Something You Should Know about Attitude


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

Over Analyzing Your Life

March 29, 2016

 

Interview with Dr. Rebecca Gladding, author of the book You Are Not Your Brain: The 4-Step Solution for Changing Bad Habits, Ending Unhealthy Thinking, and Taking Control of Your Life

 

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Mike Carruthers:
How you look at the world and filter events will determine how happy you really are.

 

Dr. Rebecca Gladding:
If I’m looking for bad things I’m filtering my experience through a negative lens - whereas if I’m looking for positive things I’m then filtering through that positive lens.
 


Rebecca Gladding

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

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

 

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