Everything that you enjoy stems from your Emotional Quotient (EQ). When you can develop emotional stability, the creative side of your brain and good decision making habits flourish. It gives you a better chance at success. If you keep falling back on the same responses that you used last year or last month you are losing out on opportunities to make your career more enjoyable.
Improve Your EQ
Many of us look toward our working lives as a way to receive more than we give. When we don’t feel like we are being properly rewarded we take longer breaks or sneak some office supplies home.
We are doing ourselves more harm than good. Yes, we may be receiving more things for our time, but it’s not supporting our need for the two most important things that we all need at work.
Appreciation and Productivity
There was a study conducted between two groups of people and how they valued their job. One group was given tasks to do with no pay at all. The second group was given no tasks and they were paid for their time. At the end of the study the first group was more satisfied with their experience because they were accomplishing instead of just waiting around for something to happen.
Appreciation works the same way. There is a reason charity organizations can pay their employees less money. People are more satisfied with the work that they do for a charity than for a corporation whose mission statement is “Make as much money as we can.”
Give Way More Than You Get
The best way to improve your EQ is to learn to give more than you get.
Give more appreciation than you get
Give more laughter than you get
Give more love than you get
When you give more than you get you are creating positive Karma. All societies are based on helping each other, even in a free market economy. So by giving more you’ll be receiving more emotionally and physically from people who want to return the favor.
When you are productive and you show appreciation for the people in your working life, eventually you'll be rewarded because you are building a strong network that will help you find a new job, make an extra sale, or go that extra mile when you need help.
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6 thoughts on “Develop Your Emotional Intelligence”
Hi there Karl - I think it's very interesting the way we can choose our attitude, and that this makes so much difference to our lives. Cheers!
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Hey Robin, when we choose our attitude using our emotional wisdom that's when we can make a difference in other people's lives too.
I agree, I would rather be working and feeling useful than to be sitting around getting paid to do nothing. For me, I would feel like I was wasting the company's money.
And yes, life as a giver is much better than being selfish.
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Great article...I agree that developing emotional stability is key to being able to make wise decisions. Decision-making requires logic and reason. When we tend to act on emotions alone, more often than not, we are setting ourselves up for failure...
Hey Janelle, we all need to improve as many parts of ourselves as we can. When build small foundations that support the whole we become a power house of love, support and productivity.
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