Change Starts with You | Dhar Mann and Lewis Howes

Thank you for watching this powerful interview with Dhar Mann!
Check out the show notes here:
Dhar Mann is a serial entrepreneur who has experienced the highs and lows of success. From funding millions of dollars in real estate loans at 19 to his time in the medical marijuana industry, to scaling an eight-figure cosmetics business, he has a proven ability to build companies. Most recently he has become the fastest-growing viral video creator in less than one year with over 3 billion views across Facebook, IGTV, and FRproject.
Recently, I became friends with Dhar in real life and was blown away by his story of shallow success, failure, rock bottom, reinvention, and true success today.
After disappearing from social media for 4 years, losing everything, including his reputation, and getting into legal trouble, Dhar has reappeared as a new man. I loved hearing him tell his full story, for the first time publicly, and the wisdom he has learned from losing everything to building it back the right way. I’m excited for you to hear this story yourself in Episode 898 with Dhar Mann
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Lewis Howes' New Book - The Mask of Masculinity
Lewis Howes is a NY Times Bestselling author, entrepreneur, and former professional Arena League football player. He hosts The School of Greatness, a talk show distributed as a podcast. Learn and hear the stories of various successful people around the world, become inspired, motivated and educated with the SCHOOL OF GREATNESS.




  • Thanks just want the free subscribe, I read them as I can, I like to read on stuff like this and see videos of stuff to on things like this in life, thanks again,

    Edward ChurchillEdward ChurchillIl y a mois
  • I haven't heard of Dhar before this video, but I am glad that i do now! Very interesting interview, I will definitely watch more of him on his channel

    EricliaooEricliaooIl y a mois
  • Success isn't necessarily about money entrepreneurship worked in gvt depts looking after mentally ill all my life only ever had hundreds or thousands but had 4 homes travelled dozens countries. Sold houses get daughter great education and did bucket list before die so achieved all goals relationships lifestyle etc " have no debt now own no properties but rentamazing apartment 360 degree views and lifestyle. Now save 70 percent of salary to have a quiet downsized retirement. Had great life on a normal budget less stress but still succeeded game of life. Don't you interview people who are spiritually rich. Not necessarily money rich but still made it in the game of life.

    Karen BoltonKaren BoltonIl y a mois
  • It is so true. The hardest part is admitting, accepting and using discipline not to fall back into it. This gentleman fell for the RIGHT NOW syndrome.

    Dolsie MercadoDolsie MercadoIl y a 2 mois
  • thank you Lewis, i have always wanted to know who exactly is Dhar Mann, thank you for changing our lives and do not undermine the great job you are doing. may the good Lord continues to use you in changing our lives.#FEELING INSPIRED...

    Hendrinah HangeroHendrinah HangeroIl y a 2 mois
  • Wow that is so touching.thank you for not giving up on your dreams to make us know how to live for a reson...

    Artricia MatueArtricia MatueIl y a 2 mois
  • recognizing you at your first Instagram picture after your breakdown. You the only one taking an unique picture. So glad to see you being successful. Always admired your style.👍

    Px30 elPx30 elIl y a 2 mois
  • Great story and lessons here - however, while I like Dhar's vidoes I am not sure why he still posts all the extravagance and wealth on social media - he seems to still associate (as in his own words) the display of wealth with receiving love. Lewis is a wonderful interviewer!

    polkadot1912polkadot1912Il y a 2 mois
  • Dhar you are a person that doesn’t need to fit in, you need to stand out, which you are doing!!!

    Lisa CLisa CIl y a 2 mois
  • I definitely get where your videos come from Dhar, this is fantastic

    Lisa CLisa CIl y a 2 mois
  • I really love all your videos

    NewLife MixedNewLife MixedIl y a 2 mois
  • I would love to win your $100 giveaways

    Heidi BrownHeidi BrownIl y a 2 mois
  • wow this was a really great interview much love to the both of yall!! 👏🙏💪💪

    Ocean VeauOcean VeauIl y a 2 mois
  • Super great interview! Loved it Dhar Mann is def the Man! 💪🏼🙌🏻🙏🏼❤

    Carmen CorderoCarmen CorderoIl y a 2 mois
  • Lewis, can you help me to connect back to life after big loss....job, marriage?

