The Tai Lopez Show

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“The quickest path between two points is a straight line. FOCUS” - Tai Lopez

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Today I’m talking about the three main pieces of advice that I would give my younger self if I could go back in time. These are the broad ideas that are going to make a big difference in your life, no matter what your specific goals are.

First of all, the quickest path between two points is always a straight line. This means that you must bring determined and unrelenting focus to your goals. Whatever you see as your aim, you need to focus very strongly on that one thing, even though it can alter and change somewhat over time. Whatever it is right now, you need to be able to bring determined and long-term focus towards its accomplishment.

This is what is going to separate you from the rest of the people in the world who are also trying to accomplish things. Most of the world is distracted, and that is what is holding them back. But in a world full of distractions and distracted people, you need to bring intense focus to your goals, and you will see them accomplished.

For the other two things I would tell my younger self, as well as more advice on how to live the best life possible, listen to this episode of The Tai Lopez Show!

“You can get almost anything you want in life, but it will always take you a bit longer than you think” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • The quickest path between two points is a straight line. FOCUS
  • Build on your strengths, not on your weaknesses
  • Do wish for other people’s strengths, and try to build on those
  • You can improve weaknesses, but you can’t primarily build on them
  • You can get almost anything you want in life, but it will always take you a bit longer than you think
  • The temptation to give up is right before you succeed
  • Life is a like a ladder, you start at the bottom, and if you try to jump up to the top too fast, you’ll fall on your face
  • Go on step, one rung of the ladder at a time
  • Go directly toward what you want, with focus, in everything in your life, whether personal or professional
  • Build the mental skills to be able to bring singular focus to whatever you need to
  • To get what you want, you need to deserve what you want
  • Pray for what you want
  • Everybody’s specific desire is different, but YOU know what you want, so FOCUS on it
  • Even if you’re young, don’t assume that you have a lot of time. Bring this kind of focus to your goals, so you aren’t left with regret
  • When the whole world is distracted, YOU be FOCUSED
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“Try to attain wisdom rather than just information” - Tai Lopez

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Information is important, but facts can distract from the foundational principles of the world. A lot of people get far too caught up in the process of attaining peripheral information, rather than exploring and seeking to deeply understand the principles and foundations of life. Things like general economics, social skills, the ability to read people, and financial principles, are the kind of foundational knowledge that you should be seeking to acquire.

Because without them, when you simply focus on the peripheral information and education, it’s easy to be led astray by things that are not true. But knowledge and wisdom of foundational principles will allow you to see through the lies, identify them, and allow you to build on that foundation in a strong way so that you can be more successful in life and your pursuit of health, wealth, love and happiness.

“Wisdom is the common sense you get from being curious and observant” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Everyone has a different opinion on how to lead the best life. But you need focus in your life if you want to see success
  • If you aren’t careful in life, you just won’t get anything done
  • Try to attain wisdom rather than just information
  • Understand the foundational principles, so that you don’t get distracted by all of the extra information available. Without the foundation, you won’t be able to tell the truth from the lies
  • If you don’t have common sense and wisdom, you can make a lot of money, but will probably lose it
  • Sometimes you must be cynical, and sometimes cynicism closes the door on opportunity
  • Most problems come from problems of how to interact with people
  • Wisdom is the common sense you get from being curious and observant
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“Most people only make money with time, but making it with money is infinitely scaleable” - Warren Buffett

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This episode is a recounting of the notes I took at a recent Berkshire Hathaway shareholder’s meeting. Speaking and in attendance were Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Charlie Munger and many more, so on this episode I am going back through my notes to deliver the takeaways and key points to you.

Throughout the meeting, they got into issues like the concept of making money with money instead of time, why you should specialize, why you must be a constant, life-long learner, why good health is essential and should be a priority, as it will affect everything else that you try to do, and why you should do what you want to do NOW instead of waiting for the perfect time.

“College degrees are fine, but what are you learning RIGHT NOW?” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • One of the definitions of investing is the ability to make money with money
  • Most people only make money with time, but making it with money is infinitely scaleable
  • You have to understand the basic fundamentals before getting into advanced topics
  • You can’t be good at everything, you MUST specialize
  • Experiment, find what you’re good at, and then double down on that
  • Problems will not go away if left alone, they will only get worse
  • College degrees are fine, but what are you learning right now?
  • You don’t need a lot of wins to make a lot of money, you just need a few good ones
  • If you let your health go down, it will negatively affect the rest of what you’re trying to do
  • When you pick your career, don’t pick entirely based on money, pick based on your interest
  • Be cautious when making investments based on EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Tax, Depreciation and Amortization)
  • Capitalism will always hurt a few while benefitting society as a whole
  • Every type of society has pros and cons
  • Never tell anyone about your problems. 90% of people don’t care, and the other 10% that do care are glad you have them

The 7-Takeaways

  1. Focus on your circle of competence- what you KNOW you’re good at
  2. When a problem arises, in any situation, deal with it quickly
  3. A life of continuous learning is a life that’s well-lived. The more you learn the more you earn
  4. You can’t catch all the investments. Know that you will miss some, and be ok with that
  5. While you do learn new things, be sure not to unlearn the old principles
  6. Keep your physical body in good shape, otherwise it will negatively affect the rest of what you do
  7. If you have something to do, don’t wait! Age will sneak up on you
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“If you want to convince and persuade someone, appeal to their desires” - Tai Lopez

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Everyone needs to learn how to persuade other people if they want to be successful with anything in their life, but most people are going about it all the wrong way. Because most people think about themselves almost all of the time, are obsessed with themselves, their feelings, emotions and desires, these are the things that you need to appeal to if you want to be persuasive.

