Something You Should Know about Human Behavior


Balancing Work & Life

May 6, 2016

 

Interview with Mathew Kelly, author of the book Off Balance: Getting Beyond the Work-Life Balance Myth to Personal and Professional Satisfaction

 

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Mike Carruthers:
In order to live a satisfied life you may need to give up the idea of having a balanced life.

 

Mathew Kelly:
The reality is we’re most satisfied when we’re working hard or playing or resting hard. We tend to live our lives in extreme and I think the idea of trying to balance everything up is actually destructive.
 


Mathew Kelly

Being More Likeable

May 5, 2016

 

Interview with Michelle Tillis Lederman, author of the book The 11 Laws of Likability: Relationship Networking . . . Because People Do Business with People They Like

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you want to be likeable to just about everyone smile.

 

Michelle Tillis Lederman:
A smile is universally understood, you can see a smile from almost 30 feet away. The smile immediately is disarming and opens up and invites somebody in.
 


MIchelle Tillis Lederman

Being More Productive

May 4, 2016

 

Interview with Jonathan Fields, author of the book Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt into Fuel for Brilliance

 

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Mike Carruthers:
In the minds of many being productive and doing great work means working hard, nose to the grindstone – but that’s only part of the process.

 

Jonathan Fields:
The really big insights and ideas usually come when we work really hard and then we step away.
 


Jonathan Fields

What Men Find Attractive In Women

April 29, 2016

 

Interview with Jena Pincott, author of the book Do Gentlemen Really Prefer Blondes?: Bodies, Behavior, and Brains--The Science Behind Sex, Love, & Attraction

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Do men really prefer blondes?

 

Jena Pincott:
They do seem to have a slight edge for a few reasons. The singer Blondie put it "Being blonde is like walking around under your own spotlight."
 


Jena Pincott

Where Your Personality Comes From

April 22, 2016

 

Interview with Dr. Samuel Barondes, author of the book Making Sense of People: Decoding the Mysteries of Personality (FT Press Science)

 

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Mike Carruthers:
What are the elements that make up your personality?

 

Dr. Samuel Barondes:
Personality is defined as the enduring, the enduring of thoughts, feelings and actions that are characteristic of a person.
 


Dr. Samuel Barondes

Our Electronics Culture

April 12, 2016

 

Interview with Thomas Cooper, PhD author of the book Fast Media, Media Fast: How to Clear Your Mind and Invigorate Your Life In an Age of Media Overload

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Technology has changed our lives but that change is not all good for all people, for some it has become an addiction.

 

Thomas Cooper PhD:
People unable to leave their cell phone, to leave their hand held device, people unable to stop watching sports every night, those kinds of media addictions allow us to become the first culture to spend more time with machines than with each other.
 


Thomas Cooper, PhD

Essentials Of Success

April 8, 2016

 

Interview with Bob Doyle, author of the book Follow Your Passion, Find Your Power: Everything You Need to Know about the Law of Attraction

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Whether or not you’re successful is the result of several factors including, luck, who you know, and being at the right place at the right time but there’s more to it than that.

 

Bob Doyle:
A person who takes action and plays a big game is going to get better results than a person who plays small and is not sure where they’re going.
 


Bob Doyle

How To Be A Good Conversationalist

April 7, 2016

 

Interview with Don Gabor, author of the book How To Start A Conversation And Make Friends

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When you speak with people in an attempt to establish a relationship, it’s important to realize what people are looking for in a conversation.

 

Don Gabor:
#1 is they want your attention; they want to know that you are listening – this is a basic human desire.
 


Don Gabor

Where Our Beliefs Come From

April 6, 2016

 

Interview with Michael Shermer, author of the book The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies---How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Any political, social or religious view you have had to come from somewhere.

 

Michael Shermer:
The #1 predictor of anybody’s political party or their religious faith is that of their parents – not everybody’s like that there’s intervening variables, if you have high conflict with your parents you’re likely to go the opposite way.
 


Michael Shermer

Mental Depression

April 5, 2016

 

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

 

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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

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