"When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us." -Helen Keller
Little Gems of Wisdom & Fun from Mary Lynn Ziemer
For many of us, our daily routine or "typical work day" has changed this year. It's taken some adjustment, but many of us have now settled into a new routine. So, we must make sure this new routine is a happy one!
Finding joy in what you do every day is a necessary ingredient for your wellbeing. You deserve true happiness in every facet of your life, including work. Unfortunately, the traditional view of success may get in the way of you being truly happy. We often think that, through working hard, giving 200%, and managing the stress of it all, we will be successful.... and ultimately happy. The truth is, that it works the other way around. When you are happy you will be truly successful! Why? Because being truly successful means having what you deeply desire in every aspect of your life. And the only way you can get that is by being deeply happy, first. You may have heard the term "Emotional Intelligence" (sometimes referred to as your "EQ"). Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand and manage your own emotions, and those of the people around you. People with a high degree of emotional intelligence know what they're feeling, what it means, and how these emotions can affect other people. They also have a very good understanding of the most positively impacting thoughts, words and actions they can think, speak and take to create the very best outcomes.
According to various articles, including one by Jane Jackson entitled, It’s All About Money, Money, Money – Or Does EQ Matter Too?, studies have proven that IQ only determines 20-25% of business success, while EQ (emotional intelligence) determines 75-80%! But, this is no passing fad. The data is based on studies of tens of thousands of working people, in fields of every kind. Whatever your job, understanding how to increase your Emotional Intelligence (or "EQ") is a key ingredient in creating a successful, happy, amazing career and work environment for yourself. It’s been proven that if you are authentically happy:
you will make 37% more money
your customers will be 42% more satisfied
you will have 31% less stress
you will be more productive by at least 15%
How can you have more joy at work, at home, and in every other aspect of your life? Change how you think about success now. Stop thinking about it the old way, and know that if you are truly happy first, you will get the results you want in every way. Why? Because deep authentic happiness creates a calm mindset. And when we learn to live our daily lives from a place of calm all the magic begins. This is the key to finding pleasure in every moment of your life!
Have an absolutely magical week full of love, gratitude, and fun, fun, FUN!
~Mary Lynn Ziemer
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