Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu

By Tom Bilyeu

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Best podcast if you are an ambitious person.

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started watching the podcast on YouTube, but I prefer the audio only version. great stuff!

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Impact Theory is a business and mindset-focused interview show that will teach anyone aspiring to greatness the secrets to success. The show is hosted by Tom Bilyeu - a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of the #2 Inc. 500 company Quest Nutrition and former host of the viral hit Youtube series Inside Quest (viewed over 100,000,000 times). Bilyeu is known for his passion and preparation. Always eager to truly learn from his guests, Bilyeu digs deep and brings the urgency of someone hungry to put what he’s learning to immediate use - making the show not only entertaining and energetic, but also hyper-useful.

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Nutritional Psychiatrist Shares the Key Foods for a Sharp Brain | Dr. Drew Ramsey on Health Theory
52:57

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Do you ever feel like you´re losing enthusiasm for life and struggling to enjoy the things that would usually make you happy? Initial signs of depression and anxiety can manifest through minor issues like losing your nerves about your in-laws or getting angry for no reason at all. But what if there is a way to fight depression with the food you eat? What might surprise you: Your current diet might be the source of your anxiety and depression. Your mood is directly impacted by what you eat. With the proper evidence-based nutrition, it is possible to take control of anxiety, boost your mood and live a life full of joy. In this episode of Health Theory, Tom Bilyeu is joined by Nutritional Psychiatrist, Men’s Health advisor, and author Drew Ramsey to discuss such matters and more as they explore the current state of depression. They also explain why nutrition is the easiest way of influencing depression positively and uncover a psychological lever to reduce your anxiety. Furthermore they disclose the way your anxiety is influenced by the foods you eat, which foods you should avoid and finally why you shouldn´t lose hope if you currently struggle with mental illness.

 

SHOW NOTES:

The current state of depression. [01:05]

Why nutrition is the easiest way of influencing depression positively. [1:25]

A psychological lever to reduce your anxiety. [2:41]

How your anxiety is influenced by the food you eat and the food that causes Tom anxiety. [3:36]

What creates lasting change, and how to lead with kindness to change behavior. [6:44]

Why most diets fail. [8:40]

The food basics almost every Nutritional Psychiatrist agrees on and why they matter. [9:25]

Drew reveals the things that are NOT part of every good diet. [12:03]

One thing Tom and Drew disagree on. [14:29]

Why knowing where your food comes from can help you cure loneliness. [19:11]

The big benefits of eating seafood and the top 3 kinds of seafood to beat depression. [24:40]

How Omega 3 fats in seafood work like snipers in your immune system. [28:00]

Drew´s on being vegan and which fats are bad for you. [30:25]

What you should rather do than buying expensive tests and supplements. [33:35]

How moving away from New York to a farm improved the mental health of Drew. [34:34]

Why you shouldn´t lose hope if you currently struggle with mental illness. [42:29]

 

 

QUOTES:

“It´s an epidemic. Everything is going up. Depression is up...Recently showing male depression is up 60-70% over the last 12 months.” [1:05]

“They found that the risk of depression during quarantine, if your nutrition is bad, went up over 1000%.“ [1:55]

“There are foods that people need to cut out of their diet. Diets need to change drastically…” [7:15]

“All good diets are lacking ultra-processed foods. The reason I think they´re evil because of the way they increase inflammation.” [12:12]

 

“We did a research study where we said: When we look at all the literature, what are the top nutrients that are most important for brain health and helping depression? Twelve nutrients stand out. So we asked ourselves: What foods have the most of these 12 nutrients? Aside from plants, 3 of the top 5 foods were seafood.” [26:00]

 

“I have treated people with every type of mental illness, and it´s actually what gives me hope. It´s what gives me strength and resilience. I have seen people who have it so hard with what happens in their minds, and to see them just do amazing things: Start companies, have families, whatever it is, makes me very hopeful.“ [42:57]

 

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Feb 25, 2021
From Waitress to Billionaire, How to Achieve Success by Trusting Your Intuition | Jamie Kern Lima on Impact Theory
01:05:35

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Intuition, trusting your gut, and following your true self these are the core principles that led todays guest from Dennys waitress to billion dollar success story. On this episode of Impact Theory, Tom Bilyeu is joined by author, CEO, and one of Forbes America's Richest Self-Made Women Jamie Kern Lima to discuss such matters and more as they explore the incredible power of listening to your gut, living your truth, and visualizing your successes. They discuss Jamies inspiring story in business, why you need to always trust your gut, the power of intuition and how to develop it, why being authentic is key to success, the benefit of difficulties in life, why you need to be careful of the voices you let speak into your life, why you need to visualize your successes, and much more.

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SHOW NOTES:

Business Life | Jamie provides a quick synopsis of her entire business life. [0:15]

Listen to Your Gut | Jamie reveals the power of listening and following your gut. [4:34]

Intuition | Jamie reveals how you can develop and be in tune with your intuition. [12:54]

Living Your Truth | Jamie shares the power of following and staying true to your calling. [22:54]

Power of Difficulties | Jamie reveals how to pull the power out of difficult situations. [33:41]

Adjusting the Volume | Jamie reveals how to adjust the volume on the voices in your life. [41:52]

Visualization | Jamie reveals the incredible benefits of visualizing your successes. [47:30]

Connect | Jamie shares how you can continue to follow her and learn more. [56:10]

 

QUOTES:

When something hard happens, once youre able to process it emotionally, youre left with choices. Do you victim up or do you warrior up? Do you give up or do you level up? The up is up to you. [5:44]

Looking back over time, where did I make mistakes and where did I do things right? And then we refine that muscle of learning Oh, yeah!” — learning to trust ourselves. [22:40]

Who we let speak into our lives and who we turn the volume down on, but still love anyway, is so important because one of our biggest mistakes is turning the volume up on the people just cause we love them, theyre our family, and then all of a sudden thats all the noise we hear and it impacts our whole life. [41:26]

 

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Feb 23, 2021
How Your Right to Your Own Opinion is Being Taken Away | Greg Lukianoff on Conversations With Tom
01:46:09

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There is a powerful, yet destructive, movement occurring in the United States today that, while well-intentioned on the surface, may very well result in the end of free speech as we know it. On this episode of Conversations with Tom, New York Times best-selling author and President and CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) Greg Lukianoff joins Tom Bilyeu to discuss such matters and more as they discuss the importance of protecting free speech today and why so many are blinded by the movement to destroy it. They discuss the controversial aspects of free speech in todays world, the power of the documentary Mighty Ira, why you should defend your enemys right to freely speak, why todays generation has gravitated towards policing free speech, how colleges have changed over time, why children need to feel a sense of freedom when it comes to ideas and thought, the dangers of political correctness and woke culture, and much more.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

Journey | Greg reveals his journey to finding his passion for the first amendment. [0:12]

Discovery | Greg reveals how he came to become so intrigued by free speech. [4:58]

Controversial | Greg reveals why some aspects of todays free speech are controversial. [11:52]

Mighty Ira | Greg discusses the incredible impact of the Mighty Ira documentary. [12:46]

Defend Your Enemy | Greg reveals why its important to always fight for free speech. [16:43]

Boundaries | Greg reveals why losing free speech can be a slippery slope. [21:55]

Youth | Greg reveals how todays younger generations approach free speech. [25:19]

Destruction | Greg reveals how todays college students aim to destroy free speech. [31:00]

Social Media | Greg reveals how social media has influenced free speech. [34:08]

Meanness | Greg reveals how we should approach bullying and meanness. [39:19]

Children | Greg discusses why children need to learn how to deal with difficulties. [40:35]

Dangers | Greg reveals why he fears centralized authority. [44:25]

Benefits | Greg reveals the benefits of overcoming the pains of free speech. [47:32]

Empowerment | Greg reveals why people need to overcome their anxieties and fears. [50:38]

Triggered | Greg reveals why trigger warnings are detrimental to free speech. [57:56]

Rise | Greg reveals how we can encourage todays generation to fight for free speech. [1:02:30]

Woke | Greg reveals how todays woke culture is undermining upper education. [1:07:23]

Blinded | Greg reveals why so many are blinded to todays war on free speech. [1:11:52]

Mindset | Greg reveals the power of having an open mindset to new possibilities. [1:19:37]

Imperfect | Greg reveals why we need to give up on the idea of a perfect society. [1:28:03]

The Future | Greg reveals where he thinks were heading as a society. [1:31:50]

Connect | Greg reveals how you can continue to follow him for me. [1:34:46]

 

QUOTES:

One of the great innovations that have brought us so much good in the world is the strong distinction between speech and action. [19:10]

 

The project of human knowledge is to know the world as it is, and that means that if you dont know what people really think and why, youll never know youll never understand…” [24:26]

 

Freedom is supposed to be scary or youre not doing it right. [47:25]

 

The true spirit of liberty is that which is not too sure that it is right. [1:17:10]

 

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Feb 18, 2021
Tom Bilyeu's Rules For Getting The Most Out of Your Day | Impact Theory Q&A
44:20

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Are you struggling to make change and progress in your life? Do your habits remain stagnant and always seem to hold you back from moving forward towards your goals? Its time for you to reclaim control of your life and realize that you are but just one radical change away from building the life you want for yourself. On this episode of Impact Theory, Tom Bilyeu sits down to answer your questions and provide deeper insight into the habits, principles, and lessons you need to radically transform your life into becoming exactly as you envision it to be. Tom discusses the importance of building rules into your life, why doing hard things is important, how to set and accomplish goals, how to build motivation and drive, the importance of staying energetic, why you need to want it, and more.

 

SHOW NOTES:

Build Rules | Tom reveals the best way to build personal rules and discipline in your life. [0:16]

Hard Things | Tom reveals the power of accomplishing hard things such as cold showers. [5:24]

Goals | Tom reveals how to find your why that helps you stay motivated and inspired. [10:38]

Identity | Tom reveals the three steps to overcoming obstacles and accomplishing goals. [15:10]

Energy | Tom reveals the key habits you need to accomplish your goals with energy. [21:04]

Want It | Tom reveals how to break your current behaviors and start loving discomfort. [26:40]

Life | Tom reveals the key principles you need to adopt to achieve the results you desire. [36:13]

 

QUOTES:

 

Fatigue makes cowards of us all. [20:40]

 

To have unusual success, your job is to leave people in awe. [29:05]

 

“…You are but one habit, one killer routine away from having the exact life that you want. Your life is a reflection of the choices that you make. [36:15]

 

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Feb 16, 2021
Health Expert on How to Actually Burn Body Fat and Lose Weight | Shawn Stevenson on Health Theory
58:33

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Do you struggle to find a diet that not only brings your health to an optimal level but also makes you feel good at the same time? Do you feel like your body just doesnt pair well with todays traditional diets that are constantly pushed on us day after day? On this episode of Health Theory, Tom Bilyeu is joined by bestselling author, science educator, and host of The Model Health Show Shawn Stevenson to discuss such matters and more as they explore why you need to break past the conventional thinking that only calories matter and start listening to your body so that you can eat smarter and live healthier. They discuss how we truly burn fat off our bodies, how our bodys hormones are affected by the food we eat, why Shawn leads with kindness when discussing fat loss, the importance of the food we eat, why you need to go beyond just counting calories, how to adjust your diet by listening to your body, how to improve your microbiome and much more.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

Break the Mold | Shawn reveals the importance of knowing your metabolic fingerprint. [1:50]

Burn | Shawn reveals how we truly burn fat and calories in our bodies. [7:03]

The Process | Shawn reveals how our bodies and hormones react to the foods we eat. [8:47]

Kindness | Shawn reveals why he leads with kindness when talking about fat. [12:21]

Awareness | Shawn reveals how he came to realize the importance of food. [15:28]

Education | Shawn reveals the importance of educating yourself about food. [16:19]

Beyond Calories | Shawn reveals why health goes beyond just calories. [19:14]

Microbiome | Shawn reveals how much our diet impacts our microbiome and gut health. [22:43]

Probiotic | Shawn reveals how to get more probiotic foods into your diet. [25:50]

Listen to Your Body | Shawn reveals how to let your body guide your diet. [28:00]

How You Feel | Shawn discusses how to reawaken your bodys inner intelligence. [32:56]

Eat This | Shawn reveals how to know what you should be eating for your unique body. [44:13]

Change | Shawn reveals why we need to demand change from the food industry. [47:48]

Fats | Shawn reveals the foods to eat to boost your consumption of healthy fats. [50:27]

Connect | Shawn shares how you can follow him to continue to learn more. [53:53]

 

QUOTES:

Youre not understanding, your heart is made from food, the blood running through your arteries is made from food, the arteries themselves are made from food. [18:00]

 

I can have somebody send out for a stool sample. Never even see them a day in my life. I can get their report back and know with a high-degree of certainty whether or not theyre obese based on the makeup of their microbes. [22:25]

 

Tell me something that matters more than how you feel. Ill wait. This is the most important barometer of everything in our life and yet we pay so little attention to it. [35:40]

 

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Feb 11, 2021
Former Navy SEAL Reveals How to Develop Into Your Most Optimal Self | Rich Diviney on Impact Theory
49:10

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Are you stumbling through life, finding it difficult to push back when needed or take control of situations? If so, it may be time for you to strengthen your mental fortitude, begin developing leadership attributes, and start living life with a badass attitude. On this episode of Impact Theory, Tom Bilyeu is joined by author, leadership expert, and former Navy SEAL Officer Rich Diviney to discuss such matters and more as they explore what you need to focus on to develop the core attributes that make up a truly badass leader. They discuss the driving force behind wanting to become a badass, the importance of putting yourself in challenging situations, why having grit is crucial, the key attributes you need, how to start developing yourself, the importance of values and who you surround yourself with, why you need to know your lane, and much more.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

Badass | Rich reveals the driving force behind wanting to become a badass. [0:17]

Challenge | Rich discusses the importance of being challenged and challenging yourself. [5:17]

Grit | Rich reveals how many develop grit through challenging life situations. [11:39]

Process | Rich reveals the power of resting and reflecting while developing grit. [13:22]

Attributes | Rich reveals how he helps teams and individuals develop strong attributes. [16:18]

PTSD | Rich reveals how reframing past situations helps heal PTSD. [19:56]

Development | Rich reveals the key attributes needed to becoming a badass with grit. [24:23]

Values | Rich reveals the power of surrounding yourself with people better than you. [28:03]

Your Lane | Rich reveals the most important attributes to becoming successful. [32:02]

Connect | Rich shares how you can continue to follow him to learn more. [37:28]

 

QUOTES:

Sometimes grit is not excelling. Sometimes grit is not hyper-performing. Sometimes grit is simply just taking step by step. [11:52]

 

Training and developing an attribute cant be done the same way as a skill. Its going to take self direction, its going to take self motivation, and its going to take a deliberate step into discomfort because youre going to have to step into a zone where youre kind of wired not to go…” [18:31]

 

“…one of the most important success attributes is open mindedness because open mindedness also breeds curiosity and if we are open minded and curious, we are generally in a great position to find those lanes inside of which we will excel. [33:50]

 

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Feb 09, 2021
Robert Greene on How Lack of Emotional Control Will Ruin You | Conversations with Tom
01:47:18

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From the echo chambers of social media to our growing culture of political correctness, our world is constantly conditioning our minds to think and respond a certain way thats detached from rationality. Today, we break free from the chains of conditioned thinking, sharpen our mental awareness, and learn how to utilize our emotions as a strength, rather than a weakness. On this episode of Conversations with Tom, Tom Bilyeu is joined by New York Times and international bestselling author Robert Greene to discuss such matters and more as they explore why today, more than ever, we need to be sharply aware of the political and cultural environments that seek to condition our minds and force us to think irrationally. They discuss why so many behave irrationally today, the power of analyzing your emotions, how todays environment has conditioned our minds, how we can utilize awareness to empower us, how to use anger as a motivator, the dangers of todays culture, the constant need for change, the difference between yesterdays and todays generations, the story of Athena, why life must have both pain and pleasure, and much more.

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SHOW NOTES:

Being Irrational | Robert reveals how our emotional brain actually dictates our decisions. [0:21]

Stand Back | Robert reveals the power of stepping back and analyzing your emotions. [5:17]

Practices | Robert reveals how to stop letting your emotional mind control your life. [11:10]

Conditioned | Robert reveals how youve been conditioned by the current environment. [15:10]

Awareness | Robert reveals how to stop letting the world condition you. [21:09]

Power | Robert reveals why we all truly desire and need power to live a healthy life. [25:50]

Shadow Side | Robert reveals how your inner aggressive side influences you. [32:13]

Using Anger | Robert reveals how to use your anger as a powerfully positive force. [40:23]

Todays Culture | Robert reveals how todays PC culture is part of a historical cycle. [49:06]

Revolution | Robert reveals how the United States can possibly see another revolution. [54:40]

Generations | Robert reveals how older generations should interact with todays youth. [56:22]

Change | Robert discusses how change is a much-needed powerful force. [59:36]

Golden Age | Robert discusses the golden age of Athena, strategy, and the classics. [1:07:08]

Anarchy | Robert reveals the surprising positive elements of anarchy and change. [1:16:16]

Dangers | Robert reveals the dangers of cultures that refuse to change or adapt. [1:20:03]

Cultural Direction | Robert reveals the dangers of where PC culture may be leading us. [1:23:53]

Sublime | Robert reveals how sublime is a mixture of pain and pleasure. [1:27:26]

Limitations | Robert reveals how he makes the absolute most out of bad situations. [1:34:44]

Connect | Robert reveals how you can continue to engage with him to learn more. [1:37:41]

 

QUOTES:

They are manipulating you, you are conditioned, you are a prisoner of social media, you are not in control of it. You think youre the one thats posting all these things that you want to post about your life, but really youre not. Youre responding to what everybody else is doing, youre being a conformist. [19:26]

 

Change is something thats extremely healthy, even if in the moment it feels wrong, or painful, or a step back. In the long run, its always for the better for humanity. [59:24]

 

Mortality has this ability to sharpen our senses, to sharpen our appreciation of life and that turns the pain into pleasure, but the pain and pleasure always go together. [1:30:00]

 

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Feb 04, 2021
How to Find Unique Opportunities in Any Situation | Martin Lindstrom on Impact Theory
01:01:18

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More and more this world is filled with noise, distractions, rules, and echo chambers enough to program our minds into machines rather than ones filled with common sense. On this episode of Impact Theory, Tom Bilyeu is joined by founder and chairman of the Lindstrom Company,author, and one of TIME Magazines Worlds 100 Most Influential People Martin Lindstrom to discuss such matters and more as they explore how you can begin to cut through all the noise of today and begin to reconnect with not only common sense but also a purpose that drives you forward in life. They discuss the unique opportunities found in todays world, the power of empathy, why you need to know what your hand for, the importance of developing your personal brand, how we can return to a world filled with common sense, the pitfalls of being attached to your cellphone, why depression is more rampant than ever, how to live an ideal life, and much more.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

Snapshot | Martin explains himself and world view in a quick snapshot. [0:32]

Opportunity | Martin reveals why he still sees opportunity everywhere in this world. [1:25]

Empathy | Martin shares the incredible power of empathy. [3:56]

What You Stand For | Martin shares why you need to know exactly what you stand for. [7:24]

Small Steps | Martin reveals how to become who you want to be through small steps. [9:44]

Your Brand | Martin reveals the importance of getting your personal brand right. [14:39]

Depression | Martin reveals why lack of purpose is the biggest risk of this pandemic. [22:52]

Detox | Martin shares why we must detox from being stuck and living behind a screen. [29:25]

Touch | Martin shares how to re-connect with your sense of touch. [30:53]

Common Sense | Martin reveals what a return to common sense looks like. [35:40]

Reality | Martin reveals why we continue to move further away from common sense. [40:45]

Expressions | Martin reveals a story about how important facial expressions are to us. [42:57]

What Matters | Martin reveals what we can do to ensure empathy doesnt disappear. [45:35]

An Ideal Life | Martin reveals his instructions to living an ideal life. [49:46]

Connect | Martin shares how you can engage with Martin to hear more. [54:38]

 

QUOTES:

You need to have a guiding light and my recommendation to many people is to say, Find one word you want to be navigated by, and then build a space around that with a confirming or re-affirming that focus…” [8:51]

 

My advice to everyone is to say, Find out what is your core skill and what is the one thing you want to combine it with which no one has done before?”” [19:22]

 

I think what you have to ask yourself is, What are the emotional footsteps you want to create behind yourself?”” [34:01]

 

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Feb 02, 2021
Doctor Reveals How Water Fasting Unlocks Secret Healing Powers | Dr. Alan Goldhamer on Health Theory
58:42

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Are you looking for an alternative, cutting-edge way of attacking the root cause of your pains, aches, inflammation, and health problems? Do you want a total detox of your body? Whether youre new to fasting or have many years of experience under your belt, these are the key fasting tips you need to know to take your health to the next level. On this episode of Health Theory, Tom Bilyeu is joined by Dr. Alan Goldhamer, founder of TrueNorth Health Center, to discuss such matters and more as they explore the incredible healing benefits of fasting and how your diet is playing a pivotal role in determining your health. They discuss the problems with modern medicine, the key benefits to fasting, how to do a water-only fast, the key changes fasting can make to your health, what organic foods you should be eating, what fruits are safe to eat, how salt can negatively impact your health, meat-based vs vegan diets, how oils affect your health, and much more.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Paradigm | Dr. Goldhamer reveals why modern medicine never expects you to recover. [1:17]

Getting Started | Dr. Goldhamer reveals his health clinics impact on peoples health. [3:32]

Overabundance | Dr. Goldhamer reveals why people are hesitant to begin fasting. [7:00]

Keys to Fasting | Dr. Goldhamer reveals how and why you should fast. [9:17]

Detoxification | Dr. Goldhamer reveals why fasting detoxes the body. [12:04]

Dehydration | Dr. Goldhamer shares why dehydrate occurs while exercising and fasting. [17:44]

Longer-Term Fasting | Dr. Goldhamer reveals how to properly do long-term fasting. [19:16]

Key Changes | Dr. Goldhamer reveals the key changes fasting has on our health. [25:53]

What the Doctor Does | Dr. Goldhamer reveals when and how he fasts. [31:07]

Foods | Dr. Goldhamer reveals the whole foods he recommends you eat. [33:22]

Fruits | Dr. Goldhamer reveals the types of fruits you should eat. [34:08]

Salt | Dr. Goldhamer reveals why salt can negatively impact your diet. [35:55]

Meat vs Vegan | Dr. Goldhamer discusses meat versus vegan diets. [37:38]

Oils | Dr. Goldhamer reveals which oils you should consume and how much. [41:20]

Variety | Dr. Goldhamer reveals how much variety of foods you need in your diet. [43:50]

Rice | Dr. Goldhamer discusses the types of rice that you can have in your diet. [47:00]

Glyphosate | Dr. Goldhamer discusses the importance of choosing organic foods. [49:00]

Connect | Dr. Goldhamer shares how you can connect with him to learn more. [50:39]

 

QUOTES:

 

Whether its refined carbohydrates, the sugars, the oils, the salt or refined meat foods you know animal foods that have been highly refined. Either one of those, these high animal protein, high refined carbohydrate diets, these are the things that cause people to be fat, sick, and miserable. This is why we have this epidemic. [6:16]

 

When youre in a ketonic state, you dont feel hunger and as a consequence it helps people that are trying to do short-term weight loss. The problem is, whats good for short-term weight loss isnt necessarily the same thing thats best for long-term health stability. [24:38]

 

Now, you might ask me, Can people eat meat and still maintain optimum weight? Absolutely. Cause meat isnt a highly-fractionated, pleasure trap food The problem with meat is its very concentrated, if you eat too much of it, you can have problems. [40:28]

 

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Jan 28, 2021
Psychologist Shows You How to Reset Your Personality and Redefine Yourself | Benjamin Hardy on Impact Theory
54:32

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Do you feel trapped by your personality or self-identity and struggle to move forward in life? Its time for you to take control of who you are, redefine your entire personality, and reshape your identity so that you can move forward towards the future you want for yourself. On this episode of Impact Theory, Tom Bilyeu is joined by organizational psychologist and author Benjamin Hardy, PhD to discuss such matters and more as they explore why your personality and self-identity is an ever-changing thing that you have the control to reshape and reform. They discuss why most of us are trapped in our personalities, how your personality is always changing, how trauma shapes us, how to move forward in life, why your past never defines your future, the power of reframing your past and future, why pain tolerance is key to growth, how to become cognitively flexible, and how pressure creates traction to move forward in life.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

Personality | Benjamin shares why the conversation needs to shift on personalities. [0:12]

Trapped | Benjamin reveals why we get trapped in the identities weve created. [1:30]

Change | Benjamin reveals why your personality will change no matter what in life. [3:33]

Trauma | Benjamin discusses how we hold onto and interact with our trauma. [8:09]

Healing | Benjamin discusses how he healed from trauma and mended his relationships. [11:23]

Moving Forward | Benjamin reveals how we can move beyond our own trauma. [13:22]

Giving Up | Benjamin discusses why you shouldnt give up on your idea of your future. [17:03]

Your Past | Benjamin discusses why your past never defines your future. [17:55]

Reframe | Benjamin reveals why you must reframe both your past and your future. [22:26]

Future | Benjamin discusses how to craft a beautiful vision for your future. [25:28]

Next Steps | Benjamin discusses the power of journaling and thinking ahead. [29:07]

Self-Expansion | Benjamin discusses how our environment influences our visions. [30:49]

Pushing Through | Benjamin reveals why pain tolerance is key to growth. [34:51]

Flexibility | Benjamin discusses the power of being cognitively flexible. [38:51]

Commitment | Benjamin shares how you should redefine commitment. [39:45]

Pressure | Benjamin shares how pressure creates traction to move forward in life. [41:26]

Acceptance | Benjamin discusses acceptance and commitment therapy. [44:50]

Connect | Benjamin shares how you can connect and continue to follow him. [45:50]

 

QUOTES:

 

Trauma isnt what happens to you, its what you hold inside in the absence of an empathetic witness. [8:47]

 

A lot of people think that the past is causing the present, but the reality from a memory perspective is that the present is causing the meaning of the past. Wherever youre at in the present, thats whats determining how you view your past. [20:03]

 

I think commitment is kind of the jumping point from courage. You know, however committed you are too something, thats how courageous you can be, and however courageous you can be, thats what ultimately leads you to developing flexibility, developing competencies, trying things youve never done and thats how confidence is built. [41:07]

 

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Jan 26, 2021
Get Your Biology to Work for You Instead of Against You | Steven Kotler on Conversations with Tom
01:38:33

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Do you feel as if you have plateaued in life and are finding it difficult to grow beyond your current state? Do you want to unlock your full potential within, achieve peak performance, and truly become your optimal self? On this episode of Conversations with Tom, New York Times bestselling author, speaker, award-winning journalist and the Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective Steven Kotler joins Tom Bilyeu to discuss such matters and more as they explore how you can set forth a plan to overcoming your limitations and truly unlock your best-optimal self. They discuss what the habit of inferiority is, the powerful philosophy of Nietzsche, the skills needed to master peak performance, the importance of setting goals, the beauty of overcoming hard things, where wisdom truly comes from, how to avoid calcification of your imagination, why you sometimes need to think inside the box, the connection between creativity and your mood, and much more.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

Inferiority | Steven breaks down what the habit of inferiority is. [0:16]

Nietzsche | Steven discusses the philosophy of becoming extraordinary. [2:50]

Superman | Steven discusses how Nietzsche defined becoming your best version. [6:33]

Skills | Steven discusses what we must master to achieve peak performance. [8:52]

Art | Steven reveals why he believes peak performance is more of an art than a science. [11:19]

Hard-Wired | Steven reveals why biology, not personality, scales. [15:58]

Flow | Steven reveals the five key flow triggers to pursuing your optimal self. [21:27]

Goals | Steven reveals the power of setting goals and how to approach them. [28:50]

Hard Things | Steven reveals why we are hard-wired to overcome difficult things. [30:18]

Handling Criticism | Steven reveals how he overcomes adversity and push-back. [35:09]

Direction | Steven shares how to not get knocked away from your conviction. [39:17]

Development | Steven shares whats special about his early years in life. [44:14]

Growing | Steven shares how as we grow older, who we are becomes clearer. [49:46]

Wisdom | Steven discusses what wisdom and genius truly is and how to attain it. [52:33]

Imagination | Steven reveals how to avoid the calcification of imagination. [56:25]

Disagreement | Steven shares how he approaches criticism within his team. [58:40]

Journey | Steven shares his journey to finding his purpose. [1:01:03]

Art | Steven shares some of the craziest performance art hes experienced. [1:03:30]

Inside The Box | Steven discusses how you can hack your own creativity. [1:18:20]

Creativity | Steven reveals the connection between your mood and creativity. [1:14:23]

Substances | Steven reveals if substances can expand your mind and creativity. [1:20:40]

Connect | Steven shares how you can connect and continue to follow him. [1:29:59]

 

QUOTES:

 

Man is something to overcome. What have you done today to overcome him? [7:22]

 

Goal setting is both about driving motivation and filtering reality. Our goals filter our reality. When you dont have goals set properly, you will not notice the opportunities, like you literally wont see them…”[41:16]

 

When youre young, your potential is infinite. You can be anything really. You could be Einstein. You might be DiMaggio.. [51:38]

 

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Jan 21, 2021
Psychotherapist on How to Avoid Pitfalls that End Relationships | Esther Perel on Impact Theory
40:33

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Can you say with absolutely certainty that you are bringing your best self to all the important relationships in your life? Are you afraid you and your partner are slowly becoming more and more disconnected and aren’t sure how to identify the key problems that could be killing the relationship? Whether it’s at home or at work, we need to be mindful of what makes our relationships thrive and what poses a threat to them. On this episode of Impact Theory, Tom Bilyeu is joined by Psychotherapist, New York Times Bestselling Author, and host of the emotionally raw and tell-all podcasts ’How’s Work?’ and ‘Where Should We Begin?’ Esther Perelto discuss such matters and more as they explore the pitfalls you need to be on the lookout for that might be killing your relationships, connections, or marriage. They discuss the downfalls you need to be on the lookout for that pose a threat to your relationships, what complacency looks like, why so many couples get it wrong when trying to solve their differences, the power of words and the meaning behind them, how culture comes into play in your relationship, how to understand other’s perspectives, and the tools you need to have a healthy and thriving relationship with anyone in your life.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Downfalls | Esther reveals the things that kill relationships. [0:17]

Complacency | Esther reveals the step-by-step process of how complacency creeps in. [2:36]

Blind | Esther reveals why so many people in a relationship fail to see their mistakes. [6:14]

Combativeness | Esther reveals the many dynamics of how couples blame each other. [7:33]

Words | Esther reveals the power of your words and how you frame your problems. [10:03]

Culture | Esther reveals how culture comes into play with relationships. [12:56]

Contextualize Yourself | Esther reveals how we can value things differently. [13:58]

Meaning | Esther discusses the importance of the meaning behind what you say. [17:47]

Business | Esther reveals why so many business relationships fail. [19:54]

Perspectives | Esther discusses how you can begin to see other’s perspectives. [21:47]

Tea | Tom shares a story where he and his wife, Lisa, argued over a cup of tea. [26:06]

Fighting | Esther reveals how we fight over lack of respect and recognition. [28:18]

Roles | Esther discusses roles, expectations, and flexibility in a relationship. [30:27]

Tools | Esther reveals the key tools you can use to get the most out of your relationship. [31:28]

Connect | Esther shares how you can engage with her and continue to learn from her. [33:28]

 

QUOTES:

 

“So, you really want to make sure that you don’t assume. “I know what you’re saying.” Ask, remain curious at all times. “What does that mean for you and who told you that?”” [13:55]

 

“The very thing people often come in fighting over is what was once originally very attractive to each other.” [24:13]

 

“…people fight over three things primarily: power and control, trust and closeness, respect and integrity.” [25:35]

 

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Jan 19, 2021
Dr. Frank Lipman Shares Key Things to Live and Age Properly | Health Theory
54:31

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Are you seeking revolutionary health advice that goes beyond the one-size-fits-all approach of western medicine? Do you want to age well while achieving a well-rounded and balanced level of health? On this episode of Health Theory, Tom Bilyeu is joined by New York Times best-selling author and pioneer in both integrative and functional medicine Dr. Frank Lipman to discuss such matters and more as they explore how western medicine is missing out on revolutionary health practices and what you can do to expand your understanding of your health so that you may age properly. They discuss the pitfalls of western medicine, his journey to discovering new health practices, why you must focus on preserving your body as you age, the biomarkers to pay attention to, how to achieve a healthy gut, why health goes beyond the physical, the key things to do to live and age properly, and much more.

 

SHOW NOTES:

Growing Up | Dr. Lipman shares his youth and his journey to questioning everything. [0:20]

Brainwashed | Dr. Lipman reveals why the western medicine system is a cult. [2:57]

Opening Up | Dr. Lipman reveals his journey to exposing himself to new ways of healing. [4:30]

New Rules | Dr. Lipman reveals his journey to developing the new rules on aging. [9:04]

Growth | Dr. Lipman reveals why as you age it becomes about preserving your body. [15:27]

Diets | Dr. Lipman reveals why vegan and high-carb diets have certain risks. [18:20]

Humanity & Health | Dr. Lipman reveals why your purpose and the way you live matters. [23:28]

Biomarkers | Dr. Lipman reveals the key things you should be paying attention to. [26:08]

Microbiome | Dr. Lipman reveals how we can listen to and learn from our guts. [27:42]

Balance | Dr. Lipman reveals what you need to achieve a healthy, balanced gut. [30:10]

CBD | Dr. Lipman reveals the efficacy and power of mushrooms and CBD. [34:20]

Opening Your Mind | Dr. Lipman reveals how CBD is more important than ever. [37:47]

Do This | Dr. Lipman reveals the key things you should be doing to age well. [40:21]

Connect | Dr. Lipman reveals where you can continue to follow him to learn more. [44:12]

 

QUOTES:

“Western medicine is fantastic if you’re acutely ill or you break a bone. I’m not knocking western medicine, but to take that model and use and extrapolate that model for all our problems in the culture today is, you know, we end up with a very limited way of treating people…” [4:01]

 

“…it’s more about preserving and maintaining as we get older rather than growing stronger and stronger…” [17:20]

 

“Ordinary things we do on a daily basis that have an extraordinary effect on our health.” [42:06]

 

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Jan 14, 2021
Billionaire David Rubenstein on the Key Principles to Truly Becoming the One in Control | Impact Theory
57:09

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Do you think you have what it takes to become an empowering, inspiring, and motivating leader? Are you looking for ways to improve your leadership skills so that you can make a larger impact on the world? On this episode of Impact Theory, Tom Bilyeu is joined by author and Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman of The Carlyle Group David M. Rubenstein to discuss such matters and more as they explore what it takes to become a leader and how you can start leading more in your daily life. They discuss the core principles of what makes a good leader, how wealth during your youth can stifle your progress, how hardships and failures are key to becoming a good leader, how success and happiness are tied, why persuasion is key to any great leader, what we can learn from Abraham Lincoln’s leadership, what the American DNA is and how it creates natural leaders, the power of reading, why you should become a master of one skill, and much more.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Leadership | David boils down what leadership truly is and how to develop it. [0:04]

Core Principles | David reveals the core principles of developing true leadership. [3:26]

Journey | David shares his journey and a brief overview of his life of leadership. [4:46]

Growing Up | David reveals what made him hungry for success during his youth. [7:05]

Wealth | David reveals the pitfalls of being born into a wealthy and prestigious family. [8:50]

Hardships | David reveals how he raised his children without spoiling them. [9:38]

Success | David reveals the things that leads people to become successful. [11:39]

Happiness | David breaks down the difference between happiness and fulfilment. [12:41]

Persuade | David reveals how he set his kids up to be successful in their pursuits. [13:19]

Lincoln | David reveals why Lincoln has been so influential in his life. [15:06]

War | David reveals how Lincoln held America together during The Civil War. [17:18]

History | David reveals the importance of preserving and honoring history as it is. [19:15]

American | David reveals what he believes it means to be American. [22:00]

DNA | David reveals how the American DNA is serving DNA today. [26:26]

Creeds | David reveals what he thinks are the most important principles to America. [28:51]

Jefferson | David shares the story of Jefferson writing The Declaration of Independence. [30:13]

Fixing | David reveals how we can contribute to fixing America’s flaws. [33:59]

Circle | David reveals how Lincoln surrounded himself with people smarter than him. [35:20]

Persist | David reveals how Lincoln lead by taking criticism and being challenged. [37:04]

Spirit | David reveals how we can awaken the spirit of America we need. [38:20]

Reading | David reveals the importance and power of reading. [40:14]

Specializing | David reveals why you should focus and develop only one skill. [41:05]

Love & Passion | David reveals what drives him to do the things he loves. [42:30]

Youth | David reveals that all leaders have an impactful youth or childhood. [44:05]

Failure | David reveals how he talks to himself when he fails. [44:56]

Forward | David reveals why leaders are necessary to moving us forward in history. [46:23]

Unity | David shares why he builds bonds ‘across the aisle.’ [47:00]

Themes | David reveals the themes that push people to become extremely successful. [48:38]

Connect | David reveals how you can continue to follow him and learn from him. [49:23]

 

QUOTES:

“If you grow up in an extremely wealthy family, if your father is worth $10-billion dollars, you might not have the drive to do the kind of things you need to do to win a Nobel Prize or a Pulitzer Prize or something else. If you grow up in a modest family, you know if you’re going to get anywhere in life, you’ve got to do it on your own.” [6:33]

 

“You can’t be insecure. If you’re insecure, you surround yourself with people that are not that good, and great people surround themselves with people that are smarter than them.” [36:54]

 

“…you have to have a vision of where you want to go, you have to persist in it, you have to be willing to overcome failures, and not be afraid of making a mistake.” [49:16]

 

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Jan 12, 2021
Psychologist Daniel Goleman on How to Expand Your Mind with Emotional Intelligence
01:50:52

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Did you know that intelligence goes beyond just your IQ? Right within your mind, there is an even greater and more powerful level of intelligence just waiting for you to tap into. Its known as emotional intelligence and by mastering it, you can use it to better all areas of your life. On this episode of Conversations with Tom, psychologist and New York Times bestselling author Daniel Goleman, Ph. D, joins Tom Bilyeu to discuss such matters and more as they explore why its critical you become self-aware of your emotional intelligence and begin to develop it, all while pursuing your purpose and meaning in life. They discuss what emotional intelligence and emotional IQ is, how you can develop and strengthen it at any age, the power of practicing meditation regularly, how purpose and meaning is critical to leading a successful life, the common traits of successful leaders, why you need to have empathy, optimism, love and kindness, and so much more.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Emotional Intelligence | Daniel breaks down what being emotionally intelligent looks like. [0:27]

Learnable | Daniel reveals why its never too late to develop emotional intelligence. [2:48]

Training | Daniel reveals what training emotional intelligence looks like. [3:36]

Emotional Centers | Daniel discusses our brains emotional centers and responses. [6:52]

Children | Daniel reveals the tools he teaches children to become emotionally self-aware. [9:48]

Adulthood | Daniel reveals what you may need to unlearn as an adult. [11:09]

Meditation | Daniel reveals how he came to adopt meditation and mindfulness. [13:11]

Breathing | Daniel reveals the powerful and positive impact of breathing exercises. [21:35]

India | Daniel shares what he discovered on his journey in India. [24:43]

Importance | Daniel reveals why it matters that the western world adopts mediation. [29:13]

Workplace | Daniel shares how emotional intelligence makes all the difference. [30:51]

Psychological Safety | Daniel shares what psychological safety is. [32:34]

Social Brain | Daniel breaks down what your social brain is. [35:21]

Alone | Daniel reveals how meditators are masters of being alone. [39:39]

Purpose | Daniel breaks down the driving power of purpose. [42:26]

Meaning | Daniel reveals why meaning, purpose, and beliefs are so important to us. [44:09]

Heaven & Hell | Daniel shares why living in heaven or hell begins in our mind. [49:05]

Sheathing the Sword | Daniel shares a story of keeping your sword sheathed. [51:26]

Redefining Success Through Purpose | Tom shares his motivation to help others. [53:29]

Money | Tom shares why he never focuses his message on money or a rich life-style. [1:00:01]

Life | Tom shares how he balances and blends his personal life and hustle. [1:03:11]

Marriage | Daniel shares the intertwining connection partners have over time. [1:04:43]

Find Your Answer | Daniel reveals how you can find and pursue your purpose. [1:06:00]

George Lucas | Tom and Daniel discuss George Lucas and his pursuit of passion. [1:09:15]

Where Were Going | Daniel shares his concerns over where todays world is heading. [1:14:50]

Put-Up | Daniel shares how to turn a negative situation into a positive one. [1:17:39]

Ruthless | Daniel reveals why so many kids can have moments of ruthlessness. [1:19:55]

Empathy | Daniel shares how empathy is teachable. [1:21:42]

Optimism | Daniel reveals how optimism is directly tied to success. [1:23:18]

Your Aligning | Daniel shares what needs to align up to fulfill your purpose. [1:29:39]

Love & Kindness | Daniel reveals the importance of love, kindness, and empathy. [1:31:22]

Compassion & Anger | Daniel shares the power of compassion and the types of anger. [1:34:29]

Left Prefrontal Cortex | Daniel discusses the parts of the brain and our feelings. [1:35:54]

Men & Women | Daniel discusses the differences between the sexes. [1:37:07]

Connect | Daniel shares how you can continue to learn from him. [1:39:43]

 

QUOTES:

 

“…no matter what meditation youre going to do, if you do it regularly, it does two things. It calms you, it makes you less triggered less often and when youre triggered, youre not triggered so intensely and you recover more quickly, thats the calm, and it also focuses you. Meditation is a direct training of the mind in paying attention…” [17:39]

 

Cognitive control is a stronger predictor of your adult life than your childhood IQ or the wealth of the family you grew up in. [1:17:18]

 

The first person who benefits from compassion is the one who feels it. [1:34:29]

 

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Jan 07, 2021
Wim Hof "The Iceman" Shares How to Change Your Biochemistry with Deep Breathing | Impact Theory
57:21

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There is a hidden power within you, covered up and suppressed by our modern way of living and thinking. Through a disciplined practice of cold water therapy, breathing, and mind-body connection, you can awaken the lost powers of your DNA and enter into a place of healing not possible even through todays modern medical practices. On this episode of Impact Theory, Tom Bilyeu is joined by Wim Hof, better known as The Iceman, to discuss such matters and more as they explore how to unlock your brain, spirit, and bodys true potential by connecting to your ancestral DNA and uncovering the true depths of yourself. They discuss Wims early life and its influence on him towards finding his purpose, how to gain complete control over your body, why you should be seeking the light inside you, why respecting your ancestral history is important, how to enter into your own DNA and grasp your true purpose, how to think with intention, the power of seeking true freedom, why you have to learn to let go before all else, the scientific proof behind his methods, how his methods are leading to the curing of diseases and illnesses, and why there is a hidden healing power within you.

