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*Formerly "EQ for Entrepreneurs"* Hey Entrepreneur & Leader, did you know that Emotional Intelligence is the New Secret Sauce Strategy?! EQ Gangster is specifically for business owners & leaders 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 ea ...
 
If you're a veteran 2+ years after your military service who has career stability and is asking yourself, IS THIS IT? Maybe you are feeling tired of the mundane routine and feeling frustrated because you aren't where you want to be in life. If so, the Ambitious VET is for you, here we dive into the trenches with big thinking and growth-minded veterans who know what it takes to break through to new levels of life satisfaction, fulfillment, and purpose. Leaving you refueled and equipped with t ...
 
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If you feel an inkling to reach out to someone to tell them how they impacted you or how much you love & appreciate them, reach out to them & tell them how they made you feel. Don’t let them die without you telling them. You don’t want to live with that regret. If there is a goal or dream you’ve always wanted, now is the time to pursue it. Don’t wa…
 
How I feel after 2 months of being in a funk & some of the lessons I’ve learned. Lesson from finally returning back to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) after taking 2 mos off. BJJ is therapy for me, physically, mentally & emotionally. Physical exercise is huge in helping us through emotional low points. Even 5 push-ups a day or 10 sit-ups or even just str…
 
In this episode you will learn how to choose your hard, find deeper levels of satisfaction and connection with your family as a high achieving veteran, and have an opportunity to learn more about Ben Killoy's work around helping busy dads home come psychologically! Impactful Moments of the Show: 5:00MM: What Ben has learned in life since the last t…
 
In this episode I share about the overwhelming power of reaching out to friends, family & co-workers that may or may not be struggling. I share a couple very encouraging, even overwhelming stories of how so many in my life showed me support during the emotional funk I’ve been going through. My neighborhood fb group supported me. My West Point class…
 
Disclaimer: I’m not a psychologist or psychiatrist or therapist. Seek professional help if you need it. I’ve been emotionally constipated the past couple months. I’ve been doing the 4 “Deadly” Emotional “Sins”. Not being controlled by our emotions but being in more control over our emotions. The past couple months have been very challenging for me.…
 
Ever wanted to learn more about the twenty-two Veteran Business Outreach Centers (VBOCs) powered by the Small Business Administration (SBA)? In this episode you will learn how to take advantage of the Vboc, what they are, why their important for you as an aspiring veteran entrepreneur seeking to start, purchase or grow your own small business. Impa…
 
Episode from Rock Creek in Red Lodge, MT. What makes you come alive? Where makes you come alive? How it made me feel jumping in the frigid Rock Creek in Red Lodge, MT. Invigorating Empowering Alive Exuberant Exciting Physically present Emotionally present Spiritually present Soul filling What events, activities, environments are soul-filling for yo…
 
We all have a story to tell that impacts, heals, and inspires others to move forward in life’s challenges. But not everyone has to overcome being unemployed for 19 years as a stay-at-home mom, with three kids, and having service-connected issues. If you want to be inspired by remembering who you are and what you are capable of with very little, lis…
 
This is not a political post. This is to discuss the emotional consequences of some of the decisions from a few different countries in the world. There is a silent pandemic that is also impacting & affecting tens of thousands & potentially hundreds of thousands of people around the globe…that main stream media is not covering. It’s deadly all the s…
 
List the brands you use on a regular basis. List what emotions / feelings each of those brands elicit. What brands will you not do business with. What emotions / feelings do those brands elicit. What brand do you represent? What emotions / feelings do you think your brand elicits? What emotions / feelings does your personal brand elicit? List the e…
 
Are you ready to strengthen your mindset and repurpose your military strengths into a successful life post-military? In this episode, you will learn from Marine Corps veteran, Harvard Business School graduate, and founder of Ranch Road Boots, Sarah Ford on how to continue to repurpose your leadership skills in business post-military. Impactful Mome…
 
How do you think our emotional health or emotional intelligence impacts our faith or view of God? What’s your view of God? What impacted that view or perspective of God? What emotions come up when you think of God? Where did those emotions come from? What stories do you have about God or faith? Where did those stories come from? A lady prophesied o…
 
What I wasn’t prepared for was the emotional journey of having to go back through my military past. I had not addressed or dealt with any of my past military emotional issues / injuries. It might be helpful to refer to this episode while going through the military VA process: EQE Ep. 120: 3 Emotional Tools to Improve Your Emotional Bandwidth https:…
 
When you were serving in the military you could always count on the azimuth to point you in the direction you needed to go in to accomplish your mission. The question is, how can you feel that same intuitive-like purpose while having a selfless tribe around you committed to your success post-military? In this episode, you'll learn from retired Army…
 
The journey Of how we arrived at EQ for entrepreneurs. And the journey of how we arrived at EQ Gangster and EQ Mafia. What makes you unique? Who is your audience? Who do you bring the best out of? Who is drawn to you? Why? Who have you helped get success or transformation? EQ Accelerator Course: https://www.eqforentrepreneurs.com/eqa FREE E-BOOK “T…
 
