When I first started my new job at the end of December, I had some idea what I was getting into but not completely the full picture. I couldn’t have been happier with my decision now almost three months into this job because while every job has issues, this current one really tries to not only practice what they preach but follow through after the initial hiring phase. This applies to this emotional intelligence book as well. I was supposed to read the first four chapters and the rest were bonus if you wanted to do it on your own time. The company does bi-weekly meetings about emotional intelligence where the managers and supervisors in the different departments speak about it and engage you in activities to care about improving yourself and your social awareness. There’s also focus on self and relationship management strategies to use in the workplace and in private life. You need to be deliberate in your actions for it to be successful and positive. These don’t need to be time-consuming. This is a life-long process. I have already done some of them, but lack in others. While this is a kind of self-help book, it’s much more than that. It’s quite practical without the psychological big words. In the past five years, I’ve turned into a sponge, wanting to learn anything and everything I can get my hands on. Of course, reading is one thing and writing it down helps with internalization. I’ve done enough healing work to know I have decent emotional intelligence scores, with no lying and no cheating, but there is definitely room for improvement. Practicing these strategies with ease is the ultimate goal. Good luck to me and everyone else with being emotional intelligent.