I couldn’t spell entrepreneur at school

In school, we’re taught to obey the rules, to do things by the book, and if you stray away from the pack, you’re quickly pushed back into the mold the education system puts us all into. If you had and thoughts of being an entrepreneur, the herd would drag you back in. A strong minded individual would be kicking and screaming. The true spirit of an individual.

 

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          Traditional school is the worst possible place for an entrepreneur.

An Entrepreneur thinks differently, and frankly, everyone thinks and learns differently. Which is why a system that makes everyone think the same is killing the entrepreneurial spirit. Entrepreneurs go against the norm, and refuse to be forced into a life or way of thinking. Entrepreneurs want to create, not follow a rule book created by someone else.

Entrepreneurship Can Rarely Be Taught In Class.
Today, education is changing. While most kids in school still don’t learn about money and business through high school, university business schools are now offering entrepreneurship programs for those interested in building their own business.

Any attempt to further the cause of entrepreneurship is admirable, but being a successful entrepreneur can rarely be taught in a classroom. Entrepreneurs have to be flexible, adapt to changing circumstances quickly. They have to have spirit. They have to fight through adversity. These things cannot come from school.

Where do Entrepreneurs Get an Education?

If you’ve ever met a successful entrepreneur you probably noticed they don’t like to waste time. Their time is valuable since they are doing so many things on their own. For most entrepreneurs, learning from their own mistakes and other entrepreneurs is the way to go. This is why incubators, networking events, and mentor-ship programs are great places to start for an education in owning your own business. Not only are these great places to meet people but they are also great places for resources like funding, accounting, marketing and technology—all things that entrepreneurs need.

So, do entrepreneurs need to be “smart” to be successful? Yes… just not in the way most people think of “smart”.

A big thanks to the brilliant words at Success Magazine.

Cheers, Chrissy

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IQ vs Emotional Intelligence.

18 Signs You Have High Emotional Intelligence

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Do you have emotional intelligence? Here’s how to know for sure.

March 3, 2016

Measuring emotional intelligence can be difficult because of its intangible nature. But Dr. Travis Bradberry has analyzed the data from the million-plus people that TalentSmart has tested for EQ to help identify the behaviors that are sure signs you have a high EQ. He shares them with us in this article, originally published on LinkedIn Pulse.

When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: People with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70 percent of the time. This anomaly threw a massive wrench into the broadly-held assumption that IQ was the sole source of success.

Decades of research now point to emotional intelligence as being the critical factor that sets star performers apart from the rest of the pack. The connection is so strong that we know 90 percent of top performers have high emotional intelligence.

Related: Why You Need Emotional Intelligence to Succeed.

Emotional intelligence is the “something” in each of us that is a bit intangible. It affects how we manage behavior, navigate social complexities and make personal decisions to achieve positive results.

Despite the significance of EQ, its intangible nature makes it very difficult to know how much you have and what you can do to improve if you’re lacking. You can always take a scientifically validated test, such as the one that comes with the Emotional Intelligence 2.0 book.

Unfortunately, quality (scientifically valid) EQ tests aren’t free. So, I’ve analyzed the data from the million-plus people that TalentSmart has tested in order to identify the behaviors that are the hallmarks of a high EQ. What follows are sure signs that you have a high EQ.

1. You have a robust emotional vocabulary.

All people experience emotions, but it is a select few who can accurately identify them as they occur. Our research shows that only 36 percent of people can do this, which is problematic because unlabeled emotions often go misunderstood, which leads to irrational choices and counterproductive actions.

People with high EQs master their emotions because they understand them, and they use an extensive vocabulary of feelings to do so. While many people might describe themselves as simply feeling “bad,” emotionally intelligent people can pinpoint whether they feel “irritable,” “frustrated,” “downtrodden,” or “anxious.” The more specific your word choice, the better insight you have into exactly how you are feeling, what caused it and what you should do about it.

2. You’re curious about people.

It doesn’t matter if they’re introverted or extroverted, emotionally intelligent people are curious about everyone around them. This curiosity is the product of empathy, one of the most significant gateways to a high EQ. The more you care about other people and what they’re going through, the more curiosity you’re going to have about them.

