Solution Provider

This morning in asking what to write, the response is simply, write what will provide service to others. This isn’t always easy because it can get confused by my ego with write what will get noticed or write what you can turn into money. However I remember being told by Tiffany Peterson that we are here to provide solutions. That I am a solution provider.

Then my ego wants to go the other way. Do things for free. Do them because money is not important and it changes people. However when that voice comes forth I remember the words of Spiderman, more precisely of his Uncle Ben, “With great power comes great responsibility.” There is nothing wrong with money – it should change us, just as all responsibilities that we take on in our lives change us – it is up to us to ensure that if money comes into our lives we are respecting the power that it brings.

All things have power. Even toys have power, in fact, toys may have more power than the things of “adults” for toys inspire those who engage them in creating possibilities that are beyond them in their current lives. Toys inspire us to play our values transparently and to shape those values until we ourselves find our niche in the world where we are now a solution provider for others.

There is no requirement to provide solutions for others, whether it’s washing the dishes for our family, assisting others with financial planning, counseling another through suicidal thoughts to create a safety plan, or designing a board game that allows others, temporarily to try on new values and to move themselves outside of their own “box”, or any number of other potential solutions. No, there is no requirement – however when we are not creating solutions, when we are not identifying ways to make the lives of others better we become bored, apathetic, depressed, anxious, angry, and irritable.

It is not so much that we are designed to solve problems, as we are designed to find solutions. So today I encourage you to generate solutions for others and when money comes to you, allow it to, it just means that you are in a position to be able to generate even bigger solutions. Go forth and be a solution provider. Do what you love, follow your passions, and by doing so you will ensure that you are Being the Difference.