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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.






Jay Williams: Life is Not an Accident

When I was injured as a pro athlete I felt I had really lost myself. I felt like my identity was stripped away from me. I began comparing myself to my past -- to what I could have been. I doubted my entire future. Chances are you’ve been through something similar. Maybe it was the loss of a job. Maybe you lost someone you depended on emotionally. I eventually came to a realization. I could continue down this self destructive path, feeling like a helpless victim in a cruel world, or I could...


Create the Opposite of Hate with Sally Kohn

Let's be honest: we've all done things we regret. They may have been when we were kids or adults. They may have affected just ourselves or many people around us. But it's likely we remember doing them because we regret them. This is something that's not easy to talk about. But there's something really valuable in recognizing the parts of ourselves that are capable of doing things we regret. I recently met a woman who gave a TED talk (and has now written a book) about this exact topic.


Love Yourself Unconditionally

Do you ever have those moments when you replay a certain event in your mind over and over? It becomes so real, it’s almost like you are there. You start thinking, “What could I have done differently? Does this make me a bad person? Could I have handled things better?” I know when this happens I start judging myself. I become my worst critic, obsessing over how I lost my temper here or the person I hurt there. Ultimately, these moments don’t define us. What does define us is right now. What...


The Power of Hope to Heal with Elizabeth Smart

There are a lot of heartbreaking things that happen in this world. I’m sure you have your own stories. Being a victim doesn’t end with the event. It continues on for a lifetime. In the end, you have no control over what happened to you. There’s no going back. What you do have control over is the decisions you make on the other side -- how you let these tragedies affect you. You need to not only stay strong but also learn to forgive. When I say this, I say it from personal experience. I...


Understand Your Body Through Somatic Intelligence with Chen Lizra

There is a certain art that I feel had been lost over the years in this country, and you may have noticed it too. It’s the art of seduction. Let me make one thing clear, when I say seduction I don’t mean unwanted flirting. I don’t mean trying to manipulate someone. True seduction is a lore more than that. Seduction is about selflessly making other people feel good about themselves. Their bodies, their personalities, and everything about them. It’s also about being aware of your own body....


Marriage Secrets from a Divorce Lawyer with James Sexton

Marriage is something that is so important to people. In fact, you probably thought about what your wedding would be like as a child. When people go into a marriage they think so much about their venue, their cake, their guest list -- but they never really think about what they are signing up for. Marriage is, legally, one of the most important things you can do. You are signing away half of your life. And there’s nothing wrong with that - if it’s the right person. On this episode of The...


Transform Your Struggle into Strength with The Bella Twins

One of the things I love most about how the world is growing is how the boundary between genders has been crumbling down. It used to be that a woman’s place was only in the home. More and more that stereotype is being disproven. Women are entering more and more areas that wouldn’t have been imaginable when I was younger. When I was a kid, when you’d think wrestlers you’d think Hulk Hogan or Randy Savage. Now you think of people like today’s guests: Nikki and Brie Bella.


Find Your Flow

Have you ever wondered how people can be so great in the moment? How they can go with the flow so perfectly and know exactly how to maneuver a situation in their favor? Maybe it’s the ability to land that dream client who seemed unattainable. Maybe it’s being able to nail that trick on a skateboard, just when it seems like things are about to go wrong. In any case, the secret to your success and ability to go with the flow stems from the same place: failure. We all fear failure, but in the...


Love Everyone Always with Bob Goff

All of us want to be loved and accepted. It’s how we were brought into this world, and it’s how we should be spending our lives. I’ve learned that if you want to get love you have to learn to give it, and it’s not always that easy. I’m sure you’ve found yourself around people who you may find creepy, or that may hate on you for seemingly no reason. Your knee jerk reaction is probably to respond with an attack back, but that does the opposite of what anyone wants. Instead, try taking the...


Fill Yourself with Energy

I get a lot of people asking how I stay motivated and passionate about all my projects. It’s honestly one of the simplest secrets I have. If you want to stay passionate, get things done, and keep on top here’s what you need to do: Stay curious. When you are curious about things, you pursue that knowledge to the point of mastery. The more curious you become, the more excited you will be. That excitement is the key to success. All that energy you build up will charge the people around you....


