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"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


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


"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


“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


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


"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/


“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


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


"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


"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


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


"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.


"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


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


"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.


“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.


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


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


“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.


"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.


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.


"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.


“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 


“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.


“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


“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


“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


“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


“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


“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


“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


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


“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


THE E.A.S.Y. MEDIATION TECHNIQUE.
On this episode of 5 Minute Friday I wanted to bring you something a little different. Something that you can actually do, right now.
I want you to participate in this meditation from a previous video I made with Light Watkins, an amazing meditation teacher and friend of mine.
He just released a new book on his simple and accessible meditation techniques and we did a YouTube Live to test them out in person.
This meditation is a great way to assess your body and be aware of everything happening within yourself.
Download this episode and take the time to sit down and learn this meditation technique on Episode 594.

MEDITATION IS JUST A GYM FOR THE MIND.
When I was growing up I always knew I wanted to be a professional athlete. Like many people, and probably you as well, my life changed in a very unexpected way.
There is no way any of us can know where our life will go, and today's guest took his life in a very different direction.
Jay Shetty grew up thinking he would he an art director and loved design. As a teenager he was a troublemaker. He never would have thought his life of drugs and stealing cars would turn into the life of a monk.
He made it to college and did well, but as soon as he graduated, he decided to go to India to spend three years studying how to find inner peace with monks.
After three years Jay was asked to leave the monk hood. He was told he could do more good sharing to the world than staying in the monastery.
Heartbroken, Jay left and eventually found the power of YouTube. He has gained amazing international success sharing the lessons he's learned from his time as a monk teaching ancient wisdom on modern platforms.
You will be surprised at how much of these lessons don't just apply to life but also to business.
He's mastered the power of video marketing and storytelling and on this episode, he shared his insights on how to create powerful impact with media. We discussed the lessons he learned from spending time as a monk, what motivates people to take action, and how to find your purpose in the world.
Discover all of that and much more, on Episode 608.
Some Questions I Ask:
Why did you decide you wanted to be a monk in the first place? (7:34)
How many summers did you spend with them before you decided to join? (14:54)
How would you commute? (21:27)
Doesn't personal growth also come from experiencing life? (25:32)
Why are we wired for service? (32:42)
Are there any weeds in your life right now? (40:06)
What was the conversation like when your mentor said you had to leave? (43:24)
When did you realize it started to take off? (55:28)
Do you think every brand should be using video? (1:01:26)
What's the thing that makes someone want to share and leave a comment? (1:05:23)
What's something most people don't know about you that you're really proud of? (1:10:15)
Is there anything you do during your day that you're not proud of? (1:13:57)
In This Episode You Will Learn:
Why he fell in love with being a monk (13:46)
What a typical day as a monk is like (16:14)
How a monk detaches themselves from having a sex life (24:00)
What he noticed the most about the outside world (27:54)
The greatest lessons he learned being a monk (37:58)
The thing he wants to create the most (41:40)
When he realized he wanted to start creating videos (48:22)
What people don't understand about using videos for their business (58:34)
How his wife went from student to master (1:12:26)
And much, much more

"MEDITATION IS JUST A GYM FOR THE MIND.
When I was growing up I always knew I wanted to be a professional athlete. Like many people, and probably you as well, my life changed in a very unexpected way.
There is no way any of us can know where our life will go, and today's guest took his life in a very different direction.
Jay Shetty grew up thinking he would he an art director and loved design. As a teenager he was a troublemaker. He never would have thought his life of drugs and stealing cars would turn into the life of a monk.
He made it to college and did well, but as soon as he graduated, he decided to go to India to spend three years studying how to find inner peace with monks.
After three years Jay was asked to leave the monk hood. He was told he could do more good sharing to the world than staying in the monastery.
Heartbroken, Jay left and eventually found the power of YouTube. He has gained amazing international success sharing the lessons he's learned from his time as a monk teaching ancient wisdom on modern platforms.
You will be surprised at how much of these lessons don't just apply to life but also to business.
He's mastered the power of video marketing and storytelling and on this episode, he shared his insights on how to create powerful impact with media. We discussed the lessons he learned from spending time as a monk, what motivates people to take action, and how to find your purpose in the world.
Discover all of that and much more, on Episode 608.
Some Questions I Ask:
Why did you decide you wanted to be a monk in the first place? (7:34)
How many summers did you spend with them before you decided to join? (14:54)
How would you commute? (21:27)
Doesn't personal growth also come from experiencing life? (25:32)
Why are we wired for service? (32:42)
Are there any weeds in your life right now? (40:06)
What was the conversation like when your mentor said you had to leave? (43:24)
When did you realize it started to take off? (55:28)
Do you think every brand should be using video? (1:01:26)
What's the thing that makes someone want to share and leave a comment? (1:05:23)
What's something most people don't know about you that you're really proud of? (1:10:15)
Is there anything you do during your day that you're not proud of? (1:13:57)
In This Episode You Will Learn:
Why he fell in love with being a monk (13:46)
What a typical day as a monk is like (16:14)
How a monk detaches themselves from having a sex life (24:00)
What he noticed the most about the outside world (27:54)
The greatest lessons he learned being a monk (37:58)
The thing he wants to create the most (41:40)
When he realized he wanted to start creating videos (48:22)
What people don't understand about using videos for their business (58:34)
How his wife went from student to master (1:12:26)
And much, much more"

