Something You Should Know about Achieving Goals

Benefits Of Being Likeable - Part 2

August 25, 2016


Interview with Rohit Bhargava, author of the book Likeonomics: The Unexpected Truth Behind Earning Trust, Influencing Behavior, and Inspiring Action




Mike Carruthers:
You’ve probably heard that we generally like people who are like us.


Rohit Bhargava:
So that’s certainly true but what it doesn’t mean is that we don’t like people who aren’t like us. The opposite part of it isn’t true. 

Rohit Bhargava

Difference Between Goals & Expectations

August 19, 2016


Interview with Phillip Moffit, author of the book Emotional Chaos to Clarity: How to Live More Skillfully, Make Better Decisions, and Find Purpose in Life




Mike Carruthers:
We all have goals and expectations, goals are good but expectations can cause trouble.


Phillip Moffit:
Expectations are like goals that are fossilized. So we expect ourselves to be a certain level of success, we expect ourselves to be super mom or the best dad or whatever it is.

Phillip Moffit

How To Be More Fearless

August 18, 2016


Interview with Jonathan Alpert, author of the book Be Fearless: Change Your Life in 28 Days




Mike Carruthers:
Would you describe yourself as fearless - probably not as fearless as you’d like to be?


Jonathan Alpert:
What I find that what people do instead of being fearless is they’re very negative and they think about all the reasons why they can’t or shouldn’t pursue a goal as opposed to why they can and should.

Jonathan Alpert

Making Time Work For You

August 10, 2016

Interview with Marney Makridakis, author of the book Creating Time: Using Creativity to Reinvent the Clock and Reclaim Your Life




Mike Carruthers:
What if you could create more time when you need it? Well in a way you can.


Marney Makridakis:
Since we know is relative, I mean that’s obviously proven by science and it’s obviously proven just by our psychological experiences of time – compare an hour with a loved one to an hour in the dentist chair.

Marney Makridakis

Managing Your Time

August 4, 2016


Interview with JoAnn R. Corley, author of the book Organizational Strategies for the Overwhelmed: How to manage your time, space, & priorities to work smart, get results, & be happy




Mike Carruthers:
As the saying goes all we really have is time.


JoAnn R. Corley:
Time is our life. So how we choose our time, how we let other people use our time are all part of the bigger picture of crafting a life.


JoAnn R. Corley

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

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