When a crisis strikes, or you’re in danger of getting canceled:
You need the right people on your team—people who can give you a better perspective.
One of the things I suggest is considering who would be in your “kitchen cabinet.”
No, I don’t mean the place you store your pots and pans.
Who are the people who calm you down, whose opinions you respect most?
Who are the people who understand you and your intentions the best?
Who would you be most comfortable sitting around your table and solving problems with?
Choose one or two of them, just regular people, to be your sounding boards.
When things blow up, I guarantee you will be too close to the situation.
You can’t see the forest for the trees—even if you can remain calm and mentally prepared.
When you are in this position, it’s nearly impossible to determine how to react appropriately.
Rely on your team to provide an objective perspective.
Limit your circle to your most trusted people.
Then, find the people who are best in their specific areas of expertise.
No one needs to go through a crisis alone.
It’s not smart to try to handle any life crisis by yourself.
That is a recipe to raise it to the level of trauma.
Instead, you want the right people around you, those who can help you deescalate the situation.
Under Fire: 13 Lessons To Survive Cancel Culture and Other Crisis will be out on July 12th.