Rank #1: Mel Robbins on the 5 Second Rule
What would you give to end self-doubt, fear and indecisiveness in just five seconds? Mel Robbins, SUCCESS contributing editor, CNN commentator and author of The Five Second Rule, says you that’s really all it takes. In this interview with SUCCESS.com’s Shelby Skrhak, Robbins reveals the low point in her life that helped her discover the 5-second rule and how you can build up the courage to change your life—in just five seconds.
Rank #2: Jim Rohn's Foundations for Success
"If you don't design your own life plan, chance 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 how you can design and extraordinary life.
Rank #3: Jim Rohn on Working Harder on Yourself Than Your Job
Work harder on yourself than you do on your job. It was a phrase that changed Jim Rohn’s life. As the legendary personal development speaker and author famously said: “If you work on your job, you’ll make a living. If you work on yourself, you’ll make a fortune.” In this clip from the archives, listen in to hear Rohn’s advice on building a life worth living, plus why you should strive for, but not expect, perfection.
Rank #4: Mel Robbins on Changing Your Life in 5 Seconds
It takes only five second to change your life. Serial entrepreneur, business coach, speaker, author, and award-winning radion and TV show host Mel Robbins travels the world empowering leaderst to improve their lives. How? By closing the gap between knwoing what needs to be done and actually doing it. In this interview, Shelby Skrhak, SUCCESS.com's director of digital content, digs into the concept of taking action.
Rank #5: Simon Sinek on the Millennial Question
How do we manage millennials? It’s a question confounding employers across the globe. Simon Sinek, best-selling author, speaker and strategist says it comes down to empathy. In this interview with guest host Tom Bilyeu, Sinek expands on “The Millennial Question” that caused a viral stir. Plus, learn the techniques to foster real communication in the workplace.
Rank #6: Simon Sinek on How We are Better Together
An unshakeable optimist, Simon Sinek understands that, at our core, humans are social creatures. We need each other if we ever hope to build a better future. The visionary thinker and author of the new book Together is Better says we all need a reminder that our journeys are connected, and that's how it should be. The best teams, he notes, are ones that aren't merely like a family, but rather are a family. In this interview, SUCCESS Editor-in-Chief Josh Ellis asks Sinek about the true joy of leadership, where courage stems from, and the power of vulnerability when surrounded by people you trust.
Rank #7: Chip Gaines on Building a Strong Foundation
The risk is worth the reward is a motto Chip Gaines, the co-host of HGTV's wildly popular Fixer Upper, has always lived by. Gaines chats with SUCCESS Editor-in-Chief Josh Ellis about working together successfully with his wife, Joanna, and his experiences in business. The author of the newly released Capital Gaines: Smart Things I Learned Doing Stupid Stuff, Gaines gives his advice for new entrepreneurs and shares his secret for making sure he gets the most out of each day.
Rank #8: Brian Tracy on Building Confidence
Without self-confidence, you will not take action. Brian Tracy, CEO of Brian Tracy International and host of the best-selling audio program Psychology of Achievement, knows that action is the foundation to building a life worth living. In this interview with Skrhak, Tracy distinguishes between self-confidence and self-esteem, how to build confidence in your daily life, and why it's important to understand that people were born to achieve increasingly difficult goals.
Rank #9: Mike Lewis on Planning for Your Big Jump
Afraid to make the jump into something exciting but unknown? Learn tips for how to do it from Mike Lewis, the founder of global community When to Jump and author of When to Jump. In this enlightening interview, Lewis tells Ellis his own story of making the decision to leap into the unknown, and shares how to perfect your transition and what to do if it doesn't work out.
Rank #10: Megyn Kelly on Finding Your Zone of Genius
Before Megyn Kelly, host of Fox News Channel's The Kelly File, was delivering tough questions to presidential candidates, foreign leaders and veteran executives, she was delivering closing statements as a lawyer for nine years. But her driven, hard-working mindset pushed her to find a more fulfilling career. As she writes in her upcoming book, Settle for More, achieving the "zone of genius" - the place where your skills and passion intersect - comes when you push yourself to be honest about where you are and where you want to be. In this interview with SUCCESS Editor-in-Chief Josh Ellis, Kelly describes navigating her toughest year and the importance of gut checks to ensure you're not settling for less.
Rank #11: Carson Tate on How to Discover Your Personal Productivity Style
The key to productivity, says Work Smarter, Not Harder productivity program creator Carson Tate, is learning to anchor the possibility of this moment in the forefront of your mind. In this information-packed interview, Tate sits down with Skrhak to analyze the four types of productivity personalities. Plus, she explains how to create a system of efficiency that fits your life and allows you to, once again, enjoy the simple things.
