SUCCESS Talks Collection January 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 edition (56 mins), SUCCESS talks with Spanx billionaire founder Sara Blakely about finding time to think as a busy entrepreneur. We also go into the Jim Rohn archive to hear classic audio about mastering the foundations of success. 

Sara Blakely on Factoring in Think Time

“I have the most clarity when I’m driving in my car, so I factor in another 40 minutes before I have to be at the office and simply drive around Atlanta thinking.”

The founder of Spanx, Sara Blakely didn’t know the first thing about the pantyhose industry (or business for that matter) when she launched her company. She had only one source to operate from: her gut, fueled by years of personal development. Blakely believed her invention would help millions of women, and she was right. Her passion and dedication has made her a billionaire. That same passion, along with an added touch of spunk comes through in this interview with former SUCCESS Publisher Darren Hardy.


Jim Rohn’s Foundations for Success

“Beware the thief on the street that’s after your purse, but also beware the thief in your mind that’s after your promise.”

“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you: Not much.” These are the words of Jim Rohn, legendary mentor to modern masters. Rohn touched numerous lives, and his influence is still felt through today’s personal-development icons. This special clip is from our digital learning program Foundations for Success, in which Rohn shares why developing yourself is crucial to becoming successful in life and business and how the seasons are an allegory for our growth.


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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