Something You Should Know about Personality


Timid Passive People

April 17, 2014

 

Interview with Dennis D. Adams, author of the Honest, Direct, Respectful: Three Simple Words that will Change your Life

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Would you consider yourself a passive person or a reactive person?


Dennis Adams:

I think that eighty percent of people in any given population are passive and I think that twenty percent are reactive by nature.
 


Dennis D. Adams

Meeting People & Creating Contacts

April 15, 2014

 

Interview with Anne Baber, author of the book Make Your Contacts Count: Networking Know-How for Business and Career Success

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Getting out there and meeting new people is extremely important in order to get ahead professionally and socially and yet…
 
Anne Baber:
About sixty percent of Americans are now saying that they are shy. That number has ratcheted upward from forty percent only ten years ago.

Anne Baber

Improving Parent/Adult Children Relationships

April 14, 2014

 

Interview with Jane Isay, author of the book Walking on Eggshells: Navigating the Delicate Relationship Between Adult Children and Parents

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Many adult children have some difficulty in their relationship with their parents and that difficulty can grow into real conflict, however…

 

Jane Isay:
Tiny changes in the parents' behavior can make very large changes in the relationship - a loving email that doesn't need a response or a phone call without an agenda.
 


Jane Isay

Your Different Personalities

April 10, 2014

 

Interview with Rita Carter, author of the book Multiplicity: The New Science of Personality, Identity, and the Self

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When you think about it we all have several different personalities inside each of us.

 

Rita Carter:
So, for example, a mother - she has to be Mom at breakfast time; three hours later she might be in a board meeting where she's got to be very assertive and think about big things. And she kind of needs to keep those things separate.

 


Rita Carter

Toxic Guilt

April 9, 2014

 

Interview with Susan Carrell, author of the book Escaping Toxic Guilt: Five Proven Steps to Free Yourself from Guilt for Good!

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Guilt is a useful emotion. It keeps us from doing bad things. Toxic guilt, on the other hand, is not so good.

 

Susan Carrell:
Toxic guilt is good guilt that's gone wrong. It's the kind of guilt that keeps you trapped in relationships or situations that you really do not want to be in.
 


Susan Carrell

Should You Always "Do Your Best"?

February 28, 2014

 

Interview with Bob Wright, co-author of the book Transformed!: The Science of Spectacular Living

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You likely learned at a very early age to always do your best.

 

Bob Wright:
I don’t know that I’ve done my best more than maybe 5 instances in my life. I think what matters more is that I’m honest with myself about what I did, how much I invested and don’t expect a big return from a little investment.
 


Dr. Bob Wright

Being More Persuasive

February 21, 2014

 

Interview with Gary Hankins, author of the book The Power of the Pitch: Transform Yourself into a Persuasive Presenter and Win More Business

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Everyone has to sell, we sell ourselves, we sell our ideas, we have to persuade so remember…

 

Gary Hankins:
People will not buy from us; they won't be persuaded by us if they don't like us.
 


Gary Hankins

Identifying Your Strengths & Weaknesses

February 6, 2014

 

Interview with Marcus Buckingham, author of the book The One Thing You Need to Know: ... About Great Managing, Great Leading, and Sustained Individual Success

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Here's a good way to determine what your weaknesses are…

 

Marcus Buckingham:
It's an activity that when you're not doing it, you don't look forward to it and when you are doing it you can't wait to stop. Well, you're never going to learn to love that.
 


Marcus Buckingham

Handling The Big Stresses In Life - Part 2

February 5, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Amit Sood, author of the book The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When you feel stress you worry but when you’re really stressed out that worry can turn to fear.

 
Dr. Amit Sood:
Worry is healthy but fear is not healthy. Worry lets you cross the road with caution, fear freezes you on one side.

Dr. Amit Sood

Who Are You - What Should You Be?

January 31, 2014

 

Interview with Larry Ackerman, author of the book The Identity Code: The 8 Essential Questions for Finding Your Purpose and Place in the World

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You've heard this all of your life. You can be anything you want if you aim high and work hard.

 


Larry Ackerman:

But that's a lie. You can't be anything you want to be in this world. At the same time you have far more potential than you know.
 


Larry Ackerman

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