How To Boost Your Emotional Intelligence w/ Dr. Aprilia West

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In today’s episode, we cover emotion efficacy with Dr. Aprilia West. Dr. West is a psychologist and executive and team leadership coach who works extensively with artists, creatives, and entertainment execs to increase their emotional intelligence, psychological flexibility, and resilience.

Emotions influence our thoughts and actions everyday, so what can you do to understand them, understand where they come from, and understand how to manage them so they don’t lead you to make harmful decisions?

What to Listen For

  • Introduction – 0:00
  • What is emotion efficacy?
  • What is the emotional default world and how does it shape your behavior?
  • The importance of emotion efficacy – 13:33
  • What is the difference between feelings and emotions?
  • The signs of low emotion efficacy – 27:00
  • How do you know if you have low emotion efficacy?
  • What questions can you ask yourself to understand where you have room to grow emotionally?
  • Five Steps to Increase Emotion Efficacy – 35:10
  • What can you do to increase your emotion efficacy?
  • What does it look like to have great emotion efficacy in times of intense uncertainty?
  • The Loneliness Epidemic – 40:05
  • What role does emotion efficacy play in your ability to connect with others and build friendships?

Emotion efficacy is the ability to understand your emotions and express them in a healthy manner. It’s what allows you to stay in a positive emotional state and navigate challenging situations. In times of intense uncertainty, it can be one of the most important things you possess.

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