SUCCESS Insider

SUCCESS Insider Podcast

SUCCESS Insider is a weekly podcast to engage, educate and inspire emerging leaders and success seekers. Hosts Josh Ellis and Shelby Skrhak, from the SUCCESS magazine editorial team, will keep you up to date on the latest trends in personal empowerment, entrepreneurship and career development, discussing books, ideas and news that you should hear. They’ll chat with special guests, including authors, industry experts, business leaders, trendsetters, our own SUCCESS staff and all-around successful people. It’s the show to power your next breakthrough!

EP98: Healthy Hacks for You From Jillian Michaels
Getting and staying healthy can be hard but it should always be a priority. Shelby and Josh want to help make healthy living easier for you with an episode focused on health hacks. They get advice from America’s most renowned personal trainer Jillian Michaels; who can be your personal trainer too with her new app My Fitness. And we share our own list of shortcuts to a healthier you....

EP97.5: Celebrate Others' Success
Jealousy and bitterness over other people's success won't make you more successful. Here are 4 reasons why you should always be celebrating others' success....


EP97: Your New Year's Resolution Checkup
Did you set a New Year’s Resolution this year? We did. On this episode, Josh and Shelby share their New Year’s resolutions. They share some pointers for those struggling with their resolution already. And they give you 3 core concepts to increase your grit and help you achieve any goal....

EP96.5: Avoid Self-Pity
Bad things happen, don't let them deter you from your goals. Here are several ways you can avoid staying too long at a pity party....

EP96: R-E-S-P-E-C-T
As we start the new year, we channel a little Aretha Franklin in talking about respect - the theme of this month’s issue of SUCCESS magazine. We hear from the Art of Charm’s Jordan Harbinger on the importance of leaving things better than you found them. Plus we share 5 ways to become a go-to person that people respect....


EP95: Positive Inspiration in the Palm of Your Hand
Would you take life advice from a text message? Thousands already are and this mobile form of motivation is catching on. Josh and Shelby sit down with the founders of SHINE Text, a messaging service that sends daily positive and inspirational messages to its users, to discuss how they are changing the landscape of self-care. Plus we discuss other apps, businesses and innovative ways that millennials are putting the personal back into personal growth....


EP94: Meditate with Us
Breathe deep and relax as this week we take a deep dive look at the power of meditation. We chat with Mariam Gates, author of the children’s book Meditate with Me. We discuss our own week-long meditation challenge. Plus, Shelby and Josh give some tips for meditating at work....

EP93.5: Living without Regret
What do you want to say about your life at the end? Don't live with regret. Here are a few ways to live life without it....

EP93: 25 Successful People Who'll Change Your Life
Learning from those who have come before is a critical part of SUCCESS. We’re sharing some of those lessons on this week’s episode from personalities on the SUCCESS 25 from the January issue of SUCCESS magazine. We go to the archives for some sage advice from prior podcast interviews, and we sit down with list first-timer Tom Bilyeu to get his perspective on it all....


EP92.5: Deadlines
Don't let deadlines stress you out, use this life hack to make sure you meet every deadline....

EP92: 6 Ways to Start Your Life Renovation Now
SUCCESS Insider is giving you a head start on 2018 with a peak at the January issue of the magazine and a discussion on the theme of self-renovation. Shelby and Josh share tips for doing a personal makeover in the new year and writer Michael Graff shares a heartfelt story. Plus, we hear from a listener who is living their entrepreneurial dream....


EP91: How to Be Comfortable Being Uncomfortable
Our goal on this week’s episode is to make you uncomfortable. Josh meets up with The Barefoot Executive author and speaker Carrie Wilkerson to discuss reaching outside your comfort zone, plus he and Shelby share tips for stretching yourself, finding your inner bravery and handling the things that make you uncomfortable when it comes to reaching for success....

EP90.5: Success Questions
Are you just going through the motions of your day to day life? Ask these 5 simple questions to make sure you are thinking about your actions and are on the right path to success....

EP90: Tim Ferriss' Tribe of Mentors
On this week’s episode, we sit down with the venerable Tim Ferriss, from the Tim Ferriss Show podcast and author of the new book Tribe of Mentors. He shares the “why” behind his new book-- he had questions when he turned 40 and wanted the advice of the best experts out there. We visit the archives to hear from one of the all-time great leaders and coaches, John C. Maxwell. And Josh and Shelby discuss how you can find the right mentors for your goals and aspirations....


EP89: Would You Simply Be Quiet
The great painter and inventor Leonardo da Vinci once said, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Call us sophisticated because this week we discuss the benefits of simplicity in life and work. Josh and Shelby get the silent treatment from integrated content editor Cecilia Meis who took a vow of silence recently, and they pinpoint ways to achieve a simple-yet-fulfilled living from this month’s issue of SUCCESS magazine....

EP88.5: Why We Fail
Here are two reasons that people often experience failure and a quick solution for avoiding them or working through it....


EP88: Step One to Becoming an Influencer
We can’t control everything in our lives but we can use the power of influence to sway things in our favor. But before you can influence those around you, you must first learn to influence yourself. This week speaker and trainer Michael Bernoff shares some essential questions we should ask ourselves regarding self-influence, in a clip from his popular speech at SUCCESS Live Long Beach. Plus, Josh and Shelby discuss 5 ways smart people influence themselves....

EP87: Your Non-Zombie Guide to BRAINSSS
Your brain is one of the most powerful tools at your disposal, yet also underutilized and abused. This week we focus on how you can make mind over matter a part of your everyday life. Shelby and Josh chat with Erik Vance, Scientific American contributor and author of Suggestible You, and we cover 6 ways to rest your brain and recoup from the daily chaos of life and work....

