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Decoding the Myths of Success

What if the 'truths' you have heard about success weren't actually true?

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What if the "truths" you have heard about success weren't actually true? What if they were complex and not simple?


What if there was a paradox around success -- it looked one way for one person and another way for another? Then how would you know what to do to become successful?

These are the questions popular blogger Eric Barker has been asking for years -- and hundreds of thousands of people have been following his answers.

Eric researches in depth the greatest minds’ answers to the age old questions surrounding what it takes to be successful, and then he publishes his findings for anyone to read.

So when I had the chance to interview him about whether or not the commonly held beliefs around success were true, I couldn’t wait to find out what he said.

His answers weren’t simple, but they were clear.

As Eric told me, a lot of success truly depends on how we interpret our opportunities and what we do with them. It really is up to us if we create success from our experiences -- and everyone has a similar shot at it.

Get ready to open your mind to a whole new way of thinking about success in Episode 482.

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Lewis Howes is a New York Times bestselling author of The School of Greatness and The Mask of Masculinity. He is a lifestyle entrepreneur, high performance business coach and keynote speaker. A former professional football player and two-sport All-American, he is a current USA Men’s National Handball Team athlete. He hosts a top 100 iTunes ranked Apple podcast, The School of Greatness. Howes was recognized by the White House and President Obama as one of the top 100 entrepreneurs in the country under 30. Details magazine called him one of “5 Internet Guru’s that can Make You Rich.”  Howes has been featured on Ellen, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The New York Times, People, ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Men’s Health and other major media outlets.