Don’t worry. It’s not an actual book club (mostly). You don’t need to keep up with any reading. I am just here to make mindfulness more accessible to us younger generations. New guests every Tuesday. Follow me @EQBookClub and find more content on agsage.com
The Future of Art || Business Basics w/ Jeremy Kobus
My mentor Jeremy Kobus came on the show to talk about designing businesses with humans in mind (instead of profit). We got a little bit sidetracked…but we promise it connects.
Link to Kings of Leon NFT story.
How Amazon F***s You and Everyone ElsePsychographics, Ads Aren’t Necessarily BadDiversifying Your Hobbies and WanderingStepping into OpportunitiesDesign ThinkingHow to Ask QuestionsHow to Waste Your Time (While Putting Your Heart on the Line)Understanding Why Blockchain is a Positive Future
Self-Determined Education w/ Miriam Swords Kalk
My guest today is Miriam Swords Kalk, sister of our guest from Episode 6, Sam Kalk. This episode is a connection between some of the favorite subjects of previous episodes like Self-Determination Theory which we talked about with Sam, education which we have discussed with a lot of guests like Episode 14 with Coach Rudy, contextualized in human-centered design Ricardo Martins, Episode 13. All this to say… I am just very excited for this culmination of information.
Link to Walk In My Shoes Paper - recontextualizing the future of education with a Self-Determination Theory lens over the system.
Putting the People Who You are Serving FirstRedesigning Education SystemsEquity Oriented Systems RedesignRethinking Degree Structures for a Modern WorkforceAgency - Belonging - GrowthPeople Retention
Is Modern Yoga B******t?
Aaron and I talk about existential threats, accidentally becoming a Superwarrior at work, and bring some clarity to why modern yoga may not be as good for you as you think.
For my Dallas listeners, Aaron will be holding open sessions at Classic Pilates in the Uptown location from 6:30-8 PM Thursdays throughout the summer.
Sympathetic/Parasympathetic Nervous SystemsHow Your Body Handles Depression and AnxietyNeuro-Physical Feedback LoopsBeer, Goat, and Power Yoga
Judaism w/ Rabbi Baruch Hecht
My relationship to Judaism is not what you might expect with an episode title like this. I have been trying to steer my guests away from Judaism since I started this podcast, but that has caused me to live inauthentically within this space. Judaism was a driving force for my curiosity and ability to challenge the status quo growing up, so I decided to dive head first into the topic and how this culture brings about a narrative of mental and emotional healing and growth. Jump in to this episode if you are trying to cultivate curiosity, no matter what your faith background is.
The Three Primary Powers of the Mind (Wisdom, Knowledge, Understanding)The Seven Primary Powers of the Heart (Loving Kindness, Strength, Harmony, Endurance, Humility, Bonding, Service of Others)Listening DeeplyThe Jewish Afterlife
Building Community w/ Jacob Schnitzer
This ep is really about leadership (which is what it takes to build a community - whether personally, professionally, or otherwise). Ryan is joined by the Co-Artistic Director and Conductor of Density512, a contemporary chamber orchestra and new music collective in Austin to talk about community, solitude, and leading a team of artists.
Solitude and CommunityQuestioning to ConnectLeading a Diverse TeamVisualization as a Tool for LeadershipGetting Used to Being Alone with Your BrainStepping Back and Realigning Your Relationships
Trauma w/ Chris Jones
Trauma is a part of everyone's story. You shouldn't shy away from healing just because your trauma doesn't look like the person's next to you. Jump in to this shockingly lighthearted episode about a subject that seems very immense and dark.
The first step to addressing and healing your trauma is awareness. Go to my website to learn more about how I can help, or to reach out for more resources.
Individualizing TraumaGuilt, Shame, and AnxietySuccessfully Dealing with TraumaBeing with YourselfDoing the WORK
Great Q’s and Recommendations
As a guest and a listener, I have enjoyed EQ Book Club. Ryan asks good questions that come from a genuine place of learning and growing. He’s open and honest about his journey and wanting to help you on yours! Plus, it’s a great resource to hear of great books to further your own learning of Emotional Intelligence.
What a gem!
Ryan is the man. He makes complex topics easy and accessible. Thanks dude!
Ryan’s got a great voice for podcasting and the topics he’s diving into are essential during these uncertain times (but also, anytime). First interview with Tayler was great, I’m looking forward to what’s next.