EP86.5: Must Read Books
In this SUCCESS in Seconds we share a few favorite self-help books that you won't mind reading in public....


EP86: How to Innovate Your Way to Success
On this week’s episode Josh and Shelby discuss why innovation is essential for success. They clarify what innovation means in an entrepreneurial sense and talk about how they have innovated in different ways here at SUCCESS. We chat with Chris Denson, host of the podcast Innovation Crush, about lessons he’s learned interviewing some of the world’s most daring and innovative people. And we share some wisdom from John C. Maxwell on how to create a culture of innovation as a team leader....

85.5 No Smartphone
Here are 3 places that Simon Sinek suggests that you never bring your smartphone....

EP85: What Type of Procrastinator are You?
On this week’s episode we tackle a beast of a topic, procrastination. Shelby fesses up to her last minute tendencies and we talk with Mary Lamia, author of What Motivates Getting Things Done: Procrastination, Emotions and Success, to learn why so many people are procrastinators. And we discuss the different types of procrastination and some seemingly counterintuitive advice for beating them all....


EP84: Simple Tips to Build a Life of Gratitude
What are you grateful for? Join us as Josh and Shelby discuss the benefits of being grateful and talk about the new issue of SUCCESS that focuses on gratitude. Rick Hanson, senior fellow of the Greater Good Science Center and author of Hardwiring Happiness, shares insights on the health benefits of gratitude and how we can make it a daily habit. And Jesus Jimenez, managing editor, stops by to discuss an intriguing essay he wrote for this month’s issue--how he recently lived each day asking “would today be a...

EP83.5: Fun without Money
Don't let lack of funds stop you from having a good time. Here are a few ways that you can enjoy life without spending any money from success.com article 7 Ways to Have Fun Without Spending Money....


EP83: The Best Apps to Help You Get Stuff Done
This week we explore ways that technology can help you be more productive. Espree Devora of WeAreLATech and the Women in Tech Podcast joins us and shares some of her favorite apps for delegating work and getting things done faster. And Josh and Shelby highlight a few of the more popular apps that can help you focus by managing your time, workout your brain, get you moving physically and even gamify your productivity....

EP82.5: Sleep Well
Get a great night's sleep with these sleep routines that are sure to get you ready for bed every time....

EP82: The Simple Way to Get What You Want in Life
Louis Tomlinson once said, “If you want to do something, go for it – you’ve got nothing to lose.” Getting what you want in life isn’t easy, but is simple. This week we discover different ways that you can go about getting whatever it is you want in life. Josh and Shelby discuss the power of the pitch with world renowned pitchman and author Anthony Sullivan. Plus, we get some tips for going after what you desire from a former Olympic athlete....


EP81.5: Talk and Listen
Communicate more effectively with these tips to help you be a better talker and listener....

EP81: Why You Should Start Saying No
N-O. Those two little letters are so easy yet so hard to say sometimes. On this week’s episode Josh and Shelby discuss why we need to say no more often. They talk with results expert Tony Jeary about the benefits of saying no. And they share some tips for curbing your people pleasing ways in favor of focusing more on yourself....

EP 80: 6 Success Habits of High Performers
This week we are focused on helping you boost your performance and discuss the new issue of the magazine. SUCCESS contributing editor Amy Anderson joins us to talk about what she learned about being her best during her time with Brendon Burchard, the world’s leading high performance trainer. Plus we hear from Brendon himself with a clip from the audio version of his new book, High Performance Habits....


EP79.5: Learn Faster
Listen in to hear 3 ways to learn faster.  These are based on the ideas of Brendon Burchard shared in the article 5 Ways to Learn Faster on SUCCESS.com....

EP79: 5 Tips For Entrepreneurial Success
On this week’s episode, we are getting comfortable with succeeding outside the norm. Shelby shares wisdom from SpongeBob Square Pants – yes, that Spongebob Squarepants. We chat with the CEO of VideoBlocks, Joel Holland, about how taking the unconventional path has led to his success. And we share 5 tips for how you can stay motivated when you are trying to make something big happen in your own unique way....

EP78: Daily Habits to Help You Bounce Back
On this week’s episode, we explore the skill of resilience. When we experience failure, set-backs or tough times we need to be able to bounce back. Josh and Shelby talk about the science of resilience and get insights from Dr. Andrew Shatte on the topic. Josh shares about his recent tests of resiliency, and we give you some daily habits that can help you bounce back whenever you need to....


EP77.5: Regain Focus
Regain your focus with 5 simple questions.  These questions will help you to evaluate and get back on track with your goals....

EP77: 5 Can't Miss Moments from SUCCESS Live
On this week’s episode, we highlight our upcoming SUCCESS Live event. We hear lessons from speakers at the very first SUCCESS Live and we chat with emcee Simon T. Bailey about what he values most when attending live events and what you can expect to gain in Long Beach, California, September 8th and 9th....


EP76: How to Find Your Work Life Balance
Join us this week as we explore the theme of the latest issue of SUCCESS magazine, priorities. We get work life balance tips from Carrie Wilkerson and talk with Tom Bilyeu about how he quit worrying about money and found real worth by shifting his priorities. And we round out the episode with 10 steps you can take today to make living your priorities simpler....

EP75.5: Be Grateful
Here are 4 science based reasons that gratitude can bring you happiness and improve your overall well-being....

