The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes

By Lewis Howes: Lifestyle Entrepreneur, Author, Former Pro Athlete

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Becoming a Master Speaker and Presenter
28:41
I don’t know if you know this, but I used to be TERRIFIED of speaking. I couldn’t get up in front of my class to give presentations. I was even scared to read in front of a few friends. Any time I had to speak before a big games, I was trembling. Public speaking is one of the most important tools, no matter what your career is. You need to be able to properly present yourself so you seem confident, and people trust you. Thanks to some training I was able to overcome this fear. Today, I get on stage in front of thousands for people and make a lot of money doing it. For this episode, I decided to give you some tips that can potentially change you life like it has mine.
Aug 15, 2018
Heal Your Body with Your Mind: Dr. Joe Dispenza
1:24:51
You may not know this, but growing up I was raised a Christian Scientist. My family didn’t believe in going to the hospital. My father believed that all I needed to heal myself is the power of belief. I was taught that a powerful mindset is all you really need to be healthy and heal things that even western medicine may not be able to help with. You might be thinking to yourself that it’s not true. That it’s all a bunch of nonsense. At the very least, you know plenty of people who feel that way. As it turns out, there’s a lot of science to back up this belief, which is why I brought on someone who has studied thousands upon thousands of cases on the subject: Dr. Joe Dispenza.
Aug 13, 2018
Happiness Through Hardship
6:35
We’ve all been through a lot in life. I know there’s been a lot of times you’ve felt tested, and even just beat down. As you’ve gone through these challenges you’ve acquired sets of skills to help you get through them. Those are important skills that have helped you along your journey, whether you realize it or not. Unfortunately, though, your skills may not help you with what’s next. Life is about continually growing your tool box and being adaptive and not giving up on what you were meant to do. Even though it may be hard to know what that is, you just have to follow your heart. Live for yourself, not for others. That doesn’t mean be malicious. You still need compassion and companionship. Just know you can do good for yourself and others at the same time. On this episode of 5 Minute Friday, I wanted to bring you back and episode from Chris Guillebeau. Chris is a NY TImes Best Selling Author, a modern day explorer, and has been to nearly every country in the world. He’s certainly faced an overwhelming amount of challenges, some we can only imagine. That’s why I felt he was the best person to dive even deeper into this lesson. Learn all about compassion and building your skill sets through your personal trials, on Episode 678.
Aug 10, 2018
Leslie Odom Jr: The Art of Booking Gigs
1:09:15
A few years ago I was watching a really beautiful video of a song called Seriously. I was really obsessed with it. I listened to it so many times, and it moved me. It put an amazing singer on my radar: Leslie Odom Jr. As I started researching him, I found out so much more about him. He started on Broadway as a teenager doing a little show called Rent. Most recently you may have heard of another show he’s been doing: Hamilton. I think it’s no surprise that both of these shows blew up with him on the stage. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness I sat down with Leslie to discuss what it takes to be a real artist and dominate your field.
Aug 08, 2018
Behind the Scenes of My Talk Show Launch
44:51
I am so excited to share something really big with you. It’s something I’ve been working on for a long time now. I have a new Facebook Watch show that’s available to view now: Inspiring Life with Lewis Howes. This is something I created for you. I wanted to help improve the lives of 100 million people. In order to do so I knew I needed to team up with one of the biggest networks to make it happen. By that I don’t mean a traditional network that’s burning out, like one on TV. I meant the next big network. That’s why I teamed up with Facebook to make this happen. They have more users than any other network, and I knew I could be on the forefront of something truly special. On top of it all, I have something exciting that can directly affect you personally. I’m having a contest for you to come out and hang with me in LA.
Aug 06, 2018
Look Good Naked
5:40
Health is one of the most important things to me. If your body isn’t operating at 100% efficiency then your mind can’t either. A lot of this really does come down to diet. On a good diet, you will burn fat efficiently. You’ll have a healthier heart, your brain will function properly, and your body will be able to repair itself properly. This last part is huge for those who are recovering from surgery or dealing with various diseases. Plus, there’s an added benefit on top of it all - you will lose weight and look great naked. Who doesn’t want that? To talk about the importance of a solid diet and how it can make a huge impact on your life overall, I brought back this clip from Mark Sisson. Mark talks about the importance of diet, all of the problems he’s seen it solve, and some myths that even professionals have about diet, specifically with protein shakes. Learn all about how you can look good naked, on Episode 675.
Aug 03, 2018
Welcome to the School of Greatness!
3:11
Since we've hit over 650 episodes on the School of Greatness, I wanted to record a little intro episode for any newcomers who are just discovering the show. I know it can be a little overwhelming to know where to start if you're just now diving into over 5 years of epic conversations on the show. So I recorded a short intro to explain what the show is about, how often we post new episodes, and a few of my personal recommendations of where to start. Be sure to subscribe to the show on your favorite listening platform and also subscribe to our YouTube channel to see videos of the episodes! More than everything, I want to say welcome to the Greatness community! I'm so glad you're here. If you enjoy the show, it would mean the world to me if you'd leave a review in the Apple Podcasts (or iTunes) app to let me know.
Aug 03, 2018
Tony Hawk: Breaking Limitations and Creating a Legacy
55:57
Sometimes success will come to you from the strangest places. It may seem like your passions won’t pay off, but if you push through and continue to grow you’ll find a way to have it work. It won’t be easy, and there will be plenty of times you’ll want to give up. It may even seem like the smart thing to do. But if you want to feel fulfilled and happy, it can’t be about the money. It has to be about the love of what you do, and trust that the money will come later. The perfect example of this comes from today’s guest, Tony Hawk. I used to love watching Tony Hawk on the X Games. He was an instant legend, and an icon in something that no one saw as a sport when he started out. In fact, learning a new trick was frowned upon when he was starting out. Today, today is one of the most respected athletes there is. He’s a household name and continues to push the boundaries.
Aug 01, 2018
Influence People’s Minds with Mentalist Lior Suchard
1:10:54
Influence is a very powerful thing. It can be used to change an individual's impression or used to move the masses. It’s something that can be done for good or for bad. Too much of it is a dangerous thing, but not enough will leave you stuck in one place in life. On this episode of The School of Greatness, I have brought on someone I’ve wanted to have on for a long time: Lior Suchard. Lior is an amazing mentalist, who uses his power of influence to entertain the masses. I’ve seen him live, and I was so glad that he was final able to come into the studio and blow my (and Christine’s) mind!
Jul 30, 2018
Renew Your Energy
5:59
Sleep is one of the most important things in life. If you’re not getting a good night's sleep, it’ll affect every aspect of your life. Your quality of work will suffer, and you will find that you’re not as productive as usual. You’ll become more irritable, and your relationships will start to strain. Sadly, people won’t want to be around you as much as usual. When you get proper rest, going through your full REM cycle, everything gets better. You’ll find more light at the end of the road. It can help with depression, lower your blood pressure, and has even been shown to help fight diabetes. The importance of sleep is something many people underestimate, but it’s an important step to achieving your greatness. To help you understand good sleeping habits, I wanted to bring you this clip from a previous episode with Arianna Huffington. Arianna’s 15th book is all about sleep. She sat down and gave me some great tips on ensuring you get a solid night’s rest. Learn how you can fully recharge your energy, on Episode 672.
Jul 27, 2018
Overcome Emotional Obstacles
29:15
There’s so many times where we focus on what society tells us will make us happy, and that’s all we chase. Money, a nice car, a house, and material objects that show off our “success”. We always end up overlooking ourselves. You avoid exercising until the doctor says you have to.  I’m sure you’ve experienced it plenty. You ignore your stress at work until you just can’t take it anymore. Ultimately your emotional state should take a priority. Without it, you can’t be at your best. At the end of the day, happiness is an emotion. All of the material items in the world can’t get you there. That’s why I wanted to do a mashup this week on overcoming emotional obstacles from some of the masters: Emily Skye, Josh Shipp, Rupi Kaur and Joshua Millburn.
Jul 25, 2018
Building an Influential Personal Brand with Rory Vaden
1:13:57
There is something incredibly important in life that I don't hear enough people talking about. It's called your personal brand and it goes far beyond your career. I started learning about personal branding over 10 years ago when I got into the entrepreneurial world. I noticed a big difference between some people's brands and others. So I started taking notes. Today, I credit a huge part of my success, both personally and professionally, to the personal brand I've created. It's my reputation and much more. There's no one I trust more to teach on this topic than my good friend Rory Vaden.
Jul 23, 2018
Respect Your Priorities
5:16
A lot of times in life we do what we feel is urgent. We will go so far as to put off what we really need to do in order to take care of urgent things. Often we even put it ahead of taking care of ourselves. It’s really unfortunate because if you don’t take care of yourself you can’t take care of the urgent. You can’t work from a hospital bed. That’s why you need to have priorities. Priorities will guide you in life’s decisions and keep you on track. Most importantly, priorities will give you the confidence to say no. They help you identify what’s truly needed in your life, versus what someone else feels is important. On this episode of 5 Minute Friday, I wanted to dive into the importance of setting priorities and sticking to them. There’s no one I know who practices this better than Michael Hyatt. Michael is a social media marketing wizard and has worked for one of the biggest publishing companies. Learn his insights on staying true to what’s necessary, on Episode 669.
Jul 20, 2018
Unlocking Creativity and Your Personal Genius
32:08
How many times do you try to look for success and fulfillment through logic? You might be looking too hard and in the wrong direction. Creativity is the key to unlocking your dreams and vision for the future. If you can unlock that creative mindset, you’ll be set for life. Machines and computers can do logical tasks and hard work, but they’ll never be able to be creative. That’s something only a person can do. Some people find their creative passions easily, while others feel a struggle. If you’re one who struggles, don’t worry -- finding your unique passions aren’t as hard as you might think. The key is to let go of your feeling of judgment. Let your mind relax and think about what made you weird or unusual as a child. Those fun oddities are what will make you something big today. To go more into unlocking your creativity, I wanted to bring you back past episodes from Chase Jarvis, Casey Neistat, Manoush Zomorodi, and Liz Gilbert.
Jul 18, 2018
The Power of Innovation (Coffee Conversations)
42:43
A business is very similar to any personal relationships you have in life. They follow a lot of the same rules if you want them to be successful. Whether you’re working on the next Amazon, courting someone new, or trying to build a relationship with your child, you need to be innovative. Innovation is all about assessing the situation. See what’s working and what’s not. Sometimes you may need an outsider’s view to see the problem areas. Most importantly, innovation comes from listening, really hearing out your clients and your loved ones. They are constantly trying to reach out and tell you exactly what it is they want -- even though it’s not always with their words. These are important lessons I’ve learned the hard way while growing my own business and that's why I thought it would be good to bring you an episode of Coffee Conversations with my good friend (and COO) Cesar to discuss this topic.
Jul 16, 2018
Become Emotionally Fit
5:21
You’ll hear from a lot of people that if you want to succeed at something you need to cut out all of the bad. This may be in your business, your personal life, or even in your health. In reality, that’s not always the easiest thing to do. How many times have you had your heart broken and find yourself going through your ex’s Instagram posts to see what they are doing? Sure, it would be nice to cut it out - but for some reason you just can’t. The key is not to subtract these things from your life, but to add more positive things. When you do this, you won’t have the time to let bad things into your life. To dive deeper into this subject, I wanted to bring you back an older episode from Natalie Jill. Natalie is an inspiration to everyone. She wasn’t born with a lot of money, and at one point, she lost everything she had worked for. Since then she’s gained it all back and more. She sat down and gave insights on how she is able to continually build on her success and how anyone can achieve their goals. So learn how you can make your dreams come true through abundance instead of deprivation on Episode 666.
Jul 13, 2018
Jordan Peterson on Pain and Suffering
52:18
One of the hardest things you have to deal with in life is watching someone close to you suffer from an illness. Especially if you’re a parent. Although I’ve never had the experience of seeing my child suffer, I’ve had close loved ones go through the pain. It’s this time in life that either makes or breaks you. You have to be strong, not just for you, but also for them. That doesn’t mean you should discourage their vulnerability. You still need to embrace it, and there is a delicate balance in doing so. It’s also important to be there to support them and let them know that they are not a victim. They are still as strong as they want to be. If they fall into that victim mentality, it’s game over. They begin to lose their character in their illness. To dive into this more, I brought back Dr. Jordan Peterson.
Jul 11, 2018
Jordan Peterson on Responsibility and Meaning
45:45
It’s common for people to question why they are here. This question can lead to depression and a sense that the world is a terrible place. I’ve sure you’ve experienced that feeling, and you may even be going through it right now. During these times you’ll commonly replay events in your life where you felt out of control or like everything was going wrong. That reaction comes from a lack of purpose and responsibility for yourself. You’re lacking the goals you need to feel complete. Instead, start making a road map for your life: the things you want to achieve, the family you want to have, etc. It doesn’t have to be a perfect map. In fact, it won’t be. No one has the ultimate road map. But any direction is better than no direction. Without a start, you’re just going to stand there watching the world pass you by. To dive further into this I’ve brought in a special guest: Dr. Jordan Peterson.
Jul 09, 2018
Hustle for a Purpose
4:31
The more successful you get, the more you are going to feel you need to hustle. You’ll feel the need to keep moving and it’ll seem like if you stop, all of the pieces will fall apart. Unfortunately, that can end up being your downfall. If you move just to keep moving, you can end up in the wrong place in life. After a while, other areas in your life will start falling apart: especially your health. And without that, what’s the point of all the work? That’s why it’s important to find that balance in your life. Find the time to hustle for yourself and for the ones you love. All of that is just as important for an entrepreneur as their business. On this episode of 5 Minute Friday, I’ve decided to bring you back this clip from Ryan Holmes. If you aren’t familiar with Ryan, he’s the founder and CEO of Hootsuite. He let his life get out of balance and fell into some serious health issues that turned his life upside down. Hear his story and what you can do to find the right hustle, on Episode 663.
Jul 06, 2018
Mastering Body Language and Confidence
42:32
There are two things that can make or break you when it comes to achieving greatness: your body language and your confidence. If you don’t have confidence, you’ll never be able to put yourself out there to the world. You need the confidence to try, and it’s confidence that will help you get back up after your failures. Once you have the confidence to get out there, your next obstacle is your first impression. Your body language tells someone a lot about you. Sometimes, it may not be what you intended it to say. Having proper posture, giving people a big smile, and treating everyone like an old friend will go a long way. These are really important lessons, which is why I wanted to bring you a mashup from Chen Lizra, Jordan Harbinger and Vanessa Van Edwards.
Jul 04, 2018
Building Your Personal Advisory Board (aka Dream Team)
38:35
I know you’ve heard the story of me falling into a funk and sleeping on my sister’s couch for 18 months in my early twenties. One thing you probably didn’t know is how I got out of this funk. I wanted to record a solo round on this topic because it's one of the most powerful tools I've ever used to shift my life -- it's called creating a personal advisory board. If you haven’t heard of it before, a personal advisory board is a group of people that you build around you to give you wisdom, inspire you, and, most importantly, create accountability. You may be wondering what the difference is between an advisor and a mentor -- the truth is there is a big difference. A mentor is someone you look up to. You may know them, but you may not. Chances are, today, any mentor you have can answer your questions through resources they’ve created. Maybe it’s a book, a podcast, or online articles. Board members are people you know much more intimately. It’s also important they have an invested interest in your success. Ultimately, they have skin in the game when it comes to you. But it goes beyond that. An advisory board can help you in all aspects of your life. It’s a team for success and they are there to call on throughout the year and see your goals through to the end. No matter where you are at in your life and business, you need an advisory board. Without it, you’re either going to stay stagnant or move toward your dreams much slower than you could with it. Learn all about my tips on building the ultimate advisory board, on Episode 661.
Jul 02, 2018
Transform Today
4:35
A lot of people I know have a greatness inside of them, but there’s something holding them back. That thing is their self esteem. Without self esteem, you can be the best in the world, but no one will ever know because you’ll be too afraid to put yourself out there. This can be one of the hardest things to overcome, but honestly there’s an easy solution to start building your confidence - style. Changing the way you look will give you an instant feeling of change, and to go more into it I wanted to bring you a good friend of mine who knows this subject more than anyone else: Stacy London. You may know Stacy from the shows What Not to Wear, Access Hollywood, and even the Today Show. Her knowledge of style has helped change people’s lives. Learn what style can do for you, on Episode 660.
Jun 29, 2018
Overcome Stress and Own the Day with Master Coaches
23:40
I’ve been dealing with a lot of stress lately in my life. I get wrapped up in it and tell myself (and others) how stressed I am. This mentality ends up breeding even more stress, and it’s honestly not healthy. As I listen to others around me, I’ve come to realize this is the norm. Despite all of the technology we have and all of our luxuries, we consider ourselves to be the most stressed generation. That’s why I decided to bring you another great mashup talking about this stress from Amanda Enayati, Todd Kashdan, Lissa Rankin, and Arianna Huffington.
Jun 27, 2018
My Mindset Hacks for a Greater Life
35:15
Your mindset is one of the most important tools you have in life. It can make you or break you. Many times people don’t realize the impact their thoughts and words have on their life, They tell themselves stories, whether it’s about their work, their finances, or even their health. These stories become real. They dictate your future. Unfortunately, it’s not so simple to change the narrative you are giving yourself. A lot of times it takes a major life event to make you realize the problem. By then, it can feel too late. I wanted to share this episode with you to show you 6 of the common misconceptions we have that can be holding you back. If you take the time to open your eyes to these mindset problems, you can start changing your life now instead of waiting to hit rock bottom. Learn more about my mindset hacks on Episode 658.
Jun 25, 2018
You Are Enough
6:16
You have to fight for what you want if you want to accomplish anything. Otherwise it wouldn’t be an achievement, it would just be the way life is. Unfortunately, the struggle we have to go through to achieve our dreams can be overwhelming. It can be discouraging, and often times people give up just before they hit that pivotal point in life. One thing you can do to push through is remind yourself that you are enough. You can succeed. It’s going to take time, dedication, and a lot of failures. As long as you keep learning, and stay strong, you can achieve anything. To go further into this, I wanted to bring back a clip from a previous episode with Carrie-Anne Moss. You may remember her as Trinity from The Matrix. What you may not know is how much she struggled moving to LA as a young actress. On this episode of 5 Minute Friday, she talks about what a challenge it was to move to Hollywood and believe in her own value. She has no money, no green card, and literally nothing but the dream of being an actress. Learn about how just being her was enough to succeed, and how you can apply her mindset into your life, on Episode 657.
Jun 22, 2018
Understanding Human Psychology from the Masters
42:51
No matter what business you are in, psychology is something you shouldn’t overlook. It’s not just something you should know in order to land the next client, or how to better build your team, but also to help you grow. You need to understand yourself to know what obstacles you need to overcome. When you understand your own psychology, you open a whole new world of possibilities. Getting to know your personality type means you’ll know what to adjust when you meet someone else. It also means you’ll know what to look out for when someone is trying to manipulate you. In every way, knowing psychology can be important to help you achieve the greatness you want. That’s why I put together this new mashup with the bests: Scott Barry Kaufman, Chris Lee, Gretchen Rubin, John Danner and Chris Kuenne
Jun 20, 2018
Be Vulnerable and Fight to Win with MMA Fighter Michelle Waterson
58:12
So many times in this world we let others dictate our lives. We listen to our parents, our friends, even our neighbors on what we “should do” with our lives. No one knows our true purpose -- that’s something we have to find on our own. Our passions and our love should be what guides us in life, not just logic. Life’s too short to spend precious moments chasing something we don’t care about, something that doesn’t make us feel fulfilled. Sure, you could be a doctor or a lawyer and make money fast: but what good is the cash if you’re miserable? When you follow your passion and master those skills, the money will follow, and it’ll be worth the delay. That’s why for today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I brought on a truly inspirational woman: Michelle Waterson.
Jun 18, 2018
Tell Your Story
5:52
There’s one thing everyone likes: a good story. A strong story can move the masses. It can inspire a generation or change your life forever. Storytelling is also one of the most important tools we can use in business. Good storytelling can take your business to new heights. There is a secret to good storytelling: make other people the hero. If you’re the hero of your own stories, you sound conceited. Instead, make others the focus. If you want to take it to the next level, make your audience the hero of the story. To dive into the power of storytelling, I wanted to bring back an interview with Donald Miller for this episode of 5 Minute Friday. Donald unlocked the power of storytelling  and quadrupled his business in no time. Then he started to get calls from the biggest companies, like Pantene, Ford-Lincoln and even the White House! Learn from the grandmaster of storytelling, on Episode 654.
Jun 15, 2018
Become Superhuman and Achieve the Impossible with Iron Cowboy James Lawrence
1:06:10
One of the hardest things for us to deal with is pain. Our mind tries to prevent us from experiencing it. It's just trying to protect us and keep us alive. When we push through that pain, however, that’s when we accomplish greatness. Now I don’t mean continuing with a broken arm. I mean pushing through those tough times when your mind is trying to tell your body to stop, but you know you have more to give. That’s why I wanted to bring you today’s guest, the Iron Cowboy himself: James Lawrence.
Jun 13, 2018
Jesse Itzler on Building a Healthy, Wealthy, Wise Life
1:02:30
There’s one resource in this world we all take for granted: time. We’re only on this planet for a small amount of time, and we tend to build routines in our lives that makes the days roll by. The next thing we know, we look in the mirror and we’re 70. When you look at that face do you want to see a life of missed opportunities or one filled with experiences you are proud of? If you want the latter, you need to make sure you schedule time for you. Take the time to build your life resume, because that’s what makes our lives much more interesting. When you talk about someone, do you talk about how they clock in to work on time everyday at 9 am and work late hours? Or do you talk about the places they’ve been to, and the experiences they’ve had? On this episode of The School of Greatness, I bring you back someone who has decided to build their life’s resume: Jesse Itzler. Importance of taking advantage of time. Routine make life fly by. Make time for yourself - building life resume instead of business resume.
Jun 11, 2018
Overcome All Odds
4:25
We all go through struggles in life, and it’s so easy to get into a loop of self pity. Instead, find a way to focus on your future. Make goals for yourself, especially if you find yourself in a life changing event. Where do you want to be in six months? What accomplishment do you want to make in the next year? Life’s too short to dwell on the present, so look forward to the future. The importance of creating this sort of accountability really got me thinking about a past episode with one of the most inspirational people I had on the show: Amy Purdy. Amy is a Paralympian who lost both of her feet. It didn’t stop her from becoming a world class athlete and someone that even Oprah has called her hero. On this episode of 5 Minute Friday, Amy discusses how she was able to overcome seemingly impossible obstacles by shifting her mindset to one that is selfless. Learn all about how you can overcome the impossible, on Episode 651.
