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TRIGGER WARNING: CONTAINS REFERENCES TO SEXUAL ABUSE
What determines your success in life? Is it talent, opportunity, fate or luck? They can all be factors, but none of them determine your destiny. What does, according to today’s guest, is your mindset.
Lewis Howes is a best-selling author and host of The School Of Greatness podcast. He was recognised by the White House and President Obama as one of the top 100 entrepreneurs in America under 30. He’s also author of a brand new book, The Greatness Mindset: Unlock The Power Of Your Mind And Live Your Best Life Today.
Lewis firmly believes that we all have greatness within us but he says that the main enemy of greatness is the lack of a clear, meaningful mission. He believes we can all overcome our fears, self-doubt and rewrite the stories of our past to propel us into a brighter future.
He is someone that most people would consider successful but this wasn’t always the case. It wasn’t until Lewis hit his 30s – around 10 years ago – that he faced his biggest fear. For years Lewis had stayed silent and felt shameful about the fact he was sexually abused as a child. He shares the extraordinarily moving story of how he finally opened up about this, and started his journey of healing. Of course, he was scared to do so like so many of us are, when it comes to talking about deeply personal experiences.
In this episode, Lewis talks beautifully about the need for us to intentionally face our fears, the importance of letting go of guilt and shame, the particular struggles that men often feel when it comes to expressing their emotions, and the incredible power of forgiveness.
This was a really powerful, raw and honest conversation. I hope you enjoy listening.
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