“Don’t ask what the world needs, ask what makes you come alive.” –Howard Thurman When Simon T. Bailey read this quote in John Eldredge’s Wild at Heart: Discovering The Secret of a Man”s Soul, it changed the way he thought about purpose. He regrouped by asking himself three simple questions: What would I do if…
When you have a great team, you don’t have to worry because you know that if something happens, they have everything under control.
The average pencil holds enough lead for approximately 40,000 words. While a young Adam Braun, founder of Pencils of Promise, was traveling abroad, he learned just how happy a pencil and paper—with all the potential they can hold—can make a child. SUCCESS Editor-in-Chief Josh Ellis sits down with Braun to hear how he’s changing the education landscape and the importance of piroritizing growth outside of your comfort zone.
Our August 2017 cover guy Simon Sinek says instead of complaining about generational differences, learn how to overcome them through empathy.
We all have our convictions. But as I see it, the most important belief any of can hold is that we are doing our best.
Are you a believer or a skeptic? Maybe you’re a cynic. A professional skeptic, Michael Shermer says belief is nuanced and situational. SUCCESS Editor-in-Chief Josh Ellis and Shermer sit down to discuss his latest book, Skeptic: Viewing the World with a Rational Eye, why skepticism doesn’t come naturally and why absolute truths are dangerous—believe it or not.
Exposed to entrepreneurship as a child, Bishop T.D. Jakes didn’t know he wanted to be a preacher, but he always knew he would forge his own path. Now the founder of the Potter’s House church in Dallas, “America’s Best Preacher” is transforming the lives of thousands across the globe. In this interview with SUCCESS Editor-in-Chief Josh Ellis, Jakes touches on self-belief through difficult times, effectiveness and raising the standards of a “good life.”
Growing up, Jordan Harbinger wasn’t the smartest kid in the class. He received good grades, but most of his success was based on charm. Flash forward a few decades and Harbinger has transformed that charm and understanding of relationships into a thriving business and popular podcast, The Art of Charm. Ellis and Harbinger chat about the importance of soft skills, the misunderstood aspects of networking and the underestimated importance of the first impression.
Most people have experienced a state of flow at least once—that wonderfully productive feeling of being “in the zone” where time seems to pass without measure. But how can you put yourself in a state of flow on command rather than by chance? That’s exactly what Steven Kotler, best-selling author, award-winning journalist, and co-founder and director of research for the Flow Genome Project, writes about in his latest book, Stealing Fire. In this science-packed interview with SUCCESS Editor-in-Chief Josh Ellis, Kotler uncovers what keeps us from entering flow and the 20 known triggers that can lead to a state of flow.