October 9, 2015

 

Interview with Janet Pfeiffer, author of the book The Secret Side of Anger

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When you think about it anger is really the result of unmet needs and expectations.

 

Janet Pfeiffer:
We expect certain things of ourselves, we expect certain things of other people, but when those expectations aren’t met we become frustrated and angry.
 


Janet Pfeiffer


October 8, 2015

 

Interview with Jeff Yeager, author of the book The Cheapskate Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of Americans Living Happily Below Their Means

 

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Mike Carruthers:
People who spend less than they earn and live beneath their means report a higher level of personal happiness. And in fact they often say…

 

Jeff Yeager:
Sure we could afford to spend more but why would we? It wouldn’t make us any happier.
 

 
Jeff Yeager


October 7, 2015

 

Interview with Jeffrey Pfeffer, author of the book Leadership BS: Fixing Workplaces and Careers One Truth at a Time

 

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Mike Carruthers:

A lot of the common leadership advice today seems to fly in the face of reality.

 

Jeffrey Pfeffer:

The leadership literature mostly says that you should tell the truth and I actually don’t believe that. I think that there’s social research that suggests that one of the most important skills of a leader is the ability to prevaricate.
 


Jeffrey Pfeffer


October 6, 2015

 

Interview with Jeffrey Pfeffer, author of the book Leadership BS: Fixing Workplaces and Careers One Truth at a Time

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Every year about 50 billion dollars is spent on leadership development in the form of books, seminars, speakers and programs – the results…

 

Jeffrey Pfeffer:
Has produced almost nothing – employee engagement is low, trust in leaders is low, job satisfaction is low - if something hasn’t worked for 70 years we can keep doing it but the odds of it changing I don’t think is very high.
 


Jeffrey Pfeffer


October 5, 2015

 

Interview with Tim Downs, author of the book Wonders Never Cease

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Every couple argues and fights – but about what?

 

Tim Downs:
Somebody once said nothing keeps an argument going like 2 people who don’t know what they’re really fighting about. And until you get down to the real underlying issues you can think that you’re different in a thousand ways when there are really only 7 essential differences that divide us.
 


Tim Downs


October 2, 2015

 

Interview with Larry Weidel, author of the book Serial Winner: 5 Actions to Create Your Cycle of Success

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Would you say your life is going the way you’ve always hoped?

 

Larry Weidel:
I don’t know the percentages but if you talked to most people most people are not that thrilled and energized about where their heading in their life.
 


Larry Weidel


October 1, 2015

 

Interview with Tim Schurr, author of the book Get Out Of Your Way: How to Eliminate Self-Sabotage and Win Your Life!

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When you’re focused on your problems it’s hard to work on the solutions so you need to change the focus.

 

Tim Schurr:
This is not about just being a positive thinker this is about emotionally reprogramming yourself – getting yourself focused on how you want your future to be.
 


Tim Schurr


September 30, 2015

 

Interview with Paul B. Brown, author of the book Own Your Future: How to Think Like an Entrepreneur and Thrive in an Unpredictable Economy

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You probably agree that finding a new job is hard work and that may have something to do with how you approach it.

 

Paul B. Brown:
Somewhere out there is the perfect job for me all I have to do is find it. Oh gosh is that hard!
 


Paul B. Brown


September 29, 2015

 

Interview with Donald Altman, author of the book The Mindfulness Code: Keys for Overcoming Stress, Anxiety, Fear, and Unhappiness

 

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Mike Carruthers:
In the last few moments have you been focused on the present or have you been worrying about what’s going to happen in the future?

 

Donald Altman:
If you’re too forward focused, and if that’s causing you anxiety and not allowing you to be present - then maybe you’re not really with the people that you’re with in that moment.
 


Donald Altman


September 28, 2015

 

Interview with Renate Reimann, author of the book Beyond Procrastination: How to Stop Postponing Your Life

 

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Mike Carruthers:
We all procrastinate from time to time, why?

 

Renate Reimann:
Very often it’s very legitimate we don’t have the time or the resources or we’re not clear on what the next step is. But at other times it’s just fear holding us back.

 


Renate Reimann


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