Why It’s Useful to Be in Tune With Others’ Problems

One of the essential realizations of a growing young adult is the expansion of empathy towards the lives of others. We begin to realize that other people are not just obstacles presenting themselves during our daily routine, but themselves have their own routines, goals, dreams, and journeys. Developing a sense of understanding which places you in the shoes of another is essential to getting the trust of others. The approach of gaining people’s trust by becoming in tune with the issues that they’re dealing with and offering solutions seldom fails. When dealing with others in the professional or business environment, always be headed towards offering solutions. There is no time, or effort to spend on points that do not lead to a form of solution for the issue at hand. When another person raises an issue, be in tune and understand it. Solve the issue as if it were your own, and provide the solution in a pleasant-sounding package. 

Their trust will thereby be gained, and in a respectable fashion. Solving people’s problems makes them open up and tell you more problems that they have. That is knowledge you’d want to limit the use of as not everybody’s problems are worth thinking about. Think about the problems of people that matter to your life. Whether that is moving up the ladder or establishing a strong business connection, use your problem solving skills strategically to gain trust and thereby influence inside the mind of the person in question. Solving issues is of primary concern to any form of upper management in various domains. The issues that are only big enough make it up to the top. Practice thinking about the bigger issues that the bigger people think about on a regular basis. The only way of getting to where you want to go is to practice your actions for when you get there. Known what it is like to solve the bigger problems in the world around you and don’t look only at your physical surroundings for problems to solve. Think of the problems that are unseen yet still important. 

Practice thinking about lawsuits, practice thinking about important meetings. Visualize what you will say in those important meetings and strategize on the things you think would be worth strategizing over. The simplest way of achieving this is to look at reality around you, and be interested in the problems of people you want as peers. The longer you spend thinking about these problems the better you’ll become, and a good idea will only be a corner away. Your good ideas will be rewarded with more complicated problems, and you will become respected in the circle of your choice. This is why it is important to be in tune to others’ problems. They may not be a CEO, but your skill should be already sharp when it reaches that level. 

Book Recommendation: 

It’s Not Complicated: The Art and Science of Complexity for Business Success (Rotman-Utp Publishing)

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