Something You Should Know about Human Behavior

The Value Of Self-Help Books

October 14, 2013


Interview with Dr. Paul Pearsall, author of the book The Last Self-Help Book You'll Ever Need




Mike Carruthers:
The self-help movement - it's a multi-billion dollar a year industry. But not everyone thinks it's such a great thing.

Dr. Paul Pearsall:
The idea of "self-help" has always really been that you've got to be better than you are, that you're not happy enough, you ought to be happier. Those are the kinds of ideas that have very little scientific merit.

Dr. Paul Pearsall

Doing What's Important To You

October 9, 2013


Interview with Jones Loflin, author of the book Getting to It: Accomplishing the Important, Handling the Urgent, and Removing the Unnecessary




Mike Carruthers:
Do you know what your “it” is?


Jones Loflin:
“It” is your most important thing “I” “T” your important thing of the moment. And getting to it as simple as it sounds is difficult in today’s world of a lot of “something else’s”.

Jones Loflin

Fear & Courage

October 7, 2013


Interview with Dr. Gordon Livingston, author of the book The Thing You Think You Cannot Do: Thirty Truths about Fear and Courage




Mike Carruthers:
Fear keeps us from doing things and courage is what gets us over our fear.


Dr. Gordon Livingston:
Fear itself is an emotion; courage is not an emotion courage is expressed in behavior.

Dr. Gordon Livingston

Our Victim Mentality

October 2, 2013


Interview with Larry Winget, author of the book Grow a Pair: How to Stop Being a Victim and Take Back Your Life, Your Business, and Your Sanity




Mike Carruthers:
Our society has become very politically correct and some people are tired of it.


Larry Winget:
I watched a lady on television the other day that said she was tired of being called a liar she’s truth challenged. I went, “Really? You’re truth challenged? No lady if you say something that isn’t true it makes you a liar” - but see that’s considered mean and that’s harsh.

Larry Winget

When People Tick You Off

September 23, 2013


Interview with Kay Potetz, author of the book Take It Back: The Personal Power You Give Away Everyday




Mike Carruthers:
Do you ever get upset when someone is rude or ignores you?


Kay Potetz PhD:
I think many times the trigger mechanism for getting upset is when somebody does not live up to your expectations. For example I hold the door for you and you just walk through, you don’t even say thank you or anything – that triggers a lot of people off.

Kay Potetz PhD

Fear In The Workplace

September 18, 2013


Interview with Laurie Cure, author of the book Leading without Fear




Mike Carruthers:
Fear is basically worrying about what might happen. And fear often stops us from doing things it shouldn’t.


Laurie Cure:
Fear is about having too much future. And so when you talk about this notion of “what ifing”- when we “what if” we really stay in this future state. And 99% of all the things we see in our minds eye actually never come to fruition.

Laurie K. Cure PhD

Don't Be A Crime Victim

September 17, 2013


Interview with Salvatore Restrelli, author of the book Maximum Retribution




Mike Carruthers:
Interesting thing about people who get mugged or attacked.


Salvatore Restrelli:
All of the victims I’ve ever spoke to always told me they had a bad feeling that something was about to happen. But instead of acting on it they continued on and they got themselves in the situation that became horrible for them.



August 28, 2013


Interview with Will Bowen, author of the book the A Complaint Free World: How to Stop Complaining and Start Enjoying the Life You Always Wanted




Mike Carruthers:
Complaining is kind of a national past time. 


Will Bowen:
The average person complains over twenty times a day. And so they're putting that negative energy out there and then they can't understand why their lives aren't the way they would like them to be.

Will Bowen

Finding Courage To Succeed

August 23, 2013


Interview with Margie Warrell, author of the book Find Your Courage: 12 Acts for Becoming Fearless at Work and in Life




Mike Carruthers: 
To get what you want in life takes courage. 


Margie Warrell:
As human beings we fail far more from timidity than we do from over-daring. As we look back on life, we regret a lot more of the things we didn't do than the things we did.

Margie Warrell

People Who Are Always Late

August 15, 2013


Interview with Diana Delonzor, author of the book Never Be Late Again: 7 Cures for the Punctually Challenged




Mike Carruthers:
Don’t you hate it when people are always late? Well don’t take it personally.


Diana Delonzor:
Most late people I found were late for everything. It didn’t matter if it was a wedding, a funeral, a job interview they tended to be late for everything.

Diana Delonzor

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