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SUCCESS Insider podcast

Within one year, SUCCESS launched two motivational podcasts that are both staples of the iTunes Top 150 podcast chart and continue to climb to meteoric success.

Though officially launched in October 2016, SUCCESS Talks has been a cornerstone of SUCCESS magazine's coverage since the magazine's relaunch in 2008. SUCCESS personalities interview the most intriguing authors, experts and celebrities to discover their keys to success. 

Launched in late March 2016, SUCCESS Insider debuted in the iTunes top 100 Business chart and appeared on iTunes New & Noteworthy list within 24 hours of launch. In eight months, SUCCESS Insider hit a milestone with one million total downloads.

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SUCCESS Talks podcast

SUCCESS Talks, the popular audio program once found exclusively in the monthly SUCCESS magazine, is now available as a weekly podcast. Released every Thursday, SUCCESS Talks features a single in-depth interview with prominent business, creative and thought leaders such as Tony Robbins, Richard Branson, Tim Ferriss and Barbara Corcoran, which are sure to inspire great ideas in you! 

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Latest Episodes

SUCCESS TalksMarilyn Paul on Why You Need a Day of Rest

This episode is sponsored by FreshBooks. We live in a culture where busyness is mistaken for success. If we’re not moving, we’re not achieving, some seem to think. Our addiction to speed isn’t just hurting our productivity, but our happiness and relationships, too. Marilyn Paul tackles this topic in her new book, An Oasis in Time. Drawing on the historically religious definition of the Sabbath, Paul takes SUCCESS.com's Shelby Skrhak along her journey to carve out time for actual rest and relearning to love her life just as it is. Read the complete shownotes

SUCCESS TalksDan Buettner on the Happiness Blue Zones

This episode is sponsored by FreshBooks. Who are the happiest people in the world? New York Times best-selling author and National Geographic fellow Dan Buettner, sets out to discover what factors determine happiness in his new book, The Blue Zones of Happiness: Lessons for Living Longer From People Who've Lived the Longest. Blue zones are populations and locations where people statistically live the longest. In this eye-opening interview, SUCCESS editor-in-chief Josh Ellis and Buettner break down the three threads of happiness: pleasure, purpose and pride. Listen in to learn how you can weave those threads into your own life. Read the complete shownotes

SUCCESS TalksLisa Bodell on Embracing Simplicity

This episode is sponsored by FreshBooks. Simplify, minimize, organize—the terms seem straightforward, but what do they really mean? Lisa Bodell, founder and CEO of Futurethink, and author of Why Simple Wins, says people often confuse simplification with things like spring cleaning or organizing your desk. SUCCESS Editor-in-Chief Josh Ellis sits down with Bodell to discuss how organization can complicate, the need for balance and planning for meaningful work. Read the complete shownotes

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SUCCESS Insider podcast

Every week on SUCCESS Insider, SUCCESS.com’s Shelby Skrhak and SUCCESS magazine’s Josh Ellis discuss the latest trends in personal empowerment, entrepreneurship and career development. We break down self-improvement topics such as fear, failure, productivity, confidence and more to discuss the challenges we all face, interview experts on those topics and highlight tangible steps that'll help them on their journey.

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Latest Episodes

Ep. 89: Would You Simply Be Quiet?

This episode is sponsored by Gusto.The great painter and inventor Leonardo da Vinci once said, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Call us sophisticated because this week we discuss the benefits of simplicity in life and work. Josh and Shelby get the silent treatment from former Integrated Content Editor Cecilia Meis, who took a vow of silence recently, and they pinpoint ways to achieve a simple yet fulfilled life from this month’s issue of SUCCESS magazine. Read the complete shownotes

Success Insider podcast_Ep. 88: Step One to Becoming an InfluencerEp. 88: Step One to Becoming an Influencer

This episode is sponsored by Slack. We can’t control everything in our lives, but we can use the power of influence to sway things in our favor. Before you can influence those around you, though, you must first learn to influence yourself. This week speaker and trainer Michael Bernoff shares questions we should ask ourselves regarding self-influence in a clip from his popular speech at SUCCESS Live Long Beach. Plus, Josh and Shelby discuss five ways smart people influence themselves. Read the complete shownotes

SUCCESS Insider podcast Ep. 87: Your Non-Zombie Guide to BRAINSSSEp. 87: Your Non-Zombie Guide to BRAINSSS

Your brain is one of the most powerful tools at your disposal, yet also underutilized and abused. This week we focus on how you can make mind over matter a part of your everyday life. Shelby and Josh chat with Erik Vance, Scientific American contributor and author of Suggestable You. We cover six ways to rest your brain and recoup from the daily chaos of life and work. Read the complete shownotes


This week’s episode is sponsored by FreshBooks.

Brett Mckay from The Art of Manliness joins Josh and Shelby on today’s episode to discuss what it is to be a “man” in this day and age. We share a little bit about our take on this topic and discuss what are commonly considered manly skills.

Join us this week as Josh and Shelby find out why being awkward isn’t as bad as we think it is in a discussion with Ty Tashiro, author of Awkward: The Science of Why We’re Socially Awkward and Why That’s Awesome. Shelby and Josh get personal and share what makes them awkward. And they share 10 things to remember to nail your next introduction.

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