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The Secret to My Success

Self Development

Everyone does something extraordinarily well. The Secret to My Success interviews authors, entrepreneurs, celebrities and business professionals to find that special "secret" and share it with you. Each episode will feature in-depth conversations that highlight the success of the guest, go deep into the 'how' of their accomplishments, and explore the various skills and self-improvement tactics that lead to success. Hosted by journalist Shelby Skrhak

Everyone does something extraordinarily well. The Secret to My Success interviews authors, entrepreneurs, celebrities and business professionals to find that special "secret" and share it with you. Each episode will feature in-depth conversations that highlight the success of the guest, go deep into the 'how' of their accomplishments, and explore the various skills and self-improvement tactics that lead to success. Hosted by journalist Shelby Skrhak

Location:

Plano, TX

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Everyone does something extraordinarily well. The Secret to My Success interviews authors, entrepreneurs, celebrities and business professionals to find that special "secret" and share it with you. Each episode will feature in-depth conversations that highlight the success of the guest, go deep into the 'how' of their accomplishments, and explore the various skills and self-improvement tactics that lead to success. Hosted by journalist Shelby Skrhak

Language:

English

Contact:

2146867743


Episodes

Ep. 19 The Cure for the Side Hustle Blues

4/16/2019
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 intrinsic motivation and energy needed, too. In this episode of the Secret to My Success, Shelby Skrhak sits down with author Danny Rubin to discuss the ups and downs of working for yourself and how to keep going when it seems like nothing is happening....

Duration:00:37:45

Ep. 18 How to Eliminate Fear and Elevate Human Energy

3/12/2019
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 building Ann Arbor-based Menlo Innovations.

Duration:00:30:07

Ep. 17 A Frank Conversation about Death with Barbara Karnes

2/26/2019
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 why we're so uncomfortable with the topic, misconceptions about hospice, and what happens in the months, weeks, days, and hours before death. Plus I share my experience helping take care of my grandmother, who passed away recently.

Duration:00:19:09

Ep. 17 Preview: A Prayer for the Dying

2/19/2019
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 opened her eyes to something new. Then on Feb. 26, hear her interview with prolific author on death and dying Barbara Karnes.

Duration:00:04:39

Ep. 16 Four Essential Lessons for Overcoming Tough Times

11/27/2018
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 rely on mental strength, literally mental muscle, to get us through hard times. Here are 4 of the best takeaways or lessons I’ve learned from my guests on The Secret to My Success. Lesson #1: You have the incredible power to help others, even when you...

Duration:00:14:55

Ep. 15 The Power of Neutral Thinking

11/13/2018
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’s top athletes and performers. In this episode, we discuss the concept of neutral thinking or fact-based thinking to frame both high-stress and everyday situations.

Duration:00:27:57

Ep. 14 How to Get 1% Better Every Day with 'Atomic Habits'

10/30/2018
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 Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones. He'll share the four elements of habits, the four steps of behavior change, and why peer pressure can be good—it just depends on your peers.

Duration:00:31:22

How to Deal with a Toxic Workplace

10/15/2018
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 solutions for dealing with difficult workplaces, be it a bad boss or difficult co-worker. But here’s the catch— to zen your workplace, you have to be able to admit your role in all of this. Borysenko calls this mindful self-mastery, and it's essential to...

Duration:00:40:39

Ep. 12 Tell Your Story to Sell Your Story with the Sales Evangelist Donald Kelly

10/1/2018
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.

Duration:00:39:43

Ep. 11 Make People Feel First Class with Southwest's VP of Culture

9/17/2018
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 Southwest, Ginger Hardage former Southwest Airlines SVP of Culture and Communications. Ginger’s secret to success— the ability to build up people, recognize their strengths and build a culture from it.

Duration:00:41:59

Ep. 10 The 7 Warning Signs You've Become Irrelevant

9/3/2018
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 the severe inertia that infects companies who don’t. In his extensive research and numerous interviews with company executives, he’s found that the Secret to Success for staying not only afloat, but staying relevant, is shifting ahead of these seven red...

Duration:00:41:42

Ep. 9 How to Harness Hidden Power in Your Language

8/20/2018
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 a crash course in linguistics with UTD adjunct professor and author Jeff Kavanaugh. He shares how to garner a crowd's attention and speak with authority with the use of these specific communication techniques.

Duration:00:52:12

Ep. 8 What the Most Successful People Do Off the Clock

8/6/2018
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 time, she learned how much time there really is in the 168 hours of a week. In this episode, we talk about Laura’s secret to success, which is understanding where her time goes and being diligently mindful about making the best use of her time--and that...

Duration:00:45:50

Ep. 7 How to Feel Your Feelings

7/23/2018
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 everything is uncomfortable. But bestselling author Peter Bregman says discomfort is exactly what keeps us from acting powerfully in our lives. In this episode, Bregman will share how to speak up when others remain silent, how to deal with others’ anger or...

Duration:00:41:44

Ep. 6 How Hollis Carter Vets Partners on Their 'Give a Sh*t Factor'

7/9/2018
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 entrepreneur Hollis Carter has a better name for it. It's the "give a shit factor." He's the founder of an underground social club, of sorts. Members are strictly vetted, must pass an interview and once you’re a member, there’s a firm rule: No pitching. The...

Duration:00:45:48

Ep. 5 How Amy Morin's Viral Blog Post Borne of Tragedy Became a Full-Time Income

6/25/2018
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 her secret to success, which is resilience after tragedy and how she took a series of life-changing events and not only survived but thrived afterward.

Duration:00:45:25

Ep. 4 Lingerie Mogul Rhonda Shear's Tips for Confidence

6/11/2018
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.

Duration:00:54:27

Ep. 3 Why Type R People Are More Successful Than Type A

5/28/2018
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 resilient personality type and why they're suited for success. Shownotes at http://www.fatheaddog.com/ep-3-why-type-r-people-more-successful.

Duration:00:26:17

Ep. 2 How This App Can Boost Your Creativity

5/14/2018
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, creator of Audiojack, a fascinating audio-based experience with no words, no music and no video. Tobin discusses the role of sound design, which is helping people manage their stress and spur their creativity.

Duration:00:35:16

Ep. 1 Superconnector Scott Gerber on Making Great Connections

4/30/2018
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 Shelby Skrhak.

Duration:00:43:42