Something You Should Know about Achieving Goals


Complain Less - Persuade More

October 29, 2014

 

Interview with Laurie Puhn, author of the book Instant Persuasion

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When you complain to someone you're really trying to persuade them to do something. Although usually we're not very good at this.

 

Laurie Puhn, J.D.:
And what I mean by that is, lets say you have a problem you want your spouse to do more chores around the house. You could say, " Honey you really need to do more around the house I'm taking care of everything myself and this just isn't fair."
 


Laurie Puhn

When You Are Overwhelmed

October 27, 2014

 

Interview with Scott Eblin, author of the book Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Do you feel like you’re overworked and overwhelmed?

 

Scott Eblin:
The first thing I would say if you’re overworked and overwhelmed is you’re probably in a state of chronic fight or flight. And we all know what fight or flight is right? It’s useful in emergency situations but life is not a continuous emergency.
 


Scott Eblin

Personal Branding For Your Career

October 20, 2014

 

Interview with Catherine Kaputa, author of the book Women Who Brand: How Smart Women Promote Themselves and Get Ahead

 

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Mike Carruthers:
As an employee have you ever thought to yourself…

 

Catherine Kaputa:
How come the people that are good schmoozers with senior management are getting promoted more than the rest of us who are really working hard down in the trenches?
 


Catherine Kaputa

Doing What's Important

October 14, 2013

 

Interview with Matthew Kelly, author of the book The Rhythm of Life: Living Every Day with Passion and Purpose

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Think about it. We all have needs in 4 areas of life…


Matthew Kelley:
Physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual. Most simply defined, if you don’t eat, you will die.
 


Matthew Kelly

Finishing What You Start

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October 10, 2014

 

Interview with Steve Levinson, author of the book Following Through: A Revolutionary New Model For Finishing Whatever You Start

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You start a project with the best of intentions but you never finish it, everybody does it.


Steve Levinson:

We discovered that the human mind has a whopping design flaw, so to speak, that really accounts for why people don’t follow through.
 


Steve Levinson PhD

Personal Motivation

October 6, 2014

 

Interview with Susan Fowler, author of the book Why Motivating People Doesn't Work . . . and What Does: The New Science of Leading, Energizing, and Engaging

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Promising a reward is a common way to get someone or ourselves to do something. But there’s a problem with that.

 

Susan Fowler:
There’s the undermining effect that says whenever we reward people for something they would have loved doing in the first place they lose the love of doing it.

 


Susan Fowler

A More Productive Day

September 22, 2014

 

Interview with Mitzi Weinman, author of the book It's About Time! Transforming Chaos into Calm, A to Z

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Having a productive day really starts with planning it the night before.

 

Mitzi Weinman:
And then when you come in the next day you’re ready to go. And starting your day off with the highest priority or the thing you dread is really the way to go.
 


Mitzi Weinman

Being More Efficient On The Job - Part 2

September 19, 2014

 

Interview with Julie Morgenstern, author of the book Making Work Work: New Strategies for Surviving and Thriving at the Office

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Here's a great way to be more productive at work.

 

Julie Morgenstern:
Stop checking email for the first hour of the day just completely avoid email.
 


Julie Morgenstern

Being More Efficient On The Job

September 18, 2014

 

Interview with Julie Morgenstern, author of the book Making Work Work: New Strategies for Surviving and Thriving at the Office

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Want to be that indispensable employee? Well here are some great ideas.

 

Julie Morgenstern:
The people who are the most valued are the ones who work closest to the revenue line. 
 


Julie Morgenstern

A Better & Faster Path To Success

September 16, 2014

 

Interview with Shane Snow, author of the book Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success

 

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Mike Carruthers:
It’s a pretty common belief that in order to get ahead and be successful you have to pay your dues.

 

Shane Snow:
You need to start somewhere and work the hard hours and make sure that they see you and then wait for a spot to open up on the ladder above you. And what you see is that these innovative people throughout history completely ignore that advice.

 


Shane Snow

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