Over my nine years running The School of Greatness, I’ve had the pleasure of speaking with some of the world’s most inspiring people. These individuals have had a wide variety of backgrounds, lifestyles, and core values – but the common trait within all of these incredible guests is perseverance.
Through consistent action and dedication to a cause greater than themselves, these leaders have risen above their circumstances to become masters of their crafts – and I’m so thrilled to have the opportunity to continue learning from them.
That’s why I’m excited to put together this special mashup episode celebrating Black History Month, where the guests we highlight discuss their struggles, triumphs, and lessons learned on their journey to greatness. You’ll hear from the late great Kobe Bryant, Lisa Nichols, David Goggins, Rachel Rogers, Chris Hogan, and Dr. Ivan Joseph.
KOBE BRYANT – Kobe was one of the greatest basketball players of the 20th century. He played for the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA (National Basketball Association) for the whole of his career. The all-time leading scorer in Lakers history, Bryant was the first guard in NBA history to play 20 seasons. In his post-NBA career, Bryant went on to win an Oscar for his production, Dear Basketball.
LISA NICHOLS – Lisa is one of the world’s most-requested motivational speakers, as well as a media personality and corporate CEO whose global platform has reached and served nearly 80 million people. From a struggling single mom on public assistance to a millionaire entrepreneur, Lisa’s courage and determination has inspired fans worldwide and helped countless audiences breakthrough, to discover their own untapped talents and infinite potential.
DAVID GOGGINS – David is a Retired Navy SEAL and is the only member of the U.S. Armed Forces to complete SEAL training (including two Hell Weeks), the U.S. Army Ranger School (where he graduated as Enlisted Honor Man) and Air Force Tactical Air Controller training.
RACHEL RODGERS – Rodgers is the founder of Hello Seven, a multi-million dollar company that teaches women how to earn more money and build wealth. Rodgers has been featured in Time, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, the Washington Post, on NBC News, and Cosmopolitan. Rodgers’ mission is to teach women—especially women of color—how to end the cycle of overworking, under-earning, and financial stress, once and for all.
CHRIS HOGAN – Chris Hogan is the #1 national best-selling author of Everyday Millionaire and Retire Inspired: It’s Not an Age. It’s a Financial Number. For over a decade, Hogan has served at Ramsey Solutions, spreading a message of hope and financial peace across the country as a financial coach and Ramsey Personality. Hogan helps people plan for their future and reach their retirement goals through his Retire Inspired Podcast and live speaking events.
DR. IVAN JOSEPH – Dr. Ivan inspires people and teams to achieve more than they dreamed. Ivan is proof that when we help others succeed, we succeed too. His TEDx Talk has over 19 million views, which speaks to the impact he has on people. Forbes named it one of The Ten Best TED Talks About The Meaning of Life.
If you’re ready to be inspired to live your most abundant, full, rich life, then I encourage you to listen to and share this special mashup episode! And now, please join me for Episode 1,233 of The School of Greatness.