Something You Should Know about Human Behavior


Getting People's Attention - Part 2

March 25, 2015

 

Interview with Ben Paar, author of the book Captivology: The Science of Capturing People's Attention

 

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Mike Carruthers:
One of the ways businesses and organizations get people to pay attention to them is using the principle of acknowledgement.

 

 

Ben Paar:
Which is that we pay attention to those who pay attention to us and provide us with validation or an identity.
 


Ben Paar

Getting People's Attention

March 24, 2015

 

Interview with Ben Paar, author of the book Captivology: The Science of Capturing People's Attention

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Getting people’s attention it’s something every business and person wants to do to but it’s harder than ever.

 

Ben Paar:
In 1986 there was a study that estimated that we were exposed to about 40-45 newspapers worth of information daily but 2006 that number jumped to 176.
 


Ben Paar

Too Much Stuff

March 23, 2015

 

Interview with James Wallman, author of the Stuff

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Are you experiencing “stuffocation”?

 

James Wallman:
“Stuffocation” is the idea that we have too much stuff. And go to the closet we open up the doors and it’s just full of stuff that we own but maybe there’s nothing in there that we particularly want to wear.
 


James Wallman

Anger Management

March 12, 2015

 

Interview with Dr. Les Carter, author of the book The Anger Trap: Free Yourself from the Frustrations that Sabotage Your Life

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Do you know people who always seem to be angry about something?

 

Dr. Les Carter:
One of the things that tends to be behind the scenes with individuals who have chronic easy anger, is a yearning to feel significant.

 


Dr. Les Brown

Coping With Anxiety

March 4, 2015

 

Interview with Scott Stossel, author of the book My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Millions of Americans suffer from some sort of anxiety.

 

Scott Stossel:
It’s a collection of factors starting with genetics. If you have one family member who suffers from acute anxiety it’s very likely that you will have many other members.


Scott Stossel

Getting What You Really Want - Part 2

March 3, 2015 

 

Interview with Peter Bregman, author of the book Four Seconds: All the Time You Need to Stop Counter-Productive Habits and Get the Results You Want

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Nobody wants to take the blame but it actually may be a very good strategy.

 

Peter Bregman:
That to take the blame for whatever you can take the blame for changes the dynamic and it does the exact opposite. It doesn’t make people want to fire you it makes people want to hire you and work with you and promote you because they see someone who’s taking accountability.
 

                                                                           


Peter Bregman

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?

 

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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

Stop Getting So Upset

February 13, 2015

 

Interview with Rick Carson, author of the book Taming Your Gremlin: A Surprisingly Simple Method for Getting Out of Your Own Way

 

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Mike Carruthers:
There's an amazingly simple technique to make yourself feel better and it goes something like this:

 

Rick Carson:
If you catch yourself in the act of making yourself miserable, as you're making yourself miserable, if you really witness it…it's sort of like you caught yourself in the act of repeatedly sticking your thumb in your eye…it becomes very obvious.
 


Rick Carson

What It Means To Be Organized

February 27, 2015

 

Interview with Liz Franklin, author of the book How to Get Organized Without Resorting to Arson: A Step-By-Step Guide to Clearing Your Desk Without Panic or the Use of Open Flame

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Do you think of your life as disorganized?

 

Liz Franklin:
When people say they're disorganized, they mean very, very different things. Some people mean their stuff looks messy. Some people mean they just don't have enough time.
 


Liz Franklin

Is More Really Better?

February 23, 2015

 

Interview with Vicki Robin, author of the book Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Ind ependence: Revised and Updated for the 21st Century

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Most people agree that when it comes to money and possessions, we live in a culture where "more is better."

 

Vicki Robin:
"More is better" is the story of a loser. "More" is not a strategy for life or a strategy for success because there's no way to define that.
 


Vicki Robin

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