How savvy, or confident, are you about emotional intelligence?
What is that, you ask?
According to an on-line dictionary emotional intelligence is:
“The capacity to be aware of, control, and express one’s emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically. Emotional intelligence is the key to both personal and professional success.”
Emotional intelligence is not about being or acting ‘emotional’.
It’s about conversing effectively. It’s about noticing what’s really going with yourself, and when you are with others. It’s about being able to convey your emotions – how you are feeling – without causing distress to others.
Emotional intelligence is what makes you stand out in a crowd. It’s about being acknowledged – in a good way.
When you possess a considerable degree of emotional intelligence, that is what allows you to carry on the kind of conversations you wish you could with other people. You know, the difficult conversations, the riddled with emotion conversations that really do need to happen, even though they make you feel awkward.
Possessing a genuine emotional intelligence means that you can confidently deliver whatever message you need to, with any individual, or group. And, it also means that you will be more aware of what’s going on around you, and you’ll feel more like you can handle any situation that arises.
In fact, a huge part of acquiring emotional intelligence is gaining the confidence it provides you. You will learn how to assess what is going on around you, and be able to adequately impart what you really want to say.
Who doesn’t want to feel confident in their everyday life, and in work and play settings?
How do you acquire emotional intelligence? Well, for some it is a DIY job. Others may want to get help.
Coaching has helped thousands of people to acquire, and practice, emotional intelligence. And, it then becomes a life-long amazing skill. It changes lives, for the better.
Whichever path you choose to gain emotional intelligence, you’ll be glad you did.
Oh yes, you can definitely do this!