SINGAPORE, 21 NOVEMBER 2008 — AS THE SAYING goes, life is not a bed of roses. Obstacles and trials abound in life, and cause many to fail in some areas. For some people these failures and adversities ignite a great amount of distress, as well as major disruptions and chaos in a person’s everyday life.
The Conference workshop “Adversity Quotient and Emotional Quotient” aimed to better equip delegates with the practical know-how of dealing with such stumbling blocks in life. It also educated participants on emotions and moods.
This class was taught by two members in City Harvest Church’s Business Breakthrough Group, Benjamin Cheng and Nanz Chong-Komo. Cheng delivered the first part of the module, sharing on how to have a healthy emotional quotient, imparting his knowledge on things like the differences between feelings and emotions, as well as association and disassociation with an object. Chong shared on adversity quotient, teaching delegates how to deal with a major setback or failure in life.
The elective was a very refreshing one, as Cheng and Chong’s teaching styles were both animated and lively, constantly eliciting a good laugh from the audiences. There was nary a dull moment in the room, and both speakers managed to engage delegates very well. This elective received such an overwhelming response, that even on the third and last day of the electives, the doors to the conference room had to be left open in order to accommodate more attendees.
Though “emotional quotient” and “adversity quotient” could have proven to be heavy topics, the two speakers made the lesson very easily understandable. Both drew on personal experiences to supplement their lesson and illustrate ideas.
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Chong was very open about her failed business, and shared about it bravely. From owner of a multi-million dollar retail company (the now defunct One.99 shop), to the franchise going bankrupt, and then rising from the ashes again to become a successful author and speaker, she is indeed the poster girl for someone who has faced adversity and then conquered it.
This workshop opened the delegates’ eyes on how to better have a healthy emotional quotient and adversity quotient, and equipped participants with some knowledge of how to understand and control emotions, as well as how to cope with a setback or failure.