It’s the month of June and you know what that means? That’s right it’s quote of the month!
Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation. —Michael Jordan
So here comes the reason as to why I decided to pick this quote for this month. The reason is because in our daily lives whether it’s work related or non-work related, we always encounter some sort of situation. Lately I have encountered quite a few of negative situations myself and possibly many many years ago, I would be unable to turn a negative situation into a positive situation because I was just unable to see the positive side of the situation. I guess that was the teenage years when everyone goes through it so hopefully you understand what I mean by that. If not, then you are probably most likely a lot luckier than I am in life.
It is very difficult at times to see the positive side of negative situations but once you see the positive side of it, it will definitely help you solve the situation a lot easier and quicker. Also you can benefit from it by learning from the mistakes and what you did as a result to turn that situation into a negative situation. Say something goes wrong at a photoshoot like you forgot a prop, in order to turn it into a positive situation, you work with what you have in order to finish the photoshoot. Design wise, would be encountering with clients. I’m sure many of you have encountered negative situations with clients to the point where you don’t know how to make it into a positive situation.
As an example of what I mean by client negative situations is I had a client who was the middle person between the artist and I. I knew the artist personally but because the artist knew me personally, they crossed the boundary and had plenty of miscommunications which resulted to a lot of arguments. So it went from a positive situation, which was getting the client, into a negative situation, which was a lot of miscommunications and the order of which it should be, it was difficult to turn it back into a positive situation. By the order I mean, it was supposed to be the middle person communicating between the artist and I. So I would be speaking to the middle person and not to the artist directly. At that point, I was so lost in the negativity that I just didn’t know where to go or how to think of the positive side to all of this. In order to that situation into a positive one was to get the work done as quickly as possible and to limit all communication with the artist as the artist had went out of line and targeting the ones close and dear to me. Overall, from that example, I am sure you now know what I mean by turning negative into a positive situation. Once again you should learn to turn negative into a positive situation and the solution will come naturally to you.
I hope you enjoyed my post for this week and there will be more to come next week, I might spice things up and add another blog post so it would be 2 blog posts a week!
Stay Tuned! Cheers Everyone!