The School of Greatness

By Lewis Howes

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Lewis Howes is a New York Times best-selling author, 2x All-American athlete, keynote speaker, and entrepreneur. The School of Greatness shares inspiring interviews from the most successful people on the planet—world-renowned leaders in business, entertainment, sports, science, health, and literature—to inspire YOU to unlock your inner greatness and live your best life.


Episode Date
977 Embracing Discomfort and Chasing Your Dreams with Luvvie Ajayi Jones
01:10:14

"I think oftentimes we deny our gifts, deny our purpose, because we’re afraid of what can come with it."

Lewis is joined by author, speaker, and professional troublemaker Luvvie Ajayi Jones to discuss why you shouldn't be afraid of failure, how to believe in yourself when no one else does, and the significance (and difficulty) of speaking your truth. Luvvie also discusses the impetus behind her Share the Mic Now campaign, and what she learned from its success.

- Brene Brown teaches you how to create true belonging and heal the world: https://lewishowes.com/536

- This Les Brown interview is so powerful: https://lewishowes.com/971

- Mel Robbins shares the secret mindset habits to build confidence: https://lewishowes.com/970

Jul 08, 2020
976 How to Stop Choking Under Pressure with Psychologist Sian Beilock
01:01:06

"When you get really good at something, you can mess yourself up by thinking too much."

Lewis is joined by Sian Beilock, the President of Barnard of College and a cognitive scientist who specializes in performance under pressure. They discuss the science behind choking in high-stress moments, and how to train your mind and body to succeed no matter the situation or stakes.

For more: https://lewishowes.com/976

Learn the science behind happiness: https://lewishowes.com/961

Control your mind with Sadhguru: https://lewishowes.com/965

Jul 06, 2020
975 Keep a Growth Mindset When Your Life Is on "Hold"
00:07:01

On today's 5-minute Friday, we take stock of the first half of 2020. Although it's been a difficult year, Lewis reminds us that challenges can be opportunities for growth, and every day is another chance to make a positive impact on your life and the world.

-For more: https://lewishowes.com/975

-This Mel Robbins interview is so powerful: https://lewishowes.com/970

-Learn how to unlock your creativity: https://lewishowes.com/973

Jul 03, 2020
974 Laverne Cox on Healing Trauma, Owning Your Truth, and Being Transgender in America
01:29:29

"It’s important to hold space for the suffering and acknowledge it, but it can’t be all there is."

Lewis is joined by Emmy Award-nominated actress and Emmy-winning producer Laverne Cox for a powerful conversation on gender, race, self-doubt, success, and so much more. Laverne is out with a new Netflix film, "Disclosure," which examines how transgender people have been depicted in film and television over the past century.

-For more: https://lewishowes.com/974

-This Les Brown interview is so powerful: https://lewishowes.com/971

-Check out my impactful conversation with Kevin Hart: https://lewishowes.com/956

Jul 01, 2020
973 Creativity Hacks and Building Mass Influence with Hank Green
01:14:17

“Curiosity is the only way we bridge gaps, the only way we build knowledge.”

Lewis is joined by #1 New York Times best-selling author, multi-billion viewed YouTuber, and Internet entrepreneur Hank Green to discuss why attention is the most valuable commodity in the world, why it's smart to think of ideas as business models, and why we need to break down the walls around vulnerability and curiosity.

-For more: https://lewishowes.com/973

-Listen to Gary Vee on mindset, family, and the future of business: https://lewishowes.com/955

-This Mel Robbins interview is so powerful: https://lewishowes.com/970

Jun 29, 2020
972 Why Money and Success Aren't Always the Answer
00:11:22

On today's 5-minute Friday, Lewis shares an unsettling experience he had last week and meditates on the complicated relationship between wealth, success, happiness, and fulfillment.

-For more: https://lewishowes.com/972

Jun 26, 2020
971 Les Brown: How to Defeat a Negative Mindset and Why You Were Born to WIN
01:06:11

"Someone’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality."


Lewis chats with motivational speaking icon Les Brown to discuss how to define your own reality, why mental resolve is the most important skill there is, and how to use difficult moments as opportunities for growth. Les also recounts impactful stories from his childhood that helped inform his beliefs on racial injustice in America.


For more: lewishowes.com/971

Mel Robbins shares the secret mindset habits to build confidence: lewishowes.com/970

Lisa Nichols on the key to abundance and success: https://lewishowes.com/podcast/lisa-nichols/

Jun 24, 2020
970 Mel Robbins: The “Secret” Mindset Habit to Building Confidence and Overcoming Scarcity
01:27:01

“When the world feels upside down, you always have the power to make it right.”


Lewis sits down with motivational speaker, author, and old friend Mel Robbins to discuss how to make the most of challenging situations, break negative patterns, overcome childhood trauma, and think about confidence in a whole new way. Mel also talks about the opportunity we all have during COVID-19's "great pause," and why she's committed to using her platform to fight racial injustice.


Listen to Mel's first interview on School of Greatness

Dan Harris can help you become 10% happier

Text "podcast" to 614-350-9360 to start a conversation with Lewis

Jun 22, 2020
969 Commemorating Juneteeth & Remembering We Still Have Work to Do
00:06:12

On today's 5-minute Friday, Lewis acknowledges Juneteenth, America's oldest national holiday commemorating the end of slavery. Then Reverend Michael Beckwith discusses ongoing systemic racism, and how we can start to heal this country.


For our full interview with Reverend Michael Beckwith: lewishowes.com/962

Text "podcast" to 614-350-9360 to start a conversation with Lewis

Jun 19, 2020
968 Dangerous Health Myths, New COVID-19 Facts, and How to Heal Yourself with Doctor Mike
01:10:35

"It’s mindbody. There’s no distinction between the two. It’s not mind and body. It’s not mind-body. It’s mindbody."


Lewis talks health with family medicine practitioner Doctor Mike, who's also a YouTube star offering entertaining, reliable, evidence-based medical information. They discuss the simple daily steps you can take to improve your health, the online "advice" that could be killing you, and how gratitude has actual physical benefits. Doctor Mike also breaks down the latest developments in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the misinformation you should avoid.


For more Doctor Mike: lewishowes.com/968

For Lewis' interview with nutrition expert Dr. Rhonda Patrick: lewishowes.com/967

And text 614-350-9360 to start a conversation with Lewis

Jun 17, 2020
967 A Scientific Guide to Living Longer, Feeling Happier, & Eating Healthier with Dr. Rhonda Patrick
01:37:18

"Psychological stress has a pretty profound effect on the immune system."


Lewis is joined by Dr. Rhonda Patrick, a biomedical science PhD, to discuss her research on nutrition, aging, and stress. They discuss the four must-eat foods for longevity, the "healthy" foods that are actually problematic, the dangers of the self-love movement, and more.


For more Dr. Rhonda Patrick: lewishowes.com/967

For Lewis' interview with yogi and mystic Sadhguru: lewishowes.com/965

And text 614-350-9360 to start a conversation with Lewis

Jun 15, 2020
966 4 Self-Care Tips You Need Right Now
00:05:31

On today's 5-minute Friday, Lewis discusses the importance of taking care of yourself—physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually—especially during this unique and challenging time. He gives four concrete daily steps to making sure you have the energy and focus to face your challenges and achieve your goals.


For more: lewishowes.com/966

Learn to harness your mind with Sadhguru: lewishowes.com/965

Listen to Super Bowl Champion Michael Bennett discuss athletes and activism: lewishowes.com/964

Check out Reverend Michael Beckwith's advice for healing America: lewishowes.com/962

Jun 12, 2020
965 Sadhguru on Creating Happiness & Ending Personal Suffering
01:06:11

"If you are constantly stepping into unfamiliar situations in your life, that means you are growing at a rapid pace."


Lewis sits down with influential yogi, mystic, and visionary Sadhguru to learn how to transform your approach to thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations in order to live a more fulfilling, less painful life. They discuss the problem with taking our existence too seriously, why mindfulness is the wrong way to think about meditation, and how adults can unlock the joy we all experience in childhood.


For more, check out lewishowes.com/965. And text 614-350-9360 to start a conversation with Lewis.

Jun 10, 2020
964 NFL Star Michael Bennett: Activism, Racism in Sports, & Making a Difference
00:41:09

"It’s time for us to put our titles down and acknowledge that we’re all human beings."


Lewis is joined by Super Bowl Champion Michael Bennett to discuss the NFL's response to the protests against racial injustice, Michael's opinions on the relationship between athletes and activism, and whether he had any fear of backlash when he began publicly supporting Colin Kaepernick. They also discuss Michael's journey from undrafted free agent to Pro Bowl defensive end, what he's learned from being a father to three daughters, and his new podcast, "Mouthpeace."


For more: lewishowes.com/964

Check out: Lewis' impactful interview with Reverend Michael Beckwith

Text: 614-350-3960 to start a conversation with Lewis

Jun 08, 2020
963 Uncomfortable Conversations and the Value of Truly Listening
00:03:54

On today's 5-Minute Friday, Lewis discusses what he's been meditating on during this challenging and eye-opening week in America: being a good listener. Having a compassionate ear and an open mind are essential attributes for growth, and truly listening has never been more important than right now.


For more: lewishowes.com/963

Check out: Lewis' impactful interview with Reverend Michael Beckwith

Text: 614-350-3960 to start a conversation with Lewis

Jun 05, 2020
962 Racism, White Privilege, and Healing America with Reverend Michael Beckwith
01:12:20

"I am here to contribute to a kind and just global society. Let me be an instrument of peace."


As thousands around America continue to protest racial injustice in the wake of George Floyd's death, Lewis is joined by Reverend Michael Beckwith to discuss how to fight against racism, how to think and talk about our biases, and how to create a more loving, compassionate, equal country.


Resources:

Anti-Racism for White People

Guide to Allyship


For more, visit lewishowes.com/962. And text Lewis at 614-350-3960 to start a conversation.

Jun 03, 2020
961 The 5 Keys to Long-Term Happiness and Prosperity with Dr. Laurie Santos
01:03:48

“Focusing on others will make you happier than focusing on yourself.”


Lewis is joined by Dr. Laurie Santos, a Professor of Psychology at Yale University and the host of The Happiness Lab podcast, to discuss the science of well-being. They discuss five actionable steps to become happier today, the benefits you receive by helping others, how to maximize your mental health in this challenging moment, and so much more.


For more tips on happiness, visit lewishowes.com/961. And text Lewis at 614-350-3960.

Jun 01, 2020
960 You'd Be Shocked to Find That These Foods Are Killing You
00:07:18

On today's 5-Minute Friday, Lewis revisits one of his most impactful interviews with health expert Dr. Steven Gundry, who has carefully studied what we put into our bodies. Believe it or not, some of the foods we consider healthy might actually be incredibly damaging.


For more School of Greatness, visit lewishowes.com/960. And text Lewis at 614-350-3960

May 29, 2020
Wondery presents The Daily Smile
00:04:20

Everyone needs a reminder about just how good people can be. On Wondery’s new series The Daily Smile, host Nikki Boyer brings you stories that will make you feel good each weekday morning. With interviews, inspiring clips, and chats with special guests and passionate friends, The Daily Smile takes you on a journey into goodness, gives you all the feels, and will leave you with a smile on your face. Listen to the full episode: http://wondery.fm/dailysmileSoG

May 28, 2020
959 How to Deal with Backlash, Find the Truth, and Live in Gratitude with Dave Rubin
01:46:55

“If you dip your toe in the pool, you might find out the pool is not that cold.”


Lewis is joined by Dave Rubin, host of the Rubin Report and author of New York Times Best Seller "Don't Burn This Book," for a freewheeling discussion on free speech, big ideas, how to keep moving forward in the face of backlash, and whether you should clone your dog.


For more Dave Rubin on the School of Greatness, visit lewishowes.com/959. And text Lewis at 614-350-3960.

May 27, 2020
958 Dan Harris on Conquering Fear and Becoming 10% Happier Everyday
01:06:37

"The quality of your relationships say a lot about the quality of your life.”


Lewis is joined by TV anchor and #1 New York Times bestselling author Dan Harris to discuss what it means to become 10% Happier. They talk about the power of mindfulness to cultivate compassion, how to make a sport out of fear, ways to let go of what you can’t control, and the biggest lesson Dan learned from the Dalai Lama. 


For more Dan Harris on the School of Greatness, visit lewishowes.com/958. And text Lewis at 614-350-3960.

May 25, 2020
957 3 Life Lessons from Kevin Hart
00:06:17

In this special 5-Minute Friday episode, Lewis reveals the three biggest takeaways from his impactful Kevin Hart interview this week. Lewis sat down with Kevin to discuss the comedian's path to superstardom, his most relatable life lessons, the attitude and habits that have enabled his success, and so much more. If you haven't listened to that full podcast yet, it's the one right before this on your feed.


For more Kevin Hart on the School of Greatness, visit lewishowes.com/957. And text Lewis at 614-350-3960.

May 22, 2020
956 Kevin Hart on His Secrets to Success and Building an Empire
00:57:27

"You have to experience some down to know why you’re getting up."


This week, Lewis sits down with Kevin Hart to talk about his path to superstardom, from his early days as a struggling comedian to his current goal of becoming a billionaire entrepreneur. They discuss the lessons Kevin learned from past mistakes, the perspective he gained from his nearly-fatal car crash, and the habits that allow him to be successful. Kevin also shares insights from his new motivational audiobook, The Decision: Overcoming Today's BS for Tomorrow's Success.


For more Kevin Hart on the School of Greatness, visit lewishowes.com/956. And text Lewis at 614-350-3960.

May 21, 2020
955 Gary Vaynerchuk on Mindset, Family and The Future of Business
00:58:22

“Leaning into humility and gratitude will be the springboard to everything you want.”


Gary Vaynerchuk is the chairman of VaynerX, a modern-day media and communications holding company, and the active CEO of VaynerMedia, a full-service advertising agency servicing Fortune 100 clients across the company’s 4 locations. After growing his family business through what Gary calls “underpriced attention,” including the impact of content, ecommerce, email marketing, and Google AdWords, Gary began his own journey of producing original business content as the voice of entrepreneurship online. Today, Gary has more than 12M combined followers across social media.


In this episode, you will learn:

How hard work is revolutionizing things right now

How Gary’s work is more art than work

How humility plays into being a success


If you enjoyed this episode, see show notes, video and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/955 

May 18, 2020
954 Build a Reputation with Yourself
00:05:31

“If you’re constantly being influenced and moved by what other people think about you, it means there’s a deficiency in what you think about you.”


Ed Mylett 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 the key to building self-confidence in this 5 Minute Friday clip from our past interview.

May 15, 2020
953 Jay Shetty: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Everyday
01:36:42

“I am what I think you think I am.”


QUESTIONS

Why is identity something you focus on? (2:15)

How do we listen to that inner voice? (7:20)

How do we manage comparison in life that requires competition? (10:34)

Why do we live in fear and desire motivation if it only causes us pain? (15:51)

How do we let go of the fear of fear? (23:05)

How do we balance ego and self-confidence? (27:41)

How does someone find purpose in chaos? (36:51)

What’s been the most painful thing since leaving monkhood? (40:31)

What’s been the biggest lesson for you in the last year? (50:32)

What is your purpose and when did you discover it? (52:43)

Why is it so hard to be in an intimate relationship? (1:08:04)

How do we balance giving and receiving? (1:14:27)



YOU WILL LEARN

The importance of starting at the root (3:47)

How to unlearn what we think we know about ourselves (5:21)

How to fill your life with a deep sense of love (16:53)

How we fear the wrong things (10:02)

Where the ego likes to live (28:31)

The impact of serving others on self worth (30:41)

The difference between the monkey mind and monk mind (35:28)

Why celebrating the moment is an important part of the journey (49:12)

How to have a conversation with yourself (57:12)

When Jay’s mind has fooled him and how to overcome this (1:01:21)

How to have tough conversations with other people (1:06:31)

The five types of attraction (1:09:42)


LINKS MENTIONED

Pre-order Think Like a Monk

On Purpose podcast with Jay


If you enjoyed this episode, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/953 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes

May 13, 2020
952 Glennon Doyle: Live Untamed and Unapologetic In Business and Life
01:13:08

“Be what you were before the world told you what to be.”


QUESTIONS

What’s the thing you are the least proud of and most proud of in your relationships? (10:02)

What’s the biggest challenge with untaming things? (19:22)

How do you reflect on attraction in your prior relationship? (24:13)

When looking back, would you choose to forgive others faster if you could? (31:21)

How do those with relationships that are good get to great? (39:38)

What are your greatest hopes for your children? (45:37)

What do you admire the most about yourself? (53:32)

What advice would you give to any kind of family during quarantine? (1:01:01


YOU WILL LEARN

How to undo the social programming and social conditioning of putting others’ needs before your own (6:31)

How we give permissions to traits that have been traditionally gendered (19:31)

How giving yourself permission helps others to give permission (30:12)

How women with ambition have had to overcome fear (40:41)

Why telling the truth about who we are is important (47:12)

Why not letting hate into your life is powerful (50:19)

How blended family quarantine is working for Glennon (55:06)


LINKS MENTIONED

Untamed

Love Warrior

Walt Whitman


If you enjoyed this episode, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/952 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes

May 11, 2020
951 Free Your Body from the Past
00:05:36

“When the heart is healed, everybody gets the signal, the body is out of the past.”


I’ve got an expert and a favorite guest on the The School of Greatness today to help calm some of our fears and teach us how to positively rewire our minds in order to heal and stay healthy.

Dr. Joe Dispenza is an international lecturer, researcher, corporate consultant, New York Times bestselling author, and educator who has been invited to speak in more than 33 countries on 6 continents. As a lecturer and educator, he is driven by the conviction that each of us has the potential for greatness and unlimited abilities.

I’ve had Dr. Joe on The School of Greatness a couple times now, and I was so excited to have him back on in this episode. We couldn’t meet in person due to the coronavirus, but we conducted a video interview together that I think you’re really going to enjoy. I chose a clip for this 5 Minute Friday where he explains how we can free our bodies from the past and heal from anything.


If you enjoyed this episode, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/951 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes

May 08, 2020
950 Bob Proctor on The Science of Success (SECRETS TO UNLOCK YOUR MIND)
01:09:15

“2% of the people think, 3% think they think and 95% would rather die than think.”


QUESTIONS

How do you get people to get back to their most abundant thinking? (1:23)

Which are the hardest faculties to master? (4:39)

What happens when we try to resist in our life? (9:41)

What should we be thinking about the most right now? (11:41)

Why do we feed people what scares them? (18:11)

What is the path from doubt to confidence? (20:31)

How do we reshape our self image to serve us? (25:21)

What is the one idea or concept to get yourself to another level? (30:11)

What was a lesson from the WWII era that we could learn in this quarantine? (40:11)

How important is writing down what we think everyday is important? (44:19)

What routines would you go back and tell yourself to do thirty years ago? (47:23)

How can those listening get more mentorship from you? (51:21)



YOU WILL LEARN

How we grow up through our five senses (3:12)

How to view expansion and creation as God’s work (10:01)

How faith over fear is key to success (12:11)

The steps of fear bringing us to disintegration (15:47) 

How opposition is key to understanding the world (17:09)

Why learning and growing is forever (31:14)

How the purpose of life is learning who you are (36:42) 

How programming yourself with something new can be very powerful (45:15)

The secret of why helping others is better than helping yourself (49:10)

How intuition informs us everyday (57:36)



LINKS MENTIONED

Maxwell Maltz

The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Wattles

Lectures on Mental Science by Thomas Troward

Think and Grow Rich

As a Man Thinketh by James Allen

You Were Born Rich

You Squared by Price Pritchett

Zig Ziglar

In Tune with the Infinite by Ralph Waldo Trine

Michael Beckwith


If you enjoyed this episode, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/950 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes

May 06, 2020
949 Change Your Mind to Attract Love, Abundance and Wealth with Marisa Peer
01:33:49

“Tell yourself a better lie, you’ll live a better life.”


QUESTIONS

How do we heal from decades of thinking negatively? (1:16)

How do we change our interpretation of flee or freeze to flow? (5:18)

How do we best influence our kids? (35:31)

What’s the difference between feelings and thoughts? (50:18)

What’s the main cause of addictive behavior? (1:04:10)

How do we become more self confident? (1:09:11)


YOU WILL LEARN

How our ancestral brain works (4:30)

Why the pictures and words we use are so important (9:05)

Why the conversation you’re having with yourself is the most important (13:16)

How role, function and purpose work (19:01)

The five child’s needs (24:10)

How tagging works in children with unmet needs (30:33)

How children keep the things parents say with them (39:12)

The importance of having an honesty policy with your kids (47:22)

How proper hypnotherapy excites the imagination (57:21)

The importance of installation in therapy (1:02:09)


LINKS MENTIONED

Rapid Transformational Therapy


If you enjoyed this episode, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/949 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes

May 04, 2020
948 Play to Your Natural Advantages
00:05:18

“When you really learn to appreciate fresh foods, things can taste so much better than you’re used to.”


I talked about my weight loss experience a while back with my friend Abel James on his podcast Fat-Burning Man and in this episode on The School of Greatness he’s coming on as my guest to talk about his experiences in getting healthy.

Abel has a pretty awesome story himself about his transition from overworked and unhealthy consultant to incredibly fit and healthy entrepreneur.

Abel is an awesome guy and I got re-inspired to eat better during our conversation. I chose a clip for this 5 Minute Friday episode where he explains why every body is different and it pays to play to your natural advantages when optimizing your health.


If you enjoyed this episode, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/948 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes

May 01, 2020
947 Upgrade Your Brain, Learn Anything Faster and Become Limitless with Jim Kwik
01:51:21

“Say no to good to say yes to great.”


QUESTIONS

How do we learn with the dominant hand rather than the opposite hand? (6:30)

What are the two questions you’ve asked yourself that have been dominant? (26:00)

How important is acquiring new skills (41:00)

What’s the process of mastering a new skill especially when it’s really challenging? (53:20)


YOU WILL LEARN

How to learn anything faster (1:20)

Why the idea of “knowledge is power” is a lie (12:00)

Why questions are the answer to subscribing to either negativity and opportunity in your life (17:04)

How to unlearn that we are limited (19:12)

The three questions to turn knowledge to power (22:30)

How sleep apnea has been a struggle in Jim’s life and how he overcame it (27:30)

How to quit asking limiting questions and ask empowering questions (30:50)

How genius leaves clues (43:00)

How many times to try something new (48:30)

What a lie is (59:00)

The key to sustainable motivation (1:00:20)

How the Zeigarnik Effect works (1:09:21)

Why we backread and subvocalize (1:15:21)

The 4 supervillains in our life (1:17:31)

The four Gs to greatness (1:38:53)


LINKS MENTIONED

Limitless: Upgrade Your Brain, Learn Anything Faster, and Unlock Your Exceptional Life

LimitlessBook.com

Simon Sinek

Brendon Burchard

Mindset by Carol Dweck


If you enjoyed this episode, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/947 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes

Apr 29, 2020
Wondery presents Business Wars
00:06:10

Starbucks VS Dunkin. Facebook vs. Adidas. Business is war. Sometimes the prize is your wallet, or your attention. Sometimes, it’s just the fun of beating the other guy. The outcome of these battles shapes what we buy and how we live. 


Business Wars gives you the unauthorized, real story of what drives these companies and their leaders, inventors, investors and executives to new heights -- or into the ground.


Subscribe today: http://wondery.fm/BusinessWars_SOG

Apr 28, 2020
946 Sara Blakely and Jesse Itzler on Marriage, Money and Entrepreneur Mindset
01:22:00

“Trust the seeds you’ve planted.”


QUESTIONS

What have you learned about each other during the quarantine? (1:21)

How do you stay humble in success? (10:11)

How do you manage energy? (16:12)

What’s a new entrepreneurial skill you’ve learned in this time? (29:41)

When was the moment Jesse knew that Sara was the right partner? (34:25)

What’s the most important conversation to have before you get married? (43:21)

How do you cultivate intimacy in an entrepreneurial lifestyle? (49:31)


YOU WILL LEARN

How understanding the different styles of processing will help you create (3:10)

Why focusing on success through different avenues will help you (14:31)

How planning factors into good energy (19:31)

How to stay connected in this time of separation (26:18)

How people who invest in a message of comfort will win right now (29:10)

How to be flexible in a marriage (37:39)

How important humor is (41:41)

How essential intimacy is (50:21)


LINKS MENTIONED

Red Backpack Fund

Big Ass Calendar Club


If you enjoyed this episode, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/946 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes

Apr 27, 2020
945 Become an Accidental Apprentice
00:05:08

“Acknowledge the people around you right now and how you can get the most out of them.”


Jeff Goins is a popular blogger and author. In our conversation, we cover the heart of the matter: what if we don’t have one purpose in this life? What if we’re built to do many things and it’s about the journey of discovering those talents that teaches us what we’re here to learn?


In this clip for 5 Minute Friday, I am sharing Jeff's advice about being an accidental apprentice to the people in your life instead of waiting for the perfect mentor to show up.


If you enjoyed this episode, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/945 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes

Apr 24, 2020
944 Matthew Hussey: Breakup, Healing, and Dating Advice During Isolation
01:20:45

“Are you in love with a person's presence or absence?”


QUESTIONS

What is your energy around managing relationships during this difficult time? (2:42)

What do you say to relationships going through trouble during this time? (12:41)

How do you create music in a relationship if there’s no in between? (15:52)

What is the thing you need to do to improve when you’re single and when you’re in a relationship? (46:16)


YOU WILL LEARN

How being mindful and creating space can help in relationships (5:23)

How important engineering space is to a relationship (17:12)

How partners can provide time for each other (22:25)

How to manage heartbreak (25:15)

How to handle solitude and loneliness during this time (38:57)

How active attention can help in improving emotional intelligence (49:36)

How to create useful hours and active leisure during the pandemic (56:31)

How to use care with creativity in dating (101:23)

How to help your lovelife and love life (107:12)


LINKS MENTIONED

How to Get the Guy Programs


If you enjoyed this episode, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/944 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes

Apr 22, 2020
943 Robert Kiyosaki: How to Become Wealthy in a Down Economy (The Rich Dad Poor Dad Guide)
01:07:02

“Some people are looking for the challenge, some are looking for security.”


QUESTIONS

What were some wake moments for you as an entrepreneur? (1:25)

Can one get rich without being bold? (11:28)

What’s the next step to get through this pandemic market? (16:18)

What does “define benefit” mean? (40:51)

What’s your projection of real estate right now? (48:17)


YOU WILL LEARN

What Robert learned from his first big success and failure (6:42)

How young people have a lot of opportunity due to the pandemic (14:21)

The three types of people in this world (18:15)

The difference between peacetime and wartime leaders (24:13)

Robert’s feelings about the stock market (28:10)

What the pandemic is doing to the economy (36:18)


LINKS MENTIONED

Who Stole My Pension?

Rich Dad Poor Dad

Cashflow Classic Game

Patrick Bet-David

George Gammon

The Creature from Jekyll Island by G. Edward Griffin

Investment Biker by Jim Rogers

Dave Ramsey

Antifragile by Nasium Taleb


If you enjoyed this episode, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/943 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes

Apr 20, 2020
942 Work Like An Elite Athlete
00:06:28

“Done is better than perfect.”

Than has taught me so much over the years about how to build a successful business and I’ve watched him scale his from 30 employees to over 300 in just a few years.

I wanted to bring him on the podcast because I know scaling your business can be one of the most challenging obstacles entrepreneurs face.

However, when I asked Than for his best advice on this, we ended up talking about how to hire the right team and empower them to make decisions for you.

This whole conversation is a gold mine for anyone in business. For this 5 Minute Friday clip, I am sharing his thoughts on leading by example, taking care of yourself so you can perform well, and managing your time wisely.

If you enjoyed this episode, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/942 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes

Apr 17, 2020
941 Wim Hof Talks CORONAVIRUS & How To NEVER Get Sick Again
01:01:25

“When you cleanse from the outside, you automatically cleanse from the inside.”


QUESTIONS

How was the experience of being with all the athletes and business partners in Poland for a week? (2:41)

How have you been responding to the quarantine time during all this stress? (8:23)

What are three things we can do on a daily basis to have more control on our own mind? (12:21)

When was the last time you got the flu or got sick? (18:31)

What should people do everyday to help increase their immune system? (22:41)

How does breathing affect your immune system? (24:09)

Is there too much stress we can put on ourselves? (32:10)

What's the best way to overcome self doubt? (35:21)

How important is it to be playful in the quarantine? (37:48)

What do you learn from your 2 year old? (40:23)


YOU WILL LEARN

How Wim is treating inflammation and stress (0:42)

Why what you cannot control is the most important (5:50)

How to release stress through cold showers and deep breathing (13:41)

Why Wim submitted his blood to universities for study (21:10)

How breathing matched with cold water helps to fight bacteria and virus (26:37)

How exposure to cold showers will prepare us for any stress (29:10)

Why what you share and commune with others helps (39:03)

What we have learned from the hard truths of the Coronavirus (42:11)


LINKS MENTIONED

The Wim Hof Method: Activate Your Full Human Potential

Wim Hof App

Video of Lewis doing breathwork with Wim


If you enjoyed this episode, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/941 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes


Apr 15, 2020
940 Love, INTIMACY and Relationships During Isolation with DeVon Franklin
01:06:49

“In a relationship, we expect one season to always be the season.”


QUESTIONS

How do we stay connected and loving without hurting each other in these times of isolation? (1:42)

What do you think is a good portion of time away from your partner? (5:21)

What are the lessons you have learned within your relationship? (9:31)

How do we implement peace over panic during these times? (19:28)

How can we cultivate intimacy without sex? (39:17)

What do you do for your family to make things better in your partnership everyday? (45:13)


YOU WILL LEARN

Why setting expectations for each day is important for the relationship (4:36)

Why the model relationship has to be imperfect (9:41)

How having a genuine commitment to your partner is essential (13:48)

How understanding control will give you peace (22:21)

Whether communication or sex helps a relationship become better (28:21)

Why focusing on how this isolation will help us is important (38:12)

How helping your partner find success will help your relationship (48:12)

How praise and gratitude will help you navigate your pain (54:31)


LINKS MENTIONED

The Wait: A Powerful Practice for Finding the Love of Your Life and a Life You Love

Byron Katie


If you enjoyed this episode, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/940 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes

Apr 13, 2020
939 Become Friends with Fear
00:06:05

We’ve talked about the upside of dark emotions, how to turn stress into serenity, and now today’s guest, Dr. Lissa Rankin, is coming back on the show to share how we can heal ourselves (physically and emotionally) when we understand fear.

Lissa is an incredible example of this in her own life, but for her new book on fear, she actually traveled the world and talked to many different people in varied cultures to better understand our concept of fear in the West.

In our conversation she pulls the covers back on how fear affects our physical health, how our society perpetuates a sick relationship with fear, and how we truly have the power to heal ourselves when we understand what is behind our fear. For this 5 Minute Friday, I wanted to share a clip from a past episode where Lissa explains how we can become friends with our fear by learning to trust our intuition.

If you enjoyed this episode, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/939 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes

Apr 10, 2020
938 Dave Ramsey: Master Your Money In a Time Of Uncertainty
00:50:21

“You don’t die from fear.”


QUESTIONS

Why is right now in these financially hard times the best time to make money? (1:20)

What lessons have you learned from the recessions you have endured? (6:30)

What do you tell people that have not been financially responsible? (13:21)

What’s the worst investment and best investment someone could be making right now? (21:29)

What was the greatest lesson that your father taught you? (31:41)

What’s the wisdom you’ve learned from your partner? (33:40)


YOU WILL LEARN

Why losing your job is an opportunity (2:00)

What a recession is (4:11)

How many jobs are being lost per case of coronavirus (5:12)

Why now is the time to invest (9:42)

What pressure is good for (17:01)

How desperation and greed can poorly affect your investment (21:10)

The purpose of repentance (28:21)

How listening to your partner can help (36:18)


If you enjoyed this episode, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/938 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes

Apr 08, 2020
937 Create Your Side Hustle and Take Control of Your Money with Chris Guillebeau
00:46:31

“You don’t need permission to do big things.”


QUESTIONS

How do we do something in our own backyard that will make us money? (1:00)

Why are there not high paying jobs out there for people just graduating? (4:45)

What can you do to learn how to earn? (6:21)

Why did you start World Domination Summit and why are you ending it? (18:30)

What will it take to stand out as an individual or brand to breakthrough? (24:31)

How does one find the right mentor? (28:12)


YOU WILL LEARN

Why it doesn’t pay off to be cynical (6:00)

How curiosity and hard work pay off (9:23)

What kind of people impact you the most (22:20)

The greatest skill you can have (25:31)

Why finding your own way is essential (31:30)


LINKS MENTIONED

The Money Tree: A Story About Finding Fortune In Your Own Backyard

Moneytreebook.com

Teach for America

Side Hustle School

World Domination Summit


If you enjoyed this episode, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/937 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes

Apr 06, 2020
936 Special 5-Minute Friday Q&A with Our Listeners
00:56:45

“You’re going to learn the most about yourself now, in this moment, for the next few months.”


QUESTIONS

Question from Kathy: What is some positivity to reach out to in moments of need? (4:32)

Question from Franco: How do I choose where to focus my energy with so many priorities? (9:26)

Question from Erika: How can I help my partner switch from negativity to positivity during self-isolation? (18:25)

Question from Andrew: How do you bring focus and intention to what matters most in your work? (34:54)

Question from Mariana: What is the best way to build my business as a coach while helping people in need during a crisis? (49:58)


YOU WILL LEARN

The top 3 ways to increase your happiness a little bit (5:00)

How to create a clear mission statement for your life (36:01)

The process of grieving parts of our lives that we are all feeling the loss of (42:31)


LINKS MENTIONED

Dr. Laurie Santos

Chris Lee

Esther Perel

John Krasinski good news show


If you enjoyed this episode, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/936 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes

Apr 03, 2020
935 Dr. Steven Gundry: The “Healthy” Foods You Should NEVER EAT, Boosting Your Immune System and COVID-19
01:29:42

“A leaky gut is the cause of all disease.”


QUESTIONS

What are specific ways to heal your heart without surgery? (7:20)

What’s the difference between a good virus and a bad virus? (18:03)

What are the foods that heal leaky gut and defend against viruses? (28:50)

Why is peanut butter such a bad thing? (37:25)

What boosts the immune system? (59:43)

Is it possible to have such a strong immune system that you can reject any virus? (1:06:40)

How important are probiotics right now? (1:09:35)


YOU WILL LEARN

Why fixing the heart medically can only help your health so much (1:06)

Why we need germs and bacteria to stay healthy (13:45)

The benefits of time-restricted feeding (20:25)

What causes aging (23:17)

How mental illness comes from the gut (43:30)

Why food labels can’t be trusted (49:20)

The importance of human connection for your heart during a time of social distancing (1:12:55)

How bacteria choose who you are attracted to (1:15:01)


LINKS MENTIONED

The Plant Paradox

Dr. Gundry Podcast

David Kessler

Terry Wahls

The Longevity Paradox

Dr. Amen podcast with Dr. Gundry

Vibrant America

GundryMD.com


If you enjoyed this episode, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/935 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes

Apr 01, 2020
934 The Power of Your Voice and How It Can Change the World with IN-Q
01:32:17

“Nothing in the world can open up your heart like giving it to someone else.”


QUESTIONS

What do you really want in life? (1:03)

How has love, loss, forgiveness and transformation impacted you in your life? (19:32)

Do you feel you love yourself more now than ever before? (30:30)

How has being in love helped you in your art? (37:00)

Why do you think poetry is getting its comeback? (42:25)

Who have you had to forgive the most? (47:40)

Where do you think you would be if your dad was loving and supportive? (48:56)

Where do you think poetry is going in the next ten years? (49:56)

Why does it seem in life that we need something drastic to happen to change? (56:43)


YOU WILL LEARN

How to accept who you are (6:22)

Why being positive in the bad times is essential in intimacy (14:32)

In-Q shares some of his best poems (21:30-30:15)

What happens when we first start dating  (34:12)

Why wanting love and validation is an important part of dating (37:40)

The difference between codependent love and unconditional love (40:50)

What happens when people get up to use their voice (51:25)

The two halves of IN-Q’s new book and what they mean (1:00:00)


LINKS MENTIONED

Inquire Within


If you enjoyed this episode, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/934 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes

Mar 30, 2020
Wondery presents Even The Rich
00:00:57

From Wondery, the team that brought you Dying for Sex and Dirty John, Even The Rich gives you the real inside scoop on the drama that keeps these families in the spotlight. 


Even the Rich will give you a hilarious, behind-the-scenes look into how these dynasties are built, and the lengths they are willing to go to protect the family name.


This show is part history, part comedy, part gossip, and all fascinating. A world where the stakes are high and the rules don’t apply.

Mar 29, 2020
933 Dr. Joe Dispenza: How To Hack Your Mind (And Heart) to Change Your Life
01:04:33

“We are all faced with great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.”


QUESTIONS

How quickly can we heal trauma that’s been inside of us for decades? (4:33)

Is the information trauma we are taking in more damaging than physical trauma? (6:56)

What are ways to support our inner environment on a daily basis? (25:14)

How do we brainwash ourselves in times of stress to believe in calm and peace? (29:43)

What can someone who is in a very dark place begin to do to get relief? (34:26)

How do we learn how to heal the heart when it’s not information taught by the world? (51:52)


YOU WILL LEARN

How to change your health by changing your mind (2:15)

How strengthening your inner environment will strengthen your immune system (14:00)

The massive power of telling yourself a positive story about your future (21:03)

Dr. Joe’s advice to anyone who is super stressed about coronavirus (44:53)

Dr. Joe’s 60 second daily process to boost his internal environment (48:45)


LINKS MENTIONED

Becoming Supernatural

Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself

You Are the Placebo


If you enjoyed this episode, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/933 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes

Mar 27, 2020
932 Dr. Nicole LePera on Relationships, Boundaries, and Childhood Trauma
01:26:06

“Consciousness is where we are granted choice.”


QUESTIONS

How are you growing faster than other therapist brands? (1:28)

How do we change a feeling of powerlessness? (7:25)

What’s the greatest trauma people face? (17:24)

What’s the level a child or the parent traumatizes the other? (19:23)

How do we come to a place of worthiness? (29:00)

What is the best practice on observing self thoughts? (37:13)

What’s your biggest trigger? (39:13)

How do we forgive our parents, even if they were doing the best they can? (43:20)

How do we say no without apologizing? (49:30)

How do you speak to a child that has a chaotic reality and has not observed their own thoughts? (1:01:30)

What’s your biggest fear as a therapist? (1:07:32)


YOU WILL LEARN

The issue with always thinking about what to do next (5:30)

How to develop a consistency in practice in consciousness of action (9:45)

The top tools for your healing journey (16:25)

Why meditation is key to tuning in to our internal world (24:30)

What to do when we get stuck in our familiarized comfort zone (27:50)

How the practice of self observation removes focus without judgment (29:30)

Why we must change our expectations (41:21)

Why we find a way to keep connections with other humans (51:32)

Great ways to say no without apologizing or explaining yourself (56:25)

The importance of going inward and connecting with ourselves everyday (1:07:10)


LINKS MENTIONED

The Body Keeps the Score

Virtual Self Healer Circle Membership

Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan


If you enjoyed this episode, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/932 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes


Mar 25, 2020
931 No Limbs, No Limits, No Excuses with Nick Vujicic
01:26:36

“You don’t need a miracle to be one.”