Rank #12: Mark Cuban on Living Successfully
"I never stop learning, because your bank accounts are a reflection of what happened before-not a reflection of what's happening now." Those words from dynamic billionaire Mark Cuban encapsulate his interview with former publisher of SUCCESS magazine Darren Hardy. From the set of Shark Tank, Cuban talks about his successes and failures, and how he has managed to make his dreams a reality.
Rank #13: Dave Ramsey on Life's Lessons Hard Earned
You can wander into debt but you can’t wander out. So says Dave Ramsey, the immensely popular radio talk show host, best-selling author, nationally syndicated newspaper columnist and personal finance expert. Creating financial peace of mind takes dedication and getting brutally honest with yourself. In this interview with SUCCESS Editor-in-Chief Josh Ellis, Ramsey details the dangers of debt, the difference between money and wealth, and why smart personal finance is only 20 percent knowledge and 80 percent behavior.
Rank #14: Tony Robbins on Success Through Giving
Tony Robbins had a difficult childhood, void of a consistent father figure and steady financial support. Now the entrepreneur, best-selling author, philanthropist and life strategist says that experience gave him the drive to ensure other people don't feel the same pain and suffering. He's on a mission to fulfill his legacy while he's still alive - to touch the lives of as many people as he can with his books, coaching sessions and personal development seminars. SUCCESS Editor-in-Chief Josh Ellis sits down with Robbins to discuss peace of mind, finding success through giving and the importance of mastering your emotions.
Rank #15: Wisdom from Coach John Wooden
On the court, the late John Wooden secured 10 NCAA championships in just 12 years with the UCLA men's basketball team. Off the court, he inspired those he met with simple but profound leadership advice, his pyramid of Success and character-building principles. In this clip from the archives, Wooden remembers the life lessons he learned from his father at a young age, such as "make each day your masterpiece." SUCCESS Ambassador John C. Maxwell also reflects on an inspirational first meeting with Wooden and how his timeless lessons still impact Maxwell today.
Rank #16: Steven Kotler on Next Level Thinking and Focus
Most people have experienced a state of flow at least once—that wonderfully productive feeling of being “in the zone” where time seems to pass without measure. But how can you put yourself in a state of flow on command rather than by chance? That’s exactly what Steven Kotler, best-selling author, award-winning journalist, and co-founder and director of research for the Flow Genome Project, writes about in his latest book, Stealing Fire. In this science-packed interview with Ellis, Kotler uncovers what keeps us from entering flow and the 20 known triggers that can lead to a state of flow.
Rank #17: Alan Alda on Learning to Relate to Communicate
Seven-time Emmy Award winner and Academy nominee Alan Alda-known for his role on TV classic M*A*S*H-wants to improve how we as people communicate. His recently released book, If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?, explores his journey to become a better communicator. Alda sits down with Ellis to discuss why humans struggle to communicate, the importance of listening and his advice for how we can improve.
Rank #18: From the Archives: John C. Maxwell on Growing and Living Up to Your Potential
Personal growth is a crucial part of any success plan. SUCCESS Ambassador, John C. Maxwell has spent years working on his growth plan. He believes that, "you never know capacity for growth until you start growing." In this interview with former SUCCESS magazine publisher Darren Hardy, Maxwell discusses his book The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth. He explains the difference between accidental and intentional growth and he shares which of the laws has been the most important in his life.
Rank #19: Jen Sincero on Being a Bad Ass in Life
What does it take to become a badass? Jen Sincero author of the best-selling book You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life, says it starts with being authentically and unapologetically our most real selves. Sincero dishes on how she transformed her life from broke and unhappy to confident and eager to take on whatever comes her way. SUCCESS Editor-in-Chief Josh Ellis and Sincero discuss real confidence, the dangers of ego and the importance of mindfulness when taking control of your life.
Rank #20: Bishop TD Jakes on Going Against the Odds
Exposed to entrepreneurship as a child, Bishop T.D. Jakes didn’t know he wanted to be a preacher, but he always knew he would forge his own path. Now the founder of the Potter’s House church in Dallas, “America’s Best Preacher” is transforming the lives of thousands across the globe. In this interview with SUCCESS Editor-in-Chief Josh Ellis, Jakes touches on self-belief through difficult times, effectiveness and raising the standards of a “good life.”