Thank you for allowing me to be back with you again.
I hope you had a chance to read yesterday’s blog and make a list of those concerns and problems which are trying to overwhelm you. One thing to remember is that you were rarely alone.
Because I do not know the specifics of everyone’s problems or what their list may hold, it would be wrong for me to suggest somebody perform a set of action items based on that list. Yesterday we talked about making a list, and the lesson plan called for you to make a list. This list will be for your use after we’ve gone through this week’s lesson. By the end of the week, you should have a good idea of how it works. If you want to ask questions at that point, please write or call me, and we can talk about them, The list is a starting point so you can try what SAM is working on right now.
Remember SAM? We looked in on SAM last week. He was having problems, and we watched as he made an affinity diagram, and a cause-and-effect chart (Fish-bone diagram.) Cause-and-effect charts and affinity diagrams are great for pointing out concerns and problems. By changing the causes, you are able to change the effects.
SAM made a list last night. SAM is a pretty smart avatar. And we are going to look at his list and help to get things sorted out.
Sam’s list looks like this:
+= a safety concern * = a Health Concern
The big thing to remember when you start looking at problems is that you are not alone. You may have friends, family, significant others, social clubs, religious organizations, or neighbors. You also have this blog. Please remember that nothing is so horrible it can’t be worked out and good remedies taken. And also, please remember the rules of numbers. One person can be fooled, overtaken, or defeated however some people working as one can easily win the day.
SAM did a pretty neat job on his list. I did notice he left out some of the concerns he had listed earlier. Although everything gets tackled in an order according to how it affects the overall flow of the home and work, if an item is not on the list, it misses getting considered. The list will be in great turmoil if it is unnecessarily interrupted.
Please notice that SAM noted safety and/or health concerns. Putting these issues towards at the top of things to fix helps to save money and heartache in the long run.
Did you leave anything off your list? It is better to acknowledge a concern than to ignore it. Ignored items have a tendency to come back and get us.
Consider this and tomorrow we will help SAM (who will have a complete list ready) to plan his order of attack on the problems and have some solutions ready to go.
I think you are really going to like the actions and ideas SAM and his friends have in store for tomorrow.
Thanks for being with us today.