15 – Lewis Howes on chasing greatness

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Lewis Howes is a former two-sport collegiate athlete and professional football player. He suffered a career-ending injury that sent him on a search for a new vision and purpose in his life. After starting several successful online businesses and earning a spot on the USA Team Handball national team, he began his podcast, The School of Greatness. On this show he interviews world-class individuals from all walks of life, uncovering their stories and what has led them to achieve greatness. His guests have included individuals such as Bryan Clay, Anthony Robbins, and Julianne Hough. He compiles lessons learned from these individuals in his recently published book, The School of Greatness: A Real-World Guide to Living Bigger, Loving Deeper, and Leaving a Legacy, which has quickly gained popularity and is earned a place on the New York Times Bestseller list.
With Lewis in Cleveland at my favorite restaurant, Town Hall


In this episode filmed at Town Hall in Ohio City, we discuss:
  • Lewis’s background growing up in Ohio and playing sports
  • His professional football career-ending injury
  • How he overcame the low point in his life by establishing a vision and setting goals
  • His pursuit of becoming an Olympian in Team Handball
  • How he started his podcast
  • What he has learned from interviewing world-class individuals
  • How he decided to write his book
  • Service as an area of focus and how we have each learned lessons about this through sports
  • Three things he does on a regular basis that have the biggest positive impact on his health
  • One thing he struggles to implement that could have a big impact on his health
  • What a healthy life looks like to him
  • His advice for creating a vision and setting goals


You can find Lewis on his website, Facebook page, Instagram, or Twitter. His book is available at greatnessbook.com.
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Disclaimer: This podcast is meant to share the experiences of various individuals. It does not provide medical advice, and it is not a substitute for advice from your physician or health care professional.

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