Part III - The Emotional Intelligence Series: Link to Self-Awareness


Welcome to the third installment of the five-part series, titled "The Emotional Intelligence Blueprint." In this edition, we delve into the profound connection between self-awareness and emotional intelligence, and their impact on individuals.

Our primary focus will be on the profound benefits that arise from recognizing and comprehending our emotions, ultimately leading to an elevated level of emotional intelligence. Moreover, we will explore the effectiveness of Metacognition exercises in augmenting both emotional intelligence and self-awareness. To start our exploration, let us begin by precisely defining these fundamental concepts:

  • Emotional intelligence or E.Q. [emotional quotient] involves recognizing and understanding emotions in oneself and others, using this knowledge to guide thinking and behavior. It plays a vital role in building relationships, managing stress, and achieving success. Recent studies highlight that individuals with high E.Q. tend to...
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True Confidence: The Two-Step Rule to Improve Your Performance and Drive


Self-Honesty and Introspection are two rules I live by. I consider these to be two of the most powerful tools to build confidence and improve performance in all areas of life. By making an honest assessment of your strengths, your weaknesses, your values, and your beliefs, you will start to see yourself more clearly; this is known as self-awareness. The key benefits behind this ancient practice are widely documented.

My favorite benefits rely on the following notion: high levels of self-awareness strongly correlate with increased confidence and drive, better decision-making skills, and long-term personal/spiritual fulfillment. The best tools for personal growth usually already exist within ourselves; we just might not know their value. Here are the five steps I practice to heighten True Internal Confidence in myself and others:

Step 1: Start with self-reflection
Introspection involves taking the time to reflect on your thoughts,...

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