Success

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

Articles from January

2009: Designing Your Best Year Ever
How was 2008 for you? Was it great? Did you set new achievement records for yourself and your business? If so, now you can parlay that momentum and set some SBHAGs (Super Big Hairy Audacious Goals!) for 2009. Was it less than great? I have good news...
A Highly Effective Leader: Stephen Covey Says We Need to Help More People Find Their Own Purpose and Unique Contribution
Over the past six months, the world has witnessed the financial consequences of what happens when the basic principles of honesty, thrift, living within your means and saving for a rainy day are substituted for a me-first, win-at-all-cost, grab-all-the-money-you-can...
Are You Really Ready? Getting on Track for a Lifetime of Good Health
New Year's resolutions might be good for some things, but they're not necessarily the answer when you want to change your life for the healthier. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The whole concept of the New Year's resolution puts too much emphasis on...
Champagne Dreams Do Come True: Mireille Guiliano Continues to Sell the Good Life
Determined to be an interpreter so she could see the world, Mireille Guiliano spent years studying English and literature at the Sorbonne in Paris. After graduation, she was accepted into a rigorous and competitive graduate school program for translators....
Changing Young Lives for the Better: The SUCCESS Foundation Provides Tools for Tomorrow's Achievers
Sonia Cichon's English class in Gilroy, Calif., includes a spectrum of students--the good kids never in trouble, as well as others who have gotten all the way to 12th grade without seriously cracking a book or even learning how to study, young people...
Creating Opportunities, Building Communities; Bob King's E-Book for Success
Every Friday at 4:30 p.m., you'll find ClickBank CEO Bob King at an after-work get-together with all his employees in his Colorado office. Colleagues take turns buying each other beer or soft drinks while they discuss what's going on in their lives....
Don't Believe Everything You Hear: Why There Is More Opportunity Today, Not Less
OK, here's your pop quiz of the week. The terms: inflation, recession, deflation and depression. Are they economic terms or are they psychological terms? Answer: When you let them operate together as the "little voice" between your ears, they become...
Down but Never Out: John Paul DeJoria's Perseverance Took Him from Homeless to a $900 Million Hair Products Empire
The first time John Paul DeJoria was homeless, he didn't even have the luxury of time to feel sorry for himself. He was between jobs, and his brief marriage had ended with his ex-wife driving off in their car with the last of their savings. "There...
Eleanor Roosevelt: A Woman of Firsts
"Do what you feel in your heart to be right--for you'll be criticized anyway." Eleanor Roosevelt spoke these words from experience. During her years in public service, she was often criticized for her progressive and democratic opinions. While her...
Get Going on Your Goals; Principles for Self-Discipline and Consistency
Q&A Q: I have a tendency to self-sabotage and get in my own way of many of my goals. How can I stop procrastinating and make progress toward achieving my goals? Nido Qubein: There are only two pains we will all suffer from in life: discipline...
How 4 Entrepreneurs Plan to Make 2009 Their Best Year Ever
So there I was, glued to my television set, watching the market crash. Lehman Brothers vanished into thin air, Congress failed to pass the $700 billion bailout package, and then the stock market was on its way to its worst day ever, plummeting a jaw-dropping...
Moviefone, Mimeo and the Man in Charge; Adam Slutsky's Entrepreneurial Bug
Rare and fortunate is the entrepreneur who is so successful that his very first business is not only parodied on network television, but the joke goes on to become something of a national phenomenon. But that is exactly what happened to Adam Slutsky...
Never Give Up: Steve Jobs: The Billion-Dollar Comeback Kid
This feature first appeared in SUCCESS in August 1996. A year later, Apple acquired Jobs' NeXT computer company, returning him to Apple, where he has served as CEO since. Pixar was acquired by Disney in 2006, making Jobs the largest Disney shareholder....
New Year, New You Make Your Big Idea a Reality
At the beginning of every year we find ourselves making a list of New Year's resolutions. When you sit down to make that list this year ask yourself, Am I doing what 1 love? Am I passionate about it? Does Sunday night feel just like Friday night? If...
Quincy Jones Wanted Some Pie. That's What Drove the 11-Year-Old and His Friends to Break into a Rec Center in Their Seattle-Area Neighborhood One Night. after Gorging on Lemon Meringue Pie and Ice Cream and Having a Food Fight, Jones Wandered into an Office and Spotted a Piano in the Corner
"I almost closed the door and left," he says. "But something, thank God, told me, 'Go back in that room, fool.' And I did. I touched that piano and knew then that every part of my soul would be in music forever." That moment changed the course of...
Right on Time: Gadgets to Keep You on Track and Ahead of the Curve
Smart Touch-Screen Technology Cell phones that do so much, how can we even call them simply phones anymore? Smart touch-screen phones are now the craze, combining a cell phone, PDA, wireless Internet access plus a video and music card into a...
Staying Economically Healthy: Doing Smart Things in Tough Times
I've been hearing from a lot of scared people lately. The news media have been picking up the slowing trend of the current economy and calling it a recession. As consumers, this freaks people out. People are worried about losing their cars, their...
The Power of Execution: Creating and Communicating Your Strategy Are Keys to Your Success
I received a phone call last week from a dejected business leader wanting me to meet with him for lunch to discuss "vision." I agreed, and we went out to a little restaurant near his office. This man's business is about four years old and has been...
Think Big: It Starts with a Goal
Vic Johnson is a best-selling author, speaker and self-described infopreneur. His recent book, Day by Day with James Allen, has sold more than 60,000 copies worldwide. Johnson also is an expert on goal-setting; he co-founded The Champions Club, an...
Turning Knowledge into Power: 10 Actions You Can Take Right Now
1 Who Do You Think You Are? List one or two ways you can reduce the influences the news and other forms of media have on your mind, attitude, outlook and sense of self. (PAGE 18) 2 S-T-R-E-T-C-H Follow Pat Summitt's advice and set one goal...
Unleashing the Power: For Three Decades, Anthony Robbins Has Helped People Reach Their Greatest Potential
Tony Robbins has coached U.S. presidents, Fortune 500 CEOs, sports and entertainment superstars--all seeking strategies to reach the next level in their lives and careers. People often call upon Robbins to help remove barriers holding them back and...
Welcome to the Connected Age: Technology Proves There's No Substitute for Relationships
There has never been a better time to reach out and connect than right now. The dynamic of our society, and particularly our economy, will increasingly be defined by interdependence and interconnectivity. In other words, the more everything becomes...
Winning Every Day: Pat Summitt's Strategy Centers on Goal-Setting
Eight times Pat Summitt's University of Tennessee women's basketball team has ended the season by lifting high the national championship trophy. Not once was that her team's goal. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Before each of the 34 seasons that Summitt...
Workday Rechargers: Feel-Good On-the-Job Breaks
A few years ago, business-litigation specialist Jennifer Ampulski remembers how her temper spiked when she received a harsh letter from an opposing counsel. Pregnant with her first child, she stormed out of the office for a scheduled doctor's appointment...