Do you have a solution brain?

If your headline curves up towards your index finger this means you have a “solution brain”, also called an “action plan” brain. You can clearly see what needs to be done; a clear course of action.

Why is it good to know if you have this marker?
If you have a solution brain and you’re not using it enough in your work, you’re in danger of giving unsolicited advice. This causes disconnect, particularly with family and close friends. They may even get angry with you for interfering even though from your point of view your ideas really help solve the problem.

Learn to only give advice when it’s asked for, or at least ask for permission before you rattle off your solution to whatever it is challenging them, and always start from a place of common ground. Something you agree on. Even if this is, “I agree you have a problem! Would you like to hear my thoughts on this?” This way people will be more willing to listen to your ideas.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

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