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Spirit Of EQ – The Myth Of Perfection



What we want to talk about in this episode is “perfection.” We’re not talking about trying to be good, to try to be the best, doing the best job. What we’re talking going to talk about today is what happens when it’s not perfect, when you don’t make the perfect decision or complete the task … Continue reading Spirit Of EQ – The Myth Of Perfection


Spirit of EQ – Better Decision Making



Better decision making is a skill that should be practiced every day.  In this episode, Jeff and Eric talk more about our thoughts, habits, and actions that all come into play on how you can practice better decision making through specific aspects of emotional intelligence. Additional episodes you will want to listen to include Recognizing … Continue reading Spirit of EQ – Better Decision Making


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


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


Enhancing Emotional Literacy



In this episode of The Spirit of EQ, Jeff East and Eric Pennington explain emotional literacy. Our emotions are chemical. When you are confronted, your body dumps chemicals into your brain. These chemicals get you ready for fight, flight, freeze or flock. The job of the emotion is to give you information. But our emotions … Continue reading Enhancing Emotional Literacy


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