We have discussed a scale of negative emotions running from Apathy – “What’s the point?” to Pride “Look at all my toys!” and the higher up the scale you go the more success you will enjoy.
However, with negative emotions there is a danger of slipping back down the scale.
Now we accept that emotions contain valuable information and they influence the way we think.
In fact, your thinking largely determines how you are feeling.
How you feel is observed in your body language, your physiology.
How you think, feel and hold yourself produces your behavior.
Your behavior creates your results.
Emotions should be incorporated into your reasoning, problem solving, decision making, judgment calls and behavior to get the best results.
Staying open to your emotional state and the state of others will allow you to produce flexible behavior.
This will give you a clear advantage when you are dealing with other people.
The ultimate state is a sense of Peace, inner Peace – a sense of wholeness.
When you have Peace in your mind and heart you don’t need anything because you already have just about everything. You have thrown the switch.
To move up the scale of emotions all you need to do is: Let go of your current level of thinking about your goal; let go of your reasons or excuses for not getting the goal and recognize and realize that getting the goal is the NOT the only way to change your life for the better.
To assist in doing this it helps to have an appreciation of emotional intelligence.
The ability to influence and persuade is enhanced when you combine emotional intelligence as part of your communication skills.
Emotional intelligence should form an essential part of your communication strategy.
This includes using empathy to form trust and rapport.
It needs to be understood that the influence to get a person to accept your communication requires emotion and logic.
Persuasion techniques should be part of your communication skills and communication strategy.
Assessing how you are feeling and knowing how an emotion may change is incredibly powerful.
Adding emotional intelligence to your communication skills will ensure you produce effective communication, particularly when it matters.
As stated, communication excellence is the ability to use logic and emotion together to produce clear and concise information based on feelings.
Emotional intelligence is the key difference because it provides communication skills that gets results.
Emotional intelligence will help with judgment calls, reasoning, decision making, and behavior to get the best results.