Jun 08, 2018
Leadership Lessons from the Masters
28:34
My previous mashup episodes have been exploding. Because of this, I wanted to bring you an episode on leadership. No matter who you are, or what you do, you will be in a leadership position at some point. Whether you are the CEO of a company, or a stay at home parent: there are people who rely on you to stand up and take charge. This can be a very confusing situation, as sometimes you may find yourself feeling like you can’t ask for help. You also may feel like you’re losing progress and need to keep moving forward. To give you the tools you need to lead in success I wanted to bring you back segments from Alison Levine, Simon Sinek, Nancy Duarte, and Cesar Millan.
Jun 06, 2018
Make a Comeback – Body and Mind Training with Brooke Ence
1:16:39
Are you aware you’re constantly being judged? I bet you are. Are you letting it affect the the way you live your life? I really hope not. Today, it’s so much easier to feel the burden of judgment. With social media, our lives are always in the spotlight. There are so many people who will hate on us, and the more successful we are the more haters there usually are. You can’t listen to them. You just need to follow your heart and brush off their comments. Focus in on listening to those that you really do care about, not some stranger that you’ve never heard of. I have a special guest who knows more about this than most people: Brooke Ence.
Jun 04, 2018
Live to Serve
5:49
I used to get really wrapped up in myself. I was always thinking, “What’s in this for me? Why should I do this?” All I was doing was serving myself. It wasn’t until I started to shift my mindset that I really started to feel fulfilled. The moment I started serving others, that’s when I felt a change for the better in every way. The truth is, the world isn’t about us. We are such a small fragment of it and one that will disappear in a short amount of time. If we want to be fulfilled, we need to look at what we can do to make the biggest impact. Serving others allows us to make that impact. And when we do help everyone around us, they find ways to show their appreciation. To dive more into this on this 5 Minute Friday, I’ve brought back some insights from Rainn Wilson. You know Rainn as “Dwight” from the office. He sat down with me to explain the importance of knowing your spirituality (whatever it might be) as it helps to inform your daily decisions. We also discuss the importance of gratitude, and servitude, and how he tried living a selfish life - only to feel unfulfilled. Discover all of that and much more, on Episode 648.
Jun 01, 2018
Business Building Secrets From the Masters
31:05
We've had some incredible masters of business on the show over the years. For this next mashup episode, I selected 5 clips from some of the most impactful conversations I've had with these masters. I've learned so much about how to take my business to the next level by learning from these entrepreneurs. Each of them has a unique business and personality (and strengths), but each has achieved extraordinary success by following certain key patterns. Interested to know what they are?
May 30, 2018
How to Be the Jedi Master of Overcoming Stress
47:10
Do you ever feel like there’s certain things that just set you off? Certain subjects that send you into a blind rage? We all go through it. There was a period in my life, well honestly it was most of my life, I was explosive. Even if a little thing would trigger me, I found myself exploding. In those moments, I would reflect - and I know that wasn’t me. The truth is, it wasn’t me. It was my reaction. More importantly, it wasn’t my reaction to what was really happening. I was reacting to things in my past. Previous events I was holding on to, and constantly judging, were making me react in an explosive manner. Events would trigger these memories on a subconscious level, and everything that built up would come out all at once. I was able to find a place of peace with my past and find a place of neutrality, thanks to the help of today’s guest: Chris Lee.
May 28, 2018
Give Your Attention
7:43
Do you care about getting your social media numbers up? Do you want people to love and adore you? The problem is that you’re focusing in the wrong direction. Don’t concentrate on yourself or what you want from other people. Shift your focus to helping others. Make an impact on those who already appreciate you. When that happens, more people will appreciate you. You’ll make their lives magical, and the success and admiration will come later. For example, when Oprah comes out on stage she doesn’t say “Look at me. I’m great.” She puts her focus on her audience. She zooms in on others and does what she can to help everyone around her. For this episode of 5 Minute Friday, I’m bringing back this segment from Elizabeth Gilbert. She’s an American author, essayist, short story writer, biographer, novelist, and memoirist. She is best known for her 2006 memoir, Eat, Pray, Love, which, as of December 2010, had spent 199 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list. She gives her insights on what she’s learned about the power of looking to serve rather than be served. Discover all of that and much more, on Episode 645.
May 25, 2018
Wellness Wisdom from the Masters
22:14
Lately I have been bringing you some mashups, giving you some of the best advice on a specific topic and the response has been overwhelming. I know you love the long interviews, hearing about all aspects of someone’s life - and I’m not going to stop those. I love them too. But I wanted to take a moment to bring you a best of on something very important to me. It’s something that you need to think about if you want to truly achieve greatness, because without it you can’t go very far. Yes, I'm talking about health and wellness.
May 23, 2018
Show the World Your Greatness with Trent Shelton
52:40
Do you ever get down on yourself over mistakes you’ve made in the past? Are you upset about things that happened to you and feel like the best times of your life are over? They’re not. When I was younger and injured right as my professional career as an athlete was starting to take off, I thought that was it. I thought my life was over in my early twenties. I had no backup. No plan B. I ended up sharing myself with the world, and turning my selfish nature into something selfless. I started making it my goal to help others, to transform lives, and I’m so much happier than I ever could have been. Of course, a part of me wishes my career as an athlete had been successful, but when I think about everything I have and all of the memories I have from helping others, I wouldn’t change it for the world. There’s no reason you can’t do the same now. Your glory days are still coming. On this episode of The School of Greatness, I had the pleasure to sit down with someone who has gone through a similar situation as myself: Trent Shelton.
May 21, 2018
Love Versus Ego
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Have you ever wondered, “What value do I have? Am I good enough? How can I compete against others?” Those thoughts stem from you comparing yourself to others. It’s a natural habit, but it’s one that is going to hold you back. Your value comes from you. From being who you are, and all of the experiences you went through. This world, and finding your place in it, is all about you being you and trusting in your instincts. If you compare yourself to others, you’re always going to feel like you’re coming up short. The truth is, you are great now. Every experience you go through, good or bad, makes you something special. To go further into this, I wanted to dive into a previous episode with Taye Diggs. Taye is an actor and singer who has had an incredible career in film and theatre. He was in the film, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, and the TV series Private Practice, among many other career highlights. Listen to all of Taye’s insights, on Episode 642.
May 18, 2018
Spiritual Truths from the Masters
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I think we all have. It's a question I often ask guests on my podcast who have a spiritual background. I'm fascinated by all the different ideas on our purpose in life and how to find it. We've had some amazing spiritual leaders on the show, from all different backgrounds, so I thought it would be cool to do a Masters mashup episode on spiritual truths. The response to these mashup episodes from the archives has been so great, I'm going to keep them coming. This one features 4 clips from some of the wisest spiritual minds I've ever met.
May 16, 2018
How to Overcome Obstacles
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I’ve had a huge number of people tell me they enjoyed my past solo rounds and that they wanted more of them. As a result, I wanted to make this episode for you about the 5 biggest obstacles I have overcome in my life. I know you’ve gone through your own number of challenges, and you’re probably going through some right now. It probably feels to you like life is just throwing you one thing after another - and it is. Every time we overcome something there is always another thing that will come into our path and feel like it’s holding us down. I want you to know, it’s not a bad thing.
May 14, 2018
Be Kind to Yourself
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So many people I know put more time and energy into their things, or their career, than they do into into their relationship. I know I can be guilty of it, and I’m sure you can be too. We put so much time into fixing up things like our homes, maintaining our cars, we tend to forget about those closest to us. We take them for granted. When is the last time you really took the time to make your partner feel good? How often do you really put effort into boosting their confidence -- or even just being present with them. That’s not the only relationship we neglect though - we also forget about the one with ourselves. Chances are it’s been awhile since you’ve taken the time to forgive yourself. To do something respectable and give yourself that moment to appreciate it. To appreciate you. To dive further into this I wanted to bring back a previous episode with the internationally acclaimed spiritual author and lecturer, Marianne Williamson on Episode 639.
May 11, 2018
Train Your Mind to Win with MMA Champion Mike Chandler
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I have. I think a lot of us do when we're kids. We are amazed and inspired by the very best examples we find. But often we grow up and discover all kinds of reasons for why we can't be as good as the best. We fail at things. We struggle. We get knocked down, disappointed, hurt. I got to connect with someone this week who has experienced all of that. Many times. But he still decided he could be the best in the world at what he does. And he became that.
May 09, 2018
Sex, Love and Relationships From Master Coaches
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I know I get huge value every time I sit across from an expert and hear their wisdom about one of the most important parts of my life -- my relationships. We've had some amazing relationship coaches on the podcast through the years, but some of the episodes are so old, I know you may not remember them (or have ever heard them). That's why I wanted to put together another mashup episode from the archives to share some of these gems with you. If you enjoyed last week's mashup episode on High Performance Habits, you're going to love this one.
May 07, 2018
Lead the Way
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If you want to find your purpose in life, you need to dream with others in mind. When you find that purpose, you’ll have to lead others. When you do, there’s a lot of responsibility that comes with that. To explain this more, and how to tell if you’re really meant to be a leader, I brought back this clip from Nancy Duarte. Nancy Duarte is the founder of the design firm Duarte, Inc. They have consulted companies and leaders like Apple, Google, GE, and so many more to create the speeches and presentations that have shaped all of the brands we love. Her most recent book is all about how leaders can use storytelling to enroll their teams to follow their vision. You’ll learn all about what it takes to bear the torch of leadership, on Episode 636.
May 04, 2018
High Performance Habits from Master Coaches
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This week I wanted to bring you something new. I’ve recorded well over six hundred episodes at this point. There’s been so much knowledge and wisdom from the brightest minds on the planet shared on the show. I know it can be overwhelming to try to take it all, so I'm bringing you a recap of some of the strongest wisdom I’ve received over the years of doing this podcast. For this episode I wanted to concentrate of high performance habits that I’ve learned from such amazing people as Brendon Burchard, Michael Gervais, Tony Robbins, and Mel Robbins.
May 02, 2018
Reverse Disease and Reclaim Your Health with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee
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If you wake up in the morning and find that your tire is low, what do you do? You go with the quick fix and fill it up with air. What if you go to your car the next day and find it’s low. Do you fill it up again, and again, and again for days, weeks, months? Of course not. You find the root of the problem. You find the nail, or whatever is causing the problem, to have it removed and have it fixed permanently. So why aren’t you doing it with your health? Most of us go to the doctor and get a prescription for pills to fix our chronic problems. We just keep going for the quick fix instead of addressing the root of it. I can’t say every medical condition is this way, but in many cases ongoing problems like depression and diabetes needs to have the root problem examined. Chances are you just need to shift your lifestyle. And that doesn’t mean a drastic change to your life. You can start small. To explain much more than I can, I sat down with the UK's leading doctor, Dr. Rangan Chatterjee.
Apr 30, 2018
Let Go of Ego
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Whether you want to admit it or not, you have an ego. Everyone does. We tend to put a bad connotation on it, but in truth a little ego is healthy. Ego can be confidence about yourself and what you do. It can be a challenge if you become successful, because people become afraid of telling you the truth and pointing out your flaws. To keep growing, however, you must surround yourself with people who aren’t afraid to tell you the uncomfortable truths in a polite way. And if you truly respect someone with power over you, you’ll do the same. To go deeper into this, I am bringing back a strong segment from a previous episode with Ryan Holiday. Ryan is a writer and media strategist. When he was 19 years old, he dropped out of college to apprentice under Robert Greene, author of The 48 Laws of Power. He went on to become the director of marketing for American Apparel. His creative agency, Brass Check, has advised clients like Google, TASER, and Complex, as well as many prominent bestselling authors, including Neil Strauss, Tony Robbins and Tim Ferriss (and me). He has worked with huge egos in his career, but what I love about Ryan is his willingness to take on his own ego as well. Learn how to control your ego and help those around you on Episode 633.
Apr 27, 2018
Jay Williams: Life is Not an Accident
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When I was injured as a pro athlete I felt I had really lost myself. I felt like my identity was stripped away from me. I began comparing myself to my past -- to what I could have been. I doubted my entire future. Chances are you’ve been through something similar. Maybe it was the loss of a job. Maybe you lost someone you depended on emotionally. I eventually came to a realization. I could continue down this self destructive path, feeling like a helpless victim in a cruel world, or I could take my destiny into my own hands. In the end, I decided to have faith that maybe this happened for a greater cause. I felt like maybe I was meant for something else. Something more important. On this episode of The School of Greatness, I had the chance to sit down with someone who knows a lot about having to reinvent themselves: Jay Williams.
Apr 25, 2018
Create the Opposite of Hate with Sally Kohn
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Let's be honest: we've all done things we regret. They may have been when we were kids or adults. They may have affected just ourselves or many people around us. But it's likely we remember doing them because we regret them. This is something that's not easy to talk about. But there's something really valuable in recognizing the parts of ourselves that are capable of doing things we regret. I recently met a woman who gave a TED talk (and has now written a book) about this exact topic.
Apr 23, 2018
Love Yourself Unconditionally
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Do you ever have those moments when you replay a certain event in your mind over and over? It becomes so real, it’s almost like you are there. You start thinking, “What could I have done differently? Does this make me a bad person? Could I have handled things better?” I know when this happens I start judging myself. I become my worst critic, obsessing over how I lost my temper here or the person I hurt there. Ultimately, these moments don’t define us. What does define us is right now. What we do at this moment is who we are, and as long as we learned from our mistakes we shouldn’t judge ourselves. We need to forgive ourselves and stop the emotional punishment. To go more into this I wanted to bring you a clip from Don Miguel Ruiz Jr. for this episode of 5 Minute Friday. Don Miguel is a master of transformation, and he shares so much wisdom about forgiveness and moving forward with life on Episode 630.
Apr 20, 2018
The Power of Hope to Heal with Elizabeth Smart
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There are a lot of heartbreaking things that happen in this world. I’m sure you have your own stories. Being a victim doesn’t end with the event. It continues on for a lifetime. In the end, you have no control over what happened to you. There’s no going back. What you do have control over is the decisions you make on the other side -- how you let these tragedies affect you. You need to not only stay strong but also learn to forgive. When I say this, I say it from personal experience. I have gone through abuse when I was younger, and I understand how it can disrupt you to your core. But forgiveness isn’t for them. It’s for you. Forgiveness doesn’t mean what happened is ok. It doesn’t mean you let go of what happened and consider everything to be just fine. It doesn’t eliminate what happened. Forgiveness is about allowing yourself to move forward as a better person. It’s about growing, rather than letting these events disrupt your life anymore. It’s about becoming stronger and learning from the situation to help others. There is no one who knows this better than today’s guest on The School of Greatness: Elizabeth Smart.
Apr 18, 2018
Understand Your Body Through Somatic Intelligence with Chen Lizra
1:23:17
There is a certain art that I feel had been lost over the years in this country, and you may have noticed it too. It’s the art of seduction. Let me make one thing clear, when I say seduction I don’t mean unwanted flirting. I don’t mean trying to manipulate someone. True seduction is a lore more than that. Seduction is about selflessly making other people feel good about themselves. Their bodies, their personalities, and everything about them. It’s also about being aware of your own body. Owning it, being proud of it, and listening to it. In America we spend so much time on our phones, we’ve lost that seduction between each other. This is a topic that my guest today, Chen Lizra, is an expert on.
Apr 16, 2018
Let Passion Lead
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Finding what makes you passionate is something a lot of people struggle with.  We all want to find that thing in life that we are excited to do -- the drive that makes us want to wake up early because we can’t wait to get started. When you find the energy that your passion creates, it’s your duty to share it with everyone around you. That’s when you’ll make a real impact and people will remember you. Take care of them, and they’ll end up taking care of you one day. To go more in depth about the importance of living your passion, I wanted to bring back an episode with Steve Cook for this week’s 5 Minute Friday. Steve is one of the most recognizable faces in fitness today. He’s an IFBB Pro Men’s Physique Competitor, and spokesmodel for Optimum Nutrition and Bodybuilding. Learn how you can make an impact and inspire the world (and yourself) on Episode 627.
Apr 13, 2018
Marriage Secrets from a Divorce Lawyer with James Sexton
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Marriage is something that is so important to people. In fact, you probably thought about what your wedding would be like as a child. When people go into a marriage they think so much about their venue, their cake, their guest list -- but they never really think about what they are signing up for. Marriage is, legally, one of the most important things you can do. You are signing away half of your life. And there’s nothing wrong with that - if it’s the right person. On this episode of The School of Greatness, I brought on someone who knows so much about people being with the wrong person and how to set yourself up for a great marriage: NYC divorce attorney James Sexton.
Apr 11, 2018
Transform Your Struggle into Strength with The Bella Twins
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One of the things I love most about how the world is growing is how the boundary between genders has been crumbling down. It used to be that a woman’s place was only in the home. More and more that stereotype is being disproven. Women are entering more and more areas that wouldn’t have been imaginable when I was younger. When I was a kid, when you’d think wrestlers you’d think Hulk Hogan or Randy Savage. Now you think of people like today’s guests: Nikki and Brie Bella.
Apr 09, 2018
Find Your Flow
4:53
Have you ever wondered how people can be so great in the moment? How they can go with the flow so perfectly and know exactly how to maneuver a situation in their favor? Maybe it’s the ability to land that dream client who seemed unattainable. Maybe it’s being able to nail that trick on a skateboard, just when it seems like things are about to go wrong. In any case, the secret to your success and ability to go with the flow stems from the same place: failure. We all fear failure, but in the end it’s what makes us stronger. It means we’ve been testing the space, and working towards our dreams. To go into this more I wanted to post a clip of a previous episode with Travis Pastrana. Travis is an amazing athlete of a different type. He’s won gold medals for motocross in the X-Games, and is a phenomenal BMX rider. He even runs his own action sports show: Nitro Circus.   Learn how you can become a master of your own passions, on Episode 624.
Apr 06, 2018
The Beauty of Breaking with Candice Kumai
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I’m sure you’ve had times in your life where you’ve felt broken. You may even be feeling that way now. In those moments you may feel like you’ve lost the ability to be perfect. You may even feel like there’s no point, that the boat has sailed. That’s not true. You have the chance to come out more beautiful of a person than you were before. In Japanese culture there is something called kintsugi, or golden repair. When someone would break something, especially of value, it would be repaired and finished with gold dust. These golden cracks were revered, and objects were considered to be even more beautiful than when they were brand new. These golden cracks gave it personality and a new life it wouldn’t have had before. On this episode of The School of Greatness I bring you a truly inspirational person with so much knowledge and love of applying this concept to ourselves: Candice Kumai.
Apr 04, 2018
Love Everyone Always with Bob Goff
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All of us want to be loved and accepted. It’s how we were brought into this world and it’s how we should be spending our lives. I’ve learned that if you want to get love you have to learn to give it, but it’s not always that easy. I’m sure you’ve found yourself around people who you may find creepy or that may hate on you for seemingly no reason. Your knee jerk reaction is probably to respond with an attack back, but that does the opposite of what anyone wants. Hate breeds hate and love breeds love. At the end of the day, how do you want to be remembered? I know I want to be remembered as someone who lit the way with love, compassion, and really tried to understand everyone I encountered. On this episode of The School of Greatness I’ve brought you someone who has been spreading nothing but love around the entire world: Bob Goff.
Apr 02, 2018
Fill Yourself with Energy
5:04
I get a lot of people asking how I stay motivated and passionate about all my projects. It’s honestly one of the simplest secrets I have. If you want to stay passionate, get things done, and keep on top here’s what you need to do: Stay curious. When you are curious about things, you pursue that knowledge to the point of mastery. The more curious you become, the more excited you will be. That excitement is the key to success. All that energy you build up will charge the people around you. Energy feeds energy, and when you don’t have energy it’ll lower everyone else’s energy around you.
Mar 30, 2018
How to Win (and Why You Fail)
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It's been a while since I've recorded a solo round for the podcast, but I had something to say that got me fired up. So here you go :) Lately I've been thinking a lot about the difference between surviving in business and life and thriving. It makes a massive difference in how you experience each day, as well as each year, but it really doesn't take too much adjustment to flip from one to the other. This one shift in my life has made a huge difference, so I wanted to record an episode where I break down how to do this.
Mar 28, 2018
Experience Your Ultimate Potential with Rich Roll
1:06:01
Success can have a very tricky definition. You can have the ideal job, make a decent salary, have that sports car you always wanted, and still not really be successful. To truly be happy, the ultimate meter for success, you need to be doing things that fill you up. Finding your passion in the world can be the difference between struggling to get out of bed in the morning and being excited to get the day started. Sometimes you need to stop and ask if you’re really chasing the life you want or chasing something someone else wants of you. This is a lesson that was hard learned by my latest guest, Rich Roll.
Mar 26, 2018
Faith Over Fear
5:37
There’s so much happening in the world right now. One thing we can’t do is give in to the fear. Instead, give in to love. Give support, passion, and nothing but love to everyone you meet. For this 5 Minute Friday, I decided to refer back to an older episode of The School of Greatness with Gabby Bernstein. Gabby  is a NYT bestselling author, she’s regarded by Oprah as one of the emerging spiritual leaders of our time, and she is a powerhouse force of love and healing. Learn about how you can make the world a better place on Episode 618.
Mar 23, 2018
Master Your Energy and Heal Your Body with Donny Epstein
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Your mindset is one of the most powerful tools you have. In fact, it’s so powerful you may not even realize how much it affects you every day. When you show up with a lot of energy, excited, and ready give fully you will energize everyone around you. When you show up with no energy and sluggish, you’ll zap the energy out of everyone in the room with you. It’s your duty to manage the energy you give to the world with your mindset. This not only includes your day to day choices, but also the choice you make about how your past experiences show up. On this episode of The School of Greatness, I bring you an expert on energy and perception: Donny Epstein.
Mar 21, 2018
Dr. Mark Hyman: Heal Your Body With Food
48:32
I know how hard it is to eat a healthy diet. It requires time and energy that you often feel like you don’t have. But what if I told you the time and energy you think you don’t have is because of the food you’re currently putting into your body? It's easy to be skeptical about this idea. But that’s what the food industry wants us to think. It wants us to continue eating its food, not giving a second thought to the sugars and fat we’re putting into our system. To break free from this mindset, it's really helpful to talk to the experts. And today, I have one of the most knowledgeable people in the field: Dr. Mark Hyman.
