CHAPTER 11

Go Solve Some Problems

It is possible, with lots of hard work, dedication, and timely help, to make a good writer out of a merely competent one.1

—STEPHEN KING, ON WRITING

The whole point of this book is to help you develop your problem-solving ability and have you get out there solving more problems to root cause. Every person I have met is a problem-solver in their own lives and every single one also has untapped problem-solving potential. In this chapter, I want to discuss one last story that is currently one of my favorites.

My editor, Steve, was reading the manuscript for this book when he ran into a tricky problem in his house. He shared this story with me while giving me feedback on some of the early chapters.

Steve has a garage ...

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