Rank #1: Heal Your Body with Your Mind: Dr. Joe Dispenza
Dr. Joe Joe Dispenza, D.C. is an international lecturer, researcher, corporate consultant, author, and educator who has been invited to speak in more than 32 countries on five continents. As a lecturer and educator, he is driven by the conviction that each of us has the potential for greatness and unlimited abilities. In his easy-to-understand, encouraging, and compassionate style, he has educated thousands of people, detailing how they can rewire their brains and recondition their bodies to make lasting changes. As a researcher, Dr. Joe’s passion can be found at the intersection of the latest findings from the fields of neuroscience, epigenetics, and quantum physics to explore the science behind spontaneous remissions. He uses that knowledge to help people heal themselves of illnesses, chronic conditions, and even terminal diseases so they can enjoy a more fulfilled and happy life, as well as evolve their consciousness. The mind is so much more powerful than we give it credit for. Be ready to open your mind, learn how to be present, and heal yourself permanently on Episode 679. Some Questions I Ask: What was the theory about water from What the Bleep? (1:17) What are the four common things people do to heal with their mind? (8:44) How do we become greater than the body? (14:44) Do you rehearse where you want to be daily?(23:17) What does it take to change? (32:35) Your body will create balance for you? (38:27) What if we want good things to come faster? (46:22) When was the last time you felt an overwhelming about of love? (50:44) What’s your definition of surrender? (58:07) What challenge would you give out listeners? (1:06:24) In This Episode You Will Learn: When Dr. Joe started believing in the philosophy that the mind can heal anything (2:27) Why we stay stuck in bad relationships and bad jobs (11:07) How we can change our energy (31:34) How you can get to the point where you are in the present (35:33) How to get into the heart (42:12) When you experience the most love (47:56) If Dr. feels like he’s answered the questions for himself (57:48) What Dr. Joe’s mission is right now (59:28) Dr. Joe’s greatest teacher (1:11:24) What the Quantum Field is (20:33) How to change your life (31:04)
Rank #2: Rachel Hollis: How to Build Confidence, Believe in Yourself and Become Your Best Self
There are three fears we struggle with the most: The fear of failure The fear of success And the fear of judgment. The center of all of those fears is “I am not enough.” When we get past that, we can step into anything. People-pleasing is an issue a lot of us face. It’s crazy how we can allow one person’s opinion of us to hold us back. That’s why I really enjoyed my conversation with a bestselling mom who overcame her need to make other people happy: Rachel Hollis. Rachel had been working for over a decade on her career, her marriage, and her brand before her career took off. She wrote six books that hardly sold any copies. Her seventh book became a hit. Her life changed with one viral post that created the momentum for her bestselling book. Girl, Wash Your Face has over a million copies sold and is growing every week. She is host of the RISE Podcast and co-host of the RISE Together podcast. She is a mother of four who was named one of the "Top 30 Entrepreneurs under 30" by Inc. Magazine. She is an amazing example of the power of not giving up. So learn how to follow your dreams and live for yourself (even if you’re a mom) on Episode 697.
