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After leaving school it is EQ, not IQ that is the most critical factor in our success. The World Economic Forum has declared that emotional intelligence will be one of the Top-10 most required career skills by 2020.

Nov 19, 2018

Episode #23: The Gift Of Sight


We do not see with our eyes, we see with our brain.  If we want better results we need to first change the neural network patterns in our brain so that we can “see” our desired results prior to bringing them into reality.  We must begin this change process with the end in mind.  We do this by creating a strong emotional connection to the Vision of our desired results. What we think about we bring about.  We then need to develop the goals and a dedicated daily practice to help us achieve those results. 


Our brain’s reticular activation system (RAS) is the gateway through which information enters our conscious mind from our unconscious mind that sees it first.  The RAS filters the incoming information and affects what we “see” and pay attention to and is based upon your internal dialogue.  We can program the reticular activating system by choosing the messages we send from our conscious to our unconscious mind.  We can achieve any realistic goal if we do the emotional labor of staying focused on that goal.


We each have our own set of unconscious habits that reflect what we believe is our winning strategy for success.  We did not design our winning strategy, it designed us.  It is the source of both our current success and the roadblock to better results.  It focuses our attention and determines our behavior.  It shapes our actions and determines what is possible or impossible for us as individuals or organizations.  Our winning strategy is the source of what we do and who we are choosing to be in this moment.


Our unconscious drive to make some ideas win and others lose is referred to as motivated reasoning.  It is a built in fear-based drive to attack or defend our view of reality.  We may think we are being objective but in truth we have been blinded by the rational-lies we are telling ourselves.


When our steadfast opinions are tested do we try to defend our beliefs or do we want to see the world as clearly as possibly?  Are we trying to change others and control our environment because of an unwillingness to do the emotional labor of changing our self?


We do not see things as they are, we see them as we are.  If we want to see the true reality instead of merely our reality we need to reconnect with our authentic self and develop our emotional intelligence.  We do this by lowing our walls as we learn to become less resistive, judgmental and attached to outcome.


Our special guest is Penny Dickenson.  Penny has enjoyed a successful advertising sales career in Toronto for 32 years. 



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