Tai Lopez "Book Of The Day" Show

My mentor, Allan Nation, used to tell me, “Don’t try to teach a pig how to fly. You can’t do it and it bothers the pig.”

When someone has already made up their mind and doesn’t want to listen, save your breath.

Instead of wasting all that energy and glucose trying to convince everybody that doesn’t agree with you, what if you take that energy and double down on fixing a little area in your own life?


Self made billionaires are no joke. Billionaire Mark Cuban ($3 billion net worth, Shark Tank, Dallas Mavericks owner) dropped by the house today for 4 hours to play some basketball, talk books, and share some future trends to invest in.

I counted how many genius things he told me. It was 19 different points. He's a damn smart man - one of the most observant and aware people I've talked to in a long time.

His reaction when I asked him how it felt to become a billionaire cracked me up, haha.

One powerful point is how you only have to win once. Then everyone will forget all your past mistakes. So true.

Listen in and you will see why Mark's a game changer. Shoot a text to me or Mark on Mark's free app Cyberdust. I'm under @tailopez

For those of you in my advanced business Accelerator program I recorded some private stuff with Mark just for you so go check it out.

If you aren't in my program you can apply for the Accelerator here: https://www.tailopez.com/19things

You can grab a copy of Mark's book by clicking here:
http://www.tailopez.com/howtowin

Check out the Cyberdust app here:
http://www.cyberdust.com/


You may know him as Dwight Schrute from The Office, but now Rainn Wilson is staying busy shooting movies and building his very own nonprofit organization, Lide (http://www.lidehaiti.org/).

He also has written a new book, The Bassoon King, and stopped by my house to talk about it.

It's hard to write a funny book that actually teaches something.

The Bassoon King is not just a funny celebrity biography; it also has a lot of substance. Rainn talks about spirituality, being abandoned by his mother, as well as a few other events that changed his life.

"That's what the whole book is actually about, the artistic and spiritual journeys, and the ups and downs we all have."

Follow this link to buy his book: http://www.tailopez.com/rainnwilson

You can also follow his Youtube channel, SoulPancake, by clicking here: https://www.youtube.com/user/soulpancake


Today I've got a special guest: Keith Ferrazzi, the author of Who's Got Your Back and Never Eat Alone.

Everybody knows that it's not what you know, but who you know.

How do you find successful people that can help you? Once you do, how do you convince them that you are worth mentoring?

It's give and take. If you're not willing to open up, then they're not going to open up.

Keith says, "Find a way to help. Find a way to care. The best way to get someone to like you is to make sure they know you care about them."

Do you believe that human relationships trump almost everything else?

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The other day, author Jay Samit came to my house to discuss his book Disrupt You.

You can get Jay’s book here: http://tailopez.com/disruptyou

Disruption means a lot of stuff to different people. Jay says that innovation is disruption.

It doesn’t take great wealth or connections to make a difference. It really only takes two things, an idea and perseverance.

Value is created when you discover things that no one else has seen.

We live in an era of endless innovation, but most people are lazy. 42% of college students never read another book.

What's one thing in your life you can improve on by thinking creatively?


Lewis Howes is a man of many talents -- he's an athlete, coach, and now author.

The title of his book, The School of Greatness, implies that greatness is learned.

It takes more than just hustle to be great. You've got to work hard and work smart.

What's an example in your own life where you haven't yet put into practice something that you learned from a mentor?

You can purchase The School of Greatness here: http://tailopez.com/schoolofgreatness

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Matthew Lieberman, author of the book Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired To Connect sat down with Tai Lopez to talk about why it’s important to form real bonds with people, even if our instincts might tell us otherwise.

Studies have shown that being lonely has the same health consequences as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, and that 20 to 30 percent of the world is lonely.

Everyone uses Facebook, but has it really made us more social?

Do you think that social media has made you more or less social in real life? And how can you use social bonding to improve your life?


On today's Book-of-the-Day Show, Tai Lopez interviews professor Joseph LeDoux on the topic of fear and anxiety. You can purchase his book at http://www.tailopez.com/anxious

Are you anxious or fearful about the future?

If you want to know how Tai conquered his fear and obstacles with money, click here to apply for the Accelerator Program: https://www.tailopez.com/josephledoux


You can grab a copy of "Riveted" by Jim Davies by clicking here: http://www.tailopez.com/riveted

On today's Book-of-the-Day show, I had the chance to interview Jim Davies, author of "Riveted."

In his book, he 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 interact with other people, make sure you utilize all 6 of these to compel, fascinate, and persuade everyone you meet.

Sign up for the Accelerator Program to listen to the full interview by clicking here: https://www.tailopez.com/jimdavies


I got to interview one of the greatest real estate entrepreneurs, Gary Keller. He has sold over 2 million books and owns the largest real estate agency in the world.

I was reading the book, "The One Thing" by Gary Keller.

You can grab a copy by clicking here: http://www.tailopez.com/theonething

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.