CNLP 059: Lewis Howes on What it Takes To Be Great

Lewis Howes is one of the most listened to podcasters on the planet.

A former pro-football player and professional athelete turned life-style entrepreneur, Lewis focuses on what makes people great.

He’s also not currently a part of a local church, but is very interested in spirituallity. As usual with Lewis, a fasincating conversation ensues.

If you’re a church leader who hopes to connect with leaders and business people who are not part of a local church, open your notebook.

Welcome to Episode 59 of the Podcast.


Guest Links

The School of Greatness Podcast

Lewis’ new book: The School of Greatness: A Real-World Guide to Living Bigger, Loving Deeper, and Leaving a Legacy

Lewis on Twitter

Lewis on Facebook

Links Mentioned in this Episode

The Evangelism Conversation No One Is Having

Prince Ea

Tim Ferriss

The Orange Tour

Things You Can Do Right Away

Pursue the four elements of greatness. Lewis identifies four key attributes that he sees across every successful person he’s interviewed in his podcast.

  1. They have a clear, powerful vision. They know what they want to accomplish, and they don’t lose sight of it.
  2. They hustle. Great leaders who have built communities or companies don’t just show up sometimes. Their hustle is constant and is a true artistic expression of themselves.
  3. They have winning teams around them. They’ve learned how to build relationships with the people they work with.
  4. They serve. You aren’t great unless you’re making service part of your goals. Although you’re building your personal legacy, your vision should have a focus on serving other through your talents.

2. Show an interest in your neighbours. Just because someone doesn’t attend church doesn’t mean he’s not spiritual. Lewis and many other leaders would consider themselves as more spiritual than he does religious. Striking up conversations with leaders who are interested in spiritual things (and even with those who aren’t) should become a skill set of most church leaders.

3. Have the evangelism conversation no is having. Take some time to read this post on Lewis Howe’s and Prince EA’s conversation about life and spirituality. Ask yourself, am I as a church leader ready to engage that kind of conversation? And if not, what do I need to do to be ready?

Quotes from Lewis 

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