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Problems as Opportunities


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Problems as Opportunities

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I came across an article that irritated and challenged me. It was entitled “Assume Every Problem in Your Life is a Lesson to Make You Stronger”. Henry Ford said “Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.” In other words we can expend more energy talking, complaining and getting worked up about the problem than solving it. Problems are not why we become miserable at times. It’s our perspective or how we deal with them that impacts our outlook. Here are a few steps that hit home with me and hopefully for many of you watching today. 1. Identify the problem. If you’re stressed, anxious or confused stop. Take a moment…

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  1. One of my bosses was famous for saying: “Don’t come to me with problems if you are not prepared to provide the solution when you do.” Too many times not only do we get distracted by problems but worse we distract others with those problems.

    What is odd is that with some, you bring the problem and the solution and they turn away as if it is nothing more than an annoyance. We see this a lot in corporate fiefdoms where the “leader” is in fear for their job and anyone who brings light to a situation is considered a threat. Yes, some solutions are too costly but many people have no interest in instituting solutions for a myriad of reasons.

    In our industry we should be problem solvers. A HECM can be an expensive proposition or a problem solver. It is all up to the borrower but we need to work with the senior to develop a feasible plan to solve an actual need now or significant potential need. As some claim, we are the experts.

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