One day you are going to pick a product or tool to do a job that just doesn’t fit.

Maybe it doesn’t work, maybe it doesn’t line up, maybe it simply doesn’t do what it was supposed to do.

The only question in your mind is – “Now what am I supposed to do?”

At this stage you have two options;

  1. Do a ton of work around this tool or product (I’m looking at you Mr. using my drill as a hammer because I don’t have hammer person) to make it work.
  2. Get a new tool (oh hello Hammer)

Neither is an easy decision (in the case of a hammer maybe) and there are a number of other factors that come into play as well when trying to decide what to do.

When any of these scenarios rise the first thing to do, the most important thing to do is to get everyone on the same page, everyone front and centre, everyone agreeing that what it is we are trying to do is not going to work.

From there, you can start pushing forward with ideas on what to do next.

But if you don’t take that first step, you are never going to be able to get there because the team will still be arguing about whether it’s the right tool to use.

Want more? Check out my book Code Your Way Up – available as an eBook or Paperback on Amazon (CAN and US).  I’m also the co-host of the Remotely Prepared podcast.


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