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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




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




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




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….




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




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




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?




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




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

The Science Of Being More Lucky

February 16, 2015


Interview with Richard Wiseman, author of the book The Luck Factor




Mike Carruthers: 
You probably know someone you think of as a lucky person, but if you dig a little deeper you'll find they're not lucky all the time.


Richard Wiseman:
They will have encountered a lot of ill fortune, and when we spoke to them about their lives, although they claimed they'd lived charmed lives often you could see that they'd experienced negative life events.

Richard Wiseman

What Mentally Strong People Do & Don't Do

January 12, 2015


Interview with Amy Morin, author of the book 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do: Take Back Your Power, Embrace Change, Face Your Fears, and Train Your Brain for Happiness and Success




Mike Carruthers:
Over the course of our lives we can all develop mental habits that can really get in the way - for example; feeling sorry for yourself.


Amy Morin:
Self-pity is one of those things that keeps us focused on the problem rather than the solution. So well it might be easy to sit home on the couch and feel bad about something that’s going on in our lives it doesn’t do anything to make the situation better.


Amy Morin

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