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  1. 1. Keys to Success Emotional Intelligence Journal Assignments By Brandon miller You will submit this document at the end of the termDirections:Each Emotional Intelligence Journal corresponds with a chapter in your book. There are12 chapters and you will complete 12 Journal entries. Go to each page to answer thequestions for each Journal in this document. For example, under Emotional IntelligenceJournal 1 (page 24 in your book), read each question in your book and place your answersin this document. (DO NOT complete “Real-Life Writing”)Chapter 1- (page 26) Emotional Intelligence Journal - How you are feeling now Right now I feel good about college at first I was a bit scared and today I still am and that reason is because I am getting piles of work and I feel that I cannot handle it at all. But I have been pushing through and I try to knock them all down so that I may have a free weekend to myself. As for tips I have learned to stay productive over summer. This way you will be mentally prepared and I wont lag behind when dealing with the fast-paced college workload. And Sign up for a free email subscriptions to get the latest college news, tips and advice in my inbox. And Get as many scholarships as you can get to help pay for college. And College is very expensive as well I need all the help I can get. So Check out college scholarships and see what you qualify for. And Visit the college in person with friends and/or family before starting school, and even before applying for that matter. And Follow college admission tips to ensure you will get in the college of your well as contacting your roommates ahead of time. Make an effort to get to know them before going off to college. And maybe start networking with other students on Facebook or other social media formats.
  2. 2. Chapter 2 - (page 58) Emotional Intelligence Journal – How you feel about your time managementPersonally I believe time management has worked well for me but one of the things I have learned topeaceful productivity is not to try and accomplish everything. Instead, its all about feeling at peace evenwhen you have a huge number of things to do. This doesnt mean just relaxing and going down to thebeach. It means focusing on the highest priority items on your list and not feeling stressed to geteverything else done.And often you can find yourself more productive when you are working in this manner because you arenot all over the place doing several things at once. Instead, you are highly focused on the importantstuff, so your productivity increases, while at the same time your stress levels decrease. Lets say youhave 250 things on your to-do list. You cant do everything, so you prioritize because you will be stressedout and I have been there myself. But what you want to do is start focusing on your priorities. But whatdo you do with all the other stuff? One option I think is not to worry about it at all--completely ignore ituntil you have completed your priority items like the most important first to last.
  3. 3. Chapter 3 – (page 87) Emotional Intelligence Journal – Your interactions with othersI think I relate to people by getting to know them but Its amazing how much we can do these daysbeyond the sphere of Planet Earth-far out in space-yet how little we are doing right here on our ownhometown planet, especially when it concerns relating well to people. For me though people have rarelygotten along with others. And although there are millions of people who dont understand others andcant get along, there are millions who can and do. Their lives are happy and radiant. They have learnedhow to relate to people. And because they do, their lives are richer. Not only do they make others happy;they make themselves happy too.But in all fairness a happy, well-adjusted person can get along with people much more easily than if hefeels badly about himself. If you are going to click well with people, start by taking inventory of your ownpersonality traits and inquire about your own attitudes.And this is just me blabbing but Even Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived, asked God to give himabove everything else, "an understanding heart," and perhaps that was one of the greatest proofs of hiswisdom!
  4. 4. Chapter 4 - (page 120) Emotional Intelligence Journal – Make a wiser choiceChapter 4 - (page 120) Emotional Intelligence Journal – Make a wiser choiceThere are many situations in my life that I had personally wished I had handled differently but I think oneI can remember was when I was rude to my best friend and I think I would write out my sorry like this.Dear KristinaPlease allow me to apologize for what I said on Monday. My behavior was extremely inappropriate,immature, and lacked the respect you deserved. It was a disruption and distracted you from doing yourjobIt was embarrassing, but I learned that nobody appreciated my poor behavior. In the future, I have everyintention of curbing my thoughtless actions and learn to adjust my behavior befitting the environmentand situation.Again, I am sorry for my actions and I hope that we can put this matter behind us. I look forward totalking to you soon. If you have any thoughts in this, please feel free to share. You may contact me atyour convenience at my number which I hope you still have.
  5. 5. Chapter 5 - (page 156) Emotional Intelligence Journal – Reading challengesWhen reading a tough and difficult type of material it can be very stressful on a person. And I have verymixed feelings personally when I read most of the time back in the day I never used to put an effort intowhat I read but that was because I was very lazy and I never used the tips that are given in this greattextbook. But usually I feel very bored when I read I used to skim through the pages and answer thequestion that was my tactic back then.But since reading this chapter specifically I have learned my new tricks to reading properly and knowingwhat I have read for example Setting goals now for this one you don’t have to set it to a high level butsomething you are for sure you know you are able to achieve. As well as reviewing study questions this iskey because when you need that grade your knowledge determines whether you succeed or not.
