June 5, 2015


Interview with Joseph Allen, co-author of the book Escaping the Endless Adolescence: How We Can Help Our Teenagers Grow Up Before They Grow Old




Mike Carruthers:
Many of our teenagers have a problem and here it is...


Joseph Allen:
We are seeing more and more parents who are running flat out trying to provide everything they can for their teens - from lessons to summer camps to electronic gadgets. And yet in spite of all of this nurturance they find that there teens are still just remarkably helpless and dependent even in the face of simple everyday tasks.


June 4, 2015


Interview with Daniel Drubin author of Letting Go of Your Bananas: How to Become More Successful by Getting Rid of Everything Rotten in Your Life




Mike Carruthers:
What keeps us from going after our goals and dreams? Usually fear.


Dr. Daniel T. Drubin:
Someone once said to me that when it comes to change - if it's not a little bit scary, it's probably not very worthwhile and probably not very interesting.

Daniel Drubin


June 3, 2015


Interview with Katherine Crowley, co-author of the book Working for You Isn't Working for Me: The Ultimate Guide to Managing Your Boss




Mike Carruthers:
Just about everyone can find something wrong with their boss.


Katherine Crowley:
It’s not that bosses overall as personalities - as human beings are horrible people. It’s that many bosses have specific traits that drive people crazy.

Katherine Crowley


June 2, 2015


Interview with Nancy Ancowitz author of Self-Promotion for Introverts: The Quiet Guide to Getting Ahead




Mike Carruthers:
Introverts are an often misunderstood group. What’s an introvert?


Nancy Ancowitz:
An introvert gains her or his energy by being alone – by doing solo activities instead of more social activities. And we’re actually 50% of the population.

Nancy Ancowitz

June 1, 2015


Interview with Nicholas Christakis, M.D., author of the book Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives




Mike Carruthers:
How many real friends do you have?


Nicholas Christakis, M.D.:
The average number of friends Americans have is about 4 - 1/2 – that they feel socially close to, that they would spend free time with, that they would discuss personal problems with and so forth.

Nicolas Christakis, M.D.


May 29, 2015


Interview with David Rock, author of the book Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long




Mike Carruthers:
If you want to do your very best work your brain would probably prefer you
do it in the morning.


David Rock:
Most people only have a few hours of really, really high thinking level ability every day – it tends to be after a good rest, in the morning.

David Rock


May 28, 2015


Interview with Cloe Madanes, author of the book Relationship Breakthrough: How to Create Outstanding Relationships in Every Area of Your Life




Mike Carruthers:
In any relationship we all have the need for security and certainty.


Cloe Madanes:
One of the paradoxes of human life is that as soon as you have certainty you have the need for uncertainty, variety - you want some surprises.

Cloe Madanes


May 27, 2015


Interview with Marshall Goldsmith, author of the book Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts--Becoming the Person You Want to Be




Mike Carruthers:

Making a real change in your life is hard but not so you’d notice.


Marshall Goldsmith:

We are constantly barraged with this message of all I have to do is pay this money or read this book and all of a sudden life’s going to be just fine – not so simple.


Marshall Goldsmith

May 26, 2015


Interview with Marshall Goldsmith, author of the book Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts--Becoming the Person You Want to Be




Mike Carruthers:
So you make plans to change or improve something about yourself and then something goes wrong.


Marshall Goldsmith:
There’s something I call the planner bias when we make plans we think the planner and the doer are the same people. The person planning to going on the diet is not that doer that is hungry and staring at the chocolate cake.


Marshall Goldsmith

May 25, 2015


Interview with Dan Levitin author of This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession




Mike Carruthers:
So, interesting thing about music.


Dan Levitin:
Wherever there are people there seems to be music. As far as we know every known culture on the planet today has music and that seems to have been so as far back as we know.

Dan Levitin


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