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What Is Emotional Intelligence And Why Do I Need It?

What Is Emotional Intelligence And Why Do I Need It?

June 2, 2021

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This week on the Real for Life podcast Lance Wigton is joined by long time Real Life member Beth Keop, who is a Clinical Supervisor for a Community Mental Health Provider in North Idaho. 

Beth has led Emotional Intelligence workshops for our Real Life Staff and for members in our Real Life Classes venue, and today she is talking through some of the information from her training.

Leadership is influencing people to follow you. As disciples of Jesus, we are called to lead people. In order for people to follow us, we need to have an emotional understanding of ourselves and of others.

As disciples and ambassadors for Jesus, the ability to engage with others and become aware of their emotional state is an important component of our knowledge and ability to reach them. It will help us not only to determine what questions to ask others to help us identify their needs, it can also bring about an awareness of own emotional reflexes and filters so that we can ensure they don't get in the way.


Some of things Lance and Beth discuss include:

  • What is Emotional Intelligence?
  • Why is your EI more important in leadership than your IQ?
  • How do emotions motivate behavior?
  • Why Self Awareness is the cornerstone of EI.
  • Why trust and vulnerability are key.
  • How do guilt and shame contribute to Self-Awareness?

We hope you find this session enlightening and helpful, and we encourage you to subscribe to this podcast so that you don't miss new episodes!

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You can download the transcript of this podcast by clicking below:

What is Emotional Intelligence?

To check out and register for Beth's class at Real Life Ministries Post Falls click below:

Leading with Emotional Intelligence - with Beth Keop


How To Engage With Other Cultures Without Putting Your Foot In Your Mouth..

How To Engage With Other Cultures Without Putting Your Foot In Your Mouth..

May 27, 2021

In this episode of the Real For Life podcast, Lance Wigton speaks with Real Life's International Discipleship Team members Dave Campbell and Paul Byrns. They discuss the ins and outs of engaging in conversation and relationship with people from a culture that is different from your own.

This is an important ability when we are trying to share Christ with others through relationship. Some of the things they address are:

  • How do we break down barriers and allow trust and transparency to take place?
  • How do we become familiar with cultural differences that may exist?
  • How do we move past awkward moments when they come up?
  • Where do we encounter different cultures without leaving the country?
  • How do we look at those around us every day with the same grace we have towards other cultures?
  • What cultural differences might we run into in our small groups?

Be sure to watch all the way to the end as Lance tries to stump these world travelers with a game of Name That Place!

How Do You Make Time For Discipleship? Ep. #005

How Do You Make Time For Discipleship? Ep. #005

February 13, 2019

 Real Discipleship  -  For Real People -  In Real Life

Jim Putman and Lance Wigton discuss finding, or making, time in your life for discipleship. How much time will it really take to disciple someone? What things should come first in our lives according to God's view? What are some things we could/should move to the back burner? Listen to Jim and Lance discuss these issues and more!   

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