Do you have a high EQ?by Holly Lanesmith
Most people are more familiar with the term "IQ" than they are "EQ"; but today, I want to share why understanding EQ could change your life - especially if you want to grow and be a person of influence.
First of all, you may be wondering, what is EQ?
If you don’t know much about it yet, don’t worry. You’re about to know more…
EQ is also known as emotional intelligence, or the ability to recognize, understand, and manage your emotions and the emotions of those around you.
But that only scratches the surface of EQ…
Why is EQ important? Because when we learn to better understand our emotions and the emotions of those around us, great things begin to happen.
…When we can manage our emotions, they stop controlling us.
Have you ever had a bad day and allowed your emotions to take control? Did the day end up getting better or worse? Probably worse, right?
Think about how much it impacted your mood, your attitude, and your outlook on the entire week.
Think about the fire our emotions can fuel and what can happen if we allow our emotions to get out of hand.
That’s why tapping into emotional intelligence is so powerful. And a huge part of it involves developing our self-awareness.
In case you didn’t know, self-awareness is the starting point of transformation.
In order for transformation to take place, we need to be self-aware.
Before we can transform into our best-selves, we must become aware of weaker areas we can grow and improve.
And this happens when we develop our emotional intelligence and become more self-aware and in tune with our emotions. That’s the first step.
Now, there’s another side of emotional intelligence too: understanding the emotions of those around us.
Have you ever met someone who just knew how to read a room? Or maybe someone who could tell when you were off and knew exactly what to say to make you feel better? Perhaps you didn’t even know them that well, but they had this weird ability to discern what you were feeling…
On the other end of the spectrum, maybe you know someone who’s quite the opposite.
...Someone whose mood can easily fluctuate and they’ll snap - given the emotional state they’re in.
We don’t want that now, do we?
But here’s what can happen when we develop our emotional intelligence.
When we become in tune with others’ emotions, we can make better connections with people, build better relationships, and understand how to respond in a given situation.
We can serve people to the best of our ability and get people to open up and build trust.
Now, I could go on and on sharing about emotional intelligence, but I think you’ll want to hear it from an expert who has studied and mastered EQ for herself, Regina Bryan.
This Saturday, I will be joined by Regina on the Saturday Show as she breaks down the power of emotional intelligence! She’ll be sharing more about what emotional intelligence is, why it’s important, and how you can develop your EQ this year!
You won’t want to miss it.
Tune in this Saturday at 9:30am (ET), right here.>> www.facebook.com/empoweredlivingcommunity