October 31, 2013

 

Interview with Lauren A. Rothman, author of the book Style Bible: What to Wear to Work

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Dressing correctly for work whether you’re a man or a woman is important to your career.

 

Lauren A. Rothman:
It’s about the person you are, the budget you have and the size you are today – not the one you wish you were. Style matters and a first impression only takes 5 seconds.

 


Lauren A. Rothman


October 30, 2013

 

Interview with Shelley Carson, author of the book Almost Depressed: Is My (or My Loved One's) Unhappiness a Problem (The Almost Effect)

 

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Mike Carruthers:
One reason people get gloomy and have trouble snapping out it is what they’re saying to themselves.

 

Shelley Carson:
We call this self-talk and people may be saying a number of negative things to themselves without really realizing that they’re doing it.

 


Shelley Carson, PhD


October 29, 2013

 

Interview with Shelley Carson, author of the book Almost Depressed: Is My (or My Loved One's) Unhappiness a Problem (The Almost Effect)

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Even if you’re not suffering from true depression many of us get into a funk that is hard to break out of.

 

Shelley Carson:
Clinically this is called anhedonia or the loss of pleasure. It’s like you’re just getting through the day with little energy to spare for savoring life.
 


Shelley Carson, PhD


October 28, 2013

 

Interview with Anne Katherine, author of the book Boundaries in an Overconnected World: Setting Limits to Preserve Your Focus, Privacy, Relationships, and Sanity

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Everyone knows you’re not supposed to talk or text on the phone while you’re driving so why does so many people still do it?

 

Anne Katherine:
We’ve been trained for many, many years to respond to a telephone ring. And so if a phone rings or a text bings while you’re in your car your hand will reach for that before your mind even engages.
 


Anne Katherine


October 25, 2013

 

Interview with David Hoffman, author of the book Breakfast Cereal Gourmet

 

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Mike Carruthers:
There's a very good chance that for breakfast this morning you had cereal.

 

David Hoffman:
Supposedly 95% of all Americans like cereal, first of all, and one out of two start their morning with a bowl of cereal.
 


David Hoffman


October 24, 2013

 

Interview with Dr. Henry Lodge, author of the book Younger Next Year: Live Strong, Fit, and Sexy - Until You're 80 and Beyond

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Statistically, we live longer today than ever. In fact you might say some of us live too long.

 

Henry Lodge, M.D.:
Americans now have far more longevity than they really know what to do with. The vast majority of Americans outlive their health by a good decade or so. So you don't get old and die you get old and live.
 


Dr. Henry Lodge


October 23, 2013

 

Interview with Jerry Weissman, author of the book In the Line of Fire: How to Handle Tough Questions...When It Counts

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Are you good at handling tough questions? Want to be better at it? Then try a technique called buffering. 

 

Jerry Weissman:
Buffer is a paraphrase, and a paraphrase is a very carefully stated restatement of the question, stripping all of the emotion, all of the adjectives, going right down to the nouns and verbs of the key issues.

 


Jerry Weissman


October 22, 2013

 

Interview with Michael French, author of the book Why Men Fall Out of Love: What Every Woman Needs to Understand

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Why do men fall out of love?

 

Michael French:
I think a lot of men feel marginalized in relationships, I think, the ones that I talked to, a lot of them felt their role was sort of taken for granted.
 


Michael French


October 21, 2013

 

Interview with Eileen Shapiro, author of the book Make Your Own Luck: 12 Practical Steps to Taking Smarter Risks in Business

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you want to be lucky, you've got to make your own luck. 

 

Eileen Shapiro:
Arnold Palmer was asked whether he believed in luck and he said, "Sure, I find the more I practice the luckier I get."
 


Eileen C. Shapiro


October 18, 2013

 

Interview with Dean Latourrette, author of the book Time Off! The Upside to Downtime

 

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Mike Carruthers:
The lazy days of summer 2013 are behind us and believe it or not a lot of people never took a vacation all summer.

 

Dean Latourrette :
The latest statistic I saw was 26% of American never take vacation.
 


Dean Latourrette


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