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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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Dec 14, 2017

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.

Dec 7, 2017

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.

Nov 30, 2017

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.

Nov 23, 2017

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.

Nov 16, 2017

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.

Nov 9, 2017

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.

Nov 2, 2017

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.

Oct 26, 2017

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.

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 Howes 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.

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