Ancient EQ – The TOLTEC Wisdom

The realization of emotional intelligence is not new. The ancients spoke of it, they taught it and it was the foundation of being human and living right. The ancients did not know it by the name ‘emotional intelligence’. They know it by other names.

The Toltec were a race that dominated southern Mexico in the early post-classic period of Mesoamerica (ca. 900–1168 CE).  The much later Aztec culture observed the Toltecs as their intellectual and cultural predecessors and spoke of the Toltec culture as the epitome of civilization.

Here is a Toltec warrior quote:

“When a warrior makes the decision to take action, he should be prepared to die. If he is prepared to die, there shouldn’t be any pitfalls, any unwelcome surprises, any unnecessary acts. Everything should gently fall into place because he is expecting nothing’ 

Emotions are clearly managed in this process of warrior decision-making. Emotional intelligence is not the absence of emotions but the managing of emotions to make unusual clear decisions and accepting the outcome. Your developed EQ will provide you with the strength of heart and spirit. The conqueror in you will rise.

The EQ skill of SELF AWARENESS is evident in this quote. Self-Awareness is about being aware of the way you feel and the impact your feelings can have on decisions, behaviour, and performance.

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Marcus van Wyk

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About Marcus van Wyk - Inspire Motivate Challenge

Marcus is a leading South African and African Speaker, Teacher, Assessor and Author, in the sciences of applied emotional intelligence for leadership, sales, and workplace human development. He is regarded as one of the most influential speakers on the African continent in regard to emotional intelligence in organisational and human development. Marcus is a thought provocateur, and asks why, how, when and what?. He believes deeply in challenging the status quo in everything spiritually, socially, physically and mentally. He speaks and teaches with experience about getting ahead in a competitive environment with the greatest assets of an organisation - their PEOPLE! He remains a powerful solution finder and GAME CHANGER!! for you the CEO, director and manager. Call 0828554383 or email or contact Karin Clark at 0824680221 or
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