When confronting a significant challenge. The type of challenge which forces your heart into your throat. The future looks dim and impossible to make right.
Think of the worst possible scenario that could play out. Fully realise it. Describe it in detail. Feel the emotions of it. Detail the impact.
Think of the best possible scenario that could play out. Fully realise it. Describe it in detail. Feel the emotions of it. Detail the impact.
Now you have the extremes. The worst and the best - find the middle ground.
You now have context and might realise that the worst and the best possible scenarios are probably unrealistic. There is a line between the middle that is more realistic.
Now you are calm. Build a strategy to fully capitalise on the worst and the best parts of what will happen next. A realistic straight forward pathway which will align you and your team to make proactive decisions to focus on what is important not just the urgent crisis in front of you.