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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.






Rachel Hollis: How to Build Confidence, Believe in Yourself and Become Your Best Self

There are three fears we struggle with the most: The fear of failure The fear of success And the fear of judgment. The center of all of those fears is “I am not enough.” When we get past that, we can step into anything. People-pleasing is an issue a lot of us face. It’s crazy how we can allow one person’s opinion of us to hold us back. That’s why I really enjoyed my conversation with a bestselling mom who overcame her need to make other people happy: Rachel Hollis.


Sleep Smartly with Shawn Stevenson

Sleep is so important. So why do we do so many things that keep us from getting the sleep we need? If we want to optimize our performance and our life, we have to think about sleep. Humans used to sleep when it was dark. Now so many of us do the “laptop lapdance” at night, keeping our bodies awake with unnatural light. We can change our schedule and environment to get a deeper rest at night. To help you understand more on the topic I wanted to bring you this clip from a conversation I had...


Your Thoughts Will Heal or Kill You with Marisa Peer

Early in my career, I would react to every negative comment online. I let everything in. I was driven to be perfect to keep people from critiquing me. It was exhausting. It wasn’t until recently I learned that I could “put down the racquet and walk off the court.” It takes two to volley. If we truly know that we are enough, then the words and opinions of others will have less of a hold on us. That’s why I was so excited to talk about the power of thought with a superstar hypnotherapist:...


How to Kick Ass in Business and Life with Bedros Keuilian

What does it mean to be authentic? We may be projecting something on the outside that doesn’t match our inside. Here’s the truth- all the work in the world doesn’t matter if you aren’t working on yourself. Mental health, relationships, and physical health need to be a focus. Business will grow, but at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter unless you’re working on you. Once you face your past, your path will become clear. You’ll be more grounded. And you’ll be a more effective leader who...


Wellth vs. Wealth with Jason Wachob

When we’re suffering from poor health, we want a quick fix. But the cause of pain is often a combination of several things in our lives that is out of balance. We can’t just focus on one area and expect to live a full, abundant life. Even if we appear successful on the outside if we’re constantly eating fast food or not taking care of our mental health, how far can we truly go? That’s why I wanted to revisit a conversation I had with an authority in the health and wellness space who is...


The Power of The Mind (And How I Think)

They say that the first seven years of your life shapes you into the person you will become. As many of you know, I grew up Christian Scientist. While it caused me to struggle in some ways, it taught me that the mind is more powerful than the body. From an early age I learned to create intentions to keep me grounded throughout the day. I was also forced (in a good way) to constantly challenge my thought patterns and mentality. For this episode, I’m sharing an interview by an old friend, Rob...


Kobe Bryant: Mamba Mentality and The Mind of a Champion

Growing up, I wasn’t the biggest or strongest. When my teammates who were better than me were out partying, I stayed in because I knew it would give me an edge. You just can’t underestimate the power of showing up every single day and doing the work. If you want to be a champion, you have to have the champion mentality. No one has mastered the art of staying focused on your goal and working tirelessly towards it like legend and icon, Kobe Bryant.


Feed Your Faith with Tim Storey

It’s so easy to get off track with your day. You wake up and immediately get bombarded with social media, news, and responsibilities. If you don’t get your mind right, you might be absorbing negativity and passing it on to everyone you interact with that day. I know there have been times where I’ve bought something at a convenience store and let my bad day affect the way I’ve treated a cashier. So, how can we make a positive impact on the world instead of “spreading bad seeds?” For this Five...


A Coach’s Guide to Success with Rick Pitino

We go through lots of challenges and adversities throughout every season of life. It’s what we learn through the failures that make us a better leader. Although we always want to have successes and celebrate them, we can’t overlook or forget the times we fall short. Those are moments we need to reflect on constantly, so we can strategize in the future and really nail it the next time. When we discover the right path, that’s when we can teach our lessons to others so they can avoid the...


Maria Shriver on Reflections for a Meaningful Life

Things move much faster than they used to. The world is 24 hours a day, and people feel like they have to keep up. We have to post, we have to read, we’re comparing ourselves to each other on social media. Wayne Dyer says, “Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is rather than as you think it should be.” It’s so important that we take time to step back and reflect, so we don’t lose sight of what really matters. When we accept ourselves and everyone around us, we...


