8 Traits of an Effective Business Leader

If you’d like to learn how to be an effective leader so you can influence and inspire others, sign up for the free 90-Day Master Class hosted by the founder of Addicted2Success.com, Joel Brown. If you’re leading a business, there’s no question about whether you’re a leader or not. You are a leader. The only question is what kind of leader are you? Some people think that inspirational leaders just happen—they’re a product of personality, circumstance, and talent. While some may take to leadership more easily than others, anyone can develop themselves into an inspirational leader through intentional and thoughtful work on themselves. Your business’s success or failure relies upon you as its leader, so it is well worth doing …

One Simple Way to Appreciate What You Have and Be Happier

We have all experienced rejection at some point. It can hurt and can take years to heal from. As human beings, we innately want to be loved and accepted. A sense of belonging to a community is one of our fundamental ingredients for survival, so a fear of rejection has naturally grown into our psyche. Receiving rejection today is certainly not what it used to be. With technology, we are somehow more connected than ever yet more socially isolated as well.  In the split-second instant we post on social media, we’re unconsciously broadcasting our desire to be seen and to connect. But when that Instagram selfie or Facebook post doesn’t receive the number of likes or comments we thought it …

Use this Time to Look Inward as a Way to Manifest Creativity

Many of us are finally settling into a place of acceptance about our new reality. One way to use your time while staying at home, sheltering-in-place, or under quarantine is to look inward and explore your emotions. Emotions define us, direct our actions, and express where we are in our spiritual evolution. Emotions affect our energy and make us human.  The longer you’re socially isolated the more you’re forced to examine and question and react differently to views and conventions you’ve always held dear. Beliefs you once identified with and which gave you a sense of yourself are stripped away. This is not always easy. In fact, it can feel quite painful. We’re all going through these unprecedented times together, …

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 …