Rank #3: Barbara Corcoran: Success in Business and Life
Finding your career isn’t something you decide in your head. You have to try lots of things. Put yourself in different environments. Pay attention to what makes you happy. Little by little, you’ll find the right path. When you do, you’ll be unstoppable. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about what makes a great entrepreneur with someone who knew she had found her calling once she became a realtor: Barbara Corcoran. Barbara Corcoran is a Real Estate Queen, Shark Tank Shark, and Host of the "Business Unusual" Podcast. Barbara Corcoran’s credentials include straight D’s in high school and college and twenty jobs by the time she turned twenty-three. It was her next job that would make her one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country when she took a $1000 loan to start The Corcoran Group. Barbara is famously brash and blunt, bold and courageous, and a brilliant identifier of opportunity and talent (often invisible to others). She believes that the key to success in business is not the idea but the person. An entrepreneur's passion and drive can make or break a business. So get ready to learn what makes a great entrepreneur on Episode 766. Some Questions I Ask: What’s the angriest you’ve ever been in your life? (11:00) When did you learn to communicate so directly? (24:00) What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned from being one of ten kids? (26:30) When do you feel the most loved? (30:00) What are the smart industries to go into right now? (45:00) What three questions would you ask a potential buyer? (1:02:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: What type of partnerships are the most successful (19:00) Why guilt is the worst thing for a relationship (23:00) The importance of social media in business (40:00) The two qualities Barbara looks for in an entrepreneur (49:00) What makes Donald Trump a good salesman (57:00) What to do with profit you make in your business (1:11:00)
Rank #4: Kobe Bryant: Mamba Mentality and The Mind of a Champion
Kobe is widely regarded as one of the best basketball players of all time. He’s won five NBA championships with the Lakers and led the NBA in scoring during two seasons. He’s an 18-time All-Star, 15-time member of the All-NBA Team, 12-time member of the All-Defensive Team. He holds the NBA record for the most seasons played with one franchise for an entire career: 20 seasons. In 2018, he received an Academy Award for his animated short “Dear Basketball.” He also just launched a podcast called The Punies that teaches kids morals and history in a really fun way. Kobe’s known for what he calls his Mamba Mentality, but it’s his big heart that is truly admirable. He is constantly reinventing himself and continuing to pursue new dreams. There is so much power in his energy and presence. I know you’re really going to love this one. So get ready to learn all about Mamba Mentality and how to embrace failure on Episode 691. Some Questions I Ask: Who was your greatest teacher? (7:10) What are some other things you do to raise the level of your teammates? (17:00) What’s been your greatest challenge since leaving the game? (20:30) What’s a constant theme in your life? (24:40) Why is storytelling important to you? (25:39) What’s your greatest weakness? (34:35) In This Episode You Will Learn: All about the “Mamba Mentality” (12:20) Why he has a passion of storytelling (26:00) Why you should be excited about failure (27:10) Kobe’s greatest moment in 20 seasons of basketball (36:14) Kobe’s daily routine (39:00)
Rank #5: Love, Intimacy, and Relationships with Stephan Speaks
We all want connection. We all want an amazing, sexy, supportive romantic relationship. So why is it so hard to find the person who can fill that position? Most often, it’s not other people that are the problem- it’s ourselves. We have so much hurt from our past that we haven’t worked through that keeps us from experience true connection with someone else. Hurt people hurt people. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I discuss what is keeping people from accepting love and why marriages fail with an incredible relationship guru: Stephan Labossiere. Stephan Labossiere a.k.a Stephan Speaks is a certified relationship coach, speaker, and author. From understanding the opposite sex to navigating the paths and avoiding the pitfalls of relationships and self-growth, Stephan's relationship advice and insight help countless individuals achieve an authentically amazing life. Seen, heard and chronicled in national and international media outlets including; the Tom Joyner Morning Show, The Examiner, ABC, and Huffington Post Live, to name a few. To coin a phrase by an individual who attended one of his speaking engagements, "he's definitely the relationship guy, all relationships all the time." Stephan talks about how important it is to heal before you get into a relationship. Otherwise, you’re going to be projecting your past hurt onto your partner. He says that the most important part of every relationship is connection. Connection will bring chemistry. So get ready to learn all about the things that make a romantic relationship last on Episode 730. Some Questions I Ask: Who runs away from relationships that have potential more? Men or Women? (15:00) What makes you an expert on relationships? (19:00) What’s the greatest lesson you’ve learned in a relationship? (22:00) What are the key things people should be looking for in a partner? (24:00) How often should we be talking about our sexual needs? (35:00) How do you manifest “the one?” (42:00) When someone feels like they have found “the one,” what are the conversations they should have to know it’s the right decision? (49:00) How do you know when you should end a relationship? (1:08:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: The number one thing holding people back from successful relationships (10:00) Why men ruin relationships more than women (18:00) How abstinence helped Stephan see things more clearly (20:00) The things that every great relationship needs (23:00) About the “Who Hurt Me” List (39:00) The attitude many women have that pushes men away (44:00) The truth about open relationships (58:00) The one thing that Stephan wishes men knew about women (1:13:00) And much more...
