Something You Should Know about Achieving Success

Being More Productive - Part 2

February 9, 2016


Interview with Jason Selk, author of the book Organize Tomorrow Today: 8 Ways to Retrain Your Mind to Optimize Performance at Work and in Life




Mike Carruthers:
If you want to be more productive it’s apparently all in the planning.


Jason Selk:
The process of, on a daily basis, me today identifying my 3 most important tasks for tomorrow and of those 3 most important tasks what is my one must.

Jason Selk

Being More Productive

February 8, 2016


Interview with Jason Selk, author of the book Organize Tomorrow Today: 8 Ways to Retrain Your Mind to Optimize Performance at Work and in Life




Mike Carruthers:
Too much to do and not enough time to do it how do you solve that problem? One way is start by understanding the concept of channel capacity.


Jason Selk:
Channel capacity if you will is really just the bandwidth that our brains have. And unfortunately most everybody out there is overloading channel capacity – trying to do too much.

Jason Selk

Fun In The Workplace

February 4, 2016


Interview with Scott Christopher, co-author of the book The Levity Effect: Why it Pays to Lighten Up




Mike Carruthers:
The work you do may be quite serious but the work environment doesn't have to be.


Scott Christopher:
We've found that those who possess a sense of humor (or at least an ability to appreciate humor) climb the corporate ladder quicker and they actually end up making a little more money.

Scott Christopher

Do's & Don'ts Of Entrepreneurship

January 27, 2016


Interview with John Bradberry, author of the book 6 Secrets to Startup Success: How to Turn Your Entrepreneurial Passion into a Thriving Business




Mike Carruthers:
In order to be a successful entrepreneur the conventional wisdom is you have to have passion for your idea.


John Bradberry:
And what I’ve found Mike is that passion, as important as it is to getting a business off the ground, is also the very thing that can lead new founders astray.

John Bradberry

The Link Between Happiness & Success

January 26, 2016


Interview with Emma Seppala, author of the book The Happiness Track: How to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate Your Success




Mike Carruthers:
Achieving success will bring personal happiness that’s a common belief. However…


Emma Seppala:
What research is showing is that if we are happier we actually end up doing better in the long run. Why? Because we’re creative or more productive and the outcome is that we’ve become more successful.


Emma Seppala

Group Dynamics At Work

January 18, 2016


Interview with Kevin Coyne, author of the book Brainsteering: A Better Approach to Breakthrough Ideas




Mike Carruthers:
In order to problem solve or come up with new ideas organizations have meetings and the larger the meeting the fewer people participate.


Kevin Coyne:
The group dynamic in a large group is always – you put any group of 20 people together, 17 think they’re supposed to not talk.

Kevin P. Coyne

The Basics Of Persuasion

January 4, 2016


Interview with Kevin Dutton, author of the book Split-Second Persuasion: The Ancient Art and New Science of Changing Minds




Mike Carruthers:
How can you be more persuasive?


Kevin Dutton:
If you can make someone feel good when you’re trying to persuade them you’re going to have a darn sight better chance of pulling it off than if you make them feel lousy.

Kevin Dutton

How To Be More Innovative

December 28, 2015


Interview with Patrick J. Howie, author of the book The Evolution of Revolutions: How We Create, Shape, and React to Change




Mike Carruthers:
If you really want your new ideas to be succeed it's important to understand the 3 phases of innovation.


Patrick J. Howie:
The 1st stage is sort of the natural phase of resistance; every innovation no matter how sort of compelling it is (especially to the innovator) is going to see resistance.


Patrick J. Howie

Characteristics Of Success

December 18, 2015


Interview with Robert Jordan, author of the book How They Did It: Billion Dollar Insights from the Heart of America




Mike Carruthers:
When you look at very successful business people you find that all of them have risked and failed on their way to success.


Robert Jordan:
And that sounds obvious but some of them pointed out most of us tend to avoid failure - and none of these people avoided failure.

Robert Jordan

Creating Your Successful Career

December 15, 2015


Interview with Dr. Edward Hallowell, author of the book Shine: Using Brain Science to Get the Best from Your People




Mike Carruthers:
What makes for a great career? Well first you have to pick the right career. And yet…


Dr. Edward Hallowell:
Millions of people don’t do it; they take the highest paying job, the highest status job, probably as many people take the wrong job as marry the wrong person.

Dr. Edward Hallowell 

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