SUCCESS Talks Collection August 2016

The SUCCESS Talks Collection is a monthly compilation of in-depth interviews found in every issue of SUCCESS magazine. You can listen to the entire episode here, exclusively on, or hear these interviews as individual weekly episodes on the new SUCCESS Talks podcast, available on iTunes, Stitcher or your favorite podcast app. Find extended shownotes exclusively on weekly.

In this month’s SUCCESS Talks Collection (1 hr, 11 mins), the topic is the YouEconomy and entrepreneurship. Emmy Award-winning producer Nely Galan shares tips to become self-made, tell-it-like-it-is speaker Gary Vaynerchuk shows you how to work smarter not harder and SUCCESS Contributing Editor Mel Robbins talks to best-selling author Adam Grant about originality.


Adam Grant on Being an Original

“Creativity is the beginning, it’s not the end. Because a lot of people have great ideas and don’t do anything with them. When you become original, you take the initiative to make your ideas a reality.”

What makes you unique? Simply your existence. SUCCESS Contributing Editor Mel Robbins says scientists conclude that your chances of being born were one in 400 trillion. But it goes further than that. In her conversation with Adam Grant, best-selling author of Give and Take and Originals, she discovers the difference between being unique versus being original, and the importance of championing others’ ideas to bolster your own creativity. Plus, learn how procrastination can benefit you. 


Gary Vaynerchuk on the YouEconomy

“So if you have any inkling to take a jump—do it. Because at 80, you’ll be more upset that you didn’t try than the fact that you lost your life savings.”

The noted tell-it-like-it-is-entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor Gary Vaynerchuk says the internet has opened the door for the self-starting businessperson. What sets some people apart is their willingness to work smarter and harder, despite the popular phrase. SUCCESS Editor-in-Chief Josh Ellis sits down with Vaynerchuk to discuss daily self-awareness, what determines entrepreneurial success and how introversion can be your greatest asset. 


Nely Galan on You as the Common Denominator

“[The word] entrepreneur feels grandiose, but I think everybody can relate to, ‘I wanna become self-made.’ Because that means that you’re the master of your own destiny.”

Emmy Award-winning producer and media mogul Nely Galan creates a new personal mantra every year. In the beginning: “Think like an immigrant.” Now: What do I need to learn this year?” As a first-generation Cuban immigrant, Galan began developing her mindset while watching her parents fight for her to come to the U.S.’s Shelby Skrhak delves into this empowering tale of building from failure, shifting your mindset and taking ownership of your future.


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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Josh Ellis is the editor in chief for SUCCESS magazine. Before joining SUCCESS in 2012, he was an accomplished digital and print sportswriter, working for the Dallas Cowboys Star magazine, the team’s gameday program, and Originally from Longview, Texas, he began writing for his hometown newspaper at 16.

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