Do you ever find yourself solving people’s problems? Or do you ever feel under pressure to have all the answers?
If so, this video is for you.
We tend to think that we’re helping others by solving their problems for them, but it’s actually incredibly time consuming, exhausting and unsustainable for us.
And it’s disempowering for them because they can become quite dependent on us, and that can stop them from growing.
So if you genuinely want to empower people, save time and remove pressure from yourself, do this:
The next time someone comes to you with a problem, don’t solve it for them!
Instead, ask them these three simple questions:
Question 1: “What are 3 different ways you could solve this?”
…And then shut up! Let them think. Let them work that out for themselves. And make sure they come up with those three ideas that you’ve asked for.
And then ask them question 2: “What idea do you like the most?”
…And then finally, ask question 3: “What’s going to be your next step?”
So try this simple strategy and just notice how much time it saves you in the long run – and also how much pressure it takes off you – because by getting people to solve their own problems, they’ll become a lot more confident, independent, and responsible.
So I hope you found that useful. Learn more at: training.coachinginschools.com
I’m Annie Boate, CEO at Coachinginschools, and if you’ve got any questions, please comment or message me.