“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!”
– Benjamin Franklin
You could walk into any bookstore in any town in America and find shelf after shelf filled with books on the topic of self-improvement. You could purchase a dozen or more and set them on your coffee table or night stand, but it is only when you open them, begin reading, and start utilizing the information found that you will benefit from what lies between the front and back cover. You must take action to invoke change. And to invoke the right change, you need an action plan.
Emotional intelligence (EQ) has been seen as the critical component to success in interpersonal relationships, both personally and professionally. However, it is not enough to read the 54 EQ competencies or even learn how to apply them. It goes beyond understanding emotional awareness. It is creating an EQ action plan that works for you – one you can consistently move forward with and that will help you attain the objectives that mean the most to you. It is developing EQ skills that will help you achieve happiness and success.
Goal setting is known to improve work performance, and you can use that same power to develop your emotional intelligence. Creating an EQ action plan involves deciding which approach you will take — knowing what you want to change, having a key challenge that demands new skills, or you have received feedback that you need to address. This enables you to set a goal for developing EQ skills that is SMART: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-limited.
At EQ Skills, we are devoted to helping you reach your emotional best with all the benefits that can bring to your interpersonal relationships, both personal and professional. Through emotional awareness and developing EQ skills, you can be your best you. The People Skills Handbook is the best self-help reading material you could ask for, and it will get you started on the path to a happier and more successful life.