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Jon Bon Jovi

Jon Bon Jovi Reveals His Only Regret & Life Lessons as a Famous 24-Year-Old

"Not everyday you're going to win. But every day is an opportunity to participate in the process and measure the progress."

Today, Lewis sits down with the legendary Jon Bon Jovi to peel back the curtains on what truly separates success from greatness. Jon opens up about the precise moment he felt he touched greatness with his music and how he kept his eyes on the horizon in his twenties, always believing his best work was yet to come. He shares the personal tactics that helped keep his band united through the storms of fame, including the pivotal role of therapy in enhancing communication. Jon also gets personal about the challenges of running his own management company, sustaining a loving marriage amid the rockstar lifestyle, and the importance of relational and emotional intelligence in his success. Beyond his professional life, Jon reflects on the evolution of his voice, the lessons learned from fatherhood, and offers a lyric that deeply resonates with his current chapter in life.

Watch Jon’s new documentary series, Thank You, Goodnight – The Bon Jovi Story on Hulu!

"I don't think you ever feel like you've achieved greatness, I think it's just striving for it." - Jon Bon Jovi  

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"Money doesn't make you smart it just makes you rich."- Jon Bon Jovi  

Some Questions I Ask:

  • What is the difference between success and greatness for you?
  • When do you feel like you were able to reach greatness in your musical career?
  • How did you approach your success in your twenties with the mentality that your best work was still in front of you?
  • How did you not allow too much tension to break your band apart after so many years of success?
  • Was it helpful bringing in a therapist/mediator to help the communication in the band when things became rocky?
  • What was the one thing your therapist taught you about mediation/therapy/communication through that process of bringing the band through therapy?
  • How important was it for you to tap into your relationship skills and your emotional skills over your singing and songwriting skills in order to be successful as a group and as a band?
  • What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome in navigating your own management company?
  • How were you able to have a healthy, thriving, successful marriage amidst the fame and the rockstar lifestyle?
  • What would you say are the 3 keys to having a long term successful relationship while thriving at the top of your career?
  • What do you wish everyone knew about money, fame, and success?
  • Where did your creativity come from?
  • What was the biggest thing you learned from Tom Brady about how he pursued his craft and how it applied to your craft?
  • Do you feel like you’ve become the man you wanted to be?
  • If you could go back in time and give your younger self 3 pieces of advice, what would they be?
  • If you could go thirty years in the future and look back and give yourself 3 pieces of advice for the version of you today, what would those pieces of advice be?
  • What has being a father taught you about life?
  • What is a lyric from one of your songs that speaks to you and where you’re at in life right now?
  • In your journey of not having the same vocal chords in your sixties that you did in your twenties, how have you mentally and emotionally dealt with the identity shifts and changes as an artist and as a man?

In this episode, you will learn:

  • The fundamental differences between success and true greatness.
  • Strategies for maintaining long-term professional relationships and group dynamics in high-stress environments.
  • Insights into managing a successful career while nurturing a healthy personal life.
  • Jon’s approach to adapting, growing and improving over time as one of the greatest frontmen in rock and roll history.
  • The profound life lessons Jon has gained through his journey as a husband, father and a veteran musician.
  • Plus much more…

Show Notes:

Watch Jon’s new documentary series, Thank You, Goodnight – The Bon Jovi Story on Hulu.

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Transcript of this Episode

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