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Author: Lewis Howes

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Lewis Howes is a New York Times best-selling author, 2x All-American athlete, keynote speaker, and entrepreneur. The School of Greatness shares inspiring interviews from the most successful people on the planet—world-renowned leaders in business, entertainment, sports, science, health, and literature—to inspire YOU to unlock your inner greatness and live your best life.

750 Episodes
On today's 5-minute Friday, we take stock of the first half of 2020. Although it's been a difficult year, Lewis reminds us that challenges can be opportunities for growth, and every day is another chance to make a positive impact on your life and the world.-For more: Mel Robbins interview is so powerful: how to unlock your creativity:
"It’s important to hold space for the suffering and acknowledge it, but it can’t be all there is."Lewis is joined by Emmy Award-nominated actress and Emmy-winning producer Laverne Cox for a powerful conversation on gender, race, self-doubt, success, and so much more. Laverne is out with a new Netflix film, "Disclosure," which examines how transgender people have been depicted in film and television over the past century.-For more: Les Brown interview is so powerful: out my impactful conversation with Kevin Hart:
“Curiosity is the only way we bridge gaps, the only way we build knowledge.”Lewis is joined by #1 New York Times best-selling author, multi-billion viewed YouTuber, and Internet entrepreneur Hank Green to discuss why attention is the most valuable commodity in the world, why it's smart to think of ideas as business models, and why we need to break down the walls around vulnerability and curiosity.-For more: to Gary Vee on mindset, family, and the future of business: Mel Robbins interview is so powerful:
On today's 5-minute Friday, Lewis shares an unsettling experience he had last week and meditates on the complicated relationship between wealth, success, happiness, and fulfillment.-For more:
"Someone’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality."Lewis chats with motivational speaking icon Les Brown to discuss how to define your own reality, why mental resolve is the most important skill there is, and how to use difficult moments as opportunities for growth. Les also recounts impactful stories from his childhood that helped inform his beliefs on racial injustice in America.-For more: Robbins shares the secret mindset habits to build confidence: Nichols on the key to abundance and success:
“When the world feels upside down, you always have the power to make it right.”Lewis sits down with motivational speaker, author, and old friend Mel Robbins to discuss how to make the most of challenging situations, break negative patterns, overcome childhood trauma, and think about confidence in a whole new way. Mel also talks about the opportunity we all have during COVID-19's "great pause," and why she's committed to using her platform to fight racial injustice.-Listen to Mel's first interview on School of Greatness: Harris can help you become 10% happier: "podcast" to 614-350-9360 to start a conversation with Lewis
On today's 5-minute Friday, Lewis acknowledges Juneteenth, America's oldest national holiday commemorating the end of slavery. Then Reverend Michael Beckwith discusses ongoing systemic racism, and how we can start to heal this country.-For our full interview with Reverend Michael Beckwith: "podcast" to 614-350-9360 to start a conversation with Lewis
"It’s mindbody. There’s no distinction between the two. It’s not mind and body. It’s not mind-body. It’s mindbody."Lewis talks health with family medicine practitioner Doctor Mike, who's also a YouTube star offering entertaining, reliable, evidence-based medical information. They discuss the simple daily steps you can take to improve your health, the online "advice" that could be killing you, and how gratitude has actual physical benefits. Doctor Mike also breaks down the latest developments in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the misinformation you should avoid.-For more Doctor Mike: Lewis' interview with nutrition expert Dr. Rhonda Patrick: text 614-350-9360 to start a conversation with Lewis
"Psychological stress has a pretty profound effect on the immune system."Lewis is joined by Dr. Rhonda Patrick, a biomedical science PhD, to discuss her research on nutrition, aging, and stress. They discuss the four must-eat foods for longevity, the "healthy" foods that are actually problematic, the dangers of the self-love movement, and more.-For more Dr. Rhonda Patrick: Lewis' interview with yogi and mystic Sadhguru: text 614-350-9360 to start a conversation with Lewis
On today's 5-minute Friday, Lewis discusses the importance of taking care of yourself—physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually—especially during this unique and challenging time. He gives four concrete daily steps to making sure you have the energy and focus to face your challenges and achieve your goals.-For more: to harness your mind with Sadhguru: to Super Bowl Champion Michael Bennett discuss athletes and activism: out Reverend Michael Beckwith's advice for healing America:
"If you are constantly stepping into unfamiliar situations in your life, that means you are growing at a rapid pace."Lewis sits down with influential yogi, mystic, and visionary Sadhguru to learn how to transform your approach to thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations in order to live a more fulfilling, less painful life. They discuss the problem with taking our existence too seriously, why mindfulness is the wrong way to think about meditation, and how adults can unlock the joy we all experience in childhood.For more, check out And text 614-350-9360 to start a conversation with Lewis.
"It’s time for us to put our titles down and acknowledge that we’re all human beings."Lewis is joined by Super Bowl Champion Michael Bennett to discuss the NFL's response to the protests against racial injustice, Michael's opinions on the relationship between athletes and activism, and whether he had any fear of backlash when he began publicly supporting Colin Kaepernick. They also discuss Michael's journey from undrafted free agent to Pro Bowl defensive end, what he's learned from being a father to three daughters, and his new podcast, "Mouthpeace."-For more: out: Lewis' impactful interview with Reverend Michael Beckwith-Text: 614-350-3960 to start a conversation with Lewis
On today's 5-Minute Friday, Lewis discusses what he's been meditating on during this challenging and eye-opening week in America: being a good listener. Having a compassionate ear and an open mind are essential attributes for growth, and truly listening has never been more important than right now.-For more: out: Lewis' impactful interview with Reverend Michael Beckwith-Text: 614-350-3960 to start a conversation with Lewis
"I am here to contribute to a kind and just global society. Let me be an instrument of peace."As thousands around America continue to protest racial injustice in the wake of George Floyd's death, Lewis is joined by Reverend Michael Beckwith to discuss how to fight against racism, how to think and talk about our biases, and how to create a more loving, compassionate, equal country.Resources:-Anti-Racism for White People-Guide to Allyship-For more, visit And text Lewis at 614-350-3960 to start a conversation.
“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.For more tips on happiness, visit And text Lewis at 614-350-3960.
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.For more School of Greatness, visit And text Lewis at 614-350-3960
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:
“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.For more Dave Rubin on the School of Greatness, visit And text Lewis at 614-350-3960.
"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. For more Dan Harris on the School of Greatness, visit And text Lewis at 614-350-3960.
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.For more Kevin Hart on the School of Greatness, visit And text Lewis at 614-350-3960.
Comments (315)

