SUCCESS Talks Collection March 2016


Jimmie Johnson on Steering a Team and a Career to Success

“My career had many different facets to it, from dirt to pavement, from two wheels to four wheels, but I’ve always loved to compete and the journey’s taken me a long way.”

Professional stock car driver Jimmie Johnson knows that success isn’t just a one-person show. The six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion relies on each member of his team to play a vital role before and during every race. Johnson talks with SUCCESS magazine about speed, growth and the importance of ­teamwork. And Johnson offers this relatable nugget of information. We asked him who is Jimmie Johnson out of the racecar, off the camera? He answered simply, “A dad. A dad worried about carpool. I’ve got two children at two different schools at two different hours.”


Tom Izzo on Inspiring Your Team

“Learn to listen and listen to learn. As bosses, we don’t listen enough.”

Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo says “championships and great seasons are won in locker rooms.” Over two decades-plus, his leadership has produced an NCAA championship and 16 NBA draft picks. In this exclusive interview, author and contributing editor Don Yaeger takes a deep look at Izzo’s success on and off the court.


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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