements.

Bright Ideas are what takes us on the journey to success. Solutions often find a ‘single use’ and then discarded.Slide005

The world is changing at a rapid pace. Sometimes that’s good and other times not so good. Shift Happens!® and it’s time for you to ensure some shifts that you can control.

A solution requires justification and validation; a BRIGHT IDEA needs no justification.

A solution is an end point; a BRIGHT IDEA is just the beginning.

A solution is sold and self-supporting; a BRIGHT IDEA is tender and must be built upon.

Don’t kill BRIGHT IDEAs with roadblocks. Be open to new ideas. To make Shift Happen you have to prepare for how the world is going to be tomorrow…not as it is today.

How to find some BRIGHT IDEAS….

  • EXPRESS ALL BRIGHT IDEAS.
  • DEEM NO BRIGHT IDEA TOO WILD TO BE CONSIDERED.
  • QUALITY IS IMPORTANT; EVERY BRIGHT IDEA THAT COMES TO MIND SHOULD BE INCLUDED.
  • GETTING TOGETHER WITH OTHERS TO BRAINSTORM IS DESIRABLE.
  • CRITICISM OR NEGATIVE EVALUATION SHOULD BE AVOIDED.
  • RECORD ALL BRIGHT IDEAS.
  • TIME TO LET BRIGHT IDEAS ‘INCUBATE’ SHOULD BE ALLOWED.

Frame the questions to result in BRIGHT IDEAS not solutions…

Write sideways to make Shift Happen“What is the problem we are about to solve” instead…THE PROBLEM WE ARE ABOUT TO RESOLVE IS.

‘Why do you consider this a problem?” THIS IS A PROBLEM BECA– USE

“What is the benefit to this BRIGHT IDEA?

Solutions are singular in focus. BRIGHT IDEAS can lead to more BRIGHT IDEAS.

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