So, what’s your EQ?!?

Happy Fri-YAY!

And a YAY kind of day it is, too!

As you’re reading this week’s blurb, I’m in the middle of the Archangel Summit VIP MBA Day. I love personal and professional development, I love learning, and I love opportunities for growth. And so naturally, I love conferences and summits where I can soak it all up! And to be honest, love sitting in the audience as a keen participant as much as I love speaking at them! (And when you have speakers like Elizabeth Gilbert, Seth Godin, and Lisa Nichols among the line-up, you KNOW it’s going to be good! Don’t worry, I’ll be sure to share some of the nuggets I glean with you…)

So forgive me as I’m going to cheat a little bit this week. (And umm, is it just me or has this week FLOWN by?!? And due to the Canadian gobble gobble weekend it was also a short one!) 

I’m going to be ‘all in’ on this two-day summit, and finish the blog I started on this very topic next week. (To that end, if you want to share your ideas of what it means to you to be ‘all in,’ would love to hear from you… and I may just give you a shout out, too!) 

Instead, I’m going to share with you an article that was recently shared with me. Sharing is caring, after all!

It’s called ‘9 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Won’t Do’ published by Talent Smart, the leading provider of all things emotional intelligence. I’m a big believer in the power of EQ, and found these ideas very insightful. 

So, enjoy this list, and take note of the ones that most resonate with you. And then, get honest with yourself on which ones you already won’t do (way to go!) and which ones you’re going to take on (woot woot!)

  1. They Won’t Let Anyone Limit Their Joy
  2. They Won’t Forget
  3. They Won’t Die in the Fight
  4. They Won’t Prioritize Perfection
  5. They Won’t Live in the Past
  6. They Won’t Dwell on Problems
  7. They Won’t Hang Around Negative People
  8. They Won’t Hold Grudges
  9. They Won’t Say Yes Unless They Really Want To


Some pretty cool ideas, I dare say so myself. 

If you’re curious to read the whole article, you can find it HERE. (Worth the read!) And seeing as how I’m keeping it short and sweet this week, you have a few spare minutes to do so, HA!

For me, it’s #9 I‘m choosing to take on. I’m going to commit to only saying yes when I REALLY want to. Well, maybe it’s more than just wanting to say yes – as I typically want to say yes to everything – it’s getting real with myself about my current capacity, and whether it makes sense to take it on. 

Now it’s your turn! Choose one on try on for size this week, and if you’re even braver, let me know why you chose it, and what would happen as a result of you truly committing to it! I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.

And in the meantime, have a FAB week!

P.S. I have MORE exciting news! Speaking of Summits, I was honoured to be interviewed for a powerful on-line summit a few weeks ago… Her Unstoppable Courage. And besides the amazing name, I have to say while I’ve been involved in quite a few various online series and summits over the years, this interview was by far one of my faves – if not my all-time fave. My friend Jennifer really asked some deep questions, and we went way behold where I thought we would! Plus, there are some AWESOME experts in the group! It all starts Oct. 21st, so be sure to register your FREE SPOT HERE!

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Carol Schulte

Carol is a published author, has been featured in numerous magazines and podcasts, and is a returning guest expert on Rogers TV. Having lived and worked in 16 countries including Ashrams in India and vans in New Zealand, rocked dreadlocks in Thailand and shaved her head for breast cancer, she certainly walks her talk and brings a global perspective to all she does. When she’s not traveling or speaking on stage, you can find her volunteering as a bereavement facilitator, training for her next triathlon, or practicing her serious carpool karaoke game.

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