Guide - The MUMpreneur Guide
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What’s Stopping You?
It is easy to allow obstacles to stop us from making the progress we need to succeed.† You can be daunted when you feel that you don’t know how to deal with a problem.
“A problem is the gap between what happens and what should happen“
1.† Identify the problem
What is the problem? Consider whether the problem is actually what you think it is.† For example the problem may not be that a computer program doesn’t work.† Is the real issue that you do not have the tech skills to make the program work or that you don’t have someone with technical expertise that you can outsource to?
2.† Define the objectives
What is the desired outcome.† How much money, time, manpower do you have to reach the desired outcome? In the example above, the desired outcome is that the computer program will work.† Perhaps you have a budget of £300 and two hours to achieve this objective.
3.† Set decision criteria
What will the decision be based on? What is the most important criteria Ė time, money, manpower? In our tech example the decision might be based on finding the most efficient and effective solution with the resources (£300/2hrs) available to us.
4.† Identify possible solutions
I could teach myself how to use the computer program by purchasing and watching a video tutorial or I could outsource to a tech person.
5.† Compare solutions based on criteria
Which solution best fits the criteria?† Which solution would most efficiently and effectively meet the objectives? In this example, can I find someone to do the work within time and budget, or can I learn it myself within the time allowed?
6.† Implement the decision
Use your resources to implement the decision
7.† Review the effectiveness of the decision
This step is often overlooked but is actually really important.† Has the decision you made solved the problem?† Do you need to adjust your decision?† What can you learn about dealing with this problem for the future.
Broken down, no ‘problem’ is insurmountable.† No obstacle should stop you from pursuing your goals.† Using a step by step process to deal with problems can help you avoid becoming stuck.