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EQ Gangster is specifically for leaders, business owners, entrepreneurs & other influencers who are honest enough to admit that they just might be the ones holding themselves back & who are brave enough to change that. Research is showing that your Emotional Quotient (also known as Emotional Intelligence) is a bigger indicator of success than your IQ, your education & your experience. In each episode, Noble offers practical, candid, and often humorous clarity for the modern leader who is bra ...
 
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Am I enough? Am I worthy? Do I deserve anything good in life? Do I have what it takes? What’s the relationship between the spiritual & the emotional? What questions keep you up at night? Why am I struggling with these questions? Where are these questions coming from? To get more information on homeschooling, visit our sponsor’s page at www.Classica…
 
Do you allow yourself to feel both pleasant & unpleasant emotions? How curious are you about your emotions? How judgmental are you about your emotions? How often do you feel uncomfortable or unpleasant emotions? How comfortable are you feeling uncomfortable emotions? Leader Farming, book by Zach Thomas https://www.amazon.com/Leader-Farming-Growing-…
 
Post-Bible Study reflections… What kind of people make you feel comfortable & safe? What type of people are you drawn to? What do those above answers say about you? Where do those attractions come from? Who doesn’t make you feel comfortable? Who doesn’t make you feel safe? How intentional are you at spending time with or investing in those relation…
 
My wife is much more self-aware than I am. She shared some insights coming from her self-awareness that really helped me make some connections in my own life. It’s an interesting episode on how our energy levels, personality, strengths & EQ are all interrelated. StrengthsFinder2.0 book by Tom Rath https://www.amazon.com/StrengthsFinder-2-0-Tom-Rath…
 
Man, the emotional floodgates opened when I missed a couple appointments. My old people-pleasing addiction emotions came fast & furious into a valley. I immediately responded w/old default unhealthy coping mechanisms. Then, I went to my BJJ class & experienced 2 uncommon emotions for me that helped clear some of my emotional fog: control & power. B…
 
Dale and A.J. hit the road to deliever a lecture to Pepsi leaders on the topics of organizational leadership, EQ, conflict management, and organizational development. This episode is the recording of the lecture and covers topics of the newest trends in leadership tied to lasting traditions that have stood the test of time. Dr. Dale Feinauer is the…
 
Mike Dempsey joins us on the Local Legends podcast series, a subseries of Winners, Wallets & Worldviews and sponsored by the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce. Mike Shares his perspective as a lifelong banker on analyzing and viewing entrepreneurial endeavors. He also gives us insight into one his forming of Waterfest as Mike was one of the original foun…
 
This episode goes into how writing a proposal for a company triggered some unpleasant (old) emotional consequences for me. Whew…I wasn’t prepared for the emotional slam from writing this particular proposal. To get more information on homeschooling, visit our sponsor’s page at www.ClassicalConversations.com/gibbens…
 
Post-Bible Study reflection. Lots of old emotions were triggered from this Bible study. I was in a mental, emotional & spiritual prison for a few decades. It was both comfortable & brutal at the same time. It was almost self-righteous hatred, a “holy” hatred of self. Imagine trying to do anything with your life with that underlying theme mentally, …
 
EQ Exercise: Do a “Conflict Audit”. List your recent 5 - 10 conflicts you’ve had or been involved in. Start evaluating each of those conflicts & extrapolate the different emotional & leadership lessons. How self-aware were you in each conflict? How aware were you of your own emotional state going into the conflict? How aware were you of the other p…
 
How often do you feel the emotion of peace? In the past, what has contributed to you feeling peaceful? What are the conditions that lead to your peacefulness? Who makes you feel peaceful? What is your ability to feel peaceful in chaos? Do you need external peace to feel internal peace or is your internal peace strong enough that the external enviro…
 
How long does it take you to build trust in relationships? What needs to happen for you to trust someone? How does your personality impact how you develop & maintain trust? How important is trust to you in relationships? What erodes trust for you? How long does it take you to re-build trust? How trusting are you? What has impacted your ability / de…
 
Post Bible Study reflection on the concept of “patience”. How would you define “patience”? How patient are you? What value does patience hold in your life? What are the benefits of patience? What is the cost of being patient? Patience is long-suffering w/out complaining. What are some action steps you could take to begin working on your patience? T…
 
