New book from NYT bestselling author Lewis Howes is now available!

New book from NYT bestselling author Lewis Howes is now available!


Sarah Jakes Roberts

Do This to Overcome Trauma & Discover Your Inner Power

“All of us are messy in some way, but not all of us embark on the journey that there is power in our mess.”

Welcome to The School of Greatness! I’m your host, Lewis Howes, and today we’re joined by Sarah Jakes Roberts, an empowering speaker and author who dives deep into why many of us fear harnessing our inner power. In this episode, Sarah shares her journey of overcoming feelings of powerlessness, navigating insecurities, and the reasons behind self-sabotage. She also discusses the importance of authenticity in meeting expectations and reveals three transformative strategies from her book “Power Moves.” Whether you’re looking to conquer fears, enhance relationships, or align your intentions, Sarah’s insights offer valuable guidance for embracing your true power. Let’s get started!


"Authenticity is not the same as consistency which means you have to do the work of asking yourself, 'Is this still authentic to me?'"- Sarah Jakes Roberts  

And now let’s jump into episode 1606 of The School of Greatness! 

“Allowing yourself the duality of having a heart that’s been tattered and a God who is faithful is the only way you can discover the grace to survive difficulty.” - Sarah Jakes Roberts  

Some Questions I Ask:

  • Why are people afraid to own the power within them and harness it for good?
  • You are an incredibly powerful personality, but when do you feel most powerless?
  • How did you learn to navigate your insecurities?
  • Why do people sabotage their own success?
  • Was there a time you were trying to be someone else in order to live up to an expectation?
  • Do you still get nervous before speaking engagements?
  • How do you let go of your ego and be completely present on stage?
  • What are three strategies from your book Power Moves that listeners can implement in their own lives today to feel more powerful in their own lives.
  • Once you conquer the fears holding you back, how do you move into a power that serves and motivates us?
  • What is the biggest change or fear you are working on at the moment?
  • What is the prayer you feel like you need to hear right now?
  • How do we know when we’re going for success over service?
  • Why do so many relationships struggle with power dynamics today?
  • What are women struggling with the most when it comes to relationships?
  • What are three questions your should ask someone before marrying them?
  • What prayer does the world need to hear now?
  • Why do so many people try to fix external problems before fixing their own internal ones?
  • You had your first child when you were 14. How did you not let that define you?
  • How long did it take for you to start owning your new identity after having your first child at 14?
  • Is it possible for us to be fully in our power if we don’t forgive and heal our past?
  • What do you think are the fears some of the most powerful people have?
  • How do you know if someone’s intentions are in alignment with your own?

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How to identify and overcome the internal fears that prevent you from embracing and utilizing your true potential.
  • The importance of authenticity and how to stay true to yourself while meeting external expectations.
  • Techniques for managing nerves and ego to remain fully present and impactful during public speaking or in leadership roles.
  • Insights into the dynamics of power in relationships and how to navigate them effectively for a more fulfilling personal and professional life.
  • Why people often sabotage their own success and how to break this cycle to achieve your true potential.
  • Plus much more…

Show Notes:

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