At one time it was thought your IQ was innate.
Do you remember taking an IQ test in school? The results were shared with your parents but not you. Having a high IQ apparently didn’t mean you were smart enough to handle the information. Some schools even divided students into the smart classes and the not smart classes.
Emotional Intelligence Pictured
The Faces of Emotional Intelligence
Research proved that what teachers were told about how smart (high IQ) a student was impacted how well that student did in class. It affected the teacher’s expectations which then affected what they did and said to the student. In the end it affected how well that student did in school.
Now we understand that IQ is not completely fixed. We can grow in the areas tested as IQ.
And now we also understand that success in life is even more affected by your EQ, emotional intelligence. How you understand and handle yourself, your own emotions. And how you understand and interact with other personalities. This, too, is something you can learn and improve.
Let me know if you would like to know more about this subject.
Why take a Mind Mapping course?
There are so many good things that happen when you learn to use mind mapping that I had to make you a mind map to show them all…and there are even more than the ones that I listed.
I’d like to hear the reasons it would be helpful to you. Would you like to learn to pay attention and take notes better when listening to someone speak, or when you are reading a book or article? Would you like it to be easier to review notes you made instead of laboriously rereading all of the sentences? Would you like to be able to have collaborative meetings with others over Zoom or another online shared meeting? An that could be just the beginning of the advantages of learning to mind map.
What would be your reasons or interests in mind mapping? Let me know.
My challenge to you: Learn something new every day and share it with at least one other person
It would be great if you could plan 5 items for your “I want to learn this” list and if you can do that, super (supercalifragilisticexpialidocious)!
If not, you can just think of something every morning that you will seek out that day and make sure you have shared it with someone before going to sleep.
Finally, you can sign up with me for the 5 days of inspiration with creative, critical, and curious small challenges every day.
Let me know if you have taken up the challenge and which of the 3 ways you will do it.
When you hear someone say something with which you disagree, instead of immediately giving your opinion, start asking questions. Help me understand how you reached that conclusion? Where have you seen this happen? What resources did you use? Could there be any other viewpoint we could look at? Could there be some examples from other industries, countries, or cultures? How can I learn more about this topic? Are there some authors who write about this topic? Who are they?
What or where can we explore to understand more about this topic?
Sometimes a topic or opinion is not that important or doesn’t seem to have enough depth to explore. Even then questioning may also lead to great new insights and important related topics.
If it is important enough to have disparate opinions maybe it is important enough to explore through a mind map.