When presented with a challenge (otherwise known as an opportunity) a great exercise is to consider unusual alternatives for seeking answers.
Consider professionals and professions outside your niche or occupation. Also explore a few more wacky possibilities such as exotic animals, myths and legends, historical or theatrical characters, even food!
What would they do in your situation?
Try leading specialists in other fields, famous people throughout history, even consider God or Buddha – what would they do?
How might a builder go about mixing a cake? How might a chef contemplate mixing concrete? Skills and knowledge is transferable with a bit of ingenuity, contemplation and imagination.
Often the initially absurd and ridiculous can move from imagination and fantasy to reality through making connections and uncovering potential new solutions.
Time travel is a good one. What would future me do?