The Secret to My Success

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A Health, Self-Help and Business podcast featuring Shelby Skrhak
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Sometimes you need a pep talk. Sometimes you need a kick in the butt. This is a little bit of both, for me, at least. When you work for yourself, it seems like the work is often feast or famine. But it’s not just the work itself, it’s the intri
There's a fundamental difference between joy and happiness and it starts with purpose, says Menlo CEO Rich Sheridan. He is author of Chief Joy Officer: How Great Leaders Elevate Human Energy and Eliminate Fear. His first book is Joy, Inc. about
Here’s what I don’t understand. Why is it that something we will all go through, and experience is so taboo to talk about and so foreign to us: death. In today's episode, we sit down with noted death and hospice author Barbara Karnes to discuss
The Secret to My Success is back next week with new episodes, but here's a small taste of what's to come. Host Shelby Skrhak discusses why she's been absent on the podcast and shares her grandmother's eulogy, explaining how caretaking has opene
When things are going well, we have full faith in our ability to thrive—to kick ass and take names, so to speak. But when things are bad, when every turn it seems like there’s some new obstacle to punch us in the gut, that’s when we have to rel
You've probably heard of the 1950's classic self-help book The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale, but Dr. Lindsey Mitchell, founder of Houston-based The Pave Group says a different take on the classic is a better fit for today’
Want to change your behavior? Change your habits. Sure, that's good advice, but how do you change your habits? One percent at a time. On this episode of the Secret to My Success, I talk to best-selling author James Clear, author of Atomic Habit
If you suffer from the Sunday Scaries, psychology Karlyn Borysenko has some strategies to help you cope. In this episode, we discuss her new book Zen Your Work: Create Your Ideal Work Experience Through Mindful Self-Mastery, which explores solu
On this week's episode we sit down with Donald Kelly, "The Sales Evangelist," but there's no preaching here. Kelly gives practical advice for anyone who doesn't consider themselves a salesperson and shares the techniques that the experts use.
When you think of Southwest Airlines, you think about the wacky antics of its flight attendants or the fun they exude as a culture. On the show today, we’re talking to one of the women largely responsible for that world-class culture at Southwe
It's not just brands that have to stay relevant. We do, too. Allen Adamson, author of Shift Ahead: How the Best Companies Stay Relevant in a Fast Changing World, has studied both the successful shifts that companies make to stay relevant and th
What fascinates me about consultants is their ability to assess a situation quickly, think critically about solutions and communicate that back to the ones that hired him or her. They're masters of communication, so on today's episode, we take
Laura Vanderkam can tell you what she was doing at 10 a.m. April 8th, 2016, June 13, or any other exact date in the past few years. She doesn’t have a Rain Man memory or anything, she simply tracks her time every day. Diligently tracking her ti
If you are willing to feel everything, you can do anything. Think about that sentence for a minute because most of us are guilty of not feeling. Not even most of us, I’ll say it: I am guilty of not wanting to feel sometimes because feeling ever
When hiring new employees, I'd always look for an undefinable quality in people that demonstrated their willingness to learn and their comprehension to take things to the next level. I'd call it "someone who just gets it," but serial entreprene
When hiring new employees, I'd always look for an undefinable quality in people that demonstrated their willingness to learn and their comprehension to take things to the next level. I'd call it "someone who just gets it," but serial entreprene
Amy Morin is the best-selling author of 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, but 13 things isn’t just a clever headline for Amy. It was a mental mantra when she was grieving for the third time in her life before she was 30. We talk about
Lingerie-clad comedian and bra entrepreneur Rhonda Shear shares her most colorful stories and her surprising tips for confidence from her new book, Up All Night: From Hollywood Bombshell to Lingerie Mogul.
Type A personalities are unyielding, impatient and highly competitive. Type B personalities are flexible, patient and laid-back. Author Stephanie Marston says there’s another type of personality—Type R. Host Shelby Skrhak explores this resilien
The next time you find yourself stuck, stressed or straining for creativity, try this creative visualization app once used for the blind to help de-stress and jump-start your imagination. In this episode, Shelby Skrhak interviews David Tobin, c
What's the difference between a networker and a connector? Entrepreneur and author Scott Gerber shares the secret to connecting well with people and learning to hone that skill on this premiere episode of the Secret to My Success with host Shel
In this introduction to host Shelby Skrhak and producer Mariana Lenox, the pair discuss what life-changing event brought them to launching this podcast. Shelby shares what you can expect from this biweekly show and how to get involved.
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