Find Your Solution By Getting Distracted

Tell me if this happens to you. A problem is staring you in the face, begging for a solution. You bang your head on the wall looking for the solution, then something distracts you from the problem for just a few minutes.

POOF! There’s your solution.

My distraction came in the form of assisting Ray in preparing his photo inventory list of his art that he was taking to Haus Fortuna. This is an incredible opportunity for his fine art photography to be seen in the beautiful retail space next to very tempting Italian ceramics and elegant housewares.

Ray's photo of the staircase to my future Italian villa.

The light bulb went on while researching a pricing model for Ray’s photography.

My POOF! moment was when I put 2+2 together and realized my business pricing model is messed up:  I need less services, more product.

  • Service = hours (limited resource)
  • Product = repeatable object for sale (unlimited resource)

So while I ponder the many services I can turn into products, let me ask you this.

Are you letting yourself get distracted in a good way? Do you have the same realizations once you do give yourself a break in the action?

I love the way it was referred to in an article in “Psychological Science” by Professor Adam Galinsky:

“Conscious thought is better at making linear, analytic decisions, but unconscious thought is especially effective at solving complex problems. Unconscious activation may provide inspirational sparks underlying the ‘Aha!’ moment that eventually leads to important discoveries.”

So that leaves me this week with fewer guilty feelings at letting myself get distracted.

Now where was I . . .

Until the next distraction takes over, enjoy – Heather

(Heather’s dream is to have multiple streams of income, starting with launching an e-commerce website that showcases her one-of-a-kind designer jewelry, which are crafted by her.  Heather’s post day is Thursday and her newly launched sites are couture jewelry available through For Your Adornment, and  Twitter background design on Twitter And Beyond)

DREAM GOAL:  $25,000 A MONTH FROM 6 SOURCES OF INCOME BY NOVEMBER 01, 2010 & WALK/RUN/CRAWL THE BAY TO BREAKERS IN SUPPORT OF VERONICA’S DREAM

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Heather’s dream is to share with the world her success at becoming healthy after age 40. Heather lost over 88 pounds through changing her diet and incorporating exercise into her busy life. She would like to take what she has learned about becoming fit after 40, and using her Metabolic Training Certification to help others struggling with weight issues mid-life. Heather’s post day is Monday.
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    Thanks for all your comments! ~H

  • Catherine, Site Admin

    Remy, does this mean I have to kiss back?

    I say double chocolate fudge and think of me.

    Cath

  • Veronica

    Its so nice to know that someone else does the things that I do….distraction.

    I am with Cath….the weekend with the sweetie.

  • Remy, the photographer

    See, going out for ice cream WORKS! As your fellow dreamer and best friend in a coach costume, you know I will encourage you to spend at least 30 minutes a day strategically huddling with your business partner Ray and maybe even your employee too. Nothing but strategy during that time. Sit somewhere else that doesn’t remind you of your tactical work. Dont answer the phone. Just try it for a few days and tell me what you gain by doing that. k?
    Mint Chip? rem

  • Catherine, Site Admin

    I would like to see you both get so distracted that you go away somewhere for the weekend without your cell phones or Internet connections and take a break. I can imagine what would come up then.

    To the next level here we come.

    Cath