One thing is for certain – we will all have crises in our lives. Unless we cocoon ourselves into an existence of pure safety, the challenges of life and business will touch us. Often times we forget that we are paid as professionals to solve the problems that confront us. The problems are what feed our existence and help us grow.
It is funny when the problems we face become bigger than they need to be in our minds. Instead of keeping the long view of our business – growing revenue, developing relationships, creating a brand, delivering a perfect experience – we can become overwhelmed by our predicament. We can become shortsighted. In so doing, our creativity can be paralyzed. All we have as business professionals is our ability to solve problems. Yes, we need to focus on the shortsighted things that confront us, but keep the long view in mind. You will get through your crisis. Your problem usually can be solved. That long view will keep your creativity and enthusiasm strong and your problems will just be obstacles to get through.