The origin of the term “Up a creek without a paddle” is widely unknown, but many people believe it came from England. Luckily, you don’t have to understand the origin of the term to understand the meaning.
To put it simply, “Up a creek without a paddle” means that you are STUCK. As in, can’t turn around, can’t get out, can’t swim your way to shore unless someone helps you. Alone — you’re out of luck.
Jen McFarland is a business systems expert, podcaster, and blogger. She’s helped hundreds of businesses and thousands of podcast listeners make better business decisions. Jen’s passion is helping women-owned businesses get the growth tools they need to meet their 3-5 year business goals.
Are you starting a business? Confused about how to grow? Check out Jen’s Picks, my favorite business growth tools.