Build Your Emotional Intelligence Muscle!

Build Your Emotional Intelligence Muscles!

Emotional Intelligence skills–understanding and managing your own emotions, recognizing others’ emotions, interacting successfully with other people, and building resilience–can all be improved.

Like any skill–developing a great golf swing, sketching a decent portrait, adding a killer serve to your tennis game, or learning to read Mandarin Chinese–learning Emotional Intelligence skills takes time, practice, and motivation.

Now you can learn and practice the Emotional Intelligence skills that will result in your greater success, satisfaction, and well-being.  The self-directed, online course, EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE 101, available anytime, anywhere at your convenience, helps you build your “Emotional Intelligence muscles” through engaging text, photos, videos, reflections, and exercises including more than 40 practical suggestions for building Emotional Intelligence skills.

You CAN build your Emotional Intelligence skills.  Learn more at http://emotionalintelligenceinsights.com/courses/  Discounts available for teams/groups of 8 or more.

Can we manage our emotions?


kidsCan you imagine yourself in this picture?  Use your imagination to enter this situation—hold this snake and feel its scales against your skin.  How would YOU feel in this moment? It’s pretty clear here that each of these snake handlers feels differently about the experience. 

Not everyone feels the same in a given situation.  Same situation, different feelings. You might try out a list of various situations (examples:  the car breaks down on the freeway, dear friends announce a divorce, you inherit a considerable sum from a distant relative)  with family or colleagues.  You may be surprised to find how differently people react to the same situation.
How can you increase this skill to honestly identify your feelings?  Remember, the reason for identifying your feelings is so that you can learn to manage  them.
There are over 4,000 words in the English language to describe feelings, but it takes practice to be honest with yourself and accurately identify how you feel. 
Being able to identify and describe feelings and emotions in the moment is a first step in achieving healthy sense of self-awareness—a foundational building block of strong emotional intelligence.  We refer to this as “emotional literacy.”   
Interested in learning more? 
If you liked this sample activity, you may be interested in enrolling in the online (anywhere, anytime) course:  Emotional Intelligence 101.   You can enroll as an individual, or you can bring a team or any group to the course so that you can learn together.  
To learn more about how to get started in Emotional Intelligence 101for greater success, satisfaction and well-being– go to our website:  www.emotionalintelligenceinsights.com