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Author: Lewis Howes

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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.
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DEATH WITH NO REGRETSLosing a loved one is always difficult. Loss is difficult.Sometimes we’re prepared for it. Often, we are not. Either way, we know that death is a part of life. Are there lessons we can learn from the experiences of others? Sometimes sharing your story will help. Other times, listening will help you learn. Someone else’s pain can help you on your journey. It’s a process that must be taken one day at a time. In today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I’ve combined key lessons on handling loss from Bronnie Ware, Grant Cardone, Lindsey Stirling, Chris Guillebeau, Whitney Cummings.Bronnie Ware, Grant Cardone, Lindsey Stirling, Chris Guillebeau, and Whitney Cummings share their stories on this episode and help us learn how to better deal with loss in our lives. Bronnie Ware is a teacher of courage and regret-free living. Having sat by the bedsides of the terminally ill for several years, she knows the pain of dying with regret. She has written three books: The Top Five Regrets of Dying, Your Year for Change, and Bloom.Grant Cardone is the author of eight business books, thirteen business programs, and is the CEO of seven privately held companies. Forbes calls him one of the top social media business influencers in the world. Lindsey Stirling is a violinist, dancer, performance artist, composer, and singer who presents amazing choreographed violin performances. Stirling earned second place on Dancing With The Stars, has been named Forbes magazine’s 30 Under 30 In Music, and was a quarter-finalist position on America’s Got Talent season five.Chris Guillebeau is a NY Times Best Selling Author, speaker, a modern-day explorer, and has been to nearly every country in the world. He is best known for The Art of Non-Conformity blog and book. He has also written guides for travel and small business topics under the brand Unconventional Guides. He organizes the annual World Domination Summit in Portland, Oregon.Whitney Cummings is a talented stand-up comedian, actress, and producer. The creative force behind the CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls, the NBC sitcom Whitney, and the movie The Female Brain. She was also a producer and writer for the ABC revival of Roseanne.These fantastic individuals use their experiences to help us better deal with life’s challenges. So get ready to learn about loss, healing, and recovery on Episode 867.Some Questions I Ask:· How can we get better at expressing our feelings? (13:20)· What was the greatest lesson your mother taught you before she passed? (26:30)· How do you handle loss? (40:00) Lindsey Stirling· What is your goal for healing and recovery? (36:04) · How do you want to feel every day? (41:15) · Do you still do things to make your dad proud? (01:05:45)In This Episode You Will Learn:· The top five (5) regrets people have before they die. (9:10)· Why dreaming is important in your life. (18:45)· Why some people are scared they won’t be able to die. (26:00)· How to deal with losing both family members and friends. (9:03)· The process of dealing with loss and how to get through it. (33:40)· How loss sometimes makes things clearer in your life. (1:00:15)If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes, more at http://lewishowes.com/866, and follow me on http://instagram.com/lewishowes
YOU ATTRACT WHAT YOU ARE.Sometimes to reach the next level in our lives, we must dig deeper.Often, we need to forgive ourselves.We still need to attend to wounds we thought were previously healed.You must show compassion to that inner child who experienced trauma. Replace negative thoughts with thoughts of love and compassion.That’s how we continue to grow and evolve.Our healing does not happen when we hide in the darkness. We must bring our issues into the light.It is a process we all go through.We must let go of the past and embrace our future.The road to recovery is a journey, not a destination.In today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about forgiveness, mental health, and attraction with: Gabrielle Bernstein.Gabrielle Bernstein is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Universe Has Your Back, and has written five additional bestsellers. She has been on an international speaking circuit since 2004. She has presented lectures at Google, TEDxWomen, Oprah’s SuperSoul Sessions, The Chopra Center, The Omega Institute, L’Oréal, Philosophy, and The Huffington Post, among many other notable organizations.Gabrielle is a certified Kundalini yoga and meditation teacher. She is trained in the Emotional Freedom Technique, and she’s a student of Transcendental Meditation, as taught by the David Lynch Foundation.So get ready to learn how to become a Super Attractor on Episode 865.Some Questions I Ask:What is your advice for someone who is doing the work, but it’s not manifesting? (13:50)How do we recover fully from trauma? (19:00)What is the Choose Again method? (23:30)How do we appreciate and appreciate more? (35:20)What are the three biggest lessons from motherhood? (46:20)What is your greatest accomplishment? (54:00)How do you know if you are fully healed? (57:20)In This Episode You Will Learn:What to do about your fear of being judged. (11:00)Why you should decide to feel good (14:00)How you can make it through postpartum depression. (15:00)Why we have to eliminate the stigmas around mental illness (17:00)The importance of forgiveness. (19:00)How to attract joy into your life. (24:50)How to replace your negative thoughts. (25:45)The power of appreciation and gratitude. (33:00)The difference between spirit guides and intuition. (39:00) If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes, more at https://www.lewishowes.com/865, and follow me on instagram.com/lewishowes
