Something You Should Know about Achieving Goals


How You Approach Success

June 30, 2016

 

Interview with Alan Weiss, author of the book Million Dollar Maverick

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Success is at least partly the result of your attitude.

 

Alan Weiss:
I truly believe Mike that people get up in the morning in 1 of 2 dispositions. They get up in the morning saying, “What a great day this is, what a fabulous day another day of opportunity”. Or they get up saying, “Uh jeez another slow crawl through enemy territory.”
 

Alan Weiss

How To Improve Your Self Image - Part 2

June 23, 2016

 

Interview with Tim Wilson, author of the book Redirect: The Surprising New Science of Psychological Change

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Changing your life for the better, how do you do that? One way is called the do good, be good approach.

 

Tim Wilson:
Which is kind of counterintuitive but it suggests that sometimes the best way to edit our stories is to change our behavior first. That if we act like a person we want to be that our story follows that rather than preceding it. 
 


Tim Wilson

How To Improve Your Self Image

June 22, 2016

 

Interview with Tim Wilson, author of the book Redirect: The Surprising New Science of Psychological Change

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Who you are or rather who you think you are is really the result of stories you tell yourself.

 

Tim Wilson:
So if we want to change in some way we can do so by trying to edit those stories.
 


Tim Wilson

What Clutter Does To You

June 9, 2016

 

Interview with Peter Walsh, author of the book Lighten Up: Love What You Have, Have What You Need, Be Happier with Less

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you want to feel really great about yourself just take a few minutes to de-clutter and clean up a room.

 

Peter Walsh:
You cannot imagine the transformative effect that it has when you de-clutter a space and let it breathe.
 


Peter Walsh

How To Make An Important Change In Life

June 3, 2016

 

Interview with Kerry Patterson, author of the book Change Anything: The New Science of Personal Success

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Change is hard. But some people do it, how? Well it turns out it’s not just about willpower.

 

Kerry Patterson:
People believe that if they just have enough willpower they can overcome their eating habits. And they can start exercising and whatever it might be – and they’re mostly wrong, willpower is never enough.
 


Kerry Patterson

How To Acquire Power - Part 2

June 2, 2016

 

Interview with Dacher Keltner, author of the book The Power Paradox

 

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Mike Carruthers:
In order to become powerful you have to engage and influence and care about other people.

 

 

Dacher Keltner:
Or you know expressing gratitude, encouraging people, asking good questions – just stuff your grandma might tell you. But we’ve all been around people who seem to be kind of faking this stuff and it rubs us the wrong way.
 


Dacher Keltner

Be More Convincing

May 26, 2016

 

Interview with Dan Roam, author of the book Blah Blah Blah: What To Do When Words Don't Work

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When we’re talking with other people socially or professionally our ideas and the stories we tell are really just a string of words.

 

Dan Roam:
The problem is that unless those ideas are really, really crystal clearly formed they’re just kind of like big fluffy clouds. We talk about this one for a moment and then it passes away and the next one comes along and we completely forget about the previous one.
 


Dan Roam

How Willpower Really Works

May 23, 2016

 

Interview with John Tierney, author of the book Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you want to have strong self-control and willpower don’t ask too much of it.

 

John Tierney:
The people that have the best self-control are the people who have structured their lives so that they’re not exercising it all day long. They realize that it’s this finite resource that it gets depleted. 
 


John Tierney

How Relationships Affect Success

May 19, 2016

 

Interview with Dr. Henry Cloud, author of the book The Power Of The Other

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When it comes to success in life whether it’s career, romance, health or wealth…

 

Dr. Henry Cloud:
All of those things statistically are proven to be affected by who you surround yourself with.
 


Dr. Henry Cloud

Being More Productive

May 4, 2016

 

Interview with Jonathan Fields, author of the book Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt into Fuel for Brilliance

 

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Mike Carruthers:
In the minds of many being productive and doing great work means working hard, nose to the grindstone – but that’s only part of the process.

 

Jonathan Fields:
The really big insights and ideas usually come when we work really hard and then we step away.
 


Jonathan Fields

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