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Lewis Howes is an author, Lifestyle Entrepreneur, former pro athlete and world record holder in football. The goal of the School of Greatness is to share inspiring stories from the most brilliant business minds, world class athletes and influential celebrities on the planet; to help you find out what makes great people great.

Lewis Howes is an author, Lifestyle Entrepreneur, former pro athlete and world record holder in football. The goal of the School of Greatness is to share inspiring stories from the most brilliant business minds, world class athletes and influential celebrities on the planet; to help you find out what makes great people great.
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Lewis Howes is an author, Lifestyle Entrepreneur, former pro athlete and world record holder in football. The goal of the School of Greatness is to share inspiring stories from the most brilliant business minds, world class athletes and influential celebrities on the planet; to help you find out what makes great people great.






You Are Enough

You have to fight for what you want if you want to accomplish anything. Otherwise it wouldn’t be an achievement, it would just be the way life is. Unfortunately, the struggle we have to go through to achieve our dreams can be overwhelming. It can be discouraging, and often times people give up just before they hit that pivotal point in life. One thing you can do to push through is remind yourself that you are enough. You can succeed. It’s going to take time, dedication, and a lot of...


Understanding Human Psychology from the Masters

No matter what business you are in, psychology is something you shouldn’t overlook. It’s not just something you should know in order to land the next client, or how to better build your team, but also to help you grow. You need to understand yourself to know what obstacles you need to overcome. When you understand your own psychology, you open a whole new world of possibilities. Getting to know your personality type means you’ll know what to adjust when you meet someone else. It also means...


Be Vulnerable and Fight to Win with MMA Fighter Michelle Waterson

So many times in this world we let others dictate our lives. We listen to our parents, our friends, even our neighbors on what we “should do” with our lives. No one knows our true purpose -- that’s something we have to find on our own. Our passions and our love should be what guides us in life, not just logic. Life’s too short to spend precious moments chasing something we don’t care about, something that doesn’t make us feel fulfilled. Sure, you could be a doctor or a lawyer and make money...


Tell Your Story

There’s one thing everyone likes: a good story. A strong story can move the masses. It can inspire a generation or change your life forever. Storytelling is also one of the most important tools we can use in business. Good storytelling can take your business to new heights. There is a secret to good storytelling: make other people the hero. If you’re the hero of your own stories, you sound conceited. Instead, make others the focus. If you want to take it to the next level, make your...


Become Superhuman and Achieve the Impossible with Iron Cowboy James Lawrence

One of the hardest things for us to deal with is pain. Our minds try to prevent us from experiencing it all. It’s not a surprise, our minds are just trying to protect us and keep us alive. When we push through that pain, that’s when we accomplish greatness. Of course, I don’t mean continuing with a broken arm. I mean pushing through those tough times when your mind is trying to tell your body to stop, but you know you have more. As you learn to push through this, you’ll discover just how...


Jesse Itzler on Building a Healthy, Wealthy, Wise Life

There’s one resource in this world we all take for granted: time. We’re only on this planet for a small amount of time, and we tend to build routines in our lives that makes the days roll by. The next thing we know, we look in the mirror and we’re 70. When you look at that face do you want to see a life of missed opportunities or one filled with experiences you are proud of? If you want the latter, you need to make sure you schedule time for you. Take the time to build your life resume,...


Overcome All Odds

We all go through struggles in life, and it’s so easy to get into a loop of self pity. Instead, find a way to focus on your future. Make goals for yourself, especially if you find yourself in a life changing event. Where do you want to be in six months? What accomplishment do you want to make in the next year? Life’s too short to dwell on the present, so look forward to the future. The importance of creating this sort of accountability really got me thinking about a past episode with one...


Leadership Lessons from the Masters

My previous mashup episodes have been exploding. Because of this, I wanted to bring you an episode on leadership. No matter who you are, or what you do, you will be in a leadership position at some point. Whether you are the CEO of a company, or a stay at home parent: there are people who rely on you to stand up and take charge. This can be a very confusing situation, as sometimes you may find yourself feeling like you can’t ask for help. You also may feel like you’re losing progress and...


Make a Comeback – Body and Mind Training with Brooke Ence

Are you aware you’re constantly being judged? I bet you are. Are you letting it affect the the way you live your life? I really hope not. Today, it’s so much easier to feel the burden of judgment. With social media, our lives are always in the spotlight. There are so many people who will hate on us, and the more successful we are the more there are. You can’t listen to them. You just need to follow your heart, and brush off their comments. It’s impossible to make everyone happy, so don’t...


