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