Glad to say, I successfully completed my 30 Day Challenge of playing a yogi for 30 days. This experience has had such a profound effect on my health and mindset. 

The word “mindset” has come up a lot lately. I recorded an interview with my friend Michelle Grandy (soon to be posted) on her Power Vinyasa 40 Day Challenge and she mentioned the word –mindset– numerous times.

This weekend I saw the movie “Life of Pi.” Watching Pi mold his perspective, in an unthinkable situation, surviving 227 days on the Pacific ocean, was an inspiring emotional roller coaster. Albeit a fictional story, this motion picture has many teachable moments in regards to mindset. I encourage you to run, not walk, to see “Pi” soon.

With mindset on the brain, I thought the following piece was apropos. This weeks guest post is courtesy of Bill Bonnstetter, Chairman of TTI. End Game Business is a certified Value Added Associate of TTI and their quality behavioral assessment tools.

Managing Your Mindset

You’ve projected revenue for 2013, assigned quarterly goals, developed communications strategies, and now you’re ready to set your plans in motion come January. Right? But what have you done to manage your mindset for the year ahead, and do you and your team have the self-awareness to make the best decisions as future obstacles and triumphs come your way?

In the workforce today, businesses are now structured in a way that almost everyone has some level of decision-making ability. Whether the decisions are big or small, they have a direct impact on how successful, efficient and effective individuals are on the job. As a result, it is becoming more and more important for employees to focus on and improve their decision-making abilities. This may seem as simple as learning from our mistakes, but it really starts at a much deeper level. Making better decisions starts with understanding your own Emotional Intelligence (EQ).

Emotional Intelligence is the ability to sense, understand and effectively apply the power and acumen of emotions to facilitate high levels of collaboration and productivity. Understanding one’s own EQ will empower an individual to better understand how his or her emotions are influencing choices. When you’ve embraced EQ, you will make sound decisions with your head, while managing the appropriate level of emotion, ensuring the strategic plans you’ve purposefully developed will come to fruition.

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