Episode 5: How Barbara Clarke Ruiz, Fashion Industry Pioneer, Leads with Emotional Intelligence

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Adrian explores the importance of surrounding yourself with the right people and how to find balance in the midst of a busy lifestyle. We talk with our guest, Barbara Clark Ruiz, an entrepreneur with over 35 years of experience, a successful product designer, and the owner of a thriving dog treat company.

Barbara shares how she handles stress, the importance of having a supportive circle, and her journey of entrepreneurship. She also shares details about her dog treat company, Lick You Silly, and her support for pet rescue organizations, particularly Saint Hubert’s in New Jersey.

Don’t forget to follow Barbara on Instagram (@BarbaraClarkRuiz) and check out her dog treats on Amazon and her website (www.LeakySillyPetProducts.com).

Show Notes

00:00:00 – 00:01:00 – Introduction to the podcast and guest, Barbara Clark Ruiz.

00:01:00 – 00:06:00 – Barbara discusses her background, shares her approach to managing stress, and emphasizes the importance of a supportive circle.

00:06:00 – 00:11:00 – Insight into Barbara’s entrepreneurial journey

00:11:00 – 00:16:00 – Barbara talks about her successful marriage and the role her husband plays in her journey.

00:16:00 – 00:21:00 – The role of supportive friends in Barbara’s life, all of whom are entrepreneurs.

00:21:00 – 00:26:00 – Barbara speaks about her dog treat company, “Lick you Silly.”

00:26:00 – 00:30:00 – Barbara presents her products and their availability.

00:30:00 – 00:34:00 – Discussion on team building and the importance of passion in work.

00:34:00 – 00:36:00 – Barbara’s views on pet rescue and her support for Saint Hubert’s in New Jersey.

00:36:00 – 00:37:54 – Barbara’s final thoughts and contact information.

Thi conversation with Barbara Clark Ruiz underscores the significance of emotional intelligence in both personal and professional realms. From her entrepreneurial journey to the formation of a successful pet product company, Barbara’s story is a testament to the power of support, passion, and vision. Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur or someone seeking fulfillment in your pursuits, Barbara’s insights provide valuable lessons and inspiration. So, dive into this episode, explore the nuances of entrepreneurship, and let’s make fulfillment a new normal!

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Episode 4: What Every Man Needs to Know about EQ

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In this episode, “What Every Man Needs to Know About EQ,” Adrian discusses how empathy, a key aspect of EQ, significantly contributes to decision-making, resolving conflicts, and being more receptive to others’ perspectives. Stay tuned as Adrian shares practical tips for enhancing empathy, becoming more empathetic in personal and professional environments, and its powerful impact on our lives. Don’t miss out on these EQ secrets that everyone can benefit from. #EmotionalIntelligence #Empathy #TheEmotionalPetGuy #EQ


  • [00:00:00 – 00:01:00]- Introduction
  • [00:02:00 – 00:03:25] – Defining empathy and its role in Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
  • [00:03:30 – 00:07:00] – The role empathy plays in resolving conflicts and decision making
  • [00:07:15 – 00:10:34] – The power of storytelling in achieving effective and authentic communication
  • [00:12:30 – 00:16:45]- The significance of asking good questions and understanding different personality types to practice empathy
  • [00:17:30 – 00:20:12]- Introduction to “emotional nutrition” – the concept of maintaining a healthier mindset through empathy
  • [00:21:00 -00:22:34]- Providing practical advice on building and improving empathy in everyday life
  • [00:23:45 – 00:24:17]- Discussing the relevance of empathy in business, leadership, and personal life
  • [00:26:00 – 00:29:46] – Concluding thoughts and an outlook for the next episode

Adrian unpacks the intricate world of Emotional Intelligence, focusing on empathy as a key element. As he closes, he emphasizes the significance of emotional nutrition, viewing empathy as a gateway to improved health, communication, and creativity. He encourages listeners to internalize the insights shared and apply empathy in their personal and professional lives. Tune in for future episodes where Adrian continues his journey into the fascinating world of EQ, helping us all become better and more emotionally intelligent citizens of the earth.

