Why Emotionally Intelligence Is Crucial in Business Today

August 16, 2018

Whether you consider yourself an entrepreneur, a business owner, or a CEO, there are few things more valuable in business than emotional intelligence. What might come to mind are emotions and empathy but what many people often don't realize is that emotional intelligence (also called EQ) includes scores of competencies: problem-solving, conflict resolution, forecast thinking, resiliency, visionary leadership, prioritizing, and the ability to respond instead of reacting, to name only a few.

Posted in Leadership and Business

Managing Impulsive and Compulsive Actions through Emotional Intelligence

August 07, 2018

Impulsive and compulsive actions are those types of behaviors where we do not think through the actual consequences. Rather, we simply react quickly to a current situation without taking the time to consider the actual short-term and long-term consequences of our actions.

Posted in Emotional Intelligence, How to Be Your Own Life Coach, Self-Compassion

Why Helicopter Parents Stunt a Child's Self-Reliance

August 04, 2018

Parenting is an elaborate and complex job that changes with each age as a child develops. Since our primary responsibility is to keep our children safe while providing a stable home, it’s understandable how involved—even overprotective—parents can become. However, the older a child gets, the less control we have as parents. (Every parent that has given their teenager the keys to the family car knows what I mean!) Therefore, the need for children and teens to make wise decisions is a great reason to help them build strong self-reliance and emotional intelligence.

Most parents have good [...]

Posted in Parents: Permission to Be Imperfect, Most Popular

Is It Better to Feel or Flee Emotions?

August 02, 2018

From the time we are children, we are taught appropriate emotional responses. Depending on how you were reared, you may have been taught to suppress “negative or bad” emotions and hide these away. For instance, boys are often taught they should not cry in front of others, as this is a sign of weakness, while girls are taught it’s okay to cry anywhere they want, yet, if they get angry, they should suppress this inappropriate emotion.

On the other hand, concerning good emotions, we are taught to embrace these and experience them to the fullest. Happiness, joy, and pleasure are all types of [...]

Posted in Leadership and Business, Emotional Intelligence, Self-Compassion

Is Procrastination Stopping You from Fulfilling Your Dreams?

July 26, 2018

We’ve all done it in some area of our lives or another. You know you need to get “it” done, you watch your time running out, you feel your stress build, and still...you don’t get “it” done. Not until the absolute last minute (if then).

Procrastinating is no stranger. But should you try to make it one?

Posted in Emotional Intelligence & Fitness

Using Boundaries and Empathy to Deal with People’s Anger Effectively

July 24, 2018

No one wants to be the target of another person’s anger. But almost everyone has been there. It’s an intense experience, whether the anger seems justified or not.

Anger is a very misunderstood emotion. More often than not, we stuff it, run from it, or try to shut it down quickly—whether it’s someone else’s anger or our own. In the process, we miss out on the vital information the anger can convey. And corking someone else’s wrath is like trying to stop a full-blown tornado or put out a forest fire with a squirt gun.

Posted in How to Build Empathy

Resiliency—the Ability to Bounce Back

July 20, 2018

One beautiful autumn evening, after a full day with clients, I was carrying the groceries through the living room when I noticed my dog's peculiar paw prints on the carpet. In shock, I quickly dumped the bags on a table and walked into our kitchen, which now resembled a toddlers' wading pool.

The floor was covered with an inch of water, and it was rapidly seeping into the dining room carpet. Where the heck was the water coming from? Quickly I ran down to the basement to grab old towels to soak up the water—and was greeted with the horror of another flood, water still gushing from above and [...]

Posted in Brain Fitness, Mindfulness and Perspective, Emotional Intelligence & Fitness

Releasing the Illusion of Control

July 19, 2018

Let's face it; life can tire a person out! When you add up the jobs, romance (or lack of romance), friendship, parenting, being someone’s adult child yourself, self-care, sleeping, eating, exercising, being “tired out” can just grow and grow.

Posted in Parents: Permission to Be Imperfect

Generational Differences in the Workplace

July 17, 2018

Differences of all types are a touchy and fiercely relevant topic right now. Amidst the hubbub and debates, the discussions of sexism, racism and ageism—people still have to work. And it’s in the workplace that most people encounter people different than themselves.

Age in the workplace is one decisive topic. Whether you have a traditional 9-to-5 job or own your own tech firm, you will almost inevitably end up working for, managing, collaborating or communicating with someone of a vastly different age than yourself.

Posted in Leadership and Business

Self-Sabotage: It Happens to the Best of Us

July 11, 2018

All of us, at some point or another, allow ourselves to get in our own ways and self-sabotage ourselves. Whether it is a potential job promotion we have worked tirelessly to achieve or starting our own business, we can be our own worst enemies and make it seem like we are not truly deserving of what we have worked so hard to achieve.

Posted in Emotional Intelligence & Fitness, How to Be Your Own Life Coach, Self-Compassion, How to Build Empathy

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