Your Adversity is Your Advantage | The Journey from Tragedy to Greatness with Lewis Howes

Chalene Johnson speaks with Lewis Howes about his journey from broke and sleeping on his sister’s couch to a successful podcast host, lifestyle coach, and public speaker. It’s truly an amazing story that you simply have to hear to believe. Also, Lewis shares some of the best advice he’s gleaned from the guests on his popular podcast, The School of Greatness.

If you have experienced trauma during your childhood, this episode will inspire you. It truly takes courage and confidence to open up and share your story. He is proof that even if you come from a place where you completely lack confidence, you have greatness within you that you can use to inspire others. If there is something painful weighing you down, Lewis offers some great suggestions for you and of course if there is someone you know who has experienced something similar, just be there for them to give them love. He also shares about his experience when his ego took over and how his reaction to certain situations stemmed from his past.

Screen Shot 2015-10-28 at 4.46.55 PMHi there. My name is Lewis and I want to get real with you for a minute.

I’ve always dreamed big, strived for greatness and deeply cared about people.

My dream growing up was to be a professional athlete and be an Olympian. After getting injured while playing professional football, I immediately thought about how to achieve the next dream.

Broken, broke, and clueless on how to make money or get a career, my obsession for learning about business, marketing, and adding value to influential people (when I had no value to give) began. Since then it’s been a powerful journey for me – building up a multi-million dollar online media company, speaking all over the world, helping multiple authors reach the New York Times bestsellers list, advising for billion dollar brands, receiving media praise from places like Details Magazine being one of “5 Internet Gurus Who Can Make You Rich” and much more.

I’m a firm believer that how you feel every moment is more important than what you do or what you have. I got a taste of being a pro athlete for a short amount of time. Knowing what is possible in life when I commit to my vision and pursue it with 100% passion… anything is possible.

Living my ideal lifestyle is important to me instead of working to survive life.

It’s hard to think that without having any business experience I went from sleeping on my sister’s couch to running a seven figure business in a couple years. Hustle comes to mind when people ask me how I did it. Lot’s of hustle, passion, focus, and consistent vision.

Chalene here! Lewis JUST released his book and its incredible!  I just finished reading it and it’s a game changer.  Check out more info on it below.

Get >>> The School of Greatness book

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Lewis Howes website >>>

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