100 episodes

In order to achieve great things, you need absolute clarity about where you want to go and why. It’s time to determine where you are now so the path to greater productivity becomes clear - CJ will help make that happen.

Succes 2.0 is for the executive, entrepreneur, and business leader to find out what uniquely drives you to be more successful.

Through interviews and conversations on specific topics, you’ll unlock the ultimate source of energy and motivation to help you cut down distractions, free your time from interruptions, and finally focus on the projects and people that matter most.

Success 2.0 CJ McClanahan, Speaker, Author, Recovering Overachiever

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

In order to achieve great things, you need absolute clarity about where you want to go and why. It’s time to determine where you are now so the path to greater productivity becomes clear - CJ will help make that happen.

Succes 2.0 is for the executive, entrepreneur, and business leader to find out what uniquely drives you to be more successful.

Through interviews and conversations on specific topics, you’ll unlock the ultimate source of energy and motivation to help you cut down distractions, free your time from interruptions, and finally focus on the projects and people that matter most.

    Dr. Mike Rucker: The Fun Habit

    Dr. Mike Rucker: The Fun Habit

    Mike Rucker, PhD 
    Dr. Mike Rucker is an organizational psychologist, behavioral scientist, and charter member of the International Positive Psychology Association. He has been academically published in the International Journal of Workplace Health Management. His ideas about fun and health have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Fast Company, Psychology Today, Forbes, Vox, Thrive Global, Mindful, mindbodygreen, and more. He currently serves as a senior leader at Active Wellness.
    What We Discuss in this Episode:
    Why our approach to happiness is broken (3:45 to 5:45) 
    How to tell when you’re disconnected from joy and the role of Toxic Positivity on our lives (5:45 to 10:55) 
    Emotional flexibility and changing the end goal of a successful outcome (10:55 to 16:00) 
    The connection between oxycontin and finding joy (16:02 to 18:54) 
    Why fun is such a critical component of our lives, productivity, creativity, and work (18:55 to 23:40)
    Tangible ways to focus on leisure that open you up to achieve at even higher levels (23:40 to 28:19) 
    The concept of thriving versus flourishing and how to create frameworks for your employees to flourish (28:20 to 32:04) 
    Quick tricks to move toward fun and move through agonizing activities (32:04 to 34:18) 
    Mentioned in the Podcast:
    The Fun Habit by Mike Rucker (or, the first three people who email CJ get a free copy!) 
    Dr. Paul Zak and his work on happiness and community
    Take The Achiever’s Compass for your personalized assessment to start enjoying your journey today! 
     
     
     

    • 35 min
    Dr. 'Deji Ayoade: My American Dream

    Dr. 'Deji Ayoade: My American Dream

    Dr. 'Deji Ayoade shares his story from extreme poverty in Nigeria to becoming the first African immigrant to become a nuclear missile operator in the United States Air Force and serve in three U.S. military branches. He’ll walk you through his mindset in the face of extreme obstacles and how he found gratitude along the way.

    • 37 min
    Wake Up Grateful with Kristi Nelson

    Wake Up Grateful with Kristi Nelson

    How do you build a foundation for a happy and joy filled life, regardless of your circumstances?
    Kristi Nelson, author of Wake Up Grateful will help you understand why living gratefully is so difficult in our world, and how gratitude as a habit - not an occasional trick - will change your life.
    As always, we’ll leave you with simple, proven tools to get you in the right direction. Thanks for letting me be a part of your journey! 
    What We Discuss in this Episode:
    Kristi’s battle with Stage IV cancer and why such a difficult time moved her to establish a foundation of gratitude (2:00 to 4:15) 
    Why gratitude is so difficult in our culture and time (4:15 to 10:35) 
    How to harness comparison to unlock joy (10:35 to 14:10)
    How to go from understanding gratitude to practicing gratitude (14:10 to 33:17) 
    The vision behind Grateful Living (33:17 to 36:26) 
    Mentioned in the Podcast:
    Wake Up Grateful, by Kristi Nelson (email CJ for a free copy!) 
    Free Wake Up Grateful Discussion and Study Guide by Kristi Nelson
    Take The Achiever’s Compass

    • 40 min
    The Molecule of More with Dr. Daniel Lieberman

    The Molecule of More with Dr. Daniel Lieberman

    Dr. Daniel Z. Lieberman, co-author of the international bestseller of The Molecule of More joins CJ to understand exactly why we believe a Yeti cooler keeps our drink that much colder. Join them to learn the impact of dopamine on your decisions and the tangible ways you can take control from unconscious to conscious.
    What We Discuss in this Episode:
    What is dopamine and why don’t we talk more about it? Why is it that the people who are most able to afford a beach house are the least able to enjoy it? (6:15 to 12:49) What are the forces influencing the decisions you make and how can we become more aware of them? Why is it that self-development and growth isn’t “10 easy steps”? (13:45 to 17:) How do you control your unconscious mind… and why should you care about it? (23:40 to 34:50) Mentioned in the Podcast:
    Email CJ to receive a complimentary The Molecule of More or Spellbound: Spellbound: Modern Science, Ancient Magic, and the Unconscious Mind Take The Achiever’s Compass

    • 39 min
    The Paper Tiger with Rebecca Ward

    The Paper Tiger with Rebecca Ward

    Rebecca Ward is a licensed therapist, executive coach, speaker, and author. Today, CJ and Rebecca will unpack the connection between fear and stress, the impact our thoughts have on our physical well-being, and ways we can start to feel better today.

    • 43 min
    Body Talk with Richard Newman

    Body Talk with Richard Newman

    In the hybrid world, there are more ways to communicate than ever before, but finding true connection and engagement still eludes many of us. Without the ability to effectively engage an audience and inspire action, new ideas struggle to be implemented, adding frustration and failure to the workplace. Richard shares how to develop your skill to speak and communicate with others to get the results you’ve planned no matter what room – virtual or otherwise – you’re in.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Scott Wentworth ,

Great resource for entrepreneurs who want to be values-based leaders

I recently learned about C.J. and his company, so I decided to check out the Success 2.0 podcast. It is a great resource for entrepreneurs who want to lead with their values and find a better way to define success in their careers and their personal lives.

BEngineer92 ,

Not just common sense, good to for the business soul

As good in person as well.

c_hags ,

So needed

I am certainly an addict to the success trap that CJ describes. For anyone who has done all of the right things and is climbing the ladder of “success” and yet feels unfulfilled and believes that there must be something more.... this is the podcast for you. Well worth your time.

Top Podcasts In Business

Money Stuff: The Podcast
Bloomberg
In Good Company with Nicolai Tangen
Norges Bank Investment Management
Thoma Bravo's Behind the Deal
Thoma Bravo | Pod People
REAL AF with Andy Frisella
Andy Frisella #100to0
Money Rehab with Nicole Lapin
Money News Network
Habits and Hustle
Jen Cohen and Habit Nest