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Using Emotional Intelligence to Increase Motivation
by Christine Mockler Casper
As you prepare for 2014, it is an appropriate time to reflect and plan for discovering your uniqueness, strengthening your resolve, revealing and using your untapped potential, forging new relationships and designing dreams that you can turn into realities.
An understanding of Emotional Intelligence, (EI), will enable you to ignite your passion so you can use your ingenuity to create opportunities and take advantage of them. Understanding EI will also help you deal with challenges. Heightened EI will translate into insight, which you can turn into productive actions. These, in turn, will have a positive impact on those around you.
Now is the time for you to achieve breakthrough behaviors that demonstrate the greatness within you.
What is Emotional Intelligence?
EI is the ability to understand, manage and apply the information and creative power of your emotions as your greatest source of energy, influence, connection and motivation.
People with high EI behave authentically, compassionately, decisively and with clarity of intent, while bringing meaning into every event in their lives. They resist the urge to respond impulsively or without being aware of the information available from both their emotions and intellect.
How can your EI help you?
Emotion is natural. We feel emotions instinctively. But emotion also provides information, and it is this information that drives Emotional Intelligence. Individuals who process the information that their emotions are providing are more capable of thinking logically to move quickly from endings to new beginnings.
They can gain passion and personal control by defining "the mountain" and designing an ascent plan. Peaceful and disciplined, they are aware of their purpose, and thus move deliberately, with passion, power, and perspective.
Rather than suppressing emotions, they accept, address and then express them appropriately. They consistently prove that the impossible is possible. They know that something can be done and can focus their unique ingenuity on restoring wind to deflated sails.
People with high EI unite a sincere heart and a clear mind. The result is the freedom to be yourself and to use your potential to create a masterpiece. It is your emotions that give you your humanity.
How can you increase your EI – your ability to make conscious, reasoned and wise decisions?
"We cannot leave the trap until we know we are in it." Mary Ferguson.
Life is about knowing what makes you unique in a positive and powerful way, and then living that reality and that potential.
Visualize. Have you ever gone to a scary movie and gotten scared? Why? Because the actors, directors and producers made the experience so vivid that your imagination took over and it became reality. Well you can do the same for yourself by visualizing clearly that which you desire.
Increasing your Emotional Intelligence impacts every aspect of your life in a positive way. Affirm for yourself: "From Now On With Passion".
Christine Mockler Casper is an author, facilitator and an award-winning lecturer and keynote. She has spent the past twenty-five years assisting organizations to move forward to breakthrough results. She is a sought after international public speaker who enthusiastically conveys information while simultaneously modeling leadership principles necessary for success in today's dynamic economy. She is the Founder of Communication, Motivation & Management, Inc., a consulting firm that specializes in leadership, communication, executive coaching and Emotional Intelligence. She is one of a select group to have received her certification in Emotional Intelligence.
Christine is frequently interviewed by the media and has been featured on numerous network shows including NBC10, Fox News, NBC Daytime, Good Day New York and NPR. She has produced and hosted an award winning television show.
Christine is credited with helping clients create a culture of trust, innovative services, exceptional customer loyalty, and outstanding leadership practices while fostering honest and open communication.
She has held a series of leadership positions within a Fortune 500 company and received her MBA from Northeastern University. She has a passion for providing insights and tools to assist in personal, professional and organizational transformation based upon strategies, techniques and thoroughly researched models for excellence. Her goal is to assist in the creation of sustainable skill sets and guidelines for continuous learning and enhanced performance.
Her book, From Now On With Passion – A Guide to Emotional Intelligence has received numerous Book of the Year Awards