Teach your kids to solve problems- like a Grandmaster. teach your kids
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_custom_heading text=”inspiration” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left|color:%23ce879f” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]Today we’ve been inspired by this article by James Altucher, where he talks about how he thinks like a chess Grandmaster, in order to solve a particluar problem.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_custom_heading text=”why is solving problems important?” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left|color:%23ce879f” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]The ability to solve problems will be one of the ways in which our children will stand out from the crowd. The bigger the problem that they can solve, the more value they will be able to add, to their prospective employer or to their own enterprise.

Our brain tends to follow certain patterns of thinking and it likes to put ‘things’ into neat little boxes. Remember Einstein’s famous quote?[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”8641″ img_size=”full”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_separator color=”white”][vc_custom_heading text=”so how to teach our kids?” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left|color:%23ce879f” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]The key then is to give your brain new thoughts and information, the more options you can give it, the better the solution you are likely to get.

Start by writing the problem at the top of a page. The problem needs to be framed in a way where you come up with solutions and not excuses/ reasons. For example, ‘Why can’t we all get ready on time in the morning?’ should be phrased ‘How can we make sure that we all get ready on time in the morning?’.

The next step is to make a list of ALL of the options available to you, even if they sound ridiculous. It’s important to really make your brain sweat, so try to come up with at least 20 options, that way you force your thinking outside of the box that your brain has put around it.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_custom_heading text=”the daily lifehack summary” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left|color:%23ce879f” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1466432300662{border-top-width: 3px !important;border-right-width: 3px !important;border-bottom-width: 3px !important;border-left-width: 3px !important;padding-top: 40px !important;padding-right: 40px !important;padding-bottom: 40px !important;padding-left: 40px !important;background-color: #ce879f !important;border-left-color: #58646d !important;border-left-style: solid !important;border-right-color: #58646d !important;border-right-style: solid !important;border-top-color: #58646d !important;border-top-style: solid !important;border-bottom-color: #58646d !important;border-bottom-style: solid !important;}”]

Teach your kids to solve problems like a Grandmaster

Step 1: Write down the problem at the top of a blank page>
Step 2:Make sure it is phrased so that you come up with solutions, not excuses
Step 3:Make your brain sweat- come up with at least 20 different options (even if they sound crazy)
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