Do you spend time thinking of past mistakes? Do negative memories burden you? Thoughts of incidents you believe to be unfair.We all go through tough times in life. But sometimes we get stuck in feelings of despair and self-pity. There is a path out of that dark place. There are ways to replace self-pity with compassion and understanding. All champions go through challenges. The key is to use your experience as a stepping-stone that will lead you on a path to greatness.For this Five Minute Friday, I am introducing you to my friend Humble The Poet, who has a fantastic message about self-pity and compassion.Kanwer Singh, aka Humble The Poet, is a Toronto-bred MC/Spoken word artist, author, and motivational speaker. He stimulates audiences with ideas that challenge conventional wisdom and go against the grain, with dynamic live sets that shake conventions and minds at the same time. Learn how to defeat negativity and self-pity with compassion and self-love on Episode 864.In This Episode You Will Learn:How to limit and eliminate your self-pity. (2:14)The importance of giving children discipline and love. (2:55)Knowing how to take responsibility, even when it’s not your fault. (3:50) How to live your life as a Champion. (4:10)If you enjoyed this episode, check out the show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/864, and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes
CRACK THE HEALTH CODE. These days there are a million ways to live a healthy lifestyle. Every day we hear about a new diet or strategy. How do we know what works and what doesn’t work? Information is the key, and with the right information, we can vastly improve our lives. What if you were able to put some of the best health and science experts in one room. Fortunately, that’s what we were able to do. It’s a biohacking breach! On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I’ve combined key lessons from a few nutrition all-stars: Dr. Mark Hyman, Aubrey Marcus, Kelly Leveque, Dr. Steven Gundry, and Dave Asprey. Dr. Mark Hyman, Aubrey Marcus, Kelly Leveque, Dr. Steven Gundry, and Dave Asprey are all health care professionals and biohacking experts. Dr. Mark Hyman, M.D., is the founder and medical director of the UltraWellness Center, Director of the Cleveland Clinical Center for Functional Medicine, and the Chairman of the Board of the Institute for Functional Medicine. Kelly Leveque is a holistic nutritionist, wellness expert, and celebrity health coach based in Los Angeles, California. Her consulting business, Be Well By Kelly, grew out of her lifelong passion for health, the science of nutrition, and overall wellness. Aubrey Marcus is the founder and CEO of Onnit, a lifestyle brand based on a holistic health philosophy he calls Total Human Optimization. Dr. Steven Gundry has worked in medicine for over 40 years. He is the Director and Founder of the International Heart & Lung Institute as well as the Center for Restorative Medicine in Palm Springs and Santa Barbara, CA. Dave Asprey is the creator of the widely-popular Bulletproof Coffee, host of the podcast Bulletproof Radio, and author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Bulletproof Diet. So get ready to learn how to master your health on Episode 863. Some Questions I Ask: What are some of the things we can do with our bodies to improve our health? (20:00)Why is mindset crucial to your overall health? (10:45)How can you turn off hunger hormones? (17:30)Why aren’t most people at the fitness level they desire? (25:00)Does it matter whether our food is served hot or cold? (30:22)How can someone be positive when they’re broke and unhealthy? (22:00) In This Episode You Will Learn:About the five causes of all disease. (6:55)How to have a champion mindset with your body. (10:00)How bacteria from animal guts can make you younger and healthier. (22:11)Why plants had to adapt to animals. (37:30)About the feedback loop between your brain and your body. (41:23)If you enjoyed this episode, check out the videos, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/863 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes
What does it mean to be a leader? How do you define winning? At its root, leadership is a responsibility to the people around us. Anyone on your team can become a leader. It’s the kind of team trust that transforms your co-workers into a family. Just like leadership, winning is an on-going process. Winning requires an infinite mindset. Every day we study and train so that we can become better than the day before. You must embrace the process. If you do, great leadership awaits you. In today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about the qualities of leadership and how to create a better office environment with a master of organizational leadership: Simon Sinek. Simon is a business consultant, author, and motivational speaker. He teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. As an author, he has released multiple best-selling books, Start With Why, Leaders Eat Last, Together is Better and Find Your Why. His latest book is The Infinite Game. Simon talks about his journey and why creating a great work environment is so important to him. He also discusses the Infinite Game and why it’s a process that will reap great benefits. So get ready to learn about playing the Infinite Game on Episode 862. Some Questions I Ask:Why does following your purpose require a personal sacrifice? (05:30)Is there one person in a business who is responsible for improving the culture? (17:15)What makes someone a leader? (26:20)How do you develop self-confidence? (32:05)What is the Infinite Mind? (41:20)What is the difference between an Individual athlete and a team athlete? (44:00) In This Episode You Will Learn:How to avoid sustained stress in business (10:00)Why you should always be inspired to go to work (21:50)Simon’s definition of a leader (26:20) How to build your self-confidence (32:05)Why the Infinite Mind is vital to our future success (41:20)If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at http://lewishowes.com/862 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes
The Power of Keeping It Real