"LOOK FOR THE THING THAT DOESN'T DRIP WITH COMFORT
There's so many times I try to find the fast or easy way to get things done. I'm sure you've been there too.
We want to get things done as efficiently as possible. But honestly speaking, shortcuts are rarely the answer because if they were, they wouldn't be a shortcut. They'd just be the way.
Many times we need to avoid taking shortcuts. We need to do the hard work because it'll save us time and money in the long run.
For this episode of 5 Minute Friday I brought back the renowned Mike Rowe with this clip on the importance of hard work and how even the most successful people in the world take pride in their hardest working days.
Learn the importance of not taking the easy way out, on Episode 606.
In This Episode You Will Learn:
What society tells us about achieving happiness (:56)
The thing that the most interesting people do (1:52)
What the most important people in our country wanted to tell Mike (2:32)

If you're going to have a discussion, be positive about it. Don't tear people down for trying. - Lauren Singer
Have you ever thought about how much trash you create in a day?
My juice comes in plastic bottles, my prepared meals come in plastic containers, my favorite to go meal from my favorite restaurant comes in a plastic bowl in a plastic bag.
It's not just food either, it's everything. When you order something online it comes in a box full of packing products.
It all adds up pretty quick, and once I started to notice how much trash I was creating, I started to wonder about a different solution.
I'm not the only one noticing this problem, and you may even feel the same way. The zero waste lifestyle is a growing trend, and on the forefront of that is my friend Lauren Singer.
Some of you may know Lauren from her popular blog Trash is for Tossers, or even from her giant social media following. Lauren was an environmental science major in college when she came to the discovery that she was creating just as much waste as everyone else.
She decided to make an impact on the world by changing her personal actions and believed that her love for the planet would inspire others to do the same. Today she has been featured on several major news outlets, has a massive social media impact, owns a package free shop in Brooklyn, and is considered a leader in the zero-waste movement.
On this episode, Lauren gave some amazing insights on how to live a waste free life. If you're worried that cutting down on your waste is expensive or impossible based on where you live, get ready to see this lifestyle in a new light.
Learn all about the impact your actions have on our planet and how to improve them on Episode 605.
Some questions I ask:
What is zero waste and why did you get into it? (1:26)
Is it easier for anyone to buy things without plastic? (6:04)
Where can you go for non-packaged food? (10:09)
When you want a smoothie do you bring your own container? (13:20)
What if you were dating someone who had plastic everywhere? (16:42)
Have you inspired others to be completely zero waste? (19:03)
In an ideal world, what would happen with products in general? (23:50)
Where do you need to grow the most? (26:55)
Do you feel like you were more giving to everyone else as opposed to yourself? (29:07)
Who do you reach out to when you're going through problems? (30:36)
In this episode you will learn:
What hydrofracking is (2:06)
Why recycling isn't enough (7:24)
If Lauren gives in to temptation of items that come in packaging (11:57)
Where and how Lauren buys her clothes (14:22)
How many people she's influenced to be waste free (15:26)
How her life became simplified (17:56)
How to get rid of plastic in the most efficient way (19:45)
How she deals with all the haters (21:14)
What she's working on the most right now (25:30)
When Lauren reached her breaking point (28:04)
Advice for female entrepreneurs in their 20s (29:30)
What Lauren is going to do to get to the next level this year (31:30)

People have the greatest levels of success when they live and work at the edge of their abilities. - Susan David
All of us want to be happy. Many of us pursue happiness in different ways, and sometimes that includes trying to block out less than happy emotions.
You might have noticed that becoming obsessed with this pursuit can actually make you less happy in the long run.
That's because all emotions are meant to be experienced. They are meant to pass through you, and when you suppress them or try to pretend they aren't there they will just come back to you with a vengeance.
So how do we be truly happy?
That's exactly what Susan David has spent her career studying.
Susan David is a psychologist, originally from South Africa, that has been learning about emotions and people's pursuit of happiness since she lost her father in high school.
She has recently written a best selling book, Emotional Agility, about the importance of every emotion we go through.
Susan also recently gave a Ted Talk that was one of the most successful campaigns to date. It received over a million views within the first week.
I like to think that things come into our lives at the perfect time and for the right reasons. Lately I've been going through some emotional challenges, which I open up about on this episode, and I took so much away from Susan's advice.
I feel privileged to have Susan on this episode and I know you will learn a lot, on Episode 604.
Some questions I ask:
How did you handle the passing of your dad at a young age? (2:13)
What does disability mean? (5:06)
How should we approach situations in life we're unhappy about? (7:12)
What are your range of emotions like on a daily basis? (11:24)
How do we evaluate our emotions? (19:05)Would you say that to make a greater impact in the world that you need to take on more stress? (24:05)
How should we approach people going through a difficult time but won't admit it? (29:33)
What advice do you have for me if I lose my father? (38:40)
In this episode you will learn:
What it was like losing her father in high school (00:58)
The importance of journaling (56:15)
Are we trying to become resilient with our emotions? (4:41)
How do we learn from our emotions? (8:28)
As a trained psychologist, how do you just allow your emotion to be? (14:20)
Are all emotions valuable? (23:09)
What does a healthy relationship with our emotions look like? (27:04)
What should people do when they lose their job? (37:00)
What advice do you have for men who hold in their emotions? (50:03)

