I have just completed the second edition of my book, The Tao of Emotional Intelligence. After The People Profit Connection, it is my best selling book. Why is it such a popular book? I think it is because it helps people to create true and lasting change. The I Ching, or book of changes, is an ancient Chinese book of wisdom that gives us many insights into living and how to deal with the constant change that life offers us. These 82 sayings cover just about everything you need to know about how to deal with the change. I have taken these 82 sayings and correlated them to the 16 emotional competencies that are measured by the EQi 2.0. There is also a table in the back of the book that lists these 16 competencies and all of the sayings that are associated with each competence. Each day, you choose a different saying to focus on throughout your day. With this daily focus on different sayings from the I Ching, you start to cultivate the changes that you want in your life and work.
Here are the steps to create change as outlined in the book:
1. Take the emotional intelligence test in the book so that you can determine which emotional competencies you need to work on.
2. Graph your results.
3. Read the interpretive guidelines to determine which competencies you should focus on.
4. Choose a different I Ching saying each day and make that your focus for the day.
We are also developing an app that does the same thing.
Stay tuned and be on the lookout for more blogs about sayings from the I Ching. Also, be on the lookout for the app as well as the publication of this second edition.
Take care. Brent