Something You Should Know about Personality

The Problem With Perfection

October 31, 2014

Interview with Arthur Ciaramicoli, author of the book Performance Addiction: The Dangerous New Syndrome and How to Stop It from Ruining Your Life 



Mike Carruthers:
The definition of personal growth has changed somewhat in just the last few years. 


Arthur Ciaramicoli:
You know there used to be a time when self-growth meant spiritual growth. In our world today growing means achieving and perfecting. And if you're always focused on perfecting yourself you can't live within your own skin with comfort.

Arthur Ciaramicoli

Doing What's Important

October 14, 2013


Interview with Matthew Kelly, author of the book The Rhythm of Life: Living Every Day with Passion and Purpose




Mike Carruthers:
Think about it. We all have needs in 4 areas of life…

Matthew Kelley:
Physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual. Most simply defined, if you don’t eat, you will die.

Matthew Kelly

You Can't Always Be Nice

October 13, 2014


Interview with Todd Kashdan, PhD, author of the book The Upside of Your Dark Side: Why Being Your Whole Self--Not Just Your "Good" Self--Drives Success and Fulfillment




Mike Carruthers:
What’s required for you to be a good person and well regarded by others?


Dr. Todd Kashdan:
The message that’s in the zeitgeist right now in American culture is; be kind and giving all the time – that’s the way to live through life, that’s the way to be a good citizen and we thought to ourselves that’s a lot of pressure.

Dr. Todd Kashdan

Medical Miracles

September 11, 2014


Interview with Dr. Edward Creagan, author of the book How Not to Be My Patient: A Physician's Secrets for Staying Healthy and Surviving Any Diagnosis




Mike Carruthers: 
There are a lot of people walking around today who really should be dead.


Edward T. Creagan, M.D.:
I have a formal presentation on miracles and I have the Cat scans and I have the MR scans and I have the pathology report. Patients who should have died twenty-five years ago continue to live meaningful productive and creative lives.

Dr. Edward T. Creagan

Shy People

August 20, 2014


Interview with Bonnie Jacobson, author of the book The Shy Single: A Bold Guide to Dating for the Less-than-Bold Dater




Mike Carruthers:
Shyness, what is it exactly?


Bonnie Jacobson:
Shyness is an inborn trait, it's a predisposition towards fearfulness, it's biologically pre-determined.

Bonnie Jacobson

The Secret To Your Success- Part 2

August 6, 2014


Interview with Roger James Hamilton, author of the book The Millionaire Master Plan: Your Personalized Path to Financial Success




Mike Carruthers:
Different people have different ideas on how to succeed.


Roger James Hamilton:
When someone like Warren Buffet says don’t go out and take risk but do things you understand and then you have someone like Richard Branson who says no, no go out and do amazing things you’ve never done before. They’re actually saying the opposite of each other and they’re both right it’s just that they have different geniuses to get there.

Roger James Hamilton

The Secret To Your Success

August 5, 2014


Interview with Roger James Hamilton, author of the book The Millionaire Master Plan: Your Personalized Path to Financial Success




Mike Carruthers:
The road to success is different for all of us. In other words…


Roger James Hamilton:
Every one of us has got a genius but there’s that saying which is; we’re all born a genius but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it’s going for his old life thinking he’s stupid.

Roger James Hamilton

Insecure People

July 10, 2014


Interview with Joseph Nowinski, author of the book The Tender Heart: Conquering Your Insecurity




Mike Carruthers:
Would you consider yourself, or someone you know to be insecure?


Joseph Nowinski:
Insecurity is kind of a deep sense of being unsure about your place in the world, your value, symptoms include self-consciousness, a tendency to be very self-critical, easily hurt.

Joseph Nowinski

Why Some Adults Never Grow Up

July 8, 2014


Interview with Sonya Friedman, author of the book Take It From Here: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be




Mike Carruthers:
The obsession we have with staying young in our culture has had an interesting and perhaps less than desirable consequence.


Sonya Friedman:
We have unfortunately suggested to people that growing up and having responsibilities is not the better part of life, that being free and loose is really what makes life fun to live.

Dr. Sonya Friedman

Why Rejection Hurts So Much

June 3, 2014


Interview with Dr. Guy Winch author of the book Emotional First Aid: Practical Strategies for Treating Failure, Rejection, Guilt, and Other Everyday Psychological Injuries




Mike Carruthers:
Rejection is something we all face and mostly we’re just supposed to get over it but often it’s not quite that easy.


Dr. Guy Winch:
Well when we get rejected the interesting thing is that the same areas get activated in our brain that get activated when we experience physical pain.


Dr. Guy Winch

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