SUCCESS magazine presents SUCCESS Talks, its exclusive audio program included in every issue of the magazine, as a podcast. One of the most unique components of the magazine, SUCCESS Talks features fascinating interviews with prominent business, creative and thought leaders such as Tony Robbins, Anne Sweeney, Richard Branson, Tim Ferriss and Barbara Corcoran. SUCCESS Talks focuses on helping the listener nurture and develop their mind, body and spirit. Each month is thematically different and includes key takeaways designed to help you achieve your biggest goals and live your true passion.
Making a career out of happiness sounds like a dream, right? But for Shawn Achor, to properly research, write and speak about happiness and human potential, he’s had to dive into the grim realities of what makes us unhappy. Achor chats with Ellis about his new book Big Potential and the ways we can combat rising depression and suicide rates, and why we could all take a note from lightning bugs.
Your company might implement Casual Friday, but what about Chrono-type Friday? Best-selling author and television host Daniel Pink thinks it wouldn’t be a bad idea. Chronobiology is the study of how organisms adapt to solar and lunar related rhythms. Pink talks with SUCCESS.com’s Shelby Skrhak about his new book When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing and why it might actually be good for a basketball team to be losing at halftime.
You might not think you’d be inspired by someone nicknamed “Mr. Irrelevant.” But former football player David Vobora, who was given the moniker for being the last selection in the 2008 NFL Draft, calls it an “honorable title.” Vobora speaks with Ellis about training athletes, people with disabilities and American veterans, and sheds light on how an addiction to painkillers nearly destroyed his life.
How do you see someone for the first time if you’ve actually known him or her for years? According to New York Times best-selling author and self-proclaimed “spirit junkie” Gabby Bernstein, it’s possible, and it starts with curing yourself of judgment. Bernstein sits down with SUCCESS Editor-in-Chief Josh Ellis to discuss her recently released book Judgment Detox and to help you find a personal mantra.
When Gordon Hartman saw his daughter, Morgan, struggling to socialize at the pool one day, he set out to find a place where she and others with special needs like her could have fun. When he couldn't find one, he decided to build it for himself. Hartman talks with SUCCESS.com's Shelby Skrhak about the vision behind Morgan's Wonderland, a $36 million San Antonio theme park that welcomes all.
Afraid to make the jump into something exciting but unknown? Learn tips for how to do it from Mike Lewis, the founder of global community When to Jump and author of When to Jump. In this enlightening interview, Lewis tells Ellis his own story of making the decision to leap into the unknown, and shares how to perfect your transition and what to do if it doesn't work out.
Seven-time Emmy Award winner and Academy nominee Alan Alda-known for his role on TV classic M*A*S*H-wants to improve how we as people communicate. His recently released book, If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?, explores his journey to become a better communicator. Alda sits down with Ellis to discuss why humans struggle to communicate, the importance of listening and his advice for how we can improve.
The risk is worth the reward is a motto Chip Gaines, the co-host of HGTV's wildly popular Fixer Upper, has always lived by. Gaines chats with SUCCESS Editor-in-Chief Josh Ellis about working together successfully with his wife, Joanna, and his experiences in business. The author of the newly released Capital Gaines: Smart Things I Learned Doing Stupid Stuff, Gaines gives his advice for new entrepreneurs and shares his secret for making sure he gets the most out of each day.
The key to productivity, says Work Smarter, Not Harder productivity program creator Carson Tate, is learning to anchor the possibility of this moment in the forefront of your mind. In this information-packed interview, Tate sits down with Skrhak to analyze the four types of productivity personalities. Plus, she explains how to create a system of efficiency that fits your life and allows you to, once again, enjoy the simple things.
We live in a culture where busyness is mistaken for success. If we’re not moving, we’re not achieving, some seem to think. Our addiction to speed isn’t just hurting our productivity, but our happiness and relationships, too. Marilyn Paul tackles this topic in her new book, An Oasis in Time. Drawing on the historically religious definition of the Sabbath, Paul takes Skrhak along her journey to carve out time for actual rest and relearning to love her life just as it is.
Who are the happiest people in the world? In his new book, The Blue Zones of Happiness, Dan Buettner, a New York Times best-selling author and National Geographic fellow, sets out to discover what factors determine happiness. In this eye-opening interview, Ellis and Buettner break down the three threads of happiness: pleasure, purpose and pride. Listen in to learn how you can weave those threads into your own life.
Simplify, minimize, organize—the terms seem straightforward, but what do they really mean? Lisa Bodell, founder and CEO of Futurethink, and author of Why Simple Wins, says people often confuse simplification with things like spring cleaning or organizing your desk. SUCCESS Editor-in-Chief Josh Ellis sits down with Bodell to discuss how organization can complicate, the need for balance and planning for meaningful work.