 

SHOW NOTES:

 

Mindset | Wim shares his personal story of his dramatic birth and entering the world. [0:14]

Finding Purpose | Wim reveals how cold water practices became his purpose. [3:17]

Being Different | Wim reveals why cold therapy leads to breakthroughs for humankind. [5:52]

Complete Control | Wim reveals how he was able to control the vagus nerve. [10:39]

The Light | Wim reveals why your purpose is the life that flows through you. [12:21]

Ancestry | Wim reveals why you should have respect for your ancestry. [15:35]

DNA | Wim reveals how to enter into your DNA and grasp the purpose of your being. [16:40]

Go Inside | Wim reveals how to enter into the unlimited power of your own brain. [18:21]

Intention | Wim reveals the power of thinking with intention on the body. [20:01]

True Freedom | Wim reveals his journey of seeking true free thinking. [23:29]

Letting Go | Wim reveals the benefits of letting go of what you have to do. [25:16]

Under a Spell | Wim reveals the dangerous spell most of the world falls under. [26:00]

Seeing More | Wim discusses how he overcame in his wifes suicide. [29:25]

It Works | Wim reveals why his techniques work fast and effectively. [35:52]

Breathing | Wim reveals the healing power of his breathing exercises. [37:45]

Heat | Wim reveals how he was able to run a marathon in the desert without water. [42:59]

Connect | Wim reveals how to stay connected and follow him for more. [47:11]

 

QUOTES:

 

You said, Im doing right now, with top researchers, on DNA to show that we have the absolute influence neurologically at will to enter into our own ancestral encrypted codes of the DNA, our genetic past, to enlighten our past right here in the moment." [6:15]

 

So, if we go for the best within ourselves for a freedom, a fearless state of being, a very powerful being that is not being withheld by anything. If you like that, then you have to go and deal with the encrypted codes in the DNA and release it. [16:07]

 

“…I recommend this for everybody who suffers. From people who are suicidal or tragic deaths, go into the cold water. It makes your body able to reset, to find the energy, the purpose again.[32:10]

 

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Jan 05, 2021
"Father of Biohacking" Dave Asprey on Fasting to Lose Weight and Gain Mental Clarity | Health Theory
53:26

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Are you currently fasting or are considering starting one? Do you struggle to know where to begin or perhaps you’ve started and just aren’t seeing the benefits you had wished for? On this episode of Health Theory, Tom Bilyeu is joined by two time New York Times bestselling author Dave Asprey, the "Father of Biohacking" and CEO and founder of Bulletproof 360, to discuss such matters and more as they explore the hidden benefits of fasting, what to avoid when starting out a fast, and how to apply ‘fasting’ to every area of your life. They discuss the many different types of fasting, the pitfalls of hardcore fasting, what defines a fast, the healing power of fiber on your gut, how to eat and still be in a fast, what the true benefits beyond weight loss are of fasting, how to lower inflammation in the body, spiritual fasting, how you can begin fasting in an easy, yet effective, way and so much more.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Variety | Dave reveals the many different way to approach fasting. [0     :55]

Problematic | Dave reveals why it’s not a good idea to do a hardcore fast. [3:05]

What is Fasting? | Dave reveals the many diverse ways to be fasting. [4:57]

Parameters | Dave reveals the strict parameters that defines a fast. [6:57]

Gut Healing | Dave reveals the healing power of fiber on your gut. [7:53]

Autophagy | Dave reveals what you can keep in your diet and still stay in autophagy. [9:35]

Mimicking | Dave reveals how to get the benefits of fasting while still eating. [10:03]

Why It’s Important | Dave reveals the real true benefit of fasting. [14:08 ]

Inflammation | Dave reveals why fasting lowers inflammation in the body. [16:15 ]

Diseases | Dave reveals the common thread between metabolic diseases. [17:35]

Styles of Fasting | Dave reveals the main concerns with different types of fasts. [20:23]

Window of Eating | Dave reveals the ideal fasting split. [22:01 ]

Metabolic Flexibility | Dave reveals how to put your body in a state that creates ketones. [25:30]

Get Started | Dave reveals the key points to kickstart a habit of fasting. [28:12]

What’s Key | Dave reveals the key inner voices that move and influence all life. [33:12]

Spiritual Fasting | Dave reveals the amazing benefits of doing a spiritual fast. [36:23]

Deep Work | Dave reveals what he experienced during his spiritual fast in a cave. [37:46 ]

Try It | Dave reveals the one thing to know to persuade you to start practicing fasting. [42:49]

Hunger | Dave shares the key difference between hunger and just cravings. [44:30]

Connect | Dave shares how to stay connected with him to learn more and start fasting. [45:21]

 

QUOTES:

 

“You don’t have to experience pain and hunger to get the benefits of fasting and to go into fasting.” [5:04]

 

“Fasting the same way everyday is bad for you. Because it doesn’t lend your body the idea of metabolic flexibility. It’s like, “Oh, I live in a world where there’s almost never enough food.” So have breakfast every now and then…” [24:08]

 

“When most people hear fasting, all they hear is, “I’ll starve therefore, I’ll die,” and then they blank out to it. No, this is about more energy and it’s about more clarity and less time wasted.” [41:53]

 

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Dec 31, 2020
6 Tips From Experts on How to Reach Your Full Potential in the New Year | Impact Theory
38:06

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It goes without saying that this year has been full of challenges, hurdles, setbacks, and unpredictability. Have you been struggling to awaken your inner beast and get motivated to tackle your goals head on? Are you looking for motivating tips to get some wind at your back as you enter 2021? On this episode of Impact Theory, Tom Bilyeu is joined by some of 2020s most influential speakers including Brendon Burchard, Trevor Moawad, Annaka Harris, Jocko Willink, Jay Shetty, and Les Brown to discuss such matters and more as they each share key lessons to get your mind and spirit right to conquer anything in the next coming year. They discuss why you should design the life you want, how to lay out a roadmap for your life, how to end your negative thoughts, why you need to understand the free will you possess, the power of leading by asking questions, how to find purpose in every corner of your life, how to push past obstacles and start winning, and why you need to get hungry and pursue your passions.

 

SHOW NOTES:

Intro | Tom opens todays episode that highlights this years 2020 key speakers. [0:15]

Evaluate Your Life | Brendon Burchard reveals why you should design your life. [0:55]

Roadmap | Brendon Burchard shares how to build a structure for your life. [2:34]

Negativity | Trevor Moawad reveals why you have to stop your negative thinking. [4:14]

Your Brain | Annaka Harris reveals the power of understanding your own thought process. [9:15]

Free Will | Annaka Harris reveals the difference between free and conscious will. [12:02]

Start Asking | Jocko Willink reveals the power of asking questions. [14:32]

Leading | Jocko Willink shares why he asks others as a way to lead them to answers. [17:05]

Purpose | Jay Shetty reveals why you need to be assigning meaning to every task. [18:55]

Win | Les Brown shares why you should never give up on finding a way to win. [23:29]

Get Hungry | Les Brown reveals why you need to find what resonates with you. [26:35]

Outro | Tom closes todays episode and pushes you to implement these lessons in 2021. [28:22]

 

QUOTES:

I did start to understand quickly that, well, I dont know if positive thinking works all the time and that the datas anecdotal, I do know that negative thinking does work and it works negatively." [5:13]

 

Its not part of my job, its how I see my job, right? Its how I perceive what I do and the term is job crafting. Where you have assigned meaning to the task. You have assigned meaning to the experience. That you are now fueling that work rather than letting the job description be your only definition of it. [19:21]

 

“…He said, Youve got to change your mindset. He said, You dont get in life what you want, you get in life what you are.”” [25:24]

 

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Dec 29, 2020
Richard Dawkins on the Truth About How Your Reality is Being Distorted | Conversations with Tom
45:50

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Welcome to another episode of Conversations with Tom with guest Richard Dawkins, one of the leaders of a group of thinkers promoting rationality and the scientific method in an era where supernatural thinking appears to be gaining steam. In this episode, Dawkins describes the awe and wonder that scientific investigation can induce, discusses the history of time, and talks about how important it is to pursue the truth.

 

SHOW NOTES:

 

Richard explains why truth is evolutionarily important [0:37]

Richard advocates believing in evidence to avoid the echo chamber effect [1:36]

Why are some people attracted to mystical answers and supernatural nonsense? [3:41]

Is occasional self-delusion healthy? [4:53]

Richard talks about how astronomy and astrology both tap into awe, but only one is true [6:31]

Richard describes the motivation behind Outgrowing God [8:19]

Richard describes the wonders of natural life [9:44]

Richard shares his journey to becoming a scientist [12:38]

Richard debunks the idea of intelligent design [14:37]

Richard explains the history of life, and how recently human beings appeared [18:03]

Richard and Tom discuss cultural adaptation [20:10]

Richard strongly advocates investigating reality, and skeptical rationality [25:08]

Richard and Tom discuss mentalists, conjurors, and magicians [26:00]

Richard and Tom discuss whether a scientific worldview will lead to a more fulfilled life [29:55]

Richard advocates that we create the purpose in our life [32:42]

Richard and Tom discuss the biology of emotions, love and beauty [33:48]

Richard explains how we know that evolution is real [36:24]

 

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Dec 24, 2020
From Cleaning Toilets to CEO, Leila Janah on How Rejection Is Inevitable and the Key to Success and Grit | Impact Theory
01:03:05

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Leila Janah didn’t have the money to start her company, but she didn’t let that hold her back. She paid her way through Harvard by cleaning toilets, serving cocktails, and tutoring wealthy students while pitching her sustainable business model to anyone who would listen. Since the inception of her company, Samasource--named as one of Fast Company's most innovative companies in 2016--Leila has employed nearly 10,000 people and helped nearly 35,000 people permanently move above the poverty line. Her customers are some of the world’s biggest companies such as Google, Microsoft, Walmart, eBay and she’s been profiled in The New York Times, WIRED, Forbes, and Inc. Leila also founded LXMI (pronounced luxe-me) which is the first social impact beauty brand to be sold at Sephora. Meet the founder, author, and social entrepreneur who believes in reversing poverty one job at a time in this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu.

 

PULLED QUOTES

As an entrepreneur, probably the most important attribute is not quitting.” [2:19]

“The only real power we have in the world is choosing our response.” [9:06]  

“The only real thing that matters is love. Loving people and being loved yourself.” [16:15]  

Talent is equally distributed and opportunity is not.” [48:43]

 

SHOW NOTES

Leila walks through how grit was baked into her upbringing. [2:14 ]

Leila talks about post-traumatic growth and how you can build resilience. [5:15]

Tom and Leila dive into her personal narrative and how she found refuge in social impact.[7:10 ]

Leila opens up about her struggle with depression and finding nourishment for her soul. [11:20]

Leila takes you through the 4-step process that you can use to keep yourself grounded. [15:20]

Leila explains the benefits of “the pause.” [17:34]

Tom and Leila discuss how she helps people in the gig economy. [20:51]

Leila debunks the myth that people who work in service of humanity are flawless. [23:31 ]

Leila shines the light on profit versus non-profit and why she chose to launch a benefit corporation.[28:28]

Leila shares valuable about what she looks for in team members. [34:20]

Tom and Leila go deep on the first steps that she took to start her business. [35:14]

Leila recalls living in Ghana and the reverse culture shock she experienced coming home. [42:17] Leila talks about the reality of scarcity and the power of unleashing untapped potential.[49:07]

Leila defines the impact that she wants to have on the world. [51:04]

 

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Give Work: Reversing Poverty One Job at a Time -http://amzn.to/2yAkU2R [2:27]

Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy-http://amzn.to/2yb9KgG [6:53] Scarcity: The New Science of Having Less and How It Defines Our Lives -http://amzn.to/2ybathU [48:29]

 

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Dec 22, 2020
7 Tips to Finally Get a Good Night's Sleep | Health Theory
35:31

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Are you struggling to get a good night’s sleep? Do you find it difficult to fall asleep fast, stay asleep, or get into deep sleep? On this episode of Health Theory, Tom Bilyeu is joined by seven influential speakers to share their seven key tips to getting high-quality sleep for a better life. They discuss why you should seek sunlight during the day, how working out in the morning leads to better sleep at night, how to be conscious of making sleep a priority, why you have to stop eating hours before bedtime, how to eliminate stress in your life for better sleep, how different types of light influence your sleep, and why you should consider cannabis for improving the quality of your sleep.

 

SHOW NOTES:

Intro | Tom opens today’s episode about getting the quality sleep you deserve. [0:05]

Tip #1 | Why you need to be getting as much sunlight as you can. [0:29]

Tip #2 | Why you should be working out in the morning. [2:55]

Tip #3 | Why you need to be conscious of making sleep a priority in your life. [6:43]

Tip #4 | Why you need to stop eating early to protect your sleep. [13:13]

Tip #5 | Why you need to start prioritizing habits that eliminate your stress. [15:56]

Tip #6 | Why you need to be aware of the influence of light on your sleep. [21:45]

Tip #7 | Why you should consider the power of cannabis for improving sleep. [24:27]

Closing | Tom wraps up today’s episode on seven key tips for incredible sleep. [26:58]

 

QUOTES:

 

“In order to sleep at night, okay, you need a differential between your maximum light exposure and your minimum light exposure.” [1:30]

 

“With good sleep, our cravings diminish. I mean, even on one night of poor sleep, you consume an excess of calories along the day, anywhere between three and five-hundred calories.” [16:59]

 

“A lot of people out there are talking about CBD, CBD, CBD, right? Let me be clear, you’d have to have almost two-hundred milligrams of CBD to have any affect on sleep — much lower dosage to help on pain. You want CBN.” [25:12]

 

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Dec 17, 2020
How to Uncover What's Actually Holding You Back | Gary John Bishop on Impact Theory
01:05:38

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Your reality is not what you think it is. Everyday, you move through and see the experiences of life with a filter. This filter? Its your own perspective. Now is the time for you to recognize and become self-aware of this perspective, rid yourself of it, and actually begin to change your life for good. On this episode of Impact Theory, Tom Bilyeu is joined by New York Times Bestselling Author, speaker, and urban philosopher Gary Bishop to discuss such matters and more as they explore how to finally wake up to the reality youve fabricated for yourself, break the chains of your perspective which can hold you back, and start to walk on a path towards the person, life, and reality you want to live. They discuss how we each create our own reality from our experiences, how to become self-aware so that you can recognize patterns in your life, why we create false narratives for ourselves, how to become reborn and renewed into a new person, why you shouldnt require others to change for you, and how to deal with the challenging fundamentals of life such as success, grief, and love.

 

SHOW NOTES:

Reality | Gary reveals how we create our own reality and experiences. [0:18]

Self-Awareness | Gary shares how to be truly aware of and connected to yourself. [2:55]

Realizations | Gary shares his own story and journey to becoming self-aware. [5:33]

Narrative | Gary reveals how to break away from the narrative you built for yourself. [9:09]

Reborn | Gary reveals how to be in control and re-craft your perspective. [12:10]

Renew | Gary shares an incredible story of renewing his relationship with his mother. [16:47]

Change | Gary reveals why you have to live without requiring others to change. [23:01]

Creation | Gary discusses why who you are isnt just an accident, its a creation. [25:10]

Self-Help | Gary shares his journey of writing in a way that actually helps others. [28:43]

Pursuit | Gary peels back the curtain on how our lifes experiences  [35:06]

Fundamentals | Gary reveals the fundamentals of life that we get lost and trapped in. [39:04]

Success | Gary reveals how the false idea of success is fed to us our whole lives. [42:00]

Love | Gary reveals how the only type of real love is unconditional love. [44:41]

Connect | Gary shares how you can learn more and continue to hear from him. [52:37]

 

QUOTES:

Your perspective is in everything you hear, everything you see, everything you say, everything you experience, every feeling, every emotion, you know, all of it. Thats your perspective and its hard to see it because youre in it. So you cant really witness it. [7:28]

 

I think what youre witnessing is this kind of bankruptcy of your persona. Like, whove youve come to know yourself as no longer works, right? And its the same shit and no matter how hard you shake that tree, youre only ever getting one apple. [27:28]

 

“…and part of being a loving human being is, whats also on the table, is something called disappointment. [48:13]

 

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Dec 15, 2020
Evolutionary Biologist Reveals Why People Seek to Silence the Truth About Women and Men
02:16:29

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The truths we once all agreed upon and held dearly may soon be lost to power-hungry, sometimes forceful, and always unrelenting culture war movements. Like a calm before the storm, our society may be on the brink of irreversible and incomprehensible consequences. All objective truth may soon be removed from society and be replaced with a post-modernist approach where truth simply cannot exist. Still, what is the truth? What is the undeniable evolutionary science behind men and women in todays society? On this episode of Conversations with Tom, Tom is joined by Evolutionary Biologist Heather Heying to discuss such matters and more as they explore todays society and the undeniable biological differences between men and women, how each sex has a unique and powerful role in societies, and why in todays modern age, culture wars has eroded trust in objective truth. They discuss todays social movements and the harmful consequences of letting them go too far, the differences between men and women in society, how hunter-gatherer societies may be key to understanding our roles, the origin of men and women being divided in society by role and purpose, the dangers we face if we continue to deny our differences, why the culture war movements are power hungry, how to have a successful workplace environment and team, and the risks we face as a society if we overprotect our children and refuse to let them take risks and make their own decisions.

 

SHOW NOTES:

 

Controversy | Heather reveals why talking about the sexes is now a hot button issue. [0:18]

Better? | Heather discusses if its really better to be a male in todays modern society. [4:55]

Hierarchy | Heather discusses the social hierarchy of males and females. [9:20]

Strategies | Heather reveals if todays social movements are simply giant chess games. [12:23]

Hunter-Gatherer | Heather reveals what males and females inherently gravitate towards in a hunter-gatherer society. [19:53]

Gendered | Heather reveals why cultures divide and label roles as being male or female. [27:18]

Mixing | Heather discusses the challenging dynamics present in groups that mix sexes. [30:20]

Useful | Heather discusses the productive friction between how the sexes work together. [37:41]

Denial | Heather shares the dangers of denying the differences between the sexes. [46:31]

Erode | Heather reveals the tools used today to erode the power of others with society. [52:52]

Teams | Heather and Tom discuss team dynamics, gender roles, and why all that matters is being able to get it done. [58:08]

Choices | Heather discusses if certain traits, choices, or passions are actually better. [1:07:09]

Fulfillment | Heather shares the fulfillment she feels from presenting challenging and intellectual discussions with diverse groups of people from all walks of life. [1:09:55]

Parenting | Heather reveals the consequences of sheltering children from problems. [1:15:36]

Risks | Heather reveals the rules she has for her kids so they take on risks. [1:23:58]

Locked Down | Heather discusses the consequences of limiting our movement. [1:30:21]

Getting Better | Heather reveals why you must expose your ideas to feedback. [1:35:20]

Seeking Truth | Heather discusses the fragile echo-chamber of modern day science and academics. [1:41:43]

Self-Corrosive | Heather discusses the self-destructive consequences of culture wars full on assault on objective logic. [1:47:30]

Power Hungry | Heather discusses how todays culture wars are simply just a matter of power grabbing. [1:53:50]

Narrative | Heather discusses her passion for literature and writing science fiction. [2:00:37]

Closing | Tom closes todays episode and shares where you can continue to follow Heathers work and teachings. [2:07:27]

 

QUOTES:

 

“…is it true that an entirely male power structure has a tendency to go off the rails in a particular way in which were well familiar from like all of history? Yeah, of course, right? Would an all-female power structure go off the rails in a particular way that were less familiar with from history? A hundred-percent. I dont want to see that anymore than I want to see, you know, another World War II…” [15:30]

 

“…what you said earlier is just exactly right and Ive never heard anyone say it before which is that when you have been on all-male teams, its easier, and when you have been on mixed-sex teams, its more productive and I just, you know, so hope that that anecdote holds across everything. Its what Im sort of banking on…” [57:23]

 

The thing is, yes we get less flexible as we age, for sure. Our brains get less plastic, we get more, you know, canalized into our particular ways of thinking but continuing to expose ourselves to more and more experiences that are different from anything we imagined is how to keep that flexibility…” [1:29:20]

 

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Dec 10, 2020
How to Get Through Unexpected Changes in Life | Impact Theory Special Guests Q&A
26:44

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Your life, like all others, will be full of many unexpected changes. While challenging at times, it is your calling to always walk on a path of joy, happiness, and positivity. Yet, how does one do that when life can be full of fear, failure, pressure, anxiety, awkwardness, and rejection? On this episode of Impact Theory, Tom Bilyeu welcomes five key speakers including Jay Shetty, Alex Banayan, Vanessa Van Edwards, Rushion McDonald, and Humble The Poet to discuss such matters and more as they answer your questions on important topics that are crucial to having a growth mindset and achieving the most joy out of life. They discuss happiness and the principles to achieving it, how to turn fear and failure into a positive, how to be more likable by just being yourself, what to do when life throws unexpected change at you, and how to overcome the pressures of society and social media.

 

SHOW NOTES:

 

Intro | Tom welcomes todays unique speakers who join us to answer your questions. [0:15]

Happiness | Jay Shetty shares the key principles that will lead you to true happiness. [0:30]

Fear | Alex Banayan reveals how you can turn fear and failure into lessons you treasure. [2:12]

Charisma | Vanessa Van Edwards reveals the many ways to be likable. [7:09]

Pivot | Rushion McDonald discusses how to tackle the unpredictable change in your life. [9:20]

Pressure | Humble The Poet shares how you can handle todays social pressures. [14:56]

Closing | Tom closes todays episode with thanks for each speakers unique perspective. [24:03]

 

QUOTES:

 

We see that psychologically, scientifically, and spiritually the practice of a set of habits every single day can creates states of happiness. [1:07]

 

You can be your best self and find your people. You can be your true self and still be liked. [8:18]

 

Our self-esteem is what other people think about us. Our self-respect is what we think about us. [19:08]

 

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Dec 08, 2020
Anti-Aging Expert Reveals Secret to Staying Young | Dr. Alexander Paziotopoulos on Health Theory
55:40

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Aging. It’s something most, if not all, of us accept as just a normal part of life. Yet, what if we’ve been approaching ‘aging’ wrong this entire time? What if there was a way to not only slow down our aging process but put an end to aging altogether? On this episode of Health Theory, Tom Bilyeu is joined by anti-aging, regenerative, and age-reversal medical expert Dr. Alex Paziotopoulos to discuss such matters and more as they explore how you can put a halt to your body’s aging process and begin turning back your biological clock for good. They discuss the modern science behind age reversing, the importance of sleep on your brain, the ideal lifestyle you should be aiming for, why a meat-based diet may be aging you, why your world is ‘too sterile,’ the differences between good and bed stress, the supplements you can take to prevent aging, and the practical steps you can take today to begin slowing down how you age.

 

SHOW NOTES:

 

Anti-Aging | Dr. Paziotopoulos reveals the science behind today’s age reversing. [0:51]

Sleep | Dr. Paziotopoulos reveals how your lack of sleep might be aging you. [7:05]

During Sleep | Dr. Paziotopoulos reveals what occurs in your brain when sleeping. [8:50]

Lifestyle | Dr. Paziotopoulos reveals the optimal things you can do to prevent aging. [10:20]

Diets | Dr. Paziotopoulos reveals the differences between meat or plant-based diets. [11:51]

Meat | Dr. Paziotopoulos reveals the effects of eating meat on the body. [13:44]

Studies | Dr. Paziotopoulos reveals the studies we should look to for changing our diets. [15:22]

Protein | Dr. Paziotopoulos reveals the amount of protein you should have per day. [17:25]

Efficiency | Dr. Paziotopoulos reveals how to achieve the most efficient body. [20:39 ]

Sterile | Dr. Paziotopoulos reveals the downsides of our extremely sterile world. [21:44]

Good Stress | Dr. Paziotopoulos reveals the healthy stressors our bodies need. [24:21]

Supplements | Dr. Paziotopoulos reveals the key supplements to take. [26:06]

Metformin | Dr. Paziotopoulos reveals how Metformin may prolong our lives. [29:00]

What To Do | Dr. Paziotopoulos reveals the key pillars of change needed to live longer. [32:44]

Truth | Dr. Paziotopoulos reveals how he has his patients truly confront their own truths. [37:43]

Bad Stress | Dr. Paziotopoulos reveals the stress you need to remove from your life. [39:35]

Connect | Dr. Paziotopoulos reveals how to learn more about changing how you age. [41:37]

 

QUOTES:

 

“We want to go beyond what nature created for us and the environment. We want to optimize. The average person isn’t even close to their genetic potential. So, we want to go beyond your genetic potential.” [13:26]

 

“…you’re not a human being, you’re a conglomerate of all of these organisms together. So you have, you know, hundreds of millions of different species just living in you. And so when we look at hunter-gatherer populations and what their microbiome looks like versus us, we’re completely sterile compared to them.” [21:24]

 

“There’s not a system of the body that we’re not looking at and that we’re not trying to optimize because it all works together. You can’t just say, “I’ll optimize your heart.” There’s no way, it’s impossible, right? Everything’s connected. And so, we have to look at all the systems and see where we’re at.” [41:09]

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Dec 03, 2020
Why You've Been Lied to About Where to Put Your Time, Energy, & Focus | Seth Godin on Impact Theory
01:01:19

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Are you struggling to accomplish your goals because you’re so focused on the outcome? If something “fails” or isn’t a “success,” do you let that eat away at your motivation and define who you are? It’s time for you to throw away everything you’ve learned about success and begin to shift your mindset to focus on your effort in everything you do, rather than the outcome. On this episode of Impact Theory, Tom Bilyeu is joined by author, entrepreneur, and teacher Seth Godin to discuss such matters and more as they explore why you need to stop focusing on outcomes and begin focusing on your efforts. They discuss why we’re all brainwashed from an early age, the power of streaks, feedback, and criticism, how to move through life with intention, why you have to put your work ‘on the hook,’ how to act with generosity, why making new mistakes is moves you closer to your goal, how to overcome imposter syndrome, and the power of having a group around you to provide constructive criticism.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Outcome vs Effort | Seth discusses his book and "showing your bad.” [1:01]

Brainwashed | Seth shares how we’ve become brainwashed without knowing it. [2:15]

Changing Lives | Seth discusses his new book and the time taken to write it. [3:35]

Streaks | Seth shares the power of getting feedback and criticism on your work. [5:53]

Intention | Seth discusses how to move towards goals with intention. [7:35]

On the Hook | Seth shares why you should put your work ‘on the hook.’ [9:21]

Generosity | Seth tells a fishing story and the purpose of being connected to your work.  [11:10]

Real Life | Seth discusses how to practically build your ‘art’ into a way of income. [14:00]

Self | Seth discusses why you need to trust yourself. [17:58]

Behavior | Seth discusses why changing your behavior changes your identity. [19:59]

Passion | Seth shares why passion is a choice and how to choose it. [21:24]

Better | Seth discusses the power of ‘seeing’ and developing ‘good taste.’ [25:32 ]

New Mistakes | Seth shares how to move closer and closer to your goals. [28:12]

Imposter Syndrome | Seth discusses the power of verbalizing. [33:08]

Dangers | Seth discusses why always being authentic has its downfalls. [38:14]

Feeling Alive | Seth discusses the purpose of our lives that gives us meaning and joy. [42:46]

Feedback | Seth shares how to let your guard down so that you can take criticism. [40:39]

Build Your Group | Seth discusses the people who’s feedback you should be listening to. [44:14]

Bitterness | Miles Davis and the rabbit hole he got stuck in that turned him bitter. [47:43]

Mindset | Seth shares how he approaches people, life, and our abilities. [51:25]

Takeaway | Seth shares what he hopes you takeaway from today’s discussion. [55:17]

Connect | Seth shares ways you can continue to follow his work and to stay connected. [56:10]

 

QUOTES:

 

"The practice is not the means to the output. The practice is the output, because the practice is all we can control.” [6:42]

 

“Doing the work changes our story about the work and I think it’s so much more reliable, and so much easier, to love what you do than it is to do what you love.” [21:48]

 

“Consistency is part of being peculiar. Consistently generous, consistently showing up, rhyming with yourself in a way that you’re proud of but no, not authentic. You’re not entitled.” [38:44]

 

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Dec 01, 2020
6 Experts Share Important Lessons on Being Grateful | Impact Theory
31:13

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This Thanksgiving, open your mind and heart to appreciation, gratefulness, and thankfulness for others. On this episode of Impact Theory, Tom Bilyeu is joined by multiple experts with a focus on positivity, gratefulness, and appreciation including John Maxwell, Jewel, Ken Honda, Rainn Wilson, Chamillionaire, and Jocko Willink. They focus on and discuss the power of valuing others right from the start, how to add value to others’ lives, why you should be profoundly grateful, how to have a mindset of appreciation, the power of always giving back, how to be always looking for positivity, and why relationships are absolutely key to succeeding in life.

 

SHOW NOTES:

 

Value People | John Maxwell discusses the power of connecting to others. [1:22]

Adding Value | John Maxwell shares why you should seek to add value for others. [2:03]

Be Profoundly Grateful | Jewel reveals your ability to get addicted to positive things. [5:02]

Gratitude | Jewel reveals how to leverage gratitude to eliminate anxiety. [8:07]

Appreciate | Ken Honda shares how to shift your mindset towards appreciation. [9:58]

Give It Back | Rainn Wilson shares the ultimate potential achieved when serving others. [16:20]

Find The Positives | Chamillionaire discusses the power of focusing on what's possible. [18:35]

Honor Your Relationships | Jocko Willink reveals how to build useful relationships. [22:30]

 

QUOTES:

“Giving value to people and expressing that to them is the common ground that builds relationships.” [2:01]

 

“…the people with a radiance of appreciation often attract more people and more opportunities.” [12:02]

 

“When I say that relationships are the most important thing in getting things done. When I look back at my career in the Navy in the Seal Teams, just about every single thing that I ever did was through relationships." [22:29]

 

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Nov 24, 2020
Personal Trainer Shares Struggles from Journey of Gaining and Losing Weight | Drew Manning
52:44

Are you struggling to kickstart your fitness journey? Has 2020 knocked you back and youre finding it difficult to get back up and push yourself physically and mentally? On this episode of Health Theory, Tom Bilyeu is joined by health and fitness expert Drew Manning to discuss such matters and more as they explore Drews incredible journey of going from fit to fat to forty and what hes learned along the way. They discuss the unique struggles people face when out of shape, overweight, or living an unhealthy lifestyle, how to approach body image in a healthy way, why we self-sabotage ourselves when starting out on a fitness journey, how to understand our self-worth, how to become more self-aware, why doing hard things is good both mentally and physically for us, and the importance of finding a community to struggle with along the way.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Fit 2 Fat | Drew shares why he is once again going through his extreme transformation. [0:55]

Struggle | Drew shares why people have such difficult experiences when overweight. [3:50]

Body Talk | Drew shares how he approaches discussing body image with his daughters. [5:42]

Parenting | Drew discusses parenting and the curveballs he faces. [8:46]

Physical | Drew discusses why he pushes his children to explore athletics and sports. [10:26]

Drive | Drew shares where his drive for pursuing health comes from. [12:22]

Differences | Drew discusses the differences in feeling healthy and unhealthy. [13:38]

Self-Sabotage | Drew discusses our internal critic that holds us back from going further. [16:45]

Self-Worth | Drew shares how you can develop self-worth and stop self-sabotaging. [19:00]

Self-Awareness | Drew shares ways you can practice becoming more self-aware. [20:50]

Hard Things | Drew discusses the power of doing hard things. [22:08]

Running 100 Miles | Drew shares his inspiring journey of running 100 miles. [23:38]

Diets | Drew shares how people do diets improperly. [28:10]

Blood Work | Drew discusses the importance of tracking your blood work. [31:27]

Hormones | Drew shares how eating unhealthy has affected his libido. [33:00]

Why? | Drew shares what drives him to ultimately return back to his healthy ways. [34:43]

Pushback | Drew discusses why the first two-weeks are the hardest when starting out. [36:01]

Not Alone | Drew shares the importance of finding your community in your journey. [38:05]

Keto | Drew explains his approach to the Mediterranean ketogenic diet. [39:04]

Comparisons | Drew discusses the blood results he will be comparing while dieting. [42:27]

Connect | Drew shares where you can follow his journey and how to connect with him. [43:01]

QUOTES:

What happens is, as we grow up, I think we become attached to our thoughts, we become attached to our stories, and we become attached to our emotions. And so in those moments, were just being pulled in all these different directions based off of how we react to situations…”[19:09]

There was this other part in my head that said, Look, this is gonna suck. It sucks right now. This is uncomfortable. This feels like hell, but guess what? All this hell, all this pain is temporary.”” [27:14]

Its not about getting the body, its about falling in love with the process because youre worth it. Not because you hate yourself and you want to look skinny, but because youre worth it to live a healthy lifestyle. [37:51]

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Nov 19, 2020
Psychotherapist's Hacks on How to Change Your Life | Lori Gottlieb on Impact Theory
55:28

Change. What holds us back from accomplishing it, why do we fail time and time again in pursuit of it, and how can achieve it once and for all? It is what frees us from being stuck in our ways and it opens up our lives to new opportunities, perspectives, and paths that we didn’t even knew existed. On this episode of Impact Theory, Tom Bilyeu joins psychotherapist and author  Lori Gottlieb to discuss such matters and more as they explore the power of therapy, how to move on from your past and forwards towards change, and why self-compassion is crucial to leading a happy life. They discuss how to become unstuck in your negative ways, how to truly achieve change in your life, why it’s crucial you need to have self-compassion, the freedom in knowing you have choices, how to see things from other people’s perspectives, how forgiveness is truly achieved, and ways to overcome trauma and pain.

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SHOW NOTES:

Stories | Lori shares the power of stories and why she chose that approach for her book. [0:10]

Unstuck | Lori discusses the power of therapy and its ability to move you forward in life. [1:23]

Change | Lori discusses our incredible ability to make changes to our personalities. [2:57]

Approach | Lori shares her approach as a therapist to encourage her patients to change. [4:41]

Choice | Lori discusses why people face such challenges when trying to make change. [6:35]

Comfort | Lori shares how she makes her patients comfortable with the idea of change. [9:10]

The List | Lori shares the guideline that can help you begin moving towards change.  [10:05]

Self-Compassion | Lori discusses how to develop self-compassion in your life. [14:29]

Cognitive | Lori shares her approach in relation to cognitive behavioral therapy. [15:57]

Homework | Lori reveals the actionable homework she assigns to those that seek it. [16:45]

Freedom | Lori discusses the power of taking a breath and feeling the freedom of choice. [17:56]

Perspectives | Lori shares the power of putting yourself in other people’s shoes. [20:59]

Betrayal | Lori shares how she approaches cases of patients with hurting relationships. [23:41]

Cheating | Lori discusses what could really have been going on when a partner cheats. [25:35]

Patterns | Lori shares examples of unfinished business brought into relationships. [27:00]

Childhood | Lori discusses the influence of your childhood self has on your adult self. [28:27]

Forgiveness | Lori discusses the true nature of forgiveness and how it’s achieved. [29:50]

Overcome | Loris discusses how a couple can come back together after betrayal. [35:43]

The Sexes | Lori shares the similarities between both men and women in therapy. [38:23]

Trauma | Lori discusses pain and how it shapes our personalities if we don’t heal. [41:53]

Move Forward | Lori shares why you need to accept the freedom of adulthood. [44:36]

Reframe | Lori discusses how you should frame your mind to let go and move forward. [46:36]

Connect | Lori shares how you can continue to follow her and stay connected. [47:50]

QUOTES:

“…some of us, like sort of human nature, would rather stay in the familiar place, even if the familiar is miserable or unpleasant, than to say I’m gonna risk something and go to this place that makes me really uncomfortable.” [7:47]

 

“Most big transformations come about from the tiny, almost imperceptible, steps that we take along the way.” [9:49]

 

“People act a certain way because they have to keep you at a distance so that you can’t see their pain.” [43:16]

 

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Nov 17, 2020
Neuroscientist Reveals Your Brain is Just “Guessing” & Doesn’t Know Anything | Lisa Feldman Barrett
01:57:57

The experiences you carry with you from your past greatly affect how you respond in the future. We are constantly feeding our brain data based on the world and circumstances we live in. Based on these experiences, our brain is able to formulate a ‘best guess’ and, thus, we form our responses. But are we really in control of our responses? Does our brain truly know anything or is everything our brain concludes merely just a ‘best guess’ and nothing more? On this episode of Conversations with Tom, Tom joins neuroscientist, psychologist, and author Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett to discuss such matters and more as they explore how the human brain develops it’s responses to the world and why it’s important for us to not only understand it for our own sake, but for the benefit of others as well. They discuss the difference between emotion and affect, how our brains develop during childhood, how culture is built into our brains, how concepts are formed and used within our brains, what our body budgets are, and why we should be always approach each other with empathy and compassion first.

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SHOW NOTES:

Intro | Tom introduces today’s guest, neuroscientist, and author Lisa Feldman Barrett. [0:03]

Emotions | Lisa discusses the key differences between experiencing emotion and affect. [0:39]

Brain Guesses | Lisa breaks down how our brains process data to inform us how to feel. [9:07]

Sense Data | Lisa shares how our brain processes our senses and the fidelity of each. [11:04]

Semantic | Lisa reveals why the notion that we don’t experience emotion isn’t semantic. [19:59]

Development | Lisa discusses the early development and wiring of a baby’s brain. [25:34]

Culture | Lisa discusses how our cultures are developed into us at an early age. [31:04]

Usability | Lisa breaks down culture and how they serve us in our pursuit of our goals. [37:31]

Concepts | Lisa discusses what concepts are and how they work in our mind’s eye. [42:21]

Change | Lisa shares how experiences have the power to change our brain’s function. [47:51]

Stuck in the Past | Lisa discusses why people are stuck on past experiences. [54:30]

Body Budget | Lisa shares what your body budget is and how you balance it. [57:19]

Deficits | Lisa discusses the traits of today’s world that drains our body budgets. [1:03:53]

Give and Take | Lisa shares how we influence and balance each other’s body budgets. [1:11:46]

Responsibility | Lisa shares why we need to educate ourselves on body budgets. [1:16:52]

Little Things | Lisa shares the things we should be mindful of for a more fulfilling life. [1:23:23]

Different Paths | Lisa discusses the benefits and disadvantages of a zen approach. [1:25:19]

Debate | Lisa discusses our current political system and how we speak to each other. [1:29:20]

Goals | Lisa discusses how we prioritize in pursuit of achieving our goals. [1:37:58]

Empathy | Lisa shares the practice of approaching people with compassion. [1:42:36]

Closing | Tom shares his final thoughts and the power of Lisa’s teachings. [1:49:10]

 

QUOTES:

“…there is no “just the cultural interpretation.” When your brain is making a prediction about what something means, that is a very sensory motor prediction, there is no culture laid on top.” [32:11]

“When your brain is making a prediction, it’s using regularities from experience in your past. And if you live in a particular culture, your regulators are going to be really different than somebody in a different culture.” [46:14]

 

“The important thing to understand is that every experience you have has the capacity to, even a little bit, change your brain’s function in the future.” [53:35]

 

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Nov 12, 2020
Matthew McConaughey Shares His Trick for Getting What You Want | Impact Theory
01:08:42

In life, what is it that pushes us to discover our true self-identities? Who are we truly and how can we begin to know ourselves on the deepest level possible so that we can push through life’s greatest failures and relish in life’s greatest successes? By chasing fear, taking on challenges, and learning to live in discomfort, we can uncover who it is we truly are. On this episode of Impact Theory, Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey joins Tom Bilyeu to discuss such matters and more as they explore the stories and lessons Matthew has accumulated throughout his life that defines his drive, purpose, and his true self-identity. They discuss the lessons in Matthew’s new book ‘Greenlights,’ why you need to discover your true self, how needing puts you in a position to not be yourself, how to truly develop confidence, why resistance in life reveals who we truly are, why reinventing yourself through life is key to growth, how chasing fear keeps your drive alive, and what values are important to leading a life of freedom.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

Intro | Tom introduces and welcomes Matthew McConaughey to today’s show. [0:03]

Origin | Matthew discusses the origin behind writing his new book, 'Greenlights.’ [1:02]

Knowing Yourself | Matthew shares the importance of knowing yourself on a deep level. [3:10 ]

Stop Needing | Matthew shares how desperation removes us from being truly ourselves. [7:07]

Confidence | Matthew reveals the power of truly not giving a damn. [10:10]

Resistance | Matthew  shares an incredible story of truly discovering himself in Australia. [13:42]

Alone | Matthew discusses the power of sitting alone with yourself. [21:10]

Journeys | Matthew shares how uncomfortable journeys always provide life lessons. [23:34 ]

Identity | Matthew reveals what forms our identity as we walk through life. [27:46]

Re-Invent Yourself | Matthew discusses how he didn’t let fame trap him from growing. [34:03]

Chase Fear | Matthew shares why you should pursue things that scare you. [37:11]

Challenge | Matthew shares a story of chasing a recurring dream of a journey in Africa. [40:12 ]

Just Go | Matthew reveals the power of making a choice and committing to it. [54:01]

Values | Matthew shares the values you should embrace for a life of freedom. [55:45]

Lessons | Matthew shares the lessons he seeks to pass on to his children. [1:01:25]

Closing | Tom shares the inspiration found in Matthew’s new book, ‘Greenlights.’ [1:04:02]

 

QUOTES:

“What better subject to study than ourselves? What better subject to interrogate and investigate daily? What’s the one character that we are never going to get, that we should never get bored with chasing to figure out? But also, what’s the one character that we can’t get away from? Ourselves. It’s the one person that we can’t get rid of.” [3:07]

 

“…there’s a responsibility to freedom and that there is freedom in responsibility.” [55:41]

 

“If you live hating and feeling like you can’t do stuff or lying, you’re not going to create green lights in your future for yourself.” [1:03:43]

 

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Nov 10, 2020
Cancer Doctor Talks Environmental Medicine & Its Ability to Prevent Disease | Dr. Christian Gonzalez
50:39

The quality of our health isn’t defined by one singular meal, experience, or moment but rather by a collection of our habits over the long term. What we put into our bodies and the environment we build around ourselves can have a great affect on our health over a long period of time. How can we build a healthy environment for ourselves that includes healthy foods, habits, and a safe and healthy home? On this episode of Health Theory, holistic solution-oriented specialist and environmental health expert Dr. Christian Gonzalez joins Tom Bilyeu to sit down and discuss such matters and mores as they discuss the link between our environment and illness, disease, and cancer. They discuss the impact of GMOs on our health, which foods to avoid, which foods to consume more of, how our environments affect our health, the affect of BPA on the body, ways to detox our bodies and rid ourselves of pesticides and heavy metals, how cancer forms in the body and ways to prevent it, and how our diet is directly linked to cancer growth.

