Something You Should Know about Achieving Success

Achieving Success

October 2, 2015


Interview with Larry Weidel, author of the book Serial Winner: 5 Actions to Create Your Cycle of Success




Mike Carruthers:
Would you say your life is going the way you’ve always hoped?


Larry Weidel:
I don’t know the percentages but if you talked to most people most people are not that thrilled and energized about where their heading in their life.

Larry Weidel

Sabotaging Your Success

October 1, 2015


Interview with Tim Schurr, author of the book Get Out Of Your Way: How to Eliminate Self-Sabotage and Win Your Life!




Mike Carruthers:
When you’re focused on your problems it’s hard to work on the solutions so you need to change the focus.


Tim Schurr:
This is not about just being a positive thinker this is about emotionally reprogramming yourself – getting yourself focused on how you want your future to be.

Tim Schurr

Beating Procrastination

September 28, 2015


Interview with Renate Reimann, author of the book Beyond Procrastination: How to Stop Postponing Your Life




Mike Carruthers:
We all procrastinate from time to time, why?


Renate Reimann:
Very often it’s very legitimate we don’t have the time or the resources or we’re not clear on what the next step is. But at other times it’s just fear holding us back.


Renate Reimann

Effective Networking

September 24, 2015


Interview with Ivan Misner, author of the book Networking Like a Pro: Turning Contacts into Connections




Mike Carruthers:
Everyone who has a job has heard about the importance of networking.


Ivan Misner:
And networking has been around a long time but it’s been practiced badly. Whether people don’t understand it and the reason for that is that we don’t teach this in colleges and universities. We give kids bachelor’s degrees in marketing – they don’t have a clue how to network and they totally confuse networking with direct selling.

Ivan Misner

The Silo Effect

September 15, 2015


Interview with Gillian Tett, author of the book The Silo Effect: The Peril of Expertise and the Promise of Breaking Down Barriers




Mike Carruthers:
There’s something in our personal and our professional culture today called the silo effect.


Gillian Tett:
Today’s bureaucracies are often so fragmented that the right hand doesn’t know what the left hand is doing. The fundamental problem that comes from that is that bright people do really, really dumb things.

Gillian Tett

Embracing Optimism

September 14, 2015


Interview with Bert Jacobs, co-author of the book Life is Good: The Book




Mike Carruthers:
There’s a lot to said for being optimistic.


Bert Jacobs:
Because it’s not a soft philosophy it’s a pragmatic strategy for approaching life and living a happy and fulfilling life.


Bert Jacobs

Making Connections To Help Your Career

August 17, 2015


Interview with Casey Hawley, author of the book 10 Make-or-Break Career Moments: Navigate, Negotiate, and Communicate for Success




Mike Carruthers:
In the quest to further your career or just get a new job the conventional advice is to get out there and network, but there’s more to it than that.


Casey Hawley:
Especially if you’re in the job market today, you’re trying to think, “How can I market, me, me, me.” But really the way to be most winsome is to think about the other person.


Casey Hawley

Entrepreneurship - Part 2

July 17, 2015


Interview with Jay Samit, author of the book Disrupt You!: Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity, and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation




Mike Carruthers:
It seems like everybody wants to be an entrepreneur today - and why not?


Jay Samit:
Entrepreneurs are just problem solvers. You have problems in your life; if your life has a ton of problems you have a wealth of opportunity.


Jay Samit

Why Little Things Matter

July 15, 2015


Interview with Tom Peters, author of the book The Little Big Things




Mike Carruthers:
Let’s say you go into a restaurant and the food is good but the bathroom’s kind of gross. Will you remember the food and forget the bathroom?


Tom Peters:
The way human memory works you’re going to forget about the croissant and you’re going to remember the bathroom and you’re going to tell 10 friends. The truth of the matter is we remember the little stuff.

Tom Peters

Say What You Mean

July 10, 2015


Interview with Meryl Runion, author of the book Speak Strong: Say what you MEAN. MEAN what you say. Don't be MEAN when you say it.




Mike Carruthers:
Say what you mean - it seems like simple straightforward advice but so often we don’t.


Meryl Runion:
So many of us have been taught not to say what we mean for the sake of social nicety or to keep the peace.

Meryl Runion

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