Clothing is a form of self-expression. Jennifer Hyman, co-founder and CEO of Rent the Runway, wants to provide every woman the opportunity to express themselves—from the boardroom to the concert venue—without draining their wallets. In this interview with SUCCESS.com’s Shelby Skrhak, Hyman opens up about confidence, female camaraderie and her plan to give back to female entrepreneurs.
What does it mean to masculine? It's a question Lewis Howes, lifestyle entrepreneur and New York Times best-selling author, began to think about when his outside success didn't match what he felt on the inside. SUCCESS Editor-in-Chief Josh Ellis and Hows sit down to discuss his new book, The Mask of Masculinity: How Men Can Embrace Vulnerability, Create Strong Relationships, and Live Their Fullest Lives.
"When life gets tough, the tough get going," as the saying goes. But what does that really look like? For Anne Grady, author and popular TEDx speaker, that meant building resilience as a single mother while her son with mental illness was constantly in and out of hospitals and specialists' offices. Grady and Skrhak discuss how building resiliency feels like weakness when you're in the middle of struggles.
Technology has simultaneously simplified and complicated our lives. Amy Blankson, co-founder of Goodthink Inc. and best-selling author, says that doesn't mean we should all venture back to a pre-smartphone era; it's unrealistic. Although a digital detox can be a nice reminder, it's not a long-term solution for those looking to build balance. In this interview with Skrhak, Blankson offers tangible ways to stay grounded in the digital era.
Scooter Braun, owner of SB Projects, one of the most powerful talent management companies in entertainment, blames blind determination, hard work and a little luck for his success. In this interview with SUCCESS.com Shelby Skrhak, Braun reveals his past struggles with depression, the power of vulnerability and why you should always remember that - good or bad - life can change overnight.
When you imagine high achievers, a soft-spoken introvert doesn't typically come to mind. Morra Aarons-Mele fights that stereotype with her social impact marketing agency, Women Online, and her new book Hiding in the Bathroom: An Introvert's Roadmap for Getting Out There When You'd Rather Stay Home. Aarons-Mele gets real with SUCCESS.com's Shelby Skrhak about anxiety, societal pressure and the ever-increasing push to "lean in" when you should really be giving yourself a break.
Everyone has good and bad days—days we can't focus and days that fly by with productivity. Brad Stulberg, co-author of Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with a New Science of Success, is teaching people how to operate at their peak every day. In this science-packed interview, SUCCESS.com's Shelby Skrhak and Stulberg use examples from sports to define peak performance and how to achieve it.
Success requires sacrifice. But DeVon Franklin, best-selling author, spiritual success coach and producer of the popular film Miracles from Heaven, didn't want to abandon his beliefs for a name in Hollywood. Now the author of the new book The Hollywood Commandments: A Spiritual Guide to Secular Success is out to prove you can have both. Franklin and SUCCESS.com's Shelby Skrhak discuss Hollywood stereotypes, the power of entertainment and how to align your spiritual goals with your career goals.
What does it take to be a high performer? Brendon Burchard, best-selling author, high-performance coach and one of the most watched, quoted and followed personal development trainers today, says many people incorrectly believe that everyone has a limited amount of potential. In this telling interview with SUCCESS Editor-in-Chief Josh Ellis, Burchard unveils results from the world's largest study of high performers. Plus, learn how to implement high-performance habits into your life.
Work harder on yourself than you do on your job. It was a phrase that changed Jim Rohn’s life. As the legendary personal development speaker and author famously said: “If you work on your job, you’ll make a living. If you work on yourself, you’ll make a fortune.” In this clip from the archives, listen in to hear Rohn’s advice on building a life worth living, plus why you should strive for, but not expect, perfection.
What does it mean to be authentic? Karissa Thacker, author of the The Art of Authenticity, says it's not as black-and-white as you think. A famous painting is either real or not. A human being has at least three selves: our ideal self, our best self and our real self. SUCCESS.com's Shelby Skrhak and Thacker get real about authenticity in this increasingly complicated digital world, with all of its nuanced definitions of identity.
Our brains seem to run at one of two opposite speed: the achingly slow "afternoon brain" and the 8-mph, "I can't keep up with my ideas" brain. Sound familiar? Peter Shankman, host of the podcast Faster than Normal and author of a book of the same name, says it's all about learning to harness and manipulate both brain speeds. Dive into this interview with SUCCESS.com's Shelby Skrhak and Shankman as they talk through the stigmas surrounding ADD and ADHD, plus learn the best tactics for controlling your moments of genius.
The average pencil holds enough lead for approximately 40,000 words. While a young Adam Braun, founder of Pencils of Promise, was traveling abroad, he learned just how happy a pencil and paper—with all the potential they can hold—can make a child. SUCCESS Editor-in-Chief Josh Ellis sits down with Braun to hear how he's changing the education landscape and the importance of prioritizing growth outside of your comfort zone.
