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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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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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Soul elevating content with each episode

By Amy VanSlam - Jan 25 2020
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Thank you beyond words for getting messages out about trauma, anxiety, vulnerabilities and faith...the things few talk about with the depth you bring to every episode. I specialize in healing trauma as a therapist and life coach and I’m on my own lifelong journey of healing trauma globally and getting the word out (and eliminating stigma). Numbing, denying, ignoring our need for healing only starves the world of our greatness! It truly is a beautiful lifelong journey of unwrapping the most beautiful parts of our soul and you bring it every week with each episode!

This is how I start my commute!

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Thanks for all you do! Love the 5 minutes Friday!

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6102 Ratings
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5170
353
204
141
234

Soul elevating content with each episode

By Amy VanSlam - Jan 25 2020
Read more
Thank you beyond words for getting messages out about trauma, anxiety, vulnerabilities and faith...the things few talk about with the depth you bring to every episode. I specialize in healing trauma as a therapist and life coach and I’m on my own lifelong journey of healing trauma globally and getting the word out (and eliminating stigma). Numbing, denying, ignoring our need for healing only starves the world of our greatness! It truly is a beautiful lifelong journey of unwrapping the most beautiful parts of our soul and you bring it every week with each episode!

This is how I start my commute!

By Hendrikjeb - Dec 24 2019
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Thanks for all you do! Love the 5 minutes Friday!
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The School of Greatness

Latest release on Jan 27, 2020

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Randy Jackson on Mastery, Health, and Success

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“It’s not who you think you want to be, it’s who you actually are that’s going to lead you out of the darkness into the forever light.”


  • If you had seen Justin Bieber on American Idol, do you think he would have made it to the final round? (2:20)
  • Why do great shows stop when they are still popular? (10:33)
  • What got you into music in the first place? (15:40)
  • Who are the greatest musicians you have played with? (23:23)
  • Who is the most unique artist out there right now? (25:40)
  • What are the top 3 moments of your life so far? (27:40)
  • How do you stay open to blessings? (30:50)
  • How did you keep getting asked by huge artists to work on their albums? (38:55)
  • What is unique about Unify Labs supplements? (48:15)


  • How artists are often their own worst enemy (4:27)
  • Where Randy came up with the idea for America’s Best Dance Crew (6:40)
  • Why simple ideas become the most popular (12:12)
  • Why jazz musicians are the greatest musicians in the world (20:05)
  • How to get the best opportunities even if you’re not the most talented (33:53)
  • How Randy got his health in order after years of being overweight (42:20)


If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/907 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes

Jan 27 2020

1hr 5mins

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Put People First

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Leaders value their people.

Dale Partridge is an incredibly successful serial entrepreneur who has not only made several fortunes, but has spoken on stages like Facebook HQ, created a massive social media following, and is a well-known author.

But what I’ve learned from Dale about business, relationships, leadership, and life is beyond any of that.

Sometimes you need to look far outside your circle to get insight on how to reach the next level. I was in this position a few years ago. I wasn’t learning anything new to market my business online.

And that’s when I met Dale.

We recorded this podcast episode a few years ago, and I wanted to feature a clip of it on 5 Minute Friday where we talk about the best ways to interact with your employees to create an incredible culture.

This to me is one of the most overlooked but essential parts of being a good leader - and a good entrepreneur. 

I'm excited for you to hear Dale's insight on what he has learned about this in Episode 906.

If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/906 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes

Jan 24 2020

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Grant Cardone: Overcome Insecurities and Build Your Billion Dollar Brand

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Even the most successful people are insecure.

There is one guest I keep having on the podcast who is unlike any other.

He always says exactly what he thinks. He talks about money in a real, relatable way. And when he comes on the show, he shows his soft side and cries.

Yes, I'm talking about my good friend, Grant Cardone.

Grant was in town a couple of weeks ago and stopped by to record an episode with me. Since this is becoming a yearly tradition, we covered a lot of what he has learned in the last year as he has scaled his businesses. It was amazing to hear his perspective on what can be accomplished in a year (and a decade.)

CEO of CardoneCapital, international speaker, entrepreneur and author of The 10X Rule & creator of 21 best-selling business programs, Grant Cardone owns & operates seven privately held companies and a $1.5B portfolio of multifamily properties. Named the #1 marketer to watch by Forbes Magazine, Cardone is also the founder of the The 10X Movement & The 10 Growth Conference, the world’s largest business & entrepreneur conference.

I love pushing Grant to think bigger about his already huge goals. In this conversation, he opened up about how his wife Elena pushes him in this way, what his daughters have taught him about fun and love, and why insecurity is still a huge factor in his life.

