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TIB005 What is EQ and Why You Need To Know With Karen from People Alignment
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What is EQ and how on Earth could it be something I need to run my trade business?

Emotional Intelligence is something we all have to varying degrees. It controls how we react to any given situation.

Made up of 5 key areas:

  1. Self-awareness,
  2. Self-regulation,
  3. Motivation,
  4. Empathy and
  5. Social Skills.

Having well developed EQ skills, allows you as the business owner to ensure the effective handling of stresses that arise in your day to day running of your business.

Picture this, your client is on the phone shouting about how your subbie has just put a hole in the wall. 5 minutes later your subbie is on the phone shouting about the client’s reaction. For most people this would trigger all sorts of stress responses which could create inappropriate responses to both client and subbie!

With strong and well developed EQ, a controlled, compassionate response rather than a reaction, can be formed. Interested? Listen on!

LINKS AND RESOURCES

Karen has kindly shared her presentation and starter workbook for our listeners.

Download them below…

EQ Presentation

 

 

EQ Starter Workbook

 

 

Tradies In Business

Ft. Nicole And Warrick

Whether you’re a plumber, electrician, builder, motor mechanic, landscaper, tiler, glazier, painter, carpenter, concretor or any of the myriad of trades and contractors that keep the world running, this podcast has been produced with you in mind. Your hosts, Warrick ‘Waz’ Bidwell and Nicole ‘Nic’ Cox, were both born into tradie families and have first hand experience of the gut busting, money stress and pressures that trade businesses can place on their owners and their families! Nic and Waz strongly believe in the opportunity that exists for all tradie business owners to create a flexible, financially secure business for now and for their families’ future. Waz and Nic interview guests on a range of topics such as marketing, finance, human resources, legal issues, mindset, motivation, physical and mental health, industry updates and more! They love a laugh and a good story so tune in for a unique look at how to ‘get off the tools’ and break the cycle of financial hardship and stress to create the trade business you really wanted!

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