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




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

February 20, 2014


Interview with Laura Davis, author of the book I Thought We'd Never Speak Again: The Road from Estrangement to Reconciliation




Mike Carruthers:
People hold grudges and stop speaking to friends and family members for important reasons or at least they seemed important at the time, however…


Laura Davis:

When you hold on to a grudge against someone for something they did in the past it can really be counter-productive because what seems like a bitter rift at one point ten years later may look very different.

Laura Davis

February 19, 2014


Interview with Tim Halloran, author of the book Romancing the Brand: How Brands Create Strong, Intimate Relationships with Consumers




Mike Carruthers:
For your product or service to compete in the marketplace it’s important to remember…


Tim Halloran:
We’re looking for everything we can to differentiate our brands from competitors. And there are only so many functional benefits and then it just becomes a kind of a game of one-upmanship.

Tim Halloran

February 18, 2014


Interview with Edward Hallowell, author of the book Worry




Mike Carruthers:
Whenever you get really worried about something…


Edward Hallowell:
#1 is to never worry alone. It’s by far the most important antidote to worry that we have is to connect with somebody else.

Edward Hallowell

February 17, 2014


Interview with Dr. Carl Alasko, author of the book Say




Mike Carruthers:
If you want to improve your communication skills particularly within your own family…


Dr. Carl Alasko:
Don’t ask questions that don’t have an actual answer. And I put the main culprit the why question. Why didn’t you do your homework?

Dr. Carl Alasko

February 14, 2014


Interview with Dennis Bakke, author of the book Joy At Work: A Revolutionary Approach To Fun On The Job




Mike Carruthers:
What people need and seldom get in the workplace is responsibility.


Dennis W. Bakke:
In effect, take the big action or make a difference that actually affects the outcome of what we're doing. People have to be able to make important decisions.


Dennis W. Bakke

February 13, 2014


Interview with Dr. Daniel Siegel, author of the book Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain




Mike Carruthers:
The adolescent brain is different from the adult brain.


Dr. Daniel Siegel:
If you study how the adult brain can keep itself healthy these 4 features of adolescence; emotional spark, social engagement, novelty and creative expiration are actually the core way you as an adult can keep your brain healthy.


Dr. Daniel J. Siegel

February 12, 2014


Interview with Sam Bennett, author of the book Get It Done: From Procrastination to Creative Genius in 15 Minutes a Day

Mike Carruthers:
Funny thing about people and the goals they set.
Sam Bennett:
Almost everybody has at least 1 project that they know that if they were to spend time on it, it would make a big difference in their lives. You know it’s something very close to their heart, something really important to them and somehow every single day we manage to get everything done for everybody else and not move forward – and it hurts.

Sam Bennett

February 11, 2014


Interview with Amram Shapiro, author of the  Book of Odds




Mike Carruthers:
What are the odds you’ll live to be 100? Well the odds are getting better all the time.

Amram Shapiro:
The older you get the odds of your living to 100 get better and better and better. So that when you’re 90 your odds of living to 100 are better than when you’re 30.

Amram Shapiro

February 10, 2014


Interview with Amram Shapiro, co-author of the  Book of Odds




Mike Carruthers:
What are the odds? Odds are fascinating for instance 1 out of 2 people are afraid of snakes.

Amram Shapiro:
But the real risk of in the United States that somebody will die of a venomous snake, a lizard bite are 1 in 37.4 million.

Amram Shapiro

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