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Is your EQ up to your IQ?

Is your EQ up to your IQ?

Emotional Intelligence and how it affects your business

The following is a quote from a research paper by two researchers:
Lăcramioara Mocanu and Crina Elena Clima

“The term “intelligence” comes from the Latin “intelligence”, which means to connect, organize or from “understanding”, and which involves establishing relationships between people. Intelligence goes beyond thinking that is limited to establishing relationships between the essential characteristics of objectives and phenomena and not relationships between people. How complex this side of personality is apparent from the module of approach in the history of philosophy and psychology.”

No, I can’t pronounce their names either, but their research on
emotion is interesting.

What we normally consider as intelligence is the measurable “Intelligence Quotient”, or I.Q. that can be statisically tested and scored.

We all know people who we consider to be smart.

                   

We also know those who we imagine will score low on an IQ test.

                       

This paper essentially separates the two types of intelligence.
The standard IQ is the part of intellect that most people associate with being “Smart”, or the ability to assimilate information quickly, and use it correctly.

The emotional intelligence is the ability to intellectually internalize the things that we think, feel, see, hear, etc., and to be able to effectively use this new knowledge.

This research makes a distinction between emotional and the mechanical act of mentally tabulating information placed in front of you in such a way that you understand, and are able to effectively use that information.

So, how does emotional intelligence affect your business?

I believe that most researchers (from what I have read) understand that there is a distinction between intellect and emotion.

In my opinion, these two mental facilities cannot be separated, and ultimatelymjoin together when there is a decision to be made.

Each one affects the other. Ethics and morality, or the emotional side of right v.s. wrong, comes into play when a business person sets an arbitrary price when selling a product, or especially a service.

I live in a rural area with a lot of trees. Everyone around here with a chainsaw seems to think that they should be able to make a living cutting down trees.

I had estimates for the same tree that range from $300 to $3,000. The more reputable companies check in at $800 to $1,000, and are fairly consistent in their pricing.

Cutting down a tree does sometimes offer challenges, but when it is in the woods with no homes, utility lines, and nothing to get in the way, and the price is $3,000, it seems to boil down to “Hmmm, he has a nice house. I’ll bet I can get $X000.00 dollars out of him.

Oh, and get this…

I live on a hill and the tree was going to be dropped into the forest area – lots
of trees. The 3K estimate guy did not want to bother getting the tree out of the woods.

He told us he would cut it up and we could have a fire (in the middle of the woods) and roast hot dogs and marshmallows.

To me it brings to mind (as I mentioned above) that guy who would undoubtedly score pretty low on an IQ test.  So much for chain saws.

The point is, if your emotions are not directed and controlled, then your business decisions, and therefore your business itself will be affected by your emotions.

The various ways that emotional intelligence affects your business are many.
everyone who begins and runs a business is affected by emotional subjectivity when making difficult business and/or personal decisions.

Your emotions can cause you to:
=> Procrastinate
=> Lose self-confidence
=> Harbor unrealistic fears
=> Experience self-doubt
=> Lower your expectations

Another study showed that the more experience and knowledge you have in
a business, that there is a considerable difference in how you make your decisions.

The more knowledgeable a business person is, the more likely he/she is to rely on existing information directly related to what is going on within the business parameters at the time the decision arises.

The more novice the manager (for example) is, the more likely he/she will be inclined to ask others, and get information from more external sources.

Your Emotional Intellect can have you running your business effectively, or it can have you run it into the ground.

To stay on top of your emotions, you have to be aware of what they are doing to you, and understand how they are affecting you.

Business is full of stressors. Correct handling of your stressors can help you
stay in business, or create further stress within your business.

 

Emotional Intelligence and how it affects your business

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence and how it affects your business.

The following is a quote from a research paper by two researchers:
Lăcramioara Mocanu and Crina Elena Clima

“The term “intelligence” comes from the Latin “intelligence”, which means to connect, organize or from “understanding”, and which involves establishing relationships between people. Intelligence goes beyond thinking that is limited to establishing relationships between the essential characteristics of objectives and phenomena and not relationships between people. How complex this side of personality is apparent from the module of approach in the history of philosophy and psychology.”

No I can’t pronounce their names either, but their research on
emotion is interesting.

What we normally consider as intelligence is the measurable “Intelligence Quotient”, or I.Q. that can be statisically tested. We all know people who we consider to be smart.

                       

We also know those who we imagine will score low on an IQ test.

                             

This research paper essentially separates the two types of intelligence, “Intelligence that scores on “IQ” tests, and the intelligence of emotion.

The standard IQ is the part of intellect that most people associate with being “Smart”, or the ability to assimilate information quickly, and to be able to use it.

The emotional intelligence is the ability to intellectually internalize the things that we think, feel, see, hear, etc., and to be able to effectively use this new knowledge.