The Power of Keeping It Real

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MAKE YOUR OWN RULES. If you want to become a social media star, you have to find your voice and carve out your niche. It’s important to be flexible and open to change- as long as you stay authentic. Staying flexible with your vision could keep you from being pigeon-holed in your industry. Staying YOU will keep your followers interested. If you stay consistent, keep creating, and have fun, you will find your core audience. For this Five Minute Friday, I revisit a conversation I had with Justine Ezarik, where she shared her creative process and the philosophy behind her social media empire. Justine is a social media powerhouse. When she isn’t busy being a YouTube personality, she’s busy being a producer, writer, and author. Justine made her mark in the industry creating videos about tech, travel, and gaming. Her loyal following includes over 6 million subscribers on YouTube and almost two million followers on Instagram and Twitter. Justine says that you need to be creative and unlimited when it comes to life and business. Learn how to be successful on your terms in Episode 861.In This Episode You Will Learn:How to have fun and create content without stressing goals (22:30)The importance of not being pigeon-holed in your industry (23:15) Building your brand on authenticity (26:33)How to make decisions based on the opportunities that come to you (26:50)If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video show notes and more at http://lewishowes.com/861 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes
We all want to maintain our youth. Our goal is to be attractive, healthy, and energetic as we age. What if there were ways beyond basic diet and exercise regimens that could literally reverse aging? But what if we could defy our own biology? There are many ways to stay young and live a healthy, productive life. But maybe those methods aren’t enough. Maybe if we lived at the intersection of technology and health we could actually live forever. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about the things you can do to maintain your health with a master biohacker: Dave Aspery. Dave Asprey is the creator of the widely popular Bulletproof Coffee, host of the podcast Bulletproof Radio, and author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Bulletproof Diet. Dave was described by Men’s Health as a "lifestyle guru” and his body-hacking gym, Upgrade Labs, has more than 15 different technologies in two signature locations dedicated to improving mental and physical performance and recovery. His new book Super Human: The Bulletproof Plan to Age Backward and Maybe Even Live Forever is out on October 8th everywhere books are sold online. So get ready to learn how to maintain your health and energy as you age on Episode 860. Some Questions I Ask:What is the BulletProof diet? (12:45)What are the seven things that make you old? (17:25)How do you get a better ROI on your workout? (46:50)What are five things you can do for better health and less pain? (55:30)What are the five health killers? (01:09:35) In This Episode You Will Learn:How to get to your ultimate fitness level (9:27)How to keep your body young (16:55)Key steps on maintaining your health and energy as you get older (40:17)The power of your immune system and “killer cells” (52:00)Five simple tips to improve your overall health (55:45) Why fried food is worse than cigarettes (1:02:40)The incredible benefits of intermittent fasting (1:03:55)If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at http://lewishowes.com/860 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes
SEPARATE FROM THE PACK . We all want to be successful. Some of us even want to be wealthy. Some think that to achieve success they need to become someone different. What if you could achieve your goal just by being yourself? Perhaps the change isn't who you are but what you are doing. Maybe it's your habits or a lack of hunger. The important thing is to separate yourself from the pack. But where does the mentality of a winner truly come from? On today's episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about being a bull in your profession and being a boss that everyone wants to work with, with one of the world’s leading businessmen in hospitality and sports: Tilman Fertitta. Tilman Joseph Fertitta is an accomplished businessman, entrepreneur, author, and television personality. He is the chairman, CEO, and sole owner of Fertitta Entertainment, one of the largest restaurant corporations in the U.S. He also owns the NBA’s Houston Rockets. Tilman teaches us that the things we want are within our grasp. We have to be the bull in the room and learn how to take what we want. So get ready to learn how to let go of fear on Episode 859. Some Questions I Ask:How do you keep a competitive edge? (7:15)What should you look at when you are acquiring a business? (16:40)How do you stay grounded? (28:20)What is your definition of greatness? (42:00) In This Episode You Will Learn:How to cultivate a culture that makes employees want to stay (10:30)Why you shouldn't get caught up in things that don't matter (15:50)Why you should always take advantage of a good deal (17:50)How Tilman has raised grounded children as a wealthy parent (25:00)Staying grounded and why TIlman thinks it’s important (28:20)Tilman’s best advice on how to borrow money for a business deal (30:35)Why you should relentlessly pursue your talents (39:29)If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes, and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/859 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes
BE AUTHENTIC- NO MATTER WHAT. We admire great performers. Whether in sports, business, or any other field, we can all appreciate true greatness. But do you have to be born with unique talents to achieve it? Is there a magical gene lottery? If you take the mystery out of the equation, you are left with a simple truth. That path to greatness requires hard work, dedication, and preparation. It’s not easy, but it’s worth it. For this Five Minute Friday, I revisit a conversation I had with Valentin Chmerkovskiy, where he shares how to achieve your “Personal Greatness.” Valentin Chmerkovskiy is a Ukrainian-American professional dancer, best known for his appearances on the U.S. version of ‘Dancing With The Stars,’ where he won twice. He is a two-time World Latin Dance Champion (Junior and Youth) and a 14-time U.S. National Latin Dance champion. Learn what is needed to be a top performer in Episode 858.In This Episode You Will Learn:Why authenticity is more important than perfection (2:00)The importance of being consistent in your preparation (3:00)The steps to achieving personal greatness (3:30)If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/858 and follow at instagram.com/858
PURSUE CREATIVE FULFILLMENT. You might think that successful people have magic powers. A unique formula to be rich and famous. A formula you didn’t receive, and that’s what’s holding you back. But, is that the reality? Once you realize the unique formula is hard work, dedication and perseverance you realize that you’ve had the recipe all along. Stop waiting for someone or something to bring you happiness in life. Instead, focus on the daily process that will turn your dreams into a reality. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about taking the long road and dedicating yourself to a dream with comedian and actor: Jim Gaffigan. Jeff Gaffigan is a successful stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer. Jeff has been able to carve out a successful career in comedy while being a “clean comic” who rarely uses profanity in his routines. He persevered through a road of challenges and failures, and now he’s at the top of his game. He conquered his fears and is living his dream. So, get ready to learn how to pursue your dreams on Episode 857. Some Questions I Ask:How did you get into comedy? (9:00)What have you learned in 30 years of comedy? (13:25)What have you learned about people? (15:47)Who was more inspirational in your life, mom or dad? (23:20)Do you think that 20-year-old Jimmy would believe where you are now? (35:00)How do you balance work and family? (38:45)In This Episode You Will Learn:How to get over your fear of public speaking (9:10)How to deal with frustration in your career (19:50)How Jim found that failure is part of the process (37:30)How to be empowered by family challenges (48:29)How Jim gets the crowd back on his side when he feels he’s lost them (51:15)Why you need to find your voice (56:30)If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes, and more at http://wwwlewishowes.com/857 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes.
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sendagire nisha

