The Tai Lopez Show

I am not really religious but it's the holiday season.

 

So I decided for today's Book Of The Day I would read the Bible, specifically the Book of Proverbs.

 

The wise man says in Proverbs 22:7, "...the borrower is the slave of the lender."

 

How true this is. 

 

Throughout history, the lender has always been the master over the borrower.

 

The average person in the USA is $225,238 in debt.

 

They owe $15,263 on their credit cards (at interest of around 14.95%), $147,591 on their house, $31,646 on student loans, and owe a staggering $30,738 on their car. 

 

You might be in debt too.

 

If you are in debt you have two choices. You can be like most people and blame capitalism or 'corporations.'

 

Or you can follow the old saying, "If you can't beat them, join them."

 

So become a lender. Start lending money yourself.

 

Start small.

 

Lending money will accomplish one main thing: make you sophisticated with money.

 

Nothing will make you more financially savvy then lending out a little money and losing it, then learning from your mistakes, and evolving into someone skilled in advanced financial principles.

 

Lending money will teach you:

 

1. How to read people and be discerning with money.

 

2. How to structure win-win negotiations.

 

3. How to draw up a promissory note.

 

4. How to calculate a loan repayment schedule.

 

5. How to deal with conflict from people that aren't paying you back.

 

Remember, if you want to thrive in life you have to become sophisticated with money. 

 

One of the reasons I went through the whole laborious Certified Financial Planner Program was to understand money at the deepest levels.

 

So start by lending out a $100 or $500.

 

Remember only lend out what you can afford to lose. 

 

I once lent a buddy $38,000 to renovate and flip a house. That was in 2007, right before the market dropped. I still haven't seen a penny back yet. 

 

But who cares? Gaining knowledge to me is more valuable than losing money here and there.

 

It's like anything in life, you will suck at first. But if you patiently commit to building the new skill of lending money you will get good over time - real good.

 

I don't recommend lending to family or close friends since there is always the chance of some long-term tension.

 

Lend to an acquaintance or a friend of a friend.

 

And do not just informally lend out the money. That won't teach you anything.

 

You probably have already done that in your life before. There is no real educational value from just pulling a $100 out of your pocket and giving it to a friend who is broke. 

 

Structure the deal formally so they have to pay you back on an exact lending schedule.

 

Go to Rocketlawyer.com and download a simple loan agreement.

 

Don't worry about charging interest. This is a training exercise not an attempt to become a bank or a loan shark.

 

The bonus to all this is that you will also be improving the world.

 

When I lived with the Amish I realized they have a secret weapon. Instead of only relying on big banks, they lend each other money at low interest. This allows young people who don't have much credit to get started running their own businesses.

 

Many Jewish, Lebanese, and Muslim communities do the same. It's genius.

 

By the way one of my favorite charities is Kiva.com where you can lend money to people in third world countries so they can start up their own business and rise out of poverty.

 

So stop being a servant. Become a master. I don't care if you are 18 or 85. Flip the tables on the conventional structure by becoming sophisticated with money.

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For today’s Book-Of-The-Day I’m talking about “Attached” by Amir Levine & Rachel Heller, and how you can use the science of human attachment to find love and form lasting relationships.

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From taking Elvis Presley on tour, to raising 1 million dollars in a day, Jerry Weintaub has done it all. He is one of the most dynamic, persuasive men there has ever been. In todays book of the day I go over how he became the man he is today. 

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If you could snap your fingers and instantly stop your aging problem, would you? In today's book of the day "The 50 Secrets To The World's Longest Living People" I look at this great book on reversing aging. You can buy this book from me here and get some special bonuses here http://bit.ly/1z4V2Ao

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This is one of the best books for getting anything you want, today I read "Total Recall" by Arnold Schwarzenegger. Get this book, my private bonus notes, and 'Smart Reading' here http://bit.ly/1sMbNnk

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Today I'm talking about the book "Trump: How To Get Rich." It has a cheesy name with some very powerful insights.  You can buy this book from me and get my new 6 video smart reading course, and some bonus video notes that I don't go over in this video here: http://bit.ly/1uUe1LK

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When I was seven years old I remember listening to some country western song on the radio and asking my mom, "Why do people always sing about love?"

(At that age, I would have rather listened to songs about video games instead of how some guy misses his ex-wife).

My mom answered, "Because love is important and complicated."

It turns out mom was right.

How we relate to other humans in love and friendship basically makes or breaks the quality of our life.

Jonathan Haidt, a social psychologist at New York University’s Stern School of Business at concluded:

"Conflicts in relationships - having an annoying office mate or roommate, or having chronic conflict with your spouse is one of the surest ways to reduce your happiness. You never adapt to interpersonal conflict. It damages every day, even days when you don't see the other person but ruminate about the conflict nonetheless."

That's why 25% of all the books I read are about social life: romance, love, friendship, and family.

Today's book of the day is "Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters" by Alan S. Miller and Satoshi Kanazawa

Yesterday I was talking about it on my Book-Of-The-Day TV show  check out at new episode everyday a 11:30 am PST on www.tailopez.com/tv) 


( I had to divide this into two emails so you will see part 2 tomorrow) 

This book will mesmerize you.

It's full of some of the most profound truths about life of any book I have read in years.

But first let me say:

"WARNING: THIS BOOK WILL BE TOO INTENSE FOR MOST PEOPLE!"

Don't email me complaining that I didn't warn you...

Just remember, if you read the book and still disagree, despite the mountain of evidence the authors have collected along with their appeal to plain common sense, then go ahead and leave me a comment stating your case. Just make sure you provide some real proof for your argument.



[make sure to check out my Book-Of-The-Day deal to get your own copy of “Why Beautiful People have More Daughters” and my own personal notes]...

The chapters are divided up into controversial subjects like:

-Why do beautiful parents have more daughters and wealthy parents have more sons?

-Why do men like blonde bombshells (and why do women want to look like them)?

-Why is beauty NOT in the eye of the beholder or merely skin deep?

-Why do girls of divorced parents experience puberty earlier than girls whose parents remain married?

-Why is prostitution the world’s oldest profession and pornography a billion dollar industry?

-Why are there virtually no polyandrous societies (where one woman is married to multiple husbands)?

-Why does having sons reduce the likelihood of divorce?

-Why might handsome men make bad husbands?

-Why are there so many deadbeat dads but so few deadbeat moms?

-Why are almost all violent criminals men?

-Why do politicians risk everything by having an affair (but only if they are male)?

-Why do men so often earn more money and attain higher status than women?

-Why are most neurosurgeons male and most kindergarten teachers female?

-Why are most suicide bombers Muslim?

-Why is ethnic conflict so persistent throughout the world?

-Why are single women more likely to travel abroad?

Now you might think you know the answers to these questions. But, I guarantee you this book will have you second guessing basically everything you have ever heard on life, love and how humans get along with each other.

Every time I dive into any books on evolutionary psychology I realize that literally 95% of what we have been taught about life is absolute nonsense. And what is being taught about love and human attraction is probably the subject most full of error.

I don’t know why the heck we never learn any of this in school.

It's a crime. But it’s understandable because most of what is written about love, friendship, romance and social life comes from a view of what people would LIKE to be true, NOT what is actually true. I think love is too painful a subject for most people. It’s "too true" for the average person.

Just like Jack Nicholson said in A Few Good Men, "You can't handle the truth!"

This book covers many of those "too true" subjects.
The authors say the problem starts because the standard social science model says we are a blank slate, that our behaviour is environmental and comes through socialization.

We have been taught that our personality is based on our environment and what we have learned from our parents, teachers and culture.

For example, you may have heard that society created the traditional male and female gender roles.

But the authors of this book quote a Cambridge University study that proves that baby boys stare more at mechanical toys and baby girls stare at toys with faces - even babies only 24 hours old.

They say:

"In summary, we have demonstrated that at 1 day old, human neonates (babies) demonstrate sexual dimorphism (differences) in both social and mechanical perception. Male infants show a stronger interest in mechanical objects, while female infants show a stronger interest in the face.”

In this image below you can see the results of a study where scientists put different toys out for male and female vervet monkeys. When they came back in the room the male monkeys were playing with the toy cars and the female monkeys were examining the dolls. 

“Psychology Today” concludes:

"It is becoming less and less likely that ‘gender socialization’ is the reason why boys and girls prefer different toys, and more and more likely that there are some genetic, hormonal, and other biological reasons for the observed sex differences in toy preference."

Society doesn't create, gender creates society. Now this book doesn't say that one gender is superior to another, just that they are intrinsically different.

And it gets deeper, this book challenges more than just gender roles.

The authors start by saying:

"Every time we fall in love, everytime we fight with our spouse, ever time we enjoy watching our favorite TV show, every time we get scared walking at night in bad neighborhoods where tough young men loiter, every time we get upset about the influx of immigrants in our country, every time we go to church, we are - in part - behaving as a human animal with its own unique evolved nature - human nature.

This means two things. First, our thoughts, our feelings, and behaviors are produced not only by our individual experiences and environment in our own lifetime, but also by what happened to our ancestors... Our human nature is the cumulative product of the experiences of our ancestors in the past, and it affects how we think, feel, and behave today.

Second, because human nature is universal - sometimes shared by all humans, sometimes only shared by members of our own sex - our thoughts, feelings, and behavior are shared, to a large extent, by all other humans beings on earth (or all other men or women).

Despite the seemingly large cultural differences in various societies, our daily experiences are essentially the same as those of people from Aberdeen, Bombay, and Cairo, to Xian, Yukon, and Zanzibar."


The authors are basically saying that much of our behavior doesn't come from free choice but is ingrained in us from birth.

Emotions like anger, rage, jealousy, racism, fear, depression, and envy are all part of the evolved human experience (of course it's important we learn to control some of these, but it's still important to know they are natural and there is nothing wrong with us for having them). 

This concept of instinct reminds me of what Steven Hawking says in "The Grand Design" about free will:

“Do people have free will? If we have free will, where in the evolutionary tree did it develop? Do blue-green algae or bacteria have free will, or is their behavior automatic and within the realm of scientific law? Is it only multicelled organisms that have free will, or only mammals?"

We might think that a chimpanzee is exercising free will when it chooses to chomp on a banana, or a cat when it rips up your sofa, but what about the roundworm called Caenorhabditis elegans—a simple creature made of only 959 cells?

It probably never thinks, “That was damn tasty bacteria I got to dine on back there,” yet it too has a definite preference in food and will either settle for an unattractive meal or go foraging for something better, depending on recent experience. Is that the exercise of free will?


Though we feel that we can choose what we do, our understanding of the molecular basis of biology shows that biological processes are governed by the laws of physics and chemistry and therefore are as determined as the orbits of the planets.

Recent experiments in neuroscience support the view that it is our physical brain, following the known laws of science, that determines our actions, and not some agency that exists outside those laws. For example, a study of patients undergoing awake brain surgery found that by electrically stimulating the appropriate regions of the brain, one could create in the patient the desire to move the hand, arm, or foot, or to move the lips and talk.

It is hard to imagine how free will can operate if our behavior is determined by physical law, so it seems that we are no more than biological machines and that free will is just an illusion."


You might not agree with Dr. Hawking. But I've learned that when super smart people disagree with me that I am better off reexamining my position versus instantly concluding they are wrong.

After all, Stephen Hawking may be the smartest person to have lived in the last 500 years (He is solving the worlds hardest physics problems while sitting paralyzed in a wheelchair for God's sakes).

But whether the universe has free choice or not is not the main point of today's article. We can argue about that another day.

When it comes to love we know that our desires are mostly hard - coded.

We have been falsely taught that beauty is only skin deep, or that what is considered attractive is different in different cultures.

Turns out beauty is not really in the eye of the beholder, cross culturally humans agree on what's attractive, from East Asians, Hispanics, Brazilians, Russians, the Ache of Paraguay, the Hiwi of Venezuela, Cruzans in Saint Croix, Chinese, Indian and English all alike.

For example, take this picture of Brad Pitt in Fight Club:
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and this picture of Danny Devito:

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and show it to any woman in ANY country, Tanzania, Nepal, Austria, or New Zealand and ask who is the most attractive.

Want to make a friendly wager on who they will all choose? You could go back in a time machine a thousand years and women in any country would still always prefer Brad Pitt over Danny Devito.

Some people get depressed thinking about life this way - that some people are born with much better genes.

But knowing the world has a natural order should make us excited. Because then we can know that all we have to do is line ourselves up with the laws of nature and we will be alright.

For example, when it comes to love it's a good thing that women are attracted to the looks of Brad Pitt over Danny Devito.

The fact that your great great grandma was picky about who she had kids with is the reason you are here today.

Choosy women are the whole reason humans have evolved so successfully! 

So the next time you get turned down for a date with someone you were really attracted to just think, "Thank God humans are so picky!" Easier said than done I know, haha...

And remember there is a good reason women find Brad Pitt attractive. This book says it’s not just some arbitrary thing. Brad has what's called "Bilateral Symmetry" - a fancy word for an attractive face.

Bilateral symmetry decreases with exposure to parasites, pathogens, toxins, genetic issues, and inbreeding.

The authors conclude: 

"Far from being merely in the eye of the beholder or skin-deep, beauty appears to be an indicator of genetic and developmental health and therefore of mate quality; beauty is a 'health certificate."

This is why all cultures must have similar standards of beauty.

Now you might say that it’s Hollywood or Cosmopolitan magazine that has been imposing their distorted version of beauty on the world.

That's a load of BS. Here is how we know it's wrong: research shows that newborn babies less than 7 days old prefer to look at beautiful faces.

Scientists found:

"Placed before photos of a fashion model and a plain-looking woman, a newborn will be drawn to the prettier face.

The finding undermines the theory that people develop an idea of attractiveness from the experience of mixing with different individuals.

Instead, it appears that everyone is born with a pre-programmed understanding of what makes a person attractive. Newborns were shown two images side by side, one showing an attractive face and the other a less attractive one.

The researchers say the infants spent more time looking at the attractive face than the less attractive one.

