Empathetic Problem Solving!
As a designer and aspiring entrepreneur, understanding the user experience is one of the most crucial yet difficult components of designing a good solution. Whenever I start a design, I always reference MURAL's Customer Experience Journey Map to help me empathize with end-users and quickly map out customer personas with my team. This template goes into depth of the user's needs and motivations, and allows me to visually map out their feelings on a graph.
Here is the link to the template!
I highly recommend this template for anyone designing solutions to problems. Though directed towards professional use, developing personas and understanding the lives of others can help solve problems at any scale. From teamwork issues to job applications, I've found that empathizing with the user is beneficial to working through any problem or obstacle in my life. How can you apply customer experience mapping to problems in your life?