This might seem obvious, but very, very few people are really good at putting themselves in someone else’s shoes and really approaching a conversation, whether sales or other, from that viewpoint.

Today, we’re talking about how to effectively persuade someone through the skill of looking at life through the lens of their desires and emotions, not your own.

“People are in love with themselves, not with you, and good marketers understand that” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • If you want to convince and persuade someone, appeal to their desires
  • Nobody is ever convinced by logic. Appeal to desires, self interest, and emotions instead
  • Emotion is still the most powerful thing in almost anyone’s life
  • Start with other people’s interest, instead of your own, when you’re asking for anything
  • People are in love with themselves, not with you, and good marketers understand that
  • Focus on other people, and bring up your own needs last
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“Ask people to do something small for you to find out if they should be your friends or not” - Tai Lopez

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Do you want to know the number 1 test to determine whether or not you should be friends with someone? The single test that will determine whether someone will be a benefit to your life, and lift it up, or whether they will be a drag on it, and pull you down? Ask them to do something simple for you.

That’s right, it’s as simple as that. But why does it work so well? Why will that immediately reveal whether you want someone in your life or not? And how do you do this test right? Find out in this episode of The Tai Lopez Show!

“Reading people is by far the most important skill” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Ask people to do something small for you to find out if they should be your friends or not
  • Reading people is by far the most important skill
  • Find out if people will be flexible enough to share their time with you, to find out if you want them as friends
  • Don’t make friends because you’re trying to help them. Find friends that will help you out
  • Then, make sure you are flexible back to them
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“If you want to be successful, there will be a point in your life when people will doubt you” - Tai Lopez

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Today we’re looking at several different google trends from around the world. If you want to be successful and have the opportunity to make a lot of money, it’s very important to be able to spot and take advantage of trends quickly, and google trends is one of the best ways to do that.

In addition, today we’re talking about why people will doubt you on your way to success. Then, when you are successful they will love and praise you, and then, chances are, they will hate you again, because public opinion is fickle, and it’s important to know that going in, so that you don’t tie your own self-worth to the public’s opinion of you.

“Look at both sides of issues, don’t be close-minded” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Use google trends to stay on top of what is happening in the world, and catch the trends as they come
  • Look at both sides of issues, don’t be close-minded
  • If you want to be successful, there will be a point in your life when people will doubt you
  • The people who doubt you will eventually love you, and then probably hate you again. The public opinion is fickle
Direct download: Tai_Lopez_-_EP_5-11-17_v2_FINAL_MIX.mp3
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“Always stay on top of the trends. Catching trends is one of the best ways to make money” - Tai Lopez

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When you look at the stories of those who have done and accomplished incredible things, you will almost always find a point at which they were so far down on their luck, they were ready to give up, and thought it was all over for them.

When you feel discouraged or ready to give up, look at these stories, and consider the characters. If you feel like it can’t get any worse, know that people have gone through worse, come out on top, and you can too! Times of discouragement will come to everyone, so know that those stories are out there for you to draw courage from, and to help you pull through!

“It’s always the most adaptable that survive” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Keep an eye on google trends to know what’s going on in the world, and understand the trends
  • When you’re down on your luck, look to the examples of those who have done great things in the world, and realize that most of them have gone through it
  • Always stay on top of the trends. Catching trends is one of the best ways to make money
  • It’s always the most adaptable that survive
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“Most people quit right before they could become successful” - Tai Lopez

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Social media is not going away anytime soon, and so those who can learn to effectively use it and grow their following steadily over time will win. That is the simple truth of the matter, and if you can’t see that, you will sadly be left behind in today’s economy.

But to grow a social media following takes careful thought, a willingness to experiment and observe the results, and tweak your processes to match what you find. This is what too many people miss: Because you can simply delete a social media post if you decide it was a bad idea, what is holding you back from posting? Experiment!

Listen to today’s episode to find out more about how I was able to grow my Instagram to 2 million followers and how you can too!

“Social media is not a fad or going away anytime soon, so put work into learning it and getting better at it” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Be patient with your process of growing followers
  • Don’t get stuck in the habits of posting the same way over and over again
  • Don’t be afraid to experiment a lot of posting
  • Most people quit right before they could become successful
  • In life, the persistent and patient win
  • Try different types, time, etc, and be very observant about what gets the most likes and most comments
  • Social media is not a fad or going away anytime soon, so put work into learning it and getting better at it
Direct download: tai_lopez_-_Ep_5-8-17_-_FINAL_MIX.mp3
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