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HOT TOPIC What problems do you have on a daily basis?

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Sounds like you need some military experience
Back when I was 18 I was all set up to go in to the military. We had talked and talked for months and they promised that I would be a helicopter pilot.... 3 days before I was to go to basic, they said.... well, we can't PROMISE that you will be a helicopter pilot but you can apply for it. I told him to shove it and forgot about that idea. Probably a good thing as I am not one to follow orders very well and I'm 100% certain I would have ended up in the brig. So, I doubt the military would have taught me anything except what the inside of a jail cell looked like.
 

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Bluetooth headphones that are easy, quick and seamless to connect. Is that possible?
I just got a new iPhone Saturday and my Chinese $25 bluetooth headphones hooked right up in about 15 seconds. They have hooked right up with every phone I've ever had. Can't beat them for $25.
 

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Back when I was 18 I was all set up to go in to the military. We had talked and talked for months and they promised that I would be a helicopter pilot.... 3 days before I was to go to basic, they said.... well, we can't PROMISE that you will be a helicopter pilot but you can apply for it. I told him to shove it and forgot about that idea. Probably a good thing as I am not one to follow orders very well and I'm 100% certain I would have ended up in the brig. So, I doubt the military would have taught me anything except what the inside of a jail cell looked like.
Similar experience at 17, I was planning on doing my plumbing apprenticeship through the Army, I canned the idea when I found out that I had to commit the same amount of time as a tradesman as I did an apprentice, IE apprenticeships was 3.5 - 4 years, so in total I would need to serve 8 years before I came home.

Interestingly I worked with a tradesman who had done his apprenticeship with the army, he was a very bitter angry dude, don't think he liked being told what to do either. Wasn't much of a plumber haha

Sorry to derail the thread.. actually no I'm not.
I got 99 problems but sharing them with a random on this forum so he can come up with a business idea ain't 1.
 

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Back when I was 18 I was all set up to go in to the military. We had talked and talked for months and they promised that I would be a helicopter pilot.... 3 days before I was to go to basic, they said.... well, we can't PROMISE that you will be a helicopter pilot but you can apply for it. I told him to shove it and forgot about that idea. Probably a good thing as I am not one to follow orders very well and I'm 100% certain I would have ended up in the brig. So, I doubt the military would have taught me anything except what the inside of a jail cell looked like.
fair point
 

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Back when I was 18 I was all set up to go in to the military. We had talked and talked for months and they promised that I would be a helicopter pilot.... 3 days before I was to go to basic, they said.... well, we can't PROMISE that you will be a helicopter pilot but you can apply for it. I told him to shove it and forgot about that idea. Probably a good thing as I am not one to follow orders very well and I'm 100% certain I would have ended up in the brig. So, I doubt the military would have taught me anything except what the inside of a jail cell looked like.
lol
 

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I hate scraping ice off my windshield.

I get tempted during the evenings to eat junk food.

I hate burning a ton of gas and the wear and tear on my car everyday.

I hate cleaning my house.

I don't like going to the grocery store. I would love having someone deliver groceries to me.



There, that should get you started on something. Get an insider subscription and there's a bunch of ideas that need executioner's in a thread on the inside.
 
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I hate scraping ice off my windshield.

I get tempted during the evenings to eat junk food.

I hate burning a ton of gas and the wear and tear on my car everyday.

I hate cleaning my house.

I don't like going to the grocery store. I would love having someone deliver groceries to me.



There, that should get you started on something. Get an insider subscription and there's a bunch of ideas that need executioner's in a thread on the inside.
Exactly the sort of response I was looking for.

Thank you.
 

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Here's one.

I'm an American living abroad. All my bank accounts and financial stuff requires 2 factor authorization via SMS to access. This means I have to have my mom or dad get the code and send it to me. Pain in the butt since I live 12 time zones away.

(Most banks aren't compatible with Google Authenticator or Authy 2FA, so I can't use that.)
 

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Here's one.

