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Is that big problem as big as it looks?

Updated: May 4, 2020

In 2019, the Kosovo curling team won the World Mixed Championship in Aberdeen. What made this story so special was that the winning team came from a nation with no ice rink. In fact, to train on ice, they would have to have travelled 1000km.

Arriving at the world championships, the team had not trained on ice, only sliding in socks around a room.

Now, not having an ice rink could have been seen as a pretty big problem for a curling team. Some might even call it a showstopper. However, instead of focusing on what they didn’t have (ie. an ice-rink), they focused in what they needed (somewhere to train which was close by so they could practice often, together).

As you think about a big problem that is taking up your time and energy, are you focusing on what you don’t have? Or, are you focusing on what you need?

Sometimes all a big problem needs is a fresh perspective and someone who can ask the right questions in the right way at the right time.

Do you need a fresh perspective on your big problem? I’d love to hear from you.

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