Are you going through a hard time? Perhaps you’ve just dealt with a difficult health situation, the end of a relationship, or a personal financial blow that’s left you feeling the pain. Recovering from the situation is difficult as you’re still trying to understand why it happened and how you could go on with regular daily responsibilities while in pain from the experience.
The good news is you can always do something positive with that pain whether it’s a lesson learned that brought you wisdom, a change happened in your life that is going to be a really great thing in the long-term, or in some cases, you can turn a pain into a profit. Businesses are starting to use pain to profit by first confronting the pain, dealing with it, getting through it, and learning from it. Here is a look at how you can turn pain into profit with by deciding not to be a victim, taking action, and finding ways to make it profitable.
How to stop being a victim
First you need to decide that you are not going to let the pain take you over as its victim anymore. You need to minimize the pain to the point where you can function again and start to move forward. Find your closure, make positive changes in your life, and refuse to allow the pain you experienced so harshly to make you its prisoner.
Think about ways to move forward
You may need to spend some time getting clear on what you want in this new chapter. You’ve survived the loss to your business, the hit your company’s reputation took, or the lawsuit that nearly bankrupted your company. How can you use this pain as a way to benefit you and your company?
In the example of someone that left an abusive relationship, they may find themselves able to coach others who are experiencing a similar situation and offer them some help from experience. Could you help others to avoid the mistakes you made and make a profit in your aid to them?
Take action and silence the challenges the fear
It’s time to put your vision into action by deciding on the steps needed to make it happen. The healing process should allow you to start having the courage to take positive steps going forward. Take action and you’ll find yourself feeling liberated from the pain.
You’ll need to silence your fears and be aware of challenges that may come up. Whether it’s fear, self-doubt, procrastination, or you simply hate to relive the past, these challenges are easy ways to prevent yourself from making this dream happen.
How can you be profitable?
Once you’ve made it this far, it’s time to start thinking about how your action is going to make you a profit. Will your coaching or consulting that you can help others with make you a profit? Could that embarrassing situation your company was involved with be turned into a hilarious marketing campaign that will make a bad situation something profitable and great? Like any business professional, solve the problem by making the pain work for you, leverage it, and let it be what makes you great.
Turn pain into profit in your business by starting with stages of grief, deciding to not let it own you, taking action to move forward, and then finding ways to make it profitable for your company.