In the blockbuster hit The Matrix, a sedentary employee learns that his whole life is a simulation, a mirage. Tom Bilyeu, co-founder of Quest Nutrition and host of Impact Theory, says mental and physical struggles are pervasive in society, and it's time to wake up. In this fascinating interview with SUCCESS.com's Shelby Skrhak, Bilyeu offers examples of his own struggles as motivation for those looking to "take the red pill" and grasp ownership of their futures.
Uncomfortable with being comfortable, Simon T. Bailey knew it was time for a change. For that to happen, though, he needed to develop an intense belief in himself and his abilities. Now the author, speaker and entrepreneur travels the world inspiring thousands of people to step up and rewrite their belief stories. Bailey and Skrhak talk morning routines, asking yourself “what’s missing?” and how to stay focused on the big picture of your life.
Relationships aren’t easy. That’s why Helen LaKelly Hunt and Harville Hendrix—partners in business and life—set out to discover the secrets to healthy relationships. Now several decades later, the co-creators of Imago Relationships Therapy host conferences across the country intended to bring couples closer in an authentic way. SUCCESS.com’s Shelby Skrhak say down with the pair to discuss the underlying causes of unsuccessful partnerships, what we can learn from 18th-century arranged marriages and the important of “safe conversations.”
Generation Z, born between 1995 and 2012, is a group that no one seems to be talking about. So father and son David and Jonah Stillman, co-authors of Gen Z @ Work: How the Next Generation Is Transforming the Workplace, are out to raise awareness and share their research into how this generation is reshaping our future. SUCCESS Editor-in-Chief Josh Ellis sits down with the duo to learn how they navigate their partnership and why we should take a second look at the expectations of the 73 million people who are growing up in a hyper-customized and connected world.
How do we manage millennials? It’s a question confounding employers across the globe. Simon Sinek, best-selling author, speaker and strategist says it comes down to empathy. In this interview with guest host Tom Bilyeu, Sinek expands on “The Millennial Question” that caused a viral stir. Plus, learn the techniques to foster real communication in the workplace.
We have a hunch you’ll like this episode. Bernadette Jiwa, author of Hunch: Turn Your Everyday Insights Into the Next Big Thing, says hunches are the engine of discovery. Ellis and Jiwa discuss how technology can result in a passive life, why you shouldn’t fall in love with your ideas and why entrepreneurs should look to solve problems instead of looking for opportunities to succeed.
Born with no arms and missing many of the bones in her legs, Talli Osborne, who stands just 3 feet, 5 inches tall, is inspiring thousands with her confidence and ability to embrace rather than hide behind her disability. But the real inspiration happens when she’s onstage, like at TEDXToronto, challenging people to embrace their differences. Listen to this inspiring interview with Skrhak and learn how to let your inner self sparkle.
Are you a believer or a skeptic? Maybe you’re a cynic. A professional skeptic, Michael Shermer says belief is nuanced and situational. Ellis and Shermer sit down to discuss his latest book, Skeptic: Viewing the World with a Rational Eye, why skepticism doesn’t come naturally and why absolute truths are dangerous—believe it or not.
Every person has a unique story, but within all of us lies a motivation to understand our past in order to better our future. That’s what prompted Kelly Flanagan, Ph.D., to begin writing the popular blog UnTangled and the recent book, Loveable. SUCCESS.com’s Shelby Skrhak and Flanagan provide an emotional interview about the power of connectivity and self-worth.
Exposed to entrepreneurship as a child, Bishop T.D. Jakes didn’t know he wanted to be a preacher, but he always knew he would forge his own path. Now the founder of the Potter’s House church in Dallas, “America’s Best Preacher” is transforming the lives of thousands across the globe. In this interview with SUCCESS Editor-in-Chief Josh Ellis, Jakes touches on self-belief through difficult times, effectiveness and raising the standards of a “good life.”
Growing up, Jordan Harbinger wasn’t the smartest kid in the class. He received good grades, but most of his success was based on charm. Flash forward a few decades and Harbinger has transformed that charm and understanding of relationships into a thriving business and popular podcast, The Art of Charm. Ellis and Harbinger chat about the importance of soft skills, the misunderstood aspects of networking and the underestimated importance of the first impression.
Most people have experienced a state of flow at least once—that wonderfully productive feeling of being “in the zone” where time seems to pass without measure. But how can you put yourself in a state of flow on command rather than by chance? That’s exactly what Steven Kotler, best-selling author, award-winning journalist, and co-founder and director of research for the Flow Genome Project, writes about in his latest book, Stealing Fire. In this science-packed interview with Ellis, Kotler uncovers what keeps us from entering flow and the 20 known triggers that can lead to a state of flow.
