Something You Should Know about Achieving Success

Benefits Of Being Likeable - Part 2

August 25, 2016


Interview with Rohit Bhargava, author of the book Likeonomics: The Unexpected Truth Behind Earning Trust, Influencing Behavior, and Inspiring Action




Mike Carruthers:
You’ve probably heard that we generally like people who are like us.


Rohit Bhargava:
So that’s certainly true but what it doesn’t mean is that we don’t like people who aren’t like us. The opposite part of it isn’t true. 

Rohit Bhargava

Benefits Of Being Likeable

August 24, 2016


Interview with Rohit Bhargava, author of the book Likeonomics: The Unexpected Truth Behind Earning Trust, Influencing Behavior, and Inspiring Action




Mike Carruthers:
Being a jerk in life isn’t going to get you far. In fact it turns out that being likeable that's the currency you can spend to buy your success.


Rohit Bhargava:
And I think ultimately what it comes down to is this idea that we want to do business with people that we like. And we want to build relationships with people that we like and likeability is actually a prerequisite for trust.

Rohit Bhargava

Difference Between Goals & Expectations

August 19, 2016


Interview with Phillip Moffit, author of the book Emotional Chaos to Clarity: How to Live More Skillfully, Make Better Decisions, and Find Purpose in Life




Mike Carruthers:
We all have goals and expectations, goals are good but expectations can cause trouble.


Phillip Moffit:
Expectations are like goals that are fossilized. So we expect ourselves to be a certain level of success, we expect ourselves to be super mom or the best dad or whatever it is.

Phillip Moffit

Making Time Work For You

August 10, 2016

Interview with Marney Makridakis, author of the book Creating Time: Using Creativity to Reinvent the Clock and Reclaim Your Life




Mike Carruthers:
What if you could create more time when you need it? Well in a way you can.


Marney Makridakis:
Since we know is relative, I mean that’s obviously proven by science and it’s obviously proven just by our psychological experiences of time – compare an hour with a loved one to an hour in the dentist chair.

Marney Makridakis

Managing Your Time

August 4, 2016


Interview with JoAnn R. Corley, author of the book Organizational Strategies for the Overwhelmed: How to manage your time, space, & priorities to work smart, get results, & be happy




Mike Carruthers:
As the saying goes all we really have is time.


JoAnn R. Corley:
Time is our life. So how we choose our time, how we let other people use our time are all part of the bigger picture of crafting a life.


JoAnn R. Corley

Power Of Listening

July 27, 2016


Interview with Bernard T. Ferrari, author of the book Power Listening: Mastering the Most Critical Business Skill of All




Mike Carruthers:
What does it take to be a really good listener? Well, a couple of things…


Bernard T. Ferrari:
The first thing you have to display is respect, if you don’t respect the person that you’re talking to and understanding that they have information that will help you make better decisions, then you’re in deep yogurt right off the bat.

Bernard T. Ferrari

Business Success

July 19, 2016


Interview with Christopher Lochhead, author of the book Play Bigger




Mike Carruthers:
Businesses that succeed often do so by creating entire new categories of business.


Christopher Lochhead:

Sara Blakely who’s the founder of Spanx; she didn’t say this is underwear 2.0 she said it’s a new category called shapewear.

Christopher Lochhead

Can People Be Trusted?

July 1, 2016


Interview with Stephen M.R.Covey, author of the book Smart Trust: Creating Prosperity, Energy, and Joy in a Low-Trust World




Mike Carruthers:
We are probably less trusting of other people today than ever before.


Stephen M.R. Covey:
In a low trust world we tend to become more suspicious, more cynical, more distrusting because none of us want to get burned.

Stephen M.R. Covey

How You Approach Success

June 30, 2016


Interview with Alan Weiss, author of the book Million Dollar Maverick




Mike Carruthers:
Success is at least partly the result of your attitude.


Alan Weiss:
I truly believe Mike that people get up in the morning in 1 of 2 dispositions. They get up in the morning saying, “What a great day this is, what a fabulous day another day of opportunity”. Or they get up saying, “Uh jeez another slow crawl through enemy territory.”

Alan Weiss

Personal Presence

June 15, 2016


Interview with Kristi Hedges, author of the book The Power Presence


Mike Carruthers:
You’re personal presence it’s a hard concept to define and yet…


Kristi Hedges:
We’re all experts at other people’s presence we know when someone walks into the room we can almost feel what their presence is and how their command is of a room and the energy that they bring into the room. However if someone says to you what’s your presence? You’re probably going to stumble a little bit in trying to describe it.


Kristi Hedges

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