Something You Should Know about Achieving Success


Using Surprise To Your Advantage

 

April 15, 2015

 

Interview with Andy Nulman, author of Pow! Right Between the Eyes: Profiting from the Power of Surprise

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Mike Carruthers:
To be more successful, whether as a business or as an individual, one often overlooked strategy is the power of surprise.

 

Andy Nulman:
The definition here is it's the constant expansion of the boundaries of delightful extremes. What you want to make sure you do is delight a customer.
 


Andy Nulman

 

 

Getting People's Attention - Part 2

March 25, 2015

 

Interview with Ben Paar, author of the book Captivology: The Science of Capturing People's Attention

 

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Mike Carruthers:
One of the ways businesses and organizations get people to pay attention to them is using the principle of acknowledgement.

 

 

Ben Paar:
Which is that we pay attention to those who pay attention to us and provide us with validation or an identity.
 


Ben Paar

Getting People's Attention

March 24, 2015

 

Interview with Ben Paar, author of the book Captivology: The Science of Capturing People's Attention

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Getting people’s attention it’s something every business and person wants to do to but it’s harder than ever.

 

Ben Paar:
In 1986 there was a study that estimated that we were exposed to about 40-45 newspapers worth of information daily but 2006 that number jumped to 176.
 


Ben Paar

Getting What You Really Want - Part 2

March 3, 2015 

 

Interview with Peter Bregman, author of the book Four Seconds: All the Time You Need to Stop Counter-Productive Habits and Get the Results You Want

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Nobody wants to take the blame but it actually may be a very good strategy.

 

Peter Bregman:
That to take the blame for whatever you can take the blame for changes the dynamic and it does the exact opposite. It doesn’t make people want to fire you it makes people want to hire you and work with you and promote you because they see someone who’s taking accountability.
 

                                                                           


Peter Bregman

Getting What You Really Want

March 2, 2015 

 

Interview with Peter Bregman, author of the book Four Seconds: All the Time You Need to Stop Counter-Productive Habits and Get the Results You Want

 

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Mike Carruthers:
In stressful situations such as a confrontation how we react is typically ruled by our emotions.

 

Peter Bregman:
Let’s say we walk into a hall and you yell at me, I yell back.

                                                                           


Peter Bregman

Preventing Self-Sabotage

February 26, 2015

 

Interview with Karen Berg, author of the book Your Self-Sabotage Survival Guide: How to Go From Why Me? to Why Not?

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Everybody at some point in their life engages in self-sabotage.

 

Karen Berg:
Largely self-sabotage is unconscious but the good news is that once you can bring it to the level of awareness you can fix it.
 


Karen Berg

The Science Of Being More Lucky

February 16, 2015

 

Interview with Richard Wiseman, author of the book The Luck Factor

 

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Mike Carruthers: 
You probably know someone you think of as a lucky person, but if you dig a little deeper you'll find they're not lucky all the time.

 

Richard Wiseman:
They will have encountered a lot of ill fortune, and when we spoke to them about their lives, although they claimed they'd lived charmed lives often you could see that they'd experienced negative life events.
 


Richard Wiseman

The Design Of Office Space

February 9, 2015

 

Interview with Nikil Saval, author of the book Cubed: The Secret History of the Workplace

 

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Mike Carruthers:
The look and design of office space has changed a lot over the years. At first offices were designed like factories.

 

Nikil Saval:
Just row, after row of desks in the center of the room for typist or accountants – people pace the floor like foremen as well just to supervise.
 


Nikil Saval

How To Slow Down To Get More Done

January 26, 2015

 

Interview with Christine Carter, author of the book The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Home and Work

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Being busy in many ways it’s a badge of honor.

 

Christine Carter:
Right? It seems like all of the most impressive people in our world are busy, busy, busy and pressed for time. But that is a big cultural lie.
 


Christine Carter

Time Management Techniques

January 22, 2015

 

Interview with Kory Kogon, author of the book The 5 Choices: The Path to Extraordinary Productivity

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Being more productive isn’t necessarily about cramming more things into your day it’s about making sure the important things get done. And here’s how you do it…

 

Kory Kogon:
Before the week starts 30 minutes quiet time, think about what’ most important and get them in your calendar.

 


Kory Kogon

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