Why Emotional Intelligence is Crucial in Business

Emotional intelligence — or EQ, short for emotional intelligence quotient — is defined as the ability to use one’s emotions to full advantage. Emotionally intelligent people have full command of all their social skills (including self-awareness, empathy and the like) and when placed in leadership positions respect others’ views while inspiring outside-the-box thinking.  Additionally, businesses are starting to take notice of the impact that EQ can have on employee productivity and engagement. While gauging “soft skills” during interviews has always been a part of recruitment efforts, many teams are now finding methods of quantifying emotional intelligence and determining if a candidate is a fit for a job based on these factors in addition to practical competencies.  The value of recruiting …

The Mindset Of A Multiple 7 Figure Entrepreneur

We are almost 6 months into the year and there has been so many great articles, videos and podcast episodes featured on Addicted2Success. The Addicted2Success podcast is one of the most popular podcasts in the business section of the apple podcast store and we are officially live on Spotify, Stitcher and SoundCloud now so you can’t miss a motivational beat. Here are the Top 12 Addicted2Success podcast episodes of 2019 for you to listen to If you feel that any of the below podcasts have inspired you in any way shape or form please share the episodes on your insta stories, facebook, emails or direct message them to your friends as this would be deeply appreciated as we are on …

3 Leadership Tips for the Conscious Business Executive

Recently, I was speaking at a conference attended by two hundred and fifty inspiring, heart-centered and results-oriented women business executives.  These executives lead their companies in many sectors: service, manufacturing, technology, marketing, legal, and more.  These women range in age from their thirties to their sixties, of all races, from solo entrepreneurs to corporate executives.  They recounted powerful stories of business successes and challenges, profits and loss experiences, partnerships holding strong, partnerships that collapsed, new innovations and more. I was uplifted by these conscious business owners who know that success in business equates to doing good in the world, treating your employees with dignity and care, providing vital solutions, products and services that support their customers while protecting the earth.  …

4 Boxes to Check Before Starting Your Solopreneur JourneyPick the Brain

The following is adapted from The Aspiring Solopreneur: Your Business Startup Bible. Once you’ve created a fully-built, kickass business plan and you’re ready to begin your solopreneur journey, there are four final boxes you need to check before you embark. The solopreneur’s life isn’t for everyone, so by taking the time now to run through this final checklist, you’re all but eliminating the possibility this isn’t the right fit for you. Let’s dig into these four areas, starting with the most important: your lifestyle. #1: Life Analysis You have an idea about what the future commitment looks like, and how much time and money it will take to launch your solopreneur life. You’ve gone from theoretical to practical. Now it’s …

The Top 5 Ways to Improve Self Growth While Managing a Business

You cannot grow your business unless you grow yourself too. Personal growth is often ignored by aspiring entrepreneurs because they assume all their research and learning takes place before they start their businesses. They are wrong. What you must understand is that personal growth is an ongoing task. As you continue to run your business and its operations, you will need a continuing education to experience your own personal and professional growth. Without this growth, you will lack the knowledge and skills needed to improve your business. Many professional people require a continuing education, including doctors, lawyers, and real estate brokers. When there are changes in technology, consumer demand, and competition, you must master the art of self-growth in order …

How To Get Motivated and STAY Motivated

The internet today has created unlimited money making opportunities for many online users, some starting with zero or limited knowledge soaring to success in making money online. There is a good number of internet companies today offering genuine online business opportunities. But why does only a handful succeed while the majority jump from opportunity to opportunity without success? The missing link according to some of the online and offline businesses is in personal development, the motivation to identify, set and to systemically follow up your goals. It’s said that everyday we choose what to do with our time. And that every little action that we are involved in, will produce results, whether desirable or otherwise. However, this is not news …

Great Century, by George

George Burns’ career could have ended as early as 1958, when his wife Gracie Allen retired from Show business. Burns continued the show after Allen retired, but the show was cancelled after one season. Burns could have let his wife’s retirement from show business stop him from going further in his career, but he ultimately ended up being a huge comic success and lived to be 100 years old. Many of Burns’ biggest successes came when he was in his eighties and nineties. At the ages when many people have long since retired, Burns was enjoying great success. Getting older does have great advantages: we become smarter; we acquire wisdom; we have acquired more skills. 1. Burns struggled as a …

Genius or Gifted?