QUESTIONS

How did your parents instill courage in you? (4:16)

How do you unchain your fears? (12:30)

How do we truly let go of hurt, pain and resentment? (24:05)

How do we build self belief amidst so much self doubt? (45:20)

What is the biggest lesson your wife has taught you? (56:45)


YOU WILL LEARN

How to prepare ourselves for the world (7:35)

How attitude affects encouragement and discouragement (9:30)

How to unchain your fears (13:04)

How to navigate through the ups and downs of life (19:10)

A powerful way to let go of things that don’t serve you (25:31)

The best ways to help someone in need (29:25)

Why we must not hold on to resentment (32:52)

Where our value comes from (42:20)

How to understand your relationship to your dreams (46:02)

How to define your own goals (50:30)

The key to finding value in each day (1:11:54)


LINKS MENTIONED

The Nick Vujicic podcast

Money Secrets of the Rich by John R. Burley

Life Without Limits: Inspiration for a Ridiculously Good Life

Be the Hands and Feet: Living Out God’s Love for All His Children


If you enjoyed this episode, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/931 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes

Mar 23, 2020
930 3 Ways to Keep Anxiety from Going Viral with Dr. Jud Brewer
00:38:46

“It is our duty to spread calm and mental connection rather than infection.”


QUESTIONS

What is more contagious: a physical virus or an anxiety virus? (5:43)

How can we keep good mental hygiene right now? (7:40)

What has been your honest reaction to the coronavirus escalating so fast? (18:39)


YOU WILL LEARN

How our minds actually work with anxiety and fear (2:21)

How to build mental resilience in a time of scarcity and anxiety (21:20)

Ways to cleanse your mind from the anxiety of coronavirus (30:07)


SOCIAL LINKS


LINKS MENTIONED

Unwinding Anxiety app


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Mar 20, 2020
929 Esther Perel: The Quality of Your Relationships Determines the Quality of Your Life
01:09:23

“You learn to love yourself in the context of relationships with others.”


QUESTIONS

Can we choose to be in suffering or not? (0:30)

Can you learn to suffer less over time? (4:24)

When was the last time you suffered the deepest? (5:32)

Why are relationships seemingly the most hard for people when they are what we need most? (8:32)

How many relationships are thriving after decades of existing? (17:47)

How many values do you need to have in common with your life partner? (27:35)


YOU WILL LEARN

What helps us in times of suffering (14:30)

The 3 ways to make your relationship successful (22:18)

What to focus on if you are single and looking to be in a relationship (24:40)

What determines the success of a relationship day to day (36:01)

Why it’s important to acknowledge the good in your co-workers (41:46)

Why you must deal with your own past in order to deal with your relationship problems at work (50:10)


If you enjoyed this episode, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/929 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes

Mar 18, 2020
928 Daymond John on How to Close any Deal and Achieve Any Outcome
00:52:25

“You’re the only one that has a blueprint for yourself.”


QUESTIONS

How do we negotiate with our mind to achieve something? (5:16)

Where do you think you’d be if you weren’t a father? (10:06)

Do you think it’s better to focus on one thing or diversify? (12:05)

Who has taught you the most in the last 11 years of Shark Tank? (17:35)

Who is someone you’ve been a shark with that impressed you over time? (20:00)

Why do you need another book? (24:31)

What’s the best negotiation where both parties won the most? (32:06)

What was the thing that was the hardest thing to forgive in your life? (39:41)


YOU WILL LEARN

The mindset shift Daymond had when he got cancer (3:15)

The main reason Daymond chose to be on Shark Tank (14:35)

What a powershift is (16:25)

How staying scrappy helps your business (19:21)

How much we are already negotiating in day to day life (26:00)

How Daymond built FUBU as a massive brand (29:23)

The ratio of profit to keep to yourself when starting a business (33:36)

Why constantly keeping educated is so important (38:00)


If you enjoyed this episode, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/928 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes

Mar 16, 2020
927 8 Ways to Be Calm and Prepared During Crisis
00:42:09

This is a special 5 minute Friday about the 8 ways to be calm and prepared during a crisis, specifically the pandemic we are facing now known as the Coronavirus. We discuss things like how to have compassion for people, how to simplify, and how to keep your mind healthy and strong while others around you may be in a panic.

Mar 13, 2020
926 Get Out of Your Own Way with Dave Hollis
01:07:18

Are you your own worst enemy? 

There are going to be hundreds of obstacles that we face when trying to pursue greatness.

Some people will tell you that you're not enough.

Others will say your ideas are unconventional and crazy - "it's never going to work!"

Maybe your own family doesn't believe in you.

The pressure from other people can be insane and paralyzing, but sometimes, we are our own worst enemies. We can get in our own way when it comes to our dreams. Insecurity has a way of tripping us up when we try to get out of our comfort zone. Thoughts like, "I'm not enough," play on repeat.

Other times, pride has a way of convincing us that we're doing everything right, when we're actually not, and that's not great either. We always need to be willing to change, to humble ourselves when necessary, and to get out of our comfort zone.

On this episode of The School of Greatness, I've got Dave Hollis in the house to tell you his story about struggle, adaptation, and success.

Dave Hollis is one half of the dynamic, powerhouse duo that is Rachel and Dave Hollis. He's the former Disney film distribution chief who was responsible for the relaunch of the Star Wars franchise, the Avengers series, and mega-hits like Frozen and Beauty and the Beast, but he left his prestigious post at Disney last year to lead The Hollis Company alongside his wife Rachel Hollis.

In addition to running a company and raising his four beautiful children, Dave is touring the US, regaling tales of how one former personal development skeptic became a spokesperson for growth.

Dave understands the path to success well and acknowledges that it's a path full of change. It requires not only strategy but also the willingness to grow and adapt to situations you never saw coming.

I had Dave's wife, Rachel Hollis, author of Girl, Wash Your Face, on my podcast a while back, and I was so excited to have Dave on here as well! He gets vulnerable talking about their marriage and how they've navigated all this crazy stuff together.

I think you all are really gonna enjoy this one. Join me on Episode 926 to learn how to get out of your own way so you can reach your fullest potential with Dave Hollis.


  • What has been the biggest area of growth for you in the last 2 years? (9:06)
  • Is there anything in your marriage that still isn’t resolved since Rachel’s career took off? (19:30)
  • What have you learned is the common thing that holds women back from their greatness? (40:37)
  • What’s your biggest fear about the next 5 years? (46:20)
  • Why did you decide to step out and write your own book and brand? (51:47)


  • Why Dave is okay with going from CEO to COO (0:30)
  • What happens when you have a huge lynchpin product in your business (4:18)
  • How to shift your perspective on vulnerability and transparency if you think they are liabilities (6:10)
  • Why Dave shifted his relationship with alcohol to focus on running (10:28)
  • How to unpack the stories that run your life (17:30)
  • Where to draw the line with what you share publicly (26:35)
  • How to make tough business decisions for the health of your business (36:29)
  • Plus much more...



Mar 11, 2020
925 Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt on The Power of Forgiveness
01:01:29

Forgiveness is a gift.

Forgive and forget. We've all heard this phrase at some point, but it's way easier said than done.

We are all hurt at some point in our lives. Maybe a close friend has betrayed your trust, a family member ignored your hospitality, or a partner cheated on you. Sometimes, these conflicts end, and the other person admits their wrong and asks for forgiveness, but other times, they don't. Maybe they couldn't care less that they hurt you.

Sometimes, people intentionally hurt us. Maybe you've been abused, neglected, manipulated, or harassed. As a young boy, I was sexually assaulted by a man I didn't know. It was traumatizing.

There are something things that just seem unforgivable.

But forgiveness is not something you need permission for. It's a choice that you make yourself, and ultimately, it's an empowering and liberating one.

My guest today on The School of Greatness has just written a whole book about the subject, and it's a book you're going to want to read.

Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt is an American New York Times bestselling author, TV correspondent, philanthropist, and the daughter of actor Arnold Schwarzenegger and broadcast journalist Maria Shriver. In 2019, Katherine married actor Chris Pratt, and let me tell you — they are relationship goals.  

In 2010, she wrote her first book entitled Rock What You've Got: Secrets to Loving Your Inner and Outer Beauty from Someone Who's Been There and Back. In this book, Katherine describes her personal journey and encourages other young women to achieve confidence and a positive self-image. 

Her fourth book called The Gift of Forgiveness is set for release on March 10. In the book, she interviews 22 different women about their experience overcoming trauma and hurt while figuring out the path to healing and forgiveness. 

Katherine is also a HUGE animal lover. Katherine works as an Ambassador for Best Friends Animal Society and the ASPCA, lending her time, voice, and energy to spread awareness about animal rescue. She rescued her own dog, Maverick, and even wrote a children's book about him called Maverick and Me

Katherine is such a genuinely kind and thoughtful person. I really enjoyed this interview with her and was blown away by the things she had to say.

Are you battling with forgiveness? Do you feel imprisoned by your pain? Then join me on Episode 925 with the wonderful Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt to learn how forgiveness is a step toward healing and greatness.


  • What’s the most powerful lesson you’ve learned from your mom? (1:30)
  • Was there ever a time when you didn’t love yourself? (4:05)
  • What thing in your life are you most proud of? (8:13)
  • What has been the hardest thing for you to forgive in your life? (12:10)
  • How many people did you need to forgive in the process of writing this book? (17:45)
  • When have you felt most alone? (27:25)
  • What have animals taught you about forgiveness? (30:28)
  • How can you forgive something quickly when it saddens or angers you? (32:55)


  • Why it’s important to be proud of your relationships (9:39)
  • The biggest relationship lesson Katherine has learned in her first year of marriage (10:15)
  • Why waiting for someone to ask for forgiveness doesn’t work (14:15)
  • How long it takes to forgive someone (19:58)
  • The best strategies for forgiveness (24:34)
  • How to forgive yourself (37:06)
  • Plus much more...


If you enjoyed this episode, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/925 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes

Mar 09, 2020
924 Let Go of Toxic Relationships
00:08:15

You know energetically if someone is adding to or subtracting from you.”


If you’ve never experienced or been a part of a toxic relationship, congratulations!

You will still benefit from listening to this episode on The School of Greatness, however.

For the rest of us, this conversation with Transformation Coach Chris Lee (back for the 5th time by popular demand!) is powerful.

Take it from me: toxic relationships are not worth it, whether they are romantic, professional, family, friends, whatever.

But it can be really really hard to end them if you don’t know how.

That’s why Chris and I wanted to discuss this process on the podcast. In this 5 Minute Friday, he breaks down the first two steps, walks you through the how and why, and drops a lot of wisdom along the way.

This process is powerful and can free you from relationships in your life that need to shift or go away.


If you enjoyed this episode, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/924 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes

Mar 06, 2020
923 Get Uncomfortable, Build Your Relationships and Thrive with Dave Sparks
01:22:30

“It’s okay to love people more than you might have been taught was okay.”

  • What hard things do you do daily to seek pain? (3:05)
  • What is the biggest fear you have yet to conquer? (13:35)
  • How have you stay focused on your wife and family as your fame and success has grown? (16:28)
  • What is something you don’t want people to know about you? (39:45)
  • What do you need to let go of in order to step into your fullest potential? (42:19)


  • How to overcome the fear of anything (8:21)
  • How Dave learned how to get back up when he gets knocked down (20:48)
  • How to teach kids to appreciate what they have (24:35)
  • The best thing Dave learned from his Mormon mission (31:15)
  • Why you should make deals with God or the universe (36:50)
  • What happens when you focus in on one key skill (45:10)
  • What Dave thinks about the new Tesla truck (49:00)
  • How the auto industry is evolving into electric and hydrogen power (56:30)


If you enjoyed this episode, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/923 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes

Mar 04, 2020
922 In Order to Be Successful You Must Do This: James Altucher
01:11:28

Want to be successful? You gotta fail first. 

If you want to accomplish anything great in life, it's most likely not going to be an easy path to get there.

Sometimes, things fall into place for us. But more often than not, things fall out of place, and we find ourselves sitting in failure. Sometimes it's our fault, sometimes it's not, but whatever the case, failures are hard to handle.

I myself understand failure. I used to live on my sister's coach. My injury immobilized me, and for months, I wallowed in self-pity. Finally, I realized that my failures and hardships didn't hinder me from greatness. My sister kicked me out, and I learned to fight for myself again.

My guest today knows all about failure and how it can set you up for success.

In addition to having incredible hair, James Altucher is an American hedge fund manager, entrepreneur, author, venture capitalist, and podcaster. He has published 20 books, and he is a contributor to publications including The Financial Times and The Huffington Post. He is also the host of The James Altucher Show in which he interviews innovators, creators, and just all around amazing people. James has founded or cofounded more than 20 companies, 17 of which have failed, but he hasn't let this slow him down.

Failure is a big part of James' story. In fact, I believe that anyone who is remotely successful has probably experienced an extraordinary amount of failure in their life. Why? Because overcoming failure is a step towards success.

At one point, James lost almost all his money. He was completely broke. He had less than two hundred dollars in his bank account. But somehow, he was able to build his business back up, and change that two hundred dollars into fifteen million.

Want to learn his secret? Then tune into Episode 922 and get ready to be blown away by entrepreneur, author, and hair inspiration, James Altucher.

  • When was the last time you cried? (6:01)
  • What are you proud of yourself for and what do you regret as a father? (10:08)
  • What is the one thing that has changed your life the most drastically? (13:06)
  • What do you attach your self-worth to now? (30:17)
  • Why do people either love or hate money? (34:06)
  • What is the pathway to becoming financially free without letting money control you? (42:30)
  • What’s the best investment you’ve made over the last 5 years? (46:10)
  • Is there anything you are afraid of people knowing about you? (54:48)


  • What James remembers experiences the attack on 9/11 in the streets of New York City (13:06)
  • What to do when you make a lot of money (24:37)
  • How to manage major fears that stick with you (26:18)
  • How to healthily think about your money (31:15)
  • The best place for a Millennial to invest their money right now (50:00)
  • Plus much more...


If you enjoyed this episode, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/922 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes

Mar 02, 2020
921 Take Time to Reflect
00:06:14

“I would like to live in a world where it’s not the loudest voice that wins, but instead it’s the best idea that wins.”

If you enjoyed this episode, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/921 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes

Feb 28, 2020
920 The Medical Medium: Know What’s Wrong So You Can Fix It with Anthony William
01:33:22

You can always be healed.

So many people struggle with chronic illness or pain. Whether it's back trouble, ringing in the ears, or headaches, we've almost all been in a situation when we know that something is wrong but we don't know what to do and how to fix it.

Thankfully, we have doctors and health professionals to diagnose us, and they're often right! But happens when the doctors aren't sure what's wrong or how to fix the problem?

What if I were to tell you that there was someone who could "read" your medical condition, like a person reads a book. He could sit down with you right now and tell you what's wrong, without even looking at your charts or medical history. You'd say I'm crazy right?

My guest today is committed to helping people around the world understand and improve their health. He doesn't go about it traditionally — he has a conversation with a spiritual medium about each person's individual health concerns and how to heal them.

A lot of you are probably skeptical, but when it comes to Anthony William, the results speak for themselves.

Anthony William, also known as The Medical Medium, is the originator of the global celery juice movement and #1 New York Times best-selling author of several books, including Medical Medium Liver Rescue, Medical Medium Celery Juice, and several others. His newest book, Medical Medium Cleanse to Heal, is coming out this month! 

Anthony was born with the unique ability to converse with the Spirit of Compassion, who provides him with extraordinarily accurate health information that's far ahead of its time. Since age four, Anthony has been using his gift to “read” people's conditions and tell them how to recover their health.

His unprecedented accuracy and success rate as the Medical Medium have earned him the trust and love of millions worldwide. Movie stars, rock stars, billionaires, professional athletes, and countless other people from all walks of life could not find a way to heal until Anthony provided them with insights from above. Anthony has also become an invaluable resource to doctors who need help solving their most difficult cases. When they aren't sure what's going on, Anthony is there to listen, channel the Spirit of Compassion, and provide his counsel. 

Intriguing, right!? Want to learn more about how compassion can help heal your body and cleanse your mind? Then tune into Episode 920 and get ready to be blown away by Anthony William, the Medical Medium.

  • What’s the difference between listening to a voice and channelling? (3:43)
  • What’s the relationship you have with compassion? (6:06)
  • What is the secret to ending disease and chronic pain? (15:40)
  • What is the biggest disease in America right now? (19:50)
  • How do we prevent all these symptoms from affecting us physically? (25:53)
  • What does more water do for you? (28:50)
  • What should we do on a daily basis to combat this? (35:02)
  • What are the foods we should never eat? (36:16)
  • What foods should you eat? (42:10)
  • What would the spirit of compassion say to you when you see someone with a really bad disease? (49:32)
  • What’s it like to be in an intimate relationship with you? (1:00:20)


  • Why the Spirit of Compassion gives answers where traditional diagnoses do not (11:27)
  • Why disease and chronic pain all lead to pathogens (15:54)
  • The key to winning in disease (17:10)
  • The surprising reason to stay off of dairy and gluten (29:44)
  • We need to learn about the food that feeds pathogens (35:44)
  • Why celery juice is such a great daily antidote (46:30)
  • Why you don’t create your own symptoms or create your own illness (104:40)
  • Plus much more...


If you enjoyed this episode, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/920 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes

Feb 26, 2020
919 Live Your Passion, Use Your Voice, and Own Your Story with JoJo
01:12:03

You have the power to change your story. 

Have you ever felt like your life story was not your own?

There's always the pressure to become someone who you aren't. Maybe you're comparing yourself to the people you see on social media. This is so easy to do. We often just post the best of ourselves on the internet, and then the illusion is that everyone is living these perfect lives.

But we know that isn't true. You can't compare your real life to a filtered version of someone else's.

Sometimes the pressure comes from within, and other times, it comes directly from the mouths of other people. It's easy to let the outside world dictate who you are supposed to be. People love to tell people what to do and who to become.

But you have your own voice in this world. People can try to shout over it, but it's up to you to make a stand for who you are.

On this episode of The School of Greatness, I had the pleasure of talking with JoJo, a pop-icon, who shares about battling comparison, asserting her voice, and writing her own story in the midst of extreme pressure.

JoJo is a pop and R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. She released her first album, JoJo, in June 2004, and the album's first single, "Leave (Get Out)," was No.1 on the US Billboard Pop Chart. She was only 13 years old - the youngest solo artist in history to ever top the billboard charts. She’s also starred in movies like Aquamarine and RV (with Robin Williams) and in TV shows like Hawaii 5-0 and Lethal Weapon. 

In 2006, she released her second studio album, The High Road, which was also a great success, but her third album, Mad Love, was delayed due to record label disputes. She realized she didn't have power over her own voice, and this was non-negotiable. 

In 2008, JoJo founded her own record label, Clover Music, and re-released her previous albums. Her fourth studio album, good to know, will drop in spring 2020, and in April she will kick off an international tour.

JoJo was offered her first record deal at six years old. From a young age, she has felt immense pressure from music industry to become who they want her to be, but JoJo made a stand for herself.

Join me on Episode 919 with JoJo to learn how she owned her story and how you can too.

  • Where do you think your life would be if you’d had social media early on in your career? (1:20)
  • Did you dream of being a superstar when you were a kid? (7:40)
  • When did fear come into your life as a creative? (9:15)
  • How did you learn to create your own self-worth? (19:45)
  • What challenges do you face being in an intimate relationship? (25:39)
  • What were the most powerful moments you’ve experienced on stage? (34:57)
  • What are some lyrics that define the decades of your life? (47:05)


  • What it was like when JoJo didn’t own her own music (3:15)
  • The lessons JoJo learned from her early success and from then til now (16:05)
  • How to learn how to be happy by yourself (32:10)
  • The value of facing your fears regularly (39:40)
  • How to make yourself proud (44:40)
  • Plus much more...


If you enjoyed this episode, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/919 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes

Feb 24, 2020
918 Become the Chess Player
00:06:57

Don't settle for being a pawn. 

If you've played chess before, then you'll know there's several different pieces in the game. You have the queen and king, obviously the most important pieces, and then on the other side of the spectrum, you have the pawns.

Pawns can't do a lot. They have limited movement, and a lot of them get knocked over pretty early. There's always the chance they could win the game, but that chance is pretty low.

When it comes to investing your money, it's easy to be a pawn and not a player. It's amazing how much compounded interest you can earn from investment, but it's equally upsetting how much of that interest can be negated by fees.

If you don't know what you're doing, you'll probably become a pawn in someone else's game.

On this Five Minute Friday episode, I revisit a conversation with legendary Tony Robbins who explains the necessity in being knowledgeable, strategic, and intentional when it comes to investing your money.

If you've listened to The School of Greatness podcast before, you've probably heard me mention Tony Robbins. I've had him on the show several times, and he is an absolute legend.

Tony Robbins is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, philanthropist, and the nation’s #1 Life and Business Strategist. Author of six internationally bestselling books, including the New York Times #1 best-sellers MONEY: Master the Game and UNSHAKEABLE, Tony has empowered more than 50 million people from 100 countries through his audio, video, and life training programs.

Tony uses his money to help others and give back to humanity. Once he got rid of the scarcity mindset, he was able to become the man we know him as today.

On February 27th, 2020, Tony Robbins and fellow entrepreneur Dean Graziosi are hosting a free webinar training for anyone who wants to learn how they can be successful in the exploding digital economy. If you're looking to follow in their footsteps, this is an opportunity you can't pass up.

Thinking about investing but not sure how? You know, 96% of mutual funds don't beat the market. That leaves a 4% margin for you to succeed. If you want to win the game, you're going to have to be a player, not a pawn.

Join me on Episode 918 to learn how with icon Tony Robbins.

Disclosure: I am an independent Mastermind.com / Mind Mint LLC / BBG Enterprises Affiliate, not an employee. I receive referral payments from Mastermind.com / Mind Mint LCC / BBG Enterprises. The opinions expressed here are my own and are not official statements of Mastermind.com / Mind Mint LLC / BBG Enterprises or its parent company, Mastermind.com / Mind Mint LLC / BBG Enterprises LCC.

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Feb 21, 2020
917 Make an Impact and Next Level Success with Dean Graziosi
01:10:09

“I want to make self-education the new norm.”

QUESTIONS

  • What’s the greatest lesson you’ve learned about intimate relationships that applies to business relationships? (8:00)
  • What are the keys to constantly deepening your love in a long-term relationship that apply to business? (14:13)
  • How to create a hunger within yourself to achieve great things (23:20)
  • What did you learn last year that you’re letting go of this year? (35:49)


YOU WILL LEARN

  • Ways you can learn to build a profitable career without going to college (2:30)
  • Why 2020 is the year for female entrepreneurs (9:28)
  • The different kinds of entrepreneur you can be (26:30)
  • The message Dean wants his soon to be born son to know (29:31)
  • What happens when you are in complete alignment with yourself (42:01)
  • Who masterminds are for and who they are not for (46:26)


If you enjoyed this episode, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/917 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes

Feb 19, 2020
916 Build Your Health to Build Your Wealth with Dr. Mark Hyman
01:01:18

Wealth without health isn't wealth at all. 

Let's say you're the richest person in the world. You have anything and everything you could ever want. You've started companies, written books, gone on tours—you name it. But your body isn't in the best shape. You've put it second to your career goals. And now, it's starting to show.

Your health is a different kind of wealth. Taking care of your finances is important, but so is taking care of your body. If you neglect your body, your body will neglect you. As you age, this only gets harder. You won't be able to enjoy life because you'll feel tired, sick, or miserable.

Of course, exercise is vital to maintaining good health, but so are the foods that you eat. The food we eat has an impact on our brain chemistry, our physical health, our community, and even climate change!

It's easy to eat the processed food that's offered to us daily, but if we want to start investing in our health, it's time for a change.

If there's one person who knows how to help, it's Dr. Mark Hyman.

Dr. Mark Hyman is leading a health revolution—one revolved around using food as medicine to support longevity, energy, mental clarity, happiness, and so much more.

Dr. Hyman is a practicing family physician and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in the field of Functional Medicine. He's the founder and director of The UltraWellness Center, is the Head of Strategy and Innovation of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, AND is the Board President for Clinical Affairs for The Institute for Functional Medicine. 

And somehow, in the midst of all this, he's a twelve-time New York Times bestselling author and hosts one of the leading health podcasts, The Doctor's Farmacy. He's also a regular medical contributor on several television shows and networks, including CBS This Morning, the Today Show, Good Morning America, The View, The Dr. Oz Show, and CNN. 

Needless to say, he's an expert. Dr. Hyman is one of my favorite people to learn from about health because he is so honest about what’s going on. Instead of trying to push his own agenda, he’s got humanity’s best interest at heart.

If you're wanting to invest in your health, look no further! Join me on Episode 916 with Dr. Mark Hyman to learn how eating the right foods can make you healthier and happier.


  • What are the first steps someone can take to fix the food crisis? (31:50)
  • Has dairy consumption been declining? (43:00)


  • How many people in the U.S. are actually sick (1:01)
  • The truth about what diabetes is and what causes it (7:03)
  • The history of processed food and what it does to the environment (11:15)
  • How much food we waste annually (16:45)
  • Why the FDA doesn’t regulate food the way other countries do (18:40)
  • How the food industry convinces people bad food is safe (23:45)
  • Why nut milks can be problematic (45:02)
  • Plus much more...


If you enjoyed this episode, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/916 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes

Feb 17, 2020
915 Everyone Is Important
00:05:17

“Remember: everyone is important.”

Can you imagine being in charge of 40,000 employees?

How about running operations at Disney World?

Or traveling the world as a renowned public speaker AFTER you retire?

Today’s guest on The School of Greatness has done all of these and he’s not stopping anytime soon.

Lee Cockerell is a powerhouse of energy, wisdom, and service and it was my privilege to interview him on this episode.

Lee has not only led thousands at companies like Disney, but he has written several books on the lessons he has learned and applied through the years as a stand out leader and manager. (Surprise fact: he dropped out of college because he says he wasn’t smart enough.)

When taking advice about leadership, hiring the right people, and managing your time, take it from a person like Lee.

If you enjoyed this episode, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/915 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes

Feb 14, 2020
914 The Unfiltered Guide to Starting a Successful Podcast with Chris Harder
01:19:40

So, you want to start a podcast? 

Well...it's definitely easier said than done.

Entrepreneur and podcaster Chris Harder invited me to a special Q&A at his Mastermind where I answered some questions about podcasting. Honestly, I get this question a lot, “What’s your advice on starting a podcast?”

...And I tell most people...they shouldn’t. With more and more people starting podcasts everyday, it will take so much work to stand out in the crowd. You can have the right intentions, but if you don't start with the right foundation, your podcast will probably disappear into the void.

But if you are clear on WHY your podcast needs to be made and who you're serving, you stand a fighting chance.

We just celebrated 7 years of The School of Greatness podcast about 2 weeks ago, and today my documentary Chasing Greatness finally premiers. It's been a long journey, full of ups and downs - moments of celebration and also hardship. Looking back, I'm proud of what I've accomplished. I'm excited about what I will accomplish. But mostly, I'm just so grateful. 

I’m so grateful to all of you who have supported us from day one. I'm always excited to hear about who has found this podcast helpful with growing stronger in their health, relationships, business, career, and more. I wanted this podcast to have an impact - a positive impact - on the world. You all have helped me get there. 

Today, I’m really excited to give you insight into how I approach creating this podcast every week for you. Join me on Episode 914 to learn my advice for starting your own podcast, dealing with negative feedback, and using it to grow in your personal life. 


  • Should anyone start a podcast? (0:21)
  • When did you start doing video on your podcast? (18:25)
  • Who is the most surprising guest you’ve interviewed? (23:12)
  • What’s the biggest personal shift that has come to you from hosting your podcast? (27:48)
  • Who is your favorite podcast host to listen to? (43:54)
  • What is the why behind your podcast? (54:05)
  • How valuable is it to be interviewed on podcasts as the CEO of your company? (1:01:15)


  • What the year over year growth of the School of Greatness podcast has looked like (4:58)
  • The most important psychological part of launching a great podcast (6:30)
  • The difference between being a coach with a podcast and being a media company (15:03)
  • How I get great guests on the show (24:50)
  • How to choose the name of your podcast (34:30)
  • How I take care of my voice (42:42)
  • How to overcome the fear of judgment when starting a podcast (44:52)
  • What not to do as a podcast host (1:02:53)
  • Advice for re-launching an existing show (1:04:29)
  • Why philanthropy and giving back are so important (1:06:54)
  • Plus much more...


If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/914 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes

Feb 12, 2020
913 Greatness Redefined with Mel Robbins, Esther Perel, Maria Sharapova and Najwa Zebian
00:57:13

Don't let anyone stop you from becoming your best self. 

For this episode of The School of Greatness, I wanted to revisit the wisdom of some amazing women from our Summit of Greatness conference in 2017. These women are so empowering, and their words have stayed with me for these past few years.

Mel Robbins is the most booked female speaker on the planet with a 7 figure speaking business. She is the author of the international best seller The 5 Second Rule, and she now she has a daytime talk show called The Mel Robbins Show. In 2018, she gave a fantastic TEDx talk titled "How to Stop Screwing Yourself Over" that has over 22 million views.  

Psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author Esther Perel is recognized as one of today’s most insightful and original voices on modern relationships. Her newest book is the New York Times bestseller The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity. Esther unpacks what infidelity really is, why even happy people can be unfaithful, and how couples can recover from such a traumatic experience. 

Najwa Zebian is a Lebanese-Canadian activist, author, speaker and educator. She focuses on empowering people that have been abused and displaced. Najwa has become a trailblazing voice for women everywhere and has been highlighted by The New York Times and CBS News, among others. She has also creatively collaborated with Google, RBC, Kohl’s and Cirque du Soleil. She is host of the podcast Stories of the Soul which is all about inspiring people to heal from pain, suffering and abuse. 

Maria Sharapova is a Tennis Champion, author, and entrepreneur. She won her first Grand Slam tournament at just 17 years old. She’s held major commercial endorsements with companies including Nike and Tiffany & Co. She founded Sugarpova, a premium candy line, which is packed with antioxidants and non-GMO ingredients that are worth indulging in. She also founded the Maria Sharapova Foundation which helps children around the world pursue their dreams through education and scholarships. 

All of these women have unique wisdom that refine greatness in a truly inspiring way.

Join us in Episode 913 to learn how you too can share your story with confidence, overcome negativity and become the best version of yourself you can be.

  • Maria, what is one piece of advice you would give to all budding entrepreneurs? (7:15)
  • Maria, how do you handle criticism? (11:26)
  • Najwa, how do you balance sharing your vulnerable, painful story with being hopeful? (20:50)
  • Esther, how do I handle the outside pressure of being with a wonderful man who doesn’t look great on paper? (33:50)
  • Mel, does inspiration build action and courage? (46:05)


  • How to get a new perspective on something you have done for a long time (3:30)
  • How Maria mentally switched from being just an athlete to being an entrepreneur (5:20)
  • Inspiration to fire you up if you are at the bottom (14:35)
  • How to overcome negative self-talk and negative voices from your family (24:22)
  • How to honor your parents while having healthy boundaries with them (8:40)
  • Why it’s so important for everyone to have an open conversation about sex (32:10)
  • How to date and commit to a partner when there are so many options (37:40)
  • How to re-establish a connection with your previous partner after a divorce (43:40)
  • Why imposter syndrome can be a good thing (44:30)
  • How to find your voice if you’ve experienced an abusive relationship (47:10)


If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/913 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes

Feb 10, 2020
912 Clear Your Headspace
00:04:53

“Accountability is a huge thing with changing lifestyle practices.”

I interviewed my friend Rich Roll years ago about the incredible lifestyle and health transformation he went through in his 40s.

I pulled out a clip from our conversation where we cover the why behind his meditation practice and how it has transformed his productivity.

I have a ton of respect for Rich and the way he lives his life and pursues his mission. I always learn a lot from talking to him (not just about food and meditation).

If you’ve been feeling low on energy, struggling with health issues, or wondering how to improve your productivity and mental health, this 5 Minute Friday episode is for you.

Feb 07, 2020
911 10 “Happy Habits” Successful People Do Differently
00:34:26

“Happy people create healthy relationships.”

  • Habit 1: Have a vision and life-fulfilling goals (1:45)
  • Habit 2: Create healthy relationships with boundaries (4:16)
  • Habit 3: Express gratitude and appreciation (7:02)
  • Habit 4: Have a positive attitude when things go bad (9:10)
  • Habit 5: Volunteer your time, give back, mentor and help others (11:24)
  • Habit 6: Work out and be healthy with nutrition and mental health (13:12)
  • Habit 7: Take responsibility for your actions, thoughts, and life (14:16)
  • Habit 8: Don’t take things personally (15:56)
  • Habit 9: Learn to cope with tragedy and let go of regret, anger, and resentment (17:48)
  • Habit 10: Do things that make you happy and eliminate things that don’t make you happy (21:32)


If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/911 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes

Feb 05, 2020
910 The Wim Hof Experience: Mindset Training, Power Breathing and Brotherhood
01:24:03

“The breath is the carrier of consciousness.” 

If anyone has mastered their mind, it's extreme athlete Wim Hof.

Wim Hof got his nickname “The Iceman” by breaking a number of records related to cold exposure. His feats include climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in shorts, running a half marathon above the Arctic Circle on his bare feet, and standing in a container while covered with ice cubes for more than 112 minutes. He developed the Wim Hof Method: a natural path to an optimal state of body and mind.

He says that our brains have the power to guarantee us happiness, strength, and health. We can actually regulate our mind and the autonomous nervous system by breathing and being present.

I had the incredible opportunity to travel to Poland along several other top entrepreneurs and business owners to experience a week with Wim Hof that I will never forget.

As a group, we participated in several different exercises. Some involved meditation and breathing and others involved enduring intense cold and ice water challenges.

On this trip, we all learned about the importance of brotherhood. Some of the physical challenges would have been unbearable if we were going at it alone. We all had each other to encourage, to motivate, and to push.

We've all been in a place, where we think, "I can't do this anymore."

That's a mindset roadblock that we were taught to overcome. Often in the midst of being uncomfortable, our minds and bodies panic. Our top priority is becoming comfortable again. But this is not often the correct way to deal with stress or pain.

The mind is powerful, and if you teach it to avoid pain, then you'll never reach your full potential.

If anyone has mastered the art of being uncomfortable while releasing stress, it's Wim Hof. He gave all us an experience we will never forget.


  • How deep breathing practices create spiritual experiences in the body and mind (0:45)
  • What Aubrey learned on the trip (2:52)
  • What Steve learned on the trip (5:23)
  • What Humble learned on the trip (6:53)
  • What Mike learned on the trip (11:49)
  • What Jesse learned on the trip (15:19)
  • What Marq learned on the trip (20:59)
  • What Matt (Cesar) learned on the trip (24:20)
  • What Enahm learned on the trip (27:00)
  • What Nick learned on the trip (33:30)
  • Why Mike walked across America (37:14)
  • What Taylor learned on the trip (40:18)
  • What Mitch learned on the trip (41:28)
  • What Matthew learned on the trip (43:45)
  • What Peter learned on the trip (52:05)
  • What Dalton learned on the trip (53:35)
  • What Wim learned on the trip (55:23)
  • Aubrey’s thoughts on the power of breathwork (57:30)
  • Matthew’s thoughts on leadership (1:01:18)
  • Plus much more...




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Feb 03, 2020
909 Work It Out, Write It Out
00:06:38

“Exercise allows you to diversify your identity.”

Tim Ferriss is a stand out entrepreneur, author, consultant, athlete, bio-hacker, and life-hacker.

If you haven’t heard of him yet, who knows where you’ve been. But in this past episode of the show, I wanted to learn some things about Tim that I and most people don’t know. I asked him about what habits have made the biggest impact on him - and his answers were super insightful. I am featuring that clip of our conversation for this 5 Minute Friday episode - enjoy!

If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/909 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes

Jan 31, 2020
908 Kobe Bryant on Life, Love and Legacy
01:10:40

“If you’re going to have a story, have a big story.” - Joseph Campbell

I was heartbroken to hear the news of the fatal helicopter crash that caused the death of legendary Kobe Bryant, along with his oldest daughter Gigi and seven others.

Kobe inspired me for years, and I know he inspired so many other people across the world.

My heart goes out to his family and the families of those involved with the crash. There are no words to express my sadness. When I interviewed Kobe in 2018, I asked him what love was, and he described love as "a journey that has its ups and its downs...it's a certain persistence to go through the good times and the bad times with someone or something that you truly love."

Even though Kobe is not with us, I know that his legacy of love and greatness will continue to inspire and strengthen us for years to come.

In this episode, I wanted to revisit our interview together as a memorial of his testament of greatness. Kobe was a champion, and to be a champion, you have to have the champion mentality. He definitely had that figured out.

No one has mastered the art of staying focused on your goal and working tirelessly towards it like the legend and icon, Kobe Bryant. 

Kobe is widely regarded as one of the best basketball players of all time.

He won five NBA championships with the Lakers and led the NBA in scoring during two seasons. He was an 18-time All-Star, 15-time member of the All-NBA Team, 12-time member of the All-Defensive Team. He holds the NBA record for the most seasons played with one franchise for an entire career: 20 seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers.

In 2018, he received an Academy Award for his animated short “Dear Basketball.” He also launched a podcast called The Punies that teaches kids morals and history in a really fun way.

Kobe was known for his Mamba Mentality, but it’s his big heart that is truly admirable. He was constantly reinventing himself and continuing to pursue new dreams.

I have so much respect for Kobe Bryant. Please join me in revisiting his legacy, his Mamba Mentality, and his wisdom on embracing failure on Episode 908.


  • Who was your greatest teacher? (7:10)
  • What are some other things you do to raise the level of your teammates? (17:00)
  • What’s been your greatest challenge since leaving the game? (20:30)
  • What’s a constant theme in your life? (24:40)
  • Why is storytelling important to you? (25:39)
  • What’s your greatest weakness? (34:35)


  • All about the “Mamba Mentality” (12:20)
  • Why he has a passion of storytelling (26:00)
  • Why you should be excited about failure (27:10)
  • Kobe’s greatest moment in 20 seasons of basketball (36:14)
  • Kobe’s daily routine (39:00)
  • Plus much more...


If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/908 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes

Jan 29, 2020
907 Randy Jackson on Mastery, Health, and Success
01:05:07

“It’s not who you think you want to be, it’s who you actually are that’s going to lead you out of the darkness into the forever light.”

  • If you had seen Justin Bieber on American Idol, do you think he would have made it to the final round? (2:20)
  • Why do great shows stop when they are still popular? (10:33)
  • What got you into music in the first place? (15:40)
  • Who are the greatest musicians you have played with? (23:23)
  • Who is the most unique artist out there right now? (25:40)
  • What are the top 3 moments of your life so far? (27:40)
  • How do you stay open to blessings? (30:50)
  • How did you keep getting asked by huge artists to work on their albums? (38:55)
  • What is unique about Unify Labs supplements? (48:15)


  • How artists are often their own worst enemy (4:27)
  • Where Randy came up with the idea for America’s Best Dance Crew (6:40)
  • Why simple ideas become the most popular (12:12)
  • Why jazz musicians are the greatest musicians in the world (20:05)
  • How to get the best opportunities even if you’re not the most talented (33:53)
  • How Randy got his health in order after years of being overweight (42:20)


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Jan 27, 2020
906 Put People First
00:05:35

Leaders value their people.

Dale Partridge is an incredibly successful serial entrepreneur who has not only made several fortunes, but has spoken on stages like Facebook HQ, created a massive social media following, and is a well-known author.

But what I’ve learned from Dale about business, relationships, leadership, and life is beyond any of that.

Sometimes you need to look far outside your circle to get insight on how to reach the next level. I was in this position a few years ago. I wasn’t learning anything new to market my business online.

