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“Compassion is an action word with no Boundaries”
Lord Gautam Buddha
Very good morning, afternoon or evening at whatever the place of the globe you are.
Welcome to the world of inspiration, motivation, self-help, and personal transformation.
Do you think that emotional wellness is as important as Physical health?
Emotional health is important determinant of life?
If your answer to above question is YES, then this article is for you.
From our school days to our professional careers, we are trained and pressurized to focus on mathematical, linguistic, reasoning, logic, and aptitude skills. I mean to say that our most of the times our system focuses on developing the IQ skills i.e. Intelligent quotient. But as you know in our life, apart from IQ there are social skills, Interpersonal communication skills, Emotional quotient and etc. which are also essential to excel in personal, social and professional life.
In today’s write-up, I would like to focus on the most important aspect of life i.e. the emotional quotient. Right now I’m going through one of the book written by famous psychologist of U.S.A, Daniel Goleman. I get in touch with this book while visiting Crossword, law garden, Ahmedabad. I found its content highly interesting and informative and today I have decided to share some important points about this book with you.
‘’True compassion means not only feeling another’s pain but also being moved to help relieve it.’’
In his groundbreaking bestseller, Daniel Goleman argues that our view of intelligence is far too narrow. It’s not IQ, but mostly emotional intelligence that plays a major role in thought, decision making and success in various spheres of life. Self-awareness, Motivation, Empathy all these are the Important qualities that mark people who excel in their life journey. In his book Goleman talks about and How emotional intelligence can be developed and how its principals can be applied in practical life.
Daniel Goleman is an American psychologist. He received his PhD from Harvard and has written series of articles on brain and Behavior Sciences for 12 years in New York Times, where he was twice nominated for Pulitzer Prize.
So today in this post I would like to share some of the interesting and informative facts about the book. Please be with me till the end of the post. Now let’s start!
Basically, emotional intelligence means bringing emotions within the domain of intelligence. It has five important domains.
Knowing one’s emotion- Self-awareness. Recognizing, analyzing, and identifying one’s own feeling is the keystone of emotional intelligence. The ability to monitor feeling from moment to moment is crucial to psychological insight and self- understanding. According to Daniel Goleman, persons with greater insight, understanding about their feeling are better decision makers in their personal and professional lives.(You may also like Life management through management of the present.)
Managing emotions- It’s an art and skill of managing feelings, capacity to soothe oneself. To shake off a rampant anxiety, Bloom or irritability. People who do not have expertise in managing emotions are constantly battling feeling of stress, while those who have mastered the skills, excel in life and can bounce back far more quickly from life setbacks, tragedy and failures.
Motivating oneself– In Chapter 6, writer talks about the marshalling and control of emotions in service of a goal, self- motivation, mastery, productivity and creativity. Here author focus in state of emotional self-control and uses this skill to go into the ‘’flow’’ state. (the neurobiology of excellence -You can visit the following post https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-flow-2794768)
Recognizing emotions in others- Persons with high emotional quotient has very good art of recognizing emotions of others and sense of humor. They are empathetic, altruistic and can make them successful in caring professions, like doctors, teacher, nurse, teaching, sales and management.
Handling relationship– According to Goleman, the ability to manage relationships is nothing but art and skill of managing emotions in other person. People who excel in this art do well in anything that depends on relying on Interacting smoothly, interpersonal effectiveness, interpersonal communication and leadership. Perhaps they are recognize, identified and labelled as social stars in the society.
According to views of psychologist of the world and Daniel Goldman the old concept of Intelligent question revolve around linguistic and mathematical skills, Which are predictor of success in classrooms. But acquiring good emotional skills and ability is also essential for success in Personal, professional, and social dimensions of life.
“If your emotional abilities are not in hand. If you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your stress emotions, if you can’t have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far”.
So this is all about the emotional quotient. I hope you have gain some clarity on subject. Don’t forget to give your comment in comment section of blog. You can also share it on other WhatsApp group, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social networking sites.
So thank you very much for reading this post, your wonderful time and have a nice day.
“Yesterday is history.Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift.That’s why it’s called the present.”
