Category Archives: emotional intelligence

How To Cope With Feelings Of Failure



Knowing that we have failed spectacularly can leave us feeling devastated.  In this episode, Jeff and Eric cover some ways to come to grips with our thoughts on failure.  This episode isn’t so much about actions to take when you have experienced a failure, but more to do with the feelings you might be dealing … Continue reading How To Cope With Feelings Of Failure


How Well Do You Know Yourself



In this episode of The Spirit of EQ, Jeff and Eric help you to explore how well do you know yourself, and how it pertains to emotional intelligence. In each episode, Jeff and Eric will talk about what emotional intelligence, or understanding your emotions, can do for you in your daily and work life.For more … Continue reading How Well Do You Know Yourself


A Business Case Study in EQ



Jeff and Eric welcome a very special guest today, Matt Vaive.  Matt talks about his experiences using Spirit of EQ with his employees.  The results supplied him with ideas of what his employees’ strength and weaknesses are, and some ideas of things that he can do to try to help them to become more balanced. … Continue reading A Business Case Study in EQ


Pursuing Noble Goals



In this episode of The Spirit of EQ, Jeff and Eric discuss pursuing noble goals. This is the most important competency of all the other seven that they’ve talked about in previous podcasts. What is a noble goal? “Connecting your daily choices with your overarching sense of purpose.” Your sense of purpose becomes your noble goal. … Continue reading Pursuing Noble Goals


Increasing Empathy



In this episode of The Spirit of EQ, Jeff and Eric discuss increasing empathy. What does empathy mean?  And how do we increase it? Contrasted to sympathy, empathy is a lot deeper. Empathy is when you actually put yourself, as best you can, into that person’s shoes. You’re connecting with their emotions. It’s something that’s shared, … Continue reading Increasing Empathy


Engaging Intrinsic Motivation



In this episode of The Spirit of EQ, Jeff and Eric discuss engaging intrinsic motivation, the motivation that comes from within you, within who you are. Most people are driven by extrinsic motivation. It’s more powerful, but it’s not the most important. Jeff talks about two high-profile examples, NBA star LeBron James and Neil Peart, … Continue reading Engaging Intrinsic Motivation


Exercising Optimism



In this episode of The Spirit of EQ, Jeff and Eric discuss exercising optimism, taking a proactive perspective of hope and possibilities. Being proactive. And your perspective includes hope and possibilities. Being an optimist is not really complicated. You just need to be honest with yourself in each situation. When you learn how to be optimistic, … Continue reading Exercising Optimism


Navigating Emotions



In this episode of The Spirit of EQ, Jeff and Eric discuss navigating your emotions, and how you can use this as a strategic resource in recognizing what your emotions do, and what other’s emotions do as well. When you can assess the strength of an emotion, you can then use it as a strategic resource … Continue reading Navigating Emotions


Applying Consequential Thinking



In this episode of The Spirit of EQ, Jeff and Eric discuss consequential thinking, and how this helps you focus on the outcome you are striving for. You’ll learn more about applying consequential thinking as a skill to think through a process, and how it allows you to understand the emotions of the situation. You’ll … Continue reading Applying Consequential Thinking


Recognizing Patterns



In this episode of The Spirit of EQ, Jeff East and Eric Pennington explain what does “recognizing patterns” mean? Understanding “if this happens…I do that.” In other words, how you respond to situations. Neural pathways are created when you react the same way, time after time. These pathways can be re-written – but don’t get … Continue reading Recognizing Patterns