May 22, 2015

 

Interview with James O’Connor, author of the book Cuss Control: The Complete Book on How to Curb Your Cursing

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you swear a lot, people notice.

 

James O'Connor:
They might think you are not very mature or you lack intelligence. And if a lot of your swearing is related to complaining and criticizing, you're kind of a negative person.

 


James O'Connor


May 21, 2015

 

Interview with Jeff Motske, CFP, author of the book The Couple's Guide to Financial Compatibility: Avoid Fights about Spending and Saving--and Build a Happy and Secure Future Together

 

www.jeffmotske.com

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Perhaps one of the main reasons couples fight about money is they never talk about money until there’s something to fight about.

 

Jeff Motske:
When you’re proactive and not reactive you find a completely different financial life together.

 


Jeff Motske, CFP


May 20, 2015

 

Interview with Linda Kaplan Thaler author of The Power of Nice: How to Conquer the Business World With Kindness

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you want to get ahead, is being nice a good thing or a bad thing?

 

Linda Kaplan Thaler:
You know, "nice" has been getting a bad rap. "Nice" is defined by people as someone who's milquetoast - you can step all over them. The fact of the matter is, it's probably the toughest four letter word you'll ever learn.

 


Linda Kaplan Thaler

 


May 19, 2015

 

 

Interview with Jonathan Berent author of Beyond Shyness: How to Conquer Social Anxieties

 

www.social-anxiety.com

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Mike Carruthers:
More people have social or performance anxiety than perhaps anyone realized. You know that fear of giving a presentation or the fear of looking foolish or nervous
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Jonathan Berent:
And I’ve had countless people who have told me things like, “You know I’m thinking of getting into a car accident tomorrow on the way to work because I have to give a presentation and there’s no way I’m going to do it.”
 

Jonathan Berent

 


May 18, 2015

 

Interview with Josh Davis, author of the book Two Awesome Hours: Science-Based Strategies to Harness Your Best Time and Get Your Most Important Work Done

 

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Mike Carruthers:
In order to be as productive as possible it’s important to recognize…

 

Josh Davis:
…that we’re not going to be at our peak all day long every minute and we don’t need to be. There’s a lot of stuff that doesn’t need our best mental energy.
 


Josh Davis


May 15, 2015

Part 2 of Interview with David Ropeik, author of Risk!: A Practical Guide for Deciding What's Really Safe and What's Really Dangerous in the World Around You

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Mike Carruthers:
Assessing what's truly risky in life isn't easy - and there's no simple equation either.

 

David Ropeik:
It's not this linear, statistical thing that the media likes to say, "We're too afraid of shark attack and not afraid enough of heart disease." Yeah that's true but it really doesn't work itself out in a kind of a mathematical sort of way.
 


David Ropeik

 


 May 14, 2015

Interview with David Ropeik, author of Risk!: A Practical Guide for Deciding What's Really Safe and What's Really Dangerous in the World Around You

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Mike Carruthers:
How we decide what's risky or scary doesn't necessarily follow logic…

 

David Ropeik:
In olden times it was pretty easy to figure out what was dangerous -  it was the lion that was attacking or it was the guy with the club - and risks were obvious.
 

David Ropeik


May 13, 2015

 

Interview with Walt Brinker, author of the book Roadside Survival: Low-tech Solutions to Automobile Breakdowns

 

www.roadsidesurvival.com

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If it’s ever happened to you, you know that having your car break down is a terrible experience and often preventable.

 

Walt Brinker:
Three quarters of the people I stop for have tire related issues, the other 25% are a combination of out of gas, the car just cut off usually because of a loose electrical connection someplace.
 


Walt Brinker


May 12, 2015

Interview with Patrick Quillin, R.D., author of Wisdom and Healing Power of Whole Foods
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Mike Carruthers:
Eating a healthy diet has benefits you may not be aware of.

 

Patrick Quillin, R.D.:
There is a synergism that goes on in whole foods that's beyond the sum of the parts.
 


Patrick Quillin, R.D.


May 11, 2015

 

Interview with David Feldman, author of the book Supersurvivors: The Surprising Link Between Suffering and Success

 

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Mike Carruthers:
How many have you heard what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger? Or when life gives you lemons you make lemonade? But when you really study people who have bounced back from trauma in life…

 

David Feldman:
All have said what did not help them was positive thinking. What did not help them was silver lining look on the bright side thinking.

 


David Feldman


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