Mar 19, 2018
Find Your Belief
4:24
One of the most important things you can do is keep your beliefs flexible. This gives your mind the freedom and room to grow if it wants to try on new principles. For those who lock into a set of beliefs, they close themselves off to outside influence. When you do this, your mind stops growing. For this episode of 5 Minute Friday I wanted to bring you this valuable clip from an episode with Jonathan Fields. Jonathan is the founder of a mission-driven media and education venture called Good Life Project, where he and his team lead a global community in the quest to live more meaningful, connected, and vital lives.   If you’re looking to expand your mind, listen here on Episode 615.
Mar 16, 2018
Aubrey Marcus: Become the Master of Your Life
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If we’re feeling scared, it’s our ego talking. We are holding onto some form of identity, and we’re meeting something that challenges it. Our ego tells us to get that thing away from us. But once you realize that it’s your ego talking and not you, then you can face it head-on. Keeping the wide-angle on your life to be able to see this in real time requires a unique type of self-care. To give you the tools to have these candid conversations with yourself, I brought on the master of self-honesty: Aubrey Marcus.
Mar 14, 2018
The No Excuse Guide to Success with Jon Taffer
59:57
I know how easy it is to make excuses. You want to be better, but you also want to stay in your comfort zone, so you tell yourself a story explaining why it’s okay to stay where you are. How to reverse this habit is to start recognizing these stories as the root of all failure. When you do this, you start to notice how your excuses are holding you back. After this becomes a habit, you won't be able to ignore it, pushing you to a more honest and productive life. To help you create this habit in your life, I'm excited for you to hear from the king of no-excuses: Jon Taffer.
Mar 12, 2018
Be Kind to Yourself
5:16
Running your own business can be one of the hardest things on you mentally. It’s a very masculine dominated world, and there’s often times not enough love. I often notice I’m being hard on myself, especially when things go wrong. All of this got me thinking about the important words I received in the past from Sara Blakely. If you don’t know Sarah, she is the CEO of Spanx. She is the YOUNGEST female self made billionaire in America. She didn’t do that by going to war with her competitors; she did it through love and encouragement. Along her route she also suffered from severe grief, having lost 11 people that were close to her in a very short period of time. Listen to how you can be kind to yourself, and be successful in business, on Episode 612.
Mar 09, 2018
Shaun T: Trust and Believe in Your Own Transformation
1:03:11
I know that transformation and change is one of the hardest (and scariest) things you can go. Change is the only way that you can truly grow. As a person, in relationships, and even in business. The best way to transform is to constantly focus on doing better than you previously did. As you push yourself further and further, a little more each time, you’ll become much more confident in yourself and your abilities. To help with understanding more about transforming yourself, trusting yourself, and believing in yourself, I brought on one of best people I could think of: Shaun T.
Mar 07, 2018
Competition, Leadership and Playing to Win with Coach Urban Meyer
39:40
Having grown up in Ohio, I have always been a fan of Ohio State University. If you weren’t aware, they have the best coach out there: Coach Urban Meyer. What I love about Coach Meyer is that he doesn’t just set up a team for winning in football, he sets them up to win in life. Even though football is just a game, there is a lot you can learn from it. The power of teamwork, what it means to be a great leader, and what truly defines a loser (hint: it’s not losing). Coach Meyer really sets all of his players up to have a solid career and foundation when they leave university, because he doesn’t just run a football program. He runs a leadership program.
Mar 05, 2018
Train Your Brain
7:14
One of the most important things you can do to get your mindset ready for success is to have a strong morning routine. That’s honestly why I wrote my latest book, The Millionaire Morning. We only have so much attention we can give out. To people, to goals, to anything. As a result it’s important to have that strong foundation. For this episode of 5 Minute Friday I wanted to bring you this insightful clip from an episode with John Assaf. John is one of the leading behavioral and mindset experts in the world. He has written two NY Times Best Sellers, was in The Secret and has built 5 multi-million dollar companies. He shares why you should be concerned with your limited number of attention units and how you can start everyday ready to win. Discover all of that and much more, on Episode 609.
Mar 02, 2018
Cultivate A Monk Mindset with Jay Shetty
1:33:23
When I was growing up I always knew I wanted to be a professional athlete. Like many people, and probably you as well, my life changed in a very unexpected way. There is no way any of us can know where our life will go, and today’s guest took his life in a very different direction. Jay Shetty grew up thinking he would he an art director and loved design. As a teenager he was a troublemaker. He never would have thought his life of drugs and stealing cars would turn into the life of a monk. He made it to college and did well, but as soon as he graduated, he decided to go to India to spend three years studying how to find inner peace with monks.
Feb 28, 2018
Use Your Voice to Change the World with IN-Q
1:09:20
I have a lot of guests on this show who inspire me. I would say no one inspires me more consistently than my good friend and spoken word poet In-Q. I have seen In-Q perform live so many times and I’m always left speechless. Poetry is something that not only gives us a glimpse into the poet's soul, but also into our own. I wanted to bring In-Q back on the show to share his work with you. He has created incredible impact through his work in the past few years and I knew he'd have some amazing new insight to share with us. I even asked him to perform one of my favorite spoken poems he does titled "85."
Feb 26, 2018
Reconnect to the Important Things
5:50
There’s so many times I try to find the fast or easy way to get things done. I’m sure you’ve been there too. We want to get things done as “efficiently” as possible. But honestly speaking, shortcuts are rarely the answer because if they were, they wouldn't be a shortcut. They’d just be the way. Many times we need to avoid taking shortcuts. We need to do the hard work because it’ll save us time and money in the long run. For this episode of 5 Minute Friday I brought back the renowned Mike Rowe with this clip on the importance of hard work and how even the most successful people in the world take pride in their hardest working days. Learn the importance of not taking the easy way out, on Episode 606.
Feb 23, 2018
Lauren Singer: The Zero-Waste Guide to a Simple Life
45:25
Have you ever thought about how much trash you create in a day? My juice comes in plastic bottles, my prepared meals come in plastic containers, my favorite to go meal from my favorite restaurant comes in a plastic bowl in a plastic bag. It’s not just food either, it’s everything. When you order something online it comes in a box full of packing products. It all adds up pretty quick, and once I started to notice how much trash I was creating, I started to wonder about a different solution. I’m not the only one noticing this problem, and you may even feel the same way. The zero waste lifestyle is a growing trend, and on the forefront of that is my friend Lauren Singer. Some of you may know Lauren from her popular blog Trash is for Tossers, or even from her giant social media following. Lauren was an environmental science major in college when she came to the discovery that she was creating just as much waste as everyone else. She decided to make an impact on the world by changing her personal actions and believed that her love for the planet would inspire others to do the same. Today she has been featured on several major news outlets, has a massive social media impact, owns a package free shop in Brooklyn, and is considered a leader in the zero-waste movement. On this episode, Lauren gave some amazing insights on how to live a waste free life. If you’re worried that cutting down on your waste is expensive or impossible based on where you live, get ready to see this lifestyle in a new light. Learn all about the impact your actions have on our planet and how to improve them on Episode 605. Some questions I ask: What is zero waste and why did you get into it? (1:26) Is it easier for anyone to buy things without plastic? (6:04) Where can you go for non-packaged food? (10:09) When you want a smoothie do you bring your own container? (13:20) What if you were dating someone who had plastic everywhere? (16:42) Have you inspired others to be completely zero waste? (19:03) In an ideal world, what would happen with products in general? (23:50) Where do you need to grow the most? (26:55) Do you feel like you were more giving to everyone else as opposed to yourself? (29:07) Who do you reach out to when you’re going through problems? (30:36) In this episode you will learn: What hydrofracking is (2:06) Why recycling isn’t enough (7:24) If Lauren gives in to temptation of items that come in packaging  (11:57) Where and how Lauren buys her clothes (14:22) How many people she’s influenced to be waste free (15:26) How her life became simplified (17:56) How to get rid of plastic in the most efficient way (19:45) How she deals with all the haters (21:14) What she’s working on the most right now (25:30) When Lauren reached her breaking point (28:04) Advice for female entrepreneurs in their 20s (29:30) What Lauren is going to do to get to the next level this year (31:30)
Feb 21, 2018
Susan David: The Art of Emotional Agility
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All of us want to be happy. Many of us pursue happiness in different ways, and sometimes that includes trying to block out “less than happy” emotions. You might have noticed that becoming obsessed with this pursuit can actually make you less happy in the long run. That’s because all emotions are meant to be experienced. They are meant to pass through you, and when you suppress them or try to pretend they aren’t there they will just come back to you with a vengeance. So how do we be truly happy? That’s exactly what Susan David has spent her career studying. Susan David is a psychologist, originally from South Africa, that has been learning about emotions and people’s pursuit of happiness since she lost her father in high school. She has recently written a best selling book, Emotional Agility, about the importance of every emotion we go through. Susan also recently gave a Ted Talk that was one of the most successful campaigns to date. It received over a million views within the first week. I like to think that things come into our lives at the perfect time and for the right reasons. Lately I’ve been going through some emotional challenges, which I open up about on this episode, and I took so much away from Susan’s advice. I feel privileged to have Susan on this episode and I know you will learn a lot, on Episode 604. Some questions I ask: How did you handle the passing of your dad at a young age? (2:13) What does disability mean? (5:06) How should we approach situations in life we’re unhappy about? (7:12) What are your range of emotions like on a daily basis? (11:24) How do we evaluate our emotions? (19:05)Would you say that to make a greater impact in the world that you need to take on more stress? (24:05) How should we approach people going through a difficult time but won’t admit it? (29:33) What advice do you have for me if I lose my father? (38:40) In this episode you will learn: What it was like losing her father in high school (00:58) The importance of journaling (56:15) Are we trying to become resilient with our emotions? (4:41) How do we learn from our emotions? (8:28) As a trained psychologist, how do you just allow your emotion to be? (14:20) Are all emotions valuable? (23:09) What does a healthy relationship with our emotions look like? (27:04) What should people do when they lose their job? (37:00) What advice do you have for men who hold in their emotions? (50:03)
Feb 19, 2018
Feel Your Heart
5:29
One thing I’ve learned over the years is that you really do need to follow your heart. Do what feels good for you and ignore the people who are putting you down for it. Don’t listen to the naysayers because they don’t understand your passions. If you feel yourself being pulled to something, and excitement fills you when you do it, then follow that path. You’ll be surprised at how fast, when you make it, the people who put you down become your ultimate supporters. For this episode of 5 Minute Friday I wanted to bring you back this inspirational clip from a previous episode with Stephen “tWitch” Boss. You probably remember tWitch as being a fan favorite on So You Think You Can Dance and the DJ on The Ellen Show. Learn the importance of following your heart and how to bypass the naysayers on Episode 603. In This Episode You Will Learn: What you need to do in life. (1:16) Who you should and shouldn’t listen to (1:50) How to win over your naysayers (2:17) The concept people struggle with the most (2:28) How you know if you have what it takes to make it (3:16) What makes things happen (3:40)
Feb 16, 2018
Philip Levine: Winning Elections and Disrupting the Status Quo
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Philip is now running for Governor with a progressive vision to move Florida forward as a leader in the 21st century economy. He wants to revitalize the economy, envisioning a Florida with better-paying jobs, more competitive public schools, and an entrepreneurial approach to protecting our environment. In the past, he funded his own campaign, refusing money from special interests, and easily won re-election to two terms with a majority of the vote. On this episode we had a really amazing conversation. Before he was ever in public office, Philip was an entrepreneur, creating multiple companies and scaling them to great success. He let me in on some incredible information a lot of people don’t know about him, including how he gave back to one of the most influential people from his childhood. Philip goes into detail on how he led a successful election campaign, the lesson he learned from Bill Clinton, and how you can become a better communicator. If you want to hear how you can be a better entrepreneur and better humanitarian at the same time then you need to listen to Episode 602. Some Questions I Ask: What made you want to transition from entrepreneur to mayor? (6:50) How do you enroll people in a single “company” that’s going to be gone a year later? (10:20) When did you first connect with Bill Clinton? (14:55) What’s something Clinton isn’t notorious for that makes him different? (19:28) Who was your greatest teacher growing up? (26:32) What’s the biggest lesson your mother taught you? (28:52) Do you think everyone should serve in public office at some point? (33:47) What’s an entrepreneurial approach to helping our environment? (38:04) What’s the biggest challenge that you’ve had to overcome? (41:36) In This Episode You Will Learn: How Philip’s background in marketing gave him an edge (9:30) When he first felt the need help people (13:46) The greatest lesson he learned from Bill Clinton (17:03) How to train yourself to be a better communicator (22:53) Which of his parents was the more inspiring teacher (27:36) What got him so involved in the environment (30:28) How you can get involved in your community (34:08) What Philip thinks we need the most as a society (41:12) What he is most proud of that most people don’t know about him (42:48) And much, much more
Feb 14, 2018
Guy Winch: How to Heal a Broken Heart
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I have had a lot of injuries in my life. I’ve even had a physical injury that destroyed my sports career. Honestly, that was nothing compared to some of the emotional injuries I’ve been through. We all tend to neglect our emotional injuries. We push them off and consider ourselves as wimps or over-emotional. In reality, these injuries are extreme. They need to be cared for like any broken bone. If we continue to ignore our heartbreaks, that pain will never heal. It will carry with us for years, or even decades. On this episode of The School of Greatness I’m joined again by the amazing psychologist, Guy Winch, to discuss emotional pain -- whether it’s from a break up, the loss of a loved one, or any other negative feelings that may be holding you back in life. Dr. Guy Winch, is a licensed psychologist, author, and in-demand keynote speaker whose books have been translated into twenty-four languages. Dr. Winch's viral TED Talk, Why We All Need to Practice Emotional First Aid, has been viewed over 5 million times and is rated among the top 5 most inspiring talks of all time on TED.com. His upcoming book, How to Fix a Broken Heart, just came out and that's what we dove into in this episode. Previously on the show (way back in year 1), we talked about the idea of "emotional first aid" and how important it is for us to learn how to heal our emotional injuries just like we do our physical ones. However, as Guy pointed out, heartbreak is a special kind of emotional pain and there are certain behaviors that support us in healing from this (and many that don't.) Learn how to understand yourself and your friends in heartbreak, and heal the healthy way, on Episode 601. Some Questions I Ask: How do we communicate with someone who has a broken heart? (7:02) Should we feel embarrassed for grieving? (12:32) What are examples of some things people do with feelings thare ok, or that they shouldn’t be doing? (14:21) What are thoughts we should be having after a heartbreak? (18:30) What’s the best approach to process the feelings? (25:36) What’s the best way for friends to reach out to someone going through a heartbreak? (31:08) What’s the longest it took you to get over a romantic relationship? (40:15) What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned about yourself from 20 years of psychology? (43:10) What do you think is holding you back from doing what you want to do faster? (47:03) Has there ever been a challenge someone brought to you that you didn’t feel like you could find a solution for? (52:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: What happens if you don’t process your heartbreak (10:36) The “stupid” feelings Dr. Winch has (13:02) The time frame for when someone should be able to get back to a normal life after a heartbreak (16:32) The best process for when you breakup with someone (21:42) Which is harder to recover from, an emotion or a physical injury (27:34) A serious heartbreak that took Dr. Winch a long time to recover from (35:45) What’s the greatest part about being a psychologist for Dr Winch (41:32) The greatest challenge Dr. Winch faces in his life right now (44:34) A common theme he’s learned about people (49:00) And much, much more
Feb 12, 2018
Live with Less
5:31
I know so many people who are struggling with debt. They are looking for ways to retake control of their finances, and often times they feel hopeless. For all of you who are feeling this way, I wanted to bring you back this clip from a previous episode with Joshua Fields Millburn. This 5 Minute Friday talks about what it’s like, and what it means, to live a minimalist lifestyle. If you are looking to take control of your life, this may be something you will want to consider. Learn all about the benefits of minimalism in just five minutes, on Episode 600. In This Episode You Will Learn: What minimalists ask themselves (1:02) How minimalism helps with debt (1:28) The oldest person Joshua helped become a minimalist (2:07) The youngest person Joshua has known to be a minimalist (2:28) The truth about the minimalist lifestyle (2:58) The 3 rules of minimalist mindset (4:10)
Feb 09, 2018
Nina Dobrev: The Balance of Acting, Advocacy, and Using Your Voice
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One of the things that even I struggle with is being complacent. It’s easy for all of us to feel comfortable where we are in life and settle for what we have. In fact, it can be scary to try to push things even further. Breaking out of that comfort zone and continuing to grow is the difference between being average and being great. Anytime you feel comfortable, that means you’re not challenging yourself and it’s time to make a shift. Maybe you need a new job or just to find ways to push yourself further. On this episode of The School of Greatness, we are joined by an inspirational and amazing actress, Nina Dobrev. She’s spent her whole life pushing the boundaries and keeps challenging herself any chance she can. You probably know Nina from the hit show The Vampire Diaries. Nina was born in Sofia, Bulgaria. She moved to Canada at the age of two and has lived in Toronto, Ontario ever since. From a very young age, she showed great enthusiasm and talent for the arts: Dance, Gymnastics, Theatre, Music, Visual arts, and Acting! Modeling jobs led to commercials, which then turned into film auditions. Shortly after, she booked roles in the feature films Fugitive Pieces, Away from Her and the popular television series, Degrassi: The Next Generation. We've become good friends over the past couple of years, and I'm constantly impressed by how Nina decides to push herself. Through all of her work, acting is her passion, and she sees it as an adventure that has just begun; she believes that the journey and the characters we create along the way will help us understand ourselves. Discover all of that and much more, on Episode 590. Some Questions I Ask: Why did you get behind the #TimesUp movement? (8:20) What can people do to stop the abuse? (12:48) Did you have a hunger to work hard at an early age? (22:40) Do you feel like you were good to everyone on your way up? (26:55) What is the biggest insecurity you’ve overcome in your ‘20s? (28:10) Did you see yourself being a star? (30:57) When Vampire Diaries happened did you expect it to be a success? (33:21) Did you see yourself doing things bigger than the show, or were you focused on the role? (36:20) Did you struggle to find new characters to audition for? (40:20) What do you enjoy more, being a character telling the stories or directing the stories? (44:38) What’s a story you want to tell that hasn’t been told? (46:40) What do you think is holding you back from being the woman you want to be? (47:35) What’s the thing you are most proud of that most people don’t know about you? (52:30) In This Episode You Will Learn: About the abuse happening in Hollywood (10:55) What it was like moving from Bulgaria to Canada (16:10) The most important lesson her parents taught her (23:51) Insecurities she had growing up (27:15) Who taught her the most about abundance in her life (29:30) Why she loves creating characters (32:45) How she felt when Vampire Diaries took off (34:30) What it was like choosing to leave a hit show (38:20) What she's been writing (42:00) What she wants to do next (46:15) What it is about Audrey Hepburn that people love (47:10) The greatest piece of advice she ever received (50:04) A question she wishes more people would ask (55:44)
Feb 07, 2018
Daymond John: Rise and Grind Habits for a Successful Business and Life
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Today you’re in for a real treat. I interviewed a friend of mine, and king of dad jokes, Daymond John. He was telling so many dad jokes that had me rolling, I didn’t even think we were going to be able to record the interview. Not only that, but he is an amazing businessman with great insights anyone can use. If you’ve ever wondered how to become an entrepreneur, how to get started in investing, and how to balance your work and family life, you'll love Daymond's perspective. On this episode of The School of Greatness, Daymond shares the most important things he’s learned from the most successful people ever. One of the biggest things is one we all neglect: our health. By taking on the lessons that he shares in his newest book Rise and Grind, Daymond learned to listen to his body and discovered cancer in his throat. Daymond is a truly remarkable man who has started from the ground up and is constantly learning and changing his game to adapt not only to the world around but also to how he himself is changing. Daymond is the CEO and Founder of FUBU, a famous lifestyle brand, and a pioneer in the fashion industry with over $6 billion in product sales. He is an award-winning entrepreneur, and his marketing strategies and ability to build successful brands has made him a highly influential consultant and motivational speaker today. In 2009, he joined the cast of ABC entrepreneurial business show Shark Tank by acclaimed producer Mark Burnett. Shark Tank has been such a success, it's now on its 10th season! Get ready to take notes from Daymond’s insights on Episode 598. Some questions I ask: Who has been the most inspiring person to come on the show? (10:02) What is the greatest negotiation you’ve ever done? (12:40) Do you feel like you have more balance for family life now? (17:38) When did you have surgery for your cancer? (23:08) Do you have any insecurities? (25:46) How do you choose what opportunities to take on? (28:17) What is the 20% that provides 80% of your revenue? (30:22) What is the thing that you are most excited about right now? (32:58) What’s the thing that pulls are your heart the most? (36:04) Do you think about running your family like a business? (37:53) Why do you think entrepreneurs aren’t as willing to have discussions with their significant others as they are a business partner? (39:54) What is your unique superpower? (45:27) Do you schedule everything in the book every day for you? (48:00) In this episode you will learn: The most important element to Shark Tank (8:55) The biggest lesson Daymond learned about himself over the last 10 seasons (11:53) How having a child shifted his views of business (15:25) The big things people taught him about continuing to master his skills (19:17) Daymond’s daily schedule for health (24:29) How he decides which causes to support (27:23) The one thing he can do this year to increase his revenue (29:32) What his new podcast is based on (32:03) The thing Daymond is most proud of (34:55) The most painful thing in Daymond’s life (36:24) What he sees as a great opportunity to get into (42:16) The thing Daymond looks for when he picks people (46:16) Plus much more...
Feb 05, 2018
Raise Your Voice
9:26
I truly believe that one of the most important things we have in this world is our voice. All of us need to speak up without fear, without apologizing, and show the world we care. When I say voice, that doesn’t mean your literal voice. For some people, it may be their art, their designs, the technology they develop. Everything you give to this world is a part of your voice. That’s one of the reasons I decided to go back and bring you this past episode with Sekou Andrews. Sekou is an incredible spoken word poet who has performed in front of huge audiences. In this clip, he shares a very powerful and inspirational spoken word poem about using our voices for good. I invite you to getting your voice out into the world with pride, on Episode 597.