When was the last time you let your imagination run wild? Erik Wahl, graffiti artist, speed painter, speaker and author of The Spark and the Grind, is on a mission to demystify the perceptions we have about creative people—because we’re all inherently creative. Wahl sits down with SUCCESS.com’s Shelby Skrhak to discuss how creative people can market their brands and develop the necessary discipline and structure for creative ideas to flourish.
You can wander into debt but you can’t wander out. So says Dave Ramsey, the immensely popular radio talk show host, best-selling author, nationally syndicated newspaper columnist and personal finance expert. Creating financial peace of mind takes dedication and getting brutally honest with yourself. In this interview with SUCCESS Editor-in-Chief Josh Ellis, Ramsey details the dangers of debt, the difference between money and wealth, and why smart personal finance is only 20 percent knowledge and 80 percent behavior.
On a typical Saturday nearly nine years ago, Joshua Becker spent most of the day cleaning out the garage. In that moment, it occurred to him that his possessions weren’t making him happy, but actually keeping him from experiences that do bring happiness. Becker and Ellis talk about why we purchase new and bigger things to find happiness, finding what really brings us joy and fulfillment and how to simplify our lives down to the basics.
Emotional intelligence is a buzzy phrase, but what does it really mean and how can we develop it? Best-selling author and internationally recognized psychologist Daniel Goleman says there are four parts to emotional intelligence: self-awareness, managing your emotions, noticing other people’s feelings and effectively managing your relationships. In this interview with Skrhak, Goleman dives into how much emotional intelligence affects our daily lives.
Author of the best-seller The 4-Hour Workweek, Tim Ferris has met with and interviewed some of the biggest names in business, sports and entertainment. His mission is to learn from the world’s greatest achievers and share their wisdom to help you live your best life. In his newest book, Tools of Titans, Ferriss shares the secrets he’s collected throughout the years and breaks down what it means to be healthy, wealthy and wise. He joins SUCCESS Editor-in-Chief Josh Ellis to chat about the book, building resilience and why we are often the biggest obstacles to our own success.
It all began with a single YouTube video in 2007. Michelle Phan, co-founder of ipsy, a beauty subscription company valued at $500 million, author, YouTube beauty influencer with more than 1.1 billion lifetime views and owner of the revamped cosmetics line, EM, says passion is what fuels her. Passion to be authentic, genuine and share her message and creativity with the world. In this interview with SUCCESS.com’s Shelby Skrhak, Phan details how she constructed her own version of success by embracing the idea that opportunity is endless; we just have to be willing to fight for it.
What do you do when you feel stuck? Margie Warrell, fear expert and author of Make Your Mark: A Guidebook for the Bravehearted, says we often have all of the answers to life’s big questions. Sometimes we just need time and reflection to bring those answers to light. SUCCESS Editor-in-Chief Josh Ellis and Warrell discuss living bravely, finding your passion and making a deep assessment of your current goals.
In a hyper-connected world measured in likes and retweets, Mark Manson swims upstream. The author and blogger writers “self-help for people who hate self-help.” In this brutally honest interview with SUCCESS Editor-in-Chief, Manson explains why we need to stop trying to be happy all of the time. Instead embrace failure, rejection and insecurities, because there is no such thing as life without struggle or suffering.
A routine is safe, solid and reliable. No one knew that more than Sarah Robb O’Hagan, former global president of the sports brand behemoth Gatorade. That is until she began exploring the idea of extreme living, a concept she details in her new book, Extreme You. Extremers, as O’Hagan calls them, are people living out their personal potential, whatever that might be. Dive into this interview with SUCCESS.com’s Shelby Skrhak and discover why taking big risks is vital to finding your best life.
While JJ Virgin was working on her New York Times best-seller The Virgin Diet, her 16-year-old son was struck by a hit-and-run driver and so critically injured that his odds of surviving were miniscule. Virgin has opened up about the traumatic time in her life in her recent book, Miracle Mindset. SUCCESS.com’s Shelby Skrhak sits down with Virgin to learn how she found the energy, strength and courage to overcome a challenge that could have crippled her
Although he spent 20 years rising through the ranks of the U.S. Navy SEALs, Jocko Willink says toughness isn’t just about mental or physical strength. After translating his leadership lessons from the battlefield to the boardroom, he launched Echelon Front, a business and leadership strategy company where he is a leadership instructor, speaker and executive coach. SUCCESS Editor-in-Chief Josh Ellis discovers the three fundamental principles of tough leadership, the power of humility, and why motivation is fleeting and shouldn’t be trusted to propel you forward.
