"It is the emotion which drives the intelligence forward in spite of obstacles" - Henri Bergson
In addition to social media, this blog aims to help readers Learn, strengthen, and increase the emotional and spiritual intelligence on an individual and brand level! I feed off of others so I hope to hear about you, your successes, and challenges as well as anything you would like to see discussed.
MLK Day is not a holiday for slackers. The Martin Luther King Day of Service was created to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through reflection and service. Instead of blogging last Monday morning, I used that time to reflect and have meaningful discussion with my son about some of the lesser known allies to the civil rights movement such as Bill Cosby, Harry Belafonte, and Charlton Heston.
In addition, this entire month I have been revisiting my current projects to see how they aligned with my overall goals. Last week, I reflected on the reasons why I constructed this blog. I have a blog that deals with personal and professional development. I have a poetry blog...well, because I'm a poet. But, this blog is the one I chose to associate with my business. The Educated Emotion debuted on December 1, 2011 and has several meanings, both personal and professional.
On a personal level, it was to capture and communicate what I have learned and continue to learn about my own emotional health. My modus operandi early in life was to keep my emotions bottled up until they exploded (or imploded). Through spiritual exercises, I have gained tools to understand, share, communicate, and channel my own emotions in a positive way.
On a professional level, the Educated Emotion was purposed to convey a different perspective on community, small business, social media, and customer service. I could have shared my expertise in content, engagement, relationship and experience marketing in a more academic manner. I chose a different route because my top priority was not to compete for the title of industry expert, but to become an ally to the solopreneur, small business owner, or artist by helping them engage in authentic communication with their customer. A client once told me, "your greatest assets are your heart and mind; they together create the value to your services."
Oddly enough, I came across this MLK quote (below) last week. It was the first time I have ever seen this quote, but it embodied the ideal I had when I began this blog. And, so I restart my journey with the Educated Emotion.
The Educated Emotion: Remember Your Dream 2014 Refresh
and Spiritual Intelligence: How to Listen to the Emotions of you and others to
receive personal and professional success and problem-solving (and problem
prevention) on an individual and organizational level. It would be extremely difficult for a large corporation to communicate a sincere gesture or advertisement to its customers; it's just too large. However, a small business or artist has tremendous ability to listen and respond to consumers. Listening to your body,
mind, and soul; this will help you listen and respond to the needs of your customers.
Solopreneurs, Entrepreneurs, Michipreneurs, Intrapreneurs, Small Business Owners, Writers, Bloggers, Photographers.
are at the root cause of much of our societal issues. 90% of emergency visits
are manifestations of some sort of stress or depression, the amount of money it
takes to be "happy" is increasing by the decade, and companies are
spending more money than ever on health care and sick days. Also, look up at the "What" section.
News, stories, reflections, studies, interviews,
tools and testimonies of how you can increase the emotional and spiritual
intelligence of yourself and/or your organization! I feed off of others so I
hope to hear about you, your successes, and challenges as well as anything you
would like to see discussed.
With the help of Social Media, we are all surrounded by discussion about the Olympics! The only people talking online about the Olympics more than the United States are Great Britain and Australia. The media has been struggling to keep up with all the news, controversy, and highlights.
Recently, one of my clients pointed out to me that there are a lot more competitions in the Olympics than he was privy to via his local television networks or newspaper. Out of curiosity, I looked it up and found that there were some 36 competitions with everything from Beach Volleyball to Shooting.
It would be nice if there was more time and attention afforded to some of the other sports represented at . There are some really talented and dedicated folks competing. It is inconceivable how much they all sacrifice to participate. It is inspirational to me even before execution or finding out who wins...just the mere concept of giving up everything within your comfort zone to step out on faith and do somet…
Press Release _________________________________________________________________________ “Genius” Mom Launches New Campaign To Help College-Bound Students To ‘Up Your Game’ With Your Writing ANN ARBOR, MI / (May 11, 2017) –Essay Coaching is announcing the launch of Up Your Game With Your Writing – a tutoring, mentoring, and education campaign designed to help both students and parents reduce the family stress involved with the college admissions essay process. Because teenagers and young parents are so busy, the campaign includes numerous quick and free elements, including a new information and resource hub at www.essaycoaching.com, FREE original college essay quizzes as seen on WXYZ-TV, college essay readiness training for students and parents, private coaching packages, a new Twitter channel with weekly writing tips at @debmerion and new book due out in 2018. The first workshop is May 16, 2017, from 7-8:30 pm. in Saline. Students and/or parents will receive handouts, samples of winning …
When the remake of the movie, Sparkle, arrived to theaters, I had to watch the 1976 version just one more time. This has been a favorite since I first watched it as a teen almost 20 years after it was released. Every time I watch the movie something different stands out. This time that I watched it, I noticed how sweaty Stix, the character played by Philip Michael Thomas, was when he hugged the girls mom. It was at the point that I experienced an epiphany as to why this movie impacted me so much. Here are three sweaty business lessons that I learned from the movie:
1. Sweating is Natural
In Sparkle, when Stix came to Sparkle's debut and hugged her mom he was sweaty. She didn't turn him away. In fact, she gave him a full embrace while in her finest threads. He had made a mistake and she knew it, but he had survived it and she was encouraged. As a entrepreneur, I have to put in my sweat equity to get my business off the ground. There aren't always casual or ladylike ways …