The School Of Greatness Podcast
If you even just passively dabble in consuming content related to personal-development or entrepreneurship, then you will be familiar with many of the guests that Lewis has assembled throughout his impressive catalog of episodes.
From Tony Robbins to Eric Thomas to Dr. Brene Brown, Lewis lines up the heavy hitters of their respective fields for a long-form format of conversation that is always as informative as it is entertaining.
Here Are The 11 Best Episodes Of The School Of Greatness Podcast:
1. Mel Robbins
Mel Robbins is a powerhouse. She is an entrepreneur, author, television personality, life-coach, and motivational speaker.
On this episode, she talks about her “5 second rule” which is such a simple, yet brilliant strategy for overcoming doubt and hesitancy and instead prompts decisive action. This simple tip could cause a snowball effect of positivity, productivity, and growth in your life.
2. Eric Thomas
I dare you to listen to Eric Thomas, author, and motivational speaker, and not be completely uplifted and inspired. After hearing Eric’s story, no one has any excuses not to pursue the most engaged and fulfilled life possible.
His energy is off the charts and his accomplishments are made for a Hollywood movie, but he is a grounded individual who seems genuine in his desire to want to help other people take massive strides of growth.
3. Dr. Brene Brown
Dr. Brene Brown is a hero of mine. She is a scholar, author, and speaker. A few years back when I was in therapy, my therapist suggested I become familiar with Dr. Brown and especially her TED Talks on vulnerability. Not long after I lost a dear cousin to suicide.
Her motto of “leaning into discomfort” helped me to stay open, vulnerable, and to go through the hurt of the grieving process. She is a treasure and all of humanity should be required to become familiar with her work.
4. Tony Robbins
Tony Robbins most likely needs no introduction here. The man is an icon and he has earned that status through decades of coaching countless lives through transformational breakthroughs. When Tony speaks I hang on every word. This episode is pretty cool being that the interview was filmed while flying on Tony’s private Jet. Talk about life goals.
5. Tim Ferriss
Tim has been deconstructing world-class performers and achievers for years now through his podcast and is a wealth of wisdom, concepts, and strategies to help people live happier, fuller, and more productive lives.
Tim and Lewis get into a crazy discussion about lucid dreaming on this episode that is mind-blowing.
6. Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant is one of the most unique stories in all of professional sports. Opting to skip college and head right into the NBA out of high school, he spent his formative years on the court and in the spotlight of the world.
Kobe’s impact on the game was immediate. He quickly established himself as one of the preeminent players in the history of the league and helped lead the Log Angeles Lakers to multiple league championships. He has since gone on and founded the award-winning, multi-media Granity Studios.
7. Gary Vaynerchuk
Gary V is an entrepreneur, investor, best-selling author, and a prolific content creator. His name has become synonymous with entrepreneurship. He is the standard bearer for grinding and hustling and seems to have a heartfelt desire to want to push as many people possible towards their own entrepreneurial pursuits in life.
8. Evan Carmichael
Evan Carmichael is one of the most respected and prolific content creators on YouTube today. He has a personal mission to want to help a billion entrepreneurs in his lifetime through the content he creates. I can personally vouch that Evan walks the walk and lives his values each and every day. He is an incredible force of positivity and wisdom for anyone looking to take steps towards a more empowered and fulfilling life.
9. Wim Hof
Is it possible we all just barely scratch the surface of what we can control and empower in our own bodies and minds? Wim Hof, known as The Iceman, is on a mission to teach and show how breath work can reclaim a deeper sense of joy for our lives.
I have been familiar with Wim Hof for a few years now based on previous podcast appearances on shows like The Joe Rogan Experience and The Tim Ferriss Show. He is an extreme cold weather dare devil pushing his body and mental resolve beyond any previously held notion of possibility for enduring such harrowing conditions.
Far beyond seeking shock value or thrills, Wim is a teacher wanting to show humanity that we can push our minds and bodies towards higher states of health and happiness.
10. Dr. Steven Gundry
Dr. Steven Gundry has over 40 years in working in medicine with experience as a cardiothoracic surgeon and heart surgeon.
Dr. Gundry has lately channeled his energy and efforts within medicine and healthcare into a different pursuit which is a mission to educate and change people’s quality of life through nutrition.
Dr. Gundry is a big believer that our quality of health and wellness begins and ends with our guts. He believes if you “take care of your gut it will take care of you”.
11. Matthew Hussey
Dating, attractiveness, and finding love can be a daunting proposition in our lives at times. Just like building a skill for running a business or mastering a craft we can learn from experts and thought leaders in the lane of love as well.
Matthew Hussey is a best selling author, human dynamics coach, and British television personality. He also served as a matchmaker on NBC’s Ready For Love further solidifying his credibility on all things attraction and dating.
My Virtual Mentor
Lewis Howes has become somewhat of a virtual mentor of mine, without him having any idea of who I am. Lewis refuses to be boxed in by outdated yet unfortunately persistent stereotypes about manhood and how a man should act and feel.
The tired cliche of the strong and silent type, who is cut off from their feelings, is harmful to men and the families surrounding them. Lewis is doing his part to shatter these perpetual myths.
I personally suffered emotional hurt and angst for years, quietly to myself, prior to it boiling over into an emotional collapse. I am so thankful there are now forces like Lewis charging the stale and limiting atmosphere of manhood with positivity and vulnerability, showing young men there is a different way.
While Lewis is out there setting a tone and raising the expectations for manhood, The School Of Greatness podcast is clearly a show for everyone across all genders. Themes of vulnerability, spiritual journeys, and seeking growth cut across the human experience, regardless of gender, race, or nationality.
Lewis is baring his soul and sharing his past struggles, including an honorable and brave admission of being sexually abused by an adult in his childhood. My respect for him has no bounds and I am grateful for this wealth of knowledge, wisdom, and entertainment he has packed into The School Of Greatness podcast catalog.
The Mask Of Masculinity
Lewis Howes authored and released a book titled The Mask of Masculinity: How Men Can Embrace Vulnerability, Create Strong Relationships, and Live Their Fullest Lives.
I know I have personally felt the weight and crush of expectations from self-imposed pressures from what a man should act and be like. The strong and silent stereotype if limiting and harmful for men and their loved ones.
I give Lewis a tremendous amount of respect for making a core part of his mission to shatter stereotypical dialogue surrounding manhood. Be sure to check out the written word of Lewis Howes in addition to his prolific output on his podcast.
If you are a fan of The School Of Greatness podcast did we leave anyone off of this best episodes feature that should have been included? If you are new to Lewis and his podcast, which guest from our list resonated the most with you? Please do leave a comment.