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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 Podcast – Recognizing Patterns



Spirit of EQ Podcast – Recognizing Patterns Eric: Hi everyone, this is Eric with the Spirit Of EQ and today’s podcast is on recognizing patterns. I’m a football fan. I like the OSU Buckeyes. And one big part of football is watching game film. You probably have heard that before. And in game film, you get … Continue reading Spirit of EQ Podcast – Recognizing Patterns


Spirit of EQ Podcast – Enhancing Emotional Literacy



Spirit of EQ Podcast – Enhancing Emotional Literacy Eric: Hi everyone, this is Eric Pennington with the Spirit of EQ, and today’s podcast is on enhancing emotional literacy. The word literacy in many terms is considered to be connected with intelligence in many ways it is. But today what we’re going to do is focusing … Continue reading Spirit of EQ Podcast – Enhancing Emotional Literacy


1- Enhancing Emotional Literacy



What is 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 are neutral – it’s what you do with those emotions that causes … Continue reading 1- Enhancing Emotional Literacy