I deal with puzzles and problems every day.
The question that I always ask is “How Can I Make It Better?”
This makes me evaluate and use my experience to improve things.
When I attack the next problem I have more options because of all the I have gone thru.
How Can I Make It Better?
When someone wants to sell you something think about this:
Will it benefit THEM or benefit YOU?
Example: Leasing a Car
Benefit to THEM (Dealer) far outweighs the benefit to YOU (low payments).
Consider the negatives to You: mileage limits, penalties for wear and tear, bank fees, you’re locked in for the lease period, unknown interest %, you own nothing when the lease is over…
No, a restaurant can’t serve Love, but it can seem to serve love if it uses handwritten fonts on the menu…
Just read this story on Fast Company Design: https://www.fastcompany.com/90310920/why-every-restaurant-has-an-illegible-menu
Too many businesses – especially online – give me that used car salesman, fast talking, ‘get you in my funnel’ and ‘get you on my list’ strategy to get me to buy. Their focus is on funnel building instead of helping people. Show me, tell me, and prove to me that you can help me. Then I’ll buy.