In any project, any deal, any action involving anyone outside of your group … there are rumours.
He-said, she-said, they’re on-board, she’s working against, he has his own agenda, they’re playing us, they’re working with someone else, he’s moving on, they’re waiting for her, she’s our biggest fan.
Some of them are true. Most are not.
The trouble is knowing which is which.
And that’s something you can’t do without waiting to see how things play out, or getting direct answers.
Assuming for the moment that neither of those is easy … what to do?
Worry? Laugh it off? Ignore them? Run scared? No.
Get on with it? Yes.
If you have to, work out how things would change if the rumour were true. Most times … nothing. Get on with it.
Sometimes, impacts can be profound … if that’s this time, prepare your contingencies.
Skippy strategy: Work with what you can know.
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