Rank #6: Brené Brown: Create True Belonging and Heal the World
FRIENDS, IT'S FINALLY HERE! 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.
Rank #7: From Drug Addict to Whole30 Founder: Melissa Hartwig
So many of us feel like we struggle with our weight. We search for diets and end up getting frustrated with them because the rules are hard to follow or they simply don’t work because there’s no 'one size fits all' solution. A while back I discovered a great, easy to use program called Whole30. It explains, step by step, how you can find the diet program that works for you. There’s a lot of people out there whose diet is making them sick. Maybe your friends can eat grains, but you can’t. Whole30 is designed to help you find exactly what YOU need. This system is one that felt so good I took it way past the 30-day mark. But the woman behind it is even more incredible.
Rank #8: John Gray: Overlooked and Undervalued but Not Forgotten
He wanted to be a lawyer. A singer. An actor. He thought he'd never get married, let alone have kids. He just wanted his dad to be around to fill the hole in his heart left by his absence. But instead, life served John Gray a different opportunity. And he has created something extraordinary because he chose to take it. John is one of the most powerful speakers I've ever heard (I saw him at Oprah's Super Soul Sessions recently). He's also a recording artist, a pastor, an author, a husband, and a father. Yes, all of that is possible together :)
Rank #9: Greg Louganis: Silence the Haters
As many of you know, I didn’t have friends growing up. I couldn’t read and write until late high school. I was goofy and gangly. I got made fun of all the time. Sports was something I could finally understand. I was able to prove myself by what I could accomplish on the field. But then I placed my self worth in what I could achieve in football. If I lost a game, I felt terrible. If I won, I felt great. It was so unhealthy. We need to be careful where we get our self-worth. Instead of earning it through outside validation, we should get it from the kindness in our heart, the positivity that we bring, and who you are. Learn to have unconditional love for yourself. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about self with the greatest diver in history who is also a great person and advocate: Greg Louganis. Greg Louganis is simply the greatest diver in history. Today, as a speaker, author, actor, activist, humanitarian and designer, he continues his tradition of excellence. Greg was the first openly gay diver in history. He is also HIV positive. He now uses his story to empower others. So get ready to learn about the mindset of an Olympic champion on Episode 767. Some Questions I Ask: What was the greatest lesson you learned during the Olympic boycott? (8:00) How would you approach your dives at The Olympics vs. practice? (12:00) What was your first Olympic dive like? (16:00) Were you driven to achieve because you were adopted? (20:00) How do you cope with something like an HIV diagnosis? (40:00) What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced in your life? (48:00) In This Episode You Will Learn: Why Greg thinks the Olympic boycott may have been a blessing (4:00) Why obstacles in training are important (9:00) How to tap into inspiration as opposed to fear (17:00) About Greg’s experience being HIV positive (35:00) How imagination and visualization can help you succeed despite all odds (39:00) The method Greg uses to teach visualization (1:00:00) Follow me on: Instagram: @lewishowes Twitter: @LewisHowes
Rank #10: The Science of Hunger, Optimal Health and Body Love with Celebrity Nutritionist Kelly LeVeque
My girlfriend recently started telling me I had to have a certain nutritionist come on the podcast. I didn't think much of it, but she persisted about how amazing she was, so I brought her on. Wow, I'm so glad I did. Kelly LeVeque is not only positive, glowing, and lives what she preaches when it comes to health and diet, but she is super knowledgeable about the science of how our bodies work. Within 10 minutes of the interview starting she was teaching me about exactly how and why I get hungry, what foods cause what hormones in my body to release, and so much more. I loved how nerdy she got about the science of hunger and healthy eating -- but she still kept everything easy to understand.
