Emotional Intelligence: Understanding Emotions

Understanding emotions and everything related to emotion is often confused for “overly emotional” or even weakness. I invite you to learn why knowledge of emotions is a powerful success- and happiness skill.   Understanding Emotions People with a high EQ can understand their emotions, the sources of their emotions (and those of others) and they are in control of their actions and reactions. Let’s look at the fascinating topic “emotions” a little closer. Many people find it hard to share their emotions with others, express or even feel them. Most of us still have the idea that emotions are hindering an effective decision-making process and rational thinking. If rational thinking… Read More

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Interview with Chris Shea LifesJourney

  Recently, Chris Shea, founder of Lifesjourney, invited me for an interview. Chris was interested in learning more about my Emotional Intelligence Training and during our pleasant conversation, we realized that we share a common interest: Helping people to implement mindfulness into their lives. You can listen to the podcast here: iTunes:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/on-finding-peace/id1160378353 Libsyn:  http://onfindingpeace.libsyn.com/ I also recommend that you check out Lifesjourney’s offering.

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Interview with Dr. Mark Goulston – Unconditional

You will hear more from me about the incredible Dr. Mark Goulston. Today, I had an interview with him that I consider so valuable that I want to share the goodness with you right away.   Podcast Episode with Dr. Mark Goulston This week’s episode is crowned by the incredible Dr. Mark Goulston. Be prepared: He will tickle your brain and touch your heart. He will share stories that will make most people want to act on the nuggets of wisdom and implement them into their lives. As a best-selling author, business consultant, psychiatrist, social skills expert, his mission is: Helping the world heal – one conversation at a time.… Read More

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How to make a difficult decision

    Very difficult decisions Sometimes we are at a crossroad in our life where we have to make a difficult decision. Should I start my own business or stay where I am? Do I want a baby or focus on my career? Should I cut the salary of all employees or fire 10 people? Do I stay in my unhappy relationship for the kids? Did you know that there is a simple hack to make difficult decisions easy? How to make difficult decisions easy Let’s start with the why: Why are some decisions difficult to make? The answer is surprisingly simple. Difficult decisions are difficult because no alternative seems better… Read More

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5 Tips To Stop Whining

  How you can stay positive and stop whining We’re not always positive. Influenced by society, experience, upbringing, and exposure to the news we go through life. Yes, we try our best and we want to be happy. Always. But roadblocks and exhaustion can make it difficult and sometimes we enter the vale of tears. We know that whining neither helps the situation nor does it make us feel good. So how can we stay positive when the going gets tough? No whining please because: It changes your brain Neuroplasticity is a term that refers to the brain’s ability to change its structure and function. Nerve cells die, new ones… Read More

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6 Signs You Have A Low EQ

  When artificial intelligence and automation are on the rise, social competence is more important than ever. Cognitive flexibility and a high EQ are competitive advantages – not only for managers and sales people. Emotional intelligence is the set of skills and character traits that most successful people have in common. I’m sure you know of a few very successful people who don’t have extensive technical skills. And I’m sure you also know many people who have incredible technical skills but they are unsuccessful. Many experts say a high EQ is more important for your career than a high IQ. I think a healthy combination of both is desirable. To… Read More

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Guided Breath Meditation for Stress Management

5 Minute Stress-Management Meditation The paradox about stress and stress management is: The more you feel under pressure the less likely that you feel like taking out an hour of your day for self-care (even though you know you should). Not only are we endangering our mental and physical health and put ourselves at the risk of burnout – our productivity is decreasing drastically when we are stressed. Just think about it: How much can you achieve in one hour of work at “full speed” and how often do you work long hours under pressure and don’t produce impressive results? I get it. When you have to meet deadlines or… Read More

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5 Natural Ways To Reduce Stress

Simple Stress Relief Tools Stress is everybody’s business. You could think you have it under control, but the truth is that stress has a way of creeping up on you, and causing drastic health repercussions. We live in a hectic world, one which requires our stress hormone, cortisol, to work overtime. However, this is far from the way this hormone was meant to act. The body’s stress reaction was supposed to be called into play when man’s survival was threatened, not when he or she was 5 minutes late to work. Today, regardless of what your stressor is, you need to find effective natural ways to reduce it. Do not… Read More

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6 Signs of People with a high EQ

My new article has been published on EI Hub: http://ei-hub.com/6-signs-of-people-with-a-high-eq/ Emotional intelligence might still be a highly underrated and yet the most important set of skills and character traits. EQ stands for emotional quotient. Opposite to “classic” intelligence, emotional talents are not related to mathematics or physics. It describes the ability to deal with our own emotions and the emotions of others. Goethe called it: “development of the heart.” People with a high EQ are able to assess and influence their own emotions as well as the emotions of others. In line with this, they are often successful in their jobs, even though they might possess limited professional qualifications. They… Read More

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Positive vs. negative Motivation

Why positive motivation is better for your brain I just scrolled through my LinkedIn news feed and noticed plenty of negative quotes. You find them on all social networking sites.  Motivation is the sum of motives for our readiness to act which means our pursuit of goals or targets based on emotional and neuronal activity.  Today we will not look at the topic in its complexity, but just pick out one factor constantly in front of our eyes. We will neither look at sources for motivation nor different models. “Negative motivation” can be defined as something we do out of fear or to avoid certain consequences, but we will further… Read More

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