Spring is in the air!
Have a great day bloggy friends.
On Saturday Feb 7th I am hosting / moderating a great adventure of a competition at Hammarbybacken in Stockholm.
The popular Hammarbybacken will be transformed to the same conditions as Mount Everest in Skistar Everest Challenge! The Challenge is initiated and founded by adventurer Fredrik Sträng and PS Communications, who have created the world’s first obstacle course with a authentic winter theme, simulating the conditions at Mount Everest.
During this adventurous sport event, the contestants will be running through blizzards, climbing over crevasses, pulling themselves up over ice walls and getting the opportunity to experience the thin air that you actually find above 8000 meters height. The contestants will run up and down Hammarbybacken 3 1/2 times, the total height is 330 meters and the distance is 3400 meters. So what’s needed to be able to take on this challenge, apart from courage and a sense of adventure, is a helmet, workout clothes, gloves, sports spectacles and a pair of shoes with a really firm grip.
Challenge yourself, or perhaps your friend or collegue, in this years toughest run and climb competition! If you want to participate then enter the challenge via Skistar website, click here.
So are YOU ready for Mount Everest? Sign up today!
At the launch of the new cool ‘Epicenter – Stockholm House Of Digital Innovation’
“With 4,500 m2 of specially designed office space, we are creating an arena to attract dynamic innovators and entrepreneurs within the digital space. Our vision is to be a magnet for fast growing digital companies and cutting-edge creative corporate initiatives”. Epicenterstockholm.com
Me and, on my right, Charlotte Hult – CEO of Stureplans Guiden
It has increasingly become accepted that emotional intelligence is an important factor in our success and happiness, not only at work, but in our relationships and all areas of our lives.
So what sets emotionally intelligent people apart? Here are seven habits that people with high EI have:
1. They Focus on the Positive
While not ignoring the bad news, emotionally intelligent people have made a conscious decision to not spend a lot of time and energy focusing on problems. Rather, they look at what is positive in a situation and look for solutions to a problem. These people focus on what they are able to do and that which is within their control.
2. They surround themselves with positive people
People with a lot of emotional intelligence don’t spend a lot of time listening to complainers and tend to avoid negative people. They are aware negative people are an energy drain and are not willing to let others exhaust their vitality. Because they always look for solutions and the positive in situations, negative people quickly learn to avoid positive people as misery loves company.
Emotionally intelligent people spend time with others that are positive and look upon the bright side of life. You can spot these folks as they tend to smile and laugh a great deal and attract other positive people. Their warmth, openness, and caring attitude leads others look upon them as more trustworthy.
3. They are able to set boundaries and be assertive when necessary
Although their friendly, open nature may make them appear as pushovers to some, people with high EI are able to set boundaries and assert themselves when needed. They demonstrate politeness and consideration but stay firm at the same time.
They do not make needless enemies. Their response to situations, in which there may be conflict, is measured, not inflated, and managed appropriately to the situation. They think before speaking and give themselves time to calm down if their emotions appear to become overwhelming. High EI people guard their time and commitments and know when they need to say no.
4. They are forward thinking and willing to let go of the past
People with high EI are too busy thinking of possibilities in the future to spend a lot of time dwelling upon things that didn’t work out in the past. They take the learning from their past failures and apply it to their actions in the future. They never see failure as permanent or a personal reflection of themselves.
5. They look for ways to make life more fun, happy, and interesting
Whether it is in their workplace, at home, or with friends, high EI people know what makes them happy and look for opportunities to expand the enjoyment. They receive pleasure and satisfaction from seeing others happy and fulfilled, and do whatever they can to brighten someone else’s day.
6. They choose how they expend their energy wisely
While these enlightened people are good at moving on from the past when things didn’t work out as expected, they are also able to move on from conflicts involved with others. High EI folks don’t hold on to anger over how others have treated them, rather use the incident to create awareness of how to not let it happen again. “Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me,” is their motto. While they move on and forgive, they don’t forget and are unlikely to be taken advantage of again in the same set of circumstances.
7. Continually learning and growing towards independence
Highly emotionally intelligent people are lifelong learners, constantly growing, evolving, open to new ideas, and always willing to learn from others. Being critical thinkers, they are open to changing their minds if someone presents an idea that is a better fit. While they are open to ideas from others, and continuously gathering new information, they ultimately trust themselves and their own judgment to make the best decision for themselves.