Elevate your life by taking actions!

By Galina Yanchova

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We live on a planet which is a challenging place. There happen so many things around us at the same time.

But you know there’s more to life and you want to access it! You want to create a life you absolutely love.

It really all comes down to your level of perception. It’s all about what you choose to focus on.

You know that there are tools and resources to help you elevate your life and close the gap between where you are and where you want to be.

Elevate is a transitive verb which means to exalt, to lift up and improve morally, intellectually, physically, relationally, financially, culturally…

  •  formal to move someone or something to a more important level or rank, or make them better than before/ SYN raise
  •  technical to lift someone or something to a higher position…

The road to success is rarely straight. Anyone who has achieved success in any area of their life will likely tell you that their journey was not an easy one.

If one day you realize that the life you’re living is not the life you want, don’t beat yourself up about it. Accept where you are, and more importantly, take the responsibility for changing where you want to be.

You cannot change your life overnight, but you can most certainly change the direction of your life!

Someone somewhere said: “I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavour.”

There are so many things that can help you to elevate your life and it is depending on where you are now in your life.

  1. Self-awareness. – For me first and most important is to be aware of yourself because awareness is power.  You may need help to become self-aware, please contact us here to arrange your appointment.
  2. Gratitude. – Practising gratitude in a way that works for you will quickly elevate your life.
  3. Serve others. – Most of us act purely for our own self-interests — which usually means “getting ours” and not caring for what others get. We take advantage of the generous help of others without giving in return. But our world is too complex to go it alone. The only way to build strong relationships is to be there for others. Knowing that sometimes you will give more than you will receive…
  4. Set goals. – By setting goals and then identifying action steps to help you achieve them, you can begin to build the life you want instead of waiting for it to come to you. If you need help starting this process, schedule your consultation with me today!
  5. Reach higher. – Have a much greater impact than you once thought possible. Inspire others through your actions. Minimise suffering.

Never stop learning, and never stop growing.

At times, life gifts you with opportunities to seize, chances for reinvention, and the ability to redesign your future. Will you rise to meet those exciting, new challenges? It’s time to grasp that vision of your very best self!

Don’t let another day slip away without doing one thing that elevates your life and moves you toward your goals.

Take actions today to better your life!

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Development skills/ emotional intelligence

By Galina Yanchova

What is Emotional intelligence?  photo-1454923634634-bd1614719a7b

Definition

Emotional intelligence can be defined as the ability to monitor one’s own and other people’s emotions, to discriminate between different emotions and label them appropriately, and to use emotional information to guide thinking and behaviour. Emotional intelligence also reflects abilities to join intelligence, empathy and emotions to enhance thought and understanding of interpersonal dynamics.

EI includes four types of abilities:

  1. Perceiving emotions – the ability to detect and decipher emotions in faces, pictures, voices, and cultural artefacts—including the ability to identify one’s own emotions. Perceiving emotions represents a basic aspect of emotional intelligence, as it makes all other processing of emotional information possible.
  2. Using emotions – the ability to harness emotions to facilitate various cognitive activities, such as thinking and problem-solving. The emotionally intelligent person can capitalize fully upon his or her changing moods in order to best fit the task at hand.
  3. Understanding emotions – the ability to comprehend emotion language and to appreciate complicated relationships among emotions. For example, understanding emotions encompass the ability to be sensitive to slight variations between emotions, and the ability to recognize and describe how emotions evolve over time.
  4. Managing emotions – the ability to regulate emotions in both ourselves and in others. Therefore, the emotionally intelligent person can harness emotions, even negative ones, and manage them to achieve intended goals.
Emotional intelligence is the “something” in each of us that is a bit intangible. It affects how we manage behaviour, navigates social complexities, and make personal decisions that achieve positive results.

It is a flexible set of skills that can be acquired and improved with practice. Although some people are naturally more emotionally intelligent than others, you can develop high emotional intelligence even if you aren’t born with it. Why is emotional intelligence so important? You probably know people who are academically brilliant and yet are socially inept and unsuccessful at work or in their personal relationships. The intellectual ability or your intelligence quotient isn’t enough on its own to be successful in life.
Emotional intelligence affects:

  • Your performance at school or work.
  • Your physical health. If you’re unable to manage your emotions, you probably are not managing your stress either. This can lead to serious health problems…
  • Your mental health. Uncontrolled emotions and stress can also impact your mental health, making you vulnerable to anxiety and depression.
  • Your relationships.
  • Your social intelligence. Being in harmony with your emotions serves a social purpose, connecting you to other people and the world around you

Emotional Intelligence Can Be Developed.