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SHOW NOTES:

GMOs | Dr. Christian Gonzalez discusses the importance of gut function and GMOs. [0:51]

Food List | Dr. Christian Gonzalez shares common foods that are affected most by GMOs. [3:19] 

Tests | Dr. Christian Gonzalez discusses the way to test your body for pesticides. [4:00]

Environmental Medicine | Dr. Christian Gonzalez discusses how exposure affects health. [4:33]

What to Avoid | Dr. Christian Gonzalez reveals the pesticides to avoid and how to do so. [6:16]

BPA | Dr. Christian Gonzalez discusses the negative affects of BPA in the body. [7:30]

Heavy Metals | Dr. Christian Gonzalez shares the heavy metals that affect our health. [9:52]

Detox Systems | Dr. Christian Gonzalez discusses the detox systems we need everyday. [11:19]

Home | Dr. Christian Gonzalez shares how to detox your home. [16:02]

Cancer | Dr. Christian Gonzalez discusses the links and causes of cancer. [20:05]

Trauma | Dr. Christian Gonzalez shares the link between trauma, stress, and cancer. [24:20]

Sophisticated | Dr. Christian Gonzalez reveals what cancer is trying to do in the body. [26:58]

Cells | Dr. Christian Gonzalez discusses how a cell is triggered and becomes cancerous. [30:35]

Causes | Dr. Christian Gonzalez shares what tests could determine causes of cancer. [33:14]

Diets | Dr. Christian Gonzalez shares the diets he puts his patients on. [34:32 ]

Anti-Cancer | Dr. Christian Gonzalez shares what has anti-cancer properties. [35:13]

Keto & Fasting | Dr. Christian Gonzalez discusses glucose, fasting, and cancer. [38:52]

Connect | Dr. Christian Gonzalez shares how you can find him and follow him for more. [40:43]

 

QUOTES:

“BPA mimics estrogen, binds to the cell, and then tells the cell, “Hey, estrogen’s here, act accordingly.”” [8:13]

“…we don’t have to be crazy hardcore, we just have to make little shifts over time…” [18:20]

“Is there an obstacle to healing and are we giving the body what it needs to heal? I believe almost every disease can be healed if we ask that question.” [31:31]

 

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Nov 05, 2020
Stanford Psychiatrist Reveals How Cognitive Therapy Can Cure Your Depression and Anxiety | Dr David Burns on Impact Theory
01:07:47

Living with depression, anxiety, and negative thoughts each and every day can feel like a merry-go-round of pain that is seemingly impossible to get off of. What if there was a quick, prescription-free method that was powerful and effective at attacking the roots of our negative thoughts? What would a clear step-by-step blueprint look like? How can we begin walking on a path towards feeling great and eliminating our deep-seated depression, anxiety, and negativity? On this episode of Impact Theory, psychiatrist, cognitive behavioral therapist, and author David Burns joins Tom Bilyeu to discuss such matters and more as they explore the incredible and real world practical effects of cognitive behavioral therapy and how you can begin applying it your life today to overcome depression, anxiety, and negativity. They discuss the power of cognitive behavioral therapy, the connection between your emotional thoughts and neurochemistry, the power of T.E.A.M. therapy, techniques to overcoming your negative thoughts, and the types of resistance and roadblocks we create for ourselves in therapy and recovery.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Breakdown | David breaks down cognitive behavioral therapy and why it’s effective. [1:13]

Brain | David discusses the connection between chemicals in the brain and our emotions. [6:21]

T.E.A.M. Therapy | David breaks down what T.E.A.M. cognitive therapy is. [10:30]

Postpartum | David discusses why postpartum depression isn’t a chemical reaction. [13:22]

Train Tracks | David shares a story about a train and its connection to our thoughts. [15:27]

Techniques | David reveals key steps to overcoming depression and negative thoughts. [21:52]

Resistance | David shares the roadblocks people put up for themselves during recovery. [31:38]

Magic Button | David shares the power ‘positive reframing’ has in overcoming negativity. [34:11]

Resistance Types | David breaks down the types of resistances exist in our minds. [42:59]

Speaking | David shares how he overcame his own anxiety with fear of public speaking. [48:09]

Praise | Tom shares his praise for David’s work and the impact it has had on his life. [58:04]

 

QUOTES:

 

“The discovery that you’re wrong when you’re depressed, that you’re giving yourself unfair or wrong messages, is the greatest discovery a human being can make." [15:08]

 

“It’s learning to treat yourself with compassion and kindness and realism rather than bullying yourself with these distorted negative thoughts, and that was really the essence of cognitive therapy.” [29:26]

 

“…there’s something that you’re going to have to do, that you’re not going to want to do, to get better.” [45:52]

 

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Nov 03, 2020
Conversations with Tom | Rachel Hollis Reveals How 2020 Will Awaken Strength You Never Knew You Had
03:23:02

Trauma, healing, and 2020. It is without a doubt that this year has been one of the most dark and tumultuous years in America’s modern history. Every corner of the country has felt physical, emotional, mental, and economic pain. Without a doubt, there will be a great deal of trauma felt as a result of this year. How should we be responding to it? What can we do to cope with such trauma in life and how can we come through dark times stronger and more resilient than before? On this episode of Conversations with Tom, author, blogger, and motivational speaker Rachel Hollis joins Tom Bilyeu to discuss such matters and more as they explore how to look at trauma in your life in a strong, healthy, and productive way that will help you move past it and grow. They discuss the devastation of 2020, why you need to speak from your scars, the origin of intuition, why you should crave competition, how to deal with stress, the reality of being a hardcore entrepreneur as a woman, the importance of having goals in life, the challenges they both faced in building their businesses, and much more.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Where We Are Now | Rachel shares why she decided to write a book on trauma. [0:45]

Economic Disaster | Rachel discusses the economic devastation felt this year. [7:15]

Speak From Your Scars | Rachel reveals why she included her divorce in the book. [10:52]

Comments | Rachel discusses YouTube and social media comments. [14:31]

Energy Healing | Rachel discusses energy healing and cold reading. [21:10]

Intuition | Rachel and Tom discuss intuition and where it comes from. [29:24]

Everybody Has Something | Rachel and Tom discuss the minimum requirements. [33:58]

The Social Dilemma | Rachel discusses the dark truth of technology. [36:04]

Crave | Rachel and Tom discuss what’s possible to get addicted to and what isn’t. [41:38]

Writing | Rachel and Tom discuss writing motivational books versus writing fiction. [50:43]

Character | Rachel and Tom discuss what makes up a person’s character. [53:59]

Competition | Rachel and Tom discuss being competitive in your pursuit of your goals. [58:27]

Death | Rachel and Tom discuss death and confronting mortality. [59:25]

Childhood | Rachel shares how her childhood had an impact on the rest of her life. [1:06:16]

Sincere Pursuit | Tom shares why if today were his last day, he would be proud. [1:08:07]

Authenticity | Rachel and Tom discuss the importance of knowing yourself. [1:10:00]

Dealing With Stress | Rachel and Tom discuss meditation and managing stress. [1:18:17]

Rules | Rachel and Tom discuss the importance of drawing a line in the sand. [1:26:04]

Entrepreneur | Rachel discusses being a woman in ‘hardcore’ entrepreneurship. [1:27:56]

Goals | Rachel and Tom discuss the importance of having a goal. [1:37:14]

Money | Rachel and Tom share why money should never be the motivating factor. [1:44:35]

Business | Rachel and Tom discuss the perseverance needed in building businesses.[1:48:34]

Identity | Rachel shares why she keeps pushing through the barriers. [1:54:58]

Difficulty | Rachel and Tom share the challenges they faced that brought them to today. [2:02:15]

Social Media | Rachel shares how she discovered the reason for her anxiety. [2:10:15]

Imagery | Tom and Rachel discuss the power crafted images in our minds have. [2:16:13]

Men & Women | Rachel and Tom discuss the unique strengths of men and women.  [2:26:13]

Truth | Rachel and Tom discuss what is absolute truth and whether it exists or not. [2:31:58]

Robert Greene | Rachel and Tom discuss the writings of Robert Greene. [2:37:47]

Seduction | Tom and Rachel discuss the power of seduction, love, and marriage. [2:42:07]

Fears | Tom and Rachel share their mutual fear over brain damage. [2:49:16]

Weight Loss | Tom and Rachel discuss intermittent fasting and weight loss. [2:54:50]

Working Breakdown | Tom and Rachel discuss their work routines and schedules. [3:04:25]

Motherhood | Rachel shares why she didn’t enjoy being a mom at first. [3:09:44]

Wedding Planning | Rachel shares crazy stories from being a wedding planner. [3:12:47]

 

QUOTES:

 

“You’re never supposed to teach from your open wounds, you’re supposed to teach from scars.” [12:00]

 

“The magic happens in the pursuit. You become who you’re meant to be in the pursuit of something.” [1:38:15]

 

“There are a lot of people who will quit what was a billion dollar idea, who won’t ever make the podcast that would have been better than Rogan, right? They will stop doing the thing that actually was genius because someone was mean to them on social [media].” [2:10:23]

 

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Oct 29, 2020
#194 8 Keys to Overcoming Your Procrastination | Impact Theory Q&A
49:30

 

Procrastination, indecision, and the challenges we face when following through with our goals. What are powerful steps we can take today to overcome these setbacks, why do we tend lose our motivation and focus halfway towards our goals in the first-place, and how can we adopt a growth mindset that keeps us from losing motivation in the future? On this episode of Impact Theory, Tom Bilyeu sits down to discuss such matters and more as he addresses your submitted questions on overcoming procrastination, staying focused, and taking action towards your goals. He discusses finding time in your busy schedule to stay productive, how to turn wants into needs, how to establish rules in your life to stay on track, ways to tackle your insecurity and fall in love with the process, how to overcome indecision and begin moving towards your goals, and the importance of turning off notifications and having no distractions.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Finding Time | Tom shares strategies on maximizing hustle time to focus on productivity. [0:38]

What do You Value? | Tom discusses how to stay motivated and focused on your goals. [6:23]

Wants & Needs | Tom shares how to hack your mind and turn wants into needs. [11:50]

Establishing Rules | Tom shares the importance of setting rules for your life. [17:48]

Skills Have Utility | Tom reveals how to keep reading and absorbing knowledge. [22:18]

Tackling Insecurity | Tom shares why you need to focus on what you can become. [25:59]

Overcoming Indecision | Tom reveals the importance of trying, failing, and going again. [32:00]

Turn Off Notifications | Tom discusses the importance of working without distractions. [37:30]

Go Get It | Tom describes the criteria needed when setting your goals. [42:10]

 

QUOTES:

 

“…there needs to be two things true about the goals you're trying to accomplish. One, they need to honorable and, two, they need to be exciting.” [7:38]

 

“You’re hopelessly average, amazing. And now it’s about recognizing that the average human being is designed to learn and grow and to get better. And so now it’s a question of how do we put enough time and energy into something to actually get better at that thing. And that really is the key that we want to focus on.” [28:54]

 

“The only thing I think people should fear is standing still. So, I’ve often said that, “Running a thousand miles an hour in the wrong direction is better than standing still.”” [33:34]

 

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Oct 27, 2020
Harvard Nutritional Psychiatrist Shares the Key Foods for Incredible Mental Health | Dr. Uma Naidoo on Health Theory
49:08

Diet, nutrition, and mental health. What is the connection between them, how does our nutrition influence our mental health and emotions, and what are the steps we can take today to walk on a path towards proper brain health? Has your diet significantly affected your emotions, behaviors, or mental wellbeing? Are you seeking a powerful alternative to the never-ending cycle of prescriptions? On this episode of Health Theory, nutritional psychiatrist and author Dr. Uma Naidoo joins Tom Bilyeu to discuss such matters and more as they explore the connection between your diet and your mental behaviors. They discuss ways to lower anxiety through diet, the affect sweeteners have on your brain, what key foods to avoid, the ketogenic diet, what steps you can take for proper brain health, the dangerous and hidden ingredients in fast food, how to build a healthy proper salad, and what supplements everyone can benefit from taking.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Mind & Body | Dr. Naidoo shares her journey to focusing on nutritional psychiatry. [0:46]

Anxiety | Dr. Naidoo discusses the connection between your diet and your mental health. [2:41]

Sweeteners | Dr. Naidoo shares the affect of sweeteners on your mental health. [5:55]

Foods to Avoid | Dr. Naidoo reveals the foods to avoid for better mood and mental health. [9:09]  Panic | Dr. Naidoo discusses the connection between anxiety and being hypoglycemic.[12:16]

Keto | Dr. Naidoo discusses the ketogenic diet and its relation to improved anxiety. [13:35]

Brain Health | Dr. Naidoo discusses the ‘brain diet’ and the best foods for our brain. [15:06]

Alcohol | Dr. Naidoo discusses a healthy approach to consuming alcohol. [17:48]

Sodium | Dr. Naidoo shares her take on sodium and its affect on our health. [20:34]

Fast Food | Dr. Naidoo reveals the hidden, yet dangerous, ingredients in fast food. [26:12]

Meat | Dr. Naidoo shares the best practices for having animal protein in your diet. [30:23]

Mediterranean | Dr. Naidoo breaks down the mediterranean diet and its benefits. [32:09]

Easy Steps | Dr. Naidoo shares the ‘easy wins’ you can implement into your diet. [34:02]

Magnesium | Dr. Naidoo discusses the importance of magnesium in our diet. [36:15]

Salads | Dr. Naidoo reveals the dos and don’ts of building a healthy salad. [37:15]

Supplements | Dr. Naidoo discusses the supplements most people can benefit from. [41:33]

Connect | Dr. Naidoo shares how you can follow her to learn more. [42:54]

 

QUOTES:

 

“When a doctor says to you, “Here take this prescription,” as I have done as well, it’s disempowering to someone, you know. You’re being told you have to do this and you have this symptom and this is what will make you better. I think that nutrition and food flips that ratio and puts the person in the driver seat.” [25:14]

 

“Having those little things at the tips of the fingers is empowering; knowing that there are 200 names for sugar." [28:30]

 

“What I find is that of the different diets, the mediterranean eating pattern has consistently shown the best results for depression and anxiety.” [32:00]

 

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Oct 22, 2020
#193 The Way You Breathe Could be Wreaking Havoc on Your Health | James Nestor on Impact Theory
01:04:09

Breathing; A mindless activity we do each and every day without giving any effort, thought, or practice. Perhaps this is the reason why so many of us suffer from poor sleep, lack of energy, weakened immune systems, and slow metabolisms. On this episode of Impact Theory, journalist and author of “Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art” James Nestor joins Tom Bilyeu to discuss why you need to immediately reevaluate your entire approach to breathing. They discuss how the way that you are breathing may be detrimental to your entire life, the power of breathing less, the incredible feats of free divers, the power of breathing through your nose, the health benefits of proper breathing, and how chewing positively transforms your face and airways. 

 

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Discovery | James reveals the most surprising thing he’s discovered about breathing. [0:19]

Causes | James discusses the root cause of modern breathing problems. [1:49]

Implications | James discusses the negative effects of improper breathing. [2:47]

Science | James discusses the no-bullshit approach he’s taken to his research. [5:11]

Free Diving | James shares the extraordinary breathing feats of free divers. [7:13]

Western Mind | James discusses the bifurcation with the western and eastern mindset. [14:49]

Breathe Less | James reveals the importance of holding your breath and being flexible. [18:53]

Nose Breathing | James discusses the benefits of breathing through the nose. [21:00]

Plugged Nose | James shares a story of plugging his nose and the damage caused. [27:09]

Resurgence | James reveals why the science of breathing is becoming widely accepted. [31:30]

Tummo Breathing | James shares the power of heating yourself up through breathing. [35:23]

Mysteries | James discusses the discoveries still left to be made with breathing science. [41:13]

Health | James shares why breathing should be more of a topic of discussion. [43:56]

Slow Breathing | James shares powerful breathings tips for increasing circulation. [45:26]

Everyday Breathing | James discusses best breathing practices for everyday health. [48:28]

Chewing | James discusses the importance of chewing and it’s incredible benefits. [51:11]

Connect | James shares ways to follow him to learn more and stay connected. [54:09]

 

QUOTES:

 

“Just breathing equivalent breaths through the nose than through the mouth will increase oxygenation by about 20%.” [22:34]

 

“Allowing the body to enter a state where it can heal itself, which is what it’s doing every minute of every day, but we need to allow our bodies to do more of that. And that, to me, is really the core of what breathing allows us to do.” [35:13]

 

“The important thing is to know that to bolster your body’s defenses, to focus on your breathing, can absolutely have a profound affect on your immune function.” [44:53]

 

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Oct 20, 2020
Conversations with Tom | Dr. Gad Saad on How Parasitic Ideas are Entering and Ruining Your Mind
01:58:37

A single idea can be a parasite to the mind. It can enter our thoughts without us even knowing, bury itself deep within our psyche, and transform our entire reality and outlook on the world. Do you have the mental strength, prowess, and awareness needed to identify when this may be happening? On this episode of Conversations with Tom, professor and author of ‘The Parasitic Mind,’ Dr. Gad Saad, joins Tom Bilyeu to discuss such important matters and more as they explore how ideas can act as parasites to the mind and what you should be mindful of in this age of identity politics. They discuss the dangers of post-modernism, the changing culture in the western world, the void of common sense, nature versus nurture, why people latch onto ideas that separate them from true reality, how America is closer to a civil war than one might think, and how identity politics is a slippery slope that leads to dangerous consequences.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Nature vs Nurture | Gad discusses the moving forces that define who we are. [0:15]

Hierarchy of Needs | Gad discusses the universal drivers all humans share. [3:58]

Idea Pathogens | Gad reveals the dangers of idea pathogens to humans. [13:04]

Reality | Gad discusses why people latch onto ideas that separate them from reality. [17:30]

Prestige | Gad discusses the difference prestige has for a man and a woman. [24:28]

Biological | Gad discusses why humans are ego-defensive and escape reality. [27:06]

Self-Delusion | Gad discusses how self-delusion has healthy-practical benefits. [33:23]

Self-Deception | Gad discusses why we’re so good at bullshitting ourselves. [40:09]

Value System | Gad reveals how the daily pursuit of our ideals brings purpose. [42:56]

Costly Signaling | Gad discusses why sexual signals must ultimately be costly. [48:57] 

Threats | Gad shares a story of receiving death threats and dealing with anxiety. [01:01:03]

Rituals | Gad shares his story of living through Lebanon’s violence and civil war. [01:04:52]

Civil War | Gad discusses the inevitable civil war in the western world. [01:08:12]

Gender Pronouns | Gad shares his story as a challenger of gender-pronoun policing. [01:17:57]

The Left | Gad reveals the reality of why it appears he only criticizes the political left. [01:24:06]

Ethics | Gad shares differences between deontological and consequentialist ethics. [01:35:57]

Humility | Gad and Tom discuss humility and the mindset needed to see one’s self. [01:40:08]

Guided | Gad discusses humans need for a packaged guide to living. [01:44:58]

Self-Help | Tom shares his journey to identifying ‘self-help’ as his purpose. [01:46:25]

 

QUOTES:

 

“And so, by studying certain behaviors, phenomena, or morphological features in other species, it can say something about us.” [15:18]

 

“In the pursuit of noble causes, you can’t murder truth.” [32:34]

 

“Identity politics is a cancer to human-dignity. It is grotesque.” [01:13:03]

 

“I’m always playing. I’m playing in the landscape of cerebral pursuit. What can be more beautiful?” [01:49:56]

 

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Oct 15, 2020
#192 Fifth Harmony's Ally Brooke on Why You Shouldn't Let Others Slow Down Your Drive | Impact Theory
40:09

Each of us are walking a unique path towards our individual goals and dreams. It may not seem clear now, but ultimately with enough drive, confidence, and intention, you will reach the finish line. Still, there will be many dark valleys and periods of adversity along the way. Who should you be leaning on to find strength and support during these times, how do you push through them, and where do you find the confidence to keep going as they repeatedly happen? Former Fifth Harmony member and now solo-artist and author, Ally Brooke, joins Tom Bilyeu on this episode of Impact Theory to discuss such matters and more as they explore Ally’s journey into the music industry, how she pushed through times of adversity, and why you should hold onto a mustard seed of faith and never give up. They discuss Ally’s early roots, the drive she had when breaking into the industry, how she held onto her self-identity through it all, the importance of owning your own confidence, being intentional, and why giving up is never an option.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Journey | Ally discusses her journey of rising to fame as a teen. [0:37]

Dreams | Ally reveals the dream she had early on and how it differed to her reality. [4:07]

Drive | Ally discusses the image she had in her head as a child that drove her to succeed. [9:45]

Identity | Ally reveals how she’s held onto her self-identity through the hard times. [12:52]

Rebuilding | Ally discusses how she built herself in a new-positive direction. [16:43]

Faith | Ally shares what “having a mustard seed of faith” means. [19:48]

Shifted | Ally discusses how and when things can be turned around during dark times. [20:52]

Confidence | Ally shares how your confidence shouldn’t rely on validation from others. [22:43]

Intention | Ally shares the careful intentions she had throughout her creative process. [23:54]

Never Giving Up | Ally shares the mentality and choices it takes to never giving up. [29:16]

Connect | Ally shares how you can continue to connect and follow her. [31:45]

 

QUOTES:

 

“I’m going to choose to listen to my fans who are supporting me and telling me to love myself. I’m going to choose to listen to my parents and them saying the same thing. I’m going to choose to listen to that deeper voice inside of me that says, “Turn it off, don’t believe the lies.”” [14:00]

 

“Sometimes you just have to ride it out. Like, it doesn’t mean the next day will be better, it doesn’t even mean the next month or maybe even the next year. But, just ride it out and have that mustard seed of faith.” [18:44]

 

“Knowing that you cannot just survive, but thrive. In the end, it’s incredible and things can change.” [28:33]

 

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Oct 13, 2020
5 Minute Habits to Change Your Life | Rangan Chatterjee on Health Theory
47:26

In today’s world, we can sometimes struggle to find the time to build healthy, long-lasting habits that we can execute on a daily basis. Many times, habits feel like difficult chores that are constantly being pushed out of the way by the hustle of life. Whether it’s work, raising kids, chores around the house or marriage, there are always things taking up time in our busy schedules, preventing us from building habits. On this episode of Health Theory, medical doctor and author of “Feel Better in 5,” Rangan Chatterjee, joins Tom Bilyeu to discuss the power of five-minute habits and how you can change your identity, as well as your health, through small and easy steps to take every day. They discuss the importance of your heart and spirit, how to build five-minute habits into your everyday routine, how to actually change behaviors, easy mental health hacks you can use everyday, how identity is connected to and shaped by action, and how beginning with just one small habit everyday can change your health for good.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Heart | Rangan shares why heart is more important than the mind or body. [0:27]

Listen | Rangan shares the what the ‘tea ritual’ is and benefit he’s found from listening. [3:00]

Habits | Rangan discusses habits, behaviors, and the power of triggers. [5:21]

The Power of 5 Minutes | Rangan shares why 5-minutes is important. [8:53]

Simplicity | Rangan discusses the power and essence of simplicity. [10:21]

Behavior Change | Rangan shares why we should approach health simplicity. [17:26]

Three Pillars | Rangan reveals easy mental health hacks you can do. [18:23]

Journaling | Rangan discusses best approaches for journaling. [20:59]

Shifting | Tom shares the power of meditation and escaping negative thoughts. [25:24]

Motivation | Rangan discusses the motivation wave and planning for the hard times. [26:30]

Identity | Rangan discusses shaping identity through action. [28:44]

Positive | Rangan shares how to develop positive-affirming habits. [30:58]

The Classic 5 | Rangan reveals high-impact workout ideas that only take 5 minutes. [32:38]

Heart | Rangan shares how to tap into connection during these trying times. [35:24]

Keystone | Rangan shares the power of your keystone habit that feeds everything else. [39:30]

 

QUOTES:

 

“Knowledge is not enough to lead to action, it’s not enough. Inspiration is not enough. There has to be a structure. There has to be a system.” [11:26]

 

“Framework is mind, body, heart.” [19:41]

 

“And actually, it’s not repetition that creates habits. It’s emotions that creates habits.” [30:40]

 

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Oct 08, 2020
#191 Is Your Self-Identity Limiting Your Potential? | Vusi Thembekwayo on Impact Theory
01:04:21

Identity is all around you. Whether you’re consuming social media, reading a book, streaming a new series online, or having a conversation with a friend or family member, you are receiving signals from the world that shape your self-identity. From the moment you wake up to the moment you go to bed, your self-identity is switched on and telling you the parameters of which you need to live in. What if we can escape this box we’ve built around us? What does true freedom from excuses look like? On this episode of Impact Theory, world-renowned speaker, author, and venture capitalist Vusi Thembakwayo joins Tom Bilyeu to discuss such matters and more as they explore the controversial ideas of self-identity, freedom of the mind, and why you have no excuse to begin taking action today. They discuss how self-identity can limit our potential, why being free doesn’t mean living in freedom, why you have to have a willingness to fail, how to be your own savior, and the inspiration of Nelson Mandela.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

No Excuses | Vusi shares his principles for overcoming excuses and succeeding. [0:36]

Mentality | Vusi shares how he’s cultivated a mentality focused on overcoming adversity. [3:50]

Inspire | Vusi shares what he teaches and how he inspires others to make progress. [7:35]

Identity | Vusi reveals how identity can be holding us back mentally from progressing. [10:08]

Freedom | Vusi discusses the concept that true freedom exists in the mind. [13:20]

Connection | Vusi discusses the connection between identity and freedom of the mind. [17:59]

Movement | Vusi shares why you should have a willingness to fail and just get started. [23:12]

Input | Vusi shares the practical lessons he’s learned through martial arts. [28:46]

Mastery | Vusi reveals how he adopted a mentality that’s focused around mastery. [32:05]

Core Basics | Vusi shares the three pillars of focus he teaches on day one.  [34:50]

A Pact | Vusi shares his story of making a pact of sacrifice with his mom. [41:18]

Encouragement | Vusi shares what his emotional relationship is like with his mom. [46:00]

Mandela | Vusi discusses what it was like to be in Nelson Mandela’s presence. [48:02]

Step Up | Vusi shares why you have to save yourself and not wait for a messiah. [52:55]

Learn More | Vusi shares how and where you can continue to follow him. [56:23]

 

QUOTES:

 

“Do you want emotion or do you want progress? Because you can’t have both.” [5:46]

 

“When somebody asks the question, “Who are you?” How do you answer that question?” [22:50]

 

“Don’t give me something out of pity, I don’t want pity. Give me something because I’m the best at what I do.” [27:54]

 

“And [Nelson Mandela] said, “Faith is the ability to see the invisible, believe in the impossible, and trust in the unknown.”” [52:02]

 

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Oct 06, 2020
Conversations with Tom | Ryan Holiday on Achieving Greatness Through the Lens of Stoicism
02:00:21

What does it mean to pursue true greatness? Is it defined by the amount of trophies, awards, or wealth you’ve accumulated? Or is it something less physical and perhaps only found deep under the surface of our character? On this episode of Conversations with Tom, bestselling-author Ryan Holiday joins Tom Bilyeu to discuss stoicism, character, and the philosophy of action and how it can be applied to your life today to create a drive towards your goals. They discuss how the stoics would interpret today’s political culture and identity politics, the power of moderation as a virtue, why character is crucial to play the infinite game of life, what true heroes look like, and equality in America.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Stoicism | Ryan and Tom discuss how the ‘stoics’ would interpret today’s culture wars. [0:46]

Be Involved | Ryan discusses how stoicism is a philosophy of action, not thought. [7:02]

Politics | Ryan discusses today’s identity politics and it’s consequences on one's self. [12:00] 

Equilibrium | Ryan discusses virtues and their balance needed in today’s political culture. [17:55]

Preferred Indifference | Ryan reveals why you should seek independence in thought. [23:41]

Goals | Ryan discusses leadership, shared goals and how ego can be detrimental. [28:26]

Character | Ryan reveals why character is what you need for the infinite game of life. [34:54]

Elasticity | Ryan discusses the idea of ‘greatness’ and its elasticity. [41:48]

Greatness | Ryan shares the incredible story of James Stockdale. [49:18]

McCain | Ryan reveals why John McCain is in the same camp of greatness. [58:43]

Heroes | Ryan reveals why we don’t celebrate true greatness in today’s culture. [01:02:41]

Women’s Strength | Ryan discusses the power, courage, and impact of female heroes. [1:09:25]

Encouragement | Tom shares the encouraging impact his wife has had on his life. [1:15:09] 

Sink or Swim | Ryan discusses the consequences of today’s changing world. [1:18:44] 

No Shoving Principal | Ryan discusses the power of competition and the drive to win. [1:22:16]

Disadvantages | Ryan discusses the history of the unfair playing field in America. [1:29:00]

Context | Ryan reveals the approach and historical context of Booker T. Washington. [1:38:38]

Approaches | Tom discusses the different approaches to solving the same problem. [1:43:37]

Impact on Others | Ryan discusses the ultimate purpose of stoicism. [1:46:46]

Change | Tom and Ryan discuss the power to cause change. [1:49:00]

 

QUOTES:

 

“To me, moderation is a key virtue of life.” [22:06]

 

“The podium and a prison is the same place.” [45:11]

 

“If they can force you to do it, you don’t know how to die." [54:11]

 

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Oct 01, 2020
#190 How You Can Turn Addictive Behaviors into an Obsessive Focus | Dotsie Bausch on Impact Theory
50:04

Addiction. Where does it originate from, what keeps us coming back to feed it, and how can we leverage it into a strength? On this episode of Impact Theory, Olympic silver-medalist Dotsie Bausch joins Tom Bilyeu to discuss such matters and explore the full depth of addictive habits to show how you can take control of your addictions and re-aim them towards new-productive outlets. They speak about the drive that suffering breeds, the other side of addiction and pain, how we are all addicted to something, how Dotsie re-aimed her addictive tendencies towards cycling, the impact therapy had on her life, why you shouldn’t be afraid to enter ‘the darkness,’ and how pushing yourself always leads to growth.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Beginnings | Dotsie shares her story of first picking up cycling. [0:31]

Suffering | Dotsie discusses body dysmorphia, anorexia, and how discipline ties in. [2:54]

Sickness | Dotsie discusses how she pointed her pain towards hardcore Olympic training. [5:53]

The Other Side | Dotsie shares how she overcame anorexia and ‘flipped the coin.’ [8:52]

Addiction | Dotsie discusses how relinking the mind and body leads to powerful healing. [13:22]

Fear | Dotsie shares how her addictions was her best friend and worst enemy. [16:42]

Cycling | Dotsie discusses how she began to point her obsession towards cycling. [20:00]

Miles | Dotsie shares how she went from inexperienced in cycling to ‘Olympic ready.’ [24:26]

Go Harder | Dotsie discusses why she kept pushing herself in pursuit of greatness. [27:02]

Compete | Dotsie discusses being competitive with oneself versus others. [30:25]

The Darkness | Dotsie shares what it means to ‘go to a deep dark place.’ [32:55]

Growth | Dotsie reveals how improvement is always the reward to pushing yourself. [36:56]

Anger Stick | Dotsie shares her story of using an anger stick to release emotions. [37:59]

Hindsight | Dotsie discusses how her story is filled with many times of not giving up. [42:46]

 

QUOTES:

 

“I just knew that I loved cycling and it was going to take suffering. I had learned that much, and so I was going to have to get good at suffering.” [28:22]

 

“When you think that you are broken and you couldn’t possibly go another step, you’re only 40% of the way there.” [33:46]

 

“I knew there was no way to getting better unless I got pretty damn uncomfortable almost every single time.” [35:46]

 

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Sep 29, 2020
Why Science Is Waking Up to the Powerful Benefits of Vitamin D | Dr. Joel Gould on Health Theory
01:26:11

Vitamin D, gut health, and your microbiome. What actions must we take today to build ourselves up for a lifetime of undeniable health? How do we know if our diet, supplements, and environment are causing us harm rather than good? On this episode of Health Theory, Dr. Joel Gould joins Tom Bilyeu to address these questions head on and discuss the hidden benefits of Vitamin D that no one seems to be talking about. They reveal the root causes of symptomatic health problems, how your gut is influenced by Vitamin D, the negative impact of the vegan diet, how the key to aging is deuterium, why you should be eating grass-fed, which supplements to take and when, and the ‘must-dos’ to achieving optimal health.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Intro | Dr. Gould shares his story of Crohn’s Disease, weight change, and treatment. [0:18]

Root Causes | Dr. Gould introduces the importance of Vitamin D for a healthy gut. [4:59]

Your Gut | Dr. Gould discusses why he’s only one of few that are championing Vitamin D. [7:42]

Early Signs | Dr. Gould discusses oral health and the discoveries of Dr. Weston A. Price. [11:11]

Discovery | Dr. Gould shares the scientific discovery of Vitamin D. [13:37]

Trial & Error | Dr. Gould shares what the groundwork laid by Dr. Weston A. Price led to. [17:01]

Poison | Dr. Gould shares why he refers to big-pharma as petrochemicals. [20:20]

Health | Dr. Gould discusses the connection between the sun, diet, and Vitamin D. [24:05]

Father Time | Dr. Gould discusses what deuterium is and how it ages us. [26:54]

Grass-Fed | Dr. Gould reveals how humans evolved to eat things that ate grass. [31:47]

Seed Oils | Dr. Gould lists and discusses the common seed oils we need to avoid. [35:07]

The Villains | Dr. Gould discusses the villains that are causing harm to our health. [36:52]

Evolutionary Level | Dr. Gould defines the levels of Vitamin D for optimal health. [39:02]

The Third Villain | Dr. Gould discusses the effects of Vitamin D deficiency. [41:00]

Nutrient Density | Dr. Gould reveals why a vegan diet is not as healthy as you may think. [47:18]

Breaking Down | Dr. Gould how your diet and health decisions add up over a lifetime. [54:18]

K2 | Dr. Gould discusses Vitamin K2, its benefits, and how we get it. [58:29]

Supplements | Dr. Gould reveals the vitamins and minerals he supplements for. [1:01:55]

Children | Dr. Gould discusses the power of sleep has for children’s development. [01:06:01]

What You Can Do | Dr. Gould reveals his ‘must-dos’ for optimal health. [1:09:30]

 

QUOTES:

 

“… do not eat industrial seed oils, do not eat processed carbohydrates and sugar.” [25:42]

 

“We literally utilize sunlight for so much more than Vitamin D. It literally charges the water in our bodies.” [40:50]

 

“If you’re not sleeping properly, you are not repairing and regenerating. Simple as that.” [41:52]

 

“Vitamin D literally is the power of sunlight in our bodes and that’s what keeps us young.” [45:39]

 

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Sep 24, 2020
#189 Advice for Overcoming Any Obstacle | Impact Theory Q&A
32:21

Life can be chock full of obstacles, plateaus, and seasons of stress. How do you overcome these setbacks, push through, and come out on the other side with strength and growth? On this episode of Impact Theory, Tom Bilyeu sits down to answer your questions and provide deeper insight into the power of having a solutions based mindset. He discusses how growth isn’t limited by age, how understanding your audience is key, what to do when stress is overwhelming, how to break through the plateaus of life, and how to know when to push your team further than they’ve gone before.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Growth at Any Age | Tom reveals why you should be learning up until the day you die. [0:46] Understanding Audience | Tom discusses the YouTube algorithm and how to utilize it. [4:38]

Tackling Stress | Tom shares his methods and mindset to deal with overwhelming stress. [9:12]

Overcoming Plateaus | Tom reveals how identifying your weaknesses leads to growth. [13:43]

Leading Others | Tom shares how to gauge the amount of drive to instill in others. [19:17]

 

QUOTES:

 

“If you’re not taking in new ideas, then you can’t get new ideas out.” [3:52]

 

“How you frame these opportunities is going to determine how you react to it at a physiological level.” [10:52]

 

“…it’s as important to judge a cultural fit as it is to judge a skillset fit.” [23:08]

 

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Sep 22, 2020
Why It’s Critical You Firmly Establish Your Values | Relationship Theory
20:01

Values, priorities, and the ‘non-negotiables.’ What do you do if your significant other isn’t valuing the same things as you and may not be walking through life with the same growth mindset? On this episode of Relationship Theory, Tom and Lisa Bilyeu sit down to discuss how you can take your relationship to a deeper level of connection through communication and a mutual understanding of shared values. They discuss how to approach your significant other when change may be needed in their life, how to open up the lines to a deeper form of communication, and the importance of openly sharing each other’s values and priorities.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Initiating | Lisa and Tom discuss approaching a significant other about much-needed changes in their life. [00:27]

Opening Up | Tom and Lisa share how to open the lines of communication. [1:50]

Breaking Through | Lisa and Tom share how to talk to a significant other who may not have a growth mindset. [5:39]

Values | Tom and Lisa discuss the importance of why couples should be openly sharing their values. [7:51]

Compassion | Lisa and Tom share how to give constructive criticism in a relationship without sounding superior. [11:20]

Balance | Tom and Lisa discuss the balance of priorities, values, and sacrifices in a relationship. [13:25]

Cut the BS | Tom and Lisa discuss the importance of brutal honesty in a relationship. [16:20]

 

QUOTES:

 

“If you don’t carve out that space and say that these are my non-negotiables, you end up in a world of hurt.” [1:20]

 

“What are the rules of this relationship? What are the values? What are the things that we as a couple are going to decide that we value together?” [7:51]

 

“Things that are right, move you towards your goals. Things that are wrong, move you away from your goals.” [13:07]

 

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Sep 18, 2020
Conversations With Tom | This Neuroscientist Shows You How to Unlock Hidden Strengths of Your Brain
01:56:18

Ideas and the power of your brain. How can we access untapped potential, at what age do we begin to face mental limitations, and where does neuroscience fit into all of this? On this episode of Impact Theory, New York Times bestselling author and neuroscientist David Eagleman sits down with Tom Bilyeu to answer these questions and address such matters as the neuroplasticity of the brain, the science behind ‘learning,’ how childhood is a crucial time for development, and the future of neuroscience. They discuss the flexibility of the brain at any age, where ideas originate from, the importance of affection and love to a child, how to experience major breakthroughs as an adult, the mysteries yet to be unlocked within the human brain, and what the future may look like within augmentation and neuroscience.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Brain Power | David reveals how the brain remains flexible at any age. [0:23]

Renewal | David addresses immortality, death, and neuroplasticity. [3:13]

Change | Tom and David discuss why we change more in our youth than adulthood. [9:35]

Parenting | David reveals what parent’s can do to spark mental growth in their children. [13:25]

Ideas | David reveals how there really are no truly new ideas, only repackaged ones. [18:09]

Feedback | David discusses the blend of nature and nurture that makes up who we are. [20:08]

Child’s Needs | David speaks about the inputs needed for a child’s brain to develop. [26:32]

Love | David reveals how love is such a powerful moving force in our development. [30:10]

Mental Real Estate | David reveals how the brain is a system in battle for real estate. [33:22]

Babbling | David discusses when and why children need to try to truly learn. [37:21]

Relevance | David reveals how learning young and having feedback is crucial. [41:44]

Breakthroughs | David discusses how breakthroughs can occur in the adult brain. [49:14]

Perspective | David reveals how we see the world differently based on our brain’s wiring. [55:36]

Staying Fresh | David discusses taking on new ventures and steep learning curves. [57:32]

NeoSensory | David reveals the discoveries his company and industry are making. [1:00:10]

New Experiences | David discusses the current and new technologies coming out. [1:12:39]

Changes | David reveals what areas of the brain may change due to augmentation. [1:15:01]

Memory | David walks us through the process of memory and how we remember. [1:18:48]

Mysteries | David reveals how little we really know about the human brain. [1:22:19]

Being Human | David discusses the core functions of the brain. [1:24:33]

The Future | David reveals what’s on the horizon for advancements in neuroscience. [1:29:00]

Physical | David discusses how far we will be able to push physical augmentations. [1:35:50]

The Button | David and Tom discuss whether or not they want to see the distant future. [1:39:19]

Twitter | David and Tom discuss whether the vitriol on Twitter truly reflects society. [1:45:03]

Stabbing Hands | David discusses why, how, and when we truly experience empathy. [1:49:00]

 

QUOTES:

 

“Genius is a young man’s game.” [0:23]

 

“Man lives two lives. The second one begins when he realizes he has just one.” [5:23]

 

“There is no such thing as a thought out of the blue. Everything builds on what you have been exposed to.”  [18:40]

 

“It doesn’t matter what you look at, it matters what you see.” [55:36]

 

“If you could see society 500 or 1,000 years from now, I think it’s going to be unrecognizable to us in terms of people don’t just think of this as their ‘self,’ but they’ve got a ‘self’ that is greatly extended.” [1:38:43]

 

“Does your brain care about other people? It depends.” [1:49:05]

 

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Sep 17, 2020
#188 Hilary Swank on Becoming a Beast Competitor in Work and Life | Impact Theory
56:23

Strength, drive, and perseverance. How do we awaken these traits within us, ignite them to the fullest, and use them as a driving force towards reaching our goals? Two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank joins Tom Bilyeu on this episode of Impact Theory to discuss such questions and how each of us has the ability to persevere past hurdles in life, smash through walls, and reach new horizons. She shares what drives her work ethic that some describe as ‘legendary,’ the power of belief and a competitive mindset, why you should always be aiming, how the sharp edges of life shape us, how to overcome and master the mind, and where self-identity comes from.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Legendary Work Ethic | Hilary shares how sports instilled a drive and ability to persevere. [0:53]

Believe It | Hilary shares how her mom pushed her to work for what she wanted. [4:22]

Competitive | Hilary shares the positives of taking on a competitive mindset. [6:12]

From 0 to 1 |  Hilary discusses the constant state of reinventing oneself. [10:13]

Keep Aiming | “You always aim for the bullseye, but you don’t always hit it.” - Clint Eastwood [13:48]

Step Into the Sharp Edges | Hilary discusses why you should always be doing things that scare you. [15:51]

Compassion | Hilary shares her story that led to the creation of The Hilaroo Foundation. [19:48]

Purpose | Hilary discusses why ‘empowering the underdog’ is her passion. [22:43]

Overcoming the Mind | Hilary shares her insane transformation during ‘Million Dollar Baby.’ [24:28]

Reach Out & Trust Others | Hilary shares how she overcame claustrophobia. [27:41]

Prepare | Hilary discusses the ‘secret sauce’ to preparing for a role. [33:08]

Horizons | Hilary discusses what’s next for her career. [36:06]

Identity | Hilary talks about what defines her and how it goes far beyond just winning Academy Awards. [40:02]

A Second Act | Hilary shares her goals now that she’s back in the creative game. [45:20]

On Point | Tom shares praise for Hilary and how you can continue to follow her. [48:38]

 

QUOTES:

 

“Our biggest competitor is really ourselves.” [5:51]

 

“And so that is super important to be competitive with other people because they’re the ones that push us out of our comfort zone that we didn’t even know we were living in.” [8:15]

 

“I have this motto. Make a choice, make it happen, and work everyday towards whatever that goal is. Step into the sharp edges, do something that scares you, don’t pull away and don’t overthink.”  [15:51]

 

“This is what I love about acting; it’s that I get this opportunity to see how every human being has a similar quality, but then they have this thing that makes them different. We all have our unique story.” [34:03]

 

FOLLOW HILARY:

 

Instagram: instagram.com/hilaryswank/

Twitter: twitter.com/HilarySwank

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Mission Statement: instagram.com/missionstatement/

Stream ‘Away’ on Netflix: netflix.com/title/80214512

Sep 15, 2020
Mark Sisson Lays Out the Blueprint to an Awesome Life | Health Theory
01:05:48

Elite athlete, best-selling author and leading proponent of the primal diet, Mark Sisson believes that the lifestyle our primal ancestors engaged in, the food they ate, and the amount of sun they got are still optimal today. On this episode of Health Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Mark Sisson explains how to tap into that primal lifestyle and live an awesome life where you enjoy what you eat, you don’t have constant cravings, and you still burn excess fat and extend your longevity. He talks about the healing power of collagen, the crucial importance of metabolic flexibility, and why there’s no need to sacrifice daily pleasure for good health.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Mark wants people to be pain-free, to enjoy their food, to be able to move around easily [0:24]

Mark explains what fulfillment means to him [3:45]

Mark and Tom discuss the limits to how much fulfillment money can really buy [4:43]

Mark explains why he has evolved to embrace metabolic flexibility [7:54]

You don’t need as many calories as you think you do [11:55]

How does diet change the number of mitochondria? [13:51]

When your body gets good at burning fat, hunger and cravings start to disappear [19:54]

The brain’s usage of calories throughout the day does not vary much [24:32]

Mark explains why animal protein is better than plant protein [28:21]

Mark talks about why you need to eat nose-to-tail for ligament health [31:51]

Mark explains why collagen peptides are so important [36:04]

You cannot get everything you need from a plant-based diet without supplements [39:07]

Mark argues that there is no one right answer for diet [44:03]

Mark is unwilling to sacrifice daily pleasure simply for marginal additional longevity [48:18]

Mark wishes he could spend the rest of his life eating peanuts and drinking beer [50:30]

Mark feels that the coronavirus pandemic has been utterly mismanaged [52:19]

Mark prioritizes Vitamin D over even exercise [56:45]

Mark and Tom discuss energy drinks and whether they work on a regular basis [1:01:43]

 

FOLLOW MARK:

 

WEBSITE: primalblueprint.com/ 

INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/marksissonprimal/ 

FACEBOOK: facebook.com/marksissonprimal/ 

TWITTER: twitter.com/mark_sisson 

Sep 10, 2020
#187 Former Monk Reveals How Mindset Matters | Jay Shetty on Impact Theory
01:05:07

Purpose. What drives it, how does one discover it, and what’s it all for? Jay Shetty, purpose coach, former monk, and now best-selling author, is regarded as a world expert on such matters. In this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Jay Shetty answers these questions and many more as he takes us on a journey of discovering one’s own passion, strengths, and purpose. He shares his story of becoming a monk, the lessons he learned on dharma and zen, his equation for discovering purpose with passion, how to recognize and develop your true strengths, and how leaning into service leads to a life of peace and gratitude.

