You have the opportunity to invest in something that will positively impact your life; I highly recommend you choose emotional intelligence. In my book, The Power of Emotion, I demonstrate the value of strengthening emotional intelligence and its influence in life.
THE POWER OF EMOTION | CHAPTER 1 | OVERVIEW
Learn How Emotional Intelligence Will Better Your Life
Without question, we all have a degree of emotional intelligence. Some are more aware of it than others, and some practise emotional intelligence skills more than others.
Why Invest in Emotional Intelligence?
Once individuals realize the positive impact emotional intelligence has on our lives, including how it supports our well-being, helps us understand the emotions of ourselves and others, and strengthens relationships, they're hooked. They realize the benefits and are more than willing to invest time in developing their emotional awareness.
Are We Born With Emotional Intelligence?
We aren't born with emotional intelligence, which is interrelated to nature and nurture. From the nature perspective, we grow and become more independent, relying less on others to meet our needs. As we evolve, most become empathic and more understanding of others.
From the nurture standpoint, we grow from life's challenges. I often refer to it as "the school of hard knocks," where we learn hands-on emotional intelligence components. These components include self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management.
Fostering one's emotional intelligence takes a great deal of time and commitment.
How Important is IQ in Your Life?
Growing up, my parents constantly reinforced the value of a good education. Of course, all through my formative years' teachers nailed the importance of it home on every possible occasion. Not once have I questioned the value of a high IQ (intelligence quotient). I know IQ is significant, but I also know that our EQ (emotional quotient) is equally or more important.
To be successful in life, we need both EQ and IQ.
Throughout my book, The Power of Emotion, I explain how vital emotional intelligence is by sharing a practical guide to increasing it. As you work your way through the chapters and exercises, your emotional awareness will expand, opening your life up to this amazing superpower.
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