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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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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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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The Price of Intuition

Intuition is the result of suffering I had what people call a violent, abusive father. My mom told me that he became like that after a car accident that left my father in a coma for 6 months and 1 week. My mom also told me that it’s my fault she ever had to marry him because she was pregnant. Therefore, I took that statement with a grain of salt and learned to form my own opinion early on. The dirty divorce war lasted over seven years and was fought mostly at my expense. One parent blaming and accusing the other while my father sometimes tried to kidnap me from… Read More

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Boost your feeling of self-worth

Project Confidence is available now “I want more from life! I would love to be stronger. More daring. I want to be myself. Not afraid of doing my thing. I want to be open to people. And, hey, while we’re at it: I want to be more at peace with myself. I want to just say: I’m ok the way I am, no matter what others think.” Does that sound something like you? In my personal coaching sessions, I have the honor to serve people from different walks of life. If I had to define a common nominator, it would be a lack of confidence. Many of the problems of… Read More

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Dealing With Toxic People – Plan A and B

Remove toxic people from your life? It’s easy, right? If you spot a toxic person, you avoid them. That is Plan A. If only it were that easy … How can we tell a negative person from a destructive one? And what if they are our employees, family members, bosses or even our spouses? Why emotional intelligence helps dealing with toxic people Do toxic people exist? First, I would like to answer an ethical/philosophical question. Is it allowed to define other people as toxic? Or is it too simplified? Is it compatible with a mindful way of life? Is not every one of us a product of his upbringing and his… Read More

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8 Best Tips For Introverts

Extroverts benefit from these tips too! It’s difficult to be an introvert. Often it seems as if the surest way to be the center of attention is trying to avoid it. Most of our interests, character traits and likes have developed during our childhood. Our family, friends, our profession, and setbacks and failure – all of that influenced who we became and what is important to us. While you can change the color of your hair with some dye, the same does not apply to personality traits, for instance, introversion and extroversion. Introvert, extrovert, ambivert The third category is ambiverts (like myself). Introverted people are quiet while extroverted people are “loud”… Read More

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Mindfulness To Go

Picture Credit: Tony Brandstetter https://goo.gl/WVT2uy Mindfulness to go Mindfulness is the new trend to release pressure and prevent job burnout. A basic idea and purpose of mindfulness are to focus on what matters in life, but it is often the esoteric chic of burnt out managers. Self-awareness is a powerful soft skill that helps us break free from traditional thinking and behavioral patterns that do not serve us. The idea: If someone can perceive themselves unbiased, understands how and why he reacts to certain triggers, he will turn off the emotional autopilot that otherwise keeps us trapped in a stress spiral. It’s not a coincidence that mindfulness is trending. Stress related diseases… Read More

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