Something You Should Know about Achieving Success


Doing What's Important - Part 2

May 27, 2015

 

Interview with Marshall Goldsmith, author of the book Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts--Becoming the Person You Want to Be

 

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Mike Carruthers:

Making a real change in your life is hard but not so you’d notice.
 

 

Marshall Goldsmith:

We are constantly barraged with this message of all I have to do is pay this money or read this book and all of a sudden life’s going to be just fine – not so simple.

 


Marshall Goldsmith

Doing What's Important

May 26, 2015

 

Interview with Marshall Goldsmith, author of the book Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts--Becoming the Person You Want to Be

 

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Mike Carruthers:
So you make plans to change or improve something about yourself and then something goes wrong.

 

Marshall Goldsmith:
There’s something I call the planner bias when we make plans we think the planner and the doer are the same people. The person planning to going on the diet is not that doer that is hungry and staring at the chocolate cake.

 


Marshall Goldsmith

Why You Should Be Nice

May 20, 2015

 

Interview with Linda Kaplan Thaler author of The Power of Nice: How to Conquer the Business World With Kindness

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you want to get ahead, is being nice a good thing or a bad thing?

 

Linda Kaplan Thaler:
You know, "nice" has been getting a bad rap. "Nice" is defined by people as someone who's milquetoast - you can step all over them. The fact of the matter is, it's probably the toughest four letter word you'll ever learn.

 


Linda Kaplan Thaler

 

Keys To Productivity

May 18, 2015

 

Interview with Josh Davis, author of the book Two Awesome Hours: Science-Based Strategies to Harness Your Best Time and Get Your Most Important Work Done

 

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Mike Carruthers:
In order to be as productive as possible it’s important to recognize…

 

Josh Davis:
…that we’re not going to be at our peak all day long every minute and we don’t need to be. There’s a lot of stuff that doesn’t need our best mental energy.
 


Josh Davis

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

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