What would you give to end self-doubt, fear and indecisiveness in just five seconds? Mel Robbins, SUCCESS contributing editor, CNN commentator and author of The Five Second Rule, says you that’s really all it takes. In this interview with SUCCESS.com’s Shelby Skrhak, Robbins reveals the low point in her life that helped her discover the 5-second rule and how you can build up the courage to change your life—in just five seconds.
Being scrappy isn't just about persistence. For Terri Sjodin, author of Scrappy: The Little Book About Choosing How to Play Big, scrappiness requires initiative, a bit heart and a willingness to work hard and take risks. Our own scrappy Director of Digital Content Shelby Skrhak sits down with Sjodin to define scrappiness and how to use it to overcome the obstacles in your life. Plus, learn why scrappiness is only the first step. You have to take small, persistent steps toward your long-term goal, especially when you're feeling discouraged.
Without self-confidence, you will not take action. Brian Tracy, CEO of Brian Tracy International and host of the best-selling audio program Psychology of Achievement, knows that action is the foundation to building a life worth living. In this interview with Skrhak, Tracy distinguishes between self-confidence and self-esteem, how to build confidence in your daily life, and why it's important to understand that people were born to achieve increasingly difficult goals.
What does it take to become a badass? Jen Sincero author of the best-selling book You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life, says it starts with being authentically and unapologetically our most real selves. Sincero dishes on how she transformed her life from broke and unhappy to confident and eager to take on whatever comes her way. SUCCESS Editor-in-Chief Josh Ellis and Sincero discuss real confidence, the dangers of ego and the importance of mindfulness when taking control of your life.
For more than 40 years, Jim Rohn honed his craft like a skilled artist-helping people the world over sculpt life strategies that have expanded their imagination of what is possible. Those who had the privilege of hearing him speak can attest to the elegance and common sense of his material. In this clip from one of his most popular audio programs, Challenge to Succeed, Rohn describes his belief that happiness is an art. "Happiness must be carefully woven on its own," says Rohn. Fortunately however he describes how anyone can learn and practice it as long as they don't leave it to chance.
Are you content with your life, or are you consistently striving to grow? SUCCESS Happiness Guy Shawn Achor and Michelle Gielan, a happiness researcher and author of Broadcasting Happiness, say that pockets of joy in life are the ones you find while aspiring to become better than you were yesterday. In this husband-and-wife interview, Achor and Gielan answer readers' questions including how to spark happiness in relationships and maintain joy amid the struggles of parenthood, and how men and women pursue happiness different. In the workplace, listen why Achor and Gielan say you should save every positive feedback email for the days when negativity surrounds you - because happiness and joy are found in life's smallest moments.
Happiness is an elusive and subjective concept. Gretchen Rubin, best-selling author, co-host of the popular podcast Happier with Gretchen Rubin and one of the leading experts on habits and happiness, says rather than trying to define or imagine what it looks like, we should focus on building it in our individual lives. After all, studies who 40 percent of happiness is in our control, in our conscious thoughts and actions. In this interview with SUCCESS contributing editor Mel Robbins, Rubin stresses how important relationships are to building happiness. Plus, learn Rubin's four habit tendency types - Upholder, Obliger, Questioner and Rebel - and learn the ways your type affects how you react to inner and outer expectations.
There is so much going on in our lives that sometimes we get a little lost in the weeds. We forget why we work so hard and our ultimate purpose. Renowned life coach and best-selling author Martha Beck stopped by to chat with former SUCCESS Publisher Darren Hardy about finding our way.
Author of Living in Your Top 1%, Alissa Finerman focuses on helping you and your team drive performance by leveraging your strengths and accomplishing key goals. In this interview with former SUCCESS magazine publisher Darren Hardy, Finerman brings her big picture thinking shares how goals help direct our energy, ways to avoid negative words and how aligning your choices with your goals will help you discover and conquer your life mission.
Tim Ferriss, author of the best-selling books, The Four Hour Work Week and the Four Hour Chef lives life like a giant science experiment. He conducts research, interviews hundreds of thought leaders in varying industries, enacts their ideas and best practices in his own life and reports back what he learned from the experience. In this interview, Ferriss gives SUCCESS Editor-in-Chief Josh Ellis his own definition of success: "I don't use the word success very often. I can certainly take a stab at it at some point and I am often asked how I define [it], but I prefer to chase excitement… [Excitement] is a better barometer for whether you're heading in the right direction." Listen in to hear how you can use Ferriss’ newest book, Tools of Titans as the foundation to experiment and find your specific version of excitement in life.
