In this post we are going to discuss the importance of emotional intelligence and explain how it is the core of self-care, improvement and success.
You’re here for a reason. Maybe you are looking for general self-improvement tips or you have a particular goal in mind. Whatever the case, welcome!
Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the main determinant of success so it is very important everyone knows what it is.
So, what is it?
… glad you asked.
In short, EQ is an initialism for emotional quotient similar to how IQ is an initialism for intellectual quotient. Both IQ and EQ refer to an individual’s level of intelligence. However, EQ and IQ measure different variables. Just like IQ, each person’s EQ is different. The good news is, unlike IQ, every person has the ability to build and strengthen their EQ.
Make sense? (seriously, if not, please contact us so we can fix cause if it doesn’t make sense we aren’t doing our best!)
Remember a couple lines ago when I said EQ is the main determinate of success? Well, studies are just finding this out but I could have told you this years ago. A lot of the studies refer to workplace skills but EQ is a life skill that can help you succeed in all aspects of your life whether it’s work, school, sports, a hobby or a specific goal.
With that said, building your EQ is the future of self-care. It’s the ultimate self-care. It is the most powerful self-help skill that exists.
All of the current self-care practices such as yoga, therapy, mindfulness, grounding, meditation, journaling, even self-help and inspirational quotes are unknowingly teaching you how to build your EQ. While there are other benefits, for example, yoga is great for physical health and movement, the main goal of all of the current self-care practices is to build and strengthen your EQ.
When we recognize the outlets we are using for self-care are centered around building EQ we are better able to understand the purpose of those acts. When we act with purpose, we benefit! We go into these practices with more awareness and direction. We supercharge our change.
Think of EQ like a flashlight lighting your path.
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