EP75: 6 Tips for Giving and Handling Criticism
Are you good at handling criticism? No? Well don’t worry not many people are. Join us this week to hear how Josh and Shelby handle their critiques of one another’s podcast performances. We get 6 tips from Margie Warrell on handling criticism and we give you some ways to make sure you are giving constructive criticism and feedback to your team....


EP74.5: Be Mindful
Learn 5 ways to put mindfulness to work in your life and the ways that it can impact your success....

EP74: Strategies for Women to Rule the Workplace
This week we follow up our art of manliness episode with a touch of female power. Shelby chats with Shelley Zalis founder of Girl’s Lounge about something called FQ, the female quotient. And we take a look at gender equality and whether or not women need to act more like a man to succeed at work....

EP73.5: Setting Goals
Hear 4 tips for setting powerful and meaningful goals from the archives of Jim Rohn....


EP73: 8 Keys to Workplace Etiquette
Etiquette…a thing of the past or a necessary practice that has changed with the times? Shelby and Josh explore the them of etiquette and manners on this week’s episode. They sit down with the great-great grandson of Emily Post and they give you 8 keys to nailing workplace etiquette....

EP72: Is No News Good News?
They say no news is good news, but is that true? Join Josh and Shelby as they explore the ways that the news can actually be good for you. They sit down with Carlos Watson, cofounder of Ozy.com, an innovative news site that features very different stories from the regular news. And hear what happens when you avoid the news all together....


EP71: The Problem with Millennials Is...
Those gosh darn kids these days….this week Josh and Shelby sit down for a roundtable discussion about millennials with some of our very own millennials from the SUCCESS team. We hear from Tom Bilyeu about his interview with cover figure, leadership expert and millennial researcher Simon Sinek. And we dive into the mail bag for letter from a listener who shares his story about how he got back up after hitting rock bottom....

EP70.5: Trick Your Mind
4 mental tricks to try when you are feeling overwhelmed that will help you stay cool in a crisis and resolve issues in a positive manner....


EP70: The Art of Manliness for Everyone
Brett Mckay from The Art of Manliness joins Josh and Shelby on today’s episode to discuss what it is to be a “man” in this day and age. We share a little bit about our take on this topic and discuss what are commonly considered manly skills....

EP69.5: Get Unstuck
Here 3 ways that John C. Maxwell recommends you get yourself motivated and unstuck by the many distractions we are surrounded with every day....

EP69: Why Being Socially Awkward is Awesome
Join us this week as Josh and Shelby find out why being awkward isn’t as bad as we think it is in a discussion with Ty Tashiro, author of Awkward: The Science of Why We’re Socially Awkward and Why That’s Awesome. Shelby and Josh get personal and share what makes them awkward. And they share 10 things to remember to be less awkward and nail your next introduction....


EP68.5: Hit Pause
3 signs that you might need to pause in your life and do an evaluation to see what needs to change....

EP68: Why You Need to Become an Optimist
Are you an optimist, pessimist or a realist? Josh and Shelby discover which category they fit and discuss why being an optimist is so important to your goals and success. They talk with futurist and innovator Peter Diamandis about how to be an optimist even when faced with negativity. And we share a few stories to restore your faith in humanity....

EP67.5: Face Bullying
We share a few strategies that can help you deal with bullying in the workplace....


EP67: Boost Self-Belief with These 10 Steps
What do you believe in? Belief is the foundation for so many things in our lives. On this week’s episode, Josh and Shelby give you a sneak peak at this month’s issue of SUCCESS focused on the power of belief. They sit down with cover figure Bishop T.D. Jakes for a quick chat. Associate Editor Jamie Friedlander reads an excerpt from her moving story Me of Little Faith. And Josh and and Shelby go through some action steps you can take to bolster your self-belief....

EP66: 5 Keys to a Healthier Brain
True health and wellness starts with a healthy brain. On this week’s episode Josh and Shelby focus on the brain. They chat with Dr. Daniel Amen, one of the world’s foremost experts on brain research, about why a healthy lifestyle starts with the brain and how we can practice good brain health daily. Plus, Josh and Shelby share how a simple 5-minute exercise can be your key to a healthier brain....


EP65: Survival Tips for Introverts
It’s an extrovert’s world out there, but that doesn’t mean introverts can’t thrive. Josh and Shelby discuss their introvert personality traits and how hosting this podcast has helped them. Shelby catches Chris Brogan for a quick chat about how introverts can promote themselves as a brand via social media without it making them uncomfortable. And we share 5 tips for introverts to survive in an extrovert office....


EP64:How to Rock a Networking Conference
In this episode, Josh and Shelby discuss how attending different types of conferences and networking events can heighten your personal and business growth. Shelby shares her favorite stories from South by South West over the years. We hear from Jaclyn Johnson founder of Create & Cultivate, on how to learn from others at networking events. Josh and Shelby recap the recent SUCCESS Live event and share a few basic tips for getting ready to speak in front of a crowd, should you ever have the opportunity....

EP63.5: Creative Genius
Creativity is often an illusive gift, listen in for 3 ways to access your inner creative genius....

EP63: Surprising Secrets to Boost Productivity
What do you do to stay productive? On this week’s episode Josh shares a surprising secret to productivity. We chat with John Lee Dumas, host of the popular podcast Entrepreneur on Fire, about his new book The Mastery Journal. And Josh and Shelby share some sneaky tricks to boosting your productivity, starting today....


EP62.5: Healthy Relationships
Healthy relationships are a big part of your success. Listen to hear 3 things that successfully people know about building and maintaining healthy relationships....

EP62: Why We Should All Want to Work for Someone Like Dave Ramsey
On this week’s episode Josh and Shelby give listeners and inside look at the June 2017 issue of SUCCESS. They get some smart money ideas from this month’s cover man Dave Ramsey. Plus, we talk to our own managing editor Jesus Jimenez about his personal experience meeting Ramsey and his team and why he might be jumping ship to work there any day now....


EP61: How to Organize Your World the Marie Kondo Way
Have you konmari’ed your life? Shelby sits down in person with best-selling author and business woman Marie Kondo – and her translator – to discuss ways to find joy in simple living. Plus, Josh and Shelby discuss the konmari method of organizing and how it can improve your life....

EP60.5: Successful Mornings
Starting your day right is important. Learn from high performance leaders like Richard Branson, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Arianna Huffington what you can do to make your morning a successful one....

EP60: Real Talk with John Addison
John Addison, leadership editor for SUCCESS, joins Josh and Shelby as a co-host on this week’s episode for some “real talk.” They discuss the new release of his book Real Leadership, why Addison is so focused on being “real,” how the YouEconomy is molding the future of business and why even when you are hustling it’s important to slow down and take a break....


EP59.5: Success Don'ts
Successful people operate differently. Here are 5 things that successful people don't do to help you be a better version of yourself....

EP59: Be a Badass at Making Money
On this week’s episode Josh and Shelby sit down with author and success coach Jen Sincero to talk about her new book You are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth. And they bring the discussion full circle, sharing how you can take your new badass attitude about money and translate it into a thriving business in the YouEconomy....

EP58.5: Pursue Your Passion
Listen for 5 ways to turn your passion project into your profession. It's as simple as just getting started....


EP58: 5 Life Hacks for Living an Abundant Life
Do you have an abundance mindset? Do you believe everything that you want in life is within your reach? Our world today offers an abundance of opportunities that allow you to live the exact life you want. All you have to do is seek it out. Josh and Shelby explore this idea on today’s episode. Associate Editor Jamie Friendlander shares her story of how a video game opened her eyes to a new way of living. And we offer some tips from our very own John C. Maxwell on how to break free from a scarcity mindset int...

EP57: Lewis Howes on What Makes a Leader Stand Out
Leadership. It’s a common theme in the pages of the SUCCESS and on this podcast. What makes a great leader? How can an emerging generation of young leaders who are heading different types of businesses and living different paths to success from past generations lead effectively? Josh and Shelby explore these topics with author and fellow podcaster Lewis Howes on today’s episode. Plus, they share some timeless wisdom from Brian Tracy on the six qualities of a charismatic leader to compare how these qualities...

Special Bonus No. 2: Our 5 Favorite Building Blocks of Success
Contributing editor Brendon Burchard returns to SUCCESS Insider for a second bonus episode to take a deeper dive into Coach John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success. He talks about the four remaining blocks that make up his top five from the Pyramid—enthusiasm, conditioning, skill and team spirit—and breaks down how each one has the power to be a game changer in both your life and business, the same way it was for him....


EP56: Generosity Can Extend Your Life
On this week’s episode, we explore the power of giving. More and more companies are doing their part and giving back to society. Josh and Shelby share a few of these companies and discuss conscious consumerism – the way purchasing something you were already going to buy anyway can make a difference. Plus, we give you 7 science based reasons why generosity is not just good for your soul but also good for your health....

Special Bonus No.1: Focusing on the Fundamentals
Contributing editor Brendon Burchard joins SUCCESS Insider for this special bonus episode. He shares his story of how the fundamental principles of Coach John Wooden's Pyramid of Success helped him during one of the darkest times in his life. Burchard highlights the first building block of the pyramid, industriousness. He describes how he applied it to his own life and how you can do the same....

EP55: 3 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself
On today’s episode Josh and Shelby sit down with best-selling author and leading high performance coach Brendon Burchard to discuss the power of the pyramid – Coach John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success. They explore how Brendon changed his life using the principles of Coach Wooden and they dive deep into how the pyramid of success can be a life changing resource for you, as it has been for so many....


EP54.5: Value of Friendship
"Friendship is far too valuable to be measured in dollars." Josh and Shelby discuss Coach John Wooden's take on the value of friendship....

EP54: How to Be Tough Like Jocko Willink
Do you act tough or are you actually tough? We explore that topic in the pages of this month’s issue of SUCCESS magazine and on this episode of SUCCESS Insider. SUCCESS editor at large Michael Mooney visits the studio to talk about the time he spent with our cover guy, the super tough former Navy SEAL turned leadership expert, author and podcaster Jocko Willink. Plus, we share 10 exercises you can do to build your mental toughness starting today....


EP53: Top 10 Personal Growth Podcasts
“Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process begins.” Those are the wise words of the incomparable speaker and author Jim Rohn. On this week’s episode Josh and Shelby discuss the power of learning on the go and why podcasts are the future of personal growth. We hear from a few of the leading podcasters about why they feel the same and Josh and Shelby share their favorite podcasts for ...

EP52.5: Happy Quotes
Shelby and Josh share a few happy quotes to lift your spirits and get you excited for the future....

EP52: Tips for Boosting Your Confidence
Confidence is the theme for SUCCESS this month, so we are talking about why it’s important to speak up for yourself and how you can stand your ground no matter the situation. First up Shelby and Josh take a beating from internet commenters and live to tell the tale. Then we hear from Christy Wright, author of the new book Business Boutique, about how women in particular can speak up in a business setting. And we take some tips on asserting ourselves from author Sophia Dembling....


EP51: Negotiate Your Way Through Life
Everything is negotiable. At least that is what our managing editor Jesus Jimenez learned. On this week’s episode Josh and Shelby explore the need for negotiation skills in our everyday life. They chat with Jesus about how he learned to bargain for everything - including toilet paper. They go for no with authors and experts on the word, Andrea Waltz and Richard Fenton. Plus they share some greats tips for negotiating within your personal and professional relationships....

EP50.5: Be an Influencer
Here are 3 traits of powerful influencers and why they are traits you need to incorporate into your life....


EP50: Title Fight
This week we celebrate our 50th episode by sharing some insider information. Shelby goes behind the scenes in the making of a SUCCESS magazine feature as we step inside the boxing ring with co-host Josh Ellis as he challenges himself like he’s never done before. So grab a snack and settle in for a story that might just inspire you to take on your own life challenge today....

EP49.5: Productivity Habits
Listen for 3 productivity habits of successful people. Learn how they do it and enact those same habits in your daily life....

EP49: Quote or Gibberish You Be the Judge
Hang in there baby. This week we are exploring the power of motivational quotes. Josh and Shelby share some of the most popular quotes out there, plus give their two cents as to why they are so popular. We discuss a study about “pseudo-profound” motivational quotes. Plus we have a little fun quizzing ourselves as to whether or not we can tell the difference between a real quote and a fake one....


EP48: 3 Ways to Make Your Resolution Stick
Are you well on your way to achieving those goals for 2017? This week is part two in our series on new year’s resolutions. Shelby and Josh discuss how they plan on keeping their new year’s resolutions. Plus, they share some great tips for how you can stay on top of your goals throughout the year. John Addison chimes in with three tips he suggests for staying resolute. And we chat with Alexa von Tobel, founder of the financial planning company LearnVest, about maintaining money resolutions....


EP47: 3 Tips for Making the Most of Your Money
Money is always a hot button topic, especially at the beginning of the year. Josh and Shelby get personal about their financial experience. We talk to Kyle Taylor, founder and CEO of The Penny Hoarder, one of the largest publications dedicated to helping you make the most of your money. And we share 8 ways you can be smarter with your finances starting today....

EP46: Face Your Demons
On this week’s episode we tackle the subject of personal demons and how to deal with them. Amy Anderson shares a personal story about her struggle with sobriety. Josh and Shelby dig deep with Amanda Enayati on how we can deal with a common personal demon – anxiety. Plus they cover the 5 fears that that we often never have the guts to face and how we can change that....


EP45: Finding Your Personal Joy
Our February issue of SUCCESS focuses on the concept of joy, and how and why it is so important to our every day lives. Josh and Shelby chat with Susan Young about her cover story on J.J. Abrams, whose joy comes from doing what he loves. And we bring in one of our own, Cecilia Meis to talk about her challenge to make others happy every day for a month....

EP44.5: Spend Wisely
Here are a few ideas to help make sure that your spending is in line with your values and goals....


EP44: 7 Ways to Build YOU the Brand
How you present yourself is a crucial piece to the success puzzle. In this episode Shelby and Josh discuss the importance of developing your own personal brand. They sit down with host of the Youpreneur podcast Chris Ducker to get insights on the best tactics for developing your personal brand, as well as some of the biggest pitfalls. Plus they share some specific tips for building your brand based on the advice of The Zen Marketing Group founder Shama Hyder....

EP43.5: Ask Questions
Josh and Shelby share three reasons why everyone should be asking more questions....

EP43: Networking 202
This week we are following up our popular Networking 101 episode with a sophomore course in conversation—202, if you will. Josh and Shelby use their considerable charms in a discussion about what you can do to be more charismatic. Then they chat with Jordan Harbinger, the voice of the popular podcast The Art of Charm about his best practices for being a power networker. We also hear what you, our listeners, had to say about the best gifts you have ever received....


EP42: 3 Ways to Set the Perfect New Year’s Resolution
The new year is approaching fast and that means New Year’s resolutions. This episode is part one of a two part series aimed at helping you set and keep the perfect New Year’s resolution. In part one, Josh and Shelby share some of the most common resolutions people set and some tips for making sure you have the right resolution for you. They talk about the goals Drs. Mehmet Oz and Michael Roizen suggest you set, and we ask around to see what our team’s resolutions for 2017 are, as well as your own....

EP41.5: Create Balance
Balance all the different facets of your life can be a challenge. Here are 4 great ideas on how to create balance in your life from SUCCESS Ambassador John C. Maxwell....


EP41: Tony Robbins Lives a Beautiful Life
The first issue of SUCCESS for 2017 is available and Josh and Shelby are diving into some behind the scenes of this special edition, featuring Tony Robbins. They discuss the Netflix documentary on Robbins, I am not Your Guru, and get the 411 from contributing editor Michael Mooney on what it was like to spend a day with the man himself. We hear an exclusive clip from our SUCCESS Talks interview with Robbins and point out some of the best takeaways he had to share. Plus we end with a big announcement about S...

EP40.5: Develop Discipline
Strengthen your discipline muscle with these 6 tips. Discipline the what you need to get to your final destination....

EP40: 5 Books that Can Change Your Life
The famous playwright and politician Joseph Addison once said, “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” So on this week’s episode we focus on the power of the written word. Josh and Shelby talk about the power of a good book with fellow SUCCESS team member Ross Crago. Writer Tony Rehagan reads his article from SUCCESS called Live Like Carnegie – A Month of Winning Friends and Influencing People. Plus we highlight some of the best and most popular personal development books out there....


EP39.5: Woodenism
Coach John Wooden has impacted many lives through his teachings and coaching. Hear some of our favorite quotes that exemplify Coach's life changing principles....

EP39: Tips for Great Gift Giving
This week we are giving you the gift of gifting. Giving and sharing are important parts of not just the holiday season but a well-rounded and successful life. Shelby and Josh explore the power of gift giving with author and found of The Ruhlin Group, John Ruhlin. They discuss benefits you can get from the careful practice of gift giving and we ask you to share your best gifts....

EP38.5: Happy Thanksgiving
SUCCESS Insider wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving filled with family, friends, fun and of course great food. Josh and Shelby share the power of traditions in bringing people together for some quality time....


EP38: The Power of Gratitude
As we close in on the Thanksgiving holiday, Josh and Shelby home in on the power of gratitude. They discuss how being grateful is actually scientifically proven to be good for you. The Happiness Guy Shawn Achor joins in to give his take on why we should be grateful. And Josh and Shelby express their gratitude for a few small things in their own lives....

EP37.5: Boost Your Energy
Four quick and easy tips that will help you boost your energy midday when you hit that mid afternoon slump or whenever you just need a pick me up to ramp up your productivity....

EP37: The 27 Types of Difficult People
It’s a simple fact of reality: Not everyone is a peach. We all have to deal with difficult people from time to time. On this week’s episode, Josh and Shelby dive into the types of difficult personalities you’re likely to encounter, and how to handle them. And they chat with Connie Podesta about how to identify if YOU are the difficult person, plus more specifics on the true definition of being difficult....


EP36.5: Pyramid of Success
Special episode featuring an interview with author and speaker Don Yaeger about the SUCCESS Academy course John Wooden's Pyramid of Success available beginning November 15, 2016....

EP36: All in the Family
This week Josh and Shelby prepare for the upcoming hustle and bustle of the holiday season and the family that come with it. They talk about the new issue of SUCCESS magazine and discuss their favorite articles from it. SUCCESS editor Jamie Friedlander joins the conversation to discuss her article Power Parenting, and we share some tips from happiness expert Gretchen Rubin on dealing with difficult relatives....

EP35: 5 Characteristics of Highly Successful People
Do you ever wonder what puts the truly successful people ahead of the game? Characteristics of the highly successful are always a hot topic. On this week’s episode Josh and Shelby reveal the most common characteristics of successful people and share who they admire most. Leadership Editor John Addison shares the characteristics that every leader should possess. And a member of the success team joins in the conversation about what makes this week’s topic so fascinating....


EP34.5: Apps for Success
Download these 4 must have apps on your smart phone or tablet to get the help you need to be your best self....

EP34: The Uber Episode, Part Two
This week is an Uber packed episode, literally. Uber is a prime example of the YouEconomy, a movement that is allowing people to take control of their time, their lives and ultimately their success. Shelby and Josh discuss this movement on today’s episode. They also talk with a real life Uber driver and get some Uber insights and more from Harry Campbell of The Ride Share Guy Blog and Podcast. Plus SUCCESS contributor Jeff Vrabel drops in to share the perspective he gained about his community while driving ...

EP34: The Uber Episode, Part One
This week is an Uber packed episode, literally. Uber is a prime example of the YouEconomy, a movement that is allowing people to take control of their time, their lives and ultimately their success. Shelby and Josh discuss this movement on today’s episode. They also talk with a real life Uber driver and get some Uber insights and more from Harry Campbell of The Ride Share Guy Blog and Podcast. Plus SUCCESS contributor Jeff Vrabel drops in to share the perspective he gained about his community while driving ...


EP33.5: Stand Up for Beliefs
Today we’re motivating you to stick to your guns. Sometimes, whether you’re dealing with difficult people at work or you see injustice in the wild, you’re challenged to stand up for what’s right. Here are four ways to help you do just that....

EP33: Healthy Living Equals Successful Living
Why is your health such a big part of your success? Josh and Shelby answer that question on this week’s episode. They interview one of the founders of Quest Nutrition, Tom Bilyeu and they share a few steps to a healthier you....

EP32.5: Asking for More
Enjoy these three quick tips on how to ask for more money - whether from your boss or your clients - and get it....


EP32: Tips for Better Decision Making
How to make a decision is the topic of this week’s episode. Josh and Shelby discuss the November cover of SUCCESS magazine, featuring FOX News Channel’s Megyn Kelly and share a clip from this month’s SUCCESS Talks interview. Our hosts test the theory of automating small decisions to make head room for big decisions, and share Zig Ziglar’s tips for making a good decision....

EP31.5: Facing Fears
Shelby shares a personal story of how facing our daily fears is hard no matter our age....

EP31: The 5 Most Common Strengths
Is it better to work on your strengths or your weaknesses? Josh and Shelby debate that topic in this week’s episode as they dive into Gallup’s StrengthsFinder assessment and reveal the 5 most common talents. Plus, they speak to Deluxe’s Amanda Brinkman about the Small Business Revolution that’s highlighting the strengths of entrepreneurs across the country....


EP30.5: Power of Discipline
Enjoy these words of wisdom from Jim Rohn and learn the power of discipline has to transform your life....

EP30: Why We are Better Together
Today we explore the power of our natural instincts as social creatures. Josh interviews Simon Sinek about his new book Better Together and the deeper meaning it has to business and life. And we follow that with a discussion on the power of cohesive connection in reaching our goals in life and business....


EP29: The Art of Mentorship with Kevin O'Leary
On this week’s episode we reveal a secret to success: having a mentor. Learning from others and developing deep, valuable relationships is key to any success. Josh and Shelby sit down with Shark Tank investor Kevin O’Leary to find out how he mentors the entrepreneurs he invests in. On the subject, we also pull a clip from the archives of the personal development icon Jim Rohn. And we discuss the ways, once you find a mentor, that you can put their time and knowledge to good use....

EP28.5: Stay Sharp
Improve your brain's sharpness and help prevent brain aging by following these 5 simple guidelines....

EP28: The Best Ways to Find Your Inner Courage
Winston Churchill once said, “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” We encourage you to sit back and listen this week as October cover gal Sophia Amoruso explains about how she lives each day in a courageous way. Shelby and Josh share ways they have been courageous and have a few tips for living boldly, plus author and expert Margie Warrell explains how exercising courage makes you stronger....


EP27.5: Improve Your Mindset
When we change our mindset to one of growth, we change the course of our lives. Do these 5 simple things every day to quickly and easily improve your mindset....

EP27: 15 Ways to Ask for What You Want
Do you have a hard time asking people for things? Whether its in life or business negotiating your way through the world and asking for things is crucial. On this episode Shelby and Josh share ideas on ways that you can get what you want in your career and a formula for asking for things in a SMART way. Plus we hear from Leadership editor John Addison on how great leaders encourage their team to stand up for themselves....

EP26.5: Effective Habits
Here's a quick brush-up on the 7 habits of highly effective people as outlined by Stephen Covey....


EP26: How to Push Yourself to Greatness
You will never know your limits unless you push yourself to them and beyond. This week Josh and Shelby take a closer look at what it takes to push yourself to be the best. They talk with Mike Graff, executive editor of Charlotte Magazine who recently pushed himself more than he ever thought possible by hiking alone, with no training, on one of the country’s most challenging trails. And we hear from Jeff Vrabel who broke a Guinness World record and how the process changed his perspective on things....

EP25.5: Love Yourself First
If you're feeling down on yourself, enjoy this quote from the late Lucille Ball about loving yourself....

EP25: Secrets for a Happy Brain
The Dalai Lama once said that, “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” Shelby and Josh set out to prove the Dalai Lama right, starting with Josh’s decision to just be happy, a discussion about what makes for a happy brain and an interview with best selling author and positive psychologist Shawn Achor about strategies for intentional happiness and the power it has to bring about big change....


EP24.5: Crush Self-Doubt
The moment you find yourself trapped in your head, overwhelmed and stewing in doubt, there are three things you can do to stop wallowing and move forward....

EP24: The Daily Habits of the Most Productive People
Ever wonder how your coworker gets so much done in so little time? They know the secret to being your most productive self. In this episode Josh and Shelby talk with productivity expert and author Laura Vanderkam about taking advantage of your weekends and how tracking your time can be a difference maker. Plus they share the three myths that are killing your productivity, and what you can do to overcome your limited time....

EP23: The Secrets of Great Teamwork
With the Rio 2016 Olympic games in full swing, this week we discuss the latest SUCCESS magazine cover featuring gymnast Gabby Douglas and how we can all assemble a winning team. We chat with Don Yaeger about his book Great Teams: 16 Things High Performing Organizations Do Differently and give quick tips for maintaining your competitive edge....


EP22: SUCCESS Chat with Dr. Henry Cloud
Have a hard time trusting people? This week Josh and Shelby discuss ways to build trust in any kind of relationship with Dr. Henry Cloud, author of The Power of the Other. We hear about leadership from SUCCESS magazine leadership editor John Addison and we share a few ways you can build trust in your own life....

EP21: How 5 Successful People Define Success
How do you define success? Shelby and Josh share personal stories about what success means to them and how their idea of achievement has evolved since their early days at the magazine. Plus we hear from the likes of Sara Blakely, Joel Osteen, Lori Greiner and more about their definitions of success....

EP20: Why It's OK to Procrastinate
Is there such a thing as good procrastination? Josh and Shelby answer that very question on today’s episode. We hear from Originals author Adam Grant about productive procrastination and we give you some quick tips to combat your tendency to put things until the last minute....


EP19: SUCCESS Chat with Mel Robbins
Uber, Etsy, Upwork, eBay—if you’ve transacted on one of these platforms, then this episode is for you. In this month’s SUCCESS magazine, the editors tackle the growing entrepreneurship trend of what’s been called the gig economy or sharing economy. Shelby and Josh explain why we’re calling it the YouEconomy and what it means to the way we work, play and live our lives. Plus we get time with best selling author and SUCCESS contributing editor Mel Robbins who knows a thing or two about taking control of your ...

EP18: Live a Rich life
Nelson Mandela once said, “Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will.” This week, Josh and Shelby take on the topic of money—the good habits we should practice and the bad habits we’re all guilty of. The host of So Money, Farnoosh Torabi offers her best insights for living a rich life. Plus there is a special clip from the SUCCESS Archives in which Brian Tracy shares the secrets of self-made millionaires. And we dig deep for the best ways to save money so we can plan for our futures....

EP17: Face Your Fears
92% of what we worry about never happens, so why are we so afraid to face our fears? In this episode, Shelby and Josh sit down with SUCCESS associate editor Jamie Friedlander who tried to conquer her fear of public speaking by taking on standup comedy. Plus we reveal our biggest fears and how we faced them head on… or not. And then we take a look at the science behind our most basic instincts of fight or flight in a conversation with Jeff Wise, the author of Extreme Fear: The Science of Your Mind in Danger....


