Something You Should Know about Human Behavior


Fighting The Blues

September 9, 2014

 

Interview with John Presto PsyD, author of the book Lift Your Mood Now: Simple Things You Can Do to Beat the Blues

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Everybody from time to time will get sad and have the blues.

 

John D. Preston, Psy.D.:
Clearly the things that work best are to make a point to get engaged in life.

 


John Preston PsyD

Why We're All In A Hurry

September 5, 2014

 

Interview with C. Leslie Charles, author of the book Why Is Everyone So Cranky: The Ten Trends Complicating Our Lives and What We Can Do About Them

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Ever wonder why people seem less friendly and more cranky than they used to be?

 


Leslie Charles:

Because we are overwhelmed, overworked, overscheduled and overspent. Does that sound like anyone you know?
 


C. Leslie Charles

How You Talk To Yourself

September 4, 2014

 

Interview with Pam Brill, author of the book The Winner's Way : A proven method for achieving your personal best in any situation

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Do you talk to yourself? Of course you do, whether silently or out loud we all talk to ourselves.

 

Dr. Pam Brill:
Whenever I ask people how they talk to themselves, if you talk to the person sitting next to you the same way you talk to yourself you think that person would want to be your friend?
 


Pam Brill

Confrontation - Part 2

August 26, 2014

 

Interview with Barbara Pachter, author of the book The Power of Positive Confrontation: The Skills You Need to Handle Conflicts at Work, at Home, Online, and in Life, completely revised and updated edition

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Most likely you’ve been in a confrontation with someone that got heated and didn’t end well.

 

Barbara Pachter:
When you meet someone’s aggression with your own aggression you’re giving that person power over you.

 


Barbara Pachter

Confrontation

August 25, 2014

 

Interview with Barbara Pachter, author of the book The Power of Positive Confrontation: The Skills You Need to Handle Conflicts at Work, at Home, Online, and in Life, completely revised and updated edition

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Confrontation can be difficult so we either avoid it or we tend to explode.

 

Barbara Pachter:
There is an alternative for people. Because when you think about it if you don’t say anything nothing changes, if you explode usually things get worse.
 


Barbara Pachter

Power Of Making Small Changes

August 21, 2014

 

Interview with Larry Terkel, co-author of the book Small Change: It's the Little Things in Life That Make a Big Difference!

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When you think about it making small changes may be the best way to improve yourself.

 

Larry Terkel:
Like saving small change in a jar everyday adds up small changes in your life add up. Making small changes one at a time adds up to a better you physically, emotionally and spiritually.
 


Larry Terkel

The Secret To Your Success- Part 2

August 6, 2014

 

Interview with Roger James Hamilton, author of the book The Millionaire Master Plan: Your Personalized Path to Financial Success

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Different people have different ideas on how to succeed.

 

Roger James Hamilton:
When someone like Warren Buffet says don’t go out and take risk but do things you understand and then you have someone like Richard Branson who says no, no go out and do amazing things you’ve never done before. They’re actually saying the opposite of each other and they’re both right it’s just that they have different geniuses to get there.


Roger James Hamilton

Quieting Your Inner Critic

July 30, 2014

 

Interview with Beverly Engel, author of the book Healing Your Emotional Self: A Powerful Program to Help You Raise Your Self-Esteem, Quiet Your Inner Critic, and Overcome Your Shame

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Do you have a negative voice inside your head that loves to pop up and criticize you?

 

Beverly Engel:
People who have a very powerful inner-critic usually are perfectionists, they are really critical of themselves constantly; they always blame themselves when things go wrong.
 


Beverly Engel

The Down Side Of Success

July 23, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Steven Berglas, author of the book Reclaiming the Fire: How Successful People Overcome Burnout

 

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Mike Carruthers:
While it may sound good the dream of working hard, making lots of money and then retiring to a stress less life of leisure seldom works out.

 

Steven Berglas :
The more successful you are and more active you are in life, smelling the roses will kill you. If you retire to smelling the roses you're digging your own grave.
 


Dr. Steven Berglas

Changing Habits

March 21, 2012

 

Interview with Charles Duhigg, author of the book The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Much of your daily life is habit.

 

Charles Duhigg:
Habit is a decision that all of us make at some point and then stop making but continue acting on.

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