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In the November Issue of SUCCESS, Megyn Kelly Talks About the Tough Life Decisions She Made That Led Her to Become the Queen of Cable

DALLAS—There is one decision in Megyn Kelly’s life that she remembers as if it were yesterday. As she was preparing to moderate the Republican party primary debate for the 2016 presidential election, she was struck with a stomach bug that could have jeopardized this life-changing opportunity. Pushing through with a garbage can by her side, Kelly persisted to ask several tough debate questions to one of the most outspoken candidates, Donald Trump. Deciding to stay true to her journalistic mission by asking the tough questions led her to become a role model and household name overnight. 

In the cover story of SUCCESS Magazine’s November issue, Editor at Large Michael Mooney stepped behind the camera with Kelly as she uncovered her decision to leave a successful legal career to achieve the “zone of genius,” —the place where her skills and passion intersected. 

“I think we set the bar too high when we talk about demanding happiness. We start to question why we don’t feel happy all of the time and very few people are. Only morons. A better word for me might be fulfillment.”

—Megyn Kelly tells SUCCESS, November 2016 issue

If Kelly hadn’t listened to her gut along the way, the top-rated news anchor’s life could have turned out to be drastically different.  In the feature “Go with Your Gut, Contributing Editor Shelley Levitt dives into the science behind when to trust your gut, when to question it, and how to make the best use of it. Your natural instinct is more powerful than you realize. “More than 99 percent of the decisions we make every day, we make without deliberation,” says Carl Spetzler, Ph.D., co-founder and CEO of Strategic Decisions Group.

Also Inside This Issue
SUCCESS Magazine’s November issue is all about learning and mastering the art of decision-making. Fitting with this theme is the announcement that SUCCESS has decided to launch its newest podcast, SUCCESS Talks. The popular audio program included in every issue of SUCCESS magazine is now available as a podcast. SUCCESS Talks focuses on helping the listener nurture and develop his or her mind, body and spirit.

  • The Best Decision I Ever Made: Where would Blake Shelton be if he decided against moving to Nashville, Tennessee, to pursue a career in country music? Entrepreneurs, authors, musicians, TV personalities and inspirational leaders share the big decisions that affected their lives and careers.
  • On Autopilot: Imagine wearing the same outfit every day for two weeks. Our average joe freelance writer Jeff Vrabel takes a page from Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Job’s book and wears the same outfit for 14 days. Without the need to make small daily choices, Vrabel attempts to find mental clarity.
  • Think Slow: Thinking slowly has myriad benefits, including better problem-solving and more effective decision-making. New York-based freelance writer Sam Eifling dissects the secrets to solving problems more efficiently and discusses how you can train you brain to think slower.

For full stories, pick up the November issue, on newsstands October 11. For more information about SUCCESS Magazine and additional personal development content, visit

SUCCESS magazine is a national newsstand publication and your guide to personal and professional development through inspiration, motivation and training. SUCCESS inspires 2 million readers a month, and has a total social reach of 5 million fans. SUCCESS magazine was founded in 1897 by influential thinker Orison Swett Marden. It is owned by Dallas-based SUCCESS Partners founded by Stuart Johnson.

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