AT THE END OF THE DAY LOVE IS WHAT MAKES THIS WHOLE THING HAPPEN.
One thing I've learned over the years is that you really do need to follow your heart.
Do what feels good for you and ignore the people who are putting you down for it. Don't listen to the naysayers because they don't understand your passions.
If you feel yourself being pulled to something, and excitement fills you when you do it, then follow that path. You'll be surprised at how fast, when you make it, the people who put you down become your ultimate supporters.
For this episode of 5 Minute Friday I wanted to bring you back this inspirational clip from a previous episode with Stephen tWitch Boss.
You probably remember tWitch as being a fan favorite on So You Think You Can Dance and the DJ on The Ellen Show.
Learn the importance of following your heart and how to bypass the naysayers on Episode 603.
In This Episode You Will Learn:
What you need to do in life. (1:16)
Who you should and shouldn't listen to (1:50)
How to win over your naysayers (2:17)
The concept people struggle with the most (2:28)
How you know if you have what it takes to make it (3:16)
What makes things happen (3:40)

THE SPEED OF THE LEADER DETERMINES THE RATE OF THE PACK.
Philip is now running for Governor with a progressive vision to move Florida forward as a leader in the 21st century economy. He wants to revitalize the economy, envisioning a Florida with better-paying jobs, more competitive public schools, and an entrepreneurial approach to protecting our environment.
In the past, he funded his own campaign, refusing money from special interests, and easily won re-election to two terms with a majority of the vote.
On this episode we had a really amazing conversation. Before he was ever in public office, Philip was an entrepreneur, creating multiple companies and scaling them to great success.
He let me in on some incredible information a lot of people don't know about him, including how he gave back to one of the most influential people from his childhood.
Philip goes into detail on how he led a successful election campaign, the lesson he learned from Bill Clinton, and how you can become a better communicator.
If you want to hear how you can be a better entrepreneur and better humanitarian at the same time then you need to listen to Episode 602.
Some Questions I Ask:
What made you want to transition from entrepreneur to mayor? (6:50)
How do you enroll people in a single company that's going to be gone a year later? (10:20)
When did you first connect with Bill Clinton? (14:55)
What's something Clinton isn't notorious for that makes him different? (19:28)
Who was your greatest teacher growing up? (26:32)
What's the biggest lesson your mother taught you? (28:52)
Do you think everyone should serve in public office at some point? (33:47)
What's an entrepreneurial approach to helping our environment? (38:04)
What's the biggest challenge that you've had to overcome? (41:36)
In This Episode You Will Learn:
How Philip's background in marketing gave him an edge (9:30)
When he first felt the need help people (13:46)
The greatest lesson he learned from Bill Clinton (17:03)
How to train yourself to be a better communicator (22:53)
Which of his parents was the more inspiring teacher (27:36)
What got him so involved in the environment (30:28)
How you can get involved in your community (34:08)
What Philip thinks we need the most as a society (41:12)
What he is most proud of that most people don't know about him (42:48)
And much, much more

YOU ARE STILL YOUR MOST IMPORTANT AUDIENCE MEMBER - SEKOU ANDREWS
I truly believe that one of the most important things we have in this world is our voice. All of us need to speak up without fear, without apologizing, and show the world we care.
When I say voice, that doesn't mean your literal voice. For some people, it may be their art, their designs, the technology they develop. Everything you give to this world is a part of your voice.
That's one of the reasons I decided to go back and bring you this past episode with Sekou Andrews.
Sekou is an incredible spoken word poet who has performed in front of huge audiences. In this clip, he shares a very powerful and inspirational spoken word poem about using our voices for good.
I invite you to getting your voice out into the world with pride, on Episode 597.

