Connections

EQ in relationships

Because of the nature of my work as an Emotional Intelligence coach, it’s possible to do pretty much all that I need and never leave my home.

Ordering supplies, keeping my certifications current, writing, and continuing to learn about EQ research—all are on the computer or online. I do my coaching through Zoom and my online course will launch in January. Thanks to hiring Kelly Wood, One Awesome Woman, I’m more adept at Facebook and my marketing can even switch from local presentations to international promotions.

And—if I allowed that to happen, just to never personally connect with anyone other than clients and family…

What Would That Get Me?

Lonely, tired, self-focused. That’s definitely not honoring to God. That’s not high EQ in relationship management.

But for the work I do, I need to spend a lot of time at my home office. And because that suits my introverted nature, I pulled out of my local networking groups, asking the Lord to help me find an online business women’s group for Christians. And He did.

I joined Christian Women in Business in March 2018—love, love this group of women! Because of the friends I already had, the friends I’ve made in CWIB, and other friends I’ve made over the last few months, God has been able to prove the truth for me again and again.

Galatians 6:9-10 NIV:

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”

Striking out on my own as an entrepreneur has been one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. Other women who have also chosen this life have said that’s true for them as well. It’s tempting to grow weary in this calling…to play with the idea of giving up.

However, when I’m faithful to keep up my connections, blessing them, and receiving the blessings they give, the Lord prompts someone to give encouragement that expresses the truth of His Word as seen above in verse 9: In His timing, there will be a harvest.

As for the truth of verse 10, there are always opportunities to do good to others. Most of us already make it a point to use the services of business associates, to refer them to others, to encourage them. But recently, I’ve increased my level of doing good to my family of believers in business by investing more time, more money, and greater effort. The result of this change has been additional joy and satisfaction for me!

To Sum It Up

• Don’t give up doing what He’s called you to do, there will be a harvest in His timing.
• Take the opportunity to do good—especially to our family of believers.
• When we connect with others, we model Jesus. After all, He left heaven to connect with us.