Something You Should Know about Achieving Goals


Getting Things Done

April 16, 2014

 

Interview with Neil Fiore, author of the book The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Why is it that we procrastinate when we know we have to get something done?

 

Neil Fiore:
We do it in part because of the way we talk to ourselves and the way in which our parents talked to us about our homework. "You have to finish your homework" - well that's very counter-productive 'because you have to' means you don't want to.
 


Neil Fiore

Self-Confidence

April 3, 2014

 

Interview with Sheenah Hankin, author of the book Complete Confidence Updated Edition: A Handbook

 

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Mike Carruthers:
One major reason we don't achieve our goals is lack of self-confidence.

 

Sheenah Hankin, PhD:
This country really suffers from something very serious. We talk about the price of gas being such a problem for the economy. What about the price of lack of confidence? All of these people in the country who are not fulfilling their potential, who have difficult relationships and don't know why.
 


Sheenah Hankin

Power Of Persistence

March 27, 2014

 

Interview with Daniel Pink, author of the book The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You'll Ever Need

 

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Mike Carruthers:
The unsung, unexciting, un-sexy ingredient to success in anything is persistence - in fact…

 

Daniel Pink:
Persistence trumps talent. That is, there are massive returns to doggedness. The world is littered with extremely talented people who didn't persist.
 


Daniel H. Pink

How To Be Charismatic

March 26, 2014

 

Interview with Olivia Fox, author of the book The Pocket Guide To Becoming a Superstar In Your Field
 

www.askolivia.com

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Do you have charisma?

 

Olivia Fox:
Charisma really, in its essence, is how you make people feel about themselves. Someone who is charismatic is someone who draws you in, someone who makes you feel interesting and fascinated.

 


Olivia Fox

Finding Success

March 13, 2014

 

Interview with David M. Howitt, author of the book Heed Your Call: Integrating Myth, Science, Spirituality, and Business

 

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Mike Carruthers:
How do you feel about work and success?

 

David M. Howitt:
A lot of us are taught at the earliest ages you’ve got to put your shoulder into the plow and you’ve got to work a 12 hour day and the more tired you are when you come home the more successful you are. My experience that’s just not true.
 


David M. Howitt

Should You Always "Do Your Best"?

February 28, 2014

 

Interview with Bob Wright, co-author of the book Transformed!: The Science of Spectacular Living

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You likely learned at a very early age to always do your best.

 

Bob Wright:
I don’t know that I’ve done my best more than maybe 5 instances in my life. I think what matters more is that I’m honest with myself about what I did, how much I invested and don’t expect a big return from a little investment.
 


Dr. Bob Wright

The Good Part Of Failure

February 24, 2014

 

Interview with Megan McArdle, author of the book The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success

 

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Mike Carruthers:
No one likes to fail but you can make it easier on yourself.

 

Megan McArdle:
By focusing less on the person than on the process – you know success and failure they’re not something that you are, they’re something that happened.
 


Megan McArdle

The Illusion Of Time

February 7, 2014

 

Interview with George Lawrence-Ell, author of the book The Invisible Clock: A Practical Revolution in Finding Time for Everyone and Everything

 

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Mike Carruthers:
It seems for many of us that time runs our lives. But what is time exactly?

 

George Lawrence-Ell :
Time is a perception and we don't experience time the way that we measure it, in fixed units of hours and days, months and years. Two hours spent in a dentist chair is not two hours spent on a honeymoon.
 

 

 


George Lawrence - Ell

Identifying Your Strengths & Weaknesses

February 6, 2014

 

Interview with Marcus Buckingham, author of the book The One Thing You Need to Know: ... About Great Managing, Great Leading, and Sustained Individual Success

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Here's a good way to determine what your weaknesses are…

 

Marcus Buckingham:
It's an activity that when you're not doing it, you don't look forward to it and when you are doing it you can't wait to stop. Well, you're never going to learn to love that.
 


Marcus Buckingham

Who Are You - What Should You Be?

January 31, 2014

 

Interview with Larry Ackerman, author of the book The Identity Code: The 8 Essential Questions for Finding Your Purpose and Place in the World

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You've heard this all of your life. You can be anything you want if you aim high and work hard.

 


Larry Ackerman:

But that's a lie. You can't be anything you want to be in this world. At the same time you have far more potential than you know.
 


Larry Ackerman

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