What is greatness?
My friend Lewis Howes asked me that question on his podcast last year and as I thought about it, I shared that greatness is our natural state. We are all born great in that we are whole, complete and full of infinite potential. But then things happen and we forget our greatness. We slip into things like fear and doubt that create insecurity. Then we try to make up for where we feel not so great by achieving great things.
Achieving great things is not what makes us great. Rather, they are a result of knowing greatness is our essence and then making choices that support that truth. Making those choices is not always easy or even identify. Most of us at some point wonder if there is more we could be doing with our lives – we just often don’t know where to start.
If you can relate to wanting to step into your greatness, you are not alone! I sat down with Lewis Howes about this topic because he is someone who has turned adversity into greatness.
Lewis had achieved his dreams of becoming a professional football player until a career-ending injury left him with a massive Expectation Hangover! Out of work and living on his sister’s couch, he knew greatness on the football was no longer a possibility. It was a crushing blow, but before long he knew he needed to make a change if he was going to bounce back.
The question was: How? And to what?
He started by reaching out to people he admired, searching for mentors, and applying his past coaches’ advice from sports to life off the field. The results were undeniable. Lewis did more than bounce back: He built a multimillion-dollar online business and is now a sought-after high performance business coach, keynote speaker, and podcast host. Pretty great, huh?
On a personal level, Lewis is a friend who encourages me to step into even more of my greatness and has given me tips I have implemented to accomplish goals. I share about one of them in our interview.
In his new book The School of Greatness, Lewis shares the essential tips and habits he gathered while interviewing “the greats” on his wildly popular podcast, including Olympian Shawn Johnson, motivational speaking pioneer Tony Robbins and legendary talent manager and entrepreneur Scooter Braun. Lewis figured out that the masters of greatness are not successful because they got lucky or are innately more talented, but because they applied specific habits and tools to embrace and overcome adversity in their lives.
This book is full of powerful lessons and practical exercises so that anyone can strive for greatness in their everyday lives. It will show you what you are capable of by using your dedication, mindfulness, joy, and love.
Remember, greatness is your essence. The more you make choices and take the actions that support your greatness the more you will create and experience great things.
p.s. It’s been a while since I hosted a group workshop and coaching group at my home so I have decided to host one in Oct! Join us live in LA or virtually from anywhere. Details here.
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