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How to Stop Making Excuses and Start Being Successful Celebrity and food expert Jon Taffer shares his take on excuse-making.

By Lewis Howes Edited by Dan Bova

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I know how easy it is to make excuses. You want to be better, but you also want to stay in your comfort zone, so you tell yourself a story explaining why it's okay to stay where you are.

How to reverse this habit is to start recognizing these stories as the root of all failure. When you do this, you start to notice how your excuses are holding you back. After this becomes a habit, you won't be able to ignore it, pushing you to a more honest and productive life.

To help you create this habit in your life, I'm excited for you to hear from the king of no-excuses: Jon Taffer.

Jon Taffer is an international celebrity, entrepreneur and hospitality industry guru most well known for his role in the popular TV show Bar Rescue. As the creator, producer and star of the show, Taffer helps businesses reach their full potential by assessing all aspects of their operation.

Taffer's approach to business is something we can all learn from. Growing up in an unstable family, Taffer used this struggle as the burning fire to launch his passion projects into a career. His latest book Don't Bullsh*t Yourself!: Crush the Excuses That Are Holding You Back shows the level of honesty you must have with yourself to get to the next level.

If you're looking to turn your excuses into solutions or just flat-out stop fooling yourself, tune into Episode 613 to remove excuses from your daily life.

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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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