How to Set Goals to Make Them Happen and Interesting Differences Between Generations


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By Mike Carruthers / OmniCastMedia / Westwood One Podcast Network / and Mike Carruthers / OmniCast Media / Cumulus Podcast Network. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

The room where you work, whether that’s at home or in an office, should probably be 77 degrees. Why? This episode begins with an explanation of why 77 degrees is the perfect working temperature.

This is the time of year when people tend to set new goals for themselves. The process of how you set them can have a big impact on whether or not you actually achieve them, according to Michael Bungay Stanier. Often described as one of the top coaches in the world, Michael is author of a book called, How to Begin: Start Doing Something That Matters ( Listen as he and I discuss how to set goals and improve your chances that you will actually achieve them.

It’s weird how we lump people into groups depending on what generation they are in. There are baby boomers, millennials, Gen Xers etc. Is there any validity to the idea that people born in a certain generation share traits and characteristics? Is it fair to make generalizations about a group based on when they were born? Those turn out to be interesting and complicated questions according to Bobby Duffy, professor of public policy and director of the Policy Institute at King’s College in London. Bobby is also author of the book, The Generation Myth: Why When You’re Born Matters Less Than You Think ( Listen as he joins me for a very interesting conversation about this.

One way colds and other germs get spread in a household is by way of your toothbrush. Listen as I explain how that happens and how you can prevent germs from infecting others from your toothbrush. Source: Dr. Philip M. Tierno, author of The Secret Life of Germs (


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