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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