    Jerita Kweng'eJerita Kweng'eIl y a 2 mois
  • Thanks for this motivational talk. Dharmann your videos are great! I win three times and you have not rewarded me jķ

    Jerita Kweng'eJerita Kweng'eIl y a 2 mois
  • thank you for sharing a video a lot meaningful humble to be patience kindness good moral helping to someone your sharing a video giving inspiration brave motivated

    Mary grace Dela cruzMary grace Dela cruzIl y a 2 mois
  • Thanks

    Jim MitchellJim MitchellIl y a 2 mois
  • Loved to watch this video thank you for sharing with us, I loved to watch all his videos they inspire a lot people to do the best in their lives

    Carla VillanuevaCarla VillanuevaIl y a 2 mois
  • He is so helpful to the world By the way please share to change everything

    Oswaldo OlveraOswaldo OlveraIl y a 2 mois
  • I love your work dhar mann. You're my inspiration You keep me going almost everyday 😥😥thank you

    Khomotso MogopaKhomotso MogopaIl y a 2 mois
  • Your story is just amazing! I’m glad to get to know the man behind the inspiring videos! Thank you so much for them all! God bless you and Laura💗💗

    ali Hernandezali HernandezIl y a 2 mois
  • Wow!!! Thank you for sharing your story! I’ve been following Dhar Mann for a while now and his contents are so meaningful to me. What I learned from him is to continue to be relatable to not give up! I pray God continue to open doors for you!

    DeeDee RedeemedDeeDee RedeemedIl y a 2 mois
  • That's nice

    Ugbad HaybeUgbad HaybeIl y a 2 mois
  • I love it when Lewis allows himself to be vulnerable and Share some childhood memories even though they might be painful. This means he did the nécessary job to heal and be over it. I wish everybody will be able to do the same, myself included :) Greetings from Morocco

    So.AsmâaSo.AsmâaIl y a 2 mois
    • 👍👌💯 correct

      Jamesha HarperJamesha HarperIl y a 2 mois
  • you never paid David zazoff back you owe him 30 grand so don't say you paid back everyone lol

    Jasmine DJasmine DIl y a 2 mois
  • That was a BEAUTIFUL INTERVIEW. Thanks to both of ya:)

    My whole LifeMy whole LifeIl y a 2 mois
  • Thank you...

    lalucalicutlalucalicutIl y a 2 mois
  • Excellent story✨I can relate to your story in a way 😊I’m from Oakland

    M. IsabellaM. IsabellaIl y a 2 mois
  • Thank you your videos are the best

    Ambusher YTAmbusher YTIl y a 2 mois
  • Wow amazing sharing story.

    Ressashem AbellaRessashem AbellaIl y a 2 mois
  • ❤️C❤️H❤️A❤️N❤️G❤️I❤️N❤️G L❤️I❤️V❤️E❤️S

    Thilina JayasingheThilina JayasingheIl y a 2 mois
  • hey Dhar Mann thanks for your videos i like all of them god bless you.

    felix ruizfelix ruizIl y a 2 mois
  • Wow am a biggest fun of your videos lve learnt so much from watching your videos they're so inspiring. 😘😘

    Martha ChaikatishaMartha ChaikatishaIl y a 2 mois
  • What a great man God has gave us guys please watch him on fb

    Elsie SpElsie SpIl y a 2 mois
  • Love That Man very special soul

    Shalynn MclaurinShalynn MclaurinIl y a 2 mois
  • Im always crying everytime im watching your videos.. I cant speak a lot of english its hard for me to express what i really want to say..hehehe i will say it in Tagalog 🤣🤣 Andami kong natutunan at nalalaman sa mga videos mo sir.. Naiiyak ako,natutuwa sa mga napapanood ko nagkakaroon ako ng lakas ng loob na lumaban at maging matatag sa mga pagsubok.. Sa mga advices mo nararamdaman ko na laging may pagasa sa buhay 😘 Godbless you more and i hope you recognize my msg :)

    Grace NatividadGrace NatividadIl y a 2 mois
  • Just wow😍 you are so awsome and i trully respect you. 🙂

    Helena KährikHelena KährikIl y a 2 mois
  • Another lesson Dhar: You mentioned the videos was only getting 5,000 or so views and “It WAS NOT WORTH MY TIME”, but here’s the lesson: If ONE PERSON life has been forever affected in a positive way, IT WAS WORTH YOUR TIME. Again, you made it about money or “building your reputation or brand”. If your heart ♥️ is truly to inspire, then it is all worth it. I’ve read comments under your videos and so many say they help them. I would’ve never said anything about little views being “not worth my time”. Come on now. That was a turn off to me. If one person is helped from whatever I do, then many more lives will change because of the affect that I made on that one person. You measured the success of your inspirational videos by the amount of likes you received. You got all excited about that ONE “last” video going viral that you missed the fact that the other videos might have saved a life. I wish I would’ve never came to see this video because now I feel some kind of way about you.

