Note: Emotional Intelligence (“EI”) is the belief that our ability to channel and control our emotions will have a direct effect on our success.  I came across an article on inc.com by my connection Justin Bariso and I wanted to add my 2 cents, from a LinkedIn currency perspective, to make this concept, as expanded upon in his great article, fit the audience here. Every day for the next 13 business days I will offer how, and where, and especially why, you should take advantage of his article’s teaching on your LinkedIn profile page. Thank you, Justin for agreeing to my offering further comments. 

Don’t allow yourself to be emotionally sabotaged

Yes, we live in challenging times. Working from home, uncertain economic effect of coronavirus on our businesses for the remainder of the quarter and into next; any other unforeseen challenges to upset us out there?

It’s easy to get bleak in our outlook, to let the pundits drain our energy and to turn inward and dark on ourselves.

The final EI tenet is to be positive and optimistic. You’re an entrepreneur, after all. And if you have been in business for a while, you’re a survivor and you probably have experienced economic downturn, but you put that behind you, and you moved forward. Or you made something better out of the change in front of you and perhaps you redefined or recreated yourself or you absorbed a sideline business out of necessity and you’re now a multipreneur (I am).

Do I get worried? Sure! Do I fret? And how. Do I let it show? I sure hope not! It’s in me, it’s expressed to let the steam off, and I try to be emotionally intelligent enough to keep an even keel and/or an upward trajectory in my mind and in my business dealings.

So to sum up the series, join me in this EI journey, and I hope that these blog pieces have helped you, and that you will share with others.

Thanks you for reading and liking but sharing and commenting are even better!

The EI side of me tells me not to be disappointed that there will not be many comments, yet I still exhort you to send them to me.

Let’s share the knowledge base and find ways to collaborate, emotionally intelligently.