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11 – How Well Do You Know Yourself



Jeff and Eric help you to explore how well do you know yourself, and how it pertains to emotional intelligence. 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 11 – How Well Do You Know Yourself


Spirit of EQ – A Business Case Study in EQ



A Business Case Study in EQ Eric: I’m Eric Pennington and welcome to The Spirit of EQ podcast. Today’s show is going to be about a case study around EQ. We have a very special guest today, Matt Vaive. You want to let our listeners know where you’re coming from and maybe a little bit … Continue reading Spirit of EQ – A Business Case Study in EQ


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


Spirit Of EQ – Pursuing Noble Goals



Spirit of EQ – Pursuing Noble Goals Eric Pennington: Welcome to The Spirit of EQ Podcast. Today we’re going to be talking about pursuing noble goals. That just sounds really good. So Jeff, tell us a little bit about what noble goals are, versus, maybe, general goals, or the term “smart goals.” Jeff East: This … Continue reading Spirit Of EQ – Pursuing Noble Goals


8 – Pursuing Noble Goals



What is a noble goal? “Connecting your daily choices with your overarching sense of purpose.” Your sense of purpose becomes your noble goal. Your true sense of purpose is your noble goal. And learn why it’s something that you’ll never achieve in your lifetime. In this episode of The Spirit of EQ, Jeff and Eric … Continue reading 8 – Pursuing Noble Goals


Spirit Of EQ – Increasing Empathy



Spirit Of EQ – Increasing Empathy Eric Pennington: Welcome to The Spirit of EQ podcast. Today’s episode we’re going to talk about increasing empathy. With us, as always, is Jeff East. I’m very familiar with the word empathy. Powerful thing. But today we’re going to talk about increasing it. What does empathy mean? And how … Continue reading Spirit Of EQ – Increasing Empathy


7 – Increasing Empathy



What does empathy mean?  And how do we increase it? Contrasted to sympathy, empathy is a lot deeper. Empathy is when you actually put yourself, as best you can, into that person’s shoes. You’re connecting with their emotions. It’s something that’s shared, and non-judgmental. In each episode, Jeff and Eric will talk about what emotional … Continue reading 7 – Increasing Empathy


Spirit of EQ – Engaging Intrinsic Motivation



Spirit of EQ – Engaging Intrinsic Motivation Eric Pennington: Welcome to The Spirit Of EQ podcast. We’re going to talk about engaging intrinsic motivation. With me today, as always, is Jeff East. Intrinsic motivation. I’m familiar with the motivation part. But tell us a little bit about what intrinsic motivation is. Jeff East: We need … Continue reading Spirit of EQ – Engaging Intrinsic Motivation


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


Spirit of EQ – Exercising Optimism



Spirit of EQ – Exercising Optimism Eric Pennington: This is the Spirit Of EQ Podcast. In today’s podcast, we’re going to be talking about exercising optimism. Jeff, how are you? Jeff East: I am optimistic that this is going to be our best one yet. Eric: I love it. This probably will be because you’re … Continue reading Spirit of EQ – Exercising Optimism