I want to change the whole mindset of people from IQ to EQ: Lakshay Narula, Emotional Intelligence Life Coach

Recently, Good Newwws got a chance to meet one such influencer Lakshay Narula, who is an Emotional Intelligence life coach. He envisions 'emotion' as a trend and educates people about the importance of balancing EQ and IQ in their lives. 

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Influencing is the art where individuals get to showcase their talent, trying to change one's life in a positive way. Recently, Good Newwws got a chance to meet one such influencer Lakshay Narula, who is an Emotional Intelligence life coach. He envisions 'emotion' as a trend and educates people about the importance of balancing EQ and IQ in their lives. 

Here's what he shared with us in a candid conversation: 

How does your journey as an influencer start and how's it going?

Influencing is how one adds value to somebody's life. I don't just believe in social media influencing because I'm an Emotional Intelligence Life coach it has been a year or two that I got my certification so this is how I started my journey what people term as 'Influencer'. I have been giving sessions, coaching, and a lot of therapy as an EQ coach. I am having a great time helping people to gather their thoughts and emotions again and influencing people by entertainment or making videos on Instagram. So it's been a fantastic journey for me.

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What are your three favourite tools for doing something your viewers care about?

I also have a background in conspiracy theorists and I research conspiracy theories a lot. I generally keep a check on what people like is through Instagram posts because through it you can understand what kind of content do people want. So the best thing about the Internet is people have the power of sharing the opinion. I give people the option of choosing content on Instagram and generally post a lot about conspiracy theories. Also, I make videos of magic and illusions for my viewers. 

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What type of influencer you are?
 I call myself a people's influencer as I have influenced people through television, vlogging, and digital platforms. I wouldn't put myself in a certain category of influencers like social media, travel, fashion, etc. I am always available for the people. 

What are your memorable brand collabs and which brand do you wish to collab with?

Long ago, I did modeling for 'L'Oréal' and was also associated with Enrich for an ad. I remember my hair was coloured 10 times in just 6/7 hours. There were a couple of pictures in the salon of my hairstyle. So I remember going to a salon in Andheri and seeing my picture and people were going gaga over my hairstyle. So that was a very memorable experience for me. Honestly talking, about my wish to collab with a brand, then I would love to collab with 'Tesla'.   

Social media trends keep on changing, how do you try to keep up with them?

I generally have my target audience so it may not be for the trending audience. I don't have to cope up with trends to be alive in the industry. Instead of doing what everybody is doing, let's start something that everyone will follow that is what I feel. Right now I'm setting up a course as well on emotional intelligence to teach how one can gather their emotions. As people don't talk about emotion a lot there is not trend going on. But soon you will see the trend going on emotion and I am working on it. I do follow the hashtags on Instagram and see what's trending but I don't get into it. I love to listen to the podcast as I get to know a lot about what's trending. 

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Where do you wish to see yourself as an influencer in the coming years?

In the next five to ten years as long as I am in the industry, I would let people know that they have an EQ (emotional quotient) side along with IQ (Intelligence Quotient) in themselves. Though you are not born with the IQ, you are definitely born with EQ. I want to change the whole mindset of people from IQ to EQ and I'm speaking to a lot of schools as well as with the government with planning to add PYD (Positive Youth Development) and SEL(Social Emotional Learning) as a part of the curriculum in the schools of India. My whole idea is to have a balance between IQ and EQ.