"Attractiveness is not simply in the eye of the beholder. It's in the eye of the infant right from the moment of birth, and possibly before birth," said Dr Alan Slater, a psychologist at Exeter.

You can show them pair after pair of faces that are matched for everything other than attractiveness.

This leads to the conclusion that babies are born with a very detailed representation of the human face.

It helps them to recognise familiar faces - particularly that of the mother - and it helps them in learning about the social world.

Newborns manage to do this despite their comparatively blurred vision."


This is just the tip of the iceberg. Patterns of human attraction are everywhere.

Men find women with a BMI (body mass index) of 18.5 most attractive.  This is a female ‘certificate' that signals health. If you are a woman that means you don’t want to be too skinny or too fat. You want to be on the low end of what’s classed ‘normal weight.’  You can calculate your BMI here.

It’s no coincidence this weight is also the weight that his healthiest for most women. It’s not just about impressing men.

Women find men with stronger jawlines more attractive (this is again a 'health certificate' that a man has passed the testosterone test).

And let me quote: "Women, on average, tend to be attracted to men who are taller than they are, display a high degree of facial symmetry, masculine facial dimorphism, and who have broad shoulders, a relatively narrow waist, and a V-shaped torso."

Again the good news is that for men working on creating your V-shaped torso by cutting your belly fat also translates into living longer as well as being attractive to women.

Some of this is not fair (like how tall you are or how pretty you were born), or even that fun to think about sometimes. But I think that life's answers begin by not being afraid of looking directly at the hard truths of life. In a way that's what today's book is all about.

The good news is that you can still have an amazing life even if you aren't born a supermodel or if you don't have the jawline of Tom Brady.

You should never for a second just give up and say "Oh well, life didn't deal me good cards." If you feel yourself feeling any self pity watch this amazing guy's video over and over 

I never want this article twisted into anything that makes people give up. This knowledge when used correctly should EMPOWER you - not discourage you.

We must use the truth about love as fuel for us to do the things that are in our power.

To stay healthy, to work out, to eat right, to learn more social skills, to become more interesting, to be more altruistic, and find a strong sense of life purpose - this is all within our control even if some thing’s aren’t.

As the great basketball coach John Wooden says, "Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming. The best competition I have is against myself to become better."

Now back to that strange question, why the heck do beautiful people have more daughters and rich parents more sons???

Studies show that when the parents have above average attractiveness the odds of having daughters increases by 36%.

Mother Nature works behind the scenes in a pretty powerful way.

Back in 1973, Dr. Robert Trivers published a ground breaking article in Science magazine. He came up with the the Trivers–Willard hypothesis which showed that even though humans generally have close to 50-50% male/female babies, under certain stressful circumstances that ratio will change - sometimes a lot.

In people groups living in poverty, let's say the Gypsies in Hungary or the Mukogodo of Kenya researchers found that those poor groups "had a female-biased sex ratio at birth, were more likely to abort a child after having had one or more daughters, nursed their daughters longer, and sent their daughters to school for longer."

So why would poor parents have more daughters and wealthier parents have more sons?

It’s because God/Universe/Nature is on our side and works to our advantage and sometimes having a different gender is more advantageous to a family.

Let's illustrate with a hypothetical situation where there are 2 families each with 2 children. The rich family has Bob and Mary. The poor family has John and Susie.

Rich Family:
Bob is 25 and not very attractive but his family has given him the best business education and let him work in the family business.

Mary is 25 and is successful financially but not very attractive.

Poor Family:

John is 25 and has no financial support from his family to get an education or start a business but he is super good looking.

Susie is 25 and doesn't have much money but is gorgeous.

Which out of these four will probably have the easiest time getting married.

If you guessed Bob and Susie you would be right. The ugly man from the rich family with money and resources and the pretty woman from the poor family.

What about the other two kids?

Well Mary has financial success but since not many potential husbands care much about a woman's bank balance she's at a disadvantage (just think of the billionaire Oprah Winfrey - teenage boys don't exactly have posters of her up on their wall).

John has good looks but most women don't only look for looks in a long term mate/husband so he's at a disadvantage.

The research doesn't say only rich and beautiful people get married. Of course regular people get married every day. The point is that over 10,000 generations of humans there is a general trend of some people having more advantages than others. Remember over long periods of time even a 5% difference in advantage can change the whole end result.

Dr. Robert Trivers correctly guessed that nature will give rich parents more sons because those parents would have extra money to invest in their sons to help them be successful enough to attract a high quality wife.

The generalized theory by Dr. Trivers and Williams accurately predicts that any parents with a trait advantageous for boys will give birth to more boys and parents with any trait advantageous for women in the parents will give birth to more daughters.

He also theorized that poorer parents would have an advantage by having more daughters because the daughters could make up for their parents lack of resources by using their beauty to find a high quality husband.

Money and beauty weren’t the only predictor of gender. Tall parents have more sons and small parents have more daughters since height is more of a mating advantage for boys than girls.

Over the last 30 years study after study has shown this gender birth rate difference to be the reality.

Nature and biology is alive.

Now as I read this book the main takeaway that I got was how amazing the human body really is.

It adapts so that we can thrive.

More importantly it continues to reinforce a principle that I think most people never understand about life.

There are patterns.

Take happiness from the pattern.

If you use them right, those patterns will change your life because you can organize them into your plan.

When I teach in my mentoring program I explain it this way.

If you want an amazing life with massive rewards like a passionate romance, a long healthy life, wealth and financial abundance, love and admiration from your peers, and happiness and fulfillment, then your best bet is to start by investing in a good plan for yourself.

The happiness you want is the end result. The end result comes from an effective strategy. A good strategy is controlled by your philosophy; you put your strategy into practice through goals; and goals comprise your PLAN.

It's all about the quality of your plan. This is what separates my bank account from Bill Gates. He had a better plan. He got a better end result than me because his strategy came from a stronger philosophy and this strategy was put into action with a solid plan. And that's why he has billions and I don't.

This article is about love, not business or money but the same principles apply.

Ask yourself, "Do I want to wander through life and just take whatever relationship I can get, or do I want an amazing well designed love life?" Because it's extremely easy to get trapped.

Jim Rohn says, "One day, early in my walk, my mentor said let me see your list of goals. I was a bit surprised as I didn't have a list of goals. Mr. Shoaff said, really? I can tell you right now that if you don't have list of goals, I can guess your bank account balance within a few hundred dollars and he did. I said you mean my bank balance would change if I had a list of goals? Earl said, drastically. That changed everything for me."

After that Jim decided to make a plan.

There are 3 plans you can have for your life:

1. You can follow some other persons plan

2. You can follow your own plan

3. You can follow Natures plan (or call it God or the Universe's plan):

Most people do #1 - they follow someone else's plan. That's why TV commercials exist. They slowly change your behavior until you are living your life to benefit someone elses plan.

Think about it:

- What's McDonald’s plan for you? To buy their burgers and give them your money.

- What's your boss and employer’s plan for you? To make THEM a lot of money!

- What's NBC and Warner Brothers’ plan for you? To use your time and cash watching their TV shows and movies and buying from their advertisers.

- What's Drake and Rihanna's plan for you? To buy their music and make them rich or famous.

-What's your credit cards’ plan for you? To keep you in debt and paying them interest!

-What's American Apparel’s plan for you? To make sure you think of wearing the most fashionable clothes and buying from them.

I'm not saying these are bad people or corporations but I am saying that if you are not careful, other people who don't have your best interests at heart will run your life for their benefit and not yours.

This '"Follow some other person's plan" is the default. If you haven't consciously made a better plan for your life I can almost guarantee you are already living out someone else's plan.  

I consider this the worst way to live life. I have been caught in it myself and every time I remember it I get angry at myself for having wasted years that I will never get back.

Some people figure out that the #1 "Other person's plan" plan sucks and they evolve to #2 and follow their own plan.

This sounds like a great strategy at first and it's usually better than following someone else. But if you look closer you will realize it's not a big improvement over plan #1.

Why? Well can we be so cocky to think that we can, on our own, go out and figure out the world? This world is a pretty complex place. Doctors spend their whole lifetime just trying to understand the heart or the lungs. Engineers spend their whole life trying to make one specific type of airplane engine.

Will you or I be able to master all areas of life on our own? Has your past proven you to be a genius planner? Be honest.

Or are you like me and see that even my best laid plans often turned out to be idiotic in hindsight and that by the time I learn by experience I will be too old to enjoy the fruit of my wisdom.

Like the Dutch proverb says, “Too soon old, too late smart.”

Can you and I make 7 billion people and all the forces of nature bend to our own wishes and plan? It's one thing to make our own plan, it's another thing to get other's to play along.

I mean I would love if I could just make a plan "The world should just deposit a billion dollars tomorrow into Tai Lopez's bank account." I actually love that plan. The problem is that no one else likes that idea. I haven't found anyone yet who would willingly just take money out of their account and wire it to me for no reason.

Sounds obvious yet millions of people live with an ego centric mentality that says "I think the world should treat me a certain way". This is the "entitled" plan and it's a recipe for disaster.

The natural state of most people is to be childlike and egocentric. Psychologists call this “the theory of the mind” which means that when we are young and immature we have a hard time understanding that anything outside of our own thoughts exists. Kids under five really think they are the center of the Universe (so do some adults I know). Unfortunately most of us never fully get this out of our lives. We grow up and stay egocentric instead of becoming an observer of truth.

I think we should see ourselves like birdwatchers. We take our binoculars and we go out and see what's happening. We make ourselves quiet and less the center of attraction so we can observe clearly what is out there happening in the trees.

So if #1 and #2 plans don't work then that leaves us with what I consider the only good plan:

#3 - following Nature/God/Universe's plan. This is the non- egocentric way of the observer.

This is not a religious or spiritual point I am making. That's why I used the word Nature, God, or the Universe. Take your choice on the word you use. I don't want to get distracted now with theology or philosophy.

Joel Salatin used to tell me, "Tai, Nature always laughs last."

He meant that in the end, despite our best laid intentions, there is something more powerful than us at work. And as the old saying goes, "If you can't beat em, then join em."

And that’s just like in this book. We might not think it's fair that women are rewarded for their beauty, or that men are rewarded for their success in business, since not all women are born beautiful nor are  all men born with the ability to do well financially, but nature has set up something that we must respect and learn from.

I think of life like a giant rolling ball and you have two choices on how to deal with that ball. You can run in front of the ball out on your own, but inevitably you will stumble and that huge ball will run you over and crush you to dust.

Or you can jump inside the ball and run along with it and be safe inside.

If you can set up the 4 main areas of your life, Health, Wealth, Love, and Higher Purpose INSIDE this ball of Nature/God/Universes plan you will not only survive but you will be happy and thrive along the way.

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Maybe you are wondering what I mean practically.

Well for example, if you want to be physically healthy do not impose your own made up plan on your diet. Don't say, "Well I like eating meat therefore meat must be good for me." or "I don't like the thought of eating meat so I will pretend that eating meat is bad for me."

No, go out and see what Nature set you up to eat without any judgement or bias on your part.

Jim Rohn talks about his father who lived a long, healthy life. He said he asked his Dad one night what his secret to health was. His dad said "I eat an apple every night before bed."

That was a simple plan that lines up with what research tells us about fruit and how Nature built the human body. Jim says imagine what would have happened if his dad had had his own egocentric plan and had changed one word of that sentence to "I eat a candy bar every night before bed."  That one change in the plan would have probably cut his life short by a decade.

The observer of God/Nature/Universe humbly accepts the diet plan with the apple not the candy bar. The immature egocentric person decides they like the taste of the candy bar more and ignores natural law and pays for it with an early death.

Sounds obvious in the case of an apple versus a candy bar but I challenge you to examine your life. Can you think of anything that you are doing that is ignoring the obvious Natural Laws of life?

If you want to make a lot of money do not think, "Well I think it's unfair that the top 1% have more money than me." Instead go out and figure out how the 1% think and what they do differently than you and line up your money making attempts with the Universe's plan for financial prosperity.

If you want to date or marry someone amazing don't be egocentric and say, "Well I'm a great catch, I deserve the best." That might be what your mom thinks about you, but guess what, the world is full of people who don't take your mom's advice.

So if you want to find love and romance with an amazing person than follow the Universe's plan - like attracts like. Go become amazing yourself and slowly but surely amazing people will start popping up all around you. People often ask me how I have been able to attract high level mentors. It’s because interesting people want to be around interesting people. As I improve myself by reading more and learning more and doing more I find that higher level people seek out my company.

If you want to be happy and feel fulfilled each day you can't just decide, "I deserve to be happy."

Nature, God, and the Universe don't play by those rules. They play by the rules of "To get what you want you have to deserve what you want."

If you feel depressed and unhappy that's usually Nature telling you that you are living out a pretty crappy life and that you should make a change. So go out and quit the job you hate or get out of the horrible relationship you are in.

This sounds tough. It is tough. But if there is one thing that's obvious, this world can be a pretty tough place. It's meant to be hard. To quote Tom Hanks, "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great."

Remember, take comfort in the fact that it's a little challenging to live a good life. Remember that there is a set plan for love and human attraction. You don't have to try to invent the formula for love and romance. It's been ingrained in your very DNA. You just have to read the obvious signs and go out and find the blueprint, the treasure map.

It's a big world, a big rolling wheel, we can't change it easily.

We can take out some of the unfairness. Somethings like racism, which is a byproduct of our fear of risk, can be eradicated with education, thank God.

But some things that are not so cut and dry will never disappear and honestly don't need to. We don't need to change some natural things, WE need to change ourselves.

It's ok that the man or women you love or want to fall in love with is attracted to healthy people like Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie. We don't need to change that. You and I need to just get better at exercising and eating right.

This book of the day I hope will be part of your search for #3 God/Nature/Universes plan.

It's the reason I read so much. That's why I want you to start reading more and find more and better mentors. That's a sign you are being humble. The world rewards the humble. This is what I think the saying means, "Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth."

Go out and become a seeker. Discover truth that's both easy to handle and that's hard to accept (like some of the concepts in this book).

When it comes to love, family, friendships and your whole social life the reward is high so expect a little challenge along the way.

