Something You Should Know about Human Behavior

Getting Good At Saying No

January 28, 2014


Interview with Jana Kemp, author of the book No! How One Simple Word Can Transform Your Life




Mike Carruthers:
Although it's difficult, being able to say "no" to people has some real benefits.


Jana Kemp:
When we learn to say no more effectively we actually feel less stress in our lives. By learning to say no and keeping our resolve other people start to respect our personal boundaries and our professional boundaries.

Jana Kemp

Making Changes That Stick

January 27, 2014


Interview with Caroline Arnold, author of the book Small Move, Big Change: Using Microresolutions to Transform Your Life Permanently




Mike Carruthers:
New Year’s resolutions often fail, micro-resolutions often succeed.


Caroline Arnold:
One of the rules of a micro-resolution is pays off up front. So if I want to be neater and what I’m going to do is make my bed before I go to work and I’ve never done that before – that’s what I get, that’s my success.

Caroline Arnold

Setting & Achieving Goals

January 24, 2014


Interview with Steven M. Shapiro, author of the book Goal-Free Living: How to Have the Life You Want NOW!




Mike Carruthers:
January is the month we tend to set our goals for the new year and for our future. But interesting thing about goals…


Steven M. Shapiro:
Goals are good if you use them in moderation, the problem for most people is that they tend to have a grip on you and they prevent you from really living life the way you really want to because you've convinced yourself that you will be happy when you achieve your goal.

Steven M. Shapiro

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




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




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




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




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


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



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




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




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

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