    Tabby LivvyTabby LivvyIl y a 2 mois
    • Suzy Person I respect and understand your perspective, Love.... Thank you!

      Tabby LivvyTabby LivvyIl y a 2 mois
    • I understand your perspective. Please consider another perspective. I understood his goals to be based on the amount of time and money he was investing to make his videos and if the format he was using was not going to reach the wider audiences, he was going to have to change something to make it worth his efforts. From my perspective, he wasn't just looking for "Likes" and "Shares," he was looking for a way to make sure he was investing his time and money wisely.

      Suzy PersonSuzy PersonIl y a 2 mois
    • I understand what you are saying. However i think it's more of the goal he had in mind, to reach a very wide audience, that was his drive and he wasn't reaching it as expected. As the saying goes high expectations make frustrated men. Nevertheless those videos with few viewers might have changed someone's life and that really matters too.

      Tiyamike KamtukuleTiyamike KamtukuleIl y a 2 mois
  • God Bless you🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽. Everything is Goal Based, you set them Follow Them and Always give thanks to God/Jesus Christ🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 Good for you Brother... Keep it going❤️❤️❤️

    Chray FernicolaChray FernicolaIl y a 2 mois
  • Great interview!

    Temitope FalanaTemitope FalanaIl y a 2 mois
  • I like this guy.

    Vaughan ScottVaughan ScottIl y a 2 mois
  • Hey Iam new today subscribed for you

    Ayisha NAyisha NIl y a 2 mois
  • Great interview. I always enjoy Dhar Mann's stories and it was great hearing his story. I'm looking forward to seeing all his ideas for next year come to fruition.

    Michele PiselliMichele PiselliIl y a 2 mois
  • Awe so cool you went into your most enter personal self. Very humbling! No Pun intended: Your no longer; THE GULIBLE GUCCI MAN 💯% TRUE

    Laurie SellickLaurie SellickIl y a 2 mois
  • Thank You Lewis, Thank You Dhar, that was a well spent hour. You just kept me watching and listening, and I have become quite picky lately.

    Silverdaddy DaddysilverSilverdaddy DaddysilverIl y a 2 mois
  • As you see I follow you everywhere I hope that you will help me.

    Frantz Ketho AntoineFrantz Ketho AntoineIl y a 2 mois
  • You so inspirational and a great guy that no matter what you went thru you always got up no matter what. Keep up that great work you deserve it Dhar..

    Belinda Martinez CastruitaBelinda Martinez CastruitaIl y a 2 mois
  • Wow, such a great interview!

    Regan HillyerRegan HillyerIl y a 2 mois
  • Great interview

    Nuha BahNuha BahIl y a 2 mois
  • Wow dhar this video made me look up to you even more! May god keep blessing you & your beautiful family 🙏🏻😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😘😘😘😘😘🤪😘

    Theja PriyadarshaniTheja PriyadarshaniIl y a 2 mois
  • I Like Mr. Dhar Mann he is just a simple man! He is so Down to earth, thank you Sir for the Motivation everyday. God bless you sir and to your family.

    Brix and Xianna VlogsBrix and Xianna VlogsIl y a 2 mois
  • Idk whats goin on with the audio but i know im not the only that has noticed the audio has gotten lowered bc out of all podcast i play on youtube this is the onlt channel that the audio has lowered and i mainly listem to em at wrk so idk if im goin to stop listeining to this podcast

    Emaritx 817Emaritx 817Il y a 2 mois
  • Thank you Lewis for hosting Dhar! A truly informative intervoew amd a very inspirational one too! Thanks for your work

    Technology WorldTechnology WorldIl y a 2 mois
  • Came here and subscribe d because of Dhar Mann.

    Krysgherishan GarciaKrysgherishan GarciaIl y a 2 mois
  • Wow Dhar i can't believe u went theu all that. U are a strong perosn and very positive. Wow so inspirational and u went feom up to down n down to up n now your up there again but because of the person ypu are and the woman you have @laura as well. God bless u always. Thank u Lewis for letting him share his story

    Yahaira BarriosYahaira BarriosIl y a 2 mois
  • Love this. Didn’t know who Dhar was and I’m glad to hear his story. I see how he is with Laura and his friend and all I can say is WOW. What a great personality. Glad I found Laura and Dhar through LesDoMakeup. He is making me see things a lot different. Thank you for that DharMann

    Monica GarciaMonica GarciaIl y a 2 mois
  • Love love love Dhar's videos and all the actors they are all so amazing

    Gretl BlickenstaffGretl BlickenstaffIl y a 2 mois
  • Great interview, Dhar you are amazing. ❤️

    Gladys TapiaGladys TapiaIl y a 2 mois
  • Thank you Dhar I love your videos!! So inspiring!! Thanks for your true story on this video

    Cindy VasquezCindy VasquezIl y a 2 mois
  • Congratulations Dhar Mann on your first million subs and continious, God bless you!!