I'm an American living abroad. All my bank accounts and financial stuff requires 2 factor authorization via SMS to access. This means I have to have my mom or dad get the code and send it to me. Pain in the butt since I live 12 time zones away.

(Most banks aren't compatible with Google Authenticator or Authy 2FA, so I can't use that.)
Weird.

My country has 2 factor authentication as well. But you typically give them your phone number when you register with the bank, so they send the codes to your phone. Even my university does the same thing whenever I log in to my online account for grades or assignments.

These mechanisms are nit even tied to Google or Authy. They build their own private systems.

Does your bank stuff work like this? If so, maybe you need to change phone numbers.

I'm actually happy myself with 2-factor authorization. You keep the scammers out if they got even one scrap of your personal info.
 

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Weird.

My country has 2 factor authentication as well. But you typically give them your phone number when you register with the bank, so they send the codes to your phone. Even my university does the same thing whenever I log in to my online account for grades or assignments.

These mechanisms are nit even tied to Google or Authy. They build their own private systems.

Does your bank stuff work like this? If so, maybe you need to change phone numbers.

I'm actually happy myself with 2-factor authorization. You keep the scammers out if they got even one scrap of your personal info.
Works the same. I had it tied to a US # (mine), but my US # does not work in Vietnam so I had to switch it to my dad's #. I can't use an international # either.
 

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Works the same. I had it tied to a US # (mine), but my US # does not work in Vietnam so I had to switch it to my dad's #. I can't use an international # either.
Hmmm.

You might want to get a local number then. Will take some time, but won't cost a bomb, depending on your package.

Does your American bank have branches in Vietnam?

If your bank is in Vietnam, you might try visiting the officer or firing an email. I was trawling the expat forums for an answer, but I found zilch. Weird. What do they use...Paypal?:happy:If not, you might want to consider an American-friendly Southeast Asian bank, and do your money stuff from there. The bank that I use regularly, Maybank, has a branch there.
 

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I don't have the discipline to turn off my computer. I don't take pills. I don't have the discipline to give the money to someone so I won't spend it; and if I did, I'd just take it from another place I have money. lol I'd call the trainer and tell them not to come.... probably every day. We have my old cleaning company cleaning for us but no one touches my desk except me. I know I need help but I'm too stubborn to get it.... what can you do for me?

You don't need discipline to turn off the computer, you simply do as @JLE said and download a website blocking app. Do it while you're feeling particularly down about wasting time online. Then feed all those sites into the app, and before you know it you'll spend less time on them.

The money part doesn't need discipline either, just an initial spark of motivation (similar to the one that got you to write these problems down in the first place). Simply open up an account with restricted access and then direct debit some monthly cash into it.

You won't actually tell the trainer to stop coming, because that creates more cognitive load than simply doing it. Alternatively you can commit to two minutes of exercise a day, before long it will become a habit and you'll be exercising for much longer.

With your desk, start paying attention to what you do when you approach it. Do you turn on the computer? Set down your coffee? Whatever it is, tidy up ONE thing as soon as you do this.

Then look at other habits you have throughout the day, and start to attach the things you want to do, to the things you automatically do. This way you will eventually use your stubbornness as a weapon.

Lastly buy and read Atomic Habits where most of these concepts come from, it's a game changer.
 

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Can't workout why the OP is getting so much flak for this thread... Give him a break guys, he is displaying a fastlane attitude.
 

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Can't workout why the OP is getting so much flak for this thread... Give him a break guys, he is displaying a fastlane attitude.
He's doing it in a very poor way, and one that exudes laziness. Asking such an open-ended question doesn't require a forum like this -- he could start talking to random people on the bus if his criteria is simply, "Tell me every single problem you have, big or small."

Now, we could humor him, spend a bunch of time laying out all the problems that he could already figure out that we have, and then have him disappear when he realizes that he didn't get anything useful from us. But, some of us would prefer the "tough love" approach of calling out his laziness and lack of effort.

Just my $.02, of course...
 

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The urge to sleep.

How can I get energized on 5 hours sleep instead of 8?
 