Best-selling author of Ego Is the Enemy, The Daily Stoic and The Obstacle Is the Way, Ryan Holiday discusses the dangers of ego with SUCCESS.com's Shelby Skrhak. Unlike the Freudian definition, Holiday is referring to the colloquial definition. It's the entitled voice in our head that's resistant to feedback, rigid to change and averse to learning. Unlike confidence, Holiday argues, ego is stolen or manufactured. Confidence is earned. In this interview, Holiday shares his own difficult journey with ego, how to build a student mindset, and tips to combat ego in your life.
Tony Robbins had a difficult childhood, void of a consistent father figure and steady financial support. Now the entrepreneur, best-selling author, philanthropist and life strategist says that experience gave him the drive to ensure other people don't feel the same pain and suffering. He's on a mission to fulfill his legacy while he's still alive - to touch the lives of as many people as he can with his books, coaching sessions and personal development seminars. SUCCESS Editor-in-Chief Josh Ellis sits down with Robbins to discuss peace of mind, finding success through giving and the importance of mastering your emotions.
An inspiration to millions, Joel Osteen lives by the motto, "I was made for more than just to endure!" In this episode from the SUCCESS Talks archives, Osteen and former SUCCESS magazine Publisher Darren Hardy discuss how to break out of a rut to reach your greatest potential.
An unshakeable optimist, Simon Sinek understands that, at our core, humans are social creatures. We need each other if we ever hope to build a better future. The visionary thinker and author of the new book Together is Better says we all need a reminder that our journeys are connected, and that's how it should be. The best teams, he notes, are ones that aren't merely like a family, but rather are a family. In this interview, SUCCESS Editor-in-Chief Josh Ellis asks Sinek about the true joy of leadership, where courage stems from, and the power of vulnerability when surrounded by people you trust.
Family means different things to different people. In a time when 51 percent of U.S. households are nontraditional-multigenerational or single-parent, for example-family is truly what you make it. Emma Johnson, SUCCESS contributing editor, single mother of two and author of the blog WealthySingleMommy.com, says it's time to stop feeling guilty or inadequate for not being the nuclear family we often see on TV. When we shift our mentality and allow ourselves to be successful both at work and at home, we find a happiness that goes beyond work-life balance. SUCCESS.com's Shelby Skrhak and Johnson chat about working parents' guilt, healthy vulnerability and the myth of the best friend.
On the court, the late John Wooden secured 10 NCAA championships in just 12 years with the UCLA men's basketball team. Off the court, he inspired those he met with simple but profound leadership advice, his pyramid of Success and character-building principles. In this clip from the archives, Wooden remembers the life lessons he learned from his father at a young age, such as "make each day your masterpiece." SUCCESS Ambassador John C. Maxwell also reflects on an inspirational first meeting with Wooden and how his timeless lessons still impact Maxwell today.
Personal growth is a crucial part of any success plan. SUCCESS Ambassador, John C. Maxwell has spent years working on his growth plan. He believes that, "you never know capacity for growth until you start growing." In this interview with former SUCCESS magazine publisher Darren Hardy, Maxwell discusses his book The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth. He explains the difference between accidental and intentional growth and he shares which of the laws has been the most important in his life.
Leadership is a decision. Alan Mulally, former president and CEO of Ford Motor Co., says successful leaders need to move away from controlling a team to working alongside them to achieve the company's vision. Often the best way to refocus that vision is to reach into the past and find the why of your organization. SUCCESS Ambassador and columnist John C. Maxwell and Mulally sit down to discuss the importance of lifelong learning, collaborative work and collective accountability.
What would you do if you knew you couldn't fail? Focus on that. Obsess about it. Don't let anything stop you. That's what Grant Cardone, author, speaker and business expert, wants you to do with everything in your life. Obsession in normally perceived as a negative attribute, but Cardone says it's the only way to achieve greatness. Listen in as SUCCESS Contributing Editor Don Yaeger and Cardone chat about overcoming failure, owning up to your mistakes and the importance of learning from like-minded people.
Before Megyn Kelly, host of Fox News Channel's The Kelly File, was delivering tough questions to presidential candidates, foreign leaders and veteran executives, she was delivering closing statements as a lawyer for nine years. But her driven, hard-working mindset pushed her to find a more fulfilling career. As she writes in her upcoming book, Settle for More, achieving the "zone of genius" - the place where your skills and passion intersect - comes when you push yourself to be honest about where you are and where you want to be. In this interview with SUCCESS Editor-in-Chief Josh Ellis, Kelly describes navigating her toughest year and the importance of gut checks to ensure you're not settling for less.
Courage comes in many forms. For Tala Raassi, Iranian-American designer and founder of a women's fashion line, it came in the form of a miniskirt and high heels in conservative Iran. Five nights in jail and 40 lashes later, Raassi replaced her fear and helplessness with anger and a determination to find freedom through fashion. Fear is natural, but as you'll hear in this chat between Ellis and Raassi, when we push ourselves to try in the face of potential failure, we are one step closer to our strongest selves.
