May 27, 2016

 

Interview with Dr. Daniel Siegel, author of the book The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind, Survive Everyday Parenting Struggles, and Help Your Family Thrive

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Whenever you’re in the situation where someone else is upset and you need to calm them down, about the last thing you should say to them is to calm down.

 

Dr. Daniel Siegel:
I think the intention of calm down makes a lot of sense but the action to achieve it is often misplaced. In other words  if you say, “CALM DOWN, CALM DOWN, CALM DOWN” – that usually doesn’t get people to calm down.
 


Daniel Siegel, M.D.


May 26, 2016

 

Interview with Dan Roam, author of the book Blah Blah Blah: What To Do When Words Don't Work

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When we’re talking with other people socially or professionally our ideas and the stories we tell are really just a string of words.

 

Dan Roam:
The problem is that unless those ideas are really, really crystal clearly formed they’re just kind of like big fluffy clouds. We talk about this one for a moment and then it passes away and the next one comes along and we completely forget about the previous one.
 


Dan Roam


May 25, 2016

 

Interview with Karl Pillimer, PhD, author of the book 30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans

 

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Mike Carruthers:
What would you guess is the biggest regret older people have when they look back on their lives?

 

Karl Pillimer, PhD:
I imagined it would be an affair, it would be having worked too much, or too little – the 1# regret in their view is spending too much time worrying. 
 


Karl Pillimer, PhD


May 24, 2016

 

Interview with Karl Pillimer, PhD, author of the book 30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you were to ask 1200 people over the age of 65 what they think about getting older you’d probably be surprised by what you hear.

 

Karl Pillimer, PhD:
And it is remarkably different from what any younger think. One of the key lessons is being old is way better than you think.
 


Karl Pillimer, PhD


May 23, 2016

 

Interview with John Tierney, author of the book Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you want to have strong self-control and willpower don’t ask too much of it.

 

John Tierney:
The people that have the best self-control are the people who have structured their lives so that they’re not exercising it all day long. They realize that it’s this finite resource that it gets depleted. 
 


John Tierney


May 20, 2016

 

Interview with John Lloyd, co-author of the book The Second Book of General Ignorance: Everything You Think You Know Is (Still) Wrong

 

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Mike Carruthers:
It’s amazing what we think we know, that just isn’t so for instance everyone believes that Napoleon was short but he wasn’t.

 

John Lloyd:
They made a mistake when they were translating the autopsy which was conducted in French into English and they got the measurements wrong – he wasn’t 5 foot 2 as is often said he was actually 5 foot 6 and a half.
 


John Lloyd


May 19, 2016

 

Interview with Dr. Henry Cloud, author of the book The Power Of The Other

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When it comes to success in life whether it’s career, romance, health or wealth…

 

Dr. Henry Cloud:
All of those things statistically are proven to be affected by who you surround yourself with.
 


Dr. Henry Cloud


May 18, 2016

 

Interview with Michael Glauser, author of the book Main Street Entrepreneur

 

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Mike Carruthers:
The myth and reality of being a successful entrepreneur are often quite different.

 

Michael Glauser:
All the centers for entrepreneurship kind of hold up Facebook and Google and Ebay as the models that you’ve got to get venture funding and you’ve go public. But the reality is, is that hardly anybody does that.
 


Michael Glauser


May 17, 2016

 

Interview with Michael Glauser, author of the book Main Street Entrepreneur

 

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 Mike Carruthers:
Staring your own business sounds like a great idea but what kind of business should you start?

 

Michael Glauser:
You really have to create a product or a service that is missing or that you can do better than someone else. And you have to willing to put in the time and the energy and that carries you through the difficult times that you will for sure face.
 


Michael Glauser


May 16, 2016

 

Interview with Danny Penman, author of the book Mindfulness: An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World

 

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Mike Carruthers:
As human beings we have a tendency to worry a lot.

 

Danny Penman:
It is an entirely natural thing to do is to worry over problems to constantly turn them over in your mind. But because it’s natural that doesn’t mean that it’s the best way of dealing with a problem.
 


Danny Penman


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