I’d say that problem solving is probably one of my greatest skills sets. I have always loved puzzles and have a hard time walking away from one that I’ve started, before finishing. Like all good skills, this plays out in more ways than just a business mindset. In parenting my five-year-old, he’s figured this out a long time ago. In fact, the greatest tool in his arsenal of bedtime stall tactics is to ask me to do a puzzle with him.
I thrive on finding current solutions to age-old problems. Even better if someone else has already built the system to solve the conundrum! An example of something that I do quite a bit, building and booking travel itineraries. For someone like me, travel search platforms like Expedia, Kayak, etc. aren’t super helpful unless the client already has a preference with an account created. Enter Google Flights. Now as a member of this century, we know Google does everything and after visiting that link, you might be thinking “But that’s just flights, does Google do more?” Oh yes. Hotels, Rental Car… all of it. Simply open a new browser and type in “hotels in…” or “rental cars in…” and the city/region you’re looking for and your results are all the options available. Found quickly, without creating additional accounts (my google account is my standard).