Turning your problems into opportunities



“Problems are only opportunities in work clothes”

__ Henri Kaiser

We find ourselves in a world where the idea behind the problem has been incorrectly defined. And I would love to help you understand how to best define it. In life, problems arise at one point or the other, and to move forward, they should be faced head-on. Sometimes working hard doesn’t mean challenges won’t hit you, it will; But the beauty is that every time a problem shows up, the solution is right around the corner and it starts with you.

Opportunities arise from bad situations and if we are willing to learn how to deal with problems properly using the right tools, we would become problem solvers. “When life gives you lemons, make lemonades”, with great problems come great opportunities!

The art of turning a problem into an opportunity is a skill that can be learned by mind practice, clear thinking, by developing focus and acceptance. Accept the problem, transform it and turn it into an opportunity, see the problems as an opportunity.

“There is good in everything if only we look for it”

__ Laura Ingalls Wilder


You can try as hard as you want to deny reality, but you are only wasting energy trying to fight against what’s happening in your life. Sometimes your resistance tends to make things worse. You should concentrate on the opportunities that can be gotten from the problem, not the problem itself.

The problem has nothing to give you, but finding a solution to it opens many doors of possibilities. If we reframe problems in a positive light, problems can be a powerful catapult for richness in every area of our lives. It also opens the window to fresh air and brighter light. Adversity/problems make us stronger, smarter, and innovative.  Wise people will turn the bitter into better.

Some philosophies say that problems are the universe’s way of helping us learn to accept reality. There are tests meant to give us the chance to show our strength and fortitude. But we will define problems as opportunities waiting to be maximized.

Have you ever wondered why the rich keep getting richer in times of crises and the poor just keep lamenting about the problem? Why some people do smile at the bank in times of recession?

Well, it’s the way they see the problem as it comes, views the opportunities hidden in that problem, and explore until it becomes a wealth-creating idea.

The rich see problems as opportunities. They grab it when it comes, they provide solutions to problems, and by doing so increase their wealth. The wise know that problem is the shortcut to success, the wise don’t complain about problems, they make money off people’s problem into their enterprise.


Although we find ourselves in a country where the system has defeated you before you even get to the starting line. I want you to understand that economy doesn’t make you rich. In fact, it isn’t designed to make you rich but the problem you solve does stand a chance. This is because “Money is the byproduct of the problem.”

Money answers to problems, money will follow you if you can come up with solutions to problems. Problem birth solution and solution birth money.

“Do not focus on money, instead focus on a problem that needs to be solved for the world. Money will follow you as a byproduct”

__ Manoj Arora


We all want to get rich but we need to see the solution to a problem to make a positive change. If you keep running away from problems and the opportunities it entails, you will keep running away from wealth. To create wealth, think of a problem in a land, come up with a solution to it and see how the money will chase you.

For example, there are many foreign companies in Africa today, that saw the opportunity in the problems Africans face, gave solutions to the problem, and got richer.


“Many people pray to be kept out of unexpected problems. Some pray to be able to confront and overcome them”.

__ Toba Beta

“The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem”.

__ Theodore Rubin


Remember your attitude towards any situation determines the outcome.

Don’t run away from problems, see beyond the problem and find solutions to them; that’s a key to having a rich mind.