And that’s when I met Dale.

We recorded this podcast episode a few years ago, and I wanted to feature a clip of it on 5 Minute Friday where we talk about the best ways to interact with your employees to create an incredible culture.

This to me is one of the most overlooked but essential parts of being a good leader - and a good entrepreneur. 

I'm excited for you to hear Dale's insight on what he has learned about this in Episode 906.

If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/906 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes

Jan 24, 2020
905 Grant Cardone: Overcome Insecurities and Build Your Billion Dollar Brand
01:08:25

Even the most successful people are insecure.

There is one guest I keep having on the podcast who is unlike any other.

He always says exactly what he thinks. He talks about money in a real, relatable way. And when he comes on the show, he shows his soft side and cries.

Yes, I'm talking about my good friend, Grant Cardone.

Grant was in town a couple of weeks ago and stopped by to record an episode with me. Since this is becoming a yearly tradition, we covered a lot of what he has learned in the last year as he has scaled his businesses. It was amazing to hear his perspective on what can be accomplished in a year (and a decade.)

CEO of CardoneCapital, international speaker, entrepreneur and author of The 10X Rule & creator of 21 best-selling business programs, Grant Cardone owns & operates seven privately held companies and a $1.5B portfolio of multifamily properties. Named the #1 marketer to watch by Forbes Magazine, Cardone is also the founder of the The 10X Movement & The 10 Growth Conference, the world’s largest business & entrepreneur conference.

I love pushing Grant to think bigger about his already huge goals. In this conversation, he opened up about how his wife Elena pushes him in this way, what his daughters have taught him about fun and love, and why insecurity is still a huge factor in his life.

If you're ready to expand your mindset and face your biggest fears, this conversation will take you there in Episode 905.

  • Do you think insecurity is a good thing? (10:12)
  • What’s your definition of success? (12:40)
  • How do you get over the insecurity that comes at you? (16:18)
  • How do you get your head out of the mechanics to make your dream possible? (25:20)
  • What have your kids taught you about being a better person? (43:07)
  • What are the non-negotiables everyone should have in order to make money? (49:45)


  • The way Grant still doubts himself and how he gets over that (1:08)
  • Something big to let go of in 2020 (5:07)
  • Why we are trained to think small (10:45)
  • The most insecure moment Grant experienced last year (14:00)
  • Why it’s helpful to have a partner who thinks bigger than you do (18:41)
  • How to talk to your spouse about money on a regular basis (27:25)
  • How Grant went from no money at almost 50 to where he is today (29:50)
  • Why taking care of your health is so important to your financial success (32:30)
  • Why changing your friends is so important for your growth (37:55)
  • Why Grant doesn’t put dates on his goals (41:35)
  • Why you should never take advice from a millionaire (48:25)
  • Plus much more...


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Jan 22, 2020
904 Live a Longer Life and Reverse Aging with Dr. David Sinclair
01:39:20

Aging is a disease.

Everyone gets old. But did you ever think of the symptoms of aging as a disease that can be cured?

I'd heard about Dr. David Sinclair and his ground-breaking longevity research, and I knew he would be a fascinating person to interview about this idea.

We ended up going really deep into the science of why we age, how to reverse it, and what is actually in our control.

David told stories he'd never shared before, and I kept asking questions because I was so interested in what he was telling me.

David Sinclair is a professor in the Department of Genetics and co-director of the Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging at Harvard Medical School. He is an inventor on 35 patents and has received more than 35 awards and honors. In 2014, he was on Time Magazine’s list of the “100 Most Influential People in the World,” and listed as Time's Top 50 in healthcare in 2018.

In this conversation, we discussed all of my top questions on why we age, how much of it is reversible, and all of the ways I've heard to increase your longevity and health.

David is a wealth of wisdom on all these topics, and he also shared some of the hardest times of his life, including watching his mother die of lung cancer and why that impacted his work so much.

If you are committed to improving your health and living a long and healthy life, this conversation is a must-listen in Episode 904.

  • Is it possible to reverse death? (7:42)
  • What are the main ways to turn on the longevity genes? (9:30)
  • How do you say no to all the food offers around you? (17:30)
  • How did you get fascinated by longevity and anti-aging? (19:15)
  • How did you recover from a major career setback? (37:06)
  • What was the biggest lesson you learned from a year of being homeless? (49:28)
  • How important are heat and cold therapy to anti-aging? (59:38)
  • What is the ideal way to use fasting to improve your health? (1:05:42)
  • How old do you think you’ll be able to live? (1:14:15)
  • How much does inflammation play into the longevity of your life? (1:20:44)


  • How our body’s built-in defenses against aging work (1:12)
  • Why 3 meals a day is too much food for most people (10:09)
  • The main benefits of a plant-based diet for longevity (13:13)
  • Why it’s important to remember that there will always be another meal (15:10)
  • Why death is so shocking to us even though it happens all the time (21:01)
  • The molecule that has been proven to protect against a variety of diseases (29:34)
  • The story that David has never told of how he was homeless after college (44:45)
  • How cells lose their ability to stay young (55:32)
  • Lewis’ experience doing a cold-exposure intensive in Poland with Wim Hof (1:08:45)
  • Plus much more...


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Jan 20, 2020
903 Build From the Ground Up
00:05:51

Entrepreneurs need vision.

If you could interview 200 of the top entrepreneurs in the country, do you think you’d find some similarities?

Amy Wilkinson guessed that she would.

And she did.

Over 5 years of research later, she wrote a book that examines the top 6 traits that very successful entrepreneurs share.

Amy is a brilliant woman who has worked at the White House and co-founded a company in Silicon Valley (as well as taught at Ivy League universities).

In our conversation, we discuss these top traits and Amy gives awesome (real life) examples to illustrate each one. I took a clip from the original episode when Amy was on the show in which she shares examples of how to bridge the gap between your competition and build your vision from the ground up on 5 Minute Friday in Episode 903.


If you enjoyed this episode, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/903 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes

Jan 17, 2020
902 Master the Art of Negotiating in Business and Life with Former FBI Agent Chris Voss
01:30:30

There's a way to always get what you want.

And it doesn't mean you need to be a tyrant. The art of negotiating is what each of us can learn in order to consistently and confidently get people on our side. 

To learn this art, I brought back a super popular guest from a few years ago, former FBI negotiator Chris Voss. Since our first interview, he has only grown in popularity, and I knew he'd have new insights about how to use the art of negotiation in business and life.

Chris is not just a teacher and an author.

During Chris’s 24 year tenure in the FBI, he was trained in the art of negotiation by not only the FBI but Scotland Yard and Harvard Law School. He has used his many years of experience in international crisis and high-stakes negotiations to develop a unique program and team that applies these globally proven techniques to the business world. Now he runs a top consulting company and teaches negotiation to graduate students at universities like Harvard and Georgetown.

In this conversation, we discussed several ways you can negotiate in your day to day life, including getting discounts on anything you buy, closing huge business deals, and walking away from deals and relationships that will never work out. I can't wait for you to hear what Chris has to teach in Episode 902.

  • How can we navigate emotional issues without getting too emotional about it? (2:40)
  • How often did you fall backwards as an FBI negotiator and get reactive? (8:06)
  • What are the biggest findings you learned about negotiation since your book came out? (16:47)
  • What are the most common negotiations that anyone goes through on a daily basis? (29:04)
  • How can you not take criticism personally? (49:48)
  • How important is intention before you begin a negotiation? (57:02)
  • How do you handle a negotiation that has gone south so that you don’t burn a bridge? (1:03:04)
  • What hostage negotiation tactics do you use on a daily basis? (1:06:30)
  • What’s the best approach for someone who wants to buy something? (1:08:14)


  • How you can learn to not get defensive when triggered (5:44)
  • Tools to use when making a deal in business (13:02)
  • Why asking “why” questions makes people defensive (21:40)
  • Ways to negotiate client deals if you are just starting out in your career (27:25)
  • The formula to get people to do things for you because they feel like it (31:48)
  • How to be a great sounding board for someone to work through their feelings (40:35)
  • A role-playing exercise you can do with a friend to practice negotiation (51:51)
  • Plus much more...


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Jan 15, 2020
901 Rob Dyrdek: From Small Town Skateboarder to Media Mogul Empire
01:29:20

I KNOW I ALWAYS SAY I'M EXCITED ABOUT EACH EPISODE OF THE SCHOOL OF GREATNESS.

But I’m REALLY excited about this episode.

And not just because the guest is another Ohio boy! (But I wore one of my best Ohio shirts and hats when he came by the studio.)

You probably already know him from his multiple hit shows on MTV. Or from his long list of world records in skateboarding. Or for his incredible branding with labels like DC shoes.

Even if you’ve somehow never heard of Rob Dyrdek, you’re in for a huge treat.

Rob is cool for many reasons. But I literally couldn’t stop asking him questions during this interview because he is so SMART when it comes to business, entrepreneurship, focus, habits, and vision. Just a few of my favorite things 🙂

Rob and I dove deep into all these topics, as well as the real motivation behind all of them – to create happiness now. We recorded this episode a few years ago, but I wanted to bring it back because what Rob teaches is still so relevant and powerful for entrepreneurs today.

I know you’ll get just as much out of it as I did in Episode 901 with the legendary Rob Dyrdek.

  • How do you describe yourself and your bio? (35:26)
  • How do you manage your energy so that you're always full? (40:33)
  • What are you non-negotiable daily habits? (58:46)


  • How Rob got royalties on a third of DC shoes' entire line in his mid-twenties (4:45)
  • What the term "stirfry" means in entrepreneurship (5:52)
  • What the difference is between a business and an idea (12:08)
  • Why Rob embraces stalkers (16:24)
  • The story behind his sister getting married inside the Fantasy Factory (19:20)
  • How Fantasy Factory almost didn't make it on air (26:45)
  • The story of how Rob almost died surfing with Laird Hamilton (33:38)
  • How to be happy everyday (38:18)
  • The key to living a balanced and full life (43:20)
  • How Rob's life changed when he met Tony Robbins (43:52)
  • Why it's so important to pick one thing to master (44:50)
  • Plus much more...


If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/901 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes

Jan 13, 2020
900 Aim for Wonder Over Success
00:04:30

“I didn’t ask for success, I asked for wonder.” - Abraham Joshua Heschel

We talk a lot about building businesses, physical health, and a champion’s mindset on  The School of Greatness.

What we don’t talk about as often is the part of greatness that is harder to define and explain: spirituality.

But that’s not because it’s not important.

I had never heard of today’s guest until a friend told me I had to get him on the show.

And once I learned about him, I agreed.

Rob Bell is an author, pastor, and incredible human being who has not only built one of the fastest growing churches in America, but become a voice for anyone who is seeking to understand faith and spirituality in today’s world.

He has authored several books on these subjects, done shows with Oprah, and toured the world at concert venues giving stand-up performances about spirituality, religion, and faith.

In this 5 Minute Friday episode, I wanted to share a clip from the very first episode I recorded with Rob on the podcast. He talks about the difference between wonder and success, and why we should be aiming for the first.


If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/900 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes

Jan 10, 2020
899 Brene Brown: Create True Belonging and Heal the World
01:02:40

THIS ONE IS WORTH A REPEAT.

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.

Brené is a research professor at the University of Houston. But once her TED talk blew up the internet a few years ago, she has appeared on much bigger platforms around the world, including Oprah, the New York Times, and many others.

Not only have her books changed millions of people’s perspectives on what it actually means to be brave, authentic, and loved, she has started a conversation that has created a ripple effect among other thought leaders.

I’ve been aware of her work for years, quoted it in my books, and followed her patiently, waiting for the right time to interview her for the podcast.

The time came a couple of years ago, on the eve of her newest book launch, and what we discussed was so powerful. I loved this episode so much, I decided to re-post it at the top of this new year as a reminder to all of us about how important these topics are.

Not only did we get into what it means to truly belong (the topic of her newest book), we got real about the tragic events happening in our country and what we get to do to change what’s going on.

  • How do we find out who we are? (6:08)
  • What is the time in your life you have been the most alone? (11:13)
  • If you had a message to give to our nation’s leader, what would you say? (44:45)


  • What belonging truly means (3:45)
  • What makes people complex (7:01)
  • What every parent needs to know about when their kids grow up (13:44)
  • Why parents are so defensive about their parenting style (18:52)
  • How to support men in being willing to discuss vulnerable topics (24:30)
  • How to handle speaking up about sensitive topics (30:01)
  • Why people hold onto hate (33:50)
  • Why our avoidance of pain is causing so many huge issues (36:35)
  • What Brene would say to all the men in the world (46:36)
  • How to deal with shame (since we can’t get rid of it) (48:58)
  • Plus much more…


If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/899 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes

Jan 08, 2020
898 Change Yourself in Order to Change the World with Dhar Mann
01:18:55

CHANGE STARTS WITH YOU.

Most of us have faced one big failure so far in our lives. A huge rock bottom. A super hard time. But Dhar Mann has faced 3 massive failures and he's only in his mid-30s. 

I knew about Dhar years ago, when he was a mega-successful Instagram influencer living the life. Or so it seemed. 

Dhar Mann is a serial entrepreneur who has experienced the highs and lows of success. From funding millions of dollars in real estate loans at 19, to his time in the medical marijuana industry, to scaling an eight-figure cosmetics business, he has a proven ability to build companies. Most recently he has become the fastest growing viral video creator in less than one year with over 3 billion views across Facebook, IGTV, and YouTube.

Recently, I became friends with Dhar in real life and was blown away by his story of shallow success, failure, rock bottom, reinvention, and true success today. 

After disappearing from social media for 4 years, losing everything, including his reputation, and getting into legal trouble, Dhar has reappeared as a new man. I loved hearing him tell his full story, for the first time publicly, and the wisdom he has learned from losing everything to building it back the right way. I'm excited for you to hear this story yourself in Episode 898 with Dhar Mann.

  • What was the final thing that made you pull away from social media for 4 years? (8:26)
  • Why did you feel like you had to be an early success story? (44:05)
  • What’s been your biggest lesson on creating viral content? (1:02:34)
  • What should someone focus on when creating content for social media? (1:05:22)


  • The story Dhar hasn’t shared publicly yet about his biggest failures (13:20)
  • Why your reputation is worth more than money (30:05)
  • What happens when you accept that you are the problem (31:54)
  • Why you must be in the right mindset to take advantage of opportunities (36:12)
  • Why Dhar waited so long to come back on social media (54:00)
  • How to stay positive while building your brand and content when no one is watching (56:30)
  • Plus much more...


If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/898 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes

Jan 06, 2020
897 Dream and Do
00:04:21
I am channeling my inner motivational powerhouse today on The School of Greatness. For this 5 Minute Friday, I’m speaking straight from the heart. lewishowes.com/897
Jan 03, 2020
Welcome to the School of Greatness
00:02:42

Welcome to the School of Greatness! Check out the full archive of episodes at http://lewishowes.com.

