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Ep. 1 Superconnector Scott Gerber on Making Great Connections

The Secret to My Success

Release Date: 04/30/2018

Ep. 19 The Cure for the Side Hustle Blues show art Ep. 19 The Cure for the Side Hustle Blues

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. Shelby reveals her own shortcomings and shares how this interview got her going again. 

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Ep. 18 How to Eliminate Fear and Elevate Human Energy show art Ep. 18 How to Eliminate Fear and Elevate Human Energy

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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.

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Ep. 17 A Frank Conversation about Death with Barbara Karnes show art Ep. 17 A Frank Conversation about Death with Barbara Karnes

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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.

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Ep. 17 Preview: A Prayer for the Dying show art Ep. 17 Preview: A Prayer for the Dying

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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. 

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Ep. 16 Four Essential Lessons for Overcoming Tough Times show art Ep. 16 Four Essential Lessons for Overcoming Tough Times

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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.

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Ep. 15 The Power of Neutral Thinking show art Ep. 15 The Power of Neutral Thinking

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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. 

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

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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. 

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How to Deal with a Toxic Workplace show art How to Deal with a Toxic Workplace

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.