Very educative

Oct 18th
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Harmony Vanderhorst

I love your podcast. One of the things I like most about it, is that it is clean and I can listen with my children! You do such a great job interviewing people by bringing out their best qualities with great interesting conversations! keep up the good work!

Sep 18th
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Excellence to strive for

i am new to your podcast, i've watched some of your yt episodes in the past, and it's just such an amazing content, keep pushing forward, best of luck 💪💪😁

Sep 17th
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Brian Magnani

Another fantastic episode. one of the best I've heard so far.

Sep 6th
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Brian Magnani

Need more of this stuff. love it.

Sep 6th
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Brian Magnani

Been devouring these podcasts past few weeks, this is one of a few episodes that stands apart. A must for anyone wanting to get started or is trying to become an influencer. Great stuff thanks Lewis.

Sep 6th
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Lisa Moreno

Kyle is amazing! II already have his book and the information in it is profound. Love his work. Look forward to the future of what he has coming out!

Sep 5th
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Robert Lee

fuckin bullshit tag line. of course it can be taught. it's all in how you raise your kid.

Aug 26th
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Rebecka Yaeger

This was an amazingly profound episode and it couldn't have come at a better time in my life. I felt like I was right there with you! ❤

Aug 22nd
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Stacey Fitzgerald

this was so awesome. I could relate so deeply growing up with trauma and my struggles to overcome and replaying things in so many areas of my life. thank you for sharing💞

Aug 5th
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Gillian Urquhart

1p1p0

Aug 2nd
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Wade Barrett

Awesome content

Jul 31st
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Gideon Ebelebe

Thanks for feeding our mind.

Jul 16th
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MAHMOUD POURJAFAR

greate podcast

Jul 15th
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frank bennett

he tells a story about an author changing the lanquage she writes in to get back to beginners mind. what was her name?

Jul 12th
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dushjr

I can't take this bitch seriously

Jul 9th
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Sandra Vicente

llll

Jun 21st
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Darshika Manral

Hi Lewis!! Thanks for assimilating these talks, really enjoyed it.. Could you also please share the links for the full talks with the speakers? I tried searching with their name in your channel but somehow not able to find them. Will be really grateful to you! Thanks!!

Jun 19th
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Crissi Dares

What happened to this episode? I wanted to listen again and make notes

Jun 19th
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