Jan 01, 2020
896 The Science of Sleep for Ultimate Success with Shawn Stevenson
01:13:53
NEW DECADE, NEW SLEEP GOALS. So often we glorify not getting enough sleep. We brag about pulling an all-nighter. We “grind” or wake up at the crack of dawn. Some of us think that staying up is helping us achieve our dreams. But sleep is key to our mental and physical health. It even keeps us young. So why do so many of us put quality sleep on the back burner? On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about sleep with a bestselling author on the subject: Shawn Stevenson. Shawn Stevenson is an author of “Sleep Smarter” and creator of The Model Health Show, featured as the #1 Health podcast in the country on iTunes. A graduate of The University of Missouri - St. Louis, Shawn studied business, biology and kinesiology, and went on to be the founder of Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a company that provides wellness services for individuals and organizations worldwide. Shawn says that often we look at sleep as something we should sacrifice to be more present for other people and our goals. But the word sacrifice actually means “to make sacred.” We need to make sleep a sacred practice that heals our body and mind. So get ready to learn how and why you should have more restful sleep on Episode 896. Some Questions I Ask: What is sleep? (16:00) How bad is sugar for sleep? (28:00) What does the research say about eating before sleep (32:30) What is the optimal evening routine? (52:30) What is the optimal amount of hours of sleep? (1:07:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: The four stages of sleep (19:00) Why you need sleep to produce Human Growth Hormone (21:00) About the REM Rebound Effect The relationship between sleep and aging (40:00) How the body receives melatonin (47:00) Hacks for using technology while preparing for sleep (57:30) Why you should keep your room cold when you sleep (1:02:00)
Jan 01, 2020
895 Upgrade Your Mental Health with Dr. Margaret Rutherford
01:13:25
THERE ARE FEW PEOPLE I TRUST WHO HAVEN’T BEEN THROUGH SOME SORT OF ADVERSITY. Many people feel that holding their shame hostage will make them a stronger person. This just isn’t true. It has become very clear to me: If you’re going to heal, you have to find a way to be open about your issues. In order to live in today, you have to be open about your past. This is the key to being comfortable in your vulnerability. This is the key to unlocking the next level of your mental health. So how do we begin to share our shame? On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about breaking free of perfectionism with someone who has been through her own deep journey of embracing her shame: Dr. Margaret Rutehrford. “Narcissism is the diagnosis of the decade ” - @doctor_margaret Dr. Margaret Rutherford has been a psychologist in private practice for over twenty-five years. She's the author of "Marriage Is Not For Chickens", and hosts a weekly podcast, SelfWork with Dr. Margaret Rutherford, where she offers compassionate common-sense directions, ideas and goals toward the changes listeners want to make in healing. Dr. Margaret shares her journey on how she became one of the leading experts on embracing our shame and understanding our functioning. So get ready to learn how to be ok with not being ok on Episode 895. “Let me question why I do what I do.” - @doctor_margaret Some Questions I Ask: What happens if we hold on to our shame? (12:50) What would you say are the common things or the common theme that you see as challenges that people have? (18:15) What is mental illness and do we all have some type of it? (25:10) How do we recognize if we have depression if we’re a perfectionist? (36:20) What are three to five things we can do to arm ourselves against being susceptible to the things that hold us back? (42:00) How do we accept something about our past that we are not proud of? (49:00) What are the things that most of us learn from childhood that hold us back? (50:30) In This Episode You Will Learn: About Dr. Margaret’s journey through her own shame that has brought her to the work she does today. (10:00) What Dr, Margaret believes therapy can pinpoint in people and why it is integral to embracing vulnerability. (25:00) What it means to be a perfectionist and how it coincides with being “great.” (29:40) The complexity of the human condition on what we might require to start our healing process. (41:00) How to find your sense of well-being and why it is important to value our uniqueness. (45:00) The power of modeling healthy habits for our children. (57:00) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes, and more at http:www.lewishowes.com/895 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes
Dec 30, 2019
894 How to Fascinate
00:06:30
DOMINATE YOUR COMPETITION. Most of us don’t have unlimited budgets to market ourselves. So how can we compete with people who do? The answer is simple: we have to fascinate. Utilize whatever you have that is unique to capture people’s attention. Stop trying to offer what your competition is offering- instead, do something they can’t. For this Five Minute Friday, I revisited a conversation I had with Sally Hogshead she shared how to fascinate by utilizing the first nine seconds of your audience’s attention. Sally is a New York Times bestselling author, Hall of Fame speaker, “fascination scientist,” and mom of 8 kids. In two weeks, Sally was able to fill up her calendar with speaking engagements by changing one thing in her approach. Learn how to market yourself no matter what your budget in Episode 894. In This Episode You Will Learn: The two choices every brand has (02:00) The four types of competitors (03:00) About the average attention span and how to utilize that (04:00) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/894 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes
Dec 27, 2019
893 Sara Blakely: SPANX CEO on Writing Your Billion Dollar Story
01:08:03
NOTHING SHOULD STAND IN THE WAY OF YOUR STORY. We've had some pretty amazing women on The School of Greatness. I've learned a lot from each of them. In fact, I learn a lot from all the women around me (almost my whole team is women). Today's guest is no exception. Male, female, old, young - we could all learn from this incredible businessperson. Not only is she the youngest self-made female billionaire in America (wow, right??), she is also the mother of four young kids, the wife of another podcast guest, Jesse Itzler, and the founder and CEO of the massively popular women's apparel brand SPANX. In this episode, I got to sit with and learn from a legend among entrepreneurs: Sara Blakely. During this interview, I kept finding out new things to admire Sara for. She struggled a lot in school (me too!). She sold fax machines door to door FOR 7 YEARS before she had the idea for Spanx. She was rejected by every manufacturing company she took her idea to. But she didn't let any of that stop her. Sara's hustle and can-do attitude is just one thing I learned about her in this interview. We dive into dealing with grief, how to scale companies the right way, what it's like to be mentored by Richard Branson, and much more. Welcome to an inspiring interview with a powerhouse in Episode 893. Some Questions I Ask: How did you meet your husband Jesse? (30:12) How do you stay so grounded and calm with everything you have going on? (32:00) What did you learn from being mentored by Richard Branson? (44:47) What is more challenging for you – running a billion-dollar brand or being a mom? (49:46) In This Episode You Will Learn: What happened in Sara’s life to prepare her for entrepreneurship before she had her big idea (7:12) The list of possible product names Sara considered before she decided on Spanx (11:46) The hardest part of getting her company off the ground (15:55) How Sara guerrilla-marketed her first order of Spanx in Neiman Marcus (20:01) Why being kind to yourself is so important (32:15) How Sara got Warren Buffet to paint his belly for her new book (36:32) What grief and loss can teach us (43:01) Plus much more… If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/893 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes
Dec 25, 2019
892 Felicia Day on Unleashing Creativity and Loving Yourself Unconditionally
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CREATIVITY IS HARD WORK. Have you wanted to complete a project but stopped? You might have expected it to be perfect. Or maybe you thought you weren’t qualified enough to make it. You might have finished it but didn’t take the time to shape it into its final form. Completing something we’re passionate about is good for our wellbeing. But it’s not easy. Lin Manuel Miranda took six years to write Hamilton. Put in the time to make your own masterpiece. You never know how what you’ve made will inspire others and change the world. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about creativity with a successful actress, writer, and new mother: Felicia Day. Felicia Day is a professional actress who has appeared in numerous television shows and films. She is currently recurring on the CW show "Supernatural,” and the SyFy series "The Magicians.” However, Felicia is best known for her work in the web video world. Felicia shares the importance of creativity in our daily life and how to push through self-doubt and judgment. So get ready to learn how to incorporate creativity in your world on Episode 892. Some Questions I Ask: How do you become a mom and be in Hollywood? (10:00) What’s your greatest fear? (17:45) What’s been the lowest point for you? (21:00) What did you learn from your daughter about creativity? (25:30) How do you overcome the need to be perfect as a creative? (35:00) How do you deal with being less relevant? (45:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: Some fun facts about Felicia (07:00) The identity shift Felicia had after having a baby (10:00) How to focus on what’s important (17:30) How to love ourselves unconditionally (21:00) An exercise for shutting out your enemies (38:00) If you enjoyed this episode check out the video, show notes, and more at http://www.applepodcasts.com/greatness and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes
Dec 23, 2019
891 The Power of Rest
00:06:08
OVERWORKING ISN’T THE GOAL. So often, we get a pat on the back when we run ourselves into the ground. We get recognition for always staying late at work. We answer emails at night and on the weekend. People ask us, “Wow, how do you manage to DO IT ALL?!” But what we’re really doing is destroying our minds and our bodies. We can only operate at 110% for so long. Professional athletes know the importance of rest and recovery. They work it into their schedule, and they never skip it. Why shouldn’t the rest of us do the same? For this Five Minute Friday, I revisited a conversation I had with Arianna Huffington where she shared how she reshaped her life and health after collapsing from burnout. Arianna Huffington is the founder of The Huffington Post, the founder and CEO of Thrive Global, and the author of fifteen books. She’s no stranger to hard work, but a life-changing event made her drastically change her approach. Learn how to thrive and stop being exhausted in Episode 891. In This Episode You Will Learn: Why Arianna collapsed from exhaustion (1:30) What athletes know better than most people (2:30) What Arianna implemented at Huffington Post (3:00)
Dec 20, 2019
890 Finding Happiness Through Fame with Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons
00:59:17
YOU HAVE TO LET GO. So many of us make decisions because we feel like we have to do something. Whether it’s the religion we grew up in, what our parents want, or what we feel is culturally acceptable, we often betray ourselves. But you can only live this way for so long before you start to break down. You’ll lose sight of who you are and suddenly realize you don’t know how to find it. It’s a lonely feeling. For me, this point came after I got injured in football. I was forced to look at my decisions and figure out what I wanted. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about spirituality, relationships, and mental health with one of the most successful musicians of all time: Dan Reynolds. Dan Reynolds is the lead singer of Imagine Dragons and a recipient of the Songwriters Hall of Fame Hal David Starlight Award. He shares how he had a crisis of faith after being raised Mormon. He almost divorced his wife and left everything behind. But he was able to make some changes and find himself again. So get ready to learn how to stop living a people-pleasing life and stay true to yourself on Episode 890. Some Questions I Ask: How were you able to make your relationship work? (05:00) Why do you think people don’t share how they feel? (38:00) Do you believe it’s more powerful to create from a place of pain or love? (43:40) What’s your greatest fear? (42:00) What was the greatest lesson you learned in the last decade? (52:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: Why you can’t live a people-pleasing life (00:00) Dan’s crisis of faith and how Mormonism has affected his life (00:00) About Dan’s work with the LGBTQ community (19:00) Dan’s struggle with depression and anxiety (28:00) Dan’s health journey (45:00) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes, more at http://lewishowes.com/890 and follow me on instagram.com/lewishowes
Dec 18, 2019
889 Nico Rosberg on Becoming a Formula One World Champion
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CHAMPIONS AREN’T SUPER-HUMAN, THEY’RE SUPER-INTENTIONAL. I’ve noticed that there are two types of champions. One of them wins and says, “I am the greatest that ever lived.” The other says, “All of the glory goes to God.” Both of these mindsets have good results, but is one better than the other? You need a certain amount of arrogance to be the best. After all, self-doubt is the biggest crusher of dreams. But if you aren’t able to look at what you could be doing better, you’ll eventually decline. People won’t want to be around you. And you might destroy yourself in the process. So how can we lead with confidence and avoid getting a massive ego? On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about self-doubt and self-love with a sensitive, inspiring Formula One Champion: Nico Rosberg. Nico Rosberg followed in his father’s footsteps to win the Formula One World Championship in 2016. He grew up racing against Lewis Hamilton and constantly coming in second only to one day win the championship for himself. Nico shares how even though he was at the top of his field, he struggled with a fear of failure. In a field as macho as car racing, it’s inspiring to hear a man be so vulnerable. So get ready to learn how the tiny details matter when going for big wins on Episode 889. Some Questions I Ask: Why isn’t Formula One as popular in the US? (06:44) Do you feel like your dad pushed you? (11:00) How much does the car have to do with winning? (16:00) What was the biggest lesson your father taught you? (19:00) Where does your lack of self-love come from? (28:00) What do you think about during the races? (42:00) What’s the key to eliminating self-doubt? (46:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: How Nico avoids pushing his children too much (09:00) About Nico’s rivalry with Lewis Hamilton (15:00) The magic ingredient to success (25:00) The one thing Nico did that made him a world champion (38:00) The story of how Nico one the 2016 Formula One Championship (47:00) How coming in second to Lewis Hamilton affected Nico (52:00) Why failure is important (56:00) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/889 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes
Dec 16, 2019
888 Your Health Is Not Shameful
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YOU NEED TO TALK TO SOMEBODY. So many of us (especially men) are afraid to open up about what we’re going through. We often don’t even tell the people who are closest to us. For whatever reason, we think we have to suffer alone. But there is freedom in sharing your struggles. Whether it’s depression, low self-esteem, or something like erectile dysfunction, you need to be able to tell your doctor. For this Five Minute Friday, I revisited a conversation I had with Bill Phillips where he talked about the importance of getting help for depression and other problems. Bill is the former Editor-In-Chief of Men’s Health Magazine and the author of The Better Man Project. Learn how to talk to your doctor and confront your health issues in Episode 888. If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/888 and follow at instagram.com/888
Dec 13, 2019
887 The 5 Second Rule To Change Your Life with Mel Robbins
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OUR THOUGHTS ARE DREAM KILLERS. The bigger the dream, the more fear you’re going to have. But to grow, you have to take on new challenges. It’s a real catch-22. I’m very curious about fear and self-doubt. In fact, I’m writing a book about it. In this new year, I want to challenge you to change the way you think about the things that scare you. I want you to start embracing difficult situations and stop letting yourself get in your way. Once you do, nothing will stop you. So how can we harness our thoughts so they start to work for us and not against us? On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I’m re-sharing a previous episode about facing fears with the creator of the “Five Second Rule:” Mel Robbins. 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. I’m pumped to re-share Mel’s incredible wisdom about how she overcame procrastination, fear, and low self-confidence after a devastating career blow and financial hardship. Get ready to laugh, cry, and learn how to master your thoughts to create extraordinary results on Episode 887. Some Questions I Ask: Once you mastered your thoughts, did you have no more fear? (13:30) When did you discover the 5 Second Rule? (16:34) What area of your life has the 5 Second Rule had the biggest impact? (38:22) Is there any area of your life that you still lack confidence in? (41:54) In This Episode You Will Learn: The definition of habits (the good and bad side of them) (7:19) Why it’s so important to control your thoughts versus your feelings (11:56) What anxiety really is (15:45) How we make decisions (26:05) The neuroscience behind why the 5 Second Rule works (30:39) How to use the 5 Second Rule in business negotiations (37:45) What successful people do in their minds to keep moving ahead no matter how they feel (40:07) Plus much more… If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes, and more at www.lewishowes.com/887 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes
Dec 11, 2019
886 Lewis’ Biggest Lessons and Regrets of 2019
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DECLARE YOUR VISION. The end of the year is time to reflect on where you’ve been and where you’re going. I’m using this episode to share my biggest lessons and regrets from 2019. One of the most significant changes for me this year was in my romantic life. I went from being in a relationship that wasn’t working to being with someone who is a force multiplier in my life. I had to be aware of my relationship patterns to break them. Are you taking the time to investigate your past and envision your future? Or are you just going to work and coming home and putting on Netflix? It’s time to wake up to your dreams. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about the 13 lessons I learned this year. This has been a year of transition for me, and I’m so happy with where I am right now. I’ve gone all-in on love. I can’t wait to see what big things are around the corner. So get ready to learn the things I’ve learned this year on Episode 886. In This Episode You Will Learn: The top three episodes of the year (06:00) Why you need to kill your ego (8:00) How to invest in your closest friends (12:00) What I’ve learned from romantic relationships (20:00) The importance of mission statements (28:00) How I forgive people in my past (35:00)
Dec 09, 2019
885 The Power of Counterbalance
00:06:42
IT’S NEVER GOING TO BE PERFECT. We all have this vision of the ideal life. We work hard and get everything done. All of our relationships are in great shape. We take time to exercise and eat right. But the truth is, there is no magical destination. And even if we reach that place, it could all be destroyed in an instant by one of life’s famous curveballs. Instead of looking at balance like a happily ever after, look at it as something you constantly need to reevaluate and adjust. For this Five Minute Friday, I revisited a conversation I had with Jay Papasan where he shared his philosophy of counterbalance. Jay Papasan is the co-author of The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results. He wants you to be purposeful about the way you spend your time. Learn how to tackle the myth of work/life balance in Episode 885. In This Episode You Will Learn: About work/life balance and if it’s possible (02:00) Why balance is a verb, not a noun (02:30) How to counterbalance (03:00) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes, and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/885 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes
Dec 06, 2019
884 Successful Women Leaders on Mental Toughness and Building Confidence
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USE YOUR PAIN AS AN ARROW. None of us like to feel unpleasant emotions. Whether it’s pain, anxiety, or stress, we numb them with food, alcohol, and overscheduling. But there’s a lot we can learn from discomfort. Instead of drowning your feelings, get curious about them. Your envy can lead you to your passion. Your anxiety can show you your authentic self. And your pain might be asking you to comfort something in your past that is keeping you from your future. Unless we embrace where we’re from, we’ll never get where we’re going. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk with some of the most inspirational women on the planet: Elizabeth Gilbert, Rachel Hollis, Sarah Blakely, Glennon Doyle, Mel Robbins, and Lisa Nichols. Elizabeth Gilbert is the author of Eat, Pray, Love. Rachel Hollis is the bestselling author of Girl, Wash Your Face. Sarah Blakely is the founder and CEO of the massively popular women’s apparel brand SPANX. Mel Robbins is the author of the 5-Second Rule. Glennon Doyle is the creator of the online community Momastery. Lisa Nichols is a bestselling author and motivational speaker. These women share their experiences in overcoming limitations from their past to become the powerhouses they are today. Like Elizabeth Gilbert says in this episode, if your only goal is to be at the very top, you’re going to be disappointed. So get ready to learn from these vulnerable, powerful women on Episode 884. Some Questions I Ask: How do you follow your passion? (11:18) What’s the biggest challenge for moms? (16:30) How did Oprah help you succeed? (25:00) How has the 5-4-3-2-1 rule helped you the most? (32:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: The danger of only wanting to be on top (10:00) Jackhammers vs. Hummingbirds (14:00) What causes anxiety (19:00) How Sarah went above and beyond for Spanx (24:00) How Sarah’s dad encouraged her to fail (28:00) About the 5-4-3-2-1 rule (29:00) About the transformative yoga class Glennon Doyle took (37:00) How suffering is a choice, and what we can learn from pain (39:00) Why it’s important to be non-negotiable (48:00) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show ntoes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/884 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes.
Dec 04, 2019
883 5 Ways To Monetize Your Personal Brand with Rory Vaden
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IS YOUR PERSONAL BRAND MAKING YOU MONEY OR COSTING YOU TIME? The last time Rory Vaden joined the show, he shared some strategies we could use to create influential personal brands — insight that helped me shift the focus of my business and scale it to the next level. We hear a lot more talk about personal brands today than we did even just a year or two ago, but I still don’t think people are acting seriously enough when it comes to establishing, scaling, or monetizing their brands. I am not exaggerating when I say there is no way I would be where I am today, personally or professionally, if I hadn’t started getting strategic and intentional about branding over 10 years ago. And, as time goes on, personal branding is only getting more important — for all of us. Luckily, things are a lot easier for us today than they were for me back then. There are hundreds of successful personal brands you can model, online marketing tools are only getting more accessible and easier to use, and most importantly, we are being guided by one of the world’s leading experts on influence. In today’s episode of The School of Greatness, we discuss why personal branding isn’t just a fad, why it’s actually only becoming more important, and the five best ways you can start monetizing your brand today. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, freelancer, or employee, pay close attention to this episode, because Rory brings the heat (again) and his advice will be transformative — if you take action. And if you’re really serious about monetizing your personal brand, you can book a free brand strategy call with Rory’s team. Let out a sigh of relief, because you’re about to find clarity on how to monetize your personal brand and scale your business in Episode 883. Some Questions I Ask: Why is personal branding still so important? (7:57) What are the five best ways to start monetizing your brand (AKA how to get P.A.I.D.S.)? (16:46) How does someone know which of these five ways to monetize a personal brand is the best for them? (40:07) What is ONE thing that listeners can do now if they want to monetize their personal brand? (1:00:58) In This Episode, You Will Learn: How people become “Twitter rich but dollar broke” (10:20) How you can monetize your audience without ever selling something to them (19:20) What my personal branding journey with Rory looked like & what we did to make my business more scalable (28:50) The advantages and disadvantages of P.A.I.D.S. (40:30) Why “you need to make sure your influence doesn’t grow wider than your character runs deep” (1:07:10) Plus much more... If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at www.lewishowes.com/883 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes
Dec 02, 2019
882 Own Your Pain
00:06:48
YOU CAN’T DISMISS PAIN. So many of us try to cover up our pain. We eat too much, buy too much, and drink too much in order to not feel anything. I used to avoid my feelings. I didn’t have the tools to process heartache and loss so I found another outlet: inflicting pain on the football field. But pain doesn’t just disappear- it will find another way of coming to the surface. For this Five Minute Friday, I revisited a conversation I had with Brene Brown where she explained how hate is just a mask for pain. Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Brené Brown Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past fourteen years studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy and is the author of three #1 New York Times bestsellers – The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, and Rising Strong. If you look at the world today, people are pointing fingers looking for someone to blame so they don’t have to confront what’s inside. We are much better at causing pain than feeling pain. Learn how to tolerate discomfort in Episode 882. In This Episode You Will Learn: How Brene thinks we can heal the country (2:00) The reason why people hate (2:30) How Lewis had trouble dealing with loss (03:00) The toxic type of leadership you need to be aware of (4:00) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/882 and follow at www.instagram.com/lewishowes
Nov 29, 2019
881 Embrace the Future and Find Your Massively Transformative Purpose with Peter Diamandis
01:20:26
WE FEAR WHAT WE DON’T UNDERSTAND. The future doesn’t have to be scary. You don’t have to put your energy into building bunkers, hiding gold bars in the ground, and preparing for the end. The future can be full of possibility. There are so many exciting advancements happening in the fields of science, health, and space. But you have to change your mindset from fear to positivity. The world is magic. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about the future of health and technology with a transformative leader and visionary: Peter Diamandis. Recently named by Fortune as one of the “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders,” Peter H. Diamandis is the founder and executive chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, which leads the world in designing and operating large-scale incentive competitions. He is also the executive founder of Singularity University, a graduate-level Silicon Valley institution that counsels the world's leaders on exponentially growing technologies. Peter repeats his “Massively Transformative Purpose” to himself throughout his day to give him focus. His passion is the key to his success. So get ready to get excited about the technology of the future on Episode 881. Some Questions I Ask: Isn’t every generation going to be the best time in the world moving forward? (11:00) Have you ever doubted yourself? (33:00) Did anything shift in you when your boys were born? (41:00) Does the future make us dumber? (48:00) Is there anything missing in your life? (1:02:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: About your MTP, or “Massively Transformative Purpose” (17:00) About Peter’s goals for longevity (23:30) The four keys to longevity (26:00) Three questions you can ask to help you find your passion (31:00) Why you should consider banking a placenta (54:00) The single most important skill everyone needs (1:11:00) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/881 and follow at www.instagram.com/lewishowes
Nov 27, 2019
880 Tulsi Gabbard on Running for President and Service Based Leadership
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SUFFERING COMES FROM SELF-OBSESSIVE THINKING. I used to be terrified to speak in public. I’d get nervous before getting in front of any kind of group. But then I trained in meditation and learned to switch my mindset. Instead of being so focused on me, I focused on being of service. Now, I love getting in front of a crowd. Once you connect to a purpose that is bigger than yourself, you can overcome the obstacles holding you back. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about the value of coming from a place of faith and service with a Democratic presidential hopeful: Tulsi Gabbard. Tulsi Gabbard is the first female combat veteran to ever run for president and the first female combat veteran ever elected to Congress, along with Tammy Duckworth. She has served for seven years on the Foreign Affairs, Armed Services, and Homeland Security Committees, where she's been intimately involved with sensitive, national security issues. Tulsi is an introvert who had to push herself to be the type of person who felt comfortable knocking on doors to share her message. Now she communicates her plan for the future on one of the biggest platforms in the world. So get ready to learn how to lead with love on Episode 880. Some Questions I Ask: What has been the most challenging lesson you’ve learned in the past year? (3:00) What has been the situation in your life that challenged your faith the most? (15:00) Did you always think you had a great calling? (19:00) Did you always think you were a confident person, or did you doubt yourself? (21:00) How do you prepare yourself for an interview where you might be under attack? (29:00) What are the non-negotiables in your marriage? (40:00) What is your greatest fear and your greatest Superpower? (54:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: The meaning of “aloha” (03:00) Tulsi’s opinion of “cancel culture” (04:00) Tulsi’s interesting multi-faith upbringing (04:00) How being in service to others can help with nerves (28:00) How meditation helps Tulsi resists the temptation of ego (47:00) What makes a great leader (51:00) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at http://lewishowes.com/880 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes
Nov 25, 2019
879 Money as a Tool For Happiness
00:06:13
MONEY IS A GREAT SERVANT BUT A BAD MASTER. Money can get a bad rap. You hear stories of people who worked so hard to get it, and it left them feeling unhappy. Some people even call it the root of all evil. But what if you used money as a tool for happiness? If you spend it wisely, it can help you have better health, better relationships, and more time for the things that fill you up. Instead of making money the problem, make it work for you. For this Five Minute Friday, I revisited a conversation I had with Gretchen Rubin where she talked about her research on happiness and money. She says that happiness, like money, should be something we observe in the good times and the bad. Learn how to improve your relationship with happiness in Episode 879. In This Episode You Will Learn: Why you need to think about happiness in the good times and the bad (2:00) How money relates to happiness (03:00) The difference between buying things and experiences (3:30) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/879 and follow at http://www.instagram.com/879
Nov 22, 2019
878 How to Build Life Changing Habits and Break Addiction with Dr. Jud Brewer
01:17:59
YOUR EGO NEEDS FEEDING. We all have addictions. Some of us know exactly what habits we need to break. Others don’t even realize we’re addicted to unhealthy patterns. Whether it’s smoking, relationships, or simply being addicted to ourselves, we could all benefit from mapping out our habits to begin to understand them. It’s important to foster our curiosity. If we can learn to investigate our minds the way we investigated our environment as children, we can begin to understand ourselves.  Sometimes it’s our ego that we continue to feed. Other times it’s a false sense of reward we think we’re receiving from an old habit. Through mindfulness, we can learn to experience our habits as they are and not as we remember them. When we do this, we can begin breaking even our most challenging addictions. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, we discuss optimizing habits, breaking addictions, and transforming your life with one of the kindest addiction psychiatrists and mindfulness experts that I have ever met: Dr. Jud Brewer. Dr. Jud Brewer is the Director of Research and Innovation at the Mindfulness Center and associate professor in psychiatry at the School of Medicine at Brown University, as well as a research affiliate at MIT. As an addiction psychiatrist and internationally known expert in mindfulness training for treating addictions, Dr. Jud has developed and tested novel mindfulness programs for habit change, including both in-person and app-based treatments for smoking, and emotional eating and anxiety. So get ready to learn how mindfulness can free you from addiction on Episode 878. Some Questions I Ask: What was the hardest addiction for you to overcome? (11:05) What is the first thing people can do to self-assess themselves? (21:45) What are the 5 or 6 common addictions that most people have? (22:30) Are meditation and mindfulness the solution to everything? (36:00) Are there any addictions that you have not been able to overcome? (46:55) What’s the difference between a habit and an addiction? (50:00) Is mental illness something that can be cured? (54:30) What is the difference between mindfulness and overthinking? (57:50) In This Episode You Will Learn: About the ego and how many people are addicted to themselves (13:25)  How mapping out your habit loops can help you understand the truth about your experiences. (21:00) The power of curiosity (20:00)  About reward-based learning (26:30)  The science behind reward-based learning and how it helps us understand changing behavior (31:30)  How to hack cravings with curiosity (34:30)  How Dr. Jud’s apps help you map out your habits and start your habit-breaking journey (42:00) About positive habits and when they become problematic (45:00)  About the two types of curiosity (52:00)  Why we continue to struggle so much when the answers are often right in front of us (59:00)  The science behind the effect of true generosity, kindness, and connection on our habits (1:07:00) Plus much more... If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/878 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes
Nov 20, 2019
877 Navy Seal Mindset for Living Your Best Life with Chadd Wright
01:31:32
FIND YOUR STEADY STATE. We all hear it. The voice in our heads that tells us to quit or that we’re not good enough. The goal isn’t to eliminate the voice. Our job is to make sure we never give that voice any power. We must silence the doubt and maximize our belief. Whether it’s physical training or business, when things are challenging learn to break things down into digestible pieces. Accept the discomfort and let it go. Keep your mind on your dreams no matter what. Do whatever you need to do to motivate, inspire, and strengthen your mind daily. Once you do, you will be complete and anything is possible. In today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about building a healthy mindset and the need for body, mind, and soul alignment with retired Navy SEAL veteran, competitive Ultrarunner, and business owner: Chadd Wright. Chadd Wright had a successful career in the SEAL teams serving as a Team Leader on multiple deployments as a SEAL instructor and Master Training Specialist. Retiring in 2019, he is now a part-time defense contractor, business owner, entrepreneur, competitive Ultrarunner, and husband. Chadd teaches us how to persevere through times and challenges. He has a fantastic story that will inspire anyone. So get ready to learn about focus, goals, and the power of the mind on Episode 877. Some Questions I Ask: What does “3 of 7” mean? (06:30) Tell us about your journey to becoming a Navy SEAL. (15:00) Why did you sacrifice your life for your dream of being a Navy SEAL? (24:25) How did it feel when the doctor-approved your Navy SEAL training after the heart procedure? (28:45) How do you manage your mind during tough times? (37:40) What was your main job as a Navy SEAL? (55:00) How do you deal with self-doubt? (58:10) In This Episode You Will Learn: Chadd’s interesting story to becoming a Navy SEAL (07:00) How Chadd stayed true to his goal despite being told no (11:00) Why you should never let go of your goal. (21:20) The importance of breaking down challenges into small pieces. (34:20) Words we should and should not say to ourselves during tough times. (45:50) How to maximize your resources or tools to accomplish your mission. (01:01:26) The power of connecting and nourishing your body, soul, and spirit. (01:16:40) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at ww.lewishowes.com/877 and follow at instagram.com/877
Nov 18, 2019
876 The Joy of Service
00:06:50
IT’S NOT ALL ABOUT YOU. Many of us want to have an impact on this world. We want to be a positive force in people’s lives. When we can take a step back and consider how our actions affect others, we can discover the joy in being of service. The way you deal with the people in your business and personal life is essential. Practicing the habit of service will increase the amount of happiness in your life and might also ripple out into your business. For this Five Minute Friday, I revisit a conversation I had with Shep Gordon, where he discussed why he is devoted to serving others. Shep Gordon was the manager behind mega-talents like Alice Cooper, Blondie, and Teddy Pendergrass and knew everyone who is anyone in the music and Hollywood business. He is also credited with creating the role of celebrity chefs through his work, bringing them into the spotlight. His fantastic career has led to both a documentary about his life (directed by Mike Meyers) and a recent memoir written about him, published by Anthony Bourdain. Shep Gordon thinks we could all enjoy the art of service when it comes to life and business. Learn about the power of serving others in Episode 876. In This Episode You Will Learn: The importance of service and focusing on others. (2:50) Building a brand based on happiness. (3:30) The importance of reinventing yourself. (4:30) How he found his passion for life. (4:55) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/876
Nov 15, 2019
875 Speak With Your Heart and Create a Big Life with Cleo Wade
00:56:57
LOVE THYSELF. Our wounds often rob us of the life we were meant to live. Many of us live with pain and regret. It becomes a vicious cycle. We have the power to break the cycle. You deserve to heal. You deserve to love yourself. It is possible to move through life as a healed person. There is no reason to live in pain. Your best life is waiting for you. All you need is the courage and commitment to make it a reality. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about what it takes to heal yourself, love yourself, and empower others around you with “The Millenial Oprah”: Cleo Wade. Cleo Wade is a best-selling author, artist, mentor, activist, and poet. Her work reflects her spirit and her belief in the power to create change through self-love, commitment, self-care, and social justice. Cleo was named one of America’s 50 Most Influential Women by Marie Claire. She sits on the board of The Lower East Side Girls Club, The National Black Theatre in Harlem, as well as the advisory board of Gucci’s Chime for Change. So get ready to learn how to heal yourself and love deeper, wider, and bigger on Episode 875. Some Questions I Ask: How do we start to heal a wound? (3:55) How do we get to a place of deserving and feeling worthy? (10:20) What are the ingredients of a big life? (14:40) How does someone deal with self-doubt? (22:00) What’s the most significant trauma you’ve had to overcome in your life? (27:37) In This Episode You Will Learn: Why everything is a habit. (2:20) That no matter what we’ve been through, we deserve our healing. (5:00) The importance of allowing yourself to have your dreams. (11:30) The difference between an opinion and a belief system. (22:00) How to prepare for moments where you’ll need self-care. (25:00) How individuals dealt with someone being violent, disrespectful, or uncivil towards them during the civil rights movement. (35:45) Why men need to learn how to share their emotions. (40:00) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/875 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes.
Nov 13, 2019
874 Leveraging a Competitive Spirit and Becoming an NBA Icon with Jerry West
01:21:11
DREAM TO LIVE. Growing up in a dysfunctional household is tough. It can feel like you are in a nightmare. The only things that can keep you going day-to-day are your hopes and dreams. Jerry West has a fantastic story to tell. He’s been through it all. Just like me and many others, he dealt with significant adversity as a child. He managed to persevere and achieve at the highest levels in spite of every difficulty. Dreams are the light that brightens your way in the darkness. Stop thinking of hardship as a detriment. Look at it as your extraordinary power. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about achieving and making it through difficult circumstances with an NBA icon: Jerry West. Jerry West is an author, executive, and former NBA basketball player. He is a basketball legend who played with the Los Angeles Lakers from 1960 – 1974. While with the Lakers, he won an NBA Championship and was named an All-star fourteen times. The NBA modeled its logo after Jerry West. After retiring as an NBA player, he became an executive and helped bring the ‘Showtime’ brand of basketball to Los Angeles. After leaving the Lakers organization, he worked as a general manager for the Memphis Grizzlies and as an executive for the Golden State Warriors. He currently serves on the executive board for the Los Angeles Clippers. So get ready to learn about achieving through adversity, the power of dreaming, and the importance of loyalty on Episode 874. Some Questions I Ask: How did you learn to build belief in yourself? (22:00) What role did your father play in your childhood? (23:30) How do you find your niche in life? (34:30) What was the greatest lesson you’ve learned from your father? (59:00) How do you build mental toughness? (01:01:00) What advice do you give to people who don’t know how to dream? (1:09:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: How having a competitive spirit can help you achieve your dreams. (15:00) The importance of loyalty in business. (20:00) Why you should never give up on the quest to do something significant in your life. (25:00) About the three kinds of people: Fighters, Floaters, and Fleers. (39:00) Why everyone should always continue to dream. (01:09:00) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes, and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/874 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes
Nov 11, 2019
873 Simplify Your Sales
00:06:54
FALL IN LOVE WITH YOUR CLIENT. The world is full of people waiting to bring their incredible ideas to the marketplace. Many entrepreneurs first think about how great their idea is and how rich they’ll get. Before you unleash your masterpiece to the world, take a moment to think about who your product is really for. Entrepreneurs often start with marketing and building business plans. Many don’t make it as far as understanding the outcome they are trying to achieve. Start with the end. Start with the transformation and work backward. Learn to fall in love with your client, not your product. Once you know who you’re creating for and what the outcome will be, everything else will fall into place. For this Five Minute Friday, I revisited a conversation I had with Darren Hardy, one of the most successful entrepreneurs I know. He shared his thoughts on the three biggest mistakes people make in sales. Darren Hardy is a successful entrepreneur, speaker, author, and publisher of Success Magazine. Learn about sales, business and how to find an audience for your project in Episode 873. In This Episode You Will Learn: The three grave mistakes people make about sales (2:00) How to simplify the sales process. (3:00) Why you should fall in love with the results you want for your clients. (3:15) Why you should start with the transformation. (4:25) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/873 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes
Nov 08, 2019
872 Jon Dorenbos on Forgiveness and Choosing Happiness
01:40:45
PLAY THE LONG GAME. The cover of a book never tells the entire story. People often assume that successful people have had an easy life. Many, though, have persevered through extremely painful life events. Sometimes it takes accepting your reality in order to move forward. Sometimes it takes forgiveness. You will face setbacks and some of those setbacks might be tragic. Preparation and process can get you far. But sometimes you need to dig even deeper and release yourself from trauma in order to truly move forward. You will be tested. But keep going. Face your reality, follow your dreams and live with purpose. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about turning tragedy into triumph and living out your rock star dreams with an NFL superstar and elite magician: Jon Dorenbos. Jon Dorenbos is a former NFL long snapper football player. He played for the Buffalo Bills, the Tennessee Titans, and the Philadelphia Eagles. He also has a successful career as a magician. He has appeared on America’s Got Talent and on The Ellen Degeneres Show. Jon is open about the difficult situations he faced in his life. But by choosing happiness, he has come out on top and is living his ‘Rock Star’ life. So get ready to learn about forgiveness choosing happiness on Episode 872. Some Questions I Ask: Can you tell us about your emotional and powerful life story? (8:35) Have you spoken to your father since the tragic incident? (24:40) When did you find peace and forgiveness? (41:00) What was the biggest lesson you learned from your dad? (50:20) What was your goal at that point in your career? (01:08:00) How did you find out that you needed open-heart surgery? (01:14:45) In This Episode You Will Learn: How an alter-ego will help you get through challenging times. (4:25) About the power of finding peace during a difficult time. (20:00) How to practice forgiveness. (41:00) Why you need to make smarter decisions when you have a family. (50:20) How to set goals that help you plan your life. (01:08:00) Why you need to avoid self-pity. (01:19:00) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at www.lewishowes.com/872 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes
Nov 06, 2019
871 Jocko Wilslink on Extreme Leadership and The Power of Self-Discipline
01:45:22
BE MILITARY MINDED. A lot of people think that leadership means having all the answers. Barking orders at your team, hoping they stay in line and obey. Pretending to know it all even when you don’t. True leadership is understanding human nature. What if leaders accepted responsibility for any mistakes made on their teams? We have to stop thinking of leadership as a destination. It is a journey where we listen, learn, and strategize with our teams, not for them. It’s not about ego; it’s about humility, balance, accountability, and execution. In today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about the art of leadership with a retired Navy SEAL officer and a business consultant: Jocko Willink. Jocko Willink is a decorated retired Navy SEAL officer, author of the book ‘Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win,’ and co-founder of Echelon Front, where he is a leadership instructor, speaker, and executive coach. Jocko spent 20 years in the U.S. Navy SEAL Teams, starting as an enlisted SEAL and rising the ranks to become a SEAL officer. As commander of SEAL Team Three’s Task Unit Bruiser during the battle of Ramadi, he orchestrated SEAL operations that helped the “Ready First” Brigade of the U.S. Army’s First Armored Division bring stability to the violent, war-torn city. Task Unit Bruiser became the most highly decorated Special Operations Unit of the Iraq War. Jocko returned from Iraq to serve as Officer-In-Charge of Training for all West Coast SEAL Teams. There he spearheaded the development of leadership training and personally instructed and mentored the next generation of SEAL leaders who have continued to perform with great success on the battlefield. In 2010, Jocko retired from the Navy and launched Echelon Front with Leif Babin, where he teaches the leadership principles he learned on the battlefield to help others lead and win. Jocko has put together leadership principles that will help you become a successful leader. So get ready to learn the art of strategy and leadership on Episode 871. Some Questions I Ask: What did you learn when you took on the leadership role as a Navy SEAL? (09:00) How do you make sure that your intent is felt all of the way down the chain of command? (17:30) Do you have a mission and mantra for your company? (23:00) Is there a connection between leadership and human nature? (36:30) How important is feedback from your team? (52:00) What’s the most important relationship we have in our lives? (1:10:30) In This Episode You Will Learn: The toughest challenges when becoming a Navy SEAL leader. (9:00) The most humbling moment on the battlefield. (11:45) How to take responsibility when you’re in a big organization. (19:30) Why leadership is about understanding human nature. (36:30) Two things leaders can do to improve immediately. (54:00) How to handle yourself when your ego wants to respond. (01:00:10) How to take ownership of your decisions in life. (1:02:30) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/871 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes
Nov 04, 2019
870 Fight for Fearlessness
00:06:17
DO YOUR JOB. If you want to be a leader, you must learn how to master your feelings. That is what life requires from leaders in any field. If you do not currently possess these characteristics, there are ways to acquire them. First, be honest with yourself. You need to take it one step at a time. You must be consistent and practice habits that will improve your confidence. Little by little, your self-confidence will grow, and your fear will take a back seat. Soon you will be able to handle any situation confidently and courageously. For this Five Minute Friday, I revisited a conversation with Captain Dale Dye, where he shared strategies to help eliminate fear and build leadership skills. Captain Dale Dye served in the US Marines for 22 years, he received 3 Purple Hearts for his injuries sustained while in Vietnam, and he dedicated a second career to bringing realistic depictions of war to Hollywood screens. Captain Dale Dye says that you need to conquer your emotions if you want to be successful. Learn how to face your fears and be a better leader in Episode 870. In This Episode You Will Learn: How to maintain your bearing and conquer fear. (2:30) How to stop thinking about yourself. (3:13) What you can do to get the job done. (4:05) The power of displaying confidence in any situation. (4:35) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at lewishowes.com/870 and follow at instagram.com/870
Nov 01, 2019
869 Relationships, Fear and Doing What You Love with David Walton
01:09:52
We want a direct path to success.  But the road is never straight.  What makes it special isn’t just the destination but the journey that shaped us. Along the way, we discover ourselves.  We pick up skills and learn how to deal with our fears and emotions.  But the emotions that took us to the top often will not keep us there.  We must learn a new set of skills to maintain our success and go further.  In today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about dealing with anger, preparation, and the journey to success with a Hollywood star: David Walton. David Walton is a talented actor who rose to prominence on television and is well known for his role on the comedy series “New Girl” and for his character Will Freeman on the successful series “About a Boy.” So get ready to learn about emotional growth, how to handle relationship conflicts, and mastering your emotions on Episode 869. Some Questions I Ask: Do you ever feel insecure as an actor? (21:30) Why do you think we hold on to anger and frustration? (27:00) What’s the best part and the worst past about the acting business. (46:30 How do you deal with your fear? (52:00) What questions would you ask Tom Cruise? (50:00) What advice would you give to actors who fear their work will be judged instead of appreciated? (55:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: The effects of alcohol on our behavior. (18:00) Why the destructive forces of shame and guilt are so powerful. (20:00) Why we all want to feel loved. (21:30) How to confront your partner or spouse in a relationship. (32:00) How to make it through the challenges of an acting career. (44:30) The importance of dealing with your fears. (52:00) If you enjoyed this episode check out the video, show notes and more at http://lewishowes.com/869 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes
Oct 30, 2019
868 Brian Grazer: The Art of Human Connection
01:17:56
