3 Life-Changing EQ Tools that Will Transform Your Life for the Better!

The start of a new year is full of possibilities and potential. What will you do differently this year to ensure your best self steps forward?

Your habits are one of the most vital things to be mindful of and intentional with. Habits have tremendous power—for better or worse! Each tiny (and not-so-small) habit in your life creates the quality of your life. And how you think and feel each day is directly responsible for new beginnings and transforming the old into the new.

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A woman sitting by a fire visualizing her goals and writing in a gratitude journal.Below are some simple yet powerful tools to help you accomplish your goals and create a life you love!

Don’t let their simplicity fool you! Just like most things in life, the energy and focus we put into a practice makes the difference. Nothing works unless we work it! And when you create healthy habits such as these, your life will improve dramatically!

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3 EQ Tools that Are Simple Yet Powerful

Our first tool is vastly underutilized and rarely applied consistently. Yet, this tool can catapult you closer to any goal or dream.

TOOL #1: Using Visualization and Mind Movies

Visualization can help you tap into your subconscious and make meaningful changes at the deepest level of your being. By visualizing your goals and envisioning yourself achieving them, you can create a sense of purpose that will keep you motivated throughout the year ahead.

Mind movies are a great way to cultivate positive thinking and stay focused on your goals when practicing visualization. Set aside time each day to reflect on your future with elevated emotions as if you've already achieved that reality. Mind Movies are powerful because they seed the unconscious with a new reality. It’s also an easy and fun way to stay inspired and on track with your goals!


Focused man at a computer setting a positive intention for the day.TOOL #2:  Set Positive Intentions Daily

You engage the conscious mind by setting a positive intention and utilizing focused attention. The frontal cortex loves a focus. Do you remember when you were in the market for a new car and had decided on the make, model, and perhaps even the color you wanted to purchase? Then, suddenly, you started seeing them all over town! Isn’t it strange how you never noticed them before? That’s the power of attention.

Now, you can use this practice deliberately and watch how quickly things shift and change.

Examples of positive intentions:

  • Today I will be grateful for all the good in my life.
  • My intense focus and attention to detail at work increase my productivity by 300%, earning me a promotion.
  • I am patient and loving with my children, even when stressed.
  • I move through my day mindfully, responding authentically with everyone I interact with.
  • Today and every day, I live my value of kindness* in everything I think, say, and do. (*fill in your own value)
  • I am true to myself and listen to my intuition daily.

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Practicing a gratitude ritual holds the power to transform your life.

TOOL #3:  Practicing Gratitude Daily

Brain science backs gratitude. Studies show that taking time for relaxation while focusing on gratitude leads to healthier brain patterns, a greater sense of well-being, and an increased ability to make positive changes in your life. By setting aside time each day to be grateful for what you have, the people in your life, and all you've accomplished, you can create a positive momentum that will carry you through the year ahead.

So, if you're ready to finally create the life of your dreams, then it's time to harness the power of positive thinking, gratitude, and finely-tuned and targeted action! With these simple tools at your fingertips, you can make 2023 your best year ever.

If you commit to these simple practices throughout the year ahead, I know that you will begin to transform your life in tangible ways. What are you waiting for? Try one on for size to support your goals and create a game plan for success.

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Jennifer A. Williams / Emotional Intelligence CoachJennifer A. Williams / Emotional Intelligence Coach
Jennifer’s passion is to help people create thriving relationships first with themselves and then with each other. She teaches emotional intelligence skills and a step-by-step process that removes the obstacles to growth, loving connection, and communication. Her popular One Year Makeover and Return to Serenity programs provide a personalized approach to transformation. By utilizing brain science and emotional intelligence, clients integrate unresolved pain, restoring inner peace and well-being through a fun learning experience. Jennifer also creates cultural transformation in companies with leaders and teams. Jennifer is happily married to her beloved husband and is the mother of three fantastic humans and grown children.

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