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Embracing Emotional Intelligence for Transformational Entrepreneurship


brown eggs with emotional faces drawn on them

Welcome back leaders! Today, we're delving deeper into the realm of Emotional Intelligence (EI) and how it catalyzes transformational entrepreneurship.


As previously discussed, EI is a powerhouse skill for us as we navigate the new business paradigm. It's not just about recognizing and managing our own emotions, but also about understanding the emotions of others. This ability is like a compass guiding us through the intricate human element of our businesses.


In this digital age, where human touch can easily get lost in streams of data, Emotional Intelligence becomes even more crucial. It allows us to infuse empathy into our digital interactions, making them less transactional and more relationship-oriented.


Another facet of EI that we often overlook is its role in fostering resilience.

Emotional intelligence isn't about avoiding or suppressing negative emotions. Instead, it's about acknowledging them and being open to understanding their gifts, which can provide incredible insights into our own strengths and areas for growth.

This introspection makes us not just better entrepreneurs, but also better leaders.


Moreover, EI is key to maintaining balance in our lives. By being emotionally intelligent, we're able to manage stress effectively, prevent burnout, and maintain a healthy work-life balance, ensuring that we not only succeed as entrepreneurs, but thrive as individuals.


Surrender, Play, Repeat,

Kathryn Gorham

Purple Door Entrepreneur


P.S. As you continue your journey with Emotional Intelligence, remember to be gentle with yourself. This isn't about achieving perfection but about striving for growth. Keep reflecting, keep learning, and most importantly, keep feeling. After all, emotions aren't just part of being human—they're part of being a heart-centered entrepreneur. Keep playing with this knowledge, exploring your emotional landscape, and see how it transforms your approach to business and life.


2 Comments


Susan Gold
Susan Gold
Aug 21, 2023

Kathryn -


I remember the days when I wanted someone to hand me a list to identify my own treasured emotions. I'd been trained to turn them off and shut them down. Thank you for reminding us of their value...priceless!

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Thank you for reminding us that many of us were trained out of recognizing and feeling our emotions!

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