Emotional Intelligence is vital

What is Emotional Intelligence? What is Emotional Intelligence or EI? Why does it matter so much? Why does it make good sense to get a handle on it? Some people get it and they thrive. Some get it and for one reason or another don’t use it. Others don’t get it at all and, if … Continue reading Emotional Intelligence is vital

Fighting low self-confidence

This is just a quick post about my ongoing fight against low self-confidence. I am all about developing and maintaining my self-confidence and emotional intelligence (EI). If you know anything about my background, you will know it has been a struggle. It is always a struggle and I spent thirty-five years in the dark about … Continue reading Fighting low self-confidence

Total ownership is key

Taking total ownership turned my life around a few years ago – actually about twenty-one years ago to be precise – I am fifty-six at time of writing. I am in a constant battle with myself to ensure I keep taking total ownership. It is not easy, but it is absolutely the right way to … Continue reading Total ownership is key

Emotional intelligence is neutral

Emotional intelligence is neutral. It is best thought of as a tool to be developed and used. This article will explain why embracing this simple concept and viewpoint is incredibly useful. Nature versus nurture and why it doesn’t matter Emotional intelligence or EI covers self-awareness, self-regulation, understanding others and managing relationships. These are known as … Continue reading Emotional intelligence is neutral

Self-Confidence for All! + Update

My self-confidence passion project is lifting off! https://vimeo.com/433660363 Self-Confidence for ALL - update to start announcement Like most of you I have been hammered by the response and reaction to C19. I have had to hunker down and work hard just to keep the wolves from the door. I have never been so busy but … Continue reading Self-Confidence for All! + Update

Emotional Intelligence in Uncertain Times

In this time of uncertainty and fear, this is just a quick post here to highlight the importance of using your emotional intelligence knowledge and skills for the benefit of yourself and everyone around you. These are indeed unsettling and frightening times for many people. Everyone will experience different emotions and thoughts because everyone is … Continue reading Emotional Intelligence in Uncertain Times

Happy Xmas & A Wonderful New Year

Sign With English Calligraphy Merry Christmas And A Happy 2020. Blue Christmas Tree, Snow And Lights To everyone I know and to everyone I'll meet on my journey - have a happy festive period and a wonderfully peaceful, happy and prosperous new year for 2020. Until next year - have a great one and all … Continue reading Happy Xmas & A Wonderful New Year

Gaffe Handling Brilliance

Once it's obvious to the people around you that you've made a self-created social gaffe, how do you deal with it? You can choose to get embarrassed about it, you can choose to tough it out, you can choose to make a run for it or, you can choose to handle it with good grace … Continue reading Gaffe Handling Brilliance

Managing relationships & EI

Managing relationships with others is the fourth pillar of Emotional Intelligence or EI. Recall that emotional intelligence comprises four pillars: self-awareness, self-regulation, understanding others and managing relationships. You could check out my “Emotional Intelligence is vital” post for more insight. Do you really need other people? “No person is an island, entire of itself; every person is … Continue reading Managing relationships & EI

Understanding others & EI

Understanding others is the third pillar of emotional intelligence or EI. Recall that emotional intelligence comprises four pillars: self-awareness, self-regulation, understanding others and managing relationships. You could check out my “Emotional Intelligence is vital” post for more insight. But everyone else is just like me, aren’t they? We’re generally drawn to people who seem to … Continue reading Understanding others & EI

Self-regulation & Emotional Intelligence

What is self-regulation? Self-regulation is the second pillar of emotional intelligence or EI. Hopefully, you’ll recall that emotional intelligence comprises four pillars: self-awareness, self-regulation, understanding others and managing relationships. You could check out my “Emotional Intelligence is vital” post for more insight. Regulation, in the sense we will use it, means the control of a … Continue reading Self-regulation & Emotional Intelligence