If you're ready to expand your mindset and face your biggest fears, this conversation will take you there in Episode 905.

  • Do you think insecurity is a good thing? (10:12)
  • What’s your definition of success? (12:40)
  • How do you get over the insecurity that comes at you? (16:18)
  • How do you get your head out of the mechanics to make your dream possible? (25:20)
  • What have your kids taught you about being a better person? (43:07)
  • What are the non-negotiables everyone should have in order to make money? (49:45)


  • The way Grant still doubts himself and how he gets over that (1:08)
  • Something big to let go of in 2020 (5:07)
  • Why we are trained to think small (10:45)
  • The most insecure moment Grant experienced last year (14:00)
  • Why it’s helpful to have a partner who thinks bigger than you do (18:41)
  • How to talk to your spouse about money on a regular basis (27:25)
  • How Grant went from no money at almost 50 to where he is today (29:50)
  • Why taking care of your health is so important to your financial success (32:30)
  • Why changing your friends is so important for your growth (37:55)
  • Why Grant doesn’t put dates on his goals (41:35)
  • Why you should never take advice from a millionaire (48:25)
  • Plus much more...


If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/905 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes

Jan 22 2020

1hr 8mins

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Live a Longer Life and Reverse Aging with Dr. David Sinclair

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Aging is a disease.

Everyone gets old. But did you ever think of the symptoms of aging as a disease that can be cured?

I'd heard about Dr. David Sinclair and his ground-breaking longevity research, and I knew he would be a fascinating person to interview about this idea.

We ended up going really deep into the science of why we age, how to reverse it, and what is actually in our control.

David told stories he'd never shared before, and I kept asking questions because I was so interested in what he was telling me.

David Sinclair is a professor in the Department of Genetics and co-director of the Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging at Harvard Medical School. He is an inventor on 35 patents and has received more than 35 awards and honors. In 2014, he was on Time Magazine’s list of the “100 Most Influential People in the World,” and listed as Time's Top 50 in healthcare in 2018.

In this conversation, we discussed all of my top questions on why we age, how much of it is reversible, and all of the ways I've heard to increase your longevity and health.

David is a wealth of wisdom on all these topics, and he also shared some of the hardest times of his life, including watching his mother die of lung cancer and why that impacted his work so much.

If you are committed to improving your health and living a long and healthy life, this conversation is a must-listen in Episode 904.

  • Is it possible to reverse death? (7:42)
  • What are the main ways to turn on the longevity genes? (9:30)
  • How do you say no to all the food offers around you? (17:30)
  • How did you get fascinated by longevity and anti-aging? (19:15)
  • How did you recover from a major career setback? (37:06)
  • What was the biggest lesson you learned from a year of being homeless? (49:28)
  • How important are heat and cold therapy to anti-aging? (59:38)
  • What is the ideal way to use fasting to improve your health? (1:05:42)
  • How old do you think you’ll be able to live? (1:14:15)
  • How much does inflammation play into the longevity of your life? (1:20:44)


  • How our body’s built-in defenses against aging work (1:12)
  • Why 3 meals a day is too much food for most people (10:09)
  • The main benefits of a plant-based diet for longevity (13:13)
  • Why it’s important to remember that there will always be another meal (15:10)
  • Why death is so shocking to us even though it happens all the time (21:01)
  • The molecule that has been proven to protect against a variety of diseases (29:34)
  • The story that David has never told of how he was homeless after college (44:45)
  • How cells lose their ability to stay young (55:32)
  • Lewis’ experience doing a cold-exposure intensive in Poland with Wim Hof (1:08:45)
  • Plus much more...


If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/904 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes

Jan 20 2020

1hr 39mins

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Build From the Ground Up

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Entrepreneurs need vision.

If you could interview 200 of the top entrepreneurs in the country, do you think you’d find some similarities?

Amy Wilkinson guessed that she would.

And she did.

Over 5 years of research later, she wrote a book that examines the top 6 traits that very successful entrepreneurs share.

Amy is a brilliant woman who has worked at the White House and co-founded a company in Silicon Valley (as well as taught at Ivy League universities).

In our conversation, we discuss these top traits and Amy gives awesome (real life) examples to illustrate each one. I took a clip from the original episode when Amy was on the show in which she shares examples of how to bridge the gap between your competition and build your vision from the ground up on 5 Minute Friday in Episode 903.


If you enjoyed this episode, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/903 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes

Jan 17 2020

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Master the Art of Negotiating in Business and Life with Former FBI Agent Chris Voss

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There's a way to always get what you want.

