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EQ Gangster

May 29, 2023

I got tapped 3 times today by a blue belt & it was awesome! More on that later.


There were 4 purple belts, 3 blue belts and 2 white belts in my 6am BJJ class. So there was quite a bit of experience in the class. We trained guillotine chokes which is like a front headlock. They’re very unpleasant &...

May 25, 2023

Why does it seem like so many leaders have to increase & work on their EQ aspect of self-regard? 


How do you grow your own self-regard and/or those around you that are struggling with self-regard? 


There are 6 exercises I like to do w/executives & leaders to help them grow their self-regard: 

  1. Origin story
  2. Victory...

May 22, 2023

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at begin to change.” 


This is a story about a friend who recently got promoted to a senior level position that is more people focused. His whole career he has been in a technical role. He has been very uncomfortable with this transition from a...

May 18, 2023

Roxanne is the executive vice president and president of ACCO Brands North America, a $1Bn segment of ACCO Brands. She has responsibility for 2,000 employees located in 10 offices and 5 manufacturing facilities across the US, Canada, and throughout Asia. 


She attended the United States Military Academy at West...

May 15, 2023

This is a follow-up of feeling like I completely bombed Day 3 of my recent free Boundaries Workshop. 


The quick recap of that experience was I got hit w/a bunch of unpleasant emotions just before starting the presentation. I can normally compartmentalize my various emotional “spikes” but this time I wasn’t able...