Something You Should Know about Human Behavior

Benefits Of Being Likeable - Part 2

August 25, 2016


Interview with Rohit Bhargava, author of the book Likeonomics: The Unexpected Truth Behind Earning Trust, Influencing Behavior, and Inspiring Action




Mike Carruthers:
You’ve probably heard that we generally like people who are like us.


Rohit Bhargava:
So that’s certainly true but what it doesn’t mean is that we don’t like people who aren’t like us. The opposite part of it isn’t true. 

Rohit Bhargava

How Honest Are You?

August 23, 2016


Interview with Dan Ariely, author of the book The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone---Especially Ourselves




Mike Carruthers:
While most of us like to think of ourselves as honest almost everyone is slightly dishonest.


Dan Ariely:
We think to ourselves that as long as we’re slightly dishonest we’re OK. You know you could go over the speed limit a little bit, we can add a few extra receipts to our tax return.

Dan Ariely

Benefits Of Being Likeable

August 24, 2016


Interview with Rohit Bhargava, author of the book Likeonomics: The Unexpected Truth Behind Earning Trust, Influencing Behavior, and Inspiring Action




Mike Carruthers:
Being a jerk in life isn’t going to get you far. In fact it turns out that being likeable that's the currency you can spend to buy your success.


Rohit Bhargava:
And I think ultimately what it comes down to is this idea that we want to do business with people that we like. And we want to build relationships with people that we like and likeability is actually a prerequisite for trust.

Rohit Bhargava

Difference Between Goals & Expectations

August 19, 2016


Interview with Phillip Moffit, author of the book Emotional Chaos to Clarity: How to Live More Skillfully, Make Better Decisions, and Find Purpose in Life




Mike Carruthers:
We all have goals and expectations, goals are good but expectations can cause trouble.


Phillip Moffit:
Expectations are like goals that are fossilized. So we expect ourselves to be a certain level of success, we expect ourselves to be super mom or the best dad or whatever it is.

Phillip Moffit

How To Be More Fearless

August 18, 2016


Interview with Jonathan Alpert, author of the book Be Fearless: Change Your Life in 28 Days




Mike Carruthers:
Would you describe yourself as fearless - probably not as fearless as you’d like to be?


Jonathan Alpert:
What I find that what people do instead of being fearless is they’re very negative and they think about all the reasons why they can’t or shouldn’t pursue a goal as opposed to why they can and should.

Jonathan Alpert

Communications In The Electronic Age

August 15, 2016


Interview with Ed Keller, author of the book The Face-to-Face Book: Why Real Relationships Rule in a Digital Marketplace




Mike Carruthers:
Because social media is so popular you might think Facebook and Twitter are the primary ways we communicate - but that's actually not so.


Ed Keller:
The overwhelming amount of word of mouth that takes place is still in the real world, offline, face-to-face, and while online social media is getting a lot of attention now it is a small fraction of the total volume.

Ed Keller

Power Of Magical Thinking

August 12, 2012

Interview with Matthew Hutson, author of the book The 7 Laws of Magical Thinking: How Irrational Beliefs Keep Us Happy, Healthy, and Sane



Mike Carruthers:
Knocking on wood, having lucky charms, believing in karma these are versions of what’s called magical thinking.


Matthew Hutson:
And every individual person has a tendency to believe in these sorts of things I think we are magical thinkers by default.

Matthew Hutson

Making Time Work For You

August 10, 2016

Interview with Marney Makridakis, author of the book Creating Time: Using Creativity to Reinvent the Clock and Reclaim Your Life




Mike Carruthers:
What if you could create more time when you need it? Well in a way you can.


Marney Makridakis:
Since we know is relative, I mean that’s obviously proven by science and it’s obviously proven just by our psychological experiences of time – compare an hour with a loved one to an hour in the dentist chair.

Marney Makridakis

Managing Your Time

August 4, 2016


Interview with JoAnn R. Corley, author of the book Organizational Strategies for the Overwhelmed: How to manage your time, space, & priorities to work smart, get results, & be happy




Mike Carruthers:
As the saying goes all we really have is time.


JoAnn R. Corley:
Time is our life. So how we choose our time, how we let other people use our time are all part of the bigger picture of crafting a life.


JoAnn R. Corley

Power Of Listening

July 27, 2016


Interview with Bernard T. Ferrari, author of the book Power Listening: Mastering the Most Critical Business Skill of All




Mike Carruthers:
What does it take to be a really good listener? Well, a couple of things…


Bernard T. Ferrari:
The first thing you have to display is respect, if you don’t respect the person that you’re talking to and understanding that they have information that will help you make better decisions, then you’re in deep yogurt right off the bat.

Bernard T. Ferrari

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