  6. 6. Chapter 6 - (page 184) Emotional Intelligence Journal – Understanding your needs and making changesNow I am going to have fun with this one. Yes I had a teacher who gave me a hard time in class as wellas not helping me take notes he had no pace and the reason why I say this is because he never taughtour class at all. He just gave us assignments and expected us to ace them not to mention his class was ahot mess it was terrible it was poorly messy he was if I must say the absolute worst teacher I ever hadand frankly I hope he gets fired. Also any child who deals with that in their school career is bound toswitch out.For taking notes students can use tables, timelines, and shorthand and I think I love that one the mostand the reason for that is because I like using personal intelligence as a strategy it helps young peoplelike myself to become more equipped with good writing habits in the future but always remember toremove shorthand before you hand in your work.
  7. 7. Chapter 7- (page 218) Emotional Intelligence Journal – How feelings connect study successOne thing I always do to recall things before I test is use flash cards or study using chunckingBecause it is easier to memorize information when you break it up into small chunks. This is calledchunking. You may not realize it, but you use chunking often, like let’s say when you memorize yourfriends telephone number, a locker combination, or your social security number. Its easier for you toremember long numbers when you "chunk" them into groups of threes, fours and fives.Another strategy I use is understanding- So Before you begin trying to memorize something, try tounderstand it. A good way to do this is by making a connection between what you are learning and whatyou have experienced. The better you can relate the new information to what you already know, theeasier it is to learn.
  8. 8. Chapter 8- (page 252) Emotional Intelligence Journal – Test typesI firstly have to say I think I love multiple choice I have to say it kind of calms my nerves a bit and helpsme get the grade I want in the end and though it may seem simple as well as easy it really is not it makesyou think back and puts you in the right mindset and to me it is really helpful for the average student.Being able to put yourself in a different mindset is such tremendous help when you are trying to pass atest and get better scores. It’s really pretty simple to do, but you have to allow yourself to relax andallow your mind to look at stuff a bit differently, changing how you view certain things. It really doesbring successful results. And for you that is what you want so you are able to do better in school and beat the top of the class.
  9. 9. Chapter 9 - (page 281) Emotional Intelligence Journal – Your experience with prejudiceYes I have many times as a child. I was discriminated against due to the fact that I was black I canremember as far back as elementary school this kid named vlad would mock me and call me an oddname from his language I never understood it and me and him were enemy’s from day one of thirdgrade I wish I could have a sit down with him and resolve our issues.The only way I could see something come positive out of this is trying to talk the problem out as adults orsimply walk away and avoid the other individual the best way you can for example ignoring them or if itgets to that point get the police involved because safety is key.
  10. 10. Chapter 10 - (page 312) Emotional Intelligence Journal – AddictionWhat is Addiction? Addiction means a person has no control over whether he or she uses a drug ordrinks. Someone whos addicted to cocaine has grown so used to the drug that he or she has to have it.Addiction can be physical, psychological, or both.Personally and I thank god I have never gone through addiction well maybe not a drug or drinking butregular stuff like candy to be serious a way to handle addiction there are many you can do thefollowing…-Tell your friends about your decision to stop using drugs. Your true friends will respect your decision.This might mean that you need to find a new group of friends who will be 100% supportive. Unlesseveryone decides to kick their drug habit at once, you probably wont be able to hang out with thefriends you did drugs with.-Ask your friends or family to be available when you need them. You might need to call someone in themiddle of the night just to talk. If youre going through a tough time, dont try to handle things on yourown — accept the help your family and friends offer.
  11. 11. Chapter 11 - (page 342) Emotional Intelligence Journal – You and creditWell as of now I don’t pay bills it came with my credit card college account which saves me from creditbills for about four years so I am good on that but if I had to I would pay them on time it is ourresponsibility as adults to do our job and pay on time so we can have what we paid for and live well.As for saving money I could suggest the following-Set savings goals. For short-term goals, this is easy. If you want to buy a video game, find out how muchit costs; if you want to buy a house, determine how much of a down payment you’ll need. For long-termgoals, such as retirement, you’ll need to do a lot more planning (figuring out how much money you’llneed to live comfortably for 20 or 30 years after you stop working), and you’ll also need to figure outhow investments will help you achieve your goals.And figure out how much you’ll have to save per week, per month, or per paycheck to attain each ofyour savings goals.
  12. 12. Chapter 12 - (page 369) Emotional Intelligence Journal – Revisit your personal missionI think three career priorities I matched up with were Intellectual which is solving complex questionsrequiring thought, applying concepts, and knowledge to problems. Variety which is being engaged inmany different activities or problems. Creative this is initiating new idea or product. And to be honestthey have not changed at all.But in the end I am confident for where I am going in the future and I can’t wait for what lies ahead forme. But another priority I could possibly incorporate is security which means knowing the job will last.And I will have that job for a very long time.