How to Win (and Why You Fail)

It's been a while since I've recorded a solo round for the podcast, but I had something to say that got me fired up. So here you go :) Lately I've been thinking a lot about the difference between surviving in business and life and thriving. It makes a massive difference in how you experience each day, as well as each year, but it really doesn't take too much adjustment to flip from one to the other. This one shift in my life has made a huge difference, so I wanted to record an episode...


Faith Over Fear

There’s so much happening in the world right now. One thing we can’t do is give in to the fear. Instead, give in to love. Give support, passion, and nothing but love to everyone you meet. For this 5 Minute Friday, I decided to refer back to an older episode of The School of Greatness with Gabby Bernstein. Gabby is a NYT bestselling author, she’s regarded by Oprah as one of the emerging spiritual leaders of our time, and she is a powerhouse force of love and healing. Learn about how you can...


Master Your Energy and Heal Your Body with Donny Epstein

Your mindset is one of the most powerful tools you have. In fact, it’s so powerful you may not even realize how much it affects you every day. When you show up with a lot of energy, excited, and ready give fully you will energize everyone around you. When you show up with no energy and sluggish, you’ll zap the energy out of everyone in the room with you. It’s your duty to manage the energy you give to the world with your mindset. This not only includes your day to day choices, but also the...


Dr. Mark Hyman: Heal Your Body With Food

I know how hard it is to eat a healthy diet. It requires time and energy that you often feel like you don’t have. But what if I told you the time and energy you think you don’t have is because of the food you’re currently putting into your body? It's easy to be skeptical about this idea. But that’s what the food industry wants us to think. It wants us to continue eating its food, not giving a second thought to the sugars and fat we’re putting into our system. To break free from this...


Find Your Belief

One of the most important things you can do is keep your beliefs flexible. This gives your mind the freedom and room to grow if it wants to try on new principles. For those who lock into a set of beliefs, they close themselves off to outside influence. When you do this, your mind stops growing. For this episode of 5 Minute Friday I wanted to bring you this valuable clip from an episode with Jonathan Fields. Jonathan is the founder of a mission-driven media and education venture called Good...


Aubrey Marcus: Become the Master of Your Life

If we’re feeling scared, it’s our ego talking. We are holding onto some form of identity, and we’re meeting something that challenges it. Our ego tells us to get that thing away from you. But once you realize that it’s your ego talking and not you, then you can face it head-on. Keeping the wide-angle on your life to be able to see this in real time requires a unique type of self-care. Exercise, diet, and exposure to cold will help you widen your lens and see the bigger picture and be able...


The No Excuse Guide to Success with Jon Taffer

I know how easy it is to make excuses. You want to be better, but you also want to stay in your comfort zone, so you tell yourself a story explaining why it’s okay that you are where you are. How to reverse this habit is to start recognizing these stories as the root of all failure. When you do this, your radar for when your excuse-writing muscle kicks in will become a lot more sensitive. And when it beeps, you won't be able to ignore it, pushing you to a more honest and productive life....


Be Kind to Yourself

Running your own business can be one of the hardest things on you mentally. It’s a very masculine dominated world, and there’s often times not enough love. I often notice I’m being hard on myself, especially when things go wrong. All of this got me thinking about the important words I received in the past from Sara Blakely. If you don’t know Sarah, she is the CEO of Spanx. She is the YOUNGEST female self made billionaire in America. She didn’t do that by going to war with her competitors;...


Shaun T: Trust and Believe in Your Own Transformation

I know that transformation and change is one of the hardest (and scariest) things you can go. Change is the only way that you can truly grow. As a person, in relationships, and even in business. The best way to transform is to constantly focus on doing better than you previously did. As you push yourself further and further, a little more each time, you’ll become much more confident in yourself and your abilities. To help with understanding more about transforming yourself, trusting...


Competition, Leadership and Playing to Win with Coach Urban Meyer

Having grown up in Ohio, I have always been a fan of Ohio State University. If you weren’t aware, they have the best coach out there: Coach Urban Meyer. What I love about Coach Meyer is that he doesn’t just set up a team for winning in football, he sets them up to win in life. Even though football is just a game, there is a lot you can learn from it. The power of teamwork, what it means to be a great leader, and what truly defines a loser (hint: it’s not losing). Coach Meyer really sets...


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