 

Check out Jay Shetty’s Book at: https://www.amazon.com/Think-Like-Monk-Train-Purpose/dp/1982134488/ref=sr_1_3?crid=T1N7FA9W7QI6&dchild=1&keywords=jay+shetty+think+like+a+monk&qid=1599244166&sprefix=jay+shetty%2Caps%2C371&sr=8-3 

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Jay answers the question, “How close to encapsulating the notion of thinking like a monk can one get?” [1:04]

Jay defines the meaning of dharma and discusses his equation for discovering purpose with passion [2:24]

Passion through compassion; Jay discusses how pain can drive our passions [5:00]

Jay discusses job crafting and the notion, “It’s not part of my job, it’s how I see my job.” [7:59]

Seeking beauty; how to escape the “woe is me” mentality [10:25]

Jay shares how to recognize and develop your strengths; overcoming the ‘monkey mind’ [13:32]

Hard skills and soft skills; Jay discusses the difference and how to approach each one [18:15]

Peace and purpose; Jay discusses what it’s all for [19:28]

Connecting purpose and meaning to strength; Jay shares how monks tap into service [23:08]

The “Mother of Orphans;” Jay shares the inspiring story of Sindhutai Sapkal [25:50]

No longer a monk; Jay shares his story of seeking council and leaving the ashram [28:09]

Re-contextualizing reciprocity; Jay shares his story of service and giving to others [33:48]

Emptying oneself to seek zen; Jay shares the story of the ‘Overflowing Teacup’ [38:22]

Escaping the victim mentality; Jay discusses the pitfalls of not having a positive mindset [41:20]

Sight, scent, and sound; Jay defines the ‘3 S model’ and its importance [46:46]

Training your mind for presence; Building the ‘search for joy’ into your daily routine [54:35]

The power and practicality within Jay’s book, ‘Think Like a Monk’ [57:21]

 

QUOTES:

 

“It’s not part of my job, it’s how I see my job.” [8:18]

 

“The one way to know your strengths is to ask yourself, “What do you do that you feel the most confident doing?”” [15:55]

 

“There’s nothing gained out of feeling sorry for yourself.” [43:48]

 

 

FOLLOW JAY:

 

WEBSITE: jayshetty.me

BOOK: thinklikeamonkbook.com 

FACEBOOK: facebook.com/JayShettyIW

INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/jayshetty/

TWITTER: twitter.com/JayShettyIW

Sep 08, 2020
Conversations with Tom | Genetic Expert Reveals Genetic Engineering Has Gone Farther Than You Think
01:44:59

Futurist Jamie Metzl, author of “Hacking Darwin”, thinks a lot about gene editing, geopolitics and the future of science. On this episode of Conversations with Tom, Jamie Hetzl talks about the future of genetic engineering, the moral questions surrounding it, and the kinds of values he hopes we uphold while charting the course of our own evolution. He and Tom also discuss culture wars, science fiction and the potential problems with immortality.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Jamie discusses his book Hacking Darwin and how we can now influence evolution [0:26]

Jamie forecasts what we will evolve into a thousand years from now [2:20]

Jamie tells the story of natural evolution [5:29]

Jamie talks about how we will be able to eliminate genetic diseases [9:05]

Real science that’s happening now feels like science fiction [14:01]

At first genetic modifications will seem shocking, but then they’ll become normal [16:58]

Do we really want natural people, or do we want steroids and genetic modifications? [19:56]

Jamie tries to figure out where we should draw the line on genetic modification [23:53]

Jamie discusses the moral difficulties with genetic modification [27:03]

Jamie talks about to what extent we should protect people from themselves [31:30]

Jamie advocates being conservative at first about genetic modification [35:19]

Jamie and Tom discuss potential problems with gene editing [39:28]

Jamie and Tom discuss the reality that we will have to embrace gene editing [44:00]

Jamie discusses why we have to think collectively on a global level [51:20]

Jamie talks about science fiction and changing definitions of “us” and “them” [55:35]

Because the world is so complex rules may not work, but values still will [59:49]

What should a written “constitution” of gene editing look like? [1:05:45]

Jamie describes how genetic editing and selection might look in the future [1:12:01]

Will we tend towards uniformity or diversity? [1:17:36]

Jamie thinks immortality is not achievable in the physical bodies we have [1:22:25]

Humans don’t live forever because there are too many parts [1:25:25]

Tom and Jamie discuss the connections between procreation and mortality [1:29:38]

Should you slow down your metabolism? Should you freeze sperm? [1:35:27]

 

FOLLOW JAMIE:

 

WEBSITE: jamiemetzl.com/

INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/jamiemetzl/

FACEBOOK: facebook.com/jamiemetzlauthor/

TWITTER: twitter.com/JamieMetzl

Sep 03, 2020
#186 If You Suffer From Depression or Anxiety, You Need to Listen To This | Rainn Wilson on Impact Theory
49:34

Yes, you know him from The Office, but Rainn Wilson has an inspiring career that not only extends well past that show, but has even evolved past just being an actor. He founded SoulPancake, an incredible platform that creates content celebrating creativity and exploring life’s big questions. And on this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Rainn Wilson takes on some of the biggest questions we face as a society today--a mental health crisis that is disproportionately harming younger people, climate change, and an epidemic of loneliness that has only gotten worse with the pandemic. He discusses how therapy helped him deal with severe anxiety, talks about why service to others is so important, and advocates looking at the data on big issues like global warming.

Check out SoulPancake at: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzvRx_johoA_Zhuo_pRsWSbARe2IZ2XZJ 

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SHOW NOTES:

Rainn discusses mental health, especially its increase among young people [0:51]

Rainn shares his battle with anxiety, and says it never happened when on stage [6:15]

Rainn talks about the gestalt therapy he has used to deal with anxiety [10:25]

We are most satisfied when we serve others, as that creates human flourishing [15:37]

Rainn advocates compassion for others, and making yourself a better person [21:39]

Gratitude is the number one tool of people of faith [28:08]

All teenagers want to do is be with other teenagers, and right now they can’t [32:47]

Rainn explains how he got involved in climate change [34:09]

Check it out at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBkWgutg4V4&list=PLzvRx_johoA_Zhuo_pRsWSbARe2IZ2XZJ&index=2&t=9s 

Tom advocates not merely taking sides on issues, but actually investigating the data [40:01]

QUOTES:

“I’m a big proponent of therapy because my parents didn’t know how to talk about emotions, let alone to teach me how to process feelings.” [11:12]

“We rise to our maximum potential when we’re of service to others.” [17:36]

“One of the worst ways to achieve happiness, contentment, whatever you want to call it, is through materialism.” [18:44]

FOLLOW:

WEBSITE: soulpancake.com/

INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/rainnwilson/

FACEBOOK: facebook.com/rainnwilson/

TWITTER: twitter.com/rainnwilson

Sep 01, 2020
Pioneering MD Reveals Critical Truth About Process of Healing | Dr. Andrew Weil on Health Theory
01:09:47

Dr. Andrew Weil has practiced and taught integrative medicine for over thirty years, and believes that treatments addressing mind, body and spirit are the future of healthcare. On this episode of Health Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Andrew Weil discusses the current mental health crisis, describes what has gone so wrong with the American medical system, and explores alternatives to the common modern diet of processed foods and sweetened drinks. He also explains why he views consciousness as primary, advocates for open-minded skepticism, and discusses the benefits of plant-based treatments for everything from allergies to PTSD.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Words are powerful and doctors say some things unconsciously that interfere with healing [0:22]

Andrew explains why he was so interested in botany and what he learned from it [2:36]

Andrew talks about what drew him to ethno-botany [5:23]

Andrew discusses why he got so interested in consciousness [6:26]

Tom and Andrew discuss how your thoughts affect your brain and body [9:36]

Can consciousness exist apart from the brain? [15:17]

Andrew discusses altered states and how they changed his body and environment [19:05]

Why it’s good to be an open-minded skeptic [22:16]

What does it mean to say that “consciousness is primary?” [27:09]

Tom and Andrew discuss breathing and how to shift between psychological states [30:18]

Andrew talks about the connections between mental health and modern society [34:10]

Why you should stop eating processed food and drinking sweetened drinks [36:36]

Andrew talks about the flu pandemic of 1918 [41:32]

Healthy organisms are naturally resistant so you should keep yourself healthy [44:43]

Andrew discusses what has gone so wrong in our healthcare system [47:17]

We should be doing real health education from kindergarten on [49:32]

Andrew’s family encouraged him to follow his curiosity and passion [52:27]

What plants should we consume, and what are the benefits of MDMA and marijuana? [55:13]

 

FOLLOW ANDREW:

 

WEBSITE: drweil.com

INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/drweil/

FACEBOOK: facebook.com/DrWeil/

TWITTER: twitter.com/DrWeil

Aug 27, 2020
#185 Cool Runnings Legend on How to Keep Pushing To Accomplish Your Dreams | Devon Harris
40:47

Olympian Devon Harris, an original member of the 1988 Jamaican bobsled team, always believed that a positive, “Keep on Pushing” attitude would take him farther than anger or a focus on injustice. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Devon Harris explains exactly what he means by his mantra, “Keep on Pushing”. He talks about his life growing up in Kingston, the lessons he learned from his grandmother, the reasons why he is so passionate about education, and the power of dreams and visualization.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

A positive attitude will carry you farther than a heart filled with rage at injustice [0:34]

Devon explains how he saw Olympians as average people with extraordinary dreams [2:00]

Devon’s grandmother’s greatest ambition for him was that he would learn to read [4:23]

You can’t allow yourself to settle [5:30]

Devon explains what it means to have a “Keep on Pushing” attitude [6:59]

When Devon competes he is a totally different person [8:02]

Devon advocates living a fulfilled life, a rounded life but he is also absolutely driven [10:41]

Devon talks about how important his family is to him [14:27]

Dreaming is the starting point of all achievement [18:09]

Education gives you confidence, opens doors, and lets you see opportunities [19:27]

Devon explains what it means to walk your own path [21:29]

Why you have to create a new story that you become a character in [22:37]

Devon talks about how he deals with fear [25:03]

Devon has used visualization before he knew what visualization was [28:02]

You can’t quit on the goal, but you sometimes have to quit on the strategy [31:09]

Devon describes the core values he tries to instill in his kids [32:59]

 

QUOTES:

 

“You can’t allow yourself to settle...Stepping out of the environment that you find yourself in to go get that thing across the street that looks so much better, to get a much better life, it’s difficult because you feel so out of place. You feel, almost, not-so-worthy. And you have to convince yourself that you deserve this.” [5:45]

 

“Walk your own path.” [21:32]

 

“I have no idea how I’m going to do it. But I just have to.” [22:59]

 

FOLLOW:

 

WEBSITE: devonharris.com/

FACEBOOK: facebook.com/keeppushing/

TWITTER: twitter.com/keeponpushing88

 

Aug 25, 2020
Conversations with Tom | Social Psychologist Explains How Good Intentions & Bad Ideas Are Leading Us To Failure
01:27:41

Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt researches moral psychology to help us understand ourselves and our world better. He is an expert on how we create webs of meaning that allow us to speak a common language, build institutions, and create functioning societies. And right now we may need his voice more than ever, as our webs of meaning seem to be in conflict with each other or slowly disintegrating. On this episode of Conversations with Tom Bilyeu, Jonathan Haidt explains why we need to lead with empathy, how to persuade people who have staked out very different positions from yours, and how to invite disconfirming evidence into your life.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Why are we 90% chimps and 10% bees? [2:01]

Jonathan suggests a definition of morality [4:14]

Jonathan and Tom discuss religion and spiritual, mind-opening experiences [5:53]

Jonathan explains the “hive switch”, the group experience of religion and morality [11:27]

Jonathan and Tom discuss the power of connection and group interaction [16:34]

Jonathan talks about the problems with social media and how they developed [20:18]

What makes some webs of meaning so powerful that they spread so fast? [27:57]

Jonathan and Tom ask to what extent political affiliation is genetic [33:29]

Jonathan discusses the disturbing trend towards conformity in political thought [37:18]

Jonathan and Tom discuss changing American attitudes towards race [

Jonathan talks about how hard it is to lead with empathy [46:52]

Jonathan advocates trying many approaches to dealing with problems like racism [50:30]

How do we constructively discuss difficult topics? [54:51]

Why we have to get people to focus on similarities [59:02]

Jonathan discusses his experience with psychedelics [1:03:52]

How to invite disconfirming evidence into your life--How do you know you’re right? [1:10:44]

We need to find a way to speak a common language in our post-Babel Age [1:16:27]

 

FOLLOW JONATHAN:

 

WEBSITE: jonathanhaidt.com/

FACEBOOK: facebook.com/jonathanhaidt/

TWITTER: twitter.com/JonHaidt

 

BOOKS MENTIONED:

 

“Tao Te Ching” Lao Tzu

“Tao of Jeet Kune Do”, Bruce Lee

“Dancing in the Streets: A History of Collective Joy”, Barbara Ehrenreich

“Keeping Together in Time”, William McNeill

“Long Walk to Freedom”, Nelson Mandela

 

Emile Durkheim is mentioned often: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89mile_Durkheim 

Aug 20, 2020
#184 If You're Struggling To Stay Motivated, You Need To Listen To This | Impact Theory Q&A
37:50

It’s often hard to stay motivated, but right now it’s particularly difficult for a lot of people to keep their focus. On this episode of Impact Theory, Tom Bilyeu directly answers questions from Moms and Dads, from artists, business owners and recent graduates. He explains how to build and maintain motivation, why boredom can be a tool you use to achieve greatness, how to deal with anxiety, how to balance the needs of your family and your career, and why you need absolute clarity on your goals to be a good leader.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Motivation comes in waves, so you need to remember what got you excited at first [0:47]

Be honest with yourself about what you really want [3:02]

Tom gives advice to artists trying to survive through the lockdown [6:01]

Boredom kills most people’s dreams, but you can use boredom to achieve greatness [8:31]

Tom discusses meditation, why he meditates, and how it affects him biologically [10:38]

Tom talks about what it really means to be a CEO and how to lead people [15:33]

Tom explains why you need an optimistic, solution-oriented mindset [17:59]

Why you need to have absolute clarity on your goals [20:54]

Why you need to go out and fail, learn from it, and still go all in next time [26:11]

Tom discusses anxiety and how to deal with it [29:15]

How to make the most of the lockdown [30:05]

 

QUOTES:

 

“You don’t find motivation, you build motivation.” [4:11]

 

“Greatness is about doing the things that are tragically boring. And that you have to repeat over and over and over to get better at them, in a deliberate way.” [7:01]

 

“If a win to you is being the greatest Dad and husband of all time, then be the greatest Dad and husband of all time! And if your number two priority is building your business, then it’s in second place. And it’s gonna get what it can get.” [24:54]

 

FOLLOW:

 

WEBSITE: impacttheory.com 

INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/tombilyeu/

FACEBOOK: facebook.com/tombilyeu/

TWITTER: twitter.com/TomBilyeu

Aug 18, 2020
This Doctor Shows You How to Bravely Face Death | Dr. Jennifer Haythe on Health Theory
50:36

Dr. Jennifer Haythe has worked through the center of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City, and dealt with all of the medical, emotional and psychological consequences of that crisis. On this episode of Health Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Jennifer Haythe discusses the immediate situation regarding the coronavirus, and also the long-term effects of the disease. Then, she and Tom get into a discussion about a topic that is on a lot of people’s minds as a result of COVID-19. They talk about death itself, how our culture doesn’t deal with it well, and what we need to do to make the dying process more humane.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

[0:00] Intro: Tom explains why this is going to be a great episode and introduces Jennifer.

[1:09] COVID-19 Isn’t Over: Jennifer describes the experience of dealing with COVID-19 in New York City hospitals, and talks about what will be required to achieve herd immunity.

[8:39] COVID-19 Long Term: Jennifer explains why COVID-19 is so scary, how it damages so many different organs, and also why she is hopeful for those who recover.

[13:37] Protect Your Health: Jennifer details the steps people can take to keep themselves healthy, reduce their preexisting conditions, and improve their immune systems.

[21:39] Face Death: Jennifer discusses American’s unwillingness to face the reality of death, and why sometimes extraordinary measures at the end of life are unnecessary to the point of being unethical.

[29:49] Make Death Better: We project too many of our own feelings onto the dying, and if we want the dying process to be more humane we need to really learn to listen to patients.

[34:41] Culture & Death: Tom and Jennifer discuss the experience of seeing a dead body and why grief happens in such different ways, even to the same person.

 

FOLLOW JENNIFER:

 

WEBSITE: columbiadoctors.org/jennifer-h-haythe-md

INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/drjennhaythe/

TWITTER: twitter.com/drjennhaythe

Aug 13, 2020
#183 Neuroscientist Explains How Your Brain Is Affected by Fear, Isolation and Anxiety | Moriel Zelikowsky on Impact Theory
40:12

Neuroscientist Moriel Zelikowsky studies the neural mechanisms underlying stress, fear, and social behavior. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, she discusses her own research into how extreme social isolation affects mice and humans. She talks about what drew her to the science of emotions, why fear is adaptive, and presents some surprising reasons to question the general advice that PTSD sufferers should join support groups.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Moriel discusses what drew her to the science of emotions [0:35]

Moriel right now is working on social isolation and how it affects the brain [3:39]

Violence happens often after social isolation in mice [6:33]

Fear becomes much more persistent after isolation [7:57]

Social isolation hijacks systems that normally produce positive results [12:01]

For mice, two weeks of social isolation is long enough to cause severe consequences [14:46]

To what degree does social media mitigate or exacerbate social isolation? [16:08]

Moriel discusses the most recent research on fear and where it’s located in the brain [18:18]

Moriel explains why fear is adaptive and helpful [20:25]

Moriel details how general anxiety disorder builds on itself [24:05]

The most common therapy for PTSD is some form of exposure therapy [26:15]

Moriel describes an experiment on PTSD with truly surprising results [28:27]

 

QUOTES:

 

“Everywhere you look, you can see that fear would be adaptive.” [21:16]

 

FOLLOW:

 

WEBSITE: https://bit.ly/33AWzYT 

LAB WEBSITE: zelikowskylab.com 

INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/morielz

TWITTER: twitter.com/moriel_z 

Aug 11, 2020
Conversations with Tom | Bret Weinstein on Ending Cancel Culture, Avoiding Civil War and How We Can Unify
02:11:20

Evolutionary theorist and “professor in exile” Bret Weinstein was thrust into the midst of America’s culture wars in 2017 while teaching at Evergreen State College. Since then he has emerged as one of the leaders of the Intellectual Dark Web. He is very aware of the severe divisions plaguing our society, and understands the energy behind those divisions. On this episode of Conversations with Tom Bilyeu, Bret Weinstein advocates learning to see both individual responsibility and collective responsibility simultaneously. He discusses the Unity 2020 platform, shares some insight on Andrew Yang’s presidency, and talks about what we need to do now to avoid civil war, environmental destruction, and general moral failure.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

You are living in your own simulation, which is your biggest asset and your biggest liability [2:11]

Fights, whether marital or societal, are rarely only about the explicit content [3:18]

Those who see the hazard clearly don’t understand where the energy is coming from [7:26]

Bret describes rent-seeking behavior and how it is impossible to eliminate it entirely [13:25]

Bret and Tom discuss learned helplessness and why it’s such a bad idea [18:31]

Bret describes the collective responsibility we have as human beings [25:03]

Tom compares liberals and conservatives to visionaries and integrationists [28:35]

Radical change sucks, but may be necessary, and personal responsibility is paramount [33:10]

Tom and Bret discuss the severe divisions in current American society [36:28]

Bret describes the Unity 2020 plan and why we need to remove influence peddling [44:22]

Tom explains why he was so interested in Andrew Yang [45:54]

Bret talks about what you can learn from Andrew Yang’s presidency [49:41]

A groundswell of support is more important than naming a ticket for Unity 2020 [54:04]

Tom talks about the intoxication of rage and cognitive bias [1:00:06]

We are the ones we have been waiting for [1:04:25]

Tom and Bret discuss the leaders we need to have and how to find them [1:06:21]

Bret talks about the desire to remain unenlightened [1:14:18]

The US tries to step out of the normal evolutionary current and do something different [1:20:01]

Tom and Bret discuss the problem with attacking the scientific method itself [1:22:49]

Our education system has screwed people up so badly that they don’t want to learn [1:29:53]

Natural selection has turned sex for humans into a bonding mechanism [1:36:05]

Tom discusses Thomas Sowell and the Black Lives Matter movement [1:46:26]

Bret discusses the likelihood of Donald Trump being reelected [1:50:41]

Bret explains why schools don’t get fixed [1:53:22]

 

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Aug 06, 2020
#182 Daymond John on The Skills You Need to Build A Multi-Million Dollar Business| Impact Theory
58:22

CEO Daymond John turned a forty dollar budget into the 6 billion dollar FUBU clothing empire. This is a man who grew up in Hollis, Queens, who didn’t see anyone who he could call a role model in the world of fashion, and who was told he would never amount to anything. So when he says, “If I could do it, you can do it”, he knows what he’s talking about. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Daymond John shares the practical advice and no-nonsense wisdom that has made him incredibly successful. He discusses the three critical steps to negotiation, advises entrepreneurs to take what he calls “affordable steps”, and strongly advocates constantly seeking out new mentors.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Daymond explains that no one is going to save you or even get you off the couch [1:23]

Daymond suggests that you write your own obituary and really take inventory [3:12]

Daymond shares the difficulties he has overcome in his own life [5:59]

Daymond’s mother always disciplined him and pushed him to own his own destiny [8:31]

Daymond knew what he didn’t want out of life, so he challenged himself [14:36]

Daymond strongly advocates constantly finding new mentors [18:11]

Daymond suggests knowing who you truly are before getting married [22:04]

Daymond describes the methods his mother used to educate herself [22:56]

Daymond suggests young people become financially literate and learning coding [25:03]

Daymond strongly advocates that people take what he calls “affordable steps” [26:55]

Entrepreneurship was hard for Daymond because he didn’t see black people in that role [30:43]

Daymond describes the traits he seeks in employees [35:35]

Daymond breaks down how negotiation works [37:32]

Daymond explains what you should do if you want to work with someone like him [40:25] 

The key to negotiation is to figure out what’s in it for the other person [42:58]

The final part of negotiation is nurturing the relationship [45:10]

You need to have empathy for everyone you are negotiating with [47:11]

 

QUOTES:

 

“I’ve met people that are more successful than me, that had it harder than me.” [8:02]

 

“I’m in charge of my own destiny.” [12:18]

 

“When I see really, truly successful entrepreneurs, they failed six or seven or eight times.” [30:20]

 

FOLLOW:

 

WEBSITE: daymondjohn.com/ 

INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/thesharkdaymond/

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TWITTER: twitter.com/TheSharkDaymond

Aug 04, 2020
This Doctor Shows You How You Can Control Your Biological Age | Dr. Caroline Leaf on Health Theory
57:30

Dr. Caroline Leaf is a powerhouse researcher dedicated to unlocking the human mind’s untapped potential. And that potential looks to be almost limitless. On this episode of Health Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Caroline Leaf explains the biological processes that constitute thoughts, feelings and choices, emphasizes the importance of becoming more aware, and describes the latest brain research, including exciting findings about how to change your biological age through mind management.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

[1:06] Form Your Identity: Caroline explains why your identity is so important, and how to consolidate and strengthen it.

[6:48] Think, Feel, Choose: Caroline describes the biological processes that underlie making choices and building identity.

[14:43] The Science of Thought: Caroline uses the analogy of ocean waves to explain how the brain functions.

[23:43] How to Become Aware: Awareness is strongly linked to empathy, and requires you to stand back and observe your own choices and reactions.

[28:45] 5 Steps for Mind Management: Even if you are not conscious of it, and even if you don’t remember it, your choices and habits will change your brain on a physical level.

[44:03] The Latest Researcher: You can change your biological age by controlling your brain functions.

 

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Jul 30, 2020
#181 Top 9 Thought Leaders In the World Share The Best Advice For Motivating Yourself
42:12

Recently Success Magazine honored it’s “New Thought Leaders”, a group of influencers who can lead you to your brightest future. This episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu features nine of the other leaders on that list: Gabby Bernstein, Lewis Howes, Brendon Burchard, Trent Shelton, Rachel Hollis, Gary Vaynerchuk, Tim Ferriss, Jay Shetty, and Marie Forleo. They discuss their most heartbreaking losses, their most profound failures, and their toughest battles. And of course, they explain how they overcame their struggles. Find out how to deal with even severe mental illness, what the one belief is that unlocks all other useful beliefs, some surprising secrets to achieving truly extraordinary things, and why sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is, “I need help.”

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Gabby Bernstein shares why even in deep depression she celebrated good things [1:20]

Gabby and Tom discuss depression, medication, and spirituality [3:34]

Lewis Howes explains that his ambition came from the need to be accepted [5:09]

Brendon Burchard says his community keeps him going and pushes him forward [7:54]

Trent Shelton’s only real fear is to succeed at the wrong things [11:20]

You’ll never win the war until you face reality head on [13:13]

Rachel Hollis shares the story of his brother’s suicide [14:44]

Gary Vaynerchuk is fully in love everyone he encounters, including himself [21:13]

Tim Ferriss explains why you should set really low expectations [24:27]

Tim defines “writer’s block” as self-imposed performance anxiety [27:00]

Jay Shetty explains how to find your passion and fix your relationships [28:48]

Marie Forleo shares the one belief that unlocks all the other important beliefs [33:37]

 

QUOTES:

 

“Feeling isolated as a child, to my mind, is the scariest thing because that leads to depression.” [6:10]

 

“You’ll never win your war by running from your battles.” [13:24]

 

“Beliefs are a choice, and every choice can be changed.” [34:20]

 

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Gabby Bernstein: gabbybernstein.com/

Lewis Howes: lewishowes.com/podcast 

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Brendon Burchard: brendon.com/

Trent Shelton: trentshelton.com/home

Rachel Hollis: msrachelhollis.com/

Gary Vaynerchuk: garyvaynerchuk.com/

Tim Ferriss: tim.blog/

Jay Shetty: jayshetty.me/

Marie Forleo: marieforleo.com/

Jul 28, 2020
Conversations with Tom | Coleman Hughes and What it Will Take to Actually Address Racism
02:08:07

Righteous indignation is personally intoxicating, culturally powerful and incredibly motivating. It also doesn’t necessarily align with reality, as shown by the fact that opposite sides of many issues are often equally righteous and equally angry. So how do we move past righteous indignation to look at problems like racism in terms of realistic solutions and honest tradeoffs? On this episode of Conversations with Tom, the brilliant young intellectual Coleman Hughes discusses the ways that our national debate about race has gone far off the rails. He also points out real-world solutions to some smaller problems that have actually worked, and strongly advocates that we adopt a more facts-based mindset on the bigger issues.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Coleman and Tom discuss music and the music industry [0:36]

Coleman describes the experience of taking online classes [2:24]

Tom and Coleman discuss social distancing, COVID-19 and authority [5:04]

Coleman talks about why he would prefer Obama to be president currently [9:48]

Coleman discusses the current state of racial conversations [18:00]

Coleman explains why he is willing to wade into the debates about race [22:58]

Almost anyone who has had a hard life and become successful doesn’t play victim [29:10]

Coleman says the cultural zeitgeist on race is getting things deeply wrong [35:45]

Coleman asks why people need to feel that they are victims of racism [38:29]

One of the worst things about growing up poor is not having actual role models [47:17]

What if creating wealth is more important than political power? [51:17]

Righteous indignation feels incredible, but it cannot be trusted [59:48]

Coleman explains why he actually favors dismantling police over defunding police [1:04:41]

Coleman describes ways to get police out of certain work while still reducing crime [1:12:26]

Coleman and Tom discuss whether there is a culture of murder [1:17:50]

How are we going to improve the quality of police forces? [1:23:26]

Coleman explains why sometimes he has answers, and other times he doesn’t [1:28:29]

Coleman argues against the connection between capitalism and racism [1:34:26]

Why do so many people take the same side on wildly disparate issues? [1:44:07]

Some people just aren’t swayed by logic, so what should be done? [1:50:49]

Coleman’s approach to music is completely intuitive [1:55:15]

 

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TWITTER: twitter.com/coldxman 

Jul 23, 2020
#180 NASCAR Champion Kurt Busch on How to Keep Pushing Even When You Feel Like Quitting
44:07

NASCAR Champion Kurt Busch knows a thing or two about winning. The longest-tenured active driver in the Cup Series has not only won, but won consistently in just about every kind of race. On this Episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Kurt Busch breaks down exactly what constitutes a champion’s mindset. He explains the importance of preparation, describes how to build the courage necessary to take insane risks, and talks about how important honesty and clarity are. He also discusses the need to be incredibly competitive, and shares his story of how he learned to harness his own aggressiveness, drive and desire. 

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SHOW NOTES:

 

What does it take to win consistently? [2:33]

What does pushing hard really look like? [3:38]

Tom and Kurt discuss how important an obsessive desire to succeed is [4:28]

Kurt credits his parent’s blue-collar upbringing for his mindset [7:21]

Courage, inclination, intuition and luck are the ingredients to becoming a great driver [9:15]

Kurt talks about how preparation leads to courage [11:50]

You are only as good as the people you surround yourself with [14:57]

Kurt says that he still loves racing, and that’s why he keeps doing it [15:56]

Kurt wears his emotions on his sleeve, and it led to a rocky relationship with the media [18:15]

Kurt tells the story of how he turned an independent team to a contender [22:19]

Honesty, taking responsibility and clarity are key for leadership [24:24]

Kurt and Tom discuss the need for competitiveness and aggression [26:32]

Kurt explains how he deals with losses and failure [31:31]

What’s the next phase for Kurt’s life? [33:02]

Kurt shares the impact he wants to have on the world [35:35]

 

QUOTES:

 

“You’re only as good as the people you surround yourself with.” [15:53]

 

“Each day is an opportunity to win something.” [3:04]

 

“I can tell you more vividly and in detail about the losses than some of the wins.” [31:39]

 

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WEBSITE: shopkurtbusch.com

INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/2UeaJsD 

FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/2xKnXWL 

TWITTER: https://bit.ly/2QAH1gP 

Jul 21, 2020
How She Reclaimed Her Health by Taking Control of Lifestyle and Diet | Dr. Terry Wahls on Health Theory
49:33

After being diagnosed with Progressive Multiple Sclerosis, Terry Wahls depended on a tilt-recline wheelchair for four years. However, she realized that she could improve her health on a cellular level by focusing on lifestyle and diet. Her incredible story of recovery is really a story of creating health and vitality, instead of focusing on treating the symptoms of disease. On this episode of Health Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Dr. Terry Wahls explains how a focus on cellular health can lead to extraordinary outcomes, even for people struggling with severe chronic illness.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

[0:00] Fight for Your Life: Terry shares the story of how she responded to her diagnosis of Progressive MS.

[7:49] Focus on Mitochondria: Terry describes the importance of mitochondria and talks about why she focused on them.

[18:28] How to Create Health: Drugs treat symptoms but they do not create health. Terry shares stories of transformation due to diet and lifestyle changes.

[23:41] Cytokines 101: Terry explains how wear and tear is repaired in cells, and why the process can become overactive, leading to inflammation.

[27:48] Be Your Own Case Study: Why you should definitely pay attention to research, but you still have to figure out what works for you.

[31:36] Eat These Foods: Terry defines a good diet, and talks about which foods to add to your diet and which to eliminate.