Feb 02, 2018
Tererai Trent: Awaken to Your Full Potential and Achieve the Impossible
1:06:13
I’ve learned that greatness can come from anywhere, everywhere, or anyone. It all starts with a dream, a vision. Of course one of the secrets is never giving up, but the biggest one is that it needs to be yours. You need to know that your goals are your goals, not something pushed on you by someone else. No matter where you are in your life, or what obstacles appear in your way, you can achieve it. I believe this now more than ever after sitting down with our most recent guest, Tererai Trent. Tererai was born in Zimbabwe, was forced into marriage as a child, and even gave birth to 4 children by the time she was 18. She came from a place where education wasn’t an opportunity given to women. Tererai ended up pushing through so many obstacles and now had a PhD - and that’s just the beginning of her incredible accomplishments. Tererai was named by Oprah as her “All-Time Favorite Guest” and received a $1.5 million donation to rebuild her childhood elementary school in recognition of her tenacity and never-give-up attitude. With the firm belief that education is the pathway out of poverty and a desire to give back to her community, she founded Tererai Trent International. Eleven schools are being built in Zimbabwe and education has been improved for over 5,000 children so far. And this is only the beginning. Today, Dr. Trent is invited to speak all over the world, to share her remarkable story and the valuable lessons she has learned along the way. She just came out with a new book all about empowering women to awaken to their full potential (she is the poster child of this). Her favorite motto is “Tinogona,” meaning, “It is achievable!” Discover all of that and much more, on Episode 596. Some Questions I ask: What interested you in agriculture? (16:15) What made you bring your 5 children and your abusive husband to America? (17:20) What was it like when you met the same woman who inspired you 14 years later? (26:26) Do boys have more access to education around the world? (36:10) What’s your message to girls from privileged and non-privileged parts of the world? (40:36) How can anyone make an impact in the world? (42:43) What is available for a woman who is not sexually happy with herself? (46:05) What advice do you have for men to support the women in their lives? (48:15) What’s your vision now? Have you planted new dreams? (50:00) In this episode you will learn: What it’s like to be a young mother in Kenya (and mother of 4 by 18) (7:43) The struggles of raising kids in while going to school (21:18) The thoughts that helped Tererai find her greatness (23:12) How Tererai funded her dreams (30:09) How writing down her dreams helped her achieve them (37:28) The ways women have been silenced (44:40) A ritual someone can do to rekindle the fire within themselves (47:18) What makes Tererai whole (54:32) Plus much more...
Jan 31, 2018
Gary Vaynerchuk: Insecurity, Fame, and Crushing It in Business
1:05:14
As you know, it’s important to continually grow (especially if you’re an entrepreneur). I’m not excluded from that. Ten years ago I read a book by Gary Vaynerchuk that changed the course of my life. On this episode of the School of Greatness, Gary returns to the show for his third time. He gives me advice for my next ten years but also gives you invaluable advice on so many topics that you won’t hear anywhere else. Gary is known for his unapologetic truth-telling attitude. He says a lot of things on social media that people may feel are harsh or extreme. But when we were talking, Gary revealed he actually cares deeply about what people think about him. And that’s why he’s so committed to serving people with hard-earned business wisdom in the long run. He explains why teenage nerds are winning right now, how hitting the big lists isn’t what matters in business, and why you need an independent person in a romantic relationship. If you aren’t familiar with Gary, you’re missing out. Gary is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and co-founder of VaynerMedia, a full-service digital agency servicing Fortune 500 clients. Gary rose to prominence in the late 90’s after establishing one of the first e-commerce wine sites, WineLibrary, helping his father grow the family business from 4 to 60MM in sales. Gary is also one of the most sought-after public speakers alive today. He is a venture capitalist, 4-time New York Times bestselling author, and an early investor in companies such as Twitter, Tumblr, Venmo, and Uber. You’ll learn everything you need to know about how to become the best of the best, on Episode 595. Some questions I ask: How are you affected emotionally when you see yourself aging? (9:32) Did business get better for you when you got married and started having kids? (16:52) When you started having kids did your obsession for business stay the same? (22:31) Why are you doing things you don’t like when you have options not to? (24:51) When are the moments that you doubt yourself the most? (26:09) What’s your insecurity? (33:45) What do you think you need to take you to the next level? (38:00) What advice would you have for me over the next 10 years? (51:52) In the episode you will learn: The results you should be concentrating on in business (14:02) The biggest challenge Gary’s faced since starting Vayner (23:13) Best way to actually build your Instagram following (30:21) Why Gary hates being disliked (34:20) When relationships are really made (42:41) Plus much more...
Jan 29, 2018
Meditate on Your Joy with Light Watkins
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On this episode of 5 Minute Friday I wanted to bring you something a little different. Something that you can actually do, right now. I want you to participate in this meditation from a previous video I made with Light Watkins, an amazing meditation teacher and friend of mine. He just released a new book on his simple and accessible meditation techniques and we did a YouTube Live to test them out in person. This meditation is a great way to assess your body and be aware of everything happening within yourself. Download this episode and take the time to sit down and learn this meditation technique on Episode 594.
Jan 26, 2018
5 Years of Greatness
37:24
Wow. This week marks the 5 year anniversary of the School of Greatness podcast. I took a minute tonight to reflect on the incredible gift this show has been to me and I was overcome with gratitude. I could never have imagined what this show and these conversations and these relationships and this audience would become when I started this little project. I would love to hear from you this week -- how has the podcast impacted your life? How long have you been listening? What have been your favorite episodes? Has anyone listened to every single episode? At the end of the day, the best part of this whole experience is you -- the audience. There's no show without you. I'm so grateful you've listened and stayed with me on this journey. "It's all about living the adventure of life and doing it together." When I think about the inspiration we’ve heard, the lessons we’ve learned, the value we’ve gotten, and the people we’ve met through this show, I am so humbled. And this is just the beginning. While I am always looking forward to what we can create even better, I knew it was important to take this moment and acknowledge what we have created together so far. I am truly honored to be in this journey of greatness with you. To celebrate this milestone, I wanted to highlight one top episode from each year of the podcast. I added a little commentary before each one and shared my thoughts about the show as a whole. So thank you again and here’s to another 5 years of greatness in Episode 593. In this episode you will learn: How Tim Ferriss prepared for big keynotes Tony Robbins’ morning priming ritual and book recommendations Alanis Morissette’s definition of true success Why Chris Lee believes in the power of visualization so strongly How Mel Robbins became a confident master of her fear Plus much more…
Jan 24, 2018
Danica Patrick: Mindset, Spirituality and Living Fully
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I recently had a friend tell me I needed to do an interview with someone special. I’m always hesitant on suggestions, but my friend has done thousands of interviews and he said in his top five was Danica Patrick. I felt I had to give her a shot and I’m so glad I did. She and I are on the same wavelength. We’re both into sports, consider ourselves to be spiritual people, and believe so much in the power of the mind. Danica has a strong presence you can feel the moment she walks into the room and yet she is still one of the sweetest and most thought-provoking people I’ve met. She’s had so many insightful things to say. For those of you who don’t know her, Danica Patrick dropped out of high school to pursue a career as a race car driver. In 2005, Patrick became the first woman to hold the lead during the Indianapolis 500. Only three years later, she was the first woman to record a win on the IndyCar circuit. After switching to stock cars, Patrick won the time trials at the 2013 Daytona 500 - becoming the first woman to win the pole position at NASCAR. Patrick has become one of the most recognizable athletes in the to world, having graced the cover of ESPN: The Magazine and TV Guide. She was also featured in the 2008 and 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She has appeared in 14 Super Bowl commercials (more than any other celebrity). She’s not only an amazing figure in the world of sports, but she’s also a great author and mentor. She’s just released her newest book, Pretty Intense, that brings light to living health from mind, to body, to diet. Discover all of that and much more, on Episode 592. Some Questions I ask: How she feels on the paleo diet (11:49) You’ve become more about spirituality lately, right? (15:26) What’s the biggest take away since you started going down that rabbit hole? (22:22) How did you arm yourself against criticism throughout your career? (25:22) What is the biggest challenge you’ve had to overcome? (26:44) Do you feel like people attack you in the races? (29:11) How do you handle your ego? (31:15) What’s the question you’ve never been able to answer for yourself? (38:37) How do you condition yourself before practice or a big competition? What’s the greatest moment for you in the last 20 years [in terms of racing] (47:25) How do you condition yourself to believe in yourself? (48:27) What’s the greatest lesson your father taught you? (50:48) If you could give yourself advice when you started, what would it be? (52:38) What are 3  things you want to manifest this year? (55:00) On this episode you will learn: The things Danica and I have in common (9:10) When she started lifting for fitness (13:48) Why she started getting into spirituality and healing with the mind (20:39) How she conditions her mind against the intense pressure of competing (23:34) How she gets people to believe in her (27:25) Battles she’s had with her ego throughout the last 20 years (30:05)? What she would do if she could do anything in the world (36:34) What she’s revealed about herself last year that she hadn’t revealed before (41:51) How long races are (46:23) The message she gives to women who aren’t as confident in themselves (47:56) Who inspired her the most growing up (50:18) The greatest lesson her mom taught her (51:08) What she has to open up about during this year (54:16) Plus much more...
Jan 22, 2018
Leave Your Legacy
6:07
I constantly think about the fact that the only definite thing in this world is what we leave behind. Money comes and goes, belongings eventually break or get thrown out, but what people say about you will never change. This got me thinking about an amazing episode I did with Ray Lewis. Ray has been leaving a legacy not just in football, but to the world. On this 5 Minute Friday, we hear some of the most inspirational words about how anyone can leave a legacy and fulfilled life behind when they go on Episode 591.
Jan 19, 2018
Valentin Chmerkovskiy: The Art of Dance, Success and Pursuing Your Dreams
1:07:39
So often in American society, we revere and talk about athletes, artists, and entrepreneurs -- but not as often do we acknowledge dancers in the same way. Especially male ballroom dancers. However, with the rise of popularity of the hit show, Dancing with the Stars, this sport has become much more popular in the U.S. And a part of that rise to popularity and appreciation is today's guest, Valentin Chmerkovskiy. If you've seen him on the show (winning twice and competing at the top multiple times), you already know what a brilliant dancer and artist he is. But you might not know the rest of his story and perspectives. Val and I met through social media a few months back, but I didn't realize how cool he was until we met in person. Not only does Val have the hard-earned wisdom of a long-term elite athlete (he's been winning championships since he was a teenager), he also is a successful entrepreneur, social media influencer, coach, and now an author. But what I really loved talking to Val about was how he has developed an incredible level of confidence in doing what he loves -- even before it was popular. Val's humility and focus shows up in all his work. As we discussed what dance has taught him about being a good partner, human being, and man, I was really inspired to keep pushing myself to be better. And of course, we made plans to go salsa dancing as a result. I'm excited and proud to bring you this insightful conversation about what is possible when you go for your dreams because YOU believe in them in Episode 590. Some questions I ask: What has dance taught you about being a great human being? (15:44) What are the key elements to create an explosive, captivating performance? (19:20) How do you get to a place of confidence if you don't feel comfortable with yourself? (21:04) How do you approach connecting with a new partner to get the best performance out of them? (23:36) In this episode you will learn: Why Val is still proud of the titles he won as a teenager (1:03) How ballroom dancing is viewed differently in Eastern Europe versus the U.S. (4:50) The story of how Val got into ballroom dance as a kid (7:45) The secret skill you probably didn't know Val has (trained for 16 years!) (13:08) How partner dances teach you to be an excellent communicator (17:58) How I got over my fear of dancing and learned salsa (26:30) The best way to deal with bullying (31:30) The difference between giving 100% and giving 99% (39:15) Val's perspective on being an immigrant and why it's so motivating (48:45) Plus much more...
Jan 17, 2018
My Success Habits, Rituals and Morning Routine
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How you start and end your day matters. I get a lot of questions from listeners about what my morning routine, daily habits and nighttime routines look like. So I decided it was time to record a solo episode answering this exact question so that anyone who asks can get a quick answer :) The truth is, I believe that healthy, consistent routines make a massive difference in our daily performance and our long term health and happiness. So even though I'm not perfect at following mine every day, I know what a big impact it makes when I do. Keep in mind that these are just my routines. I've developed them over years of trial and error. Some I got from playing sports, some from studying optimal health, some from going to meditation training, and some from friends. They all serve me, but what I hope you do after listening to this episode is choose habits that serve YOU. Habits are only as useful as the results we get from them, so I invite you to experiment with your own habits until you find ones that work. Here are my favorite ones in Episode 589. In this episode you will learn: What time I wake up (5:45) How I start my day (6:15) Why I make my bed every morning (9:15) How exercise cleanses us (10:08) My morning meditation ritual (12:22) My bedtime routine (17:21) How I prep for a big event or interview (22:34) Plus much more...
Jan 15, 2018
Choose What Lights You Up
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I used to believe that money was a main factor in creating happiness. But then I learned that when you spend all of your time chasing the dollar, it brings you emptiness. The real reason to chase after money is so you can have the freedom you need to experience life’s beautiful moments. Chasing the endless dollar is just as bad as being stuck in a cubicle all day. Money is great, but you have to use it to achieve your higher purpose and do the things that actually bring you happiness. This got me thinking about a past episode I did with Scooter Braun, who gave amazing insights to what wealth really means and how to achieve true happiness. Discover what exactly it takes to have wealth in all aspects of life, on Episode 588. In this episode you will learn: The mentality you need to have about money (00:51) How you really achieve happiness (2:12) What you are really working hard for (3:03) Your chances of being super successful (4:36) What you need to do to be in the top 1% (6:25)
Jan 12, 2018
Coffee Conversations: Ultimate Sports Strategies for Time Management
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We live streamed this episode of Coffee Conversations straight to YouTube -- and some of you sent us questions while we filmed! It was awesome and we'll do more of these live episodes if you like them. While Cesar and I were taking questions from you guys on social media, we kept discussing the same main theme. It's something that has made the biggest difference in our business year after year. It's the strategy we set up to manage our time throughout the year so that we can accomplish huge goals consistently. The truth is, it's based on what we learned in sports. The lessons we learned from football still keep us grounded and productive years later. As we answered your questions, we kept coming back to how much this strategic mindset supports us when we set huge goals, get through slumps, stay positive, and more. We realize that the more we choose to live and work in a disciplined, focused way, with plenty of play built in, the better we do all around. Let us know your thoughts on this episode and the live stream after you listen to Episode 587. In this episode you will learn: How we come up with a strategy to accomplish all our big goals for the year (5:10) Why taking breaks to play is so important (14:30) How to make your personal project grow when your time is consumed by your day job (17:48) Strategies for staying positive and keeping others positive (19:28) Tips we've both learned for improving conversational skills (26:58) What to do if you're scared of stepping into your greatness (33:30) How much flexibility I plan into my schedule (39:30) Plus much more...
Jan 10, 2018
The Keys to Persuasion and Powerful Self-Confidence with Ed Mylett
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"Things happen for you, not to you.” As you know my biggest goal is to serve you. I really dedicate every day to trying to help as many people as I can. When I get on a stage I try to speak to each individual person in the crowd. I try to reach out to every member of the audience and truly help them. I want them to take action, and leave with the tools they need to change their life. I’ve been fortunate enough to become friends with an amazing speaker that is of the same mindset - Ed Mylett. If you haven’t heard of Ed before, you’ve been missing out. “People respond to what they feel, not what they hear and see.” Ed started out with the dream of playing professional baseball. But like so many of us, an injury changed his course in life. Instead, his first job out of college was helping boys at a foster home who came from abused families. It’s here he found is life mission: to serve. He saw in the eyes of these boys that they just wanted what everyone wants - to be loved and appreciated. This ended up taking him down the road of servitude later in life. Today, Ed is one of the premier business leaders, peak performance experts, and motivational speakers in the world. He has a passion for mentoring and coaching others on what it takes to become a champion in all areas of life. He has shared the stage and has very close personal relationships with other business legends such as Tony Robbins, John Maxwell, Phil Knight and many others. Hear his insights on life, public speaking, and so much more on Episode 586. “The most important gift we can give someone is to be present” Some Questions I Ask: You wanted to be a professional baseball player, right? (10:45) Where are you from originally? (12:30) How to we permanently alter what we think we’re worth? (23:38) When did you realize things were really taking off? (32:43) How did you learn to persuade people so effectively? (35:53) How does someone believe in themselves? (38:28) How did you develop belief and confidence when you were failing? (40:34) Was there a time when you didn’t feel like you were a good person? (43:40) What would you say is your greatest asset? (46:19) How did you learn to present with passion and persuasion? (49:24) What have kids taught you about life? (55:19) What’s a question you wish more people would ask you? (59:29) In This Episode You Will Learn: How Ed learned to serve (13:00) Ways people sabotage themselves (21:23) How to associate and raise levels even with people who aren’t around you (26:35) Who you really learn from (27:22) The trouble Ed got in with police by trying to look rich (29:14) The biggest addiction today (40:07) The three types of speakers (50:52) The #1 thing speakers struggle with (53:07)
Jan 08, 2018
Think Like a Billionaire
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I used to think that being a billionaire meant you had to be super smart, super cool, or even superhuman. None of these things are true. If you want to be a billionaire you have to be passionate, enthusiastic, and dedicated. That’s all. When you persevere past the point when most people give up, you’ll find that there’s not much competition at the top. Sometimes what holds you back, and has even held me back in the past, are your thoughts. Your insecurities and negativity are just that: thoughts. To dive more into this, I am bringing out a previous episode with Dean Graziosi. Dean is a NY Times bestselling author, THE top real estate trainer, and an incredible author and speaker. He knows what it takes to reach our full potential. And it’s something anyone can do. Learn how you can make simple shifts to reach the top on Episode 585. What it really takes to be a billionaire (0:49) The importance of being the observer of your thoughts (1:44) Intelligence vs enthusiasm for success (4:26) Plus much more...
Jan 05, 2018
How to Win in Business and Life (8 Keys to 2018)
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The new year is here, and I am so excited. You know how important I think creating a clear vision for your life is. So I wanted to record this solo round at the start of this year to share my top tips for creating an incredible year. And you guessed it, it starts with creating a clear vision. I broke down the 8 areas of life that I believe are the most important ones to have a vision for. This doesn't mean that these are all of the things you should focus on, but it does mean that these are the ones I've found to make the biggest impact in my life. I stick to these key areas each year and they haven't failed me yet. My invitation to you as you listen to this episode is to write down the ones that really stick out to you. What areas can you push yourself in this year? What areas are you already excelling in? What areas are things you've never focused on? I want to hear about your vision for your year! Let me know @lewishowes on social media once you write it down. Let's make this year the best it can be by creating a strategy. Learn how in Episode 584. The 8 Keys to Winning in Business and Life Health (physical + emotional) -- Do something everyday that is uncomfortable for your physical or emotional health.  Build that muscle up so you can live a long time in happiness without pain from both. Relationships - When you connect to the heart of everyone around you, it may take more energy and time from you, but it will make you the richest person in the world. Finances - Create your money vision for the year and start mapping it out Clarity for your vision - Create Strategy and Schedule (I’m using a planner that is world's first personalized productivity system based on your brain type!) Growth mindset - To reach your vision it will require the mind of a child and wanting to be curious and learning. Build your team - Finding accountability/coaching/tribe. What are the communities you are part of that will inspire you to be bigger than yourself? Play/Adventure - Remember to live and experience life without being focused on productivity…. Play! Win/Win/Win - Company wins, customers win, community wins. Leave people better than how you found them.
Jan 03, 2018
Build a Billion Dollar Brand and the Art of Influencer Partnerships with Revolve Co-Founder Michael Mente
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"It’s all about showing people a genuinely good time.” Being an entrepreneur is one of the most difficult tasks you can take on. In fact, some people find it soul crushing if not done right. When done properly, though, it can be the greatest thing you can do in your life. Starting as an entrepreneur means knowing what you really want to do, what your passion is and how to deliver that to consumers. It’s not about pushing it on them but listening to them and seeing how you can serve them. Most entrepreneurs stop as soon as they hit success and sell off their company, but not all of them. On this episode, we are joined by Michael Mente, who has been successful since 2003 when he helped create the incredibly popular clothing company: REVOLVE. “All we are doing is listening to the consumer and giving them what they want.” Michael Mente dropped out of an Entrepreneur program at the University of Southern California to become an entrepreneur by profession. He’s Currently the CEO and Co-Founder of Revolve and is set to bring in $400 million in sales this year. His company is considered the one-stop shop for clothing items designed by some of the hottest emerging designers. Over the years, Michael began developing organic relationships with bloggers to represent the brand on a more realistic level. To do so, Revolve regularly holds trips for influencers to gather, relax, and recreate the lifestyle of an ideal Revolve customer. Michael saw a gap between affordable and high end items, which provided grounds for him to create an online shopping experience that falls in the middle. Supporting up-and-coming designers and digital influencers has become the core of Revolve’s growth and they decided to expand their digital offerings by launching a sister company, FORWARD, in 2008. Since then FORWARD has grown to become a powerhouse in fashion and has become the go-to place for premier luxury fashion. I loved Michael's humble wisdom about what it has taken to create this kind of success in such a competitive industry. Discover all of that and much more, on Episode 583. "If it’s not enjoyable, what’s the point?” Some Questions I Ask: Would you say a lot of your sales come from Instagram? (10:46) In the beginning were you buying clothes wholesale? (13:41) What were you doing before REVOLVE? (15:40) What would you say is your biggest inspiration right now? (18:12) When did you realize you had a business that would take off? (21:38) How much money did you raise from one investor? (24:54) Do you think more people should be tapping into influencers for their brand? (28:41) What’s a good way to start approaching influencer marketers and celebrities? (36:54) How do you deal with the competition of other brands? (42:00) How have you evolved from being an entrepreneur by yourself to running an organization with so many employees? (45:39) What do you still need to learn in order to take your business where you want it to be? (49:00) How have you been consistently excited about your business for 15 years? (50:42) In This Episode You Will Learn: Just how long REVOLVE has been around (8:53) What made Michael say, “I want to get into women’s clothing.” (11:41) How they launched the same year as Zappos (14:56) When he knew he wanted to start his own business (17:24) The biggest risks he’s taken (19:41) When they decided to take on investors (23:39) The point when it becomes challenging for a company to continue its growth (26:06) How an influencer trip works (33:12) The biggest challenge for Michael right now (43:55) The most influential person in Michael’s life growing up (47:00) Michael’s advice to young entrepreneurs who want to start their own thing (53:00)
Jan 01, 2018
Build Your Confidence
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One of my favorite guests I’ve had on this show is Jordan Harbinger, from The Art of Charm. Previously, he gave great advice on how to leave the right first impression, and most importantly it’s not made through what we say. So little of the impression we give off is through our words. Our body language, says so much more than anything that comes out of our mouths. This 5 Minute Friday will give you tips to build your confidence and create the impression you want, on Episode 582. In this episode you will learn: When first impressions are really made (00:50) How to test the way we make perceptions (1:54) Ways to create a good first impression (3:12) The doorway drill (4:27) Plus much more...
