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 services. I was surprised at how many people were in new opportunities or had decided not to get back into the workforce after a layoff. 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 defines us as a person. Do we look at those experiences and learn from them, do we continue marching on or do we look for new opportunities to grow and shine?
In every negative, there is a positive.
We lose a job - a new one is around the corner.
We lost a client - a new one is around the corner.
We make a mistake - we learn from it and create a better business.
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 the 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 all are a work 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, C, D, or E is the positive that comes out of a negative.