Every person has particular abilities or skills that make them different from the others. There are no similar genetic codes, so there are no completely alike people. Some of the abilities are placed in a genetic code and are to be developed during a lifetime. About our hidden abilities and talents we get to know in kinder garden or in elementary school. This is a regular way to discover yourself and your calling, but sometimes a person may find out that he or she is gifted in arts only being a teenager or even later. This is not an anomalous case and there is nothing that can’t prevent a person from developing necessary skills. After hard work one may be …

Equity Theory And Employee Motivation

In business, the Equity Theory of employee motivation describes the relationship between how fairly an employee perceives he is treated and how hard he is motivated to work. Peter Drucker, an author who specialized in economics, first proposed the link between Equity Theory and employee motivation. The basic idea behind the Equity Theory is that workers, in an attempt to balance what they put in to their jobs and what they get from them, will unconsciously assign values to each of his various contributions. In addition to their time, workers contribute their experience, their qualifications, and their capability in addition to their personal strengths such as acumen and ambition. Money, of course, is the primary motivating outcome for an employee, …

Does Your Life Lack Meaning?

Vera sought out counseling with me because her doctor advised her to discover the emotional causes of her chronic fatigue. Vera, a successful stockbroker, was in a loving 18-year marriage. On the surface, everything in her life was fine. She had enough money, friends, and a good relationship. Yet Vera awoke each morning battling fatigue and depression. David sought my help because of chronic feelings of inner emptiness. David is very successful in his manufacturing business, has a good marriage and two adult children. Like Vera, everything seemed fine. Yet the feelings of inner emptiness drove David to overeat, overspend, and indulge in porno on the Internet. While both Vera and David were successful in their careers, neither loved their …

Discover Your Path to Success – Part 2

Time taken for self-analysis is so important in developing your road map to success. Let’s continue with a few more questions to ask yourself – before we go into the heart of the formula for personal success. Are you easily distracted? Most people cannot focus on a goal, without getting “side tracked.” When this cannot be helped, you can develop a new skill set, through meditation, self-hypnosis, or by learning not to give up. You can learn to meditate in a variety of ways. At my site, we have a course, but you can also find Yoga classes where meditation is taught. There are many good books and CD’s. A very good CD is Meditation Made Simple by John Daniels. …

Counting Your Chicken Before They Hatch!

Have you ever heard the expression, “Do not count your chickens before they hatch?” Maybe an older, wiser individual would tell you this to keep you from getting ahead of yourself. Like buying a new car before you actually got that new job. Well, when setting and obtaining your goals, you need to “Count your chicken before they hatch” in your mind. What I mean by this is you have to start seeing yourself completing or obtaining your goal. What you profess, you possess! The first thing you need to do is sit down and set your goals. Diana Scharf Hunt said “Goals are dreams with deadlines.” A lot of times, people are thrown off by the idea of taking …

Change Your Thinking. Change Your Life.

Have you ever given up on a dream because you’ve listened to that ‘little voice’ in your head that tells you that you ‘can’t do it’ or ‘what’s the point?’ That inner voice is the critic inside of everyone that causes many bright futures to come to a screaming halt. Just like the mommy who freaks out when little Johnny runs with a stick, your inner ‘mom’ worries and frets over new challenges that arise, very often creating enough doubt to make you believe you can’t do it, whatever it may be. There are times when listening to your ‘gut’ comes in handy, but for the most part, what is perceived as a gut reaction is simply fear of failure …

Burning Desire — Golden Key or Red Herring?

Acres of Diamonds… you’ve read the famous story, or at least had it related to you. A farmer hears tales of diamonds and begins dreaming of vast riches. He sells his farm and hikes off over the horizon, never to be heard from again. Rumors say that years later he died destitute, never having found the diamonds he spent his life seeking. Meanwhile, the man who bought that farm found a large and “interesting looking” stone in a stream that ran through the property. He put the stone on his mantle where a visitor recognized the large stone as a rough diamond. It turned out to be the Hope Diamond, the largest such stone ever found. That stream bed was …

Break Through Self-Doubt and Fear

Self-doubt and fear interfere with our ability to achieve or set goals. Self-doubt and fear are the voices in our head telling us, “You’ll never succeed, so why try?” and “who do you think you are?” Self-doubt and fear are also what make us listen to those voices and decide to give up before we get started. While many people experience self-doubt and fear at some point in their lives, they take action anyway. Others remain stuck, or are confident in only one area of their life, such as work. They are too afraid to try new things like going back to school, entering new relationships or learning new skills. When we let self-doubt and fear rule our lives, we …

Benjamin Franklin’s method of habit formation

Benjamin Franklin, inventor, statesman, writer, publisher and economist relates in his autobiography that early in his life he decided to focus on arriving at moral perfection. He made a list of 13 virtues, assigning a page to each. Under each virtue he wrote a summary that gave it fuller meaning. Then he practiced each one for a certain length of time. To make these virtues a habit, Franklin can up with a method to grade himself on his daily actions. In a journal he drew a table with a row for every virtue and a column for every day of the week. Every time he made a fault, he made a mark in the appropriate column. Each week he focused …