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The stories you tell yourself on a daily basis determines the person you will become.The good, the bad, the negative, the positive, the uplifting, the draining – they’re all part of the equation. But YOU are the author of your life story – so, what story are you writing?

Top Podcaster & Best-selling Author Lewis Howes brings you the The Daily Motivation Show, where you’ll hear from industry-leading experts, you’ll learn proven principles, and you’ll discover life-changing ideas that will help you get motivated and STAY motivated.

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The stories you tell yourself on a daily basis determines the person you will become.The good, the bad, the negative, the positive, the uplifting, the draining – they’re all part of the equation. But YOU are the author of your life story – so, what story are you writing?

Top Podcaster & Best-selling Author Lewis Howes brings you the The Daily Motivation Show, where you’ll hear from industry-leading experts, you’ll learn proven principles, and you’ll discover life-changing ideas that will help you get motivated and STAY motivated.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Obesity and Cancer: The HIDDEN Link Your Doctor May NOT Have Told You About! | Dr. Jason Fung EP 674

    Obesity and Cancer: The HIDDEN Link Your Doctor May NOT Have Told You About! | Dr. Jason Fung EP 674

    "At this point, the World Health Organization considers 13 different types of cancer as obesity-related cancers, which is huge because from 2003, we didn't even know. When I went to medical school, nobody thought obesity caused cancer. It's almost as big as smoking. It's a huge, huge thing." - Dr. Jason Fung

    In this eye-opening episode, renowned nephrologist and bestselling author Dr. Jason Fung provides a comprehensive overview of cancer causes, challenging common misconceptions and highlighting the critical role of obesity in cancer development. Dr. Fung traces the evolution of cancer research, from early theories about fiber and fat to the landmark discovery of obesity's impact on cancer risk in the early 2000s.

    Dr. Fung's expertise shines as he breaks down the complex relationship between diet, lifestyle, and cancer risk. He debunks popular myths about vitamins and supplements, explaining how extensive studies have failed to show their effectiveness in cancer prevention. Instead, he emphasizes the profound impact of maintaining a healthy weight, comparing obesity's cancer risk to that of smoking. This revelation offers listeners a powerful tool for cancer prevention, underscoring the importance of weight management in overall health. Dr. Fung's insights provide a clear, actionable path for individuals seeking to reduce their cancer risk and improve their long-term health prospects.

    • 7 min
    Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone is ESSENTIAL for Personal Evolution | Sadhguru EP 673

    Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone is ESSENTIAL for Personal Evolution | Sadhguru EP 673

    "Let us not think anger happens to us, resentment happens to us. No, these things we are creating, we have the power to emote. We can make it love, we can make it joy, we can make it ecstasy, but people have chosen to make it tension, anger, resentment, hatred, they've turned it that way." - Sadhguru

    In this profound episode, spiritual leader and visionary Sadhguru challenges our fundamental understanding of emotions and suffering. With his characteristic blend of wisdom and pragmatism, Sadhguru argues that our emotional states are not merely reactions to external circumstances, but creations of our own making. He emphasizes the power we hold to shape our internal experiences, urging listeners to recognize their ability to choose joy and love over anger and resentment.

    Sadhguru delves deeper into the nature of human intellect and its limitations, using vivid metaphors to illustrate how overreliance on intellectual processes can lead to a fragmented and unsatisfying life. He introduces the yogic concept of the mind having 16 parts, highlighting how modern education systems often neglect all but the intellect. Through this lens, Sadhguru offers a new perspective on personal growth, suggesting that true freedom and fulfillment come not from avoiding discomfort, but from transcending the fear of suffering itself. His teachings provide a roadmap for listeners seeking to expand their consciousness and live life more fully, unbounded by the constraints of comfort-seeking behavior.

    • 6 min
    Goal-Setting Strategies from a BRAIN EXPERT | Andrew Huberman EP 672

    Goal-Setting Strategies from a BRAIN EXPERT | Andrew Huberman EP 672

    "But I tend to do that with things I really wanna do anyway, but there's a strong fear. Like I'm afraid to do this or I'm kind of anxious about doing this, so I'll tell people and then I'm like, okay, now I'm committed. And I tell people that I'm certain they're gonna give me a hard time. That's just my nature. And I'm not trying to prove them wrong, I'm just trying to make sure that they don't have any ground to stand on." - Andrew Huberman

    In this insightful episode, neuroscientist Andrew Huberman shares his perspective on effective goal-setting strategies based on neuroscience principles. Huberman introduces the concept of 12-week training cycles, explaining how this timeframe provides a manageable structure for goal pursuit while allowing for potential setbacks. He draws a crucial distinction between goals that build on existing skills and those that require learning entirely new ones, highlighting how each type demands a different approach and mindset.

    Huberman delves into the neuroscience of goal achievement, discussing concepts like limbic friction and the role of dopamine in motivation. He addresses the pros and cons of making goals public and emphasizes the importance of moving the horizon closer when facing particularly challenging pursuits. Throughout the conversation, Huberman offers practical advice for both continuing growth in areas of existing mastery and tackling entirely new skills, providing listeners with a nuanced framework for setting and achieving meaningful goals in various aspects of their lives.

