The Tai Lopez Show

“Learn from everyone, even your haters” - Tai Lopez

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Today, I invited a hater on my show. Instead of running from people, I invite them in to have a conversation that will allow us to learn from each other.

That is the fundamental mindset difference between a hater, someone who looks for the bad or reaches for ways to fulfill the narrative that they already have in their own minds, and someone with an open mind toward learning.

You can learn from everyone, even your haters. Just avoid the trap of becoming a hater, because few mindsets are harder to triumph over.

“Analyze your own mindset to see if it is holding you back or helping you get ahead” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Take business marketing principles, and apply them to other aspects of life to develop growth
  • Learn from everyone, even your haters
  • Analyze your own mindset to see if it is holding you back or helping you get ahead
  • If you look deep enough into anybody’s life, you will find that they are not a saint
  • Try to go through life with a mindset of learning from everyone, because almost everyone has something to teach you
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“Don’t overestimate your own intelligence” - Tai Lopez

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Many people want to know how to make money on social media, and today’s episode is a deep dive on how to do just that. We cover a lot of ground, from why social media is a necessary tool, how to judge when it is ok to lose money for a time or when you need to aggressively guard against that, why and how to keep track of trends, and much more.

If you’re goal is to make more money online and through social media, this episode is for you. Take notes and implement to see real changes in your life. Also, remember, you can see the behind the scenes on all these videos if you tune in live on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, or Periscope.

“Go straight to the top. Copy the biggest and best out there” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Social media is a necessary tool to get you free attention
  • Use social media to check the daily trends to take advantage of
  • Sometimes you have to lose money to make money
  • BUT, be extremely careful about when you are willing to lose money, and only in the long term strategy toward making money
  • Help old people with technology
  • Try asking why 3 times about everything to get to the core of what is going on
  • There are genetic reasons for different people’s worldview
  • Be very careful with zero-sum games, where someone else must lose for you to win
  • Don’t overestimate your own intelligence
  • Read “The Millionaire Next Door
  • Almost everything you’ve heard about life is wrong, especially when it comes to what will make you happy
  • Go straight to the top. Copy the biggest and best out there
  • When you make the decision to take action, you do not need to rely on luck anymore. The power of starting something will put you way ahead of most
  • Go through life with a very short checklist of things you have not done. Try a lot of things
  • Know yourself, and your strengths and weaknesses
  • Partner with people who have strengths where you have weaknesses
  • Be careful who you compare yourself to. Compare your activity level with people who do a lot, and who really want to be where you are
  • Remember to reward the best people around you
  • Make sure that you have reward structures in place that will help motivate you
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“If you cannot focus for long periods of time, you are in big trouble” - Tai Lopez

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Most of what is either good or bad in your life will hinge on the decisions you made in life. This is a powerful thing to think about, and something that not enough people spend time considering. Extrapolating from there, this means that the ability to make good decisions is one of, if not THE most important ability you can develop!

What science has taught us about decision making is that you will make better decisions if you focus on risk mitigation, rather than focusing on the good that may happen.  If your focus is on how to mitigate your risk, your decisions will be better overall.

In addition, we talk about Trump’s response to Charlottesville, as well as lots more, on this episode of The Tai Lopez Show.

“Every good or bad thing in your life will hinge on a decision you made” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Being smart has to do more with practical decision-making, and less with things like mathematical abilities
  • Every good or bad thing in your life will hinge on a decision you made
  • He who has choice has trouble
  • Usually, the more important the decision, the less objective we become and the more we allow emotion to cloud our judgement
  • If you want to be more intelligent, lower the emotion that goes into a decision
  • One of the best ways to make a decision is not to try to decide which will turn out best, but rather to choose what will minimize the risk of regret
  • For each decision, ask yourself: Will I regret this decision? Which option will I regret more?
Direct download: Tai_Lopez_-_EP_8-23-17_-_FINAL_MIX_2_SECOND.mp3
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“Becoming wealthy is primarily a game of not being stupid” - Tai Lopez

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Most people will not make vast amounts of money in their lives, not because they are unable to, but because their brain is not wired in the right way, to look at things and think about them, in a way that will allow them to bring in real wealth.

Today, I’m talking about the steps that you need to take immediately to reprogram your brain, and make sure that you are looking at everything around you in a way that will allow you to make more money.

