Turning a Negative into a Positive

I was inspired to write this post after a few days of reaching out to some people in my network to let them know of my current offering. I was surprised at how many people were in new opportunities or had decided not to get back into the workforce after a lay off. One individual in particular decided to sell everything he owned to backpack around the world for a few years! What an amazing experience!

I thought about how we are all human and how things can just happen. At any moment we could lose a job, lose a client, make a mistake, get a call from an upset business associate or find out a company we’ve been working with is going out of business.

It’s how we handle the negative that really define us as a business person. Do we look at those experiences and learn from them, do we continue marching on or do we look for a new opportunities to grow and shine?

In every negative there is a positive.

  1. We lose a job- a new one is around the corner.
  2. We lose a client – a new one is around the corner.
  3. We make a mistake – we learn from it and create a better business.
  4. We get a call from an angry associate or client – we learn why they are upset and work to make things right.

At times it’s hard to see the positive in a negative but life is all about balance. You must have sorrow to have happiness, you must have hate to have love and you must have failure to have success. The world isn’t a perfect place and we aren’t perfect people… we are works in progress.

If you woke up tomorrow and found out that your current job or business was no longer there … what would you do? Sometimes Plan B is the positive that comes out of a negative.

1 thought on “Turning a Negative into a Positive

  1. Sheri Nymark

    So so true….. had my future planned and would be in the same job for 25 yrs before retiring…. only to find out that out of the blue, the company I worked for for 17 years was now out of business! At first I was at a loss…. but looking for an answer, I got it! Start my own business…. and now I’m 1 1/2 yrs into it and NOT looking back! My own boss and only responsible for myself .and my awesome clients!! Negative to positive!!


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