August 27, 2014

 

Interview with Michael Harris, author of the book The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We’ve Lost in a World of Constant Connection

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Internet and cellphone technology has certainly become a big part of our lives.

 

Michael Harris:
There’s now actually a 1:1 ratio between active cellphone accounts and people on the earth – which is amazing considering when I was born cellphones didn’t even exist.
 


Michael Harris


August 26, 2014

 

Interview with Barbara Pachter, author of the book The Power of Positive Confrontation: The Skills You Need to Handle Conflicts at Work, at Home, Online, and in Life, completely revised and updated edition

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Most likely you’ve been in a confrontation with someone that got heated and didn’t end well.

 

Barbara Pachter:
When you meet someone’s aggression with your own aggression you’re giving that person power over you.

 


Barbara Pachter


August 25, 2014

 

Interview with Barbara Pachter, author of the book The Power of Positive Confrontation: The Skills You Need to Handle Conflicts at Work, at Home, Online, and in Life, completely revised and updated edition

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Confrontation can be difficult so we either avoid it or we tend to explode.

 

Barbara Pachter:
There is an alternative for people. Because when you think about it if you don’t say anything nothing changes, if you explode usually things get worse.
 


Barbara Pachter


August 22, 2014

 

Interview with Elisa Medhus, author of the book Raising Everyday Heroes: Parenting Children To Be Self-Reliant

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Many parents today do so much for their kids that their kids don't really learn how to live life.

 

Elisa Medhus :
I think that it comes from all our best intentions. We come from being parented by autocratic family models where the dad was a dictator and it was like you do as you're told or else.
 


Elisa Medhus


August 21, 2014

 

Interview with Larry Terkel, co-author of the book Small Change: It's the Little Things in Life That Make a Big Difference!

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When you think about it making small changes may be the best way to improve yourself.

 

Larry Terkel:
Like saving small change in a jar everyday adds up small changes in your life add up. Making small changes one at a time adds up to a better you physically, emotionally and spiritually.
 


Larry Terkel


August 20, 2014

 

Interview with Bonnie Jacobson, author of the book The Shy Single: A Bold Guide to Dating for the Less-than-Bold Dater

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Shyness, what is it exactly?

 

Bonnie Jacobson:
Shyness is an inborn trait, it's a predisposition towards fearfulness, it's biologically pre-determined.
 


Bonnie Jacobson


August 19, 2014

 

Interview with Sam Geist, author of the book Would You Work for You?

 

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Mike Carruthers:
There is a big difference between being a boss and being a leader.

 

Sam Geist:
A boss drives his men a leader coaches them. The boss depends upon authority the leader on goodwill. The boss inspires fear the leader inspires enthusiasm. The boss says I, the leader says we.
 


Sam Geist


August 18, 2014

 

Interview with Ron Clark, author of the book The Excellent 11: Qualities Teachers and Parents Use to Motivate, Inspire, and Educate Children

 

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Mike Carruthers:
This fall a lot of kids dread going back to school because of a problem that seems to be getting worse and worse.

 

Ron Clark:
We are losing so many kids in America because they're being bullied they're being picked on; they don't want to go to school. The school environment is not a positive place for a lot of kids.
 


Ron Clark


August 15, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Gary Small, author of the book The Alzheimer's Prevention Program: Keep Your Brain Healthy for the Rest of Your Life

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you want to reduce your chances of ever getting Alzheimer's disease, there are some things you can do.

 

Dr. Gary Small:
Four areas of our life where we can have an effect on our risk for Alzheimer's disease, mental activity, physical conditioning, stress reduction and healthy diet.
 


Dr. Gary Small


August 14, 2014

 

Interview with Ruth Sherman, author of the book Get Them to See It Your Way, Right Away: How to Persuade Anyone of Anything 

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When you need to persuade someone of something, a friend, a co-worker, even your boss…

 

Ruth Sherman :
There is something very important that successful people do, that's very persuasive and that is they project confidence.


Ruth Sherman


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