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Les Brown

Overcome All Odds and Change the World

He was told he was the DT, the "Dumb Twin."

I am so excited to finally be releasing this episode with the amazing Les Brown on The School of Greatness.

Les is a motivational speaker who doesn’t just help people find inspiration, but helps them achieve greatness, and I think that this conversation will help you get a little closer to greatness, too.

Les and his twin brother were adopted as infants and never knew their biological parents. They were raised by a single woman who was strong enough to do it all on her own.

As a child, Les was diagnosed as mentally disabled, and referred to as DT – the dumb twin. He let this story everyone told him hold him back and keep him from achieving greatness.

One day, in a class room, all of that changed.

"My prayer is more of thee - less of me.”  

Les was called up by a teacher to solve a problem, and Les got up in front of everyone and said he couldn’t do it. When the teacher asked why, another student said he was DT – the dumb twin who couldn’t do anything.

The teacher looked right at Les and told him not to listen to anyone. He said not to let other people’s stories affect and influence him.

From that moment on Les turned his life around, and started to live life the way he believed he should. He went on to accomplish great things because he believed in himself, and didn’t let other people’s words and stories hold him back.

If you’ve ever felt held back by the things other people think about you, discover how Les broke through that to achieve great things, and much more, on Episode 560.

"Never make a point without a story, and never tell a story without a point.”  

Some Questions I Ask:

  • What is school missing out on? (4:45)
  • What is the vision for Les’ life? (16:17)
  • How do you impact the people around you? (23:03)
  • Who was the most influential person growing up? (36:14)
  • How do we develop a sense of belief? (46:49)
  • What is your definition of masculinity? (49:49)

In this episode, you will learn:

  • When Les started to believe in himself (7:20)
  • How Les trains people for greatness (11:31)
  • Advice for people who want to speak (25:44)
  • The importance of coaching (32:55)
  • Les’ training program (34:32)
  • Les’ reaction to being diagnosed with cancer (45:14)
  • What Les would do if he met his real parents (56:05)
  • Plus much more…

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Transcript of this Episode

Music Credits:

Music Credit:

Escape by Hangøver

Killercats by Kaibu

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