This research makes a distinction between emotional and the mechanical act of mentally tabulating information placed in front of you in such a way that you understand, and are able to effectively comprehend and use that information.

So, how does emotional intelligence affect your business?

I believe that most researchers (from what I have read) understand that there actually is a distinction between intellect and emotion.

In my opinion, these two mental facilities cannot be separated, and ultimately join together when there is a decision to be made.

Each one affects the other. Morality, or the emotional side of right v.s. wrong, comes into play when a business person sets an arbitrary price.

I live in a rural area with a lot of trees. Everyone around here with a chainsaw seems to think that they should be able to make a living cutting down trees.

We have had estimates for the same tree that range from $300 to $3,000. The more reputable companies check in at $800 to $1,000, and are fairly consistent in their pricing.

Cutting down a tree does sometimes offer challenges, but when it is in the woods with no homes, utility lines, and nothing to get in the way, and the price is $3,000, it seems to boil down to “Hmmm, nice place. I’ll be I can get $X000.00 dollars out of him.

Oh, and get this…

We live on a hill and the tree was going to be dropped into the forest area – lots of trees. The 3K estimate guy did not want to bother getting the tree out of the woods. He told us he would cut it up and we could have a fire (in the middle of the woods).

To me it brings to mind (as I mentioned above) that guy that would likely score pretty low on an IQ test. So much for chain saws.

The point is if you are not aware of how your emotions are directed, then your business decisions, and therefore your business itself will be affected by your emotions.

The various ways that emotional intelligence affects your business are many. Everyone who begins and runs a business is affected by emotional subjectivity when making difficult decisions. Objectivity often takes a “Back Seat” to emotion.

Another study showed that as a more experienced and knowledgeable business person, your decision process will be different than the novice just starting out.

The more knowledgeable a business person is, the more likely he/she is to rely on existing information directly related to what is going on within the business parameters at the time an important decision arises.

The more more in experienced a manager/owner is, the more likely he/she will be inclined to get information from external sources, even from less informed persons from within the present business parameters.

“Ding,Ding,Ding!” It seems that knowledge wins out, and usually makes the better decisions. Not all that surprising.

 

The Take away

I was just speaking with someone from the SBA. Now before I go further, I want to make it clear that this is a very good and helpful organization.

If you need advice, then this is a good starting point for many businesses.

My Experience

I was interested in doing a workshop for new business start ups, so I got in touch with the head of the training at a local SBA center.

Unfortunately, I was unable to say the right things. Supposedly, all of his business tutors were able to do everything that I told him I could do.

NO – They don’t and they can’t!

Why? Because I have extensive training in the world of performance, and how the mind and emotions work together to create a better performance.

As good as his people might be, and they probably can build some self-confidence in some individuals (only one small part of performance success), they still don’t have the knowledge and skill of someone who has been doing this for over 20 years.

Make sure that when your problem comes up, that you find the right people to help you.

 

 

 

Focus considerations and your productivity

 

Stay Focused On The Things That Matter

Focus considerations are important to your productivity.

If you can’t stay focused, you can’t be productive.

Let me get focused by asking you just one question? Okay – a few questions.

>> How long have you been trying to get your share of the online “Pie” – like forever?

>> Is effectively getting things done on time a problem for you?

>> Do you find that you never have enough time to finish projects?

 

Yes? Well Hallelujah! You are now in the majority of those who say:

===> WOW! Frustration never felt so good!”

===>“I just loooooove not being able to make things work!”

===>“Getting ahead – what the @$*# is that?”

 

Hey, don’t sweat it. Let me tell you a little secret…

Most people struggle for years before they figure it out.

It took me over 5 years online to succeed, but I did it.

What made the difference – that little thing called “Focus”.

 

 

When you first started out learning something new, you
simply didn’t know what to focus on. You also didn’t know
what NOT to focus on.

What? Where? When? How much? AAAAAHHHHHH!

I got it. Confusion. Unhappy family, Unhappy you,
and to top things off, you’re bombarded By B.S.

Are you ready to be done with all of that?

There is always a better way – and I have it!

Take it from someone who lives with A.D.D. every day.

Focus is tough for everyone, but it is not tougher than you.

Want a couple of “Focus” tips?

Okay for starters,

1.  Set a goal.

Tell yourself EXACTLY what you need to do.
(Check out this page – it will help you)

2. Pay close attention to what you do when you work

When you pay close attention to what you do when you work, you keep the “Distraction” thieves at bay.

3.  What are you doing now?

If what you are doing is not related to your goal, STOP!

And now that I have answered all of your questions…
Yeah, RIGHT!

One more thing, here is a link that will answer a lot
more questions than I can in an email. 
Check it out now!