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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Sep 16, 2016

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

Sep 13, 2016

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.

Sep 9, 2016

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.

Sep 6, 2016

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. 

Sep 2, 2016

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

Aug 30, 2016

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.

Aug 26, 2016

If you're feeling down on yourself, enjoy this quote from the late Lucille Ball about loving yourself.

Aug 23, 2016

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.

Aug 19, 2016

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.

Aug 16, 2016

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.

Aug 9, 2016

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.

Aug 2, 2016

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.

Jul 26, 2016

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.

Jul 19, 2016

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.

Jul 12, 2016

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 life and mapping your own destiny.

Jul 5, 2016

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.

Jun 28, 2016

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.

Jun 21, 2016

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.

Jun 14, 2016

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 bridges to radical life extension.

Jun 7, 2016

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.

May 31, 2016

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.

May 24, 2016

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.

May 17, 2016

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. 

May 10, 2016

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.

May 3, 2016

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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