Something You Should Know about Human Behavior

Handling The Big Stresses In Life - Part 2

February 5, 2014


Interview with Dr. Amit Sood, author of the book The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living




Mike Carruthers:
When you feel stress you worry but when you’re really stressed out that worry can turn to fear.

Dr. Amit Sood:
Worry is healthy but fear is not healthy. Worry lets you cross the road with caution, fear freezes you on one side.

Dr. Amit Sood

Handling The Big Stresses In Life

February 4, 2014


Interview with Dr. Amit Sood, author of the book The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living




Mike Carruthers:
Who hasn’t gotten stressed out over something?  And that stress you feel when that happens is basically you struggling with worry.

Dr. Amit Sood:
It is the struggle with what was, what is and what might be. It is our brain facing greater uncertainty than our brain is used to.

Dr. Amit Sood

Who Are You - What Should You Be?

January 31, 2014


Interview with Larry Ackerman, author of the book The Identity Code: The 8 Essential Questions for Finding Your Purpose and Place in the World




Mike Carruthers:
You've heard this all of your life. You can be anything you want if you aim high and work hard.


Larry Ackerman:

But that's a lie. You can't be anything you want to be in this world. At the same time you have far more potential than you know.

Larry Ackerman

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

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