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One of my most-used tools with clients is the simple reframe. When you're feeling stuck or disappointed in your creative business, taking a moment to look at the situation from another point of view can help you see possibilities and opportunities.
As much as we'd like business to be a series of logical decisions, the fact is we get distracted, disappointed, and doubt creeps in. In order to stop ourselves from giving up too soon, or jumping around too much, we can take a moment to reframe the situation by asking one of these questions:
- What else is true?*
- Is there another way?
*Hat tip to Havi for teaching me this question.
Reframing the situation by asking these questions allows us to look at the situation from another perspective. From this perspective, we can find a solution or create a new plan. From there, you can take action.
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What is one situation in your business where you feel stuck?
Now, what's one action you can take, from this new perspective? Leave a comment below sharing the action you'll take this week.