The School of Greatness Book Review by Lewis Howes - 7 Big Lessons The School of Greatness by Lewis Howes has been published about 2 years ago, and I finally got my hands on it.

I’ll be honest, that I’ve been ‘stalking’ Lewis for the last few months, and really absorbing all the information he’s sharing, as well as HOW he’s doing it.

If you don’t know Lewis, he’s gone from being bullied at school and to becoming a New York Times Bestselling author. He is a lifestyle entrepreneur, high performance business coach and keynote speaker.

Lewis runs one of the top 100 podcasts in the world The School of Greatness, which had over 40 million downloads since its launch in 2013, where he interviews some of the highest profile leaders from different industries.

The School of Greatness book is a New York Times Bestselling book, published in 2015. Lewis shares the essential tips and habits he gathered after interviewing “the greats” on his podcast. His book is basically a framework for personal development, and if you want to become great, it’s a must read!

In this book review I’m sharing 7 of my biggest lessons that I got out of the book, and how you can apply them in your life and business.

1. Having a Goal that Feels Attainable but Slightly Out of Reach Provides Focus and Direction

First of all, if you have no goals, you have no direction and you’ll end up nowhere. That’s just the reality.. I know, might be hard to swallow that, but I’m keeping it real, because I’ve been in that boat for quite a long time. However, Lewis talks about an even more powerful perspective – setting goals that will push you to perform better.

I believe, that if you’re an entrepreneur, you always have to strive to be better and achieve more. With goal setting, the same rule works – setting small goals will not push you. They won’t make you take massive action. And in my opinion, if a goal doesn’t motivate you enough to take massive action, it’s not a goal. I’m not saying that you should set unrealistic goals though. What I am saying is you have to add 10% to your goal and push for more.

2.A Dream Without a Goal is Just a Fantasy

Ain’t that the truth? We all have dreams growing up, I know I had lots of them. However, none of the dreams become a reality unless you turn them into actual GOALS that you work towards. Here’s the difference between a goal and a dream, in my opinion. A goal is a dream with a DEADLINE. And deadlines push the heck out of us, which is why we achieve those goals.

So stop dreaming about things to happen. Instead, turn those dreams into actual goals with deadlines. And start working towards them day in and day out. UNTIL you get them.

3. You Become What You Envision Yourself Being

If you’ve checked out any of my previous trainings, I always talk about having a vision of where you want to be. Moreover, a vision of WHO you want to become. Your income and business will only grow to the extent that YOU grow.

Every single day focus on getting better. You don’t have to spend hours upon hours on that, especially if you’re building your business on a part time basis. In this case, a little goes a long way. If you spend 15 to 30 minutes daily, that will make a dramatic impact on your personal development over time. And as a result, on your business too.

In the video below I share 4 more takeaways from The School of Greatness book by Lewis Howes, as well as why I enjoyed reading it. Be sure to watch it! There’s one takeaway where he compares business to sports and why successful athletes are successful. So powerful! 

The School of Greatness Book Review

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8 Responses

  1. “Having a Goal that Feels Attainable but Slightly Out of Reach Provides Focus and Direction”

    I’ve heard that one in different forms for years. Great to see it come out in this form. Well done, good lady!

  2. I love Lewis Howes’ School of Greatness Podcast, Funny I found it and consume most episodes via YouTube!

    Cool Review of his book Jelena. I would love and would be honoured to see your Review of my Book “Afro-Brit Travelpreneur Confessions.” 🙂