PEOPLE ARE BETTER THAN WIFI Often, we have talent. We work hard and practice our craft. But something holds us back from reaching our highest potential. Often the things holding us back are fear, doubt, and a lack of self-confidence. Do you have trouble talking to new people in crowded rooms? Are you able to make eye contact when speaking to your peers? Those are some of the things we need to do to improve our relationships. If not, we could be limiting our growth potential. Making better connections is possible, and the rewards are tremendous. It’s up to you. Become more than the work, be the story behind the work. Allow people to connect with that, and there are no limits to what you can accomplish. In today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about how the importance of making personal connections with the author, film producer, and movie legend: Brian Grazer. Brian Grazer is an Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy, and Grammy award-winning producer and New York Times bestselling. His films and television shows have been nominated for 43 Oscars® and 195 Emmys, and he won the Best Picture Oscar for A Beautiful Mind. In addition to A Beautiful Mind, Grazer produced the films American Gangster, 8 Mile, Liar Liar, Parenthood and Splash, and the television series Genius, Empire, 24, Arrested Development, Friday Night Lights and Felicity to name a few. He also produced the documentary The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years, which was a global hit both commercially and critically, having won multiple awards, including the 2017 Grammy for Best Music Film. So, get ready to learn about why personal connections will benefit your life on Episode 868. Some Questions I Ask: What was the movie you learned from the most? (8:00) What did you learn about yourself while making 8 Mile? (14:00) When did you build your self-confidence? (30:00) What are the greatest lessons you’ve learned in Hollywood? (50:00) What’s it like being partners with Ron Howard? (53:00) Who are the top three (3) actors you’ve worked with? (54:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: Why you should learn to trust your intuition. (11:45) The power of thinking big. (20:45) How being face to face is the Wifi of human connections. (23:50) The power of nicknames and why they empower you. (44:00) The importance of being present and interesting. (50:00) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes, more at http://lewishowes.com/868, and follow me on http://instagram.com/lewishowes
Oct 28, 2019
867 Brotherhood of Emotions
00:07:17
WRESTLING WITH YOUR FEELINGS. Being an elite athlete comes with rewards. People who work hard and dedicate themselves to their craft deserve the fruits of their labor. They train hard and make painful sacrifices to achieve their goals. The money, the fans, the praise, and the accolades come with being the best in your field. But what is the cost? What have you sacrificed to achieve your dream? Outside of your profession, are you able to deal with life and the challenges it presents? If you sacrificed your emotions in the process, you’ll have to figure out a way to make yourself whole again. We must make sure we’re at our best physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Often that takes just as much work as being great at our craft. For this Five Minute Friday, I revisited a conversation I had with Randy Couture about brotherhood in sports, emotional breakdowns, and the psychology of a professional fighter. Randy has fought in 16 title fights and has six UFC title reigns in the Lightweight and Heavyweight divisions. He also became the 4th pro fighter to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. In addition to his stellar standing in combat sports, Randy is also a successful businessman, actor, and best-selling author. Learn how to stay mentally healthy and emotionally available in Episode 867. In This Episode You Will Learn: The power of brotherhood and support during tough times. (2:00) The dangers that come with suppressing emotions. (3:00) Why acting helps you to deal with your feelings. (4:20) How holding back your emotions can be a detriment and ruin relationships. (5:02) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the show notes, more at http://lewishowes.com/867, and follow me on http://instagram.com/lewishowes
Oct 25, 2019
866 The Journey of Living through a Loss
00:52:58
DEATH WITH NO REGRETS Losing a loved one is always difficult. Loss is difficult. Sometimes we’re prepared for it. Often, we are not. Either way, we know that death is a part of life. Are there lessons we can learn from the experiences of others? Sometimes sharing your story will help. Other times, listening will help you learn. Someone else’s pain can help you on your journey. It’s a process that must be taken one day at a time. In today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I’ve combined key lessons on handling loss from Bronnie Ware, Grant Cardone, Lindsey Stirling, Chris Guillebeau, Whitney Cummings. Bronnie Ware, Grant Cardone, Lindsey Stirling, Chris Guillebeau, and Whitney Cummings share their stories on this episode and help us learn how to better deal with loss in our lives. Bronnie Ware is a teacher of courage and regret-free living. Having sat by the bedsides of the terminally ill for several years, she knows the pain of dying with regret. She has written three books: The Top Five Regrets of Dying, Your Year for Change, and Bloom. Grant Cardone is the author of eight business books, thirteen business programs, and is the CEO of seven privately held companies. Forbes calls him one of the top social media business influencers in the world. Lindsey Stirling is a violinist, dancer, performance artist, composer, and singer who presents amazing choreographed violin performances. Stirling earned second place on Dancing With The Stars, has been named Forbes magazine’s 30 Under 30 In Music, and was a quarter-finalist position on America’s Got Talent season five. Chris Guillebeau is a NY Times Best Selling Author, speaker, a modern-day explorer, and has been to nearly every country in the world. He is best known for The Art of Non-Conformity blog and book. He has also written guides for travel and small business topics under the brand Unconventional Guides. He organizes the annual World Domination Summit in Portland, Oregon. Whitney Cummings is a talented stand-up comedian, actress, and producer. The creative force behind the CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls, the NBC sitcom Whitney, and the movie The Female Brain. She was also a producer and writer for the ABC revival of Roseanne. These fantastic individuals use their experiences to help us better deal with life’s challenges. So get ready to learn about loss, healing, and recovery on Episode 867. Some Questions I Ask: · How can we get better at expressing our feelings? (13:20) · What was the greatest lesson your mother taught you before she passed? (26:30) · How do you handle loss? (40:00) Lindsey Stirling · What is your goal for healing and recovery? (36:04) · How do you want to feel every day? (41:15) · Do you still do things to make your dad proud? (01:05:45) In This Episode You Will Learn: · The top five (5) regrets people have before they die. (9:10) · Why dreaming is important in your life. (18:45) · Why some people are scared they won’t be able to die. (26:00) · How to deal with losing both family members and friends. (9:03) · The process of dealing with loss and how to get through it. (33:40) · How loss sometimes makes things clearer in your life. (1:00:15) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes, more at http://lewishowes.com/866, and follow me on http://instagram.com/lewishowes
Oct 23, 2019
865 Gabby Bernstein on Healing Trauma and Spiritual Freedom
01:07:58
YOU ATTRACT WHAT YOU ARE. Sometimes to reach the next level in our lives, we must dig deeper. Often, we need to forgive ourselves. We still need to attend to wounds we thought were previously healed. You must show compassion to that inner child who experienced trauma. Replace negative thoughts with thoughts of love and compassion. That’s how we continue to grow and evolve. Our healing does not happen when we hide in the darkness. We must bring our issues into the light. It is a process we all go through. We must let go of the past and embrace our future. The road to recovery is a journey, not a destination. In today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about forgiveness, mental health, and attraction with: Gabrielle Bernstein. Gabrielle Bernstein is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Universe Has Your Back, and has written five additional bestsellers. She has been on an international speaking circuit since 2004. She has presented lectures at Google, TEDxWomen, Oprah’s SuperSoul Sessions, The Chopra Center, The Omega Institute, L’Oréal, Philosophy, and The Huffington Post, among many other notable organizations. Gabrielle is a certified Kundalini yoga and meditation teacher. She is trained in the Emotional Freedom Technique, and she’s a student of Transcendental Meditation, as taught by the David Lynch Foundation. So get ready to learn how to become a Super Attractor on Episode 865. Some Questions I Ask: What is your advice for someone who is doing the work, but it’s not manifesting? (13:50) How do we recover fully from trauma? (19:00) What is the Choose Again method? (23:30) How do we appreciate and appreciate more? (35:20) What are the three biggest lessons from motherhood? (46:20) What is your greatest accomplishment? (54:00) How do you know if you are fully healed? (57:20) In This Episode You Will Learn: What to do about your fear of being judged. (11:00) Why you should decide to feel good (14:00) How you can make it through postpartum depression. (15:00) Why we have to eliminate the stigmas around mental illness (17:00) The importance of forgiveness. (19:00) How to attract joy into your life. (24:50) How to replace your negative thoughts. (25:45) The power of appreciation and gratitude. (33:00) The difference between spirit guides and intuition. (39:00) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes, more at https://www.lewishowes.com/865, and follow me on instagram.com/lewishowes
Oct 21, 2019
864 Compassion over Pity with Humble the Poet
00:06:55
Do you spend time thinking of past mistakes? Do negative memories burden you? Thoughts of incidents you believe to be unfair. We all go through tough times in life. But sometimes we get stuck in feelings of despair and self-pity. There is a path out of that dark place. There are ways to replace self-pity with compassion and understanding. All champions go through challenges. The key is to use your experience as a stepping-stone that will lead you on a path to greatness. For this Five Minute Friday, I am introducing you to my friend Humble The Poet, who has a fantastic message about self-pity and compassion. Kanwer Singh, aka Humble The Poet, is a Toronto-bred MC/Spoken word artist, author, and motivational speaker. He stimulates audiences with ideas that challenge conventional wisdom and go against the grain, with dynamic live sets that shake conventions and minds at the same time. Learn how to defeat negativity and self-pity with compassion and self-love on Episode 864. In This Episode You Will Learn: How to limit and eliminate your self-pity. (2:14) The importance of giving children discipline and love. (2:55) Knowing how to take responsibility, even when it’s not your fault. (3:50) How to live your life as a Champion. (4:10) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/864, and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes
Oct 18, 2019
863 The Science of Biohacking for Optimal Health
00:50:46
CRACK THE HEALTH CODE. These days there are a million ways to live a healthy lifestyle. Every day we hear about a new diet or strategy. How do we know what works and what doesn’t work? Information is the key, and with the right information, we can vastly improve our lives. What if you were able to put some of the best health and science experts in one room. Fortunately, that’s what we were able to do. It’s a biohacking breach! On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I’ve combined key lessons from a few nutrition all-stars: Dr. Mark Hyman, Aubrey Marcus, Kelly Leveque, Dr. Steven Gundry, and Dave Asprey. Dr. Mark Hyman, Aubrey Marcus, Kelly Leveque, Dr. Steven Gundry, and Dave Asprey are all health care professionals and biohacking experts. Dr. Mark Hyman, M.D., is the founder and medical director of the UltraWellness Center, Director of the Cleveland Clinical Center for Functional Medicine, and the Chairman of the Board of the Institute for Functional Medicine. Kelly Leveque is a holistic nutritionist, wellness expert, and celebrity health coach based in Los Angeles, California. Her consulting business, Be Well By Kelly, grew out of her lifelong passion for health, the science of nutrition, and overall wellness. Aubrey Marcus is the founder and CEO of Onnit, a lifestyle brand based on a holistic health philosophy he calls Total Human Optimization. Dr. Steven Gundry has worked in medicine for over 40 years. He is the Director and Founder of the International Heart & Lung Institute as well as the Center for Restorative Medicine in Palm Springs and Santa Barbara, CA. Dave Asprey is the creator of the widely-popular Bulletproof Coffee, host of the podcast Bulletproof Radio, and author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Bulletproof Diet. So get ready to learn how to master your health on Episode 863. Some Questions I Ask: What are some of the things we can do with our bodies to improve our health? (20:00) Why is mindset crucial to your overall health? (10:45) How can you turn off hunger hormones? (17:30) Why aren’t most people at the fitness level they desire? (25:00) Does it matter whether our food is served hot or cold? (30:22) How can someone be positive when they’re broke and unhealthy? (22:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: About the five causes of all disease. (6:55) How to have a champion mindset with your body. (10:00) How bacteria from animal guts can make you younger and healthier. (22:11) Why plants had to adapt to animals. (37:30) About the feedback loop between your brain and your body. (41:23) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the videos, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/863 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes
Oct 16, 2019
862 Simon Sinek: The Power of the Infinite Mindset
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What does it mean to be a leader? How do you define winning? At its root, leadership is a responsibility to the people around us. Anyone on your team can become a leader. It’s the kind of team trust that transforms your co-workers into a family. Just like leadership, winning is an on-going process. Winning requires an infinite mindset. Every day we study and train so that we can become better than the day before. You must embrace the process. If you do, great leadership awaits you. In today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about the qualities of leadership and how to create a better office environment with a master of organizational leadership: Simon Sinek. Simon is a business consultant, author, and motivational speaker. He teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. As an author, he has released multiple best-selling books, Start With Why, Leaders Eat Last, Together is Better and Find Your Why. His latest book is The Infinite Game. Simon talks about his journey and why creating a great work environment is so important to him. He also discusses the Infinite Game and why it’s a process that will reap great benefits. So get ready to learn about playing the Infinite Game on Episode 862. Some Questions I Ask: Why does following your purpose require a personal sacrifice? (05:30) Is there one person in a business who is responsible for improving the culture? (17:15) What makes someone a leader? (26:20) How do you develop self-confidence? (32:05) What is the Infinite Mind? (41:20) What is the difference between an Individual athlete and a team athlete? (44:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: How to avoid sustained stress in business (10:00) Why you should always be inspired to go to work (21:50) Simon’s definition of a leader (26:20) How to build your self-confidence (32:05) Why the Infinite Mind is vital to our future success (41:20) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at http://lewishowes.com/862 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes
Oct 14, 2019
861 The Power of Keeping It Real
00:07:54
MAKE YOUR OWN RULES. If you want to become a social media star, you have to find your voice and carve out your niche. It’s important to be flexible and open to change- as long as you stay authentic. Staying flexible with your vision could keep you from being pigeon-holed in your industry. Staying YOU will keep your followers interested. If you stay consistent, keep creating, and have fun, you will find your core audience. For this Five Minute Friday, I revisit a conversation I had with Justine Ezarik, where she shared her creative process and the philosophy behind her social media empire. Justine is a social media powerhouse. When she isn’t busy being a YouTube personality, she’s busy being a producer, writer, and author. Justine made her mark in the industry creating videos about tech, travel, and gaming. Her loyal following includes over 6 million subscribers on YouTube and almost two million followers on Instagram and Twitter. Justine says that you need to be creative and unlimited when it comes to life and business. Learn how to be successful on your terms in Episode 861. In This Episode You Will Learn: How to have fun and create content without stressing goals (22:30) The importance of not being pigeon-holed in your industry (23:15) Building your brand on authenticity (26:33) How to make decisions based on the opportunities that come to you (26:50) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video show notes and more at http://lewishowes.com/861 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes
Oct 11, 2019
860 Age Backwards, Biohack Your Life and Be Super Human with Dave Asprey
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We all want to maintain our youth. Our goal is to be attractive, healthy, and energetic as we age. What if there were ways beyond basic diet and exercise regimens that could literally reverse aging? But what if we could defy our own biology? There are many ways to stay young and live a healthy, productive life. But maybe those methods aren’t enough. Maybe if we lived at the intersection of technology and health we could actually live forever. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about the things you can do to maintain your health with a master biohacker: Dave Aspery. Dave Asprey is the creator of the widely popular Bulletproof Coffee, host of the podcast Bulletproof Radio, and author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Bulletproof Diet. Dave was described by Men’s Health as a "lifestyle guru” and his body-hacking gym, Upgrade Labs, has more than 15 different technologies in two signature locations dedicated to improving mental and physical performance and recovery. His new book Super Human: The Bulletproof Plan to Age Backward and Maybe Even Live Forever is out on October 8th everywhere books are sold online. So get ready to learn how to maintain your health and energy as you age on Episode 860. Some Questions I Ask: What is the BulletProof diet? (12:45) What are the seven things that make you old? (17:25) How do you get a better ROI on your workout? (46:50) What are five things you can do for better health and less pain? (55:30) What are the five health killers? (01:09:35) In This Episode You Will Learn: How to get to your ultimate fitness level (9:27) How to keep your body young (16:55) Key steps on maintaining your health and energy as you get older (40:17) The power of your immune system and “killer cells” (52:00) Five simple tips to improve your overall health (55:45) Why fried food is worse than cigarettes (1:02:40) The incredible benefits of intermittent fasting (1:03:55) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at http://lewishowes.com/860 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes
Oct 09, 2019
859 How to Build a Multi-Billion Dollar Empire with Tilman Fertitta
00:47:12
SEPARATE FROM THE PACK . We all want to be successful. Some of us even want to be wealthy. Some think that to achieve success they need to become someone different. What if you could achieve your goal just by being yourself? Perhaps the change isn't who you are but what you are doing. Maybe it's your habits or a lack of hunger. The important thing is to separate yourself from the pack. But where does the mentality of a winner truly come from? On today's episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about being a bull in your profession and being a boss that everyone wants to work with, with one of the world’s leading businessmen in hospitality and sports: Tilman Fertitta. Tilman Joseph Fertitta is an accomplished businessman, entrepreneur, author, and television personality. He is the chairman, CEO, and sole owner of Fertitta Entertainment, one of the largest restaurant corporations in the U.S. He also owns the NBA’s Houston Rockets. Tilman teaches us that the things we want are within our grasp. We have to be the bull in the room and learn how to take what we want. So get ready to learn how to let go of fear on Episode 859. Some Questions I Ask: How do you keep a competitive edge? (7:15) What should you look at when you are acquiring a business? (16:40) How do you stay grounded? (28:20) What is your definition of greatness? (42:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: How to cultivate a culture that makes employees want to stay (10:30) Why you shouldn't get caught up in things that don't matter (15:50) Why you should always take advantage of a good deal (17:50) How Tilman has raised grounded children as a wealthy parent (25:00) Staying grounded and why TIlman thinks it’s important (28:20) Tilman’s best advice on how to borrow money for a business deal (30:35) Why you should relentlessly pursue your talents (39:29) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes, and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/859 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes
Oct 07, 2019
858 The Key to a Captivating Performance
00:06:12
BE AUTHENTIC- NO MATTER WHAT. We admire great performers. Whether in sports, business, or any other field, we can all appreciate true greatness. But do you have to be born with unique talents to achieve it? Is there a magical gene lottery? If you take the mystery out of the equation, you are left with a simple truth. That path to greatness requires hard work, dedication, and preparation. It’s not easy, but it’s worth it. For this Five Minute Friday, I revisit a conversation I had with Valentin Chmerkovskiy, where he shares how to achieve your “Personal Greatness.” Valentin Chmerkovskiy is a Ukrainian-American professional dancer, best known for his appearances on the U.S. version of ‘Dancing With The Stars,’ where he won twice. He is a two-time World Latin Dance Champion (Junior and Youth) and a 14-time U.S. National Latin Dance champion. Learn what is needed to be a top performer in Episode 858. In This Episode You Will Learn: Why authenticity is more important than perfection (2:00) The importance of being consistent in your preparation (3:00) The steps to achieving personal greatness (3:30) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/858 and follow at instagram.com/858
Oct 04, 2019
857 Jim Gaffigan: Life Lessons From a Comedy Genius
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PURSUE CREATIVE FULFILLMENT. You might think that successful people have magic powers. A unique formula to be rich and famous. A formula you didn’t receive, and that’s what’s holding you back. But, is that the reality? Once you realize the unique formula is hard work, dedication and perseverance you realize that you’ve had the recipe all along. Stop waiting for someone or something to bring you happiness in life. Instead, focus on the daily process that will turn your dreams into a reality. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about taking the long road and dedicating yourself to a dream with comedian and actor: Jim Gaffigan. Jeff Gaffigan is a successful stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer. Jeff has been able to carve out a successful career in comedy while being a “clean comic” who rarely uses profanity in his routines. He persevered through a road of challenges and failures, and now he’s at the top of his game. He conquered his fears and is living his dream. So, get ready to learn how to pursue your dreams on Episode 857. Some Questions I Ask: How did you get into comedy? (9:00) What have you learned in 30 years of comedy? (13:25) What have you learned about people? (15:47) Who was more inspirational in your life, mom or dad? (23:20) Do you think that 20-year-old Jimmy would believe where you are now? (35:00) How do you balance work and family? (38:45) In This Episode You Will Learn: How to get over your fear of public speaking (9:10) How to deal with frustration in your career (19:50) How Jim found that failure is part of the process (37:30) How to be empowered by family challenges (48:29) How Jim gets the crowd back on his side when he feels he’s lost them (51:15) Why you need to find your voice (56:30) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes, and more at http://wwwlewishowes.com/857 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes.
Oct 02, 2019
856 Amanda Cerny: Be Unapologetically You
01:11:43
CREATE YOUR OWN AUDIENCE. It’s human to make multiple stops on the way to your destination. Often, these stops are crucial moments that inform the person you are becoming. Some are forgettable. Others stay with you long after you have moved on. All of them help us grow and evolve. It’s important to own them. You shouldn’t feel ashamed or regretful. Sometimes you just have to change the narrative. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about letting go of the past and finding your true self on the path to success with social media sensation: Amanda Cerny. Amanda Cerny is an actor, writer, model, and social media influencer. With more than 35 million followers across YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram, Amanda has become a celebrity and top female influencer. So get ready to learn all about building an audience and the power of social media on Episode 856. Some Questions I Ask: (need new questions) How did you get started on social media (9:30) What caused you to move to LA? (19:30) How did you get involved with Playboy? (25:45) What are some of the personal challenges you had to face growing your brand? (40:00) What have you learned about yourself and other people? (49:30) In This Episode You Will Learn: How to improve your social media audience. (14:30) Why you shouldn’t let people or moments define you. (33:32) Why you should create content that represents you. (39:15) How to be super passionate about your work (47:00) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the visuals, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/856
Sep 30, 2019
855 Make the Perfect Case for What You Want
00:07:02
VISUALIZE YOUR BEST LIFE Do you find it challenging to achieve goals? Often, we get lost when we have a destination with no map. It’s time to visualize your future and lay out the steps. Keep your eye on your objectives. Think like a Navy Seal. Map out each step and stick to the plan. For this Five Minute Friday, I revisited a conversation I had with Kimberly Guilfoyle, where she shared her strategy for achieving goals and going after your dreams. Kimberly Guilfoyle is a powerhouse woman, and among many accolades, she is the former co-host of The Five on Fox News, a bestselling author, a former public defender, and a mother. Learn how to make the perfect case for your future on Episode 855. In This Episode You Will Learn: The Building Blocks for creating a perfect case (3:00) The steps to visualizing your future (3:30) Why it’s important to be clear about the scenario you want to create (4:00) How to map out the steps to achieve your goal (4:30) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes, and more at http:lewishowes.com/855 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes
Sep 27, 2019
854 Dennis Rodman on Emotions, Individuality and Being Great
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DRESS FOR HAPPINESS. People live their lives trying to find their purpose. They are looking for ways to express their true selves. But many are worried about judgment and the opinions of others. Do you deny your destiny? How can you get on the road to happiness and self-fulfillment? You have to ignore the noise. Be yourself no matter what people say. Take the time to discover what makes you happy. And once you find your happiness, work hard to keep it. Keep moving forward, step by step. When you look back, you’ll be amazed at what you accomplished. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about finding yourself and living life to the fullest with Dennis Rodman. Dennis Rodman is a five-time NBA Champion, seven-time NBA Rebounding champion, two-time NBA All-star, and trailblazer for the LBGTQ community. He recently released a remarkable ESPN 30 for 30 Documentary about his life and career. Dennis is open about his highs and lows, including his rise from poverty and his struggles with alcoholism. Through it all, he is proud of his accomplishments and hopes that others will learn from his life journey. So get ready to learn how to live life to the fullest on Episode 854. Some Questions I Ask: Was it easy being vulnerable in the NBA? (09:30) How did you stay out all night and still have the energy for practice? (18:45)  What makes you proud? (30:50) Who was the best player you played with or against in the NBA? (29:55)  Who was the first person in your life that you respected and admired? (33:05) What is the biggest lesson you learned in North Korea? (45:25)  When it comes to your mother, what makes you proud? (01:00:50) In this episode you will learn: How he lives with enthusiasm (11:14) How he opened the door for the Gay community (11:20) Why he always does something that makes him happy (14:30) How Dennis feels he is never too old to ask for help (54:17) Plus much more... If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes, and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/854 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes.
Sep 25, 2019
853 How To Find Your Creative Calling with Chase Jarvis
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Often, we doubt ourselves and our creative ideas. We think that creative people were born with special abilities. And often, we doubt our creative talents. But, is that what we truly believe? If so, why are those creative ideas still in our heads? Ready to come out. Here’s the truth- they were given to you because you were born to create it. Creativity isn’t a birthright or destination, it’s a process. If you follow the I.D.E.A strategy and keep working, good things will happen. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about how everyone has a creative force inside of them and what it takes to develop that creativity with an author, entrepreneur and photographer: Chase Jarvis. Chase Jarvis is an American artist, director, entrepreneur and author who co-founded the on-line educational platform Creative Live. Chase consistently uses his voice to educate and inspire people to achieve their creative potential. As a child, Chase Jarvis loved being creative and started making his own films, but after overhearing his teacher tell his parents “Chase is so much better at sports than arts”, he lost his creative passion and replaced it with a need to achieve athletically. In the following years he became a standout athlete in multiple sports, but his grandfather’s death reignited his creative spirit and since that time he has lived a creative life putting his creative spirit into everything he does. Now, his mission is to help people tap into their creative potential. So, get ready to learn how to unleash your creativity on Episode 853. Some Questions I Ask: Why do we shut down creativity? (13:20) How much happier are creative people? (19:44) How can you make creativity your daily practice? (33:40) Why is it important for artists to build powerful relationships? (38:09) Why did you decide to write the book now? (47:18) In This Episode You Will Learn: Why you should dream big (16:20) Why Mindset Matters (21:50) How to move with intent (34:00) Why building relationships is important (38:09) The I.D.E.A creative process (38:25) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes, and more at http://www.lewishoes.com/853 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes
Sep 23, 2019
852 How to Handle Stress Without Tension
00:06:05
Stress is an unavoidable part of life. It’s not about having a stress-free life- it’s about learning how to deal with it gracefully. Think of the last stressful moment you had. How did you react? Did you get angry and tense up? Or were you able to breathe and move through it? The more we work on our reaction when things go differently than we’d hoped, the happier we will be. For this Five Minute Friday, I revisited a conversation I had with Dan Millman where he shared his definition of stress and the practice that helps him with it. Dan Millman is a former world champion athlete, university coach, martial arts instructor, and college professor. After an intensive, twenty-year spiritual quest, Dan’s teaching found its form as the Peaceful Warrior’s Way. He has now written seventeen books. Learn how to move through life without tension in Episode 852. In This Episode You Will Learn: Dan’s definition of stress (2:30) Stress with tension vs. stress without tension (3:50) How martial arts can help with stress (4:30) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes, and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/852 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes
Sep 20, 2019
851 Sophia Bush on Speaking Your Truth
01:34:22
YOU TEACH OTHERS HOW TO TREAT YOU. Often, we don’t like how people talk to us. Whether it’s at home, at work, or with our friends, there are many times where we don’t get the respect we desire. It feels terrible. But how much ownership do we take of those situations? Here’s the truth- you get what you put up with. Unless you’re willing to set boundaries and tell people what’s not ok, you’ll end up being walked over. If you keep showing up, people will assume that it isn’t that bad. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about what it takes to stand up for the things you believe with an actor-turned-activist: Sophia Bush. Sophia Bush starred as Brooke Davis in The WB/CW drama series One Tree Hill and as Det. Erin Lindsay in the NBC police procedural drama series Chicago P.D. Sophia consistently uses her platform for activism and fundraising and has a new podcast called Work in Progress. Sophia stood up for herself before the Me Too Movement began by quitting a television show where she was being mistreated. She shares her struggle to admit that something was wrong and the tricks her mind played on her in the process. So get ready to learn how to have the courage to demand change on Episode 851. Some Questions I Ask: What’s missing in your toolkit? (31:00) What needs to change for actual change to happen? (53:00) How do we know what to take on first? (58:00) What are the three accounts we should follow to be educated on what’s going on? (1:12:00) Who was the most influential person in your life? (1:18:30) In This Episode You Will Learn: The scary side of acting (27:00) About Lewis’ “Yes and No List” (34:00) The importance of opening up about what you’re ashamed of (40:00) The struggle Sophia had with quitting her toxic work environment (45:00) How to separate yourself from the system that you’re in (1:00:00) Sophia’s plan for the future (1:24:00) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes, and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/851 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes
Sep 18, 2019
850 Tony Gonzalez: What it Takes to Become The Greatest of All Time
01:22:21
THE CRITICS ARE COMING. People understand that there will be challenges and fear when they chase their dreams. But they’re not willing to be embarrassed. Are you willing to look like a fool? To go all-in and fail? It’s a guarantee when you go after the thing you want. You have to keep putting your head out there knowing that it could get chopped off. The more you face your fears, the more self-confidence you’ll have. You will fall. You need to have the grit to use it as fuel to get back up. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about relentlessly pursuing your passion with one of the most successful football players in history: Tony Gonzalez. Tony Gonzalez is a Pro Football Hall of Famer, retired All-Pro NFL Tight end, and father of four. He is currently an analyst on Fox NFL’s pregame show. During his career, he only missed two games and lost only two fumbles on 1,327 touches. Tony is open about his struggles with depression and self-doubt that he might not be good enough. But by working through these emotions, he has come out a more authentic and heart-centered person. So get ready to learn how to get into the flow of life on Episode 850. Some Questions I Ask: How do you get connected to the heart when there is so much ego? (8:00) When did you experience the most self-doubt? (16:00) How do people stop caring what people think about them? (31:30) Who was the most influential for you growing up? (43:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: How to get into the flow (6:00) How to use criticism as fuel (20:00) About Tony’s struggle to transition from football to commentary (22:00) An exercise for opening your heart (32:00) About the letters Tony wrote himself before games (35:00) How to parent with your heart (52:00) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/850 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes
Sep 16, 2019
849 Stay True To Your Purpose
00:04:43
DON’T GET DISTRACTED BY SHINY THINGS. It can be exciting to receive connections to the rich and powerful. Fancy dinners, galas, and White House dinners can be tempting. But if these things are keeping you from accomplishing what you set out to do, you’re better off without them. Money comes with strings. If the people pulling those strings don’t align with your message, that money has too great a cost. For this Five Minute Friday, I revisited a conversation I had with Jacob Lief where he shared what has made his non-profit Ubuntu so successful. Jacob Lief is the Founder and CEO of Ubuntu Education Fund, a non-profit organization that takes vulnerable children living in the townships of Port Elizabeth, South Africa from cradle to career. Ubuntu's programs form an integrated system of medical, health, educational and social services, ensuring that a child who is either orphaned or vulnerable can, after several years, succeed. Jacob has been able to stay focused on one area and one community of people by being consistent about what Ubuntu says yes to. It’s not the most glamorous route, but it’s the most impactful. Learn how to stay disciplined and focused on your goal in Episode 849. In This Episode You Will Learn: The thing that has worked the best for Ubuntu (2:00) Why you sometimes have to say “no” to things (2:30) About the struggle to keep people interested in your cause (3:00) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes, and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/849 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes
Sep 13, 2019
848 The Soulful Art of Persuasion with Jason Harris
00:55:33
NEVER BE CLOSING. A lot of books about selling encourage you to act like someone you’re not. They tell you to say the other person’s name. Copy their body language. Become a salesman. But what if the key to selling is accepting who you are? What if everything weird about you is what will make you successful? Stop thinking of business as transactional. Instead, be generous. Play the long game. And be kind. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about the soulful art of persuasion with an expert in marketing: Jason Harris. Jason Harris is the CEO of the award-winning creative agency Mekanism and the co-founder of the Creative Alliance. Harris works closely with brands through a blend of soul and science to create provocative campaigns that engage audiences. Iconic brands include Peloton, Ben & Jerry’s, MillerCoors, HBO, and the United Nations. Under his leadership, Mekanism was named to Ad Age’s Agency A-list, twice to their Best Places to Work, and to the Creativity 50. Harris has been named in the Top 10 Most Influential Social Impact Leaders, as well as the 4A’s list of “100 People Who Make Advertising Great.” His methods are studied in cases at Harvard Business School. Jason has put together four principles of persuasion that can help transform you into a master influencer. The bullet points are easy to understand and might even surprise you. So get ready to learn the soulful art of persuasion on Episode 848. Some Questions I Ask: What’s the most fun you’ve had working on a brand? (10:00) How can you be empathetic when people are attacking you? (31:00) What’s something people can do today to make them more influential (43:00) What are you three truths? (46:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: About Jason’s company Mekanism (5:00) Why you should never be closing (12:30) How vulnerability is key to power (16:00) The Four Core Principles of persuasion (19:00) Why it’s important to master different skills (38:00) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/848 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes
Sep 11, 2019
847 Unleash Your Untapped Potential with Marie Forleo
01:21:17
DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY. We all face a lot of pressure from the world. We’re constantly comparing ourselves to others on social media and getting critiques from friends and family. Whether it’s when to have kids, our relationship choices, or a nontraditional career, it’s hard to step outside the box. We might feel judged. We might feel alone. And it might be scary to wander into new territory. So how can we stay true to what WE want? On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk to an inspirational woman changing the world on her terms: Marie Forleo. Marie Forleo is a life coach, motivational speaker, author and host of Marie TV. She is the owner of Marie Forleo International, B-School and MarieTV, and Oprah named Marie a thought leader for the next generation. Marie is passionate about spreading her message that you can figure out the problems in your life. She shares three simple steps to avoid getting overwhelmed and feeling helpless. So get ready to learn how life is “figureoutable” on Episode 847. Some Questions I Ask: What’s been the greatest lesson in the last 10 years? (6:00) What are the things you think you’re not doing well in business? (24:00) Are you open to the idea of marriage? (35:00) Where would you be if you were single for the last 10 years? (38:00) Where do you have the least amount of confidence? (48:30) What are the 3-5 things you do every day or most days? (1:00:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: How work ethic can be a bad thing (13:00) How Marie sets non-negotiable “adventure time” with her husband (16:00) The importance of downtime at home and in your job (20:00) About Marie’s decision to not have kids (27:00) Why you should trust your timing (42:00) The three rules for understanding “everything is figureoutable” (1:18:00) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/847 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes
Sep 09, 2019
846 Three Steps to Writing Your Book
00:06:15
WRITE FOR OTHERS, NOT FOR YOU. There are a lot of smart, accomplished people in our audience. You know things that are valuable to others. You’ve got great businesses. You’re ready to share that knowledge with the world. But figuring out where to start can be overwhelming. For this Five Minute Friday, I revisited a conversation I had with Tucker Max where he shared his three steps to starting your book. Tucker Max is a NYTimes Best-selling Author who was named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential in 2009. He invented the genre “fratire,” and his number one bestseller, I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell, was made into a major motion picture. Tucker is the co-founder of Scribe, a company that turns ideas into books. He says that before you sit down and start typing, you should first hone in on who you’re writing for and what you’re writing. Learn how to find the goal, audience, and subject of your book in Episode 846. In This Episode You Will Learn: How to understand what kind of book you’re writing (02:00) How to find the audience for your book (03:00) The way to figure out what to write about (04:00) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the show notes and more at http:/www.lewishowes.com/846
Sep 06, 2019
845 Lindsey Stirling on Facing Loss, Dreaming Big, and Becoming a Superstar
01:14:14
BELIEVE IN SOMETHING GREATER. There are two types of winners I’ve observed. Both of them have confidence. But one winner, when asked how they did it, answers, “I am the greatest.” The other winner, when asked how they did it, answers, “God is the greatest.” Are you putting pressure on yourself to succeed or fail? Or are you putting your strength in something greater? Whether or not you consider yourself a religious person, know that you are not going through life in a vacuum. You’re never on your journey alone. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about spirituality, loss, and dreaming big with one of the most inspirational performers on the planet: Lindsey Stirling. Lindsey Stirling is a modern-day "Dancing Violinist" who got her start on American’s Got Talent in 2010. Since then, she has over 11 million subscribers on YouTube. She has been called "The Hip Hop Violinist" due to her twist on songs from today's hits, as well as creating an electronic / dubstep album of original compositions. Lindsey has learned to use her spirituality to inspire her to do things she never thought possible. She shares the daily practices that ground her and retrain her brain. So get ready to learn how to live intentionally and with gratitude on Episode 845. Some Questions I Ask: Why do we lose the ability to dream? (23:30) How do we “re-dream” when things are going well? (26:00) What should someone do who is experiencing periods of darkness? (31:00) How does someone build a belief in themselves? (37:00) How did you handle two close people passing away? (42:00) What’s missing in your life right now? (54:00) What would your dad be most proud of today? (1:00:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: The inspiration behind Lindsey’s new album (7:00) About Lindsey’s experience getting booed off the stage on America’s Got Talent (12:00) Why you need to live life without limits (19:00) How to live intentionally (34:00) How gratitude affects happiness (37:00) Why Dancing With The Stars was spiritual for Lindsey (47:00) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the show notes, video and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/845 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes
Sep 04, 2019
844 Become a Self-Healer and Break Free of Emotional Cycles with Dr. Nicole LePera
01:32:42
FAMILY ISN’T EVERYTHING. How often have you heard phrases about putting family first? Most of us had a plaque on the wall growing up that said something similar. But if you’re letting family walk all over you, you’re doing a disservice to yourself. We get what we tolerate. If you don’t like something, but you tolerate it, you can’t expect people to change. So how do we have better relationships with our families? We have to create a request. And we have to keep our word. Telling people what you need doesn’t always feel good, but it’s necessary to take care of yourself. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about boundaries and reparenting yourself with an inspirational holistic psychologist: Dr. Nicole Lepera. Dr. Nicole LePera is a Holistic Psychologist who believes that mental wellness is for everyone. She evolved her more traditional training from Cornell University and The New School to one that acknowledges the connection between the mind and body. Dr. LePera founded the Mindful Healing Center in Center City Philadelphia where she works with individuals, couples, and families taking gut health, sleep, movement, cellular health, belief, and mindfulness into treatment. Dr. Nicole Lepera shares her three steps to creating healthy boundaries and how to break cycles in ourselves. So get ready to learn how to be a self healer on Episode 844. Some Questions I Ask: What were your biggest limiting beliefs? (9:30) How do we become unstuck? (17:00) How do we manage the guilt of our family? (23:00) How do we regulate our nervous system? (46:00) What does it mean to “reparent” yourself? (1:0200) How do we become a self healer every day? (1:16:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: How emotion is tied to memory (12:00) What “interdependence” means (20:00) The three steps to create a boundary (29:00) How to “depersonalize” (39:00) Dr. Nicole’s definition of manifestation (57:00) About the “Small, Daily Promise” (1:13:00) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/844 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes
Sep 02, 2019
843 Everything is Perfect
00:06:02
TURN ADVERSITY INTO ADVANTAGE. Do you spend a lot of time wishing things were different? Do you feel sorry for yourself for the struggles you face? Maybe it’s time to reframe those obstacles as gifts. After all, the things that hurt us the most can help us show others more love. Pain can lead us to pleasure. And your negative experiences will lead you to greatness. For this Five Minute Friday, I revisited a conversation I had with Prince Ea where he shared his message that everything is perfect. Richard Williams, better known by his stage name Prince EA, is an American rapper, spoken word artist, music video director and rights activist from St Louis, Missouri. He has over four million subscribers on YouTube and inspires people daily with his viral videos. Learn how to accept your present while changing your future on Episode 843. In This Episode You Will Learn: How the artist Immortal Technique influenced Prince Ea (2:00) The importance of accepting what is (3:00) About the philosophy that everything is perfect (3:30) How pain can be ultimately good (4:00) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/843 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes
Aug 30, 2019
842 Building a Hospitality and Wellness Empire with Eugene Remm
01:14:00
PLAY MORE CHESS AND LESS CHECKERS. We always make fun of dogs chasing their tails. It’s funny to watch- they spin and spin and spin trying to catch the impossible. They eventually flop onto the ground exhausted. What’s the “tail” you are chasing? You probably think something will change when you finally catch that thing that is just out of reach, but the reality is that it probably won’t. I’ve accomplished so many goals that ultimately left me feeling empty. Stop spinning around reaching for things that won’t ultimately bring you happiness. Instead, focus on the process and the impact you have on others. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about figuring out what really matters with a King of New York hospitality: Eugene Remm. Eugene Remm is an entrepreneur and wellness expert whose companies include Catch Hospitality Group (Catch Restaurants, Lexington Brass) and the boxing-inspired group fitness concept Rumble. Forbes Magazine dubbed him one of the “New Kings of New York Hospitality.” Eugene has been able to leverage social media in truly innovative ways by staying ahead of trends and being authentic. He had to learn through failure to be a team player. He now teaches that looking out for the benefit of all benefits you as well. So get ready to learn how to play big and stay humble on Episode 842. Some Questions I Ask: What happened to your nightclubs? (27:00) How do you handle relationships when their investments are lost? (28:00) What was the moment you had the biggest ego slap? (34:30) Why does a nightclub guy think he can start a fitness company? (47:00) How do you attract such high profile investors? (52:00) How do you manage 1000 people? (1:04:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: Why you should focus on the process and not the goal (7:00) Why it’s important to know your limit (21:00) The power of taking accountability for your failures (25:00) Why you need a balance of gut instincts and data (38:00) The three things you need to be successful (40:00) When to lean into a trend and when to go against it (42:00) Why paying people isn’t the number one thing (1:06:00) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/842 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes
Aug 28, 2019
841 Bethany Hamilton on Embracing Challenges and Becoming a Champion
00:56:59
GRIT CANNOT BE TAUGHT. What does it mean to be unstoppable? No matter what knocks you down, you stay the course for your goal. It’s not enough to just withstand the struggle. You have to embrace the struggle. That’s what I did when I played football, and it’s what I do in my career today. Fall in love with the pain associated with your passion. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about the power of grit with a champion surfer with an inspiring story: Bethany Hamilton. Bethany is a professional surfer, author and motivational speaker. At the age of 13, Bethany lost her left arm to a 14-foot tiger shark, which seemed to end her dream career as a surfer. However, one month after the attack, Bethany returned to surfing and within two years had won her first national surfing title. Bethany’s foundation of faith has been her backbone; her source of truth, hope, and strength. At 17 years old, she realized her dream of surfing professionally, and she is still an active surf competitor to this day. Bethany talks about her journey to become a mother and what it’s taught her. She also reveals the lessons her parents taught her that allowed her to get back on the board after losing her arm. So get ready to learn all about how to be unstoppable on Episode 841. If you enjoyed this episode check out the video, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/841 and follow at www.instagram.com/lewishowes.
Aug 26, 2019
840 Find Your Area of Destiny
00:05:43
WHAT TURNS YOUR CRANK? We often define ourselves by what job we do. I’m an accountant. I’m a teacher. I work in finance. But maybe we’re thinking about our careers in the wrong parameters. Instead of finding a job, we should be trying to find a way to feel excited and fulfilled every day. If you wake up with dread, you feel like you’re in a suit that’s too small, or you’re uninspired, you’re probably not in the right place. So how do we figure out what we’re meant to do? It’s not easy. But it’s worth trying to figure out. For this Five Minute Friday, I revisited a conversation I had with Suzy Welch where she shares how to find your “Area of Destiny.” Suzy Welch is a business journalist, TV commentator, and public speaker. A popular Today Show and CNBC contributor, Suzy is the author of the New York Times bestseller 10-10-10: A Life Transforming Idea, a guide to values-driven decision making. With her husband, Jack Welch, Suzy founded the Jack Welch Management Institute, ranked as one of the top online MBA programs in the world by Princeton Review and CEO Magazine. In This Episode You Will Learn: About the sermon that gave Suzy the idea of the “Area of Destiny” (2:30) The two types of “Super Highways” (3:30) How to find what you’re uniquely good at (4:00)
Aug 23, 2019
839 How to Attract Wealth and Believe in Your Worth with Kyle Cease
01:49:45
YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE YESTERDAY. We are all governed by fear. Even when good things happen, we’re afraid they will go away. Once you accept and welcome your fear, it won’t have control over you anymore. It’s about embracing the duality. You have to be ok with the best outcome and the worst outcome. Here’s the truth: you don’t have to live anxious and scared. You don’t have to be governed by your story. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about increasing your receiving vibration with a comedian turned motivational speaker: Kyle Cease. Kyle Cease is a New York Times best-selling author with two #1 Comedy Central specials to his credit. He has been a guest speaker at thousands of colleges, summits, and Fortune 500 conferences and has made over 100 TV and movie appearances. Kyle teaches that most of our “triggers” are fears we have based on old stories. Once we dig deep to figure out where those are rooted, we can stop letting them control us. So get ready to learn how to let go of fear on Episode 839. Some Questions I Ask: Why do we resist fear? (56:30) How do we overcome our fears? (1:00:00) How do you get prepared to receive money? (1:22:00) How important is it to develop skills? (1:26:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: How to operate with a receiving vibration (9:00) How to avoid ending up in a codependent relationship (23:00) Why you have to accept opposites (34:00) How meditation transforms the old story (38:00) The only thing that causes fear (56:00) An exercise to get rid of fear (1:03:00) The purpose of triggers (1:07:00) Why you should be careful about the way you talk about money (1:15:00) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/839 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes
Aug 21, 2019
838 Marianne Williamson On Running for President and Standing for Love
01:04:11
BE A CONSCIOUS SAMARITAN. Most of us know the parable of The Good Samaritan. It tells the story of an injured man at the side of the road. The priest crosses to the other side and ignores the man in need of help. The Levite does the same. The Samaritan, though, stops and cares for the man. But let’s zoom out a bit. Is there something we could do on a more global scale so that less men are left injured and uncared for on the side of the road? People are living with chronic trauma. Every day is a struggle. If there is a way to help more people at once, we should be open to making those changes. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about caring for those who are in need with a 2020 candidate for President of the United States: Marianne Williamson. Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed lecturer, activist and author of four #1 New York Times bestselling books. She has been a popular guest on television programs such as Oprah, Good Morning America, and Bill Maher. In 1989, she founded Project Angel Food, a meals-on-wheels program that serves homebound people with AIDS in the Los Angeles area. To date, Project Angel Food has served over 11 million meals. Marianne also co-founded the Peace Alliance. Marianne is seeking to harness the power of love to fight the hate she sees in the world. She teaches us to go “all in” for the causes we believe in while being unattached to the result. So get ready to learn how to overcome the fear of failure and change the world on Episode 838. If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/838 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes
Aug 19, 2019
837 Set Yourself Up For Success
00:05:50
NOTHING HAPPENS EASILY. If you want to make real change in your life, you have to know it’s going to be uncomfortable. Everything has its process. You’re going to feel scared. You’re going to have growing pains. That’s part of being a human. But your ability to make mistakes and still stay true to your goals will determine whether or not you make it. You have to take it one step at a time. You have to surround yourself with people who share your belief system. And you have to be honest with yourself. Little by little, your self-confidence will grow, and you’ll be miles away from where you started. For this Five Minute Friday, I revisited a conversation I had with Gabrielle Reece where she shared strategies to increase your belief in yourself. Gabby is a world-renowned athlete, New York Times bestselling author, wife, and mother. Together with her husband, surfing legend Laird Hamilton, Gabby is an avid proponent of empowering people to take responsibility for their health and a truly authentic example of healthy living. Gabby has become a role model for women worldwide regarding how to achieve peak fitness, good health, and overall well-being for themselves and their entire family. Gabby says that you need to create the infrastructure around yourself to be successful. Learn how baby steps will help you reach your goals in Episode 837. “When it can be easy, allow it to be easy.” - @GabbyReece In This Episode You Will Learn: How to create an infrastructure around yourself to be successful (1:30) Why baby steps are the most impactful (2:00) Why you have to surround yourself with people who have similar messaging (3:00) How to make a safe space for you to fail (4:50) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/837 amd follow at instagram.com/lewishowes
Aug 16, 2019
836 The Secret of The Law of Attraction
00:42:01
LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE. We all have greatness inside us. That’s the whole reason I started this podcast. So why do we make ourselves smaller to fit in with everyone else? Why do we hide? Why do we make excuses? Why do we let others dim our light? By denying our destiny, we create disease, conflict, and unhappiness. Shine your light. It’s not always easy. When you embrace your greatness, others will attack you. You’re challenging their “paradigm.” DO IT ANYWAYS. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I’ve combined key lessons from Teachers of The Secret: Michael Beckwith, Lisa Nichols, Jack Canfield, John Assaraf, and Bob Proctor. Michael Beckwith, Lisa Nichols, Jack Canfield, John Assaraf, and Bob Proctor are all featured in the book and movie The Secret. Michael Beckwith is a minister, author, and founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center, a New Thought church with a congregation estimated in excess of 8,000 members. Lisa Nichols is a hugely successful entrepreneur, life coach, and CEO of one of the first publicly traded self-development companies. Jack Canfield is the co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, which has more than 250 titles and 500 million copies in print in over 40 languages. John Assaraf is founder of NeuroGym, has built 5 multimillion dollar companies, wrote 2 New York Times Bestselling books and is featured in 8 movies. Bob Proctor is the best-selling author of “You Were Born Rich” and has transformed the lives of millions through his books, seminars, and courses. These teachers help us to use visualization to tell The Universe what we want. It’s not difficult, but it’s a skill many of us have never been taught. So get ready to learn how to master the Law of Attraction on Episode 836. Some Questions I Ask: How do you deal with people trying to dim your light? (07:15) What are you most proud of? (10:00) Is there ever a place for anger? (12:00) How does someone discover their unique calling? (15:00) How can someone be positive when they’re broke and unhealthy? (22:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: Why people attack you when you go after your dream (7:30) How to visualize with emotion to create cognitive dissonance (13:30) Why you should pursue acts of service instead of “things” (17:45) How negative self-talk affects the brain (19:15) The only two beliefs that exist (24:00) The fundamental truths to achieving success (26:00) Why so many brilliant people are not successful (36:00) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/836 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes
Aug 14, 2019
835 Bob Proctor: How to Manifest Abundance
01:48:24
ENERGY FLOWS TO AND THROUGH YOU. We tend to minimize what we think we can accomplish. We put ourselves in a box. But we often think that other people can do what we can’t. Why do we believe in others more than ourselves? We all have infinite potential. But we let our “paradigm” define what’s possible. Let’s investigate all the ways your thoughts are holding you back from being happy, healthy, and wealthy. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about shifting your paradigms with a master of the Law of Attraction: Bob Proctor. Bob Proctor is one of the most sought-after speakers in the world and featured in the wildly popular film, The Secret. For over 40 years, Bob Proctor has focused his work and teachings on helping people use the power of their mind to achieve prosperity, rewarding relationships and spiritual awareness. He is the best-selling author of "You Were Born Rich" and has transformed the lives of millions through his books, seminars, courses and personal coaching. Bob says he was going nowhere before he “woke up” to how the universe works. He’s passionate because he figures that if it could work for him, it could work for anyone. So get ready to learn how to develop your six mental faculties on Episode 835. Some Questions I Ask: Why do you call your former self a loser? (9:00) Did you have big dreams as a kid? (24:00) Which faculty was the hardest for you to tap into? (29:30) What’s the thing you want to change most in yourself? (59:00) Do you think you’ll ever realize your potential? (1:03:00) What is something you’re proud of that most people don’t know about you? (1:23:33) In This Episode You Will Learn: How Bob almost missed the change to film The Secret (5:00) The power of generosity (14:00) How Bob changed his outlook on money (15:30) The 6 faculties to improve the qualities of your life (28:00) How to develop your intuition (33:00) The power of self-image (43:00) The key habits to change your life (1:21:00) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/835
Aug 12, 2019
834 Rise Above Your Circumstances
00:06:45
WHAT’S YOUR EXCUSE? We love to focus on why we’re not able to go after our dreams. Whether it’s our financial situation, our past, or the government, it’s much easier to blame an outside force than take responsibility. But what if there are no excuses? What if the only thing in your way is you? After all, you can’t change your circumstances. But you can change how you react to them. Life isn’t happening to you- you’re happening to it. For this Five Minute Friday, I revisited a conversation I had with Fabio Viviani where he shared how he became successful in America despite being in debt and not speaking English. Fabio believes that complaining only holds you back from going after what you really want. Learn how to succeed in spite of any circumstances in Episode 834. In This Episode You Will Learn: Fabio’s mindset (2:13) Fabio’s biggest pet peeve (1:45) Why Fabio lives his life like a “military tank” (2:00) How Fabio re-created his success in America arriving half a million dollars in debt and not speaking English (2:30) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/834
Aug 09, 2019
833 73 Questions with Lewis Howes
00:42:47
JOIN ME FOR TESLA TALKS. Be open. Be honest. Let other people in. Too often we keep up walls and try to hide who we really are. But when you are vulnerable and transparent, amazing things can happen. My friend Matt joins me in the Tesla for this episode of The School of Greatness to ask me 73 questions. I answer them all. Instead of “Coffee Conversations,” this is “Tesla Talks.” Matt asks me some silly questions, but we also get deep about my goals. I share a dark dream I had about my greatest fear, I talk about the scariest moment of my life, and the one question I wish I got asked more. We had a lot of fun- I hope you enjoy it! So get ready to know 73 new things about me on Episode 833. In This Episode You Will Learn: My greatest fear (16:00) My secret talent (23:02) My most-used emoji (29:30) What I would do if I weren’t doing what I do now (33:50) My career high point (24:00) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/833 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes
Aug 07, 2019
832 Whitney Cummings on Loving Yourself, Addiction and Creative Success
01:57:26
WE HAVE TO BE HONEST WITH OURSELVES. We learn a lot of coping mechanisms when we’re younger. They help us get through tough times. But so many of us are still carrying around tactics that are no longer needed. They can make us defensive. They can prevent us from developing relationships. And they can hold us back from our goals. We need to “update our software.” Our situation has changed, but our brain has stayed the same. By working through your issues and not being afraid to change, we can learn healthier ways to move through the world. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about letting go of the things that no longer serve us with a world-famous comedian: Whitney Cummings. Whitney Cummings is a stand-up comedian, actress and producer. She created the CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls, the NBC sitcom Whitney, and the movie The Female Brain. She was also a producer and writer for the ABC revival of Roseanne. So get ready to learn all about codependency and reinventing yourself on Episode 832. Some Questions I Ask: When did you realize you were good at stand up? (6:30) What are you most proud of? (29:00) Who was more influential growing up- mom or dad? (51:00) How do you deal with the Hollywood ups and downs? (1:06:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: Why we should forgive our parents (20:00) How anxiety can help you (27:00) How to change the type of people you’re attracted to (36:00) Why your relationship needs to be “boring” (41:30) The difference between interdependence and codependency (48:00) Why financial freedom is important to Whitney (1:00:00) About PC culture and stand up comedy (1:33:00) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at: http://www.lewishowes.com/832 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes.
Aug 05, 2019
831 Cultivate the Right Culture
00:07:06
TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR NARRATIVE. What stories are you telling? The ones you repeat will end up shaping your life. When you’re building a work culture, storytelling is key. They will determine how employees behave. They will shape the narratives they tell themselves about their coworkers. And they will inspire them to work even harder. How can you harness the power of storytelling to create an ideal environment for you and your company? For this Five Minute Friday, I revisited a conversation I had with Bryan Johnson where he shared how he used town hall meetings, stories, and unconventional hiring methods to make his ideal work culture. Bryan Johnson is the founder of Kernel, OS Fund and Braintree. In 2013, he sold Braintree to Paypal for $800 million. Bryan set a high standard for his employees that let them know they had to be at the top of their game at all times. Learn how to build an amazing work culture on Episode 831. In This Episode You Will Learn: How to communicate your vision to your team (02:30) The interesting job ad Bryan placed to find employees (2:45) Why Bryan used Town Hall meetings at work (04:00) How storytelling is key for the culture you want to build (5:15) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/831
Aug 02, 2019
830 Cultivate Inner Peace and End Your Suffering with Preetha ji
01:10:42
IT’S TIME TO TRANSFORM. At some point in our lives, we have let go of our old selves and grow into something greater. Think about the cobra. It starts to feel uncomfortable in its skin. It’s not able to see- its skin makes its vision blurred. So it moves in seclusion. It gets rid of the old skin, and a new shiny skin comes up. Suddenly, its vision is clear. We all need this process. We all need to let go of the past and embrace our future. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about freeing ourselves from suffering with one of my most influential teachers: Preethaji. Preethaji is the co-founder of the One World Academy (OWA) near Chennai, India. OWA’s campus and teachings are designed to free humans from all forms of suffering. Combining ancient wisdoms and teachings with neuroscience and neurobiology, Preethaji helps students develop a personal practice of mindfulness, meditation and breathwork with the goal of personal transformation. I studied with Preethaji in India, and it changed my life. She taught me that there are only two stages in life: a suffering stage and a beautiful stage. So get ready to learn how to stop suffering on Episode 830. Some Questions I Ask: Why did this calling come to you when it did? (6:30) How do we stop suffering? (18:00) What happens when we fixate on past experiences? (23:00) Why do so many people hold onto heartbreak (39:30) What happens when our outer world is thriving but the inner world is suffering? (49:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: What to do when your children struggle with depression and addiction (11:00) The only two states in life (13:00) The fable of Yesmi and Nomi (22:00) The root of loneliness (25:00) The four sacred secrets (34:00) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes, and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/830
Jul 31, 2019
829 Mike Tyson: The Mind and Journey of a Champion Fighter
00:52:16
TREAT OTHERS HOW YOU WANT TO BE TREATED. Kindness seems like a basic idea, but when you’re a champion it’s not high on your list. The Golden Rule isn’t always easy. Especially when you’re focused on yourself. But you can be the best and be good to others. It takes discipline. It takes mentorship. And it takes a commitment to what’s important in life. No matter what you’ve done in your past, you can always reinvent yourself. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I dive deep into never giving up from a champion who went through dark times: Mike Tyson. Tyson is a former undisputed heavyweight champion of the World and won his first 19 professional bouts by knockout, 12 of them in the first round. He holds the record as the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles at 20 years, four months, and 22 days old. Mike Tyson is learning to forgive himself and be grateful. He also shares his feelings about discipline and how visualization helped him believe he could be a champion. So get ready to learn how to be a champion and why it’s never too late for a comeback on Episode 829. Some Questions I Ask: Did you know who you were at 25? (6:00) What was your biggest fear in your early 20s? (10:00) If your 25 year-old self was sitting here, what would you tell him? (14:00) What are you most proud of? (36:30) In This Episode You Will Learn: About Mike Tyson’s spiritual journey (4:30) The power of visualization (19:00) When Mike started to feel more peace in his heart (32:00) Why you should think outside the box (42:30) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/829 and follow at insagram.com/lewishowes.
Jul 29, 2019
828 Stick With Your Health
00:06:13
CONSISTENCY IS KEY. So many of us diet. But we don’t maintain it. We start strong and then fall off. The reason? We don’t have a strong “why.” Wanting a six-pack isn’t enough. It has to be deeper than that. For this Five Minute Friday, I revisited a conversation I had with Drew Canole where he shared how to find your ideal diet and stay consistent. Drew Canole is a Nutrition Specialist, Transformation Specialist and national spokesperson for the benefits of juicing vegetables for health and vitality. He is the founder of Fitlife.TV where he shares "Educational, Inspirational and Entertaining" videos and articles about health, fitness, healing and longevity. Drew says that to succeed in your diet, you need a “whydentity.” This is the combination of your identity and your “why.” Learn how to finally stay consistent with your nutrition and your goals on Episode 825. In This Episode You Will Learn: How a genetic test can help you figure out what you should be eating (3:00) How to stay consistent with your diet (4:00) How to make your "why" strong enough (4:00) The reason coaching helps you lose weight (5:00) If you enjoyed this episode check out the video, show notes, and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/828
Jul 26, 2019
827 Mark Sisson: Building a $200 Million Dollar Personal Brand
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IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO CHANGE LANES. Pivoting isn’t a sign of failure, it’s a sign that you’re listening to feedback. You have to know when to jump ship. If you don’t, you might be missing out on some amazing new opportunities. So, how do you know which direction to take? See what people are responding to. Build relationships with your audience. And never think you’ve missed your chance to follow a dream. There’s no better time than now. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about being able to pivot with an entrepreneur who is never afraid to change directions: Mark Sisson. Mark Sisson is a New York Times bestselling author and founder of Primal Nutrition, LLC, and Primal Kitchen, LLC. He is the publisher of MarksDailyApple.com, the #1-ranked blog for over a decade in its health and fitness category. Mark says that he figured out his famous product by first building a brand. It took a lot of groundwork but ultimately paid off in the end. So get ready to learn how to be a successful entrepreneur at any age on Episode 826. Some Questions I Ask: How do you know when you need to pivot? (15:15) How did you have the mindset to shift into running a large business? (30:00) What advice would you have for people building their personal brand? (34:30) What was your biggest fear when building a food business? (40:00) How do you deal with companies knocking off your product? (45:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: About Mark’s journey to where he is now (6:00) The greatest skill set an entrepreneur can have (13:00) The power of hiring a team to execute your vision (31:00) Why in retail you have to compete on brand not price (36:00) How to build a brand (38:00) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at www.lewishowes.com/827 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes
Jul 24, 2019
826 Dr. Joe Dispenza: Heal The Body and Transform the Mind
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GO FROM THINKING TO DOING TO BEING. Your emotions create your reality. You can either be held back by the feelings of your past, or you can create the feelings of your future. Every thought you have affects every atom. So how can we free ourselves from those familiar emotions that are keeping us from our ideal reality? It takes work. You’ll probably feel uncomfortable. You might even miss the old you. But once you harness your thoughts, you’ll be able to heal your body and create your future. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about the power of the mind with a neuroscientist and one of my favorite past guests: Dr. Joe Dispenza. Dr. Joe Dispenza is an international lecturer, researcher, corporate consultant, author, and educator who has been invited to speak in more than 33 countries on six continents. In his easy-to-understand, encouraging, and compassionate style, he has educated thousands of people, detailing how they can rewire their brains and recondition their bodies to make lasting changes. Dr. Joe says that we can collapse space and time by using our thoughts and emotions to create our future. So get ready to learn how to have heart and brain coherence on Episode 826. Some Questions I Ask: How does someone feel worthy when they’ve always been told they’re not? (14:00) How do you achieve a coherent heart? (21:00) What’s more powerful- our thoughts or our emotions? (42:00) How does someone become aware of their thoughts? (49:00) For mission-driven people, how can you have a relationship? (1:02:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: How to stop being held back by your past (15:00) Why gratitude is crucial for changing your thoughts (24:00) About the scientific evidence backing up Dr. Joe’s work (26:00) How to use quantum physics to accomplish your dreams (45:00) Dr. Joe’s prediction for the future (1:10:00) The reason people’s dreams don’t happen (1:16:00)
Jul 22, 2019
825 Give Your Dreams All You've Got
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WHAT WOULD YOU DO TO ACCOMPLISH YOUR DREAM? Are you giving all you’ve got? Or are you afraid to go all in? So often we give up before we’ve even begun. You are worthy of going after your dreams. You are worthy of fighting for what you want. You’ve got to commit to yourself so that you can succeed at the one thing you can control- your effort. For this Five Minute Friday, I’m doing a special solo episode where I share where I’m at in my journey to become an Olympic athlete. I received some difficult news about six weeks ago about the Pan American Games. But I’m still training with the team for the next ten days. I need to give everything I can so that I don’t have any regrets. In This Episode You Will Learn: Why I’m leaving for Brazil for the next week (1:30) The physical sacrifices I’ve made for handball (3:00) The reason I’m going even though I’m an alternate (3:50) What it takes to accomplish a goal (8:00)
Jul 19, 2019
824 Suffering vs. Satisfaction with Sam Harris, Part 2
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THERE IS JUST CONSCIOUSNESS AND ITS CONTENTS. When you’re dreaming, you don’t know that you’re asleep. You’re caught up in the dream. That’s how most of us go through life. We’re unaware that we’re not actually experiencing the things we are feeling. But you can break the spell in a moment with meditation. When you become present, you’re no longer asleep. It’s time to wake up. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I continue my conversation on meditation and mindfulness with one of the greatest thinkers of our time: Sam Harris. Sam Harris is a New York Times best-selling author, podcast host, and creator of the Waking Up Course. His books include The End of Faith, Letter to a Christian Nation, The Moral Landscape, Free Will, Lying, Waking Up, and Islam and the Future of Tolerance (with Maajid Nawaz). The End of Faith won the 2005 PEN Award for Nonfiction. His writing and public lectures cover a wide range of topics—neuroscience, moral philosophy, religion, meditation practice, human violence, rationality—but generally focus on how a growing understanding of ourselves and the world is changing our sense of how we should live. Sam shares that when he experiences emotions like anger to sadness, he becomes interested in the emotion. He observes his body’s reaction and tries to distance himself from the feelings. So get ready to learn how mindfulness can end suffering on Episode 824. Some Questions I Ask: How do you eliminate worry? (49:00) How do we stay satisfied in an unsatisfied world? (1:07:00) When do you feel the most loved? (1:15:00) What’s the one lesson you want to teach your kids? (1:21:00) What’s the question you wish you had the answer to? (1:31:00) What are you most proud of? (1:40:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: The landmarks for mindfulness (53:00) Why the feeling of self is an illusion (54:00) The hardest part of meditation (01:11:00) What death has meant in Sam’s life (01:37:00) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the show notes, video, and more at http://lewishowes.com/824 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes
Jul 17, 2019
823 Mindfulness vs. Happiness with Sam Harris, Part 1
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ALMOST ALL OF YOUR SUFFERING COMES FROM YOUR THOUGHTS. We all get stuck in the past. We worry about the future. We’re full of anxiety. It can consume us. And makes us ungrateful for what is happening now. In fact, you could say that the root of all our unhappiness is our thoughts. So how can we get more present? It’s not something that happens automatically. You have to practice every day. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I dive deep into the idea of eliminating suffering with an expert in meditation: Sam Harris. Sam Harris is a New York Times best-selling author, podcast host, and creator of the Waking Up Course. His books include The End of Faith, Letter to a Christian Nation, The Moral Landscape, Free Will, Lying, Waking Up, and Islam and the Future of Tolerance (with Maajid Nawaz). The End of Faith won the 2005 PEN Award for Nonfiction. His writing and public lectures cover a wide range of topics—neuroscience, moral philosophy, religion, meditation practice, human violence, rationality—but generally focus on how a growing understanding of ourselves and the world is changing our sense of how we should live. Sam explains how experiencing unconditional love got him interested in meditation and how he reframes the “bad things” that happen to him in life. So get ready to learn all about consciousness on Episode 823. Some Questions I Ask: When did you get into meditation? (6:00) Had you ever felt unconditional love before taking MDMA? (10:30) When did you start to focus on the desire to be happy? (15:50) Why do so many people believe so firmly in religion? (19:30) How do we unlock our consciousness? (32:40) If you could control your thoughts, what would you want to think? (41:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: The goal of meditation (14:00) The main tool we have is human conversation (18:00) The only important thing in the universe (30:00) How to reframe anxiety (35:00) Why worry is pointless (45:30) If you liked this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/823 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes
Jul 15, 2019
822 Optimism is a Superpower
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LIFE IS GOOD. Being an optimist instead of a pessimist is a choice. You can wake up each day and focus on what’s wrong. Or you can choose to be grateful. Whatever you focus on grows. So if you are spending your time on things that make you unhappy, they will take over. But if you can cultivate gratitude, simplicity, and optimism, that’s what your life will become. Choose happiness. For this Five Minute Friday, I revisited a conversation I had with Bert Jacobs, founder of the Life is Good Company, where he shared a few of his ten Superpowers that are surprisingly simple and timeless. Bert has appeared on CNN’s Tips from the Top, CNBC’s Business Nation, and The Donny Deutch Show. Life Is Good has been featured in the New York Times, on the cover of Inc Magazine, and on NBC’s The Today Show. Bert is the second youngest of six siblings from Needham, MA. He credits his mother with teaching his brother and him to face the bumps in the road with a smile. The Jacobs brothers see simplicity, humility, and a sense of humor as the three keys to Life is good’s continued success. Learn how to live a good life the same way your grandfather and your grandfather’s father did in Episode 822. “Optimism is a choice.” - @LifeIsGood In This Episode You Will Learn: Why optimism is a choice (1:00) How openness is a superpower (1:30) What selling “Life is Good” t-shirts taught Bert (2:00) About the tools for living a fulfilling life (3:00) For videos, show notes, and more visit: http://www.lewishowes.com/822 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes
Jul 12, 2019
821 Coffee Conversations: Building The School of Greatness Empire
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IN CHARM WE TRUST. How do you enroll people in your vision? How do you ask for more than what your limiting beliefs think you deserve? How do you accomplish dreams even though you feel unprepared? It’s all about pushing past what you think you can do. You have to ask. And you need to surround yourself with people who will help you accomplish the impossible. The School of Greatness wouldn’t be what it is today without the help of my executive team. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about the journey of The School of Greatness with my friend and COO Cesar and my amazing assistant: Sarah Livingstone. Sarah Livingstone has been my assistant for the last six years and is now moving on. She doesn’t love the spotlight, but I wanted to stretch her by having her as a guest on The School of Greatness. She says the keys to being a great assistant are thinking three steps ahead of others and believing in the message. So get ready to learn more about Sarah and how The School of Greatness has become what it is today on Episode 821. Some Questions I Ask: What’s been the biggest lesson from the last four years? (11:00) What was the highlight of the second your for you? (29:00) What advice do you have about being a great team player? (35:30) Who was your favorite guest on The School of Greatness? (43:00) Was there ever a time you wanted to quit? (46:00) What advice do you have for me moving forward? (56:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: The story of how Sarah and I met (15:00) About the “champagne” story (19:00) Sarah’s highlight of the six years (24:00) About the evolution of Sarah’s mindset (40:00) What’s next for Sarah (1:00:00) For videos, show notes, and much more go to www.lewishowes.com/821 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes.
Jul 10, 2019
820 Thriving in Marriage and Business with Lauryn Evarts and Michael Bosstick
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DO THINGS ON YOUR OWN TERMS. We all judge people. We make assumptions about what people care about and who they are based on the way they look. But people are often more than they seem. No matter what judgments people may have of you, you can break the status quo. Never let the way you look determine what you’re capable of. Keep questioning your judgements and make others question. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about defying people’s expectations with a couple who is much more than they seem: Lauryn and Michael Bosstick. Lauryn Evarts and Michael Bosstick host the entrepreneurial podcast, The Skinny Confidential HIM & HER, which just hit 16 million downloads. Lauryn has turned her passion for beauty, wellness and no-censor advice into one of the most distinctive blogs online today, The Skinny Confidential. Along with the blog Lauryn released her own book, The Skinny Confidential Lifestyle Guide and a BODY GUIDE, which is a monthly subscription service that includes new workouts and meal plans. Michael Bosstick is the CEO of Dear Media, founder of Bosstick Media, co-founder of Jetbed, Inc., co-host of the TSC podcast + much more. Lauryn and Michael are open about the struggles of working together while being married and what it takes to keep sex alive after ten years. So get ready to learn how to keep a relationship exciting (especially while working together) on Episode 820. Some Questions I Ask: What did you want in a long term partner? (7:00) What do you guys get judged for the most? (17:00) What’s the hardest thing about being married and working together? (19:00) Do you ever wish you could not be so public with everything? (27:00) Which is something you wish you were better at? (38:00) What advice would you give to a couple who wants to go into business together? (46:00) What’s the question you wish Lauryn would ask you that she hasn’t asked? (58:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: About Lauryn and Michael’s most interesting podcast guest (11:00) A fun easy way to spice up your sex life (23:00) Why Lauryn has been transparent about her plastic surgery (26:00) How to build a “strategic future by design” (47:00) How to not let outside voices affect your relationship (54:00)
Jul 08, 2019
819 Find Your Calculated Confidence
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BECOME AN EXPERT. Confidence is so important. But you have to earn it. If you’re confident without putting in the work, it can come off as arrogance or even insecurity. So how can you have calculated confidence? Learn from your mistakes. Put in the hours. And believe in what you’re doing. Once you’ve worked hard for your confidence, you’ll be able to look your clients in the eye knowing you’re an expert in your field. For this Five Minute Friday, I revisited a conversation I had with the hit show Million Dollar Listing’s Josh Altman where he shared what makes him one of the best realtors in the world. In This Episode You Will Learn: How to be a successful salesperson (2:05) Why you should surround yourself with a dream team (3:00) The importance of getting a mentor (4:00) The four keys to Josh’s success (5:30)
Jul 05, 2019
818 7 Keys to Being Present In Your Life with Chris Lee
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LIFE IS NOT A DRESS REHEARSAL. All of us are trying to do too many things at once. We’re on the phone while doing something else. We’re on a date but we’re distracted. We’re responding to text messages at red lights. When we live like this, we never fully experience anything. We’re half-living. It’s hard to build relationships, be joyful, and be open to opportunities when you’re not present. You may even be putting your life in danger. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about the power of presence with a coach and mentor who has grounded me throughout my adult life: Chris Lee. Chris Lee has spent the last 27 years leading powerful Leadership Seminars around the world. A pioneer in emotional intelligence, Chris Lee has trained and developed people at the top of their game such as Olympic athletes, Fortune 500 Business leaders, celebrities and individuals with a desire to elevate themselves. Chris Lee also serves as a collaborator on TV and radio shows for Univision and The Fox Network. Chris says that we need to realize that life has an ending. What you’re experiencing now will soon be over- this is your one shot! By taking ownership of your life and your environment, you can stop your resentments of the past and anxiety about the future. So get ready to learn the Seven Keys to Being Present on Episode 818. Some Questions I Ask: How do we be more present? (7:00) How do we lead a more joyful life? (13:00) What’s the difference between appreciating where you’re out and realizing you want something better? (14:50) What is a lesson you’ve learned in the last six months? (36:00) What’s a lesson you still need to learn? (38:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: Seven keys to be more present (9:00) Why we stay stuck in situations we don’t want to be in (16:00) Why you need to hold other people accountable for being present (18:00) The importance of setting intentions (24:00)
Jul 03, 2019
817 How to Find Your Highest Potential with David Epstein
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YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE THE BEST. So often we feel behind. Other people have already figured out what they want. Other people got started earlier. They’re sure of the path they’re on. But that’s not necessarily a good thing. I would have never thought I’d end up where I am now. My whole life I’ve been a generalist. I’ve never been the best at anything. There was always someone bigger, faster, and stronger. But I had heart and vision, and I was willing to work just as hard. This allowed me to collect a lot of different skills. Those skills, even though they seem random, make me successful on the path I’m on now. If you take your time and follow your inspiration, you’ll end up somewhere you couldn’t have even imagined. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about finding your perfect career path with an expert on fulfilling work: David Epstein. David Epstein is a New York Times bestselling author and a science and investigative reporter. He co-authored the story for Sports Illustrator that revealed Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez had used steroids. His writing has been honored by an array of organizations, from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, to the Society of Professional Journalists and the National Center on Disability and Journalism, and has been included in the Best American Science and Nature Writing anthology. David gives example after example of people who had diverse backgrounds that seemed unrelated to the thing they ended up being famous for. He says that his most important projects are things he never could have planned. So get ready to learn why setting rigid long term goals may actually hold you back on Episode 817. Some Questions I Ask: How do we know what our best skills are? (22:30) What advice would you give your son about figuring out his career? (23:30) How do we do the matching process for ourselves? (43:00) Why do we have an obsession with being the best? (57:00) How do we know when we’ve found fulfillment? (1:04:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: About the concept “skill stacking” (10:00) Why David wrote his book on generalists (11:00) About The Dark Horse Project (13:30) Why “self-regulatory learning” is the most beneficial (16:00) About the “end of history allusion” (25:00) How David uses a “book of experiments” (48:00) Why we get stuck in the rut of competence (52:00)
Jul 01, 2019
816 Plant Good Seeds
00:05:32
Harvest seeds of growth. Ending relationships is never easy. But it’s a part of life. Not all relationships last, but it’s how we end them that makes all the difference. You can use the opportunity to plant seeds that better your future, or you can plant bitter seeds that will bloom into hatred and rage. You make the decision. It is possible to consciously uncouple. For this Five Minute Friday, I revisited a conversation I had with Katherine Woodward where she explained the best way to end a relationship. Katherine Woodward Thomas, M.A., MFT is the author of the New York Times Bestseller Conscious Uncoupling: 5 Steps to Living Happily Even After, which was nominated for a Books for a Better Life Award, and the national bestseller, Calling in “The One:” 7 Weeks to Attract the Love of Your Life. She is also a licensed marriage and family therapist and teacher to thousands from all corners of the world in her virtual and in-person learning communities. Katherine teaches us to understand our feelings and gives us techniques to release them. In This Episode You Will Learn: About “affect labeling” or naming your feelings (2:00) The practice of Tonglen (3:55) How to harvest the seeds of growth that are underneath our emotions (4:30) About the concept of Karma (5:20)
Jun 28, 2019
815 The Power of Storytelling
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WE COULD ALL USE A LITTLE MAGIC. Storytelling is an important part of everything you do. Whether you’re trying to sell something, speaking, or building relationships, you can’t ignore the power of story. It’s what causes us to have an emotional connection to something. Magic is an art form that uses storytelling. It’s not just about magic tricks. It’s about what you feel while you’re watching the trick. It’s about what the magician is telling you that changes your memory of the event. And it’s about how you take what you’re seeing and relate it to your story. How can you use the power of magic in your own life? On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I’ve combined lessons about capturing your audience from some of the greatest magicians alive: Penn Jillette, Oz Perlman, Julius Dien, Derren Brown, and Lior Suchard. Derren Brown uses magic, suggestion, psychology, misdirection and showmanship to create series and specials on stage and television. He’s won two Laurence Olivier Awards for Best Entertainment and has also written books for magicians as well as the general public. Lior Suchard is considered to be the world’s greatest mentalist. His mind-blowing performances of thought influence, miraculous prediction and startling mind reading have made him the most sought after mentalist on the planet. He entertains audiences all over the world, which have brought him a list of fans stretching from A-list Hollywood celebrities to heads of state and notorious businessmen. Born and raised in London, Julius Dein has fast become one of the world’s most recognized social media stars. Mixing together mind-blowing magic with hilarious comedy and travel culture, Julius Dein has over 20 million followers across the internet. Oz Pearlman is a world-class entertainer and one of the busiest mentalists in the country. You might recognize him from America’s Got Talent where he placed third out of thousands of acts. Oz has also appeared on a variety of both national and international networks, a few of which include NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The TODAY Show & ABC World News and been profiled in Forbes, The New York Times, to name but a few. When he isn’t blowing the minds of audiences around the world, Oz is an avid marathon and ultra-marathon runner. Penn Jillette is a magician, actor, musician, inventor, television personality, and best-selling author best known for his work with fellow magician Teller as half of the team Penn & Teller. The duo has been featured in numerous stage and television shows such as Penn & Teller: Fool Us, and Penn & Teller: Bullshit!, and are currently headlining in Las Vegas at The Rio. He has published eight books, including the New York Times Bestseller, God, No!: Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales. All of these amazing magicians use the same tools to draw in their audience and capture their imaginations. It’s more than impressive tricks, flashing lights, or fancy outfits. So get ready to learn how to harness the power of storytelling on Episode 815. Some Questions I Ask: What is your greatest superpower, Darren Brown? (12:35) Do you feel like you had a good childhood? (17:10) How did you learn how to tell better stories? (19:25) Does mentalism have to do more with emotional intelligence or observed behavior? (35:20) What’s the perfect person to work with as a mentalist? (36:40) In This Episode You Will Learn: Why the stories we tell ourselves restrict us (8:10) The four pillars of magic (15:00) The power of the sense of wonder (16:50) Why you need to combine your message with an emotional response (22:05) The formula for going viral (24:45) Why you should reverse engineer based on the outcome you want (30:45) The power of partnership (38:24) Why empathy is important in art (41:26) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the show notes, video and more at www.lewishowes.com/815 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes
Jun 26, 2019
814 Penn Jillette: Building the Longest Running Act in Vegas
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THE HARDEST THING TO DO WHEN YOU GET OLDER IS CHANGE A HABIT. There is a Buddhist metaphor of the elephant and the rider. We are all riding an elephant. We think that we are in control. We have the reigns. But the elephant could overpower us at any moment. No matter how much we use our minds, our emotions ultimately are more powerful. This applies to the way we eat. We become slaves to our cravings and desires. Sometimes it takes something big to get back in control of our “elephant.” On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about changing habits, being authentic, and what it takes to build the longest running act in Vegas with one of the world’s most famous magicians: Penn Jillette. Penn Jillette is a magician, actor, musician, inventor, television personality, and best-selling author best known for his work with fellow magician Teller as half of the team Penn & Teller. The duo has been featured in numerous stage and television shows such as Penn & Teller: Fool Us, and Penn & Teller: Bullshit!, and are currently headlining in Las Vegas at The Rio. He has published eight books, including the New York Times Bestseller, God, No!: Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales. Not many people can keep a marriage together for over forty years, let alone a working partnership. Penn is someone who shows up authentically every day. He isn’t afraid to express his thoughts and values even though they upset some people. So get ready to learn how to doubt yourself less and care about the things that matter on Episode 814. Some Questions I Ask: Why do we live in so much fear when we’re safer than ever? (8:00) What are you most proud of in the last few years? (9:00) Which of your parents is the most influential in your life? (47:00) What’s the lesson you still need to learn about yourself? (54:00) Is there anything you wish you would have done differently in the last years? (1:01:00) What is your superpower? (1:09:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: About the “mono diet” (20:00) Penn’s thoughts on religion (40:00) What makes Penn and Teller successful as a partnership (58:00) About “effective altruism” (1:13:00) How empathy makes a great magician and artist (1:19:00) If you enjoyed this episode check out the video, show notes and more at www.lewishowes.com/814 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes
Jun 24, 2019
813 Live Intentionally
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WRITE YOUR STORY. Everyone has a story. You do. I do. Your life will be recorded. The question is, is your story the one that you want to be told? We often let other people write our pages instead of taking the pen and doing it ourselves. If you want your life to be a masterpiece, you’re going to have to live intentionally. For this Five Minute Friday, I revisited a conversation I had with John Maxwell where he shared the gift that inspired him to live an intentional life. John C. Maxwell is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker who has sold more than 25 million books in fifty languages. In 2014 he was identified as the #1 leader in business by the American Management Association and the most influential leadership expert in the world by Business Insider and Inc. magazine. The recipient of the Mother Teresa Prize for Global Peace and Leadership from the Luminary Leadership Network, Dr. Maxwell speaks each year to Fortune 500 companies, presidents of nations, and many of the world's top business leaders. John says that in order to live intentionally, you have to bridge the gap between knowing and doing. You have to take your good intentions and act them out.
Jun 21, 2019
812 Calm Your Mind and Master Meditation
00:42:46
MEDITATION WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE. A lot of us are suffering, and we don’t even realize it. We’re always on the move. We’re always doing. We’re balancing so many responsibilities. We don’t take time to quiet our minds so that we can start to understand what’s going on up there. That’s why meditation is so powerful. It allows you to get to the root of your problems instead of constantly fixing the symptoms. It’s like flossing your brain. Meditation will get all “gunk” out. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I’ve combined interviews with experts on meditation: Jay Shetty, Preethaji, Krishnaji, Dan Harris, and Andy Puddacomb. Jay Shetty is a former monk who was named in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of 2017 for being a game-changer and influencer in the world of Media. Jay’s daily show HuffPost Live #FollowTheReader, where he interviewed the likes of Russell Brand, Tim Ferriss and Deepak Chopra reached 1 million people daily. Jay aims to share knowledge at the pace we want entertainment, something he likes to call “making wisdom go viral.” He has created content for and partnered with Snapchat, Facebook, National Geographic, Nasdaq and HuffPost to name a few. Preethaji is a modern day Indian philosopher and sage who has co-founded along with her husband Krishnaji the O&O Academy (school to revolutionize and transform human thought), World Youth Change Makers (an elite community of youth redirecting the future of the world through a revolution in consciousness), and One Humanity Care (a Foundation working with the vision to uplift 10,000 villages in India). Dan Harris is correspondent for ABC News, an anchor for Nightline and co-anchor for the weekend edition of Good Morning America. Harris encourages the use of meditation, and his "10% Happier" podcasts are interviews with other meditators. Harris' book, 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Really Works – a True Story, was published in March 2014. Andy Puddicombe is a meditation and mindfulness expert. An accomplished presenter and writer, Andy is the voice of all things Headspace. In his early twenties, midway through a university degree in Sports Science, Andy made the unexpected decision to travel to The Himalayas to study meditation instead. These masters explain the importance of meditation, the common misconceptions, and the science behind it all. It’s a lot more straightforward than you might think. So get ready to learn all about meditation on Episode 812. Some Questions I Ask: What’s the biggest lesson you learned from being a monk (5:45) What’s the intention you set every morning? (10:45) Why do we focus so much on suffering when it only hurts us? (21:10) What’s the importance of a spiritual vision? (22:35) Why is meditation so powerful? (24:45) Why is mindfulness meditation healing and how can we know what’s for us? (29:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: Why you need to deal with the root of the problem instead of relief of symptoms (7:00) A three-minute meditation to connect you to your emotions (13:00) How to end all suffering (20:40) About “mindfulness meditation” (28:30) Three tips for meditation (37:00)
Jun 19, 2019
811 Find Lasting Love with Matthew Hussey
01:33:59
BUILD YOUR CASTLE. Love at first sight is bullshit. A relationship is like a castle. You find a plot of land that has a lot of potential. Then, bit by bit, you build the castle. But it takes work from both of you. One person can’t be laying the bricks while the other is home watching TV. After lots of hard work, you’ll have something unique and ornate that belongs to you. You’ll have a castle. That’s love. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about the key to lasting relationships with an international guru of the dating and relationship-coaching scene: Matthew Hussey. Matthew Hussey is a speaker, New York Times Bestselling author, columnist for Cosmopolitan Magazine, and dating expert on ABC’s digital series What To Text Him Back. His corporate clients include Hugo Boss, The Perfume Shop, Virgin Gyms, Procter & Gamble, Bare Escentuals, U.S. legal giant Weil Gotshal & Manges, and global management consultants Accenture. 50,000 women have attended his live events and he has reached over 10 million online. Matthew says that the “activation energy” for starting relationships is lower than ever. This causes ghosting. People are less invested in relationships. But there are ways you can meet people indirectly. So get ready to learn the three things you need to build a great relationship on Episode 811. Some Questions I Ask: Do people even want to have a committed, long term relationship? (19:00) Is a great relationship when you stop thinking about your needs and not expecting anything in return? (21:30) How do we step outside of the emotional feelings in a relationship? (25:00) When do you know you’re ready for a committed, intimate relationship? (47:00) What are the three things you need to have to sustain a relationship? (52:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: About “activation energy” and why things like Tinder make it low (10:00) Why space is important in order to not react emotionally (30:00) About the “castle” metaphor and why you need to build together (38:00) Why the “trash cans” define your relationship more than the highlights (45:00) The four stages of all relationships (1:02:30) The first step you can do to get out of the weeds of singlehood (1:11:30) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes, and more at www.lewishowes.com/811 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes
Jun 17, 2019
810 Lead with Love
00:04:12
COMMUNICATE YOUR VISION. Being an effective leader is difficult. Some do it through fear. Some do it through understanding. And others lead with love. You could be super demanding and scary and get what you want. But is that the kind of life you want to lead? Probably not. Often, leading in a way where you understand other people’s concerns will be the most beneficial to you. There’s a lot you can learn from others. Ask yourself: how can you bring people together in a way that satisfies their needs as well as your own? For this Five Minute Friday, I revisited a conversation I had with the legendary director Jon Chu where he shared how he communicates his vision on set. Jon Chu directed the films Crazy Rich Asians, Step Up 2: The Streets, Step Up 3D, and Justin Bieber: Never Say Never. Jon graduated from the USC School of Cinema-Television where he won the Princess Grace Award, the Dore Schary Award presented by the Anti-Defamation League, the Jack Nicholson directing award, and was recognized as an honoree for the IFP/West program Project: Involve. Learn how to enlist others in your vision and lead with love on Episode 805. In This Episode You Will Learn: The kind of leader Jon wants to be (1:00) The importance of synergy in creativity (1:30) The most important thing Jon has learned about communicating his vision (1:45) How to talk to people who have concerns about your vision (2:30) If you enjoyed this episode check out the show notes and more at http://lewishowes.com/810 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes.
Jun 14, 2019
809 The Power of Minimalism
00:41:21