Rank #11: Marriage Secrets from a Divorce Lawyer with James Sexton
Marriage is something that is so important to people. In fact, you probably thought about what your wedding would be like as a child. When people go into a marriage they think so much about their venue, their cake, their guest list -- but they never really think about what they are signing up for. Marriage is, legally, one of the most important things you can do. You are signing away half of your life. And there’s nothing wrong with that - if it’s the right person. On this episode of The School of Greatness, I brought on someone who knows so much about people being with the wrong person and how to set yourself up for a great marriage: NYC divorce attorney James Sexton. James has intentionally focused his practice on divorce and family law since his graduation from Fordham Law School. In addition to his Juris Doctorate (Law Degree) he has a Master of Arts degree from New York University where he focused his graduate research on the areas of persuasive speech and propaganda studies. To top it all off, James is the author of the incredibly informative book on marriage, If You’re in My Office, You’re Already Too Late. On this episode he discusses how a lot of people rush into a serious relationship without ironing out all of the details. He shares the insights he’s learned from thousands upon thousands of failed marriages. And he shared why he still believes marriage is a good idea. Learn all of the inside secrets to creating a successful marriage, on Episode 626. Some Questions I Ask: Have there been any clients that were going to get a divorce then decided not to? (9:28) What is the technology of marriage? (10:35) What training would you want people to go through before getting married? (17:12) How long were you married for? (23:24) Do you feel like when marriage gets rough that they should throw in the towel or work through it? (27:36) What are the most important things to find out about your spouse before getting married? (32:08) When a couple is disconnected, what can they do to reconnect? (35:32) What are the top 3 reasons people get divorced? (38:56) What’s the best way to handle financial stress? (40:47) What is the real reason people cheat? (45:48) What does the government dictate in a marriage? (56:47) Would you ever get married again? (1:05:21) Is there a marriage you’ve seen that you admire a lot? (1:13:23) In This Episode You Will Learn: Why people tell more to their lawyers than their therapists (7:29) The real failure rate of marriages (13:16) What inspired James to write his book (20:45) When one client realized her marriage was over (30:02) The thing James loves about divorce law (34:36) The best thing people can do to solve their problems (38:15) The history of marriage (42:00) How to keep your sex life satisfying (49:54) The importance of a prenup (1:00:18) James’ marriage advice to his kids (1:11:06)
Rank #12: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds with David Goggins
Do you avoid challenging yourself? If you do, you’re cheating yourself of reaching your full potential. There is so much you can learn through pain. But we want to avoid it. We want to stay in our comfort zone. Growth, though, is found in the discomfort zone. You have to have the courage to face sickness, disappointment, and discomfort. That’s why I’m so excited to share this conversation I had with someone who has mastered the art of using pain as a way to better himself: David Goggins. David Goggins is a retired Navy SEAL and is the only member of the U.S. Armed Forces to complete SEAL training (including two Hell Weeks), the U.S. Army Ranger School (where he graduated as Enlisted Honor Man) and Air Force Tactical Air Controller training. David is indisputably one of the world’s best endurance athletes. He has completed over 60 endurance races, regularly placing in the top five and taken home first place several times. David says that if don’t give yourself a way out, your body will figure out a way to persevere. We are capable of so much more than we know. Mental toughness isn’t a class, it’s a lifestyle. Learn how to change your outlook on the “bad things” that happen to you and to be excited about what you can learn through hardship on Episode 715. Some Questions I Ask: What was the hardest obstacle to overcome growing up? (16:53) What was the greatest lesson your mom taught you? (25:04) When someone’s lacking confidence, how can they gain more? (33:37) What’s your biggest insecurity? (36:21) Do you have any fears today? (1:11:52) What’s the greatest lesson your father taught you? (1:26:50) In This Episode You Will Learn: What made David apply for the Military (23:04) What David believes the key to life is (35:44) Why getting sick was the best thing that ever happened to David (37:43) About the 40 Percent Rule (38:49) How to retrain your mind when you want to seek comfort (41:10) What haunts David the most (47:33) The importance of long-term gratification (1:04:20) Why you need to be quiet with yourself to succeed (1:11:08) David’s morning routine (1:17:18)
Rank #13: My Success Habits, Rituals and Morning Routine
How you start and end your day matters. I get a lot of questions from listeners about what my morning routine, daily habits and nighttime routines look like. So I decided it was time to record a solo episode answering this exact question so that anyone who asks can get a quick answer :) The truth is, I believe that healthy, consistent routines make a massive difference in our daily performance and our long term health and happiness. So even though I'm not perfect at following mine every day, I know what a big impact it makes when I do. Keep in mind that these are just my routines. I've developed them over years of trial and error. Some I got from playing sports, some from studying optimal health, some from going to meditation training, and some from friends. They all serve me, but what I hope you do after listening to this episode is choose habits that serve YOU. Habits are only as useful as the results we get from them, so I invite you to experiment with your own habits until you find ones that work. Here are my favorite ones in Episode 589. In this episode you will learn: What time I wake up (5:45) How I start my day (6:15) Why I make my bed every morning (9:15) How exercise cleanses us (10:08) My morning meditation ritual (12:22) My bedtime routine (17:21) How I prep for a big event or interview (22:34) Plus much more...
