When you recognize that you are faced with a problem, you also recognize the need for action on your part. But that action depends on the type of issue you are facing. Is the problem severe? If there is more than one problem, which should be tackled first? Use your critical thinking skills to pinpoint any problem or problems before you begin to anticipate a solution.
■ The next time you need to make a TO DO list, try ranking the items on your list. You might list them in order of what takes the most or least time. Or perhaps list them in order of when they have to be done. You might have your own order of importance in which to list items. For practice, try ordering them in each of the different methods listed above.
■ Test your skill of problem recognition when watching the evening news. After you hear a story, list three problems that will probably occur as a result.
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Today I'm going to teach you a fundamental Mentalism technique known as 'cold reading'. Cold reading is a technique employed by mentalists and charlatans and by charlatan I refer to psychics, mediums, fortune tellers or anyone that claims false abilities that is used to give the illusion that the person has some form of super natural power.