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MINDSET MOM MOMENTS: "Let’s Talk About E.Q." | Keto Mom

Keto Mom here!

    When something happens, you're going to either do one of two things. You're going to react or you're going to respond. Reaction comes out of anger, and frustration. And at that moment you don't think about it, but instead, you react with hurtful words, and you don't collect the facts. But if you can just be aware in any situation, then it could be a really good E.Q. moment. You take a step back for five seconds, and you say "I'm not going to react". Instead, you figure out what's going on, and respond when it's appropriate. 

Points to Ponder:

01:56 Chasing Daylight by Erwin McManus

02:24 Mindset Morning

03:07 An Overview

04:38 Everybody Has Their Own Belief

05:50 E.Q. Stands For Your Emotional Quotient

06:52 How Well Do You Handle Your Emotions

07:15 Collect All The Facts

08:36 Easier To Send A Message, Not Face to Face

10:07 Ask Questions and Ask Permission

11:11 I'm A Reactor

12:01 React or Respond

13:12 Teach Your Children E.Q.

13:44 Emotional Eating

15:29 People Eat Their Emotions

16:29 Have an Awareness of E.Q.

17:24 Take a Deep Breath

18:58 I Can Only Control Myself

Full Episode Transcript:

Good morning! Welcome to the Keto Mom page. My name is Stephanie, and we're going to dive into mindset. The book that we are going to start, I'll give you a little bit of time to order it. And then just a thought for today. So as you're tuning in, where are you tuning in from? I know I'm super late this morning, I'm super sorry. I wanted to shower and I got chatting all morning, so I am late. Please forgive me because I'm always saying I'll be on by 7:30, but today I'm really late. I am showered though, which for those stay-at-home moms, you know I'm already winning the day.

Today is Mindset Mom Moments

So I'm tune tuning in from Minnesota. We took our kids camping this weekend up north, we're in southern Minnesota. So we took our kids camping in a camper. Sometimes I say camping and I know it sounds like I'm roughing it, but it was a wonderful camper. Actually, Carmen usually is on here, we went and stayed with some of our friend's parents, and it was so much fun. Our kids played on these huge hay bales, my kids want to live on a farm. They had cows, they fed a baby cow, they got to feed big cows, they got to run all on this huge tower of hay bales and they had so much fun. We had an incredible, very peaceful weekend. So I hope you did as well... Today, I really want to give you a concept or an idea or share something with you that changed my life forever. It was something that I had no idea existed at all.

And so really quick, this is the book that had the most votes. It's called "Chasing Daylight" by Erwin McManus.

If you're brand new here, you can tune into the page every single day and we will share recipes, tips, and tricks with you, or anything that has to do with keto or low carb. If you've got questions, you can always reach out to me and I will answer them. I'll work with you on your goals and give you suggestions. So that's always on the page, you can go to ketomomsecrets, and that has a whole area of recipes. And every morning, we do something called "Mindset Morning". We've probably read five or six books, and we're going to give you just different things to think about. Now, we started this book "Think and Grow Rich", but I was not feeling it and it's the first time we've not finished a book. Is it a good book? 100%! If you have it, continue reading it, but we're not going to keep doing that book. We're switching it, and this is the book that got the most votes.

It's called "Chasing Daylight" by Erwin McManus. He's a pastor, and it is an incredible book. I'll read to you what's written on the back of it. And I really want to give you a thought or a concept that changed my life forever.

And so really quick let me read the back of the book for you... "This book called Chasing daylight is a call to live a life of blazing urgency. We have but one life, we have been given one opportunity to pursue our dreams and fulfill our divine purpose. Every moment counts, and we must engage them with fierceness and zeal. Put an end to passion to passive observation, paralyzed by the need for perfection and the perfect opportunity. And start seizing the raw untapped potential of your life with God. Are you willing to risk failure? Are you ready to get in the game? You may stumble, but you will find yourself falling forward propelling towards the God-inspired adventure he intended you to live"...

So this is the book we're going to go through, and here's the deal. If you don't grab the book, I will still give you the highlights of the chapters. I'll give you the key talking and thinking points as we work through it. If you have the book, you can follow along.

If you want to grab it, you can go to Barnes and Noble. You can even look him up on Instagram, I don't know if he has his own bookstore. But he is great and awesome. He's a pastor in L.A., he has incredible books, which are super thought-provoking. And so I'm just going to preframe, he does talk about God. Here's the deal, everybody's different, and everybody has their own belief. So some people would say "No! It's not what I believe", or "Yes, that's what I believe"... and I'm just letting you know. But it's an incredible book, and I'm excited to go through it with you. So with that, I think that we should start on, let me think for a second... Do you think people can get them in a week? Would it be too soon to start Friday? We'll see, so get the book! It's going to take a little bit of time to order it. So maybe we'll start next Monday, and I'm just going to give you key points to think about in general for your life, every morning for this week.

Today, I'm going to share something with you that completely changed the way that I react or respond in any situation.
Are you aware what you're Emotional Quotient is?

All right! Let me ask you a question. Are you familiar with the term I.Q.? Most of you are, what's your IQ? I don't know what my IQ is. I don't know if anybody really knows unless you take a test, but it measures how smart and intelligent you are... But did you know there is a similar concept that's called E.Q., and there's one that's called A.Q.? Some people say S.Q...

So E.Q. stands for your emotional quotient. Not your intelligence, but your emotions, like how well do you handle your emotions?

One is A.Q. or your adaptability, and one would even say S.Q. which is your spiritual quotient... So today, I'm going to talk to you really quick about E.Q. When I was taught this, it changed the way that I talk to people, to my kids, how I managed business, like everything. The concept of E.Q. was incredible, and I remember the moment when I had no idea what it was.