Rank #14: Cultivate A Monk Mindset with Jay Shetty
When I was growing up I always knew I wanted to be a professional athlete. Like many people, and probably you as well, my life changed in a very unexpected way. There is no way any of us can know where our life will go, and today’s guest took his life in a very different direction. Jay Shetty grew up thinking he would he an art director and loved design. As a teenager he was a troublemaker. He never would have thought his life of drugs and stealing cars would turn into the life of a monk. He made it to college and did well, but as soon as he graduated, he decided to go to India to spend three years studying how to find inner peace with monks. After three years Jay was asked to leave the monk hood. He was told he could do more good sharing to the world than staying in the monastery. Heartbroken, Jay left and eventually found the power of YouTube. He has gained amazing international success sharing the lessons he’s learned from his time as a monk teaching ancient wisdom on modern platforms. You will be surprised at how much of these lessons don’t just apply to life but also to business. He’s mastered the power of video marketing and storytelling and on this episode, he shared his insights on how to create powerful impact with media. We discussed the lessons he learned from spending time as a monk, what motivates people to take action, and how to find your purpose in the world. Discover all of that and much more, on Episode 608. Some Questions I Ask: Why did you decide you wanted to be a monk in the first place? (7:34) How many summers did you spend with them before you decided to join? (14:54) How would you commute? (21:27) Doesn’t personal growth also come from experiencing life? (25:32) Why are we wired for service? (32:42) Are there any weeds in your life right now? (40:06) What was the conversation like when your mentor said you had to leave? (43:24) When did you realize it started to take off? (55:28) Do you think every brand should be using video? (1:01:26) What’s the thing that makes someone want to share and leave a comment? (1:05:23) What’s something most people don’t know about you that you’re really proud of? (1:10:15) Is there anything you do during your day that you’re not proud of? (1:13:57) In This Episode You Will Learn: Why he fell in love with being a monk (13:46) What a typical day as a monk is like (16:14) How a monk detaches themselves from having a sex life (24:00) What he noticed the most about the outside world (27:54) The greatest lessons he learned being a monk (37:58) The thing he wants to create the most (41:40) When he realized he wanted to start creating videos (48:22) What people don’t understand about using videos for their business (58:34) How his wife went from student to master (1:12:26) And much, much more
Rank #15: 7 Steps to a Bulletproof Life with Chris Lee
Truly. Coach Chris Lee is a longtime podcast favorite (this is his 12th episode on the show!) and there's no mistake about why. Not only has he had a massive impact on my life as my coach, from the first time I took his workshop through today, but he has generously shared his wisdom with us on the show for years. There's a reason I keep bringing him back on. Chris knows the human psyche and heart really well. He understands why we do what we do and how to elevate our whole lives to the next level. That's what he's been coaching me on for years.
Rank #16: Your Thoughts Will Heal or Kill You with Marisa Peer
Marisa was listed in Tatler’s Guide to Britain’s 250 Best Practitioners and was the only woman on the Men’s Health’s list “Best of British.” She has over 25 years of experience whose clients include Olympians, Royalty, CEOs, and superstars. She’s the bestselling author of four books and makes frequent appearances on TV and radio. She’s helped thousands of people overcome a variety of issues. Marisa has started a radical #iamenough movement. Just saying those three words, I am enough, you can change your brain’s pattern and come from a place of self-love. The way we feel really comes down to the pictures we have in our head and the words that we say. It’s as simple as that. Marisa sees her mind as the horse, and she is the rider. Learn how to master your thoughts to master your world in Episode 695.
