Day 116 - Reframe.
Day 116 - Hey There! It's Monday. I'm so glad this post lands on a Monday because we are going to taking about reframing today. Once again this altMBA class is really stretching my grey matter. My head hurts from thinking but let me share what I spent twelve hours doing today. It's something we can all use everyday and no it isn't pint of ice cream. However for the record, I'll take ice cream if anyone is offering.
What is framing? It's a way of sussing out a problem. For instance you might think, "I am gaining so much weight because I am eating ice cream." We might ask 'why' to collect information about this comment. Maybe by asking 'why' we find out your pregnant and your baby needs extra calories to grow. That tells us a different story and reframes the situation and then helps us come up with a better solution to the situation.
Here is a design example of reframing. Each of these ice cream cones has been reframed to tell a different story.
Today, think about a problem you have been working through. Maybe it's how to get eight tons of rocks from your driveway down a huge slope to your backyard, how to loose a few extra pounds or something as simple as what to create next in your life. Reframe the problem by asking "Why?" and then create three solutions for that problem.
If you need to stretch your grey matter more, here is a great article in Fast Company on framing: How Reframing A Problem Unlocks Innovation.
I am going to reframe Monday to seem like Friday by eating some ice cream and relaxing. Hope your Monday is a good one too. See you tomorrow!