Welcome divine soul to my journey of inspiration, motivation, and self-help. Recently I have gone through an interesting book on time management written by Kevin Kruse. Kevin is a New York Times bestselling author and entrepreneur who went from “crazy busy” and prosperous, eventually building several multimillion-dollar businesses.
His book is a productivity guide and based on solid fundamentals and groundwork with interviews with billionaires, millionaires, entrepreneurs, Olympic athletes, and straight-A students.
This book begins with personal time management issues Kevin faced in his personal and professional life and how he came out of time management challenges of today’s challenging worlds. Now I am sharing with you 15 keys of time management based on solid research and so be with till the end of this write-up. Let’s start!
Secret # 1
Time is your most valuable and scarcest resource.
In chapter one, the author focus on 1440 minutes and 86400 seconds. he means to say that each one of us has these minutes in 24 hours. Based on the advice and suggestions of his Facebook page followers, Writer advises one should use every single minute judiciously in productive activities like
water a plant, Exercise, pranayama a, yoga, meditation, write a thank you note, sing a song, write in journal, write three things you are grateful for, make a decision to give up smoking, smile, give a donation, take a photo that will turn your memory, recall happy movement, etc.
Secret # 2
Identify your Most Important Task (MIT) and work on it each day before doing anything else.
In the chapter, Kevin is asking and advising his readers to give focus and energy to tasks and activities that will lead to goal achievement.
Secret # 3
work from your calendar, not a to-do list
According to an interview of different highly successful writers he observed and investigated that successful people don’t have a do list, but they do have a very well kept calendar and most of the important tasks and activities are scheduled in advance which leads to free your mind, reduce stress and increase cognitive performance.
Secret # 4
Procrastination can be overcome when you figure out how to beat yourself, who cannot be trusted to do the right thing.
Procrastination is the habit of putting off important, less pleasurable tasks by doing easier, more pleasurable tasks. Things like Email, Twitter, Facebook, food, and television are the best ways to procrastinate.
Secret # 5
Accept the fact that there will always be more to do and more than can be done.
Author says there is always be more to do in every area of life like you can always do more stuff at work, you can always do more yard work and etc. So you need to master the practice of letting go of the more, since there will always be more to do.
Secret # 6
Always carry a Notebook.
Kevin in his sixth chapter talks about importance of having a notebook in life and talks about jotting down important points. In one interview of Kevin with Richard Branson, Branson says “if you have a thought but don’t write it down, by the next morning it may be gone forever.”
Secret # 7
Email is a great way for the other people to put their priorities into your life; control your inbox.
Seven steps to Mastering your mail.
1.unscribe from all email newsletters
2.Turn off all email notifications
3.Immediately apply the 4 Ds, every time you open an email you should be ready to Do it, delegate it, Defer it or Delete it
4.Only process email three times a day, using the 321-zero system-schedule three times a day a process your email (morning ,noon, night) ,set the timer on your phone for 21 minutes, an try to inbox zero in that time.
5.Think twice before you forward,cc or bcc.
6.use the subject line to indicate the action required.
7.keep emails short really short.
Secret # 8
Schedule and attend meetings as a last resort, when all others forms of communications won’t work.
Secret # 9
Say no to everything that doesn’t support your immediate goals.
Secret # 10
Apply Powerful Pareto Principle in your life,i.e. 80% of results will come from just 20 percent of the action.
Secret # 11
Focus your time only on things that utilize your unique strengths and passions.
Secret # 12
Batch your work with recurring themes for different days of the week.
Secret # 13
If a task can be completed in less than five minutes do it immediately.
Secret # 14
Invest the first 60 minutes of each day in rituals that strengthen your mind, body and soul.
According to me this could be first “secret’’ that we can apply in our practical life and begin our day.
Secret # 15
Productivity is about energy and focus, not time.
“Realize that now , at this moment, you are creating.You are creating. You are creating your next movement. That’s is what’s is real.”
– Sara Paddison
So this is all about 15 secrets successful people know about time management and it would be helpful to you in your personal,professional and social life.
Thank you friend for reading the post and wonderful time. Please don’t forget to like, share and comment on this write-up. Once again thank you and have a nice day.
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