    SJ CarpioSJ CarpioIl y a 2 mois
  • My daughter is 7 and she is Dhar Mann's biggest fan. She watches mostly only his videos.❤️

    Jazz-makin-you-smileJazz-makin-you-smileIl y a 2 mois
  • Thank you @DharMann for sharing your story. Happy that your videos have finally gone viral🤗

    Cristina VazquezCristina VazquezIl y a 2 mois
  • Thank you

    Team ShivaTeam ShivaIl y a 2 mois
  • This testimonial is an eye opener. I love it. Excellent move Dhar Mann

    Erica LaingErica LaingIl y a 2 mois
  • TV TV TV TV TV TV TV TV TV TV TV TV TV TV DHAR: I love the fact that you learned and you sold your cars and paid everyone back which shows what kind of person you are. You paid you debts back which is wonderful. I loved that you felt that you weren’t real, so you went off Instagram. Investment fund in a company that was a ponzu fund. At 30 he absolutely broke. An break up in the news. I love how you don’t give up and at 19 he got in to Real Estate loan company. Made good money and then it failed. Took on Government Rehab construction grant money. 2010-2011 he was growing weed for Medical Use. Growing attention and seen that he took shortcuts on Construction grants, so he fought criminal charges he accepted the criminal charges and probation for 5years. Your so honest about changing your life around. You killed jet set life. He takes Makeup online with his last $600.00 on Instagram and it works and he does it right to he paid everyone back. What a stand up guy. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. The makeup girl was Laura who fixed Dhar’s broken compass 🧭. The makeup business and Laura takes off. I don’t know how to tell you how much I appreciate your kindness and thoughtfulness instilled in you. You became empathetic because you really started caring for people. Put out videos when he put out actors when he told his stories. On last video in the morning it went viral on relationships which Dhar you are great at relationships--Laura and you. You have to move people emotionally. @dhar.mann Dhar where do you see is 2020. Only creative content towards children and international. Be relatable. You totally are. Three lessons: keep going, go all in, and go long time

    Liz WalshLiz WalshIl y a 2 mois
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    Rising StarRising StarIl y a 2 mois
  • Thanks so much for the awesome video Lewis 🔥 This will definitely help me improve my Mindset, Business, and Life!! Keep it up! 💯💯🙌

    Nico MorenoNico MorenoIl y a 2 mois
  • men who are tall & good looking like these two obviously are could never begin to relate to how harsh life is for men who are short & ugly. the sad reality is that no mindset or amount of confidence and self esteem can begin to make up for such extremely negative attributes. some of us are depressed & lonely due to being far too physically unattractive to be able to experience intimate relationships so are destined to be single, alone & unwanted despite whatever else we may have going for us. there is only so much failure & rejection that one can take before they come to understand that we are simply not good enough due to factors entirely beyond our control.

    Ahimsa42Ahimsa42Il y a 2 mois
    • Ahimsa42 For online dating, people can only judge by looks, that’s the only thing they can see there lol

      Jessy QpidsJessy QpidsIl y a 2 mois
    • @Jessy Qpids based on my own personal experience i would strongly disagree. at one time this may have been the case but currently the vast majority of even average & below average looking women demand tall, above average looking men and very few if any have interest in men of a lower attractiveness level. this is very likely due to online dating & apps like tinder which showcase a plethora of above average looking men who are available at the swipe of a phone screen. there is simply no way for an average let alone a below average man to compete with men of this level so the only option is to give up hope entirely in the area of dating & romantic relationships.

      Ahimsa42Ahimsa42Il y a 2 mois
    • Ahimsa42 The kind of women you are talking are those who still need to learn from heartbreak, after that they will learn to appreciate more about who they are than how they look. It applies to men as well. Imagine if you meet a hot girl, few minutes into conversation you realise that she’s crazy, will you still want to have a relationship with her?

      Jessy QpidsJessy QpidsIl y a 2 mois
    • @Jessy Qpids perhaps-but many women are more than willing to overlook personality flaws in attractive men. the Halo Effect is an extremely powerful unconscious bias and often times those who are most in denial about it are the one's who are the most influenced by it. regardless, without a certain baseline of height & looks there are extremely few women who are interested in giving below average men a chance in the first place. i think the vast majority of time when a women is attracted to a man's personality but not physically attracted to him it results to a trip right to the dreaded pathetic friend zone.

