SUCCESS Talks Collection September 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.


Gabby Douglas on Believing in Yourself

“Confidence and being aggressive is key, because in gymnastics you cannot take it for granted.  You have to go 100 percent every single time.” — Gabby Douglas

When 20-year-old Gabby Douglas isn’t busy training for her second Olympics, she’s riding roller coasters and watching movies. She is the first African-American woman to win the individual all-around gold and team events. SUCCESS Editor-in-Chief Josh Ellis and Douglas discuss the importance of breaking down big goals, focusing on incremental gains and maintaining a belief mindset. 


Jim Kelly on the Four “F’s”

“I urge anybody out there listening to make a difference in somebody you love’s day. Make their day better by your presence. I live by that now.” — Jim Kelly

Growing up with five brothers requires a competitive nature only siblings know. NFL Hall of Famer and former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly battled 11 years on the field only to face his toughest competition—cancer—in 2013 and 2014. Kelly found strength in family, faith, friends and fans. Our Mariana Lenox asks Kelly about mental toughness, family strength and resilience.


Tom Bilyeu on Mission-Based Business

“Knowing what you’re fighting for and having it be something beyond just the dollars and cents is incredibly powerful. It taps into something innate in all of us that’s amazing and just gives you the energy to keep going.” — Tom Bilyeu

Co-founder and president of Quest Nutrition, Tom Bilyeu has a mission: to end metabolic disease. In what he calls “a company born out of misery,” he and his Quest co-founders left their tech startups in search of more fulfilling careers.’s Shelby Skrhak and Bilyeu discuss the Quest Belief System, how to achieve a growth mentality, and building a mission first, profit-second company. 


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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