Here’s what we got. Accept it. Embrace it. Deal with it. Get to work.
Don’t fight the environment you might find yourself in. Use it to your advantage.
We were constantly hit with crap that made moving forward in the normal fashion an impossibility.
- The landscape would literally be different
- Language and cultural barriers would arise overseas
- Suppliers would change creating a void in our inventory
- Administrative protocols would change, nullifying the very way we’d done business for years
- Good people would rotate back to the World
- New people would be inept until trained
- New bosses would arrive with new perspectives on how best to achieve the mission
- New scenarios would present themselves that we’d never been trained for
- Our list of responsibilities would grow because we were the closest thing to the “right people” for the job
- Weather conditions would create havoc for our equipment in ways not foreseen
- Abominable health crises would hit the entire unit forcing us to complete the mission while ill
And there was nothing to do about any of it except roll with it.
When your situation irrevocably changes and there is no way of ever going back to the way things were, just accept it. Reset your head.
Don’t fight what is
You’re going to run into many problems as you build your online presence. Becoming resourceful is going to be your saving grace.
You may not have all the office equipment you need, a good Internet connection, a decent budget, time to work, a quiet place to work, the necessary knowledge, clarity, focus, or some other type of support you feel is necessary in order to make your dreams come true.
You have to understand: It’s where most of us start. And it’s where most people stop, which is a shame. I can only guess how many great ideas, that would have made life better for all of us, have never seen the light of day because someone refused to accept their situation for what it was and found a way to make it work anyway.
Don’t be that person!
Start with what you got. Find a way to turn your negatives into positives. Use your anger and frustration about your perceived or real lacks to fuel your momentum as you build.
Reshape your plans to match what the world’s placed before you. You’re going to find that adapting to these challenges and eventually overcoming them, is where your true strength lies. Much of your best qualities and what it is you have to offer the world have NOTHING to do with what you’re selling or sharing.
The ability to use what’s on hand and win, no matter what, is what’s going to make you the most valuable to your followers and clients. It’s what’s going to put a sparkle and shine on your vision.