Where does strength come from, and how can we muster it when we need it most? Margie Warrell, best-selling author and international authority on courage, likens it to building a muscle-achieved through deliberate and repetitive action. SUCCESS.com's Shelby Skrhak dives into Warrell's six steps to closing the gap between where we are and where we want to be. Plus, listen for Warrell's newest courage-building adventure: conquering Mount Kilimanjaro with her husband and four children.
Shortcuts rarely take us where we want to go. For Sophia Amoruso, founder and executive chairman of fashion retailer Nasty Gal and author of #GIRLBOSS and Nasty Galaxy, shortcuts led to dead-end jobs and dumpster diving. Through failure, she learned to take control of her life and live each day deliberately. SUCCESS Editor-in-Chief Josh Ellis chats with Amoruso about the importance of taking risks, playing to your strengths and failing a little every day.
Growing up with five brothers requires a competitive nature only siblings know. NFL Hall of Famer and former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly battled 11 years on the field only to face his toughest competition - cancer - in 2013 and 2014. Kelly found strength in family, faith, friends and fans. Our Mariana Lenox asks Kelly about mental toughness, family strength and resilience.
Co-founder and president of Quest Nutrition, Tom Bilyeu has a mission: to end metabolic disease. In what he calls "a company born out of misery," he and his Quest co-founders left their tech startups in search of more fulfilling careers. SUCCESS.com's Shelby Skrhak and Bilyeu discuss the Quest Belief System, how to achieve a growth mentality, and building a mission first, profit-second company.
What makes you unique? Simply your existence. SUCCESS Contributing Editor Mel Robbins says scientists conclude that your chances of being born were one in 400 trillion. But it goes further than that. In her conversation with Adam Grant, best selling author of Give and Take and Originals, she discovers the difference between being unique versus being original, and the importance of championing others' ideas to bolster your own creativity. Plus, learn how procrastination can benefit you.
The noted tell-it-like-it-is-entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor Gary Vaynerchuk says the internet has opened the door for the self-starting businessperson. What sets some people apart is their willingness to work smarter and harder, despite the popular phrase. SUCCESS Editor-in-Chief Josh Ellis sits down with Vaynerchuk to discuss daily self-awareness, what determines entrepreneurial success and how introversion can be your greatest asset.
Emmy Award-winning producer and media mogul Nely Galan creates a new personal mantra every year. In the beginning: "Think like an immigrant." Now: What do I need to learn this year?" As a first-generation Cuban immigrant, Galan began developing her mindset while watching her parents fight for her to come to the U.S. SUCCESS.com's Shelby Skrhak delves into this empowering tale of building from failure, shifting your mindset and taking ownership of your future.
Author and creativity expert Scott Barry Kaufman says creativity is fundamental to human nature. Contrary to popular belief, creativity "allows us to reconcile the seemingly incompatible parts of our lives and make meaning of the world around us," Kaufman says. In this science-packed interview, discover the difference between genius and everyday creativity, plus the need for adults to set aside time for daydreaming and playtime.
The entrepreneurial life is not an easy one. But Barbara Corcoran is the first to say the sacrifice is worth the benefit. Before she was a successful business woman, an investor on ABC's Shark Tank and mother of two, Corcoran had held 20 different jobs and started The Corcoran Group with just $1,000. it seems she's done it all. That's why we asked Laura Vanderkam, author of I Know How She Does It and the What the Most Successful People Do series to interview Corcoran and discover the secret to her success.
You might not know his story, but you would certainly recognize Guy Fieri on the street. The Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives host, with his spikey blond hair, white sunglasses and obvious culinary passion, has taken the food (and now wine) industry by storm. Don't let his booming voice and outgoing nature fool you; Fieri's success is matched only by his humility. He attributes his climb to family, friends and the mentors who inspire him to do and be more. In this interview with SUCCESS Editor-in-Chief Josh Ellis, Fieri serves up a humorous, insightful peek at his life.
You've hear it before: stress is the enemy. Author, columnist, communications strategist and stress expert Amanda Enayati disagrees. In her interview with Shelby Skrhak, Enayati explains the different types of stress and how to find pockets of joy to boost your mood throughout the day.
It takes only five second to change your life. Serial entrepreneur, business coach, speaker, author, and award-winning radion and TV show host Mel Robbins travels the world empowering leaderst to improve their lives. How? By closing the gap between knwoing what needs to be done and actually doing it. In this interview, Shelby Skrhak, SUCCESS.com's director of digital content, digs into the concept of taking action.
Millionaire entrepreneur Kevin O'Leary is known for his ruthless and outspoken opinions on ABC's entrepreneurial reality show Shark Tank. O'Leary or "Mr. Wonderful" as he is known to viewers, made his fortune founding SoftKey, an education software company. Learn how he fought his way to the top of the tank.
