Category Archives: recognizing patterns

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


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


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


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