Unlock the Hidden Secret Of Developing Emotional Intelligence

When it comes to actually seeing benefits in your personal and professional life through developing emotional intelligence, there’s a hidden obstacle that prevents all of those tools and techniques from paying off in the long run. This obstacle is the subconscious mind.

developing emotional intelligenceWe’ve all heard about it.  Science and psychology have not cracked it, which leaves us looking at this thing as some hugely complex mechanism.  In reality, it’s much simpler than all of that. Examine it yourself, and learn how to dissolve the myth that a massive barrier to developing emotional intelligence is insurmountable.

But first, consider how this thing called the subconscious will stand in your way until it’s understood and properly handled.  You’ve heard it all before, from self-help doctrine to professional techniques to developing emotional intelligence.

Developing Emotional Intelligence – What you hear is something along the lines of…

“If you’re stressed-out, just take a deep breath and relax.”

“If you see that you’re acting negatively, just decide to be positive.”

Or…

“Focus on your goal. Hold only that in mind and you will get it.”

While all of that advice is true, is it useful and practical to carry out?  Absolutely not, and here’s why…

Take the advice about holding in mind what you want (or focusing on being positive). Why does such simple advice, when put into practice, become a struggle to maintain?

The reason is that, for every ‘positive’ thought held in mind, an equal or greater number of ‘negative’ thoughts are running below the surface.  You can recognise those negative thoughts do exist, because they do surface from time to time.

So, unless you remove those negative thoughts, try developing emotional intelligence by superimposing positive ones on top becomes an intense struggle. If effect, it’s like trying to put a band-aid on cancer.

Developing Emotional Intelligence – Dealing with the subconscious is not an insurmountable task, Here’s why…

The subconscious is nothing more than a collection of thoughts and feelings that were recorded into the mind, then at some point later were forgotten (and they’re still running).

It’s just like a computer program that runs in the background. If you forget that you installed it, it still runs and you later try to figure out why resources are being consumed and why the computer behaves a certain way.

And that’s all there is to it.

Now, keeping with the computer analogy, consider for a moment that you are the sole programmer for your computer.

You’ve built the computer to serve you—to make things easy and make certain tasks automatic, so you don’t have to actively monitor everything that’s happening around you.

If you forget which programs you put into the computer, or lose sight that you are the programmer, then things can get out of hand.  Without proper discernment, viruses and other garbage can end up in there… or… just a bunch of obsolete code.

The good news is, it’s very easy to discover what’s down there in the subconscious… and… take it out!

How easy is it to call up a subconscious thought?

If I asked you right now what you had for lunch three days ago, you don’t immediately have that information.  It’s not consciously on your mind.  However, once you pose that inquiry and look, the answer comes to you. “Oh yeah, I had…”

I told you it was easy.

Now you may or may not believe me, but I will assert that everything else that resides in the subconscious mind is just as easy to access.

Once you see what’s there and apply the right tools to let the unwanted thoughts and feelings go, developing emotional intelligence becomes a natural ability all on it’s own, just like we experienced when we were kids.

What Powerful Organisations does is bring this ability to a practical exercise at the corporate and organisational level.

To find out more about developing emotional intelligence in your workplace and how you can use it to inspire others to turn your business around, download our free essential guide now

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