 

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WEBSITE: terrywahls.com

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TWITTER: twitter.com/terrywahls

Jul 16, 2020
#179 Multi-Billionaire Marc Lore on How to Find Your Big Opportunity | Impact Theory
55:39

Founder of both Diapers.com and Jet.com, and now CEO of Walmart eCommerce, Marc Lore has had a success streak that is astonishing by any standard. Fortunately for everyone else, he is more than happy to share the habits, mindset and traits that have allowed him to become so accomplished. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, serial entrepreneur and multi-billionaire Marc Lore explains how to raise capital when you are just starting out, how to hire and lead employees, and how to make progress towards your goals no matter what you are right now.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Marc credits his attitude of “billions or body bags” with his success [2:26]

Tom and Marc discuss having your back against the wall and being aggressive [5:16]

Marc hires self-motivated people and then makes sure he doesn’t micromanage them [7:55]

Marc looks for traits instead of experience for start-up companies [8:58]

Never ask a question in an interview that someone could have prepared for [10:52]

People who went to really good schools have a hard time taking risk [14:15]

Marc shares the story of applying to a business school he had almost no chance at [15:48]

Marc never accepts that something is impossible unless it literally has a 0% probability [18:48]

Marc believes that you are born and raised with some traits, but most can be developed [20:19]

Marc focuses on caring, kindness and empathy when raising his kids [22:27]

When Marc was a kid he was quite entrepreneurial, and got into stocks at 10 years old [23:26]

Marc talks about why his first investors were willing to take a risk on him [26:21]

Tom and Marc discuss how to help someone build desire [27:48]

Marc explains how he deals with doubters [31:04]

Great execution is better than great ideas [33:35]

The way to deal with failure is not to dwell on it, but be objective about progress [35:49]

People want to be understood, and empathy is the most important leadership quality [37:23]

Entrepreneurs should be thinking about vision, capital and people over 80% of the time [39:18]

For core values to be core, there have to be 3 or less [41:29]

Marc shows how he raised money in the beginning [43:18]

Marc shares the impact he wants to have on the world [46:23]

 

QUOTES:

 

“I’m not gonna accept that it can’t be done unless somebody proves that it’s a zero probability...And it’s typically the stuff that’s really close to zero--nobody else is touching--that’s where the big opportunities are.”  [18:50]

“Every time somebody says something can’t be done, there’s also a part of me that gets a little bit excited.” [32:13]

“Today’s today. What’s the biggest step you can take today, towards your vision? How do you make the most progress towards the vision, today?” [35:10]

 

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TWITTER: https://bit.ly/2PJmaXU 

Jul 14, 2020
Conversations with Tom | Nicholas Christakis on Why You Should Feel Optimistic About The Future of the World
01:25:50

Sociologist and physician Nicholas Christakis, named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine, is on the forefront of research into human social networks and the evolutionary and biosocial determinants of behavior, emotions and health. In this conversation with host Tom Bilyeu, the best-selling author of “Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society” discusses everything from grieving elephants to colonies on Mars and future sex robots. He explains why good human impulses are eventually more powerful than antagonism and division, describes experiments where interaction with artificial intelligence improves peoples’ behavior towards each other, and expresses hopeful optimism about our ability to constantly expand the moral sphere and upgrade the social contract.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Why are we cultural animals in the first place? What is the capacity for culture? [1:00]

Nicholas advocates that there is more that unites humanity than there is that divides us [4:43]

People don’t really think that their life experience is dictated by their group membership [7:12]

When travelling, at first people seem so different, but soon it’s clear how similar we are [9:38]

Nicholas discusses the ability of elephants to feel grief, and why faces are different [13:35]

Elephants will teach each other how to raid human crops [18:11]

Nicholas explains the power of grief, and the way it is so different from other emotions [20:26]

Nicholas talks about the rituals surrounding grief, and how they reconnect people [24:20]

Nicholas uses whaling to describe how the human moral sphere has expanded [28:28]

Nicholas shares stories of being a hospice doctor [30:33]

Nicholas talks about how important active listening is, especially as a hospice doctor [37:49]

Nicholas explains how to talk to someone who is dying [41:55]

Nicholas then explains the basic principles on how to break bad news [46:21]

Nicholas discusses colonizing Mars and why he thinks it is inevitable [49:43]

Nicholas and Tom discuss Shackleton and shipwrecks [53:11]

How does artificial intelligence change the way humans interact with each other? [56:43]

Nicholas talks about sex robots, and how we may need a new social contract [1:01:15]

How will we program AI, and how will it affect human society? [1:04:27]

Nicholas describes an experiment where robots encouraged human sociality [1:13:47]

 

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Jul 09, 2020
#178 Harvard Psychologist Shows You How to Make Your Negative Thoughts Serve You | Susan David
59:40

We live in a culture that tells us that some emotions are bad. Unfortunately, these same “bad” emotions are unavoidable for anyone aiming to live a meaningful life. As a result, many of us spend much of our lives in conflict with our own emotions, stuck in self-narratives that no longer serve us. Thankfully, on this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Harvard Psychologist Susan David shows us a way out of this self-destructive internal conflict. She explains how to use your “negative” emotions to connect with your core values (which you can learn more about by taking this quiz here: http://quiz.susandavid.com/s3/eai ). She also discusses the dangers of focusing on being right, the power of self-compassion and importance of emotional agility.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Emotions are data but they are not directives [1:33]

How we approach our thoughts, emotions and stories determines our quality of life [3:48]

What do you do when you realize the stories you tell yourself no longer serve you? [6:26]

Our culture tells us some emotions are bad, so we get in conflict with our emotions [11:50]

Only dead people never feel stress, anger, agitation or fear [14:15]

How do you uncover what your emotions are really trying to tell you? [17:35]

Technology has outstripped our ability to thrive [20:32]

Susan explains how to understand your emotions in a more specific way [22:53]

Our minds can convince us that we are right, even if it destroys our relationships [28:04]

Susan describes the process of recognizing our emotions and stories for what they are [31:39]

Even if the gods tell you that you’re right, you still have to decide who you want to be [33:46]

Being seen and belonging are core human needs [36:35]

Tom and Susan discuss the “tyranny of positivity” [38:30]

Success is living a life concordant with your values [41:43]

Susan shares the impact she wants to have on the world [47:08]

 

QUOTES:

 

“Some of our stories were written on mental chalkboards at age 3.” [5:53]

 

“Our thoughts, our emotions and our stories aren’t good or bad. They just are.” [10:53]

 

“Discomfort is the price of ambition to a meaningful life.” [14:43]

 

FOLLOW:

 

WEBSITE: susandavid.com 

INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/3eyCLaP 

FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/2ZMoP9d 

TWITTER: https://bit.ly/2XdezFp 

Jul 07, 2020
Gabrielle Lyon on How to Stay Young, Smart and Fit Forever | Health Theory
49:31

You should eat more protein, and yes, that means red meat. This statement might surprise some audiences, but it is based on the fundamentally sound science that high muscle strength is independently associated with lower all cause mortality. Dr. Gabrielle Lyon has been on the forefront of “muscle-centric medicine” for years, and here’s what really is surprising. She became obsessed with the concept because of her work with palliative care, dementia and geriatrics. On this episode of Health Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Gabrielle Lyon explains why muscle should be viewed as a vital organ which protects against everything from Alzheimer’s to COVID-19. She discusses the optimal high-protein diet, strongly advocates that everyone engage in resistance training, and explains why people should focus on gaining muscle instead of focusing on losing fat.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Gabrielle explains what “muscle-centric medicine” is [1:09]

Why you should focus on building muscle instead of focusing on losing fat [2:14]

Gabrielle explains the function of muscle as an organ [5:14]

The more muscle you have, the more likely you are to live [8:57]

Gabrielle explains why she prioritizes changing diet versus changing exercise patterns [12:19]

Eat high quality protein, which means eating animal protein [15:32]

Gabrielle discusses the importance of getting your first meal right [22:34]

Gabrielle explains why she eats carbohydrates later in the day [25:00]

Gabrielle describes the herbs she uses to improve her health [27:07]

Gabrielle started muscle-centric medicine because of her work with palliative care [30:13]

Gabrielle explains why lack of muscle leads to dementia and inflammation [34:43]

Diseases of obesity are not diseases of “over-fat”. They are “under-muscle”. [36:53]

Gabrielle defines how much protein you should eat given how much you weigh [41:05]

Gabrielle says the number one thing people should do is eat more red meat [44:22]

 

FOLLOW GABRIELLE:

 

WEBSITE: https://drgabriellelyon.com/ 

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/drgabriellelyon/ 

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/doctorgabriellelyon/ 

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/drgabriellelyon 

Jul 02, 2020
#177 Kevin Bacon Explains How to Succeed at Any Role, in Any Situation | Impact Theory
01:03:38

The legendary actor Kevin Bacon is one of those rare individuals whose fame seems to have transcended his own name or image. It’s as if he has entered the ether as a meme: “Six Degrees of…” On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Kevin Bacon discusses the need for connection that underlies the “Six Degrees” meme, and shares the story of a successful career that was built on connection and long-lasting relationships. He also talks about realizing that his strength is in being a character actor, not necessarily a leading man, and describes his process for inhabiting the roles he plays so well.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Kevin is quite thankful that he is able to live a very privileged lifestyle [2:16]

Kevin describes life on the road as an actor [5:26]

Absence really can make the heart grow fonder [8:37]

Kevin is completely fine with not being a lead character in a movie [11:45]

Kevin talks about playing a character that is fairly similar to him [14:43]

Marriage is something we put on a pedestal but statistically, it doesn’t usually work [18:06]

Kevin advocates that playing together helps his marriage more than the work they put in [22:09]

Kevin was so hungry to be famous, but he is actually ambivalent about being famous [27:06]

Kevin felt strongly connected to other actors in theater, but not in movies [30:29]

Kevin describes the sense of family in independent films and in theater [35:40]

Kevin discusses the protocol for returning to work during the pandemic [41:47]

Kevin advocates creating your own material even if you aren’t a budding producer [45:04]

Kevin gets asked to play roles that are all over the map [47:47]

Kevin describes his process for inhabiting a role [50:36]

Kevin and Tom discuss what it means to be a producer or a director [54:52]

 

QUOTES:

 

“My theory about the acting thing for me is to use yourself and lose yourself. Because every part that I go into, what else do I have to use but the experiences that I’ve had? But I want to lose myself in the role. I don’t want to feel like it’s Kevin.” [13:09]

 

“It’s really about that hunger that we have for connectivity, as a people, as a nation, as a global entity.” [30:10]

 

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Jun 30, 2020
If You Struggle with Conflict in Your Relationship, Listen To This | Tom Bilyeu on Women of Impact
41:26

Anyone who has been in a long-term relationship knows that you are going to have conflicts; you’re going to have fights. But what are these fights really about? Are arguments about washing the dishes and cleaning the closet really about those issues, or is something deeper happening? On this episode of Women of Impact, Lisa and Tom Bilyeu talk about how to deal with differing values and opposing ideas. They discuss creating shared goals, how they build positive habits, and their methods of making sure that conversations stay open, respectful and honest. And then they give a wonderful example of good communication by examining a real life conflict they have had over making the bed...

SHOW NOTES:

When you are having arguments about money, you are really having conflicts over values [2:48]

Concrete advice on how to minimize financial conflicts [6:59]

When you have a collision of values, part of it is that you are judging each other [9:07]

Why you have to start with shared goals and open discussion of those goals [11:02]

Tom and Lisa discuss corporal punishment, spanking and discipline [14:08]

Tom and Lisa talk about having differing religious beliefs and how they dealt with it [19:50]

What do you do when your habits and routines conflict? [23:47]

How to form habits that help your relationship [27:13]

Whenever you have conflicts over “small issues”, they are actually about deep values [31:10]

The problems that happen when you don’t articulate your values and just project instead [36:47]

 

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Jun 26, 2020
Conversations with Tom | Thomas Chatterton Williams on How You Pull Yourself Out of the Matrix
02:01:20

How does an individual get out of the Matrix? Better yet, how do we as a society escape the Matrix? The extraordinary intellectual Thomas Chatterton Williams has decided to confront one of the most difficult mental prisons that Americans find themselves trapped in--the prison of racism and racial identity. On this episode of Conversations with Tom Bilyeu, Thomas Chatterton Williams tells his own story of unlearning poisonous stories about race through extensive reading, living in a new country, and reflecting on his own family. As the discussion progresses, he confronts the challenges we face in getting past mere anger to build the beautiful society that we ought to be able to live in.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Thomas talks about a novel that he tried to write that he had to give up on [1:00]

Fiction is a very different medium from non-fiction writing and requires different skills [5:17]

Nothing is ever wasted, and the best of the lost novel ended up in his non-fiction work [9:00]

Thomas credits his father as being the first guy who “pulled himself out of the Matrix” [13:01]

Thomas tells the story of the poet he is named after [18:47]

Thomas then explains how he and his wife chose his daughter’s name [21:20]

Thomas describes how stepping out of America caused him to view race differently [24:26]

Thomas discusses the complexity of his heritage, ethnicity and ancestry [28:52]

Thomas hopes for a society where the skin color is as unimportant as hair color [32:00]

Do people want progress, or do they merely want catharsis and anger? [35:27]

The blanket of identity we throw over every issue obscures deeper problems [41:49]

Tom tells the story of how he started mining for astronauts in poor areas [48:14]

Should we focus on helping children? [56:08]

Children are never in a vacuum and you have to affect the whole family [1:00:55]

Thomas talks about how he and his brother pursued completely opposed paths [1:06:22]

Thomas discusses how he raises his kids [1:13:30]

Thomas defines the good life as autonomy, as living according to his own values [1:19:27]

Tom and Thomas discuss Hip Hop in the 90s and today [1:23:35]

How can we get past anger towards the beautiful society on the other side? [1:32:36]

What happens when people’s efforts are channeled in very limited ways? [1:40:26]

Building desire is one of life’s most important quests [1:52:45]

 

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Jun 25, 2020
#176 The Zen Millionaire’s Secret to Creating Abundance | Ken Honda on Impact Theory
01:00:44

Best-selling author Ken Honda might not be famous in America yet. But in Japan, he has helped millions of people change their relationships with money for the better. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Ken Honda describes the first steps everyone needs to take to start healing their money wounds, and to transform money from something to be feared into something that brings peace and ease. He also goes into exquisite detail on the tough subject of how to find your gifts, and then how to go about making a living with them.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

The Zen approach is to find satisfaction in what you have instead of seeking more [1:20]

Ken’s first lesson about money was to forget about money [2:20]

Ken gives a surprising definition of what wealth means [5:12]

Money doesn't buy happiness, but it really is powerful [7:04]

People are afraid of money because of “money trauma”, often from parents [8:17]

The first step to taking control of your money narrative is gratitude and appreciation [12:15]

Focus on what you can give, and it what you will attract into your life [15:27]

How do you find your gifts, and how do you polish them into something extraordinary? [21:13]

Ken asks people literally a thousand questions to help them find their gifts [24:18]

Ken describes the way that you can monetize your gifts [26:30]

Ken advocates not comparing yourself to other people as a remedy for depression [29:47]

Ken shares the story of his upbringing, where he had money but not peace [32:19]

Ken shares another story of a man who committed family suicide [36:34]

Ken describes how the pain of his father and grandfather fuel him now [39:13]

Friendship is more protective than money [41:22]

Being in a no-money situation is uncomfortable, but it doesn’t kill you [43:49]

Ken describes cultural differences between Japanese and American attitudes [45:53]

Ken talks about what he would do if he lost all his money [50:08]

 

QUOTES:

 

“If you start appreciating everything, including money, your life will be filled with money and appreciation.”  [4:35]

 

“Wealth is an emotion. It doesn’t really matter how much you have or how much you make.” [5:50]

 

“Most of us are not born with only one gift. We are born with several mediocre gifts...so there are many small gifts, but you have to multiply them. And then you become the one and only!” [22:25]

 

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Jun 23, 2020
If You Suffer From Gut Issues, You Need to Listen To This | Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum on Health Theory
51:14

For the last 40 years, Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum, aka “Dr. Microbiome”, has been one of the leading microbiome researchers. He is also the scientist who named the mycobiome, the body’s fungal community. And on this episode of Health Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Dr. Ghannoum explains the connections between fungi and bacteria in our gut, and why it’s so important for the two communities to work in harmony. He also describes the ways the gut communicates with the brain, discusses current research on autism and gastrointestinal issues, recommends a diet for good gut health, and even shares an incredible story about how one act of kindness can change thousands of lives.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

The mycobiome is the fungal community that lives in our body [1:00]

Bacteria and fungi are both good and bad, and are either in harmony or not [2:02]

Tom and Mahmoud use the analogies of forests or gardens to explain how the gut works [3:35]

Mahmoud explains how bacteria and fungi produce benefits by working in harmony [6:01]

The gut communicates with the brain, just as the brain communicates with the gut [9:21]

The microbiome really starts getting formed during birth, through the vaginal canal [12:43]

Biofilms are dangerous because they protect bad microorganisms and prevent nutrition [16:45]

Mahmoud explains how FMT can rebuild the microbiome [19:56]

Mahmoud discusses probiotics and how to target them correctly [23:39]

Mahmoud believes that within five years we will have “probiotics 2.0” [27:32]

Mahmoud explains why he wants to focus on gastrointestinal issues with autistic kids [29:31]

It’s much easier to adjust the fungal community than it is to change bacteria [33:54]

Candida can be very dangerous, but the majority of people have some of it [35:37]

Mahmoud recommends a low sugar, whole foods diet, and describes a good diet [38:18]

Mahmoud shares the story of losing his livelihood due to the invasion of Kuwait [41:22]

One act of kindness can change many lives [45:06]

Dr. Microbiome recommends the one change people should make in their diet [46:36]

 

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Jun 18, 2020
#175 Legendary Psychologist Adam Grant on Why Leadership is All About Humility, Integrity and Adaptation | Impact Theory
48:21

What are the universal principles of leadership? Organizational psychologist and best-selling author Adam Grant is devoted to answering that powerful question. And on this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, he lays out the most fundamental aspects of a good leader. Adam and Tom discuss humility, integrity and the importance of being a giver, not a taker. They also delve deep into the idea of “cognitive entrenchment”, which is a deadly trap that everyone has to deal with, no matter how educated, informed, or driven they are.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

What are the universal principles of leadership? [1:29]

Are you a giver or a taker? [2:42]

Adam explains how to be successful as a giver, and the main traps to avoid [4:31]

If you want to lead, you must keep people’s attention on the message, not on you [6:30]

A leader is like a shepherd, very rarely out in front of the flock [10:03]

Adam describes the skills leaders need to acquire, and the criticism they need to seek [13:12]

Adam explains why he works so hard to avoid getting caught up in being right [17:01]

Teams who have too many superstars don’t win championships [20:53]

The leader of a team is often the person who most exemplifies what the group stands for [24:48]

Adam describes “cognitive entrenchment” where experts get mentally stuck [25:37]

Tom and Adam discuss the need for hyper-specific goals and testable hypotheses [28:47]

Is there a point where the constant need for personal growth actually becomes harmful? [33:33]

Tom talks about being a synthesizer, instead of being the thinker of original thoughts [37:13]

Do you care about what you want to say, or about what people will actually hear? [40:36]

Adam talks about why he doesn’t always follow his intuition [42:04]

 

QUOTES:

 

“People will say, look, you have to practice what you preach. I actually think leaders should be doing the reverse, which is to say, “I am only gonna preach what I already practice.” [3:58]

 

“One of the fundamental mistakes that a lot of leaders make is they develop a style and then they stick to that style. But the whole point of leadership is flexibility and adaptability.”  [11:12]

 

“If people just praise you over and over again, you’re only going to repeat the excellence you’ve already achieved.” [14:10]

 

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Jun 16, 2020
Conversations with Tom | Daniel Schmachtenberger on What We Must Do Now to Stop the Destruction of Civilization
01:55:19

 

Daniel Schmachtenberger is best-known as a neurohacker, but some of his most interesting ideas are about civilization--how it thrives, how it fails, and how it eventually collapses. And right now, we are living through times that have many people wondering about the end of the world. On this episode of Conversations with Tom, host Tom Bilyeu and guest Daniel Schmachtenberger engage in a fascinating discussion about social media, neural warfare, game theory, power itself, and the ways that our society has over-optimized. In particular, they talk about why it’s so important to stop trying to be right, why we need to start thinking in more complex ways, and why the real battlefield is the human mind.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Daniel was home-schooled, allowed to study whatever he thought was most important [0:30]

Daniel’s parents actually referred to his family as an “experiment” [3:40]

By the time a child goes to school, civilization has already been imprinted on them [6:04]

Daniel advocates that optimization is actually a part of the problem [8:37]

Daniel details exactly why trying to optimize leads to serious problems [13:14]

Daniel talks about how to understand civilization’s history through game theory [18:40]

Some kinds of value can be extracted and lead to power, and other kinds can’t [20:57]

Daniel uses the example of COVID-19 to illustrate the problems with optimization [25:48]

How can we think in complex ways that respect the interconnected nature of existence [30:41]

It’s much easier to break things than it is to build complex systems [35:39]

Tom and Daniel discuss whether it’s possible to nudge people in the right direction [38:16]

Social media will lead us to war even though no one wants it [46:01]

Daniel and Tom discuss the connections between high school bullying and terrorism [51:12]

If you aren’t considering counter-responses, you are just being emotionally hijacked [58:56]

People’s minds are the battlefield [1:04:17]

There are no authorities that are trustworthy enough to just assume they are right [1:09:59]

Do you want to be effective or do you want to be right? [1:15:15]

Daniel explains how people become fundamentalist about things they are wrong about [1:19:45]

Debates are often not about understanding. They are just dogfights. [1:28:48]

Legitimate power is when I am trying to influence someone to be more self-directed [1:32:03]

Tom explains the relief of focusing on finding the right answers instead of being right [1:35:35]

If you want to be right, you are very easy to control. Fragile egos are vulnerable. [1:39:55]

Capitalism, the Trump campaign and Christianity have all been antifragile so far [1:42:33]

 

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Jun 12, 2020
#174 This Former NFL Player's Story is For Anyone Who Feels Overwhelmed By Life Right Now | Anthony Trucks
01:07:47

As tensions rise and emotions escalate, both socially and individually, it’s tough to figure out how to move forward. There are no easy answers, but that doesn’t change the fact that everyone has to confront the hard questions. Anthony Trucks, a former NFL player who was adopted into a white family as a black youth, has a unique and profound perspective on the crisis that America faces today. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Anthony Trucks shares his stories of a brutal childhood, a difficult adulthood, and a marriage that he and his wife had to rebuild after her infidelity. As he tells his own story, he offers surprising and insightful commentary on the progress America has to make, and the work each individual has to do to make that progress real.

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Anthony explains how he remains grateful despite how hard his life has been [1:19]

Anthony describes growing up angry, dispirited and aggressive as a foster kid [3:30]

Anthony talks about how he used “dark energy” on his drive to greatness [6:34]

Tom and Anthony discuss what it means to be “bathed in discomfort” [11:18]

When someone gives you abuse and you don’t accept it, they have to walk off with it [15:33]

What is the value of emotions like anger and even rage? [19:10]

Anthony describes being able to see two sides of white America as a black man [26:08]

Anthony confronts the difficulty of white and black America understanding each other [28:28]

Anthony explains his path to recreating his marriage and forgiving his wife [35:24]

Anthony explains why he stayed in the marriage instead of finding someone new [42:27]

Anthony shares the reasons he has hope for this society [45:27]

Why you shouldn’t rob your kids of their hardships [48:21]

How do you deal with the structure of a society that was built out of oppression? [54:17]

 

QUOTES:

 

“I had 16 fights in 6th grade. I wasn’t allowed to go to summer camp because I was a flight risk.” [4:35]

 

“We’re going to have to do things we’re not used to doing in order for us to get to the place we want to get to.” [35:20]

 

“The people who made this system--they’re faceless.” [33:52]

 

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Jun 09, 2020
Conversations with Tom | Donald Hoffman on Why Our Reality Is False
02:28:54

Most of us believe we perceive reality as it generally is, with perhaps some slight distortions. But mathematical models based on natural selection suggest that our strongest intuitions may be false. On this episode of Conversations with Tom, Donald Hoffman and Tom Bilyeu discuss the fascinating possibilities that stem from the theory that evolution gave us the equivalent of a desktop interface that hides the real truth from us so that we can take effective action. They discuss the nature of consciousness, free will, space-time, causality and the self.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Most of us believe that we see reality as it is. But we don’t. [1:14]

Donald describes how mathematical game theory explains natural selection [3:42]

Donald talks about a game he created to simulate evolution [9:33]

Seeing the truth and seeing what you need to survive are very different things [13:51]

Evolution gave us the equivalent of a desktop interface, not the truth [18:11]

Every creature has a different user interface and perceives a different reality [24:57]

Science progresses because we push our best theories to their limit [29:05]

If we let go of logic and reasoning, then we have nothing left [32:10]

There will always be unprovable truths. You can never know it all. [35:14]

Evolution has created various forms of virtual reality [39:40]

Donald describes the process by which you “see” an apple [42:05]

Evolution tells us that the language of space and time does not describe reality [47:53]

Donald proposes that reality is a vast social network of conscious agents [49:39]

A conscious agent creates their interpretation from their experiences [53:32]

What is consciousness? [57:12]

What does a conscious agent need to do? [1:00:49]

Donald and Tom discuss fascinating cases of split-brain patients [1:08:13]

If your visualization tool is very good, it can focus on finer and finer detail [1:11:36]

If space-time is doomed then is causality doomed as well? [1:22:17]

Tom and Donald discuss the nature of cause and effect [1:24:35]

Donald discusses free will and its relationship to cause and effect [1:28:01]

The self is a construction just like space and time [1:30:27]

You can never experience yourself choosing [1:39:15]

Donald describes the experience of realizing that he is just inside a VR headset [1:40:01]

What created math? [1:44:53]

What’s the difference between math all the way down and turtles all the way down? [1:50:25]

Tom and Donald discuss the double-slit experiment in physics [1:56:18]

Donald talks about his wife and his marriage [2:01:49]

Donald and Tom discuss the possibility of taking off the headset [2:03:10]

Donald and Tom discuss why they haven’t used psychedelics [2:07:10]

Since space-time is doomed, what’s next? [2:13:27]

 

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May 28, 2020
#173 Yancey Strickler on Why It's Time to Re-Evaluate the Economy | Impact Theory
56:41

There is no doubt that economic growth is positive, and that financial security is wonderful. But collectively, we seem to have given in to the notion that monetary gain is the primarily societal value. This transition to prioritizing profit over everything else is recent, and it may be leading us to an existential crisis. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Stickler argues that capitalism is good but incomplete, and that we need to expand our definition of self-interest. He shares the story of Kickstarter’s founding and explains why they became a public benefit corporation, describes his philosophy of Bentoism, and details the path to self-coherence.

 

SHOW NOTES:

 

Yancey tells the story of how he became an entrepreneur [1:23]

Yancey explains that they never wanted to sell Kickstarter [5:48]

Yancey describes the reasoning behind a public benefit corporation [9:08]

What happens when values become central instead of being a passive guardrail [11:51]

Being obsessed with financial growth leads to an existential crisis [13:30]

Financial value is important, but it’s better to optimize for other values [16:52]

Tom and Yancey discuss how recent the prioritization of financial optimization is [19:31]

Stakeholder capitalism means you make decisions based on everyone involved [23:16]

Yancey describes his intellectual path to bentoism [28:29]

What does it mean to be “self-coherent?” [35:51]

Yancey’s grid of “now me,” “now us”, “future me”, and “future us” is his life user interface [41:41]

How do you deal with internal conflicts in Bentoism? [43:27]

Yancey wants to expand our definition of self-interest [48:03]

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QUOTES:

 

“The fascinating opportunity that we have now is that the ability to define new values, to distribute goods, to make decisions, has never been greater.” [15:46]

 

“In 1970 the percentage of college freshmen who said that being well-off financially was essential or very important was just 28%. That year the number one life goal was to develop a meaningful philosophy of life. The most recent year the study came out, 2017, the biggest life goal among college freshmen was to be rich.” [27:16]

 

“How do you get in a flow state on a Tuesday at like 3 o’clock when you don’t like anything you have to do?” [35:33]

 

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May 26, 2020
Why You Are 100% Responsible for Your Life | Jim Kwik and Tom Bilyeu on IG Live
30:29

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May 23, 2020
This Neuroscientist's Solution for Stress Will Surprise You | Andrew Huberman on Health Theory
58:35

Celebrate small victories. Your thoughts are a choice. Move towards fear. Lean into your negative experiences. No matter what the question is, action is the answer. Meditate. Breathe deeply. These are well-known concepts and mantras that many people have assimilated, through experience or through training. But what is the scientific explanation for why all these practices and beliefs work so well? What is happening on the level of the brain? On this episode of Health Theory with Tom Bilyeu, recognized neuroscientist Andrew Huberman details the science behind successful strategies for life change.

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Ultimately our thoughts are a choice [1:13]

The brain creates an abstract representation of everything that’s out there in the world [4:52]

There two pieces of your brain that are outside of your skull and spinal cord [7:23]

Viewing screens after 11 PM suppresses dopamine and punishes the brain [9:25]

Action in pursuit of a goal stimulates neural rewards [11:36]

Dopamine reward cycles can provide you with endless energy [14:21]

The reasons why it’s so important to celebrate small victories [16:25]

How to unlearn negative experiences [21:10]

Using lateralized eye movements while recounting negative experiences helps [25:01]

Forward movement is absolutely the remedy for trauma and fear [28:03]

Stress and agitation are meant to be triggers for action, not forms of suffering [31:31]

It’s not easy to suppress negative thoughts, but you can replace negative thoughts [34:21]

Always reward incremental steps that are about forward action [37:37]

Andrew explains hypnosis and why it works [40:08]

Andrew explains why slow, diaphragmatic breathing works so well [43:48]

Andrew shares the one thing he would have most people change in their lives [51:16]

 

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May 21, 2020
#172 Rich Dad, Poor Dad Author Robert Kiyosaki on Attaining and Keeping Wealth
35:12

Robert Kiyosaki, author of the best-selling personal finance book of all time, has helped millions of people manage their money, fix their credit and build wealth. Through his books, seminars, classes, and RichDad.com website, he teaches real personal finance in a world where financial education often doesn't happen in schools. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Robert Kiyosaki discusses how his experience in the Marine Corps prepared him for business and investing, and explains what people need to do right now to build wealth during a severe recession.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

There are no average people, and no good one size fits all investing advice. [1:48]

Robert asks, “Where is your soul? Where is your spirit?” [5:45]

Robert predicts that we are going into a real economic depression [9:17]

Robert advocates never choosing security, and building resilience [11:15]

Robert talks about how important it is to actually test your soul and become stronger [15:36]

Robert describes some of the influencers and teachers that he admires right now [18:37]

The most important thing you must do to succeed in finance is rewire your brain [20:38]

Robert explains why you need to have an entire team in order to succeed [22:23]

Robert shares the impact he wants to have on the world [26:25]

 

QUOTES:

 

“Where is your soul? Where are your guts? Where is your spirit?” [7:53]

 

“I don’t hang out with wimps.” [9:20]

 

“How strong is your soul? We all have it. But most of us don’t ever put ourselves in a situation where we’re testing our soul.” [17:24]

 

FOLLOW ROBERT:

 

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May 19, 2020
Legendary Investor Ray Dalio Breaks Down Everything You Need to Know About the Current World Economy
01:08:47

History’s patterns repeat, but many things (like truly severe pandemics) may only happen once in a lifetime. So if you only think about what you’ve personally experienced, you will be unprepared for the future. As a dedicated student of history, Ray Dalio is on a mission to help us weather a coming economic storm that may be even worse than what happened in the late 1920’s and early 1930’s. In this episode of Conversations with Tom, Ray Dalio and Tom Bilyeu discuss the current severe recession and the debt crisis that preceded it. And while Ray does advocate planning for the worst-case scenario, he also offers a powerful reminder that you don’t have to do this alone.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

There’s a pattern to history, but some things only happen once in a lifetime [0:41]

Ray discusses debt crises and the problem of money creation [1:29]

The Federal Reserve is part of the government but outside of politics [5:38]

Money is digital. So how do we know it’s going to be of value? [7:37]

Ray talks about the large wealth gap and the rise of China [10:04]

Look at your income, expenses and savings, and then do a stress test [12:31]

Ray advocates intelligence and non-antagonism in politics [17:07]

Ray discusses the success of FDR in dealing with depression and debt crisis [19:47]

Ray strongly advocates for the virtues of a complete education [22:38]

Tom and Ray discuss the importance of skill acquisition [27:35]

You don’t need to make your decisions in your head. You can ask others. [33:56]

No one is going to come to save you [36:32]

You’re better off knowing that you don’t know than believing you know when you don’t [39:06]

Tom talks about the need for people to aggressively get educated and acquire skills [43:04]

What you don’t know is greater than anything you do know [47:42]

Ray is extremely curious, and he loves learning about the world and then betting on it [50:24]

When Ray was 12 years old, he started investing with his earnings from odd jobs [53:32]

Ray thinks the decline of the US empire will be manageable [57:11]

Ray advocates again planning for the worst-case scenario [59:57]

 

FOLLOW RAY:

 

WEBSITE: principles.com 

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May 14, 2020
#171 Ramit Sethi on The Most Important Financial Advice You Need to Hear Right Now | Impact Theory
48:41

Right now a lot of us are suffering economically, and we need solid advice on money that covers all aspects of personal finance--strategies that go well beyond silly guilt trips about buying lattes. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Ramit Sethi, founder of IWillTeachYouToBeRich.com, shares powerful advice on how to make it through the most severe recession in decades. He details a plan of action that will help you nail any job interview, discusses ways to immediately reduce debt or at least postpone payments, and explains how to build up an emergency savings fund so you can weather the coming storm.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Why you need to accept reality, make a plan, and build up a 1 year emergency fund [1:29]

Ramit explains how to save significant amounts of money right now [4:45]

What to do if picking up the phone scares you [7:27]

How to go on offense when it comes to cost-cutting [10:25]

What government programs are available to people struggling now? [15:26]

Ramit talks about why you should not chase interest rates [18:43]

Ramit explains why you should only invest for the long term [19:45]

Ramit recommends that people not invest until they have a 1 year emergency fund [22:27]

Ramit and Tom discuss making the changes you must make without any shame [24:15]

It doesn’t matter what you look at. It matters what you see. [28:31]

Ramit shares advice on how to get a job if you are unemployed [33:07]

You must take care of yourself and your family first [38:46]

Ramit describes the one change he would recommend people make right now [43:02]

 

QUOTES:

 

“Money in your pocket now is worth more than money in your pocket later.” [6:10]

 

“It’s so rare to hear about someone going on offense with their money. Most often, like 99% of the time, people are playing life on defense, especially with their money.” [12:22]

 

“Your mind will always play from a position of safety, not excellence.” [32:42]

 

FOLLOW:

 

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May 12, 2020
Former CDC Intel Officer & Chief Medical Officer at Osmosis.org Dr. Rishi Desai on Why It's Hard to Get a Grip on the Coronavirus Pandemic | Health Theory
53:23

Right now people need to know the facts about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Knowing how the virus actually spreads, how it damages the body on a cellular level, and how it provokes counter-productive immune system responses will help everyone make significantly better decisions about their diet, lifestyle and social activities. On this episode of Health Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Dr. Rishi Desai explains exactly how the coronavirus infects people, what it does to the body’s cells and immune system, the reason why tracking the virus is so difficult, and why it will take time to get a vaccine.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

Dr. Rishi Desai explains exactly how the coronavirus infects people [1:37]

Rishi describes how the virus actually damages your body on a cellular level [3:16]

Rishi talks about the effect of humidity on the virus [7:37]

Hospital admissions are a lagging indicator of how many cases there really are [9:23]

The possible reasons for why COVID-19 seems more contagious than other viruses [13:14]

Rishi describes the steps he takes to reduce his chances of getting infected [15:51]

Rishi talks about methods for treating the virus that he has high hopes for [18:15]

Why does diabetes seem to be such a serious risk factor? [19:51]

Rishi explains how cells “communicate” with each other, and why it matters [23:59]

Rishi explains how fluid builds up from severe inflammation, preventing oxygen flow [27:01]

Tom and Rishi discuss why it’s so important to actually understand how the virus works [30:07]

Rishi explains why merely transferring antibodies doesn’t confer immunity [33:40]

Why are vaccines so time-consuming to create? [35:12]

How important is Vitamin-D? [39:52]

You can probably only get too much Vitamin D if you take a pill [43:52]

What is the single most important health change most people should make? [45:30]

 

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May 07, 2020
#170 Andrew Yang On Renovating the American Economy | Impact Theory
01:01:51

Andrew Yang shook up politics in 2020 by running for president as an optimistic, data-driven entrepreneur who was simultaneously more aware of the dark side of American capitalism than any of the other candidates. And he has not relented on his mission to help people learn to kick ass in every area of their lives, while at the same time constantly pointing out the demented ways that our economic and educational systems squash initiative and produce financial insecurity. On this episode of Impact Theory, Andrew Yang and Tom Bilyeu engage in an eye-opening discussion of the current recession, our long-term decline in entrepreneurship, and what individuals can do right now to make it through tough times.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Andrew and Tom discuss the ways that being entrepreneurs have defined them [1:20]

Andrew talks about why entrepreneurship is in such serious decline [4:24]

Andrew explains that the economy doesn’t line up success with actual value [10:21]

Tom shares the story of how he became obsessed with skill sets and mindset [14:59]

Andrew describes the family conditions that make it hard for many people to succeed [19:33]

Tom and Andrew discuss Geoffrey Canada and early learning [26:21]

Andrew talks about how out of date and unresponsive the education system is [29:25]

Tom explains why he stopped cheating in college, and focused on acquiring skills [34:06]

The job market has systematically gotten more punitive and volatile [36:21]

How can you protect yourself from the current economic recession? [41:47]

Andrew and Tom discuss positive advice for making it through tough times [43:15]

Andrew talks about what he’s reading right now [46:56]

Tom and Andrew express their admiration for each other [49:03]

Andrew shares the impact he wants to have on the world [53:23]

 

QUOTES:

 

“When I was the CEO of my company, I felt like I was the head of a family, of a really big household.” [1:56]

 

“I would want to team up with Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs and be like, look, these jobs are awesome. We have a massive shortage of people to fill those jobs. And we have an overabundance of people who are going to college.” [31:36]

 

“It doesn’t feel like it. But just try to help someone. Just by helping someone, it will end up making you stronger. You will end up building connections and a sense of value.” [46:19]

 

FOLLOW:

 

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May 05, 2020
Tom Bilyeu and Gary Vee: How to Make It Through Tough Times
30:25

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May 02, 2020
Conversations With Tom | Dave Rubin on Why You Have to Speak Your Truth, No Matter How Unpopular It Is
01:48:05

What are the real-world consequences of trying to keep people in the closet, in terms of their sexuality, politics or lifestyle? What really happens when you try to repress your own opinions, your authentic identity? According to Dave Rubin, repression creates precisely the shadowy monsters that it pretends to protect us from. On this episode of Conversations with Tom, author Dave Rubin and Tom Bilyeu discuss the nature of identity and freedom, and talk about how we might do better as parents, citizens and individuals.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Dave talks about trying to launch a book during a quarantine [0:30]

Tom discusses his conflicting feelings about writing a book [3:26]

Dave describes his process for getting his book written [4:47]

Tom explains how he became the “mindset guy” [8:02]

Dave discusses the difficulties facing entrepreneurs and small business owners [9:54]

Dave talks about how his interest in politics developed [13:08]

Dave describes his experience of being “in the closet” [19:53]

The terrible results of refusing to let people be who they are [24:49]

Dave explains how he deals with surrogate parenting [30:26]

Dave details the criteria he and his partner use to choose surrogates [35:04]

What is the definition of a decent parent? What constitutes good parenting? [38:35]

Dave and Tom discuss helicopter parenting and how technology has changed kids [41:45]

Tom talks about why he would be much too overprotective as a parent [46:05]

Your kids will rebel against you no matter what, so there’s no perfect parenting method [49:38]

Dave celebrates the freedom that has transformed people who live in the US [51:26]

Dave and Tom discuss the difference between equal opportunity and equal outcomes [57:16]

Tom talks about the influence on luck in life, and how the education system works [1:06:13]

Dave strongly advocates for stable families [1:09:23]

Tom talks about his experience working with people who grew up in South Central LA [1:12:01]

You can’t solve everyone’s problems, but they still might haunt you [1:16:19]

Dave advocates helping out small businesses and mom and pop stores [1:19:53]

What is the government really good at? [1:25:01]

Dave claims that the individual is the only thing that matters [1:27:47]

Tom and Dave discuss Jordan Peterson [1:30:50]

Tom strongly advocates deep personal responsibility [1:39:49]

 

FOLLOW DAVE:

 

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Apr 30, 2020
Wim Hof and Tom Bilyeu Discuss Strengthening Your Immune System | Instagram Live
26:57

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Apr 29, 2020
#169 Russell Brunson on The Secrets to Surviving Severe Economic Downturns | Impact Theory
58:11

In order to survive and then thrive in a serious recession like the one we are entering, your tactics are going to have to change. Fortunately, serial entrepreneur Russell Brunson, founder of ClickFunnels, and Impact Theory’s host, Tom Bilyeu, are both well aware of the fact that in times like these survival comes first. And you can also set the stage for extraordinary future success by doing the right things, right now, alongside simply surviving. In this episode Tom and Russell discuss how to rebrand and rebuild your career and your business, why you have to focus on survival first, and how to then take advantage of what could be your greatest opportunity.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Russell talks about how relentless practice turned him into a good wrestler [0:57]

The danger of tying your success to your identity [2:58]

How to keep going when you are beaten down and fatigued [5:24]

Russell advocates the virtues of a relentlessly competitive mindset [9:28]

Why you should shift your marketing before you shift your product [13:43]

Russell talks about first finding the people you want to sell to, then creating the product [19:39]

Tom and Russell discuss why you should focus on getting your basic needs met [23:46]

What are the eternal truths of marketing and getting customers? [29:00]

Tom and Russell talk about why you need to build your own platform [33:15]

The secrets to building a social media platform [36:43]

Russell explains how he stays motivated when times are bad [42:23]

Russell advocates that business is a call from God [45:20]

Russell shares the impact he wants to have on the world [49:03]

 

QUOTES:

 

“I’ve never seen someone lose with a smile on their face.” [8:30]

 

“Endure long enough to get noticed.” [39:08]

 

“This is the greatest opportunity in the four decades I’ve been on this earth.” [45:40]

 

FOLLOW:

 

WEBSITE: russellbrunson.com 

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Apr 28, 2020
Chris Kresser on Revealing The Sobering Truth About the Coronavirus | Health Theory
52:00

Health coach Chris Kresser, author of the Paleo Cure and one of the most influential people in nutrition and fitness, is not just someone who has studied and practiced functional medicine for years. He’s also someone who has had to use his own approach in order to overcome a decade-long struggle with chronic illness. On this episode of Health Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Chris Kresser details the consequences of lifestyle and diet related disease, a topic that is garnering significant attention because of the connection between pre-existing conditions and COVID-19 mortality. He delves into the mystery of why diabetes is an even more severe problem than lung disease for COVID-19 sufferers, details the kinds of lifestyle changes we should all be making, and explains why his approach to health and medicine is ultimately always individualized.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Chris explains why his approach to diet and lifestyle is always individualized [1:59]

Chris distinguishes between food quality and food quantity [3:49]

Why are people so dogmatic about dietary beliefs that seem obviously false? [6:41]

Chris discusses the connection between pre-existing conditions and COVID-19 mortality [10:44]

Diabetes is an even more severe risk factor than lung disease for COVID-19 [15:12]

Chris talks about B12 and why it matters so much [17:15]

Chris explains why we should be very concerned about blood sugar levels [19:46]

Chris discusses the many different forms of fasting, and why they all may be useful [23:16]

Chris theorizes about why the carnivore diet works for some people [26:52]

How much do genes affect the results of various kinds of diets? [28:43]

Chris talks about which factors are more important than genetics [33:11]

Chris advocates starting with testing, particularly extensive blood testing [35:12]

Chris explains why most disease is lifestyle driven, and why that matters [37:25]

Chris describes the best lifestyle for an energetic, healthy existence [40:01]

Chris discusses the benefits of meditation in his own life [43:36]

 

FOLLOW CHRIS:

 

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Apr 23, 2020
#168 Jewel on How This Simple Trick Can Turn Anxiety Into a Powerful Ally | Impact Theory
01:04:19

Jewel’s story of fame and success starts with an abusive household and a stint of homelessness, combined with all the anxiety and negativity that you would expect from those beginnings. But her story takes an unexpected turn when she shares the way she overcame all of that negativity. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Jewel explains how she taught herself to be addicted to positive behavior, describes what constitutes real change, and shares the fascinating question she learned to ask herself that transformed her whole life.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

When Jewel was homeless, she decided to change her life one thought at a time [1:40]

If we can be addicted to negative things, then we can become addicted to positive actions [6:34]

Jewel describes some of her simple methods of controlling her thoughts and emotions [11:15]

What do you do if your nurturing was so bad that you lost your true nature? [12:55]

Practicing every day is the key to dramatic life change [17:14]

Tom and Jewel discuss the importance of diet and exercise [19:31]

Jewel defines exactly what constitutes change [22:33]

Jewel shares what she learned after being adopted by Native Americans at 15 [25:46]

What if you’re not broken? What if you don’t need to be fixed? [29:22]

Jewel explains how she learned to tell the truth instead of being positive or negative [35:28]

The point of spirituality is not to control your environment [37:30]

Jewel and Tom discuss the experience of grief and letting go [39:55]

Jewel describes forgiveness as she sees it [41:12]

Jewel talks about growing up in very rural Alaska [43:52]

Jewel shares her story of touring as a folk singer during the heydey of grunge [47:27]

Perfectionism and having a point to prove are rocket fuel, but they also limit you [49:32]

Jewel shares the impact she wants to have on the world [54:32]

 

QUOTES:

 

“I am not my thoughts. I am the observer of my thoughts.” [5:57]

 

“What you don’t give birth to will destroy you.” [24:12]

 

“What if I’m not broken? What if I’m attacking this entire problem, trying to fix myself, from the entirely wrong perspective? When something’s broken, when you feel broken inside, you feel like something outside of you has to fix you…”  [32:58]

 

FOLLOW:

 

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Apr 21, 2020
How to Make Sense of the Constantly Shifting Info on the Coronavirus | Tom Bilyeu & Peter Attia on Instagram Live
37:05

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Apr 18, 2020
Hold Onto Your Routine | Tom Bilyeu & Jay Shetty on Instagram Live
43:51

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Apr 17, 2020
Conversations with Tom | Noah Kagan on How to Stay Calm and Confident During the Worst Pandemic of Modern Times
02:07:41

It’s hard to believe that there is any sort of a bright side to the coronavirus pandemic. But if any two people can find that silver lining, it’s Tom Bilyeu and Noah Kagan. And on this episode of Conversations with Tom, they both explain how they have found positivity, confidence and even joy during some of the toughest times many of us will ever live through. They describe their processes for making every day a great day, the one simple tactic every budding entrepreneur needs to master, the conditions under which people should be willing to work for free, and how they have both learned to thrive in chaos.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Tom talks about what he misses about doing shows in person [0:43]

Noah says the quarantine actually brought him out of his cave [2:34]

You will absolutely get more of what you focus on [5:16]

Noah has been experimenting with how to reduce fear and gain control [8:14]

How to use a mood board to get your day moving in the right direction [12:20]

What makes a great day? How do you build confidence? [18:33]

Why not make more days an awesome day? [22:45]

Why does Tom have any non-fun work? [25:08]

What do you do if your superpower is not discipline? Why is taking action so important? [27:25]

It’s really easy to get what you want when you know what you want [32:40]

What would Tom have done differently with the young man he mentored? [41:22]

Why it’s so important to ask, and to be persistent [45:45]

Noah talks about how he follows his curiosity and explores [49:43]

Build your business or career on what you already care about or enjoy [54:20]

Don’t ask people what they need help with. Figure it out and present it to them. [59:23]

Noah explains why it’s so important to limit yourself and set small goals [1:05:40]

Businesses evolve, so get going, and don’t act like some work is beneath you [1:13:32]

Noah tells the story of a guy who wanted to sell a toothbrush [1:17:37]

Tom and Noah talk about not judging themselves or even their mental states [1:20:17]

Tom and Noah talk about facing their fears and why Noah has a gun under his bed [1:30:01]

Noah tries to convince Tom to purchase a gun [1:39:17]

Tom and Noah discuss jiu jitsu and boxing [1:45:11]

What are some great ways to recharge? [1:48:04]

Tom and Noah both thrive in chaos [1:52:45]

Tom and Noah tell some jokes [1:56:20]

 

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Apr 16, 2020
#167 Self-Care Tips and Tactics that You Can Implement Right Now | Impact Theory
32:56

In times of quarantine, pandemic and isolation, self-care is more important than ever. During crises like these, all of us need to be willing to prioritize ourselves in order to keep everyone else healthy. As a result, Impact Theory has compiled an episode featuring extraordinary clips from some amazing guests on the topic of self-care. Les Brown, Kelly McGonigal, Cal Newport, Lori Harder, Brendon Burchard, Tucker Max, Ed Mylett, and James Altucher, along with host Tom Bilyeu, share stories, tips and tactics on how to best take care of yourself. Find out how to get out from under negative self-talk, see why staying physically active is so critical, and watch a powerful example of why we all need to remain grateful for what we do have.

