Something You Should Know about Happiness

Mental Depression

April 5, 2016


Interview with Dr. Kelly Brogan, author of the book A Mind Of Your Own




Mike Carruthers:
Depression seems like everyone either has it or knows someone who does.


Dr. Kelly Brogan:
Depression is actually the number 1 cause of disability according to the World Health Organization worldwide right now.

Dr. Kelly Brogan

Finding Personal Happiness

April 4, 2016


Interview with Deborah K. Heisz, author of the book Live Happy




Mike Carruthers:
I’ll be happy when….a lot of us postpone our happiness waiting for something good to happen first.


Deborah K. Heisz:
And the reality is that the science proves that it’s the other way around. You’re more likely to find a spouse, you’re more likely to the job, you’re more likely to get the raise when you’re already happy.

Deborah K. Heisz

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




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

Relationship Between Happiness & Success - Part 2

February 17, 2016


Interview with Shawn Achor, author of the book The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work




Mike Carruthers:
Your willingness to be positive and optimistic in how you look at the world can make you a lot more successful.


Shawn Achor:
So if you wanted to have that bigger house, that better job your best chance of getting that bigger house or that better job is to prioritize positivity in the present.

Shawn Achor

Relationship between Happiness & Success

February 16, 2016


Interview with Shawn Achor, author of the book The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work




Mike Carruthers:
The way we typically approach happiness and success is a bit off.


Shawn Achor:
Well most people think if I work harder I’ll be more successful and then once I’m more successful then I’ll be happier. Turns out that, that formula is scientifically broken and backwards for 2 different reasons…

Shawn Achor

Why Kids Turn Out A Lot Like Their Parents

February 5, 2016


Interview with Christine Carter, author of the book Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents




Mike Carruthers:
Kids grow up a lot like their parents.


Christine Carter:
If what we as parents really want is to raise happy kids, then we need to start with ourselves first. Because kids are much more likely to do what we do, rather than what we say to do.

Christine Carter

Fun In The Workplace

February 4, 2016


Interview with Scott Christopher, co-author of the book The Levity Effect: Why it Pays to Lighten Up




Mike Carruthers:
The work you do may be quite serious but the work environment doesn't have to be.


Scott Christopher:
We've found that those who possess a sense of humor (or at least an ability to appreciate humor) climb the corporate ladder quicker and they actually end up making a little more money.

Scott Christopher

Paying It Forward

January 29, 2016


Interview with Stephen G. Post, author of the book The Hidden Gifts of Helping: How the Power of Giving, Compassion, and Hope Can Get Us Through Hard Times




Mike Carruthers:
Giving to others, volunteering, paying it forward whatever you call it…


Stephen G. Post:
Whenever you are in that zone of generosity and contributing to the lives of others you are in fact getting.

Stephen G. Post

The Link Between Happiness & Success

January 26, 2016


Interview with Emma Seppala, author of the book The Happiness Track: How to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate Your Success




Mike Carruthers:
Achieving success will bring personal happiness that’s a common belief. However…


Emma Seppala:
What research is showing is that if we are happier we actually end up doing better in the long run. Why? Because we’re creative or more productive and the outcome is that we’ve become more successful.


Emma Seppala

What Really Makes You Happy - Part 2

January 6, 2016


Interview with Dr. Henry Cloud, author of the book The Law of Happiness: How Spiritual Wisdom and Modern Science Can Change Your Life (The Secret Things of God)




Mike Carruthers:
With all the research that’s been done on personal happiness one thing we know for sure is…


Dr. Henry Cloud:
Basically what we know about happy people is they live in the now. And they’re very present wherever they are, so they go for a walk in the park, they’re enjoying the walk in the park, if they’re working on a project; they’re working on their project.

Dr. Henry Cloud

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