The James Altucher Show

Ep 139: Lewis Howes' School of Greatness

October 27, 201566 min
"Greatness" is a word that means something different to everyone. It's often hard to define, but when we see it, we know it. Not every successful person is great, but nearly every great person is successful. And that's exactly what this episode is about.
Today we're talking to Lewis Howes, best-selling author of the book we'll be discussing today, The School of Greatness, in which Lewis seeks to learn what makes people great.
This includes people like Deckers CEO Angel Martinez, Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson, and Kyle Maynard, a young man who played football in middle school, won 36 wrestling matches in his senior year of high school, and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in his 20's, despite being a congenital amputee.
In this episode, we go through a great wealth of advice and tips, walk through the outline of the book, and talk about how the people in his book found their vision. Lewis doesn't just interview great people – he's in his own pursuit of greatness, and so he's learning from them and sharing the lessons with us.
The book dives into eight principles of greatness Lewis identified while talking to these people. Today, we go through and explain each one in detail. These are his eight principles of greatness:

Create a vision
Turn adversity into advantage
Cultivate a championship mindset
Develop hustle
Master your body
Practice positive habits
Building a winning team
Be of service to others

We hope you enjoy today's episode as much as we did. Be sure to check back for an all-new episode, and if you want, you can reach out to us through our websites and social media pages.
Links and resources:

The School of Greatness by Lewis Howe

Lewis' website

Lewis' Twitter

James' Facebook page

James' Twitter

"You need vision if you're going to reinvent yourself." – Lewis Howes

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