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Les Brown explains why you need to believe that you can get out from under the labels [1:36]

How you live your life is a result of the story you tell yourself about yourself [3:27]

Kelly McGonigal explains why movement is so critical to mental well-being [4:43]

Other than thinking and planning, everything we do is a form of physical movement [6:23]

Cal Newport talks about why we need to take breaks from social media [7:42]

How to regain your solitude and carve out time for yourself [9:33]

Lori Harder advocates staying in touch with your playful, goofy side [10:31]

Brendon Burchard describes his methods for forming and keeping great relationships [14:15]

Tucker Max explains why you have to connect to and acknowledge your emotions [17:27]

Tucker shares his story of psychoanalysis and the value of a non-judgmental mirror [19:00]

Ed Mylett advocates the power and necessity of stacking gratitude [20:24]

James Altucher shares his story of learning to deal with failure and depression [22:42]

 

QUOTES:

 

“Life is going to beat up on you in so many ways. Negative thoughts and how you feel about yourself. They don’t die. They come back once you stop doing the maintenance work on your mind.” Les Brown [4:26]

 

“Human beings, as individuals and as a species, we thrive when we are active.” Kelly McGonagil [6:06]

 

“I repel all the jerks.” Brendon Burchard [16:29]

 

“Every day I think, am I eliminating toxic people from my life and focusing on positive people who I love and want to support, and they love and want to support me?” James Altucher [25:22]

 

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Les Brown: https://bit.ly/34cB3Z1 

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Brendon Burchard: https://bit.ly/34cAUEX 

Tucker Max: tuckermax.com

Ed Mylett: https://bit.ly/2JJidz7 

James Altucher: https://bit.ly/2Xe8etN 

Apr 14, 2020
David Sinclair on Everything You Need to Know about the Coronavirus Pandemic| Health Theory
46:52

Harvard researcher David Sinclair has devoted his life to understanding and promoting human longevity. He wrote about pandemics in the book Lifespan, and on this episode of Health Theory with Tom Bilyeu he synthesizes the data we have about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. He explains what the virus is and how it spreads, describes the way it mutates, and discusses what people should do to protect themselves from this new coronavirus.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

David shuts down a lot of the bogus information about COVID-19 [1:06]

What is a virus? What is its structure? [3:10]

David explains why thinking of a virus like glitter actually makes sense [4:22]

The virus mutates every few days, but the mutations have not been too different yet [7:08]

Coronaviruses will probably keep appearing every few years [9:04]

Tom and David discuss the differences between COVID-19 and the common cold [10:08]

Herd immunity is the only way we will overcome COVID-19 [11:37]

David explains why he is optimistic and hopeful [13:03]

Experts always believed that the next human catastrophe was going to be a virus [18:08]

There are new kits that can identify COVID-19 rapidly [21:15]

How do we prepare for future pandemics? [25:11]

People’s mentality about the cost of pandemic preparedness will have to change [26:53]

How can we prevent unhealthy contact between humans and animals? [28:00]

David explains why viruses mutate even though most mutations are self-destructive [29:59]

There are thousands of viruses, and most are not harmful [32:47]

What can people do to protect themselves from COVID-19 [34:02]

Tom and David discuss whether you should eat fresh fruit and vegetables [38:20]

David talks about how humidity affects the virus [39:25]

David describes the most important recommendation he would make [41:10]

 

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Apr 09, 2020
#166 Fran Drescher on Why You Need to Put Yourself First | Impact Theory
01:01:23

Right now most of us are suffering through the effects of a global pandemic, one way or another. And perhaps one of the best ways to deal with such collective pain is to listen to those who have already overcome serious trauma in their own lives. Fran Drescher has survived both a vicious sexual assault and uterine cancer, and has managed to find ways to turn those experiences into something positive. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Fran Drescher talks openly about the mistakes she made when first trying to heal, then describes what actually worked. She also details the efforts she makes to trust and take control of her body, discusses what it really means to live in the present moment, and even shares some simple actions anyone can take that kill viruses.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

UHF is the movie Tom has seen more than any other [0:43]

What is the secret to overcoming trauma? [1:39]

Fran credits her closest friends with helping her deal with her most severe trauma [7:57]

Fran talks about how her dogs have also helped her, and why her dog now is part wolf [12:40]

Fran did make the mistake of trying to be superwoman, and trying to ignore her pain [14:00]

Fran discusses the way emotional trauma lodges itself in specific areas of the body [17:22]

Why you have to get comfortable sitting with your pain [20:37]

Buddhism helped Fran become more present [22:59]

Time escapes us because we dwell in the future or the past [25:47]

Look around yourself. Notice where you are. [28:33]

Fran continued her friendship with the woman who was raped in her home [30:33]

Fran talks about how experiencing cancer makes it harder to trust your body [32:16]

Why you have to take control of your body, especially in the midst of a pandemic [35:28]

Honor your body [38:39]

Fran discusses common household products that are making us sick [40:08]

Fran explains what grounding is and why it matters [41:10]

Fran talks about simple actions and remedies that kill viruses [44:22]

Laughter really is the best medicine [45:27]

Fran shares the impact she wants to have on the world [50:47]

 

QUOTES:

 

“Pain will find its way in your body if you don’t let it out.” [15:26]

 

“To become a well-rounded human being, you must acknowledge who you are.” [22:22]

 

“Look at the mundane with wide-eyed wonder.” [28:56]

 

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Apr 07, 2020
These Relationship Hacks Will Help You Navigate Through Anything | Women of Impact
40:12

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Normally, people are twice as happy and find their lives much more meaningful when they are with their spouse. However, current quarantines may be causing stress for some couples. The sheer amount of time spent together is uncharted territory for many relationships. On this episode of Women of Impact, host Lisa Bilyeu and her husband Tom Bilyeu discuss the tactics, strategies and rules of engagement they have used to keep their relationship strong and growing for 19 years and counting. They discuss how to avoid letting the small things frustrate you, how to lift each other up, and how to hopefully find a way to make this surprise quarantine fun and empowering.

 

SHOW NOTES:

 

How do you avoid getting annoyed with each other over small things? [3:39]

How to view everything that happens as practice, and then make it fun [5:50]

Don’t tell me I’ve done something wrong after I’ve done it [9:06]

Why you have to take responsibility for yourself instead of matching negative energy [10:23]

It’s OK to match your partner’s righteous indignation, but not their anxiety [12:42]

Do not tell someone they are being irrational. Wait for emotional sobriety [16:31]

How do you make space for yourself in a situation that seems impossible? [17:37]

How do you deal with a partner who isn’t willing to do the work in a relationship? [21:26]

Lisa talks about writing her “quarantine script” in real time [23:38]

What would need to be true for this experience to be positive? [25:08]

Why you shouldn’t let “dust settle” [27:06]

You have to know exactly why things are bothering you [28:38]

How to talk to someone who is agitated without getting them even more angry [31:55]

What is one thing couples can do right now to get stronger? [34:35]

Why you absolutely must take selfish time [37:13]

Tom and Lisa used to do relationship theory, which you can still find on YouTube [39:21]

 

FOLLOW LISA:

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Apr 04, 2020
Conversations with Tom | Jim Kwik on How to Focus on What Matters In Times of Fear
02:19:17

Is human potential really limitless? Jim Kwik isn’t 100% sure, but he is going to figure out how to push himself and the rest of the world far past wherever most people believe human limits are. On this episode of Conversations with Tom, Jim Kwik and Tom Bilyeu discuss the power of the mind, the true formula for motivation, and the methods anyone can apply to improve and grow. They also delve into a wonderful conversation of their favorite comic book characters, explain why video games can be so helpful, and discuss why you should determine what your dominant question is.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Tom talks about what power is and how powerful concepts can become trite [1:33]

Jim and Tom discuss it’s better to think of everything as practice and not performance [4:52]

Tom explains his methods of staying calm during video games and why he does it [8:53]

How do you instigate flow? How do you trigger it? [11:42]

Jim shares the story of how he heard the message of responsibility [16:01]

If you change core beliefs it will change all sorts of sub-beliefs [17:45]

Being able to look nakedly at your inadequacies without feeling bad about yourself [20:29]

Tom discusses luck by sharing the story of how he met Lisa [24:27]

Jim and Tom talk about whether beliefs should be true or just useful [28:11]

Are there things you want to get better at but you’re just not willing to put in the work? [31:37]

Tom brings up the fact that the world pushup record seems impossible even to him [33:15]

The most infinite resource on planet earth is human potential [35:01]

Tom discusses disruption in the comic book marketplace [36:37]

Life is the choice between birth and death [41:35]

How do you stay energized and enthusiastic over decades? [44:40]

Jim explains his 3-part formula for motivation [49:30]

Jim talks about the necessity of energy and small, simple steps along with purpose [53:25]

Tom talks about how distractions sap your energy and thus your time [57:39]

Mindset is the set of attitudes and assumptions we have [1:00:49]

How and why do people self-sabotage? [1:01:36]

Jim and Tom discuss Bruce Lee and what they learned from him [1:08:20]

You’ll lose your drive if you’re fueled by other people’s expectations [1:14:54]

Tom talks about Taoism, Star Wars and martial arts [1:18:30]

Jim discusses his mixed feelings towards professional fighting [1:22:26]

A person should be capable of great violence, and then keep it in check [1:25:29]

Predators don’t follow the same conventions that everyone else does [1:27:40]

The only people who will make an impact are those that intelligently break the rules [1:34:45]

Tom and Jim discuss Iron Man, Stan Lee’s favorite character [1:36:21]

We can attach to fictional characters as a template to make change [1:40:42]

What is your dominant question? [1:46:30]

Tom reveals his own dominant question [1:52:55]

The power of our questions determine our focus [1:55:29]

Jim issues a challenge to listeners [2:03:44]

 

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Apr 02, 2020
#165 Modern Masters Show You How to Use Meditation to Deal With Stress and Anxiety | Impact Theory
32:39

How powerful is meditation? Well, billionaire Ray Dalio literally credits it as the primary reason for whatever success he’s had. Vishen Lakhiani uses it to bend reality. And Tim Storey meditates so that he can “think big in small places.” On this special Impact Theory clips show with Tom Bilyeu, those three guests, along with Joe Dispenza, Dr. Shefali, Robert Greene, Colin O’Brady and Molly Bloom describe the science, the experience, and the power of meditation. Find out exactly how meditation affects you biologically, how to instantly go into a meditative state, and why meditation has led so many extraordinary people to liberation, fearlessness, and success.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Joe Dispenza explains how meditation affects you on a biological level [1:52]

Dr. Shefali explains how meditation leads to the liberation of the self [4:55]

Dr. Shefali’s meditation is the most basic type, just following your breath [7:01]

Robert Greene talks about how he uses meditation to reset his mind every day [7:40]

Vishen Lakhiani explains that meditation helps you bend reality [10:13]

Surrendering and going within allows you to tap into your deep intuition [11:48]

Colin O’Brady describes the ups and downs of learning to meditate [13:19]

Molly Bloom pursued a crisis mindset (liberated and fearless) without being in a crisis [16:46]

Tim Storey explains how to instantly go into a state of meditation [19:02]

Meditation is to set your mind, so focus on a mindset of gratitude [20:36]

Ray Dalio credits meditation and overcoming his ego for his success [21:50]

 

QUOTES:

 

Ray Dalio: “Meditation is fantastic. Meditation is the biggest gift I can give anyone. And I would say, more than anything, it is whatever reason for success I’ve had.” [21:56]

 

Tim Storey: “Think big in small places.” [21:43]

 

Vishen Lakhiani: “Meditation helps you bend reality.” [10:58]

 

FOLLOW:

 

Joe Dispenza: https://bit.ly/2JrmFmd 

Dr. Shefali: https://bit.ly/3blRcgQ 

Robert Greene: https://bit.ly/39kNrH6 

Vishen Lakhiani: https://bit.ly/3dtFpPB

Colin O’Brady: https://bit.ly/3br0PLi

Molly Bloom: https://bit.ly/2Jh4b7z

Tim Storey: https://bit.ly/2WEzLnT

Ray Dalio: https://bit.ly/39hC1nM

Mar 31, 2020
Health Experts Show You How to Protect Your Immune System I Health Theory
31:14

Right now, as the novel coronavirus spreads rapidly and makes headlines, it is a great time to think about your immune system. This special clip episode of Health Theory brings together some of the finest minds in functional medicine to discuss the immune system with host Tom Bilyeu. Naveen Jain, Steven Gundry, Rangan Chatterjee, Jillian Teta, Mark Hyman and Jolene Brighten explain what exactly the immune system is, how to level it up, and what we should eat for maximum immune health. 

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Dr. Steven Gundry says that if you want to cure disease, head to the gut [0:37]

Naveen Jain explains how the immune system is based in the gut’s microbiome [2:36]

Rangan Chatterjee illuminates the connection between your gut, diet and immune system [6:35]

Jillian Teta describes the incredible diversity of gut bacteria [9:56]

Dr. Mark Hyman explains that all food is information [13:44]

Mark shares a list of recommended foods to improve immune system functioning [15:06]

Many processed foods are even worse for you than table sugar [16:54]

Dr. Jolene Brighten explains why processed foods and sugar are so inflammatory [19:45] 

Jolene recommends the best way to get healthy fats and protein [23:04]

 

FOLLOW:

 

Naveen Jain: https://bit.ly/2UOSFGb 

Steven Gundry: https://bit.ly/3aldKhL 

Rangan Chatterjee: https://bit.ly/39jJTVI 

Jillian Teta: https://bit.ly/3ak667h 

Mark Hyman: https://bit.ly/3ajQmBl 

Jolene Brighten: https://bit.ly/3dx7UMb 

Mar 26, 2020
#164 Dave Hollis on How to Stop Sabotaging Yourself | Impact Theory
57:01

Dave Hollis has always been somewhat skeptical about self-help, but in the long run that skepticism has served him very well. He always questions the hypotheses being put forward, both by self-appointed gurus and his own subconscious. As a result, he combines incredible vulnerability and self-awareness with a rigorously logical and brutally honest mindset. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Dave Hollis goes into incredible depth on the connections between failure, growth and fulfillment. While describing those connections he talks about his experiences with therapy, explains how he uses journaling so effectively, and even shares a few tips on marriage.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Dave explains why he still calls himself a skeptic [3:20]

Dave admits that he had to get super-stuck in order to embrace self-help [4:58]

Tom and Dave discuss the power of negative visualization [8:32]

Motivation is built through consistent habits and constantly pushing yourself [12:15]

Dave talks about how he finished a challenge he thought might be impossible [15:53]

You must test the truth of the stories you’ve been told [19:54]

None of us are broken, but we all have seasons of brokenness [20:53]

Dave explains how he uses journaling to get down to the subconscious [23:38]

Dave describes the reasons why therapy was so helpful for him [25:38]

Are other people’s opinions real? Are they important? [27:41]

Dave and Tom discuss the connection between growth. discomfort and fulfillment [29:42]

It’s a guarantee in a startup that you are going to experience failure [36:15]

Dave talks about how difficult it was to no longer be the primary bread-winner [39:00]

Dave gives a few tips on marriage [44:14]

Dave shares the impact he wants to have on the world [47:11]

 

QUOTES:

 

“If there’s something in a story that was given to you through the lens of someone else’s fear, you have to test the hypothesis of your truth.” [19:33]

“None of us are broken. We have seasons of brokenness.” [21:51]

“If you are in a position where you can’t fail, you are also in a position where you will never be fulfilled.” [33:01]

“You cannot mute the anxiety without also muting the joy.” [34:02]

 

FOLLOW DAVE:

 

WEBSITE: thehollisco.com 

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Mar 24, 2020
Conversations with Tom | Max Lugavere on How to Maximize Your Mind
01:50:43

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Max Lugavere’s mother suffered terribly from both dementia and cancer in her final months, and watching her pain spurred him to try to understand exactly why so many of us suffer from so many kinds of chronic illness. His conclusion is that, essentially, the odds are stacked against the average person trying to live a healthy life. And so now his mission is to help as many people as possible become smarter, healthier and happier. On this episode of Conversations with Tom, Max Lugavere and Tom Bilyeu touch on almost every possible aspect of a good lifestyle. The discussion ranges from the best diet for someone with terminal cancer to the surprising benefits of heat exposure for those who are already active and vital. Along the way they talk about the pros and cons of the carnivore and keto diets, and describe the best ways to detox the body and brain.

SHOW NOTES:

 

What does it take to have a healthy brain today? [0:26]

It’s scary the extent that the odds are stacked against us [2:10]

The treatment options for dementia and cancer are very limited [4:13]

Max shares the story of his mother’s terminal illness [7:53]

Tom and Max discuss watching someone fade away in extreme suffering [12:26]

Tom talks about someone who had both dementia and type 2 diabetes [16:14]

Max channels a lot of the angst over losing his mother into his work [17:52]

Max discusses why people with cancer should go ahead and eat delicious food [21:24]

Max and Tom discuss physician-assisted suicide [27:30]

What kinds of environmental toxins should people be avoiding? [30:24]

You can’t completely escape toxins, so it’s better to focus on detoxing [36:55]

Max discusses the best vegetables for detoxification [39:40]

What constitutes high cholesterol? [43:42]

Tom talks about how he was just about to go carnivore, but now he has doubts [45:54]

Max explains why he thinks it’s important to include vegetables in the diet [52:10]

Protein should be prioritized in every meal [55:58]

Tom discusses the keto diet and how a high-fat diet helped him [59:23]

Tom talks about how bad his diet was as a kid and college student [1:06:05]

Max explains the best ways to get plenty of healthy fats in your diet [1:08:12]

Tom riffs on how evil polar bears are and how toxic their livers can be [1:12:55]

Max and Tom talk about our body’s internal clocks [1:15:17]

Tom talks about how he’s capable of overeating even when he fasts [1:22:33]

Max and Tom discuss the ideal times and temperatures for sleep [1:25:47]

Tom and Max talk about the benefits of cold exposure [1:30:30]

What are the benefits of heat exposure? [1:35:45]

Tom and Max discuss the possible benefits of contrast therapy [1:42:41]

 

FOLLOW MAX:

 

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Mar 19, 2020
#163 Judson Brewer on How to Break The Coronavirus Anxiety Cycle
01:06:02

With the Coronavirus pandemic bringing the world to a halt; on this special edition of Impact Theory, Tom interviews Behavioral Neuroscientist Jud Brewer on how to keep your cool in hectic times such as these. Jud would like like to offer Impact Theory listeners a 30% discount on his apps including Unwinding Anxiety, Jud's clinically proven app for dealing with stress and anxiety.
 
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Mar 17, 2020
Kellyann Petrucci on How to Overcome Stress, Regain Your Energy and Focus Your Mind | Health Theory
40:36

Best known for her wise advocacy of bone broth and collagen, Dr. Kellyann Petrucci focuses her medical practice and her writing on ways to heal the gut, slow aging and reverse inflammation. On this episode of Health Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Kellyann Petrucci describes diets and lifestyle choices for anyone interested in longevity, weight loss or stress reduction. She also shares her own story of overcoming burnout without sacrificing ambition, describes the incredible complexity of gut health, and advocates visualizing your own “television show” where you see yourself in exactly the place you want to be.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

What are the lifestyle changes people should make for maximum longevity? [1:01]

The problem with Keto is that people don’t get enough fiber. So how about Keto 2.0? [3:19]

Kellyann advocates ancestral nutrition and learning to read your own body [4:37]

The first principle of a good diet is to eat the highest quality food they can get [7:23]

Kellyann explains how to get a good balance in your diet [9:15]

Kellyann defines what exactly Keto 2.0 is [10:53]

Kellyann explains how much of her stress was caused by her lack of boundaries [13:07]

Kellyann describes the kinds of exercise and meditation she does [16:25]

What are the signs that you are getting burned out and crushed by stress? [17:39]

Kellyann strongly advocates visualizing the personal and business life you want [19:59]

What are the biggest things that most people regret? [23:21]

Not honoring who you really are is destructive to your body [25:37]

Most autoimmune problems start with gut issues [28:17]

Kellyann describes the many ways to use bone broth effectively [30:32]

You have to have foundational beauty or else the cosmetic surgery won’t help [32:45]

What one change can people make that will improve their health the most? [35:00]

 

FOLLOW KELLYANN:

 

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Mar 12, 2020
#162 8 Success Hacks That Will Level Up Your Life | Impact Theory
40:32

Are you aiming to get to the next level? This episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu combines some of the best success tips that have ever aired on the show. And as Tom says, “The best thing about these pieces of advice is that they are things anyone can do immediately. They’re easy, practical, obtainable, and--when used regularly--can change your life.” Guests Robin Sharma, Meagan Good, Mark Manson, Dame Dash, Rachel Hollis, Hal Elrod, Ramit Sethi and Sam Harris share some of their most useful advice, all in the space of one half-hour video.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Robin Sharma explains how to eliminate distractions and cultivate high energy [1:24]

How to improve your entire day by getting the most out of the first hour [3:01]

Meagan Good explains how she deals with rejection, failure and unfairness [6:12]

Meagan talks about why her mother is her hero [8:01]

Mark Manson discusses the importance of values and how they define us [9:56]

How to use visualization effectively [11:51]

Dame Dash describes his visualization process and why he seeks other perspectives [14:40]

Rachel Hollis talks about dealing with self-sabotage and being a people-pleaser [17:51]

Hal Elrod says that birth and death are the two sides of love [21:46]

Hal uses affirmations to direct his focus [24:28]

Ramit Sethi explains how to get a 25k raise [26:16]

Sam Harris describes meditation as jiu jitsu of the mind [29:35]

 

QUOTES:

 

“Why is it less scary to work out than to just think? And it doesn’t take any physical effort. It’s about a perspective. Why are people so scared of the unknown?”  [17:07]

 

“Birth and death are just as inevitable. And they are two sides of the same coin, which is life.” [22:45]

 

“Before the sun rises is the time of least distraction.” [3:26]

 

FOLLOW:

 

Robin Sharma: https://bit.ly/2w3SEFf 

Meagan Good: https://bit.ly/3c2cbXi 

Mark Manson: https://bit.ly/2v0uz2h 

Dame Dash: https://bit.ly/2ST4Qle 

Rachel Hollis: https://bit.ly/2SV2iDq 

Hal Elrod: https://bit.ly/38URWcj 

Ramit Sethi: https://bit.ly/3c5F7xK 

Sam Harris: https://bit.ly/380D0YU 

Mar 10, 2020
Conversations with Tom | Rangan Chatterjee on How You Find Out Who You Really Are
01:58:37

We have over-complicated health and wellness. And we may be emphasizing food and exercise too much when stress, touch and sex are just as important. Dr. Rangan Chatterjee knows that people are needlessly suffering, and change is quite possible. Not only is it possible, but it may be much simpler than most people realize. On this episode of Conversations with Tom, Rangan and Tom Bilyeu discuss how crucially important human touch is, and talk extensively about how harmful stress is. Dr. Chatterjee even claims that stress is a bigger part of digestive disorders than food is. This is not the only controversial claim he makes, but he has both the research and the life experience treating patients to back up what he says. After watching this episode you may very well conclude that it’s the simple things that we need to get right: human touch, intimacy, and relaxation. The complexity and the tech can wait.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Rangan talks about hanging on to the toxic emotion of guilt as a parent [0:04]

How do you let go of toxic emotions? [2:53]

Does all addiction come down to childhood trauma? [4:33]

Tom and Rangan discuss the fact that you can’t want personal growth for someone [6:41]

Do people really need to suffer in order to get motivated to truly change? [9:59]

Rangan contends that most people are walking around unconscious to what matters [11:12]

Rangan talks about what happens when people really have to face their trauma [16:18]

Breakthroughs are extraordinary, but real change requires day-to-day work [19:33]

How do you get people to start working out who don’t want to work out? [21:37]

What do you do when your spouse is not on a growth path? [24:47]

Rangan says the point of life is to figure out who you are. Tom disagrees. [25:28]

Rangan explains losing his passion for soccer, and wonders if the passion was ever real [30:47]

Tom says that there is no such thing as a fundamental self [38:13]

Rangan says that his journey was absolutely one of letting go of false selves [40:36]

Tom advocates that everything about anyone’s worldview and values is made up [48:12]

Rangan talks about stripping away the layers of the onion to find who he really is [50:55]

Tom discusses the need for quiet and stillness to shut out everyone else’s opinions [55:55]

When you can see that your self is a construct, then you can start to un-construct it [59:10]

Diet and exercise is over-emphasized compared to overwhelming stress [1:01:33]

Rangan believes that stress is fundamentally what’s causing lower libido and infertility [1:04:09]

Stress is also a bigger component than food when it comes to digestive disorders [1:06:39]

Rangan describes methods to relax before eating [1:13:06]

Rangan and Tom discuss optimal breathing methods [1:18:01]

Rangan describes the mindfulness practices he uses [1:22:12]

Rangan and Tom discuss that how stress interferes with sex [1:23:31]

A lack of close, nourishing relationships is one of the biggest causes of stress [1:29:55]

Rangan and Tom discuss how touch has become something to be avoided [1:39:12]

Rangan recommends that everyone do what he calls a “3D greeting” [1:44:04]

There might be a point where you are having too much sex [1:48:21]

Technology has harmed intimacy [1:51:24]

 

BOOKS MENTIONED: 

 

“The Stress Solution”, Rangan Chatterjee

 

FOLLOW RANGAN:

 

WEBSITE: drchatterjee.com

INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/2Vm7vFH 

FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/2vfpNOn 

TWITTER: https://bit.ly/2PlSS1h 

Mar 05, 2020
#161 Trevor Moawad on How to Control Your Negative Thoughts | Impact Theory
35:32

Sports Illustrated calls Trevor Moawad “the world’s best brain trainer.” With an accolade like that, and a history of working with the world’s elite athletes, you might expect him to have some sort of fancy, highly-complex system. If so, your expectations would be wrong. Moawad keeps it simple and straight-forward, focusing on changing what people say, what they consume, and how they form habits. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Trevor Moawad discusses a realistic alternative to the trendy idea of positive thinking, explains the connection between what you say out loud and how your life turns out, and proves conclusively that, contrary to popular belief, your past does not predict your future.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Negative thinking is bad, but positive thinking doesn’t work all the time either [2:42]

It’s much easier to change what you say than it is to change what you think [7:07]

Trevor tells stories of how people talked negative outcomes into existence [8:26]

Tom and Trevor discuss Man’s Search for Meaning [12:13]

Everyone has messed up thoughts, but you don’t have to say it out loud [13:36]

Your past does not predict your future [15:48]

You have to ask: what do I want, why do I want it, and why don’t I have it [20:06]

If you watch 3 minutes of news it increases your chances of having a bad day by 27% [22:34]

Trevor explains why hope matters [23:21]

Trevor discusses why he says choice is an illusion [25:13]

Trevor shares the impact he wants to have on the world [30:12]

 

QUOTES:

 

“If someone says something out loud, it’s ten times more powerful than if they think it.” [7:07]

 

“Negativity is a multiple of four to seven times more powerful than positivity. So think about that. If I say something out loud, it’s 10x. If it’s negative, it’s four to seven times more powerful. So when I say negative things out loud, it’s 40 to 70 times more likely that that will happen--or cause a result that won’t be good for me--than if I just didn’t say anything.” [7:21]

 

“If you say stupid sh*t out loud ultimately you’re predicting and perpetuating exactly what you don’t want to have happen.” [13:42]

 

“The past is real. But the only thing that makes it predictive is if my behavior stays the same.” [16:00]

 

FOLLOW:

 

WEBSITE: https://moawadconsultinggroup.com/

INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/2V5XmwK 

FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/3bS3Q8w 

TWITTER: https://bit.ly/2T1QOgc 

 

 

BOOKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

 

“It Takes What It Takes: How to Think Neutrally and Gain Control of Your Life”, Trevor Moawad https://amzn.to/32b7upH 

“Man’s Search for Meaning”, Viktor Frankl https://amzn.to/39KkOUq 

Mar 05, 2020
Dr. Daniel Amen on The Secret to Ending Mental Illness | Health Theory
47:38

Daniel Amen wants to see the end of mental illness, and he may very well achieve his goal. The man called “America’s favorite psychiatrist” is absolutely dedicated to improving everyone’s brain health, eliminating the stigma surrounding mental illnesses, and reducing psychiatry’s reliance on pharmaceuticals as a method of first resort. On this episode of Health Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Dr. Daniel Amen discusses his methods for healing the brain, the importance of intergenerational trauma, and things you can do right now to improve your mental health.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Daniel talks about the end of mental illness [1:31]

Daniel believes the stigma surrounding mental illness comes from misunderstanding [2:34]

Daniel discusses the impact of prayer on the brain [4:52]

The first thing Daniel recommends is never pharmaceuticals [8:51]

Tom and Daniel discuss meditation and neurofeedback [10:21]

Your body responds to every single thought you have [13:28]

Why is hypnosis so powerful? [14:44]

Daniel explains how to use hypnosis effectively [16:24]

Hypnosis allows you to deal with trauma in a place that’s completely safe [20:11]

Daniel believes that we carry memories from our ancestors [21:20]

Daniel describes a good diet for brain health [27:41]

Daniel explains why a hyperbaric oxygen chamber can help with brain health [28:22]

Don’t believe every stupid thing you think! [29:33]

How to create good “tiny brain habits” [30:39]

Daniel asks everyone he works with to start with the “one page miracle” [34:02]

The end of mental illness begins with a revolution in brain health [35:40]

Daniel describes some toxins that you might not be aware of [37:18]

Of the 11 major risk factors for brain illness, being overweight includes five [39:25]

Eating unhealthy food is not a reward. It’s a punishment. [43:04]

Daniel describes the number one thing we do to damage our health [45:14]

 

FOLLOW DANIEL:

 

WEBSITE: danielamenmd.com 

INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/32nHHdN 

FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/2vcPfEe 

TWITTER: https://bit.ly/3c4NEkt 

Feb 27, 2020
#160 Deepak Chopra on the Power of Meditation to Unlock Infinite Possibilities | Impact Theory
55:24

Named one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century by Time Magazine, Deepak Chopra has long been a towering figure in alternative medicine and spirituality. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Deepak Chopra examines the nature of consciousness and pursues eternal questions like, “Who am I? What do I want? What’s my purpose? What am I grateful for?” While advocating reflection, meditation and awareness, he describes the results of the deeply examined life, and gives concrete advice on how to deal with chronic illness, day-to-day suffering, and even the fear of death. 

 

For further information about Deepak Chopra please see www.deepakchopra.com.


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SHOW NOTES:

 

Deepak describes peptides, the “molecules of emotion” [2:42]

How do you know what you know? What is the source of consciousness? [5:19]

No neuroscientist can explain exactly how electrical information becomes experience [7:35]

We have done a good job of dealing with acute illness, but not chronic illness [9:31]

In addition to physical illness, humans also suffer from existential illness [12:15]

Deepak advocates that everyone needs to ask clearly, “Who am I?” [13:50]

Deepak discusses the benefits and limitations of panpsychism [18:45]

Deepak describes the different forms of consciousness [21:28]

Deepak explains what it means to say that the subject/object division is artificial [25:13]

Consciousness can only know itself through experience [28:18]

Why you should become comfortable with questioning your habitual certainties [29:01]

Tom and Deepak discuss the power of silence [30:40]

Deepak gives a brief breakdown of epigenetics [33:13]

Deepak describes his daily routine and the four things he does every day [35:00]

Deepak talks about his work and how he enjoys himself [37:26]

Death is not the end of consciousness, it’s the end of a storyline in consciousness [38:37]

Deepak talks about love [40:53]

Deepak describes his mother’s incredible storytelling skills [44:20]

Deepak explains why gratitude is so important [46:44]

Deepak discusses the future of medicine [47:02]

Deepak shares the impact he wants to have on the world [50:03]

 

 

QUOTES:

 

“To observe a thought is to know you’re not a thought. To observe an emotion is to know that you’re not the emotion. To observe the body is to know that you’re not this bundle of sensations and perceptions. So who are you? What is it that knows?” [13:01]

 

“When you have time to be still, question your habitual certainties, you realize that actually, we know nothing. Nothing. Everything we know is made up. It’s a human construct.” [29:56]

 

“Love is not a sentiment. Love is not an emotion. Love is the ultimate truth, and the heart of creation.” [41:09]

 

FOLLOW:

 

WEBSITE: deepakchopra.com 

INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/2O7jF0L 

FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/2Gw6K4A 

TWITTER: https://bit.ly/37AgKpf 

 

BOOKS MENTIONED:

“Meta-Human” by Deepak Chopra [2:18]

Feb 25, 2020
Conversations with Tom | Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler on Technologies that Will Change the World
02:02:37

Flying cars, virtual reality, quantum computing, genetic modification, artificial intelligence, migration into space, a real-life holodeck… Things that once seemed impossible are now becoming reality, and they are becoming reality much faster than most people had predicted. It’s not just that things are changing rapidly, it’s that the pace of change itself is speeding up. On this episode of Conversations with Tom, two of the world’s leading futurists, Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler, join with Tom Bilyeu for a discussion of the future of technology, culture and the human mind. This future is brighter, wealthier, more abundant and filled with more meaning than most of us could have believed, and it may be coming faster than anyone is prepared for.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Flying cars are even cooler than anyone expected [1:03]

The rate of change is much faster than anyone thinks [5:22]

Tom doesn’t even own a car, and hardly anyone rents a car any more [6:03]

Quantum computing has been taking huge leaps forward [7:52]

A company is now 3D printing rockets [10:33]

3D printed houses will be three or four times cheaper than current houses [13:33]

The rate of change is so rapid that people become afraid, but they shouldn’t be [16:17]

What can be done if you’re seriously averse to loss, or afraid of change? [17:53]

We’ve forgotten how fast things have changed already [20:38]

We turn thoughts into things. What’s the difference between insight and intuition? [24:36]

What will happen when we all have a version of Jarvis? [27:53]

There will soon be brain to computer connection, and even brain to brain connection [30:53]

Perhaps by the 2030’s we’ll be able to directly connect from our brains to the cloud [33:59]

The panel discusses how virtual reality and AI could really mess up human relationships [35:11]

What will happen when Jarvis or Alexa hears all your arguments with your spouse? [38:59]

Peter brings up the problem of deep fakes [40:20]

Is the rate of change so fast that we are just falling into things instead of creating them? [42:48]

How do you change people’s frame of reference? [46:53]

We create our own futures, limitations and expansive abilities [50:30]

We will create more wealth in the next decade than we did in the last century [52:41]

Hardly anyone writes near-future fiction any more because things change too fast [57:31]

Peter talks about how new technologies will change real estate, business and storage [1:00:58]

Peter and Tom discuss the need to be monomaniacal as an entrepreneur [1:04:29]

How do we create a hopeful, compelling and abundant future? [1:07:05]

The panel discusses gene modification [1:09:19]

What are the ethics behind genetic modification? [1:14:52]

There are already contacts that have augmented reality and virtual reality [1:20:13]

Creating meta-intelligence and migration into space [1:24:57]

Peter describes his experiences with plant medicine [1:29:04]

Steven describes the potential downsides of plant medicine [1:40:52]

In the next 20 years the human race will start irreversibly moving off the planet [1:42:01]

We are getting very close to being able to constantly being in flow [1:46:56]

What happens when VR becomes more meaningful than physical life? [1:50:02]

Steven discusses learning to control dopamine [1:53:18]

We will have more control of our own experiences in the future [1:55:06]

 

BOOKS MENTIONED: 

 

“Abundance: The Future Is Brighter Than You Think”, Diamandis and Kotler

“The Future is Faster Than You Think: How Converging Technologies Are Transforming Business, Industries, and Our Lives.” Peter Diamandis

 

FOLLOW PETER:

 

WEBSITE: diamandis.com

INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/37VgbGC 

FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/3bb4rSh 

TWITTER: https://bit.ly/3814IVV 

 

FOLLOW STEVEN:

 

WEBSITE: stevenkotler.com

INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/2UwIQOB 

FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/2Uo0BPM 

TWITTER: https://bit.ly/2OpasRG 

Feb 20, 2020
#159 Chamillionaire on How He Hustled to Become a Successful Investor | Impact Theory
48:50

Hip hop star, venture capitalist and entrepreneur Chamillionaire embodies the hope that anyone, no matter how humble their background, can succeed at the highest level. He went from growing up poor in Houston to becoming one of the biggest stars in popular music, then flipped the script entirely and started an incredible winning streak as an investor. Through it all, he remained loyal to his core values and his community. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Chamillionaire explains exactly how he succeeded in hip hop, speaks passionately about the importance of forming and nurturing relationships, and even talks about how to overcome the primary roadblocks that stop most people from achieving their dreams.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Chamillionaire credits his perceptiveness for much of his success [3:08]

People don’t like to get advice, even when they need to hear it, because they feel judged [4:20]

The number one thing that stops people from being successful is fear [8:16]

Chamillionaire shares the story of his neighbor being murdered [12:57]

You have to be brutally honest with yourself to change your life [17:18]

Chamillionaire explains how he succeeded at hip hop [19:45]

Chamillionaire describes having one foot in the streets and one in venture capital [25:37]

Chamillionaire talks about the importance of relationships as opposed to money [26:49]

Chamillionaire explains how he becomes as efficient as possible [31:46]

Chamillionaire describes his attraction to the letter “C” [34:09]

You won’t succeed as an individual, you’ll need a team [37:00]

Chamillionaire shares the impact he wants to have on the world [39:09]

 

QUOTES:

 

“When people see my name, Chamillionaire, they instantly think of money. My first song, before Ridin Dirty, was a song called In Love With My Money. Everybody used to think I was in love with my money. But I wasn’t really in love with my money. It was really fighting for something bigger.” [28:15]

 

“If you want to have success at scale, you’re never going to do it by yourself.” [36:59]

 

FOLLOW:

 

WEBSITE: chamillionaire.com

INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/2SCpR2f 

FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/2vt4mcA 

TWITTER: https://bit.ly/2w33oUq 

Feb 18, 2020
Tom Bilyeu on THIS Is What it Actually Takes to Have a Happy Relationship | Women of Impact
48:05

This episode was originally published on Impact Theory's sister channel, Women of Impact, hosted by Tom's wife Lisa Bilyeu.

For more content like this be sure to check out Women of Impact on YouTube or wherever you listen to podcasts.

FOLLOW Women of Impact:

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Lisa's Instagram: http://bit.ly/3bBY6Q9

 

SHOW NOTES

What does it take to make a marriage work? On this episode of Women of Impact, Lisa Bilyeu invites the person she most trusts to offer insight into that question--her husband of 17 years, Tom Bilyeu. And if nothing else, he’s certainly the only person she could reasonably ask to discuss his most embarrassing relationship stories. Over the course of the episode Tom and Lisa share their history and talk about how to build trust, why you need to keep your sex life alive forever, the extent to which you can influence your partner, and how to deal with changing roles in the relationship.

 

SHOW NOTES:

 

Why you have to choose the right person to be with in the first place [3:28]

Your personalities can be different, but your values need to be quite similar [6:08]

Tom discusses how easy it was to have differences when he wasn’t giving anything up [7:37]

“I don’t even know who I am without you.” [13:24]

To what extent can you change, manipulate or influence your partner? [14:13]

You should never weaponize your knowledge of your partner [16:57]

Lisa and Tom discuss the importance of defining words clearly [20:04]

Tom talks about defining roles in a relationship [20:58]

At first it was incredibly hard for Lisa to admit that she had outgrown being a housewife [25:04]

Tom tells the story of how Lisa’s changing role affected him [27:20]

Lisa and Tom discuss loving each phase of the relationship for what it is [32:36]

You will always find other people attractive [35:19]

Never take anything for granted, and keep your sex life alive forever [37:33]

“Don’t make me feel bad for asking, and I won’t make you feel bad for saying no.” [41:48]

Tom shares the story of how he and Lisa learned to not test each other or drop hints [43:02]

 

FOLLOW TOM:

 

WEBSITE: https://impacttheory.com

INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/2UBHWjM

FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/2UMIFPj

TWITTER: https://bit.ly/2SgF7TN

Feb 14, 2020
Mark Hyman on Why You Need to Examine Your Entire Health History to Heal Properly | Health Theory
51:33

Functional medicine aims to uncover the laws of biology, treats the human body as an ecosystem, and is about creating health, not just curing illness. Mark Hyman is one of the foremost practitioners of functional medicine, one of its earliest advocates, and is certainly one of its best spokesmen. On this episode of Health Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Mark Hyman explains the rationale behind functional medicine and describes its most important features. He also gives detailed advice on improving the diet, talks about what it means to say that food is information, and discusses the connection between the body, mind, gut and brain. 

