Guy Fieri on Living With Intensity

You might not know his story, but you would certianly recognize Guy Fieri on the strett. The Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives host, with his spikey blond hair, white sunglasses and obvious culinary passion, has taken the food (and now wine) industry by storm. Don’t let his booming voice and outgoing nature fool you; Fieri’s success is matched only by his humility. He attributes his climb to family, friends and the mentors who inspire him to do and be more. In this interview with SUCCESS Editor-in-Chief Josh Ellis, Fieri serves up a humorous, insightful peek at his life.

This interview appears on the SUCCESS Talks Collection June 2016 edition.



  • Why, to be a successful person, you need to put yourself in the right environment with the right people
  • How to improve yourself by asking for feedback and accepting constructive criticism willingly
  • Why you need to focus on your strengths and talents, and really embrace what you have to offer to the world to make a difference and succeed


Favorite Quote From This Episode:

“The core fundamentals [of being successful]: be honest, be humble, be real, be in the moment…. These are things I was taught as a kid.”  — Guy Fieri


SUCCESS Talks, the popular audio program included in every issue of SUCCESS magazine, is now available as a podcast. SUCCESS Talks features fascinating interviews with prominent business, creative and thought leaders such as Tony Robbins, Anne Sweeney, Richard Branson, Tim Ferriss and Barbara Corcoran. SUCCESS Talks focuses on helping the listener nurture and develop their mind, body and spirit. Each month is thematically different and includes key takeaways designed to help you achieve your biggest goals and live your true passion.

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