Live to Serve

I used to get really wrapped up in myself. I was always thinking, “What’s in this for me? Why should I do this?” All I was doing was serving myself. It wasn’t until I started to shift my mindset that I really started to feel fulfilled. The moment I started serving others, that’s when I felt a change for the better in every way. The truth is, the world isn’t about us. We are such a small fragment of it, and one that will disappear in a short amount of time. If we want to be fulfilled, we...


Business Building Secrets From the Masters

We've had some incredible masters of business on the show over the years. For this next mashup episode, I selected 5 clips from some of the most impactful conversations I've had with these masters. I've learned so much about how to take my business to the next level by learning from these entrepreneurs. Each of them has a unique business and personality (and strengths), but each has achieved extraordinary success by following certain key patterns. Interested to know what they are?


How to Be the Jedi Master of Overcoming Stress

Do you ever feel like there’s certain things that just set you off? Certain subjects that send you into a blind rage? We all go through it. There was a period in my life, well honestly it was most of my life, I was explosive. Even if a little thing would trigger me, I found myself exploding. In those moments, I would reflect - and I know that wasn’t me. The truth is, it wasn’t me. It was my reaction. More importantly, it wasn’t my reaction to what was really happening. I was reacting to...


Give Your Attention

Do you care about getting your social media numbers up? Do you want people to love and adore you? The problem is that you’re focusing in the wrong direction. Don’t concentrate on yourself or what you want from other people. Shift your focus to helping others. Make an impact on those who already appreciate you. When that happens, more people will appreciate you. You’ll make their lives magical, and the success and admiration will come later. For example, when Oprah comes out on stage she...


Wellness Wisdom from the Masters

Lately I have been bringing you some mashups, giving you some of the best advice on a specific topic and the response has been overwhelming. I know you love the long interviews, hearing about all aspects of someone’s life - and I’m not going to stop those. I love them too. But I wanted to take a moment to bring you a best of on something very important to me. It’s something that you need to think about if you want to truly achieve greatness, because without it you can’t go very far. Yes,...


Show the World Your Greatness with Trent Shelton

Do you ever get on yourself over mistakes you’ve made in the past? Are you upset about things that happened to you and feel like the best times of your life are over? They’re not. Today truly is the best day for you to start contributing to the world. Life isn’t just about you, it’s about sharing your story with everyone you can and helping their lives. Make connections, make an impact. When I was younger, and injured right as my professional career as an athlete was starting to take off,...


Love Versus Ego

Have you ever wondered, “What value do I have? Am I good enough? How can I compete against others?” Those thoughts stem from you comparing yourself to others. It’s a natural habit, but it’s one that is going to hold you back. Your value comes from you. From being who you are, and all of the experiences you went through. This world, and finding your place in it, is all about you being you and trusting in your instincts. If you compare yourself to others, you’re always going to feel like...


Spiritual Truths from the Masters

I think we all have. It's a question I often ask guests on my podcast who have a spiritual background. I'm fascinated by all the different ideas on our purpose in life and how to find it. We've had some amazing spiritual leaders on the show, from all different backgrounds, so I thought it would be cool to do a Masters mashup episode on spiritual truths. The response to these mashup episodes from the archives has been so great, I'm going to keep them coming. This one features 4 clips from...


How to Overcome Obstacles

I’ve had a huge number of people tell me they enjoyed my past solo rounds and that they wanted more of them. As a result, I wanted to make this episode for you about the 5 biggest obstacles I have overcome in my life. I know you’ve gone through your own number of challenges, and you’re probably going through some right now. It probably feels to you like life is just throwing you one thing after another - and it is. Every time we overcome something there is always another thing that will...


Be Kind to Yourself

So many people I know put more time and energy into their things, or their career, than they do into into their relationship. I know I can be guilty of it, and I’m sure you can be too. We put so much time into fixing up things like our homes, maintaining our cars, we tend to forget about those closest to us. We take them for granted. When is the last time you really took the time to make your partner feel good? How often do you really put effort into boosting their confidence -- or even...


Train Your Mind to Win with MMA Champion Mike Chandler

I have. I think a lot of us do when we're kids. We are amazed and inspired by the very best examples we find. But often we grow up and discover all kinds of reasons for why we can't be as good as the best. We fail at things. We struggle. We get knocked down, disappointed, hurt. I got to connect with someone this week who has experienced all of that. Many times. But he still decided he could be the best in the world at what he does. And he became that.