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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 the Hero

This is something I need you to hear. We all need to hear it. If you have been waiting for someone else to fix the challenges you (or the world) is facing, there's a truth you may have overlooked. The truth is that YOU have all the qualities of a hero inside of you. It's your choice whether or not you are going to step up and make a difference. This 5 Minute Friday is my invitation to you to do it. We need you to make the difference you were born to make in Episode 525.

Duration: 00:05:07

Dream Less, Do More, and Create Real Happiness with Mark Manson

In fact, very few people have the guts to put the F word in the title of their NYT bestselling book (it's been on the list for 9 months straight). But that's one reason Mark Manson has become such a popular writer, both in the blogging and the book publishing world. He has spent years studying self-help, traveling the world, living in different cultures, and learning from his own life experiences about what actually makes us happy and successful. And what he has learned runs counter to what...

Duration: 01:18:39

The Business of Magic and Blowing Minds with Julius Dein

Hair, glasses, accent, and magic. He may do magic with cards and coins (versus a wand) but Julius Dein is no less amazing than any other magician I've seen. In fact, he has cracked the code on a kind of "magic" that most entrepreneurs are seeking after -- viral social media videos. In just 18 months, Julius has created a MASSIVE social media following on multiple platforms by catering his tricks and videos to catch the eye of anyone watching online. He is a brilliant entrepreneur, an...

Duration: 01:13:05

7 Keys to a Successful Life

I remind myself of this often (I forget too sometimes). The other day I posted a simple list of 7 keys to a successful life that I strive to live by. I loved seeing people's responses to which ones they resonated with. The truth is, there isn't ONE way to be successful in this experience we have on Earth. It's a daily combination, practice, challenge. Which is why I wanted to go over these 7 keys briefly in 5 Minute Friday. Because you might realize you're doing better than you thought you...

Duration: 00:08:04

The Secret to Extreme Weight Loss and Happy Marriages with Chris and Heidi Powell

That doesn't mean they aren't still working on their own transformations as well. When I met the incredible trainer couple Chris and Heidi Powell a couple of weeks ago (you know them from the hit TV show Extreme Weight Loss), I was immediately impressed by their energy, warmth, and authenticity. But when we started talking about their story, how they met, and what they overcame before they ever became famous, I was really impressed. I know it's easy to make up stories about how perfect the...

Duration: 01:32:18

Be Patient with Imperfection

It's true. It's OKAY if you make mistakes. If you're not clear. If you are struggling. I am. Even though I'm learning and growing daily, life is still challenging. The more I learn, grow, and become better, new challenges present themselves to me. I am learning, over and over again, that being challenged, making mistakes, and not knowing what I'm doing is part of life. And there's nothing wrong with that.

Duration: 00:07:52

Become a Master of Finance with Harvard Professor Mihir Desai

I love bringing the brightest minds in the world onto the podcast. Especially when they are experts in an area that most people are confused by. Which is why I thought it would be useful to interview a top world expert on finance. Now before you tune out and think, "This isn't for me," let me be honest. I don't love studying finance either. Charts and graphs and jargon don't do it for me. But there was something different about Harvard Professor Mihir Desai's new book that stuck out to me --...

Duration: 00:55:50

The 4 Personality Types of Successful Entrepreneurs

I have. So when two Princeton University lecturers came to the Greatness Studio to talk about their new book (about personality types of entrepreneurs), I had to ask. And they told me no, there's not one. In fact, they've identified 4 successful entrepreneur types, and according to their research, each is equally effective - but for different reasons. Of course I had to know more, and both John Danner and Chris Kuenne fascinated me with their explanations of these personality types. They...

Duration: 01:19:39

Allow Mistakes In Your Life

How often have you beaten yourself up over making a mistake? Maybe it was small, or maybe it was big, but did it really serve you and your bigger goal to get down on yourself? If you're being honest, the answer is likely no. That's because EVERYONE makes lots of mistakes in their lifetimes, and those mistakes often turn out to be our biggest teachers. But they can't teach us anything if we shame ourselves when we make mistakes. Instead, I invite you to practice gratitude for each mistake,...

Duration: 00:04:02

Face Your Biggest Fears and Bounce Back with Pro Surfer Mark Mathews

Not everyone would choose this path. But when Mark Mathews was a kid, he was terrified of the ocean. And yet professional surfing was the lifestyle and career that was calling to him. So he faced the fear, dove in, and became one of the best big wave surfers in the world. And he didn't stop there. As an introvert, he was also extremely scared of public speaking. But as his surfing career took off, he realized he could create a second career on stage, speaking about facing fear. So he once...

