When 20-year-old Gabby Douglas isn't busy training for her second Olympics, she's riding roller coasters and watching movies. She is the first African-American woman to win the individual all-around gold and team events. SUCCESS Editor-in-Chief Josh Ellis and Douglas discuss the importance of breaking down big goals, focusing on incremental gains and maintaining a belief mindset.
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.
What could you accomplish if you had 700 years to live? Peter Diamandis, one of the world's biggest dreamers, fundamentally believes there isn't a problem that can't be solved. For him, a longer, healthier life span is not only possible, but inevitable. SUCCESS Editor-in-Chief Josh Ellis and Diamandis discuss optimism, abundance thinking and the definition of 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.