Something You Should Know about Achieving Goals


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

Getting Important Things Done

April 18, 2016

 

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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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.

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

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