February 26, 2015

 

Interview with Karen Berg, author of the book Your Self-Sabotage Survival Guide: How to Go From Why Me? to Why Not?

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Everybody at some point in their life engages in self-sabotage.

 

Karen Berg:
Largely self-sabotage is unconscious but the good news is that once you can bring it to the level of awareness you can fix it.
 


Karen Berg


February 25, 2015

 

Interview with Sharon Jordan Evans, author of the book Love It, Don't Leave It: 26 Ways to Get What You Want at Work

 

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Mike Carruthers:
We could all use a little more money in our paycheck, but if you're like most people you're probably reluctant to go in and ask for a raise.

 

Sharon Jordan Evans:
And in fact, research shows that most people would rather leave a good job than ask for a raise.
 


Sharon Jordan Evans


February 24, 2015

 

Interview with Karen Koenig, author of the book Outsmarting Overeating: Boost Your Life Skills, End Your Food Problems

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Gaining weight and overeating cause a lot of anxiety in people especially those who struggle with their weight.

 

Karen Koenig:
Well the first thing is to recognize that we live in the most fat phobic thin obsessed culture in the history of time and to chill out a little bit about it.
 


Karen Koenig


February 23, 2015

 

Interview with Vicki Robin, author of the book Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Ind ependence: Revised and Updated for the 21st Century

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Most people agree that when it comes to money and possessions, we live in a culture where "more is better."

 

Vicki Robin:
"More is better" is the story of a loser. "More" is not a strategy for life or a strategy for success because there's no way to define that.
 


Vicki Robin


February 20, 2015

 

Interview with Janna Levin, author of the book How the Universe Got Its Spots: Diary of a Finite Time in a Finite Space

 

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Mike Carruthers:
What exactly is the universe?

 

Janna Levin:
The universe in a sense is the whole thing. It's everything you could possibly think of and imagine. It's space, it's time, it's all the matter in the universe, all the galaxies. 
 


Janna Levin


 February 19, 2015

 

Interview with Don Gabor, author of the book Words That Win: What to Say to Get What You Want

 

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Mike Carruthers: 
When someone asks you to do something, and you don't want to, do you give in or do you say "no"?

 

Don Gabor:
Saying "no" is not an easy thing for many people to do, but it is often times the right thing to do for both parties.
 


Don Gabor


February 18, 2015

 

Interview with Tim Ursiny, author of the book The Coward's Guide to Conflict: Empowering Solutions for Those Who Would Rather Run Than Fight

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Conflict. It makes a lot of us uneasy, so we avoid it at all costs. Why?

 

Tim Ursiny PhD:
I think that most of us don't have a good role model for healthy conflict. I mean how many people do you know, that you can think of "Wow! They really handle conflict well?"
 


Tim Ursiny


February 17, 2015

 

Interview with Ron Lieber, author of the book The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Teaching kids to be responsible with money is important but where do you start?

 

Ron Lieber:
Well I think one of the foundational tools to help begin to have money conversations with kids is to give them an allowance.
 


Ron Lieber


February 16, 2015

 

Interview with Richard Wiseman, author of the book The Luck Factor

 

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Mike Carruthers: 
You probably know someone you think of as a lucky person, but if you dig a little deeper you'll find they're not lucky all the time.

 

Richard Wiseman:
They will have encountered a lot of ill fortune, and when we spoke to them about their lives, although they claimed they'd lived charmed lives often you could see that they'd experienced negative life events.
 


Richard Wiseman


February 13, 2015

 

Interview with Rick Carson, author of the book Taming Your Gremlin: A Surprisingly Simple Method for Getting Out of Your Own Way

 

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Mike Carruthers:
There's an amazingly simple technique to make yourself feel better and it goes something like this:

 

Rick Carson:
If you catch yourself in the act of making yourself miserable, as you're making yourself miserable, if you really witness it…it's sort of like you caught yourself in the act of repeatedly sticking your thumb in your eye…it becomes very obvious.
 


Rick Carson


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