CNLP 559: Ben Higgins on the Underbelly of Celebrity and Being Almost Famous, The Backstory of the Bachelor, Being the Most Googled Breakup on the Internet, and the Difference Between Real Friends and Deal Friends

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Almost Famous Podcast co-host and Bachelor alumnus Ben Higgins talks about the challenges of being almost famous, the underbelly of celebrity and being known, the backstory behind his time on the Bachelor and the Bachelorette, going through the most googled breakup on the internet in 2017, and the difference between real friends and real friends.

Welcome to Episode 559 of the podcast. Listen and access the show notes below or search for the Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts and listen for free.

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Carey Nieuwhof is a best-selling leadership author, speaker, podcaster, former attorney, and church planter. He hosts one of today’s most influential leadership podcasts, and his online content is accessed by leaders over 1.5 million times a month. He speaks to leaders around the world about leadership, change, and personal growth.