Dec 29, 2017
Gabrielle Bernstein: The Judgment Detox
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"Judgment comes from the moment of separation.” One thing I’ve always struggled with in life is feeling like I was being judged. I was afraid of what people would think of me, and I felt I had an image I needed to keep up. I’m sure you can relate. I discovered that this was caused more by judgment of myself. I was judging everything I did right, and everything I did wrong. Anything I did wrong I would beat myself up for. One thing I’ve been working on is letting go of judgment. I try to observe when it’s there, and not have any emotional attachment to it. It’s amazing how much the world can change when judgment isn’t in the picture. "Judgment is toxic and holds us back from living our lives.” On this episode of The School of Greatness we are joined by Gabrielle Bernstein. Gabby is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Universe Has Your Back, and has written five additional bestsellers! She was featured on Oprah’s SuperSoul Sunday as a “next-generation thought leader,” and The New York Times named her “a new role model.” She appears regularly as an expert on The Dr. Oz Show and co-hosted the Guinness World Record largest guided meditation with Deepak Chopra. Gabrielle is a certified Kundalini yoga and meditation teacher. She is also trained in the Emotional Freedom Technique and she’s a student of Transcendental Meditation, as taught by the David Lynch Foundation. YouTube chose Gabrielle as one of its 16 YouTube Next Video Bloggers. Mashable included her in its list of 11 Must-Follow Twitter Accounts for Inspiration. Forbes called her one of the 20 Best-Branded Women. Gabby is here to talk about her newest book, Judgment Detox, Release the beliefs that hold you back from living a better life, that is being released in January 2018. She gives amazing insights on how to control the feeling of judgment and find inner peace and respect for yourself on Episode 581. "Forgiveness isn’t something we have to go figure out.” Some Questions I Ask: Why did you write judgment detox? (5:05) What was judgment doing to you? (6:23) Do you feel like you were more judgmental of yourself or others? (9:54) When did you realize you were so judgmental? (10:41) What’s worse, judging others or judging yourself? (14:40) Do you feel like in order to be less judgmental we have to forgive first? (18:12) What happens when you are triggered? (23:51) How do you approach someone to end judgment of you? (27:51) Do you feel like you and your husband are less judgmental of each other now? (31:04) Who is this book not for? (31:40) In This Episode You Will Learn: What judgment was doing to Gabby (6:23) How judgment is like an addiction (8:26) The effects of word on judgment (10:20) How to stop judging ourselves for judging (11:38) What’s possible for us when we stop judging ourselves or others (14:52) How to navigate everything happening today without judgment (16:19) What happens to our world when we are judging more (26:18) The biggest thing that’s opened up for Gabby since the book has been completed (30:18) Gabby’s vision for her life this year (32:14)
Dec 27, 2017
How to Set Boundaries to Build Thriving Relationships
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There’s a lot going on in this world lately, with relationships being violated. We’re seeing it daily with the #MeToo movement, and so many people in Hollywood coming forward. Problems aren’t just occurring in intimate relationships, but in business, family, friendships, and so on. Almost all of this stems from boundaries being crossed. Boundaries are something that we all need to create and stand by. But we can’t just create them, we need to communicate them. We need to make sure the people in our lives are clear about our boundaries, and express ourselves the moment that they are crossed. You are a beautiful person, and worth the best - so make sure others are aware of that. I know it’s hard, and that you probably worry about being fired or losing someone close to you. You can’t be, because that job or that relationship isn’t make you happy. Losing it will open you up to new possibilities. The worst-case scenario about expressing and honouring your barriers is that things will get better - even if it means moving on. On this episode, we are joined again by the amazing Chris Lee. Chris has been on my show more than anyone else, a total of 13 times since episode 36. Each time we have him on the air he gives amazing insights, and he has been by my side through some amazing transformations. He’s helped me come out about my past, and build better and stronger relationships in all aspects of my live. Chris is a man on a mission committed to transforming the world one heart at a time. Chris Lee has spent over 25 years of his life transforming the lives of thousands of people worldwide through his workshops, coaching, and participation in all media, teaching people how to live an abundant prosperous life. He joins us today to give insights on how to increase yourself worth, learn to set boundaries, and how to build the most important relationship - with yourself on Episode 580. Some Questions I Ask: How do we take responsibility for the relationships we want? (12:34) What are things people can do to develop self-worth? (14:51) Should we write down our relationship goals? (19:10) What if you’re in a relationship with a bully or a decision maker? (23:34) Would you say someone who does not create boundaries is saying they don’t value their self-worth? (29:23) Why is it such a big fear for us to lose someone? (37:32) Why are we so afraid to be alone? (45:05) In This Episode You Will Learn: The importance of boundaries in a relationship (10:07) How to tell if a boundary is being crosses (12:02) Why you need a vision about your self-worth (18:28) How to make the requests you need to make (20:03) The reasons you should listen to other’s requests (23:11) The kind of relationships you should be working towards (27:00) How the environment affects self worth (31:30) Why you need to learn to forgive (41:20)
Dec 25, 2017
Live in Abundance
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Every day we limit ourselves without even realizing it. So many times, we think we are reaching for the stars, but we aren’t even reaching for the trees. On a previous episode, we were joined by JJ Virgin, who gave me some great advice on how we can all change our mindset. It all starts with looking at what we want, and thinking if it’s really big enough. Listen this episode and she breaks down simple ways you can open your mind and switch from living in a scarcity mindset to living in an abundance mindset in just a few moments, on Episode 579. How to move from a scarcity mindset to an abundance mindset (1:05) Ways we limit ourselves (2:39) The importance of Gratitude (3:08) Why you need coaches (4:05) Plus much more...
Dec 22, 2017
JD Roth: The Journey of Transformation Against All Odds
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Today I’m joined by someone I’ve seen on television as long as I can remember. He’s been in the business longer than most people and has used his power to help everyone he meets. JD Roth is an actor, producer, and best known for his hit TV show The Biggest Loser. He fell into his passion at the age of 10, and has earned his fame through the power of transforming others. JD bases all of his decisions on passion and what story he can tell to his audience. While most people think about money or ratings, that’s one of the furthest things from his mind. He’s a unique individual who has touched and inspired each person he meets. I was blown away when I first met him at just how much he engages with everyone around. He’s sincere, listens, and appreciates everyone. We’re lucky enough to have him share his life experiences, and give insights on how you can transform yourself into a passion driven machine that lives the most fulfilling life possible, on Episode 578. Some questions I ask:  How did you learn the business side of film? (8:47) Were you parents always pushing you to pursue this? (11:38) If your show’s not making money or getting ratings, but you love it, you’ll still do it? (14:55) What’s the formula to tell a great story on TV or film? (16:40) There’s still a huge problem for weight loss, isn’t there? (20:51) Do you believe timing is everything for TV shows? (29:26) How do you tell a great story? (31:24) Was there ever a time when you lost your confidence? (34:09) How do you stay hungry and passionate? (44:45) If you could write your own story for the next chapter of your life, how would it go? 49:41) What would you say is the thing you struggle with the most? (57:57) What’s a question you wish more people would ask you? (1:00:26) What would your wife say is your greatest fault? (1:04:45) What’s the key to happiness? (1:09:29) Things you will learn: JD Roth’s career since childhood (6:46) How he learned to do his work for love not money (10:43) Why he choose to tell the weight loss transformation story (17:47) The most fascinating part of TV (20:10) How he stays committed when things don’t work out (25:41) The formula for a great show (30:13) What JD feels is missing for him right now (48:40) His take on the sexual harassment in Hollywood (52:20) Where the best art in history has come from (55:33) The greatest lessons his mom and dad taught him (59:26) The thing that inspires him most about his wife (1:02:57) The transformation he still gets to do (1:07:00) Plus much more...
Dec 20, 2017
How to Connect with Influencers, Thought Leaders and Decision Makers
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Wrapping up this year, I'm doing an inventory of what's worked in my life and business in 2017. Similar to the last Coffee Conversations with Cesar, I wanted to go over one of the most important keys to the success I've experienced this past year. Partnerships have been a massive key to my success. The podcast has grown because of the key people I’ve met and had on the show. Some of those relationships have grown into amazing business opportunities and big win/win moments. So I wanted to do a solo round on what I've learned through the years about connecting and building powerful relationships with influencers. I haven't heard a lot of people talk about the best ways to do this -- but I have seen a lot of what doesn't work going on. So in this episode, I cut straight to the truth and get real. My intention is to shine the light on what actually does work so that you can create quality relationships. If you hear me say things you've never heard anyone else say in this, let me know! I'm always interested in your feedback. Here's the truth about building relationships with influencers the right way in Episode 577. In this episode you will learn: The 3 C’s to remind you to connect with thought leaders: Chill - Let them know what they’ve done has inspired you in some way (3:50) Curiosity - Ask thoughtful questions about the things that matter the most to them right now (5:42) Care - Be of service, give on something specific, find a way to tap into their heart (7:22) How to email someone: Research them (13:35) Find 3 points of connection (14:58) Make it about what you can do for them (17:54) What not to do: (18:37) Don’t ask for advice Don’t ask for a favor Don’t ask to pick their brain Don’t ask to work for free
Dec 18, 2017
What Is Success
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We all want to have success, and the one thing I’ve discovered is that most people don’t know what that means. Success has many definitions, and knowing them will help to keep you on track. On this episode, I’ve teamed up with Fearless Motivation to help inspire you to find your definition and inspire you to take action in pursuing it. So, get out there, get moving, and achieve the success you want with a little help from this Five Minute Friday, Episode 576.
Dec 15, 2017
Coffee Conversations: Top 7 Takeaways from 2017
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Back by popular demand, Cesar and I sat down again this week to record a third round of what we are calling "Coffee Conversations." This was a fun one because 2017 has been an incredible year for our business, the School of Greatness brand, the podcast, and much more. I thought it would be cool to go over the top takeaways and lessons I learned this year from all the experiences I've had. I also love hearing Cesar's take on what we've done and where we are headed. A few of the things we talk about might surprise you, but most of what I learned this year is confirming things that have proved true year after year in my career as an entrepreneur. The more I think about what makes businesses continue to grow and be successful, the more I realize that when I focus, commit, and execute on what I've committed to, the results come. Even when craziness is happening all around, even when things are uncertain, even when I'm pushing myself out of my comfort zone, if I am clear on what I'm creating and commit to the process, good things still happen. I hope these takeaways serve you in some way in your own goals, business, or challenges you are taking on in 2018. I can't wait to see what we create next as you'll hear us discuss in Episode 575 with Coffee Conversations. In this episode you will learn: The biggest wins I achieved this year in my business (0:45) The Top 7 Takeaways from 2017 for me: Think bigger and take risks (5:18) Build an all-star team (12:51) Strategize, organize, systematize (18:53) Innovate with new products and approaches (23:10) Invest in your business and bet on you (29:35) Health (37:50) Do things that matter and bring you joy (41:20) Plus much more... "You have a gift inside of you, something unique to offer to the world. No one else will be you."
Dec 13, 2017
Earn Your Confidence with Jason Khalipa
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Many people dream of being a champion. Whether it’s in a sport or business, it takes dedication and time. My guest today, Jason Khalipa, is a man who has mastered both. He’s a CrossFit champion many times over, and opened his own successful chain of gym. He’s taken the time to push his element in all areas of life, and really take the time to be comfortable with being uncomfortable. This skill had become so much more valuable when his daughter was diagnosed with one of the scariest diseases I can think of - Leukemia. Jason paused his life has a champion to step into his most important role - being a father. With his high school sweetheart by his side he’s been helping his daughter fight the illness with health, diet, and the most important ingredient of love. Through all of this Jason has still managed to continue to grow his amazing gym business, making sure every person who walks through the doors of one of his gyms is treated with loyalty and appreciation. If you want to learn what it takes to be a champion, successful in business, and a role model family man you need to listen to Episode 574. Some Questions I ask: You married your high school sweetheart, is that right? (6:38) Does your wife help you in your business now? (10:19) Is it harder to run a successful family life or making it to the podium at the CrossFit Games? (11:14) What’s the best thing that’s happened (from the situation)? (17:27) How do you think being a top competitor has helped and hurt you in business? (22:17) What’s surprised you about what the human body is capable of doing? (26:00) What are your thoughts on athletes who dedicate their life to something and then an injury or retirement happens? (33:40) What do you do on a daily basis to try and retain members? (39:47) How are you teaching your children about keeping a healthy mindset? (40:53) What’s something most people don’t know about you that might shock them? (47:38) Things you will learn: What it’s like to go from nothing to champion with your partner (8:29) The mindset of being a top competitor and champion (18:43) The biggest lesson Jason learned about himself after his daughter was diagnosed with Leukemia (14:56) Jason’s deeper reasoning for doing this (19:26) The best thing someone can do to support someone that is going through a hard time (23:32) The keys to building a successful gym (37:26) The AMRAP mentality (43:00) Plus much more...
Dec 11, 2017
Keep Your Head Up
5:50
Music is something that’s always been in my life. I love it. I used to sing in school, and I’m fascinated with people who pushed through the toughest times of the art to make their dreams become a reality. I had the pleasure of interviewing Andy Grammer on a past episode and there’s a lot he’s said that has stuck with me. When the universe seems like it’s telling you to stop and give up, that’s when you have to push even harder and let it know your serious. That’s exactly what Andy Grammer did. His dedication brought him from busking on the streets of Santa Monica to being a multi-platinum artist. I hope you’re as inspired by his story as I was, on Episode 573.
Dec 08, 2017
Rachel Platten: Never Give Up on Your Dreams
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So many times we give up on our dreams because of deadlines we put on ourselves. There have been plenty of moments when I felt like things were taking too long or like I was getting too old. It’s those moments we need to look within and understand why we are doing it. Find our real purpose. Do you want to be an author to hit the New York Times bestseller list or because you want to have people read your work? Is it because you want your message out there or so that you can make your profile bio look great? My feeling is that your purpose should always be to serve. Serving other people brings fulfillment to yourself. Reaping the material rewards is just a bonus. Remember, you’re never too old. It’s never too late for your dreams to come true. Our guest today, Rachel Platten, didn’t reach her mega-success in music until she was 32 - when most people would have given up on their dreams. Rachel is an incredibly hard working person. She kept pushing and pursuing her dreams for over ten years before anyone noticed. She was doing small intimate gigs and performing for people in hospitals. When her hit song Fight Song came out it wasn’t an instant success. She was devastated and lost in her definition of success. She was certain it would sell millions of records and hit the charts. After reaching an all-time emotional low, feeling her only chance passed her by, she began to reflect on herself. The reason she got into making music was because she loved it for herself and she loved the connection it gave her with people. She came to the conclusion that playing hospitals and small venues was enough for her to feel happy. After that revelation, it was only a few weeks later that her song became a hit. She let go of her ego and trusted in the process. Doesn't sound like coincidence to me. Discover all of Rachel's incredible story and much more, on Episode 572. Show notes: What’s the thing you’re most grateful for and inspired by this year? (7:05) Did you always feel like you were looking for outside approval? (8:44) How did you stay dedicated to your dream for years before anything happened? (10:01) Why was music shut down in your life for a while? (17:39) Do you get nervous on stage? (18:56) Who was your greatest teacher? (20:37) Do you doubt yourself now? (22:14) How do you find confidence? (23:17) What’s been your most memorable moment on stage? (25:23) Whose opinion matters the most to you right now? (27:42) Did you work other jobs while you were starting? (34:07) How has becoming famous affected your marriage? (37:17) Who have you been jealous of most in your career? (43:43) What do you think is your highest purpose? (47:46) In this episode you will learn: Rachel’s experience performing at hospitals (10:50) What it was like to perform in front of 80,000 people in Trinidad (14:08) The importance of staying on mission (24:11) How Rachel realized she didn’t need the approval of others (28:38) What it was like performing small shows for years (32:13) How she survived living in the city (35:07) The dream her husband is pursuing (40:01) How she’s not afraid to go to places others are (42:53) When a big dream becomes a delusion (44:40) How you begin to lose yourself (52:31) Plus much more... "Don’t look outside of yourself for approval. You need to find it from inside and know that you are enough.”
Dec 06, 2017
From Drug Addict to Whole30 Founder: Melissa Hartwig
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So many of us feel like we struggle with our weight. We search for diets and end up getting frustrated with them because the rules are hard to follow or they simply don’t work because there’s no 'one size fits all' solution. A while back I discovered a great, easy to use program called Whole30. It explains, step by step, how you can find the diet program that works for you. There’s a lot of people out there whose diet is making them sick. Maybe your friends can eat grains, but you can’t. Whole30 is designed to help you find exactly what YOU need. This system is one that felt so good I took it way past the 30-day mark. But the woman behind it is even more incredible.
Dec 04, 2017
Find Your Confidence
5:32
We all need a tool chest filled with things that will help us with confidence, and motivation - especially if we want to be successful. One of the most powerful, useful, and important ones you need is the 5 second rule. On this Five Minute Friday I felt I HAD to bring you this tip from our episode with Mel Robbins. She’s a bestselling author, a former criminal defense attorney, a CNN commentator, happily married for 20 years, and a mom of 3 kids. She also has a 7-figure speaking business and is an inspiration of mine. Mel was easily one of my favorite interviews, and I know this is a tool that can launch you further than you ever expect. Hear all about her secret weapon and how to utilize it on Episode 570.
Dec 01, 2017
My Journey of Reclaiming Masculinity
1:13:16
Lately I’ve been traveling around doing a book tour for The Mask of Masculinity. I always like to do a Q&A with my audiences to learn more about them and help answer any questions that may not be in the book. I recently recorded my talk in Los Angeles with an amazing group. They really dug deep and asked a lot of great questions, including a lot about my past. My book can only fit so much information and was written to help others more than be a biography. So I wanted to share with you this special talk. I really open up and practice what I preach. I talk about my father and open up about how he affected my life. I also share how I’m still learning, how I keep myself on track to keep my aggression in check, and much more, on Episode 569.
Nov 29, 2017
The Morning Habits of the Rich
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Lately so many people have been asking me about how to make more money. In fact 3 of my top 6 episodes are about money. Another 3 of my top 10 episodes are about habits. It got me thinking that there really is a correlation between money and the things that people do. I decided to address this for all of you and teach you what I’ve learned studying all of the wealthy people around me. I’m also willing to share my personal habits that have contributed to my success. So if you’re looking to find out about the habits that made people rich and kept them on top, don’t wait to download Episode 568.
Nov 27, 2017
Be a Warrior
4:43
I know him as a comedian with great videos, but were you aware at how inspiring JP Sears is? He puts himself out on the line every day, purposefully making himself look silly and taking chances. He doesn’t let fear get in his way, he embraces it. It’s normal for all of us to become scared, and hold ourselves back. That doesn’t create happiness, though. It creates comfort. If you want to be happy, take a lesson from JP Sears on this episode of Five Minute Friday, pulled from a previous interview. He discusses how fear isn’t something we should be pushing away from. It’s what we need to embrace in order push ourselves further, find out who we really are, and achieve the true happiness we want. Discover all of that and much more, on Episode 567.
Nov 24, 2017
Create Amazing Self-Worth and Body Image with Top Fitness Model Emily Skye
1:00:52
Do you ever feel like you’re in a dark place? Do you struggle and find that you keep comparing yourself to others? You’re not alone, and it’s natural. Even I find myself comparing my body to other guys on Instagram and feeling like I’m not adding up - and I’m a fit, healthy guy. The key is to shift our mindset. Don’t feel like you are competing with them. Look at them for inspiration and motivation. If they can achieve it, you can too. There’s a secret that really helps make this shift, and it’s critical that we do it in our media flooded world.
Nov 22, 2017
Novak Djokovic on Becoming #1 in the World and Overcoming the Odds
56:27
With everything going on in the world I think it’s important now more than ever to spread hope, love, and inspiration. Today’s guest is the very definition of all of those things. Novak Djokovic grew up during two wars in Serbia. As a child, he would be woken up at 2 am to alarms going off and be forced to head to a safe place. He saw the night’s sky turn to light as he heard and felt the rumble of bombs being dropped around him. Through all of this Novak didn’t turn to hate. Instead he turned to love and passion. He became the #1 tennis champion in the world.
Nov 20, 2017
Lead the Pack
5:50
Believe it or not, there’s a lot we can learn from the animal world - especially about leadership. They can’t lie. They have to lead without words. In order to be a strong leader you have to be calm and confident. I believe there’s so much we can learn from the animal kingdom, and on this episode we get some amazing insights from The Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan. So listen to this 5 Minute Friday, taken from our previous interview, and learn how you can truly be a great leader, on Episode 564.
Nov 17, 2017
Achieve The Unthinkable with Naveen Jain
1:04:52
Have you ever looked up at the moon and wondered what it's like to walk on its surface? It's fascinating to think of going there on vacation and seeing the world from a new perspective - literally. The only reason why it hasn’t happened yet is that people haven’t found the monetary value in it. Most people think of the moon as a big deserted rock without much purpose, not to mention how expensive and hard it is to get there. You'd sound like a crazy dreamer to say that that is going to change anytime soon. Our guest today not only sees the moon in a different light, but he has found a way to get us there very soon.
Nov 15, 2017
Reach Your Full Potential with John Brenkus
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As I’m sure many of you know, I’m pretty big on sports. I love everything about it. The challenge of the games, the sense of being part of a team, and even the science behind how it works. It’s always fascinated me. Why is it some people can excel at sports, while others fall short no matter how hard they try? It’s not just a matter of genes and physical strength. In fact, someone’s natural mind set under pressure also has a lot to do with it. When you talk to Super Bowl Champions, no matter how much pressure is on them, it’s just a game. If they win or lose, they go home to their families and they know life will go on. To most of us that kind of pressure would cause us to live in the moment, we’d be stuck in our heads, and end up costing us the big game.
Nov 13, 2017
Make Mistakes
5:53
If you ever feel discouraged by mistakes, remember that living a life without mistakes would only mean you weren't trying nearly enough things. On this 5 Minute Friday, Dr. Oz talks about the mistakes that he has made in life as well as in the operating room, where the difference can be life and death. While the emotional toll of mistakes can be immense, they show us that we are on the road to success, as we learn from them and overcome what caused the mistake next time we face it. I want to remind you that mistakes are an essential part of your path to greatness, on this 5 Minute Friday, Episode 561.
Nov 10, 2017
Les Brown: Overcome All Odds and Change the World
1:23:14
I am so excited to finally be releasing this episode with the amazing Les Brown on The School of Greatness. Les is a motivational speaker who doesn’t just help people find inspiration, but helps them achieve greatness, and I think that this conversation will help you get a little closer to greatness, too. Les and his twin brother were adopted as infants and never knew their biological parents. They were raised by a single woman who was strong enough to do it all on her own. As a child, Les was diagnosed as mentally disabled, and referred to as DT - the dumb twin. He let this story everyone told him hold him back and keep him from achieving greatness. One day, in a class room, all of that changed.
