Dr. Phil’s Keys to Owning Your Life & Future Today

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Dr. Phil's Keys to Owning Your Life & Future Today


No matter how far along you are on your journey to success, we all have moments when we get tested. Moments in life when we’re forced to take inventory on how fulfilled we are, and whether or not we’re walking closer or further away from our purpose. These “gut-check” moments are critical to defining who we become. Will we become the person we were meant to be, or who the world thinks we should be?

For me, there was a time when I was running a business that taught people how to use LinkedIn to further their careers. When I lost passion for the company, I had to look myself in the mirror and ask whether or not this is what I really wanted to do with my life. Did I want to become the “LinkedIn King”, or was I meant for something greater? 

That’s when The School of Greatness was born, and the rest is history. I’m so glad I paid attention to my gut and wasted no time in pivoting to my true calling. If you haven’t had these moments yet, I know they’re around the corner for you — and I hope you’ll listen to your heart. 

My VERY special guest today is going to share about the time he had a gut-check moment where he told himself, “I don’t want to do this anymore”. I’m so excited for you to hear how he handled and overcame the situation. My guest is none other than the iconic, Dr. Phil! He’s a 9-time best-selling author and the host of TV’s #1 daytime talk show, Dr. Phil. In Part 1 of my interview with him, he’s going to share his keys to living a fulfilled, successful life. 

I’m so pumped to share this one with you and I think you’ll love it. Please help me welcome the one-and-only, Dr. Phil, to The School of Greatness!

“I think people limit themselves and get in their own way.” @DrPhil  

My guest today is Dr. Phil McGraw. He’s one of the most well-known and trusted mental health professionals in the world, best-selling author of 9 books and the host of TV’s #1 daytime talk show, Dr. Phil.

He focuses on presenting compelling stories about real people with a variety of emotional and behavioral problems, stripping away the shame and embarrassment that too often keeps people from seeking help.

He continues to value his academic training and professional qualifications and insists that the information provided on his show is based on evidence-based treatment options and state-of-the-art research in the fields of psychology, psychiatry and medicine.

If you want to learn how to invest in yourself, the importance of expressing how to get clear on the vision for your life, or are just curious about learning more about Dr. Phil’s story, then I know this episode will be a game changer for you! And now, without further ado, please join me for Episode 1,172 of The School of Greatness.


“If you don’t have social currency, spiritual currency, the currency of giving something back and impacting people’s lives, if those things don’t matter then you shouldn’t be in that profession.” @DrPhil  

Some Questions I Ask:

  • What is your comfort zone?
  • What are some of the things that people have always struggled with?
  • What happens when someone becomes super successful without first learning the life lessons you need to do the right thing?
  • Did you feel prepared for the success that came from your life?
  • How do you know when you should let go of a dream?
  • What do you think would have happened if you had tried to split your time between careers?
  • How did you end up owning 100% of your show?
  • Why is “acknowledgment” so important to you?
  • Why do you think it’s so important to write letters to the people you’re grateful for?
  • What happens if we don’t get clear on who we are?
  • How does someone start believing in themselves if they’ve never seen results that prove they deserve something better?
  • What is something you need to do to get out of your comfort zone?
  • What are you proud of that most people aren’t aware of?

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Becoming successful without the knowledge of how to deal with it.
  • Why you should always be in business for yourself.
  • Dr. Phil’s gut-check moment when he said “I don’t want to do this anymore.”
  • Why he thinks it’s so important to write letters of gratitude to those that helped him in life (Oprah).
  • What happens if you aren’t clear about who you are.
  • And much more…

Show Notes:

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