It’s our emotional intelligence is often the difference that makes the difference.
Of course you need hard tangible doing skills to practically DO the thing you want to….but to do it well and to contribute effectively to the team and world around you, that’s all about softer skills…the HOW you do things.
Whether you’re the leader of your own business, an organisation, department or whatever it is you ‘do’, the know, like, trust factor matters. While it’s more commonly known in business, it’s vital for every aspect of your life and work.
You need to know, like and trust YOURSELF first and foremost (EQ Self Perception)
Other people need to KNOW who you are…so you need to be ok other people being aware of you because if they don’t know that you even exist, how can they consider you for opportunities? (EQ: Self Expression, Interpersonal Relationships, Decision Making)
Are you LIKEABLE…by the people that matter to you? Likeability isn’t about being all rainbows and unicorns…it’s about being aware that people gravitate to people who are like them. Are you attracting the people you want? (EQ: Self Perception, Self Expression, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress Management)
Are you TRUSTED? This involves all of the categories on this EQ wheel as when you are showing up as the natural (and as such best) version of you, it’s easy for you to do what you say you will. More than that, you’ll have a consistency of character that will help people know what to expect from you without you even saying!
And that combined with them knowing who who are, what you do AND liking you is a powerful mix.
Which is one of the MANY reasons emotional
intelligence has been shown to be the juice to our success.
And the great thing is it’s pretty easy to develop!!
I wonder which aspect of your EQ would make the biggest difference to you if you were to develop it?