by Win Wenger, Ph.D.
In this time of difficulties, with a multitude of yet other shoes apparently ready to drop, a lot of good people find themselves in straits. The mortgage crisis hitting some, job loss others, loss of market still others, our economy as a whole has lost its principal function, it's market pricing structure serving as a directory to steer people and resources to their most productive uses. As a result our productivity is contracting and there is less value being produced to go around.
Problems seem to be everywhere - personal, neighborhood, community, professional, national, humanitarian and planetary. YOU can solve them! There are hundreds of ingenious specific methods around for solving problems, which are successfully in professional use around the globe. Some of them are readily - and FREELY - available to you, including right here in this website. What if, right now today, you were to identify your most pressing challenge and turn that into soaring high opportunity?
Let's do that. Here. Now. Where to get started? Here are a few suggestions one or more of which may actually be of some help....
Consideration: even if it were not necessarily so, that a disequilibriation such as you are undergoing is mainly a unique opportunity to come out way ahead, into a new equilibrium far better than the old one if one proceeds as if that is indeed the case, he improves his chances of in fact coming out ahead.
Stress release and noise-removal help to gain clarity, such as with the Calm-Breathing Patterns as in Winsights No. 28 and No. 29.. Particularly helpful may be "noise-removal breathing" (also known as "Clarification Breathing", "Blowtorch Breathing", and "Yawn-Breathing".
Apply a specific problem-solving method, or several such methods in combination. You start by defining the problem several different ways. Then, among the hundreds of possible ingenious methods you can turn to, among the more accessible and easily performed are these:
DEAM (Double-Entry Aha Method), together with its extension, Evoked Sidebands
and with live partner or
audio recorder the spoken counterpart to that process, Windtunnel
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