Family & Lifestyle

Actively Oppose a Politician, Getting Stuff Done, Talking to Spouse

The Matt Townsend Show
  • Apr 14, 2016 1:00 pm
  • 2:21:34

Voters Who Oppose Politicians Are the Most Active (15:23) Dr. Richard Perry is a distinguished University Professor of psychology at The Ohio State University. Petty's research focuses broadly on the situational and individual difference factors responsible for changes in beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors. Dr. Petty finds that opposition inspires more confidence in a voter’s position than support. According to Dr. Petty, “Knowing whether candidate preferences are driven by support or opposition, and by anger or fear, can help more accurately determine who is likely to donate money, show up for caucuses and ultimately vote for the chosen candidate.” So what influences a voter’s confidence and how does it affect their behavior? Dr.Petty explains. How to Get Stuff Done (1:03:55) Jason Zook is best known for being the guy that made over $1,000,000 wearing t-shirts for a living and selling his last name (twice). For a lot of us, getting back up once we have already fallen is not always an easy task, and getting over the wall of incomplete projects can become vastly overwhelming. We are joined here this morning with Jason Zook, creator of, to talk about some things that can help us get over that wall and back into the groove of success.  Coaches Corner: Finishing Projects (1:30:36) Sometimes the toughest part of completing a project is finishing. We start projects but we never quite complete the task. Dr. Matt Townsend offers some tips on how to plan to complete tasks. The Best Ways to Talk to Your Spouse (1:50:55) Lesli Doares, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, marriage coach and author of Blueprint for a Lasting Marriage,  How to Create Your Happily Ever After With More Intention, Less Work. Have you ever tried to get out of a sticky situation by saying what you think another person wants to hear, only to have your words come out sarcastic or condescending, and then ended up digging yourself into a deeper hole? On the other hand, have you ever given someone critiques, criticism, or feedback using positive tones and had them accept it openly and optimistically? What was the key difference? How can we influence how others react to our words? It all goes back to the old adage, “It’s not what you say, but how you say it.” Lesli Doares