"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.
A social breakup is when social media followers decide, for whatever reason, they are tired of following you or your brand. Top reasons for social breakups include too much length of time between posts, hyper posting (posting too many times for the social media tool you are using), inconsistency, too much selling, or sometimes the honeymoon period (giveaways, initial excitement, or novelty) is just over.
Do All Blogs Go to Heaven?
A couple years ago I started to see a decline in my blog reader engagement. Unlike the 95% of bloggers who give up on their blogs, I knew what to do. After all, I have been blogging for almost 15 years. I simply wasn't doing it. I was spreading myself too thin, disorganized, and to be honest...a bit bored/burnt out.
Here we are two years later. With the new addition to the family (shown below), I have less time than ever. So, why in the heck would I decide to rebirth a blog? Good question. There is a lot of research on the increase in inbound traffic f…
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If you have a pulse, at some point you have done something on impulse. Recently, tennis player Svetlana Kuznetsova cut her hair during a match before returning and winning the match. I don't know the details surrounding the emergency haircut, but definitely looked like an impulsive decision at its finest.
In art and sports, spontaneity and split-second decison-making are often encouraged. In the business world, not so much. If you are starting a business, own a business, or even work in a business --you probably have plenty of cautionary tales of impulsive decisions gone wrong. The six-figure-earning account executive who got into a fist fight with a co-worker, the business owner who built an expense around money not yet earned, the employee who leaves a passive-ag…