3. You embrace change.

Emotionally intelligent people are flexible and are constantly adapting. They know that fear of change is paralyzing and a major threat to their success and happiness. They look for change that is lurking just around the corner, and they form a plan of action should these changes occur.

Related:3 Tips to Open Your Heart, Mind and Life to Change

4. You know your strengths and weaknesses.

Emotionally intelligent people don’t just understand emotions; they know what they’re good at and what they’re terrible at. They also know who pushes their buttons and the environments (both situations and people) that enable them to succeed. Having a high EQ means you know your strengths and you know how to lean into them and use them to your full advantage while keeping your weaknesses from holding you back.

5. You’re a good judge of character.

Much of emotional intelligence comes down to social awareness; the ability to read other people, know what they’re about, and understand what they’re going through. Over time, this skill makes you an exceptional judge of character. People are no mystery to you. You know what they’re all about and understand their motivations, even those that lie hidden beneath the surface.

6. You are difficult to offend.

If you have a firm grasp of whom you are, it’s difficult for someone to say or do something that gets your goat. Emotionally intelligent people are self-confident and open-minded, which creates a pretty thick skin. You may even poke fun at yourself or let other people make jokes about you because you are able to mentally draw the line between humor and degradation.

Related:8 Ways to Be a More Confident Person

7. You know how to say no (to yourself and others).

Emotional intelligence means knowing how to exert self-control. You delay gratification, and you avoid impulsive action. Research conducted at the University of California, San Francisco, shows that the more difficulty that you have saying no, the more likely you are to experience stress, burnout and even depression. Saying no is indeed a major self-control challenge for many people. “No” is a powerful word that you should not be afraid to wield. When it’s time to say no, emotionally intelligent people avoid phrases such as “I don’t think I can” or “I’m not certain.” Saying no to a new commitment honors your existing commitments and gives you the opportunity to successfully fulfill them.

8. You let go of mistakes.

Emotionally intelligent people distance themselves from their mistakes, but do so without forgetting them. By keeping their mistakes at a safe distance, yet still handy enough to refer to, they are able to adapt and adjust for future success. It takes refined self-awareness to walk this tightrope between dwelling and remembering. Dwelling too long on your mistakes makes you anxious and gun shy, while forgetting about them completely makes you bound to repeat them. The key to balance lies in your ability to transform failures into nuggets of improvement. This creates the tendency to get right back up every time you fall down.

               Related:Why Failure Is Good for Success

9. You give and expect nothing in return.

When someone gives you something spontaneously, without expecting anything in return, this leaves a powerful impression. For example, you might have an interesting conversation with someone about a book, and when you see them again a month later, you show up with the book in hand. Emotionally intelligent people build strong relationships because they are constantly thinking about others.

10. You don’t hold grudges.

The negative emotions that come with holding onto a grudge are actually a stress response. Just thinking about the event sends your body into fight-or-flight mode, a survival mechanism that forces you to stand up and fight or run for the hills when faced with a threat. When the threat is imminent, this reaction is essential to your survival, but when the threat is ancient history, holding onto that stress wreaks havoc on your body and can have devastating health consequences over time. In fact, researchers at Emory University have shown that holding onto stress contributes to high blood pressure and heart disease. Holding onto a grudge means you’re holding onto stress, and emotionally intelligent people know to avoid this at all costs. Letting go of a grudge not only makes you feel better now but can also improve your health.

11. You neutralize toxic people.

Dealing with difficult people is frustrating and exhausting for most. High EQ individuals control their interactions with toxic people by keeping their feelings in check. When they need to confront a toxic person, they approach the situation rationally. They identify their own emotions and don’t allow anger or frustration to fuel the chaos. They also consider the difficult person’s standpoint and are able to find solutions and common ground. Even when things completely derail, emotionally intelligent people are able to take the toxic person with a grain of salt to avoid letting him or her bring them down.

12. You don’t seek perfection.

Emotionally intelligent people won’t set perfection as their target because they know that it doesn’t exist. Human beings, by our very nature, are fallible. When perfection is your goal, you’re always left with a nagging sense of failure that makes you want to give up or reduce your effort. You end up spending your time lamenting what you failed to accomplish and what you should have done differently instead of moving forward, excited about what you’ve achieved and what you will accomplish in the future.

