You can influence your relationships by carefully observing others' emotions and actions, which improves your emotional awareness. This behaviour increases emotional intelligence and raises your influence, which I discuss in my book, The Power of Emotion.
THE POWER OF EMOTION | CHAPTER 22 | OVERVIEW
Have you ever considered the influence you have on your relationships?
It may surprise you to learn that we have an incredible amount of impact when interacting with others.
How Powerful is Your Influence?
Most of my clients, like many, are trying to up their game at work to become more influential. Some have a lower positive influence because they struggle with consistently managing their behaviour, which is problematic. They sometimes forget that their words and actions matter, both personally and professionally. Perhaps, they have not always been 'role model material,' unfortunately, impacting how much influence they have in their relationships.
How to Gain Influence
You can gain influence once you adjust your behaviour and increase your self-awareness. Taking an Emotional Intelligence Assessment can help you with both matters. Those who have high emotional intelligence engage specific emotional and social skills to impact how they perceive and express themselves, develop and maintain relationships, and cope with everyday challenges.
These skills help them get improved results swiftly.
Studying emotional intelligence has positively impacted my life. I've learned over the years that people won't ever forget how I make them feel. That's real power! I build it each time I connect with colleagues, friends, and family. Our communications with others leave a lasting effect, and when they are positive, our influence surges. I share many examples of this in my book, The Power of Emotion.
How To Boost Your Influence
To boost your influence, I encourage you:
- Prepare yourself to consciously think about your words and behaviour before you speak or act.
- After your interaction, ask yourself this question, "did I positively impact someone or the group during my conversation or presentation?"
- Invest time to continue to reflect on and reinforce your interactions and relationships
Check out my book, The Power of Emotion, to learn more about emotional intelligence - your superpower!
If you want to inspire and influence others, how you make them feel is paramount. Emotional connections are very personal, powerful, and memorable. The future of your relationships will depend on how you influence the emotions of others during interactions.
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