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2017... THANK YOU for the AMAZING Year

It’s about 5:30 pm on December 31, 2017. I woke up from a phone call and talking about how it’s the last day of the year, and throughout the whole day, I have been thinking about memories from 2017 like a flashback scene in a movie about 5 seconds each. And then I realized one of the greeting cards which is ‘enjoy every moment’. It has been a rollercoaster year with so many emotions, changes, growth, love, hate, happiness, fun times, sorrow times, and simply an amazing year. It’s days like these that really make me feel that time flies. Time really flies.
I have an excel sheet (yes, typical me) with aspects of my life on as columns and months as rows and it basically has major things going on in that month that I grey and italicized for done and strikeout for didn’t do, and I looked through the list and it brings me so much happiness for all the things I did this year that helped me grow as an individual.
Some highlights by month: January: StartUp Weekend, Launched V1 of Pitch Idea, L…

HBR: Emotional Intelligence

HBR's 10 Must Reads on Emotional Intelligence: The trait that is twice as important as other competencies in determining outstanding leadership
[1] What Makes a Leader?   5 aspects of a good leader: Self-awareness —knowing  one’s strengths, weaknesses, drives, values, and impact on others Self-regulation —controlling  or redirecting disruptive impulses and moods Motivation —relishing  achievement for its own sake Empathy —understanding  other people’s emotional makeup Social skill —building  rapport with others to move them in desired  directions  
[2] Primal Leadership: The Hidden Driver of Great Performance  
Executives’  emotional intelligence—their  self- awareness, empathy, rapport with others—has clear links to their own performance. But new research shows that a leader’s emotional style also drives everyone else’s moods and behaviors—through a neurological process called mood contagion
Use these steps to rewire your brain for greater emotional intelligence. Who do you want to be?…