THE LESS YOU DO THE MORE YOU CAN RECEIVE. Take a moment to explore your habits. Do you glance at your phone during every free moment? Do you fill up your calendar with things that don’t add value? Do you spend your day working on a job that has no meaning for you? If so, your life is cluttered. Not just with stuff, but with noise. Quieting down and clearing out our schedule can be scary because it means you may have the space to face some tough questions. But when you do, you’ll find you’re able to live a much more intentional life. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I explore minimalism with five experts on the subject: Cal Newport, Jesse Itzler, Joshua Fields Millburn, Rich Roll, and Chris Guillebeau. Cal Newport is a computer science professor at Georgetown University. In addition to academic research, he writes about the intersection of technology and society. He’s particularly interested in the impact of new technologies on our ability to perform productive work or lead satisfying lives. Jesse Itzler is an ultramarathon runner who is also a bestselling author, award-winning rapper, and an original partner for ZICO coconut water. He is the co-founder of Marquis Jets and a co-owner of the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks. Joshua Fields Millburn is the co-founder of The Minimalists, which has become a hugely popular podcast and lifestyle in the past few years. Joshua and his co-host help more than 20 million people live meaningful lives with less through their website, books, podcast, and films. The Minimalists have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Forbes, and more. They have spoken at Harvard, Apple, and Google. Their documentary was recently released by Netflix. Rich Roll is a graduate of Stanford University and Cornell Law School, accomplished vegan ultra-endurance athlete and former entertainment attorney turned full-time wellness & plant-based nutrition advocate, popular public speaker, and inspiration to people worldwide as a transformative example of courage and healthy living. Rich became a #1 bestselling author with the publication of his inspirational memoir Finding Ultra: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself. Taking up where the book leaves off, in 2013 Rich launched the wildly popular Rich Roll Podcast. Chris Guillebeau is a NY Times Best Selling Author, speaker, a modern day explorer, and has been to nearly every country in the world. He is best known for The Art of Non-Conformity blog and book. He has also written guides for travel and small business topics under the brand Unconventional Guides. He organizes the annual World Domination Summit in Portland, Oregon. These five incredible teachers all have a practice of minimalism. I’ve combined key lessons from interviews with them to create a masterclass on doing less so that we can ultimately do more. So get ready to learn all about quieting down and clearing out on Episode 809. Some Questions I Ask: What was the greatest lesson you learned from Monks? (16:15) What’s the biggest personal challenge over the last few years? (32:13) If you were going to choose diet, meditation and exercise, which would you start with? (34:15) What’s the difference between a hobby and a quest? (36:39) In This Episode You Will Learn: About Cal Newport’s “30 Day Digital Declutter” (10:53) What happens when you remove your “pacifiers” (26:10) The question we should be asking ourselves but don’t (29:00) Why it can be good to have a quest (37:02) The importance of “getting in the box” (39:40) Plus much more...
Jun 12, 2019
808 Rich Froning: Becoming The World’s Greatest
01:08:43
WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO WIN? We can have our eyes on the prize. We can work every day to accomplish our goal. We can sacrifice and suffer to be the best. But at the end of the day, you can’t define yourself by whether or not you get “first place.” If your identity depends on one thing, you’re bound to fail. You have to free yourself from tying your worth to winning. When you do, you just might see some amazing results. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about faith, family and CrossFit with the “Fittest Man On Earth:” Rich Froning. Rich Froning is a CrossFit athlete known for his achievements participating in the CrossFit Games. He became the first person to win the title of "Fittest Man on Earth" four times and has led team CrossFit Mayhem Freedom to the first-place finish three times. Froning owns and operates the affiliate gym CrossFit Mayhem, located in Cookeville, Tennessee, and is a member of the CrossFit Level 1 Seminar Staff. Rich fell off the rope the first time he competed in the CrossFit Games and got second place. He felt like a very public failure. But when he released his need to win, he became unstoppable. So get ready to learn what it takes to be an outstanding competitor, husband and father on Episode 808. Some Questions I Ask: Who did you have a deeper relationship with- mom or dad? (7:18) How did you get into CrossFit? (10:00) Did you get injured a lot when training? (20:00) How did you train your mind to prepare yourself for the whole world to take you down? (33:00) How did you handle fear throughout your career? (38:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: How Rich trained for the CrossFit Games (18:00) About the changes happening in the CrossFit Games (26:00) How Rich’s faith helped him compete (35:00) The importance of pain in daily life (41:00) About Rich’s infertility and adoption journey (48:00) The three lessons Rich has learned from his years in CrossFit (58:00) If you enjoyed this episode check out the video and show notes at http://lewishowes.com/808 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes
Jun 10, 2019
807 Steal the Show
00:05:08
FIND YOUR BIG IDEA. Anyone can craft an engaging speech. You have to start with something that drives you. Whether you’re speaking to one person or a thousand, once you find your big idea, you can continue with a few key steps that will guarantee to keep your audience wanting more. You must demonstrate that you can view the world from your listener’s perspective. Say what the consequences will be if they don’t accept your offer. And what the reward will be if they join your movement. For this Five Minute Friday, I revisit a conversation with my good friend Michael Port, who breaks down five key components of speech writing and why they work. Michael Port is a New York Times bestselling author and former professional actor having appeared in numerous films and on television. These days, Michael can be seen on MSNBC, CNBC, and PBS as an on-air expert in communication and business development and as the host of his own podcast Steal the Show with Michael Port. From creating a powerful speech to preparing for an interview, Michael assures that including these components will win your audience over. Learn how to write an incredible speech in Episode 807. In This Episode You Will Learn: What Michael means by “big idea” (1:10) Why you need to show your listener that you understand how they feel (2:16) The importance of feeling a little pain around change (3:50) How demonstrating the consequences before the reward is key (4:00) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the show notes, more at http://lewishowes.com/807, and follow me on instagram.com/lewishowes
Jun 07, 2019
806 How to Become a Full Time Influencer with Brendon Burchard, Part 2
01:02:01
BE THE CAPTAIN OF YOUR SHIP. As influencers, we don’t always accept that we are in control of our business. We depend on agents, our audience, or even chance to make decisions for us. But you have to get clear on your model. Reclaim your life’s agenda. Take back command of your ship. It’s the only way your business will scale. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I continue to explore what makes a successful career as an “influencer” with a top personal growth leader: Brendon Burchard. Brendon Burchard is a 3-time New York Times bestselling author and one of the most-watched, quoted, and followed personal development trainers in history. SUCCESS Magazine and O, The Oprah Magazine, have both named him one of the most influential leaders in personal growth and achievement. Forbes named him the world’s leading high-performance coach and Larry King named him the world’s top motivational trainer. Brendon says that you can’t worry about things being perfect, you just have to have consistency. Get out there. So get ready to learn how to master “mayhem” and “meaning” and be your own captain on Episode 806. Some Questions I Ask: What does “mayhem” mean? (1:07:00) How do influencers find “meaning?” (1:14:00) Why do influencers experience self-doubt? (1:20:30) When do you feel the most loved? (1:23:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: Why you need to care about business and building a brand (50:00) The three ways to make money without working as hard (55:00) The four aspirations everyone has (1:03:00) The moment that Brendon almost gave up (1:30:00) How to be more present (1:36:00) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes, and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/806 and follow at instagram.com/LewisHowes
Jun 05, 2019
805 How to Become a Full Time Influencer with Brendon Burchard, Part 1
00:51:14
THE TIME TO HAVE THE MAP IS BEFORE YOU ENTER THE WOODS. There’s more opportunity now than there ever has to make money as an influencer. There are so many platforms, avenues, and audiences. But a lot of people aren’t doing it right. Everything has to be intentional. Everything. If you’re going through the motions, you’re in trouble. One of the biggest things that lights our brains up is novelty. You have to focus on what’s working and also on things in the pipeline for the future. Use the momentum you currently have but continue to reach for new heights. It takes more than just showing up. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I explore what makes a successful career as an “influencer” with one of the most-watched speakers in history: Brendon Burchard. Brendon Burchard is a 3-time New York Times bestselling author and one of the most-watched, quoted, and followed personal development trainers in history. SUCCESS Magazine and O, The Oprah Magazine, have both named him one of the most influential leaders in personal growth and achievement. Forbes named him the world’s leading high-performance coach and Larry King named him the world’s top motivational trainer. Brendon says you need to get clear on you who are, get clear on your message, and get clear on how you are going to influence others. He gives us concrete tools to take our “brand” to the next level. So get ready to learn how to have a powerful message and create positive change on Episode 805. Some Questions I Ask: Who should be thinking about becoming an influencer? (17:00) How do you find your message if you’re trying to become an influencer? (21:00) What is a “market?” (29:00) What is your method and has it changed over the past 10 years? (43:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: Why you need to build a business, not just a platform (3:00) How our past can hold us back from big dreams (10:00) About the “role model” mindset (19:00) Why you should come up with three words that define who you are (24:00) The importance of having a “method” (35:00) The power of vulnerability (39:00) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes, and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/805 and follow at instagram.com/LewisHowes
Jun 03, 2019
804 The Power of Why
00:05:57
START WITH YOUR WHY. You have to believe in your vision. We all get caught up in limiting beliefs. The sooner you understand what holds you back and why the sooner you can achieve flow. Find your purpose and chase it. Once you zero in on what it is you’re trying to accomplish, it will be easier to keep your ego from getting in the way. It all comes back to your “why.” For this Five Minute Friday, I revisited a conversation I had with Lisa Messenger where she shared how she connects to her purpose in order to stay focused on the bigger picture. Lisa is an international speaker, best-selling author, and an authority on disruption in both the corporate sector and the start-up scene. She is the vibrant, game-changing founder and CEO of Collective Hub. Lisa says that once you know what you’re working towards, you need to have insatiable self-belief that you will receive everything you need. Learn how to hustle hard for the right reasons in Episode 804. In this episode, you will learn: The importance of having a “why” (2:00) How to thrive when you’re an introvert (2:30) Why you need to fail fast (3:20) The reason you need to tell people about your vision (4:15) Plus much more... Follow me on: Instagram @LewisHowes Twitter @LewisHowes Facebook @LewisHowes
May 31, 2019
The Power of Why
6:56
You have to believe in your vision. We all get caught up in limiting beliefs. The sooner you understand what holds you back and why, the sooner you can achieve flow. Find your purpose and chase it. Once you zero in on what it is you’re trying to accomplish, it will be easier to keep your ego from getting in the way. It all comes back to your “why.” For this Five Minute Friday, I revisited a conversation I had with Lisa Messenger where she shared how she connects to her purpose in order to stay focused on the bigger picture. Lisa is an international speaker, best-selling author, and an authority on disruption in both the corporate sector and the start-up scene. She is the vibrant, game-changing founder and CEO of Collective Hub. Lisa says that once you know what you’re working towards, you need to have insatiable self-belief that you will receive everything you need. Learn how to hustle hard for the right reasons in Episode 804.
May 31, 2019
803 What It Takes To Be a Champion
00:33:59
YOUR SUCCESS IS IN YOUR OWN HANDS. What does it take to be a champion? You have to love what you do. You have to care about the little details that other people let slide. And you have to have deep, unshakable confidence. A lot of what separates a player from a champion is mental. We can’t ignore the importance of keeping our mind away from the negative and focused on the end goal. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I’m sharing the most inspirational clips of interviews with the world’s greatest female athletes: Maria Sharapova, Katrin Tanja Davíðsdóttir, Michelle Waterson, Sasha Digiulian, Brooke Ence, The Bella twins, Emily Skye, and Danica Patrick. Maria Sharapova is one of the world’s greatest tennis players, Katrin Tanja Davíðsdóttir is a two-time champion of the CrossFit Games, Michelle Waterson is a mixed martial artist who competes in the UFC, Sasha Digiulian is a world champion climber, Brooke Ence is an elite CrossFit Champion, The Bella Twins are former WWE Wrestlers, Emily Skye is a top fitness model, and Danica Patrick is the most successful woman in the history of American open-wheel racing. We can all get distracted by self-doubt, comparing ourselves to others, and focusing on the wrong things. But we can train ourselves to have the mindset of a champion. It feels good to be great at what you do. Get ready to learn step into your greatness on Episode 803. Some Questions I Ask: Why are you so driven to be the best? (7:00) What does it mean to be respectful of your opponent? (16:30) How do you stay focused when you’re scared? (18:57) What are some tools you use when you start comparing yourself? (30:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: The difference between “showing up” and “playing” (6:00) The reason you need to focus on the things you can control (12:00) Why not doing your best is doing a disservice to your opponent (18:00) How trust can heal anxiety (20:00) How to not let negative comments affect you (27:00) Follow me on: Instagram @LewisHowes Twitter @LewisHowes Facebook @LewisHowes
May 29, 2019
What It Takes to be a Champion
35:59
What does it take to be a champion? You have to love what you do. You have to care about the little details that other people let slide. And you have to have deep, unshakable confidence. A lot of what separates a player from a champion is mental. We can’t ignore the importance of keeping our mind away from the negative and focused on the end goal. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I’m sharing the most inspirational clips of interviews with the world’s greatest female athletes: Maria Sharapova, Katrin Tanja Davíðsdóttir, Michelle Waterson, Sasha Digiulian, Brooke Ence, The Bella twins, Emily Skye, and Danica Patrick.
May 29, 2019
802 Grant Cardone: Think Bigger and Take the Risk
01:27:55
STOP PLAYING SMALL. A lot of times when we think about growth, we think small. We say, “How can I make thirty thousand more a year?” Instead, we should say, “How can make 300 thousand more a year.” You’ve got to unlock yourself from your budget mentality. Other people may not understand, but you can’t get knocked off course. If you’re destined for greatness, you shouldn’t settle for anything less. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about playing big with one of the top entrepreneurs in the world: Grant Cardone. Grant Cardone is the author of eight business books, thirteen business programs, and is the CEO of seven privately held companies. Forbes calls him one of the top social media business influencers in the world. Cardone founded and manages a real estate investment firm, Cardone Capital, with $1Billion assets under management. He also travels the world consulting Fortune 500 companies, small business owners, startups and governments on business expansion. One of his enterprises recently hosted The 10X Growth Conference at Miami Marlins Park in Miami, Florida with over 34,000 business people and entrepreneurs in attendance from over fifty countries. Grant Cardone wants you to 10X your business, 10X your income and 10X your life. Everyone is underestimating themselves. So get ready to learn how to maximize your growth on Episode 802. Some Questions I Ask: What switched in your mind to go from making 30 thousand to 300 thousand? (14:00 ) When did you start to think bigger? (16:00) What advice would you have for women about following their dreams? (32:30) What do you think your superpower is? (38:00) Where would you be without having your married partner? (49:00) How do you build from a small team to a large team with a culture of success? (1:17:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: How thinking small can have lasting problems (16:00 ) About Grant’s mother’s passing (24:00) Why people only have half the formula right (52:00) The three things Grant thinks are important in a relationship (1:04:00) How to deal with haters (1:08:00) Follow me on: Instagram @LewisHowes Twitter @LewisHowes Facebook @LewisHowes
May 27, 2019
Grant Cardone: Think Bigger and Take the Risk
1:30:29
A lot of times when we think about growth, we think small. We say, “How can I make thirty thousand more a year?” Instead, we should say, “How can make 300 thousand more a year.” You’ve got to unlock yourself from your budget mentality. Other people may not understand, but you can’t get knocked off course. If you’re destined for greatness, you shouldn’t settle for anything less. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about playing big with one of the top entrepreneurs in the world: Grant Cardone.
May 27, 2019
Don’t Let Your Past Define You
5:37
Knowledge is not enough. We can know what we’re doing isn’t good for us in the long run. We can know that we have weaknesses in certain areas. We can know that we have stored up pain and anxiety. But what do we do with that knowledge? You have to work through your past issues and trauma so that you stop repeating harmful patterns. It’s not easy, but it’s worth it. For this Five Minute Friday, I revisited a conversation I had with Neil Strauss where he shared how he went from being a “pick up artist” to someone capable of having a fulfilling romantic relationship. Neil Strauss is a seven-time New York Times best-selling author. In his latest book, The Truth: An Uncomfortable Book About Relationships, Strauss dives deep into the worlds of sex addiction, non-monogamy, infidelity, and intimacy, and explores the hidden forces that cause people to choose each other, stay together, and break up. Neil says that learning humility was key to helping him grow as a person. He had to admit to himself that he was smart but didn’t know everything. Learn how to heal from your past trauma and keep evolving in Episode 801.
May 24, 2019
801 Don't Let Your Past Define You
00:04:26
Knowledge is not enough. We can know what we’re doing isn’t good for us in the long run. We can know that we have weaknesses in certain areas. We can know that we have stored up pain and anxiety. But what do we do with that knowledge? You have to work through your past issues and trauma so that you stop repeating harmful patterns. It’s not easy, but it’s worth it. For this Five Minute Friday, I revisited a conversation I had with Neil Strauss where he shared how he went from being a “pick up artist” to someone capable of having a fulfilling romantic relationship. Neil Strauss is a seven-time New York Times best-selling author. In his latest book, The Truth: An Uncomfortable Book About Relationships, Strauss dives deep into the worlds of sex addiction, non-monogamy, infidelity, and intimacy, and explores the hidden forces that cause people to choose each other, stay together, and break up. Neil says that learning humility was key to helping him grow as a person. He had to admit to himself that he was smart but didn’t know everything. Learn how to heal from your past trauma and keep evolving in Episode 801. In This Episode You Will Learn: What was driving Neil to become a pickup artist (2:00) The three things Neil learn in therapy (3:00 ) About Somatic Experiencing (4:00 ) Follow me on: Instagram @LewisHowes Twitter @LewisHowes Facebook @Lewis Howes
May 24, 2019
Byron Katie: Enlightenment Is Within You
1:29:51
We’re a slave to our thoughts. And most of the time, they’re not true. “This person doesn’t care about me. This person did this to me. I’m not worthy of love.” Our thoughts create suffering. So how can we stop believing them? On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about the ego and how to investigate our thoughts with the creator of The Work: Byron Katie.
May 22, 2019
800 Byron Katie: Enlightenment Is Within You
01:27:15
QUESTION WHAT YOU’RE BELIEVING. We’re a slave to our thoughts. And most of the time, they’re not true. “This person doesn’t care about me. This person did this to me. I’m not worthy of love.” Our thoughts create suffering. So how can we stop believing them? On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about the ego and how to investigate our thoughts with the creator of The Work: Byron Katie. Byron Katie is a speaker and author who teaches a method of self-inquiry known as "The Work". She is the founder of Byron Katie International, an organization that includes The School for the Work and Turnaround House. TIME describes her as "a spiritual innovator for the 21st century.” Byron walks us through her four questions that help us investigate the stories we tell ourselves. After listening to this episode, you can download the worksheet for free and work on investigating your own stories. So get ready to learn how to live fearlessly on Episode 800. Some Questions I Ask: Why were you so depressed in the first place? (6:00) How do we eliminate anger? (26:00) How often do you feel suffering? (42:00) When you see something that is unjust, what do you do? (56:00) How do we tap into an abundant mindset? (1:00:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: How Byron Katie came out of her depression (5:00) Why our brain thinks harmful thoughts (13:00) The “four questions” to get rid of untrue thoughts (18:00) The four noble truths (38:00) Why it’s important to investigate our thoughts (50:00) How to not allow fears of the future to affect your present (1:05:00)
May 22, 2019
799 Wim Hof: Master Your Body and Heal the Mind
00:56:11
RELAX. How often do you say, “I’m just going to get through the day.” You’re running on adrenaline. But it’s not sustainable. If you’re not relaxed, you’re not breathing. If you’re not breathing, you’re not getting oxygen. It’s a loop. You’re going to be exhausted all the time. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about the power of breathing to heal our mind and body with a man known as “The Iceman:” Wim Hof. Wim Hof got his nickname “The Iceman” by breaking a number of records related to cold exposure. His feats include climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in shorts, running a half marathon above the Arctic Circle on his bare feet, and standing in a container while covered with ice cubes for more than 112 minutes. He developed the Wim Hof Method: a natural path to an optimal state of body and mind. He says that our brains have the power to guarantee us happiness, strength, and health. We can actually regulate our mind and the autonomous nervous system by breathing and being present. Shut Up. Go in. Feel. Be. Connect. So get ready to learn how to harness the power of the mind on Episode 799. Some Questions I Ask: How does creating stress on the body prevent disease? (4:00) What do you think about right before you get in the cold water? (8:30) Why did you get into the ice and breathing business? (16:30) Where do you feel the most loved in your life? (29:00) Who was more influential? Your mom or your dad? (38:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: How control of the autonomic nervous system in the brain can help depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders (10:00) How cold helps you still the emotion on your mind (25:00) About your sixth, seventh, and eighth senses (32:00) About the science behind the benefit of putting stress on your body (3:00) Follow me on: Instagram @LewisHowes Twitter @LewisHowes Facebook @LewisHowes
May 20, 2019
Wim Hof: Master Your Body and Heal the Mind
1:00:42
How often do you say, “I’m just going to get through the day.” You’re running on adrenaline. But it’s not sustainable. If you’re not relaxed, you’re not breathing. If you’re not breathing, you’re not getting oxygen. It’s a loop. You’re going to be exhausted all the time. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about the power of breathing to heal our mind and body with a man known as “The Iceman:” Wim Hof.
May 20, 2019
798 Spend With Joy with Ramit Sethi
00:05:18
SPEND ON THE THINGS YOU LOVE. We all have an area of life we love spending money on. For me, it’s relationships. For you, it could be travel, food, wellness or something else. This is called your “money dial.” Once you figure out your money dial, you can spend intentionally on that rather than spending lots of money on everything. For this Five Minute Friday, I revisited a conversation I had with Ramit Sethi where he shared about his concept of “money dials” and how to spend money on the things that bring you joy. Ramit says that we should cut back spending on things we don’t care about but spend without apology on the area that makes us the happiest. We can also stop judging other people for having different money dials than us. Learn how to identify your money dial and how it can take your life to the next level in Episode 798. In This Episode You Will Learn: About the different “money dials” people have (1:40) The most common “money dial” (2:03) Ramit’s personal “money dial” (2:56) What you should cut back spending on (4:18) Follow me on: Instagram @LewisHowes Twitter @LewisHowes Facebook @LewisHowes
May 17, 2019
Spend With Joy
6:00
We all have an area of life we love spending money on. For me, it’s relationships. For you, it could be travel, food, wellness or something else. This is called your “money dial.” Once you figure out your money dial, you can spend intentionally on that rather than spending lots of money on everything. For this Five Minute Friday, I revisited a conversation I had with Ramit Sethi where he shared about his concept of “money dials” and how to spend money on the things that bring you joy. Ramit says that we should cut back spending on things we don’t care about but spend without apology on the area that makes us the happiest. We can also stop judging other people for having different money dials than us. Learn how to identify your money dial and how it can take your life to the next level in Episode 798.  
May 17, 2019
797 Jameela Jamil: Be Courageous by Being You
01:00:54
LET'S PUT AN END TO SELF-HATE. Shame takes on many forms. We can feel shameful about our race, our gender, about aging, and so much more. Shame makes us stay small. What if instead of feeling shame about our insecurities, we celebrated every aspect of ourselves? What if we learned to think independently instead of listening to what the media says about us? To become the powerful confident person you are meant to be, you have to identify your shame and work hard to eliminate it. It won’t just disappear on its own. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about shame with an actor who has made body positivity her mission: Jameela Jamil. Jameela Jamil is an actress, model, presenter, and body positivity activist. Following a breast cancer scare in 2016, Jamil moved to America to become a screenwriter. She is known for playing Tahani Al-Jamil on the hit TV show The Good Place. Jameela is a big proponent of therapy as a way to move past our shame. She says mental health should be a top priority for all of us despite the stigma around it. So get ready to learn how to stand up to the harmful messaging we receive from the media on Episode 797. Some Questions I Ask: How much did you shame yourself growing up? (6:30) Do men or women shame women more? (9:00) What was the biggest insecurity you’ve had? (16:00) Do you think you’d be able to make the impact you’re making if you weren’t on tv? (29:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: The difference between Brittish and American cultures (4:00) The types of shames that Jameela has “killed off” in herself (11:00) What led Jameela to come to America (24:00) How to combat inequality in the workplace (37:00) The wrong messages that men are taught by the media (42:00) Follow me on: Instagram @LewisHowes Twitter @LewisHowes Facebook @LewisHowes
May 15, 2019
Jameela Jamil: Be Courageous by Being You
1:04:00
Shame takes on many forms. We can feel shameful about our race, our gender, about aging, and so much more. Shame makes us stay small. What if instead of feeling shame about our insecurities, we celebrated every aspect of ourselves? What if we learned to think independently instead of listening to what the media says about us? To become the powerful confident person you are meant to be, you have to identify your shame and work hard to eliminate it. It won’t just disappear on its own. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about shame with an actor who has made body positivity her mission: Jameela Jamil.
May 15, 2019
796 Pete Holmes: Having Hindsight Now
01:17:39
FIND YOUR FLOW. You can’t always be achieving. You can’t always win, always give, and always be making an impact. Sometimes you have to receive, too. It’s how the universe works. You have to balance your “in” with your “out.” Even when the water recedes back from the shore it’s still the ocean. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about being equally grateful for the busy times and the quiet ones with a successful podcast host, author, and comedian: Pete Holmes. Pete Holmes is a stand-up comedian, actor, and writer who premiered his own talk show, The Pete Holmes Show, on TBS in 2013. He went on to create and star in the hit HBO series Crashing, and he also hosts the podcast You Made It Weird. Pete has learned to say, “Yes, thank you” to whatever happens to him. So get ready to learn approach life with an abundance model on Episode 796. Some Questions I Ask: Why can’t you just achieve all the time? (26:22) How did you show getting canceled make you feel? (28:30) What does happiness mean? (42:55) What’s the biggest challenge in your life you’re actually grateful for? (1:00:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: How to have balance in life (10:00) How your thoughts don’t have power on their own (37:00) About your false self (44:00) How Pete deals with anger and sadness (55:00) How psychedelics changed Pete’s mindset (1:09:30)
May 13, 2019
Pete Holmes: Having Hindsight Now
1:20:12
You can’t always be achieving. You can’t always win, always give, and always be making an impact. Sometimes you have to receive, too. It’s how the universe works. You have to balance your “in” with your “out.” Even when the water recedes back from the shore it’s still the ocean. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about being equally grateful for the busy times and the quiet ones with a successful podcast host, author and comedian: Pete Holmes.  
May 13, 2019
795 Find Your Poker Face with Todrick Hall
00:04:56
Nerves are important. It’s ok to be nervous when you’re up against something big.It means that you’re passionate.But you have to understand that the world is a game.You have to act like you’re confident and that you know what you’re doing. Then others will want to invest in you.After all, everyone who has the power to make decisions about you and your work is also just human.For this Five Minute Friday, I revisited a conversation I had with Todrick Hall where he shared how he is able to take on huge projects that usually take teams of at least 50 and do them with only four people.From original written and choreographed music videos, such as Virgin America’s safety video, the opening number to The 2014 Kids Choice Awards, and upcoming Target spots, Todrick Hall has mastered the art of blending live experiences with social media. Todrick is rapidly becoming one of the next great powerhouses in entertainment.Learn how to conquer your fears and achieve your dreams in Episode 795. In this episode, you will learn: What Todrick does right before he goes on stage (1:50) How to handle high-pressure situations (3:13 )How Todrick’s mom helps him stay grounded (4:21 ) Why it’s important to have friends who are honest with you (5:01) Plus much more... Follow me on: Instagram @LewisHowes Twitter @LewisHowes
May 10, 2019
Find Your Poker Face
6:00
It’s ok to be nervous when you’re up against something big. It means that you’re passionate. But you have to understand that the world is a game. You have to act like you’re confident and that you know what you’re doing. Then others will want to invest in you. After all, everyone who has the power to make decisions about you and your work is also just human. For this Five Minute Friday, I revisited a conversation I had with Todrick Hall where he shared how he is able to take on huge projects that usually take teams of at least 50 and do them with only four people. From original written and choreographed music videos, such as Virgin America’s safety video, the opening number to The 2014 Kids Choice Awards, and upcoming Target spots, Todrick Hall has mastered the art of blending live experiences with social media. Todrick is rapidly becoming one of the next great powerhouses in entertainment. Learn how to conquer your fears and achieve your dreams in Episode 795.
May 10, 2019
794 Tony Robbins: The Icon
00:49:53
THE SECRET TO WEALTH IS GRATITUDE. Money is not a bad thing. Money is portable power. It allows you to make the impact you want to make. It allows you to build your legacy. You have the power to take control of your money and start hoping for a better future. It’s all within your grasp. However, it doesn’t matter how much money you have if you’re not enjoying life. That’s why you need gratitude. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about mastering your money with a man who needs no introduction: Tony Robbins. Tony Robbins is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, philanthropist and the nation’s #1 Life and Business Strategist. Author of six internationally bestselling books, including the recent New York Times #1 best-seller MONEY: Master the Game and UNSHAKEABLE, Tony has empowered more than 50 million people from 100 countries through his audio, video, and life training programs. Tony uses his money to help others and give back. Once he got rid of the scarcity mindset he was able to become the man we know him as today. So get ready to learn how to gain wealth and how to use that wealth to make the world better on Episode 794. Some Questions I Ask: If you could only use one strategy, what would that be? (5:10) How does someone continue to stay hungry? (7:30) How do you stay grounded in your relationships? (10:30) How do we invest without fear? (17:00) What are you the most grateful for right now? (32:00) What are some things people can do to stop living in scarcity? (40:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: Why Tony’s mom thought his ego was too big when he was younger (11:50) How Tony views failure (8:45) Tony’s key to financial success (15:00) The difference between a correction and a crash in the stock market (22:00) How gratitude is an important part of building wealth (30:00) Tony’s system for strengthening your mind (40:00)
May 08, 2019
Tony Robbins: The Icon
52:27
Money is not a bad thing. Money is portable power. It allows you to make the impact you want to make. It allows you to build your legacy. You have the power to take control of your money and start hoping for a better future. It’s all within your grasp. However, it doesn’t matter how much money you have if you’re not enjoying life. That’s why you need gratitude. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about mastering your money with a man who needs no introduction: Tony Robbins.
May 08, 2019
793 Mark Manson: What People Don't Tell You about Success
01:04:32
THE SUBTLE ART OF NOT GIVING UP. When you accomplish your dream, you think it’s going to be amazing. But it means you don’t have a dream anymore. You have to reinvent yourself. This may sound like a first-world problem, but it’s a common struggle. When you no longer have a big goal, life seems pointless. You might be living large, but you lack purpose. On this episode of The School of Greatness, I dive deep into how to motivate yourself after you accomplish your dreams with an incredible bestselling author: Mark Manson. Mark Manson is a NYTimes bestselling author, blogger, and internet entrepreneur. He writes about big ideas and gives life advice that doesn’t suck. Mark Manson's articles have been published and quoted in CNN, BBC News, Business Insider, and more. Mark wrote The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, a book that had the kind of success that only happens every five years. But he has continued writing and growing even though what he does next will probably never reach the same level. Mark says that you don’t need to crush each day. You just need to slowly find new dreams. So get ready to learn how to keep reaching for new goals when you think you’ve reached the top on Episode 793. Some Questions I Ask: How do you handle knowing you will never reach the same success again? (5:00) How does someone develop a sense of hope? (18:00) How do you create pain for yourself when you have “first world problems?” (24:30) In This Episode You Will Learn: The thing people don’t tell you about success (11:00) How values can help motivate you (20:00) About the “Goldilocks amount of pain,” you need in your life (23:00) Why overcommitting is actually good (46:30) How to delegate (50:00) Follow me on: Instagram @LewisHowes Twitter @LewisHowes Facebook @LewisHowes
May 06, 2019
Mark Manson: What People Don’t Tell You about Success
1:07:54
When you accomplish your dream, you think it’s going to be amazing. But it means you don’t have a dream anymore. You have to reinvent yourself. This may sound like a first-world problem, but it’s a common struggle. When you no longer have a big goal, life seems pointless. You might be living large, but you lack purpose. On this episode of The School of Greatness, I dive deep into how to motivate yourself after you accomplish your dreams with an incredible bestselling author: Mark Manson.
May 06, 2019
792 It Starts with Your Breath with Laird Hamilton
00:04:27
BREATH IS NECESSARY FOR LIFE. They say if you learn to master your breath, you’ll have the strength of ten tigers. So, why don’t we focus more on breathing? We should Breath is energy. When an endurance athlete loses control of their breath, it usually means they’re losing. But it’s bigger than that. Your life begins with your first breath and ends with your last. You exist because you breathe. For this Five Minute Friday, I revisited a conversation I had with Laird Hamilton where he shared how he has mastered his breath. Laird Hamilton is best known as an American big-wave surfer and pioneer in the world of action water sports. In addition to his affinity for the water, Laird is labeled as an inventor, author, stunt man, model, producer, TV host, fitness and nutrition expert, husband, father and adrenaline junkie. Laird says that people who swim have a different relationship with breathing because they’re forced to realize its importance. He says that there are ways you can work on breathing to bring you both a sense of calm and energy. Get ready to learn all about the power of breath in Episode 792. In This Episode You Will Learn: Why breathing is so important in our lives (1:00) The connection between spirit and breath (2:00) Why swimmers have a better relationship with their breath (3:00) Different ways to train your breath (4:00) Follow me on: Instagram @LewisHowes Twitter @LewisHowes Facebook @LewisHowes
May 03, 2019
It Starts with Your Breath
5:20
They say if you learn to master your breath, you’ll have the strength of ten tigers. So, why don’t we focus more on breathing? We should Breath is energy. When an endurance athlete loses control of their breath, it usually means they’re losing. But it’s bigger than that. Your life begins with your first breath and ends with your last. You exist because you breathe. For this Five Minute Friday, I revisited a conversation I had with Laird Hamilton where he shared how he has mastered his breath. Laird Hamilton is best known as an American big-wave surfer and pioneer in the world of action water sports. In addition to his affinity for the water, Laird is labeled as an inventor, author, stunt man, model, producer, TV host, fitness and nutrition expert, husband, father and adrenaline junkie. Laird says that people who swim have a different relationship with breathing because they’re forced to realize its importance. He says that there are ways you can work on breathing to bring you both a sense of calm and energy. Get ready to learn all about the power of breath in Episode 792.
May 03, 2019
791 Be Financially Free and Pay Yourself First with David Bach
01:20:04
BE FINANCIALLY SELFISH. Too many people are living paycheck to paycheck. Our debt has us in handcuffs. We don’t think that financial security is possible for us. But anyone can build wealth. Anyone. You just have to pay yourself first. The key is to have your money make money. With some simple math, you can see that putting away a little bit of money every day can bring huge results. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about financial freedom with an incredible personal finance expert: David Bach. David Bach is one of America’s most trusted financial experts who has written eleven national bestselling books. His runway #1 bestseller The Automatic Millionaire spent 31 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. He has appeared on NBC’s Today Show more than 100 times The Oprah Winfrey Show six times. David says that by paying yourself first, you can save enough to become a millionaire by the time you retire. So get ready to learn the power of becoming financially selfish on Episode 791. Some Questions I Ask: How much should someone put down on a home? (29:00) What is missing in my personal financial portfolio? (32:00) What are three steps that people can do right now? (53:00) What’s the best money advice you’ve ever heard? (1:04:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: Why you don’t need a budget (8:00) The three lessons about money David’s grandma taught him (11:00) The three secrets to financial freedom (19:00) The “rule of 72” (40:00) The dangers of subscription services (56:00) Follow me on: Instagram @lewishowes Twitter @LewisHowes Facebook @LewisHowes
May 01, 2019
Be Financially Free and Pay Yourself First with David Bach
1:23:28
Too many people are living paycheck to paycheck. Our debt has us in handcuffs. We don’t think that financial security is possible for us. But anyone can build wealth. Anyone. You just have to pay yourself first. The key is to have your money make money. With some simple math, you can see that putting away a little bit of money every day can bring huge results. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about financial freedom with an incredible personal finance expert: David Bach.
May 01, 2019
790 Be the Greatest You with Trent Shelton
00:59:12
YOU WERE BORN ON PURPOSE. We often think of purpose as something we have to “find.” But what if purpose is something you already have? What if you are your purpose? It’s not something that is temporary or can be taken away. It’s your essence. Other people can tell you what you’re good at. But at the end of the day, it has to resonate with you. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about purpose with a former NFL player who reinvented himself after football: Trent Shelton. Trent Shelton is a former NFL wide receiver who is now considered one of the most impactful speakers of this generation. He reaches over 60 million people weekly through hard-hitting videos and unprecedented engagement. Though based in Fort Worth, Texas with his wife and two children, Trent connects with people all over the world through his speaking engagements. Trent says that he has a magnet inside of him that drew him to his calling of speaking. He says that we all need to find our magnet. He believes that to be the greatest you, you have to find peace. So get ready to find out what really matters so that you can continue to stay true to yourself on Episode 790. Some Questions I Ask: What do you regret about the man you used to be? (13:00) How do we develop a champion mindset? (20:00) How do you maintain a championship mindset? (24:30) Why do you say that you need to burn bridges? (35:00) What’s a demon in your life? (39:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: About Trent’s past infidelities (1:00) The key to making a relationship work (8:00) How to hack fear (19:00) Why “leverage questions” can help you reach your goal (22:00) The five principles of the championship mindset (25:00) About the four “A’s” (50:00)
Apr 29, 2019
Be the Greatest You with Trent Shelton
1:01:59
We often think of purpose as something we have to “find.” But what if purpose is something you already have? What if you are your purpose? It’s not something that is temporary or can be taken away. It’s your essence. Other people can tell you what you’re good at. But at the end of the day, it has to resonate with you. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about purpose with a former NFL player who reinvented himself after football: Trent Shelton.
Apr 29, 2019
789 Learning to Lead with John Maxwell
00:04:27
KEEP REINVENTING YOURSELF. We all go through times of uncertainty. There are periods we don’t understand what’s happening to us, and we feel unsure of our direction. It can make you want to give up. But it’s often when you feel the most lost that you are forced to find your purpose. Once you know your “why,” you can weather any storm. You’ll still feel the wind and the waves, but you don’t lose your course. Use the uncertainty to find your direction. For this Five Minute Friday, I revisited a conversation I had with John Maxwell where he shared how a difficult time taught him how to be a leader. John C. Maxwell is a New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker who has sold more than 25 million books in fifty languages. In 2014 he was identified as the #1 leader in business by the American Management Association and the most influential leadership expert in the world by Business Insider and Inc. magazine. Learn how to use tough times to your advantage in Episode 789. In This Episode You Will Learn: The moment in John’s adult life had the most uncertainty (3:00) The book that changed John’s life (3:30) How scarcity mindset makes for bad leaders (4:00) What gave John purpose (4:30)
Apr 26, 2019
Learning to Lead
5:32
We all go through times of uncertainty. There are periods we don’t understand what’s happening to us, and we feel unsure of our direction. It can make you want to give up. But it’s often when you feel the most lost that you are forced to find your purpose. Once you know your “why,” you can weather any storm. You’ll still feel the wind and the waves, but you don’t lose your course. Use the uncertainty to find your direction. For this Five Minute Friday, I revisited a conversation I had with John Maxwell where he shared how a difficult time taught him how to be a leader. John C. Maxwell is a New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker who has sold more than 25 million books in fifty languages. In 2014 he was identified as the #1 leader in business by the American Management Association and the most influential leadership expert in the world by Business Insider and Inc. magazine. Learn how to use tough times to your advantage in Episode 789.
Apr 26, 2019
Take Your Power Back with Amanda Nguyen
1:05:37
We are surrounded by stories of injustice around us. It can be overwhelming. Screaming with anger doesn’t get you very far. Making the other side wrong just makes a war. So how can you make a change? You have to come from a place of compassion. Know the result that you want. Stop leading with emotion and try instead to focus on the concrete change you want to make. We live in a democracy- our voice counts. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I discuss how the legislative system works with a powerful sexual assault advocate: Amanda Nguyen.
Apr 24, 2019
788 Take Your Power Back with Amanda Nguyen
00:59:57
YOUR MOST POWERFUL TOOL IS YOUR VOICE. We are surrounded by stories of injustice around us. It can be overwhelming. Screaming with anger doesn’t get you very far. Making the other side wrong just makes a war. So how can you make a change? You have to come from a place of compassion. Know the result that you want. Stop leading with emotion and try instead to focus on the concrete change you want to make. We live in a democracy- our voice counts. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I discuss how the legislative system works with a powerful sexual assault advocate: Amanda Nguyen. Amanda Nguyen is the founder and CEO of Rise, a non-governmental civil rights organization. She was the power behind the Sexual Assault Survivors' Rights Act, one of 23 bills to pass unanimously through US Congress. She was in Forbes' 2017 "30 Under 30" Law & Policy list and was an invited speaker at the 2017 Women's March on Washington. In 2018, California representatives Mimi Walters and Zoe Lofgren nominated Nguyen for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. Amanda was raped in college and soon after learned of the injustices surrounding sexual assault survivors. Instead of getting angry, she made a change. So get ready to learn how you can make a difference by taking political action on Episode 788. Some Questions I Ask: How does someone rewrite a law? (5:00) How were you able to raise two million dollars in the last two years? (19:00) What’s your biggest fear? (31:00) How does someone who has been through trauma get a message across without anger? (37:30) What makes you feel the most loved? (53:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: About the Survivor Bill of Rights that Amanda helped get passed (11:30) How to avoid “activism fatigue” (18:30) The process for passing a bill (22:00) About Work/Life Integration vs. Work/Life Balance (33:00) How to transcend party lines when trying to make a change (40:00)
Apr 24, 2019
The Secrets of Millionaires with Dean Graziosi
1:03:06
You don’t have to be the smartest in the room. You don’t have to have the most experience, the most charisma, or the best education. These obstacles won’t keep you from your goals. You just need to show up and keep showing up. Persistence is more important than anything else. I have dyslexia and was never very good in school. But if I had told myself I wasn’t smart enough to be successful, I would never be where I am today. Keep knocking on those doors. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about the power of persistence from one of the most successful men on TV: Dean Graziosi.
Apr 22, 2019
787 The Secrets of Millionaires with Dean Graziosi
01:00:34
ENTHUSIASM AND AUTHENTICITY. You don’t have to be the smartest in the room. You don’t have to have the most experience, the most charisma, or the best education. These obstacles won’t keep you from your goals. You just need to show up and keep showing up. Persistence is more important than anything else. I have dyslexia and was never very good in school. But if I had told myself I wasn’t smart enough to be successful, I would never be where I am today. Keep knocking on those doors. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about the power of persistence from one of the most successful men on TV: Dean Graziosi. Dean is an author, investor, entrepreneur, and trainer. Dean created a multimillion-dollar real estate business, is a New York Times bestselling author, and is one of the most watched real estate and success trainers of our generation. Dean is obsessed with sharing the “Success Habits” learned along his journey with the world. Dean came from humble beginnings but was naive enough to reach for the stars. He says that once you connect to your “why,” you can push through anything on the way to your goal. So get ready to learn the art of persuasion from a master of infomercials on Episode 787. Some Questions I Ask: Who were your biggest mentors growing up? (6:30) How did you get out of the scarcity mindset of growing up? (7:00) What are some of the habits that millionaires have? (22:30) What do you want to accomplish in your life? (39:00) What do people misunderstand about you the most? (41:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: How consistent action can lead to success (10:00) The two things you need more than knowledge (16:30) How making someone feel understood is the key to persuasion (20:00) The power of gratitude (25:00) About the “Seven Levels Deep” exercise (28:30) The three types of entrepreneurs (37:00)
Apr 22, 2019
Keep Your Standards High
5:44
That doesn’t mean you should bail when things are hard. It means that you are not a victim to your circumstances. If the level of the project that you’re taking part in is not up to your standards, you have to leave. You can’t let other people ruin you. Your name is all you have. For this Five Minute Friday, I revisited a conversation I had with writer and producer Phil Rosenthal where he shared the secret to doing work that you’re proud of. Philip Rosenthal is the creator, writer, and executive producer of the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond. He is also the creator and star of Somebody Feed Phil on Netflix, Exporting Raymond, and I'll Have What Phil's Having. Phil tries to keep his shows at a level that he is happy with. If they’re not working, he is willing to leave and try something else. It’s not easy, but ultimately it’s for the best. Learn how to have high standards and be in control of your narrative in Episode 786.
Apr 19, 2019
786 Keep Your Standards High with Phil Rosenthal
00:04:28
ALWAYS QUIT. That doesn’t mean you should bail when things are hard. It means that you are not a victim to your circumstances. If the level of the project that you’re taking part in is not up to your standards, you have to leave. You can’t let other people ruin you. Your name is all you have. For this Five Minute Friday, I revisited a conversation I had with writer and producer Phil Rosenthal where he shared the secret to doing work that you’re proud of. Philip Rosenthal is the creator, writer, and executive producer of the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond. He is also the creator and star of Somebody Feed Phil on Netflix, Exporting Raymond, and I'll Have What Phil's Having. Phil tries to keep his shows at a level that he is happy with. If they’re not working, he is willing to leave and try something else. It’s not easy, but ultimately it’s for the best. Learn how to have high standards and be in control of your narrative in Episode 786. In This Episode You Will Learn: The secret behind the success of Everybody Loves Raymond (2:00) Why you should quit when things aren’t up to your level (3:00) The importance of keeping your name intact (4:00) How to learn from the things you love and emulate them (4:40) Follow me on: instagram @lewishowes twitter @lewishowes Facebook @lewishowes
