Something You Should Know about Intuition

Performing Under Pressure - Part 2

July 7, 2015


Interview with Dr. Hendrie Weisinger, author of the book Performing Under Pressure: The Science of Doing Your Best When It Matters Most




Mike Carruthers:
One way to perform better under pressure is the reframe the task as an opportunity rather than a pressure situation.


Dr. Hendrie Weisinger:
The key is to minimize the injurious affects that pressure has - it downgrades our thinking, our judgement it even bends our ethics.

Dr. Hendrie Weisinger

How You Handle Change

May 1, 2015


Interview with Ariane de Bonvoisin author of The First 30 Days: Your Guide to Any Change (and Loving Your Life More)




Mike Carruthers:
When you ask most people how well they cope with change in life, you typically hear….


Ariane de Bonvoisin:
“I hate change, I resist change, I’m bad at change…” So I know that is a very classic, typical response.

Ariane de Bonvoisin

Using Surprise To Your Advantage


April 15, 2015


Interview with Andy Nulman, author of Pow! Right Between the Eyes: Profiting from the Power of Surprise


Mike Carruthers:
To be more successful, whether as a business or as an individual, one often overlooked strategy is the power of surprise.


Andy Nulman:
The definition here is it's the constant expansion of the boundaries of delightful extremes. What you want to make sure you do is delight a customer.

Andy Nulman



Love & Intuition

December 26, 2014


Interview with Laura Day, author of the book Practical Intuition in Love: Let Your Intuition Guide You to the Love of Your Life




Mike Carruthers:
When we meet new people, we often worry about rejection however…

Laura Day:

When people make contact in a caring and respectful manner that contact rarely goes awry. It’s learning how to make contact that way.

Laura Day

How To Handle Tough Questions

October 23, 2013


Interview with Jerry Weissman, author of the book In the Line of Fire: How to Handle Tough Questions...When It Counts




Mike Carruthers:
Are you good at handling tough questions? Want to be better at it? Then try a technique called buffering. 


Jerry Weissman:
Buffer is a paraphrase, and a paraphrase is a very carefully stated restatement of the question, stripping all of the emotion, all of the adjectives, going right down to the nouns and verbs of the key issues.


Jerry Weissman

Psychology Of How We Relate To Others

August 5, 2013


Interview with David McRaney, author of the book You Are Now Less Dumb: How to Conquer Mob Mentality, How to Buy Happiness, and All the Other Ways to Outsmart Yourself




Mike Carruthers:
The psychology behind how we relate to each other is fascinating. For instance there’s something called the illusion of asymmetric insight.


David McRaney:
And the illusion of asymmetric insight is the belief that I am an iceberg and that you only see the very top of the iceberg coming out of the water. But you tend to believe that everyone else in your life you can see what’s beneath the water.

David McRaney

Habits Of Wealthy People

January 2, 2013


Interview with Thomas Corley, CPA, author of the book Rich Habits - The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals




Mike Carruthers:
When you compare wealthy people with people who don’t have money you find that…


Thomas Corley, CPA:
Their daily activities are just completely different in many respects and I summarized these difference into what I call 10 common success habits that wealthy people have.

Thomas Corley CPA

How To Connect With New People

September 21, 2012


Interview with Jill Spiegel, author of the book Jill Spiegel's How To Talk To Anyone About Anything!




Mike Carruthers:
Are you one of those people who has trouble mingling at parties - maybe because you’re just not good at small talk?


Jill Spiegel:
First of all there’s no such thing as small talk even when you start conversations with, “What a beautiful day.” Or a compliment like, “I love your tie.” You give people a psychological and emotional lift that makes them want to talk to you.

Jill Spiegel

Where Great Talent Comes From

June 22, 2012


Interview with Daniel Coyle, author of the book The Talent Code: Greatness Isn't Born. It's Grown. Here's How.




Mike Carruthers:
When you study true champions, you find they don't just practice a lot - they practice on the "edge of their ability".


Daniel Coyle:
When you practice on the edge of your ability, you're able to essentially re- wire your brain.

Daniel Coyle

Finding Opportunity In Chance Events - Part 2

April 25, 2012


Interview with Thor Muller, author of the book Get Lucky: How to Put Planned Serendipity to Work for You and Your Business




Mike Carruthers:
Luck can be a powerful force for your success if you understand how to use it.


Thor Muller:
Well we all know that there’s such a thing as blind luck when you’re struck by lightning what we talk about is something called serendipity. And serendipity involves chance but it also involves doing something with that chance what we call creativity. 

Thor Muller

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