Stay tuned tomorrow for part 2 of this email, I couldn't fit it all in one email - it was too long haha. 
Stay strong,
Tai

P.S. I got asked to do my free online seminar again so I'm doing it @ 12 pm PST on "How to get One Million People to Pay Attention to Your Idea: The New Rules of Marketing" >>CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP>>

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In todays book of the day I read the Lessons of History By Will and Ariel Durant. You can buy this book from me, and get into my private mentor program, my new smart reading course, and my in depth bonus book notes here: http://bit.ly/1qTIvSx

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You must innovate if you want to change your life, your bank account, and the world.

 

Innovation is easier said than done.

 

In “Zero To One” the author, Peter Thiel, opens by saying that if you are merely following and 100% mimicking other people, you will always be one step behind. You can sign up for my VIP Club and get the book here http://bit.ly/1GvRE5B

 

Thiel says, "Every moment in business happens only once. The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. And the next Mark Zuckerberg won’t create a social network. If you are copying these guys, you aren’t learning from them.”

 

The key (as I talked about on my live TV show - tune in at 11:30am daily on TaiLopez.com) is knowing the exact balance between brand new innovation and not falling prey to "Nudist Buddhist Syndrome."

 

"Nudist Buddhist" is what one of my mentors, Allan Nation, says is the law of innovation. He told me, “You can be a nudist and people won’t think you’re super weird, because it’s just one thing weird about you. And you can be a Buddhist and people will give you a pass cause that’s only one weird thing about you. But you can’t be a nudist Buddhist. That’s too weird.”

 

So for me, it’s not just blind innovation. I don’t want to come up with the solution on how to do underwater basket weaving.

 

There’s no demand.

 

It’s too weird.

 

It’s too "Nudist Buddhist."

 

Where you want to be is that happy medium where people feel like, “Wow, this is insightful, this is something I’ve never heard before.”

 

But yet their conservative, pragmatic, risk-averse side says, “Yes, I’m willing to take a chance on this new product.”

 

How can you actually do this? Well in your career and in business, Peter Thiel says:

 

“Start small and monopolize. Every startup is small at the start. Every monopoly dominates a large share of its market. Therefore, every startup should start with a very small market. Always err on the side of starting too small. The reason is simple: it’s easier to dominate a small market than a large one. If you think your initial market might be too big, it almost certainly is.”

 

Peter Thiel is exactly right.

 

Think about it.

 

Facebook was able to beat out the 800 lb gorilla Myspace by starting out by always erring on the side of being too small. At first Facebook was just Mark Zuckerberg in his room and his first customers were his roommates. And then he moved on to just dominating and monopolizing his one university. And once he conquered that he moved on to the next stage, which was conquering and expanding his monopoly to all universities.

 

It wasn’t until he had conquered this step-by-step that he then went on to acquire over a billion customers.

 

Not many people can say their business hit a million customers.

 

Zuckerberg was able to say he reached a billion.

 

You may not want to be a billionaire, but there’s a lesson to be learned.

 

Go "straight to the top" in what you learn.

 

Remember, the main principle that Peter Thiel believes in is that whatever your idea is,  just shrink it down.

 

In one of my VIP coaching calls I talked about the book “Switch” by Chip and Dan Heath where they discussed the need to shrink a problem.

 

If your goal is to make a million dollars a day, think about it more like you need to make $80K per month. Since even that still seems like a big problem, then shrink that down so you only need to make $2-3K a day.

 

That’s a realistic goal.

 

Err on the small side like Zuckerberg and eventually you can have market share and change the world.

 

When you do this your bank account will never look the same, and neither will the impact that you have on the world.

 

Stay Strong,

 

Tai

 

P.S.  If you want to learn how to get people to pay attention to your big idea, don't miss my free online seminar @ 12 pm PST 

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People say that to be happy you have to be unselfish.

 

But are they right?

 

Because we all know selfish and greedy people, who seem to have it all.

 

We have all been betrayed by someone who went on to live a seemingly perfect life.

 

Who went on with seemingly no consequences...

 

So there has to be something more to this - a more elegant explanation

of the conflicts of life.

 

A root explation of our selfishness... Of our altruism...

 

About our DNA and "Nature vs. Nurture..."

 

In today’s Book-Of-The-Day, “The Selfish Gene” by Richard Dawkins, we

examine this question of whether we are born greedy and 'evil' or if

we only learn it from our environment. You can buy it from me here http://bit.ly/16gFhPR plus get a bunch of other bonuses for free.

 

I consider this to be one of the 5 most important books that every

human should read.

 

Yesterday I was talking about it on my Book-Of-The-Day TV show (check

out a new episode everyday at 11:30 am PST on www.tailopez.com/tv) 

 

One million people have read "The Selfish Gene" since Dawkins first

wrote it in 1976.

 

He had a noble goal in writing it.

 

He explained, “My purpose is to examine the biology of selfishness and

altruism. Apart from its academic interest, the human importance of

this subject is obvious. It touches every aspect of our social lives,

our loving and hating, fighting and cooperating, giving and stealing,

our greed and our generosity.”

 

Dawkins was right. The question of selfishness vs. unselfishness is at

the core of every major decision you will ever make.

 

Who to marry. Who to make friends with. Who to protect. Who to ignore.

 

Get this question wrong and you will get your life wrong.

 

Most people approach the question all wrong.

 

Whether it’s people who believe in religion or atheists, the confusion

knows no boundaries between the sacred and the secular.

 

So what did the scientist Dawkins discover and explain in this book?

 

[make sure to check out my Book-Of-The-Day deal to get your own copy

of “The Selfish Gene” and my own personal notes]... http://bit.ly/16gFhPR

 

1. Although selfishness is our natural inclination, we are not always destined to follow it:

 

“Our genes may instruct us to be selfish, but we are not necessarily

compelled to obey them all our lives. It may just be more difficult to

learn altruism than it would be if we were genetically programmed to

be altruistic. Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we

are born selfish. Let us understand what our own selfish genes are up

to, because we may then at least have the chance to upset their

designs, something that no other species has ever aspired to”

 

I like that Dawkins recognizes that you and I have the chance for some

level of enlightenment, however little it might be. We have some

mastery over our genes. We’re not doomed to take advantage of people

or to act in a more base manner.

 

No, you see it all around you.

 

Altruism.

 

And not just the kind of natural altruism that we have towards our

family, friends, and loved ones (which in a sense isn’t really charity

at all because of the possibility that we can be paid back).

 

You see people giving to people that have no chance to give back to them.

 

There is still hope.

 

2. The secret is to become a simulation machine, not just a

robotically programmed automaton:

 

Read the rest at TaiLopez.com

 

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Almost everyone thinks they’re an expert when it comes to food and diet.

In fact, we all know people that have crossed the line, and it’s almost become a religious conversation.

In today’s Book-Of-The-Day, “Diet Cults” by Matt Fitzgerald, we delve deep to try to find the truth.

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What is the diet that we should all be following?

I talked about this a few days ago on my new live Book-of-the-Day TV show that airs every day at 11:30am PST on TaiLopez.com.

When I was at Joel Salatin’s, it was fascinating. Thousands of people would come in from all around the world, each of them with their own opinion on diet -  whether they were Vegan, Paleo, Low-Carb or Atkins.

And most of them came there extremely confident in their beliefs.

The interesting thing about a farm is that you’re so close to the earth that you actually get insight on biological processes that the average city person never gets.

If you ask most people in the city how many grams of protein, sugar, or carbohydrates they should be getting every day, they have no idea.  

But a farmer knows exactly how much protein a one- week-old chicken should have, and how much they should be eating at six and eight weeks as well.

It becomes a science. And of course, you’re experimenting on the best testing ground possible (the livestock you’re raising, because there’s no placebo effect).

There is no one diet that works for everyone:

Adaptability is the hallmark of man as eater. For us, many diets are good while none is perfect.

We know this to be true. It would be an impossible environment for humans to live in without adaptability. The problem with something like the Paleo diet is that in Paleolithic times, not all people lived in the same part of the planet. Some people lived in rainforests, some lived in savannahs. Even though there is truth that there is a genetic predisposition that some foods are probably more nutrient dense than others, it’s not an absolute black and white fact.

"Scientists are discovering that the extreme responsiveness of gut flora to changes in diet are a major contributor to humans’ dietary adaptability."

You must search for disconfirming evidence:

“My friend Richard did a lot of reading on the science of veganism and came away believing that veganism was the correct way to eat. But this happened only after he had already given up animal foods. And, of course, he cherry-picked his sources, ignoring experts like Walter Willett at the Harvard School of Public Health and going straight to gurus like Caldwell Esselstyn, a man who could never get a job at the Harvard School of Public Health.”

You see, you have to disprove your own theory.

Because whether you’re Vegan, Paleo, Atkins or Macrobiotic, there’s evidence to the contrary of what you believe if you’re willing to open up your eyes and not see this as such a black and white conversation.

Agnostic healthy eating is the plan Fitzgerald recommends.

"I claim only that you will find agnostic healthy eating to be the easiest way to eat for maximum health if you’re turned off by diets that claim to be the One True Way."

Fitzgerald says that what we need to do is have an agnostic approach, meaning whatever works is what we should gravitate towards, instead of trying to be a part of a certain group and getting our identity from that group. 

So it's up to you to “ask, seek, and knock” for that diet that's adaptable to not only the environment in which you live (which is different if you live in the North Pole compared to if you live in Africa), but once you do this search, set up a series of experiments and do it at the same time with top experts and doctors.

Stay Strong,

Tai

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If you're not careful, the 25 cognitive biases of your brain will destroy your life.

As Friedrich Nietzsche says in today's Book-Of-The-Day "Man Alone With Himself"

"Many people are obstinate about the path once it's taken, few people about the destination."

 

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He means we are stubborn about the wrong thing.

Earlier today on my new TV show [Every day at 11:30am PST on TaiLopez.com] I talked about how stubbornness can be a powerful tool.

But the devil's in the details.

It depends on how you define stubbornness.

If you are stubborn about the methods you’re using you will usually lose your way - it will be fatal.

You should only be stubborn about one thing: Getting the end goal you wanted.

Everything else should be flexible - up for discussion.

I had someone in my family decide he was going to become a Fruitarian.

He ate bananas all day.

But he didn't set it up as an experiment.

The Fruitarian diet experiment became his god.

He became the servant of his brain and the cognitive biases called "commitment consistency & mis-weighting bias" that many great scientists and psychologists like Cialdini have written on.

He shouldn't have cared about which diet plan he adopted - only about which diet plan worked.

If you read the book "Diet Cults" you will see how millions of people blindly follow their diet cult: Vegan, Paleo, Macrobiotic, Atkins, Vegetarian, etc.

But who cares about the diet??

You should only care about looking in the mirror and being lean and healthy.

That's all the matters.

If eating cardboard accomplished that, then eat cardboard.

People love to elevate the experiment into the goal.

The experiment is never the goal.

My Fruitarian relative forgot to look in the mirror to see his muscle mass and health deteriorating before his eyes.

He forgot to listen to the doctor that said that every Fruitarian he had ever met and treated in his clinic had always had serious health problems.

You should never love the path.

Love the results.
 

You see this bias in business too. You see business owners with a goal to make net profit.
 

But they try to use their intuition and immediately decide upon the product and strategy to get them the net profit.

They guess. And stick to their first guess - even when it's losing money.

Brandon Routh, who played Superman in the big Warner Brothers movie, was at my house yesterday. He told me about a friend who moved to Hollywood to get in the entertainment business.

He had no acting potential.

But he wanted to act. He was stubborn about his imaginary acting skills.

He could have been a great writer or producer. But he was so intent on the one path/experiment of acting that he ended up with nothing.

Just a nasty Pareto inefficiency.

A lose-lose situation.

No acting. And no writing or producing.

That's most people's life. One nothing after another.

You might have noticed this tendency in your love life.

You dated someone with the goal of living happily ever after - finding your soul mate.

But then you realized, "Hey, this person I'm dating, I don't think there is anything long term here."

But you stay committed to the relationship anyway (and kick yourself for it later).

Don't be that person. The one trapped in the cycle.

Life's too short for deadly mistakes.

The simplest way to overcome the biases is to always ask yourself 2 questions:

1. "What's my end goal?"

2. "Is this current experiment getting me efficiently towards that end goal?"

If the answer is "No", ditch the experiment (NOT the goal).

Just iterate and modify the experiment slightly.

At first this will seem like it's too slow of a strategy. It's not.

Like Munger says: "Spend each day trying to be a little wiser than you were when you woke up. Discharge your duties faithfully and well. Step by step you get ahead, but not necessarily in fast spurts. But you build discipline by preparing for fast spurts. Slug it out one inch at a time, day by day. At the end of the day – if you live long enough – most people get what they deserve."

Stay Strong
Tai

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In today's Book-Of-The-Day we look at "Where Good Ideas Come From" by Steven Johnson. If you want to buy this book and get the 'Smart Reading Course', the ‘67 Steps Video Series', and Tai’s personal book notes check it out here http://bit.ly/1yx4Is6

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There may be no better skill to possess in the world than the ability to come up with good ideas. Think about it. The reward for good ideas is massive.

Mark Zuckerberg definitely knows the value of a great idea.

For him it’s roughly $33.3 billion dollars.
 

Now, you might not need a billion dollars.

But according to Daniel Kahneman and his research, you definitely need at least $75,000 a year.

Good ideas have the potential to change your bank account.

Good ideas also have the potential to change your health.
 

Tai’s dad caught scarlet fever when he was a baby, and doctors said he wouldn’t live past age 12.
 

He was a pretty sickly kid.
 

His life changed the day he picked up a magazine about weight lifting.
 

The article said "Forget everything you've heard, lift weights."

And he went from a sickly kid who should have died to Mr. Puerto Rico, Mr. Canada, and one of the first bodybuilders in the world.
 

You see at the root of every revolution is one idea.
 

In "Where Good Ideas Come From" one fascinating story was about the scientist that came up with a law that governs the rate of growth of animals, cities and ideas - it's called Kleiber’s law.

