Mindset Reset: EQ to Grow Your Business
Have you wondered:
What is emotional intelligence?
Why do I want it?, or
How do I get more of it?
These may be pretty basic questions, but we don’t often hear “basic” answers that one can understand and actually do something with!
Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is being able to wisely choose how to best respond when life challenges you.
In addition to impacting your personal life and all of your relationships, this also applies to growing your business.
Every time you want to grow your business, by definition, you have to do something you haven’t done before. That means stepping outside your comfort zone. And doing something that is “outside your comfort zone” is hard and backs up why most people think change (or growing your business) is difficult.
However, when you know the tips and tricks that can pave your way forward, you are internally supported in being your next version of you.
One of my teachers wisely said, “If you’re serious about growing your business, it’ll be the biggest step in your personal development, ever.” Having been in the personal development arena for decades, both as a “consumer” and as a coach and trainer, that didn’t really hit me as anything new. How wrong I was!!!
Apparently, I had resistance. I hit brick wall after brick wall. Momentum. Brick wall.
Avoid and procrastinate. Brick wall, or preemptively fall before the brick wall.
If you’ve been reading my stuff or have experienced my teaching or coaching, you know that when it comes to change or growth, I’m all about creating new neural pathways for the way you’d rather be.
In short, we have a neural pathway for any thinking, feeling or behavior pattern we’ve ever done.
Being seen in a bigger, bolder way was new for me, and I certainly didn’t have a neural pathway for that!
The patterns we engage most often become strong with repeated use, just like muscles get stronger as you do your reps at the gym. Whether we like those often-used patterns or not, they start to engage unconsciously.
My shyness and staying small had become a very strong neural pathway, and something I thought was impossible to change!
Every time you want to make a change, begin, change or end a relationship, or grow your business, by definition, you have to do something you haven’t done before.
Right. Being “bigger in the world” was scary new!
Maybe you’re re-doing your website, or writing your bio, describing your program, or preparing a speech for a larger or more critical audience than you’ve spoken to before. Or maybe you want to bring up a difficult conversation.
Chances are, you’ll have to step outside your comfort zone.
Being seen in a bigger way sure was outside my comfort zone!
When doing something that is “outside your comfort zone” is hard, it backs up why most people think change (or growing your business) is difficult.
Yep; that was me!
It’s because you don’t have a neural pathway for it — YET!
That word “yet” is very important — because you CAN create a new neural pathway for ANY pattern of thinking, feeling or responding. And I have decades of experience validating that!
And I did!
I’ll talk more about this in my “Mindset Reset” FREE Masterclass with Mark Porteous and his Inspired Messengers Network.
You’ll learn how to use emotional intelligence to: shift your mindset to empower yourself, finally put an end to procrastination, frustration and move forward with motivation for determined, focused action, so that you step fully into the next, bigger, bolder version of YOU and the trajectory of your success.