What an amazing, fun & insightful conversation w/one of the world’s greatest minds in leadership & coaching! Michael Bungay Stanier (MBS) is the Author of The Coaching Habit (1 million+ sold), The Advice Trap & How to Begin. He’s a world renowned keynote speaker & thought leader in the area of Coaching. These were some of things we discussed: How d…
 
Whew…this was some very nervous, scary, raw, transparent reflection after a brief moment of, what felt like, uncontrolled aggression. Thankfully, it was very brief. And thankfully, I was actually controlled, but it definitely didn’t feel that way. Another episode revealing how much more growth I need in my leadership & emotional growth journey. How…
 
Whew…why is it so difficult being vulnerable? This was a bit of a challenging episode because I got emotional a couple times & I wasn’t sure why I got emotional. I got promoted to purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) the day before I recorded this episode. It was very hard for me to accept & receive my purple belt. A lot of my self-image issues…
 
This episode was also recorded after the morning mens’ Bible study I attended. Addiction was brought up a number of times in the Bible study. Many men struggle with porn addictions, alcohol or drug addictions, eating addictions, sex addictions, food addictions, social media addictions and even the very acceptable (& often-times lauded) work addicti…
 
I had just left a men’s Bible study earlier that morning & the topic of self-confrontation came up. It’s actually the entire theme of the Bible study. Now, it was obviously brought up in the context of spiritual self-confrontation, but I also loved the thought of emotional self-confrontation. The emotional affects & impacts the spiritual & vice ver…
 
Ritchie Thomas, A Soldier's Coach, helps our transitioning military service members mentally transition from a Soldier's mindset to a business professional's mindset via speaking engagements, transition workshops, and coaching. In this episode, Ritchie shares how he overcame homelessness after transitioning out of the military into a successful spr…
 
Jonathan Liebert is the founder & CEO of the National Institute for Social Impact (NI4SI) and also the CEO of the Better Business Bureau in Colorado Springs, CO. Jonathan has worked with hundreds, if not thousands, of businesses & entrepreneurs over the past 20 years to help them become successful social entrepreneurs. He shares some tremendous ins…
 
In this episode I share a story of how my new Brazilian Jiu Jitsu gym owner shared some of his “status” with me & how unexpected it was & how it made me feel. This was shortly after listening to Michael Bungay Stanier’s podcast interview “2 Pages” with Will Storr on the concept & power of “Giving Away Status” to others & the “consequences” / benefi…
 
In this episode, I share a story about how subconsciously it seems that our teenage daughter seeks our approval, but I’m not sure how aware she is of that dynamic. It made me reflect & ask myself whose approval I seek? And maybe an even more important question…why do I seek their approval? What are the consequences of seeking someone else’s approva…
 
Bill Proctor is a U.S. Air Force Security Forces (police) veteran, civilian Law Enforcement Officer (LEO), and Hostage Negotiator. He shares his story of how he used mindfulness exercises to cope with the incredibly challenging nature of being a Police Officer along with his growing Emotional Intelligence to deal with a toxic work environment. Here…
 
Bust out your pen & paper on this one! We hit a lot of questions in this episode about this topic. Here are some of them: Do others feel emotionally connected to you? How do you know? Is it important? Why? What’s the importance / value of emotional connection? How do you know when you’ve connected emotionally? How good are you at connecting emotion…
 
Dr. Holly helps conscious single men and women find the love of their dreams. With a doctorate in clinical psychology, she founded Find Love At Last in 2014 to empower you to find the love you've been dreaming of and has been a matchmaker, coach, and image consultant for over 9 years. Dr. Holly is a dating expert and inspiring speaker who empowers …
 
In this episode, Logan, an author & Licensed Family Therapist & Certified Trauma Professional, shares some very insightful comments and practical advice on how men can become the best & healthiest versions of ourselves, despite what society & culture is promoting. Some questions we discussed: How his childhood impacted his emotional journey How to …
 
Whew, I just got hit this week with a bunch of old emotional issues that I had already worked through quite a few times. I share my process for how I handled it & my emotional “battle drills” of going “A.P.E.D.”. What is your emotional agility like? What are your favorite emotional tools to get through difficult or challenging emotions? If you’re r…
 
