Guest Post by Thecia Jenkins
Now that you have taken the leap and are igniting others, take time to assess if you are working smart. Are you managing the myriad of emotions that come with being an entrepreneur: insecurities, imposter syndrome, motivating yourself, setting goals, risking rejection in networking situations, and meeting the needs of diverse clientele?
Sometimes it is hard not to just “lose it” and become overtaken by our emotions. These flood of emotions eventually can take a toll on our ability to effectively launch into our purpose and may put a limp in our leap. What’s an entrepreneur to do?
Develop your emotional intelligence: the ability to manage your emotions and identify the emotions of others. According to Daniel Goleman, a Harvard psychologist, emotional intelligence is a key indicator of success. It is not necessarily the person with the vast educational background who will obtain her/his goals, but the person who possesses the competencies of self-awareness, self-regulation, relationship management and social skills.
Over the next few weeks, I will share information and strategies on developing emotional intelligence and providing resources to equip you to get your EQ on and work smart!
Thecia Jenkins, speaker and life coach, works with individuals who are ready to move into their purpose. She delivers keynotes, trainings and life coach sessions focusing on communication skills, emotional intelligence and cultural competence.
Ms. Jenkins is described as fiery and passionate with the ability to bring clarity and connect with people. For more information, visit her at www.theciajenkins.com.