The Greatness Mindset With Bestselling Author Lewis Howes

Lewis Howes

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Every Monday on The Verywell Mind Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Amy Morin, LCSW, interviews authors, experts, entrepreneurs, athletes, musicians, and other inspirational people about the strategies that help them think, feel, and do their best in life.

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Meet Lewis Howes

Lewis Howes is a New York Times bestselling author, industry-leading podcast host, and keynote speaker.

He’s also a former pro athlete. He played professional football and was a member of the U.S.A. Men’s National Handball Team until an injury left him on the sidelines.

His show, 'The School of Greatness,' is one of the world's top podcasts, with over 500 million downloads. The White House and President Obama recognized him as one of the top 100 entrepreneurs in the country under 30.

His new book, 'The Greatness Mindset,' describes what he’s learned about creating the life of your dreams, and it includes strategies from some of his favorite mentors and podcast guests.

What You’ll Hear on the Show

  • How Lewis defines greatness
  • The biggest misconceptions people have about what greatness means
  • Why we all need a mission and how our mission might shift depending on what season of our lives we’re in
  • How to practice self-acceptance
  • Why it’s essential to write down what your ideal day would look like
  • How to identify what’s important to you in life
  • Why inner peace matters more than outer success
  • Why Lewis has an emotion coach
  • How to develop a mission for this season of your life
  • How Lewis overcame the fear that people wouldn’t like him
  • How to recognize your unhealed emotional wounds
  • Why it’s important to get support as you work on personal growth

Quotes From Lewis

Lewis Howes

If you're not applying the lessons you've learned, and you're not integrating [them] daily, week after week, month after month, year after year, you will fall back into an old pattern.

— Lewis Howes
  • "I hope I live a very long, healthy life—that’s my intention. But if it is over today, looking back on where I am today, am I proud of how I showed up?"
  • "The more we take these things personally, the more it just holds us back from our gifts and putting ourselves out there."

More About the Podcast

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By Amy Morin, LCSW, Editor-in-Chief
Amy Morin, LCSW, is the Editor-in-Chief of Verywell Mind. She's also a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and international bestselling author. Her books, including "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," have been translated into more than 40 languages. Her TEDx talk,  "The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong," is one of the most viewed talks of all time.