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Success Magazine is a self-published monthly trade publication. Founded in 1896, the magazine specializes in business articles of interest to entrepreneurs.

Articles from November

America's Health Messenger: Dr. Sanjay Gupta Uses Journalism as His Platform to Help More People Live Healthier and Longer
Sanjay Gupta sees himself as a doctor first, but he is best known as CNN's chief medical correspondent, reporting on breaking medical and health news, and translating technical medical jargon into information viewers can use to live longer, healthier...
Are You Stressing Yourself out? Simplifying Your Life
Q & A Susan Fletcher is a practicing psychologist, speaker, consultant and author of Working in the Smart Zone and Parenting in the Smart Zone. She's the CEO of Fletcher & Associates Psychological Services and Smart Zone Solutions. A stress-management...
At Our Service: Teaching Kids to Lead the Way and Give as They Go
Some 360 pairs of bare feet, peeking from under green and white robes, walked into a central Indiana high-school graduation ceremony this spring. It wasn't a senior class conspiracy, but a student-inspired, communitywide service project aimed at raising...
Business That Makes a Difference: Companies Learn the Power-And Profitability-Of Good Corporate Citizenry
Financial benchmarks are no longer the only means of measuring the success of a business. Shared values and causes can attract customers, and a philosophy of doing good boosts team morale. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] For small businesses, being a...
Eating on the Run: Stay Healthy When Your Schedule Gets Crazy
Going to the drive-through when you are short on time can be tempting, but you don't have to neglect your health when things get hectic, experts say "Healthy eating habits are vital to maintain high performance, mental clarity and to avoid energy...
Funding the Future: Acumen Fund Founder Jacqueline Novogratz Changes the World, One Microloan at a Time
When Jacqueline Novogratz arrived, hot and sticky, at the Abidjan Airport in 1986 with "all the essentials--some poetry, a few clothes and, of course, a guitar," the 25-year-old international banker turned poverty-slayer was convinced she was arriving...
In Praise of the Incomplete Leader: Blessed Are Those Who Know They Are Not Good at Everything
A real leader should be proud to be called an incomplete leader. Why? Because success does not rest solely on his or her shoulders. Instead, it is gained through the combination of the strengths of the entire team working together. No leader is perfect....
Inspiring Youth: The SUCCESS Foundation Creates Future Achievers
Eight months after its official launch, the SUCCESS Foundation[TM] has distributed more than 900,000 copies of SUCCESS for Teens[TM] in book and audio formats, and will soon be offering the program online. With newly formed partnerships with other...
It's Not Just Business: Do's and Don'ts of Etiquette
If you think your business etiquette could use a refresher course, Michele Pollard Patrick of the National Protocol Ltd. can help. Consider these tips: * At events, wear your name badge on your right shoulder. "This enables others to see your name...
Living Purposefully: Gain Wealth by Giving
There's an old story about a traveling minister who was invited by a local church to deliver a sermon. When he and his young son entered the church, they saw a contribution box near the door. As was his habit, he put a half dollar into the box. After...
Living Your Legacy: By Sharing Your Wisdom, Experience and Gifts with Others, You Build a Legacy That Will Last Far beyond Your Years
IMAGINE YOUR FUNERAL. Not the brightest topic to be sure, but one worth serious thought--no matter what your age. Your family and friends have gathered to honor your life. But what do you leave behind? Beyond the contents of your last will and testament,...
Make a Difference Every Day: Connecting with People Enriches Everyone's Lives-Including Yours
I make a difference every single day. I just reread that sentence. It sounds so arrogant. Truth is, it's not. I've made it a habit to make a difference. It's changed my life, and it's so simple. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] I drive into Boston every...
Mother to the World's Poor: How Mother Teresa Achieved Greatness by Doing the Little Things
For such a tiny woman, Mother Teresa had big dreams. She set out to change the world, one person at a time. Her work with the people she called "the poorest of the poor," her advocacy for human rights and her tireless faith and gentle demeanor made...
Open Waters: The Youngest to Sail Solo around the World, Zac Sunderland Faced the Test of His Life
In many ways, Zac Sunderland looks, acts and talks like any 17-year-old boy. His hair is stylishly long and sun-bleached. His lanky frame and face are hidden by baggy pants, skateboard T-shirts and a ball cap. And yet, there's something behind his...
