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A Successful Life Starts With a Positive Mindset Living a happy, positive life is actually really simple.

By Lewis Howes Edited by Dan Bova

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Sometimes we like to make things complicated. Our minds like to come up with all kinds of excuses as to why we can't do what we know we actually can.

But guess what? Living a happy, positive life is actually really simple. It starts in our minds, and we have complete control over what we allow to stay in our minds.

Here's some motivation for a positive mind in 5 Minute Friday, Episode 495.

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Lewis Howes

New York Times Bestselling Author, Entrepreneur, Coach

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.

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