Don’t we want to go to people to discuss our problems at work? Well yes, but we can make the conversations even better when we discuss solutions. Plus, it’s going to get you far in your career and as an entrepreneur.
I am glad I learned this lesson early on in my career. I will never forget it. It was 18 years ago, and I was in my boss's office telling him about a problem. I don’t remember what the problem was, but I remember him telling me “Arathi, come to me with a solution.” That changed me. From then on I always came with solutions. It helped me in my career because I was looking for solutions all the time instead of complaining and that makes you a valuable employee. It’s what made me move fast in my career. I kept this attitude as an entrepreneur. It’s the only way you will be successful as an entrepreneur. You have to be solution-oriented, or you'll never get anywhere because there’s always a problem that needs to be solved.
Being solution-oriented in work and life is the way to be. When you focus on the solution, you're not stuck worrying about the problem. It helps you move forward and causes less stress.
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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