Episode: Quddus: How a Kid from Canada Inspired Millions


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Quddus: How a Kid from Canada Inspired Millions
Quddus on the School of Greatness podcast with Lewis Howes

Our next guest landed THE JOB as the host of MTV’s Total Request Live. While there, he got to  interview some of the most famous artists of our time from Stevie Wonder to Jay Z.

His path continues to evolve and in this episode of The School of Greatness we discuss the secret sauce of those remarkable people and what it is that separates them from the pack.

It’s my pleasure to introduce my friend, the one and only Quddus.

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Quddus on the School of Greatness podcast with Lewis Howes

“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” —Jack Welch

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • About Quddus’s history as the host of Total Request Live (TRL)
  • The path from a small university radio station to the being the host of MTV
  • How passion, excitement and having no clue what he was doing helped to get him the new VJ positions at TRL
  • What it was like interviewing people like Jim Carrey, Beyonce, Kanye West, Jay-Z,  and hundres more
  • How Quddus got the news that he was to interview Stevie Wonder
  • Tips on being open and not filtering yourself when talking to stars
  • The main traits that top celebrities have in common that helps them rise to the top
  • The importance of surrounding yourself with great people
  • How not knowing what you’re doing can be the best tool for doing great things
  • Why some of the biggest celebrities struggle with self confidence
  • Why Quddus struggled with never feeling like he was doing well enough, despite his success
  • About the challenge of being your authentic self
  • How realizing his limiting beliefs has benefited him so much
  • Where The Q Side is going
  • Why Quddus is so passionate about making celebrities more relatable
  • How to identify if you’re stuck and how to get unstuck
  • How letting go can be the most important step in being your true self
  • The mindset of the emotional intelligence course that becomes a leadership course
  • That becoming a teacher is the most effective way to learn yourself!

“The thing that has caused the most war, conflict and suffering in our world ultimately stems from somebody’s need to be right” – @IamQuddus (Click to Tweet)

  • How all the greatest (Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, Denzel Washington, etc.) have coaches that they listen to
  • How love for ones self comes before experiencing love with another
  • That the best thing you can do for the world is to make sure you’re happy
  • To identify if you’re living in a survival context or an abundance context
  • That Quddus dreams of a place where, “everyone personally loves themselves and loves people unconditionally”
  • Plus much more…

Continue Seeking Greatness:

  1. John Howard of Training Edge SportsInstagram
  2. Nickolas KingoInstagram
  • Music Credit: Breathe by Singularity ft. Steffi Nguyen (Au5, Auratic & I.Y.F.F.E. Remix)

Greatness Continued

Like this episode with Quddus?  If so please share this on Twitter and Facebook for your friends to enjoy.  What was the biggest take away you received from this episode?  What stood out for you and why?  Please share in the comments section below.

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