Introduction: Welcome to another episode of The Amber Stitt Show! In today's episode, we dive deep into the fascinating world of emotional intelligence and explore techniques that can help you unlock your full potential. Our guest, Jovita Robertson, who has been exploring personal development and assessments since 2012, shares their insights on the importance of emotional intelligence, understanding triggers, and the power of reframing negative situations. Get ready to boost your self-awareness and develop techniques that will transform your life today!
Understanding the Power of Emotional Intelligence: In a world where success is often measured by IQ and technical skills, emotional intelligence (EQ) emerges as a secret weapon for achieving peak performance. Our speaker believes that EQ is potentially more important than IQ, as it plays a crucial role in how we work with and communicate with others. By understanding our own emotions and learning styles, we can unlock our hidden superpowers and create better experiences not only for ourselves but also for those around us.
Acknowledge Strengths and Weaknesses: To embark on this transformational journey, the first step is to understand your strengths and weaknesses. The speaker emphasizes the importance of having grace for oneself and recognizing areas for growth. Even if it's difficult, delegating tasks that we enjoy to others is crucial for personal and professional growth. Letting go can be challenging, but it opens doors for new opportunities and fosters collaboration within a team.
Identifying Emotional Triggers: In order to master emotional intelligence, it's vital to identify emotional triggers and understand why they impact us the way they do. Jovita shares a personal example of a meeting where a mistake is called out. Initially, a negative reaction of anger surfaces, leading to a potential disagreement. However, by pausing and questioning why the situation upsets them, the speaker realizes the true emotion and delves deeper to understand the underlying reasons for their reaction.
Emotional Intelligence in Leadership: The speaker reveals a personal revelation regarding their career blind spot – emotional intelligence. As they aspired to reach executive leadership positions, they recognized that their lack of emotional intelligence was limiting their opportunities. Emotional intelligence, with its focus on managing negative emotions and reducing emotional stress, became their key to unlocking executive-level potential. Emotional intelligence encompasses self-awareness, managing emotions, social awareness, and collaboration – all crucial in building rapport and effectively handling various situations.
Reframing and Transforming Negative Experiences: Our speaker emphasizes the importance of managing emotions and reframing negative situations. By addressing hurt feelings in a productive manner instead of reacting angrily, one can foster growth and minimize negative perceptions. They encourage reframing negative thoughts, such as setting boundaries, as creating opportunities for others. Through this mindset shift, guilt and negative reactions to emotions can be reduced.
Practicing Self-Acceptance and Building Confidence: Our speaker reminds us that personality assessments and emotional intelligence should not be judged as good or bad. It's about practicing self-acceptance and being comfortable with who we are. Building confidence and security leads to a sense of empowerment in all aspects of life. Developing emotional intelligence helps us manage feelings of anxiety and stress more effectively.
Utilizing the PQR Technique: To manage feelings of anxiety and stress, our speaker introduces the PQR technique – pause, question, reframe. Pausing allows us to take a step back and find a quick excuse to regroup or compose ourselves. It can be as simple as stepping away to the bathroom or returning a phone call. By questioning the triggers and reframing our interpretations, we gain control over our emotions and reactions.
Inspiring Stories in the World of Emotional Intelligence: In this episode, we were joined by an exceptional guest, Jovita Robertson, vice president of operations at Covington Ridge Financial. Jovita's passion for supporting and empowering women led her to create "Grow with Jovita", an organization that helps women find their voice, gain confidence, and advance in their careers. Her inspiring journey aligns perfectly with the power of emotional intelligence in personal and professional growth.
Conclusion: As we conclude this episode of The Amber Stitt Show, we hope you've gained valuable insights into the world of emotional intelligence. By focusing on talents and understanding ourselves, we can unlock our hidden superpowers and create better experiences in our personal and professional lives. Remember to acknowledge strengths and weaknesses, identify emotional triggers, and practice reframing negative experiences. Building emotional intelligence is a lifelong journey, but the rewards are limitless. So start today, and unleash the power within!
Remember to check out the free digital downloads and resources mentioned in the podcast to support you on your emotional intelligence journey. Stay tuned for more insightful episodes of The Amber Stitt Show, where we bring you the best content to help you thrive in every aspect of your life.
[00:01:15] Meeting Jovita, friendship, similar interests, business growth. [00:04:55] Realize blind spot, improve emotional intelligence, succeed. [00:09:00] Emotional intelligence enhances skills, self-awareness important. [00:13:48] Personality assessments don't judge good or bad. Be comfortable with yourself. Use "pause question reframe" technique.
[00:17:42] Reframe negative emotions, build better relationships.
[00:20:50] Community helps manage emotions; no good/bad personalities. [00:24:34] Importance of emotions; need for self-reflection & growth.
To learn more about Jovita's Pause Question Reframe technique and how to manage negative emotions check out her free workshop: https://growwithjovita.com/eq-webinar/ The workshop includes digital downloads to help you track your emotions, identify your emotional triggers, and reframe your responses to help reduce your emotional stress.
Listeners also receive a 15% discount off Jovita's emotional intelligence coaching packages. Visit https://growwithjovita.com/product-shop/coaching-products/ and enter code Amber15.