You may find that by helping people to move their own needle, yours moves forward as well.
Don't think before doing something nice for someone about whether the favor will be returned.
MORE IDEAS FROM The Things Socially Intelligent People Consistently Do
Socially intelligent people acknowledge absolutely everyone and show respect: the person holding the door, someone sharing the elevator, or the person serving them coffee.
Look away from your phone from time to time; make it a point to smile and say hello to the persons you encounter.
“Keeping score is for games, not friendships.”
Socially intelligent people give the person they are speaking with their whole attention.
The fastest way for people to like you is by showing them that you like them. You can do that by really listening to what they are saying. Ask questions and listen. You may be surprised by how effective it is when it comes to building relationships.
Adopting the mindset of a student creates huge opportunities.
Socially intelligent people enjoy learning about the perspectives, thoughts, and feelings of the people around them.
“There will always be someone smarter than you. There will always be someone faster than you. There will always be someone stronger than you. That means that your only real job is to be the best at connecting with other people.”
“Being good with people is an art, and the person who provides it, is an artist.”
Socially intelligent people understand that a strong network is the best problem-solver.
And the best way to build their strong network is by helping others to grow theirs.
Without an emotionally intelligent mind, we will simply live our lives at the mercy of life.
Although, that’s already kind of how life works, but we have the power to control a lot. And when I say a lot, I mean ourselves.
Stephen Covey called this “a lot” our Circle of Influence in his best-selling book, The Seven Habits of Effective People.
Taking charge of our emotional intellect doubly causes to take charge of this Circle of Influence. And it will help us live an effective life with others and with ourselves.
With the right mindset and approach, it is possible to follow several passions and do them successfully.
Leonardo Da Vinci was more than just a famous artist - he was also a mathematician, scientist, and philosopher. Da Vinci was a polymath - a person with multiple interests or passions. Other well-known polymaths were Newton, Aristotle, Galileo, Faraday, Leibniz, and more. Most successful entrepreneurs of current times, such as Elon Mush, Warren Buffet, and Jeff Bezos, are polymaths too.
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