Emotional intelligence matters period.
Believe me I know.
Countless times I have been in situations (mostly of my own making) where I had to make decisions taking into account the emotions of all parties involved.
Where before I would be paralyzed with fear wondering if I was making the right choices.
But now understand that the willingness to listen, our empathy, and our ability to manage more consensually. The first step, though, is to realise that there is a need to improve. That realisation is the key; without it, there can be no progress.
For me to know regardless the the outcome I can learn something from it and hopefully make better decisions.
I guess for me that is enough.
Non-profits have played a major role in my life.
In high school students like myself were required to do 40 hours of volunteer work.
The requirement is still ongoing and for more than a decade later I still volunteer.
However, even from my limited experience I can see the challenges for non-profits.
Fundraising has become more competitive and now with so many worthly causes vying for limited funds.
So when I came across Studio 89, a cafe in Mississauga, I was impressed with I read.
On their website they state “We try to be all sorts of awesome by providing fair trade, organic, bird-friendly and rain forest certifiedcoffee, and by providing other ethical and yummy treats and products! …The money you spend at Studio.89 goes towards the functioning of our community hub.”
Its worth taking the time to review their website you never know what you will learn.
In “Walking the Line between Persistence & Nuisance”, Stephen Gundee discusses how in Sales it is a fine line between the two.
For me I often struggled to be persistent without coming across as a nuisance. Specially now that I have joined Epicure.
I am so excited to have people join me on this amazing journey but I have to remind myself to turn down my enthusiasm.
Knowing your audience is the best way to walk the fine line between “Persistence & Nuisance”. With certain people I can be more myself without being concerned with every word I say. With others I know I must be reserved because they react differently.