Emotional Intelligence – Is It More Important Than IQ?

Emotions are a huge part of being human.  For better or for worse, right???  But we can choose which works for us, believe it or not.  Sometimes we can feel that our emotions control us, but it doesn’t need to be that way.  We can regain control.  And why is that so important – especially in Network Marketing?  Well it can absolutely be the difference between success and failure.

You see 80% of our success if what we think.  But the precursor to what we think is how we feel about something.  We form opinions based on experiences and more often than not, it’s how that experience made us feel that is more important in determining what our opinions on that experience will be later on.  Let me further explain this with an example.  The second Network Marketing company I got involved with was pretty much a disaster from day one.  I stayed with it for two years because I loved the products, I loved the company and the training and the humanitarian work it was doing at the time.  What I didn’t love was the bullying, threats and intimidation from my uplines.  It was a daily struggle for me stressing out every time I received a phone call from one of my upline because I knew I was more than likely going to be blasted for something that I wasn’t doing.  It certainly wasn’t fun.  Now it was never what I thought about how I was being treated, it was how it made me feel.  And the result of that was when I finally made the decision to quit, I also decided that Network Marketing was out for me.  Based purely on that one experience.  Was I right in feeling that way and making that decision?  Maybe.  But what I learned later on was that not all uplines were like that and thank God because I found my current company and upline teams who are all amazing.

The point I am trying to make here is that skill accounts for zero.  That is intellectual IQ.  I was taught the skills I needed and coming from another Network Marketing company I had many skills.  I also worked in my ‘day’ job as a Sales and Customer Service Specialist so again, I had many sales and communication skills.  But it meant nothing when my emotions were overtaking me as a direct result of the bullying, threats and intimidation I received on a daily basis.

I’m noticing a LOT of Network Marketing trainers out there purely teaching you skills.  Skills are great and will get you so far.  However, if your attitude stinks, you will never progress.  Remember, 80% of success in anything is what you think.  And your thoughts are a direct result of how you feel about something.  If you think in your logical mind that Network Marketing is the way to make a good residual income, however your emotional mind cringes at the thought – how far do you think you will go?

My upline Mike was on a training this morning discussing how much potential there is out there, and he is so right – there is!!  But potential doesn’t equal success and results.  Neither does skills.  Neither does how smart you are, what your Mensa IQ score is, how many Degrees you have etc etc.  It means absolutely zero in Network Marketing.  What really matters is how you feel about it and how well you can control those feelings when you’re in the trenches talking to people about your products and opportunity.  Are you going to allow fear to overtake you?  That’s an emotion and the biggest crippler of all.  Most people are and give in to it.

Start today to focus your efforts and your energy on controlling your emotions.  Work harder on yourself than on your business – you’ve heard this said a million times haven’t you?  Well then start actually listening to the message and take action.  I’ve done dozens of MLM Clarity Sessions and listened to people say “coaching isn’t really the right fit for me – I’ve bought another training program that will give me everything I need.”  Oh really??  Will it?  More skills.  And more skills and more skills.  You’re looking in the wrong places!!  The answers are already inside of you – believe it or not.  You just need someone to hold your hand and show you how to bring them out.  This I can do!

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About the author

Fiona J Lindsay

Fiona just loves life! Having been in business for herself full-time for 10 years, she has shown herself to be incredibly focussed and dedicated in assisting others to finding fulfillment and balance in their lives. Currently, she works with a leading and well respected biotechnology company in the wellness and “Transferceutical” field alongside working with a multi-Award winning direct sales media company within the personal and leadership development sector. She also manages her time well enough to fit in running a B&B and coaching other people to creating life results and success via her Life Coaching business – Serendipity Life Coaching. Naturally, her specialty is in assisting other Networkers – an industry she is deeply passionate about.

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