October 29, 2014

 

Interview with Laurie Puhn, author of the book Instant Persuasion

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When you complain to someone you're really trying to persuade them to do something. Although usually we're not very good at this.

 

Laurie Puhn, J.D.:
And what I mean by that is, lets say you have a problem you want your spouse to do more chores around the house. You could say, " Honey you really need to do more around the house I'm taking care of everything myself and this just isn't fair."
 


Laurie Puhn


October 28, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Neal Adams, author of the book Healthy Vision: Prevent and Reverse Eye Disease through Better Nutrition

 

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Mike Carruthers:
In addition to all the things exercise is good for it also turns out, according to a new study, to be good for your eyes.

 

Dr. Neal Adams:
In fact this study showed that physical activity over a 20 year period decreased your risk of having poor vision by a whopping 60%.
 


Dr. Neal Adams


October 27, 2014

 

Interview with Scott Eblin, author of the book Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Do you feel like you’re overworked and overwhelmed?

 

Scott Eblin:
The first thing I would say if you’re overworked and overwhelmed is you’re probably in a state of chronic fight or flight. And we all know what fight or flight is right? It’s useful in emergency situations but life is not a continuous emergency.
 


Scott Eblin


October 24, 2014

 

Interview with Laura Lee, author of the book The Pocket Encyclopedia of Aggravation: 101 Things that Annoy, Bother, Chafe, Disturb, Enervate, Frustrate, Grate, Harass, Irk, Jar, Mife, Nettle, ... Trouble, Upset, Vex, Worry and X,Y Z You!

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Life is full of little aggravations. Some of them have interesting explanations. For example, when toast falls on the floor, why does it always land butter side down?


Laura Lee:

It really does do that, and it’s not because the top is heavier or anything like that. It has to do with the height of tables.
 


Laura Lee


October 23, 2014

 

Interview with Lon Safko, author of the book The Fusion Marketing Bible: Fuse Traditional Media, Social Media, & Digital Media to Maximize Marketing

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Social media everybody’s talking about social media; Facebook, Twitter and the rest of them as the way to reach people and market products. But things are changing.

 

Lon Safko:
If it was 3 years ago if I was doing a webinar I could charge 150 bucks and get 100 people there. Then 2 years ago I could charge 50 bucks and get 100 people now I can’t get 50 people even if it’s free.
 


Lon Safko


October 22, 2014

 

Interview with Ted Spiker, author of the book Down Size: 12 Truths for Turning Pants-Splitting Frustration into Pants-Fitting Success

 
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Mike Carruthers:
If you’ve tried to do it you know that losing weight has a lot to do with your attitude and behavior.
 
Ted Spiker:
I just recently wrote a piece for Time in which I said is one the keys to dealing with weight loss is re-shifting the way we think about leadership.

Ted Spiker


October 21, 2014

 

Interview with Catherine Kaputa, author of the book Women Who Brand: How Smart Women Promote Themselves and Get Ahead

 

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Mike Carruthers:
People have been talking about personal branding for a long time but the definition of the term has changed.

 

Catherine Kaputa:
You know in the early days personal branding was your image and reputation and it was kind of more your visual kind of interest. And I think today it’s expanded it’s really everything you do to market yourself to be more successful.
 


Catherine Kaputa


October 20, 2014

 

Interview with Catherine Kaputa, author of the book Women Who Brand: How Smart Women Promote Themselves and Get Ahead

 

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Mike Carruthers:
As an employee have you ever thought to yourself…

 

Catherine Kaputa:
How come the people that are good schmoozers with senior management are getting promoted more than the rest of us who are really working hard down in the trenches?
 


Catherine Kaputa


October 17, 2014

 

Interview with Kathy Hayward, co-author of the book Wise Words for Employees: Becoming Indispensable

 

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Mike Carruthers:
It’s important to remember that there’s a big difference between being good at your job and being a good employee.

 

Kathy Hayward:
I so often see that people think that "I do a really great job and I produce a hundred widgets per day so they’ll never let me go," and they’re really shocked when they are let go because they were a problem employee.
 

 


October 16, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Davis Liu, author of the book The Thrifty Patient: Vital Insider Tips for Saving Money and Staying Healthy

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Going for your annual physical is it really necessary?

 

Dr. Davis Liu:
A recent article, as recent as 2007 said this, 2002 said this – there’s no medical evidence that saves lives and it makes sense.
 


Dr. Davis Liu


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