Problems. Lean into them, away from them or run away?
There are three ways to solve a problem, and two of them work.
The best way to solve a problem – especially a scary complicated one – is to lean into it. Don’t fear it. Sit with it. Feel how scary it is. Don’t get frustrated when the solution doesn’t present itself or when your solution falls apart.
It’s not a problem, it’s a puzzle. Learn to love the puzzle and the process of solving it. Start with the boarders …
Leaning away from it never works. There are a lot of people waiting for Covid19 to blow through and magically fix itself. It won’t, and your business won’t fix itself either. Leaning away is hoping the monster will get bored and haunt someone else.
Last, you can quit. Decide the problem can’t be fixed and move on before it crushes you. Believe it or not, this isn’t a bad option.
The second option, leaning away from it will make it worse. We both know that.