February 7, 2014

 

Interview with George Lawrence-Ell, author of the book The Invisible Clock: A Practical Revolution in Finding Time for Everyone and Everything

 

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Mike Carruthers:
It seems for many of us that time runs our lives. But what is time exactly?

 

George Lawrence-Ell :
Time is a perception and we don't experience time the way that we measure it, in fixed units of hours and days, months and years. Two hours spent in a dentist chair is not two hours spent on a honeymoon.
 

 

 


George Lawrence - Ell


February 6, 2014

 

Interview with Marcus Buckingham, author of the book The One Thing You Need to Know: ... About Great Managing, Great Leading, and Sustained Individual Success

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Here's a good way to determine what your weaknesses are…

 

Marcus Buckingham:
It's an activity that when you're not doing it, you don't look forward to it and when you are doing it you can't wait to stop. Well, you're never going to learn to love that.
 


Marcus Buckingham


February 5, 2014

 

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

 

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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


February 4, 2014

 

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

 

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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


February 3, 2014

 

Interview with Itamar Simonson, author of the book Absolute Value: What Really Influences Customers in the Age of (Nearly) Perfect Information

 

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Mike Carruthers:
What people post in their online reviews is having a big impact on product success or failure.

 

Itamar Simonson:
Reviews from experts, from consumers – I think that completely changes how consumers make buying decisions.
 


Itamar Simonson


January 31, 2014

 

Interview with Larry Ackerman, author of the book The Identity Code: The 8 Essential Questions for Finding Your Purpose and Place in the World

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You've heard this all of your life. You can be anything you want if you aim high and work hard.

 


Larry Ackerman:

But that's a lie. You can't be anything you want to be in this world. At the same time you have far more potential than you know.
 


Larry Ackerman


January 30, 2014

 

Interview with Willard F. Harley Jr., author of the book He Wins, She Wins: Learning the Art of Marital Negotiation

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Being able to resolve conflicts in a relationship or marriage is important but it’s not enough.

 

Willard F. Harley Jr.:
A resolution to a conflict is not the only objective. It should also maintain the romance that a couple starts out with and should maintain throughout their married life.
 


Willard F. Harley Jr.


January 29, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Bill Thomas, contributor to The AARP® Guide to Pills: Essential Information on More Than 1,200 Prescription & Nonprescription Medications, Including Generics, Side Effects & Drug Interactions

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Your prescription medications where in your house do you keep them?

 

Bill Thomas M.D.:
The best place for almost all medications is a place that's cool and dry. Americans on the other hand keep most of their medicines in the bathroom where it is warm and damp.
 


Dr. Bill Thomas


January 28, 2014

 

Interview with Jana Kemp, author of the book No! How One Simple Word Can Transform Your Life

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Although it's difficult, being able to say "no" to people has some real benefits.

 

Jana Kemp:
When we learn to say no more effectively we actually feel less stress in our lives. By learning to say no and keeping our resolve other people start to respect our personal boundaries and our professional boundaries.
 


Jana Kemp


January 27, 2014

 

Interview with Caroline Arnold, author of the book Small Move, Big Change: Using Microresolutions to Transform Your Life Permanently

 

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Mike Carruthers:
New Year’s resolutions often fail, micro-resolutions often succeed.

 

Caroline Arnold:
One of the rules of a micro-resolution is pays off up front. So if I want to be neater and what I’m going to do is make my bed before I go to work and I’ve never done that before – that’s what I get, that’s my success.
 


Caroline Arnold


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