Category Archives: Personal Performance

Eagles Owner (Lurie) seeks Emotionally Intelligent Coach – wins Super Bowl (coincidence, not!)

EQ4 Sports & Athletics we’ve been teaching for 15 years now …  folks are starting to catch on.

Parrish O. Taylor


For those wondering…  EQ stands for Emotional Quotient (new skills and competencies we can measure). Emotional Intelligence (as mentioned by Mr. Lurie) refers to those specific sets of skills and competencies most often found in top performers; under pressure.

EQ & EI are difficult – that’s where we come in – we make simple.


The Headline:


The Article (PDF): Eagles owner says next coach after Chip Kelly needs to value ’emotional intelligence’ –


The Problem (Choke):

The “problem” in athletic competition is the choke – when an athlete performs less than best.  Technically speaking, this is called an emotional highjack.  A term created by the Godfather of EQ (emotional quotient) himself, Dr. Daniel Goleman.

You, as a coach.  You, as an Athlete.  You, as a parent of a young aspiring athlete are all interested in EQ.

EQ is the silver bullet to remedy an athlete’s choke.

Said correctly, EQ develops skills (EI – emotional intelligence skills) that empower an athlete with abilities during times of adversity, pressure, and/or stress – basically the athletic competition.

Here is an article from 2013 (2013!!!!!)  – Get the feeling you are little behind?

The Anatomy Of The Choke – this article talks technical about the emotional brain; this article validates why EQ is important in sports performance and sports development.


The Solution (Optimal):

We can now measure EQ – Specifically 10 Emotional Intelligence Skill Sets:

ESi Coaching Report 2014 (low res)

We can even measure the Coaches EQ – kinda important if ya want a program that develops these skills in others.

We can also develop the EQ – Emotional intelligence skill sets within coaches, players, team-cultures.


Optimal is a clinical term that has to do with all your thoughts, all your emotional states, and all your physical talent pointed at one task in one specific moment.  EQ teaches how to summon that talent… we make EQ simple with the M.E.T. (Mental & Emotional Training).


Still not convinced you need to develop your teams EQ?




You are 30 minutes away from learning to regulate your chatter – Schedule the Call



“Our philosophy is simple – the mind is an athlete’s competitive advantage.
Like the body the mind must be strengthened and developed for what’s called the brain-body sync for the task-at-hand.  The MindSet System benefits individual performance as well as team unity and leadership”

Parrish Owen Taylor
Designer | Master Trainer



iP Utility Safety Conference & ICUEE Expo 2018

The Skill of Concentration: How to Improve Your Focus

Improving your focus requires active, daily routines to develop the mental skill of concentration.


TakeAways:  Event Promo 2017



Location: Embassy Suites by Hilton Loveland Conference Center in Loveland, CO.

Topic: Distraction Training: Technical Skill of Concentration

Date: Wednesday, April 25

Time: 01:30pm  – 03:00pm

Registration: Weblink



BreakOut Session Summary:

This presentation emphasizes the core skills of ‘self-awareness’ and ‘self-regulation’ covered in the studies of emotional intelligence and neuroscience.

Explore how you can improve your focus and learn new techniques for navigating through the personal and external distractions lineman face every day. Then practice your daily thought-processes designed to develop this critically important skill-set.



  • How to define emotional quotient and emotional intelligence in line work.
  • Identify self-awareness skill-sets and competencies to improve your focus.
  • Identify personal intervention tools to improve your professional performance on the job.
  • Identify team intervention techniques you can use to increase the emotional quotient among crew members.


Learn more about Tactical EQ4 Electric Utilities – bring this innovative training to you workforce and subcontractors.  Or call 866.487.2816.

Parenting Athletes: Cost of Excellence

Great article from USA Today on how parents are budgeting and changing buy behaviors in order to give their young athletes every advantage for success – in sport and life.

Mental & Emotional Skill Development is the next frontier for young athletic development.  To learn more about the M.E.T. MindSet Skills Training Program, please contact 866.487.2815 or email

Article: Reprint September 2017


YIP Fix: MindSet Skill Development

We can now train the brain for clutch performance & YIP recovery.

Mental5 (The Book) Podcast: Stress vs. Distress

Narrative by: Parrish Taylor

Mental (Athlete's Version) Chapter 11: Stress - Parrish Owen Taylor     

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Mental5 (The Book) Podcast: Mental Skill of Organization

Narrative by: Parrish Taylor

Mental (Athlete's Version) Chapter 7: Organization - Parrish Owen Taylor     

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