The communication between your emotional and rational “brains” is the physical source of emotional intelligence. The pathway for emotional intelligence starts in the brain, at the spinal cord. Your primary senses enter here and must travel to the front of your brain before you can think rationally about your experience. However, first, they travel through the limbic system, the place where emotions are generated. So, we have an emotional reaction to events before our rational mind is able to engage.

Emotional intelligence requires effective communication between the rational and emotional centres of the brain.

Key skills:                                                robert-tudor-V5ZKl33OQvE-unsplash

  • Self-management
  • Self-awareness
  • Social awareness
  • Relationship management

Self-awareness – Developing self-awareness requires tuning in to your true feelings. The major elements of self-awareness are:
Emotional awareness. Your ability to recognize your own emotions and their effects. Self-confidence. Sureness about your self-worth and capabilities.

Self-regulation – You often have little control over when you experience emotions but you can learn techniques which can help to recast them in positive.

Self-regulation involves:

  • Self-control. -Managing disruptive impulses.
  • Trustworthiness. -Maintaining standards of honesty and integrity.
  • Conscientiousness. -Taking responsibility for your own performance.
  • Adaptability. -Handling change with flexibility.
  • Innovation. -Being open to new ideas.

 

Motivation – To motivate yourself for any achievement requires clear goals and a positive attitude.

Motivation is made up of:

  • Achievement drive. Your constant striving to improve or to meet a standard of excellence.
  • Commitment. Aligning with the goals of the group or organization.
  • Initiative. Readying yourself to act on opportunities.
  • Optimism. Pursuing goals persistently despite obstacles and setbacks.

Empathy –  The ability to recognize how people feel is important to success in your life and career.

An empathetic person excels at:

  • Service orientation. Anticipating, recognizing and meeting clients’ needs.
  • Developing others. Sensing what others need to progress and bolstering their abilities.
  • Leveraging diversity. Cultivating opportunities through diverse people.
  • Political awareness. Reading a group’s emotional currents and power relationships.
  • Understanding others. Discerning the feelings behind the needs and wants of others.

Social skills – The development of good interpersonal skills is tantamount to success in your life and career.

Among the most useful skills are:

  • Influence. Wielding effective persuasion tactics.
  • Communication. Sending clear messages.
  • Leadership. Inspiring and guiding groups and people.
  • Change catalyst. Initiating or managing change.
  • Conflict management. Understanding, negotiating and resolving disagreements.
  • Building Bonds. Nurturing instrumental relationships.
  • Collaboration and cooperation. Working with others toward shared goals.
  • Team capabilities. Creating group synergy in pursuing collective goals.

The ability to manage people and relationships is very important for all leaders, so developing and using your emotional intelligence can be a good way to show others the leader inside of you.

Emotional intelligence is an awareness of your actions and feelings – and how they affect those around you. It also means that you value others, listen to their wants and needs, and are able to empathize or identify with them on many different levels.

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Personal Development Skills/ Lifelong process.

By Galina Yanchova

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Personal Skills/ basic understanding 

Personal skills are those that allow you to interact with others, express yourself, and manage yourself. Your personal skills form the way you live your daily life. Personal skills are soft and hard skills, qualities or attitudes that a person demonstrates.

These types of skills can be abilities we are born with, our natural talents, or the things we develop through our experiences and deliberate practice. Whether an innate aptitude or a developed capability, knowing what our own personal skills are is very useful in both our personal and professional lives.

Therefore, personal skills are simply those skills that you possess and consider your strengths. Personal skills are critical to almost any job.

Important Personal Skills (employers seek)

Critical thinking      

Critical thinkers are useful in every industry.

Dependable

Dependability is a very important quality.

Flexibility

Flexibility is important.

Interpersonal

Interpersonal skills, also known as people skills, are those related to how you communicate and interact with those around you.

Motivation

Who are positive and passionate about what they are doing

Personal Development Skills 

Personal development skills are the skills you need to enable you to set personal goals and to achieve personal empowerment.

If you go to Wikipedia  you will find the definition for Personal Development:

Personal development covers activities that improve awareness and identity, develop talents and potential, build human capital and facilitate employ ability, enhance the quality of life and contribute to the realisation of dreams and aspirations. Personal development takes place over the course of a person’s entire life…

That is a lifelong process. Skill Development means developing yourself and your skill sets.

It is may include the following activities:

Improving –

  • self-awareness
  • self-knowledge skills and/or learning new ones
  • health
  • wealth or social status
  • social relations or emotional intelligence
  • developing strengths or talents
  • defining and executing personal development plans

You can build a strong and effective skill-set through personal development, and these will help you to make relevant and positive choices and decisions in the future.

 

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