Something You Should Know about Human Behavior


Keys To A More Successful Life

January 23, 2014

 

Interview with Alan C. Fox, author of the book People Tools: 54 Strategies for Building Relationships, Creating Joy, and Embracing Prosperity

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you want a more rewarding life take more risks.

 

Alan C. Fox:
If you take more chances in your life, and I’m not talking about stupid chances, but take a little bit more chance tell someone you love them. I think you’ll be rather surprised and delighted by the results.
 


Alan C. Fox

Organizing Your Space

January 17, 2014

 

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

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Stuff, clutter, junk whatever you call it, we tend to keep a lot of it around. Why?

 


Peter Walsh:

Overwhelmingly I see it as being something that keeps people out of the present. It's a lot of stuff from the past for example you know, "this is all my mothers' stuff, I couldn't possibly let it go."
 


Peter Walsh

Your Purpose In Life

January 10, 2014

 

Interview with Robert Michael Fried, author of the book A Marketing Plan for Life: 12 Essential Business Principles to Create Meaning, Happiness, and True Success

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Ask yourself this question. What is your true purpose in life?


Robert Michael Fried:

There was a study by this Dr. Morton who asked three thousand people what their life’s purpose was, Mike. And ninety-four percent - a whopping ninety-four percent - said they had no idea what their true purpose in life is.
 


Robert Michael Fried

Coping With Shyness

January 7, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Bernardo Carducci, author of the book Shyness: A Bold New Approach

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Just about all of us have been in a situation where we have felt shy.


Dr. Bernardo Carducci:

Characteristic features of shyness include excessive self-conciseness, excessive self-preoccupation, and excessive negative evaluation.
 


Dr. Bernardo Carducci

Regrets

December 27, 2013

 

Interview with Hamilton Beazley, author of the book No Regrets: A Ten-Step Program for Living in the Present and Leaving the Past Behind

 

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Mike Carruthers:
With the freshness of the New Year, it might be a good time to look at letting go of some of the regrets you have about your life.


Hamilton Beazley:

Regretting is the act of revisiting past decisions or events, comparing them to what might have been, wishing they had been different, and suffering emotionally because they're not.
 


Hamilton Beazley

Handling Embarrassment

December 24, 2013

 

Interview with David Allyn, author of the book I Can't Believe I Just Did That

 

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Mike Carruthers:
That uncomfortable fear of embarrassment, you know the feeling.


David Allyn:
They are often things we want to accomplish, conversations we want to have and we don't do them because we are concerned or afraid with what people think of us if we try.
 


David Allyn

What Is Good - And Bad - Branding?

December 13, 2013

 

Interview with Bill Schley, author of the book Why Johnny Can't Brand: Rediscovering the lost art of the Big Idea

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Everyone in business today is talking about branding; you've got to have a brand, what is a brand?

 

Bill Schley:
When people think of your name, you stand for something that's different than all of your competitors that people want.
 


Bill Schley

How Anger Can Sabotage Your Success

December 10, 2013

 

Interview with Deidre Combs, author of the book Worst Enemy, Best Teacher : How to Survive and Thrive with Opponents, Competitors, and the People Who Drive You Crazy

 

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Mike Carruthers:
How often have you gotten yourself in trouble by reacting to something someone said or wrote without stepping back and really thinking about it before you respond?

 

Deidre Combs:
Here's one tip that I use: is to remember if I want to respond right away, I shouldn't.
 


Deidre Combs

Science Of Personal Change - Part 2

December 4, 2013

 

Interview with Art Markman, PhD, author of the book Smart Change: Five Tools to Create New and Sustainable Habits in Yourself and Others

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Changing any significant behavior like losing weight is hard - partly because we typically don’t have a plan.

 

Art Markman, PhD:
So if you don’t have a plan for how you’re going to change your behavior then invariably something comes up that’s going to get in your way. It could be a temptation like that wonderful ice cream setting itself in your path.
 


Art Markman PhD

Science Of Personal Change

December 3, 2013

 

Interview with Art Markman, PhD, author of the book Smart Change: Five Tools to Create New and Sustainable Habits in Yourself and Others

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you’ve ever tried to alter a habit or make some significant change in your life you know it can be difficult.

 

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