A New Man, Once Again

By Mike Zimmerman / March 13, 2012 /

An average young person embarks on a career path seeking one thing. A job? Well, yes, but it’s more than that. A career? Yeah, but again, that doesn’t cover it. Success? Getting warmer. So what is it? We seek comfort, that cushy byproduct of success. And that’s where we go wrong. Just ask Rob Lowe.…

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Bouncing Back

By Melissa Balmain / March 13, 2012 /

No matter what troubles you face, at work or at home, it’s worth asking youself one quest

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Winning for Life

By SUCCESS Staff / March 2, 2012 /

Originally published September 2008. The tunnel leading from the locker room to the football field at the aging Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is dark and dank, with sprinklers’ puddles pooling in the corners and mud caked against the walls. The concrete bricks are painted with the years that the University of Southern California has won…

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Things My Dad Taught Me

By Shelby Skrhak / February 7, 2012 /

The last three nights, I’ve had dreams about my dad, whose birthday is coming up on Feb. 9. Getting old was never something my dad wanted to do. In fact, my dad would often tell my mother that the men in his family don’t live past 50. He died when he was 51. But what are these dreams trying to teach me?

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J.R. Martinez and His Backward Fairy Tale

By Patty Onderko / February 6, 2012 /

Fireworks spit and sparkle in the background. Glittering confetti rains down. J.R. Martinez is

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Of Love and Catfights

By Shelby Skrhak / January 10, 2012 /

"At the heart of the series—despite the catfights and endless sarcasm—is a fam

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Iron Heart

By admin / December 5, 2011 /

Depending on the day of the week, Brian Boyle’s schedule goes something like this

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Maya Angelou: Voice of Our Time

By admin / September 7, 2011 /

Editor’s note: Maya Angelou died today, May 28, 2014, at the age of 86. In this archive feature from SUCCESS magazine, we celebrate the life and impact she had. “I had to trust life, since I was young enough to believe that life loved the person who dared to live it.” That is how Maya…

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Engineering a Comeback

By admin / August 8, 2011 /

Ford Motor Company CEO Alan Mulally has a one-track mind, and the single-mindedness has served him well. Under Mulally, a spectacularly successful transplant from Boeing, Ford avoided bankruptcy in 2009—unlike General Motors and Chrysler, which required billions of dollars in taxpayer bailout money. Mulally’s simple business plan—too simple, critics said—is called “One Ford.” Given half…

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Orison Swett Marden: An Original Thinker

By Jeffrey Gitomer / July 8, 2011 /

It’s very hard to find original thought. Orison Swett Marden was part of “The New Thought Movement,” a spiritual group that emphasized metaphysical beliefs and personal development. While there were religious overtones, the philosophies were fundamentally based on infinite insight and intelligence. Here’s a classic Marden quote: Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions…

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