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by Dan Abromowitz

1. Make a list of your problems. For example, if you are in debt, you would write down, "Debt."

2. Identify strategies you might use to solve your problems. For example, if you are in debt, you should think of ways to get money to pay your debt.*

3. Look to friends, family, and colleagues with similar problems for further strategies. Think outside the box! For example, if all your friends are in debt, do the opposite of them.**

4. Cleanse your body of toxins.

5. Have a little snackie.

6. Map out obstacles that may hinder you from solving your problems. Difficulty is a common obstacle, as is you're tired. ⁂

7. Identify strategies for overcoming these obstacles. For example, if you're tired, you should think of ways to not be so tired.

8. It sure wouldn't kill you to smile now and then.†

9. Have another snackie; you've earned it. ‡

10. List pros and cons.

11. Color code.

12. Have yourself a think.

13. Come up with a good plan to solve your problems. For example, if you are in debt, your plan should address that.

14. Put your plan into action! This is the fun part.

15. Double-check that you were successful. For example, you should no longer be in debt. §

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