Lewis Howes – Lessons from The School of Greatness

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Lewis Howes is the founder and host of the highly popular School of Greatness Podcast. Inspired by The 4-Hour Workweek, the former professional football player has successfully applied his athletic mindset to entrepreneurship. Today we talk to him about getting through adversity and overcoming your fears en route to achieving your vision in life. We also discuss his upcoming book and the most inspiring interviews he’s done for his own podcast (scroll down for links).

The School of Greatness

Achieving greatness requires a holistic approach to living a better life. Look at all the areas in your life and figure out what you need to do to reach the next level. Adopt and maintain a mindset that supports a continuous strive for growth.

Key Components to Get through Adversity

The adversity we face in life is oftentimes out of our control. What we do have control over is how we handle adversity. We can either let adversity hold us back or go through the emotions and learn lessons from our experience.

Steps to Overcoming Adversity
Any time you face adversity, what meaning do you choose to give the situation?
What learnings do you choose to extract from the situation?
How are you going to integrate these learnings into your life?
How can you share those with others?

Creating a Vision

Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom or a budding entrepreneur, having a vision is an essential component of working towards greatness. Visions can be ambitious or modest, but they must be clear. Commit yourself to your vision, but be flexible on how you reach it.

The Hustle Mentality
Hustle is the “x-factor” successful individuals possess and Lewis defines it as “always diving for loose balls.”

In other words, you need to be able to do whatever it takes to achieve your vision. If you’re not motivated and you’re not hustling, your vision may not be clear enough.

Overcoming Fear
Harness your fear, don’t let it harness you. Fear is an obstacle to achieving your vision and can hold you back from taking action. When faced with fear, ask yourself the following series of questions:

What’s the worse thing that can happen in this moment?
If that happens, then what happens next?
Then what would happen next?
Then what would happen after that?
Continue until you get to the worst possible scenario and realize that the next step is to pick up where you left off and continue working towards your vision.

Once you let go of the fear in your mind and in your ego, you can hustle.

Get Lewis’s New Book!

The Power of Belief
Belief and doubt separates winners and losers. The one common denominator in all top athletes is that they believe in their heart and body that they have the power to make things happen. When doubt creeps into a person, you can see it in their body language. The person who can continuously harness the power of belief is the difference between a champion and someone who gets 2nd or 3rd place.

Recommended School of Greatness Interviews

  • Motivational speaker Tony Robbins
  • Actress and dancer Julianne Hough
  • Author and pastor Rob Bell
  • Talent manager Scooter Braun

Make sure to check out…

Lewis’ Website
Lewis’ Twitter
Book – The School of Greatness
Book – The 4-Hour Work Week
Book – Talent is Never Enough: Discover the Choices That Will Take You Beyond Your Talent
Dr. Jones’ Interview with Hal Elrod
Lewis’ Interview with Tony Robbins
Lewis’ Interview with Julianne Hough
Lewis’ Interview with Rob Bell
Lewis’ Interview with Scooter Braun

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