Edelweiss AMC CEO’s 10 commandments to get through uncertain times: Find your tribe, good to have frustrating days – The Economic Times

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Radhika Gupta shared some interesting insights about life and work on Twitter.

NEW DELHI: When the going gets tough, the tough get going. These uncertain times over the past two months have seen some business leaders putting up a brave front while working from home. And many have managed to stay positive and spread some cheer and inspiration with their followers on Twitter.

On Tuesday, Edelweiss AMC CEO Radhika Gupta took to Twitter to share ten commandments from her book of life that can steer anyone through a really bad day.

In a series of tweets, she stressed that the business learning can turn into life lessons in times of need and in unforeseen circumstances like the present.

1. You need your people
Gupta pointed out that every individual needs a small group of people to like you, be with you and believe in you. The fact of life is not everyone will like you or agree with you as they don’t have to.

2. Life has given you more than you think
The asset management fund company boss said that people should be grateful for what they have. Even if an individual has worked hard, s/he should never forget that they were lucky to have been born on the right side of life.

3. Opportunities will find you
Life can’t be spent on arbitrages. Talent is what will make or break you. Gupta believes that talented people never need to find opportunities, and instead, opportunities find them.

4. Output is not everything
The 37-year-old top boss wants people to not be obsessed by the output of an enterprise or initiative. “Do right thing and the outcome will come, sometimes a little later, and sometimes a little less,” she added.

5. Experiences make you shine
Life is about collecting great experiences, Gupta feels. And, this Covid-19 situation is one of the never-seen-before experiences people have managed to add to their book of life. She stressed that these difficult moments (Covid-induced lockdown, job uncertainty, salary cuts, among other things) are gems in a CV that will make an individual stand out.

6. It’s good to have frustrating days
Gupta has a unique way of looking at things that will bring a different level of motivation in you. She believes that everyone needs days that will push them to the wall, make them cry and frustrate them. Why, you ask? It’s just to ensure people are aiming high in life.

7. Volatility = Life lessons
She also believes that a few lessons from the bourses must be applied to personal life. She suggests that market professionals should not crumble when faced with volatile situations, but make the most of it.

8. Don’t let target date demoralise you
No one is defined by a day. She reiterated that if an individual hasn’t managed to achieve a dream or fulfill a target yet, s/he still has a long way to go, and a long life ahead of him/her.

9. The show must go on
The show always goes on. Her best advice is – dress up, grow up and show up.

10. What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger
Whenever something beats you down, recall these ten points. Think about the worst thing that happened to you five and 10 years ago. You got over it, and are still smiling. So, always remember, you’ll be here in next five and 10 years with a bigger smile on.

Gupta also had a close-to-the-heart tweet in the end, which probably should have been No.1 on the list. “There is nothing that a glass of wine, a good piece of chocolate cake, or a good cup of coffee can’t fix,” she added.

The fund manager, who is quite prolific on Twitter, gave a glimpse into her world with a family tweet on Wednesday.

Sharing a before and after (2005) image with her parents, Gupta said that her father took her to the IAS academy in Mussoorie in 1995 to show where he took the first steps of his career. She returned the favour in 2005 when she took him to the campus of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where she laid the foundation of her dreams.

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