Category Archives: recognizing patterns

20 – Managing Relationships



Jeff and Eric tackle the idea of managing relationships.  As you continue to grow in understanding your emotions, those around you probably haven’t been shown the “tools” like you have been exposed to and are using.  How do you grow in your emotional intelligence while others around you are not? Two past episodes to go … Continue reading 20 – Managing Relationships


17 – Being Self-Aware



The way we’re being bombarded with social media, we’re being told what we’re supposed to be and who we’re supposed to be, instead of actually being who we really are. Being self-aware is going to allow you to make choices based on who you really are. What is at the core of you. When you’re … Continue reading 17 – Being Self-Aware


15 – 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 15 – Better Decision Making


12 – 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 12 – How To Cope With Feelings Of Failure


9 – 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 9 – A Business Case Study in EQ


6 – Engaging Intrinsic Motivation



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, from the band Rush. In each episode, Jeff … Continue reading 6 – Engaging Intrinsic Motivation


5- Exercising Optimism



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, you have a little bit more ownership, or … Continue reading 5- Exercising Optimism


4- Navigating Emotions



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 to work toward a better outcome to … Continue reading 4- Navigating Emotions


2- Recognizing Patterns



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 erased. Here is a link to our episode, Enhancing Emotional Literacy. “Pushing a person’s … Continue reading 2- Recognizing Patterns