Updated July 3, 2011
We know that reframing a situation can create a power shift. Substituting the word “challenge” for “problem” immediately increases the energy available and lifts us from victim mentality to agent awareness. Is it possible to take it further — can we transform business challenges into gifts?
In the spring of 2010 I read an extraordinary post. TonyB, cofounder of BlogCatalog, shared the impact of simultaneously losing a major revenue stream and receiving resignations from key team members. Talk about having a bad week!
The thing is, it made him determined to see this as an energizing gift instead of a depleting disaster. That is a masterful paradigm shift.
Here is a link to an interview with Tony Berkman one year later.
I have to thank Timethief for her post on the topic. She has a knack for finding the most relevant material for her readers.