Monitor your emotions EI Tip 3

Why should you monitor your emotions? Emotions are a key part of your life. They can help you to understand yourself better, and they are also important for your understanding of other people. The human brain is a complex organ with many functions. It is the most important part of your body and without it, … Continue reading Monitor your emotions EI Tip 3

Total ownership is key

Taking total ownership turned my life around a few years ago – about twenty-one years ago to be precise – I am fifty-six at time of writing. BTW - if you prefer an audio version of this, I have included one just for you at the end of this article. I am in a constant … Continue reading Total ownership is key

Uncertain times and using EI

In any uncertain times there will be confusion and fear because humans feel scared and confused during such times. This is just a quick post to highlight the importance of using all your emotional intelligence knowledge and skills for the benefit of yourself and everyone around you. In unsettling and frightening times everyone will experience … Continue reading Uncertain times and using EI

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 & EI

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 & EI

Self-awareness & EI

What is self-awareness? Self-awareness, or awareness of self if you prefer, is the first pillar of emotional intelligence. Self-awareness really is the key to everything in Emotional Intelligence terms. 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 … Continue reading Self-awareness & EI

Emotional Intelligence is vital

Who needs 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

Being late can be expensive

Excuses, excuses and more excuses for being late Being late can be expensive for you. It can be very expensive. If you're a serial offender you need to get a grip. Is this a typical scenario for you? You're a little late for a business meeting but it should be okay, right? It is only … Continue reading Being late can be expensive