SUCCESS Talks show


Summary: SUCCESS magazine presents SUCCESS Talks, its 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.


 Shawn Achor on the Secret to Reaching Big Potential | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:49

Making a career out of happiness sounds like a dream, right? But for Shawn Achor, to properly research, write and speak about happiness and human potential, he’s had to dive into the grim realities of what makes us unhappy. Achor chats with Ellis about his new book Big Potential and the ways we can combat rising depression and suicide rates, and why we could all take a note from lightning bugs.

 Daniel Pink on Why Time of Day Matters | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:59

Your company might implement Casual Friday, but what about Chrono-type Friday? Best-selling author and television host Daniel Pink thinks it wouldn’t be a bad idea. Chronobiology is the study of how organisms adapt to solar and lunar related rhythms. Pink talks with’s Shelby Skrhak about his new book When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing and why it might actually be good for a basketball team to be losing at halftime.

 David Vobora on Pushing Past Limitations | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:52

You might not think you’d be inspired by someone nicknamed “Mr. Irrelevant.” But former football player David Vobora, who was given the moniker for being the last selection in the 2008 NFL Draft, calls it an “honorable title.” Vobora speaks with Ellis about training athletes, people with disabilities and American veterans, and sheds light on how an addiction to painkillers nearly destroyed his life.

 Gabby Bernstein Curing Yourself of Judgement | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:18

How do you see someone for the first time if you’ve actually known him or her for years? According to New York Times best-selling author and self-proclaimed “spirit junkie” Gabby Bernstein, it’s possible, and it starts with curing yourself of judgment. Bernstein sits down with SUCCESS Editor-in-Chief Josh Ellis to discuss her recently released book Judgment Detox and to help you find a personal mantra.

 Gordon Hartman on the Power of Being Inclusive | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:25

When Gordon Hartman saw his daughter, Morgan, struggling to socialize at the pool one day, he set out to find a place where she and others with special needs like her could have fun. When he couldn't find one, he decided to build it for himself. Hartman talks with's Shelby Skrhak about the vision behind Morgan's Wonderland, a $36 million San Antonio theme park that welcomes all.

 Mike Lewis on Planning for Your Big Jump | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:00

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.

 Alan Alda on Learning to Relate to Communicate | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:24

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.

 Chip Gaines on Building a Strong Foundation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:24

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.

 Carson Tate on How to Discover Your Personal Productivity Style | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:24

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.

 Marilyn Paul on Why You Need a Day of Rest | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:35

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.

 Dan Buettner on the Blue Zones of Happiness | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:23

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.

 Lisa Bodell on Embracing Simplicity | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:52

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.

 Jennifer Hyman on Taking Risks for Something You Believe In | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:47

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’s Shelby Skrhak, Hyman opens up about confidence, female camaraderie and her plan to give back to female entrepreneurs.

 Lewis Howes on the Masks We Wear | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 40:53

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.

 Anne Grady on Building Resilience Through Gratitude | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:37

"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.


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