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I recently learned about a simple and powerful tool from Daniel Pink’s book A Whole New Mind.

Whenever you hear yourself saying (or thinking) “I want to [blank], but [blank].”

CHANGE IT TO….

“I want to [blank], AND {blank}, SO [blank]”.

Huh???

Don’t worry. When you see it in action, you will understand.

“I want to go for a run in the morning, but I have to be at work early tomorrow.”

CHANGE IT TO…

“I want to go for a run in the morning, AND I have to be at work early tomorrow, SO I will go to bed a little earlier tonight and wake up a little earlier tomorrow.”

DEAL WITH THE PROBLEM. FIND A SOLUTION.

“I want to be seen for Burr in Hamilton, but I don’t have an agent.”

CHANGE IT TO….

“I want to be seen for Burr in Hamilton, AND I don’t have an agent, SO I will ask my friend who is connected to the show to forward my materials to the right person.”

OR

“I want to be seen for Burr in Hamilton, AND I don’t have an agent, SO I will put the packet on tape and send it to casting.”

DEAL WITH THE PROBLEM. FIND A SOLUTION.

“I want to play Eliza Doolittle, but my cockney dialect stinks.”

CHANGE IT TO…

“I want to play Eliza Doolittle, AND my cockney dialect stinks, SO I will hire a dialect coach.”

OR

“I want to play Eliza Doolittle, AND my cockney dialect stinks, SO I will record myself speaking the text everyday and pick it apart until I my dialect is excellent.”

DEAL WITH THE PROBLEM. FIND A SOLUTION.

What problem might you solve today?