Something You Should Know about Staying Positive

Should You Always "Do Your Best"?

February 28, 2014


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




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

The Good Part Of Failure

February 24, 2014


Interview with Megan McArdle, author of the book The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success




Mike Carruthers:
No one likes to fail but you can make it easier on yourself.


Megan McArdle:
By focusing less on the person than on the process – you know success and failure they’re not something that you are, they’re something that happened.

Megan McArdle

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




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

Handling The Big Stresses In Life

February 4, 2014


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




Mike Carruthers:
Who hasn’t gotten stressed out over something?  And that stress you feel when that happens is basically you struggling with worry.

Dr. Amit Sood:
It is the struggle with what was, what is and what might be. It is our brain facing greater uncertainty than our brain is used to.

Dr. Amit Sood

Setting & Achieving Goals

January 24, 2014


Interview with Steven M. Shapiro, author of the book Goal-Free Living: How to Have the Life You Want NOW!




Mike Carruthers:
January is the month we tend to set our goals for the new year and for our future. But interesting thing about goals…


Steven M. Shapiro:
Goals are good if you use them in moderation, the problem for most people is that they tend to have a grip on you and they prevent you from really living life the way you really want to because you've convinced yourself that you will be happy when you achieve your goal.

Steven M. Shapiro

Keys To A More Successful Life

January 23, 2014


Interview with Alan C. Fox, author of the book People Tools: 54 Strategies for Building Relationships, Creating Joy, and Embracing Prosperity




Mike Carruthers:
If you want a more rewarding life take more risks.


Alan C. Fox:
If you take more chances in your life, and I’m not talking about stupid chances, but take a little bit more chance tell someone you love them. I think you’ll be rather surprised and delighted by the results.

Alan C. Fox

Finding Success in 2014

January 15, 2014


Interview with Randy Kay, author of the book Daily Keys to Success




Mike Carruthers:
If 2014 is the year you truly want to find success it can help to understand that…


Randy Kay:
There are 6 categories or primary areas in life that define our success or that is our wellbeing; career, our social life, our spiritual life, community, financial life, and also our physical being.

Randy Kay


December 27, 2013


Interview with Hamilton Beazley, author of the book No Regrets: A Ten-Step Program for Living in the Present and Leaving the Past Behind



Mike Carruthers:
With the freshness of the New Year, it might be a good time to look at letting go of some of the regrets you have about your life.

Hamilton Beazley:

Regretting is the act of revisiting past decisions or events, comparing them to what might have been, wishing they had been different, and suffering emotionally because they're not.

Hamilton Beazley

Accomplishing Goals

November 19, 2013


Interview with Shannon Cassidy, author of the book The 5 Degree Principle: How Small Changes Lead to Big Results




Mike Carruthers:
One way to make sure you’re productive and working towards your goals is to ask yourself…


Shannon Cassidy:
What must I get done today – and asking the question what must I get done today is a far better question than what do I have to do today or what should I do today.

Shannon Cassidy

Dealing With Adversity

November 6, 2013


Interview with Dr. Norman Rosenthal, author of the book The Gift of Adversity: The Unexpected Benefits of Life's Difficulties, Setbacks, and Imperfections




Mike Carruthers:
Adversity; tough times they happen to all of us.


Dr. Normal Rosenthal:
Adversity is a necessary part of life that it happens in 3 contexts; bad luck, bad judgment and when you voluntarily take on the adversity.

Dr. Norman Rosenthal

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