How to Develop a More Holistic View of a Problem in Less Than 10 Minutes | Ken Wells | Skillshare

How to Develop a More Holistic View of a Problem in Less Than 10 Minutes

Ken Wells, Best-Selling Instructor, Self-Realization Coach

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5 Lessons (15m)
    • 1. Why Should I Take This Class?

      0:56
    • 2. A Powerful Technique to Quickly Find Solutions to Problems

      10:33
    • 3. How to Complete the Class Project

      1:11
    • 4. How to Leave a Review for This Class

      1:01
    • 5. Conclusion and Next Steps

      1:43

About This Class

Most problems seem bigger than they actually are because they are stuck in your head and you experience them as this vague cloud of uneasiness.

You know you can come up with new ideas once you get the creative juices flowing...but you need a method and framework to get started.

Who's this for?

This class is for artists, entrepreneurs, business people, teachers and anyone who has to come up with creative solutions, generate and plan new ideas regularly.

What will I learn?

What you'll learn is a simple technique you can use, along with a free tool to quickly gain clarity on any problem and come up with tons of new ideas.

It will help you get a truly holistic view of the situation which can save you tons of time, money and headaches down the road.

Go ahead and enroll now and join me as I walk you through this easy to use system, so you can begin to solve problems faster and consistently generate fresh ideas.

