Indeed, “emotional contagion” is a real thing - meaning the feelings you are experiencing and the mood you are in can really be felt by others and vice versa.
We meet lots of founders - almost all of whom are smart. In fact, they are very smart. The type of smart that can be filed under what we know as IQ (or Intelligence Quotient). However, an even more important factor in growing a company into a long-term success is EQ (or Emotional Quotient), otherwise referred to as “Emotional Intelligence.”
At FounderForward, we strongly suggest that all the clients we work with adopt a Gratitude Habit. On more than one occasion our suggestion has been met with an eye-roll and a comment about it being a bit “woo woo.” That is until we explain that there are countless benefits to developing a Gratitude Habit — and that most are rooted in science.