Alan Lazaros, Redefining Success: Self Improvement and Fulfilment – 616


Alan Lazaros, Next Level University

Our guest in this episode is Alan Lazaros, the CEO of Next Level University, a top 100 global podcast with a mission to empower individuals towards achieving holistic success. Alan’s journey from personal struggles to becoming a beacon of self-improvement and leadership offers invaluable insights into the transformative power of continuous growth. Through his conversation with Jürgen Strauss, Alan shares his profound understanding of what it truly means to lead a fulfilled life, grounded in the principles of health, wealth, and love.

Key points discussed include:

  • The Essence of Holistic Success: Alan emphasizes the importance of balancing health, wealth, and love, advocating that true success cannot be achieved if one of these areas is neglected. He believes that by focusing on self-improvement, individuals can lead more fulfilled lives and positively impact those around them.
  • Continuous Learning as a Pathway to Growth: Alan’s relentless pursuit of knowledge and personal development serves as a testament to the power of lifelong learning. He suggests incorporating practices such as meta-thinking and leveraging resources like Audible to cultivate a mindset of continuous growth and innovation.
  • Conscious Communication in Relationships: Highlighting the significance of understanding and aligning with our partner’s love languages, Alan introduces the concept of conscious love languages. This approach fosters deeper, more meaningful connections by ensuring that we are attentive to our partners’ needs and values.

Through these discussions, Alan Lazaros not only redefines the metrics of success but also provides actionable strategies for individuals to embark on their journey toward holistic fulfillment.

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Show Notes from this episode with Alan Lazaros, Next Level University

In the bustling world of self-improvement and entrepreneurship, the voice of Alan Lazaros stands out like a beacon of wisdom and inspiration. As the CEO of Next Level University podcast, Alan has not only climbed the ladder of professional success but has also embarked on a profound journey of personal growth. His philosophy, deeply rooted in the harmony of health, wealth, and love, offers a fresh perspective on what it means to live a fulfilled life.

1. Understanding Holistic Success

Holistic success transcends the conventional metrics of achievement, advocating for a balanced approach to personal and professional life. Alan eloquently defines it as the integration of three core facets: health, wealth, and love. Neglecting any one aspect, he warns, leads to imbalance and, ultimately, dissatisfaction. Through his journey and the narratives shared, Alan illustrates the necessity of nurturing each area with equal dedication.

2. The Foundation of Self-Improvement

Central to Alan’s message is the belief that self-improvement serves as the foundation for holistic success. Far from being a selfish endeavour, it is, as Alan suggests, the most selfless act one can pursue. Improving oneself not only enhances personal fulfilment but also empowers us to contribute positively to the lives of those around us. This section explores actionable steps towards self-improvement, inspired by Alan’s commitment to continuous growth.

3. The Power of Reflection and Meta Thinking

Meta thinking, or thinking about thinking, emerges as a powerful tool for innovation and self-awareness in Alan’s dialogue. This practice encourages us to scrutinize the quality of our thoughts and the questions we pose to ourselves. By adopting a meta-thinking approach, readers can uncover deeper insights into their motivations and behaviours, paving the way for meaningful change.

4. Embracing a Life of Continuous Learning

Alan’s voracious appetite for learning underscores his success and personal philosophy. This section offers readers strategies to cultivate a mindset of lifelong learning, highlighting the transformative power of curiosity and open-mindedness. Whether through books, podcasts, or other mediums, continuous learning stands as a pillar of personal development and fulfilment.

5. Nurturing Relationships Through Conscious Communication

At the heart of fulfilling relationships lies the concept of conscious communication, a theme Alan passionately advocates for. This part of the post introduces readers to the idea of conscious love languages and their significance in deepening connections with loved ones. By understanding and aligning with our partners’ love languages, we can foster more meaningful and supportive relationships.

6. Leading by Example: The Impact of Authentic Leadership

Authentic leadership, according to Alan, is about inspiring others through genuine, purpose-driven actions. This section reflects on Alan’s leadership journey and his strategies for motivating those around him. By embodying the values we wish to see in the world, we can lead by example and make a lasting impact on our communities and beyond.

7. Building a Legacy of Fulfilment

The ultimate vision of holistic success is to leave behind a legacy that reflects our deepest values and achievements. This concluding section challenges readers to contemplate the mark they wish to leave on the world. Inspired by Alan’s mission and life’s work, it encourages a proactive approach to crafting a legacy of fulfilment, contribution, and love.

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The Buzz – Our Innovation Round 

Here are Alan’s answers to the questions of our innovation round. Listen to the conversation to get the full scoop.

  1. No. 1 thing to be more innovative – Think about your thinking.
  2. Best thing for new ideas – Utilize a journal like the Dreamliner to break down big dreams into actionable daily habits.
  3. Favourite resource – Audible, for its vast library of audiobooks that inspire and educate.
  4. Keep project/client on track – Implement peak performance tracking to measure and manage progress effectively.
  5. Differentiate – Improve your unique self and embrace authenticity to stand out.


Alan encourages listeners to reflect on and identify one toxic person, place, thing, or idea they need to sail away from. He emphasizes the importance of having the courage to make this change for personal growth and fulfillment.

Reach Out

You can reach out and thank Alan at, through his website or LinkedIn.


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Cool Things About Alan

  • Alan survived a nearly fatal car accident at 26, using this pivotal moment to radically transform his life’s direction towards helping others achieve their next level in life, love, health, and wealth.
  • Alan releases an episode a day for his podcast, aiming for 1% improvement every day, blending relentless consistency with the pursuit of growth.
  • He leads a 21-person team that operates entirely virtually, across 22 departments, showcasing his innovative approach to leadership and the future of work without having met everyone in person.
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Jürgen Strauss

Dr. Jürgen Strauss is The World's Best Human-Centred Podcasting Coach and the only Podcast Innovator with the signature bright yellow headphones, who masterfully crafts human connection for high-impact achievers in a vibrant community. You can find Jürgen on LinkedIn, The InnovaBuzz Podcast, The Flywheel Nation Community as well as on Innovabiz' InstagramTwitter, Facebook pages and his personal Photography website.  

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