The book EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE by Daniel Goleman spent countless weeks as the #1 bestseller on the New York Times list. The premise of the book is that our emotional intelligence is a far more important predictor of our level of success and satisfaction in life than our I.Q. In fact, in the mind of many, Emotional Intelligence has redefined what it means to be smart and effective in life and business.
“WE ARE UNLIMITED BEINGS—
LIMITED ONLY BY THE CONCEPTS OF LIMITATION
WE HOLD IN OUR MINDS.”
– Lester Levenson
In his book, Goleman defines five critical skills that make up emotional intelligence. The following is a summation of these skills and how they relate to the Abundance Course and the skill of releasing.
#1. Knowing one’s emotions.
Self-awareness – recognizing a feeling as it happens – is the keystone of emotional intelligence. The ability to monitor what you feel moment to moment is crucial to psychological insight and self understanding.
The Abundance Course is designed to help you gain better awareness of what you feel moment to moment. There are also specific exercises in the course that will give you a road-map to your emotions and effective tools to deal with them.
New research has discovered that being aware of our emotions helps us to make better decisions and inappropriate emotional responses cloud our judgment, leading to irrational – and poor decisions. The Abundance Course includes specific processes that will help you to eliminate the inappropriate emotional responses that cause you to make decisions that you later regret.
#2. Managing emotions.
Handling feelings so they are appropriate. “The RELEASE® Technique” goes beyond managing your emotions by giving you a powerful tool to let go of or eliminate the painful and limiting emotions and stress that prevent you from performing at your best and being able to bounce back from life’s inevitable setbacks and challenges. It also will show you how to eliminate the emotional baggage and patterns that stem from the traumas and disappointments of the past.
#3. Motivating oneself.
Marshaling emotions in service to a goal is essential for paying attention, for self-motivation and mastery and for creativity. Emotional self-control – delaying gratification and stifling impulsiveness – underlies accomplishment of every sort.
And being able to get into the “flow” state enables outstanding performance of all kinds. The tools you will learn in the Abundance Course will show you how to easily eliminate the blocking feelings that prevent you from achieving what you want in life. As you eliminate the feelings that say, “I can’t! I don’t know how! I don’t deserve it! I can’t handle it!” you uncover your innate sense of “I can” that naturally catapults you to greater success.
Our inappropriate emotions cause us to act impulsively. As you let them go, you find it easier to stick with your goals. Graduates of the Abundance Course report that consistent use of the method results in greater access to the “flow” state. The Abundance Course will also show you specific processes designed to help you achieve all you desire.
#4. Recognizing emotions in others.
Empathy is the fundamental people skill. As you use the release technique, you will not only become more aware of your own emotions, you will be able to recognize the emotions of others and attune yourself to their needs and wants.
#5. Handling relationships.
The art of relationship is, in a large part, skill in managing emotions in others. As you let go of your own emotional baggage and increase your empathy by releasing, you naturally develop an ability to relate better to others.
As you learn that you are a master of your emotions, you intuitively know how to guide others toward their own emotional mastery. Also, as you use “The RELEASE® Technique” and let go of your own emotional baggage, people will enjoy relating to you and giving you what you want.