Something You Should Know about Attitude


Wealth & Affluence

June 7, 2016

 

Interview with Joan Indursky DiFuria, author of the book Affluence Intelligence: Earn More, Worry Less, and Live a Happy and Balanced Life

 

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Mike Carruthers:
What does it mean to be truly wealthy and fulfilled? It’s a fascinating question and some researchers did some digging.

 

Joan Indursky DiFuria:
As we spent more time with the truly affluent we learned that they have this certain something we call it affluence intelligence - which is a mindset that makes people not just wealthy but deeply fulfilled.
 


Joan Indursky DiFuria

How To Acquire Power

June 1, 2016

 

Interview with Dacher Keltner, author of the book The Power Paradox

 

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Mike Carruthers:
How often have you heard someone described as powerful? He’s a very powerful person; she has a lot of power. So what does that mean?

 

Dacher Keltner:
Power means -it’s not just money or military might or politics it’s really how you as an individual can influence other people.
 


Dacher Keltner

Power Of Empathy

May 27, 2016

 

Interview with Dr. Daniel Siegel, author of the book The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind, Survive Everyday Parenting Struggles, and Help Your Family Thrive

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Whenever you’re in the situation where someone else is upset and you need to calm them down, about the last thing you should say to them is to calm down.

 

Dr. Daniel Siegel:
I think the intention of calm down makes a lot of sense but the action to achieve it is often misplaced. In other words  if you say, “CALM DOWN, CALM DOWN, CALM DOWN” – that usually doesn’t get people to calm down.
 


Daniel Siegel, M.D.

Good News About Getting Older - Part 2

May 25, 2016

 

Interview with Karl Pillimer, PhD, author of the book 30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans

 

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Mike Carruthers:
What would you guess is the biggest regret older people have when they look back on their lives?

 

Karl Pillimer, PhD:
I imagined it would be an affair, it would be having worked too much, or too little – the 1# regret in their view is spending too much time worrying. 
 


Karl Pillimer, PhD

Good News About Getting Older

May 24, 2016

 

Interview with Karl Pillimer, PhD, author of the book 30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you were to ask 1200 people over the age of 65 what they think about getting older you’d probably be surprised by what you hear.

 

Karl Pillimer, PhD:
And it is remarkably different from what any younger think. One of the key lessons is being old is way better than you think.
 


Karl Pillimer, PhD

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

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