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.


Ryan Holiday on Living Life as a Beginner  

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'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.

Tony Robbins on Success Through Giving  

Tony Robbins had a difficult childhood, void of a consistent father figure and steady financial support. Now the entrepreneur, best-selling author, philanthropist and life strategist says that experience gave him the drive to ensure other people don't feel the same pain and suffering. He's on a mission to fulfill his legacy while he's still alive - to touch the lives of as many people as he can with his books, coaching sessions and personal development seminars. SUCCESS Editor-in-Chief Josh Ellis sits down with Robbins to discuss peace of mind, finding success through giving and the importance of mastering your emotions.

From the Archives: Joel Osteen on Being Who You Were Meant to Be  

An inspiration to millions, Joel Osteen lives by the motto, "I was made for more than just to endure!" In this episode from the SUCCESS Talks archives, Osteen and former SUCCESS magazine Publisher Darren Hardy discuss how to break out of a rut to reach your greatest potential.

Simon Sinek on How We are Better Together  

An unshakeable optimist, Simon Sinek understands that, at our core, humans are social creatures. We need each other if we ever hope to build a better future. The visionary thinker and author of the new book Together is Better says we all need a reminder that our journeys are connected, and that's how it should be. The best teams, he notes, are ones that aren't merely like a family, but rather are a family. In this interview, SUCCESS Editor-in-Chief Josh Ellis asks Sinek about the true joy of leadership, where courage stems from, and the power of vulnerability when surrounded by people you trust.

Emma Johnson on the New Definition of Family  

Family means different things to different people. In a time when 51 percent of U.S. households are nontraditional-multigenerational or single-parent, for example-family is truly what you make it. Emma Johnson, SUCCESS contributing editor, single mother of two and author of the blog, says it's time to stop feeling guilty or inadequate for not being the nuclear family we often see on TV. When we shift our mentality and allow ourselves to be successful both at work and at home, we find a happiness that goes beyond work-life balance.'s Shelby Skrhak and Johnson chat about working parents' guilt, healthy vulnerability and the myth of the best friend.

Wisdom from Coach John Wooden  

On the court, the late John Wooden secured 10 NCAA championships in just 12 years with the UCLA men's basketball team. Off the court, he inspired those he met with simple but profound leadership advice, his pyramid of Success and character-building principles. In this clip from the archives, Wooden remembers the life lessons he learned from his father at a young age, such as "make each day your masterpiece." SUCCESS Ambassador John C. Maxwell also reflects on an inspirational first meeting with Wooden and how his timeless lessons still impact Maxwell today.

From the Archives: John C. Maxwell on Growing and Living Up to Your Potential  

Personal growth is a crucial part of any success plan. SUCCESS Ambassador, John C. Maxwell has spent years working on his growth plan. He believes that, "you never know capacity for growth until you start growing." In this interview with former SUCCESS magazine publisher Darren Hardy, Maxwell discusses his book The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth. He explains the difference between accidental and intentional growth and he shares which of the laws has been the most important in his life.

Alan Mulally on Vision and Discipline  

Leadership is a decision. Alan Mulally, former president and CEO of Ford Motor Co., says successful leaders need to move away from controlling a team to working alongside them to achieve the company's vision. Often the best way to refocus that vision is to reach into the past and find the why of your organization. SUCCESS Ambassador and columnist John C. Maxwell and Mulally sit down to discuss the importance of lifelong learning, collaborative work and collective accountability.

Grant Cardone on Impressing Yourself  

What would you do if you knew you couldn't fail? Focus on that. Obsess about it. Don't let anything stop you. That's what Grant Cardone, author, speaker and business expert, wants you to do with everything in your life. Obsession in normally perceived as a negative attribute, but Cardone says it's the only way to achieve greatness. Listen in as SUCCESS Contributing Editor Don Yaeger and Cardone chat about overcoming failure, owning up to your mistakes and the importance of learning from like-minded people.

Megyn Kelly on Finding Your Zone of Genius  

Before Megyn Kelly, host of Fox News Channel's The Kelly File, was delivering tough questions to presidential candidates, foreign leaders and veteran executives, she was delivering closing statements as a lawyer for nine years. But her driven, hard-working mindset pushed her to find a more fulfilling career. As she writes in her upcoming book, Settle for More, achieving the "zone of genius" - the place where your skills and passion intersect - comes when you push yourself to be honest about where you are and where you want to be. In this interview with SUCCESS Editor-in-Chief Josh Ellis, Kelly describes navigating her toughest year and the importance of gut checks to ensure you're not settling for less.

Tala Raassi on Freedom Through Fashion  

Courage comes in many forms. For Tala Raassi, Iranian-American designer and founder of a women's fashion line, it came in the form of a miniskirt and high heels in conservative Iran. Five nights in jail and 40 lashes later, Raassi replaced her fear and helplessness with anger and a determination to find freedom through fashion. Fear is natural, but as you'll hear in this chat between Ellis and Raassi, when we push ourselves to try in the face of potential failure, we are one step closer to our strongest selves.

Margie Warrell on Making Courage a Habit  

Where does strength come from, and how can we muster it when we need it most? Margie Warrell, best-selling author and international authority on courage, likens it to building a muscle-achieved through deliberate and repetitive action.'s Shelby Skrhak dives into Warrell's six steps to closing the gap between where we are and where we want to be. Plus, listen for Warrell's newest courage-building adventure: conquering Mount Kilimanjaro with her husband and four children.

Sophia Amoruso on Living Deliberately  

Shortcuts rarely take us where we want to go. For Sophia Amoruso, founder and executive chairman of fashion retailer Nasty Gal and author of #GIRLBOSS and Nasty Galaxy, shortcuts led to dead-end jobs and dumpster diving. Through failure, she learned to take control of her life and live each day deliberately. SUCCESS Editor-in-Chief Josh Ellis chats with Amoruso about the importance of taking risks, playing to your strengths and failing a little every day.

Jim Kelly on the Four "F's"  

Growing up with five brothers requires a competitive nature only siblings know. NFL Hall of Famer and former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly battled 11 years on the field only to face his toughest competition - cancer - in 2013 and 2014. Kelly found strength in family, faith, friends and fans. Our Mariana Lenox asks Kelly about mental toughness, family strength and resilience.

Tom Bilyeu on Mission Based Business  

Co-founder and president of Quest Nutrition, Tom Bilyeu has a mission: to end metabolic disease. In what he calls "a company born out of misery," he and his Quest co-founders left their tech startups in search of more fulfilling careers.'s Shelby Skrhak and Bilyeu discuss the Quest Belief System, how to achieve a growth mentality, and building a mission first, profit-second company.

Adam Grant on Being an Original  

What makes you unique? Simply your existence. SUCCESS Contributing Editor Mel Robbins says scientists conclude that your chances of being born were one in 400 trillion. But it goes further than that. In her conversation with Adam Grant, best selling author of Give and Take and Originals, she discovers the difference between being unique versus being original, and the importance of championing others' ideas to bolster your own creativity. Plus, learn how procrastination can benefit you.

Gabby Douglas on Believing in Yourself  

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.

Gary Vaynerchuk on the YouEconomy  

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.

Nely Galan on You as the Common Denominator  

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.'s Shelby Skrhak delves into this empowering tale of building from failure, shifting your mindset and taking ownership of your future.

Scott Barry Kaufman on Living a Creative Lifestyle  

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.

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