Nov 08, 2017
Make Your Brand the Best In the World with Bozoma Saint John
1:19:08
Ever wonder who is the mastermind behind successful campaigns by brands such as Pepsi and Beats by Dre? Well it’s the same person who is looked at as the savior for Uber - Bozoma Saint John. Bozoma or “Boz” has lead an incredible and inspiring life. She grew up in Africa, learned to speak three languages, and has pushed through so many hardships it’s absolutely amazing. Boz started her early career working for Spike Lee. She started by getting coffee, and doing everything needed around the office (including fixing the coffee machine). By chance one day she was given a script to look over, and the notes she made instantly boosted her career into an expert of branding and campaign management. She went on to lead marketing at Pepsi, which became an era of her life when she went through her toughest personal struggle. Her husband was diagnosed with cancer, and only had six months left to live...
Nov 06, 2017
You Have No Limits
5:14
It's easy to feel beaten down by life's challenges. The grind. All the responsibilities. But I want you to remember that you are so much more than all that. You have believe that it's all worth it. That you're working for something bigger. And that your true potential is beyond anything you can imagine. You're on the path. You're headed in the right direction. You are getting there. I'm here to remind you of that in this 5 Minute Friday, Episode 558.
Nov 03, 2017
Courageous Vulnerability and Loving Yourself with Najwa Zebian
1:04:47
I started noticing Najwa's Instagram posts for months before I met her. Her voice and thoughts were so compelling, I felt like she was speaking the exact feelings of my heart. When I met her in Toronto to interview her, it was like meeting family. Najwa may have a completely different background than me, growing up in Lebanon and Canada as a Muslim woman, but she is so relateable that literally hundreds of thousands of people read her posts every day. I loved getting to know her story so much, I invited her to speak at the Summit of Greatness this year.
Nov 01, 2017
The Mask of Masculinity: Book Launch Strategy and Breakdown
32:27
My second mainstream book, the most raw, vulnerable, authentic piece of work I've created so far, comes out tomorrow. It's been five years in the making, since my big wake up call, and I've been writing and editing and preparing this book for the last two years. It's been an opportunity for me to face my biggest fears, go into the fire, and undo all the beliefs and behaviors that aren't serving me. I've learned so much in the process (and still am). I've had incredible conversations with men and women that have opened my heart and mind wide open. And now it's time to share these messages and this wisdom with the world.
Oct 30, 2017
Your Struggle Is Your Strength
6:13
If you feel like your struggles are overwhelming you right now, listen up. I've known struggle since I was a kid. I struggled so much in school, for years, and felt worthless as a result. I thought that if I wasn't good at academics, my only way to add value was in sports. And then I got injured in sports and thought I had no value. But I kept going, in every struggle, and eventually those struggles became my strengths. It's a truth that I feel so strongly about that I wanted to dedicate a 5 Minute Friday to it in Episode 555.
Oct 27, 2017
Spiritual Weight Training and Becoming a Peaceful Warrior with Dan Millman
1:12:35
The words "peaceful" and "warrior" don't usually go together. In fact, they seem to be opposites. But if you've read the international bestselling book or seen the movie Way of the Peaceful Warrior, you know there's something powerful about this idea. Dan Millman is the author of this (and 16 other books) and an incredibly wise teacher. He was an early guest on the podcast, back in Episode 193, and I was excited to have him back on since he just released a new book. When I watched the movie based on his hit book, it was hugely influential to me and became one of my favorites. Sitting down with him 11 years later to discuss the wisdom behind this story was powerful.
Oct 25, 2017
Redefining Masculinity with Andy Frisella & Lewis Howes
1:05:10
Recently I flew to St. Louis for the weekend to record interviews on a couple of my good friend's podcasts. One of those was with Andy Frisella, who you probably remember from when he came on Episode 485 of my show. There's a lot of reasons I love Andy (he's a super successful entrepreneur, good guy, and speaks honestly about life), but when we got into a discussion about my new book, The Mask of Masculinity, I found even more reasons to love him. You see, looking at Andy and I from the outside, we look pretty much exactly like the stereotypes of alpha males. But when you hear us talk in this episode, you find out there's a lot more to the picture.
Oct 23, 2017
Be a Man
6:50
That is the question I'm addressing today on 5 Minute Friday. There is so much hurt happening in the world right now. It is mostly coming from men. And it stems from fear. Fear of being vulnerable. Of being misunderstood. Of feeling pain. But it's time to step up men. It's time to shed those masks and be real men. Men who serve. Men who heal. Men who protect. That's why I'm reading an excerpt from my new book, The Mask of Masculinity, on Episode 552.
Oct 20, 2017
How Boredom Leads to Brilliance with Manoush Zomorodi
1:05:36
Do you wonder how your relationship with technology is affecting your brain, health, relationships, and creativity? These are all things that today's guest, Manoush Zomorodi, started thinking about when she began hosting her popular podcast, Note to Self. Little did she know that her exploration of our relationship with technology (and the decreasing time we let our minds be bored) would lead her to a massive study and new book. But it turns out that letting our minds wander, letting ourselves get bored, zoning out, daydreaming, etc. are really important for our brains. In fact, the times we let ourselves be bored often leads us to our best ideas.
Oct 18, 2017
Make Love Last with Jefferson Bethke
1:12:02
What is especially interesting about Jeff Bethke though is that he's talking about some of the most unpopular topics -- religion, Jesus, marriage, and waiting to have sex. I first saw one of Jeff's videos about 5 years ago and I still remember being captivated by his energy and the power of his words. When I saw that he and his wife Alyssa were publishing a new book about how to make love (and marriages) last, I was interested to get his perspective on these topics. I especially was interested to get his thoughts on what society has taught men about their role in dating, marriage, and love.
Oct 16, 2017
Surround Yourself With Winners
6:29
I've got another epic custom track from Fearless Motivation for you today. This one is on a topic that I really believe in. We are so influenced by the people we surround ourselves with. It's nearly impossible to rise to your own personal greatness if you aren't surrounding yourself with people who are doing the same. Which is why in this 5 Minute Friday, I'm calling you forth to make a powerful choice. Choose wisely who you surround yourself with in Episode 549.
Oct 13, 2017
Esther Perel: The Truth About Infidelity, Intimacy, and Love
1:14:49
Wow, I already know this is going to be another one of the most popular episodes on the podcast to date. The first time the queen of relationships, Esther Perel, came on the podcast, she blew me away with her insights about love and intimacy. (A few hundred thousand downloads of that episode later and I know I'm not the only one). So when she told me her new book was about infidelity and unpacking why people cheat (especially when it's on the people they still love), I knew it was going to be a powerful conversation. Esther spoke just last month at the second annual Summit of Greatness, and she was by far one of the most popular speakers. (People were booing me as I had to wrap up our Q&A because they wanted to hear more from her.) She has an incredible ability to speak the truth in a way that cuts you to the core and also makes you feel safe to explore topics we usually don't talk about.
Oct 11, 2017
Relieve Stress, Find Inner Peace and Live Your Greatness with Nick Ortner
1:13:20
Before you decide that you don't believe in this kind of stuff, listen up. I met today's guest, Nick Ortner, years ago in NYC during a mastermind. I have watched his career, success, and the impact he's making (teaching people how to heal themselves from all kinds of issues) over the years since then. And I know he's the real deal. But I was especially excited to sit down with him on the podcast to hear about the science behind the method he uses -- and he explained it all. If you've never heard of tapping, let me introduce you to the technique.
Oct 09, 2017
Envision Without Evidence
7:09
What else are we here for if not to live our dreams? This is the question I have asked myself for years. It's what has fueled me through dark times and huge successes. And it's what still fuels me to serve everyone I possibly can in becoming the best versions of themselves. Here's the truth: the world needs us to live up to the greatness inside of us. We need the talents and contributions YOU have. And it doesn't matter if you don't have any evidence yet of what those are. You still get to dream big and go for it. Sharing my belief in the power of vision in this 5 Minute Friday, Episode 546.
Oct 06, 2017
Rupi Kaur on Love and Pain, Suffering and Joy
54:50
If you spend much time on Instagram or Pinterest, you've probably seen one of Rupi Kaur's poems and illustrations. She is the #1 NYT bestselling author of the hit poetry collection Milk and Honey, and she just released her second book of poetry this week. Rupi is not only a brilliant and successful poet and artist, she has learned how to connect deeply with her audience. By using social media to share her beautiful, raw, honest short poems, Rupi has created a massive following of fans who love and promote her work. But none of that as important as what Rupi is saying through her work.
Oct 04, 2017
Performing Under Pressure with High Stakes Poker Champion Fedor Holz
1:20:03
Despite millions in winnings, world recognition, and playing at the high roller tournaments, Fedor Holz is leaving professional poker at age 24. He's focusing his energy on creating easy-to-access training on high performance mindset tactics. And I was fascinated to learn why. When I met Fedor a few weeks ago, he had just finished in the top rankings of a huge high roller tournament in Vegas. But instead of talking about poker, we mostly talked about how he stays grounded when so much is at stake.
Oct 02, 2017
Keep Going
5:14
We often don't hear about the rocky starts of the mega-successes. We mostly see the glamour, the flashy money, the press, and the smiles. But the truth is so many entrepreneurs, thought leaders, authors, inventors, and founders faced a lot of rejection before their big idea caught on. If they hadn't kept going in the face of all of that, we wouldn't have some of the best ideas that exist today. I'm sharing a simple story of one example of this today in 5 Minute Friday as a reminder to all of us to keep going with what inspires us in Episode 543.
Sep 29, 2017
Your Uniqueness Is Your Power with Nilofer Merchant
56:23
You might have a ton of good ideas in your head. You might have even tried to get some of them out into the world. But chances are, most of your best ideas have never been heard. And today's guest is standing for you to share them. Nilofer Merchant is an author, TED speaker, and well-experienced idea-sharer. She has worked at many of the biggest tech companies in the country, making sure the best products succeed. But her passion for creating a culture where good ideas get shared is what inspired her most recent book.
Sep 27, 2017
Gretchen Rubin: Happiness, Habits and Understanding Human Nature
1:11:40
Her uber popular hit book The Happiness Project took over the world by storm. But so have her other books, as well as her podcast. She is an extremely successful blogger, author, podcast host, and speaker. But one of the things I love most about Gretchen Rubin is her dedication to helping people. If you listened to Episode 187 a couple years ago, you remember our first podcast interview where she explained how habits work. Since then, she has done extensive research to figure out why we live up to our goals (or not) -- and it turns out it's not the same for everyone.
Sep 25, 2017
Imperfect Is Perfect
5:00
So when I read this short story about puppies for sale (with a surprise ending), I had to share it. As a recovering perfectionist myself, I constantly need reminders that it's okay not to be perfect. In fact, our imperfections truly do set us apart and allow us to contribute in unique ways to the world. What I love about this puppy story is the reminder that none of us need to feel "less than" because of our imperfections. If you needed a reminder that you are worthy of everything good, just as you are, here it is in Episode 540.
Sep 22, 2017
Make Money on the Side with Chris Guillebeau
48:04
He's also one of my favorite humans on the planet. He's shown up for me time and again (most recently at the Summit of Greatness last week). He's the youngest person to travel to every country in the world. He hosts one of the coolest annual events, World Domination Summit. And he just wrote a new book on the easiest ways to make money . . . on the side. Chris Guillebeau is a master of the side hustle.
Sep 20, 2017
Brendon Burchard: High Performance Habits
1:22:00
And it turned out I was totally off. I'd seen Brendon Burchard's videos all over Facebook, heard his name in big circles, and seen his bestselling books at the top of the charts. But for whatever reason, I felt like there might be something fake about him. So I never bothered to find out. Until we spoke at the same event and I met him in person. And I realized there was more to the story.
Sep 18, 2017
You Make the Meaning
6:40
Tony Robbins said, "The quality of your life is the quality of the MEANING you give to everything in your life." This idea is so powerful to me. I remember the first time this really hit me. I realized that I truly had the power to shape the story of my life. It didn't mean that I could control everything that happened to me. But I could control how I interpreted everything and how I responded. This one principle has been a game changer for me, in all areas of my life. That's why I wanted to share my thoughts about this with you in Episode 537 of 5 Minute Friday.
Sep 15, 2017
Brené Brown: Create True Belonging and Heal the World
1:04:01
FRIENDS, IT'S FINALLY HERE! Yes, one of the MOST requested guests on the show (since I launched it), has been this incredible woman. She has one of the most watched TED talks of all time. She is a three-time #1 NYT bestselling author (and soon to be four). She has changed the face of emotional intelligence, relationships, and self-acceptance for millions of people. But her area of expertise is one that not many people are willing to talk about -- shame and vulnerability. I'm talking about the one and only Brené Brown.
Sep 13, 2017
Maria Sharapova: Unstoppable In Tennis, Business, and Life
57:53
Chances are you already know a lot about today's guest on the show. Especially if you are a tennis fan, or a fan of top world athletes, you know Maria Sharapova as one of the best tennis athletes in the world. Not only has she won a silver medal at the Olympics, she has been ranked number 1 in the world multiple times, won 5 Grand Slams, and achieved so many other accolades it's hard to keep track. However, none of that kept her from getting suspended from her sport 2 years ago due to a failed drug test (for a drug that she in good faith had taken on doctor's orders.) While her suspension was shortened due to the circumstances, she made the most of her suspension by developing herself in business, launching a company, and writing a personal memoir. That book is the reason I wanted to bring Maria back on the show for her second episode.
Sep 11, 2017
Build Bridges
5:56
In fact, I believe that almost all of the time, connection versus division is the answer. It's the answer in relationships. In business. In community building. In politics. In healing. But I know connecting with other humans can be really challenging at times. Which is why I loved this short story I read recently. Sometimes the people we are struggling to find common ground with are the ones we need to connect with the most. This is true now more than ever. I invite you to think about who you get to connect with in your life in Episode 534.
Sep 08, 2017
High Performance Mindset Training with Dr. Michael Gervais
1:32:38
As you've heard me say often, I wholeheartedly believe in the power of good coaching. In fact, it's one of the most powerful tools I've invested in during my athletic and business careers. So whenever I get the chance to talk to high-level coaches, I jump at it. Recently I got to talk to one of the very best. He coaches not only elite level athletes, but also top CEOs, performers, celebrities, musicians, and more. Dr. Michael Gervais has worked on some of the most ground-breaking projects in the world. So he knows a thing or two about how to get the best performance out of people.
Sep 06, 2017
The Power of Movement with Ido Portal
1:42:11
If you follow UFC and Conor McGregor, you already know him as the man who taught Conor how to move like a monkey. But you also might already know him as a world-renowned movement teacher of all disciplines. I've never met someone quite like Ido Portal. He is an obsessed student of movement and the body -- which means he has also become an incredible teacher. Ido started studying different kinds of movement when he was a kid, got into martial arts, and from there traveled the world for years studying as many disciplines as he could. But he couldn't find someone who could teach him what he was looking for -- how our bodies are built to move and what they are fully capable of.
Sep 04, 2017
The Elephant Rope
4:53
Our minds truly do create our reality. If we believe something is possible, our reality expands to include it. If we believe that something is impossible (or we are incapable or unworthy or not smart enough), our reality shrinks to exclude it. I talk a lot about the power of believing in yourself, but I read a story this week that really illustrated this point powerfully. It's called The Elephant Rope. You may have heard it. If not, prepare to believe in what you are truly capable of in Episode 531.
Sep 01, 2017
When Violence Is the Answer: Self-Defense Strategies with Tim Larkin
1:08:53
I believe in love, open-mindedness, respect, and honest communication. I also believe that it's important to be prepared for all situations. Especially when our own lives or well-being is at risk from someone intending to do us harm. That's why I wanted to have my friend Tim Larkin back on the podcast (he first appeared back on Episode 94). Tim is one of the world's leading experts on self-defense and victim's rights. He has trained just about every kind of person from special operations groups, high-level fighters, celebrities, and regular people like you and me who may have been victims of violent acts. He understands violence from all sides; which makes him a master teacher of how to avoid it -- but also what to do if you can't.
Aug 30, 2017
Stay True to Yourself and Conquer Any Obstacle with Kyle Maynard
44:15
He is a congenital amputee (he was born without arms or legs), and he has accomplished more athletic feats than most of us will in multiple lifetimes. He has climbed some of the world's tallest mountains. Won wrestling championships. Fought in the MMA ring. But he is subject to the same fears, doubts, struggles, and grief all of us are. These are just some of the reasons I love my friend Kyle Maynard. (He's also hilarious.)
Aug 28, 2017
Love, Wealth, and Success
6:54
I know I talk about wealth and success on the podcast. It's because I think they are powerful and impactful. I also believe every one of us is capable of creating both. But there is one quality that I believe is way more important. Love. That's what this short story is about, and I thought it was a powerful reminder. So I am sharing it with you on 5 Minute Friday in Episode 528.
Aug 25, 2017
Coffee Conversations​: Building an Empire, Overcoming Overwhelm, and Mother’s Wisdom
1:13:10
Since the first Coffee Conversations episode Cesar and I did seemed to strike a chord, we sat down to record another one this week. But we had the added bonus of my mom coming in as well for a bit since she's been staying with me this week. You may have heard me say before, but my mom is the best. She is also my accountant and works with all the numbers in my business. So when she chimed in, she had a lot of practical wisdom to give around running businesses, managing overwhelm, and staying focused. She also threw in some great stories about me as a kid (because . . . she's my mom).
Aug 23, 2017
Conscious Parenting with Dr. Shefali Tsabary
1:08:54
Ok. This is big. And it's not just for parents. I got so much out of this interview and I'm not a parent yet. In fact, I believe in this message so much, I want EVERYONE to hear it, whether they are a parent, a child, or an adult child (that covers all of us). Dr. Shefali Tsabary is one of the world's leading experts in parenting. As a clinical psychologist, she is well educated in this topic. But that isn't what's made her a multiple NYT bestselling author or a favorite of Oprah.
Aug 21, 2017
Become the Hero
5:08
This is something I need you to hear. We all need to hear it. If you have been waiting for someone else to fix the challenges you (or the world) is facing, there's a truth you may have overlooked. The truth is that YOU have all the qualities of a hero inside of you. It's your choice whether or not you are going to step up and make a difference. This 5 Minute Friday is my invitation to you to do it. We need you to make the difference you were born to make in Episode 525.
Aug 18, 2017
Dream Less, Do More, and Create Real Happiness with Mark Manson
1:18:40
In fact, very few people have the guts to put the F word in the title of their NYT bestselling book (it's been on the list for 9 months straight). But that's one reason Mark Manson has become such a popular writer, both in the blogging and the book publishing world. He has spent years studying self-help, traveling the world, living in different cultures, and learning from his own life experiences about what actually makes us happy and successful. And what he has learned runs counter to what a lot of people say is true. I loved diving into these topics with him because I can tell Mark is a truth-seeker. He's not afraid to speak up about what he has learned, even if it isn't the most popular idea.
Aug 16, 2017
Going Viral: The Magic of Creating Mind-Blowing Content with Julius Dein
1:13:05
Hair, glasses, accent, and magic. He may do magic with cards and coins (versus a wand) but Julius Dein is no less amazing than any other magician I've seen. In fact, he has cracked the code on a kind of "magic" that most entrepreneurs are seeking after -- viral social media videos. In just 18 months, Julius has created a MASSIVE social media following on multiple platforms by catering his tricks and videos to catch the eye of anyone watching online. He is a brilliant entrepreneur, an excellent magician, and a downright good dude.
Aug 14, 2017
7 Keys to a Successful Life
8:04
I remind myself of this often (I forget too sometimes). The other day I posted a simple list of 7 keys to a successful life that I strive to live by. I loved seeing people's responses to which ones they resonated with. The truth is, there isn't ONE way to be successful in this experience we have on Earth. It's a daily combination, practice, challenge. Which is why I wanted to go over these 7 keys briefly in 5 Minute Friday. Because you might realize you're doing better than you thought you were in Episode 522.
Aug 11, 2017
The “Healthy” Foods That Are Killing You with Dr. Steven Gundry
52:36
I've talked to lots of incredible, renowned doctors and health experts about the optimal diet and foods to eat. I've tried all kinds of nutrition strategies. I've cut out gluten, dairy, and sugar from my diet. So you can imagine how surprised I was when I sat down with another world-renowned heart surgeon and doctor, Dr. Steven Gundry, last week and he told me foods that were poisonous to all humans. Peanuts, cashews, raw beans, chia seeds?
Aug 09, 2017
The Secret to Extreme Weight Loss and Happy Marriages with Chris and Heidi Powell
1:32:18
That doesn't mean they aren't still working on their own transformations as well. When I met the incredible trainer couple Chris and Heidi Powell a couple of weeks ago (you know them from the hit TV show Extreme Weight Loss), I was immediately impressed by their energy, warmth, and authenticity. But when we started talking about their story, how they met, and what they overcame before they ever became famous, I was really impressed. I know it's easy to make up stories about how perfect the people we see on TV are -- but the truth is they are human just like us. And they have powerful wisdom to share when given the opportunity to tell their stories.
Aug 07, 2017
Be Patient with Imperfection
7:53
It's true. It's OKAY if you make mistakes. If you're not clear. If you are struggling. I am. Even though I'm learning and growing daily, life is still challenging. The more I learn, grow, and become better, new challenges present themselves to me. I am learning, over and over again, that being challenged, making mistakes, and not knowing what I'm doing is part of life. And there's nothing wrong with that.
Aug 04, 2017
Become a Master of Finance with Harvard Professor Mihir Desai
55:50
I love bringing the brightest minds in the world onto the podcast. Especially when they are experts in an area that most people are confused by. Which is why I thought it would be useful to interview a top world expert on finance. Now before you tune out and think, "This isn't for me," let me be honest. I don't love studying finance either. Charts and graphs and jargon don't do it for me. But there was something different about Harvard Professor Mihir Desai's new book that stuck out to me -- it explained basic financial concepts through stories.
Aug 02, 2017
The 4 Personality Types of Successful Entrepreneurs
1:19:39
I have. So when two Princeton University lecturers came to the Greatness Studio to talk about their new book (about personality types of entrepreneurs), I had to ask. And they told me no, there's not one. In fact, they've identified 4 successful entrepreneur types, and according to their research, each is equally effective - but for different reasons. Of course I had to know more, and both John Danner and Chris Kuenne fascinated me with their explanations of these personality types. They identified which one I am right away and gave me great coaching on how I can improve my business strategy.
