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Robyn M. Bolton explains why it’s important to cultivate emotional intelligence and move out of a ‘bad neighborhood.’

‘If you spend a lot of time in your own head, you’re spending time in a bad neighborhood.’

I was deep in a bit of worry and self-doubt when my friend uttered that sentence. Immediately, my mind conjured an image of falling down building, boarded up doors and windows, overgrown yards, and empty streets (basically downtown Cleveland in the 1980s).

‘Man, I do not want to be here’ I said, probably a bit too loudly.

Everyone I know spends a lot of time in their bad neighborhoods. It’s a consequence of the world we live in — more demands, responsibilities, and expectations running into greater uncertainty, fewer options, and weaker safety nets.

There are lots of ways to spruce up our neighborhoods, cultivating a Growth Mindset is one. In his book, Positive Intelligence: Why Only 20% of Teams and Individuals Achieve Their True Potential and How You Can Achieve Yours, author and executive coach Shirzad Chamine, lays out a powerful framework and action plan to build your Positive Intelligence by increasing your PQ (Positive Intelligence Quotient).’

 

Points of note include:

  • Why Should I Care about Positive Intelligence?
  • What is Positive Intelligence and PQ?
  • How you can increase your PQ

 

Read the full article, Is Your Brain Friend or Foe? Make It Your Friend with Positive Intelligence, on Medium.