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SUCCESS Talks

SUCCESS Magazine presents SUCCESS Talks, it’s 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.
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Oct 19, 2017

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. Plus, listen in to hear Howes' own journey of rediscovering himself and building stronger relationships in his life.

Oct 12, 2017

"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. Plus, learn how to identify your fight-or-flight emotions so you know how to manage them when they appear.

Oct 5, 2017

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.

Sep 28, 2017

One day you're a naive 19-year-old promoter trying to convince 800 people to line up outside a club on a Thursday night; the next day, you're discovering platinum artists like Justin Bieber. 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.

Sep 21, 2017

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.

Sep 14, 2017

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.

Sep 7, 2017

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.

Aug 31, 2017

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.

Aug 24, 2017

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.

Aug 17, 2017

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.

Aug 10, 2017

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.

Aug 3, 2017

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.

Jul 27, 2017

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.

Jul 20, 2017

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.

Jul 13, 2017

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.”

Jul 6, 2017

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.

Jun 29, 2017

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.

Jun 22, 2017

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.

Jun 15, 2017

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.

Jun 8, 2017

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.

Jun 1, 2017

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.

May 25, 2017

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.”

May 18, 2017

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.

May 11, 2017

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.

May 4, 2017

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.

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