The other day, another writer and I were talking. Writers actually do talk. We don’t just stare at our computer screens. We were discussing what specific tasks took up most of the time. Both of us agreed that we were problem solvers, a known good-writer-characteristic.
My writer pal grew quiet, and then said, “No. No, you don’t want to be a problem-solver. That’s how you get everyone’s problems dumped in your lap. You want to be an early thinker and be a problem avoider. That saves a lot of time, if you can get people to listen to you.”
Help your clients avoid a problem today. Think ahead. Use critical thinking before the problem is festering.
Best idea I’ve heard in weeks.