SUCCESS Talks Collection July 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, 03 mins), we sit down with XPrize founder Peter Diamandis, who shares his mission to live to an unbelievable age, plus we speak with creativity expert Scott Barry Kaufman about the difference between genius and everyday creativity.


Peter Diamandis on Creating Abundance

“If you don’t know what your passion is, your mission needs to be to find it. The things that will wake you up in the morning, get you out of bed, get you excited, keeps revving your engines. That’s what’s going to drive you to be successful.”

What could you accomplish if you had 700 years to live? Peter Diamandis, one of the world’s biggest dreamers (and doers), fundamentally believes there isn’t a problem that can’t be solved. For him, a longer, healthier lifespan is not only possible, but inevitable. He is an international pioneer in the fields of innovation, incentive competition and commercial space; the man behind XPRIZE and the co-founder of Human Longevity, Inc.; and the best-selling author of Abundance and Bold. And he has found a way to take his passion and creativity and transform it into a means of changing the world for the better. In this interview, SUCCESS Editor-in-Chief Josh Ellis and Diamandis discuss optimism, abundance thinking and the definition of success.


Scott Barry Kaufman on Living a Creative Lifestyle

“Creativity is something that allows for us to reconcile all the seemingly incompatible parts of ourselves that just make us human—to make meaning of ourselves and the world around us.”

Author and creativity expert Scott Barry Kaufman says creativity is fundamental to human nature. Contrary to popular belief, creativity “allows us to reconcile the seemingly incompatible parts of our lives and make meaning of the world around us,” Kaufman says. In this science-packed interview, discover the difference between genius and everyday creativity, plus the need for adults to set aside time for daydreaming and playtime.



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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