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Emotional IQ: Believing the Signs Folxx Show You

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I want to thank you so much for tuning in to the recap of another edition of the Life: Unscripted Podcast by Organized Energy. I really, really appreciate you hanging out with me today! I hope you've been enjoying amazing wins and blessings this week!

Let's get into today's topic.

I want to share something with you that I hope will help and encourage you to reflect on your decision-making processes, both personally and professionally.

We're chatting about emotional intelligence, or emotional IQ, and how it impacts your life and story.

As a mom, I've learned to spot certain traits in people from a mile away.

Oftentimes, my daughter (who is a young adult and the founder of her own small firm) comes to me for guidance on how to best navigate various scenarios that she experiences with leads and prospects for her business.

As she shares the details with me (her live-in, on-demand business coach of sorts, lol), hoping for my insight on how to proceed with certain would-be clients, I take note of the details in their communication styles and practices, their demonstrations of how they do/don't respect time, mannerisms, courtesies (or lack thereof), and ways that they handle commitments with my daughter that they've agreed upon.

These signs help me to guide her in evaluating their character and in advising her of considerations she may want to make as it pertains to her dealings with them.

In the podcast episode,

I shared a story about my daughter encountering a particularly difficult (nameless) client who seemed to be indecisive, did not honor her time, and who did not want to pay the full amount due for services.

Despite these red flags and my pleadings to not work with the prospect, my daughter proceeded and, against her better judgement, even grossly discounted her services and agreed to other demands made by the client that were in direct opposition of my daughter's business policies.

Even with all of these concessions, in the end, the client still wasn't satisfied, and my daughter regretted not heeding the signs that they weren't a good fit from the start.

My daughter lost time, revenue, sleep (yes, this is just as important as the other items), and peace in the process.

With all that was lost, there was equally significant something that was gained: a lesson learned and a new-found appreciation for adherence to her own policies and the willingness to cut ties with those who do not.

She now has a new found respect for red flags, fuchsia flags, hot pink flags, burgundy flags, and any others that would reveal signs that things need not continue.

As my mama has taught me repeatedly, "all money ain't good money, everyone is not your customer, and everyone is not your friend..."

Sometimes, the energy is there and we can feel an unexplainable sense of confusion, frustration, and an uneasiness that is trying to warn us that "this ain't the one, chyyyle... keep it movin'!"

It's up to us to take heed.

This experience reminded me

of the importance of recognizing red flags in relationships, whether personal or professional.

We often ignore or downplay the signs, hoping things will change or get better.

I can absolutely relate to this as it pertains to my past experiences in dating and friendship.

It's crucial to evaluate whether their decision-making, interests, and lifestyle choices align with our values.

Dr. Maya Angelou once taught, "When people show you who they are, believe them."

And this is an amazing bit of advice that we should hold onto.

Remain prayerful, seeking God's wisdom, guidance, discernment and help as you enter into relationships and make decisions.

Read the Word of God to see what it says about the scenario and determine if the situation is in alignment with what it says.

Researching and doing your own due diligence can be helpful.

Use your common sense and heed that nudging in your spirit that is trying to lead you in the way you should go.

Be willing to walk away and leave it all on the table if it doesn't feel right to proceed and trust God when doing so.

Many of us have endured unnecessary heartache, heartbreak, and hardship simply because we did not follow this advice the way that we should have.

I encourage you to reflect on your own experiences.

Have there been times when you ignored the signs and wished you hadn't?

Conversely, can you recall instances where you recognized the signs and made the right decision by stepping away?

I want to hear your stories, the moments that taught you to trust your instincts.

What were the outcomes?

What did those moments come to teach you?

What were the lessons?

What were the blessings?

How can you use these lived experiences to show up as an improved iteration of yourself and how can you use it to benefit others?

I hope

this episode has provided you with valuable insights and inspiration for your journey.

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I appreciate your support, and I'm excited to have you join me on the next episode.

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Have the absolute best week ever!


Tiffany Williams has a corporate background and 21+ years experience as the founder of several startups over the years.

She is an Author, Podcast Hostess with the Mostess, Accountability Partner, Mentor & Trauma-Informed Certified Life Coach to executives, leaders, professionals, and students; a Consultant to Groups and Organizations, a Book Publisher and Inspirational, Motivational Keynote Speaker with a holistic approach to personal and professional development.

Tiffany is a passionate writer, corporate trainer, and presenter on topics such as: personal development, professional development, leadership development, brand development, holistic development, social-emotional wellness and development, youth development, organizational development, process development, purpose discovery, and platform (book writing and podcast launching) development.

Her passion and purpose is to help others discover and fulfill theirs.

As a mother, nature lover, vegan foodie, down-to-earth hipster who la-la-loves music and dancing with seemingly two left feet (lol), Tiffany carries love, light, and #goodvibes wherever she goes.

She believes in leading with both love and a listening ear.

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