Something You Should Know about Achieving Success


Be More Convincing

May 26, 2016

 

Interview with Dan Roam, author of the book Blah Blah Blah: What To Do When Words Don't Work

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When we’re talking with other people socially or professionally our ideas and the stories we tell are really just a string of words.

 

Dan Roam:
The problem is that unless those ideas are really, really crystal clearly formed they’re just kind of like big fluffy clouds. We talk about this one for a moment and then it passes away and the next one comes along and we completely forget about the previous one.
 


Dan Roam

How Willpower Really Works

May 23, 2016

 

Interview with John Tierney, author of the book Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you want to have strong self-control and willpower don’t ask too much of it.

 

John Tierney:
The people that have the best self-control are the people who have structured their lives so that they’re not exercising it all day long. They realize that it’s this finite resource that it gets depleted. 
 


John Tierney

How Relationships Affect Success

May 19, 2016

 

Interview with Dr. Henry Cloud, author of the book The Power Of The Other

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When it comes to success in life whether it’s career, romance, health or wealth…

 

Dr. Henry Cloud:
All of those things statistically are proven to be affected by who you surround yourself with.
 


Dr. Henry Cloud

Starting A Successful New Business

May 17, 2016

 

Interview with Michael Glauser, author of the book Main Street Entrepreneur

 

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 Mike Carruthers:
Staring your own business sounds like a great idea but what kind of business should you start?

 

Michael Glauser:
You really have to create a product or a service that is missing or that you can do better than someone else. And you have to willing to put in the time and the energy and that carries you through the difficult times that you will for sure face.
 


Michael Glauser

Being More Likeable

May 5, 2016

 

Interview with Michelle Tillis Lederman, author of the book The 11 Laws of Likability: Relationship Networking . . . Because People Do Business with People They Like

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you want to be likeable to just about everyone smile.

 

Michelle Tillis Lederman:
A smile is universally understood, you can see a smile from almost 30 feet away. The smile immediately is disarming and opens up and invites somebody in.
 


MIchelle Tillis Lederman

Being More Productive

May 4, 2016

 

Interview with Jonathan Fields, author of the book Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt into Fuel for Brilliance

 

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Mike Carruthers:
In the minds of many being productive and doing great work means working hard, nose to the grindstone – but that’s only part of the process.

 

Jonathan Fields:
The really big insights and ideas usually come when we work really hard and then we step away.
 


Jonathan Fields

Elements Of Innovation

April 21, 2016

 

Interview with Hal Gregersen, co-author of the book The Innovator's DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators

 

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Mike Carruthers:
One way to discover how great innovators create their ideas is to ask them.

 

Hal Gregersen:
So we met with people like Jeff Bezos at Amazon and asked how did he get this great idea that turned into a company called Amazon.
 


Hal Gregersen

Getting Important Things Done

April 18, 2016

 

Interview with Charles Duhigg, author of the book Smarter, Faster, Better

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You know those people who seem to get more done in a day than you do – how do you they do it?
 It starts with your to-do list.

 

Charles Duhigg:
The way I used to write to-do lists is I would sort of write just a list of tasks. And I’d put at the top of the page the easiest things right? Because it feels so good to sit down and kind of cross them off.
 


Charles Duhigg

Essentials Of Success

April 8, 2016

 

Interview with Bob Doyle, author of the book Follow Your Passion, Find Your Power: Everything You Need to Know about the Law of Attraction

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Whether or not you’re successful is the result of several factors including, luck, who you know, and being at the right place at the right time but there’s more to it than that.

 

Bob Doyle:
A person who takes action and plays a big game is going to get better results than a person who plays small and is not sure where they’re going.
 


Bob Doyle

Dealing With Interruptions

March 28, 2016

 

Interview with Doug Conant, author of the book TouchPoints: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments (J-B Warren Bennis Series)

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Interruptions, you might consider them an unwanted nuisance but actually interruptions have become a big part of our day.

 

Doug Conant:
Basically the average knowledge worker is interrupted every 11 minutes by some interruption or another. Basically we’re living in the interruption age.
 


Douglas Conant

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