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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


Spirit of EQ Podcast – Navigating Emotions



Spirit of EQ Podcast – Navigating Emotions Eric: Hi, everybody. My name is Eric Pennington and this is the Spirit Of EQ Podcast. Today we’re going to be looking at navigating emotions. I feel like I’m about ready to get on a boat. I’m going to go whitewater rafting. That’s what emotions sometimes seem like. … Continue reading Spirit of EQ Podcast – Navigating Emotions


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


Spirit of EQ Podcast – Applying Consequential Thinking



Spirit of EQ Podcast –  Applying Consequential Thinking Eric: Hello everybody this is Eric Pennington and this is the Spirit Of EQ Podcast. Today’s podcast is about applying consequential thinking. Applying consequential thinking. What’s consequential thinking? Jeff: Consequential thinking is the ability, the skill, to actually think through a process. “If I do this, this is … Continue reading Spirit of EQ Podcast – Applying Consequential Thinking


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


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


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