Something You Should Know about Intuition


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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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!

 

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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.

 

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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

 

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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

Finding Opportunity In Chance

April 24, 2012

 

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

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Your life and career are partly the result of planning but also in large part the result in chance.

 

Thor Muller:
The test of this idea is to ask yourself 20 years ago or 10 years ago did I have plans where I am today?
 


Thor Muller

Can You Trust People?

January 17, 2011

 

Interview with Stephen M.R.Covey, author of the book Smart Trust: Creating Prosperity, Energy, and Joy in a Low-Trust World

 

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Mike Carruthers:
We are probably less trusting of other people today than ever before.

 

Stephen M.R. Covey:
In a low trust world we tend to become more suspicious, more cynical, more distrusting because none of us want to get burned.
 


Stephen M.R. Covey

What Is Your Gut Instinct?

October 19, 2011

 

Interview with Mary Ellen O’Toole, author of the book Dangerous Instincts: How Gut Feelings Betray Us

 

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Mike Carruthers:
My gut instinct told me it was the right thing to do. How often have you said that?

 

Mary Ellen O’Toole:
It’s this reliance on these mystical concepts that really cannot be described, you can’t refine your gut, you can’t improve your gut.
 


Mary Ellen O'Toole

How To Find Your Next Great Idea

 

May 5, 2011

 

Interview with Andy Boynton, author of the book The Idea Hunter: How to Find the Best Ideas and Make them Happen

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Of course it’s possible that a great idea can be the result of ah ha moment, but most great ideas actually take a very different course.

 

Andy Boynton:
I think we know enough about innovation and studying innovation by now the best ideas are combinations of old ideas – and that it’s not the divine moment.
 


Andy Boynton

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