Something You Should Know about Achieving Goals

Achieving Success

October 2, 2015


Interview with Larry Weidel, author of the book Serial Winner: 5 Actions to Create Your Cycle of Success




Mike Carruthers:
Would you say your life is going the way you’ve always hoped?


Larry Weidel:
I don’t know the percentages but if you talked to most people most people are not that thrilled and energized about where their heading in their life.

Larry Weidel

Sabotaging Your Success

October 1, 2015


Interview with Tim Schurr, author of the book Get Out Of Your Way: How to Eliminate Self-Sabotage and Win Your Life!




Mike Carruthers:
When you’re focused on your problems it’s hard to work on the solutions so you need to change the focus.


Tim Schurr:
This is not about just being a positive thinker this is about emotionally reprogramming yourself – getting yourself focused on how you want your future to be.

Tim Schurr

Beating Procrastination

September 28, 2015


Interview with Renate Reimann, author of the book Beyond Procrastination: How to Stop Postponing Your Life




Mike Carruthers:
We all procrastinate from time to time, why?


Renate Reimann:
Very often it’s very legitimate we don’t have the time or the resources or we’re not clear on what the next step is. But at other times it’s just fear holding us back.


Renate Reimann

Doing What's Important

August 28, 2015


Interview with Eric Maisel, author of the book Brainstorm: Harnessing the Power of Productive Obsessions




Mike Carruthers:
Does it even seem that you never quite get around to those important projects and goals that you’ve set for yourself? This is really quite common and the solution as simple as it might sounds is to just show up and start working on them.


Eric Maisel:
And the regularity and routine of showing up day in and day out makes a tremendous difference.

Eric Maisel

Performing Under Pressure - Part 2

July 7, 2015


Interview with Dr. Hendrie Weisinger, author of the book Performing Under Pressure: The Science of Doing Your Best When It Matters Most




Mike Carruthers:
One way to perform better under pressure is the reframe the task as an opportunity rather than a pressure situation.


Dr. Hendrie Weisinger:
The key is to minimize the injurious affects that pressure has - it downgrades our thinking, our judgement it even bends our ethics.

Dr. Hendrie Weisinger

Making Your Ideas Stick

July 3, 2015


Interview with Chip Heath, co-author of the book Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die




Mike Carruthers:
Some ideas stick with us for a long time; other ideas die the minute after we hear them.


Finding Your Perfect Career

July 1, 2015


Interview with Marianna Olszewski, author of the book Live It, Love It, Earn It: A Woman's Guide to Financial Freedom




Mike Carruthers:
If you’re still not exactly certain what the perfect job or career is for you, here’s some advice…


Marianna Olszewski:
We all have talents and if we follow those talents the money will come, I promise you, I promise you, I promise you.


Marianna Olszewski

Having Difficult Conversations

June 30, 2015


Interview with Andrea Lee, author of the book We Need To Talk: Your Guide to Challenging Business Conversations




Mike Carruthers:
You know those difficult conversations when something really big is at stake? Well one of the things that makes those conversations so difficult is…


Andrea Lee:
We perform worse
when there’s something to lose. The moment when we have something to lose is actually when it counts the most to have the best conversation possible.


Andrea J. Lee

Make Better Use Of Your Time - Part 2

June 24, 2015


Interview with Laura Vanderkam, author of the book I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time




Mike Carruthers:
Everyone it seems wants to make better use of their time.


Laura Vanderkam:
I think if you want to spend your time better the best thing you can do is figure out how you’re spending it now. So I always encourage people to keep track of their time at least for day, ideally a week if you can.

Laura Vanderkam

Make Better Use Of Your Time

June 23, 2015


Interview with Laura Vanderkam, author of the book I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time




Mike Carruthers:
Nobody it seems has enough time. We’re short on time, we run out of time, or do we?


Laura Vanderkam:
I think we often tell ourselves stories that life is stressful and crazy and busy. I mean that’s what everyone answers when you ask, “How’s life going?” Well it’s busy. But I find that if we actually track our time life is often a little bit more reasonable than we give ourselves credit for.

Laura Vanderkam

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