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Gabriel Iglesias

Gabriel Iglesias Opens Up About MENTAL HEALTH, Moving On From RELATIONSHIPS, & Why He Almost RETIRED

"You can't appreciate things until you know what it's like to have to work for them, to earn them."

In this episode of The School of Greatness, Lewis is joined by comedian Gabriel ‘Fluffy’ Iglesias, who shares his journey from humble beginnings to selling out arenas. Gabriel opens up about the importance of understanding peace through experiencing misery, the significance of having the right people in your corner, and the art of captivating an audience with silence. He also delves into the value of hard work and the lessons learned through adversity. Listeners will gain insights into Gabriel’s approach to fame, the power of self-love, and the balance between his stage persona ‘Fluffy’ and his true self.

"Knowing what true misery is helps you really understand what peace is. And I don't think you can have one without the other." @fluffyguy  

And now let’s jump into episode 1593 of The School of Greatness!

"Being able to trust somebody and being able to have the right people in your corner is really huge and it is a big key to happiness and joy and peace." @fluffyguy  

Some Questions I Ask:

  • How do you manage fame and success while also being happy?
  • What have been the darkest or most miserable moments you’ve had?
  • When did you learn that lesson that some people don’t belong in your life?
  • What are the 3 most powerful things you’ve learned through therapy?
  • Can you remember the moment in your career where you recognized that something was working well?
  • Do you plan your routines when you go on stage or do you wing it?
  • How do you make light of your adversities in life when you use it in your material without letting it get to you during the act?
  • Where are you on the self love scale?
  • When do you feel like you’ve been the lowest on the scale of self love?
  • Do you feel like you know where a lot of your people pleasing in the past came from?
  • What would it take for you to place higher on your self love scale?
  • How much does the identity you’ve built for yourself empower you or hold you back?
  • Do you think your identity as “Fluffy” empowers you in some ways but holds you back in others or does it support you fully in where you want to be?
  • Who is Fluffy versus who is Gabriel?
  • What is the dark side to fame?
  • If you could go back before your career took off, what 3 pieces of advice would you give yourself?
  • If you could go thirty/forty years in the future, what advice would you give yourself now?
  • What is the greatest lesson you learned from your mom and the thing you loved about her the most?
  • Was there a question you wish you would’ve asked your mom?
  • How can people best support and serve you?
  • If you were to pull back from comedy for a year and focus on yourself instead, what would you do with your time?
  • What is the thing you’re most proud of that most people don’t know about you?

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How Fluffy navigates fame and happiness.
  • The impact of having supportive people in your life.
  • How to become more magnetic in your communication style.
  • The value of hard work and earning your achievements.
  • The difference between Gabriel’s stage persona and his true self.
  • Plus much more…

Show Notes:

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