Book Review: The School of Greatness

If you have been following along on my other posts, you know by now that I am not a big fan of writing. I do it because it is actually a bit of a stress release and a way to share my story. Along with writing, there are a lot of other things I am not a fan of, but tend to do them anyway. One of which is reading. Although I say this, I actually do enjoy reading once I start, but my mind almost feels as if it is a chore. I on average read a book every 1-3 months. Not that it takes me that long but because I am exhausted by the time I am done. Although lately, as I am on this path towards resurrecting myself, I have taken the time to read a handful of books, and I hope to share some reviews of each of them as well.

The first book I want to share with you was written by a man that honestly opened my eyes and has helped me restart my path in life. The book is titled ‘The School of Greatness” and it was written by a self-made man, an inspirational author, speaker and podcaster: Lewis Howes. I first came across Lewis when listening to his podcast. Every week he is interviewing special people who do extraordinary things. Whether they are authors, speakers, entrepreneurs, dancers, they all have something in common: they had a passion or a drive to follow their dreams and do what they love. Lewis has somewhat of the same story as he was a professional football player in the Arena Football League until he broke his arm. He was living on his sisters couch and decided he needed to do something. He followed his passions and worked hard and has made millions in the process.

When I found out that “The School of Greatness” was not just a podcast, but also a book, I wasted no time in buying it. This book outlines passions and drive and identifying those within yourself and driving towards them. As I have mentioned about me is that I had lost that somewhere along the way, became complacent and went the safe route. I constantly felt stuck and dreaded having to look forward to this life as I moved on. Listening to Lewis and reading his book has been an instrumental part of my journey. For anyone who is searching for their drive in life, business or relationship, I highly recommend this book (and his podcast). Lewis is also extremely active on Social Media, so I suggest you check out his Instagram as well (or really any of his social media outlets as listed at the bottom of this page).

Have you read this book? if so, please share your thoughts in the comments section below. Or perhaps there is another book similar to this you recommend? I would love to hear about it!

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8 thoughts on “Book Review: The School of Greatness

  1. I haven’t read the book you reviewed, however, it sounds as though it is something I would enjoy. I actually wanted to comment on your comments about writing. I also write to relieve stress and as a sort of inexpensive therapy. I find that my brain sometimes goes a hundred miles an hour in several different directions and it sounds strange but sitting down to focus on the act of writing, no matter what it is I’m writing about, soothes my brain. I know this comment isn’t really helpful in any way, just thought it might be interesting to contact someone who also finds solace in writing.

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    • It is strange how writing can calm me down sometimes, especially when it has always been something I disliked and avoided. I guess its just time to forget everything else and just write! And yes, I would definitely look into this book, or at least start following him on Instagram or listening to his podcast. it is fantastic stuff!


  2. I also heard Lewis Howes podcast before reading his book. I like his book because it is easy to read and the advice is practical and applicable. He has a new book coming out in October. This one talks about the mask of masculinity and how it is okay dor man to be vulnerable in today’s day and age. I’m personally looking forward to reading this one. Another book I’m in the middle of reading is The Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris. It’s pretty good so far and I know this was one that inspired Lewis Howes on his journey.

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