Something You Should Know about Achieving Success


Performing Under Pressure - Part 2

July 7, 2015

 

Interview with Dr. Hendrie Weisinger, author of the book Performing Under Pressure: The Science of Doing Your Best When It Matters Most

 

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Mike Carruthers:
One way to perform better under pressure is the reframe the task as an opportunity rather than a pressure situation.

 

Dr. Hendrie Weisinger:
The key is to minimize the injurious affects that pressure has - it downgrades our thinking, our judgement it even bends our ethics.
 


Dr. Hendrie Weisinger

Performing Under Pressure

July 6, 2015

 

Interview with Dr. Hendrie Weisinger, author of the book Performing Under Pressure: The Science of Doing Your Best When It Matters Most

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Performing under pressure why is it so hard to do well when so much is at stake? It all has to do with the uncertainty of the outcome.

 

Dr. Hendrie Weisinger:
And that uncertainty translates into anxiety. And anxiety makes everybody do worse in a performance situation.
 


Dr. Hendrie Weisinger

Making Your Ideas Stick

July 3, 2015

 

Interview with Chip Heath, co-author of the book Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Some ideas stick with us for a long time; other ideas die the minute after we hear them.

 

Having Difficult Conversations

June 30, 2015

 

Interview with Andrea Lee, author of the book We Need To Talk: Your Guide to Challenging Business Conversations

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You know those difficult conversations when something really big is at stake? Well one of the things that makes those conversations so difficult is…

 

Andrea Lee:
We perform worse
when there’s something to lose. The moment when we have something to lose is actually when it counts the most to have the best conversation possible.

 


Andrea J. Lee

Make Better Use Of Your Time - Part 2

June 24, 2015

 

Interview with Laura Vanderkam, author of the book I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Everyone it seems wants to make better use of their time.

 

Laura Vanderkam:
I think if you want to spend your time better the best thing you can do is figure out how you’re spending it now. So I always encourage people to keep track of their time at least for day, ideally a week if you can.
 


Laura Vanderkam

Make Better Use Of Your Time

June 23, 2015

 

Interview with Laura Vanderkam, author of the book I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Nobody it seems has enough time. We’re short on time, we run out of time, or do we?

 

Laura Vanderkam:
I think we often tell ourselves stories that life is stressful and crazy and busy. I mean that’s what everyone answers when you ask, “How’s life going?” Well it’s busy. But I find that if we actually track our time life is often a little bit more reasonable than we give ourselves credit for.
 


Laura Vanderkam

Making Ideas A Reality - Part 2

June 16, 2015

 

Interview with Tina Seelig, author of the book Insight Out: Get Ideas Out of Your Head and Into the World

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you ever get an idea for a product or service and it seems most of us do your next step is to do something to make it real.

 

Tina Seelig:
The only way to bring your ideas to life is to get other people involved. Now this is getting other people involved to fund your venture, to join your team, to buy your product - and this requires your ability to inspire other people.

 


Tina Seelig

Making Ideas A Reality

June 15, 2015

 

Interview with Tina Seelig, author of the book Insight Out: Get Ideas Out of Your Head and Into the World

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You’ve probably had an idea that you were sure could be successful but nothing really happened with it. And the reason nothing really happened with it is probably because…

 

Tina Seelig:
People envision something so huge that they don’t know where to start. And the key is you need to start with some super small experiments to test the concept. And then of course if it doesn’t work out it’s not a big failure it’s just an experiment.

 


Tina Seelig

Why It's So Scary To Reach For Goals

June 4, 2015

 

Interview with Daniel Drubin author of Letting Go of Your Bananas: How to Become More Successful by Getting Rid of Everything Rotten in Your Life

 

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Mike Carruthers:
What keeps us from going after our goals and dreams? Usually fear.

 

Dr. Daniel T. Drubin:
Someone once said to me that when it comes to change - if it's not a little bit scary, it's probably not very worthwhile and probably not very interesting.
 


Daniel Drubin

 

Weird Ways We Influence Each Other

June 1, 2015

 

Interview with Nicholas Christakis, M.D., author of the book Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives

 

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Mike Carruthers:
How many real friends do you have?

 

Nicholas Christakis, M.D.:
The average number of friends Americans have is about 4 - 1/2 – that they feel socially close to, that they would spend free time with, that they would discuss personal problems with and so forth.
 


Nicolas Christakis, M.D.

 

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