Emotional Intelligence is all over the place; we hear about it over and over again. Why do you need to care about Emotional Intelligence?
Because the biggest difference between an average performer and a star performer is your EQ, not your IQ. Is this a concept that you are familiar with?
Emotional Intelligence means that you have self-awareness:
- You know your triggers.
- You know how to be responsive instead of reactive.
- You know how to make good decisions.
Only after you have those areas of self-awareness mastered can you be self-motivated, because self-motivation is all about overcoming obstacles when things don’t go your way.
While IQ may be important for getting a job done, EQ will always take you further. It is definitely worth taking the time to understand and develop your EQ — especially if you are hoping to advance in your career.
Are you aware of your emotional intelligence?
Do you strive to improve and develop it each day? Reply with a comment to share any tips or tricks you have developed over the years to bring strength to your EQ. We would love to hear them!