“Overcome procrastination with ambition” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • If you follow mainstream advice, you will always make less money than you could make
  • If too many people get excited and decide to jump into an idea, the price will drop quickly
  • There are two sides to every argument, and you need to know both sides to make a smart decision
  • Learn and understand the banking system and how interest works, to be able to make smart decisions with your money
  • Overcome procrastination with ambition
  • Ambition comes out of vision
  • Keep reverse engineering life to become a powerful person
  • Ambitious people can taste it before they have it, and that is what keeps them going until they get it
  • You must always keep a new challenge in front of you, to continue to drive your ambitions
  • The best jobs for teenagers these days are in sales, to learn important skills for the future
  • If you want to make it in the stock market, reprogram your brain to be an expert in everything to do with it
  • Cash flow is one of the most important things to focus on in earning money
  • The harder the decision is, the more you tend to inject emotion into the decision, when you should do the opposite
  • Study and understand the mistakes that your brain makes, to see them coming and avoid them
  • For the most part, your brain will define your life, and the quality of your life
  • Create an efficient daily routine to be more productive and do a lot more with your life
  • If you can focus for long periods of time, you’re a long way towards being able to make more money than most
  • Becoming wealthy is primarily a game of not being stupid
  • Most of the world is changed by 10,000 - 100,000 people. Try to be one of those people
Direct download: tai_lopez_-_EP_8-21-17_-_FINAL_MIX_FIXED.mp3
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“Try to test 17 things every day” - Tai Lopez

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Do you want to know how to become a millionaire? Today I’m listing the 12 steps required for you to achieve millionaire status. These are the key ingredients that will take you from wherever you are right now to the millionaire lifestyle and status that many people strive.

So, let’s get into the 12 steps.

“The curious are the ones who become wealthy” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Most people in the world don’t know what they’re doing. They pretend they do, but when you look at their results, you see the truth
  • Most people are stupid and ignorant, so the opinion of the masses will lead you down the route that is diametrically opposed to logic
  • Analyze your programing to see where it’s wrong
  • Everyone has a high IQ
  • The curious are the ones who become wealthy
  • The wiring of your brain got you where you are today
  • Start businesses around things you are curious about
  • Always start businesses that take a small amount of startup capital
  • For some, ambition is what can get you away from fear and procrastination
  • Make goals that are attainable
  • If you can, try to test 17 things every day
  • The goal is not to buy with the most money, but to live the best life

12 Steps to Become a Millionaire:

  1. You must be trained on how to spot money-making opportunities
    1. Your routines are what got you where you are. If you’re not 100% happy, you need to try different things
  2. Instill money-making routines in your day
    1. Invest in assets that spin off cash. For instance, real estate, business (equity),
  3. Understand money-making passive investments
    1. Take, and have the people around you take the dark triad test. Become a master at reading people
  4. You have to understand money-making relationships
    1. As you start to make more money, primarily spend your money on: Upgrade where you live, expand traveling, upgrade your food
  5. You must learn how to have a money-making lifestyle- understand what you enjoy in life
    1. Personel
    2. Product
    3. Pricing
    4. Promotions
    5. Placement
  6. Money-making entrepreneurship: 4 P’s:
  7. You have to become a learning machine through self-education
    1. Fitness
    2. Travel
  8. Money-making happiness. Learn how to deal with having money, and have a good life with it
  9. Jobs- learn how to use a steady job, and an income flow to generate wealth
  10. Money-making execution: Too many people understand everything, but they overthink it and never execute
  11. Money-making mindset
  12. Money-making trends. You don’t have to be the first to a trend, but you can’t be the last
Direct download: Tai_Lopez_-_EP_8-18-17.mp3
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“Paralysis by over analysis is a global epidemic” - Tai Lopez

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Everyone has great ideas. But ideas are nothing without implementation, and today’s episode is all about how to go from idea to reality. There are three very important steps to go from concept to reality, and you will learn about them on this episode.

But one of the most important, earliest steps, is the ability to get excited before getting started. While a lot of people can do this, many cannot, and it is essential to success. The reason for this is because understanding what motivates you, what excites you, and what makes you want to work, is the understanding that will help you achieve great things.

Learn more about how to take an idea all the way to reality and achieve success on today’s episode.

