- Tina Evans
Relationships Before Opportunity
You’ve heard the common sayings, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care,” or “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.”
Both of those sayings speak to the idea that our emotional intelligence is just as important as our skills intelligence. People want to know you care about them and that you can have a relationship without a transaction associated with it.
Emotional Intelligence: our awareness of others and our impact on them.
Coworkers, clients, and customers want to do business with people they enjoy working with and being around.
In our digital world where everyone has access to the same information, specialized skills and knowledge have become less exclusive. Therefore, your greatest asset lies in your ability to connect with people to form lasting, positive relationships.
One way to do that is paying attention to the needs and interests of others before yourself. It means knowing how to be present with the right mindset in the right way and being FOR the person rather than for yourself.
Do you know what it’s like to be on the other side of you? Are you losing influence without even knowing it by not being present with the people around you?
When you stop putting opportunity before relationships you'll grow your influence and have true connections.
“As more and more artificial intelligence is entering into the world, more and more emotional intelligence must enter into leadership.” - Amit Ray
Do you want to learn how to have true connection and increase your emotional intelligence? If you answer yes, email me and we’ll schedule a time to go through a no-obligation process to identify your biggest growth opportunity.