OutsourceHR's Business Book Blog

November 15, 2019

Mel Robbins is one of the most booked speakers in the world and an international best-selling author.  She is the creator and host of three #1 audio books on Audible including "Take Control of your Life".

If you are thinking of hiring a Life Coach, listen to this audio book first.  It may save you time and money.  Mel Robbins coaches 6 different individuals in how to silence their fears.  

There are different types of fears covered in this book from the fear of failure, fear of conflict, fear of being put on the spot and being called out, fear of facing where your life is at in the present moment or the fear of meeting your expectations for your future.  These types of fears can send us into a spiral of negative thoughts and in some cases can be debilitating.

She speaks to your body's reaction to fear and anxiety, where it silences you.  It's important to understand first how your body reacts to fear. One of the most interesting points within this book is recognizing t...

A business book that includes an online quiz and improvement strategies = engagement.  This book begins with explaining the value of an individual's emotional intelligence "EQ" score vs their intelligence quotient "IQ" score.  Something that fascinated me were the metrics and statistics gathered by the authors.  EQ is so critical; it accounts for 58% of performance in all jobs.  Also, on a 100-point scale, every added EQ point adds $1,300.00 to an annual salary.  In other terms, people with high EQ scores make an average of $29,000 more per year than people with low EQ scores.  These statistics definitely peaked my interest.

What does emotional intelligence look like?

First we need to understand the four EQ skills which are:

1.  Self Awareness - your ability to accurately perceive your own emotions in the moment and understand your tendencies across situations.

2.  Self Management - your ability to use your awareness of your emotions to stay flexible...

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