"I REALIZED THE PATHWAY I WAS GOING THROUGH WAS SILENCING ME.
I've learned that greatness can come from anywhere, everywhere, or anyone. It all starts with a dream, a vision. Of course one of the secrets is never giving up, but the biggest one is that it needs to be yours.
You need to know that your goals are your goals, not something pushed on you by someone else.
No matter where you are in your life, or what obstacles appear in your way, you can achieve it. I believe this now more than ever after sitting down with our most recent guest, Tererai Trent.
Tererai was born in Zimbabwe, was forced into marriage as a child, and even gave birth to 4 children by the time she was 18. She came from a place where education wasn't an opportunity given to women.
Tererai ended up pushing through so many obstacles and now had a PhD - and that's just the beginning of her incredible accomplishments.
Tererai was named by Oprah as her All-Time Favorite Guest and received a $1.5 million donation to rebuild her childhood elementary school in recognition of her tenacity and never-give-up attitude. With the firm belief that education is the pathway out of poverty and a desire to give back to her community, she founded Tererai Trent International.
Eleven schools are being built in Zimbabwe and education has been improved for over 5,000 children so far. And this is only the beginning.
Today, Dr. Trent is invited to speak all over the world, to share her remarkable story and the valuable lessons she has learned along the way. She just came out with a new book all about empowering women to awaken to their full potential (she is the poster child of this). Her favorite motto is Tinogona, meaning, It is achievable!
Discover all of that and much more, on Episode 596.
Some Questions I ask:
What interested you in agriculture? (16:15)
What made you bring your 5 children and your abusive husband to America? (17:20)
What was it like when you met the same woman who inspired you 14 years later? (26:26)
Do boys have more access to education around the world? (36:10)
What's your message to girls from privileged and non-privileged parts of the world? (40:36)
How can anyone make an impact in the world? (42:43)
What is available for a woman who is not sexually happy with herself? (46:05)
What advice do you have for men to support the women in their lives? (48:15)
What's your vision now? Have you planted new dreams? (50:00)
In this episode you will learn:
What it's like to be a young mother in Kenya (and mother of 4 by 18) (7:43)
The struggles of raising kids in while going to school (21:18)
The thoughts that helped Tererai find her greatness (23:12)
How Tererai funded her dreams (30:09)
How writing down her dreams helped her achieve them (37:28)
The ways women have been silenced (44:40)
A ritual someone can do to rekindle the fire within themselves (47:18)
What makes Tererai whole (54:32)
Plus much more...

NO ENTREPRENEUR CAN BE SUCCESSFUL WITH SOMEONE WHO ISN'T INDEPENDENT
As you know, it's important to continually grow (especially if you're an entrepreneur). I'm not excluded from that. Ten years ago I read a book by Gary Vaynerchuk that changed the course of my life.
On this episode of the School of Greatness, Gary returns to the show for his third time. He gives me advice for my next ten years but also gives you invaluable advice on so many topics that you won't hear anywhere else.
Gary is known for his unapologetic truth-telling attitude. He says a lot of things on social media that people may feel are harsh or extreme. But when we were talking, Gary revealed he actually cares deeply about what people think about him. And that's why he's so committed to serving people with hard-earned business wisdom in the long run.
He explains why teenage nerds are winning right now, how hitting the big lists isn't what matters in business, and why you need an independent person in a romantic relationship.
If you aren't familiar with Gary, you're missing out. Gary is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and co-founder of VaynerMedia, a full-service digital agency servicing Fortune 500 clients.
Gary rose to prominence in the late 90's after establishing one of the first e-commerce wine sites, WineLibrary, helping his father grow the family business from 4 to 60MM in sales.
Gary is also one of the most sought-after public speakers alive today. He is a venture capitalist, 4-time New York Times bestselling author, and an early investor in companies such as Twitter, Tumblr, Venmo, and Uber.
You'll learn everything you need to know about how to become the best of the best, on Episode 595.
Some questions I ask:
How are you affected emotionally when you see yourself aging? (9:32)
Did business get better for you when you got married and started having kids? (16:52)
When you started having kids did your obsession for business stay the same? (22:31)
Why are you doing things you don't like when you have options not to? (24:51)
When are the moments that you doubt yourself the most? (26:09)
What's your insecurity? (33:45)
What do you think you need to take you to the next level? (38:00)
What advice would you have for me over the next 10 years? (51:52)
In the episode you will learn:
The results you should be concentrating on in business (14:02)
The biggest challenge Gary's faced since starting Vayner (23:13)
Best way to actually build your Instagram following (30:21)
Why Gary hates being disliked (34:20)
When relationships are really made (42:41)
Plus much more...

"IT'S ALL ABOUT LIVING THE ADVENTURE OF LIFE AND DOING IT TOGETHER."
Wow. This week marks the 5 year anniversary of the School of Greatness podcast.
I took a minute tonight to reflect on the incredible gift this show has been to me and I was overcome with gratitude.
I could never have imagined what this show and these conversations and these relationships and this audience would become when I started this little project.
I would love to hear from you this week -- how has the podcast impacted your life? How long have you been listening? What have been your favorite episodes? Has anyone listened to every single episode?
At the end of the day, the best part of this whole experience is you -- the audience. There's no show without you. I'm so grateful you've listened and stayed with me on this journey.
"It's all about living the adventure of life and doing it together."
When I think about the inspiration we've heard, the lessons we've learned, the value we've gotten, and the people we've met through this show, I am so humbled.
And this is just the beginning.
While I am always looking forward to what we can create even better, I knew it was important to take this moment and acknowledge what we have created together so far.
I am truly honored to be in this journey of greatness with you.
To celebrate this milestone, I wanted to highlight one top episode from each year of the podcast. I added a little commentary before each one and shared my thoughts about the show as a whole.
So thank you again and here's to another 5 years of greatness in Episode 593.
In this episode you will learn:
How Tim Ferriss prepared for big keynotes
Tony Robbins' morning priming ritual and book recommendations
Alanis Morissette's definition of true success
Why Chris Lee believes in the power of visualization so strongly
How Mel Robbins became a confident master of her fear
Plus much more…

