The Tai Lopez Show

“Perfectionism is often considered a negative thing, when it is really a positive” - Tai Lopez

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When it comes to success, only a multifaceted approach works. The University of Pennsylvania found that the number one trait that contributes to success is conscientiousness. There are 5 facets of conscientiousness: Industriousness, perfectionism, organization, diligence, and prudence. Each of these facets plays a role, and today’s episode is about how each contributes, and how you can build your strength in each area.

But it’s important to understand that a combination of many different factors are going to lead to your ultimate ability to succeed in this life. Don’t get too fixated on any one, but take a careful and holistic approach to learning and improving yourself. Focus on the 5 aspects of conscientiousness to improve your ability to succeed in life.

“Organization is essential to productivity and progress in your life” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • The #1 trait associated with success is conscientiousness
  • If you don’t have attention to detail, you will have a hard time being successful
  • The 5 facets of conscientiousness: Industriousness, perfectionism, organizations, diligence, and prudence
  • Perfectionism is often considered a negative thing, when it is really a positive
  • If you can’t pay attention to detail, you’ll probably be broke
  • Organization is essential to productivity and progress in your life
  • Diligence is the ability to stick something out when it’s not fun or exciting anymore
  • Prudence is the ability to make good decisions in life. You have to think through decisions very carefully
  • Ask yourself: What would a very smart person do in this situation?
  • A combination of facets and traits makes you successful, not any individual thing
Direct download: Tai_Lopez_EP_6-29-17.mp3
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“There are three types of people: People making things happen, people watching things happen, and people wondering what happened” - Tai Lopez

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People tend to underestimate what they can do, and what is possible, because they don’t have the ability to focus. If you can’t really concentrate your efforts on one task for an extended period of time, you’re going to find it a lot more difficult to actually get things done.

That is why the ability to turn on intense focus for as much time as is needed is absolutely essential to your success. Without it, you will jump aimlessly from task to task, not finishing anything, and not getting anywhere closer to your goals.

Learn to skill of focus, because it will help with every other area of your life. 

“You can do a lot more than you think you can do if you can just learn how to really focus” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • There are three types of people: People making things happen, people watching things happen, and people wondering what happened
  • Be focused and practical
  • You can do a lot more than you think you can do if you can just learn how to really focus
  • There is a time to stop and smell the roses, but if you’re not where you want to be, then now is not that time
  • Anyone who thinks a president or political party will fix your problem is wrong
  • In many ways, success of a lot more simple than people think
  • Awareness of where you are and where you want to go is the first step to getting there
  • If you have a problem, admit it. If you’re broke, admit it, and move on to the next phase
  • The problem with people blaming other people for their financial problems is that they will never get out of the situation they find themselves in
  • There’s no long-term fix for making more than you make, you have to recognize it and change it
  • At the end of the day, nobody really cares about you but you
  • If people took have the time that they spent complaining about things and put it into fixing their situation, they might not have anything to complain about anymore
Direct download: Tai_Lopez_-_EP_6-20-17.mp3
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“There is a science behind habits, and it’s important to learn it” - Tai Lopez

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Too many people go through life haphazardly, without purpose and forethought, stumbling from thing to thing, and from idea to idea. This lack of focus will keep you from truly achieving great things in your life.

But if you learn how to create the right habits and neuro pathways in your brain to help you do small amounts of a task, regularly every day for a long time, you’re ability to succeed in life will skyrocket, and you’ll achieve what you thought you couldn’t.

Learn how to create those neuro pathways and create habits on today’s episode of the Tai Lopez Show.

“Habits keep you from going through life haphazardly” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Fitness, money-making, public speaking, ability to read people, the ability to influence people, are all habits that people create
  • At the age of 25, your neural pathways are pretty set as far as habits. You can still change and create habits, but it’s more difficult
  • There is a science behind habits, and it’s important to learn it
  • Habits keep you from going through life haphazardly
  • People think they have time when they’re young, but in reality you should be in a hurry to create the right habits because it will only get more difficult as you get older
  • It’s better to do small chunks of a task regularly, to create the pathway in your brain to make it easier each time you go to do that task, and work harder at it
  • Move from one thing to the other logically and thoughtfully, with a single end in mind
Direct download: Tai_Lopez_-_EP_6-16-17.mp3
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“The school system should be less about memorizing information and more about forming good habits” - Tai Lopez

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The school system focuses far too much on memorizing data. In today’s age, data is not nearly as important as good habits. You can find any information you really need at a moment’s notice on your phone. But habits, which define how you spend your time day in and day out, are going to make the difference in how successful you are able to be.

Listen to today’s podcast to find out the importance of habits in your life and how to build better ones.

“The things you both love and hate in life will come down to the habits you form” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • The school system should be less about memorizing information and more about forming good habits
  • The chains of habits are too weak to be felt until they’re too strong to be broken
  • Get in new habit learning as early as possible, because the younger you are, the easier it is
  • The things you both love and hate in life will come down to the habits you form
  • When practicing something, get in it for the long haul. Don’t give up, just do a small amount every single day
Direct download: Tai_Lopez_-_EP_6-15-17.mp3
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“Almost everything you hate or love about life stems from a habit” - Tai Lopez

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Almost everything in your life, whether you love it or hate it, can be traced back to some habit you formed. Whether it’s procrastinating when you know you should be working on something, watching hours of TV everyday, or good things like constantly looking for solutions, eating healthy, getting good amounts of sleep. In a large part, your life is simply made up of a bunch of habits you’ve created over time.