Power of Persuasiveness: Turning No into Yes
Experts say preparation, confidence and an ability to develop relationships are essential to making a persuasive presentation. "Whatever you are selling, whether it is your own skills, a product, an event, a service or an idea, it must come across...
Record a Legacy: Capturing the Stories of Loved Ones
When Dave Isay was 13 he recorded an interview with his grandmother. He wanted to capture her larger-than-life personality and the historical events she experienced. Just over one year later, she passed away and despite his best efforts, he couldn't...
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The 90-Day FIT for SUCCESS Challenge: SUCCESS Readers Strengthen Their Bodies, Sharpen Their Minds and Supercharge Their Success
Kathy Gerstorff lives next door to a restaurant that serves deep-fried sweet potatoes and birthday-cake-flavored ice cream. The temptations sometimes got the best of her, but Gerstorff says she gained the tools she needed to stick with a healthy regimen...
The Art of Business: Is Success in Business a Natural Talent?
A lot of people think I'm a natural at business. In some ways they might be right, but it's also an acquired skill that takes discipline and focus, just as being an athlete or a musician takes perseverance and years of training. Before I decided to...
The Business of Giving: Blake Mycoskie of TOMS Shoes Believes 'Philanthropic Capitalism' May Be the Best Business Model of All
THE IDEA WAS GENIUS, really. Blake Mycoskie, at the time best known for a 2002 stint on the reality show The Amazing Race, was looking to start something. He'd already started half a dozen businesses, from laundry to billboards, but nothing had inspired...
The People You Know: Harvey Mackay Knows Nurturing Your Network Is the No. 1 Habit for Creating and Sustaining Success
When speaker, author and CEO Harvey Mackay walks onto a stage to deliver one of his trademark talks, people sit up and pay attention. His good-humored interest in the topics at hand--and, more important, in the audience--comes across loud and clear....
There's No Place like Hope: Goel and Victoria Osteen Spread Their Message of Encouragement around the World
Goel Osteen was a preacher's kid in Houston who dreamed of playing basketball for the Rockets. The smallest guy on his seventh-grade team, his hopes were high, but he possessed something greater than physical stature. Even his coach saw that, telling...
Three Feet from Gold: Turn Your Obstacles into Opportunities!
How we relate to others can significantly impact our success. The titles on this month's bookshelf provide strategies to communicate more effectively, be mindful of others' feelings and persevere with a positive mental attitude, smoothing the way to...
To Whom Much Is Given: Actor Blair Underwood Travels the World to Keep the Idea of Giving Back Close to Home
BLAIR UNDERWOOD IS LOOKING OVER HIS OLDEST SON'S SHOULDER AS THE BOY SEARCHES TOURIST DESTINATIONS IN CHINA ON THE FAMILY COMPUTER. "You mean we get to see the Terracotta Army?" the 12-year-old asks his dad, referring to the 7,000-plus terracotta soldiers,...
Turning Your Knowledge into Power: 10 Actions You Can Take Right Now
1 Do You Even Know Me? Harvey Mackay says people, not specs, will always be the key in determining who gets the sale. Show your customer you care. List 10 questions you will routinely ask your customers to get to know them. (PAGE 70) 2 Invest...
Watch Your TV: How Much Is Too Much?
One of the biggest arguments against watching television is that you are watching other people do stuff, when you could be, well, doing stuff. Take it from best-selling author Seth Godin, who hasn't watched TV since Seinfeld went off the air. "It's...
What Difference Do You Make?
It's said you will only be remembered for one of two things: the problems you solve or the ones you create. Abraham Lincoln made a difference that changed the world forever, but so did Hitler. Both men are equally remembered, but for which problems...
Winning Record: Bobby Bowden's Competitive Spirit Is Matched Only by His Passion for Building Young Leaders
Florida State University football Coach Bobby Bowden was in a tough spot. Charlie Ward was his most talented quarterback, but he was having an off night, throwing two interceptions that had put the Seminoles in a deep hole against conference rival...
Yes Is the Destination; No Is How You Get There: Why One Word Is So Powerful
You wouldn't think one simple word with two tiny letters could have the power to keep countless individuals and organizations from realizing their goals and dreams. But it does, day after day, year after year. What two tiny letters can do all that?...