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Dear Subscriber,

I can’t believe it’s December already! My family & I just returned from 7 weeks in Asia with the Six Seconds teams there, so the months have flown by and it’s quite a shock that the year is almost over.

Here are some tantalizing tidbits about what’s happening around the Six Seconds Network:


Would you like to help us make a positive difference in the world by adding kindness and service in your community?

We’re launching a new project called HEARTSHINE WEEK — an effort to spread “sunshine of the heart” on the last week of Winter. You register and commit to give of yourself that week. Then, we’d also like you to get sponsors who donate on your behalf (kind of like a charity marathon, but this is a kindness-a-thon). We’re also inviting other like-hearted nonprofits to join and raise kindness+funds. Our first partner is the Institute of HeartMath.

We’ll send out an email about this next week!

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What do feelings mean?

A few months ago I wrote “Smarter About Feelings” as an intro to EQ for kids. Talking w my kids, they encouraged me to continue the series. Here’s the next one: Decoding Emotions. In this I introduce the two competencies of the KNOW YOURSELF part of our model: Enhance Emotional Literacy and Recognize Patterns in a way that, I hope, makes sense to 10-year-olds. Part 3 is underway.

Here’s the article:


How are you showing up as a leader?

A powerful new program is available for leaders — the first run will be from flashlightMarch 8-11, 2011, in Colorado.

EXECUTIVE PRESENCE (EXP) assists leaders to tap into current neuroscience to enhance their professional presence, personal impact and influence. These are essential areas for leaders and those who work with leaders, so if that’s your work, please check this out.

Here is a link to the brochure for the course:


What does optimism mean for students?

At our recent Advanced EQ Trainer Certification, Deborah Havert gave this optimistic speech on OPTIMISM.

Check out the video here:


What does it look like to put EQ in action around the globe?

EQ certification activitySpeaking of videos, in case you’re not on our Facebook page ( ), you might not have seen these great video-slideshows of our recent new members from courses in the last few months. I find it incredibly inspiring to see all these faces from ALL over the world showing deep connection — hearts and minds working to create a positive difference.



What can kids invent?

At Synapse — Six Seconds’ lab school in Menlo Park, CA — this weekend is the iInvent museum, celebrating the students’ exploration of Leonardo da’Vinci’s influence. The community is invited; if you’re in the area it’s a great chance to see what happens when learning fully integrates EQ.

Info on the school site:


Are you working to sell EQ training/consulting/coaching?

Would it help you to be more effective in the sales process? We’ve put together a great program for members of our network that we’re running again in January. It’s online so no travel, but it’s “live” in our virtual classroom so we can all see and hear one another, interact, and get better at this essential component of our work. I’ll be leading the class.

Here is the brochure:


Are you ready for more EQ tools and wisdom?

We’ve got a fabulous lineup of programs for 2011 — we don’t have ALL on our calendar because it could be overwhelming for people, but I’ve posted the list for you.

2011 calendar list:

The published calendar is on


Happy Holidays, and I hope to see you soon!! BTW, since you’ve read all the way to the end, you get a prize!

Thank you for being part of Six Seconds’ community.


– Josh

Joshua Freedman, COO
Six Seconds, The Emotional Intelligence Network
T: 831 763-1800 – E:



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Coming soon…

Selling EQ – online, January

SEI EQ Assessment – online, 1:1, anytime

EQ Education Breakfast, Jan 27, Palo Alto, CA –

EQ Showcase – networking, Feb 16 (5pm), Menlo Park, CA

EQ Certification – Phoenix, AZ, Feb

Executive Presence, Colorado, Mar

See the calendar for details and more…



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