There is a unique formula for solving all your problems. That formula is to “count to 7 and win”. The best-selling author, Robert Schuller in his book “Tough times never last but tough people do” wrote that in order to solve any problem there is one thing to do. What is to be done is in the 7th chapter of the book. He called it “count to 10 and win”. He stated how his problem of getting a place for his church was solved using this unique formula which he discovered. The formula involved getting a sheet of paper and then writing 10 ways to solve the problem. Every problem has a solution. When you write down the options you are on your way to solving it and moving on. His 10 list on how to solve his church housing problem included:

  1. Rent a school building.
  2. Rent a Masonic Hall.
  3. Rent an Elks Lodge.
  4. Rent a mortuary chapel.
  5. Rent an empty warehouse.
  6. Rent a community club building.
  7. Rent a Seventh-Day Adventist Church.
  8. Rent a Jewish Synagogue.
  9. Rent a drive in theatre.
  10. Rent an empty piece of ground, a tent and folding chairs.

With these options, Schuller was able to solve his accommodation problem. The formula continues that he explores the first and then the second and then if that fails the third and up to the tenth. Schuller did not get to that before he solved his problem. No matter the problem you are going through now, simply count to 7 and win. Get a sheet of paper and write 7 options available to solve the problem. If the government of our country want to solve the unemployment or under employment problem common around us today, instead of doing N30,000 N-power or whatever else, here are 7 options to solve it.

  1. Get one company to move to the area where the problem is and create the jobs to solve the problem.
  2. Get two companies to create the job in your area to solve the problem.
  3. Get five companies to create the jobs to solve the problem.
  4. Get ten companies to create the jobs to solve the problem.
  5. Get 50 companies to create the jobs to solve the problem.
  6. Get 100 companies to create the jobs to solve the problem.
  7. Get 200 companies to create the jobs to solve the problem.

If as an individual your unemployment problem persists, count to 7 and win still. Here is how to count to 7 in this case again.

  1. Go for more training in your field of expertise. Perhaps that will increase your chances.
  2. Go for training in another area outside of your chosen field to increase your chances.
  3. Start a company of your own solely.
  4. Start a company in cooperation with who are like minded.
  5. Look for a company that is about to fold up and buy it. Then revive it.
  6. Travel further to secure a job placement.
  7. Look at online opportunities.

Robert Schuller also called this “the possibility thinking game”. Nothing is impossible if only you can think of 7 ways to solve it and then write the options down in the order of priority. This formula works for any problem or situation. You have to personally count to 7 and win depending on what it is that you seek a solution for or to. You don’t need to start looking for Schuller or myself for ways to count to 10 or 7. Begin today and you will win. Succeed.




10 thoughts on “COUNT TO 7 AND WIN

  1. Thank you very much for this eye-opener. Compared with the 7 options in this post, Robert’s 10 options sound more do-able/practicable. Starting a company or buying a company seems like a huge project for someone who is unemployed. I feel the same points can be conveyed in simpler terms that will make them sound more do-able.

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