Bad things happen.
Sometimes REALLY BAD things.
Maybe your product launch flops. Maybe someone leaves a scathing review on your Amazon book page.
Or maybe some unforeseen technical glitch will cost your business thousands – or hundreds of thousands – of dollars in revenue.
As John Lennon said, “Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.”
This is the reality of business and life. The question is, when these bad things happen, what should you do?
How to Benefit From Bad Experiences
You can let them eviscerate you…
…or as the experts say, “You can just let it go and move on.”
But that’s HARD.
That’s why, if you’ve ever struggled with a bad experience in your business or life, then you’re going to love this new video.
I’ll share a simple technique I use to move past bad experiences, and how I learn from them. I’ll also share the research behind why it works.
How To Make a Bad Situation Better FAST
When something bad happens, you have a decision to make:
You can let it cripple you or you can move on as fast as possible.
The latter is obviously the better answer, but it’s easier said than done.
When something bad happens, you’re upset. You’re frustrated. You’re stressed.
How could you possibly move on quickly when in that state of mind?
I’m Derek Halpern, the founder of Social Triggers. And in this video, I’ll reveal a simple little technique that can help you turn that frown upside down.
Earlier this year, I had a bad couple of weeks. A few of the companies I’ve worked with were letting me down. They kept making silly mistakes. They weren’t following up.
This happens a lot when you’re working with a lot of different people and companies. But it was really dragging me down.
Then, I decided to end my business relationship with one of these companies. And even though it was over, I was still bummed about the entire experience.
However, I asked myself: “How did I benefit from this experience?”
And I realized something: I learned that the old adage was right: “Fire fast. Hire slow.”
And even though the whole experience was a BIG headache, reframing it from, “AH, this stinks!” to, “this was a valuable lesson I benefited from” made me feel instantly better.
Now check this:
I recently stumbled on some research from the University of Miami. In the study, volunteers were asked to describe something bad that happened to them. Then, they were asked to list the ways they benefited from this bad experience.
The researchers discovered that the simple exercise of writing at least one benefit of a bad experience made people feel happier, less stressed, and it seemingly had a positive effect on their health.
It turns out, when something bad happens, asking yourself, “how did I benefit from this experience?” is a surefire way to feel better about it.
I saw it first hand. And now there’s research to back it up, too.
Now I have a question for you:
Have you ever used this strategy? Unknowingly or knowingly? Share your experience in the comments. I Would love to hear it.
Plus, do you know someone who’s going through some big headaches right now? Pass this video on to them and help them feel better about it.
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