By Ryan Morris
The Lesson: As an entrepreneur, finding your calling may be extraordinarily difficult – even terrifying. You may cycle between a few different business ideas before settling on one that works with your personality, interests, and skillsets – but once you’ve overcome those hardships and found a business that works for you, there are dozens of invaluable benefits that come from owning a business and answering only to yourself.
Notable Excerpt: “I didn’t have to get a check from a boss, nobody told me when to come to work or go to work, I can’t get fired from this because of my color, creed, or whatever the case is – I’m responsible for what’s happening here and I will either fail because of the decision I make or succeed because of every decision I make.”
The Guest: Daymond John is an entrepreneurial advisor on the hit television show Shark Tank and the author of “The Power of Broke” – a book on “how empty pockets, a tight budget, and a hunger for success can become your greatest competitive advantage”.
The Host: After spending years of his young life and athletic career struggling with his own emotional wellbeing, a crippling injury left Lewis Howes without an identity and without any work. Instead of wallowing in self-pity, however, Howes recreated himself as a multi-million dollar media producer, motivational speaker, bestselling author, and podcast host. The ex-football player now spends his days chatting with the most inspirational icons of our generation on his School of Greatness podcast.
Podcast: The School of Greatness podcast is available for download on Soundcloud and iTunes. You can also watch footage of the interviews on Howes’s YouTube channel.
Books: Howes is the author of the New York Times bestselling book “The School of Greatness”: an in-depth collection of lessons and wisdom that he has gathered from interviewing hundreds of the world’s greatest role models and thinkers. Howes’s latest book, “The Mask of Masculinity”, is based on his experience with the dangerous stereotypes and expectations that are placed on men in modern society.
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