When a career-ending injury left elite athlete and professional football player Lewis Howes out of work and living on his sister's couch, he decided he needed to make a change for the better. 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. Lewis did more than bounce back: He built a multimillion-dollar online business and is now a sought-after business coach, speaker, and podcast host.
In the New York Times best seller The School of Greatness, Howes shares the essential tips and habits he gathered in interviewing "the greats" on his wildly popular podcast of the same name. In discussion with people like Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson and Pencils of Promise CEO Adam Braun, Howes figured out that greatness is unearthed and cultivated from within. 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.
A framework for personal development, The School of Greatness gives you the tools, knowledge, and actionable resources you need to reach your potential. Howes anchors each chapter with a specific lesson he culled from his greatness "professors" and his own experiences to teach you how to create a vision, develop hustle, and use dedication, mindfulness, joy, and love to reach goals. His lessons and practical exercises prove that anyone is capable of achieving success and that we can all strive for greatness in our everyday lives.
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This book was one of the most frustrating books, in the personal development category that I've ever read. I was torn between tossing, virtually of course, the book in the trash to hanging on to give the author a chance to change direction. So many things I could mention in this review so I'll just focus on these:
1) Howes never should have narrated this. Worst bit of narration I've come across in awhile here on Audible. It was distracting and took away from my focus on the content. Was he trying to read from cue cards?
2) There truly is nothing new under the sun but after Howes mentioned that he "makes his bed" over 7 different times, the point was lost. I get that he felt this was a true benefit in his life but it felt like he was beating it into the ground. No mom needed here...
3) Howes focused way, way too much on his own perspective. I was looking for that break in his story to truly step out and focus on "how" to apply some of the knowledge he gained from his podcast guests. His attempts to do so left much to be desired. Most of it is just retreads and rehashed "stuff" that's been out there for ages.
Sorry Lewis, this was a very weak piece of work. Nothing personal. This was my first interaction with your work in any form. I'd not listened to your podcasts, or reviewed your "" school of greatness "content. You were mentioned by someone and I thought I'd check out your work. Just my opinion...
I haven't listened to the podcast, but I appreciated the content of the book a lot. The reflection and actionable items in each chapter were super helpful. I had trouble though with the cadence of the author's reading. It drove me crazy, actually. It's a great resource, just read it, don't listen.
His. cadence is all. over. the place. I loved the content, almost couldn't get past the narration.
I love the podcast, and this is a great book. I was really excited when the audiobook came out and exchanged the ebook for it. I'm not sure what happened, but Lewis' narration is bad. Really, really bad. Unless the audiobook is redone, buy the book instead.
He is not a narrator. Listening to this was torture. He should have spent some of his money on a good voice actor. This book had some good points, nothing you wont find on others. I started fast forwarding after listening to how great he is for the hundredth time. This was written to gain subscribers for his newsletters. Go get anything by Brian Tracy or Ziglar instead.
Way too much about the author and not enough about the people he interviewed. Absolutely horrible performance. Very disappointed!!!
But the narration was terrible. I know Lewis gave it his best shot, but he clearly does not have any experience at the difficult task of narrating a book. It really distracted from his message. Overall, there was really nothing new in this book. I enjoyed the stories of people's real life successes.
The reading of it was totally amateurish and unrefined. Author admitted that the only reason he chose to read it was to appease his friends and family members.
Mostly likely yes.
Almost the entire book was from material that can gained taken from old Wayne Dyer lectures or Deepak Chopra. There is almost no original thought or material.
Very disappointing book, and the reviews are very misleading. It's unfortunate that Audible seems to edit out bad reviews. It would have saved me a lot of time and money to read diverse reviews of this book, instead of cultivated ones in order to sell more books.
Lewis was a bit stiff. I wish he have been more himself like he is on his videos. Book had good content and I like the story but he needs more practice has a storyteller.
This book is equipped with all full blown survival package for greatness. It has examples of personal experiences, breakthroughs and it brings things back to the core: body and mind.
I really enjoyed this book and will keep it in my library as a manual for greatness. Thanks Lewis.
Loved it, very informative and well narrated
I particularly enjoyed Howes insights and lessons about cultivating the mindset of a champion and the importance of daily rituals.
"Just because you wrote it..."
You shouldn't necessarily read it!
Love Lewes and his podcast, but the man can NOT read a manuscript.
Listened to a painful hour then gave up.
Sentences split in half, he doesn't realise when he's doing "voices" and emphasis in the wrong places.
I'd like to know if the content is great, what I struggled through seemed good, but my anger at such poor reading nearly made me crash the car.
Please, record this with a professional artist, you just do the foreword and stick to the podcast.
I've been listening to Lewis for many years on his podcast and finally there is a book ... Must admit there was a bit of background at the beginning which is familiar to podcast listeners. Personally I found a little slow but I think that was just me ... This is more than made up for as the story continues ... Simply amazing ... Can't wait for the second volume ...
I've read 20/30 books of a similar nature and I rate this strongly in the top 3. Step by step, nice clear actions and habits lewis has learnt from some of today's best role models
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