Kleiber's law is about something called "positive power scaling"

But why should that research matter to you?

Simple.
 

"A city that is ten times larger than its neighbor isn't ten times more innovative; it's seventeen times more innovative. A metropolis fifty times bigger than a town is 130 times more innovative than the town."

The pace of innovation and good ideas that are going to come out of your brain are directly related to the size of the pool of information that you’re drawing from.
 

The more books you read (an eclectic mix), the more masterminds you study, the more mentors and advisors you surround yourself with, the more exponential growth you'll experience.
 

If your only source of good ideas is one book in the last year, you’re like someone living in a small town.
 

Your “pool” to draw inspiration from is tiny.
 

BUT if you’ve read 50 books instead, according to Kleiber’s Law you wouldn't just get 50 times smarter, you would get 130 times smarter.

The more knowledge you absorb, the more great ideas you will come up with.

Stay smart.

 

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Today's book-of-the-day is "Folks, This Ain't Normal - A Farmer’s Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World" by Joel Salatin, if you want to order this book from me click here: http://bit.ly/12BAhE0

 

When I was still a teenager my mentor Joel Salatin used to tell me, "Tai, nature always laughs last."

 

For you to live the good life you're going to have to understand nature and biology.

 

I don't care if you live in a high-rise in Manhattan or one of the hundred million dollar condos I saw in London last month. The laws of nature still apply as much to you today as they did 10,000 years ago.

 

If you don't know who Joel is (besides the fact that he was my first mentor), he's a famous international speaker, who’s done two Ted talks, and has written 10 books. 

 

But most importantly, he's known for pioneering grass-fed beef and pastured eggs. His Virginia Polyface Farms has had everyone (from celebrities, presidents, even prime ministers) coming to learn from his wisdom.

 

I was actually just visiting Joel and his family for Thanksgiving last week and I recorded some special videos for you. 

 

Enable your images to see me interview Joel Salatin

 

The point of his book, “Folks,This Ain’t Normal” is simple. You and I in the modern world are so far removed from biological reality that 80% of the problems we face have nothing to do with flaws in us, per se, but more to do with flaws in the system.

 

It's like the Harvard professor Daniel Lieberman talks about in “The Story of the Human Body.” The quickest way to change your physical health (weight, waistline, etc.) is not to rely on willpower, but to change the system and environment in which you find yourself. 

 

So what is Joel saying is wrong with our system?

 

 

 

Why Unconventional Works

 

 

 

1. We grow our food with pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, antibiotics, and growth hormones:

 

"Our animals don't do drugs. Instead, we move them almost daily in a tightly choreographed ballet from pasture spot to pasture spot."

 

Joel figured out that you don't have to be locked into the conventional ways to grow food by using chemicals. For example, if you mimic natural systems with your beef cows by moving them around in rotated pastures not only do you get healthier cows but the fertility of the soil increases. That's a true Pareto efficiency.

 

 

2. We’ve become detached from our food and the land that grows our food:

 

"A farmer friend of mine told me recently about a busload of middle school children who came to his farm for a tour. The first two boys off the bus asked, 'Where is the salsa tree?' They thought they could go pick salsa, like apples and peaches. Oh my. What do they put on SAT tests to measure this? Does anybody care? How little can a person know about food and still make educated decisions about it? Is this knowledge going to change before they enter the voting booth? Now that's a scary thought."

 

The average child hardly even realizes eggs don't come from the grocery store. Or that Velveeta cheese doesn't come from a can.

 

The only true path to food security is to know where your food comes from - have a relationship with the farmer who grows your food.

 

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Today's book of the day is "Bounce". If you don't already own “Bounce”, this book is an absolute must have. I worked out a deal with the publisher so you can buy the book brand new directly from me. http://bit.ly/12q7Bgk

 

What most people forget is that life is not about the situation in which you find yourself.

 

It's about the level of "deep domain expertise" that you possess.

 

This is what the best scientific research shows.

 

In the modern world, you are surrounded by generalists.

 

Jack of all trades. 

 

Being a generalist won't get you far.

 

Stop being a generalist.

 

It's like Steve Martin says to people who want to break into show business: "Be so good they can't ignore you."

 

Only when you have deep domain expertise will you be so good that even the haters will be forced to stop and pay attention. 

 

If you remain a jack of all trades you'll stay ignored. 

 

In "Bounce", today's book-of-the-day, Matthew Syed talks about the myth of inborn talent.

 

I ran across this book several years ago and it's made its way to my top 150 books that I read over and over again at least once a year.

 

For Thanksgiving, I visited the Amish and Joel Salatin's farm in Virginia and I read "Bounce" again on the airplane and recorded a video for you out in the snow by the chickens and pigs.

 

This book will scare you. 

 

This book will inspire you.

 

It all depends how you perceive it's conclusions.

 

Here are some of the book's main points:

 

 

1. It takes reps and sets: “It is the quality and quantity of practice, not genes, that is driving progress."

 

Arnold Schwarzenegger talks about the same thing in his autobiography, “Total Recall”. It's all about reps and sets when it comes to weights. There are a few shortcuts but you still need sheer volume of practice to get good at anything.

 

And it's not just the body and weight lifting this applies to.

 

Ignore all the newfangled books that are being published about how you can bypass sheer volume of practice.

 

It's not really about shortcuts, tricks, and the genetics you were born with.

 

It's about practice.

 

 

2. Your passion quotient: “Every endeavor pursued with passion produces a successful outcome regardless of the result."

 

This was the motto of one of the expert coaches that the author interviewed.

 

At different times in your life, you probably grappled with big decisions: which major you should pursue in college, which diet plan you should follow, which career you should pursue, which person you should date...

 

And you might've been paralyzed because you were concerned about making the right or wrong decision.

 

But forget that obsolete, black-and-white type thinking.

 

This book lays out a completely new way to think about those type of decisions. 

 

What if the more important thing is rewiring the neural pathways of your brain?

 

The key factor is not whether one thing is right or wrong (it's mathematically impossible to know if one decision was better than the other unless you could live in two alternate, parallel universes and then look back at both decisions outcome).

 

The key, instead, is that when you do something, do it with intense passion, even if it turns out to be the "wrong" thing in the long run.

 

At least you will have been training your brain to do something with massive focus, energy, and passion.

 

You can always pivot and do something else later.

 

Whatever you do don't do things half-hearted because then you're training your brain to be a generalist.

 

As Samuel Johnson said, "The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken."

 

Live in a world where people struggle to really grab hold of anything and take ownership of it.

 

Warren Buffett was asked for his best career device and he said to do something with passion because: "The truth is, so few people really jump on their jobs, you really will stand out more than you think. You will get noticed if you really go for it.”

 

A. Know yourself. 

 

B. Select your industry and life's focus and don't deviate for a decade or more. 

 

C. Develop deep domain expertise.

 

D. Reap the harvest and cash in and enjoy the fruits of your labor.

 

Now, there are quite a few other fascinating points you need to know from this book, so I recorded a quick video for you to watch. 

 

If you don't already own “Bounce”, this book is an absolute must have. I worked out a deal with the publisher so you can buy the book brand new directly from me. 

 

Plus if you buy it from me, you get it for the same price as you would anywhere else (or cheaper) and I'm throwing in a whole bunch of free bonuses. So you're getting like $100 worth of value for just the price of the book. To order your brand new copy of "Bounce" now and get your free bonuses: http://bit.ly/12q7Bgk

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In today's books of the day I'm sharing 6 insights with you that I took from some of the toughest people in the world, the Navy Seals. I thought this book was so good that I went out and bought some that you can buy from me here http://bit.ly/1zJU6mJ

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I'm here in Palm Springs doing some work with my team and thought I would make a quick book of the day. I got asked if someone had a gun to my head and I was completely broke how I would make 1 million dollars? Here's my answer, "I would go out to a big market and I would take an idea that is working really well and bring it to a small market."

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Today's book of the day is A Few Lessons for Investors and Managers From Warren Buffett by Peter Bevelin. This is one of the best books on investing I have ever read.

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Have you ever asked yourself these questions: 

How smart am I and does it even matter? 

Do I need a high I.Q. to be rich? 

 

Today's Book of the Day is, “Successful Intelligence: How Practical and Creative Intelligence Determine Success in Life” by Robert Sternberg.

 

Sternberg hypothesizes that I.Q is not a fixed measurement, the way it has been misunderstood for years, and he gives us a lot of insight into how IQ is changeable. 

 

Can you answer these questions as a comment below?

 

1. What is a self defeating attitude that you have had towards your I.Q. or intelligence?

 

2. What is a negative expectation that others have put on you that you want to defy?

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Eating almond butter while reading a good Book-of-the-Day on a beautiful California morning.  The author of "Riveting" explains how you can make your message go viral (it takes real skill or you will be ignored and forgotten).

 

Jim Davies says you have to understand 6 things about the human brain to win friends and influence people: 

 

#1. We are interested in stories about humans... 

 

#2. We pay particular attention to things we hope or fear are true…

 

#3. We delight in finding patterns... 

 

#4. We are attracted to incongruity, apparent contradictions, novelty, and puzzles...

 

#5. The nature of our bodies—the nature of our eyes and other sense organs, affects what kinds of things draw us...

 

#6. We have certain psychological traits, many of which are evolved, that make us like and dislike, believe and disbelieve....

 

So when you speak, write, and interact with other people make sure you utilize all 6 of these to compel, fascinate, and persuade everyone you meet... 

 

Check out more of my book reviews on http://tailopez.com


For today's book of the day, I chose "Man Alone with Himself" by Friedrich Nietzsche. He says that everybody aspires to be set apart from the crowd. What do you have to do to become great, to not be just another blip on the radar? In the book, Nietzsche says, "Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies." Too many people create strong convictions and stick with them without ever challenging the idea. You must challenge your convictions if you want to grow.

 

Here are three action points to take:

1. What resonated most with you form this video?

2. What is an action point that you can take from this video?

3. What is a conviction that you need to challenge?

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Today I was reading "On the Shortness of Life" by Seneca and I was thinking about one of the 8 ways he says people waste time, "going after no fixed goal." You must have an end goal. Time is limited, you have to know how to use it properly. 

 

Can you answer these three questions? 

1. What is your end game goal?

2. What frivolous activity are you doing?

3. Which area of your life is going to make you more of a philosopher?

 

Sign up for my book of the day newsletter at http://tailopez.com

 

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A lot of you are probably interested in self-help. One of the best idea's  in self help comes from Socrates who said "Know Thyself". 

 

Here are 3 ways to know yourself:

 

1. It's not natural

 

2. Some of what you think about yourself will be delusional and some of that is ok

 

3. Define what areas you need to know about yourself

 

Do you know yourself?

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I just talked with John Lee, self made millionaire, about how to he made his money. He thinks that you become a millionaire in your mind before you actually become a millionaire in the real world. 

You need to get in a mental positive loop to reach your goals.

I really agree with something else he said, "pay for the best advice you can afford, because you will lose more money on your mistakes."

I talk about that in Step #19, "Amazon.com & The $32,000 Brain Budget." Check it out here: http://goo.gl/myE0zy

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In today's book of the day we are going to dive deep as I try to break down an absolute masterpiece by Sigmund Freud called "Civilization and Its Discontents".

This book probably has more insight word for word than any other book I've ever read. You are going to learn why asking "What is the meaning of life?" is probably the wrong question to ask and why it is impossible for you to experience happiness at all times because lack of happiness is mandatory to experience happiness.

If you want 67 in depth talks like this about ideas from people like Dr. Freud and you want the most important book you could ever read for free check this out http://goo.gl/AYoERC

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In today's Book of the Day, Matt Lieberman, the Harvard Professor, teaches us why our brains are hard-wired to connect. 

 

Human beings are social so it’s important that we spend time with people to stay happy and healthy. My question for you is, ‘Who should you avoid spending your time with?’

 

Also read this if you want 67 in depth talks like this about ideas from people like Dr. Lieberman and you want the most important book you could ever read for free check this out http://goo.gl/Y1WqBY.

 

Also can you answer these questions?

 

1. Who sabotaged you on your way toward a good physical health goal? When will you get them out of your life?

 

2. Who are those people who tried to keep you from hitting your financial goals? When will you get them out of your life?

 

3. Who has tried to sabotage you in social situations? How can you remove them from your life?

 

4. Who has tried to stop you from being happy? How are you going to fix that situation?

 

Join me on my book of the day newsletter here: http://tailopez.com

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In today's Book of the Day J.R. Simplot teaches the power of a nickel to create billions of dollars. In a time of flipping houses and day trading, J.R. Simplot's advice bucks the system. His lesson to billions can be summarized in two words, "Hang On!"

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Your study of heroes has the potential to unlock EVERYTHING you want! In our time, and really because of our democratic ideals, we love to watch those "above us" come crashing down. Nothing and no one is held in high regard. But this kind of thinking is a trap!

 

Here's my question for you:

1. What icons need to be changed in your life?

2. How much more shameless do you need to be in your interests for those men and women who have changed the world in the past and who are changing the world right now?

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I want to talk today about being able to transform. You know really being able to change and become something new. By the way if you havn't checkout the 67 steps yet, check them out here http://goo.gl/NkLY3a. You have to become a regeneration machine, be able to re-sense the world and not be bound to the past. By the way if you havnt checked them 

Here is my questions for you: 

What is the pinpoint thing that you need to regenerate and become a blank slate on?

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Today I was reading the book, "The One Thing" by Gary Keller. It's all about getting things done. Reading this reminded me about one of my habits that massively boosts my productivity. Stop making lists. Lists create cognitive loading. Your brain is like an attic - it has only so much room before it gets filled. Lists use up too much space and limit deep thinking.

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Watch Tai talk with Joel Brown with Addicted2Success. 

 

Here are some of the success tips inside the video:

 

1. Should you do what you like or what you love? 

 

2. What makes people happy?

 

3. Why you cannot be egocentric in life. 

 

4. You cannot just focus on your strengths.

 

5. Why you should never major in minors or minor in majors. 

 

 

 

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Watch Tai talk with Joel Brown with Addicted2Success. 