EQE Ep. 148, How Do You Develop Boldness? Does It Even Matter? This episode we explore how emotional health & emotional intelligence impacts boldness. What is boldness? How do you define boldness? Where does it come from? What does it do for you? How does it serve you? Can you do ‘boldness’ wrong? Can you recognize healthy vs. unhealthy boldness? H…
 
Imagine is what could be possible if you learned how to self-manage your emotions such that you increased your happiness, contentment, or your sense of feeling valuable in your everyday life. In this episode, you will learn how to take your emotional intelligence to the next level, resulting in you increasing your life's satisfaction and resilience…
 
Closed 85% of my pitches to National & Regional Media Representatives (69 of 81). Showed me the relevance & importance of emotions, emotional health, & emotional intelligence in our country today. Who is not being impacted by so many different emotionally charged events over the past 12 - 18 mos. How many of us have been trained on how to effective…
 
Thank you for watching & listening Thank you for rating, reviewing, subscribing & sharing. If you haven’t yet, it would really mean a lot if you did just take 30 seconds to rate & review & share a meaningful episode. Highest of highs last 24 hrs & then this morning hit some pretty low lows w/news from a dear friend who lost his 26 y/o daughter & mo…
 
Looking to stay calm in the chaos of becoming more valuable in the marketplace post military, while anxiety, pain, sleep and stress try to hold you back? Why not just GET NAKED!? In this episode, you will learn from 26 year retired Navy Seal and founder of Naked Warrior Recovery has he drops Golden Grenade Nukes to blow you to new levels of leaders…
 
My wife & I have struggled w/our sex lives for the vast majority of our 25 year marriage. She had abandonment issues which led her to become what’s known as an Intimacy Anorexic. That’s someone who has an addiction to avoid intimacy…& not just sexual intimacy, but even in social relationships & family relationships. I had self-image, self-worth, lo…
 
“If you don’t deal w/your emotional issues, your children will, your family will.” -Daniel Haggedorn (Ep. 59)Unaddressed emotional issues don’t get better over time; they actually compound.Emotionally healthy people help heal other people emotionally.” How important is “community” in homeschooling for the long haul?What have you noticed impacts the…
 
Preparation and education can still lead to landmines blowing up your progress. Rather you prepare eighteen months out from your transition date or even if you have been out for years and killing it. Question is how do you overcome losing six figures and being bed ridden for a couple years to rebuilding your dream post-military?Today’s guest will s…
 
I was just triggered from being semi-attacked. It caused me to do some reflection. Do you know anyone that has been bitter & jaded for months or years? What are they like to be around? How happy or pleasant are they? How does their negative emotional state affect / impact their life? Have you ever been jaded or bitter? What have you been angry or u…
 
Story: teacher w/little to no emotional bandwidth. How much emotional bandwidth do you have? How much does it take to overwhelm you or trigger you? Do you have a high emotional “tolerance”? Do the smallest things upset you? Do you always carry around a low-grade anxiety or stress? Do you carry around a low-grade frustration or anger? What do you th…
 
What does it mean in the start-up world, when someone mentions TIMING?? This has been a conceptual term in the rules of the game in raising capital, fueling your dreams, and gaining the needed resources to make the impact you are committed to making as a founder outside of your respected military branch. In this episode, you will learn what timing …
 
Story of the “hug line” that was 75 people long in Australia. Story of my dad, as an ER doctor, giving hugs to his patients and watching them immediately calming down. The physical & emotional power of a hug. Why my hugs are a couple extra seconds. What stories do you have around physical touch? What emotions do you have surrounding physical touch?…
 
He react to crises differently based on recent cyber attacks on my company. He thinks about my responses differently. EQ has changed his parenting. He shares a neat parenting story w/his son & how he has been able to practice his EQ on and with his son & helping his son work through his own emotions. The power of his reflection times. Applying his …
 
From an Army Officer who was medically discharged to co-founding and growing a unicorn digital health start-up with a valuation of $1.6B, Taylor Justice is breaking the 4-minute mile in how ambitious vets can achieve big goals post-military. Listen now to figure out how he did it. IMPACTFUL MOMENTS OF THE SHOW: 4:00MM: Taylor's background and journ…
 
An exciting opportunity has arisen in our lives. As I was sharing my excitement about it, my wife shared how she didn’t think it was gonna happen for us. That was an odd comment coming from her. When we had the opportunity to explore that emotion further, she discovered that it was an emotional survival mechanism b/c of all the times I crushed her …
 
Insights & inspiration from one of my Corporate clients Who do you inspire? Where are you at in your EQ growth journey? What are the “consequences / benefits / ripple effects” of your current emotional health state? List all the areas in your life where you would like to grow & improve. There’s a very good chance your emotional health could be curr…
 
