When in crisis, the first thing we should do is take inventory of our resources. By knowing what we have, we can use this as leverage to get the things we need.
When we say resource, it is not only money. It also is time, energy, skill, ability and experience. Added to that, people can be our resources. Our friends, family and loved ones can magnify our ability and/or nurture us through the crisis.
When we know what is exactly on hand, we can find ways to maximize the value of what we have, and trade this value for the things we need. The creation and exchange of value is paramount to the overcoming of a crisis, and is integral to personal triumph.