Get More Parts on the Table
There’s a famous moment towards the end of the story of Apollo 13 in which the astronauts will die if mission control engineers don't improvise and create a makeshift carbon dioxide filter immediately.
One engineer dumps a box of random space parts onto the table — hoses, bags, ducktape, suits, canisters — and the team goes to work. “Let’s get it organized,” says one engineer. “OK let’s build a filter,” says another. “Better put a pot of coffee on.”
This Coronavirus crisis will force each of us to dump our spare parts — all the pieces of our vacation rental business — onto a table, and to reassemble them in a new configuration in a post-coronavirus world. It may look similar to your previous business -- it may look totally different. The trick is not to sit around and try to think big thoughts. The trick is to get more parts on the table.