#AdrianArchie #TheEmotionalPetGuy #EQ #EmotionalIntelligence #Empathy #DecisionMaking #ConflictResolution #Storytelling #EmotionalNutrition #Leadership #Business #PersonalLife #EmotionallyIntelligentCitizens


Episode 3: Emotional Nutrition Feed Your EQ

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In this episode, Adrian shares his valuable insights on the power of motivation as a critical aspect of emotional intelligence. Drawing on personal stories, he illuminates the importance of starting small, the power of commitment, and the role of authenticity in fuelling our drive to achieve our goals.

Whether you’re an entrepreneur, an athlete, or simply someone looking for that extra push, this episode is packed full of wisdom and inspiration. From football stories to overcoming limiting beliefs, Adrian delves deep into the various aspects of motivation. He believes that managing our behavior and cultivating motivation can pave the way for a fulfilling and successful life.

Don’t miss out on this captivating discussion that’s sure to give you the motivation boost you need!

Show Notes:

[00:00:00 – 00:02:30] – Introduction

[00:02:35 – 00:06:36] – Importance of Small Beginnings

[00:07:15 – 00:13:23] – Story of Pastor Sean and his Small Church

[00:14:10 – 00:17:34] – Commitment is Key

[00:20:45 – 00:24:25] – The Power of Authenticity

[00:26:50 – 00:28:29] – The Elephant and the Rope Story – Overcoming Limiting Beliefs

[00:32:00 – 00:35:21] – Importance of Doing the Right Thing

[00:36:45 – 00:39:00] –  Conclusion

In this episode, Adrian Archie explores the concept of Emotional Nutrition by highlighting the power of motivation. Using his personal stories, he successfully underscores the necessity of small beginnings, staying committed, and being authentic in our journey towards success. By shedding light on limiting beliefs, he encourages us to conquer our fears and amplify our motivational levels. This episode is a testament to Adrian’s fervor for guiding others on their paths towards achieving their highest potentials. Stay tuned for more such insightful episodes! Remember, motivation is the fuel that drives our ambitions and ultimately shapes our lives. Let’s continue to cultivate it together! Peace about life now.

#AdrianArchieSeries #EmotionalNutrition #Motivation #EmotionalIntelligence #SmallBeginnings #Commitment #Authenticity #OvercomingLimitingBeliefs #SelfDevelopment #PersonalGrowth #LifeLessons #InspirationalStories #PurposeDrivenLife

Episode 2: Find Your Neutral

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Join Adrian for Episode 2: Finding Your Neutral as he explores the importance of emotional intelligence (EI) and the role it plays in navigating life’s challenges and stressors. In this episode, Adrian deep dives into the first pillar of EI – Self Awareness. Learn why self-awareness is crucial to your emotional well-being, how it plays out in everyday scenarios, and practical steps you can take to improve it. Don’t miss out on this enlightening and inspiring discussion on the power of self-awareness in becoming a better you. Tune in!

Show Notes:

[00:00:00 – 00:01:14] – Introduction: The need for high emotional intelligence during tough times

[00:02:50 – 00:04:30] –  Self Awareness – The First Pillar of Emotional Intelligence

[00:05:35 – 00:07:00] – Practicing communication for better emotional intelligence

[00:07:20 – 00:08:59] –  The importance of authenticity and self-awareness

[00:09:00 – 00:12:35] – The significance of neutrality in emotional intelligence

[00:12:40 – 00:14:12] –  The impact of emotions on our decision-making

[00:14:15 – 00:15:19] – The value of taking a high-level view in stressful situations

[00:15:20 – 00:16:24] – The need to revisit your values in moments of emotional stress

[00:16:25 – 00:16:48] – Quantifying how you feel under stress

[00:17:00 – 00:18:49] – The importance of feedback and identifying blind spots

[00:18:50 – 00:34:47] How self-awareness plays into understanding others

[00:34:47 – 00:37:55] Closing thoughts and call to action

Adrian emphasizes self-awareness’s power in success, particularly during stressful moments. He urges the audience to stay in tune with their emotions and remain authentic in their interactions. Adrian also highlights the importance of neutrality, taking a high-level view, revisiting values, quantifying feelings during stressful moments, and seeking honest feedback from others.

Practicing these allows us to navigate life with high emotional intelligence and make the most of every moment. Tune in to the next episode as Adrian continues his series on emotional intelligence.

#BarbaraClarkRuiz #Entrepreneurship #StressManagement #SupportSystem #LickYouSilly #DogTreats #PetProducts #PetRescue #EmotionalIntelligence #BusinessGrowth #GenerationalWealth #SaintHuberts #ConsumerProducts #Mentorship