 

Here are some of the success tips inside the video:

 

1. Should you do what you like or what you love? 

 

2. What makes people happy?

 

3. Why you cannot be egocentric in life. 

 

4. You cannot just focus on your strengths.

 

5. Why you should never major in minors or minor in majors. 

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Ask yourself: What is the worst attitude that you can have? The attitude that will sabotage basically every plan, every hope, and every dream that you have?

I talk about this in step #67 in the 67 steps, watch it here

https://www.tailopez.com/product.php?id=FS-0998&source=pc&aff=ben&ad=640034

Today's book of the day is "Devil at My Heels: A Heroic Olympian's Astonishing Story of Survival as a Japanese POW in World War II" by Louis Zamperini.

 

I would say it's probably being a victim.

 

That's where we can learn a lot from Louis Zamperini. 

 

Louis is a man's man. 

 

After representing the United States at the Olympics, he fought in World War II where he became a POW, survived the Japanese shooting at him, fought off a Great White Shark for 2 days and lost 100 lbs surviving in the middle of the Pacific Ocean for 47 days with no water. 

 

In fact I'm super sad he recently died at 97 about a week after we set up an interview with him here in L.A. I really missed out on a legend.

 

Pick your friends wisely, become the kind of friend you want.

 

Don't be a victim. Keep it in check my friend.

 

What's your end game goal? Write it right here.

 

Tell me about your victimhood and how your'e going to get rid of it.

 

Write it right here on the page whether it's Youtube or Tailopez.com.

 

If you're listening on my podcast, leave it as a review.

 

Remember: Never be a zombie. Never chase a mirage. Be like Louis Zamperini

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Ask yourself: What is the worst attitude that you can have? The attitude that will sabotage basically every plan, every hope, and every dream that you have?

I talk about this in step #67 in the 67 steps, watch it here

https://www.tailopez.com/product.php?id=FS-0998&source=pc&aff=ben&ad=640034

Today's book of the day is "Devil at My Heels: A Heroic Olympian's Astonishing Story of Survival as a Japanese POW in World War II" by Louis Zamperini.

 

I would say it's probably being a victim.

 

That's where we can learn a lot from Louis Zamperini. 

 

Louis is a man's man. 

 

After representing the United States at the Olympics, he fought in World War II where he became a POW, survived the Japanese shooting at him, fought off a Great White Shark for 2 days and lost 100 lbs surviving in the middle of the Pacific Ocean for 47 days with no water. 

 

In fact I'm super sad he recently died at 97 about a week after we set up an interview with him here in L.A. I really missed out on a legend.

 

Pick your friends wisely, become the kind of friend you want.

 

Don't be a victim. Keep it in check my friend.

 

What's your end game goal? Write it right here.

 

Tell me about your victimhood and how your'e going to get rid of it.

 

Write it right here on the page whether it's Youtube or Tailopez.com.

 

If you're listening on my podcast, leave it as a review.

 

Remember: Never be a zombie. Never chase a mirage. Be like Louis Zamperini

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One of the keys to building momentum on your path to wealth is to guard your time carefully. As Peter Drucker says in his book, the Effective Executive, 'Know Thy Time." Donald Trump says hiring a great assistant was the best decision he ever made. In today's Book of the Day review, I'll share more insights on why investing in your time the right way will make all the difference in the world for you. For more insight, check out my site at www.tailopez.com

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One of the keys to building momentum on your path to wealth is to guard your time carefully. As Peter Drucker says in his book, the Effective Executive, 'Know Thy Time." Donald Trump says hiring a great assistant was the best decision he ever made. In today's Book of the Day review, I'll share more insights on why investing in your time the right way will make all the difference in the world for you. For more insight, check out my site at www.tailopez.com

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Check out my new video with UFC heavyweight, Brendan Schaub. You don't need to be a fight fan to learn from his massive insight and why seeing yourself as an underdog is key to your growth. Darwin said it's not the strongest that survive, and it's not the most intelligent. It's the most adaptable to the situation. The certainty bias in our brain is one of the 25 cognitive biases, and it's a killer. Trust me, you don't want to succumb to that bias.

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Check out my new video with UFC heavyweight, Brendan Schaub. You don't need to be a fight fan to learn from his massive insight and why seeing yourself as an underdog is key to your growth. Darwin said it's not the strongest that survive, and it's not the most intelligent. It's the most adaptable to the situation. The certainty bias in our brain is one of the 25 cognitive biases, and it's a killer. Trust me, you don't want to succumb to that bias.

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If you want to have world-changing impact, you need to be someone who gets things done. I don’t care if you want to feed the hungry or become a millionaire entrepreneur, you have to love the grind. In today’s Book of the Day review, I discuss “The Everything Store” and Jeff Bezos’ rise to the top.

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If you want to have world-changing impact, you need to be someone who gets things done. I don’t care if you want to feed the hungry or become a millionaire entrepreneur, you have to love the grind. In today’s Book of the Day review, I discuss “The Everything Store” and Jeff Bezos’ rise to the top.

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In today's book of the day, I'm going to talk about one of my all time favorite books "All Quiet on Western Front" by Erich Maria Remarque.

Remarque remarks, "To 'forget' is the secret of eternal youth. One grows old only through memory. There is much too little forgetting"

This is coming from a guy who survived the first world war, where a million men would die in a single battle, within a single week. Men would literally get their faces blown off and climb out of the trenches knowing that two thirds of them would die from enemy gunshots. 

Growing up with certain Judeo-Christian influences, I remember a quote along the lines of "You must become like a little child before you can enter the kingdom".

So...practical takeaways: be like Warren Buffet and deeply ponder. Have your time when you mourn and you weep. But then learn to move on. Learn the lesson, but then forget it so you can remain eternally young.

Leave a comment here. Or reach out on @Tailopez if you're on Twitter. Ask yourself "What is a memory that you're better off forgetting? What is a memory that is making you old, stressing you out and dragging you down?

Remember, forgetting is the secret to eternal youth.

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In today's book of the day, I'm going to talk about one of my all time favorite books "All Quiet on Western Front" by Erich Maria Remarque.

 

Remarque remarks, "To 'forget' is the secret of eternal youth. One grows old only through memory. There is much too little forgetting"

 

This is coming from a guy who survived the first world war, where a million men would die in a single battle, within a single week. Men would literally get their faces blown off and climb out of the trenches knowing that two thirds of them would die from enemy gunshots. 

 

Growing up with certain Judeo-Christian influences, I remember a quote along the lines of "You must become like a little child before you can enter the kingdom".

 

So...practical takeaways: be like Warren Buffet and deeply ponder. Have your time when you mourn and you weep. But then learn to move on. Learn the lesson, but then forget it so you can remain eternally young.

 

Leave a comment here. Or reach out on @Tailopez if you're on Twitter. Ask yourself "What is a memory that you're better off forgetting? What is a memory that is making you old, stressing you out and dragging you down?

 

Remember, forgetting is the secret to eternal youth.

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You have probably heard that you have to rely on yourself and not others. Or that you should have enough inner power to be strong on your own. In today's Book-Of-The-Day I discuss a book that debunks this mentality and a lot of the group think that you and I learned growing up. 

 

"The Power of Others: Peer Pressure, Groupthink, and How the People Around Us Shape Everything We Do" by Michael Bond shares the newest research that we will be happiest when we have a lot of friends. But the key is that they have to be an exact type of friend to really help you find the good life.

 

In 2008, 2 social scientists, Christakis & Fowler found that, "... most people will not be surprised that people with more friends are happier, but what really matters is whether those friends are happy."

 

The book also explains, "Four decades of research into how people decide to do what they do has shown that we are highly susceptible to the winds of social influence - indeed it is impossible to escape them, short of living in hermitic isolation (and even that may not immunize us...)."

 

Listen in as I explain the detailed nuances of what you will need to know to improve your social life.

 

Check out more of my book reviews on my site www.tailopez.com and sign for my free book of the day newsletter - it's the largest in the world - join 1.4 million people in 40 countries on finding the Good Life: Health, Wealth, Love, Happiness.

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You have probably heard that you have to rely on yourself and not others. Or that you should have enough inner power to be strong on your own. In today's Book-Of-The-Day I discuss a book that debunks this mentality and a lot of the group think that you and I learned growing up. 

 

"The Power of Others: Peer Pressure, Groupthink, and How the People Around Us Shape Everything We Do" by Michael Bond shares the newest research that we will be happiest when we have a lot of friends. But the key is that they have to be an exact type of friend to really help you find the good life.

 

In 2008, 2 social scientists, Christakis & Fowler found that, "... most people will not be surprised that people with more friends are happier, but what really matters is whether those friends are happy."

 

The book also explains, "Four decades of research into how people decide to do what they do has shown that we are highly susceptible to the winds of social influence - indeed it is impossible to escape them, short of living in hermitic isolation (and even that may not immunize us...)."

 

Listen in as I explain the detailed nuances of what you will need to know to improve your social life.

 

Check out more of my book reviews on my site www.tailopez.com and sign for my free book of the day newsletter - it's the largest in the world - join 1.4 million people in 40 countries on finding the Good Life: Health, Wealth, Love, Happiness.

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Hey I just released the 67 steps. Enjoy

https://www.tailopez.com/product.php?id=FS-0998&source=podcas&sid=WhyYou ShouldLoveConflict

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Hey I just released the 67 steps, check it out here: https://www.tailopez.com/product.php?id=FS-0998&source=podcast&sid=danieltosh

 

My brain has been in a whirlwind. Many books, many great thinkers whispering in my thoughts...

So instead of focusing on one specific book today I think I'll share 4 or 5 great concepts on living the "Good Life" I have run across recently. 

They are in no specific order but they will show you the value of diversifying your learning base:

1. "(While Leonardo DA Vinci was painting the Last Supper) The prior complained of Leonardo's apparent sloth, and wondered why he would sometimes sit before the walls for hours without painting a stroke. Leonardo has no trouble explaining to the Duke that an artists most important work lies in conception rather than in execution, and 'men of genius do most when they work least'." -- Will Durant "The Renaissance"

I talk about this a lot in my 67 steps program (the new version will be out later this week). Most humans pride themselves on their 'flurries' of activity. But in the end it's not the person who loads their day with pointless activity that wins. Clearly, if Da Vinci, needed one hour of thought to execute, you and I should think more deeply before we proceed.



2. "Let thy house be a meeting-place for the wise; cover thyself with the dust of their feet, and drink in their words with thirst.” Pirke Avot

I'm going to make this the door mat to my house. Watch the movie "Midnight In Paris" from Woody Allen (Check out my movie review pageI just started on), and its message about the value of literally turning some physical location into a meeting place for the sharpest people you know to come hang out.

Try a movie night at your place, or a poker night, anything that will make your house a meeting place for the best local people you can talk into coming over.


3. “Ask God for a great assistant. No joke. A great one can make your life a whole lot easier —or, in my case, almost manageable. Norma Foerderer has been with me for twenty-three years.” --Donald Trump:"How to Get Rich.”

You can't really get more practical advice than this. I have 3 assistants and every time I meet someone who doesn't have at least one, I literally think they are either insane or possess some super power I can not fathom. Apparently billionaires feel the same way.


4. "Love is indeed much less exacting than it thinks itself. Nine-tenths of its cause are in the lover, for one-tenth that may be in the object.”George Santayana: “The Life of Reason"

This is not a viewpoint on love many people want to hear but even scientists would agree it's probably the truth. If you ever feel heartbroken or lonely, remember that even the most sincere love that you feel from another human is probably still more about them then you.

Santayana is saying that 90% of the reason people love you is because of what they get from it, it's not really about you (the 10%). That doesn't have to be a depressing message. It can help you see clearly through the inevitable loneliness all humans must experience at some time in their life.

It's ironic but once you realize in a certain sense we are always
alone you will gain a new sense of boldness that will actually make more humans interested in getting to know you. Independence leads to stronger social ties.


5. “One way for genes to solve the problem of making predictions in rather unpredictable environments is to build in a capacity for learning... Survival machines that can simulate the future are one jump ahead of survival machines who can only learn on the basis of overt trial and error. The trouble with overt trial is that it takes time and energy. The trouble with overt error is that it is often fatal. Simulation is both safer and faster. The evolution of the capacity to simulate seems to have culminated in subjective consciousness." -- Richard Dawkins: "The Selfish Gene"

This book is a whole other email by itself. But this is a life changing quote if you get his point. He is saying genetically we are programmed to NOT be completely pre-programmed. Our genes know that in an ever changing world we could not possibly be born with all of the instincts needed to cope with diverse environments. So our genes gave us a powerful coping mechanism.

You are programmed to LEARN on the fly! Anytime you hear someone say, "You should love me for who I am", you can call BS on them. You and I are NOT static beings. We were hardwired to continually morph and simulate the future and adjust to it. 


What's the practical takeaway? Simple, you better read more my
friend, hehe...

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Hey I just released the 67 steps. Enjoy

https://www.tailopez.com/product.php?id=FS-0998&source=podcas&sid=WhyYou ShouldLoveConflict

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:59pm PDT

Find out how to boost your confidence, win friends, and influence people. 
I interview Jordan Harbinger, creator of the Art of Charm Podcast, to find the biggest takeaways to get to the top. Life is competition and you have to go up the chain to be more confident and get what you want from life.
To find out more about Jordan's online academy and inner circle go here http://www.TheArtOfCharmPodcast.com

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:57am PDT

Hey I just released the 67 steps, check it out here: https://www.tailopez.com/product.php?id=FS-0998&source=podcast&sid=danieltosh

 

My brain has been in a whirlwind. Many books, many great thinkers whispering in my thoughts...

So instead of focusing on one specific book today I think I'll share 4 or 5 great concepts on living the "Good Life" I have run across recently. 

They are in no specific order but they will show you the value of diversifying your learning base:

1. "(While Leonardo DA Vinci was painting the Last Supper) The prior complained of Leonardo's apparent sloth, and wondered why he would sometimes sit before the walls for hours without painting a stroke. Leonardo has no trouble explaining to the Duke that an artists most important work lies in conception rather than in execution, and 'men of genius do most when they work least'." -- Will Durant "The Renaissance"

I talk about this a lot in my 67 steps program (the new version will be out later this week). Most humans pride themselves on their 'flurries' of activity. But in the end it's not the person who loads their day with pointless activity that wins. Clearly, if Da Vinci, needed one hour of thought to execute, you and I should think more deeply before we proceed.



