SUCCESS Talks Collection May 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.

Amanda Enayati on Finding Pockets of Joy

“No matter who you are and what’s happening to you, you have the power to tell better stories that serve you and your goals.”

You’ve hear it before: Stress is the enemy. But author, columnist, communications strategist and stress expert Amanda Enayati disagrees. Enayati has seen her fair share of stressful events in her life: She fled her home country of Iran when she was just a kid. She witnessed the 9/11 attacks just 20 blocks away from her West Village neighborhood. She’s a breast cancer survivor. And she’s used those events to fuel her scientific study of stress. In her interview with’s Shelby Skrhak, Enayati talks about stress and how—quite literally—it’s all in our minds. She explains the different types of stress and how to find pockets of joy to boost your mood throughout the day.


Mel Robbins on Changing Your Life in 5 Seconds

“The second that your mind gets involved, you’re screwed. It’s not really fear, or laziness or procrastination. What’s truly stopping you in your life and robbing you of opportunity are these small hesitations you make when you know you should be doing something.”

Did you know it takes only five second to change your life? Serial entrepreneur, business coach, speaker, author, and award-winning radio and TV show host Mel Robbins speaks often about the concept of the Five-Second Rule. She’s a frequent CNN Commentator; her public TED Talk, “How to Stop Screwing Yourself Over,” has 5 million views and growing; and she wrote the book Stop Saying You’re Fine. Robbins travels the world empowering people to improve their lives. How? By closing the gap between knowing what needs to be done and actually doing it. In this interview, Shelby Skrhak,’s director of digital content, digs into the concept of taking action. 


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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