If you’re playing a game like our National Treasure Adventure, you’ll need to be on top of your searching skills in order to locate the prize. You may also notice that effective treasure seekers also have useful everyday problem solving skills – keeping their minds sharp and their senses sharper. Here are a few tips and tricks from their book:
1. Always ask the peripheral questions
Always try to arrive at the answer to your question by asking a circle around it. Discover your answer by knowing all the other answers.
2. Don’t read anything at face value
Everything is a clue. What look like crumbs on a napkin are really indicators of great fortune to be had. Were they arranged in a pattern for your eyes only? Yes.
3. Hide your files
Never put a file where you think you should. Arrange a series of folders on the desktop and blindly drop it randomly. Finding it at crunch time will hone your skills.
4. Keep a clean palette
Sniffing coffee beans throughout the day will keep your nose free of odor distractions. You never want to lose a trail when its hot.
5. Trust no one
They all want your treasure. All of them!
6. Count your steps
Imagine each one is a little black line eventually leading you to an X
7. Know the donut schedule
Some treasure should just be easy to find.