Talking with Giants

Deepak Chopra

This fall, I had the rare privilege to interview some of the greatest thinkers in personal development for the first ever SUCCESS 25: 2014’s Top People in Personal Growth, featured in the January issue of SUCCESS magazine. From religious leaders like Joel Osteen and Bishop TD Jakes to health gurus Dr. Oz and Deepak Chopra to financial experts Suze Orman and Dave Ramsey, it was an exciting and hugely informative journey.

One of the most poignant moments occurred when I was conducting my final interview and was more than a little exhausted from my marathon work schedule. Dr. Wayne Dyer quite simply asked me, “Are you happy?” It instantly brought tears to my eyes and certainly got me thinking. When was the last time someone asked you that? And what would you answer be? Regardless, I know the collective wisdom I gathered for this assignment will inform more than one resolution for 2015…and beyond.

Today, the print feature comes out in the magazine (on newsstands nationwide), featuring practical knowledge and advice from each of the 25 experts. I also wrote two online companion pieces for one about the legends and pioneers of personal development from the 20th century, from Dale Carnegie to Maya Angelou, and a second piece that looks more closely at the backgrounds of The SUCCESS 25.

I hope you enjoy my work and find a little inspiration to guide your 2015.