Fashion is a business where success is as fleeting as the newest fad. Yet, Kendra Scott, who started her jewelry business with $500 and a spare bedroom, has taken the industry by storm. SUCCESS staffer Paige Dungan sat down witih Scott to discuss how she keeps family and philanthropy at the center of her multimillion-dollar company.
Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo says “championships and great seasons are won in locker rooms.” Over two decades-plus, his leadership has produced an NCAA championship and 16 NBA draft picks. In this exclusive interview, author and contributing editor Don Yaeger takes a deep look at Izzo's success on and off the court.
NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson knows that success isn’t just a one-person show. Each member of his team plays a vital role before and during every race. Johnson talks with SUCCESS about speed, growth and the importance of teamwork.
Meet Lori Greiner, "the warm-blooded shark" on the hit ABC show Shark Tank. A prolific invento of retail products, Greiner built her empire from the ground up through old-fashioned elbow grease and willpower. Today she has created over 450 products and her own show on QVC. Greiner spreads her knowledge by investing in entrepreneurs whom she sees as potential heroes.
"Your life follows your thoughts." These are the words of Joel Osteen, best-selling author and pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston. In his interview with SUCCESS Editor-in-chief Josh Ellis, Osteen shares an array of motivation and inspirational thoughts. For him, life comes down to fulfilling his purpose, and he wants to help you do the same.
"If you don't design your own life plan, chance are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you: Not much." These are the words of Jim Rohn, legendary mentor to modern masters. Rohn touched numerous lives, and his influence is still felt through today's personal-development icons. This special clip is from our digital learning program Foundations for Success, in which Rohn shares how you can design and extraordinary life.
The founder of Spanx, Sara Blakely didn't know the first thing about the pantyhose industry (or business for that matter) when she launched her company. She had only one source to operate from: her gut. Blakely believed her invention would help millions of women, and she was right. Her passion and dedication has made her a billionaire. That same passion, along with an added touch of spunk comes through in this interview with former SUCCESS Publisher Darren Hardy.
"Today we do what others won't so that tomorrow we can accomplish what others can't." These are the words of Robert Herjavec, one of North America's most recognizable business leaders and an investor on the Emmy Award-winning ABC hit Shark Tank. Rising from humble beginnings, Herjavec exemplifies the power of entrepreneurship and shares motivational business advice with the entrepreneurs he mentors through his books and now SUCCESS.
Marie Forleo is a New Jersey girl with nothing more than passion, a laptop and a dream - turns out, that's just what she needed to build a multimillion-dollar socially conscious empire. In her time with SUCCESS Publisher Darren Hardy, Forleo tells the story of her personal-development journey and what anyone can do to make the world a better place through a business or as an individual.
Ever wonder what makes professional athletes, musicians and artists so great in their fields? DanMcLaughlin was curious whether time and dedicated practice was indeed all it took, so he decided to test the theory of 10,000-hours-to-expertise for himself, quitting his day job to chase a PGA Tour dream. Former SUCCESS publisher Darren Hardy sat down with McLaughlin to hear his story and see how those 10,000 hours of golf are coming along..
He is best-known as the man behind The 4-Hour Workweek but there’s more to Tim Ferriss than his writings. Ferriss is a passionate thrill-seeker who loves life and dives headfirst into every opportunity for growth and change. In his interview with SUCCESS, Ferriss explains what excites him each day and what you can learn from his journey to success.
Retirement isn't about how old you are, but it is about a number. That is a personal motto and the key advice from financial expert Chris Hogan in his book Retire Inspired: It's Not an Age, It's a Financial Number. Listen as financial expert Chris Hogan talks numbers and digs out the answers to your toughest financial questions.
"I never stop learning, because your bank accounts are a reflection of what happened before-not a reflection of what's happening now." Those words from dynamic billionaire Mark Cuban encapsulate his interview with former publisher of SUCCESS magazine Darren Hardy. From the set of Shark Tank, Cuban talks about his successes and failures, and how he has managed to make his dreams a reality.
SUCCESS Ambassador John C. Maxwell joins former SUCCESS magazine publisher Darren Hardy on this episode of SUCCESS Talks to discuss the numerous reasons why having a great coach in your life, or anyone who adds value to you, can be a game changer. Maxwell encourages you to ask yourself, How hungry am I? and to find a coach to help you build on that hunger in all areas of your life.
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, you have to go with others,” says retired Louisiana State University basketball coach Dale Brown, a Hall-of-Famer who devoted himself to players’ off-the-court needs first. The renowned speaker shares his philosophies with former SUCCESS magazine Publisher Darren Hardy in this one-on-one matchup.