Screen Shot 2016-04-11 at 3.06.31 PMNFL Hall-of-Famer Michael Strahan dishes on building his confidence and how he uses self-motivation to succeed in multiple arenas as SUCCESS Magazine’s May cover story. Widely known as one of the best defensive ends in the league, Strahan retired from the field in 2008, but that didn’t keep him from continuing his success through a new career path in entertainment. In “You Can’t Stop Him: Self-Motivation Fuels Michael Strahan,” he sits down with writer Jeff Vrabel to talk about his busy life after football: a new clothing line through JC Penney, a memoir and overcoming fears as an unprecedented host on Live with Kelly and Michael, as well as Good Morning America, FOX NFL Sunday and The$100,000 Pyramid.

“In football, you’ve got people who say you can’t do this, you can’t do that. In a lot of ways, it’s the same thing that drives me now. At a different time in my life, I might have said no (to the Live job), wouldn’t have even tried it because I was afraid to fail. I’m still afraid to fail, but now I’m not afraid to give it a go and see if it works, and everything I’ve tried has worked pretty well.” – Michael Strahan tells SUCCESS Magazine, May 2016 cover story.

Michael is a happy person in general. We could all stand to take a few lessons from him.

SUCCESS Magazine’s May issue is all about revitalization and establishing calm—a sense of inner peace—to focus on improving and becoming a healthy, successful you. Whether it’s dealing with stress through meditation or getting a good night’s sleep for optimal focus the next day, the May issue offers a number of ways for enhancing your well-being.

Among other features, it highlights:

  • “Nirvana, Indiana – Freelance writer Jeff Vrabel commits to meditating every day for 30 days, eager to expel stress and tension in his life. As he gets comfortable with uncomfortable silences, Vrabel shares stories from his embarrassing first meditation sessions to a gut-busting Star Wars-themed inner monologue.
  • “Paradise Found” – We all need a break from the daily grind. In this issue, SUCCESS shares over 30 vacation, staycation and adventure ideas in its travel guide to rejuvenate your mind and body. Travel writer Alison Miller transports readers around the world from the stunning blues and greens on the shores of Bermuda to the dry heat of West Texas’ Big Bend National Park. Treating yourself to a getaway doesn’t have to be a plane ride away either—it could be your very own backyard!
  • “The New Secrets to Perfect Sleep” – Writer Shelley Levitt shares secrets for what we’re all lacking—better sleep! With more than 44 tips and tricks for dream-inducing snoozes, you’re guaranteed to find what works best for you. As a bonus, a sidebar shares a morning-after boost of tips to wake up feeling refreshed.

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