The Relationship Edge

Since it's the weekend and many of you are spending time with your significant others, I wanted to post this week's infographic as a reminder that our EQ affects our relationships. Not only our intimate relationships but our relationships with those close to us.

Learning how to recognize our emotions, manage them, and express them in a meaningful way affects how well our relationships flourish. Express your feelings in a kind and loving manner. Your relationship deserves kindness and of course love. Moreover, validating other's feelings and putting yourself in their shoes goes a long way. People want to be heard, understood, and validated. Most people miss these steps but it will change your relationships for the better.

Lastly, learn to notice your MOOD. Your mood changes how you respond and feel about each other. Many times things that happen outside of our relationships affect the way we act in our relationships. Just this week I was not in a good mood due to watching a disturbing documentary, and I took it out on another person. Something so simple, but I always strive to be kind, and at that moment I wasn't. I recognized it, and I apologized. Remember we all are not perfect. If we want people to accept our flaws, then we need to accept theirs.

Your relationships are a guide to helping your create awareness about yourself. So have fun with it, take the edge off, and don't take each other too seriously! Happy Saturday!

Arathi Ramappa is a certified executive coach, certified spiritual life coach, speaker, and management consultant who helps individuals thrive in life and business. Using the concepts of emotional intelligence, self-compassion, and mindfulness, Arathi has helped clients start their own businesses, develop leadership skills, diminish conflict in relationships, implement positive behaviors, and increase confidence.

Arathi offers one-on-one coaching and emotional intelligence and conscious principles workshops to organizations. She created the EASE approach to help others Explore, Analyze, Strengthen, and Empower their thinking to identify and conquer obstacles to success and change their lives and businesses.

With twenty years of experience in business management coupled with certifications in coaching and emotional intelligence, Arathi’s background as a serial entrepreneur and a veteran in the start-up space has provided her with extensive cross-functional knowledge that she can apply to any situation or client. She has managed teams globally in places such as India, Japan, China, Germany, Canada, Taiwan, Eastern Europe, as well as the U.S., and has worked with a wide range of clients including from the financial, healthcare, cybersecurity, and fashion industries, among others.


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