Stuck on a problem? These are activities to help get un stuck or spur more creative thought.
Where to go Next? - Effectual Reasoning
see effectual reasoning for full explanation.
- Determine Vague Goal
- Identify Means via the effectual reasoning inventory
- Who are you — What are my natural strengths, traits, and abilities?
- Who do you know — Who are in my social and professional networks?
- What do you know — What is my training, expertise, interests and experience
- Imagine Clearly Defined Ends
- Manage risk
- Ready, Fire, Aim
Figuring Out Career Strategy - Ask These Questions
- What were some of your best days at previous jobs?
- When do you most look forward to going to work?
- When did you come home feeling excited and full of stories from work?
- What are some experiences you didn't like? How can you negate / eliminate those into positives?
Figuring Out Wealth Strategy - Climbing The Ladders of Wealth
From Nathan Barry's Ladders of Wealth Creation
- What rung of the ladder am I on in my journey to build wealth?
- Which ladder is this new idea on?
- How far is it from the rung of the ladder I am on currently?
- What new skills would I need to close the gap between where I am now and where I want to go?
- How long will it take to acquire those skills and get initial traction?
- Do I have the runway (both in time and financial security) to make that jump without putting my finances in danger? #risk
Getting To Know Yourself - Coaching Questions
have a conversation and ask yourself some of the coaching questions:
- Kickstart Question — “What’s on your mind?”
- AWE Question — “And What Else?”
- Focus Challenge — “What’s the real challenge here for you?”
- Foundation Question — “What do you want?”
- Lazy Question — “How can I help?” or “What do you want from me?”
- Strategic Question — “If you say yes to this, what are you saying no to?”
- Learning Question — “What was most useful or valuable here for you?”
Assessing Risk of a New Project - Fearsetting
Evangelized by Tim Ferriss in this article Fearsetting
- define the worst-case scenario, specifically, on paper, when considering choices.
- try to tackle as many "what ifs" as you can
- then, ask yourself what steps you can take to prevent those or mitigate damage. bulletproofing
- Also define the most probable positive outcomes
- specific question: "if you were fired from your job today, what steps would you take to get things under financial control?"
- Ask yourself, "what are you putting off most due to fear?"
- Ask yourself, what it costing you, physically, emotionally, financially, to put off action?
- Also ask yourself, "what are you waiting for?"
Developing a Product Idea? - Write Your Marketing Material
- Write the ideal amazon review for your idea
- Write a landing page for your idea. think about pains, dreams, fixes, objections.
Getting to Know Yourself - From Running on Empty No More
- What do you want?
- What are you passionate about?
- What do you like and what do you dislike, and why?
- Who do you like and who do you dislike, and why?
- What are your strengths and weaknesses?
- What adjectives would you use to describe yourself?
- How do others perceive you?
- What activities do you enjoy the most?