This is why the school system should focus much more on forming the right habits, rather than memorizing things. Habits and having the right habits define how happy and successful you will be in life, but they’re not created instantly. They have to be refined and worked on continually, over a long amount of time. But keep at them, and they will turn into powerful pillars for your good life.

“The school system should be far more geared toward creating the right habits, instead of memorization” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they’re too strong to be broken
  • Almost everything you hate or love about life stems from a habit
  • The school system should be far more geared toward creating the right habits, instead of memorization
  • It’s much easier to form habits when you’re younger, so start now and work hard on creating the right habits
  • It’s better to do 15 minutes a day for a long time then to keep going all in, and giving up
Direct download: EP_6-13-17.mp3
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“Life is against your happiness, so it’s a fight to find true happiness” - Tai Lopez

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Today is another short reminder-episode about happiness. Most of the ways life works is against your happiness, whether it’s the unfairness of life, other people trying to take advantage of you, your body’s natural decay over time, natural disasters, or other things.

It’s important to be realistic about life, know that these are the facts, so that, armed with that knowledge, you can fight back, and fight for your happiness. 

“The struggle to survive is the struggle to fight back against the forces that work against your happiness” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Other people will try to take advantage of you
  • Your body will naturally decay over time
  • Natural disasters are everywhere
  • Life is against your happiness, so it’s a fight to find true happiness
  • Be a realist about life, so that you have the tools to fight back and fight for your happiness
  • The struggle to survive is the struggle to fight back against the forces that work against your happiness
Direct download: Tai_Lopez_-_EP_6-9-17.mp3
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“Practice Your Skills Until You’re Too Good to Ignore” - Tai Lopez

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This is an extremely short, reminder episode: Are you putting in the reps and sets, to practice over time, to get to where you want to be? 

“Life and progress is all about reps and sets, constant improvement through practice and repetition” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Life and progress is all about reps and sets, constant improvement through practice and repetition
  • No matter what you want to do with your life, getting better will be all about putting in the time and energy to practice it
  • Effort over time will always equal results, you just have to be willing to do the work
Direct download: Tai_Lopez_-_EP_6-8-17.mp3
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“Build on your strengths, NOT weaknesses” - Tai Lopez

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Today I’m showing you the 3 steps to finding the right career for you. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, or are trying to figure out the right line of work to go into, I’m going through the simple 3-step process to find out what you should do, and what you will be happy doing long-term.

Because that is what is really important for a career: Find out what you can enjoy day in and day out for years. You will find certain topics and issues that fascinate you for a moment in time, but that will turn into feeling like just a lot of work if you have to do them day after day for years. 

So, instead of just looking at what you might be infatuated with at the moment, try to understand what you have a deep and lasting curiosity for, because that is the work that, over time, while it might not be as interesting as it once was, you will still enjoy doing.

Listen to today’s episode to find the rest of the three steps..

“Build a business that can scale up without a lot of work” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Build on your strengths, NOT weaknesses
  • Build on curiosity. You’re love for what you do might come and go a bit, but if you’re super curious about it, you’ll stay interested in it
  • If you build on curiosity, you might not feel at a 10 out of 10 all the time, but you’ll still enjoy it
  • Build a business that can scale up without a lot of work
Direct download: Tai_Lopez_-_EP_6-6-17.mp3
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“Reinvest in the people around you” - Tai Lopez

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Today I’m talking about 3 millionaire mentor tips that will help you find more success in your life financially. A lot of people don’t realize the importance of good credit, or don’t understand how it works well enough to be able to get a high score. But if you have good credit, you are able to use other people’s money to make more money, and that is when it all becomes very scaleable. There are some very specific tricks to make sure that your credit score is high, and I am going through some of those in this episode.

In addition, I talk about when it’s a good idea to go into debt and when it is not, why you should ALWAYS go to events if you can, but not necessarily stay for long, how to act around people that you would like to network with for business, and why reinvesting in those around you is one of the smartest things you can do. 

“Don’t go deep into debt for anything that will not generate any income” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Learn the game of getting and keeping good credit
  • Keep 8-10% balance on your card
  • If you can get the game of good credit under control, you can use other people’s money to make more money
  • Don’t go deep into debt for anything that will not generate any income
  • Put your cards on autopay
  • Don’t go above about 50%
  • Go to events that you don’t like, but don’t feel like you need to stay too long. Just get in the habit of putting yourself out there
  • When you meet people you really want to a relationship with, don’t push too hard or act too needy
  • Repetition is important in meeting people and business networking
  • Take care of the people close to you
  • Reinvest in the people around you
Direct download: Tai_Lopez_-_EP_6-5-17.mp3
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“If you have to be on your best behavior on the first date, you’re probably not a good fit” - Tai Lopez

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What are my top 3 pieces of advice for people who want a better dating life? The first is to never date someone who is not attracted to you. If they are with you for other reasons, you will have big problems down the road.

That might seem obvious, but a lot of people are caught in the trap of dating the people that they want to, without regard for this fundamental, foundational aspect in place. Be careful. Listen to this episode for the rest of my advice on how to have a better dating life!

“Only date people you naturally vibe with” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Do not date people who are not attracted to you
  • Use the dark triad test to weed out the crazy people
  • Go with people you naturally feel like you vibe with
  • If you have to be on your best behavior on the very first date, you might not actually have a good fit with the person
Direct download: Tai_Lopez_-_EP_6-2-17.mp3
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