This is not what you think it is.
"If we sugar-coat the present with our optimism, we make bad decisions for the future," says happiness researcher Shawn Achor.
I consider myself one of those lucky (perhaps even truly blessed) people who believes I can do anything I set my mind to... and trust me - it was never easy. I grew up on food stamps, was dealt a hand that most people would run away from.... and I still became a successful CEO.
There are a great many available tests and inventories that can assess your level of emotional intelligence, and we've added our own to this list and offer it here, with the understanding that it is not meant to be used as a clinical or diagnostic tool, but rather as a means to informally assess the strengths and weaknesses that you possess in regard to areas of your life that are relevant to EI.
There are six things will make all the difference to how well your child does at school this year. Six things will make them feel happy to walk into the classroom, excited about what they are learning there, and able to use all their energies to play, learn and grow.