And it doesn't mean you need to be a tyrant. The art of negotiating is what each of us can learn in order to consistently and confidently get people on our side. 

To learn this art, I brought back a super popular guest from a few years ago, former FBI negotiator Chris Voss. Since our first interview, he has only grown in popularity, and I knew he'd have new insights about how to use the art of negotiation in business and life.

Chris is not just a teacher and an author.

During Chris’s 24 year tenure in the FBI, he was trained in the art of negotiation by not only the FBI but Scotland Yard and Harvard Law School. He has used his many years of experience in international crisis and high-stakes negotiations to develop a unique program and team that applies these globally proven techniques to the business world. Now he runs a top consulting company and teaches negotiation to graduate students at universities like Harvard and Georgetown.

In this conversation, we discussed several ways you can negotiate in your day to day life, including getting discounts on anything you buy, closing huge business deals, and walking away from deals and relationships that will never work out. I can't wait for you to hear what Chris has to teach in Episode 902.

  • How can we navigate emotional issues without getting too emotional about it? (2:40)
  • How often did you fall backwards as an FBI negotiator and get reactive? (8:06)
  • What are the biggest findings you learned about negotiation since your book came out? (16:47)
  • What are the most common negotiations that anyone goes through on a daily basis? (29:04)
  • How can you not take criticism personally? (49:48)
  • How important is intention before you begin a negotiation? (57:02)
  • How do you handle a negotiation that has gone south so that you don’t burn a bridge? (1:03:04)
  • What hostage negotiation tactics do you use on a daily basis? (1:06:30)
  • What’s the best approach for someone who wants to buy something? (1:08:14)


  • How you can learn to not get defensive when triggered (5:44)
  • Tools to use when making a deal in business (13:02)
  • Why asking “why” questions makes people defensive (21:40)
  • Ways to negotiate client deals if you are just starting out in your career (27:25)
  • The formula to get people to do things for you because they feel like it (31:48)
  • How to be a great sounding board for someone to work through their feelings (40:35)
  • A role-playing exercise you can do with a friend to practice negotiation (51:51)
  • Plus much more...


If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/902 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes

Jan 15 2020

1hr 30mins

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Rob Dyrdek: From Small Town Skateboarder to Media Mogul Empire

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I KNOW I ALWAYS SAY I'M EXCITED ABOUT EACH EPISODE OF THE SCHOOL OF GREATNESS.

But I’m REALLY excited about this episode.

And not just because the guest is another Ohio boy! (But I wore one of my best Ohio shirts and hats when he came by the studio.)

You probably already know him from his multiple hit shows on MTV. Or from his long list of world records in skateboarding. Or for his incredible branding with labels like DC shoes.

Even if you’ve somehow never heard of Rob Dyrdek, you’re in for a huge treat.

Rob is cool for many reasons. But I literally couldn’t stop asking him questions during this interview because he is so SMART when it comes to business, entrepreneurship, focus, habits, and vision. Just a few of my favorite things 🙂

Rob and I dove deep into all these topics, as well as the real motivation behind all of them – to create happiness now. We recorded this episode a few years ago, but I wanted to bring it back because what Rob teaches is still so relevant and powerful for entrepreneurs today.

I know you’ll get just as much out of it as I did in Episode 901 with the legendary Rob Dyrdek.

  • How do you describe yourself and your bio? (35:26)
  • How do you manage your energy so that you're always full? (40:33)
  • What are you non-negotiable daily habits? (58:46)


  • How Rob got royalties on a third of DC shoes' entire line in his mid-twenties (4:45)
  • What the term "stirfry" means in entrepreneurship (5:52)
  • What the difference is between a business and an idea (12:08)
  • Why Rob embraces stalkers (16:24)
  • The story behind his sister getting married inside the Fantasy Factory (19:20)
  • How Fantasy Factory almost didn't make it on air (26:45)
  • The story of how Rob almost died surfing with Laird Hamilton (33:38)
  • How to be happy everyday (38:18)
  • The key to living a balanced and full life (43:20)
  • How Rob's life changed when he met Tony Robbins (43:52)
  • Why it's so important to pick one thing to master (44:50)
  • Plus much more...


If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/901 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes

Jan 13 2020

1hr 29mins

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Aim for Wonder Over Success

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“I didn’t ask for success, I asked for wonder.” - Abraham Joshua Heschel

We talk a lot about building businesses, physical health, and a champion’s mindset on  The School of Greatness.

What we don’t talk about as often is the part of greatness that is harder to define and explain: spirituality.

But that’s not because it’s not important.

I had never heard of today’s guest until a friend told me I had to get him on the show.

