michael-carruthers-familySuccess fascinates me. Why? Because every human being has the need to feel successful – personally and professionally. It is what drives all of us. Yet many people never realize their success potential. That’s a shame.

michael-carruthers-radio Several years ago I started interviewing the top success experts for a national radio show I produce called “Something You Should Know.” Since then, I’ve been hooked on the subject. It is mind boggling how much has been researched, studied and written about success. To date I have interviewed thousands of experts, read many of their books and put some of their advice into practice in my own life. Frankly, there is so much more to share than will ever fit in a radio show.

So, I started The Success Mint.


While a lot of websites offer you a weekly newsletter, I created the “Daily Success Mint.” It’s one really cool, concise and powerful piece of success advice served right to your email inbox every day. Things like:

  • How to leave a voicemail so they will call you back.
  • The only shoes you should ever wear with a suit.
  • 3 keys to effective persuasion.
  • Why making your bed will make you more successful.

I strongly recommend you get, use and share these great tips. Sign up right here for your Daily Success Mint:


This site is for people who want to accelerate their personal and professional success. You will hear not only my ideas but the ideas from top thought leaders, authors, researchers and experts. My goals for this website are simple:

  • To bring you concise, reliable and actionable insight you can use in your life right now.
  • To create a community of success-minded people where we can help each other grow and succeed.

I hope you will come along!


While my success has come primarily as a radio broadcaster, I have also founded or co-founded five small businesses. They include a magazine, a marketing firm, a sound-proof window installation business, a golf equipment invention as well as a network radio production firm. While not all of them have been out-of-the-park homeruns, I’ve done well enough to know that entrepreneurship is in my blood and being successful is a driving force in my life.

michael-carruthers-angelo My wife Kristy, our son Owen and I live in southern California. Kristy is an ICU nurse at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles. A few years ago we became foster parents to Angelo, now 4 years old.


  1. I’m left-handed and really wish I wasn’t.
  2. I grew up in Connecticut.
  3. I lived in England for a year when I was 12.
  4. The book that has influenced me the most is “The Mayo Clinic’s Guide to Stress Free Living” by Dr. Amit Sood. I highly recommend it.
  5. I believe in God.
  6. I went to college at USC in Los Angeles.
  7. I am a pretty good cook and really enjoy it.
  8. Just when I think I have a favorite movie, I change my mind.
  9. My favorite place to visit is Vermont in the fall.
  10. I had my first radio job when I was 15.
  11. Being a husband and a dad are the 2 best things I have ever done.
  12. I believe giving back – or paying it forward – feels better than just about anything else.
  13. I’ve driven across the country 6 times.
  14. Because I have heard my recorded voice so many times, it no longer sounds different to me.
  15. I have 3 brothers and 1 sister.
  16. I’ve had money and I’ve been broke. Money is better.
  17. The British Royal Family fascinates me. I do not know why.
  18. When I was a kid, I attended a NY Yankees Old Timer’s Day. I got to meet and get my program autographed by Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, Whitey Ford, Yogi Berra, Tom Tresh – the whole gang. I still have it.
  19. I’ve met and shaken hands with one Beatle. Ringo.