      Ahimsa42Ahimsa42Il y a 2 mois
    • Ahimsa42 Hey, I want to say that guys who are more confident and have self love are far more attractive than guys who only have good looks. If they have bad personality, just the look is not gonna be enough.

      Jessy QpidsJessy QpidsIl y a 2 mois
  • This dude is so full of shit, family sponsored, ne er did the numbers he claimed with cosmetics or marijuana. Another Instagram fucking joke

    D_LD_LIl y a 2 mois
    • Something not right. Starts talking and doesnt stop. Open mind with this guy.

      NickNickIl y a 2 mois
  • He said that he decided to make videos to inspire people not to make money but how come he said that after seeing not having to much view on his first videos he was about to change his mind making more videos?🤔

    Olya NajibiOlya NajibiIl y a 2 mois
    • Well pastors get paid to preach. Lol....

      Temekia ShippTemekia ShippIl y a 2 mois
  • Such amazing story! Keep the hard work

    leyla abdileyla abdiIl y a 2 mois
  • He teared up at the end when he mentioned his dad. That would have been an interesting question to pick up on.

    Jhoanna DavidoffJhoanna DavidoffIl y a 2 mois
  • Wow dhar this video made me look up to you even more! May god keep blessing you & your beautiful family 🙏🏻

    Lucia SanchezLucia SanchezIl y a 2 mois
  • I don't know what to think of this story.

    Jhoanna DavidoffJhoanna DavidoffIl y a 2 mois
    • I think this is an awesome interview. I did my research on Dhar and it's true what he's saying. I watch all of his videos on Facebook and they are so inspiring. All of his vdeos are viewed by millions of people on Facebook and Instagram. Maybe you should check him out on Facebook or Instagram.

      Temekia ShippTemekia ShippIl y a 2 mois
    • @susan keenan agreed. nice research! I hope to one day be interviewed by Lewis. Maybe my story will be different by then. ;)

      Jhoanna DavidoffJhoanna DavidoffIl y a 2 mois
    • I'm with Jhoanna. Kudos to Lewis for framing this as a "broken moral compass" story. I went back and watched this twice because parts of it made me cringe. Dhar is slick and a charismatic salesman, no doubt - but he downplayed he has a recurring history of fraud issues ( he went "dark" for four years because , according to news accounts, he is a convicted FELON on 5 counts of defrauding the city and his missteps apparently got his politically connected parents in hot water as well. News accounts show there were new accusations of fraud, i.e. credit card fraud at his beauty business.) and that's separate from his concerning implication in the Ponzi Scheme crime (which he states he was cleared on). What feels odd about this interview is the way he boasts about it all as if its "crazy" and shifts focus to the claim "almost every video I put up ends up in the tens of millions of views." This is over the top and false. His most popular videos appear to have gotten into the million range of views (decent) but NOT the 10 million range. its an outlandish claim. I think Lewis and his School of Greatness brand are very strong - i would urge the School of Greatness staff to guard the brand by thinking twice (or doing some serious research) before inviting Dhar back. He admits to using "optimization" tools to boost viewership. Having a "million views" does NOT mean you have been watched by a million people - optimization tools distort reality, an issue social media, now under regulatory scrutiny, is being forced to address. Just saying... lot of issues of fraud and taking advantage of friends/family here without a lot of introspection. Let's keep School of Greatness great:) decent interview, but....very odd.

      susan keenansusan keenanIl y a 2 mois
  • Would it be not better to upload videos with some gaps (7 days) between them so we can mentally digest the contents of the previous interview? (Just a suggestion)

    Najmeh AlyasinNajmeh AlyasinIl y a 2 mois
  • I paid off my student loan in a fairly short time by plunking down $1,000 a month until it was all paid off. What with rent, food, car, etc. etc., I didn't have a lot of money for entertainment, etc. but managed to survive through it all and glad I did what I did.

    Sharon MargretSharon MargretIl y a 2 mois
  • I enjoyed the interview but there was one question Lewis did not ask and I believe it is key... Dhar said that he started with some money. How did he get that money? I think its easy to make money if you have money. You can invest it in real estate and other companies. But how do you start with absolutely nothing. Money gives you access to people that most people do not have access to. That plays a huge part in someones success. Theres a reason why certain zip codes are so expensive to live in. They want to ensure that those who live there "qualify". So... how did Dhar come into his money? Mom and Dad?

    Ernest BuckleyErnest BuckleyIl y a 2 mois
  • Great interview, I love to see his videos. 👍

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    Rashod WhittenRashod WhittenIl y a 2 mois