 

Get a copy of Mark's new book "Food Fix" here: https://amzn.to/38mWyY8

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SHOW NOTES:

 

What does it mean to say the body is an ecosystem? [1:41]

How do you find the root cause of an illness? [3:18]

Functional medicine is about creating health, not curing illness [6:08]

How should you deal with bacterial overgrowth in the upper gut? [10:05]

Mark explains how to test your microbiome [11:33]

There is lots of conflicting information on nutrition but there are some common principles [14:40]

Factory vegetarian diets harm the environment, but regenerative meat diets help [19:17]

Why should we eat more vegetables? [21:30]

What are the laws of biology regarding diet and nutrition? [23:19]

Soy traditionally was processed in a very different way than it is now [26:30]

All food is information [28:00]

Mark describes the dietary principles nearly everyone should follow [29:17]

Which kinds of vegetables should you be eating? [34:12]

Mark explains the effects of eliminating the most toxic foods from a diet [35:56]

We have the most inflammatory diet in history, and it directly causes illness [38:17]

Mark shares his journey towards Buddhism, wisdom and compassion [41:10]

Your brain, mind, body and gut are all connected [43:26]

Mark shares the one change people need to make [48:11]

 

FOLLOW MARK:

 

WEBSITE: drhyman.com

INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/31IKBcR 

FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/2tN13MP 

TWITTER: https://bit.ly/2vpGFS4 

Feb 13, 2020
#158 Annaka Harris on What if Everything You Think You Know About Yourself is Wrong? | Impact Theory
01:11:15

What if everything you think you know about yourself is wrong? Most people have the intuition that they have a self separate from their body and brain, and that they can control their experience with conscious will. But what if that isn’t true? Best-selling author Annaka Harris is devoted to challenging our deepest intuitions about the nature of consciousness and the self. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, she discusses experiments on the cutting edge of physics and neuroscience, and explains why those experiments matter. The result is a fascinating conversation that will leave you questioning some of your most cherished, comforting intuitions.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Consciousness is exactly as mysterious as it seems to be [2:29]

Annaka defines what consciousness is [4:54]

Tom and Annaka discuss the story of Phineas Gage [6:31]

Annaka talks about the difference between consciousness and high level thought [9:14]

There is a basic level of consciousness that doesn’t involve awareness of consciousness [11:35]

Challenging intuitions is a basic element of the scientific method [14:58]

Is there outer evidence of conscious experience? Is consciousness doing anything? [18:46]

Upending comfortable intuitions is eventually a freeing experience [20:57]

Annaka explains how the brain binds disparate signals to make them seem congruent [22:23]

Annaka and Tom discuss how much unconscious brain functioning we take for granted [27:09]

Annaka describes the false sense of self and conscious will [29:53]

We make decisions before we are aware of them [33:41]

Annaka discusses the question of whether or to what extent plants are conscious [35:30]

Trees take care of their own kin, and defend their kin [40:48]

What if consciousness is a field like gravity? [43:39]

Annaka describes the double slit light experiment [46:13]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uva6gBEpfDY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9tKncAdlHQ https://drive.google.com/open?id=11YDGl3xTv1_yHcaFRf68M6zhbD7AxLpj

Measuring an event can change the past [51:41]

Annaka discusses problems with the views that consciousness emerges from life [54:25]

Annaka shares the impact she wants to have on the world [1:03:06]

 

QUOTES:

 

“There’s something jarring about learning that the things that feel most true to you about reality are possibly not structured that way.” [21:29]

“We feel that consciousness is behind our willed actions, when in fact, there is a lot of neuroscience to suggest that it’s actually the reverse. It’s at the end. That all this processing happens, a decision gets made, and we’re kind of the last to know.” [31:54]

“We have no evidence that consciousness is due to complexity.” [1:00:24]

 

FOLLOW:

 

WEBSITE: annakaharris.com

INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/392CIl1 

FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/2GTsk36 

TWITTER: https://bit.ly/2RUoY63 

 

 

BOOKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

 

“Conscious: A Brief Guide to the Fundamental Mystery of the Mind”, https://amzn.to/2u7OR9H [2:19]

Feb 11, 2020
Conversations with Tom Bilyeu | Chris Cavallini on What's Keeping You Stuck
01:35:55

Unfortunately, most people never realize that their past does not define them. Former drug dealer Chris Cavallini has a past that would sink a lot of people. But instead of letting it own him, he has taken complete ownership of his own actions and their consequences. This process of learning, in his words, how to be a man, led him to start an extraordinary nutrition company that employs people who need second chances just like he once did. On this episode of Conversations with Tom, Chris Cavallini and Tom Bilyeu discuss constructing the self, living with integrity, and answer some tough questions about what it really takes to change someone’s life.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Tom and Chris discuss the different reasons they each started working out [1:20]

Chris shares the story of his childhood, not having a father figure and getting arrested [3:36]

Around 25 or 26 Chris started to change his story of being a victim [5:04]

Chris explains the events that led him to join the military [6:44]

Boot camp was exactly what Chris needed as a youth [9:31]

The most important thing about boot camp was that it got Chris out of Boston [13:38]

Who you think of as “you” is a construct [14:20]

The people around you dictate your standards, whether you like it or not [17:03]

Chris shares the story of how he became a drug dealer [18:06]

Chris explains why he finally changed his life course [20:35]

You are hopelessly average, which means you can improve [24:41]

Helping other people was the fundamental trigger causing Chris to change [26:41]

What makes life worth living? [29:00]

Chris advocates helping others even if your motivation is fundamentally selfish [32:15]

Chris made a decision that he’d rather sit in prison than sell someone else out [36:12]

Chris explains how he decided to take full responsibility for his actions [39:36]

What does it mean to be a man? [43:08]

Chris shares the story of getting a true second chance [46:18]

It doesn’t work out a hell of a lot more times than it does [49:18]

Chris explains what he looks for in potential employees [50:13]

When you own your past mistakes, people stop looking down on you [52:47]

Tom explains how he became reasonably good at interviewing people [54:51]

Whatever you do, you have to do it badly before you do it well [1:00:59]

Tom advocates that you need to have savings to make good decisions [1:02:56]

When you aren’t legitimately passionate, it’s very hard to go above and beyond [1:05:43]

The key to passion is mastery [1:10:23]

How you do anything is how you do everything [1:13:06]

Tom talks about taking control of the pain [1:16:24]

Actively seeking out discomfort makes it easier to fix real-world problems [1:19:41]

Chris advocates changing your diet to create self-confidence [1:26:28]

Personal development is the most important work in your life [1:31:29]

 

BOOKS MENTIONED: 

 

“So Good They Can’t Ignore You”, Cal Newport

“Extreme Ownership”, Jocko Willink

 

FOLLOW CHRIS:

 

WEBSITE: www.christophercavallini.com 

INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/30GQkzg 

FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/2Rcne7Y 

Feb 06, 2020
#157 John Maxwell on How to Jumpstart Your Personal Growth with High Level Leadership | Impact Theory
50:13

John Maxwell is the most widely recognized expert in the field of leadership. But his accomplishments did not come easy, and he experienced plenty of setbacks and failures along the way. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, John C. Maxwell explains why everyone has to go through adversity, and shows the best way to learn the most you can from experience. Specifically, he details the precise questions you should ask other leaders, describes the methods he uses to reflect on both hardships and successes, and explains exactly how you should go about having hard conversations with your peers and teammates.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Leadership is nothing more or less than influence [2:59]

John explains the power and value of connecting [3:39]

Everything rises and falls on leadership [5:06]

John discusses the extent to which leadership comes from your environment and mentors [6:29]

“I changed from a goal mindset to a growth mindset” [9:37]

We influence people by intentionally adding value to their lives [10:37]

John details strategies for learning leadership skills [14:05]

Before you lead people you have to find them [16:34]

John claims that character is mostly developed out of adversity [18:34]

John describes a U-turn leader [21:40]

John advocates that competence and skills come from years of practice [22:42]

John explains how he reflects and how he learns from experience [24:10]

John explains how he deals with the hard conversations [25:42]

What are the keys to developing leaders in your organization? [31:54]

John tells a fascinating story about how influence works in groups [37:38]

John then tells a great story about how to fail completely as a leader [41:31]

John shares the impact he wants to have on the world [43:31]

 

QUOTES:

 

“One is too small a number to achieve greatness.” [4:17]

“I stopped asking the question, “How long will it take?” And I started asking the question, “How far can I go?” And everything changed that day.” [9:20]

“The character of a person comes out of their failures, not out of their success.” [15:20]

“You can’t grow yourself if you don’t know yourself.” [19:20]

 

FOLLOW:

 

WEBSITE: johnmaxwell.com

INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/30SqXL1 

FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/30SuBEW 

TWITTER: https://bit.ly/2Gj6mWM 

 

 

BOOKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

 

By John Maxwell:

“The Leader’s Greatest Return” https://amzn.to/3awosT4 

“Leadershift: The 11 Essential Changes Every Leader Must Make” https://amzn.to/2vd6LaY 

“Good Leaders Ask Great Questions” https://amzn.to/2Guzx9H 

Feb 04, 2020
Dr. Shawn Baker on How the Carnivore Diet Can Fend Off Disease and Aging | Health Theory
48:05

Dr. Shawn Baker is an extraordinarily accomplished athlete, but he is best known as one of the foremost advocates of the carnivore diet. On this episode of Health Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Shawn Baker addresses the controversy surrounding the carnivore diet, and perhaps surprisingly, does not advocate that every single person ought to go full carnivore. But he does explain the evolutionary logic behind the carnivore diet, describes its benefits, and makes a strong case that people need to take responsibility for their own health instead of delegating that responsibility to professionals.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Shawn discusses the controversy surrounding the carnivore diet [0:40]

There is no doubt that humans are omnivorous, but how suitable are most foods? [2:24]

If at age 85 you can run 100 meters in 15 seconds, you’re probably doing things right [3:40]

Shawn describes his methods of holding back aging [4:40]

Shawn believes that not everyone needs to use a carnivore diet [5:33]

Why you should chase health and not lab values [6:02]

Why is sexual function important? [8:37]

Yes, you can gain muscle at any age [10:20]

Strength is much more important than size when it comes to muscle [12:03]

The very first animals were carnivorous, and early humans were primarily carnivorous [14:00]

Shawn describes what a basic human diet probably was thousands of years ago [18:34]

Shawn speculates on why seed oil is so dangerous [20:02]

Tom discusses his own transformative dietary journey [22:42]

Shawn describes the absolute requirements for the human diet [26:15]

The truth about why diets fail [27:24]

Shawn discusses a forth-coming study on the carnivore diet [29:21]

Tom and Shawn talk about how to measure improvements in health [31:58]

Shawn addresses questions about whether people should eat organ meat [35:28]

Shawn describes his experience in the military [37:51]

Shawn talks about becoming somewhat immune to trauma as a war-time surgeon [39:59]

Shawn learned how to improvise and think on his feet in war [41:45]

What is one change people can make that would most improve their health? [45:03]

 

FOLLOW SHAWN:

 

WEBSITE: shawn-baker.com

INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/38NZdds 

FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/2tb8VaE 

TWITTER: https://bit.ly/2tWFMjC

Jan 30, 2020
#156 Kelly McGonigal on Revealing One Change That Will Dramatically Improve Your Life | Impact Theory
52:07

An acknowledged leader in the “science-help” movement, Kelly McGonigal has dedicated her career to using neuroscience and psychology to develop methods of improving mental well-being. And she is now at the forefront of researchers and advocates who continue to explore the connection between mind and body. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Dr. Kelly McGonigal explains how to change your emotional states through physical movement, and also explains why movement has such a strong effect on the brain. She also describes ways to become more compassionate, shares the story of her own struggles with chronic pain, and gives surprising insights into why it’s not always good to try to control your inner experiences. 

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SHOW NOTES:

 

“This is the book I was born to write.” [3:30]

Movement and exercise are essential to mental well-being [4:15]

Kelly explains the hypothesis that we have large brains for physical movement [5:50]

Tom and Kelly discuss runner’s high and why he doesn’t get it [7:12]

Working out your core reduces anxiety [11:03]

Kelly explains how your brain receives information from your muscles and tendons [11:51]

Kelly and Tom discuss how physical improvement changes your self-image [13:15]

Kelly talks about why it’s not always good to try to control your inner experiences [17:53]

Kelly describes her experience with chronic pain [21:05]

Kelly has a strong gut instinct for whether or not things are consistent with her values [24:00]

How do you teach someone to be compassionate and self-compassionate? [27:56]

How to be a better listener [31:41]

Kelly explains how she teaches self-compassion [34:52]

Tom’s crucial insight that even the average human is the ultimate adaptation machine [38:05]

Tom and Kelly discuss competition and cooperation [40:48]

Kelly describes overcoming the need to be better than others [42:33]

Kelly shares the impact she wants to have on the world [44:29]

 

QUOTES:

 

“Your literal moment to moment sense of self is always being informed by what your body is doing.” [11:36]

 

“You can choose your values over trying to control your inner experiences.” [23:49]

 

“So you’re lifting something heavy. Your brain is going to get feedback from muscle contraction and tension from the tendons on your joints. Your brain does not get that information and think, ‘my bicep is strong.’ Or, ‘my lats are strong.’ The brain thinks, ‘I am strong.’” [12:02]

 

FOLLOW:

 

WEBSITE: kellymcgonigal.com 

INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/2NuymKX 

FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/3aeLYE1 

TWITTER: https://bit.ly/2swZkKX 

 

 

BOOKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

 

“The Willpower Instinct” https://amzn.to/38fkb4B   [2:07]

“The Upside of Stress” https://amzn.to/372LRJH   [2:07]

“The Joy of Movement” https://amzn.to/2TvIXsU  [2:53]

Jan 28, 2020
Conversations with Tom | Ben Greenfield on Optimizing Your Body and Brain Right Now
02:14:39

Ben Greenfield defies easy categorization. A science freak and renowned functional medicine practitioner, he is also deeply spiritual with a profound faith in God. That means there are some times when he and Tom are on exactly the same path, and others where they see the world in dramatically different ways. On this episode of Conversations with Tom, Ben Greenfield and Tom Bilyeu explore both the differences and the connections. Their discussion travels into fascinating and often hilarious territory as they talk about everything from raising children with love and logic to optimizing sex and the unexpected consequences of fecal transplants. 

 

 

SHOW NOTES:

 

Ben describes stealing a bottle of bourbon from his father’s office [0:45]

“In our house, there are no rules.” Ben describes love and logic. [2:35]

Tom wonders how his Mom prevented him from doing stupid things [7:18]

Ben talks about how small doses of things like alcohol can be good [8:22]

Tom questions how much the benefit of wine is social [11:32]

Ben recommends Cyrax laboratories for functional medicine testing [14:02]

Ben discusses how autoimmune conditions are caused by all sorts of things [15:09]

Tom and Ben discuss Lisa’s chronic illness and peptides [15:44]

Tom and Ben discuss treatments to clear brain fog and increase energy [20:11]

Ben talks about an app that improves memory [23:37]

Ben goes into depth on the LL37 peptide and talks gut health [28:32]

Ben describes combining anti-inflammatory remedies with exercise [35:05]

There are fewer people in prisons because we have gyms [39:29]

Ben talks about which exercises improve longevity the most [46:28]

Ben and Tom discuss world records for things like push-ups [50:51]

Ben talks about his ideal physique and diet [52:58]

Ben and his family love cooking and their dinners are a big production [57:43]

Ben finds confidence and comfort in spirituality, and having hope [58:53]

Tom wonders what Ben imagines when he talks about soul and spirit [1:02:42]

Ben discusses eye-gazing [1:07:17]

Tom talks about why he does not connect with spirituality [1:08:37]

Tom and Ben discuss how physical changes cause mental and spiritual shifts [1:13:03]

Ben believes there is a divine purpose to life, to love as deeply as possible [1:16:31]

Ben hasn’t hurt himself much as a biohacker [1:23:43]

Ben and Tom discuss why you might want to avoid supplements [1:26:21]

Ben talks about fecal transplants and their surprising range of effects [1:28:03]

Ben explains his “bastardized” version of the carnivore diet [1:32:42]

Health food companies need to make healthy versions of comfort foods [1:38:04]

Ben describes the methods he uses to create boundless energy [1:39:44]

How to optimize sex. [1:41:37]

Ben and Tom talk about the spiritual side of sex [1:47:27]

Ben explains how we can detect electrical fields produced by others [1:55:00]

Ben and Tom discuss that sharks detect electricity and humans see light [1:59:12]

Ben had to cut out of Boundless advice on mitigating the effect of partying [2:03:29]

Ben talks about how he weaves science and survivalism into his fiction [2:05:08]

Tom tells the story of how Impact Theory came about [2:07:54]

 

FOLLOW BEN:

 

WEBSITE: https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/

INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/2RcaQDR 

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/BGFitness/

TWITTER: https://bit.ly/2RdZRty

Jan 23, 2020
#155 Brendon Burchard on Changing Your Life by Changing Your Thought Process | Impact Theory
56:07

Life coach to billionaire and one of the greatest influencers of all time, Brendon Burchard knows exactly how to make an impact. So, on this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Brendon details precisely how to achieve impossibly high performance, evaluate yourself and your goals, and deal with failure and stress. And he does it all while still bringing his trademark joy and revealing the qualities that have allowed him to build and maintain exceptional relationships and a vibrant community. Oh, and he still repels all the jerks!

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Brendon shares the story of being suicidal, then being in a nearly fatal accident [3:03]

Brendon describes becoming obsessive about learning leadership and psychology [4:53]

Your life is determined by each decision you make, every day [7:20]

Brendon describes his self-evaluation and visualization process [10:33]

How to observe your life dispassionately [17:55]

Brendon explains how to deal with failures and feeling bad [21:04]

Going through the motions is the death of high performance [24:29]

Tom and Brendon discuss leveraging guilt and pain, courage and contemplation [25:56]

Brendon strongly advocates the need for community [29:48]

Tom advocates learning to endure hardship, failure and stress [31:50]

Brendon advocates allowing joy and deep pleasure [34:45]

Brendon explains how he came to value relationships so deeply [39:05]

What one change could people make to have more of an impact [43:27]

 

QUOTES:

 

“Your life doesn’t end up an accident. Your life is a series of actions that you initiate or don’t initiate.” [7:58]

“I’m totally cool with guilt. It’s good that we feel bad when we do something that is below our standards or that’s not right.” [22:29]

“The world completely underestimates the power of visualization, completely misutilizes the human power of contemplation. The number one thing I say to my clients: Going through the motions is the death of high performance.” [25:15]

“Emotion is not something you have. Emotion is something you generate.” [31:00]

“I don’t attract assholes. I’m too annoying. I’m too happy for them. There’s too much positive psychology happening so all the assholes say, ‘I don’t like that guy.’ They don’t come to my seminars. They don’t buy my stuff. I repel all the jerks.” [41:05]

 

FOLLOW:

 

WEBSITE: brendon.com 

INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/36lTIBy 

FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/2E3vVdy 

TWITTER: https://bit.ly/2RIHy1c 

 

 

BOOKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

 

High Performance Habits www.hpxlife.com [2:40]

Jan 21, 2020
Jolene Brighten on How to Use Food to Improve Your Mood | Health Theory
50:05

 

Dr. Jolene Brighten is one of the foremost practitioners of functional medicine to try to understand health holistically, recognizing the connection between mind and body, nutrition and emotion, wellness and community. On this episode of Health Theory with Tom Bilyeu, she shares her own intense stories of dealing with autoimmune issues, chronic illness, an abusive family, bullying, and the long-term effects of using hormonal birth control. While describing her journey to genuine health, Jolene Brighten also talks about the three keys to rapid healing, explains why she doesn’t focus on what not to eat, and gives plenty of concrete suggestions on how to improve your diet.

This episode is brought to you by: 
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SHOW NOTES:

 

Jolene shares her battles with chronic illness and bullying [0:50]

Jolene talks about growing up in an abusive and controlling household [5:25]

We can choose to re-write our narratives [7:00]

One tactic Jolene always uses is to carve out time to just think [10:41]

Jolene talks about how her negative experiences contributed to her chronic illness [11:43]

Jolene shares a story of when she publicly called herself on her own BS [14:21]

Tom talks about the connection between mind and body, nutrition and emotions [18:25]

Jolene strongly advocates that food is medicine, and that food is communication [20:13]

Jolene explains the benefits of turmeric [22:27]

Inflammation is not always bad--you need a little bit of it [23:25]

“I don’t want to focus on what NOT to eat.” [24:27]

Jolene is not a fan of products that have been dramatically genetically engineered [27:29]

Jolene discusses the connection between soy and estrogen [30:00]

Jolene describes good ways to get proteins and fats [31:50]

Jolene talks about the difficulty of making recommendations when evidence is limited [34:09]

Jolene explains the real effects of the birth control pill [36:00]

A woman may find a different man attractive when she’s using birth control [39:55]

Jolene advocates for a more balanced view of hormonal birth control [43:00]

Unapologetically love yourself fiercely, set and hold your boundaries [47:35]

 

FOLLOW JOLENE:

 

WEBSITE: https://drbrighten.com

INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/2RkdSpH 

FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/2QTn3OB 

TWITTER: https://bit.ly/3a9yv0o 

Jan 16, 2020
#154 Les Brown on Explaining Everything That's Holding You Back | Impact Theory
54:46

Legendary motivational speaker Les Brown has overcome the most profound challenges. Over the course of his incredible career, he went from being labelled mentally retarded and working menial jobs to inspiring audiences of up to 80,000 people at a time. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Les Brown shares the truth about how everyone has to fail their way to success. He also details his strategies for improving his mindset, explains exactly how he transformed the story he tells himself about himself, and talks about how to deal with negative thoughts and negative people.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Life is a battle for territory [3:07]

Les discusses his battle with cancer, which he has been winning for over 20 years [4:35]

Les explains how he changed his beliefs and the stories he told himself about himself [7:21]

Les shares his experience with prejudice, and how he learned to have hope [11:53]

Les explains how the dominant culture dismantles people’s creativity and sense of self [17:15]

Les describes the most important lessons about success he ever learned [19:46]

Les strongly advocates embracing your own uniqueness [22:53]

Don’t live the life that was given to you by your circumstances [26:40]

Les strongly recommends reading, changing your social circle, and finding a mentor [29:13]

Les makes some surprising book recommendations [32:23]

Les talks about holding negative thoughts in check [33:31]

Les details his strategy for continuously improving his mindset [35:43]

Les shares the impact his mother had on his life [37:25]

Les tells the story of how he learned to be unstoppable [43:02]

Les advocates listening, telling stories, and orchestrating an experience [45:37]

Les shares the impact he wants to have on the world [47:30]

 

QUOTES:

 

“Someone’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality.” [21:34]

“Life is a fight for territory. Once you stop fighting for what you want, what you don’t want will automatically take over.” [3:45]

“No excuse is acceptable.” [24:18]

“You will fail your way to success.” [24:46]

“If your achievements outgrow your sense of self, you will unconsciously engage in self-destructive behavior.” [36:59]

“If information could change people, everybody would be skinny, rich and happy.” [46:59]

 

FOLLOW LES:

 

WEBSITE: lesbrown.com 

EMAIL: info@lesbrownleader.com

INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/2QRxyRo 

FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/39Q70IQ 

TWITTER: https://bit.ly/36xr14R 

 

BOOKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

 

“The Road to Your Best Stuff”, Mike Williams https://amzn.to/37KlIzd 

“Live Your Dreams”, Les Brown https://amzn.to/2FuV3dH 

“Secret of the Ages”, Robert Collier https://amzn.to/2FA859H 

“As a Man Thinketh”, James Allen https://amzn.to/35u1cl7 

Jan 14, 2020
Conversations with Tom | Eric Weinstein on If You Want to See How Deep the Mind Can Go, Listen to This
01:54:31

Sometimes a “learning disability” turns out to be a superpower. Sometimes traits that are labelled dumb or defective turn out to be necessary and brilliant. Eric Weinstein is someone who was told throughout his schooling that there was something wrong with him. No. There was (and is) something wrong with the system. On this episode of Conversations with Tom, Eric Weinstein delves into exactly what’s wrong with our education and economic system. While doing so, he also delivers some fantastic tactics and secrets on how to optimize your own learning and mindset. By the time Tom and Eric are finished with their discussion, you might start to consider the possibility that the Matrix really was a documentary after all.

 

SHOW NOTES:

 

Eric and Tom discuss the Matrix [1:17]

Eric talks about how people literally see different colors [5:54]

Eric discusses altered consciousness and mind states [8:10]

Eric and Tom discuss spending time closer to a state of nature [10:23]

Eric talks about how technology has changed his attention span [14:12]

Eric discusses his goal of giving people the superpower of extraordinary learning [16:08]

Eric talks about teaching disabilities and the failures of the education system [23:31]

Eric explains how to eliminate the errors you make [25:58]

Eric and Tom discuss learning to play guitar [29:33]

Eric and Tom discuss using violent language [33:13]

Eric talks about balancing rationality and archetypal spirituality [35:23]

Tom and Eric discuss making a “steel man” argument [40:53]

Eric explains that the guitar itself is born out of impurity [45:44]

Tom and Eric talk about the math and physics inherent in music [49:34]

Eric talks about  how his learning disabilities forced him to find new ways to learn [56:02]

Yo-Yo Ma never won any competitions as a youth [1:01:38]

Do not over-medicate your kids. They can learn anything. [1:05:11]

Eric explains how to teach music in a completely alternate way [1:06:23]

Eric and Tom discuss the education system and why it fails [1:11:42]

“My PhD belongs to every learning disabled family in the country.” [1:15:51]

The kid you put in the dumby pile might have some superpowers [1:20:51]

Tom discusses a billion wicked thoughts and sexual desire [1:25:05]

Eric talks about how technology and economics have changed sexuality and family [1:31:18]

Tom and Eric discuss economic growth and the lack of wage growth [1:39:48]

Eric explains why people are not excited about their economic future [1:44:45]

Eric ends by returning to the parable of the Matrix [1:53:00]

 

FOLLOW ERIC:

 

WEBSITE: www.eric-weinstein.net

INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/2McoDIO 

TWITTER: https://bit.ly/2PDOn2Q 

Jan 09, 2020
#153 Jocko Willink on Respect, Influence and Leadership | Impact Theory
52:10

Retired Navy Seal, globally recognized leadership expert and author of one of the most empowering books ever, “Extreme Ownership”, Jocko Willink knows all about making an impact. And now he is finally on Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu! In this episode, Jocko Willink details his leadership principles and explains how to apply them. He also talks about building relationships and trust, understanding human nature, and learning to control your ego and emotions. And he even takes some time to share his newest undertaking, writing children’s books.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

People asked how to apply leadership principles, so Jocko wrote his new book on tactics [2:07]

Jocko tells the war story of how he learned to take a step back and detach [4:38]

Jocko explains how he learned to avoid arrogance and to listen to people [8:48]

Jocko then explains how he learned that he doesn’t always need to be the leader [11:33]

Jocko advocates the importance of relationships and building trust [14:25]

Jocko asks questions instead of making statements when disagreements arise [19:43]

Jocko compares manipulation and leadership [23:14]

If you want to be a good leader, you need to understand human nature [29:01]

Jocko talks about why it’s so important to control your emotions [30:45]

Jocko advocates learning jiu jitsu to help you control your ego and emotions [32:29]

Jocko explains how to gain influence and respect [35:07]

Jocko and Tom talk about Jocko’s children’s books [36:21]

But seriously, if you’ve never checked out Jocko’s children’s books you really should [40:00]

Jocko and Tom discuss how to focus on improvement instead of talent [43:44]

Jocko talks about standing up to bullies [45:32]

Jocko shares the impact he wants to have on the world [49:01]

 

QUOTES:

 

“If I’m manipulating you, I’m trying to get you to do something that’s gonna benefit me. If I’m leading, I’m trying to get you to do something that’s gonna benefit you, that’s gonna benefit the team, and it’s gonna benefit the mission.” [24:47]

 

“It’s OK to be inexperienced as a leader. You can get through that as long as you’re humble, and you listen, and you take advice from other people. You should be able to do fine. No one expects you to know everything as a leader.” [9:07] 

 

“When I look back at my career in the navy, in the seal team, just about every single thing that I ever did was through relationships.” [15:58]

 

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Jan 07, 2020
Dave Asprey on Why You Might Want to Reconsider that Carnivore Diet | Health Theory
49:27

Famed biohacker and best-selling author Dave Asprey is used to being on the cutting edge of functional medicine. Now he is trying to help everyone become superhuman and live to 180 (or beyond). On this episode of Health Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Dave Asprey discusses the primary dietary mistakes people make, advocates for some pretty unusual health practices, and details simple, inexpensive changes you can make to reverse the aging process and radically improve your day-to-day health.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Dave talks about how to face death [1:14]

Tom and Dave discuss reincarnation [4:04]

Dave explains that the key is not time or money, but energy [6:41]

The first step to living to 180 is to not die [8:10]

Aging is death by a thousand cuts so the key is to take less cuts [11:07]

Aging boils down to the mitochondria [11:43]

Dave describes some tactics to optimize your mitochondria [14:49]

Dave explains his methods of fasting [17:05]

Dave describes chryotherapy, cold showers and cold exposure [22:10]

Dave and Tom discuss dietary and weight loss mistakes [26:13]

Dave discusses the utility of sometimes using a vegan diet [29:23]

Dave advocates not overdoing protein consumption [31:07]

Dave does not advocate a carnivore diet but suggests trying it for a brief time [34:36]

Dave gives some simple recommendations to become superhuman [38:14]

Dave talks about using amber light and red light [40:54]

Dave advocates better sleep as the single most important change people need to make [44:56]

 

FOLLOW DAVE:

 

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Jan 02, 2020
Aaron Alexander on The Real Secret to a Healthy Mind and Body | Health Theory
45:37

Manual therapist and movement coach Aaron Alexander knows that better health is inseparable from deep healing. As a result, he helps people align their mind, body, environment, posture and movement, achieving incredible results. On this episode of Health Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Aaron Alexander details exactly how to change a multitude of small aspects of your life to become physically and mentally healthier. Along the way he tells his own family story of a father addicted to crack cocaine, advocates dancing and just hanging, and discusses how to deal with the stress that seems to overwhelm modern life.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

Aaron talks about how body language, posture and dance affect the brain [1:08]

Tom and Aaron discuss how music causes physical and emotional state change [3:26]

Aaron describes the focus of rolfing, and getting the body into alignment [5:17]

Aaron and Tom discuss how changing your facial expression changes your emotions [8:20]

Aaron has benefited from psychedelics and they have helped him deal with the ego [11:10]

Aaron practices compassion by going past surface level conversation and connecting [13:54]

Aaron advocates becoming more childlike in certain ways [16:03]

Aaron talks about some of the “diseases of affluence” like sitting too much [19:05]

Aaron strongly advocates spending some time each day hanging [23:17]

Aaron and Tom discuss “micro-opportunities” to live in a more pre-modern way [25:51]

Aaron shares the story of watching his father become addicted to crack [28:20]

You can’t teach what you know. You can only teach what you are. [31:20]

Aaron describes how he uses stillness and meditation [32:01]

Aaron and Tom discuss the importance of admitting what’s going wrong [36:24]

Aaron shares the one change he would have people make to improve their health [40:21]

 

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Dec 19, 2019
#152 The Legendary Kathy Bates Explains How to Live a Remarkable Life | Impact Theory
01:02:38

Legendary actress Kathy Bates has probably lost count of how many awards she has been nominated for and won. But very few people know about her battles with cancer, her family history of suicide attempts, or her own struggles with PTSD and depression. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Kathy Bates talks about gratitude, moments of grace, and the fact that you don’t have to be perfect to be remarkable. Along the way she tells stories of healing and tragedy, life and death, and memorably explains why she always thanks the crew.

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SHOW NOTES:

Kathy advocates that actors can create empathy and bring people out of their tribes [3:09]

Kathy shares her family’s story of suicide [5:48]

Kathy details the ways her mother had such a positive impact on her [11:14]

Kathy discusses her own struggles with depression and his father’s similar struggles [13:39]

Kathy describes the worst relationship she’s ever been in, and her battle with cancer [16:07]

Kathy tells the story of a dead finch that turned into a powerful sign [19:15]

Kathy explains how she learned to not always try to fix or control everything [24:13]

Kathy talks about letting go and tells a humorous story about coke [26:12]

Tom and Kathy discuss faith, God and moments of grace [27:21]

Kathy explains how she opened up to a new relationship [31:10]

Tom and Kathy talk about how you don’t have to be perfect to be remarkable [35:10]

Kathy advocates humility and keeping a beginner’s mindset [38:59]

Kathy interrupts her discussion of humility to discuss being mistaken for a stripper [40:48]

Kathy tells Richard Jewell’s story [43:15]

Kathy discusses working with Clint Eastwood and worrying that she was finished [48:51]

We need truth in the media and government [52:19]

Kathy shares her response to the question of what impact she wants to have [54:01]

 

 

 

 

QUOTES:

 

“I want to fix things, and you can’t always fix things. And you don’t always have the right to fix things. Sometimes those moments of grace just have to come. You can’t will them; you can’t push them on somebody else.“ [25:10]

“You have to just slow down. You have to cut out all the noise. You have to respect yourself.” [33:50]

“That’s why I always thank the crew. I’d be dancing around in an empty parking lot in my underwear just spouting lines without everybody. Even marketing people, PR people, everybody makes a movie.” [42:27]

 

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Dec 17, 2019
Conversations with Tom | Todd Herman on How to Have Infinite Energy (Yes, It's Possible)
02:17:23

Even Beyonce needed her alter ego, Sasha Fierce, in order to conquer the entertainment industry. And peak performance coach Todd Herman, after working with hundreds of Olympians and champion athletes, has learned that alter egos are an absolute requirement for extraordinary achievement. On this episode of Conversations with Tom, Todd Herman details exactly how powerful the alter ego can be. Along the way he and Tom Bilyeu discuss the need for rituals, share the real stories of how they got where they are, and even explain exactly how to have abundant energy in every area of your life.

 

SHOW NOTES:

 

Todd talks about what he likes about New York City [1:50]

Todd explains why people struggle with change [5:01]

The common words and phrases we use are actually what trap us [6:51]

The brain tries to protect you from looking like an idiot to yourself [9:10]

Todd explains how environment changes people [11:39]

Todd describes the basic reason people need to create an alter ego [12:47]

We all have multiple identities and uniforms, and they are all flexible and malleable [15:50]

Todd doesn’t need to know who you are, because he can see your results [21:57]

Todd asks “what are you”, not “who are you” [23:10]

Todd doesn’t spend any time talking to people about motivation [24:39]

Todd and Tom discuss how labels trap people and limit them [27:47]

Todd loves archetypes but he doesn’t always use them [32:51]

The most common alter egos people adopt are, surprisingly, Grandmas [34:57]

Todd describes the need for triggers and rituals [39:00]

Todd and Tom discuss the power of birthing emotional states with physical triggers [40:11]

Todd and Tom discuss Sasha Fierce and why even Beyonce needs an alter ego [42:58]

Any time you try to trick, deceive or impress others, it’s not healthy [46:35]

We react to people based on the clothes they wear [48:57]

The study that showed that kids did better when dressed up as Batman [51:03]

Tom strongly advocates self-signaling and using totems to stay obsessed [55:00]

Todd explains why he uses his glasses as a totem and ritual to get into his alter ego [58:17]

Tom strongly advocates decisiveness [1:03:13]

One of the great powers people have is playfulness [1:06:40]

Tom talks about the need for scarring rituals to mark big life changes [1:09:52]

Todd discusses how people’s family narratives can hold them back [1:13:15]

The moment you decide that you want the ball in the final seconds, all bets are off [1:17:13]

Why are horses so empathetic? [1:18:47]

Todd explains how people find the alter ego they need for exceptional performance [1:19:45]

Everything you need to be successful is already inside you [1:23:00]

Pressure does not exist in Todd’s universe [1:24:03]

Todd explains how to rebuild after a crushing loss [1:27:37]

Tom talks about how important it is to love the struggle, not just the results [1:33:20]

You have many identities and many roles that you play in life [1:39:13]

It may be more important to be in a stable hierarchy than to be at the top [1:40:35]

Todd and Tom strongly advocate mentorship and really learning something [1:43:37]

Todd and Tom discuss authenticity and whether there is an authentic self [1:50:00]

Todd explains how he is a completely different person for his family [1:53:54]

Energy is not a tank that gets depleted in a day [1:57:09]

Whatever it takes to get you to take action, do it, even if it’s “fake” [2:01:01]

Tom and Todd discuss the real story on the mindset necessary for greatness [2:03:11]

Todd shares the story of being sexually abused as a 12 year-old [2:08:12]

Tom and Todd discuss the healing effects of MDMA [2:11:33]

Be playful and be Batman [2:15:14]

 

BOOKS MENTIONED: 

 

“Long Walk to Freedom”, Nelson Mandela https://amzn.to/2Pe7EXc 

“The Alter Ego Effect”, Todd Herman https://amzn.to/2Rrkyns 

 

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Dec 12, 2019
#151 John Travolta on the True Meaning of Success | Impact Theory
01:03:19

John Travolta is someone who has not only changed global culture, but has done so multiple times. And yet, those who work with him and know him well talk mostly about his incredible empathy and patience. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, John Travolta talks about his own deep values, his family history and the way he sees himself as a person. As the conversation progresses, he explains why he focuses on the work and not the fame, how he eliminates people from his life who would hold him back, and why he approaches every role as if it might be his last.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

Sometimes it seems like John Travolta doesn’t realize he’s John Travolta [3:16]

John learned from his family that performance mattered, not fame or money [4:41]

John and Tom discuss why chasing money for its own sake doesn’t work [7:03]

John never expects his projects to be commercially viable or culturally important [8:55]

John says Robert DeNiro gave him permission to go the distance as an actor [12:12]

John describes the deep need to be valuable to other people [13:52]

John credits his family with instilling his sense of professionalism and purpose [15:30]

John describes his connection to creativity and his impatience with cynicism [16:35]

John talks about how to deal with harmful people that you can’t eliminate from your life [19:32]

John explains why he dropped out of high school at 16 to pursue acting [23:09]

John says the only swagger he had as a child was that he liked to dress well [25:32]

Very few of the characters John has played are similar to him [28:29]

John defines empathy and responsibility as the core of his personality [29:50]

John takes no credit for his kids, but advocates tolerance and patience [32:36]

John details the exact circumstances when he stops being tolerant and empathetic [35:43]

You should never play someone else’s game [38:21]

John explains how he overcomes challenges and setbacks by treating life as art [40:03]

John talks about his earliest influences and how obsessed he was with them [43:17]

John strongly advocates having multiple passions [47:49]

Most of the things John has achieved he never would have imagined doing [50:05]

John doesn’t think very much about legacy [51:45]

John shares the impact he would like to have on the world [56:12]

 

QUOTES:

 

“I always behave as though my performance that I’m doing is not only the best role I’ve ever had, but maybe the last role.”  [8:23]

“Cynicism is valueless in my book. I have no time for it.” [18:40

“You have to get rid of the people who don’t want to play the same game you do.” [19:27]

“There’s nothing worse than failing on somebody else’s idea.” [39:29]

 

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Dec 10, 2019
Jason McKeown and Michael Breus Explain How to Get the Best Rest | Health Theory
49:11

Most people now know that getting good sleep is essential for healing, top performance, and mental health. But there are too many false ideas floating around about sleep. The old advice to just get eight hours of sleep doesn’t work for everyone. On this episode of Health Theory with Tom Bilyeu, guests Michael Breus (the Sleep Doctor) and Jason McKeown detail exactly how you can sleep more efficiently, understand your own chronotype, and develop a routine for getting ready for the best possible sleep.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

 

What can we do to be more efficient with our sleep? [1:11]

What are the four stages of sleep, and what’s going on in each stage? [2:54]

Michael explains why sleep consistency is so important [4:31]

Jason asks why the human body needs sleep at all [5:12]

The amount of sleep a person needs is mostly genetic [6:51]

Michael details an experiment everyone can do to find out how much sleep they need [8:02]

Michael tells the story of the client he couldn’t help [9:52]

Most people go through all four chronotypes over their lifetime [12:00]

Michael explains why most people’s chronotype changes as they age [14:08]

Jason describes how the brain recovers during sleep [14:53]

Michael explains why pharmaceutically induced sleep is harmful [17:52]

Jason talks about why it makes sense to treat the brain with electricity [19:15]

Jason explains how he gets ready for sleep [23:49]

Michael describes his exact routine for getting ready for optimal sleep [25:06]

Michael explains why blue light matters and what it does [25:43]

Michael advocates cognitive behavioral therapy to help with sleep [27:!6]

Most people have something else going wrong if they aren’t sleeping [30:34]

Getting poor sleep definitely leads to dementia and chronic illness [31:31]

Tom and Jason discuss finding the exact optimal amount of sleep [32:26]

Jason points out that how harmful it can be to miss even one hour of sleep [38:00]

Michael explains that we are at the mere beginning of learning about sleep [39:03]

Michael details how to use cannabis to help with sleep [40:55]

What one thing should people change to improve their sleep? [43:33]

 

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Dec 05, 2019
#150 Marisa Peer on What Everyone Who is Too Self-Critical Needs to Know | Impact Theory
47:53

