Being stuck sucks!
Oh yes, I’ve been there many times too!
Whatever your plans and goals are – finding a job or another one, starting your own business, improving your communication skills to connect better in business, your personal life and relationships overall or another or multiple ones – one thing, ONE THING, is for certain – you know when you’re stuck – and that’s right now!
Back, back, back in the day when ocean-going ships were powered by wind without any engines – when there was no wind – they were stuck. Becalmed is the word.
leave (a sailing vessel) unable to move through lack of wind.
“both boats hung on before the whole fleet was becalmed south of Rampholme”
transitive verb. 1a : to keep motionless by lack of wind. b : to stop the progress of.
Here are some of the ways they chose to solve this being stuck situation from recurring as often as it did.
- When there was no wind, they would row. Groups of people on either side of the ship would row together for hours at a time.
- Recognizing that a cross Atlantic Ocean voyage might take anywhere from six weeks to three months – plan accordingly with water and supplies for all aboard.
- Since a sailing ship is usually pushed by winds and currents, it’s Captain must find a route where the wind will most likely blow in the desired direction. The collection of information from other trusted and proven early explorers is how they uncovered the pattern of winds and currents.
There are much deeper implications and historical impact in each of these, however, for today the point is – how does this help you?
They rowed. This was their Plan B if you will. They had a Plan B. The ship design and structure, the equipment needed and the Manpower were all available by the understanding that days with no wind were going to happen.
What is your Plan B?
Have supplies. With the expectation of a voyage that may last any where from six weeks to three months the ship had enough of the necessary supplies to survive for this length of time.
If you are looking for a job – how much time do you have to find one?
If you are changing jobs – try to stay in your current position while you are searching.
If you are starting a business – do you know exactly what it will cost to start it? How long before earnings come in?
If you want to improve your communication skills – have you discussed with people who know you where you may consider improving?
They gathered information. They collected information from other trusted and proven early explorers is how they uncovered the pattern of winds and currents.
Seek out and work with a proven trusted advisor to think through where you want to go.
Each situation reviewed here are unique situations.
However, the approach and the thinking behind solutions to get UN – stuck are not. It’s a proven process.
Contact me HERE – let’s talk and see if you are ready to get UN – STUCK
Mitch Tublin is the CEO and Founder of Wenkroy International LLC a boutique consulting company with a main focus on adding value to people. Through Speaking, Training and Coaching lives are changed. My passion is to take people to the next level in their life and in their career or business.