Something You Should Know about Achieving Goals


What It Takes To Be An Entrepreneur

February 12, 2016

 

Interview with Peter Sheahan, author of the book Making It Happen: Turning Good Ideas Into Great Results

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Not to burst your entrepreneurial bubble but if you have a great idea for the next big thing just remember…

 

Peter Sheahan:
The world doesn’t need any new ideas there’s plenty of ideas out there. The real value is created with the person that does have the business smarts to execute on it.

 


Peter Sheahan

Being More Productive - Part 2

February 9, 2016

 

Interview with Jason Selk, author of the book Organize Tomorrow Today: 8 Ways to Retrain Your Mind to Optimize Performance at Work and in Life

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you want to be more productive it’s apparently all in the planning.

 

Jason Selk:
The process of, on a daily basis, me today identifying my 3 most important tasks for tomorrow and of those 3 most important tasks what is my one must.
 


Jason Selk

Being More Productive

February 8, 2016

 

Interview with Jason Selk, author of the book Organize Tomorrow Today: 8 Ways to Retrain Your Mind to Optimize Performance at Work and in Life

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Too much to do and not enough time to do it how do you solve that problem? One way is start by understanding the concept of channel capacity.

 

Jason Selk:
Channel capacity if you will is really just the bandwidth that our brains have. And unfortunately most everybody out there is overloading channel capacity – trying to do too much.
 


Jason Selk

Are You Still Sticking To Your Resolutions?

January 22, 2016

 

Interview with Dr. Peter Sacco, author of the book Breaking Those Damn Habits and Finally Getting Things Right: The Handbook to Understanding and Overcoming Procrastination and Keeping Positive Changes Coming

 

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Mike Carruthers:
So how is your New Year’s resolution going?

 

Dr. Peter Sacco:
Statistics show that roughly only 8% of people who set intentions and resolutions for 2016 are still going strong by this point - whereas 92% have not succeeded.
 


Peter Sacco PhD

Drinking Less

January 11, 2016

 

Interview with Dave Andrews, author of the book The 30-Day Sobriety Solution: How to Cut Back or Quit Drinking in the Privacy of Your Own Home

 

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Mike Carruthers:
This is the time of year when a lot of people start thinking maybe they should cut back on their drinking.

 

Dave Andrews:
It is amazing 1 out of 3 adults, about 29.5% qualify as excessive drinkers and this was done by a government study.
 


Dave Andrews

The Basics Of Persuasion

January 4, 2016

 

Interview with Kevin Dutton, author of the book Split-Second Persuasion: The Ancient Art and New Science of Changing Minds

 

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Mike Carruthers:
How can you be more persuasive?

 

Kevin Dutton:
If you can make someone feel good when you’re trying to persuade them you’re going to have a darn sight better chance of pulling it off than if you make them feel lousy.
 


Kevin Dutton

Sticking To Your 2016 Resolutions - Part 2

January 1, 2016

 

Interview with Heidi Grant Halvorson, author of the book Succeed: How We Can Reach Our Goals

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Willpower or actually lack of it is why we fail at New Year’s resolutions, right? Well not really.

 

Heidi Grant Halvorson:
Willpower doesn’t work the way you think it does. So most people think of willpower as this sort of fixed thing – right? Some people have it and some people don’t.  Willpower’s actually a lot like a muscle.

 


Heidi Grant Halvorson

Sticking To Your 2016 Resolutions

December 31, 2015

 

Interview with Heidi Grant Halvorson, author of the book Succeed: How We Can Reach Our Goals

 

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Mike Carruthers:
It's almost time for your 2016 New Year's resolutions. So why do you think New Year's resolutions usually fail?

 

Heidi Grant Halvorson:
Typically we think we’re not reaching our goals for basically because of some sort of fixed ability that we don’t have - so I’m not smart enough, I don’t have enough will power.

 


Heidi Grant Halvorson

Getting Things Done Efficiently

December 23, 2015

 

Interview with Julie Subotky, author of the book Consider It Done: Accomplish 228 of Life's Trickiest Tasks

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Getting things done - I’m sure you know that can be difficult, particularly if you don’t have a system.

 

Julie Subotky:
Because sometimes it feels so overwhelming that you know you can’t even start – you say, “I have so many things where do I begin?”
 

 
Julie Subotky

Performance Under Pressure

November 11, 2015

 

Interview with Paul Sullivan, author of the book Clutch: Why Some People Excel Under Pressure and Other Don't

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Whether it’s sports or business there are some people who crumble under pressure and those people tend to share 3 traits.

 

Paul Sullivan:
They fail to accept responsibility, they are often over-confident, and they usually over-thought their role in society or to their organization.
 


Paul Sullivan

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