2. "Let thy house be a meeting-place for the wise; cover thyself with the dust of their feet, and drink in their words with thirst.” Pirke Avot

I'm going to make this the door mat to my house. Watch the movie "Midnight In Paris" from Woody Allen (Check out my movie review pageI just started on), and its message about the value of literally turning some physical location into a meeting place for the sharpest people you know to come hang out.

Try a movie night at your place, or a poker night, anything that will make your house a meeting place for the best local people you can talk into coming over.


3. “Ask God for a great assistant. No joke. A great one can make your life a whole lot easier —or, in my case, almost manageable. Norma Foerderer has been with me for twenty-three years.” --Donald Trump:"How to Get Rich.”

You can't really get more practical advice than this. I have 3 assistants and every time I meet someone who doesn't have at least one, I literally think they are either insane or possess some super power I can not fathom. Apparently billionaires feel the same way.


4. "Love is indeed much less exacting than it thinks itself. Nine-tenths of its cause are in the lover, for one-tenth that may be in the object.”George Santayana: “The Life of Reason"

This is not a viewpoint on love many people want to hear but even scientists would agree it's probably the truth. If you ever feel heartbroken or lonely, remember that even the most sincere love that you feel from another human is probably still more about them then you.

Santayana is saying that 90% of the reason people love you is because of what they get from it, it's not really about you (the 10%). That doesn't have to be a depressing message. It can help you see clearly through the inevitable loneliness all humans must experience at some time in their life.

It's ironic but once you realize in a certain sense we are always
alone you will gain a new sense of boldness that will actually make more humans interested in getting to know you. Independence leads to stronger social ties.


5. “One way for genes to solve the problem of making predictions in rather unpredictable environments is to build in a capacity for learning... Survival machines that can simulate the future are one jump ahead of survival machines who can only learn on the basis of overt trial and error. The trouble with overt trial is that it takes time and energy. The trouble with overt error is that it is often fatal. Simulation is both safer and faster. The evolution of the capacity to simulate seems to have culminated in subjective consciousness." -- Richard Dawkins: "The Selfish Gene"

This book is a whole other email by itself. But this is a life changing quote if you get his point. He is saying genetically we are programmed to NOT be completely pre-programmed. Our genes know that in an ever changing world we could not possibly be born with all of the instincts needed to cope with diverse environments. So our genes gave us a powerful coping mechanism.

You are programmed to LEARN on the fly! Anytime you hear someone say, "You should love me for who I am", you can call BS on them. You and I are NOT static beings. We were hardwired to continually morph and simulate the future and adjust to it. 


What's the practical takeaway? Simple, you better read more my
friend, hehe...


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Humans are aggressive. As you move through life, your ability to navigate the minefield of conflict must be one of your greatest skills. Life is a competition, and those who adapt to its challenges are those who survive.

As Will Durant says in "The Lessons Of History", "The first biological lesson of history is that life is competition. Competition is not only the life of trade, it is the trade of life—peaceful when food abounds, violent when the mouths outrun the food. Animals eat one another without qualm; civilized men consume one another by due process of law."

 

I am sure you have felt aggression from others when the 'mouths' have outrun the supply. You have felt betrayal from a close friend or family member.

 

But you made it through.

 

If there is one thing us humans know how to do, it's to cope. Adapt. Survive.

 

If you are reading this you have survived something.

 

Freud says in "Civilization and Its Discontents", "The life imposed on us is too hard for us to bear: it brings too much pain, too many disappointments, too many insoluble problems. If we are to endure it, we cannot do without palliative measures."

 

By palliative measures, Freud means solutions. He lays out these three:

 

1. Powerful distractions, which cause us to make light of our misery...

 

2. Substitutive satisfactions, which diminish it...

 

3. Intoxicants, which anesthetize us to it...

 

Look around you at the world. This is what people do to cope with the aggression and competitiveness of life.

 

They watch sports. They focus on the moment. They smoke and drink.

 

I do not mean any of these three methods are inherently wrong.

 

Some of it is just our genes and instinct.

 

Like Durant says, "We are acquisitive, greedy, and pugnacious because our blood remembers millenniums through which our forebears had to chase and fight and kill in order to survive, and had to eat to their gastric capacity for fear they should not soon capture another feast."

 

I think there is a fourth way to cope that Freud left out. A more optimistic way.

 

You can embrace the whole of life. The grind, the aggression, the competition, and turn it upside down on it's head.

 

Like the Nobel Peace prize winner, Elie Wiesel says, "We sanctify life, not death. 'Ubakharta bakhaim,' says Scripture: 'You shall choose life' and the living.”

 

Tonight, I was reading for the book-of-the-day, "The Brothers Karamazov" and Dostoyevsky reminds us, "As a general rule, people, even the wicked, are much more naive and simple-hearted than we supposed. And we ourselves are, too."

 

Even the most aggressive toward you probably don't mean as bad as they seem.

 

Find the good in the aggression of humans towards you. Use it as motivation to start something you have been procrastinating about.

 

I like to read and write when I feel wronged. Find what works for you.

 

Move forward with courage. Don't let what others have done to you build too much fear in your brain.

 

I just finished, "By The Spear" about Alexander The Great who said it best:

 

"Through every generation of the human race there has been a constant war, a war with fear. Those who have the courage to conquer it are made free and those who are conquered by it are made to suffer until they have the courage to defeat it, or death takes them.”

 

Let's have the courage to defeat our fears.

 

Stay Strong,

Tai

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For most of us the problem is that we don't really know how old we are.

We think we know.

But we don't...

Because we measure age all wrong...

We count in reverse when we should really be counting forward.

We say, "I am 32..." or "I am 75..."

We mean how many years it's been since we were born.


 

Measure Differently...
 

But what if we measured our age in the opposite direction - from today's date forward to the end of our life?

What if we stopped using the old-fashioned "birthday age?"

Now that is a profound question.

Because after all who is older, an 18 year old kid who only has 5 years left or an 80 year old who will live another 20 years?

To me the 80 year old is way younger.

They have more time left.

Try measuring your age going forward. 

Not counting back the years from your birth.

Those past years are outside of your control. So in a sense they are irrelevant. 

A phantom, a dream...

If you change how old you see yourself, things will change for the better almost overnight.

It will be like Robert Frost's poem:

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— 
I took the one less traveled by, 
And that has made all the difference."


You won't be average anymore.

Your life will take a turn down a better path.

As I work with people in my Private Mentorship Program and my Inner Circle Program I see two things:

1. Young people wasting the prime of their lives because they mistakenly think they have lots of time. 

2. Older people feeling stuck in careers, marriages, and lifestyles they hate out of fear that there isn't enough time to change.

I'm sure you can relate and see yourself in both perspectives.



Now you might be wondering, "Tai, this way of measuring your age is impossible. No one knows when they will die."

And you would be correct.

Except.

 

A New Way To Cope...
 

There is a way to deal with uncertainty. 

Insurance companies have already figured it out.

You have too, you just might not realize it yet.

For example, when do you buy car insurance - before you get your license or after? Answer: The second you buy your car (that's why it's a law here in California).

When do you put on your seat belt - before you start driving or after? Answer: The second you get into your car. 

So you already know the best way to deal with uncertainty.

You have to act IMMEDIATELY!

Since your auto insurance won't pay out if you buy the policy AFTER the crash, you have to assume a crash could happen at any moment and buy the policy immediately, the day you start driving.

Since you can't put your seat belt on after you get in an accident, you have to assume a crash could happen at any moment and act immediately the minute you sit in the seat.

So you have tons of common sense when comes to driving cars...

But when it comes to the big things in life, much more important than driving a car, we throw out all our common sense out the door.

We go back to the old "birthday age" understanding of time.

In today's Book-Of-The-Day, "Theory Of Everything", the famous physicist, Stephen Hawking says the arrow of time moves forward because there are three forms of time:

1. Thermodynamic
2. Cosmological
3. Psychological

Hawking says even if the universe contracts at the end of time we will still not reverse aging.

 

Benjamin Button...


There is no Benjamin Button.

So you and I are left with this:

We are on a race to find the Good Life: Health, Wealth, Love, & Happiness.

You are old in relation to the years you have left.

None of us know that time frame.

So in a sense we are all the same age.

All in this game called human life together.

Steve Jobs said, "I didn't want to be the richest man in the graveyard."

Since this seems a self evident truth you must inject an urgency into your life.

Stop feeling entitled to unlimited time. Don't procrastinate.

But on the flip side, the odds are that you will probably live for a bit longer so you don't have to be hasty.

You can invest and plan for the future.

You don't have to try and get everything today.

You just can't act like you have an eternity to finish.

The balance is the secret.

Buddha called it the "Middle Way" in the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta, his first teaching.

In Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle called it the "mean", the average between two extremes:

“... Virtue is a mean [average]... between two vices... the one involving excess, the other deficiency... It is no easy task to be good. For in everything it is no easy task to find the middle... So, too, any one 
can get angry -that is easy- or give or spend money; but to do this to the right person, to the right extent, at the right time, with the right motive, and in the right way, that is not for every one, nor is it easy; 
...goodness is both rare and laudable and noble.”


So take that ancient concept of balance from Buddha and Aristotle and blend it with the modern words of the most winning college basketball coach ever, John Wooden: 

"Be quick, but not in a hurry."

Or like Joel Salatin used to tell me, "Make haste slowly."

This is the mindset that will get you the good life.

Be quick about the things you have control over and be slow and patient over those things outside of your control.

Like the Serenity prayer from Reinhold Niebuhr:

"God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference."


Or like the Mother Goose poem says:

"For every ailment under the sun
There is a remedy, or there is none;
If there be one, try to find it;
If there be none, never mind it."


This is the same concept of time, reality, and free will taught by Stephen Covey in the best selling, "7 Habits of Highly Effective People."

His habit #1 involves focusing on changing the things within your power.


 

Come To The Light...


So maybe you need to speed up and snap out of your funk.

Come out of the cave and see the light.

Experience more accurate levels of reality.

Remove ignorance daily and the foggy lenses of life will clear up
into a new, more enlightened understanding of life, aging, and time.

Or maybe you need to realize you aren't too old. You can still make up for time lost by carefully and methodically planning. Not just hastily reacting out of fear.

Find your weak point.

It's either being too hasty or too slow.

Focus on your real age. Not your birthday age.

Your real age is unknown. 

The great explorer, Thor Heyderdahl, said it so well in the first chapter of Kon-Tiki:

“SOME PEOPLE BELIEVE IN FATE, OTHERS DON’T. I DO, and I don’t. It may seem at times as if invisible fingers move us about like puppets on strings. But for sure, we are not born to be dragged along. We can grab the strings ourselves and adjust our course at every crossroad, or take off at any little trail into the unknown.”

Don't be dragged along in.

Grab your life by the strings.

Because once you do (and I'm counting on you too do this), it will be a good life for you...


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Allan Nation, one of my first mentors says, "One thing I have learned is that most people only take advice that agrees with what they have already decided to do."

And that in a nutshell is the root of half of all our life's regrets.

So let's continue yesterday's conversation about how to avoid making big mistakes.

In today's book-of-the-day,"Influence", Cialdini talks about the certainty bias. 

Cialdini says, "There is no question about it. The drive to be (and look) consistent constitutes a highly potent weapon of social influence, often causing us to act in ways that are clearly contrary to our own best interests.”



>>Click here to read yesterday's article to catch up


He is talking about our tendency to not change our mind.

Mental "inertia..."

 

Confusing Me With Facts...


Like the saying goes, "Don't bother me with the facts, I've already made up my mind."

Yesterday you read about how to make war with a multitude of counselors and assemble your cabinet of advisors.

That is the start. 

The next issue is this 'bug' in our brain that Cialdini's research discovered. 

We make mistakes because we want security.

We want certainty.

We don't want to experiment and flexible and patient and wait until the right path appears over time.

Like a little kid throwing tantrums we want answers now.

The good news is that can all stop today. Big regrets can be a thing of the past.

Your new life can be full of health, wealth, love and happiness.


 

Mad Scientist...


Here are the other 2 tricks to cutting your mistakes and finding the good life:

#2. Bring out your inner mad scientist

Humans are creatures of extremes.

I don't know where this comes from. My guess is maybe from religion. 

People are either too afraid to make mistakes.

Or so certain of themselves that they never try anything new.

Or they have no backbone and bounce around in life hoping that their life will magically improve.

Both of those extremes are the way to lose big time.

The better path, I call "bringing out your inner mad scientist."

Here is what I mean.

A good scientist like Thomas Edison did a ton of little experiments that failed.

Edison says, "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."

Remember this is coming from a man who held 1093 patents!

Edison invented the light bulb, the movie camera, sound recording equipment, basically all the things that allow us to be able to watch TV, movies, and listen to music.

(You can hear Edison talking and creating the first recording ever made by humans at this link.)

Edison used to say, "I make more mistakes than anyone else I know, 
and sooner or later, I patent most of them."


He was laughing all the way to the bank. 

His little experimental mistakes made him one of the most famous and respected people in the world.

And one of the wealthiest. 

He started GE - General Electric Co. GE is the only company listed in the Dow Jones Industrial Index today that was also included in the original index in 1896. 

GE went on to be the biggest company in the late 1990's. 

At Edison's death in 1931 he left a $12 million estate, big enough to have put him on The FORBES 400 list, had it then existed.

He was basically a billionaire from this mindset of being a mad scientist and making a ton of little mistakes.

Now you might be thinking, "Tai, I thought you said the secret is not making mistakes."

Well yes and no - the devil is in the details.

Edison wasn't one extreme or another. He was not afraid to have little experimental failures.

But he also wasn't so stubborn that he kept trying one experiment longer than it needed to go.

He tested quickly, go the results, then moved on to the next iteration.

