The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes

JD Roth: The Journey of Transformation Against All Odds

The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes

Today I’m joined by someone I’ve seen on television as long as I can remember. He’s been in the business longer than most people and has used his power to help everyone he meets. JD Roth is an actor, producer, and best known for his hit TV show The Biggest Loser. He fell into his passion at the age of 10, and has earned his fame through the power of transforming others. JD bases all of his decisions on passion and what story he can tell to his audience. While most people think about money or ratings, that’s one of the furthest things from his mind. He’s a unique individual who has touched and inspired each person he meets. I was blown away when I first met him at just how much he engages with everyone around. He’s sincere, listens, and appreciates everyone. We’re lucky enough to have him share his life experiences, and give insights on how you can transform yourself into a passion driven machine that lives the most fulfilling life possible, on Episode 578. Some questions I ask:  How did you learn the business side of film? (8:47) Were you parents always pushing you to pursue this? (11:38) If your show’s not making money or getting ratings, but you love it, you’ll still do it? (14:55) What’s the formula to tell a great story on TV or film? (16:40) There’s still a huge problem for weight loss, isn’t there? (20:51) Do you believe timing is everything for TV shows? (29:26) How do you tell a great story? (31:24) Was there ever a time when you lost your confidence? (34:09) How do you stay hungry and passionate? (44:45) If you could write your own story for the next chapter of your life, how would it go? 49:41) What would you say is the thing you struggle with the most? (57:57) What’s a question you wish more people would ask you? (1:00:26) What would your wife say is your greatest fault? (1:04:45) What’s the key to happiness? (1:09:29) Things you will learn: JD Roth’s career since childhood (6:46) How he learned to do his work for love not money (10:43) Why he choose to tell the weight loss transformation story (17:47) The most fascinating part of TV (20:10) How he stays committed when things don’t work out (25:41) The formula for a great show (30:13) What JD feels is missing for him right now (48:40) His take on the sexual harassment in Hollywood (52:20) Where the best art in history has come from (55:33) The greatest lessons his mom and dad taught him (59:26) The thing that inspires him most about his wife (1:02:57) The transformation he still gets to do (1:07:00) Plus much more...

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