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.