By Abigirl Phiri
EMOTIONAL Intelligence is the topic that has stolen the center stage in the business world. Research has discovered that it is the extra touch just intangibly needed for a contemporary entrepreneur to meet astounding success in this dynamic world after all nothing now ever stays the same. Indeed, mere intelligence quotient coined as high I.Q alone cannot withstand this volatility without the complementary magic touch of emotional intelligence.
Consequently, not only does E.I equip you on how to handle certain difficult spots that you might find yourself in, it also nudges you to confidently outdo yourself in every tight situation. That said, emotional intelligence differentiates the hot shot entrepreneurs from the general ones because you will be both socially and self-aware of yourself plus the role you need to tick right to win in the market. Never in this life will an entrepreneur exercising emotional intelligence suffer that much from stress. This is because they have a special way of overcoming so profound hurdles such as burnt out stress that a third of inspiring entrepreneurs always face.
Also, emotional intelligence capacitates one with the ability to be flexible, ever able to rise to the occasion without having to shed a sweat. Adding to that, an entrepreneur with emotional intelligence always know how to calm the stormy seas in the face of adversity by implementing top notch conflict resolution methods. A point to note is that in managing the people around them, emotional intelligent entrepreneurs do not hold grudges.
Everything is purely business for they are determined to continue seizing on opportunities that will ultimately bring about wealth creation for everyone concerned. Quite frankly, with E.I you will never let your temper run loose instead you will have a tight rein on it. In addition, an emotionally intelligent entrepreneur does not bottle one’s feelings because he or she is determined on resolving the matter at hand adroitly and efficiently.
Unsurprisingly emotional intelligent entrepreneurs channel their anger into doing something positive. In many instances it is in coming up with novel innovations after all they do not zero on disappointments and failure. Similarly, these are the expected characteristics that any entrepreneur should have that is thinking outside the box and doing things quite differently not in a conservative way as the rest of the people.
As a result, you will find an enlightened entrepreneur with emotional intelligence exercising caution on how their handle tricky situations in a way that will bring the brighter side of life than worsening a bad situation. Fortunately, enough emotional intelligent entrepreneurs are highly goal oriented and they know their self-worth. Particularly, they are attuned to every little shift in the environment especially with regards to understanding their customers very well.
Undoubtedly, this is why they are the first movers in the market seeing opportunities where others see oblivion. Ultimately, they bring well needed value to the masses whilst forming strong relationships in the process. Again, you need to find sound mentorship that will lead you in the rightful path as a leader.
Over and above, holding such a high position of running your own business needs one to have an upper hand on emotional intelligence so that you lead your entrepreneurial team in the right emotive plane. In the same vein, your acumen should be sharp to manage the people around you without bias. At the same time, you need to personally train yourself not to let your feelings get the better out of you. Never decide because you are in a heated argument. Emotionally intelligent entrepreneurs are empathetic for they feel for the other person and this is why they are ever coming up with innovative solutions to ease the problems of the general masses.
Accordingly, at the end of the day as an emotionally intelligent entrepreneur you will form strong relationships with both your team and clientele base which is an undisputable act to attaining success in your venture. Sometimes emotions can get out of hand and one will end up regretting their actions afterwards. Thus, the solution to the issue at hand is the ability to control yourself in how you uniquely do your business.
Manage your clients in a way that will bring out good results for you need to understand them, if possible put yourself in the boots of the customer. What would you want to be worked wonders on. If you get this right then your entrepreneurial venture will boom exponentially to the chagrin of those who wouldn’t have mastered this little detail which has the power to change everything if done right.
Equally, never let your emotions rule your head instead integrate your thought process and emotions so that they work hand in hand to dissipate tricky situations. Creative destruction is needed more in this fast-changing world and it can be achieved if your emotional intelligence is up and equal to the task to prove you are of sound mind. Reflect on the importance of you being competently emotionally intelligent.
Do gauge how you fair because this soft skill is a must have and although it’s hard to explain the benefits are plausible for all and sundry to see. Worth noting, E.I can be worked on just like everything else in the world is perfected if only you are up to being the best in the game. Many are called but few are chosen.
Likewise, many venture into entrepreneurship but only those with emotional intelligence can attest to high success. After everything has been said and done, high emotional intelligence guarantees good leadership skills, sound mental health and a great performance since you have one goal set which is to grow your venture come hail, thunder or rain. Notably, don’t work yourself out thinking why the next entrepreneur is doing well than yourself. This is because in many if not most cases, emotional intelligence is the answer to all.