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01-31-15 : Christine Carter's Path to 'The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Home and Work'

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Giving advice is as easy as telling someone what to do, and generally as successful. Humans on the receiving end of just about anything meant to help them have a gratifying inclination to rebel against the best intentions. This is especially true when we are our own targets. Resolutions rarely survive to foment revolutions, as much as we would like this to be the case.

Lifestyle and happiness expert Christine Carter found herself in precisely this pickle. Because it was both her profession and her passion, she had a knack for guiding others to their goals. In contrast, her own life, which undeniably had many fine moments, was still not the sort of life she'd advise her clients to seek.

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NEW!!! 01-31-15: Time to Read Episode 194: Christine Carter : The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Home and Work
01-31-15: A 2015 Interview with Christine Carter


"...a real tipping point..."
— Christine Carter

I prefer to do my interviews in person, and my gig was Christine Carter is a great exmple why. We sat down to talk about her book, 'The Sweet Spot: How to Find your Groove at Home and At Work,' and before I knew it, we'd whooshed past the hour marker that we had at KQED effortlessly. I suppose I should not be surprised it was an interview that took place in the sweet spot, but the experience was nonetheless a bit eerie.
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Listen to Jake Halpern for about a minute, and you'll see where the incredible energy in 'Bad Paper: Chasing Debt from Wall Street to the Underworld' comes from. This is one of those interviews where you'll hear his voice reading the book to you when you pick it up. If you wonder what exactly is meant by "coiled energy," Halpern's voice is a great definition.
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