Spiritual Intelligence

Discovering Spiritual Intelligence

For years, I’ve been thinking about, talking about, and working to implement what I call “Spiritual Intelligence” into my life and business.

Because of my focus in this area, I’ve come to specialize in helping people in integrating their deeper purpose and values into every aspect of their business.

Our culture often emphasizes and places importance on the more intellectual intelligence of IQ at the exclusion of all other forms of intelligence. Therefore, we all often have not developed our spiritual muscle, so to speak.


So I was pleasantly surprised to recently discover that years ago a book had been written on the idea of Spiritual Intelligence, or SQ by Ian Marshall and Danah Zohar.

The authors of the book posit that there is a third type of intelligence in addition to IQ(Intellectual Intelligence) and EQ(Emotional Intelligence) and they say that “The full picture of human intelligence can be completed with a discussion of our spiritual intelligence”.

They call this missing aspect of our understanding of human intelligence ‘SQ’ or Spiritual Intelligence, and they make a great case why SQ is the most fundamental and important form of intelligence.

We can all look at our life and work and consider how a deeper spiritual approach to things can not only make your life happier, but also make your business and work more productive and profitable.

Meeting One Of The Thought Leaders In SQ

Although I have heard it referenced and come to my own internal understanding of Spiritual Intelligence, it was an honor to recently meet Danah, as one of the people who first starting writing about it and actually coined the phrase “Spiritual Intelligence”.

I’ve recently reached out and made contact with Dana Zohar. We had a great conversation and are making plans to continue working together.

Her newest book, The Quantum Leader, takes the ideas of SQ even further in the realm of business. Both are on my desk and night stand so I can absorb them both and share with you in the weeks and months ahead.

I look forward to having Danah on my new Podcast The Alchemy of Business that will be debuting in a few weeks. In the meantime, I’ll be featuring ideas and insights from the book in the next few newsletters.

Stay tuned!

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Using The Power of Transitions To Your Advantage: Steve Rodgers on Quit Bleeping Around Podcast

I recently appeared on the Quit Bleeping Around Podcast and talked about using the power of transitions to your advantage.

Quit Bleeping Around is hosted by the awesome super-achiever, author, and former FBI violent crime analyst and senior manager Christina Eanes.

Quit Bleeping Around 252: Using the Power of Transitions to Your Advantage – September 2, 2020

On this episode, I talk about Spiritual Intelligence and how to use it to make transitions, whether chosen or not, work to your advantage

Show Notes

  • The Reader’s Digest version of my biography
  • Brick upside the head moments
  • Ask yourself every day: “What am I doing today to evolve?”
  • I explain what Spiritual Intelligence is
  • How Spiritual Intelligence relates to business
  • Everyone is seeking something more – but when they attain success it doesn’t ultimately fulfill them
  • About my new book “The IGI Principles”
  • Wayne Dyer – Ego is “Edging God Out”

You can find more of my podcast appearances on the Media section of the site.

For more info about Christina: QuitBleepingAround.com, ChristinaEanes.com. You can also follow Christina on Twitter @christinaeanes

The IGI Principles & Working For Warren Buffett: Steve Rodgers on Success Profiles Radio

Brian Wright invited me on his Success Profiles Radio, where every week he explores different aspects of success and how to apply them to our lives.

Success Profiles Radio – August 17th, 2020

Show Notes

“They didn’t just fire a CEO, they birthed an entrepreneur.”

– After losing my position in the 2008 financial recession

The interview begins with how I grew my real estate company during the last real estate bubble and the importance of having your mission be centered around productivity, profit, and purpose.

We then discussed why we should invite Good In instead of Edging Good Out, the importance of gratitude and forgiveness, the importance of letting things go and learning to trust, and the power of breath, prayer, and meditation.

Finally, we discussed incorporating spiritual intelligence into your business, what I learned when I worked for Warren Buffet, and how to decide what to say “yes” or “no” to.

You can also listen to the show on their website or on iTunes.

You can also listen to the full interview as well as other shows here.

About Success Profiles Radio

If you have ever wondered if there is more to life than you are currently living, then Success Profiles Radio is the program for you. Each week, we will explore different aspects of success and how to apply them to your life. Guests will come from many different backgrounds, including expertise in leadership, business, relationships, careers, networking, health, overcoming adversity, and much more!

Contact Brian anytime by visiting his website at www.briankwright.com

You can find more of my podcast appearances on the Media section of the site.