Something You Should Know about Human Behavior


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

You & Your Clutter

May 7, 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:
You probably have clutter in your life and clutter isn’t necessarily all bad.

 

Dorothy Breininger:
Your clutter is sometimes your identity. On the back of my book the 1800GotJunk CEO actually wrote a quick testimonial that says, “You are what you can’t get rid of.”
 


Dorothy Breininger

Completing Projects You Start

May 2, 2013

 

Interview with Michelle LaBrosse, Founder of Cheetah Learning

 

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Mike Carruthers:
75% of all the projects you start you never finish, why? Mostly because of distractions.

 

Michelle LaBrosse:
And now like today with our smartphones there’s more and more things to get us distracted. And these distractions are like little addictions they give you a little dopamine rush.
 

 

 


Michelle LaBrosse

Are You Doing What You Are Meant To Do?

April 17, 2013

 

Interview with James Cusumano, author of the book Balance: The Business - Life Connection

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Are you happy and fulfilled by the work you do?

 

James Cusumano:
There’s 1 study done with 93 thousand people which says 80% of people in varying degrees are not connected or engaged to what they’re doing.
 


James Cusumano

Technology Etiquette - Part 2

April 17, 2013

 

Interview with Daniel Post Senning, author of the book Emily Post's Manners in a Digital World: Living Well Online

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Etiquette and manners regarding cell phone use and technology in public are still evolving. However…

 

Daniel Post Senning:
The golden rule is that you want to give your attention to the people you’re with so you don’t want your mobile device to become a distraction and from the very important, very real personal interactions that are going on around you all of the time.
 


Daniel Post Senning

Technology Etiquette

April 16, 2013

 

Interview with Daniel Post Senning, author of the book Emily Post's Manners in a Digital World: Living Well Online

 

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Mike Carruthers:
With cell phones and new technology manners and etiquette seem to be changing some would say declining.

 

Daniel Post Senning:
Every generation faces the changes that occur in manners and ask itself are manners in decline? And the answer is no, the good news is that there are always new manners that are coming into being also.
 


Daniel Post Senning

Why Some Things Catch On - And Others Don't

April 11, 2013

 

Interview with Jonah Berger, author of the book Contagious: Why Things Catch On

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When you look at products, restaurants, even videos an YouTube some of them really catch on and others don’t, why?

 

Jonah Berger:
You might thought that it’s random or luck, well it’s not luck there’s some science behind it.
 


Jonah Berger

Keeping Up With The Jones's

April 5, 2013

 

Interview with Shira Boss, author of the book Green With Envy: A Whole New Way to Look at Financial (Un)Happiness

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Never being satisfied, always wanting more, trying to keep up with the Jones's - whatever you call it, it may be human nature.

 

Shira Boss:
I think it's human and even animal nature to want to be the biggest and best on the block type of thing - it's part of the American dream - it's all based on doing better, constantly.
 


Shira Boss

Rethinking Workplace Values & Virtues

April 4, 2013

 

Interview with Jake Breeden, author of the book Tipping Sacred Cows: Kick the Bad Work Habits that Masquerade as Virtues

 

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Mike Carruthers:
In our quest for success in the workplace we embrace certain ideas that maybe need a 2nd look. An example is creativity.

 

Jake Breeden:
Creativity is a virtue in some cases. But in other cases creativity is just an excuse for narcissism.
 


Jake Breeden

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