Something You Should Know about Achieving Goals

Getting Important Things Done

April 18, 2016


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




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




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

Your Next Great Idea


March 10, 2016


Interview with Andy Boynton, author of the book The Idea Hunter: How to Find the Best Ideas and Make them Happen




Mike Carruthers:
Of course it’s possible that a great idea can come as the result of ah ha moment, but most great ideas actually take a very different course.


Andy Boynton:
I think we know enough about innovation and studying innovation by now the best ideas are combinations of old ideas – and that it’s not the divine moment.

Andy Boynton

Taking Risks

February 29, 2016


Interview with Kayt Sukel, author of the book The Art of Risk: The New Science of Courage, Caution, and Chance




Mike Carruthers:
We tend to look at risk taking in an extreme way.


Kayt Sukel:
It’s either this is a very good thing that’s going to bring us money and prestige and power and the girl. Or it’s this bad thing that’s going to kill us off or have us live penny less and alone.

Kayt Sukel

Confidence At Work

February 24, 2016


Interview with Jodi Glickman, author of the book Great on the Job: What to Say, How to Say It. The Secrets of Getting Ahead.




Mike Carruthers:
Ever been in that situation at work where you don’t know something you need to know and you feel dumb for not knowing it? Well take a lesson from this lady…


Jodi Glickman:
As a young investment banker at Goldman Sacks I was not very good technically but the thing is no one knew that I didn’t really know what to do.

Jodi Glickman

The Rat Race

February 19, 2016


Interview with Todd Buchholz, author of the book Rush: Why You Need and Love the Rat Race




Mike Carruthers:
Getting out of the rat race, slowing down, reducing stress it’s a goal for many but it may not be all it’s cracked up to be.


Todd Buchholz:
In fact challenges and new endeavors are what our bodies and our brains needs in order to feel that rush of dopamine, in order to feel alive.

Todd Buchholz

Staying Relevant In Today's Job Market

February 18, 2016


Interview with Barbara Mistick, author of the book Stretch: How to Future-Proof Yourself for Tomorrow's Workplace




Mike Carruthers:
Many people are worried that their job if not their entire industry may soon become obsolete.


Barbara Mistick:
If you look at data from the world economic forum that just said last month that about 5 million jobs are going to go away in the next 5 years. A recent Oxford study said 1 out of 2 jobs are in danger of being automated.


Barbara Mistick

What It Takes To Be An Entrepreneur

February 12, 2016


Interview with Peter Sheahan, author of the book Making It Happen: Turning Good Ideas Into Great Results




Mike Carruthers:
Not to burst your entrepreneurial bubble but if you have a great idea for the next big thing just remember…


Peter Sheahan:
The world doesn’t need any new ideas there’s plenty of ideas out there. The real value is created with the person that does have the business smarts to execute on it.


Peter Sheahan

Being More Productive - Part 2

February 9, 2016


Interview with Jason Selk, author of the book Organize Tomorrow Today: 8 Ways to Retrain Your Mind to Optimize Performance at Work and in Life




Mike Carruthers:
If you want to be more productive it’s apparently all in the planning.


Jason Selk:
The process of, on a daily basis, me today identifying my 3 most important tasks for tomorrow and of those 3 most important tasks what is my one must.

Jason Selk

Being More Productive

February 8, 2016


Interview with Jason Selk, author of the book Organize Tomorrow Today: 8 Ways to Retrain Your Mind to Optimize Performance at Work and in Life




Mike Carruthers:
Too much to do and not enough time to do it how do you solve that problem? One way is start by understanding the concept of channel capacity.


Jason Selk:
Channel capacity if you will is really just the bandwidth that our brains have. And unfortunately most everybody out there is overloading channel capacity – trying to do too much.

Jason Selk

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