Famed hypnotherapist Marisa Peer, named the Best British Therapist by Men’s Health Magazine, has devoted her life to helping people resolve childhood trauma, find love, and lead healthier lives. Her primary insight is that the mind does what you tell it to, but most people do not understand how to talk effectively with their own minds. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Marisa Peer explains exactly how to transform your negative self-talk, details the process by which you can come to the full realization that you are enough, and explains how to deal with the primary impediments to personal growth.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Marisa tells the story of what led her to hypnotherapy [2:18]

Marisa explains how hypnotherapy shuts down the critical part of the brain [4:18]

Marisa explains why you need to use language that is powerful and absolutely up to date [6:52]

What is the difference between repetition and hypnosis? [9:35]

Marisa describes the process of finding the imprint that causes your negative self-talk [11:43]

What are the limits to the fact that your mind does what you tell it to? [16:52]

Marisa describes the “You are Enough” movement [20:56]

Marisa explains how starting with “I am enough” changes people’s self-talk [22:46]

Marisa and Tom discuss why people sometimes are not willing to change [25:33]

Marisa discusses how she dealt with cancer [32:36]

Marisa shares the impact she wants to have on the world [38:54]

 

QUOTES:

 

“If you understand the mind, it does what you tell it. That’s it’s job. If you tell it better stuff, you have an amazing life. If you tell it mediocre stuff, you have a mediocre life.” [6:39]

“The number one block is the fear of rejection. If I make it I might get rejected. If I find love they might leave. If I make all that money people won’t like me. So you’ve got to smash out of the ballpark the fear of rejection.” [19:56]

“If you make the choice to talk to yourself better, you can bounce back. You might as well use your mind as much as you possibly can to be well.” [37:55]

 

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Dec 03, 2019
#149 Ray Dalio on If Your Life Has Crashed, You Need to Listen to This | Impact Theory
01:11:02

Being one of the greatest investors in history, Ray Dalio could have easily retired into a life of ease, wealth and comfort. Instead, he has devoted his life to explaining the principles that made him successful. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Ray Dalio details precisely how to implement radical transparency, explains how to get past your ego barrier and your blind spots, and shares the secrets to having freedom and a life worth savoring while at the same time achieving crushing success.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Tom describes the effect Principles had on him [3:05]

You can’t always trust that you are right [4:34]

Ray describes the “two you’s” and how he gets out of his own way [6:34]

Ray and Tom discuss meditation [11:28]

Tom explains how he adopted the identity of the learner [14:34]

Ray describes the ego barrier and the blind spot barrier [17:03]

Ray explains the concept of “just another one of those” [20:04]

Ray details precisely how to avoid constantly making exceptions [25:14]

Ray explains how to implement radical transparency [26:47]

Ray details how to deal with a serious disagreement between two people [30:46]

Ray advocates that sometimes you just have to move on [33:01]

Ray explains why life almost always works the opposite of the way you think [36:45]

Ray talks about how if you want self-discovery you will find a way to get it [39:43]

Ray explains how to get the most out of every single minute [43:11]

Ray defines tough love and struggling well [44:31]

Ray talks about savoring life, freedom, and the life arc [49:00]

Tom and Ray discuss that you really can’t skip a phase in life [54:37]

Ray shares the impact he wants to have on the world [1:00:40]

 

QUOTES:

 

“Meditation is the biggest gift that I can give anyone. And I would say, more than anything, it is whatever reason for success I’ve had.” [8:37]

“You only have to know what the best things to do are. You don’t have to have them all come up from your head. And for God’s sake, don’t be overly opinionated! Just because you have that opinion, it doesn’t mean it’s true.” [11:08]

“I got into the habit that I suggest you get into, that other people get into. Whenever you’re in a situation where you’re making an important decision, just pause. And write down: what type of decision was it? And why did I make that decision that way? That’s writing down your principles. It’s kind of your recipe for success.” [23:28]

“If you worry, you don’t have to worry. And if you don’t worry, you have to worry.” [46:08]

 

FOLLOW RAY:

WEBSITE: principles.com

INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/37hc087

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TWITTER: https://bit.ly/2KwfcDh

 

BOOKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Principles https://amzn.to/32UawgF [2:35]

Nov 26, 2019
Conversations with Tom | Humble the Poet on Why You Need to Do Hard Things to Build Self-Respect
01:40:39

Welcome to another episode of Conversations with Tom, with guest Humble the Poet. On this episode, Tom and Humble go back and forth on truths and beliefs that anyone who wants to be successful at anything need to deeply internalize. They discuss the reality of taking risk, the way culture stacks on itself, how to buck the systems you disagree with, how to attain mastery at valuable skills, and how to make and save money. This is not a fluffy episode where they tell you what you want to hear. They go deep on their own fears and failures, and explain exactly how they turned their setbacks into success.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Humble describes his experience as an immigrant and his cultural history [1:16]

Humble discusses the difficulty and pay of being a teacher [3:14]

Humble doesn’t find value in complaining or even in venting [6:03]

What do you do when the world is way out of step with you? [7:22]

Humble talks about how culture stacked on itself in hip hop [9:05]

Humble describes his existential crisis when he realized he wanted to be an artist [11:06]

Tom and Humble discuss why they won’t “work their way up” in entertainment [12:39]

Tom and Humble discuss doing hard things to build self-respect [15:08]

Tom describes his fear of open water [19:09]

Humble explains how he avoided being a starving artist [22:54]

“The big strength I found was in admitting I f*cked up” [28:18]

Humble and Tom discuss taking risk and not quitting on your dreams [31:35]

Humble strongly stakes his claim that he is meant for hip hop [36:10]

Humble talks about getting a book published [41:48]

Humble describes exactly how he started to make money as an artist [45:00]

Tom and Humble discuss whether intelligence makes you happy [51:40]

Humble and Tom discuss the power of having a chip on your shoulder [56:43]

Humble and Tom discuss wanting to see other people win [1:05:09]

Tom advocates that money doesn’t change your self-image [1:11:27]

Humble advocates that the struggle to overcome fears never ends [1:14:23]

“True freedom exists only in discipline.” [1:18:55]

Humble describes his most important tattoos [1:25:17]

Humble discusses the power of unlearning things [1:26:35]

Tom and Humble advocate that it’s possible to be both content and ambitious [1:30:43]

 

FOLLOW Humble The Poet:

 

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Nov 21, 2019
#148 Neil deGrasse Tyson on How You Should Raise Your Kids | Impact Theory
58:34

He may be the world’s most famous astrophysicist, and he is best known for his ability to communicate complex scientific concepts. But on this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Neil deGrasse Tyson shows that his prodigious intellect can take on an incredibly wide range of topics. He shares his family history, his ideas about education and religion, and his beliefs about how we can get along better with those who are different from us. Along the way, he gives some brilliant and unusual parenting advice, describes the best way to deal with haters and microaggressions, and describes his process for learning new things.


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SHOW NOTES:

Neil reminisces about being named the world’s sexiest astrophysicist [3:21]

Neil remembers the best lessons his father taught him [5:00]

Neil advocates pluralism, celebrating differences instead of aggravating them [10:10]

Neil explains how to convert microaggressions into enthusiasm [13:26]

Neil discusses how his father taught him to be effective instead of being right [18:23]

Neil explains that he is driven by duty, not ambition [22:15]

Neil advocates that we create meaning in life, we don’t find it [27:49]

Neil shares some unique parenting advice [30:14]

Neil describes in great detail his process for learning new things [36:48]

Neil advocates the importance of seeking disconfirming evidence [43:23]

Neil wants you to learn what science is, and how it works [44:41]

Neil makes a surprising statement about the impact he wants to have [47:13]

 

QUOTES:

 

“It’s not enough to be right. You have to be effective.” [18 29]

“You have the power to create meaning in your life, rather than passively looking for it.” [28:32]

“I can tell you this. If Einstein were here, and we’re talking with Einstein, we could talk with him for hours and hours. And you know what question would never come out of our mouths? ‘What college did you go to?” [34:05]

 

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Nov 19, 2019
Da Rulk on How to Maximize Your Fitness Regimen | Health Theory
43:33

It’s not every trainer who gets to develop a fitness regimen for a god. But Da Rulk is literally the personal trainer for Thor (as in Chris Hemsworth) and is responsible for the creation of Raw Functional Training, a method used by first responders, elite military, and professional athletes. In this episode of Health Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Da Rulk explains his training methods, discusses the importance of mental strength, and goes into great detail on how to build yourself back up from any injury.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Rulk explains how to train adaptation by sequencing [1:22]

Rulk discusses where to start training if you can’t make it to the gym [5:08]

Rulk details the basic exercises everyone should do [6:46]

Rulk advocates the importance of building mental strength by knowing your purpose [8:55]

Rulk remembers his failures, when he broke mentally [10:44]

Rulk shares his story of building his mental strength after being bullied [11:38]

Rulk considers how much mental health matters for first responders [15:18]

Rulk explains how he simulates duress while training first responders [16:40]

Rulk describes how balance and movement patterns are linked to mental control [19:20]

Rulk shares the story of seeing his son get run over by a car, and his son’s recovery [21:09]

Rulk details exactly what he told his son while his son was recovering [23:42]

Rulk discusses building yourself back up from injury [26:43]

Rulk talks about his son’s resilience [28:44]

Rulk discusses why the pursuit of greatness requires purpose [30:40]

Rulk advocates humility and openness in training [33:01]

Rulk says that his family will watch what he does, not what he says [35:15]

Rulk shares the one thing he would have people do to improve their health [38:00]

 

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Nov 14, 2019
#147 Chris Colfer on Why You Need People Who Won't Coddle You | Impact Theory
50:18

Best known for his role in the smash hit television show Glee, but most devoted to his career as a writer of 15 books, Chris Colfer had a bucket list of goals at age 5. And unbelievably, he achieved everything on that bucket list as a writer and singer. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Chris Colfer talks about drive and ambition, the influence of a grandmother who always believed in him and yet was his harshest critic, and how he overcame bullying from his peers and doubt from an industry that told him he would never succeed.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Chris explains why he likes fantasy, comics and graphic novels so much [3:36]

Chris describes his childhood history of being bullied [4:35]

Chris talks about how his voice was what he was made fun of growing up [6:17]

Chris describes his drive and ambition [8:15]

Chris talks about how much he loved Harry Potter despite being dyslexic [11:06]

Chris explains that he does not identify as a victim of bullying any more [12:55]

Chris advocates that adolescence is the toughest time of life [15:53]

Chris describes how he dealt with people telling him he couldn’t succeed [17:39]

Chris and Tom discuss the parable of the ant and the grasshopper [20:55]

Chris talks about having a bucket list since the age of five [23:43]

Chris explains how his grandmother being his toughest critic helped him [25:56]

Tom and Chris discuss the difficulty of being a harsh critic [27:18]

Chris describes his battle for creative control of his movie [29:08]

Tom and Chris discuss being antifragile, and why we need negative experiences [32:16]

Chris talks about the pure joy of escapist fantasy, and stimulating imagination [35:28]

Chris advocates imagination and magic as creating something out of nothing [37:42]

Chris says he prefers writing to singing because he has terrible stage fright [39:21]

Chris and Tom discuss their struggles with singing and drawing [41:00]

Chris shares the impact he wants to have on the world [44:17]

 

QUOTES:

 

“I am so not a victim any more...that I get tired of being associated with someone who is bullied, because I don’t allow that to happen any more at all.” [14:54]

“I was very lucky because I had a grandmother who just believed in me to a fault...I think that is the greatest gift you can give a child, even if you don’t think that it is possible. And many years later my grandmother told me, ‘I can’t believe you got it all done!” [24:57]

“I want to make the real world, reality, just a little bit more bearable for people. I want to bring magic to peoples’ lives.”  [44:31]

 

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Nov 12, 2019
Conversations with Tom | Richard Dawkins on Why the Truth Matters More than Ever
40:12

Welcome to another episode of Conversations with Tom with guest Richard Dawkins, one of the leaders of a group of thinkers promoting rationality and the scientific method in an era where supernatural thinking appears to be gaining steam. In this episode, Dawkins describes the awe and wonder that scientific investigation can induce, discusses the history of time, and talks about how important it is to pursue the truth.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Richard explains why truth is evolutionarily important [0:37]

Richard advocates believing in evidence to avoid the echo chamber effect [1:36]

Why are some people attracted to mystical answers and supernatural nonsense? [3:41]

Is occasional self-delusion healthy? [4:53]

Richard talks about how astronomy and astrology both tap into awe, but only one is true [6:31]

Richard describes the motivation behind Outgrowing God [8:19]

Richard describes the wonders of natural life [9:44]

Richard shares his journey to becoming a scientist [12:38]

Richard debunks the idea of intelligent design [14:37]

Richard explains the history of life, and how recently human beings appeared [18:03]

Richard and Tom discuss cultural adaptation [20:10]

Richard strongly advocates investigating reality, and skeptical rationality [25:08]

Richard and Tom discuss mentalists, conjurors, and magicians [26:00]

Richard and Tom discuss whether a scientific worldview will lead to a more fulfilled life [29:55]

Richard advocates that we create the purpose in our life [32:42]

Richard and Tom discuss the biology of emotions, love and beauty [33:48]

Richard explains how we know that evolution is real [36:24]

 

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Nov 07, 2019
#146 Gabby Bernstein on Why You Need to Proactively Change Your Thought Patterns & Beliefs | Impact Theory
59:50

Acknowledged “spirit junkie” and best-selling author Gabrielle Bernstein has devoted her life to helping people unpack and overcome the deep trauma that leads to so many forms of chronic physical and mental illnesses. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Gabrielle Bernstein discusses faith, patience, meditation, therapy and addiction. Her compassion, wisdom and incredible drive shine through as she discusses how to overcome the addiction to judging the self and others, how to change your belief system, and how to develop a spiritual relationship of your own understanding.

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SHOW NOTES:

“How can I decide to stop feeling bad?” [3:33]

Gabrielle describes the point where your meditation stops working [5:29]

Gabrielle explains how her faith helped her deal with buried trauma [7:18]

The healing process begins by recognizing the real roots of the trauma [11:50]

Gabrielle describes the EMDR therapy process  [13:26]

Gabrielle explains the emotional freedom technique, or “tapping” [16:01]

Gabrielle advocates transcendental meditation and using a mantra [18:32]

How do you practice not believing your own judgments [22:55]

Gabrielle explains how judgment is an addiction [25:17]

Gabrielle shares her story of getting clean from addiction [26:48]

Gabrielle advocates developing a spiritual relationship of your own understanding [29:15]

Gabrielle and Tom discuss patience and faith [31:30]

Gabrielle and Tom discuss the benefits of meditation, relaxation and calm [41:59]

What’s wrong with the mindset that “if I don’t make it happen, it won’t happen” [45:56]

Gabrielle describes how the feeling of unworthiness holds us back [47:24]

Gabrielle explains how to choose new belief systems [49:41]

Gabrielle shares the impact she wants to have on the world [52:11]

 

QUOTES:

 

“Judging yourself is just another form of addiction.” [25:09]

“Once you start to develop a spiritual relationship of your own understanding, you’ll notice wild synchronicities in your life. You’ll notice invisible doors open for you.” [29:48]

“People really dwell in the belief system, particularly in America, that ‘if I don’t make it happen it’s not gonna happen’. So patience is the opposite of that, and is terrifying to that belief system.” [46:44]

 

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BOOKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

 

Super Attractor https://amzn.to/31RRKG9 [2:53]

Nov 05, 2019
Is the Carnivore Diet Even Better than the Ketogenic Diet? | Health Theory
38:20

Is the carnivore diet even better than the Keto diet or the Paleo diet? Health Theory always aims to explore every strategy that can improve your health. In this special episode of Health Theory, several leading functional health practitioners weigh the pros and cons of the carnivore diet, and compare it to several other popular diets. Paul Saladino, Ken Berry, Mike Mutzel, Will Cole and Mark Hyman explain how micronutrient-rich meat is, how to start eating a carnivore diet, what an “advanced” version of the carnivore diet looks like, and whether or not the supposed risks of the diet are overblown.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Paul Saladino details the evolutionary case for a carnivore diet [0:39]

Paul advocates that sudden access to nutrient-dense meat changed the human diet [3:08]

Ken Berry explains why the carnivore diet was better for him than keto [6:54]

Ken talks about eating a carnivore diet that doesn’t include chicken [8:24]

Paul gets into the nitty-gritty of how to maximize the carnivore diet [8:57]

Paul explains why he eats raw meat whenever possible [10:46]

Paul advocates eating liver and other organ meat [12:40]

Paul explains why some organ meat supplements might be good [15:47]

Paul describes the simplest version of the carnivore diet [16:19]

Paul then describes the “varsity” version of the carnivore diet [17:48]

Mike Mutzel explains why he is not terribly concerned about cholesterol [18:12]

The carnivore diet can be seen as just another elimination diet [19:48]

Ken explains why he does not worry that the carnivore diet will cause a heart attack [20:22]

Ken talks about why elevated cholesterol is not a significant risk factor [22:48]

Will Cole explains how a carnivore diet may be the ultimate elimination diet [24:00]

Will explains how bad bacteria can last much longer than anyone would expect [27:30]

Mark Hyman explains how the carnivore diet can help very sick people [28:13]

Mark claims that you can get by with a nose-to-tail carnivore diet, but it’s not ideal [31:00]

Will thinks that if you’re eating organ meat, the only nutrient you’ll miss is fiber [32:40]

People need to experiment with their own diets [34:27]

 

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Oct 31, 2019
#145 Tilman Fertitta on Cutting the B.S. and Explaining How To Succeed | Impact Theory
41:17

Multi-billionaire Tilman Fertitta, the world’s wealthiest restaurateur, built his empire from a single restaurant in Houston. Now he is the sole owner of Houston’s NBA franchise, the Rockets. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Tilman Fertitta cuts out the BS and gives you the real story on how to become successful in business. He describes his core philosophy and favorite “Tilmanisms”, advocates knowing what you are good at, and explains exactly why you need to be the best at whatever it is you do, no matter how humble your starting position is.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Tilman describes his mindset that you just have to keep punching [2:45]

“You’d be surprised what you can take, though.” [4:58]

Tilman explains that he doesn’t fear anything, but he worries about everything [5:52]

Tilman talks about how he constantly looks for mistakes and finds out what’s going on [7:03]

Tilman advocates that many people make the mistake of working for the wrong company [9:27]

Tilman tells his story of becoming an entrepreneur and learning to sell [10:58]

Tilman describes the details he looks for in a business deal [14:22]

Tilman advocates that you need to know what your God-given gifts are [15:06]

Tilman also says that there are certain things you need to learn that you aren’t good at [15:55]

Tilman explains how he teaches decision-making to his kids [17:55]

Tilman describes his core business philosophy [19:32]

Tilman explains how to find the five percent of things that are going wrong in a business [21:00]

Tilman advocates that you can always become the best at whatever you do [23:56]

Tilman strongly advocates using simple methods repeatedly to become successful [26:08]

Tilman talks about why he keeps going in business [28:46]

Tilman says that he does plan out each step in his business plan [29:26]

Tilman describes out-working people [31:43]

Tilman shares the impact he wants to have on the world [32:21]

 

QUOTES:

 

“When times are really bad, we forget they’re ever going to be good again. And when times are really good, we forget they’re ever going to be bad again.” [5:36]

“You gotta know what you know and what you don’t know.” [6:34]

“Whatever position you’re in, you want to be the bull...You can be the bull at any position you’re doing. And it’s just telling yourself, I’m going to do this better than anyone else. I don’t care what the job is. You be the bull at what you do.” [28:06]

 

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“Shut Up and Listen” https://amzn.to/2PbBDR1 [2:41]

Oct 29, 2019
Conversations with Tom | Ryan Holiday on How to Use Stillness to Achieve Greatness
02:13:15

Welcome to the third episode of Conversations with Tom, with guest Ryan Holiday. This episode again shows an unfiltered, unedited, free-wheeling conversation between two thinkers who discuss their grandest dreams, their deepest fears, and their own sometimes self-contradictory beliefs. Listen as Tom Bilyeu and Ryan Holiday riff on everything from a broken piece of an old tombstone to the Cuban Missile Crisis, and discuss ideas ranging from stoicism to profit maximization. Nothing is off-limits on Conversations with Tom, so enjoy the intellectual ride!

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Tom is concerned that he is violating the rule to only do one thing [1:23]

Tom and Ryan discuss going where the heart goes but also making a profit [4:13]

Tom and Ryan talk about Lance Armstrong and following your own principles [6:59]

“Do people I respect really get a lot out of the book?” [9:59]

What is the relationship between stillness and obsession? [11:12]

Ryan talks about the dangers of survivorship bias and only looking at who succeeds [15:11]

Tom riffs on the need to access dark side emotional energy [18:10]

Ryan talks about death [26:47]

Tom talks about potential immortality [32:26]

Ryan discusses the relationship between accepting death and accomplishing greatness [35:04]

Different situations call for solutions [39:05]

Ryan attempts to define perspective [41:58]

Tom talks about changing your brain chemistry to change what drives you [45:25]

“You can’t teach YOUR old dog new tricks.” [48:44]

Ryan and Tom discuss how to create momentum [50:22]

Ryan and Tom discuss how to reach your real potential [53:20]

How malleable are people? [59:29]

Nobody expected Tom to succeed [1:02:02]

Tom describes his fear that people turn off empowering messages if they smell BS [1:04:29]

Tom and Ryan ask how to balance big goals and personal relationships [1:08:29]

What is stillness and why does it matter? [1:17:46]

Ryan illustrates stillness with the story of the Cuban missile crisis [1:21:52]

Ryan explains how to cultivate stillness [1:31:23]

Ryan and Tom discuss going to therapy [1:34:00]

Tom talks about what he wishes he had gotten as a kid [1:37:56]

Tom talks about people he loves that seem absolutely stuck [1:43:38]

Progress depends on the irrational man [1:46:29]

Ryan discusses what he hopes people get from his book [1:50:02]

Tom asks how to step outside the limits of accepted beliefs [1:54:16]

Ryan discusses the connections between stillness, enlightenment and fulfillment [1:58:01]

Ryan and Tom discuss the dangers of new tech and social media [2:01:26]

Tom talks about his history with drugs and alcohol [2:06:00]

Ryan and Tom discuss meditation [2:09:08]

 

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Oct 24, 2019
#144 David Bayer on Shifting Into a Powerful Mindset at Any Time, in Any Situation | Impact Theory
51:17

The personal growth and self-help industry has done a great job of leading people to self-awareness. But being aware of limiting beliefs and actually knowing how to unwind them are two very different things. David Bayer has made it his life’s mission to help people actually unwind their limiting beliefs. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, David Bayer explains how to use visualization to figure out precisely what you really want, then breaks down the exact steps you need to take to get into a powerful, creative mindset in any situation.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

David asks how we can change the habitual methods of thinking that we are addicted to [2:35]

David describes how beliefs are formed and how beliefs trap people [3:48]

Tom and David discuss how to unwind limiting beliefs [6:40]

David advocates that what causes people to regress are thoughts that are simply untrue [11:35]

David advocates that all unbounded intelligence is all there is [15:11]

David and Tom discuss evolution, spirituality, and how to view the universe [17:59]

At any given time, you are only paying attention to what you believe [21:25]

David explains how to use visualization to figure out what you really want [22:16] 

David and Tom discuss how indecision and procrastination stop people [24:45]

David shares his story of overcoming addiction [26:36]

David describes his spiritual journey through meditation and breath-work [29:55]

David explains the practice necessary to constantly shift into a powerful mental state [33:57]

David describes the exact steps necessary to shift into a powerful state [36:56]

David shares the impact he wants to have on the world [38:55]

 

QUOTES:

 

“The fastest way for you to eradicate a limiting belief is to actually see the limiting belief as untrue. The moment that happens there is a reorganization in your brain. You can’t unsee it, once you see the lie is a lie.” [13:52]

“That which we tend to pay attention to is aligned with what we believe, and so that’s all we get.” [21:44]

“Most people know what they don’t want, but they don’t know what they do want.” [22:16]

 

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Oct 22, 2019
Dr. Will Cole on Tips for Better Holistic Health | Health Theory
43:58

Dr. Will Cole believes we are living through a crisis of chronic inflammation, and that it affects every aspect of physical and mental health. On this episode of Health Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Will Cole explains the wide range of issues that cause inflammation, from sugar and pesticides to mental baggage and past traumas. He also offers very concrete advice on how to figure out exactly where you are on the inflammation spectrum, improve your diet, and deal with self-sabotaging behavior.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Will describes excessive, chronic inflammation as the disease of modernity [1:40]

Will explains the difference between genetics and epi-genetics [3:23]

Will describes the most common causes of chronic inflammation, especially food [5:03]

Will describes the inflammation spectrum, and the 7 areas where inflammation occurs [6:46]

Tom talks about his low-grade anxiety, and Will shows his process for helping a client [8:03]

Will discusses how inflammation is showing up even in very young people [13:25]

Will talks about what to do when you are not resistant to sugar and carbs [16:13]

Will explains what makes a ketogenic diet beneficial [17:03]

Will describes self-sabotage, how baggage and trauma harms their diet [20:16]

“You can’t heal a body that you hate.” [22:16]

Will describes the science and the art of functional medicine [24:05]

Will explains why he migrated away from being vegan [26:04]

Will talks about the most common vegetarian mistakes [28:29]

Will and Tom discuss the carnivore diet, which Will is surprisingly supportive of [29:44]

Will explains how harmful bacteria can survive much longer than anyone would expect [33:11]

Tom and Will discuss whether a carnivore diet can provide all necessary nutrients [35:02]

Will describes the benefits of intermittent fasting [36:45]

Will advocates cutting sugar out, calling sugar a recreational drug [40:02]

 

FOLLOW Will Cole:

 

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Oct 17, 2019
#143 Simon Sinek on How to Motivate People, Transform Business, and Be a True Leader | Impact Theory
01:01:55

Simon Sinek achieved international fame with the TED Talk “How great leaders inspire action” and his first book “Start With Why.” Now he is expanding his discussion of leadership and delving into the question of what has gone so wrong for businesses and their leaders. In this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Simon Sinek goes deep into the subject of his newest work, “The Infinite Game.” He shares that most leaders don’t understand the infinite game they are in. Simon explains how our current business climate creates poor leaders, how to change that climate, and how to build the clarity and courage necessary to lead with an infinite mindset.


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SHOW NOTES:

 

Simon defines an infinite game and advocates leading with an infinite mindset [3:27]

Simon advocates prioritizing people over revenue and profits [5:29]

Simon explains why prioritizing employees ends up leading to higher profits [8:01]

Simon describes why psychological safe spaces are necessary [11:03]

Simon explains why you can’t incentivize performance [13:02]

Simon describes economic history and how businesses became less people-friendly [14:36]

Simon advocates that leadership is a lifestyle and that it ought to be ethical [22:01]

Simon describes the importance of a just cause and how it differs from your “why” [26:21]

Simon explains why we have poor leaders [29:28]

Simon explains how to become a good leader [31:03]

Simon describes his belief that good leaders need worthy rivals [33:10]

Simon advocates the willingness to make profound strategic shifts to advance [36:26]

Simon explains how to build the courage to play the infinite game [40:27]

Simon advocates exhibiting empathy towards whoever is closest to you [44:45]

Simon and Tom discuss finding the language to describe the infinite game [47:12]

Simon advocates being the leader you wish you had [49:09]

Simon shares the impact he wants his book to have [50:49]

 

QUOTES:

 

“I’m tired of CEO’s telling me that, ‘Millennials these days don’t stick around.’ Well why would they if you don’t offer them any kind of loyalty back?” [18:35]

“Business is an infinite game. And when you play with a finite mindset lots of people suffer, including the companies they themselves are trying to build!” [21:00]

“Be the leader you wish you had.” [49:16]

 

FOLLOW:

 

WEBSITE: simonsinek.com

INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/2omV0ew

FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/2nrOseS

TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2mNcoce

 

 

BOOKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

 

“Start with Why” https://amzn.to/2p9Ntk1 [2:39]

“The Infinite Game” https://amzn.to/2p7LgFE [2:39]

“Leaders Eat Last” https://amzn.to/2p8i6pR [2:39]

Oct 15, 2019
#142 Kute Blackson on How to Respond When Life Tests You | Impact Theory
58:42

Son of a charismatic miracle-worker, Kute Blackson could have inherited his father’s church. He could also have become the next Oprah Winfrey. But his intuition told him to find his own path. Now he devotes his life to helping other people find out who they really are, and experience true liberation. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Kute Blackson explains why we need to stop lying to ourselves, why truth is the most fundamental value, and how to reframe your negative feelings as gifts.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Kute explains how to get into a state of flow by getting out of your own way [2:58]

Kute believes that there is an intelligence beyond the mind that breathes through us [4:28]

Kute advocates that there is a level where we know everything [5:33]

Kute explains how to develop your gifts [8:31]

Kute describes liberation experiences [11:31]

Kute explains why it’s important to embrace death and realize that life is temporary [15:10]

Kute advocates that we keep ourselves stuck by lying to ourselves [22:35]

Kute describes how your negative feelings are gifts [24:05]

Kute shares the story of how he developed the courage to live his own life [26:19]

Sometimes the real challenges show up when you find your purpose [27:41]

Kute claims that life is actively trying to express itself through us [29:39]

Tom discusses intuition and empathy, poetry and logic [31:46]

Kute describes the process of unwinding the lies we tell ourselves [35:11]

Kute advocates giving everything you have to the moment [36:40]

Kute shares his story of how he turned down the best offer he ever got [41:15]

Kute shares the impact he wants to have on the world [48:02]

 

QUOTES:

 

“Who are you really? Are you this body? This body, every seven years, changes. Every seven years the cells change, they regenerate. So literally after seven years you have a totally different body. So are you just this body?” [18:00]

“If we want to be free we have to be willing to be ruthlessly, compassionately honest with ourselves.” [23:23]

“Many times we go to God or whatever we believe and we pray, ‘God help me!’ And God says, ‘Go tell the truth. Don’t come to me. Go tell the truth!” [23:36]

 

FOLLOW:

 

WEBSITE: kuteblackson.com

INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/2njmfqh

FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/1W4S3IW

TWITTER: https://bit.ly/2o0ywA2

 

 

BOOKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

 

“You Are the One” https://amzn.to/2o0KLN6 [2:32]

Oct 08, 2019
Sarah Wilson on Why You Should Quit Sugar, Appreciate Anxiety, and Experiment With Everything | Health Theory
48:33

Sarah Wilson is no stranger to staking out controversial positions. The bestselling author who started the “I Quit Sugar” movement is now taking on anxiety and mental health. In this episode of Health Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Sarah Wilson explains why you need to quit sugar immediately, how to deal with anxiety and depression, and why the best health tips for most people are simple and inexpensive.


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SHOW NOTES:

 

Sarah talks about anxiety and how to befriend it [2:10]

Sarah describes her experience with hashimoto’s disease [5:44]

Sarah explains how she found herself in a role that didn’t fit with her values [9:20]

Sarah shares her story of becoming suicidal [12:09]

Sarah describes how to frame mental issues as positive forces [14:20]

Sarah and Tom discuss the sinister side of anxiety [18:22]

Sarah explains that panic attacks only last 20 or 30 minutes [22:16]

Sarah advocates meditation [25:03]

Sarah describes somatic theory [28:44]

Sarah describes the work people need to do to deal with anxiety [30:23]

Sarah and Tom discuss gut health and its connection to brain health [34:30]

Sarah shares inexpensive, practical tips for physical and mental health [36:19]

Sarah and Tom discuss functional medicine and first principles [38:08]

Sarah explains how to practice focus and resilience [41:38]

Sarah advocates the one change people should make to impact their health [45:30]

 

FOLLOW Sarah Wilson:

 

WEBSITE: http://www.sarahwilson.com

INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/2oP77l2

FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/2oPRTfD

TWITTER: https://bit.ly/2n8VBR8

Oct 03, 2019
#141 Steve Aoki on How to Ditch Social Media Entirely | Impact Theory 
57:04

Monster producer, musician and label-owner Steve Aoki has not only achieved incredible success in the music industry, but has managed to constantly reinvent himself to stay just ahead of global trends. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Steve Aoki shares the secrets to lasting success, his own family story, and his advice for anyone who finds themselves feeling stuck, jaded or cynical.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Steve shares what keeps him going at age 40 [3:06]

Steve and Tom discuss the need to connect and make an impact [6:48]

Steve describes the compulsion to achieve greatness as positive [12:32]

Steve explains how he created the space to be free and to follow his passion [15:35]

Steve shares that he really appreciates his father’s tough love [20:29]

Steve talks about family and his hopes to have kids eventually [21:51]

Steve describes how he reinvents himself in music [23:37]

Steve explains how he connects with the people he works with [29:46]

Steve talks about cynicism and how he avoids it [32:19]

Steve shares his advice for people who have gotten jaded [34:42]

Steve explains how he deals with failure when it’s so common [37:42]

Steve and Tom share the impact they want to have on the world [40:36]

 

QUOTES:

 

“Anything can happen now. I really believe that. Things that were complete dream scenarios, like DJing in space, I really think that can possibly happen.” [29:19]

“Seventy percent of the things I want to do aren’t going to happen, even at my level. And it’s going to continue to be like that. But I’m going to always aim high.” [33:09]

“I wanna push myself on every level.” [14:14]

 

FOLLOW STEVE:

 

WEBSITE: www.steveaoki.com

INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/2mBO8cA

FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/2kzUmcb

TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2l3TRr2

 

 

BOOKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

 

Blue, the Color of Noise: https://amzn.to/2mAO3Wz [2:37] 

Oct 01, 2019
Conversations With Tom | Chase Jarvis on How to Become More Creative
01:55:01

Many people think of themselves as being uncreative, or “bad” at creative activities. Chase Jarvis argues not only that creativity is a practice, a habit and a muscle, but that creativity is biologically necessary and a requirement for joy. On this episode of Conversations with Tom, Chase Jarvis and Tom Bilyeu discuss everything from the purpose of life, to quantum physics, to the disturbing fact that which zipcode they grew up in determines so much of people’s life paths.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Tom and Chase discuss inflammatory posts and dark energy on the internet  [0:34]

Chase talks about creativity as a habit and a practice [5:40]

Chase claims that creativity is a biological necessity [8:35]

Tom and Chase discuss how people lose their creativity [11:49]

Chase clarifies that he promotes the simple awareness of creativity [16:43]

Chase wonders if love is a muscle like creativity is [18:14]

What is the no-BS answer to how to live a fulfilling life? [20:00]

Chase claims that much of our psychology is determined when we are kids [24:06]

Tom talks about desperately wanting to see other people win [29:40]

Chase advocates that unlocking creativity is the key to social transformation [34:05]

What is the purpose of life? [37:44]

Chase talks about the problems with being a type-A personality [40:15]

What is a more fulfilling life? [43:35]

Tom and Chase discuss intuition, awareness and knowing when to quit [46:22]

Tom and Chase discuss whether you need to base your ideas on biology [51:51]

Chase riffs on quantum physics and mysticism [57:41]

Chase describes the philosophy of science and degrees of falsehood [1:01:55]

Chase and Tom talk about how to build up culture [1:02:23]

Tom discusses ways to shut off parts of the brain and people can draw better [1:08:50]

Tom and Chase discuss the necessity of creating tons of bad content [1:13:33]

Chase talks about why being a bad writer was actually therapeutic [1:20:11]

“Is it working? Do I love it?” [1:24:34]

Tom puts forward the thesis that most people don’t really want anything [1:29:17]

Tom and Chase discuss how hard it is to hear the voice of intuition [1:32:17]

Tom advocates telling everyone what you are up to [1:38:22]

Chase and Tom discusses AI painting and photography [1:42:32]

Chase and Tom discuss how important it is to understand the mechanics of anything [1:47:49]

 

FOLLOW Chase Jarvis:

 

WEBSITE: www.chasejarvis.com

INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/2m6kbjZ

FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/2nBSUWE

TWITTER: https://bit.ly/2mp5Sb4

Sep 26, 2019
#140 Try These Mindset Hacks to Find Your Passion and Conquer Your Goals | Impact Theory
47:45

In the last year Impact Theory has brought you the world’s foremost mindset masters. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, watch as Lilly Singh, Marie Forleo, Trent Shelton, Jay Shetty, Wim Hof, and John Assaraf share their favorite mindset hacks and their best tips and stories. Learn how to control your emotions, change the way you feel, access happiness at any moment, and empower yourself in any situation.

 

This episode is brought to you by:

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Lilly Singh describes the process for finding what’s right for you [2:17]

Lilly says that your level of energy shows whether you’re on the right path [3:31]

Lilly explains how to deal with the anxiety that comes from leaving your comfort zone [4:42]

Lilly talks about taking ownership and efficiency [6:40]

Marie Forleo advocates simply deciding to change the way you feel [7:55]

Marie explains how to use gratitude to reframe your feelings [9:44]

Marie talks about how your energy comes through emails and other communications [10:51]

Trent Shelton advocates transparency because it creates connection [13:25]

Trent talks about what it means to unwrap your gifts [15:31]

Jay Shetty advocates opening yourself up to new role models and experiences [18:44]

Jay defines power from the perspective of a monk [22:36]

Wim Hof explains what happiness is and how to access it [25:30]

Wim talks about why he plays music [26:11]

Wim explains to what extent we can control our brainwaves [26:35]

Wim describes his four day retreat and how it changes people’s brains [28:21]

John Assaraf advocates using empowering language patterns [31:02]

John explains the relationship between emotions and feelings and how to control them [32:38]

 

QUOTES:

 

“The mindset is completely trainable.” [18:44]

“If I’m the problem, I am also the solution.” [7:48]

“Emotions and feelings aren’t positive or negative. They are empowering or dis-empowering to varying degrees if you don’t understand them.” [33:56]

 

FOLLOW IMPACT THEORY:

 

WEBSITE: www.impacttheory.com

INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/2lSvHjq

FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/2j102Jp

TWITTER: https://bit.ly/2lWLSfO

Sep 24, 2019
David Sinclair on the Secret to Aging in Reverse | Health Theory
52:13

Harvard professor David Sinclair believes that not only can we slow aging down, we can actually reverse it. On this episode of Health Theory with Tom Bilyeu, David Sinclair explains the three levels of aging, and what can be done on each level. He describes the lifestyle changes that slow aging down, the drug treatments that begin to stop aging, and experimental new procedures that may actually reverse aging once they are fully developed.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

David explains the information theory of aging [0:59]

David explains the difference between genes and the epigenome [2:17]

David describes the way that cell stress causes aging [5:20]

David explains what proteins are and how they work [6:40]

David recommends lifestyle changes to slow down or reverse aging [9:14]

David recommends stressing the system by consistent fasting [10:52]

David explains why we don’t live as long as whales [15:01]

David describes resetting the biological clock [16:16]

David explains how to tell when someone is going to die [18:47]

David explains why people are taking metformin [20:03]

David shares his regimen of exercise and metformin [24:18]

David advocates cold exposure [25:28]

David explains work he’s done to try to reset the aging clock [29:01]

David explains why you don’t want to turn the cellular clock back too far [31:37]

David describes the actual process of reversing aging in masses of cells [33:20]

David talks about some results with mice that appear to reverse aging [36:40]

David shares his father’s story of metformin and NMN use [38:10]

David explains the effects of resveratrol [39:07]

David describes the kinds of testing he advocates [43:13]

David shares the impact he wants to have on the world [45:44]

 

FOLLOW DAVID:

 

WEBSITE: www.lifespanbook.com

INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/2kPvLjF

FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/2mcAPiq

TWITTER: https://bit.ly/2lSh6Vc

Sep 19, 2019
#139 Molly Bloom on How to Reach True Fulfillment | Impact Theory
57:04

Molly Bloom, the exceptional woman behind Molly’s Game, ran the world’s most successful illegal poker game. And then it all came crashing down. It’s a fascinating story, but what is more amazing is her recovery from devastating failure. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Molly Bloom explains the importance of courage, character and integrity, how to recover from even the most brutal setbacks, and how to enjoy your life on the road to success.

 

This episode is sponsored by:

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SHOW NOTES:

Molly talks about being the underdog [3:40]

What is “constructive suffering?” [4:41]

Molly advocates perseverance as the primary value [6:48]

Molly explains how her father taught her to face fear [8:48]

Molly talks about how she might raise her kids [10:25]

Molly explains why she decided to hold on to her integrity at all costs [11:56]

Molly says that her come back from rock bottom is her most impressive accomplishment [15:04]

Molly describes the process to getting her story told through a movie [16:34]

Molly defines survival mode and explains how she used survival mode to succeed [19:54]

Molly explains the “rage to master” [26:05]

Molly talks about flexibility and self-awareness, and how it’s necessary to adapt [28:15]

Molly talks about her relationship with her father [31:02]

Molly describes the advantages of femininity [33:58]

No shortcuts [37:08]

Molly advocates being ok with uncomfortable feelings and emotions [39:01]

Molly claims that meditation will make you dangerous [40:26]

Molly describes mental training and character development [42:26]

Molly discusses the limitations of self-help and how she wants to overcome those limits [45:13]

Molly shares the impact she wants to have on the world [48:47]

 

QUOTES:

“Fear is the greatest thief of dreams and a fulfilling life.” [10:18]

“He sits back in his chair and he gives me this amused expression. And he’s like, “Well I’ll tell you one thing. I’ve never met someone so down on their luck and so full of themselves.” [19:14]

“You know inside when you’ve taken a shortcut. When you haven’t shown up 100%...No shortcuts. Ever. Every detail, you put your name on.”  [38:04]

“I was around some of the world’s most successful, wealthy, powerful people. I can count on this hand and half of this hand how many people were enjoying their life.” [44:25]

 

FOLLOW MOLLY:

INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/2lM3kna

TWITTER: https://bit.ly/2ktTfej

Sep 17, 2019
#138 Marie Forleo on Why Even Your Failures Are Just Opportunities to Learn | Impact Theory
58:15

Marie Forleo, author of “Everything is Figure-Outable”, is on a mission to help you succeed in life and in business. And that means showing everyone how to challenge their most deeply-held beliefs, and how to approach every situation as a learning opportunity. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Marie Forleo explains the relationship between action and clarity, how to tell the difference between fear and intuition, and why you always have to start before you’re ready.

 

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