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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.






Become #1 in the World at the Thing You Love with 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...

Duration: 00:56:27

Lead the Pack

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.

Duration: 00:05:49

Achieve The Unthinkable with Naveen Jain

Like any young boy there was a time I dreamed of being an astronaut. I would look up at the moon and wonder what it was like for Neil Armstrong and others to walk on it’s surface. I also loved the idea of 1950’s science fiction, with people inhabiting the moon. What it would be like t o go there on vacation and see 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...

Duration: 01:04:52

Reach Your Full Potential with 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...

Duration: 00:55:12

Make Mistakes

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...

Duration: 00:05:53

Les Brown: Overcome All Odds and Change the World

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...

Duration: 01:23:14

Make Your Brand the Best In the World with 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...

Duration: 01:19:07

You Have No Limits

It's easy to feel beaten down by life's challenges. The grind. All the responsibilities. But I want you to remember that you are so much more than all that. You have believe that it's all worth it. That you're working for something bigger. And that your true potential is beyond anything you can imagine. You're on the path. You're headed in the right direction. You are getting there. I'm here to remind you of that in this 5 Minute Friday, Episode 558.

Duration: 00:05:14

Courageous Vulnerability and Loving Yourself with 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...

Duration: 01:04:47

The Mask of Masculinity: Book Launch Strategy and Breakdown

My second mainstream book, the most raw, vulnerable, authentic piece of work I've created so far, comes out tomorrow. It's been five years in the making, since my big wake up call, and I've been writing and editing and preparing this book for the last two years. It's been an opportunity for me to face my biggest fears, go into the fire, and undo all the beliefs and behaviors that aren't serving me. I've learned so much in the process (and still am). I've had incredible conversations with...

Duration: 00:32:26

Your Struggle Is Your Strength

If you feel like your struggles are overwhelming you right now, listen up. I've known struggle since I was a kid. I struggled so much in school, for years, and felt worthless as a result. I thought that if I wasn't good at academics, my only way to add value was in sports. And then I got injured in sports and thought I had no value. But I kept going, in every struggle, and eventually those struggles became my strengths. It's a truth that I feel so strongly about that I wanted to dedicate a...

Duration: 00:06:12

Spiritual Weight Training and Becoming a Peaceful Warrior with Dan Millman

The words "peaceful" and "warrior" don't usually go together. In fact, they seem to be opposites. But if you've read the international bestselling book or seen the movie Way of the Peaceful Warrior, you know there's something powerful about this idea. Dan Millman is the author of this (and 16 other books) and an incredibly wise teacher. He was an early guest on the podcast, back in Episode 193, and I was excited to have him back on since he just released a new book. When I watched the...

Duration: 01:12:34

Redefining Masculinity with Andy Frisella & Lewis Howes

Recently I flew to St. Louis for the weekend to record interviews on a couple of my good friend's podcasts. One of those was with Andy Frisella, who you probably remember from when he came on Episode 485 of my show. There's a lot of reasons I love Andy (he's a super successful entrepreneur, good guy, and speaks honestly about life), but when we got into a discussion about my new book, The Mask of Masculinity, I found even more reasons to love him. You see, looking at Andy and I from the...

Duration: 01:05:10

Be a Man

That is the question I'm addressing today on 5 Minute Friday. There is so much hurt happening in the world right now. It is mostly coming from men. And it stems from fear. Fear of being vulnerable. Of being misunderstood. Of feeling pain. But it's time to step up men. It's time to shed those masks and be real men. Men who serve. Men who heal. Men who protect. That's why I'm reading an excerpt from my new book, The Mask of Masculinity, on Episode 552.

Duration: 00:06:49

How Boredom Leads to Brilliance with Manoush Zomorodi

Do you wonder how your relationship with technology is affecting your brain, health, relationships, and creativity? These are all things that today's guest, Manoush Zomorodi, started thinking about when she began hosting her popular podcast, Note to Self. Little did she know that her exploration of our relationship with technology (and the decreasing time we let our minds be bored) would lead her to a massive study and new book. But it turns out that letting our minds wander, letting...

Duration: 01:05:35

Make Love Last with Jefferson Bethke

What is especially interesting about Jeff Bethke though is that he's talking about some of the most unpopular topics -- religion, Jesus, marriage, and waiting to have sex. I first saw one of Jeff's videos about 5 years ago and I still remember being captivated by his energy and the power of his words. When I saw that he and his wife Alyssa were publishing a new book about how to make love (and marriages) last, I was interested to get his perspective on these topics. I especially was...

Duration: 01:12:02

Surround Yourself With Winners

I've got another epic custom track from Fearless Motivation for you today. This one is on a topic that I really believe in. We are so influenced by the people we surround ourselves with. It's nearly impossible to rise to your own personal greatness if you aren't surrounding yourself with people who are doing the same. Which is why in this 5 Minute Friday, I'm calling you forth to make a powerful choice. Choose wisely who you surround yourself with in Episode 549.

Duration: 00:06:28

Esther Perel: The Truth About Infidelity, Intimacy, and Love

Wow, I already know this is going to be another one of the most popular episodes on the podcast to date. The first time the queen of relationships, Esther Perel, came on the podcast, she blew me away with her insights about love and intimacy. (A few hundred thousand downloads of that episode later and I know I'm not the only one). So when she told me her new book was about infidelity and unpacking why people cheat (especially when it's on the people they still love), I knew it was going to...

Duration: 01:14:48

Relieve Stress, Find Inner Peace and Live Your Greatness with Nick Ortner

Before you decide that you don't believe in this kind of stuff, listen up. I met today's guest, Nick Ortner, years ago in NYC during a mastermind. I have watched his career, success, and the impact he's making (teaching people how to heal themselves from all kinds of issues) over the years since then. And I know he's the real deal. But I was especially excited to sit down with him on the podcast to hear about the science behind the method he uses -- and he explained it all. If you've never...

Duration: 01:13:20

Envision Without Evidence

What else are we here for if not to live our dreams? This is the question I have asked myself for years. It's what has fueled me through dark times and huge successes. And it's what still fuels me to serve everyone I possibly can in becoming the best versions of themselves. Here's the truth: the world needs us to live up to the greatness inside of us. We need the talents and contributions YOU have. And it doesn't matter if you don't have any evidence yet of what those are. You still get to...

Duration: 00:07:08

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