    • 7 min
    SOG EP 1636 BONUS: “This Led to My Divorce” How Toxic Masculinity is Destroying This Generation! | Scott Galloway EP 671

    SOG EP 1636 BONUS: “This Led to My Divorce” How Toxic Masculinity is Destroying This Generation! | Scott Galloway EP 671

    "Women, generally speaking, mate horizontally and up socioeconomically, men horizontally and down. And the pool of men horizontal and up is shrinking. Meanwhile, and this is wonderful, no group of people is ascended faster globally than women." - Scott Galloway

    In this thought-provoking episode, renowned business professor and entrepreneur Scott Galloway challenges conventional wisdom about relationships and economic success. Drawing from his book, Galloway argues that the choice of a life partner is the single most crucial economic decision one can make. He delves into the often-overlooked aspects of compatibility, focusing on three key areas: sexual attraction, shared values, and financial alignment.

    Galloway doesn't shy away from controversial topics, presenting statistics that highlight the complex interplay between gender, economics, and relationship dynamics. He discusses the changing landscape of education and career success for women, and how this impacts partner selection and relationship stability. Through a blend of personal anecdotes, research findings, and cultural observations, Galloway paints a nuanced picture of modern relationships. His insights serve as a wake-up call for young people navigating the dating world, encouraging them to look beyond initial attraction and consider long-term compatibility in areas that significantly impact life satisfaction and economic stability.

    • 7 min
    How to Keep the SPARK ALIVE in Long-Term Partnerships | Esther Perel EP 670

    How to Keep the SPARK ALIVE in Long-Term Partnerships | Esther Perel EP 670

    "All in all, you know, committed sex is premeditated sex. It's not just gonna happen because whatever is gonna just happen already has. So you're gonna make it happen because you say, we matter, we're important." - Esther Perel

    In this captivating episode, renowned psychotherapist and relationship expert Esther Perel delves into the complex dynamics of desire and love in long-term relationships. With her signature blend of insight and candor, Perel challenges conventional wisdom about maintaining passion, arguing that confidence and independence are key to sustaining attraction. She explores the delicate balance between love's need for caretaking and desire's need for mystery and risk, offering practical advice for couples seeking to reignite their spark.

    Perel doesn't shy away from addressing the effort required to maintain a vibrant relationship. She emphasizes the importance of curiosity, creativity, and intentionality in romantic partnerships, drawing parallels between successful businesses and thriving relationships. Her advice ranges from simple daily practices of gratitude to more daring suggestions for breaking routines and injecting novelty into relationships. Throughout the conversation, Perel's wisdom serves as a wake-up call for those who have let their relationships languish, inspiring listeners to approach their partnerships with the same energy and innovation they bring to their professional lives.

    • 7 min
    SOG EP 1635 BONUS: Secret Service Agent: "THROW PEOPLE OUT of Your Life if They Have THESE RED FLAGS!" Evy Poumpouras | Evy Poumpouras EP 669

    SOG EP 1635 BONUS: Secret Service Agent: "THROW PEOPLE OUT of Your Life if They Have THESE RED FLAGS!" Evy Poumpouras | Evy Poumpouras EP 669

    "There's two motivational mindsets, actually it's called sense making. The research shows one mindset is identity, one mindset is instrumental. An identity person is very self-focused... Instrumental is "I mission focused, I'm goal focused, I have a goal, this is what my goal is and I'm looking how to get to that place."" - Evy Poumpouras

    In this riveting episode, former Secret Service agent Evy Poumpouras shares invaluable insights from her years protecting the President of the United States. With raw intensity, she reveals how the high-stakes world of national security shaped her mindset and approach to life's challenges. Poumpouras introduces listeners to the concept of "instrumental thinking," a goal-oriented mindset that prioritizes mission accomplishment over personal feelings - a crucial skill in both life-or-death situations and everyday professional scenarios.

    Drawing from her experiences on the President's detail and as a polygraph examiner, Poumpouras offers a masterclass in resilience, teamwork, and purpose-driven action. She challenges listeners to examine their own motivations, emphasizing the power of serving a cause greater than oneself. Through gripping anecdotes and no-nonsense advice, Poumpouras demonstrates how adopting an instrumental mindset can lead to improved performance, stronger leadership, and ultimately, a more fulfilling life. This episode is a wake-up call for anyone looking to elevate their thinking and achieve their most ambitious goals.

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

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799 Ratings

799 Ratings

PDrilla ,

Great Podcast

By far one of the best podcasts I’ve heard thus far School of Greatness way to go!!!!! With keeping us inspired and motivated to becoming better at being our authentic self and living in the moment…

wenurunfarr ,

Daily Motivation

I absolutely love this little snippet of motivation that Lewis provides. I listen to his podcast—School of Greatness—but sometimes I just need 5 minutes of hope, inspiration or motivation and this is it! Thank you Lewis for thinking out of the box and doing this daily motivation. I love it!!!!

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This show inspires me daily!

Lewis, this is an awesome show. I just listened to Tabitha Brown, and she was so authentic. I really appreciate the diversity in the voices you present. Keep inspiring…!!!

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