Apr 19, 2019
785 Jason Silva: Break the Cycle of Fear and Doubt
01:34:35
SHAKE THE SNOWGLOBE. So often, we talk about the importance of discipline in order to reach our goals. But doing the same thing all the time can keep us from living in the present. We have to find a balance. We’ve got to dance with routine and freedom. So how can you keep your mind in the now? Every night, do something unexpected. Travel. And constantly put yourselves in situations where you don’t know the outcome. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about the importance of new experiences with a talented futurist and artist: Jason Silva. Jason Silva is an Emmy-nominated and world-renowned TV personality, storyteller, filmmaker, and sought-after keynote speaker and futurist. Jason is known for hosting 5 seasons of the Emmy-nominated, global hit TV series Brain Games on the National Geographic Channel, which is broadcasted in over 171 countries. Jason says that we need to ask each other the questions we’ve been asking ourselves. Let’s talk about why we’re here, and how to find meaning. So get ready to learn more about the biggest questions on everyone’s mind on Episode 785. Some Questions I Ask: What question have you been asking yourself? (7:00) How can we eliminate self-doubt? (40:30) How do we stop comparing ourselves? (54:00) What holds us back the most? (57:00) How do you find fulfillment in a committed relationship? (1:08:00) What’s a question you think you’ll never get answered? (1:14:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: Tools to help you stay in the present (24:00) How to balance routine and excitement (28:00) About the “Entropic Brain Theory,” and how psychedelics help depression (32:00) How helping other people directly can help with feeling directionless (48:00) About the “Terror Management Theory” and how when you remind people of their mortality they become more judgemental (57:30)
Apr 17, 2019
Jason Silva: Break the Cycle of Fear and Doubt
1:38:10
So often, we talk about the importance of discipline in order to reach our goals. But doing the same thing all the time can keep us from living in the present. We have to find a balance. We’ve got to dance with routine and freedom. So how can you keep your mind in the now? Every night, do something unexpected. Travel. And constantly put yourselves in situations where you don’t know the outcome. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about the importance of new experiences with a talented futurist and artist: Jason Silva.
Apr 17, 2019
Maisie Williams: Be Your Own Hero
1:04:12
The relationship you have with yourself is the most important. If you’re constantly putting yourself down and judging yourself, eventually you’re going to self-destruct. It’s common to self-sabotage when things are going well. It can happen to anyone- it doesn’t matter how successful you are. We feel anxious. We feel like a fraud. We might even feel like we don’t deserve it. But once you get to the root of those feelings, you can heal the judgments you have of yourself. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk with one of the biggest television stars on the planet about anxiety: Maisie Williams.
Apr 15, 2019
784 Maisie Williams: Be Your Own Hero
00:59:27
HOW DO YOU TALK TO YOURSELF? The relationship you have with yourself is the most important. If you’re constantly putting yourself down and judging yourself, eventually you’re going to self-destruct. It’s common to self-sabotage when things are going well. It can happen to anyone- it doesn’t matter how successful you are. We feel anxious. We feel like a fraud. We might even feel like we don’t deserve it. But once you get to the root of those feelings, you can heal the judgments you have of yourself. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk with one of the biggest television stars on the planet about anxiety: Maisie Williams. Maisie Williams is an actress known for playing Arya Stark in Game of Thrones. She won the EWwy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama, the Portal Award for Best Supporting Actress – Television and Best Young Actor, and the Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor. In 2016, she was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. Maisie was at the height of her fame and success but still felt worthless. She realized that there wasn’t anything outside of herself that could make her happy. She had to find her self-worth from the inside. So get ready to learn how Maisie Williams navigated childhood fame and anxiety on Episode 784. Some Questions I Ask: Why is it so terrifying to be yourself? (6:30) Where does anxiety come from for you? (14:00) What are some of the things you do now for self-care? (30:30) What is your greatest fear? (36:30) What is your superpower? (43:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: How to be there for someone who is struggling (22:00) How apologizing for things in your past can help you move forward (28:00) Why you need to slow down when you’re struggling with mental health (33:30) What Maisie wants to accomplish in the future (41:00) About her new startup Daisie (48:00)
Apr 15, 2019
783 A Lesson on Self Worth with Humble The Poet
00:07:46
A BROKEN HEART IS AN INJURY. A butterfly doesn’t begin as a butterfly. It has to struggle to get out of the cocoon. We can’t cut the butterfly out of the cocoon to make the process easier. It has to develop the necessary muscles it needs to fly. Its beauty comes from its struggle. Heartbreak, like any other obstacle, is essential for your growth. For this special Five Minute Friday, we hear a solo message from an amazing friend and artist: Humble the Poet. Kanwer Singh aka Humble The Poet is a Toronto-bred MC/Spoken word artist. With tattoos, a beard, a head wrap, and a silly smile, Humble commands attention. He stimulates audiences with ideas that challenge conventional wisdom and go against the grain. Most things are not in our control, and we have to move on from them. The pain that you feel will soon be gone. Time will help you adapt and go forward. Learn how to deal with heartbreak in a healthy way in Episode 783. In This Episode You Will Learn: Why losing a partner hurts so badly (00:30) Why you should stay away from alcohol during heartbreak (2:00) How to maintain a sense of self-worth through a breakup (2:30) Why it’s important to keep your expectations low in life (3:00) How you can “decide your emotions” (3:30) Follow me on: Instagram @Lewishowes Twitter @LewisHowes Facebook
Apr 12, 2019
A Lesson on Self Worth with Humble The Poet
8:10
A butterfly doesn’t begin as a butterfly. It has to struggle to get out of the cocoon. We can’t cut the butterfly out of the cocoon to make the process easier. It has to develop the necessary muscles it needs to fly. Its beauty comes from its struggle. Heartbreak, like any other obstacle, is essential for your growth. For this special Five Minute Friday, we hear a solo message from an amazing friend and artist: Humble the Poet. Kanwer Singh aka Humble The Poet is a Toronto-bred MC/Spoken word artist. With tattoos, a beard, a head wrap, and a silly smile, Humble commands attention. He stimulates audiences with ideas that challenge conventional wisdom and go against the grain. Most things are not in our control, and we have to move on from them. The pain that you feel will soon be gone. Time will help you adapt and go forward. Learn how to deal with heartbreak in a healthy way in Episode 783.  
Apr 12, 2019
782 Sex and Love, Lust and Infidelity with Wednesday Martin
01:25:27
IT'S TIME TO PUT THESE SEX MYTHS TO BED. Having a healthy sexual relationship is important. But it’s not something we often talk about. Women’s satisfaction especially seems to take a back seat. So how can women get what they need in the bedroom? As men, we can ask questions. See what your partner is into. And understanding the science behind why women like the things they do are helpful, too. The truth is a lot of what we believe about female sexuality is wrong. We all benefit when women’s sexuality takes the forefront and is better understood. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about female satisfaction with an incredible woman who wrote a book on the subject: Wednesday Martin. Wednesday Martin is a feminist cultural critic, New York Times Bestselling author, and social researcher. Wednesday has written on topics including gender, parenting and motherhood, popular culture, and female sexuality for The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Daily Beast, and Harper's Bazaar, among others. She was a regular contributor to The Daily Telegraph, the online edition of Psychology Today, and the parenting pages at the New York Post. Wednesday has appeared on the Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, NPR, NBC News, the BBC Newshour, and Fox News as a step/parenting expert. Wednesday says that we should avoid “service sex” where you’re only performing to make your partner happy. You need to know that your needs deserve to be met, too, and they can be with a little work from both partners. So get ready to learn about the science of monogamy and how to keep your relationship exciting on Episode 782. Some Questions I Ask: Why do women cheat? (6:00) Why is non-monogamy looked down upon in the world? (14:00) What made you interested in this topic in the first place? (24:00) How can a man increase sexual desire in a woman? (39:00) How do you handle your research in your personal relationship? (1:05:00) How important is sex in a relationship? (1:09:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: How economics plays into who cheats (10:00) Why long term relationships are harder for women (27:00) Tools for bringing back arousal in your long term relationship (37:00) How your attachment style affects your sexual relationship (1:00:00) About the “orgasm gap” (1:11:00)
Apr 10, 2019
Sex and Love, Lust and Infidelity with Wednesday Martin
1:30:26
Having a healthy sexual relationship is important. But it’s not something we often talk about. Women’s satisfaction especially seems to take a back seat. So how can women get what they need in the bedroom? As men, we can ask questions. See what your partner is into. And understanding the science behind why women like the things they do are helpful, too. The truth is a lot of what we believe about female sexuality is wrong. We all benefit when women’s sexuality takes the forefront and is better understood. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about female satisfaction with an incredible woman who wrote a book on the subject: Wednesday Martin.  
Apr 10, 2019
781 Topher Grace: Make Your Opportunity and Multiply It
01:06:56
LEARN TO EMBRACE FAILURE. We often hold onto words. When someone gives us negative feedback, we can let it consume our minds. It’s not healthy. You can’t stop yourself from being offended by what someone says. But you can listen and be open to learning. Every time you mess up you’re making yourself better. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about making the most of opportunities and learning how to listen with one of the most successful actors of our time: Topher Grace. Topher Grace is known for playing Eric Forman in the hit sitcom That 70’s Show, Venom in Sam Raimi's film Spider-Man 3, and many more. He is also the host of a new podcast called Minor Adventures with Topher Grace. As an actor, Topher constantly receives feedback on his work. While he hasn’t always agreed and his ego can sometimes get in the way, he has learned to work collaboratively. Topher started working at a very young age, but he has been able to sustain his career by constantly evolving. So get ready to learn how Topher Grace made the most of sudden fame on Episode 781. Some Questions I Ask: What was the greatest lesson you learned in the first season of That 70’s Show? (17:30) How can someone handle getting a great opportunity with grace? (21:00) Who has been the most brilliant person you’ve worked with? (27:00) What is life like as a father being an actor? (37:00) What’s the greatest challenge being married with a new child? (44:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: How Topher landed his role on That 70’s Show (3:00) The best way to handle criticism (23:00) Topher’s experience playing a white supremacist in BLacKkKlansman (32:00) How Topher views failure (52:30) Why it’s better to try even if it doesn’t work out (58:00)
Apr 08, 2019
Topher Grace: Make Your Opportunity and Multiply It
1:10:20
We often hold onto words. When someone gives us negative feedback, we can let it consume our minds. It’s not healthy. You can’t stop yourself from being offended by what someone says. But you can listen and be open to learning. Every time you mess up you’re making yourself better. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about making the most of opportunities and learning how to listen with one of the most successful actors of our time: Topher Grace.
Apr 08, 2019
780 Help Others and Yourself with Will MacAskill
00:07:01
DO GOOD ALL THE TIME. Some people have an idea of giving that is not sustainable. You can’t self-sacrifice endlessly to help others. You also have to take care of yourself. Giving can be a win/win situation. In fact, it should be. Helping the world is only worth it if you are also helping yourself. For this Five Minute Friday, I revisited a conversation I had with Will Macaskill where he shared this idea as one of his principles of effective altruism. William MacAskill is a philosopher, ethicist, and one of the originators of the effective altruism movement. He is an Associate Professor in Philosophy and Research Fellow at the Global Priorities Institute, University of Oxford. He is also the co-founder and president of 80,000 Hours, the co-founder and vice-president of Giving What We Can, and the co-founder of the Centre for Effective Altruism. Learn how to help others in the most meaningful way in Episode 780. In This Episode You Will Learn: One of the core principles of effective altruism (2:00) How to create a win/win while making an impact (3:00) Why additional income doesn’t make you happier (4:00) How to give without sacrificing a lot (5:00) Follow me on: instagram: @lewishowes twitter: @lewishowes
Apr 05, 2019
Help Others and Yourself
6:08
Some people have an idea of giving that is not sustainable. You can’t self-sacrifice endlessly to help others. You also have to take care of yourself. Giving can be a win/win situation. In fact, it should be. Helping the world is only worth it if you are also helping yourself. For this Five Minute Friday, I revisited a conversation I had with Will Macaskill where he shared this idea as one of his principles of effective altruism. William MacAskill is a philosopher, ethicist, and one of the originators of the effective altruism movement. He is an Associate Professor in Philosophy and Research Fellow at the Global Priorities Institute, University of Oxford. He is also the co-founder and president of 80,000 Hours, the co-founder and vice-president of Giving What We Can, and the co-founder of the Centre for Effective Altruism. Learn how to help others in the most meaningful way in Episode 780.  
Apr 05, 2019
779 Using YouTube to Bring Your Dream to Life
00:20:37
IT' ALL ABOUT THE HUSTLE. What gatekeepers are holding you back from doing what you love? I’m inspired by the creators on YouTube. They are people who have forged their own path. They didn’t wait for someone to allow them to make videos- they just went out and did it. They’ve dealt with negative comments. They’ve had failed videos. They’ve faced countless setbacks. And they still continued to create. You have to give yourself permission to find and express your true self. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I created a mashup of all my favorite interviews with the women of YouTube: Lilly Singh, iJustine, Bethany Mota, and Lindsey Sterling. Lilly Singh (aka iiSuperwomanii) is a multi-faceted comedian, entertainer, actress and the founder of #GirlLove. She has found worldwide fame through her comedic and inspirational YouTube videos, amassing 12 million subscribers. In March 2017, she released her debut book HOW TO BE A BAWSE: A Guide to Surviving Conquering Life, which became a #1 New York Times Best Seller. As a role model to women and girls around the globe, Singh created her #GirlLove initiative to break the cycle of girl-on-girl hate and encourage women to build each other up. Justine Ezarik, the YouTube personality better known as iJustine, took the internet by storm. She's been around for more than a decade, first popping up on YouTube in 2006 where she has accumulated millions of subscribers and fans. The vlogger still remains beloved and has since branched out with a bustling Instagram account and a memoir. Bethany Mota started with her channel, Macbarbie07 in 2009. She rose to fame for her haul videos, in which she shows her fashion and style purchases via the internet. She uploads videos of outfit ideas, makeup and hair tutorials, recipes, and do it yourself ideas. She has since expanded into her own fashion line at Aéropostale. She has gone on multiple tours, which she calls her "Motavatours" to meet and interact with fans. She also appeared on Season 19 of Dancing with the Stars. Lindsey Sterling is a violinist with 10 million YouTube subscribers, over 1.9 billion views on her YouTube channel, 2 Billboard Music Awards, Billboard chart-topping hits and sold-out tours worldwide. All of these women share a common drive that forces them to keep putting themselves out there and keep being better each day. So get ready to learn how to find creativity and inspiration on Episode 779. Some Questions I Ask: Where does your hustle come from? (4:00) Who do you want to be? (6:00) What’s your vision for what you’re creating? (8:00) What’s the biggest thing you’ve learned about yourself? (9:00) If you could put up one final video, what would you post? (11:00) What is your biggest fear? (14:00) What’s the feeling you get when you’re on stage? (17:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: Why Lilly Singh dedicated her book to the person she was three years ago (5:00) Why it’s ok to constantly change your goals (7:00) Why you should surround yourself with people with different skills than you (10:00) How to drop your ego and do things out of love (16:00) How to find your sense of true self (18:00) Plus much more...
Apr 03, 2019
Using YouTube to Bring Your Dream to Life
23:50
What gatekeepers are holding you back from doing what you love? I’m inspired by the creators on YouTube. They are people who have forged their own path. They didn’t wait for someone to allow them to make videos- they just went out and did it. They’ve dealt with negative comments. They’ve had failed videos. They’ve faced countless setbacks. And they still continued to create. You have to give yourself permission to find and express your true self. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I created a mashup of all my favorite interviews with the women of YouTube: Lilly Singh, iJustine, Bethany Mota, and Lindsey Sterling.
Apr 03, 2019
778 Turn Your Creative Passion into a Thriving Business with Christina Tosi
01:01:48
YOU HAVE TO SHOW UP EVERY DAY. I’m not a distance runner. When I run, the first few minutes are easy. But after a mile, it starts to hurt. I can either stop there, or I can keep going. When I push through the adversity, I feel like I can run forever. I hit the zone where it doesn’t hurt anymore. The same thing happens in life. You have to keep giving it your best even when it’s hard. You have to know that something great is waiting for you on the other side. Everything you’re going through now is paving the way for success in your future. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about passion and hard work with a woman who revolutionized the dessert industry: Christina Tosi. Christina Tosi is a chef, author, and television personality. She is the founder and owner of Milk Bar, the sister bakery to the Momofuku restaurant group, and just opened her seventeenth store. Christina is the recipient of several awards and was featured on a list of "Most Innovative Women in Food and Drink" by Food and Wine Magazine in 2014. Christina shares that every time she gets close to a goal, she raises the bar a little higher. She is always growing and always learning. So get ready to learn how to find your true passion and share your gifts on Episode 778. Some Questions I Ask: Can you tell us the story of how Milk Bar came to be? (12:00) How did you learn how to scale your business? (24:00) What’s your vision for Milk Bar? (31:00) How do you continue to reinvent the dream (34:00) What’s the worst voice you have in your head, and what’s the best voice (39:00) Do you think you’d be as driven as you are if you weren’t critical of yourself? (42:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: About filming Netflix’s Chef’s Table (8:00) The lie of the “overnight success” (10:00) How David Chang influenced Christina (15:00) The problem of “knowing too much” (29:00) How working out can help you in business and life (37:00) Why you can’t use outside approval to measure success (43:00)
Apr 01, 2019
Turn Your Creative Passion into a Thriving Business with Christina Tosi
1:04:46
I’m not a distance runner. When I run, the first few minutes are easy. But after a mile, it starts to hurt. I can either stop there, or I can keep going. When I push through the adversity, I feel like I can run forever. I hit the zone where it doesn’t hurt anymore. The same thing happens in life. You have to keep giving it your best even when it’s hard. You have to know that something great is waiting for you on the other side. Everything you’re going through now is paving the way for success in your future. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about passion and hard work with a woman who revolutionized the dessert industry: Christina Tosi.
Apr 01, 2019
777 Science and the Soul with John Brenkus
00:06:20
THERE IS ORDER TO THE CHAOS. What is this place? Are we even really here? Is there a higher power that created us, or was it a random explosion? These are some big questions. But the odds of life actually existing are insane. Everything would have had to had come together so perfectly. It’s hard for people to wrap their minds around, but we need to admit there is so much about the universe we don’t understand. For this Five Minute Friday, I revisited a conversation I had with John Brenkus where we discuss how the soul and science can meet. John Brenkus is a six-time Emmy award-winning creator, host, and producer of Sport Science on ESPN. He is also co-founder of BASE Productions and a New York Times bestselling author. He currently hosts his own podcast The Brink of Midnight. He dives into the idea of time and how humans put labels on things that are hard for our brains to comprehend. I really enjoy the way that Josh is able to explain complicated scientific ideas. Learn how to think about the miracle of life in Episode 777. In This Episode You Will Learn: If God and science can mix (1:05) About the probability of life existing (3:00) If there is really a beginning of time (4:05)
Mar 29, 2019
Science and the Soul
6:44
What is this place? Are we even really here? Is there a higher power that created us, or was it a random explosion? These are some big questions. But the odds of life actually existing are insane. Everything would have had to had come together so perfectly. It’s hard for people to wrap their minds around, but we need to admit there is so much about the universe we don’t understand. For this Five Minute Friday, I revisited a conversation I had with John Brenkus where we discuss how the soul and science can meet. John Brenkus is a six-time Emmy award-winning creator, host, and producer of Sport Science on ESPN. He is also co-founder of BASE Productions and a New York Times bestselling author. He currently hosts his own podcast The Brink of Midnight. He dives into the idea of time and how humans put labels on things that are hard for our brains to comprehend. I really enjoy the way that Josh is able to explain complicated scientific ideas. Learn how to think about the miracle of life in Episode 777.
Mar 29, 2019
776 I Was Sexually Abused (How to Heal from Trauma)
00:45:16
YOU'RE ONLY AS SICK AS THE SECRETS YOU KEEP. Five years ago, I made my first post opening up about my childhood sexual abuse. It was the best thing I could have done. My life became a billion times better when I started to share my shame. I was able to sleep through the night. I connected to other people. And I was able to give and receive love. Now I want to help other people experience the same feeling of light, peace, passion, and power that I did when I opened up about my rape. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about how I healed my history of sexual abuse. My life mission is now to help these men free themselves from past trauma. So often they are not given the space or permission to share their vulnerabilities. One in six men has experienced sexual abuse. It’s time to reclaim your life. Be the owner of your life, not the victim of your life. So get ready to learn all about my journey to open up about my past on Episode 776. In This Episode You Will Learn: How breakdowns can lead to breakthroughs (18:30) The moment I opened up about what happened to me (26:00) What has changed since I first shared this story five years ago (35:00) How shame and anger block love (40:00) The reason I’m grateful for my history of sexual abuse (44:00)
Mar 27, 2019
I Was Sexually Abused (How to Heal from Trauma)
48:42
Five years ago, I made my first post opening up about my childhood sexual abuse. It was the best thing I could have done. My life became a billion times better when I started to share my shame. I was able to sleep through the night. I connected to other people. And I was able to give and receive love. Now I want to help other people experience the same feeling of light, peace, passion, and power that I did when I opened up about my rape. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about how I healed my history of sexual abuse.  
Mar 27, 2019
775 Become Superhuman with Your Potential with Colin O'Brady
01:08:47
THOSE WHO SAY THEY CAN AND THOSE WHO SAY THE CAN'T ARE USUALLY BOTH RIGHT. Any time you try to do something great, there are going to be critics. That’s impossible. That’s crazy. You’ll never be able to do that. But the biggest doubter is often yourself. How can we master our minds and quiet our fears when we are striving for greatness? It’s about pushing past our limits and tapping into a flow state. We are full of limitless potential. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk with a man conquered his own doubts to break records that many said were impossible: Colin O’Brady. Colin O'Brady is a professional endurance athlete, motivational speaker, and adventurer. On Dec. 26, 2018, Colin became the first person in history to cross Antarctica solo, unsupported and unaided. It was a 932-mile expedition completed in 54 days. At the end of his expedition across Antarctica, Colin tapped into a flow state that allowed him to finish without stopping. He used mantras and visualization to push past his limits. He now wants to share those tools with you. So get ready to learn how to do the impossible on Episode 775. Some Questions I Ask: Why do you want to do these challenges in the first place? (17:00) How do people push through physical and mental barriers? (20:30) What were you saying to yourself the final 12 hours of your journey? (36:00) How important is the support of your wife, Jenna? (49:00) What’s your mission moving forward? (52:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: How Colin broke The Explorer’s Grand Slam world record (8:00) How Colin used the “Forrest Gump Effect” (15:30) The mantra that helped Colin get through his toughest journey (27:00) How swimming and meditation can help you get into the “flow state” (29:00) The story of Colin’s burn accident in Thailand (40:00)
Mar 25, 2019
Become Superhuman with Your Potential with Colin O’Brady
1:12:06
Any time you try to do something great, there are going to be critics. That’s impossible. That’s crazy. You’ll never be able to do that. But the biggest doubter is often yourself. How can we master our minds and quiet our fears when we are striving for greatness? It’s about pushing past our limits and tapping into a flow state. We are full of limitless potential. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk with a man conquered his own doubts to break records that many said were impossible: Colin O’Brady.
Mar 25, 2019
774 Change the World for Good
00:06:45
REJECT APATHY. There is suffering happening all over the world. We all can do something. Children can be a great example. When you see a kid give up what little allowance they have to help someone else or set up a lemonade stand, you realize that what you’re able to give is enough. We can’t just turn a blind eye. For this Five Minute Friday, I revisited a conversation I had with Scott Harrison where he talked about living a life of giving. Scott Harrison was working as a nightclub promoter in New York when he became “morally bankrupt.” He sold all of his belongings and set sail to Africa in an effort to redeem himself. He returned to New York with one goal: to provide clean water to everyone on earth. Twelve years later, he’s raised over 320 million dollars and provided water to people in 26 countries with his nonprofit charity: water. He may not be driving a fancy car or going on huge vacations, but he is ending suffering for hundreds of people a day. For him, that means so much more. Learn what it takes to change the world for good in Episode 774. In This Episode You Will Learn: The biggest lesson Scott Harrison has learned (1:30) About the children who have gotten involved in solving the water crisis (3:00) About the donor who saved charity: water (5:00)
Mar 22, 2019
Change the World for Good
7:51
There is suffering happening all over the world. We all can do something. Children can be a great example. When you see a kid give up what little allowance they have to help someone else or set up a lemonade stand, you realize that what you’re able to give is enough. We can’t just turn a blind eye. For this Five Minute Friday, I revisited a conversation I had with Scott Harrison where he talked about living a life of giving. Scott Harrison was working as a nightclub promoter in New York when he became “morally bankrupt.” He sold all of his belongings and set sail to Africa in an effort to redeem himself. He returned to New York with one goal: to provide clean water to everyone on earth. Twelve years later, he’s raised over 320 million dollars and provided water to people in 26 countries with his nonprofit charity: water. He may not be driving a fancy car or going on huge vacations, but he is ending suffering for hundreds of people a day. For him, that means so much more. Learn what it takes to change the world for good in Episode 774.
Mar 22, 2019
773 Take Your Business to a New Level with the Shark Tank Masters
00:32:11
PRESSURE ALLOWS YOU TO MAKE THINGS HAPPEN. What makes one business succeed and another fail? The most important element is the entrepreneur. If you watch the show Shark Tank, you know that people get investments from sharks just by being a passionate salesperson. It’s about going all in. So how can we ensure that what we put our time and money into will be unstoppable? We have to learn from the people who are at the top of their game. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I’ve combined great advice from past conversations with five Shark Tank masters: Barbara Corcoran, Matt Higgins, Daymond John, Sara Blakely, and Kevin Harrington. Shark Tank is a critically acclaimed and Emmy Award-winning reality show on ABC. Now on its 10th season, Shark Tank continues to inspire a nation to dream bigger and has offered more than $100 million in deals to entrepreneurs. These investors come from some of the top companies in the world. They started from nothing and made their dreams come true. So get ready to learn how to get your business off the ground and make it a force to be reckoned with on Episode 773. In This Episode You Will Learn: The hardest part of getting Spanx off the ground (8:00) How Kevin Harrington's business model has evolved since Shark Tank (15:00) The big things people taught Daymond John about mastering his skills (25:00) What to do when you go all in but fail (29:00) What to do with the profit you make in your business (30:59)
Mar 20, 2019
Take Your Business to a New Level with the Shark Tank Masters
37:40
What makes one business succeed and another fail? The most important element is the entrepreneur. If you watch the show Shark Tank, you know that people get investments from sharks just by being a passionate salesperson. It’s about going all in. So how can we ensure that what we put our time and money into will be unstoppable? We have to learn from the people who are at the top of their game. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I’ve combined great advice from past conversations with five Shark Tank masters: Barbara Corcoran, Matt Higgins, Daymond John, Sara Blakely, and Kevin Harrington.
Mar 20, 2019
How to Live a Long Life with Dr. Steven Gundry
1:06:50
How many fad diets have you tried? There’s a reason that they don’t work. Health and diet are not one-size-fits-all. We all have a special set of genes that tell us what foods we need. But it’s more than your genes. Doctor’s will ask you if you have a history of a disease in your family. That’s because you not only share the same genetic make-up, you probably eat the same way. It’s a combination of the two that will determine your health. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about the secret to longevity with one of the world’s top health experts: Dr. Steven Gundry.
Mar 18, 2019
772 How to Live a Long Life with Dr. Steven Gundry
01:03:17
DIE YOUNG AT AN OLD AGE. How many fad diets have you tried? There’s a reason that they don’t work. Health and diet are not one-size-fits-all. We all have a special set of genes that tell us what foods we need. But it’s more than your genes. Doctor’s will ask you if you have a history of a disease in your family. That’s because you not only share the same genetic make-up, you probably eat the same way. It’s a combination of the two that will determine your health. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about the secret to longevity with one of the world’s top health experts: Dr. Steven Grundy.
Mar 18, 2019
Believe in Your Value
6:24
We all can struggle with taking money in return for our services. It’s hard to ask for what you need. My father sold life insurance. He taught me a lot about not being ashamed of selling something that adds value to another person’s life. That’s why, for this Five Minute Friday, I revisited a conversation I had with my brother Christian Howes about how artists can set themselves up for financial success. It’s all about knowing your worth. If you are making other people’s lives better or easier, you should be comfortable putting yourself out there as a business. Learn how to believe in your value by using the power of selling in Episode 771.
Mar 15, 2019
771 Believe in Your Value with Christian Howes
00:06:24
YOUR FALSE HUMILITY IS HURTING YOU. We all can struggle with taking money in return for our services. It’s hard to ask for what you need. My father sold life insurance. He taught me a lot about not being ashamed of selling something that adds value to another person’s life. That’s why, for this Five Minute Friday, I revisited a conversation I had with my brother Christian Howes about how artists can set themselves up for financial success. It’s all about knowing your worth. If you are making other people’s lives better or easier, you should be comfortable putting yourself out there as a business. Learn how to believe in your value by using the power of selling in Episode 771. In This Episode You Will Learn: The most important thing that sets people up to make money from their art (1:41) What Christian learned from his dad about selling (2:30) Why you need to know your value (4:10) About the danger of “false humility” (5:25) Follow me on: Instagram @lewishowes Twitter @LewisHowes Facebook: Lewis Howes
Mar 15, 2019
770 The Power of Digital Detox with Cal Newport
01:03:45
IT'S TIME TO DIGITALLY DECULTTER. Very few of us have the courage to be alone. When we are quiet and don’t distract ourselves, we have to face hard questions. It can be scary. Instead, we reach for our phones. We might be trying to fill a void, or we might just be addicted. Technology is a lot like processed food. We want more and more, but we’ll never be satisfied. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about focus with someone who has famously never owned a social media account: Cal Newport. Cal Newport is a computer science professor at Georgetown University. In addition to academic research, he writes about the intersection of technology and society. He’s particularly interested in the impact of new technologies on our ability to perform productive work or lead satisfying lives. Cal recommends building “fences” around our phones so that we’re not using them mindlessly all day. So get ready to learn more tools to be more focused, present and creative on Episode 770. Some Questions I Ask: What do you recommend for people who are always connected to technology? (10:30) How can we build stronger connections? (18:00) What’s the void that we are trying to fill with social media? (24:00) What’s more addictive: social media or smoking? (32:00) How can you train your children to work at things (54:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: How to train your focus (2:00) The three benefits from being alone (8:00) Why you need “analog” hobbies (30:00) Why anxiety has risen in younger generations (32:00) The reason Cal recommends 30 days away from technology (43:00)
Mar 13, 2019
The Power of Digital Detox with Cal Newport
1:06:54
Very few of us have the courage to be alone. When we are quiet and don’t distract ourselves, we have to face hard questions. It can be scary. Instead, we reach for our phones. We might be trying to fill a void, or we might just be addicted. Technology is a lot like processed food. We want more and more, but we’ll never be satisfied. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about focus with someone who has famously never owned a social media account: Cal Newport.
Mar 13, 2019
769 DeVon Franklin: Relationships, Love, and Lust
01:12:21
THE TWO THINGS AT WAR IN A MAN ARE LOVE AND LUST. People today are struggling in relationships. With social media, there are so many options. Everything looks fresh and new and interesting. Why would anyone be happy with just one person? But when you’re constantly searching for the next best thing, you feel empty. You lack peace and satisfaction. And you miss out on what life is all about: love. We have to practice discipline in dating in order to give and receive love. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about dating in mastery with an expert on relationships: DeVon Franklin. DeVon Franklin is an award-winning film and TV producer, New York Times best-selling author, international speaker, and spiritual success coach. He’s been interviewed by Oprah, Dr. Oz, Steve Harvey, Dr. Phil, CNN, and featured in numerous radio, print, and online appearances. DeVon explains how one of the biggest problems in relationships is the lack of honest communication. We need to be open about our feelings about our partners. So get ready to learn how to put love in control of lust on Episode 769. Some Questions I Ask: How do you know when you’re with the right person? (8:00) How do men think beyond sex? (14:00) Do you know many successful men who are dating multiple women? (17:00) How does your wife support you? (36:30) What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced while being married? (41:00) Can you over-communicate in a relationship? (45:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: Why social media has amplified challenges for men in relationships (4:30) How peace is the strongest barometer of your relationship (12:00) Why women have to get out of the “grey area” when dating (21:00) The reason it’s important to wait to have sex (23:00) Why you have to heal internal pain (49:00)
Mar 11, 2019
DeVon Franklin: Relationships, Love, and Lust
1:15:54
People today are struggling in relationships. With social media, there are so many options. Everything looks fresh and new and interesting. Why would anyone be happy with just one person? But when you’re constantly searching for the next best thing, you feel empty. You lack peace and satisfaction. And you miss out on what life is all about: love. We have to practice discipline in dating in order to give and receive love. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about dating in mastery with an expert on relationships: DeVon Franklin.
Mar 11, 2019
Do More Good
5:31
Sometimes we get stuck after we get some success. I even feel like I’ve hit an income ceiling. How do we get to that next step? There are some mindset hacks that can get you out of a rut. One of them is tying your business to charity. For this Five Minute Friday, I revisited a conversation I had with Josh Bezoni where he shared the importance of having a charitable mission in your company. Josh Bezoni is a nutritionist, best-selling author, leading health entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is the co-founder and CEO of BioTrust Nutrition, America’s #1 all-natural and premium e-commerce nutrition brand. Josh and BioTrust have donated over 1.5 million meals for hungry children in need through their partnership with NoKidHungry.org. BioTrust donates a nutritious meal to a child for every order placed with the company. He learned the importance of giving back early in life with his family, and it’s a lesson that has served him well in business. Learn why it’s important to tie your sales goals to doing something good in Episode 768.
Mar 08, 2019
768 Do More Good with Josh Bezoni
00:05:07
DOING MORE FOR OTHERS WILL ACTUALLY HELP YOUR BUSINESS. Sometimes we get stuck after we get some success. I even feel like I’ve hit an income ceiling. How do we get to that next step? There are some mindset hacks that can get you out of a rut. One of them is tying your business to charity. For this Five Minute Friday, I revisited a conversation I had with Josh Bezoni where he shared the importance of having a charitable mission in your company. Josh Bezoni is a nutritionist, best-selling author, leading health entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is the co-founder and CEO of BioTrust Nutrition, America’s #1 all-natural and premium e-commerce nutrition brand. Josh and BioTrust have donated over 1.5 million meals for hungry children in need through their partnership with NoKidHungry.org. BioTrust donates a nutritious meal to a child for every order placed with the company. He learned the importance of giving back early in life with his family, and it’s a lesson that has served him well in business. Learn why it’s important to tie your sales goals to doing something good in Episode 768. In This Episode You Will Learn: Why giving people an opportunity to donate on your website helps sales go up (2:50) Why you should tie your sales goals to giving back (3:12) How charity work can help with recruiting (3:50) How doing good can help you meet amazing people (4:23) Follow me on: Instagram @LewisHowes Twitter @LewisHowes Facebook: Lewis Howes
Mar 08, 2019
Greg Louganis: Silence the Haters
1:15:24
As many of you know, I didn’t have friends growing up. I couldn’t read and write until late high school. I was goofy and gangly. I got made fun of all the time. Sports was something I could finally understand. I was able to prove myself by what I could accomplish on the field. But then I placed my self worth in what I could achieve in football. If I lost a game, I felt terrible. If I won, I felt great. It was so unhealthy. We need to be careful where we get our self-worth. Instead of earning it through outside validation, we should get it from the kindness in our heart, the positivity that we bring, and who you are. Learn to have unconditional love for yourself. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about self with the greatest diver in history who is also a great person and advocate: Greg Louganis.
Mar 06, 2019
767 Greg Louganis: Silence the Haters
01:12:16
VALIDATION IS REDUNDANT. As many of you know, I didn’t have friends growing up. I couldn’t read and write until late high school. I was goofy and gangly. I got made fun of all the time. Sports was something I could finally understand. I was able to prove myself by what I could accomplish on the field. But then I placed my self worth in what I could achieve in football. If I lost a game, I felt terrible. If I won, I felt great. It was so unhealthy. We need to be careful where we get our self-worth. Instead of earning it through outside validation, we should get it from the kindness in our heart, the positivity that we bring, and who you are. Learn to have unconditional love for yourself. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about self with the greatest diver in history who is also a great person and advocate: Greg Louganis. Greg Louganis is simply the greatest diver in history. Today, as a speaker, author, actor, activist, humanitarian and designer, he continues his tradition of excellence. Greg was the first openly gay diver in history. He is also HIV positive. He now uses his story to empower others. So get ready to learn about the mindset of an Olympic champion on Episode 767. Some Questions I Ask: What was the greatest lesson you learned during the Olympic boycott? (8:00) How would you approach your dives at The Olympics vs. practice? (12:00) What was your first Olympic dive like? (16:00) Were you driven to achieve because you were adopted? (20:00) How do you cope with something like an HIV diagnosis? (40:00) What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced in your life? (48:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: Why Greg thinks the Olympic boycott may have been a blessing (4:00) Why obstacles in training are important (9:00) How to tap into inspiration as opposed to fear (17:00) About Greg’s experience being HIV positive (35:00) How imagination and visualization can help you succeed despite all odds (39:00) The method Greg uses to teach visualization (1:00:00) Follow me on: Instagram: @lewishowes Twitter: @LewisHowes
Mar 06, 2019
Barbara Corcoran: Success in Business and Life
1:24:38
Finding your career isn’t something you decide in your head. You have to try lots of things. Put yourself in different environments. Pay attention to what makes you happy. Little by little, you’ll find the right path. When you do, you’ll be unstoppable. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about what makes a great entrepreneur with someone who knew she had found her calling once she became a realtor: Barbara Corcoran.
Mar 04, 2019
766 Barbara Corcoran: Success in Business and Life
01:19:43
YOU CAN'T FAKE IT. Finding your career isn’t something you decide in your head. You have to try lots of things. Put yourself in different environments. Pay attention to what makes you happy. Little by little, you’ll find the right path. When you do, you’ll be unstoppable. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about what makes a great entrepreneur with someone who knew she had found her calling once she became a realtor: Barbara Corcoran. Barbara Corcoran is a Real Estate Queen, Shark Tank Shark, and Host of the "Business Unusual" Podcast. Barbara Corcoran’s credentials include straight D’s in high school and college and twenty jobs by the time she turned twenty-three. It was her next job that would make her one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country when she took a $1000 loan to start The Corcoran Group. Barbara is famously brash and blunt, bold and courageous, and a brilliant identifier of opportunity and talent (often invisible to others). She believes that the key to success in business is not the idea but the person. An entrepreneur's passion and drive can make or break a business. So get ready to learn what makes a great entrepreneur on Episode 766. Some Questions I Ask: What’s the angriest you’ve ever been in your life? (11:00) When did you learn to communicate so directly? (24:00) What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned from being one of ten kids? (26:30) When do you feel the most loved? (30:00) What are the smart industries to go into right now? (45:00) What three questions would you ask a potential buyer? (1:02:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: What type of partnerships are the most successful (19:00) Why guilt is the worst thing for a relationship (23:00) The importance of social media in business (40:00) The two qualities Barbara looks for in an entrepreneur (49:00) What makes Donald Trump a good salesman (57:00) What to do with profit you make in your business (1:11:00)
Mar 04, 2019
Making Healthy Simple
6:24
We all want great health. But whose advice are we taking? Often, we jump on the latest diet craze without figuring out if it’s the best thing for us. Your body works differently than anyone else’s. And these fad diets can have serious long term effects on your metabolism. For this Five Minute Friday, I revisited a conversation I had with Yuri Elkaim where he shared how to find the optimum diet for you. Yuri is a New York Times bestselling nutrition author, keynote speaker, trusted health and fitness expert, and leading business coach for other health and fitness professionals committed to growing their business and creating more impact in the world. Yuri simplifies the complex world of health and reduces your confusion with clear, actionable, and science-backed advice that cuts through the nonsense. Yuri suggests finding people who are in your shoes to model your diet after. See what works for people in your same phase of life. Learn how to reach maximum health in Episode 765.
Mar 01, 2019
765 Making Healthy Simple with Yuri Elkaim
00:04:43
THINK ABOUT YOUR LONG TERM HEALTH. We all want great health. But whose advice are we taking? Often, we jump on the latest diet craze without figuring out if it’s the best thing for us. Your body works differently than anyone else’s. And these fad diets can have serious long term effects on your metabolism. For this Five Minute Friday, I revisited a conversation I had with Yuri Elkaim where he shared how to find the optimum diet for you. Yuri is a New York Times bestselling nutrition author, keynote speaker, trusted health and fitness expert, and leading business coach for other health and fitness professionals committed to growing their business and creating more impact in the world. Yuri simplifies the complex world of health and reduces your confusion with clear, actionable, and science-backed advice that cuts through the nonsense. Yuri suggests finding people who are in your shoes to model your diet after. See what works for people in your same phase of life. Learn how to reach maximum health in Episode 765. In this episode you will learn: Why it’s important to find a workout and diet works best for you (2:00) Why a low-carb diet can hurt your thyroid (3:00) The steps to find the perfect diet for your body type (4:30) How your gender affects your diet (5:00) Plus much more...
Mar 01, 2019
764 Embrace Your Struggle with Devon Still
00:58:50
IT'S OK TO NOT BE OK. So often we feel like we have to mask what we are going through. We hide our fears. We cover our scars. But the adversity you face makes you a stronger person. You’re not the only one who is battling something. The more vulnerable you can be about what you’re up against, the more other people will be able to support you. It’s going to take a team effort. Don’t let a weak moment become a weak mindset. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk with a former NFL player who is now tackling childhood cancer: Devon Still. Devon Still is a professional athlete, entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and advocate for childhood cancer awareness. He is also a former Houston Texan’s defensive end, a former Cincinnati Bengals’ defensive tackle, Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, and a Penn State University All-American. Perhaps most importantly, he is Leah’s dad, helping her publicly “beat up cancer” and embarking on a pediatric cancer-fighting journey. Devon shared that once he opened up about his daughter’s battle with cancer, the more love and connection he felt. He now wants everyone to be vulnerable about the storms they are facing. He also knows the importance of having fun along the way. So get ready to learn Devon’s lessons from the football field and life on Episode 764. Some Questions I Ask: What were the biggest lessons Joe Paterno taught you? (8:00) How have you been able to reinvent yourself after football? (30:00) What’s your mission moving forward? (33:00) What’s your dream for your daughter in the next 15 years? (46:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: What it was like playing for Penn State during the Sandusky Trial (3:00) The importance of visualizing your dreams (12:00) About Devon’s daughter’s battle with cancer (14:00) The biggest lesson Devon learned from football (23:00) Why it’s important to be vulnerable (40:00) How to appreciate the struggles life gives you (47:00)
Feb 27, 2019
Embrace Your Struggle with Devon Still
1:02:21
So often we feel like we have to mask what we are going through. We hide our fears. We cover our scars. But the adversity you face makes you a stronger person. You’re not the only one who is battling something. The more vulnerable you can be about what you’re up against, the more other people will be able to support you. It’s going to take a team effort. Don’t let a weak moment become a weak mindset. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk with a former NFL player who is now tackling childhood cancer: Devon Still.
Feb 27, 2019
A Spiritual Path for Success with Erwin McManus
1:19:17
Growing up, I had more imaginary friends than real friends. I would play games with myself to keep myself happy. I was very lonely. I felt insecure. But as I got older, I was able to find meaning and purpose. That allowed me to feel connected to the people around me. We need to have hope and meaning. It’s what makes us human. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I dive deep into why humans are always searching for a “why:” Erwin McManus.
Feb 25, 2019
763 A Spiritual Path for Success with Erwin McManus
01:15:50
“WHY” IS NOT AN EVOLUTIONARY QUESTION. Growing up, I had more imaginary friends than real friends. I would play games with myself to keep myself happy. I was very lonely. I felt insecure. But as I got older, I was able to find meaning and purpose. That allowed me to feel connected to the people around me. We need to have hope and meaning. It’s what makes us human. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I dive deep into why humans are always searching for a “why:” Erwin McManus. Erwin is an iconoclast, artist, and cultural thought leader known for his integration of creativity and spirituality. He is the founder and Lead Pastor of Mosaic, a Los Angeles based church of faith recognized as one of America’s most influential and innovative churches. Erwin says that people who have false hope are actually better off than people who have no hope. He became the person he is today when stopped using his imagination to hide from the world and started using it to create a better world. So get ready to learn all about man’s search for meaning on Episode 763. Some Questions I Ask: Why do most conservative churches tell people to not express themselves? (7:27) Did you grow up believing in God? (9:00) If love is what we want, why do we suffer so much? (15:30) What does it mean to be alive? (20:00) What questions are you still seeking answers for? (29:00) Why do we care so much about meaning? (39:00) What are your core ideals and do they evolve? (58:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: Why many churches are stuck in the past (8:00) The thing that sets humans apart from other animals (14:00) How gratitude can help with depression and anxiety (22:00) Why humans need hope and purpose (31:00) Why you need to have a “psychologically diversified portfolio” (45:00) How to take control of your inner world (50:00)
Feb 25, 2019
The Battle between Confidence and Humility
5:45