**…today’s secret…visible to who?**

As a child my mother threatened to slap me into

next year. Considering 2020, I wish that could happen now!

But, I digress.

5 + 5 + 5 = 550

By adding one single straight line to the above mathematical equation…it can become correct.

Take a moment to see if you can find the solution.

(Jeoparday time jingle here)

OOPS! Time’s up. Oh, well…

…here’s today’s take. As with most problems, once you see the solution, it’s painfully obvious.

That’s why they invented raised eyebrows and the word ‘Duh.’

The marginalized people you are working with have problems with clear-cut solutions to you. Duh.

The reason you see these solutions so clearly is that you have the ‘outsider’s perspective.’

But, when you give your participants your input they say, “But you don’t undertand.”

What they are trying to tell you is that you’re not seeing their problem from their perspective.

The same goes for you.

Your friends can clearly see the solution to your biggest problem, but, they don’t understand the complexities of your situation. It’s a ‘they are not in my shoes thing.’ Duh.

Solutions to problems come easier when we choose to embrace a new

perspective.

When you are told by your participants that you don’t understand, don’t give up. Just take another look from a different angle. Preferably theirs.

Right Time’s PAS® adds the voice of your marginalized participant to your

intervention which means you can improve your decision making, achieve quicker rapport, gain marketplace advantage, and, maybe, increase your funding…and help see their problem from their perspective.

How much of their voice do you need? $4. $8. $12.

P.S. 5 + 5 4 5 = 550.

Add a single straight line to the second plus sign and it becomes the number 4 which turns it into the number 545. Why didn’t we all see that? Duh.