Fabrício Monteiro

you're a legend Lewis, thanks for all the knowledge! you changed my life for better 😊 big hug from Portugal! 🔥

Jul 3rd

Henry Suryawirawan

Great episode for reflection! Thanks for sharing!

Jun 26th

Kaisa Siipilehto

thanks! such a great episode <3

Jun 24th

wilfride mpakou

very good!!!

Jun 12th


hey there I was looking to promote my podcast... is there any window open?

Jun 9th


blah blah blah blah blah blah. on and on and on and on.

Jun 1st

Jake Wain

I highly recommend this episode from school of greatness!!! even if you've never cared to listen to any of the others this one is information and power packed I will definitely be listening to it again & remember to take notes.

May 26th

Henry Suryawirawan

Amazing and powerful podcast!

May 15th

Nour Hane

Really loved and enjoyed this episode!!!❤

May 11th

Jake Wain

I got so much out of this!! 👏👏👏

May 10th

Rahul av

Such a great episode. Exactly what I wanted today. All about faith n fear

May 9th

Yasmin Riazi

loved this episode I learned a lot👌👌❤❤❤

May 8th

Леонид Такеев

Awesome lady! thx 👍👍

May 5th

Danilo Antezana

do You have a transcript of this episode?

Apr 26th
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Awesome session!

Apr 14th
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first 7 minutes of ads?? you gotta be kidding me

Apr 7th
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Aygun Farhadi

❤❤❤ 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🕊🕊

Mar 25th

Travis Chang

lengthy, aimless of the worst podcast. unsubbed, waste of time. this isn't meant to degrade but an honest opinion.

Mar 21st
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Maritza Madrid

and to add with the video, there is hope! and there will be one day when there will be peace and unity

Mar 20th

Maritza Madrid

wanted to share this video, there is an answer as to why we suffer. please see this short video with answer from the Bible. much love !

Mar 20th
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