The School of Greatness

The School of Greatness

Lewis Howes is a NYT bestselling 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.... Show More

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“Focusing on others will make you happier than focusing on yourself.”


Lewis is joined by Dr. Laurie Santos, a Professor of Psychology at Yale University and the host of The Happiness Lab podcast, to discuss the science of well-being. They discuss five actionable steps to become happier today, the benefits you receive by helping others, how to maximize your mental health in this challenging moment, and so much more.


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On today's 5-Minute Friday, Lewis revisits one of his most impactful interviews with health expert Dr. Steven Gundry, who has carefully studied what we put into our bodies. Believe it or not, some of the foods we consider healthy might actually be incredibly damaging.


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May 28, 2020 4 min

Everyone needs a reminder about just how good people can be. On Wondery’s new series The Daily Smile, host Nikki Boyer brings you stories that will make you feel good each weekday morning. With interviews, inspiring clips, and chats with special guests and passionate friends, The Daily Smile takes you on a journey into goodness, gives you all the feels, and will leave you with a smile on your face. Listen to the full episode: http:...

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“If you dip your toe in the pool, you might find out the pool is not that cold.”


Lewis is joined by Dave Rubin, host of the Rubin Report and author of New York Times Best Seller "Don't Burn This Book," for a freewheeling discussion on free speech, big ideas, how to keep moving forward in the face of backlash, and whether you should clone your dog.


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"The quality of your relationships say a lot about the quality of your life.”


Lewis is joined by TV anchor and #1 New York Times bestselling author Dan Harris to discuss what it means to become 10% Happier. They talk about the power of mindfulness to cultivate compassion, how to make a sport out of fear, ways to let go of what you can’t control, and the biggest lesson Dan learned from the Dalai Lama. 


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May 22, 2020 6 min

In this special 5-Minute Friday episode, Lewis reveals the three biggest takeaways from his impactful Kevin Hart interview this week. Lewis sat down with Kevin to discuss the comedian's path to superstardom, his most relatable life lessons, the attitude and habits that have enabled his success, and so much more. If you haven't listened to that full podcast yet, it's the one right before this on your feed.


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"You have to experience some down to know why you’re getting up."


This week, Lewis sits down with Kevin Hart to talk about his path to superstardom, from his early days as a struggling comedian to his current goal of becoming a billionaire entrepreneur. They discuss the lessons Kevin learned from past mistakes, the perspective he gained from his nearly-fatal car crash, and the habits that allow him to be successful. Kevin al...

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“Leaning into humility and gratitude will be the springboard to everything you want.”


Gary Vaynerchuk is the chairman of VaynerX, a modern-day media and communications holding company, and the active CEO of VaynerMedia, a full-service advertising agency servicing Fortune 100 clients across the company’s 4 locations. After growing his family business through what Gary calls “underpriced attention,” including the impact of content, ec...

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May 15, 2020 5 min

“If you’re constantly being influenced and moved by what other people think about you, it means there’s a deficiency in what you think about you.”


Ed Mylett is one of the premier business leaders, peak performance experts, and motivational speakers in the world. He has a passion for mentoring and coaching others on what it takes to become a champion in all areas of life. He has shared the stage and has very close personal relationsh...

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“I am what I think you think I am.”


QUESTIONS

Why is identity something you focus on? (2:15)

How do we listen to that inner voice? (7:20)

How do we manage comparison in life that requires competition? (10:34)

Why do we live in fear and desire motivation if it only causes us pain? (15:51)

How do we let go of the fear of fear? (23:05)

How do we balance ego and self-confidence? (27:41)

How does someone find purpose in chaos? (36:51)

What’s bee...

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“Be what you were before the world told you what to be.”


QUESTIONS

What’s the thing you are the least proud of and most proud of in your relationships? (10:02)

What’s the biggest challenge with untaming things? (19:22)

How do you reflect on attraction in your prior relationship? (24:13)

When looking back, would you choose to forgive others faster if you could? (31:21)

How do those with relationships that are good get to great? (39:38)

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May 8, 2020 5 min

“When the heart is healed, everybody gets the signal, the body is out of the past.”


I’ve got an expert and a favorite guest on the The School of Greatness today to help calm some of our fears and teach us how to positively rewire our minds in order to heal and stay healthy.

Dr. Joe Dispenza is an international lecturer, researcher, corporate consultant, New York Times bestselling author, and educator who has been invited to speak in ...

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“2% of the people think, 3% think they think and 95% would rather die than think.”


QUESTIONS

How do you get people to get back to their most abundant thinking? (1:23)

Which are the hardest faculties to master? (4:39)

What happens when we try to resist in our life? (9:41)

What should we be thinking about the most right now? (11:41)

Why do we feed people what scares them? (18:11)

What is the path from doubt to confidence? (20:31)

How do we r...

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“Tell yourself a better lie, you’ll live a better life.”


QUESTIONS

How do we heal from decades of thinking negatively? (1:16)

How do we change our interpretation of flee or freeze to flow? (5:18)

How do we best influence our kids? (35:31)

What’s the difference between feelings and thoughts? (50:18)

What’s the main cause of addictive behavior? (1:04:10)

How do we become more self confident? (1:09:11)


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How our ancestral brain wo...

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May 1, 2020 5 min

“When you really learn to appreciate fresh foods, things can taste so much better than you’re used to.”


I talked about my weight loss experience a while back with my friend Abel James on his podcast Fat-Burning Man and in this episode on The School of Greatness he’s coming on as my guest to talk about his experiences in getting healthy.

Abel has a pretty awesome story himself about his transition from overworked and unhealthy consult...

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“Say no to good to say yes to great.”


QUESTIONS

How do we learn with the dominant hand rather than the opposite hand? (6:30)

What are the two questions you’ve asked yourself that have been dominant? (26:00)

How important is acquiring new skills (41:00)

What’s the process of mastering a new skill especially when it’s really challenging? (53:20)


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How to learn anything faster (1:20)

Why the idea of “knowledge is power” is a lie ...

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“Trust the seeds you’ve planted.”


QUESTIONS

What have you learned about each other during the quarantine? (1:21)

How do you stay humble in success? (10:11)

How do you manage energy? (16:12)

What’s a new entrepreneurial skill you’ve learned in this time? (29:41)

When was the moment Jesse knew that Sara was the right partner? (34:25)

What’s the most important conversation to have before you get married? (43:21)

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April 24, 2020 5 min

“Acknowledge the people around you right now and how you can get the most out of them.”


Jeff Goins is a popular blogger and author. In our conversation, we cover the heart of the matter: what if we don’t have one purpose in this life? What if we’re built to do many things and it’s about the journey of discovering those talents that teaches us what we’re here to learn?


In this clip for 5 Minute Friday, I am sharing Jeff's advice a...

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“Are you in love with a person's presence or absence?”


QUESTIONS

What is your energy around managing relationships during this difficult time? (2:42)

What do you say to relationships going through trouble during this time? (12:41)

How do you create music in a relationship if there’s no in between? (15:52)

What is the thing you need to do to improve when you’re single and when you’re in a relationship? (46:16)


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How being ...

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“Some people are looking for the challenge, some are looking for security.”


QUESTIONS

What were some wake moments for you as an entrepreneur? (1:25)

Can one get rich without being bold? (11:28)

What’s the next step to get through this pandemic market? (16:18)

What does “define benefit” mean? (40:51)

What’s your projection of real estate right now? (48:17)


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What Robert learned from his first big success and failure (6:42)

How y...

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