Something You Should Know about Human Behavior

How To Improve Your Self Image - Part 2

June 23, 2016


Interview with Tim Wilson, author of the book Redirect: The Surprising New Science of Psychological Change




Mike Carruthers:
Changing your life for the better, how do you do that? One way is called the do good, be good approach.


Tim Wilson:
Which is kind of counterintuitive but it suggests that sometimes the best way to edit our stories is to change our behavior first. That if we act like a person we want to be that our story follows that rather than preceding it. 

Tim Wilson

How To Improve Your Self Image

June 22, 2016


Interview with Tim Wilson, author of the book Redirect: The Surprising New Science of Psychological Change




Mike Carruthers:
Who you are or rather who you think you are is really the result of stories you tell yourself.


Tim Wilson:
So if we want to change in some way we can do so by trying to edit those stories.

Tim Wilson

What's Wrong With the Way People Disagree?

June 21, 2016


Interview with James Hogan, author of the book I’m Right & You’re An Idiot




Mike Carruthers:
You’ve probably noticed how nasty the political conversation has gotten and the same is true of debates on almost any controversial issue. Why?


James Hogan:
I think one of the reasons is it’s more effective. One of the things Noam Chomsky said to me was if you can’t win an argument shriek, call people names.

James Hogan

Personal Presence

June 15, 2016


Interview with Kristi Hedges, author of the book The Power Presence


Mike Carruthers:
You’re personal presence it’s a hard concept to define and yet…


Kristi Hedges:
We’re all experts at other people’s presence we know when someone walks into the room we can almost feel what their presence is and how their command is of a room and the energy that they bring into the room. However if someone says to you what’s your presence? You’re probably going to stumble a little bit in trying to describe it.


Kristi Hedges

What You Think About Yourself

June 10, 2016


Interview with David McRaney, author of the book You Are Not So Smart




Mike Carruthers:
Your life story is not what you think it is.


David McRaney:
We are unaware of how unaware we are. You’re the unreliable narrator in the story of your life.

David McRaney

What Clutter Does To You

June 9, 2016


Interview with Peter Walsh, author of the book Lighten Up: Love What You Have, Have What You Need, Be Happier with Less




Mike Carruthers:
If you want to feel really great about yourself just take a few minutes to de-clutter and clean up a room.


Peter Walsh:
You cannot imagine the transformative effect that it has when you de-clutter a space and let it breathe.

Peter Walsh

Brand Loyalty

June 8, 2016


Interview with John Gerzema, author of the book The Brand Bubble: The Looming Crisis in Brand Value and How to Avoid It




Mike Carruthers:
Brand loyalty - people talk a lot about brands being critically important to the success of any business and yet…


John Gerzema:
What you're seeing is a much more frugal consumer who's making much more harsher decisions about which sorts of brands they're going to be loyal to and which brands they're going to purchase.

John Gerzema

Wealth & Affluence

June 7, 2016


Interview with Joan Indursky DiFuria, author of the book Affluence Intelligence: Earn More, Worry Less, and Live a Happy and Balanced Life




Mike Carruthers:
What does it mean to be truly wealthy and fulfilled? It’s a fascinating question and some researchers did some digging.


Joan Indursky DiFuria:
As we spent more time with the truly affluent we learned that they have this certain something we call it affluence intelligence - which is a mindset that makes people not just wealthy but deeply fulfilled.

Joan Indursky DiFuria

How To Make An Important Change In Life

June 3, 2016


Interview with Kerry Patterson, author of the book Change Anything: The New Science of Personal Success




Mike Carruthers:
Change is hard. But some people do it, how? Well it turns out it’s not just about willpower.


Kerry Patterson:
People believe that if they just have enough willpower they can overcome their eating habits. And they can start exercising and whatever it might be – and they’re mostly wrong, willpower is never enough.

Kerry Patterson

How To Acquire Power - Part 2

June 2, 2016


Interview with Dacher Keltner, author of the book The Power Paradox




Mike Carruthers:
In order to become powerful you have to engage and influence and care about other people.



Dacher Keltner:
Or you know expressing gratitude, encouraging people, asking good questions – just stuff your grandma might tell you. But we’ve all been around people who seem to be kind of faking this stuff and it rubs us the wrong way.

Dacher Keltner

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