Transcripts

1. Why Should I Take This Class?: most problems seemed bigger than they actually are, because you're stuck in your head and you experience them as this sort of vague cloud of uneasiness. You know you can come up with new ideas once you get the creative juices flowing, but you need a method in a framework to get started. This classes for artists, entrepreneurs, business people, teachers in anyone who has to come up with creative solutions and generate in plan new ideas regularly. What you'll learns a simple technique that you can use along with a free tool. To quickly gain clarity on any problem and come up with tons of new ideas quickly. It's gonna help you to get a truly holistic view of the situation, which can save you a ton of time, money and headaches down the road. So go ahead and roll now and join me as I walk you through this easy to use system so you can begin to solve problems faster and consistently generate fresh ideas 2. A Powerful Technique to Quickly Find Solutions to Problems: now in this section, we're going to specifically be covering several powerful techniques to help you find creative solutions to problems. And it's important to realize that any of the techniques that I'm gonna be showing you can also be used as idea generation tools as well. And the first technique I want to show you something that I like to call your mind map to solutions. Now, mind maps are very powerful, and you've probably heard of them before. But the question is, do you use these? I'm gonna show you a free program called Mind No mo, which, if you look in the resource section, you'll find not only a link to create an account on mind noma, which is one that I actually prefer more than some of the other ones, like bubble dot us or some of the other ones that are commonly referred. Teoh. So I'm gonna show you mine. No, mo. And there's also gonna be an additional Lincoln there to a YouTube video that goes over extensively. What mind maps are how to use those and so on and so forth in greater depth for our purposes. Here, I'm going to show you a very simple technique of using a mind map to overcome problems. So now join me for the screen cast. I'm gonna walk you step by step over exactly how to use a mind map. Okay, So once you click on the link in the resource section and you get to the mind No, mo dot com page, they're gonna ask you to register for a free account. Once you register and you're logged in, you're going to see this screen right here. So to create a mind map, you press the create button, gives you all these options here, we're gonna do a basic one. And what we're gonna be looking at is we're gonna be looking at the problem of how to create a passion paste. Excuse me? A passion based business. So in this example, let's say this person Ah, they're a paint, a professional painter. And what they're looking to do is they want to start their own passion based business and teach people had a paint online okay, so well to painting business. And that's the problem that we're gonna investigate using a mind map here. So once you create that mind map, you're gonna see it creates, and I'm gonna call him pods. I don't know what they're called. Feel free to correct. May I really don't care. The bottom line is that creates this little bubble here. Okay? And what you can do is you'll notice that when it's when you click out of it or when you click in it like this, it allows you to change the text. Okay, and when you click out of it, you'll see that it's sort of circled by this blue, um, circle. And then there's this little drop down menu that allows you to do certain things like change this. Put different colors around it. You can even change how the, uh, they're called child bubbles, like when you do this here that's called a child bubble. So when you have this highlighted, delete that for now. When you have this highlighted in this drop down menu, you can go here and you can change how those child bubbles come out. But for the sake of this, we're just going to use the default. Now, The easiest way to create this mind map is when you have it highlighted like this, where you can see this arrow, You just press the tab button and it creates a child bubble. And so we're just gonna do it just like this painting business, right? Why do we want to do that? Well, this person says self expression. Okay, Then you click back on that bubble and you press tab again. Extra money. Okay, Um, create my own schedule. I love teaching, right? And you click back on the main bubble and you press it again and you say, Well, what am I gonna teach? Right? And you might say, Well, I'm gonna teach And and again, I don't know the painting world so you can get is granular with this as you like, But let's say they're gonna teach. Um, you know, tutorials for beginning painters you can't even spell beginning. Okay. And then we dio They're also going to teach how to get clients as a freelancer. And what else? Ah, equipment for supplies. I guess there's what you call it there, right? How to pick out supplies, right? They can obviously add to this, but then they go back to their original bubble and they click. Click it and then click tab again. Toe start another one and you go. How are you going to do this? Right, So it's just the old who, What? When, Where, how, and win. And you just go through and you just keep potting off of it like this. And you can say, Well, I'm going to create a YouTube channel. Okay, I'm going to, um, create an online course, and I'm going to write an e book. Okay. When? Well, this person is a full time painter professional painter right now. So they're gonna do it like this. They're gonna do it from 7 to 10 p on weekdays. Now, when you're in this bubble like this, if you want toe, if you want to create more space, you just hold down, shift in, press enter, and you can create space like this. And so then they're going to do it from 12 to 4, and that's gonna be weekends. Okay, So you got the what? Win. How? Why and who and who is going to be painting students. You know, maybe college. It's gonna be, um, individuals with a passion for painting. It's gonna be people who want to start a passion based painting business, right? And beginning painters, Okay, and then another one you might put is Resource is. And what I like to do is put what I have. What resource is I have and what research resource is. I need to make this happen. So let's start with in this example, the person says they have. Well, let's say they have, Ah, $200 a month. Well, it's Let's be more conservative. Let's say they have 100 bucks a month that they can put towards this endeavor. They have a webcam. They have recording software, and what do they need? They need a microphone. And what else do they need? They need to learn how to create a YouTube channel. OK, do you see where we're going with this? So you just start kind of asking yourself these questions in mind, map it out, and then what you can do is you can click on any one of these bubbles and continue to drill down, right? So, like extra money, you might click the tab there and say, How much extra money? And you might say, Well, $500 a month is the initial goal. Okay, then you might go down to, you know, create an online course like what type of online course is going to be your first course? Let's say you know, painting 101 Okay. And pretty soon you started with just this general vague idea in your head of I want to create a passion based painting business. But as you start to mind, map this out. What's cool about this is it gives you a visual representation, and it actually engages the creative aspect of your brain rather than just putting bullet points on a list. So many people find that this helps them to really visualize and get a much bigger perspective on any given problem. So you could punch any problem you want into here and run through these same questions and even at any and even add additional pods, you know that are specific to that problem. But I find that if you just stick with these six and then you start to drill down off of these pods, you can really begin to get a much broader scope of the problem or the idea that you're trying to find creative solutions to. So let me know what you think about this if you have questions. If you're finding this helpful, if there's anything you don't understand, if there's additional ways to use this mind map that you're aware of that you want to share with the rest of the students, you can go ahead and do that by clicking on start discussion. So again, be sure to check out the resource section where you're gonna find a link to mind. No mo. Where you can create a free account and you're also gonna find a link to a YouTube video that goes over what mind maps are, how you can use them in greater depth. So now that we've gone over a very effective way to find solutions to problems using mind maps, please join me in the next lesson. 3. How to Complete the Class Project: Now that you've gone to the lessons, it's time to put what you've learned into action. So go ahead and practice what you've learned. And then to complete the project for this class, simply scroll down to here where it says, Start your project, Go ahead and add a title to your project and then in this space here simply include a comment, a question you have or a challenge that you'd like additional help with. And this could be a simple as a description of your experience. Then, once you've got this filled out, simply go down to this button. Click Create project and you're done. Now I invite you to go ahead, and you also have the opportunity to share your project as well on social media by clicking these buttons here or sharing the link to your project. So go ahead and take a moment and complete your class project now and then join me in the next video 4. How to Leave a Review for This Class : a lot of people don't know how to leave a review on skill share. So I wanted to just give you a quick video showing you how you can leave a review and help me continue to improve this class and future classes moving forward. So when you're on your course dashboard here, um, all you do is you go down to this little button here Ah, with the three dots, and then you scroll down to leave a review, and you can put a yes or no thumbs up or thumbs down, and you can include private feedbag, public feedback. What I would encourage you to do is, if you do decide to put a thumbs down for any reason, please leave a public review with some sort of statement of why you chose that so that I I can actually have feedback on how to improve. Um, And if you choose to instead put a thumbs up for the course, I would also encourage you to leave some comments so that I know what I'm doing, right. So again, thank you for your time and join me in the next video 5. Conclusion and Next Steps: congratulations on finishing the class. Thank you so much for enrolling and taking the time to go through the lessons. To really get the most out of this class, I invite you to review and practice this material multiple times. I'm not sure if you're aware, but we only retain about 7 to 10% of information that were presented with one time to really get the most benefit. It's advisable to review the material and practise the exercises at least 10 to 15 times to really get it now. You can also revisit the project area and continue to keep us updated on your progress by posting comments with your experiences, questions and challenges that you'd like additional help with. So what are the next steps from here? If you find this class to be really helpful, I invite you to go ahead and enroll in my other classes and give those a shot as well. Now, if you really enjoyed your experience, I also encourage you to go ahead and share this class with other friends, family members or colleagues that you feel would benefit also. And finally, if you'd like to be notified of free Webinars and resource is that will help you on your own journey of personal and spiritual growth. You can do that by going to my website in joining our email list for the Academy of Self Mastery. And some of the things I would invite you to notice is that the webinars that you're given access to for free the recordings of those air actually used commercially. So you're literally getting paid content for free when you choose to join our email list. So again, thank you so much for your time and for enrolling in the class. And I will see you next time.