Something You Should Know about Human Behavior

Better Use Of Your Time

July 31, 2013


Interview with Ruth Klein, author of the book Time Management Secrets for Working Women




Mike Carruthers: 
Clutter can make it very difficult for anyone to concentrate and be productive. 


Ruth Klein:
So right from the get-go, I'm going to share something with you that is very easy and boy does it help. And that is... gather all of your junk and stack it - get it out of your sight, get it off of your desk.


Ruth Klein

Science Of Persuasion

July 22, 2013


Interview with Robert Cialdini, author of the book Yes!: 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive




Mike Carruthers: 
Persuasion is not so much an art at all.


Robert Cialdini:
It turns out it's an out-and-out solid science - fifty years of research.

Robert Cialdini

When Liars Lie

July 18, 2013


Interview with David J. Lieberman, author of the book You Can Read Anyone




Mike Carruthers:
People lie all the time and if you know what to look for you can tell.


David J. Lieberman:
Lets say that somebody is lying about having their car stolen and they're talking to police. Statistically they're more likely to use phrases such as: "That car and the car," instead of "My car or our car." 

David J. Lieberman

The Bad Choices We Make

July 16, 2013


Interview with Deborah Schwartz, author of the book Woman on Top




Mike Carruthers:
Choices we all make them and then beat ourselves up afterwards.


Deborah Schwartz:
If you realize that people make mistakes all the time, understand that, and stop being too judgmental - then you begin to focus on OK what’s next.

Deborah Schwartz

Getting Good At Saying No

July 12, 2013


Interview with Susan Newman, author of the bookThe Book of No: 250 Ways to Say It -- And Mean It and Stop People-pleasing Forever




Mike Carruthers:
Saying "No"... it's tough to do when someone asks for your help - why is that?


Susan Newman:
We're afraid that people won't like us that they'll think that we're uncaring or self-centered, even lazy - and for some people they don't like confrontation.


Susan Newman

Talking To Strangers

July 8, 2013


Interview with Marvin Brown, author of the book How to Meet and Talk to Anyone Anywhere... Anytime...




Mike Carruthers:
Ever feel shy or uncomfortable at a party or event when you’re surrounded by strangers?


Marvin Brown:
Statistically 95% of the people in the United States of America do not know how to go over to someone they don’t know and then begin a conversation.


Why Reaching For Goals Is Scary

July 5, 2013


Interview with Dr. Daniel Drubin, author of the book Letting Go of Your Bananas: How to Become More Successful by Getting Rid of Everything Rotten in Your Life




Mike Carruthers:
What keeps us from going after our goals and dreams? - usually fear.


Dr. Daniel T. Drubin:
Someone once said to me that when it comes to change - if it's not a little bit scary, it's probably not very worthwhile and probably not very interesting.

Dr. Daniel T. Drubin

How We Learn New Things - Part 2

June 25, 2013


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




Mike Carruthers:
You’ve likely heard that when it comes to learning something new kids are faster and better at it.


Josh Kaufman:
Completely false – they just pick up things differently and the fundamental differences are children tend to have a lot more unstructured free time (so they have more time to experiment and explore) they’re also way less self-conscious about not being good at something at first. 

Josh Kaufman

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!




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




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

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