This should be the new pattern for your life.

Copy Thomas Edison's pattern.


 

Fail Fast...


Like they say in Silicon Valley, "Fail Fast."

As I said yesterday, you want to avoid BIG mistakes by filling up your brain with the thoughts of the wisest people in the world. Using their experience to be your board of advisors.

But then you will have to go out and take action.

Since you can't copy your mentors exactly you will inevitably make many little mistakes.

Little mistakes are fine. In fact they are helpful.

They key is that you have to "Read the obvious signs" and move on quickly once it's apparent that what you are doing is not working.

In my inner circle private training program on financial freedom and building a million dollar business I teach the 7 step process.


 

Inner Circle Program


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By the way, if you are interested in being in my private inner circle program, I am opening up a few spots as some people are graduating.

If you want to find the good life and take your financial life from scarcity to financial independence, prosperity, and wealth, send an email to tai@tailopez.com and I will send you over some details.

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So let me lay out the 7 step process:

1. Ask a Question - what are you trying to fix in your life?
2. Do Background Research - what have other smart people done to fix it (your cabinet)...
3. Construct a Hypothesis - what experiment are you going to try?
4. Test Your Hypothesis by Doing an Experiment - put the test into action.
5. Analyze Your Data and Draw a Conclusion - Read the obvious signs...
6. Communicate Your Results To Other Smart People - bounce your conclusion off a 'multitude of counselors."
7. Adjust Based On What You Learned & Start Over - tweak your hypothesis and start back on step 3.

Everyone is good at #3.

All my poor friends have a million opinions on everything.

They are happy to babble away about the answers to politics, religion, and the hard questions of life.

What is rare is a mindset that doesn't jump to conclusions.

Because for most people, #7 - making the adjustments and starting over - is the hardest.

Most people just test once and then never make adjustments again.

If you have been guilty of that, I know I have, then cut that mindset out of your life today.

It will make all the difference.

Like I said in my TED talk. Everyone wants to be a millionaire, but not everybody wants to do the things it takes to become one. 

It starts in the mind. 


 

The Gambler...


You have to know how to set up your life to be a series of little experiments and mistakes to avoid the big nightmare mistakes.

Like Kenny Rogers sings in the Gambler

"Son, I've made a life Out of readin' people's faces
Knowin' what the cards were
By the way they held their eyes
So if you don't mind me sayin'
I can see you're out of aces
For a taste of your whiskey I'll give you some advice

He said, 'If you're gonna play the game, boy
You gotta learn to play it right
You've got to know when to hold 'em
Know when to fold 'em
Know when to walk away
And know when to run'.
"

A wise song.

It's a little like dating.

One of my buddies never goes out on dates but then always complains about feeling lonely.

My other buddy is the opposite. He jumps into a relationship with the first girl he meets.

But instead of either of those 2 extremes, my smartest friend goes on a handful of first dates kind of like a mad scientist.

He goes through the 7 steps.

He asks himself what kind of girl he wants to date. When he first is introduced to a girl he does a little research before agreeing to go out.

Then he gives it a shot. And he observes the date.

He maybe goes out one or two times to confirm his initial conclusion.

He asks a few wise people about what he observed. 

And if it's not a match he makes the adjustment and starts over dating someone else until he finds the right match.

This is the pattern of success not just in love and dating, but also the best way for dieting, exercising, building a million dollar business, or finding happiness.

Test fast, fail fast, move on fast. 

Until you are sure you are on the right path never get stuck on one thing so long that it goes from a minor experimental failure to a massive life mistake.

Think about every big mistake you have ever made.

Maybe a failed marriage, friendship, or a failed business.

I bet you either jumped into it too fast without testing it. 

Or you just got stuck in something by ignoring the initial obvious red flags. You just were hoping and praying that some magical power would reach down and fix everything. 

Today that all stops. All you have to do is become a mad scientist who embraces a little temporary uncertainty until the clear answers appear.

Be patient. 

This method works.

 

Try, Try Again...


Try being a Vegan. 

Try being a liberal. 

Try being a conservative.

Try being a Buddhist.

Try being an Atheist.

Try the Paleo diet.

Try a different way to advertise your business.

Or maybe it's time to try a new career. 

Try investing in real estate.

Experiment your way to the top.

Don't get attached the conclusion.

Cope with a little uncertainty until the answer is clear.

As Gary Keller says, "Embrace the chaos."

It works. 

You will see.

Now about the last tip:

#3. The answers are not within.

This is one of my most controversial topics.


In conclusion, remember that if you can use these 3 tips and eliminate the major mistakes from your life you will literally save decades of time and end up with an extra million dollars or more in your pocket.

Don't get paralyzed by the fear of failure.

But don't get stuck too long and turn a little failed experiment into a massive mistake.

Make your life one big experiment.

Go do it and fill me in on how it works!


Also, I just recorded a new show episode that deals with all the in-depth aspects of how to make war with a multitude of counselors and stop making painful mistakes.

 

Also be sure to send an email to tai@tailopez.com if you want to learn more about my "Inner Circle" private program.

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What you really want to do is never make any big mistakes.

Little experimental tests that fail? Yes, those can actually be helpful.

But avoid catastrophic mistakes...

Like the billionaire Warren Buffett says, "An investor needs to do very few things right as long as he or she avoids big mistakes."

That is true about all areas of the good life: health, wealth, love, and happiness.


 

Getting The Lost Years Back


Imagine if you could have back the years you wasted on a bad marriage or dating the wrong person. Or recover the years of your life you lost to being overweight and unhealthy. 

Or get back the money you lost on bad investments or the pursuit of the wrong career.

Or the happiness lost spending time around people who ended up betraying you in the end.

The greatest wish of every human is to be able to have their wasted years back.

But time moves forward. 

I just finished "Theory of Everything" by the great Stephen Hawking.

He says he was wrong.

He used to think that at the end of the universe, about ten thousand million years from now, time would reverse, the universe would contract and Benjamin Button would come true. 

You would be old before you were young. You would age in reverse.

But he says he was wrong. Hawking says there are three forms of time: thermodynamic, cosmological, and psychological.

And he says unfortunately for us, all three are moving forward, never backwards.

On Essay Chapter 6, he states, "Disorder increases with time because we measure time in the direction in which disorder increases. You can't have a safer bet than that."

Haha, that is a physicists attempt at humor. 

So you and I are left with no way to undo or redo our mistakes. 

So cut your big mistakes to the absolute minimum because mistakes bring regret. 

And your happiness is lost from too much regret.

Some people try to avoid the pain of regret by becoming delusional and saying, "I don't regret anything."

Well the person with no regrets is a moron.

Regrets are tools of your brain and Mother Nature to keep you from putting your hand back on the stove and getting burned again.

Regret is like a nerve in your brain. 

When I was 6 years old I bumped my leg on a chair. I asked my scientist grandfather, "Why did that hurt."

He said because of nerves. 

I said why don't we invent a way to turn off our nerves so we won't have to feel pain anymore. 

He said, "No Tai, that's what happens with leprosy. When you lose your nerves you will eventually lose your life because you will keep bumping into things and getting infections."

Same with the "regret" nerve of the brain.

My friend Dr. David Buss, the famous evolutionary psychologist, did fascinating research on regret and his team concluded, "Regret serves as motivation to achieve better outcomes going forward. Emotions in general have a purpose — if you have... regret, that’s going to change future behavior.” 

So the question is, "If we can't avoid regret, and too much regret destroys happiness, then what are we supposed to do?"

The answer is simple.

Eliminate the behavior that causes the regret.

Nip it in the bud.

Stop making big mistakes.


Joel Salatin Lessons

 

When I was 19 years old and just graduated from high school, I went to do an apprenticeship program on Joel Salatin's famous Polyface Farm.

During the first week, I was down eating with the family and Joel looked at me and said, "Tai, I only have one rule. You are not allowed to make any mistakes."

I remember thinking that was the craziest thing I had ever heard. 

I only realized years later that he was setting a new bar for my life.

We live up to what we expect of ourselves.

The first week I went with Joel to move the cows from one pasture to another. He had asked me to bring some electric fence equipment with me.

We walked one mile to the back field where the cows were.

He then asked, "Tai where is the electric fence insulator."

I said, "Oops I forgot it."

He said, "Tai I told you that you are not allowed to make mistakes. If you don't have it in your head you have to have it in your heel."

And he made me walk back to the barn and get it and back. Two extra miles.

I got his point. 

The next day I got in my old blue Pontiac Grand Am and drove to a store in the little town of Staunton, Virginia and bought a whole bunch of notepads and always kept one in my back pocket.

Then whenever Joel told me what to do I wrote it down.

My mistake rate dropped by 90% just from the no mistakes mindset Joel instilled.

[Here is a pic of me and Joel grabbing dinner on his most recent
trip to Hollywood...]


Joel was right.

That was the beginning of my life long interest in learning how to avoid mistakes.

Over the years I began to travel the world trying to accumulate more ways I could avoid mistakes.

Many wise mentors passed on their tips.

Unfortunately I have not always put into practice what I learned and have made plenty of mistakes.

Too many for sure.

Looking back I wonder why no one told me about this mistake avoidance mentality until Joel did after high school. 

Surely this is something that should be taught every year in school?

I realize it's because society has been lying to us by saying, "You only learn through mistakes."

That's a half-truth. 

In the powerful book, "A Few Lessons For Investors and Managers"Peter Bevelin quotes Warren Buffett: "We only learn through mistakes but it's a hell of a lot easier to learn through OTHER peoples mistakes."



 

The Jigsaw Puzzle
 

Stephen Hawking agrees.

Hawking says according to his research, disorder is almost infinite and explains, "Suppose the pieces of the jigsaw start off in the ordered arrangement in which they form a picture. If you shake the box, the pieces will take up another arrangement. This will probably be a disordered arrangement in which the pieces don’t form a proper picture, simply because there are so many more disordered arrangements.”

There are basically a billion, trillion ways to do things
wrong and only a few ways to do them correctly.

That's the scary part about life.

That's why the Dutch say, "Too soon old, too late smart."

If you are not careful the forces of aging, time, and other humans competing against you will shake up the 'jigsaw' pieces of your life and leave things all disordered.

Look around you. That's the life of most people. Full of failure,
regret, and unhappiness. 

You don't want to be 'most' people. You want to rise above the average, mundane existence.

So remember, if you are not careful, you will run out of years of your life trying to run through all the possible combinations of ways you could mess up your life before you get to the right way. 

You want to learn by some trial and error. But mostly by the trial and 
errors of others who have gone before you and done all the hard work.

 

The Three Tools


So let me share 3 things I think will keep you from losing months, years, even decades of your life to mistakes and regret:

1. When It Comes To Big Decisions, Assemble Your Cabinet. 

The wise proverb thousands of years ago said, "Make war with a multitude of counselors."

The President of the United States doesn't make major decisions without consulting his cabinet. The Secretary of State, Defense, Transportation, Labor, Energy, etc.

And remember these are not some random people off the street. These are the smartest, most experienced people in their field.

You must do the same.

Don't just ask your friends. 

Ask experts.

So the next time you have to make a big decision on how to lose weight, or make more money, or who to date, or how to find
happiness, stop for a second.

Go into a dark room.

Imagine the 10 smartest people in history, both living and dead, are sitting around you and you are asking their opinion.

What would they say?

You should be hearing the "whispers of the wisest" in your ears.

For me it's usually a bunch of quotes that I have read or memorized in the past.

Maybe a poem. 

Or a page of a book I recall.

Or a memory of being in person with someone smart.

Or a speech at a conference.

Or reviewing the notes from a phone call or an interview I did.

If you practice this mental exercise long enough it will become second nature. 

I was reading "Beyond Religion" by the Dalai Lama.

In the last chapter he talked about learning how to focus your mind.

He says there are three levels of focus and understanding.

He says when people learn they, “...first learn about it by listening to someone talk about this issue or by reading about it. But unless they deeply reflect upon what they hear or read, their understanding remains superficial...

However, as they then reflect more deeply upon its meaning, applying analysis as well as dwelling mindfully upon the conclusion they reach, a deep sense of conviction arises of the truth of the fact. This is thesecond level in the process of understanding. 

Finally
, as they continue to cultivate deep familiarity with the fact, their insight into it becomes internalized, making it almost part of their own nature. They have then reached the third level of understanding, which is characterized in the classical texts as experiential, spontaneous, and effortless
.”

You will need to practice this mental tool to get to level three, effortless understanding.

So imagine you are focused and listening to the voices of a broad
array of ten of the greatest people in your mental advice 'cabinet':
  
Mother Theresa, Bill Gates, Conrad Hilton, Sam Walton, Martin Luther King Jr., Einstein, Aristotle, Shakespeare, Descartes, and Bach.

What would be their advice for your life?

If you can hear the answers in your head and have the discipline to follow them, the mistakes you make will drop massively.

And whatever you do, do NOT ignore their voices in your head.

The absolute worst mistakes of my life were when I knew what smart
people would advise me and I blatantly ignored them. 

That's just screaming for Mother Nature to teach you a lesson.

And she is a cruel teacher. Ask the Neanderthals and the dinosaurs she made extinct.

Now listening presupposes that you know what these great people believed about life.

Which brings me to why I read so much.

Since many of these people are dead, the only way you will get their answers in your head is to read about their words in books.

This lines up with what Charlie Munger says, "I believe in the discipline of mastering the best that other people have ever figured out. I don't believe in just sitting down and trying to dream it all up yourself. 
Nobody's that smart."


Be humble enough to realize that nobody is smart enough to continually make good decisions without the input of the world's greatest minds. 

Find in-person mentors and read a book at least every 3 days. Then build to one book a day.

You might think that sounds hard. It's not really.

I have a hand selected group of people I am mentoring in my "Inner Circle" 18 month program who are already mastering this.



 

The "Inner Circle" Program

 

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By the way, if you are interested in being in my private inner circle program, I am opening up a few spots as some people are graduating.

If you want to find the good life and take your financial life from scarcity to financial independence, prosperity, and wealth, reply to this email and I will send you over some details.

