What's Your Problem? No, really, what IS your problem? by Frank Daley

The Sherlock Holmes guide to problem identification

What's your problem? no, really, what is your problem?

Have you ever tried to solve a problem and you simply “can’t” do it?

Doesn’t it drive you crazy?

You lose sleep, worry, and get frustrated and anxious because the problem really needs to be solved but you simply can’t figure out how to fix it ?

Do you sometimes feel like calling Sherlock Holmes?

What’s Your problem? (No really, what IS your problem?) helps you stop blindly trying to solve a problem when you don’t even know what it is.

Sherlock Homes doesn’t start to solve a case without knowing what the crime is. He identifies the actual crime then proceeds to solve the case (the problem).

You can’t solve a problem until you know what it is.

That sounds obvious but it’s not.

Many people fail to solve problems because they don’t know there is a first step in the process: problem identification.

Lots of times we think or feel we know what a particular problem is but when we try to fix it, it just doesn't work. We think hard but the problem remains. Are we slow or dumb?

NO, it’s because we can’t solve a problem until we name it.

Sherlock finds the real problem by dismissing all the wrong-headed ideas (from himself or others). He knows when his mind or emotions are playing tricks on him. He knows himself.

You will know yourself better too when you read this book!

The writer, Frank Daley, is the founder of Self-Knowledge College, a self-development company that helps people figure out what problems are keeping them from being personally and professionally successful. His book is


The way to know yourself and get what you want.

You can learn more HERE

What's Your Problem? does NOT teach problem solving (Sherlock teaches that)—it teaches the thing you have to know BEFORE you try to solve problems—the thing Sherlock does first: figures out what the real problem is.

What you think, or feel, or guess is the problem is not going to help you.

That’s the way we misidentify problems. (Then we wonder why we can’t solve them.)

It requires a new look at approaching problems but it won’t take long to learn and there are case studies and examples to speed things along.

Stop worrying, reduce frustration and get some sleep when you are trying to solve a personal problem (and often business problems too!). This book gives you a proven approach to, well, “see” and solve your problem!

This step-by-step guide to problem identification teaches:

• How to find emotional blocks that stop you from identifying the real problems

• How to “see” hidden psychological biases that prevent problem identification

• How to correct poor thinking habits that camouflage the real problems

What’s Your problem? (No really, what IS your problem?) shows you how to identify real problems, and to “spot” them before you try to fix phantom problems.

These are real-world approaches you can copy for identifying (and then seeing ways to solve) problems with your spouse, boss, friends, co-workers or family. This book will save you time, energy, stress, and maybe even money!

Stop wasting your days trying to solve the wrong problems.

If you could do this yourself, you would have done it by now.

Fortunately, you can solve that problem right now!

Be like Sherlock.

Identify the real problem.

Then, at least, you’ll have a shot at solving it!

Genre: SELF-HELP / General

Secondary Genre: EDUCATION / General

Language: English


Word Count: 6480

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Education and Reference: #3016

Decision Making and Problem Solving: #1225

Education and Teaching, Teacher Resources, Consulting, Mental Health: #484

Sample text:


Three common psychological blocks blind you and prevent you from “seeing” your real problem. They are all psychological in nature, but I am going to differentiate them slightly for ease of discussion. I’ll call them blocks:

  1. Emotional
  2. Psychological
  3. Mental

As you get to know yourself you can eliminate most of the internal blocks you unconsciously throw up to self-sabotage when you are trying to figure something out.


Let’s agree that an emotional issue is one that causes you negative emotions when you approach the problem (for example, fear, anger, disgust). It is psychological, true, but expressed emotionally.


A “feeling” psychological issue is similar to emotion, but the effects can be more difficult to analyze or even state—things such as nervousness, anxiety, paralysis, stress or feeling overwhelmed are complex and hard to define. An emotion is simpler and more obvious than a feeling.


A mental issue (for our purposes) concerns thinking, not mental illness! For example, we could be thinking illogically, or not taking all the main points of a discussion into consideration, or we might be distracted from dealing with the problem.

This report will show you how to identify your real problem so you can actually determine what the solution(s) might be instead of being confused by the issue. 



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Caroline did a wonderful job of translating this book. I hope French readers enjoy it. She is an intuitive reader, catches things that can be improved and translates carefully and thoughtfully. She is a joy to work with!
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Elena did a fine job translating it from English into Italian. We had no problems in communication or timeliness. I hope we work together again.
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