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Lewis Howes: Living A Passionate Life

By April 4, 2013February 1st, 20162 Comments

Life should be lived passionately.

So says today’s guest Lewis Howes, and I couldn’t agree more.

If you are immersed in the online marketing world, you’ve probably heard of Lewis — a former professional football player & renown pioneer lifestyle entrepreneur.  But in case you haven’t, let me introduce you to his universe.

Lewis is a former two-sport All-American (football & decathlon) and current world record holding athlete (most yards received in a single football game), has graced lists such as Details Magazine’s “5 Internet Gurus Who Can Make You Rich” and’s “50 Most Influential People in Blogging.” Most recently, Lewis was ranked as one of’s top “100 Most Desirable Mentors” along with the likes of Barack Obama, Russell Simmons and the Queen of Jordan.

In just three years, my man went from a depressed and aimless former professional Arena-league football player who’s career was cut short due to injury sleeping on his sister’s couch to running a seven figure business. He began his entrepreneurial career by hosting LinkedIn meetups around the country, and co-authoring the successful book LinkedWorking. He has hosted over 400 webinars, spoken to thousands at conferences and events, and educated career professionals and business owners around the world on the power of LinkedIn.

Not enough?  He’s also a member of the U.S. National Team Handball squad.  He loves CrossFit too.  Don’t worry, we get into all of it.

Oh yeah, he’s also the host of The School of Greatness Podcast, currently blowing up charts on iTunes.  I was honored to be a guest on his show a couple weeks back and am pleased that he joined me for an enlightening and inspiring chat about discovering, unlocking, and unleashing your best, most authentic self – my favorite subject.

I hope you dig the show and end up as inspired as I was sitting down with him in person.

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Thanks for listening and enjoy the program!


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  • Jim Newell says:

    I’m surprised to see no comments so far. I found the talk quite interesting and
    really enjoy the variety in guests and ideas. I was expecting to read some listener commentary.

    For content, I think that you both dealt with the positive and negative well. For
    me, the whole “cult of positive thinking” is ridiculous. We can’t ignore a
    major part of our beings. We need both to be well-rounded, and we need both to
    be human. Ignoring one or the other can lead to the bad places that you both exemplify
    well in your stories. In the talk, I think, as you both addressed, it is how
    these normal human characteristics are embraced and put to use. They can take a
    person to the “couch” or they can take a person to their version of what life
    should be. Thanks for addressing a balanced approach.

    Side note / Question: Rich – can we now assume you are “Crossfit curious?”

  • Scott Ormond says:

    We finally got to hear Rich swear in a podcast. That was hilarious. I think Vinnie is rubbing off a little. I really enjoyed the interview and appreciate the humility of Lewis. Excellent content and very positive vibe. Thanks guys. scottyO-Aspen

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