Believe through Rejection

I am a huge GLEE fan. I used to watch all the episodes- I even bought a TV so that I could watch GLEE. I was kind of a freak. That’s why I’m so grateful and excited for you to connect with a new friend of mine, Jenna Ushkowitz. Jenna is one of the original cast members of the show GLEE which was a huge hit for six years. She’s a South Korean-born actress and singer known for her performances in Broadway musicals, and for her role as Tina Cohen Chang on GLEE. She’s also the co-founder of an...


Become the Master of Your Body and Health

Most of you know that health, fitness, and wellness are important to me. It’s the reason I work out almost every day (I never go more than two days without working out). I’m constantly mindful of the food I eat, the sleep I get, and the environment I put myself in everyday because it’s key to living an abundant life. If your health is at risk right now, then you know how it holds you back. You have to have the endurance and the stamina to take on life’s greatest challenges. Mastering your...


How to Manage Anxiety, Burnout, and Overwhelm

Have you ever felt that you didn’t have enough time in the day? I know I have. To make our dreams a reality, it takes consistency over years. It doesn’t happen magically because we think about it. But when that consistency piles up into anxiety, burnout and overwhelm - we have to manage it so that it doesn’t rob us from our joy and happiness. I want to give you a solution to set yourself up so you don’t collapse from exhaustion. Believe it or not, there’s a lot of little tricks you can do to...


Love Yourself First

Sometimes, we repeatedly attract the same kind of person into our life who does more harm than good.When we see this type of harmful pattern, we have to ask ourselves, “What is it about about me that is attracting someone like that?”You can continue to blame others for your relationship woes, or you can start to look within yourself.On this episode of Five Minute Friday, I wanted to revisit a conversation I had with Tracy McMillan where she explains the importance of loving yourself. Tracy...


Make Your Dreams a Reality

Do you have dreams you want to have come true? Of course you do. We all do. The hardest thing is to start taking action. But ultimately, your dreams will only become a reality if you start taking those first steps. In life, it’s never too early or too late to get going - but you need to get going. Also, understand that your dreams will change. When I was a kid, I didn’t dream of being a podcast host or having my own Facebook Watch show. I dreamed of being a football player. As I got older,...


How to Succeed as a Creative Entrepreneur and Artist with Humble The Poet

Words are one of the strongest tools we have. They can be used to destroy someone from the inside, or used to bring them up and help them change the world. I have a lot of respect for people who have spent their time mastering language and really harnessing the power and art behind it. Lately there has been a large movement in spoken word poetry. It’s been growing in popularity, and influencing the lives of people all over the world. As you know, I’m someone who aims to make an impact in...


Calm Your Mind

In today’s world, it’s easy to get swept into other people’s emotions. Social media, news, and even just a hectic lifestyle can make it challenging to ever feel at peace. But it’s something you need to concentrate on. When your mind is always cluttered, it’s difficult to make the right decisions. Opportunities became unclear, unfocused. I’m sure you’ve heard taking time to meditate is important for you. And sure, for those 5 or 10 minutes you may feel like your mind is clear. Then what?...


Becoming a Master Speaker and Presenter

I don’t know if you know this, but I used to be TERRIFIED of speaking. I couldn’t get up in front of my class to give presentations. I was even scared to read in front of a few friends. Any time I had to speak before a big games, I was trembling. Public speaking is one of the most important tools, no matter what your career is. You need to be able to properly present yourself so you seem confident, and people trust you. Thanks to some training I was able to overcome this fear. Today, I get...


Heal Your Body with Your Mind: Dr. Joe Dispenza

You may not know this, but growing up I was raised a Christian Scientist. My family didn’t believe in going to the hospital. My father believed that all I needed to heal myself is the power of belief. I was taught that a powerful mindset is all you really need to be healthy and heal things that even western medicine may not be able to help with. You might be thinking to yourself that it’s not true. That it’s all a bunch of nonsense. At the very least, you know plenty of people who feel that...


Happiness Through Hardship

We’ve all been through a lot in life. I know there’s been a lot of times you’ve felt tested, and even just beat down. As you’ve gone through these challenges you’ve acquired sets of skills to help you get through them. Those are important skills that have helped you along your journey, whether you realize it or not. Unfortunately, though, your skills may not help you with what’s next. Life is about continually growing your tool box and being adaptive and not giving up on what you were meant...