               Related:5 Ways Perfectionism Is Getting in Your Way

13. You appreciate what you have.

Taking time to contemplate what you’re grateful for isn’t merely the right thing to do; it also improves your mood because it reduces the stress hormone cortisol by 23 percent. Research conducted at the University of California, Davis, found that people who worked daily to cultivate an attitude of gratitude experienced improved mood, energy and physical well-being. It’s likely that lower levels of cortisol played a major role in this.

14. You disconnect.

Taking regular time off the grid is a sign of a high EQ because it helps you to keep your stress under control and to live in the moment. When you make yourself available to your work 24/7, you expose yourself to a constant barrage of stressors. Forcing yourself offline and even—gulp!—turning off your phone gives your body and mind a break. Studies have shown that something as simple as an email break can lower stress levels. Technology enables constant communication and the expectation that you should be available 24/7. It is extremely difficult to enjoy a stress-free moment outside of work when an email that will change your train of thought and get you thinking (read: stressing) about work can drop onto your phone at any moment.

15. You limit your caffeine intake.

Drinking excessive amounts of caffeine triggers the release of adrenaline, and adrenaline is the source of the fight-or-flight response. The fight-or-flight mechanism sidesteps rational thinking in favor of a faster response to ensure survival. This is great when a bear is chasing you, but not so great when you’re responding to a curt email. When caffeine puts your brain and body into this hyper-aroused state of stress, your emotions overrun your behavior. Caffeine’s long half-life ensures you stay this way as it takes its sweet time working its way out of your body. High-EQ individuals know that caffeine is trouble, and they don’t let it get the better of them.

16. You get enough sleep.

It’s difficult to overstate the importance of sleep to increasing your emotional intelligence and managing your stress levels. When you sleep, your brain literally recharges, shuffling through the day’s memories and storing or discarding them (which causes dreams) so that you wake up alert and clearheaded. High-EQ individuals know that their self-control, attention, and memory are all reduced when they don’t get enough—or the right kind—of sleep. So, they make sleep a top priority.

Related:Sleep Deprivation Is Killing You and Your Career

17. You stop negative self-talk in its tracks.

The more you ruminate on negative thoughts, the more power you give them. Most of our negative thoughts are just that—thoughts, not facts. When it feels like something always or never happens, this is just your brain’s natural tendency to perceive threats (inflating the frequency or severity of an event). Emotionally intelligent people separate their thoughts from the facts in order to escape the cycle of negativity and move toward a positive, new outlook.

18. You won’t let anyone limit your joy.

When your sense of pleasure and satisfaction are derived from the opinions of other people, you are no longer the master of your own happiness. When emotionally intelligent people feel good about something that they’ve done, they won’t let anyone’s opinions or snide remarks take that away from them. While it’s impossible to turn off your reactions to what others think of you, you don’t have to compare yourself to others, and you can always take people’s opinions with a grain of salt. That way, no matter what other people are thinking or doing, your self-worth comes from within.

A big thank you to success.com for always inspiring me…. Chrissy Greig

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Successful people and Attitude…

Here is a great article from Success Magazine to help your Business Mindset, and a step toward being successful.

A positive attitude is key to a successful life, so what happens when things go wrong?  We have a tendency to let our attitudes take a dive along with our state of affairs. But life is going to deal setbacks, both minor and major, on a regular basis, and if we are going to be successful, we need to know how to keep our attitudes intact.

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positive rather than negative        always wins
Instead of spending your time thinking about how bad things are, think about how good they will be.

We need practical tools to help us understand how we can keep our attitudes up when the circumstances are down.

6 Ways to Keep Your Attitude Up When Life Tries to Bring You Down

1. Take some time away.

2. Keep your eye on the goal.

3. Focus on solutions, not problems.

4. Get some positive input.

5. Tell yourself the good.

6. Remember that circumstances are not forever.

6a. Implement a complete, (and I mean Complete with a capital C) media ban.

When our son turned 2 we did this, a complete media ban. He is now 32 and not knowing about murders, wars, global warming, car crashes, airplane crashes, natural disasters, idiots blowing up innocent people etc etc etc and etc. and everything that CNN (Constantly Negative News) and every other broadcaster puts out there, has not concerned us at all. If anything, it has done more good than harm. The herd will tell you, you have to know, or the news you need to know.  Absolute BS.

