NFL Hall-of-Famer, Television Host Michael Strahan Shares Best Practices For Happiness and Self-Motivation in May Issue of SUCCESS Magazine

DALLAS—NFL Hall-of-Famer Michael Strahan dishes on building his confidence and how he uses self-motivation to succeed in multiple arenas as SUCCESS Magazine’s May cover story. Widely known as one of the best defensive ends in the league, Strahan retired from the field in 2008, but that didn’t keep him from continuing his success through a new career path in entertainment. In “You Can’t Stop Him: Self-Motivation Fuels Michael Strahan,” he sits down with writer Jeff Vrabel to talk about his busy life after football: a new clothing line through JC Penney, a memoir and overcoming fears as an unprecedented host on Live with Kelly and Michael, as well as Good Morning America, FOX NFL Sunday and The $100,000 Pyramid.

“In football, you’ve got people who say you can’t do this, you can’t do that. In a lot of ways, it’s the same thing that drives me now. At a different time in my life, I might have said no (to the Live job), wouldn’t have even tried it because I was afraid to fail. I’m still afraid to fail, but now I’m not afraid to give it a go and see if it works, and everything I’ve tried has worked pretty well.” – Michael Strahan tells SUCCESS Magazine, May 2016 cover story.

The issue also takes a serious look at the opinionated and tell-it-like-it-is Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO of VaynerMedia, star of the popular YouTube shows, DailyVee and #AskGaryVee, and New York Times best-selling author. In this month’s feature article, Embrace the People Who Tell You You’re Full of Crap,” Vaynerchuk holds nothing back and shares honest advice as he focuses on authenticity, self-awareness and the future of business.

Also Inside This Issue
SUCCESS Magazine’s May issue is all about revitalization and establishing calm—a sense of inner peace—to focus on improving and becoming a healthy, successful you. Whether it’s dealing with stress through meditation or getting a good night’s sleep for optimal focus the next day, the May issue offers a number of ways for enhancing your well-being.

Among other features, it highlights:

  • “Nirvana, Indiana” – Freelance writer Jeff Vrabel commits to meditating every day for 30 days, eager to expel stress and tension in his life. As he gets comfortable with uncomfortable silences, Vrabel shares stories from his embarrassing first meditation sessions to a gut-busting Star Wars-themed inner monologue.
  • “Paradise Found” – We all need a break from the daily grind. In this issue, SUCCESS shares over 30 vacation, staycation and adventure ideas in its travel guide to rejuvenate your mind and body. Travel writer Alison Miller transports readers around the world from the stunning blues and greens on the shores of Bermuda to the dry heat of West Texas’ Big Bend National Park. Treating yourself to a getaway doesn’t have to be a plane ride away either—it could be your very own backyard!
  • The New Secrets to Perfect Sleep – Writer Shelley Levitt shares secrets for what we’re all lacking—better sleep! With more than 44 tips and tricks for dream-inducing snoozes, you’re guaranteed to find what works best for you. As a bonus, a sidebar shares a morning-after boost of tips to wake up feeling refreshed.

Also in this issue, stress expert and regular contributor Amanda Enayati dives into the power of pausing. She shares how unplugging from technology and distractions for a set time each day allows your brain to recharge, your body to refresh and your efficiency to improve for the rest of the day.

For full stories, pick up the May 2016 issue, on newsstands April 12. For more information about SUCCESS Magazine and additional personal development content, visit


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