"IF YOU CAN'T ADAPT TO THINGS YOU WILL FAIL OR SUFFER. - EMILY SKYE
Do you ever feel like you're in a dark place? Do you struggle and find that you keep comparing yourself to others?
You're not alone, and it's natural. Even I find myself comparing my body to other guys on Instagram and feeling like I'm not adding up - and I'm a fit, healthy guy.
The key is to shift our mindset. Don't feel like you are competing with them. Look at them for inspiration and motivation. If they can achieve it, you can too.
There's a secret that really helps make this shift, and it's critical that we do it in our media flooded world.

If you find your purpose, you're going to give purpose to others. - Novak Djokovic
With everything going on in the world I think it's important now more than ever to spread hope, love, and inspiration.
Today's guest is the very definition of all of those things.
Novak Djokovic grew up during two wars in Serbia. As a child, he would be woken up at 2 am to alarms going off and be forced to head to a safe place. He saw the night's sky turn to light as he heard and felt the rumble of bombs being dropped around him.
Through all of this Novak didn't turn to hate. Instead he turned to love and passion. He became the #1 tennis champion in the world.

"LEADERSHIP IS PROTECTION AND DIRECTION. - CESAR MILLAN
Believe it or not, there's a lot we can learn from the animal world - especially about leadership.
They can't lie.
They have to lead without words.
In order to be a strong leader you have to be calm and confident.
I believe there's so much we can learn from the animal kingdom, and on this episode we get some amazing insights from The Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan.
So listen to this 5 Minute Friday, taken from our previous interview, and learn how you can truly be a great leader, on Episode 564.

"People who are great at anything they do don't do it for the money. The money is just a byproduct of achieving greatness.
Have you ever looked up at the moon and wondered what it's like to walk on its surface?
It's fascinating to think of going there on vacation and seeing the world from a new perspective - literally.
The only reason why it hasn't happened yet is that people haven't found the monetary value in it.
Most people think of the moon as a big deserted rock without much purpose, not to mention how expensive and hard it is to get there. You'd sound like a crazy dreamer to say that that is going to change anytime soon.
Our guest today not only sees the moon in a different light, but he has found a way to get us there very soon.

"People who are great at anything they do don't do it for the money. The money is just a byproduct in achieving greatness. - John Brenkus
As I'm sure many of you know, I'm pretty big on sports.
I love everything about it. The challenge of the games, the sense of being part of a team, and even the science behind how it works. It's always fascinated me.
Why is it some people can excel at sports, while others fall short no matter how hard they try?
It's not just a matter of genes and physical strength. In fact, someone's natural mind set under pressure also has a lot to do with it.
When you talk to Super Bowl Champions, no matter how much pressure is on them, it's just a game. If they win or lose, they go home to their families and they know life will go on.
To most of us that kind of pressure would cause us to live in the moment, we'd be stuck in our heads, and end up costing us the big game.

"If you make no mistakes in life, it's going to be a pretty tedious experience" - Dr. Oz
If you ever feel discouraged by mistakes, remember that living a life without mistakes would only mean you weren't trying nearly enough things.
On this 5 Minute Friday, Dr. Oz talks about the mistakes that he has made in life as well as in the operating room, where the difference can be life and death.
While the emotional toll of mistakes can be immense, they show us that we are on the road to success, as we learn from them and overcome what caused the mistake next time we face it.
I want to remind you that mistakes are an essential part of your path to greatness, on this 5 Minute Friday, Episode 561.

"Never make a point without a story, and never tell a story without a point. - Les Brown
I am so excited to finally be releasing this episode with the amazing Les Brown on The School of Greatness.
Les is a motivational speaker who doesn't just help people find inspiration, but helps them achieve greatness, and I think that this conversation will help you get a little closer to greatness, too.
Les and his twin brother were adopted as infants and never knew their biological parents. They were raised by a single woman who was strong enough to do it all on her own.
As a child, Les was diagnosed as mentally disabled, and referred to as DT - the dumb twin. He let this story everyone told him hold him back and keep him from achieving greatness.
One day, in a class room, all of that changed.

