Something You Should Know about Achieving Goals

Finding & Living Your Purpose

July 18, 2016


Interview with Victor Strecher, author of the book Life On Purpose




Mike Carruthers:
If you don’t have a purpose in life you should probably get one.


Victor Strecher:
If we can help people find purpose in life, we can help them live longer, reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke, reduce their risk of depression – literally help repair their DNA. There are so many positive things as a result of having a purpose in life.


Victor Strecher

Taking Risks

July 13, 2106


Interview with David Di Salvo, author of the book What Makes Your Brain Happy and Why You Should Do the Opposite




Mike Carruthers:
Have you ever taken on a challenge that seemed like a good idea but when it came time to actually doing it you were scared to death – that was your brain talking.


David Di Salvo:
Our brains were wired for a default position of security, stability, and consistency. That served us well for much of our evolutionary heritage; however it also produces a great deal of stumbling blocks for us to do things that are ultimately in our best interest.

David DiSalvo

Maximizing Your Willpower

July 4, 2016


Interview with Kelly McGonigal, author of the book The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do To Get More of It




Mike Carruthers:
Willpower is something that is often misunderstood.


Kelly McGonigal:
Most people feel like they don’t have any willpower and actually willpower is something that everybody has. It’s a basic biological human instinct.

Kelly McGonigal

How You Approach Success

June 30, 2016


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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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

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