Something You Should Know about Achieving Goals


Changing Habits

March 21, 2012

 

Interview with Charles Duhigg, author of the book The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Much of your daily life is habit.

 

Charles Duhigg:
Habit is a decision that all of us make at some point and then stop making but continue acting on.

Important Secrets To Success

July 4, 2014

 

Interview with J.R. Parish, author of the book If I'd Known Then What I Know Now: Why Not Learn from the Mistakes of Others? You Can't Afford to Make Them All Yourself!

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Ultimately our sucess in life is determined in life by how well we get along with other people. So, it's important to realize...

 

J.R. Parrish:
The greatest need of every man, woman and child on the face of the earth, after they have food, clothing and shelter- I don't think the answer to that question is common knowledge- It's the need to feel important.
 


J.R. Parrish

Taking Charge Of Your Career

June 19, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Karen Otazo, author of the book The Truth About Managing Your Career

 

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Mike Carruthers:
In order to advance in your career it takes more than just skill and brains perhaps even more important is people have to like you.

 

Karen Otazo:
If you are absolutely great at your job but you're not easy to work with it's hard to promote you. Because promoting is about getting you into a position where people want to be with you.

 


Dr. Karen Otazo

How Courageous Are You?

May 27, 2014

 

Interview with Bill Treasurer, author of the book Courage Goes to Work: How to Build Backbones, Boost Performance, and Get Results

 

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Mike Carruthers:
What does it mean to be courageous?

 

Bill Treasurer:
I would say that the definition of courage is not the absence of fear. In fact, when you are in a courageous moment you're in a fearful moment - but it is proceeding despite the fact that you're afraid.
 


Bill Treasurer

Are You Sabotaging Your Own Success?

April 29, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Judith Orloff, author of the book The Ecstasy of Surrender: 12 Surprising Ways Letting Go Can Empower Your Life

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When you’re trying to accomplish something important in your career or your personal life it’s possible to try too hard. When really what you should do is surrender.

 

Dr. Judith Orloff:
It’s about learning the art of when to move forward and when to let go. To do everything you can to make something happen but then turn the results over so you don’t kill your endeavors with a death grip.
 


Dr. Judith Orloff

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

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