Something You Should Know about Human Behavior


How We Learn New Things

June 24, 2013

 

Interview with Josh Kaufman, author of the book The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything . . . Fast!

 

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Mike Carruthers:
How well you learn something new depends up in large part in how well you think you’re going to learn it.

 

Josh Kaufman:
So if you believe you have to be naturally talented at something in order to do it you’re not going to improve very quickly if at all.
 


Josh Kaufman

What Could Be Slowing Down Your Career?

June 11, 2013

 

Interview with Bob Azelby, co-author of the book Kiss Your BUT Good-Bye: How to Get Beyond the One Word That Stands Between You and Success

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Why do some people’s careers get stalled?

 

Bob Azelby:
The real issue that we find is some people believe, “Hey I’m not moving up because I haven’t been given the good projects, I’m not moving up because my boss doesn’t like me, or there’s nepotism.”
 


Bob Azelby

What Could Be Slowing Down Your Career? - Part 2

June 12, 2013

 

Interview with Bob Azelby, co-author of the book Kiss Your BUT Good-Bye: How to Get Beyond the One Word That Stands Between You and Success

 

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Mike Carruthers:
In every organization some people move up the ladder quickly while others are left behind wondering…

 

Bob Azelby:
“Hey I’ve done everything the companies asked me, why am I not getting the A projects, why am I not getting promoted, why am I not getting bigger bonuses?” 
 


Bob Azelby

Improving Your Sense Of Direction

June 2, 2013

 

Interview with Jan Carpman, co-author of the book Directional Sense: How to Find Your Way Around

www.directionalsense.com

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Mike Carruthers:
Some people simply have a better sense of direction than others it’s a real thing and it’s just the way it is.

 

Jan Carpman:
And many people who are directionally challenged don’t understand that – they’re so frustrated that they tend to give up.
 


Jan Carpman

Attitude Isn't Everything

May 31, 2013

 

Interview with John Maxwell, author of the book The Difference Maker: Making Your Attitude Your Greatest Asset

 

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Mike Carruthers:
“With the right attitude you can accomplish anything” – you’ve heard that before, however…

 

John Maxwell:
 It’s just not true. I know a lot of people who have a dream, believe in that dream, work hard to see that dream fulfilled but it’s just not in their skill set, and they’re not competent in that area.
 


John C. Maxwell

The Flaws Of Human Thinking - Part 2

May 29, 2013

 

Interview with Rolf Dobelli, author of the book The Art of Thinking Clearly

 

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Mike Carruthers:
More than we think we tend to make decisions based on emotion.

 

Rolf Dobelli:
For small things again it’s fine to go with your emotions. For big things don’t go with your emotions because they screw up your decision making process.
 


Rolf Dobelli

The Flaws Of Human Thinking

May 28, 2013

 

Interview with Rolf Dobelli, author of the book The Art of Thinking Clearly

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Sure you’re a wise decision maker of at least you’d like to think so. However…

 

Rolf Dobelli:
Our brain is a biological organ that is not made for this world it is made for a different world. It’s made for our ancestor past and that’s why we have these systematic thinking errors.
 


Rolf Dobelli

The Benefits Of A Positive Attitude

May 20, 2013

 

Interview with Dr. Hilary Tindle, author of the book Up: How Positive Outlook Can Transform Our Health and Aging

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Having a positive and optimistic outlook helps, it helps a lot.

 

Dr. Hilary Tindle:
Optimists have fewer heart attacks, they live longer, they live healthier, they’re better “copers”, they’re less likely to get depression, anxiety, etcetera.
 


Hilary Tindle M.D.

You & Your Clutter - Part 2

May 8, 2013

 

Interview with Dorothy Breininger, author of the book Stuff Your Face or Face Your Stuff: The Organized Approach to Lose Weight by Decluttering Your Life

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When people talk to a professional organizer about the clutter in their life what do they talk about?

 

Dorothy Breininger:
They tell me about their overwhelm or their paperwork or how the husband can’t fit the car in the garage. So time management, overwhelm, too much paper and not enough room in the garage. 

 


Dorothy Breininger

When Someone You Know Suffers A Loss

May 17, 2013

 

Interview with Terri Cannavo, author of the book So, You're Not Mother Teresa: Acts of Kindness and Gifts from the Heart

 

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Mike Carruthers:
As we go through life, people we know will suffer loss - loss of a family member, loss of a job - and we often don't know what to say.

 

Terri Cannavo:
And what I have found is the best thing to say if people have loss at whatever level - whether it's a pet, a job, a spouse - is "I am sorry for your loss", period.
 


Terri Cannavo

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