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Emotional Intelligence: A Secret Weapon for Entrepreneurial Success

Before you win as an entrepreneur, you have to win the emotional and mental battle in your mind. Your ability to remain positive amid rejection, maintain your composure during a disagreement or adapt your value proposition during a sales pitch — depends on your level of emotional intelligence (EQ). Travis Bradberry, the co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0, defines EQ as your ability to recognize and understand emotions in yourself and others, and your ability to use this awareness to manage your behavior and relationships. Are You Prepared to Unlearn? Although EQ may sound like a “touchy-feely nice to have” skill, your level of EQ can make or break the success of your business. It’s just not enough to create a great product, show up for work, and work hard. Managing your emotions, building positive relationships and communicating clearly and confidently determines how far you go in life. So ultimately, you may need to unlearn some habits or childhood beliefs you’ve developed...

Jan 8, 2020