"You have to fill that void by using an asset they will listen to. - Bozoma Saint John
Ever wonder who is the mastermind behind successful campaigns by brands such as Pepsi and Beats by Dre? Well it's the same person who is looked at as the savior for Uber - Bozoma Saint John.
Bozoma or Boz has lead an incredible and inspiring life. She grew up in Africa, learned to speak three languages, and has pushed through so many hardships it's absolutely amazing.
Boz started her early career working for Spike Lee. She started by getting coffee, and doing everything needed around the office (including fixing the coffee machine). By chance one day she was given a script to look over, and the notes she made instantly boosted her career into an expert of branding and campaign management.
She went on to lead marketing at Pepsi, which became an era of her life when she went through her toughest personal struggle. Her husband was diagnosed with cancer, and only had six months left to live...

"YOUR CAPACITY FOR GIVING IS LIMITLESS."
Ever wonder who is the mastermind behind successful campaigns by brands such as Pepsi and Beats by Dre? Well it's the same person who is looked at as the savior for Uber - Bozoma Saint John.
Bozoma or Boz has lead an incredible and inspiring life. She grew up in Africa, learned to speak three languages, and has pushed through so many hardships it's absolutely amazing.
Boz started her early career working for Spike Lee. She started by getting coffee, and doing everything needed around the office (including fixing the coffee machine). By chance one day she was given a script to look over, and the notes she made instantly boosted her career into an expert of branding and campaign management.
She went on to lead marketing at Pepsi, which became an era of her life when she went through her toughest personal struggle. Her husband was diagnosed with cancer, and only had six months left to live...

"THESE MOUNTAINS THAT YOU ARE CARRYING YOU ARE ONLY SUPPOSED TO CLIMB." - NAJWA ZEBIAN
I started noticing Najwa's Instagram posts for months before I met her.
Her voice and thoughts were so compelling, I felt like she was speaking the exact feelings of my heart.
When I met her in Toronto to interview her, it was like meeting family.
Najwa may have a completely different background than me, growing up in Lebanon and Canada as a Muslim woman, but she is so relateable that literally hundreds of thousands of people read her posts every day.
I loved getting to know her story so much, I invited her to speak at the Summit of Greatness this year.

“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


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


“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


“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


“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


“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



“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


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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.

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“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)


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“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


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“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


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“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


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“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


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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.


“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


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“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


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“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

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


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“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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“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)


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“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)


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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.


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...




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...


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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.


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“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)


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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...


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"We're hardwired to bond with other people." - Katherine Woodward Thomas
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"One of the superpowers that everyone has access to is humor." - Bert Jacobs
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"When you recognize adversity as part of your process to becoming great, it will lift you up." - Lewis Howes
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"The key to success in life is relationships." - Lewis Howes
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"Life is hard, so don't expect something else." - Tucker Max
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"We forget to connect to what really matters, which is ourselves." - Lewis Howes
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"Sometimes our imagination runs wild in the wrong direction." - Chris Lee
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"Every diet works; what doesn't work is not being consistent." - Drew Canole
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"Forgiveness is about no longer giving someone else the energy they don't deserve." - Chris Lee
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"It's what you do with the tools, not what the tools are themselves." - Casey Neistat
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"When in doubt, go work out." - Jackie Warner
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"When you have a vision that is strong enough and powerful enough, nothing can stand in your way." - Lewis Howes
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"I wanted to build a company with a soul." - Bryan Johnson
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"It's very hard to beat someone who never quits." - Fabio Viviani
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"Gratitude brings us back to life and wakes us up when we are sleeping." - Lewis Howes
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"You don't burn out when you have a powerful vision." - Lewis Howes
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"When you're looking around, you're not moving forward." - Gabby Reece
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How are you being when you are in the world doing? - Lewis Howes
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"The zone is ultimately the now." - Laird Hamilton
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"I think we have more ability to create our reality than we even realize." - Lewis Howes
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"This is for the people that believe that their life is worth living and that they're ready to achieve greatness." - Lewis Howes
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"If you want to get more attention, you've got to be outstanding." - Lewis Howes
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"Successful people make a lot of mistakes but they don't quit." - Conrad Hilton
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"Nothing matters but the important relationships in your life." - Dr. Drew
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"The one path to finding true joy is looking at the truth." - Krishna ji
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"Take a moment to acknowledge all the beauty that you are in the world." - Lewis Howes
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"Some of the happiest people are the ones who are learning the most." - Lewis Howes
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"You will never touch a level of greatness until your comfort zone is disturbed." - Ray Lewis
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"When you surround yourself with influencers, you become a bigger influence yourself." - Lewis Howes
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"When you only eat what you earn, you find out what works and what doesn't." - Jay Abraham
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"CrossFit is a fad just in the way the human genome is a fad." - Greg Glassman
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"Whatever we think about inward, we create outward." - Lewis Howes
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"You are still your most important audience of all." - Sekou Andrews
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"You are a co-author with God. He is the director." - DeVon Franklin
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"You cannot create anything great unless you're living in a beautiful state." - Lewis Howes
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"Question what adds value to your life." - Joshua Fields Millburn
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"Sometimes your heart is going to be your biggest fan." - Twitch Boss
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"Anything is possible."
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"Short cuts lead to long delays." - Mike Rowe
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"Run toward the thing that makes you uncomfortable." - Mike Rowe
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"You owe it to yourself to explore." - Lewis Howes
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"I trust people more than skill set." - Steve Aoki
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"Everything you do or don't do leaves an imprint on your self-worth." - John Assaraf
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"Just be and feel who you are." - Wim Hof
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"We are the alchemist of our own body." - Wim Hof
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Do not practice the method during pregnancy or when having epilepsy. Persons with cardiovascular health issues, or any other (serious) health conditions, should always consult a medical doctor before starting with the Wim Hof Method.

