Mary Treacy O’Keefe’s guest, Harvey Deutschendorf is an Emotional Intelligence (EI) coach and the author of The Other Kind of Smart: Simple Ways to Boost Your Emotional Intelligence for Greater Personal Effectiveness and Success. EI, or “people skills,” is another dimension within the growing field of positive psychology. Aspects of EI include emotional self-awareness, empathy, independence, interpersonal relationships, social responsibility, impulse control, stress tolerance, optimism, and happiness. Emotional intelligence affects every aspect of our lives and contributes greatly to our ability to live fulfilling lives. Throughout this episode, you’ll be learning how to increase your Emotional Intelligence, overcome the barriers that are preventing you from realizing your true potential, and improve your personal and professional well-being!
“Emotional Intelligence is our ability to recognize and to manage our own emotions and the emotions of others around us,” starts Deutschendorf. Whether or not we can actually control the emotions of others is debatable; however, Deutschendorf claims that, with practice, we can certainly influence the emotions of those around us in our favor.
If you were to die today, would you be able to die knowing you’ve accomplished everything that you wanted to? Are you happy with the way you’re living your life? Fifteen years ago, Harvey Deutschendorf asked himself these very questions and found that his answer was “no.” But then he discovered Emotional Intelligence and his life took a turn. Listen in as Deutschendorf and O’Keefe discuss how you can apply these same principles to your own life to be able to live the life YOU want.
Is Emotional Intelligence something we’re all born with? Something we have to develop? Something we learn? And why do some people seem to have more of it than others? “The first step is the recognition that there are certain areas we need help in,” says Deutschendorf, on how to become more attune with one’s EI. “We can’t just read about it, we have to actually do things.”
For more on the secret to unlocking your inner control of your emotions, tune in now!