Dr. Brooks Gibbs is a social psychologist and award-winning resilience educator who teaches students how to regulate emotions and solve social problems. Over 2,500 schools have hired him to speak allowing him to reach 2 million students face-to-face. His viral videos have amassed more than 300 million views worldwide. Some of the powerful points Dr…
 
This episode is sponsored by MyDenverTherapy.com. If you’re in the Denver area & need a great therapist, definitely check them out! I was almost completely choked out unconscious today while at my Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) class because I have gotten so comfortable being uncomfortable that I didn’t tap when I should have. Some great lessons & great…
 
A super reflective conversation with my West Point classmate & Hollywood Writer, TJ Brady. He shared some emotion & leadership insights on his experience of being in charge of the new TV Drama “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” that aired earlier this year on Peacock. How are you growing both professionally AND internally? Many are just focused on profe…
 
An episode about the intersection of our EQ, Personality & Failure. How do you define ‘failure’? What ‘stories’ or ‘scripts’ do you have pertaining to failure? How does your EQ impact how you respond to failure? How does your personality impact how you interpret failure? How can you maximize your failure? How can you change the way you look at fail…
 
I had a conversation with a friend who dialed me in after I had prematurely come to the conclusion that feeling strong emotions equaled a low EQ. Then, I had some reflection after feeling bad after receiving some positive feedback. Is it ok to like / appreciate words of affirmation from others? Is it a sign of weakness? If you’re ready to take your…
 
This episode introduces the concept & question of how do you set goals & “dream build” from an emotionally healthy place. How have you developed / established your goals? Who are you trying to please? Who influenced your goal setting? Where did you come up with your particular goals & dreams? Is there such a thing as dreaming “too big” or “not big …
 
Tyler Wright is a 28 year old millionaire and built his wealth in sales and real estate investing. This episode gives young people a straightforward path to building a million dollar net worth in their twenties. Additionally, Tyler lays out a path that does not require luck, chance, or high amounts of personal risk. Tyler details his path to wealth…
 
I share some current personal reflection on how my coping, survival mechanism is negatively impacting my relationship with our daughter. There are a handful of helpful questions to assist you in doing some reflection on how some of your coping mechanisms may also be impacting your relationships, both personally & professionally. I also share my gam…
 
Dr. Travis Hearne shares some great insights regarding managing emotions of not only yourself, but your team when working remotely. He also shares his own personal challenges & journey from being emotionally numb as a Marine and then learning to develop his own self-awareness so that he could be emotionally present & available for his wife & childr…
 
Noble is a West Point Graduate, Veteran, and host of the popular podcast EQ Gangster. Noble develops leaders by teaching them how to get their emotions working FOR them, rather than against them. Today's episode offers listeners practical tips to stopping letting your emotions control you & start using them to make you a more empathetic and effecti…
 
There are two other episodes involving Dr. Jerry Novack. One previous episode was based on some more excellent EQ insights I received from him during one of our conversations. The other episode I interviewed him. It is always such a tremendous learning experience speaking w/someone w/such great self-awareness. Jerry’s self-awareness forces me to re…
 
Tyson Koska is a veteran, helicopter pilot, and the founder and CEO of OnTrajectory.com – a unique long-term Financial Planning tool designed to be EASY enough for consumers, but POWERFUL enough for Pros. Tyson details his accounts of thriving in in financial market and relevant takeaways from his leadership experience in the military and as an ent…
 
Here are some questions about our emotional bandwidth & capacity when dealing with someone that is emotionally charged: Whose emotional state impacts your emotional state? How effective are you at being able to hold space for someone whose emotional w/out letting their emotional state impact / affect you? Who is impacted by YOUR emotional state? Wh…
 
These are the 7 questions I answer on this episode from my recent Missions Trip to the Dominican Republic: 1.) What fears did you come to the DR with & how have you overcome them? 2.) What did you learn from the Dominican culture that you can take home & apply to your life? 3.) What challenges do Dominicans face that you should be thankful for that…
 
LTC Travis Walter shared a real-world example where he encountered a very toxic senior military officer. Travis shares how he transformed a toxic leadership experience into an opportunity to grow his own emotional health & emotional intelligence by increasing his awareness & curiosity. He even grew his faith & learned Boundaries & learned how to be…
 
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