I do a lot of teaching and talking about situational awareness, mapping, strategy, planning, and the like.
But I never really considered what to do if there wasn’t time for all that, until I had too.
Some wise person once said:
You don’t need to start with a good plan.
Just start with a plan.
Then slam that plan into reality until reality hands you a better plan.
That’s a pretty good description of my journey since 2015.
Was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
Dropped those meds.
Moved to diet.
Took that to extremes (paleo, keto, Wahl’s, gluten-free, grain-free, Best Bet, yada yada)
Added exercise (walking, stationary biking, etc.).
Tried different meds.
Dropped those too.
Added the Coimbra Protocol and high dose Vitamin D.
Then I found the MS Gym and immersed myself in mindset, neuroplasticity, and neuro-tailored exercise,
And I’m doing well, now.
Looking back, I didn’t have time to build a plan before starting because I’d just been thrown into the deep end in an unfamiliar pool.
And I was sinking.
I just had to start without knowing any of what I now know (or don’t).
The key was keeping my eyes open and paying attention along the way.
And now I have a plan and a good understanding of the surrounding environment.
In case I experience the deep end again.
So, if/when the tectonic plates in your world unexpectedly shift, whether in business or life, maybe start here.