Category Archives: emotional intelligence

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


Intro Episode



Welcome to the intro episode of the Spirit of EQ Podcast, with your hosts Jeff East and Eric Pennington.  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 information, contact Jeff at jeff@spiritofeq.com, or go to … Continue reading Intro Episode