Why Social Intelligence Leads to Professional Success
This past month I gave a key note talk and training at a University, in upstate New York. I got to put myself back in the mindset of when I was in graduate school.
Those memories are bitter-sweet.
Well, mostly bitter.
The way I remember it, in my late 20s an outrageously skinny, socially-reclusive, starving artist-type with bad acne, and little sense of my own self -orth. Basically disgruntled and deflated… disappointed by life.
Oh, and I was flat broke.
Given that I had a 2.5 GPA in undergraduate, it’s safe to say my intelligence and work ethic were somewhat average.
So…the question of the day is how did I become a multi-millionaire by age 35?
I want to share with you three powerful lessons and so you can follow a similar path.
A. I took a summer job in the field that I most dreaded. Door to door, commission-only cold-call sales.
B. This thrust me into a virtual blender of human interaction. A laboratory of meeting new people, connecting with them, learning to influence their behavior. Forty hours a week, 51 weeks a year.
C. In the process, I developed a unique type of awareness. Let’s call it social intelligence, or three dimensional awareness.
This elusive skill-set was enough to compensate for all of my weaknesses, and it supercharged my existing strengths.
Today…in consulting and coaching individuals and organizations around the world the formula towards building a life of prosperity and fulfillment that I know you are seeking has never been more clear.