Lesson No. 64: EQ Lunch & Learn - Optimism, The EQ Edge


18 Sep
18Sep

I didn’t purpose to be in the space that I find myself in.  God plucked me from the path that I had set out for myself & set me on an alternative journey. At the start it all appeared somewhat ‘accidental’ but I know now that it was no accident, rather His design, His purpose for my life…

So now that I am here, these are my confessions…the lessons I am learning about being a woman in business, building an empire, one brick at a time…

Lesson No 64: EQ Lunch ‘n Learn - Otimism, The EQ Edge

I love the work that I do, and the opportunity to showcase the power of Emotional Intelligence to transform lives.

We launched the EQ Lunch ‘n Learn Series to provide employees with insight into how they can utilise Emotional Intelligence as a skill to successfully navigate the challenges & changes that they face. Every month, I will host a monthly chat for employees who want to:

  • Get practical insights about Emotional Intelligence & learn how it can be more important than IQ for career growth.
  • Gain an understanding on how to utilise emotions as a strategic resource to navigate through challenges faced in the workplace.
  • Receive tools to build the emotional muscle necessary to thrive in these uncertain & unpredictable times.

Our theme for the 2nd edition was Optimism, a powerful Emotional Intelligence skill 

Optimism isn’t blindly hoping for the best. In fact, being “optimistic” in a passive, naïve sense – without real effort – would only get us deeper into trouble. The type of optimism that will help us is this skill of optimism: intentionally practicing an optimistic mindset. This effortful optimism is about framing adversity in a healthy, realistic way and taking ownership of finding solutions – exactly what we need right now.

Optimism is a powerful attribute at work - from increased effectiveness & better performance at work to greater job satisfaction and the ability to positively integrate work & life , it has some seriously positive effects.

Our key takeaways were:

  1. Always choose to communicate your dream positively, to yourself and to those around you.
  2. It’s not about the environment, it’s about you. Optimism is about moving forward regardless of the environment.
  3. Optimism is not being blind to what you are going through but choosing to remain positive.
  4. Overzealousness is noise but optimism is goal oriented and it’s being self aware.
  5. In life you only get what you have the courage to ask for

To watch a replay of the livestream – visit the PTS Youtube Channel

To me – optimism is simply looking for options.

Watch this space for the next edition of the EQ Lunch ‘n Learn – Successfully Navigating Change

Stay Safe. With Love,

The Queen Of Hearts
Mucha Mlingo
| Six Seconds EQ Practitioner | Master Trainer & Facilitator |
| Award Winning International Keynote Speaker |

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