"What you don't know can be your greatest asset if you let it." - Sara Blakely
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"Living in retrospect is a really bad idea." - Casey Neistat
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"We're not given something in life that we can't handle." - Maria Sharapova
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"The moment that you decide that you've got it figured out is the moment you stop living." - Jonathan Fields
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"Figure out the what and make sure the why is meaningful." - Lewis Howes
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"Magic is a thing that most of us never experience." - Lewis Howes
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"A spiritual journey truly is unlearning fear and remembering love." - Gabby Bernstein
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"A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what a ship is built for."
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"You can create the greatest things with belief." - TJ Dillashaw
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"Once you get momentum, it does all the work for you." - Ryan Blair
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"I don't feel a song. I become a song." - Meat Loaf
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"The fundamental element that defines the quality of our lives is the people we surround ourselves with." - Jon Levy
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"It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed." - Napoleon Hill
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"I was born to be myself." - Jen Bricker
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"Success is a game of rejection." - Shep Gordon
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"When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn." -- Harriet Beecher Stowe
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"Confidence is everything." - Cory Gregory
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“What someone has failed to say is often a lot more important than what they have said.” - Chris Voss
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"A powerful vision emerges when we couple our dreams with a set of clear goals." - Lewis Howes
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"No one ever said life was easy." - Noah Galloway
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"We can either be shiny and admired or we can be real and loved." - Glennon Doyle Melton
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"Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.” - Joseph Campbell
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"You don't need a negative state to propel you." - Preetha Ji
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"Success or failure, there's a lesson, and it's all humbling." - Rob Dyrdek
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“You want to compare yourself against the progress you’ve made.” - Ryan Holiday
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"A leader is someone who is in service to themselves, their team, and their community." - Lewis Howes
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"Don't completely live for others and don't completely live for yourself." - Tai Lopez
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"Greatness is not this wonderful, esoteric, elusive, godlike feature that only the special among us will ever taste. It's something that truly exists in all of us." - Will Smith
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"I'd rather try and fail than fail to try." - Travis Pastrana
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"You can't score if there's no goal." - Lewis Howes
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"People don't value what they don't fight for." - Tony Robbins
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"To not make everything an equal priority takes a lot of maturity." - Sophia Amoruso
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"One of the great things about being a leader is you tend to forget about yourself." - Capt Dale Dye
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"Men don't realize that the key to their success and their power is their heart." - Chris Lee
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"I never learned anything when I was talking." - Larry King
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"The quieter you become, the more you can hear." Ram Dass
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"Your body is an instrument, not an ornament." - Steve Cook
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"Your no is just as powerful as your yes." - Don Miguel Ruiz Jr
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"Your brain is the most powerful muscle you have." - Steve Weatherford
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"The meaning of life is to have a life of meaning."
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"Sometimes we forget how powerful a difference we can make with one person at a time." - Lewis Howes
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"What we most want is just a little bit outside our comfort zone." - Lewis Howes
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"You've got to cultivate people around you who are not afraid to tell you the truth." - Ryan Holiday
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"How much longer are you going to play it safe in life?" - Lewis Howes
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"Being a leader is getting people to go to an alternate future." - Nancy Duarte
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"Hustle is something you can bank on. The rest is a game of poker." - Ravi Patel
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“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The next best thing is the wrong thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.” – Theodore Roosevelt
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"Happiness is not the absence of depression; depression is the absence of happiness." - Marianne Williamson
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"The premium goes up when you invest in premium design." - Lewis Howes
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"The only thing you take with you when you’re gone is what you leave behind." ~ John Allston
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"You'll never regret giving more than is reasonable." - John Ruhlin
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"Never stop the discovery. Never stop peeling back the layers. Never stop creating." - Lewis Howes
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"I prepare as much as I can and then I leave space for something that is unplanned." - Taye Diggs
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"Never let your greatness get in the way of your goodness." - Elizabeth Gilbert
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"The only way you can perform at your best is if you let go and focus in the moment." - Lewis Howes
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"If you just believe in yourself, it's a lot of ego." - Rainn Wilson
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"When you choose to step into your calling, it will make room for you." - Preston Smiles
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"It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting." - Paulo Coehlo
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"There's endless possibilities if you're willing to work for it." - Amy Purdy
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"A real man doesn't have to wear it on his sleeve." - Randy Couture
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"The best leaders in the world have half the world with them and half against them." - Lewis Howes
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"Business is about serving people and you want to make sure you give them the best experience possible." - Lewis Howes
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"The only way that we actually change is by overcoming hard things." - Donald Miller
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"You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make." - Jane Goodall