Jul 31, 2017
Allow Mistakes In Your Life
4:02
How often have you beaten yourself up over making a mistake? Maybe it was small, or maybe it was big, but did it really serve you and your bigger goal to get down on yourself? If you're being honest, the answer is likely no. That's because EVERYONE makes lots of mistakes in their lifetimes, and those mistakes often turn out to be our biggest teachers. But they can't teach us anything if we shame ourselves when we make mistakes. Instead, I invite you to practice gratitude for each mistake, see it as an opportunity to learn, and let it add fuel to your fire to become better. Sharing my thoughts on this in 5 Minute Friday, Episode 516.
Jul 28, 2017
Face Your Biggest Fears and Bounce Back with Pro Surfer Mark Mathews
1:07:37
Not everyone would choose this path. But when Mark Mathews was a kid, he was terrified of the ocean. And yet professional surfing was the lifestyle and career that was calling to him. So he faced the fear, dove in, and became one of the best big wave surfers in the world. And he didn't stop there. As an introvert, he was also extremely scared of public speaking. But as his surfing career took off, he realized he could create a second career on stage, speaking about facing fear. So he once again faced his greatest fears and learned the skill of public speaking.
Jul 26, 2017
Wilmer Valderrama: Create Fearless Confidence and Achieve Anything
1:24:31
When Wilmer Valderrama moved to the U.S. from Venezuela as a teenager with his family, he hadn't expected he'd need to know English in his lifetime. But when he got to Los Angeles and started getting involved in theater (as he had in Venezuela), he quickly realized not knowing English was the only thing that could stop him from being successful in this craft. So he learned quickly. Not only did he learn English quickly, he rose to the top of his acting classes, got an agent, and despite having an accent (which wasn't very accepted on TV at the time), he booked his first pilot at the age of 18. You've probably heard of it - That '70s Show.
Jul 24, 2017
Make Today Count
5:31
There's a reason why you and I are alive today. It's because our purpose in life isn't accomplished yet. We have work left to do. But we aren't guaranteed tomorrow. So we just have today. And we get to make it count. That's what I'm talking about on this 5 Minute Friday, Episode 513.
Jul 21, 2017
Matthew Hussey: The Keys to a Great Love Life
1:06:16
And he's also one of the best on stage speakers I've ever seen. He's also a good friend and previous podcast guest. Yes, I'm talking about the incredibly handsome and intelligent Matthew Hussey. If you're a longtime podcast fan, you remember him from Episode 189. He's got incredible insight into love, dating, communication, and human behavior. Which is just one reason he's a celebrity dating coach, an incredibly successful entrepreneur, and a brilliant marketer. So when I was planning the line-up of speakers for the first ever Summit of Greatness, I knew Matt had to be one of them.
Jul 19, 2017
The Science of Hunger, Optimal Health and Body Love with Celebrity Nutritionist Kelly LeVeque
1:10:19
My girlfriend recently started telling me I had to have a certain nutritionist come on the podcast. I didn't think much of it, but she persisted about how amazing she was, so I brought her on. Wow, I'm so glad I did. Kelly LeVeque is not only positive, glowing, and lives what she preaches when it comes to health and diet, but she is super knowledgeable about the science of how our bodies work. Within 10 minutes of the interview starting she was teaching me about exactly how and why I get hungry, what foods cause what hormones in my body to release, and so much more. I loved how nerdy she got about the science of hunger and healthy eating -- but she still kept everything easy to understand.
Jul 17, 2017
It’s Time
5:38
For all of the people out there who think they have more time to do the things they want, I'm here to be a loving interruption. We are not guaranteed any more time than the breath we are taking in this very moment. Our lives could end at any minute -- so how are we choosing to live? I recorded this 5 Min Friday almost 2 years ago, and it's become super popular since then. So when my friends at Fearless Motivation asked if they could do an adaptation of one of my pieces, I knew this was a solid choice. They added some epic music, and it took the message to a whole new level. The reason I'm re-posting it today is because the message is as relevant in this minute as it was when I first recorded it. It's time in Episode 510.
Jul 14, 2017
How I Use Faith, Mindset, and Positivity to Thrive: Cadillac Confessions
33:46
I don't do many Q&A's. Those are pretty much reserved for my coaching students in our online academies. But every once in a while, by popular demand, I get behind the wheel of my El Dorado Biarritz and drive the streets of LA while answering questions from fans of the show. It's a good time and I never know what you're going to ask -- so you get juicy details out of me! That's why we call it Cadillac Confessions. Today's episode is the third time we've done this and some new stuff came up for me.
Jul 12, 2017
Coffee Conversations
1:08:29
I convinced my best friend Matt (known as Cesar on social media) to work with me 2 years ago. It's one of the best decisions I've ever made. He is analytical and calm when I dream big and want to take action right away. He runs a huge part of the business and I don't know where I'd be without him. Since so many people have asked me about my team and how we work together, we decided to sit down and do a twist on the solo round format. This time, Cesar is asking me questions and we talk about how we've created the business as it stands today. We also end up telling a ton of stories I don't think I've ever shared on the podcast before.
Jul 10, 2017
You Already Have the Answer
9:32
Even if you're afraid of failing. Even if you think everyone else around you is smarter than you. Even if you second guess yourself constantly. It's time. There are limitless sources to find "the answers." But if you just keep looking, you'll never take action and move forward. You are only looking because you are afraid. It's time to act on the answers you already have in Episode 507.
Jul 07, 2017
Lilly Singh: Becoming Your Own Superhero Bawse
1:05:45
You've never seen her on mainstream TV shows, movies, chart-topping singles, or billboard albums. But you probably have seen her videos on YouTube (or a clip on Facebook). Lilly Singh started making YouTube videos after battling severe depression in college. She started to re-connect with her childhood creativity and she started to get good at it. Good led to great, which led to millions of YouTube fans, huge entertainment opportunities, and one of the most recognized faces in the online entertainment community. And she's just getting started.
Jul 05, 2017
Justin Baldoni: Redefining Masculinity and Overcoming Ego
1:15:10
Justin Baldoni is currently best known currently for his lead role on the hit show Jane the Virgin. But he's been creating extraordinary work in film long before that. In fact, I'm betting you've seen some of his best work -- as a director -- on YouTube. Do you remember a few years back the incredible videos of people who were in their last days, fighting terminal illnesses, and sharing their stories? That was Justin's documentary, My Last Days, the most watched digital documentary in history. Or maybe you saw the video of him proposing to his wife (that went viral).
Jul 03, 2017
Own Your Worth
6:36
There's no replacement for self-worth friends. You can seek it everywhere, but you'll only find it in yourself. So the sooner you learn to value your worth, both as a human being and as an income earner, the sooner you'll create the life of your dreams. This is a crucial lesson on the road to greatness, and I remember how long it took me to really get clear on my worth. But once I did, I never undersold myself again. I'm inviting you to do the same, in all areas of life, in Episode 504.
Jun 30, 2017
7 Steps to a Bulletproof Life with Chris Lee
1:04:10
Truly. Coach Chris Lee is a longtime podcast favorite (this is his 12th episode on the show!) and there's no mistake about why. Not only has he had a massive impact on my life as my coach, from the first time I took his workshop through today, but he has generously shared his wisdom with us on the show for years. There's a reason I keep bringing him back on. Chris knows the human psyche and heart really well. He understands why we do what we do and how to elevate our whole lives to the next level. That's what he's been coaching me on for years.
Jun 28, 2017
Find Freedom Through Using Your Voice with Bethany Mota
59:26
7 years later she is one of the top YouTube creators, with over 10 million followers on that platform alone. She is an author, singer, brand ambassador, influencer, speaker . . . and she's 21 years old. I first heard about Bethany Mota when I saw a massive swarm of fans flocking to her at VidCon a couple of years back. Then I kept hearing about her when I learned about the biggest channels on YouTube. So when I finally met her last week to record the podcast, I was curious about what she'd actually be like. I was blown away by how smart, thoughtful, and wise she was.
Jun 26, 2017
You Are the Inspiration
7:04
"When you have the courage to chase your dreams, you inspire others to chase theirs too. Don't give up, you never know who you're inspiring." Yes, you! You are the inspiration to so many people and you probably will never know who they are. As many people as you look up to and are inspired by, the same goes for you. The people who are in your life are looking at your example and seeing the quiet persistence with which you are going after your goals. There's no mistake about who you are, what you are up to, and where you have been placed in life. You are here to be an inspiration - so keep going. Sharing my thoughts on this in 5 Minute Friday Episode 501.
Jun 23, 2017
500 Episodes of Greatness!
41:26
It's true. Today's episode on the podcast is the 500th we've produced. I am blown away by the reach, impact, and power of this show -- and it's thanks to YOU for listening, sharing, supporting and being a part of it. I could never have known when I started this show 4 and a half years ago (on my iPhone) that it would grow to where we are today. And this is just the beginning.
Jun 21, 2017
Julianne Hough: Live With Passion and Love Every Day
1:02:52
That's just one reason I wanted to re-post one of the greatest episodes of the podcast to date, an interview I did over 2 years ago with the incredible Julianne Hough. If you're a fan of Dancing with the Stars, you know her first as a professional ballroom dancer and then as a judge. You also have seen her in movies, on tour with her brother Derek, and all over social media. She is such an inspiration. When we first met, I was nervous and excited because I knew I'd finally have the chance to test my salsa dancing skills with a professional.
Jun 19, 2017
The Warrior’s Path to Greatness
5:47
The incredible Victor Frankl wrote that quote, and there's no one else who could have written it with the power that he did. After surviving unimaginable challenges in WW2 concentration camps, Victor chose to use all of the pain and suffering he had experienced to inspire humanity. He chose to become a light, a warrior of hope and happiness. This is the same path each of us gets to choose if we want to become truly great. No, we will hopefully never face the physical challenges he did, but we will face our own darkness and have a choice. In today's 5 Min Friday, I'm bringing back a favorite from the archives to remind us to choose the warrior's path in Episode 498.
Jun 16, 2017
Why the Happiest People Are Rich with Grant Cardone
1:28:39
That's what Grant Cardone told me at the end of our epic interview this week. Grant and I have been friends for years. I've admired his hustle and results, followed his work, spoken at his events, and read his books. He was one of the earliest guests on my podcast when it launched over 4 years ago. So when I saw he was in town last weekend (flying in on his private jet), I had to reach out to see if he could come by to record another episode. And I'm so glad I did.
Jun 14, 2017
8 Keys Powerful Leaders Use to Achieve Greatness
34:46
I wanted to re-visit the 8 core principles I've learned from the past 10 years of journeying on this path to greatness. It's been a year and a half since I published my first book, taking the best principles from the hundreds of interviews I've done with guests on the podcast. I still use them constantly. So I'm taking today's solo round episode as an opportunity to check in on how I'm living according to these principles, and what I can be doing better. I invite you to join me on the ride.
Jun 12, 2017
Positive Mind, Positive Life
4:10
Sometimes we like to make things complicated. Our minds like to come up with all kinds of excuses as to why we can't do what we know we actually can. But guess what? Living a happy, positive life is actually really simple. It starts in our minds. And we have complete control over what we allow to stay in our minds. Here's some motivation for a positive mind in 5 Minute Friday, Episode 495.
Jun 09, 2017
Becoming a Man: The Brutal Initiations Boys Go Through to Prove Their Manhood
1:02:40
When Tim Noonan decided to quit his job and travel the world for 2 years filming himself going through the most intense and brutal initiations into manhood, it was an unexpected as it sounds. He had never done anything like this. He'd never been in a fight, gone on crazy adventures, been a thrill-seeker, or considered himself a masochist. But he felt a deep desire inside of himself to come to terms with what it meant to be a man. So he decided to go all out and truly do whatever it took to find this truth.
Jun 07, 2017
What Breaking a Global Travel Record Taught Cassie De Pecol About Life
39:20
You might think (considering she holds 2 world travel records) that Cassie De Pecol was born into an adventurous family or inherited a bunch of money. Neither one is true. In fact, when Cassie decided to take on an expedition to travel to every sovereign nation in the world (faster than anyone had ever done it), she had no idea how she was going to pay for it. She nannied for a year and half, saving every penny before she left -- and she still ran out of money 6 months into her journey. So how on Earth did she make it happen?
Jun 05, 2017
Your Vulnerability Is Your Power
6:23
A lot of us cringe when we hear it. A lot of us embrace it. And a lot of us are still learning what it means and how powerful it is. Which is why I wanted to re-post one of the most popular 5 Min Fridays I've ever recorded today. (We even made a video of this one that is posted below - have you seen it?) This recording originally posted on Episode 200, which was a huge milestone at the time. Now we're about to hit Episode 500 - can you believe it?? I barely can. But I know that vulnerability has been a huge factor in the power of this show and why so many people, including myself, have been impacted by it. I invite you to live in powerful vulnerability today in Episode 492.
Jun 02, 2017
David Vobora on the Power of Pain to Transform Into Your Best Self
58:42
He played for 5 years and faced injury after injury. He got addicted to pain meds to get through each surgery and all the pain. But once he got clean and retired from playing football, David Vobora knew he was just getting started. If you're a fan of Ellen, you saw him on the show the day after I was originally on. He was sitting next to a quadruple amputee army veteran and they were telling Ellen about how awesome life is. Pretty amazing considering neither one of them has had an easy life.
May 31, 2017
Kevin Harrington on Shark Tank, Inventing the Infomercial, and Billions in Sales
1:06:46
Even if you've never watched QVC or the Home Shopping Network (admit it, we've all seen a glimpse at one point), I'm still confident you've heard of one of the products Kevin Harrington has taken to market. Not only is he the inventor of the infomercial, he was one of the Original Sharks on the hit TV show Shark Tank, and he has taken over 500 products to market, making billions of dollars in sales. He is one of the smartest entrepreneurs in business today and he dropped out of college because he saw the opportunity when it came to him (back in the 80s). He is also kind, generous, and believes in giving back.
May 29, 2017
Try Me
4:02
How many times has something happened in your life that made you think, "Why me??" It's so easy to wallow in victim mode when things seem to be out of your control, challenging, or against you. But guess what? Saying "why me" doesn't change anything! What if instead, you responded to life's challenges with "Try me!"? Sharing my thoughts on this from my own life in Episode 489 for 5 Minute Friday.
May 26, 2017
John Gray: Overlooked and Undervalued but Not Forgotten
1:10:16
He wanted to be a lawyer. A singer. An actor. He thought he'd never get married, let alone have kids. He just wanted his dad to be around to fill the hole in his heart left by his absence. But instead, life served John Gray a different opportunity. And he has created something extraordinary because he chose to take it. John is one of the most powerful speakers I've ever heard (I saw him at Oprah's Super Soul Sessions recently). He's also a recording artist, a pastor, an author, a husband, and a father. Yes, all of that is possible together :)
May 24, 2017
Success Without Seeing: How Erik Weihenmayer Climbed Everest and Kayaked the Grand Canyon Blind
59:43
But that's not Erik Weihenmayer's most amazing achievement. By a long shot. Not only has Erik been completely blind since he was 14 years old, he's climbed countless mountains, kayaked the Grand Canyon, adopted a son from Nepal, taught school, and started an extraordinary movement to empower disabled athletes to push past their barriers. I was introduced to Erik through our mutual friend Kyle Maynard (who you remember if you went to Summit of Greatness 2016 or listened to Episode 18). I knew he'd have extraordinary perspective on life, challenges, and mindset. But I didn't know just how powerful our conversation would be.
May 22, 2017
How Dreamers Achieve
4:25
We are all guaranteed to fail. It's how life is set up. So why do we carry so much fear in our lives around this? Why do we let it hold us back from even trying? I got inspired to re-post a throwback 5 Min Fri from 2 years ago on this exact topic. It's as true to me now as when I first recorded this episode. Step into your fear and achieve your dreams in Episode 486.
May 19, 2017
Andy Frisella: Turn Your Scars Into Strengths
1:09:32
Does that sound far-fetched? It gets better. Andy Frisella is the co-founder of multiple successful real businesses (we're talking lots of brick and mortar stores as well as a huge online business). He is the host of the popular MFCEO podcast (yes, it stands for what you think it stands for). He is a straight-talking, no BS entrepreneur, coach, and leader. He's also a big guy - fit, strong, and confident. So he's the last guy you'd expect to have lasting nerve damage in his face from being stabbed and disfigured when in his early twenties.
May 17, 2017
Rob Bell: The Truth About the Bible, Religion, and Spirituality
1:04:21
These are the kinds of questions my friend Rob Bell and I end up discussing when we get together. But recently we decided to actually record our conversation for the podcast. If you're a longtime fan of the show, you already know Rob from his past 3 episodes. So you'll be excited to know that for this episode, we dived deep into his newest book, all about what the Bible really is, where it came from, and how most of us are reading it wrong. I love Rob for many reasons, but at the top of the list is his ability to open my mind to spiritual truth in a way I never thought about it.
May 15, 2017
Be the Lamplighter
7:33
His name is Meir Kay, and he's on a mission of positivity. I love it. Just spending an hour with him inspired me to re-connect with my own passion for lifting others up. Because the truth is, as Thomas Monson said, "If you want to give the light to others, you have to glow yourself." Everything we want to create outside of ourselves has to start inside of ourselves. Sharing some thoughts on this in 5 Minute Friday, Episode 483.
May 12, 2017
Decoding the Myths of Success with Eric Barker
49:09
What if they were complex and not simple? What if there was a paradox around success -- it looked one way for one person and another way for another? Then how would you know what to do to become successful? These are the questions popular blogger Eric Barker has been asking for years - and hundreds of thousands of people have been following his answers. Eric researches in depth the greatest minds' answers to the age old questions surrounding what it takes to be successful -- and then he publishes his findings for anyone to read.
May 10, 2017
Danielle LaPorte: Own Your Truth
56:51
One of my favorite women in the world is back on the show today for her third episode. She is the queen of self-help, spirituality, and wisdom. So I got really excited when I saw that her newest book is an uncensored truth-telling about that world -- what most people won't admit to. Danielle LaPorte is one of the few people who can take on the myths surrounding the world of self-development and expose the truth . . . while still inspiring you to keep going in your own path. And that's just one reason why I love her.
May 08, 2017
You Are The One
4:08
Have you ever found yourself wishing someone would just offer you the perfect opportunity or amount of money or job and then everything would be great? Wouldn’t it be nice if someone just handed you all of these things? Then life would be so easy and painless --  and that’s the way life should be right? We should just have everything we want handed to us? Well guess what? That’s not how life works. And there’s a reason for that. Sharing my thoughts on why in 5 Minute Friday on Episode 480.
May 05, 2017
Memory Champion Nelson Dellis on Training Your Brain to Do the Impossible
58:26
The 4x USA Memory Champion (yes that's a thing) says you can - if you train your brain. Nelson Dellis was just a normal computer engineer. Then his grandmother passed from Alzheimer's disease, and he got a new perspective on life. So he started learning memory training as a hobby -- and he has turned it into his full-time career.
May 03, 2017
Kyle Cease: Use Humor to Overcome Fear
1:35:17
I recently met a successful comedian (25 years on the major comedy circuit and TV shows) who chose to transition his career . . . into transformational speaking events. Yes, I'm talking Tony Robbins style workshops where people are wildly inspired and face their biggest fears. But he also makes them laugh. My favorite part is that he doesn't know what he's going to say when he gets on stage. And that's why Kyle Cease is such a powerful speaker (and now author).
May 01, 2017
You Don’t Need to Be Perfect
6:30
If you're a perfectionist, today's 5 Minute Friday is going to hit home. Even if you don't consider yourself a perfectionist, I'm guessing you'll still relate. Isn't it crazy that we hold ourselves back from taking action or sharing our gifts with the world because we think we have to be perfect first? That we need all the answers, to look just right, and to say the perfect words? I have struggled with perfectionism for my whole life but I've never let it stop me from taking action - and that has made all the difference. As John Steinbeck said, “And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good.” In Episode 477 I invite you to leave perfectionism behind so that you can be great.
Apr 28, 2017
Read Minds and Amaze People with the Mentalist Oz Pearlman
1:34:27
I have always been fascinated by the power of the mind and people who have learned to master it. Especially when it comes to using your mind to read other people. So every time I've seen a magician or performer who specializes in this, I get so excited. And when I had the chance to meet one of the best mentalists in the world, Oz Pearlman, I was extra excited. If you watched the show America's Got Talent a few seasons back, you'll recognize Oz as the incredible mentalist who nearly won the season with his mind-blowing tricks reading people's minds. He's also an accomplished endurance runner who has done several of the toughest ultra-endurance races on the planet.
Apr 26, 2017
The Science of People with Vanessa Van Edwards
1:28:44
Tell if someone was lying? Know exactly what makes someone impressed? Win someone over within minutes of meeting them? I think of these skills as super powers and I love learning about them. So when previous podcast guest Vanessa Van Edwards told me she was coming out with a book, I was stoked to have her back on the show. If you listened to Episode 105, you remember her as the queen of human behavior. Vanessa has dedicated her career to understanding how people work, on a scientific level. She has taught me so much about how to play to my strengths in social situations.
Apr 24, 2017
Have the Courage
7:46
I've been thinking about the power of courage lately because I've been able to achieve some of my huge dreams. These are things like becoming a NYT bestselling author, going on the Ellen show (twice now!) and playing a sport I love while representing the USA national team. But none of that would have happened if I hadn't had the courage to first face my dreams. It's not hard to dream big. But it can be really hard to show up when the opportunity comes to make those dreams happen.
Apr 21, 2017
Meditation That Works for Anyone with Suze Yalof Schwartz
50:25
Suze Yalof Schwartz did style makeovers for everyone who was anyone (and everyone in between) for over 14 years. She worked at all the big fashion magazines. She lived in New York City and traveled the world doing what she loved. But then she and her family got an opportunity to uproot their big city lifestyle and move to Southern California for a change of pace and some space. And they took it. What Suze couldn't have anticipated was the introduction she would get to a whole new way of thinking.
Apr 19, 2017
The F2 Freestylers: Inspire Millions by Following Your Passion
52:28
Some months, their Instagram account gets more video views than ANY other account in the UK. They travel the world doing what they absolutely love. And they've created an incredible partnership that allows them to do more than either could do on their own. Meet the F2 Freestylers, Jeremy Lynch and Billy Wingrove, two of the world's best soccer freestylers who teamed up a few years ago to create a wildly popular YouTube channel and brand. If you don't know what a freestyler is in soccer, it's someone who is an expert at doing trick shots, awesome moves, and impressive feats with a soccer ball. Considering soccer is the #1 sport in the world (in the U.S. we're off from the rest of the world here), Jeremy and Billy have a MASSIVE audience of super fans. But that's only part of what motivates them to keep going.
