The Tai Lopez Show
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.
 
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.
Direct download: Edited_Dawkins_Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:22pm PST

Are you are a worrier - always anxious and fearful about the future? Today's Book-of-the-Day shares a lifetime of work from one of the top scientists in the world.

It talks about fancy concepts like, "Fear memories requiring protein synthesis in the lateral Amygdala for reconsolidation after retrieval."

But guess what?

Scientists have also found 4 old fashioned, practical techniques that you can do today to make you less anxious and fearful.

1. Just take a deep breath: "This folk wisdom has a grain of truth to it. During stress the sympathetic nervous system dominates, overshadowing the parasympathetic system. But when one breathes slowly and deeply, "The vagus nerve, becomes more active and the balance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic system improves."

2. Focus less on self by meditating: "Our conscious self will do almost anything to maintain the independence, power, control, or success that it has achieved even if you do so other people, other cultures, or the world has to suffer. A healthier approach is to let go of the 'absolute self' that we construct and recognize our broader role in life."

3. Combine self-exposure with proactive avoidance: If you have fear of crowds, "Rather than forcing oneself to ride out anxiety at a dinner party, use anxiety control strategies, such as relaxation and active coping (like trips to the bathroom or stepping out to make a call) that enable regrouping before re-exposure."

4. Hang out with resilient, non-anxious people: "Resilient individual send him a large repertoire of active coping options. We're able to use observation and instruction to explicitly learn to avoid. We create avoidance concepts or schemas, and when in danger we draw upon these stored action plans."

If you are naturally a worrier you can change: "Although some people are by their nature's more anxious than others, ever increasing anxiety doesn't have to be their destiny. Just as the brain can learn to be anxious, it can also learn to not be that way"

Stay Strong
Tai

Direct download: How_To_Conquer_Your_Fear_and_Anxiety-_Book-Of-The-Day.mp4
Category:general -- posted at: 4:24pm PST

Tai just had an interview with Ashlee Vance where they discussed the book, "Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future"and his experience working with Elon Musk. 
 
In Ashlee Vance's book, he talks about Elon's journey from a rough upbringing in South Africa to being one of the richest men in the world.

It is incredible how Elon Musk is willing to give up everything he has to build the companies he believes in
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He sold his first company, Zip2, to Compaq for $307 million and invested that money into creating PayPal. He then sold PayPal to eBay for $1.5 billion in stocks, which paved the way for Tesla, SpaceX, and SolarCity.


Direct download: Ashlee_Vance_Interview.mp4
Category:general -- posted at: 5:51pm PST

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