What’s the secret to a successful life? Many would say it’s to make the most of your time and money. We asked ten highly successful people to share their top tips on how to become a more efficient, accomplished, and enlightened person.
1) Christen Press
About Christen: Christen is a professional soccer player for the Chicago Red Stars, and is a member of the US Women’s National Team that won the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Christen attended Stanford University, and is the current holder of their all-time scoring record. Other notable career achievements include receiving the MAC Hermann Trophy in 2010, being named WPS rookie of the year in 2011, and being the first American to win the golden boot (awarded for scoring the most goals during a season) while playing in the Swedish Damallsvenskan league.
2) Lewis Howes
About Lewis: Lewis is a New York Times bestselling author and former professional athlete who hosts the popular podcast, “The School of Greatness.” Lewis has built several successful online businesses, and uses his podcast as a platform to educate and inspire other small business owners, entrepreneurs and innovators.
3) Fabio Viviani
About Fabio: Fabio is a charismatic chef and entrepreneur who is quickly building a culinary empire; he currently owns six restaurants in Chicago and Los Angeles. Fabio competed on two seasons of “Top Chef,” is a New York Times bestselling author, and won the Webby Award for “Best Web Personality/Host” for his Yahoo web series, “Chow Ciao.”
4) Sean Swarner
About Sean: Sean is the first cancer survivor to reach the peak of Mount Everest. He did it with one functioning lung, after receiving a prognosis of 14 days to live and spending a year in a medically induced coma. Sean has overcome staggering obstacles to achieve his dreams. Incredibly, he has completed the “Seven Summits,” scaling the highest peaks in Asia, Africa, Europe, South America, Australia, Antarctica, and North America. As an author and motivational speaker, Sean continues to inspire people to this day.
5) Josh Altman
About Josh: Josh is a real estate agent and investor who you may recognize from the Bravo! TV show “Million Dollar Listing.” Josh joined forces with his brother Matt to form The Altman Brothers real estate group, which services an elite group of industry leaders, celebrities, and athletes in Los Angeles. Last year, Josh shared some of his valuable real estate knowledge in his new book, It’s Your Move.
6) Matt Altman
About Matt: Matt runs The Altman Brothers real estate group along with his brother Josh. Matt has been featured in The Los Angeles Times and Yahoo Finance, and has closed some of the largest real estate deals in Southern California, Vail, New York, and San Francisco. He’s an uncompromising, upbeat and relentless businessman who emphasizes the importance of hustling each day to succeed in work and life.
7) Amymarie Gaertner
About Amymarie: A self-taught dancer and choreographer, Amymarie went from dancing in her parents’ basement to starring in her first film, and YouTube Red’s debut feature, Dance Camp. Amymarie was recently invited to the White House by First Lady, Michelle Obama, to help inspire Americans to take the next step towards creating better lives for themselves as a part of the #BetterMakeRoom initiative.
8) Ryan Emmons
About Ryan: Ryan is the founder of Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water, whose mission is to provide naturally alkaline Waiakea with as little ecologic impact as possible. Ryan believes wholeheartedly in promoting and contributing to conservation, access to clean water, and education for people in need throughout the world. Ryan was most recently featured in Forbes for Waiakea’s explosive growth and was named the #8 most significant disruptor in the beverage industry by Beverage World.
9) Oliver Bogner
About Oliver: Oliver is a co-founder and executive producer at Bogner Entertainment. He has developed, created, and sold over 60 different shows to a myriad of TV networks including NatGeo, History Channel, Discovery, Oxygen, and TLC. Oliver is a successful entrepreneur, owns four companies, and has been twice named to Forbes‘ “Hollywood 30 Under 30 Power List.”
10) Ryan Westberg
About Ryan: Ryan is the founder of Serengetee, a social clothing venture that was launched out of a dorm room after a study abroad trip. After starting with less than $3,000, the company now does millions of dollars in revenue each year and donates hundreds of thousands of dollars to cause partners across the globe.
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