From Navy Officer in charge of a billion-dollar project in northern Chile to raising over $35+ million and scaling to 40+ employees. Zach Scheel, Co-Founder, and CEO at Rhumbix, a Forbes #8 Veteran Startup in US, accredits his success to his military learned lessons. In this episode, you will learn how to leverage your military learned lessons to s…
 
Story of Youth Group leader How EQ impacts life transitions Lower EQ can hinder, hamper or exacerbate life transitions. Higher EQ can reduce, minimize or make life transitions smoother. What systems of recharging or menu of ways you can take care of yourself do you have immediately accessible? Swimming stroke efficiency analogy If you’d like a scie…
 
Thought Analyzer A tool to think about what you’re thinking about. Think, feel, do. There’s always a process that happens before we arrive at an action. Many of us are just not aware of what that process is. If you understand that process, you can deconstruct it. Book recommendation: Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess, Dr. Caroline Leaf Case study: It’s …
 
Have you ever wondered what would be possible if you took 100% responsibility for your development and your income? Imagine being able to attract the opportunities, leaders, and in this guest’s case SUCCESS, by simply learning how to increase your belief in yourself! In this episode, you'll learn how to attract the people needed to win, make reward…
 
What is the difference between stewing and giving yourself permission to feel unpleasant emotions? Treat them as guests to your house. Be curious about them. Suspend judgment and evaluate stories and inaccurate beliefs. What can you learn about those “guests” at your house? Do you know them all by name? You don’t have to let them spend the night or…
 
When is the last time you allowed yourself to feel unpleasant emotions? How “good are you” at allowing yourself to feel unpleasant emotions? How are your energy levels when you’re feeling unpleasant emotions? What is the quality of your decision making when you’re not feeling good? What are some productive ways to allow yourself to feel unpleasant …
 
Are you interested in knowing where to start when becoming an award-winning leader in your life? How do you make yourself indispensable in the mission you striving for right now, in your company, or in life? Both these are answered and much more from multiple award-winning CEO, Marine Corp Recon veteran, and National Security innovative leader, Chr…
 
How would you define “good, healthy relationships”? Everyone’s answer is probably going to be different based on your personality and current level of emotional intelligence. What type of relationship has brought the best out of you? What type of relationship has maximized your performance? One major point to mention regarding the connection betwee…
 
What is the connection between performance and relationship? How do relationships affect / impact performance? Have you ever experienced a negative or toxic relationship? How did that impact your performance? What relationships impacted your performance positively? How can you be more intentional at deepening & developing your relationships to maxi…
 
"For those who served, no explanation is necessarily. For those who haven’t served, no explanation is possible."Are you ready to gain the critical insights on where success starts, how to place value on your military experience, and continue to fuel your key differentiator of always running towards the GUNS versus away from them? If that's you? You…
 
Each of our dreams & goals has certain associated risks. Have you done a risk-reward analysis of the dreams & goals you’re currently pursuing? Have you done an emotional assessment / evaluation of the risks attached to your goals & dreams? Emotions, whether we’re aware of them or not, impact our every decision & behavior. Do your emotions control y…
 
God told us to sell the house…and that was it. This episode is very closely related to the last episode. I get sooo emotionally attached to every single property we visit…CO, MT, ID, SD… I’ve gotten frustrated at that. It’s exhausting to feel & experience emotions… If you’re new to your emotional growth journey, give yourself plenty of grace, space…
 
If you are a veteran owned start up or mid size company who is looking to understand more about the KPI’s or other words- key performance indicators driving your business’ growth, check this episode out! In this episode, you'll learn 20+ year CFO/COO who has managed budgets from $700M+ to even a couple $1,000s on how to know the numbers that drive …
 
What’s impacting your ability to trust or not trust? What are the consequences of your ability or inability to trust? What is the relationship between trust & your desire to control? How does control serve you? How is a lack of trust impacting your relationships? It has seemed to stunt the growth of any relationship where I don’t trust. Have you be…
 
The ups & downs of being a leader and entrepreneur. Growing your emotional capacity. Resilience—the ability to handle adversity, failure, change & pressure in a positive way. -John C. Maxwell Stress & anxiety affects us physically, mentally & emotionally. The Resilient Entrepreneur handbook: eqforentrepreneurs.com/tre How resilient are you? Unaddre…
 
What would it be like to give up your false humility and step into actually owning your shit-hotness in life post military??You will learn how along with a simple framework on how to solve critical problems in your industry, myths behind one of the most transferrable career paths to purse post-military, and the one #goldengrenade that will blow you…
 
1.) You have no boundaries, so you cross others boundaries and are typically completely unaware that you’re doing it (ask me how I know) AND you allow yourself to be mistreated and/or walked on or over b/c you have no boundaries for yourself either. 2.) You don’t know where you begin & end and where someone else begins and ends so you can get into …
 
How frequently do you get triggered? How intensely do you get triggered? Are you aware of why you’re triggered? How quickly do you realize you’re triggered? How long does it take for you to come down off your “trigger”? Do you have more emotional injuries to work on that you’re unaware of? How do you know? How can you be sure? How do you know if yo…
 
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