"Take advice from someone who's been there and done that." - Bedros Keuilian
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"When you are connected to yourself, you know what you need." - Carrie-Anne Moss
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"To realize one's destiny is a person's only obligation." - The Alchemist
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"Style is about an individual . . . It starts with self-awareness." - Stacy London
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"Only sell your business for one reason -- because you're ready to do something else." - Donny Deutsch
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"The process is the only way to get to the prize." - Lewis Howes
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"Live is self-serve." - Ryan Holmes
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"Excuses or solutions - you decide." - Natalie Jill
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"Do you ever think about what you are missing by excluding yourself from the rest of the pack?" - Lewis Howes
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"The things that make you weird and quirky are your biggest strengths as an artist." - Chase Jarvis
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“Abundance is a state of consciousness. Prosperity is a result of that consciousness.” - Chris Lee
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"Always give back and pay it forward." - Lewis Howes
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"When you get clear on the what, the how starts showing up." - Michael Hyatt
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"Sleep is a performance enhancer." - Arianna Huffington
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"Execution is where 90% of people fail." - Steve Weatherford
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"I think it would be amazing to live in a world with no cameras and no mirrors." - Kathryn Budig
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"Everything you do to be a better athlete makes you a better entrepreneur." - Mark Sisson
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"While you're in your setback, life is preparing your comeback." - Tim Storey
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"It's much harder in life to be the establishment than it is to be the underdog." - Chris Guillebeau
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"You never get beyond scarcity. You have to start beyond it." - Tony Robbins
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"You can do EVERYTHING from a place of love." - Melissa Ambrosini
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"Meditation is at its best when we use it for prevention." - Andy Puddicombe
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"There is only one relationship - the one you have with yourself." - Tracy McMillan
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"Think of your failures as the greatest teachers in the world." - Lewis Howes
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"Leave your day at the door." - Jenna Ushkowitz
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"Life can knock the shout out of you." - Tim Storey
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"What if we got curious about what makes us uncomfortable?" = Glennon Doyle Melton
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"I do not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to health and wellness." - Jason Wachob
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"You are what you eat, drink, breathe, and think." - Shawn Stevenson
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"Your life is talking to you." - Rob Bell
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"So much of business is a reflection of you." - Jesse Itzler
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"I'm good at knowing what I'm good at." - Gary Vaynerchuk
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"You can get over and around adversity, but you can't let it stop you." - Steve Weatherford
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"I don't think we should put upon ourselves expectations of perfection that are not attainable." - Dan Harris
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"Going through anything alone is really difficult." - Jack Canfield
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"Is what I'm doing right now in my life fun, impactful, and profitable?" - Lewis Howes
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"There's no relationship between being good and getting paid." - Joe Polish
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"Food is not just calories; it's information." - Dr. Mark Hyman
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"Whatever you have in between your two ears, make sure it's not your own worst enemy but make it your biggest cheerleader." - Lewis Howes
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"Maybe I wasn't ready then, but it didn't mean I was never going to get there." - Lindsey Stirling
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"Rule No 1 for me: Money ain't a thing." - Logan Paul
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"How are people who are powerful treat people who are less powerful than them?" - Joe Polish
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"The key to success as a leader is to create stars around you." - Chris Lee
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"Anything you want, you have to give." - Russell Simmons
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"Greatness does not mean perfection." - Lewis Howes
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"Monogamy is the new frontier." - Esther Perel
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"Learn as ferociously as possible." - Gunnar Lovelace
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"You've got to get to the point when you enjoy the fear." - Lewis Howes
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"If you put in garbage, your outcome is going to be garbage." - Dr. Peter Osborne
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"Everything we design designs us in return." - Jason Silva
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"Generosity takes an open heart and a love that asks for nothing in return." - Lewis Howes
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"You are going to fail more than you are going to succeed." - Daymond John
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"Don't count the number of times you get knocked down. Get attached to the number of times you get back up." - Lisa Nichols
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"Just imagine how much you could do if you called all of your power back to you." - Lewis Howes
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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...


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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


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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“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)


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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...


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“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


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


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


“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.


“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


“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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“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


“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


“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)


If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/907 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes


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


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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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...


If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/904 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes


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


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...


If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/902 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes


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


“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


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


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


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.

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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)

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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…

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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)

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)

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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)

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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...

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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...

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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. Jonathan Paul Dorenbos is a formal NFL football player who played the long snapper position. He played for the Buffalo Bills, the Tennessee Titans, and the Philadelphia Eagles. Dorenbos 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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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...

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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.

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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)

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)

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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.

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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 Ree