If you want to be successful in a way never before experienced, this is a great start. But it takes work and willpower.

Are you willing to do what it takes?????      most people aren’t.

To read the whole article just click here

Cheers… Chrissy

p.s.   More interesting reading on my other blogs.

Live Free Retire Wealthy for those who want an easy life. Start now otherwise time will be your enemy. I say this from experience.

More Time to Ride for the horse lovers

Best Ever Home Business for those looking for a Brilliant Home Business Opportunity. This has been going for 7 years now and counting.

and Best Ever Home Business prosperity of life blog

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Successful people, unsuccessful people…

Being one of the Successful people… it really does depend on You.

I was listening to Brian Tracy today (if you’ve never listened to his stuff it’s totally worth plugging into) and he was talking about the difference between successful people and unsuccessful people.

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Brian stated that successful people think and talk about what they want, while unsuccessful people think and talk about what they don’t want. Have you ever stopped to think what you spend your time contemplating and talking about?

If you’re mind is filled with thoughts of not enough… not enough money, not enough time, not enough love, not enough energy etc…. and then you take that one step further and talk about your frustrations with your loved ones & friends – you’re going to create that to be a self fulfilling prophecy within your life. You’ll create “not enough” of whatever it is that you’re focussing on.

The key is to take control of your mind and start to utilise your “mind power” consciously so you can start creating more of what you do want to experience and a whole lot less of what you don’t want. The second key is to surround yourself with successful people who are also playing by these rules – that is – thinking and talking about what they do want.

My specialty is connecting you with successful people who think and talk about what they want. When I got connected to my community of people – successful men and women achieving extraordinary results, my life started to change almost instantly. I felt more on purpose, more alive & more excited than I had in many many years. It’s empowering to be reminded of how to achieve a successful outcome and sometimes all it takes to make a massive shift towards success is mixing up the people you spend your time with.

An exercise that you may consider embracing is to remove yourself from negative or gossip driven conversations (and thoughts). Just don’t participate. You may find (like I did) that at first you don’t have too much to talk about with your friends. Seriously. When I started to live my life consciously based on only thinking and talking about what I wanted, at first there wasn’t a whole lot to talk about. But as I continued to walk down this path all of a sudden that void was filled with new people, new uplifting conversations and results.

Now’s the time to take a stand in your life – get started today and embrace the journey of surrounding yourself with people who live their life on purpose. You deserve to experience the results that you desire in your life.

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p.s.   More interesting reading on my other blogs.

Live Free Retire Wealthy for those who want an easy life. Start now otherwise time will be your enemy. I say this from experience.

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Best Ever Home Business for those looking for a Brilliant Home Business Opportunity. This has been going for 7 years now and counting.

and Best Ever Home Business prosperity of life blog

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Grab your Free copy of 7 Simple Steps.

7 Simple Steps to Create Your One of a Kind Life! 

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Life doesn’t come with an instruction book. It can be confusing and downright frustrating at times, But fortunately, … there are simple steps you can take right now to start the change happening. Lets face it, without change, there is no progress. (Henry Ford)

But there are certain things that we humans can do, that will create excellent results in many areas of your life.

Virtually none of these things are taught in schools, or shared with colleagues in the competitive job environment. But I have found that most successful people who know this simple steps secret, are very willing to share it with you. They know if you are… say … clever enough to realise that the simple steps formula is simple, will take notice and prosper.

I have found my real education started when I left the traditional schooling system.

This may seem harsh but don’t get me wrong, the traditional schooling system is 1000 times better than it ever used to be. I feel sorry for the teachers who really care, who are held back by the system. But as new generations come through and the information age demands better results, it must change because this is where all progress is made.

So what do those creating One of a Kind Lives know, that others do not?

Well, they know that it is up to me and no-one else if I want more in life. There is a saying I like and that is…

“95% of people don’t care about your problems and the other 5% are glad you have them”

It’s all revealed in this step by step actionable tutorial.

Get going with it today! Click Here for instant access.

To your success, I hope it is HUGE!!!

Chrissy Greig