Rank #17: High Performance Habits from Master Coaches
This week I wanted to bring you something new. I’ve recorded well over six hundred episodes at this point. There’s been so much knowledge and wisdom from the brightest minds on the planet shared on the show. I know it can be overwhelming to try to take it all, so I'm bringing you a recap of some of the strongest wisdom I’ve received over the years of doing this podcast. For this episode I wanted to concentrate of high performance habits that I’ve learned from such amazing people as Brendon Burchard, Michael Gervais, Tony Robbins, and Mel Robbins. Each of these guests has reached the top of their game, and the biggest factor in that has been their habits. They set their mind to achieve something big and found a way to persevere even at some of the worst times. So what makes them different than you? Nothing. They aren’t super human and they aren’t luckier than you. If you take their words of wisdom, you’ll find how to overcome what’s holding you back. I hope you enjoy these nuggets of information I hand selected so you don’t have to dig for them. Please let me know what you think of this new format on social media. Now get ready to learn high performance habits from the masters, on Episode 635. Some Questions I Ask: Why do so many of us just focus on our strengths? (10:05) What’s the habit you take on with clarity for your life? (14:44) What’s slowing people down from being their best? (18:53) Why do we fear not being good enough? (19:37) How can we train our minds to overcome fear? (22:05) What are your personal philosophies? (22:47) How does someone continue to stay hungry? (31:42) In This Episode You Will Learn: What’s really correlated with high performance (4:40) 6 most important habits for high performance (6:00) Why you can’t just focus on your strengths (12:03) What your relationship with fear should look like (18:02) How to get to your personal best (21:38) Why you need to be clear about your philosophy (25:00) What makes us grow and what makes us change (27:18) The one common denominator among all successful people (30:00) What you can count on in life (32:41) The two states of life we live in (33:48) Two of my most significant life experiences so far (36:01) What happens during our highest experiences of life (37:28) The thing everyone you admire does (40:31) Plus much more
Rank #18: Danielle LaPorte: Own Your Truth
One of my favorite women in the world is back on the show today for her third episode. She is the queen of self-help, spirituality, and wisdom. So I got really excited when I saw that her newest book is an uncensored truth-telling about that world -- what most people won't admit to. Danielle LaPorte is one of the few people who can take on the myths surrounding the world of self-development and expose the truth . . . while still inspiring you to keep going in your own path. And that's just one reason why I love her.
Rank #19: Les Brown: Overcome All Odds and Change the World
I am so excited to finally be releasing this episode with the amazing Les Brown on The School of Greatness. Les is a motivational speaker who doesn’t just help people find inspiration, but helps them achieve greatness, and I think that this conversation will help you get a little closer to greatness, too. Les and his twin brother were adopted as infants and never knew their biological parents. They were raised by a single woman who was strong enough to do it all on her own. As a child, Les was diagnosed as mentally disabled, and referred to as DT - the dumb twin. He let this story everyone told him hold him back and keep him from achieving greatness. One day, in a class room, all of that changed.
Rank #20: Esther Perel: The Truth About Infidelity, Intimacy, and Love
Wow, I already know this is going to be another one of the most popular episodes on the podcast to date. The first time the queen of relationships, Esther Perel, came on the podcast, she blew me away with her insights about love and intimacy. (A few hundred thousand downloads of that episode later and I know I'm not the only one). So when she told me her new book was about infidelity and unpacking why people cheat (especially when it's on the people they still love), I knew it was going to be a powerful conversation. Esther spoke just last month at the second annual Summit of Greatness, and she was by far one of the most popular speakers. (People were booing me as I had to wrap up our Q&A because they wanted to hear more from her.) She has an incredible ability to speak the truth in a way that cuts you to the core and also makes you feel safe to explore topics we usually don't talk about.