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Can Emotional IQ for business apply to family life too?

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I read a lot of business articles.  Like many of you reading this post, I’m a mom and a wife with a career consisting  of 2 full time jobs.  I read this article in Inc. Magazine about the importance of emotional IQ and the correlation between it and successful people.

How many of you can separate your ‘family’ self from your ‘work’ self?  I’ve not found it easy, so figured I would find a way to apply all self improvement tips across both lives.

I especially think this blurb applies to being a mom, wife, and full time career woman.

9. They won’t say yes unless they really want to.

Research conducted at the University of California in San Francisco shows that the more difficulty you have saying no, the more likely you are to experience stress, burnout, and even depression. Saying no is indeed a major challenge for most people. No is a powerful word that you should not be afraid to wield. When it’s time to say no, emotionally intelligent people avoid phrases like “I don’t think I can” and “I’m not certain.” Saying no to a new commitment honors your existing commitments and gives you the opportunity to successfully fulfill them.

Moms and dads out there – it really is a lot less stress if you only pick the things you want and can really help with to volunteer for.  It will be ok! 

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