Even the most motivated, positive and productive people go through periods where their “Edge” is dulled and they are floundering and that can quickly drain away motivation and confidence. For some people it is stagnation in their career or simply an insurmountable workload. Sometimes personal issues such as divorce, loss, family demands or a sense of “losing yourself” in the demands of work and life leave you feeling overwhelmed.
Forging healthy relationships can be a challenge and learning to recognize genuine people, whether in our personal or professional relationships, can help us to feel more secure and allow us to practice the required vulnerability it takes to really connect with people.
Some people struggle to be genuine themselves, what does it mean to be genuine and how do you allow yourself to be vulnerable to being genuine? Genuine people have a high sense of self-awareness and are more objective about themselves… they try to observe themselves.
Many people feel stressed and fearful about life and believe that other people or circumstances outside of themselves are responsible. This is true not only from a personal perspective, but also on a larger scale. A lot of people seem to be expressing concerns that the life they are living is no longer working or is leaving them wanting for something deeper and more meaningful.
Anger is a natural human emotion. In and of itself, anger is not bad, may be well founded, and can even be a motivating factor for bringing about positive change. For example, the end of slavery, women having the right to vote, laws to protect children and holding drunk drivers accountable for their actions all came about because enough people were angry enough to organize and demand change.
Remember, the children’s book, "Alexander and the Terrible Horrible Very Bad Day"? Unfortunately, we all have at least an occasional day when it seems the world is conspiring against us. When it’s happening, it’s easy to feel like there is nothing we can do, but wait for it to be over. While most things in life are out of our control, you always have more control than you think and bad days or no different. Changing your mind will change your day, but sometimes you need a little help… here are 5 ways to help you get it turned around.
We’ve all heard, “talk is cheap” and yes, if you don’t follow through with actions, it can be… but this is TALK on a whole new level!
- You will always be spectacularly imperfect. Don’t put your dreams or goals on hold until you are perfect. It will never happen, and you will deny the world a chance to fully benefit from knowing you.
- You can not have a great life if you have bad attitude. If you have a bad attitude, why not consider an adjustment. What have you got to lose?
- You are exactly where you need to be this minute, but that doesn’t mean you can or should stay there.
October has been an amazing month for me. To kick-off the month, nearly two weeks before my Big 50 Birthday, my husband, Larry and good friend, Lori, threw me the best surprise party in the history of surprise parties.! To say, I was surprised is a huge understatement. For 20 whole seconds, I just stood there dumbfounded.
Emotional Intelligence is one of the best indicators of success and happiness in life. People with high emotional intelligence tend to do better at work, be better leaders, have higher degrees of accountability, have more positive relationships and in general, live happier lives.
Just like IQ, everyone is born with EQ. The difference is, your IQ remains relatively stable while EQ can be learned so you can get smarter with your emotions.
Here are 5 habits that set emotionally intelligent people apart:
All too often people mistakenly think that the power is in the speaking. Actually, your real power is getting people to listen to what you have to say. Learning how to make yourself more engaging will make others want to listen.
Here are 6 ways to improve your chances of being heard and taken seriously: