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 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!
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Dec 29, 2017

Don't doubt yourself. Here are 3 times you should always trust your gut.

Dec 26, 2017

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.

Dec 22, 2017

Learn to lead calmly to keep you and your team on track no matter what happens.


Dec 19, 2017

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.

Dec 15, 2017

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.


Dec 12, 2017

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.

Dec 8, 2017

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

Dec 5, 2017

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.

Dec 1, 2017

Rules for giving positive, purposeful criticism based on the advice of Coach John Wooden.

Nov 28, 2017

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.

Nov 24, 2017

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.

Nov 21, 2017

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.

Nov 17, 2017

Listen in to hear 3 ways that you can learn to be thankful every day.

Nov 14, 2017

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.

Nov 10, 2017

Here are two reasons that people often experience failure and a quick solution for avoiding them or working through it.

Nov 7, 2017

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.

Oct 31, 2017

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.

Oct 27, 2017

In this SUCCESS in Seconds we share a few favorite self-help books that you won't mind reading in public.

Oct 24, 2017

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.

Oct 20, 2017
Here are 3 places that Simon Sinek suggests that you never bring your smartphone.
Oct 17, 2017

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.

Oct 13, 2017

Learn the secrets to a stress-free life.

Oct 10, 2017

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 good day to die?”

Oct 6, 2017

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 article 7 Ways to Have Fun Without Spending Money.

Oct 3, 2017

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.

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