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- Listening Length: 6 hours and 43 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Audible Studios
- Audible.com Release Date: December 22, 2015
- Language: English
- ASIN: B019HGKWK0
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The School of Greatness: A Real-World Guide to Living Bigger, Loving Deeper, and Leaving a Legacy Audiobook – Unabridged
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I recently had the opportunity to read an advanced copy of Lewis Howes’s upcoming book “The School of Greatness” in which Lewis seeks to learn what makes people great. People like Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson, Deckers shoes CEO Angel Martinez, and Kyle Maynard, a young man who played football in middle school, won 36 wrestling matches in high school, and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in his 20's, despite being a congenital amputee; meaning he was born without fully developed arms and legs.
The book dives into eight principles Lewis identified while talking to these people. These principles are also chapters in his book.
8 Principles of Greatness
#1 Create a vision
#2 Turn adversity into advantage
#3 Cultivate a championship mindset
#4 Develop hustle
#5 Master your body
#6 Practice positive habits
#7 Building a winning team
#8 Be of service to others
Lewis isn’t just interviewing great people, he’s in his own pursuit of greatness, so he’s learning from them and sharing the lessons with us. In each chapter Lewis tells their stories, and then relates it to his own life. Sometimes he tells you how he’s already applied these principles, other times he tells you he’s still working on it. Finally, he shares specific exercises you can do today to apply the lessons he’s learned.
I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book. New age “feel good” books aren’t really my thing, but that’s not what this is. This book is full of inspiring stories and practical exercises that have honestly motivated me to push it up a notch. Lewis’s story, woven throughout this excellent read, shows that we can all be great too.
Do I recommend this book? Let’s just say I plan to buy copies for my two sons. Then I’m going to read it again myself.
I like that Lewis is essentially like most of us. Eagerly seeking to be the best version of himself. He's not only going for it, but is documenting his own journey in order to help the rest of us gain insight and encouragement as we go after our own version of greatness.
There are plenty of classic works on the topic of achievement and personal development. Works that are remembered and read for generations. I think this one has a shot at being remembered like that. Tall order, but check it out and decide for yourself.
Can't wait to read your upcoming book.
National Speaker / Best selling- Author
I was expecting to read about some of the more well known successful people but I was glad that Lewis chose some very unique stories that I had not heard before.