November 24, 2014


Interview with Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo, author of the book Better than Perfect: 7 Strategies to Crush Your Inner Critic and Create a Life You Love




Mike Carruthers:
You probably are or know someone who is a perfectionist.


Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo:
Perfectionism is an all or nothing mentality. It goes way beyond wanting your junk drawer to be perfectly neat.

Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo

November 21, 2014


Interview with Dr. Alan Bonsteel, author of the book Stay Young, Start Now: A Family Doctor's Guide to More Energy, Less Stress and Better Sex




Mike Carruthers: 
Even though we know what it takes to get fit and stay healthy, too many of us just don't do it.

Dr. Alan Bonsteel:
We're putting on weight, and the numbers on weight these days-the numbers on people who are above "ideal weight" are really pretty scary. They're going up and up, and just no indication that that curve is dropping off any.


November 20, 2014


Interview with Alan C. Fox, author of the book People Tools for Business




Mike Carruthers:
If you’re going to get ahead in the world you’ve got to know how to make things happen. Here’s a story…


Alan C. Fox:
I came into my office after being gone for a few days on a Tuesday morning the elevator didn’t work, it’ stopped working it trapped someone in the elevator on Thursday afternoon and it still wasn’t fixed.

Alan C. Fox

November 19, 2014


Interview with Dr. Barry Gordon, author of the book Intelligent Memory: Improve Your Memory No Matter What Your Age




Mike Carruthers:
An interesting analogy to how your memory works, is a file cabinet.


Dr. Barry Gordon:
A file cabinet has a perfect memory, but if often isn't easy to find things in a file cabinet. There we have an example where something never forgets, but you simply can't remember, because you can't find it.

Dr. Barry Gordon

November 18, 2014


Interview with Dr. Paul Coleman, author of the book Finding Peace When Your Heart Is In Pieces: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Other Side of Grief, Loss, and Pain




Mike Carruthers:
Is money the thing that will make you happy? Hmmm - probably not.


Dr. Paul Coleman:
If you have up to about 75 thousand dollars income you’re probably pretty satisfied but it doesn’t necessarily make you deeply happy.

Paul Coleman PsyD

November 17, 2014


Interview with Susan Pinker, author of the book The Village Effect: How Face-to-Face Contact Can Make Us Healthier, Happier, and Smarter




Mike Carruthers:
So much of our communication today is electronic yet face-to-face contact turns out to be very important.


Susan Pinker:
Because interacting face to face releases a whole cascade of biochemical events that essentially provides biological resilience not only now but into the future.

Susan Pinker

 November 14, 2014


Interview with Richard Shenkman, author of the book One-Night Stands with American History (Revised and Updated Edition): Odd, Amusing, and Little-Known Incidents




Mike Carruthers:
History is full of intriguing, little-known stories. For example…


Richard Shenkman:
J. Edgar Hoover did not like anybody walking on his shadow. We don't know if it was a superstition, or some security precaution that he took, but it was well known in the F.B.I.; if there was a light casting a shadow on Hoover, don't step in it.

Richard Shenkman

November 13, 2014


Interview with Scott Bennett, author of the book The Elements of Resume Style: Essential Rules for Writing Resumes and Cover Letters That Work




Mike Carruthers:
Everyone needs a resume; a solid perfect resume and yet…


Scott Bennett:
If I receive 200 resumes and cover letters for a position maybe 10 are error free if I’m lucky and of those 10 maybe 5 are also clear focused and targeted properly. And those 5 are typically the ones that get called in for an interview.

Scott Bennett 

 November 12, 2014


Interview with Roger Love, author of the book Set Your Voice Free: How To Get The Singing Or Speaking Voice You Want




Mike Carruthers:
How would you like to immediately improve the sound of your voice?


Roger Love:
Take a breath, fill up your tummy with air, and while you're speaking make sure that your stomach is coming in, in, in - the whole time that you're speaking. That really helps to push the air out and create a beautiful sound.

Roger Love

November 11, 2014


Interview with Dr. Marcia Reynolds, author of the book The Discomfort Zone: How Leaders Turn Difficult Conversations Into Breakthroughs (BK Business)




Mike Carruthers:
In any important conversation you have it’s important to remember that…


Dr. Marcia Reynolds:
Listening is the most important piece of a conversation. So many people like rehearse what it is I’m going to say and it never turns out the way you think it is anyway.

Dr. Marcia Reynolds

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