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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.

Jan 11, 2019

MBL Minute: The Secret Sauce And The Marshmallow Experiment


Episode Notes


The word grit has often been used to refer to the secret sauce behind most high level achievement.  There has been no clear consensus about why only some people appear to have this ability.  In my experience, it is the practice of doing emotional labor that develops an individual’s grittiness.  It comes from a strong emotional connection to the Vision of a desired result.  It is your emotions, not our thoughts that is the primary driver of our behaviour. 


There are two fundamental choices we make that underlie all business and personal decisions.  The first involves the avoidance of potential pain and the second is the more challenging choice of delaying gratification in order to achieve an even greater purpose and result.  The marshmallow principle applies in almost every area of business and personal life.  Namely, the willingness and self-control to resist the urge for immediate gratification in order to obtain even greater future results.


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