Duration: 01:07:37

Wilmer Valderrama: Create Fearless Confidence and Achieve Anything

When Wilmer Valderrama moved to the U.S. from Venezuela as a teenager with his family, he hadn't expected he'd need to know English in his lifetime. But when he got to Los Angeles and started getting involved in theater (as he had in Venezuela), he quickly realized not knowing English was the only thing that could stop him from being successful in this craft. So he learned quickly. Not only did he learn English quickly, he rose to the top of his acting classes, got an agent, and despite...

Duration: 01:24:31

Make Today Count

There's a reason why you and I are alive today. It's because our purpose in life isn't accomplished yet. We have work left to do. But we aren't guaranteed tomorrow. So we just have today. And we get to make it count. That's what I'm talking about on this 5 Minute Friday, Episode 513.

Duration: 00:05:30

Matthew Hussey: The Keys to a Great Love Life

And he's also one of the best on stage speakers I've ever seen. He's also a good friend and previous podcast guest. Yes, I'm talking about the incredibly handsome and intelligent Matthew Hussey. If you're a longtime podcast fan, you remember him from Episode 189. He's got incredible insight into love, dating, communication, and human behavior. Which is just one reason he's a celebrity dating coach, an incredibly successful entrepreneur, and a brilliant marketer. So when I was planning the...

Duration: 01:06:15

The Science of Hunger, Optimal Health and Body Love with Celebrity Nutritionist Kelly LeVeque

My girlfriend recently started telling me I had to have a certain nutritionist come on the podcast. I didn't think much of it, but she persisted about how amazing she was, so I brought her on. Wow, I'm so glad I did. Kelly LeVeque is not only positive, glowing, and lives what she preaches when it comes to health and diet, but she is super knowledgeable about the science of how our bodies work. Within 10 minutes of the interview starting she was teaching me about exactly how and why I get...

Duration: 01:10:18

It’s Time

For all of the people out there who think they have more time to do the things they want, I'm here to be a loving interruption. We are not guaranteed any more time than the breath we are taking in this very moment. Our lives could end at any minute -- so how are we choosing to live? I recorded this 5 Min Friday almost 2 years ago, and it's become super popular since then. So when my friends at Fearless Motivation asked if they could do an adaptation of one of my pieces, I knew this was a...

Duration: 00:05:37

How I Use Faith, Mindset, and Positivity to Thrive: Cadillac Confessions

I don't do many Q&A's. Those are pretty much reserved for my coaching students in our online academies. But every once in a while, by popular demand, I get behind the wheel of my El Dorado Biarritz and drive the streets of LA while answering questions from fans of the show. It's a good time and I never know what you're going to ask -- so you get juicy details out of me! That's why we call it Cadillac Confessions. Today's episode is the third time we've done this and some new stuff came up...

Duration: 00:33:45

Coffee Conversations

I convinced my best friend Matt (known as Cesar on social media) to work with me 2 years ago. It's one of the best decisions I've ever made. He is analytical and calm when I dream big and want to take action right away. He runs a huge part of the business and I don't know where I'd be without him. Since so many people have asked me about my team and how we work together, we decided to sit down and do a twist on the solo round format. This time, Cesar is asking me questions and we talk...

Duration: 01:08:28

You Already Have the Answer

Even if you're afraid of failing. Even if you think everyone else around you is smarter than you. Even if you second guess yourself constantly. It's time. There are limitless sources to find "the answers." But if you just keep looking, you'll never take action and move forward. You are only looking because you are afraid. It's time to act on the answers you already have in Episode 507.

Duration: 00:09:31

Lilly Singh: Becoming Your Own Superhero Bawse

You've never seen her on mainstream TV shows, movies, chart-topping singles, or billboard albums. But you probably have seen her videos on YouTube (or a clip on Facebook). Lilly Singh started making YouTube videos after battling severe depression in college. She started to re-connect with her childhood creativity and she started to get good at it. Good led to great, which led to millions of YouTube fans, huge entertainment opportunities, and one of the most recognized faces in the online...

Duration: 01:05:44

Justin Baldoni: Redefining Masculinity and Overcoming Ego

Justin Baldoni is currently best known currently for his lead role on the hit show Jane the Virgin. But he's been creating extraordinary work in film long before that. In fact, I'm betting you've seen some of his best work -- as a director -- on YouTube. Do you remember a few years back the incredible videos of people who were in their last days, fighting terminal illnesses, and sharing their stories? That was Justin's documentary, My Last Days, the most watched digital documentary in...

Duration: 01:15:10

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