Apr 17, 2017
Be True to Yourself
6:50
Whether we like it or not, not everyone is going to like us. Especially if we are pushing ourselves to be better, do more, and expand beyond our current limits. It can make people around us feel uncomfortable if they're not also trying to grow and improve. But that doesn't mean we should stop. It might mean it's time to let those people go out of our lives. I found a pretty great metaphor that explains this and I'm talking about it in this week's 5 Minute Friday in Episode 471.
Apr 14, 2017
Apolo Ohno: Train Your Mind and Body to Achieve Olympic Level Results
1:22:49
I freaking love the Olympics and everything about them. I love the insane training the athletes put themselves through. I love the power of putting all that training to the test in the moment of truth. I love seeing how people from around the world come together to celebrate what is possible in human performance. So whenever I get to meet an Olympian, I'm really excited. And meeting one like Apolo Ohno was no disappointment.
Apr 12, 2017
J Balvin: Be Humble and Chase Your Dream
1:06:32
And now he's collaborating with the biggest artists, winning the Latin Grammy awards, and on the billboards of every Latin American country. But he didn't start that way. He wasn't discovered as a teen prodigy. In fact, when he told his mother he wanted to be a big music star, she told him he'd stop shining for her the day he did. But J Balvin knew what he wanted and he started working at it early on. He moved to the U.S. to learn English as an exchange student in high school. He went back to the U.S. after he graduated to work his way into the music business -- and the only job he could get was painting walls and roofing houses. So he swallowed his pride, went back to his hometown in Colombia, and spent the next 10 years building his music, performance, and network slowly but surely.
Apr 10, 2017
Focus on Possibilities
7:03
I really got into this 5 Min Friday, inspired by the above quote. No surprise - this is the story of my life! I'm guessing it's the story of your life too. Think about it. There's something really powerful about where we choose to focus our minds. We are way more powerful than we realize. So I'm inviting you to focus on the possibilities versus the problems in your life in Episode 468.
Apr 07, 2017
The Happiness Equation with Mo Gawdat
59:58
I was nearly in tears while hearing Mo Gawdat's story of how he has learned how to be happy no matter what is going on. Mo is a genius and has always enjoyed professional success and wonderful family relationships. If you've ever heard of Google's amazing branch X, you know they're the geniuses who are working on self-driving cars and a world-wide network of balloons that would give internet access everywhere. Mo runs that company. So when he found himself miserable 10 years ago, despite all his success and family fulfillment, he put his brilliant engineering mind to the task of figuring out what actually creates happiness.
Apr 05, 2017
Eric Thomas: Prepare for Greatness & Believe in Yourself
1:19:55
If you listened to the first episode on the School of Greatness with Eric Thomas, AKA ET The Hip Hop Preacher, I'm sure you agree with me. ET is one of the most inspiring and motivating voices on YouTube today. He's also a powerhouse force in schools around the country, in his workshops, books, iTunes albums, and podcasts. He's the real deal. So when everything lined up to get him back on the show, I was stoked.
Apr 03, 2017
Upgrade Your Belief
7:59
One reason I love Instagram is because I can post a quote there that I need to hear and reference back to it at anytime. A couple weeks ago I posted the above quote, and I keep thinking about it. Every time someone tells me their dream just doesn't fit the reality they live in, I get all fired up. Of course it doesn't. That's why it's a dream that you have to MAKE a reality. Giving up on your dream just because no one has ever done it before is what everyone else does. Not you! Sharing some thoughts on this for your 5 Minute Friday in Episode 465.
Mar 31, 2017
Dave Asprey: Train Your Brain for Peak Performance
59:10
And he's several years older than when I first met him. I'm thinking you're already familiar with him either because You heard him on Episode 92 of the show You've had some delicious Bulletproof coffee You are obsessed with optimizing your body and brain and know he's the leader in the industry If not, let me introduce you to my friend Dave Asprey. His story of getting into health and biohacking is pretty amazing (overweight, overworked corporate man turns into health phenomenon and starts a global movement around his Bulletproof Executive brand). But what I love about Dave is his consistent commitment to continuing the research, experiments, and evolution of his passion - helping people become the absolute healthiest, highest performing versions of themselves.
Mar 29, 2017
Jake Paul on Cracking YouTube and Building Influencers
1:23:17
Yes, and he's just getting started. Jake Paul is one of the most influential leaders in YouTube right now, not to mention a Disney channel actor, a social media icon, and an entrepreneur who is shaping the future of media. I met Jake only recently (at the White House of all places), but I'd known about him for a long time because he's been so smart about building his social media presence over the past 3 years. In fact, he's been so dedicated that he left high school early to come to Los Angeles to pursue the opportunities he saw from getting early success with the short video app Vine. If this story rings a bell, it's probably because you heard a similar version from his brother, Logan Paul, who came on the show in Episode 291. But Jake and Logan are quite different in their strategies for entrepreneurial success on social media.
Mar 27, 2017
Understand Your Energy
8:06
I was a guest on the Ellen Show. Yes, Ellen DeGeneres, the queen of dancing and laughter and amazing TV. I remember years ago watching her show and thinking about how one day it would be amazing to tell her my story on her show and dance with her. And today it happened. It was awesome. And exhausting. Not because actually being on the show was hard (it was great), but because I've spent so much time and energy preparing for this opportunity and now it's over. It reminds me of how I used to handle huge sports games. Thankfully I've evolved and learned to manage my energy and honor the moment. So I wanted to share the perspective I got today from realizing that managing my energy is one of the best skills I've been able to develop. And so can you. With lots of gratitude today, here is 5 Minute Friday, Episode 462.
Mar 24, 2017
Adam Braun: Invest in Yourself to Create Your Future
1:08:47
If you listened to the podcast 3 years ago, way back in its beginner days, you'll definitely remember Adam Braun's first appearance on the show. At the time, Adam was the CEO of Pencils of Promise, the for-purpose organization I love and am on the advisory board of. Fast forward three years later and Adam has moved onto a new venture, also involving massive impact through education, but focusing on issues closer to home.
Mar 22, 2017
Make Money Through Your Art with Erik Wahl
1:07:52
I'm guessing you've never heard of him -- even though he's done 100 speaking gigs a year for the last 12 years for some of the biggest companies in the country, is a bestselling author, and has created an amazing living from making art he loves. Erik Wahl calls himself a performance artist, and once you see him on stage doing his thing, you realize why. But he wasn't always a successful, booked artist traveling the country and inspiring thousands with his work. He used to be a corporate suit kind of guy, chasing money and working long hours at the office. Until it all fell apart with the economy.
Mar 20, 2017
Set a Big Goal
7:26
I usually keep my posts and episodes clean, but you know, sometimes a little strong language just lands the point. One of the reasons I love this idea is because it WORKS. Every big goal I've ever set for myself seemed highly unlikely to work out. All-American athlete. Pro football player. 7 figure business. NYT bestselling author. Impactful speaker. I'm not trying to brag - I'm trying to give you the permission to dream BIG and know that it's not stupid to believe it will come true. Now there's no way your huge goals will happen on their own. It takes more work than most people will ever be willing to put in. But if you do the work, and set the goal, and MAKE it happen, the people who laughed at you will probably be the people most inspired by you. Sharing my thoughts on this in 5 Minute Friday, Episode 459 on The School of Greatness.
Mar 17, 2017
Discovering Rockstars & Defending the Wrongfully Convicted with Jason Flom
1:45:01
And those often end up being some of the best episodes. When Jason Flom came to the studio, I thought I knew what we were going to talk about. Jason has broken more huge music artists in the last 3 decades than just about anyone. You name them, Jason probably helped launch their career while head of Atlantic Records, Virgin, and Capital (and now Lava Records). He has story after story of discovering artists like Katy Perry, LORDE, Kid Rock, the list goes on. However, that's only one part of why Jason is one of the most interesting guests to ever come on the show. He is also a huge supporter of exonerating those who have been wrongfully convicted and gone to prison innocently.
Mar 15, 2017
Wyclef Jean: The Making of Greatness in Music & Life
1:20:11
I love it! Music is one of the best parts of my life, so to be able to interview some of the greatest musicians of our time on the show is an honor for me. But all of this went to a new level a few weeks ago when the legendary artist, producer, lyricist, and rapper Wyclef Jean came to the studio. Not only did he waste no time in doing a kettle bell competition with me, he also picked up my guitar and started free-styling a song about the show and Instagram live (I hope you caught that as I posted it live). Then we sat down and he started telling me story after story of a life's worth of lessons.
Mar 13, 2017
Build Your Legacy
5:43
I have. Some people post a beautiful photo of their family on vacation in Hawaii with a heartfelt caption about how blessed they are. Others post pictures of their new sports car parked in front of a huge mansion. I'm not saying one is right or wrong; but I am saying it's worth noting what you choose to celebrate as your big wins. I know from personal experience that money and self-fulfillment only makes me happy for a minute. It's the other kinds of wins in my life - reading comments from you about how the podcast has impacted your life, going to Guatemala with Pencils of Promise, writing a new book to support men in being their best selves - that I find lasting joy and fulfillment in. That's why I'm focusing this 5 Minute Friday on one of the topics I care most about - building your legacy. I just released a free video training series on this exact topic (with plenty of powerful tips to align your business with your legacy as well) and I wanted to share why I did this on Episode 456 of The School of Greatness.
Mar 10, 2017
Cesar Millan: Train Confidence & Become the Leader of the Pack
1:00:37
I grew up with them. My sister had one who kept me company while I lived on her couch. My heart melts every time I see a puppy. But I've never owned one all by myself. I think I'd just play with it all day and never get anything done. So of course I've been aware of today's guest, known as The Dog Whisperer, for years. I've followed Cesar Millan's TV shows and public persona and been fascinated by how he leads all kinds of dogs to better behavior. But even more amazing to me is how he re-trains their owners into being the true leader of the dog.
Mar 08, 2017
The Ultra-Spiritual Guide to Humor and Healing with JP Sears
1:12:04
When I first heard about today's guest, it was because I saw a viral video on Facebook of him making fun of . . . people like me. Life coaches, entrepreneurs, social media marketing masters. But I couldn't help laughing because it was such good humor. Then I got a chance to connect with the real JP Sears (you probably know him with a flower in his lacy headband and a purple shirt) and I liked him even more. JP is awesome and deep and heartfelt and can instantly turn on his humorous side to shed light on a topic.
Mar 06, 2017
Mindful v. Mind Full
6:00
One of the most powerful investments I've made in myself in the last year was my time at One World Academy in India. I learned powerful mindset and meditation techniques that have really supported me in all areas of my life in the past few months. I'm also very aware of the power of mindfulness and the need to bring myself back to that place whenever I get distracted, overwhelmed, or stressed. So when I saw this little cartoon recently, I re-posted it on my Instagram as a reminder to myself as much as anyone else. This 5 Minute Friday is about how to live from a mindful place instead of a mind-full place in Episode 453 on The School of Greatness.
Mar 03, 2017
The 5 Second Rule to Change Your Life with Mel Robbins
1:07:13
But last week, I had the chance to meet one of the coolest women ever, and it turns out she's a fan. Mel Robbins is the most booked female speaker on the planet with a 7 figure speaking business. Oh yeah, she's also a bestselling author, a former criminal defense attorney, a CNN commentator, happily married for 20 years, and a mom of 3 kids. But what I really fell in love with about Mel was her passion, energy, straight-talking truth, and beautiful vulnerability.
Mar 01, 2017
Tony Robbins: The Ultimate Guide to Financial Success and Happiness
1:19:53
Tony Robbins is someone I've looked up to since I was 16 years old and attended one of his events in St. Louis. I've learned so much from him through the years by reading his books, watching him give talks, and hearing him speak. He's been on the podcast twice already, so of course when I got the chance to interview him about his newest book, Unshakeable, I jumped on it. You probably know I don't read fast and it's not my favorite way to learn (dyslexia, etc). But I read this book in 4 hours, which has to be a record for me.
Feb 27, 2017
The 5 G’s for Your Greatest Year Ever
8:14
And this time it's part of my talk I gave :) I wanted to do a little spin on what I usually say, so I wrote down what I called "The 5 G's to your greatest year ever." These are the core things I focus on year in and year out to make sure each year I push myself to grow and create extraordinary results. These are also the 5 things that have allowed me to bring the most happiness and joy into my life. If you're still not clear on your vision for the year and how you are going to level up, take notes on this 5 Minute Friday, Episode 450 on The School of Greatness.
Feb 24, 2017
Andy Grammer: From Street Performing to Platinum Artist
1:07:41
My older brother Christian is one of the best jazz violinists in the world. My parents were both opera singers. My sister is a singer/songwriter. I was a huge fan of the show Glee. So whenever I get the chance to interview an amazing musician on The School of Greatness, I jump on it. I am fascinated not only by the creative process of musicians, but also their perseverance, their belief in themselves, the magic they create, and their connection to that magic. Today's guest on the show is a boss at all of this.
Feb 22, 2017
Hack Your Brain & New Technology to Reach Peak Performance with Steven Kotler
1:09:26
If you're a longtime fan of the show, you already know this guest. He sat down with me years ago to discuss my fascination with flow and how to get into it. If you missed that first conversation with NYT bestselling author and human performance expert Steven Kotler, check it out. Steven is one of the smartest, most interesting guys I know. His chosen profession has him working with the top minds, athletes, and organizations in the world to uncover how to perform at our very best as humans. (Think Navy SEALS, Red Bull, Olympians, etc.)
Feb 20, 2017
Be the Hardest Worker
6:12
Victorious champions. People at the top of their game. Success story after success story. But the honest truth is this -- every single one of them worked harder than all their competition to get to where they are. I loved how my man (and podcast favorite guest) Steve Weatherford broke this simple truth down at the Wanderlust event I hosted in January. I wanted to feature part of his talk on this 5 Minute Friday as a reminder that we ALL have the ability to work hard and create powerful results in our lives. Get in the game and get to work in Episode 447.
Feb 17, 2017
How to Build a Massive Social Media Following
15:16
No matter if you're a solopreneur, a Fortune 500 company, an online business, a brick and mortar store - social media has become a huge part of marketing and brand recognition. But despite it's growing importance, there's no official guide book on how to do social media right. It's still a learning game for everyone. When it's done right, it's amazing and can blow up a brand faster than anything else. When it's done wrong, it can tank a brand's image overnight. So I wanted to finish up this mini series on building a business around doing what you love by covering this topic. I'm not the end all be all expert (no one really is) but I've been building my own social media accounts for 9 years and have seen what works and what doesn't. I also believe that getting social media right, and using it to be in service to your audience, is one of the most impactful things you can do to grow your business the right way. I've broken down this solo round in to 7 keys I follow in my own social media, and I've included a free download at the end with links to the top tools I use to run my accounts. If you're serious about social media for your brand or business, I highly recommend you take notes on Episode 446 on The School of Greatness.
Feb 15, 2017
The Art of Creating Surreal Experiences with Summit Series Founder Elliott Bisnow
1:12:02
You know who I'm talking about. The ones who make things happen that just seem out of this world. I met one of them a few years back on a cruise ship, but it wasn't an ordinary cruise. It was the first ever Summit at Sea cruise and Elliott Bisnow was one of the founders who made it happen. I still remember it as one of the highlights of my life. I met some of the most incredible people on that ship, and the whole experience profoundly impacted me.
Feb 13, 2017
Uncommon Thoughts Make Uncommon Plans
6:33
This time I wanted to share some wisdom from one of the top life coaches in the world. Yes, Tim Storey literally coaches the biggest A list celebrities in Hollywood. But he's one of the most down to earth guys you'll meet. If you listened to Episode 305 on The School of Greatness you already know how incredible Tim's stories and coaching is. Welcome to a second round on this week's 5 Minute Friday Episode 444.
Feb 10, 2017
Will Your Big Idea Make You Money?
13:59
I always want to answer them the same way, so in today's solo round on The School of Greatness, I'm diving into this. The truth is, anyone can find this out BEFORE they launch their product or business. It just takes some research and strategy to test your idea before you invest too much into it. So in today's solo round I'm walking you through the 4 simple steps I recommend to vet your idea and guarantee it's profitability before you invest in it. Get ready to take notes and make money in Episode 443.
Feb 08, 2017
The Mindset That Creates Miracles with JJ Virgin
57:53
Perhaps something like this has happened to you. Or someone you know. Either way, it's one of those moments that shows you who you are and what's most important. But that doesn't fix the situation. So what is the best way to handle major life crises? Today's guest on The School of Greatness experienced this exact scenario 4 years ago. And she just wrote a book about the surprising discoveries she made while fighting for her son's life and keeping her own health and career intact.
Feb 06, 2017
Who Are You?
7:24
If you're a longtime fan of The School of Greatness you know him from Episode 48. But if you have no idea who In-Q is, I'm excited to introduce you to him today. He is one of the best spoken word poets in the world. And I invite him to perform and speak at any event I can get him to. So when I hosted a one-day event at Wanderlust Hollywood this January, I made sure he was on the line-up. His performance and talk was one of the best I've ever seen him do. So I wanted to give you a taste of it in this week's 5 Minute Friday in Episode 441.
Feb 03, 2017
Top 10 Ways to Make Money Online (UPDATE)
17:51
Now this was three years ago, but the feedback was awesome. People loved it, watched it, shared it, and KEEP watching it to this day. So I decided it was time for an update. As part of a new solo mini-series I'm going to do this month, I'm focusing on the best ways and tips I've found to build a profitable online business doing what I enjoy most. There's no one way that works for everyone, but I believe there IS a way for everyone to do what they love and profit from bringing it online. I am really interested to hear your feedback, so please leave a comment on your big takeaways and what you think. If this episode interests you, I definitely recommend checking out the free download guide we made to accompany this episode - it's a goldmine of info that will give you a lot of support in getting clear on which way works best for you. Get ready to make some money in Episode 440 on the solo series.
Feb 01, 2017
Master Social Skills and Confidence with Jordan Harbinger
1:29:34
Jordan Harbinger has been running his wildly popular podcast, The Art of Charm, for 10 years - you read that right. He's also the founder of a training company that teaches people how to build their confidence, social skills, self-esteem, and career progression. So when he first came on the show in Episode 73, we talked all about tips and tricks to build those skills and get dates. When he was in town recently and we had a chance to sit down and record a second episode, I wanted to go deeper. I wanted to understand the core truths Jordan has learned from decades of studying people, success, influence, and social capital. And he delivered (along with several awesome stories). This time we went into the emotional and psychological reasons behind what we do and how we can build awareness to change. I'm stoked to bring you a second dose of my brilliant friend Jordan Harbinger in Episode 439.
Jan 30, 2017
Master Your Day
7:34
If you listened to the first time he guest appeared on  The School of Greatness, you know John has amazing energy and focus. That's how he's built his incredible business podcasting 7 days a week, supporting up and coming entrepreneurs, and living the dream. He moved to Puerto Rico last year and you might think he would have been distracted by living in paradise. But not John. He is a true master of productivity, focus, and discipline and someone I truly look up to in how he runs his day and business. So when he told me he was coming out with an entire journal designed to support entrepreneurs in mastering their day, I wanted to share it with you. Enjoy this powerful pick me up from John Lee Dumas in Episode 438.
Jan 27, 2017
The Keys to Successful Relationships (And Maintaining Them)
18:11
I've been reading all your comments on the last episode and love the feedback - thanks! Today's follow up episode is taking the conversation deeper and getting into territory I don't hear many people discuss. Pretty much it comes down to this: how do you maintain lots of relationships with busy, important people and continually improve them? Well, I can tell you this much right up front -- it doesn't happen without effort and consistency. The good news is, anyone is capable of doing this if they just practice the right habits and come at it with the right intention. So in today's solo round on The School of Greatness, I'm sharing things I rarely talk about - how I maintain hundreds of quality relationships with people who are incredible influencers. I still want to hear your feedback on these solo rounds, so let me know what you think after listening to Episode 437.
Jan 25, 2017
Make Money and Make an Impact with Tim Sykes
1:20:55
Fast forward to 2014 and he came on the podcast for Episode 69. We talked about how to deal with haters, making a fortune trading penny stocks, and why he is so aggressive on his social media. Fast forward to last week and he came by the studio again for another episode. But this time, Timothy Sykes and I talked about a different side of business, success, and wealth. We talked about giving back, and why it's so important. We talked about how he started his own foundation, why he donates millions to charities like Make a Wish Foundation and Pencils of Promise, and why wealth is boring after a while.
Jan 23, 2017
Get Your Mind on Board
6:22
And from my years of experience as an athlete, I know my mind is capable of pushing my body far beyond what I think I can do. But I read a quote recently that made me think about the power of the mind on a whole other level. It said, "Your mind must arrive at your destination before your life does." Wow, yes. Without a strong and firm belief that we can become the greatest version of ourselves, we won't actually become that. We have to BELIEVE before it happens. I'm diving into this topic on Episode 435 of 5 Minute Friday on The School of Greatness.
Jan 20, 2017
How to Make Powerful Relationships with Influencers
19:12
It's in response to questions you have been asking me for a while. So I decided to start doing regular solo rounds on specific topics that you've asked about. This way we can do deep dives into topics, and I'll have time to pull back the curtain a little more on how I've learned to do what I do. I wanted to start this series with one of the most important skills in business and life -- relationships. Nothing has made a bigger difference in my career and personal life than learning how to develop strong, real relationships with people who were a few (or many) steps ahead of me. But I see a lot of people go about this the wrong way. So in this first solo round on relationships, I'm covering the ins and outs of how to build relationships with influencers the right way. I'd love to hear your thoughts on this after listening to Episode 434.
Jan 18, 2017
Transform Resistance Into Freedom & Success with Chris Lee
39:59
Yes, our favorite coach has returned (it's been a few months after all) and he's teaching something powerful in this episode. Years ago, when I first met Chris in one of his workshops, he taught me about how resistance was showing up in my life - and the prices I was paying for it. I had never thought about this before and it kind of blew my mind once I came into ownership of how much I was resisting -- relationships, support from others, meaningful work, and much more.
Jan 16, 2017
No More Waiting
7:29
I read that quote a couple of weeks ago, then posted it on my Instagram, and have been thinking about it ever since. Do you believe it's true? Think about everything you've accomplished. Did those things happen because you waited for the perfect timing or circumstances? I'm guessing not. Because the truth is, your gut knows when it's time to take action. And you should always listen to your gut. Sharing my thoughts on this in Episode 432 of The School of Greatness.
Jan 13, 2017