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How to Turn a Negative Challenge into a Positive Experience

Negativity is everywhere these days, and it’s very easy to be sucked into this ugly environment that can lead to depression, frustration and failure. But don’t let it get to you! When things seem to be spiraling out of control, try these tips:

· Learn from the experience.

If something is not done the way you would do it, teach yourself how to do it so you won’t have to rely on someone else. Take the time to study new skills and you’ll have more control over the situation…and the way you feel about the outcome.

And for those services that you need to outsource, terminate suppliers that don’t work out and learn from the experience. Use this knowledge to change what you will look for in future suppliers so you don’t get burned again.

· Brainstorm.

When things come to a standstill and you need help, reach out to family, friends, business associates, online forums, and advisors. You’ll get some free tips and advice, solve problems and network with new people all at the same time.

· Focus on Other Business Activities.

Sometimes it can be beneficial to leave a project alone for a while and focus on other things. For example, if a business activity is just not going right or taking longer to accomplish than you’d like, use the unexpected time to research other aspects of your work.

Look for new marketing ideas online, optimize your site for the search engines, write articles for niche publications, and find other ways to boost sales and momentum. Then, when you return to your original project, you’ll look at it with fresh eyes and a new attitude.

These are just three quick tips to help you get out of a rut and move forward with your writing career and your business. If you have comments, or need additional help, please let me know. I’d love to hear from you here or at!