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Monday Morning Motivation – Social Skills

(Sharing Resources to Help You Grow Personally, Professionally & Financially)

Sometimes it helps to get a little dose of encouragement — along with a good cup of coffee! — to start the day.

Hopefully the message below will help you get off to a good start for the week.  Please feel free to forward the newsletter on to others that you think would benefit from the content.


Social Skills

Most everyone has heard of the concept of IQ, but considerably fewer have heard of the concept put forward by Daniel Goleman of your “emotional intelligence” or EQ.  For the next five weeks, I’m going to focus on sharing a bit more about the five key dimensions that Goleman identified and how they are important to our emotional wellbeing.

The past four weeks we have focused on awarenessregulationmotivation andempathy – the first four elements that make up what Daniel Goleman calls emotional intelligence.

Today we wrap things up with the idea of social skills.

For a while now I’ve been thinking about / meditating on the concept of “success to significance”.  What does it mean to be significant?  After a lot of thinking, I have come to the conclusion that significance is all about making an impact in OTHER’S lives.

And if you want to be successful in this manner, it is going to require you to find, build and maintain relationships.  And that is going to require you to develop yoursocial skills.

Social skills are the intangible factors that make good individuals great.  Social skills are what allow us to connect to others.  To build better relationships.  To live a life of significance.

That brings us to this week’s question:

  • What are you doing to focus on improving your social skills?

Thanks for sharing a bit of your time with me this Monday morning and I wish you all the best for the week.


(Note:  Each week I publish “Monday Morning Motivation” in the hopes that one person will find a bit of inspiration and that inspiration will have a positive impact on their life.  My motivation comes from experiences, reading, sermons, and discussions.)

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At F5 Financial Planning we focus on helping individuals and families find balance between faith, friends and family, fitness and finance.  We make sure that they have the financial freedom to enjoy those things in life that are important to them.  And while we believe the left-brain facts and data are critical; we work with our clients to get them in the right state of mind to focus on the goals they want to achieve.

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Curt Stowers

Curt Stowers

Curtis Stowers helps individuals and families across the United States grow their financial assets, particularly in the Naperville, IL region. He is a Certified Financial Planner, holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois, and is the founder of F5 Financial.