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One of the people in the program, James, is now reading a book every day.

I asked him if it accelerating his knowledge of business and making money was hard.

He was like, "No, and I have no idea why it took me so long."

Peter Drucker in "Managing Oneself" say's most of us say we can't do something because of "disabling ignorance" of how easy it would actually be to do it.   

[Here I am reading Drucker by my pool with some beet juice, yuck Haha]

I am running out of time now so the other 2 tips will be continuedtomorrow... Stay tuned!

Also, I just recorded a new show that deals with all the in-depth aspects of how to make war with a multitude of counselors and stop 
making painful mistakes.

Find more advanced lessons like this in my millionaire mentor academy

 

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There is one thing sure to kill your hopes and dreams.

It's the "mismatch."

And there is one thing sure to bring you the "good life: Health, Wealth, Love, Happiness."

It's avoiding the "mismatch."

What do I mean by this concept of the mismatch?

I was reading for today's Book-Of-The-Day, Daniel Lieberman's "The Story Of The Human Body."

The book covers much of this mismatch and explains how the hardwiring of your brain is adapted to be really good at living in a small village of about 150 people. 

A village where you go to bed around 730 pm, sleep 8 hours, 
eat tons of vegetables and a little meat, and where you fall in love and 
have kids with an old friend you have known since childhood.

In that village you have 2 or 3 career choices but not more than that. It's a village where you are encouraged to save and not spend everything you earn.

But guess what? 

That world's long gone.

The world that the hard wiring of you brain works best with has been replaced with a modern, crazy world. 

I live in Hollywood. I'm looking out my window right now at 13,000,000 people.

That's a lot more than the 150 that Robin Dunbar, the Oxford anthropologist, said is the optimal number for my brain.

I see the billboards selling me things I probably don't need. My brain is designed to trust people. These advertisements are trying to take advantage of that trust. 

My house has lights that let me stay up all night and not get enough sleep. I would feel a hell of a lot better if I went to bed like the Amish do, when the sun sets...

I have the option to pursue 1000 career choices and invest money into 10,000 different stocks. My brain isn't good at weeding out so many options. So I am left thinking that maybe I am missing out on some
big business opportunity.

I can press one button on my phone and have Chinese, pizza, or fast food delivered in 30 minutes. My body is not designed to always have that many calories on demand.

Like the Nobel Prize winner Christian Lous Lange said, "Technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master."

The modern world is a blitz of options.

You have been taught that having all these options are the final culmination of man conquering nature using technology.

Unfortunately almost all of those options are the "mismatch."

Joel Salatin once told me, "Tai humans can now create technology faster than they can anticipate the consequences of using the technology."

For example, last year the modern world's agricultural technology produced about 1300 million metric tons of sugar!

That's enough to make half the world fat and diabetic.

I was on a plane to Sweden and I bought a Sprite (it helps with my motion sickness). I read the label. There was like 40 grams of sugar. That's double of what I should have in a whole day!

We humans have gotten really good at making technology that tempts us into doing the wrong thing.

Psychology today wrote out a top 10 countdown list of all the evolutionary mismatches we face each day:

10. You are surrounded in your day-to-day life by a higher proportion of strangers than would ever have been true of our pre-agrarian hominid ancestors.

9. You run into a higher total number of people each day than our pre-agrarian hominid ancestors ever would have.

8. You have the option of spending 90 percent of your waking hours sitting at a deskand you often exercise this option.

7. Your extended family includes people dispersed across hundreds or thousands of miles (think New York and Florida).

6. You have been exposed to more images of violence than ever would have been possible for pre-agrarian hominids.

5. You were likely educated in an age-stratified systemspending each of several years in a group comprised of about 25 others who matched you in agebeing taught in a classroom environment by a few specially designated “teachers.” You likely spent a lot of time sitting behind desks in the process.

4. You are exposed regularly to politics at a global scaleoften discussing or being involved in issues that potentially pertain to thousands, millions, or even billions of other humans.

3. You were raised in some variant of a nuclear familywith less assistance from aunts, uncles, older cousins, and grandparents, than would have been typical of our nomadic ancestors.

2. You spend a great deal of time interacting with “screens” and “devices”having the evolutionarily unprecedented possibility of almost never having to be bored at all.

1. You can eat an entire diet of processed foodsand you live in a world in which processed foods are cheaper and more accessible than natural foods.

You and I have been tricked by the mismatch of the mind.

I was talking to Jonathan Haidt, the famous NYU professor and researcher on human happiness last week.

He says we have to all get on the right "path."

Haidt means we have to be part of a system. We can not use willpower to become happy.

We have to get in the right environment and then over time happiness and fulfillment will hit us.

The first way to start down this path is to remove all "learned helplessness." This is a psychological concept pioneered by Martin Seligman.

Once a monkey is put in a zoo it gets depressed because it feels helpless to hunt for its own food and control its own destiny.

Even when you take the monkey out of the cage and return it to the jungle it usually will still act helpless and just sit and starve to death. 

It doesn't realize that it's no longer helpless now that it's out of the zoo cage.

Same with you and I.

The modern world and it's many choices is a like a cage. 

If you are not careful it will trap you and bounce you around from one thing to another. Most of which are not in your best interests. 

The good news is that we can live in a world that, for all it's bad, also has tremendous good.

We have the option to cut the sugar, to sleep more, to find true love,
and to find one career and stick with it for decades (which by the way,
is by far the best way to make a lot of money).

Now this is just scratching the surface. 

This issue of evolutionary mismatch is so profound and has so much potential to revolutionize every area of your life from your health to your bank account that I recorded a whole show about it.

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Become an expert time manager and learn more advanced techniques like this on the millionaire mentor academy.

 

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Learn how to obtain more scarce resources.

Wealth flows into the hands that deserve it.

You have to deserve cash to get it.

Learn more about getting scarce resources on my millionaire mentor academy

 

 

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Learn the Chameleon principle to master your social life.

Also find out how to be able to persuade and talk to people with the P.A.S.E. system. 

Do not be fooled. 

The good life is not complete without a proper social life. 

No person is an island, you need other people to have a complete life.

Master your social game in the millionaire mentor academy.

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Find out Michael Jordan's secrets to greatness in this interview I did with Roland Lazenby, author of Michael Jordan: The Life.

 

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Charlie Munger says when you are broke you should work 14 hour days 6 days a week until you get back on your feet. Check out the millionaire mentor academy for more advanced lessons like this.

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Avoid fear avoidance delusion, one of the twenty five cognitive biases. 

Don't focus on the flaws of your mentors or other people, find out what they have acheived instead.

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On your path to the good life you must realize that your ideas are going to be challenged. 

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"Most of us spend too much time on the last twenty-four hours and too little on the last six thousand years." Will Durant

The goal for my self and I would suggest it for you too, is to become a renaissance man.

Get more advanced lessons like this at the millionaire mentor academy.

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I don't have a rich dad and a poor dad, but I do have rich friends and poor friends. My rich friends use and think in these 67 mental frameworks. My poor friends do the exact opposite. 

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Most people fail because they do not understand the sculpture mindset. Do you understand it?

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Learn the secret to being happy right now.

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Find out why the harder the problem you solve the more you get paid.

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People ask me what the best advice I ever got was. This is my reply.

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Can you find answers inside of your self? Or do you have to search outwardly? See how Buddha, Gandhi, and Nikola Tesla found their revelations.

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What you really want to do is master your social life.

To me, over the years, life will come at you in three phases:

Phase 1. Achieving Physical

Health

The hardest part of life is being born. Its' when you are most susceptible to disease and the environment.

According to one study, "More than a third of babies die on their first day of life -- making the birth day the riskiest day for newborns and mothers almost everywhere."

If you are reading this as an adult you have already won the genetic lottery. 

Phase 2. Acquiring Resources

This is not just making money. But in the modern world you primarily will use some form of paper money to exchange resources with people.

You must be able to accumulate enough resources for yourself and your family or you are on a quick path to a short, unhappy life. 

You don't need billions, but you have to at least get to some level of financial independence.

As the Nobel prize winning author Daniel Kahneman says, you need to make at least $75,000 per year in order to achieve the happiness 'tipping point'.

I think that figure is just the starting point in moving from scarcity to independence. You should strive to go beyond that level into real prosperity and even beyond into global impact.

3. Mastering The Social Game

Social is the hardest. Today's book of the day is "Social" by the Harvard professor, Daniel Lieberman.

He says the default state of the human brain is social.

When we are not adding up our taxes or playing chess we revert to thoughts of our social standing:

Does he/she like us?

Who is gossiping about us at work?

Will they promote me?

Who can we trust?

This is why everyone in the modern world spends all day starting at their IPhone and their Facebook.`

Lieberman says that if Facebook was a religion it would be the third most active religion after Christianity and Islam.

Crazy...

Your social skills will be the ultimate determinant of your success at finding the good life.

Pretty much everything you need to know about the first 2 phases of life have already been figured out. It's not rocket science on how to be fit and healthy. And I can pretty much show anyone the 67 steps to becoming a millionaire.

But social - oh brother - social is hard. 

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Music makes people happy. But is everything that makes you happy good for you?

 

Music makes people happy. No one can argue that.
 
But is everything that makes you happy good for you?
 
Probably not.
 
Scott Weiland, the lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, was at my house not too long ago. 
 
He is famous for saying he LOVES heroin.

Scott explained, "(Heroin) took me to where I'd always dreamed of going. I can't name the place, but I can say that I was undisturbed and unafraid, a free-floating man in a space without demons and doubts."


The Grand Theory Of Everything says that the ultimate step in your life must be to achieve happiness.
 
 
Heroin Happiness...

But it can't be any old type of happiness. It can't be "Heroin Happiness" like Scott Weiland found. That type of happiness is one step forward, 10 steps back.
 

You want quality happiness.

In the modern world you can't go far without hearing music.
 
13 Years Of Music...
One study says that you will listen to about 13 years' worth of music before you die.

That's a hell of an investment of time and energy. 

Some scientists says music is a complete waste of time.

The Harvard Professor, Steven Pinker says in "The Language Instinct":

"As far as biological cause and effect are concerned, music is useless. Music appears to be... a cocktail of recreational drugs that we ingest through the ear to stimulate a mass of pleasure circuits at once... Music could vanish from our species and the rest of our lifestyle would be virtually unchanged."

Strong words.

I know many people who love music and would argue to the death that Pinker is wrong.

For today's book of the day I read the fascinating "This is Your Brain On Music" by Daniel Levitin.
 
Levitin says that the scientists like Pinker have it all wrong.
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You have to become prolific like Picasso. It's the key to happiness.

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How To Live Longer, Be Healthier, and Look Better.

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Today I was reading one of the great books of all time: The Analects by Confucius. One line in Book 15 stuck out, "I once did not eat all day and did not sleep all night in order to think, but there was no benefit. It would have been better to study." 

It reminded me of the lie so many of us have bought into - that all the answers are "inside of us."

Confucius says that's a bunch of BS. 

The answers are not within us. They are OUTSIDE of us - they are external.

You can't just close your eyes and meditate and somehow magically have the answers to life's hard problems pop into your head.

There are a whole bunch of dumb books and magazines telling you about 'the truth within.' It sounds great. Too bad it's simply not true. 

A few years ago, a friend of mine met a girl and married her in like a month. I asked him if he thought that was a wise idea. He told me that he had sat in silence and meditated and he received a clear answer from the Universe that this was the girl to marry.

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A few months later I was hanging out with him again and I

asked, "Hey where is your wife?" He told me that he was divorcing her because he had now gotten new 'clarity' from 'within' that she was no longer the right girl for him.

Kind of hilarious, I know. But I can't laugh. We have all made stupid mistakes when we thought we were following our gut.

Meditation might be good for lowering your blood pressure and relaxing, but for finding the answers to life it's a pretty poor way according to Confucius.

Look, I don't care how you measure success. If you are spiritual maybe you consider Martin Luther King, JR. or Gandhi successful. Or if you're an artist you consider Picasso or Mozart successful. Or if you like money you consider Sam Walton or Bill Gates successful. Or if you like sports you consider Tiger Woods or Michael Jordan successful...

Guess what? Everyone of those people got there BY STUDYING other people and external principles.

Picasso spent his whole life studying, so did Sam Walton, Gandhi, and Tiger Woods.

Michael Jordan had coaches. He didn't meditate to learn how to shoot a basketball.

As the proverb says, "Study to show thyself approved." 

How did you learn English? You didn't cross your legs as a baby, contemplate life, and somehow magically have the words form in your brain.

You listened to other people, you studied.

Sure we have some natural truth and instincts within us. The problem is most of our natural instincts do NOT work in the modern world. They are dead wrong.

There is an amazing book called Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by the Pulitzer prize winning Michael Moss. He shows how we naturally evolved to eat up salt, sugar, fat the second we find it. Now back when we lived in caves and in tribes that made sense. There wasn't much opportunity to get extra calories.

But that natural craving instinct is horrible now in a world full of Doritos and Big Macs. It makes us fat, ugly, and die of heart attacks.

This is the scientific principle called "Mismatch Theory" and is explained like this:"Traits that were at one time adaptive in a certain environment, are now 'mismatched' to the environment that the trait is currently present in. This can present a number of problems for the organism in question.

One example is the taste of foods high in fat and sugar to humans. In Pleistocene environments, sugars and fats were relatively uncommon in the human diet.

In the modern Western diet, however, foods with such properties are relatively easy to acquire. This can be problematic since an abundance of such foods combined with the human adaptation to prefer them can, and often does, contribute to obesity and chronic metabolic syndrome."

 

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Why do all the rich people in the world always tap dance to work?

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Break the chains of debt and become financially sophisticated. 

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Do not be too soon old and too late smart. You must learn to speed up your learning curve.

 


To get what you deserve you need to get to first base before you hit a home run.

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Ben Greenfield, voted as America’s top personal trainer, tells how to hack your sleep, and become superhuman. 

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This is why you should study your competition.

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Bill Gates, Warren Buffet and Charlie Munger's tips on creating immense wealth.

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Why you should toughen up rather than taking the easy way out.

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