Self-Awareness as an Emotional Intelligence Competency in Teenager

Self-awareness is the understanding of yourself and your emotions. People who understand their emotions, personalities, values, and needs most frequently find fulfillment in activities and relationships.

August 2016

Language Awareness | Not everything is AMAZING

Self-awareness is the ability to self-analyze and recognize oneself as an individual. It’s the ability to understand your emotions, personality, values, and needs. Higher self-awareness helps people seek out endeavors they enjoy and engage in fun and lasting relationships. Simply put, higher self-awareness helps us get the most out of life. [...]

July 2016

It’s Time for A Summer of Love | Start A Dialog With Your Teen

Let’s face it, the last few months have not been the easiest time to be a parent or teenager. This has been anything but the ‘Summer of Love’. With all that is going on around the world and in our own backyard, it’s hard to wrap your parental head around it [...]

Preparing for College Transition | Get Your EQ On!

The clock is ticking... As we enter the middle of July, many recent high school graduates are only five or six weeks away from college transition, a life changing event. According to various research reports and surveys, most of them are only half prepared. Students on the verge of beginning [...]

June 2016

The Kids Are Alright | Risky Teen Behaviors Declining

If you’re a parent of a teenager, you might agree with many of your fellow parents that today’s teenagers are more reckless and less responsible today than when you were growing up. Not so fast my friend. Across the board, adolescent use of alcohol, tobacco, and many illegal drugs is lower [...]

Developing The Future Workforce | Soft Skills Are Not Negotiable

Last week I attended a forum of Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Tri-Agency Workforce Initiative. The initiative was created earlier this year by Gov. Abbott to ensure Texas is prepared to compete in a dynamic and ever-changing 21st-century economy. Representatives from the construction and petrochemical industries, veterans advocate groups, as well as [...]

May 2016

Personal Accountability | You’re the average of the 5 people you hang around with…now what?

Jim Rohn was a very successful author and motivational speaker. He was a pioneer and leader in the personal development industry. He was well known for the quote, “you’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” There are other timeless quotes in this vain like, “If [...]

February 2016