EP16: Boost Your Energy Now
Instead of managing your time, what if you managed your energy? In this week’s episode, Shelby and Josh look at ways you can boost your energy to be more effective in every day life. We discuss how sleep, exercise and food affect us with Michael Hyatt, co-author of Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want, and we take a look at some proven sleep tips for a better night’s rest....

EP15: SUCCESS Chat with Peter Diamandis
If you could, would you want to live forever? Would you settle for a couple of centuries? In this episode we explore the elusive concept of longevity and how it affects how you think about your life, your body and even your personal achievement goals.  Josh chats with Peter Diamandis, best-selling author and co-founder of Longevity Inc. about why longevity studies are important and how they will shape our future.  Plus we share a clip from the SUCCESS Talks archives where Ray Kurzweil shares the three bridg...

EP14: Market Yourself
Ask 5 people to define marketing and you will get 5 different answers.  Shelby and Josh discuss their take on marketing in today’s social-driven world.  They chat with “unmarketing” experts Scott Stratten and Alison Kramer of the UnPodcast about why it’s important to know your audience and take marketing to a personal level.  They’ll also read listener’s best tips and tools for marketing their brand....


EP13: Horrible Bosses
Did you know that 3 out of 4 employees report that their boss is the worst and most stressful part of their job?  In this week’s episode we tackle the tough topic of leadership and management.  SUCCESS Leadership Editor John Addison joins the conversation, and Josh and Shelby break down the traits of good and bad bosses.  Plus the team at SUCCESS gives you the lowdown on what the hosts are really like as leaders....

EP12: How to Learn Something New
Research suggests it takes at least 10,000 hours to develop and master a new skill.  But who has that kind of time?  Listen in as Josh and Shelby talk with one SUCCESS staffer challenged to become a self-taught chef - and it didn’t take 10,000 hours.  Plus we share a few principles that can be your guide to self-improvement....

EP11: To Complain or Not Complain
In this week's episode Josh and Shelby chat with author Mary Carlomagno about why she challenged herself to not complain for 30 days and how it changed her life. Then a reader complaint spurs a lively conversation about societal tendencies that may hold back women....


EP10: Be Confident Like Guy Fieri
Perk up with a shot of self confidence. Josh and Shelby are joined by their boss, Jim McCabe, general manager of SUCCESS, to dish about the magazine’s cover shoot with Guy Fieri. Then you’ll hear a special clip from our SUCCESS Talks interview with Fieri himself. Plus Josh and Shelby discuss what we can all learn from Fieri’s abundance of confidence and authenticity....

EP9: Networking 101
Can you talk your way to the top? Learn why being an introvert can actually be helpful when it comes to networking, and the power of a good conversation from author Sophia Dembling. Plus get tips for making the most of your next event or networking opportunity....

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EP8: Stop Stressing About Stress
How to handle stress better once and for all. Learn what stress does to our bodies from stress researcher Amanda Enayati, who'll share tips for effectively managing the effects of personal technology. Also, we count down the top causes of stress from a recent survey and discuss ways we've found to combat our own stress....


EP7: Inspire and Be Inspired
Need to get inspired? Gather inspiration from the late Jim Rohn, the legendary motivational speaker and author, whose words are an inspiration to millions.  Also learn the origins of inspiration, what researchers believe is the key to finding it and how one reader used an inspirational moment to change his life....

EP6: SUCCESS Chat with Gary Vaynerchuk
Gary Vaynerchuk opens up to host Shelby Skrhak about his public persona vs. his private one, and why self-awareness is essential for both. The author of Crush It and his new book, #AskGaryVee, gives the surprising reason why entrepreneurship isn't the right path for everyone, and shares how he keeps himself and his team motivated and successful.  Plus Gary answers listener questions....

EP5: Fail Often and Fast
Josh and Shelby let the F-words fly. Why the F-word we fear most―failure―is actually a great indicator of success. Plus, author Todd Duncan shares the darkest moment in his life when he was jobless, broke and lost his wife to cancer. He reveals the one thing that kept him going....


EP4: Clean Up Your Act
Make your daily commute more productive with these 12 tips. We tested Marie Kondo’s “KonMari” method of organization that everyone’s talking about. Writer Melissa Balmain shares the secret to really make it work and why everything you know about folding clothes is wrong....

EP3: Relationship Boot Camp
3 tips for being more likable at work. Josh and Shelby channel Dr. Drew “Loveline” to discuss relationship faux pas they’ve made. Plus, a SUCCESS reader who’s been married 20 times and says you should follow this piece of advice....

EP2: Don't Take It Personally
How to break bad habits (and beat a Diet Coke addiction) by making this change. Josh and Shelby share tips for dealing with personal criticism. Wisdom from Nelson Mandela: “There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.”...


EP1: SUCCESS Chat with Kendra Scott
Interview with designer and CEO Kendra Scott about the hot jewelry brand she built from $500 and why she’ll never make one particular entrepreneur mistake again. The hosts go back to their college days and share 21 things they wish they knew when they were age 21....

EP0: Is This Thing On
Sneak peek of the new official podcast of SUCCESS magazine and SUCCESS.com. Meet the hosts Josh Ellis and Shelby Skrhak and hear why SUCCESS is starting a weekly podcast. Plus, learn what you can expect as a listener....