The School of Greatness by Lewis Howes: Interview with Kobe Bryant


Growing up, I wasn’t the biggest or strongest.

When my teammates who were better than me were out partying, I stayed in because I knew it would give me an edge.

You just can’t underestimate the power of showing up every single day and doing the work.

If you want to be a champion, you have to have the champion mentality.

No one has mastered the art of staying focused on your goal and working tirelessly towards it like legend and icon, Kobe Bryant.

“Rest at the end, not in the middle.”- @kobebryant

Kobe is widely regarded as one of the best basketball players of all time.

He’s won five NBA championships with the Lakers and led the NBA in scoring during two seasons. He’s an 18-time All-Star, 15-time member of the All-NBA Team, 12-time member of the All-Defensive Team. He holds the NBA record for the most seasons played with one franchise for an entire career: 20 seasons.

In 2018, he received an Academy Award for his animated short “Dear Basketball.” He also just launched a podcast called The Punies that teaches kids morals and history in a really fun way.

Kobe’s known for what he calls his Mamba Mentality, but it’s his big heart that is truly admirable. He is constantly reinventing himself and continuing to pursue new dreams.

There is so much power in his energy and presence. I know you’re really going to love this one. So get ready to learn all about Mamba Mentality and how to embrace failure.

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Some Questions I Ask:

  • Who was your greatest teacher? (7:10)
  • What are some other things you do to raise the level of your teammates? (17:00)
  • What’s been your greatest challenge since leaving the game? (20:30)
  • What’s a constant theme in your life? (24:40)
  • Why is storytelling important to you? (25:39)
  • What’s your greatest weakness? (34:35)

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • All about the “Mamba Mentality” (12:20)
  • Why he has a passion of storytelling (26:00)
  • Why you should be excited about failure (27:10)
  • Kobe’s greatest moment in 20 seasons of basketball (36:14)
  • Kobe’s daily routine (39:00)
  • Plus much more…

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Lewis Howes The Teen MentorAbout the Author: Lewis HOWES, Bi-Weekly Mentor, is a New York Times Bestselling author of the hit book, The School of Greatness and The Mask of Masculinity. He is a lifestyle entrepreneur, high performance business coach and keynote speaker. A former professional football player and two-sport All-American, he is a current USA Men’s National Handball Team athlete. He hosts a top 100 iTunes ranked Apple podcast, The School of Greatness, which has over 60 million downloads and 650 episodes since it launched in 2013. Lewis was recognized by The White House and President Obama as one of the top 100 entrepreneurs in the country under 30. Details Magazine called him one of “5 Internet Gurus That can Make You Rich.” Read More…

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