And once I learned about him, I agreed.

Rob Bell is an author, pastor, and incredible human being who has not only built one of the fastest growing churches in America, but become a voice for anyone who is seeking to understand faith and spirituality in today’s world.

He has authored several books on these subjects, done shows with Oprah, and toured the world at concert venues giving stand-up performances about spirituality, religion, and faith.

In this 5 Minute Friday episode, I wanted to share a clip from the very first episode I recorded with Rob on the podcast. He talks about the difference between wonder and success, and why we should be aiming for the first.


If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/900 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes

Jan 10 2020

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Brene Brown: Create True Belonging and Heal the World

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THIS ONE IS WORTH A REPEAT.

Yes, one of the MOST requested guests on the show (since I launched it), has been this incredible woman.

She has one of the most watched TED talks of all time. She is a three-time #1 NYT bestselling author (and soon to be four). She has changed the face of emotional intelligence, relationships, and self-acceptance for millions of people.

But her area of expertise is one that not many people are willing to talk about — shame and vulnerability.

I’m talking about the one and only Brené Brown.

Brené is a research professor at the University of Houston. But once her TED talk blew up the internet a few years ago, she has appeared on much bigger platforms around the world, including Oprah, the New York Times, and many others.

Not only have her books changed millions of people’s perspectives on what it actually means to be brave, authentic, and loved, she has started a conversation that has created a ripple effect among other thought leaders.

I’ve been aware of her work for years, quoted it in my books, and followed her patiently, waiting for the right time to interview her for the podcast.

The time came a couple of years ago, on the eve of her newest book launch, and what we discussed was so powerful. I loved this episode so much, I decided to re-post it at the top of this new year as a reminder to all of us about how important these topics are.

Not only did we get into what it means to truly belong (the topic of her newest book), we got real about the tragic events happening in our country and what we get to do to change what’s going on.

  • How do we find out who we are? (6:08)
  • What is the time in your life you have been the most alone? (11:13)
  • If you had a message to give to our nation’s leader, what would you say? (44:45)


  • What belonging truly means (3:45)
  • What makes people complex (7:01)
  • What every parent needs to know about when their kids grow up (13:44)
  • Why parents are so defensive about their parenting style (18:52)
  • How to support men in being willing to discuss vulnerable topics (24:30)
  • How to handle speaking up about sensitive topics (30:01)
  • Why people hold onto hate (33:50)
  • Why our avoidance of pain is causing so many huge issues (36:35)
  • What Brene would say to all the men in the world (46:36)
  • How to deal with shame (since we can’t get rid of it) (48:58)
  • Plus much more…


If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/899 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes

Jan 08 2020

1hr 2mins

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Change Yourself in Order to Change the World with Dhar Mann

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CHANGE STARTS WITH YOU.

Most of us have faced one big failure so far in our lives. A huge rock bottom. A super hard time. But Dhar Mann has faced 3 massive failures and he's only in his mid-30s. 

I knew about Dhar years ago, when he was a mega-successful Instagram influencer living the life. Or so it seemed. 

Dhar Mann is a serial entrepreneur who has experienced the highs and lows of success. From funding millions of dollars in real estate loans at 19, to his time in the medical marijuana industry, to scaling an eight-figure cosmetics business, he has a proven ability to build companies. Most recently he has become the fastest growing viral video creator in less than one year with over 3 billion views across Facebook, IGTV, and YouTube.

Recently, I became friends with Dhar in real life and was blown away by his story of shallow success, failure, rock bottom, reinvention, and true success today. 

After disappearing from social media for 4 years, losing everything, including his reputation, and getting into legal trouble, Dhar has reappeared as a new man. I loved hearing him tell his full story, for the first time publicly, and the wisdom he has learned from losing everything to building it back the right way. I'm excited for you to hear this story yourself in Episode 898 with Dhar Mann.

  • What was the final thing that made you pull away from social media for 4 years? (8:26)
  • Why did you feel like you had to be an early success story? (44:05)
  • What’s been your biggest lesson on creating viral content? (1:02:34)
  • What should someone focus on when creating content for social media? (1:05:22)


  • The story Dhar hasn’t shared publicly yet about his biggest failures (13:20)
  • Why your reputation is worth more than money (30:05)
  • What happens when you accept that you are the problem (31:54)
  • Why you must be in the right mindset to take advantage of opportunities (36:12)
  • Why Dhar waited so long to come back on social media (54:00)
  • How to stay positive while building your brand and content when no one is watching (56:30)
  • Plus much more...


If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/898 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes

Jan 06 2020

1hr 18mins

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