We know it’s our actions that count, but we’re also constantly told that our why is more important than our what. Psychology research is telling us of the importance of Emotional Intelligence (EQ). But what part does EQ play in the intellectual game of business?
How Important Is Emotional Intelligence To Improve Decision-Making At Work?
Keith Cunningham, “Rich Dad” in Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Poor Dad, says, “Business and Investing is an intellectual sport.” My gut reaction was, Yes, I agree with that.
So why do I spend so much time talking about emotional health? If all that matters is our actions and that we make good intelligent decisions, why is so much research showing us the importance of emotional intelligence (EQ) in business?
Here’s the key:Good emotional health facilitates good decision making. Click To Tweet
In fact, the more you try to control your emotions and force yourself not to be influenced by emotional, the more you will be controlled and influenced by your emotions. It’s a classic case of “What you resist persists”.
The truth is, good emotional health allows you to make decisions not driven by emotion. This is because you remove the necessity to prove something about yourself or to protect yourself from rejection or failure. If you know you’re worthy and going to be okay no matter what, you aren’t putting your identity, pride, or ego on the line with every decision. There’s simply less at risk because you know You are not at risk.
This is really the key to being unattached from the outcomes. Because you know the outcome doesn’t say, imply, or mean anything about WHO YOU ARE, which is just fine no matter what.
So if you know you struggle with depression, anxiety, stress, anger, or low self-esteem and you want to start making better decisions for your business, start by looking at your own emotional health and happiness.
It really is worth it.
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