Author:Ellis, Josh

Of all the fascinating parts of Jamie Friedlander's cover story on Rent the Runway founder Jennifer Hyman, my favorite was the explanation of how simply her now nine-figure business originally came together.

She had a conversation with her sister that gave her an idea. She talked the idea over with a business-savvy friend. Then they just emailed a power player in the fashion world and secured a meeting the next day. And just like that, Hyman was off to the races. She didn't make it any more complicated than it needed to be. Hard work, tense meetings and difficult decisions were to come, obviously, but the biggest step of all--getting started--was done in what amounts to a snap of the fingers.

Not to mention the futuristic business model she's created, this straightforward approach to achievement is why Hyman fronts the December issue of SUCCESS. The Simplicity Issue is a celebration of the amazing rewards we reap when we have clarity about what we want and appreciate what we already have.

You'll find stories that honor the very individual search we must make within ourselves to find peace, such as Cecilia Meis' account of her vow of silence at a spiritual retreat (Page 46) and Friedlander's telling of her stress-smashing afternoon of destruction at an Anger Room (Page 74). There's a profile of entrepreneur Camila Alves, who has turned her passion into a thriving business (Page 52). Plus check out the great collection of ideas to help you untangle your life (Page 61) and a story detailing the places across the globe that report the highest levels of happiness, the uncomplicated lifestyle approaches that make such joy possible, and methods to help you bring out your...

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