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He's doing it in a very poor way, and one that exudes laziness. Asking such an open-ended question doesn't require a forum like this -- he could start talking to random people on the bus if his criteria is simply, "Tell me every single problem you have, big or small."

Now, we could humor him, spend a bunch of time laying out all the problems that he could already figure out that we have, and then have him disappear when he realizes that he didn't get anything useful from us. But, some of us would prefer the "tough love" approach of calling out his laziness and lack of effort.

Just my $.02, of course...
THIS.

Thank you for saying what needs to be said.
 

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I believe his heart was in the right place but like @JScott said, the OP just looked lazy and the perception is “give me ideas”

Contrast that to the OP here:
NOTABLE! - 100 Unsexy Business Ideas: Name as many as you can!

and it’s easy to understand the forums negative response to this thread.

Now, on to my problems. (Not specific to this thread)

I can’t ignore individual threads on Xenforo software.

I can’t go back in time and unread things I have read.

When I ignore users it makes threads confusing.
 

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He is basically asking us to "scratch our own itch"and there is nothing wrong with that
It doesn't matter if your problem is as large as an existential crisis or as small as small as the sugar ants that somehow keep getting into your kitchen.

What problems do you personally have on a daily basis? What would make your life less annoying right now? What would make your life easier? What do you wish you didn't have to do? What are you oftentimes too lazy to do and wish could just be done automatically? What do you wish did more than it currently does right now?

Try and list as many problems as you possibly can but at least specify 3 problems you have almost every day.
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My problem? Not having enough reviews in my product so I can start running PPC and make it with FBA business. Sure someone could help with that.

Regardless of that, I'll be here trying to solve your needs too, why not.
 

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Crippling social anxiety. If I have to go anywhere where there's gonna be a lot of socializing (party, work meeting) I dose up on meds till I can't feel anything. Only happens once or twice a month so not physically addictive, but the feeling of not feeling anxiety is the best thing in the world. This is my biggest problem, what I would do to remove it completely. I've done multiple rounds of CBT and somewhat improved it but I figure I'll always have it to some extent. It's even more painful given that I actually like going out and remember what it's like to be "normal".

All of my other problems stem from that. Anything else I can think of, I can find a solution to.
 

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I just wish there was someone out there who could tell me what my problem is, and then conveniently convince me to buy a solution that would include a lambo, a 6,000 sq/ft mansion in San Clemente, and maybe also
 

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Hmm. . .

1) Im super forgetful. ie. Take the garbage out because the garbage man comes the following morning, and I forget to take up the can.
2) I want to work remotely (and from a technical standpoint I could), but my employer wont let me because they're scared of remoting.
3) I have to go to work, because (so far) I suck at building my side hustle.
4) Not enough time w/ my family.
5) Not enough time to work on stuff I want to (like my jeep), because I spend what spare time I have on my family. :)
6) Lenovo put a Fn key where the Ctrl key should be, so anytime I have just my laptop it drives me insane.
7) My phone battery dies too quickly.
8) Im losing my hair and I dont like it.
9) I took Cipro and now I think I have a torn rotor cuff (Cipro can cause tendon and similar tissue ruptures). It bugs me all the time.
 

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Don’t know how anybody that breathes on planet earth can be short on ideas for obvious problems to solve.

I’ve spent a good amount of time in factories lately, and I can tell you that most of the products being made, while they are solving problems, need more work. I’m also dumbfounded by some of the seemingly useless or redundant “me too” stuff coming out of factories by the truckload, and am convinced that there is a market of some size for damn near anything.

@JLE - don’t spend too much time in analysis paralysis looking for a perfect problem. Spend more time validating and executing on one.
 

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My problem? Not having enough reviews in my product so I can start running PPC and make it with FBA business. Sure someone could help with that.

Regardless of that, I'll be here trying to solve your needs too, why not.
Why do you need reviews before you start running PPC?

By PPC do you mean paid search? PPC = Pay Per Click ... it's just a way of buying visitors to your website/page. What channel did you mean?
 

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