Something You Should Know about Attitude


Handling Adversity

January 15, 2016

 

Interview with Bev Smallwood, author of the book This Wasn't Supposed to Happen to Me: 10 Make-or-Break Choices When Life Steals Your Dreams and Rocks Your World

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you live long enough bad things happen to you. It's called adversity. And the question is…

 

Bev Smallwood:
Whether that adversity you go through is going to take you under or whether you're really going to come out on the other side even stronger.
 


Bev Smallwood

The Benefits Of Getting Older

December 30, 2015

 

Interview with Dr. Marc Agronin, author of the book How We Age: A Doctor's Journey into the Heart of Growing Old

 

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Mike Carruthers:
The clock is ticking, we’re all getting older and many of us dread the idea. But there are a lot of misconceptions about aging.

 

Dr. Marc Agronin:
Aging just doesn’t suddenly happen one day, it’s our life-long process and there’s actually a lot that you can do earlier in life that can make a difference later in life. 
 


Dr. Marc Agronin

Living In The Present

September 29, 2015

 

Interview with Donald Altman, author of the book The Mindfulness Code: Keys for Overcoming Stress, Anxiety, Fear, and Unhappiness

 

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Mike Carruthers:
In the last few moments have you been focused on the present or have you been worrying about what’s going to happen in the future?

 

Donald Altman:
If you’re too forward focused, and if that’s causing you anxiety and not allowing you to be present - then maybe you’re not really with the people that you’re with in that moment.
 


Donald Altman

Embracing Optimism

September 14, 2015

 

Interview with Bert Jacobs, co-author of the book Life is Good: The Book

 

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Mike Carruthers:
There’s a lot to said for being optimistic.

 

Bert Jacobs:
Because it’s not a soft philosophy it’s a pragmatic strategy for approaching life and living a happy and fulfilling life.

 


Bert Jacobs

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

 

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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

Improving Self Confidence

June 17, 2015

 

Interview with Marci Fox, co-author of the book Think Confident, Be Confident: A Four-Step Program to Eliminate Doubt and Achieve LifelongSelf-Esteem….

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Self-confidence; how much of it you have may have a lot to do with your childhood.

 

Why It's So Scary To Reach For Goals

June 4, 2015

 

Interview with Daniel Drubin author of Letting Go of Your Bananas: How to Become More Successful by Getting Rid of Everything Rotten in Your Life

 

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Mike Carruthers:
What keeps us from going after our goals and dreams? Usually fear.

 

Dr. Daniel T. Drubin:
Someone once said to me that when it comes to change - if it's not a little bit scary, it's probably not very worthwhile and probably not very interesting.
 


Daniel Drubin

 

Why You Should Be Nice

May 20, 2015

 

Interview with Linda Kaplan Thaler author of The Power of Nice: How to Conquer the Business World With Kindness

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you want to get ahead, is being nice a good thing or a bad thing?

 

Linda Kaplan Thaler:
You know, "nice" has been getting a bad rap. "Nice" is defined by people as someone who's milquetoast - you can step all over them. The fact of the matter is, it's probably the toughest four letter word you'll ever learn.

 


Linda Kaplan Thaler

 

Preventing Self-Sabotage

February 26, 2015

 

Interview with Karen Berg, author of the book Your Self-Sabotage Survival Guide: How to Go From Why Me? to Why Not?

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Everybody at some point in their life engages in self-sabotage.

 

Karen Berg:
Largely self-sabotage is unconscious but the good news is that once you can bring it to the level of awareness you can fix it.
 


Karen Berg

Taking Confrontation Out Of Conflict

February 18, 2015

 

Interview with Tim Ursiny, author of the book The Coward's Guide to Conflict: Empowering Solutions for Those Who Would Rather Run Than Fight

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Conflict. It makes a lot of us uneasy, so we avoid it at all costs. Why?

 

Tim Ursiny PhD:
I think that most of us don't have a good role model for healthy conflict. I mean how many people do you know, that you can think of "Wow! They really handle conflict well?"
 


Tim Ursiny

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