“A great trainer not only educates, but to instill motivation to carry through” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • To get what you want, you have to deserve what you want
  • Paralysis by over analysis is a global epidemic
  • A great training not only educates, but to instill motivation to carry through
  • You must have the ability to generate excitement before you have started something
  • In order to overcome your natural “brain budgeting,” you have to overcome the concept that something is going to be hard in your mind
  • You must have the ability to create a prototype of any idea, to make sure your idea is good. Prototypes will save you from bankruptcy
  • Pre-sell your idea
  • You can’t fix stupid
  • Keep an eye on google trends to be ahead of the curve
  • Be careful about what connotations you set up for yourself with different things. The right associations will set you up for success
  • The school system has not progressed into the modern world
  • Avoid people with extreme ideologies and opinions
  • Learn from everyone, but pick and choose what you learn
  • Learn from other people through mentorships and apprenticeships
  • Pick arbitrary goals in life, and then follow through! You will gain momentum and confidence through achieving goals, even if they are arbitrary
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“Most people are too stubborn and narcissistic to get rich” - Tai Lopez

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In order to be successful, you will have to learn how to efficiently and effectively manage yourself. This means you need to look into your daily schedule, find out what you are doing with your time, and then be purposeful about allocating that time to the specific activities that will move you forward toward your goals.

Today I’m going through how I break up my day, why I focus on just a few large chunks instead of many small chunks, as well as a deep dive into what you should look for in the very first business you start.

“Learn and employ the power of delegation” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Most people are too stubborn and narcissistic to get rich
  • A highly efficient routine in your day is important to earning more
  • Learn and employ the power of delegation
  • Emphasize efficiency
  • Have an efficient system for taking notes
  • Know how to efficiently learn
  • Knowing how to manage yourself is one of the most important things that you will learn
  • Imagine that a camera is on you all day. Would you be proud of what people would see in the video?
  • If you are focused on other people, or commenting on other people’s social media, you will not have attention and time left to be successful
  • Don’t get too fancy and specific with your daily routine. Don’t chunk too small
  • At the beginning of your day, figure out the specific 3-5 things you really need to do that day
  • Major in majors, and minor in minors
  • Do the most important thing you do in a day, first thing
  • Be careful about highly regulated industries. It takes away some of your control
  • Pure hard work is not enough. You NEED more than that to be successful
  • Start your first business as an easier endeavor. You can try harder, fancier businesses later

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“You must study history to make money” - Tai Lopez

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Today is an involved episode. We cover a ton of ground, from politics, to self-help, how to live your life, how to deal with people, how to understand and take advantage of trends to build successful businesses faster, and much more.

If you are interested in hearing more longer and more involved episodes like this one, leave a review and let us know in the review. That way we can bring you the kind of podcast you want to hear.

“Bluffing is dangerous. Consider the repercussions, and the possibility that someone will call your bluff” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • How happy you are will depend mainly on your relationships
  • Identifying trends and taking advantage of them is the best way start a business
  • The things you worry about rarely happen. The things you don’t worry about tend to happen
  • Keep your friends close and your enemies closer
  • Just because something has been a certain way doesn’t mean that it should continue to be that way
  • You must study history to make money
  • Education and reading will give you insights into how you should deal with other people, according to their specific mindset
  • Bluffing is dangerous. Consider the repercussions, and the possibility that someone will call your bluff
  • The smartest, most successful and richest people in the world all read a ton. If you think that you’re smarter than all of them, then you don’t have to. But you’re not smarter than them
  • Anytime you want to make money, simply be an impressive and curious person
  • If you don’t stand out from the crowd, you will struggle to make money. If you can stand out in a good way, you will always be able to make money
  • Avoid extreme ideologies
  • Understand differences in the way cultures approach things, and take it into consideration
  • Understand the perverse incentives that are in place, that make people incentivised to work toward things that are not ideal outcomes for either you, or the world at large
  • Only borrow money on tested ideas to mitigate risk
  • Every 50 year prediction of the past has been VERY far off, so be very sceptical of those predictions today
  • The nicest people are at the top. The worst people are the people lower down, and trying to elbow their way to the top
  • Because people are born unequal, you will never have 100% equality
  • Money is not the solution to all things, but you must learn how to make money. It’s essential
  • Live an adventurous life if you want to have more energy
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“It’s ok to be a little eccentric, but know where it becomes a problem” - Tai Lopez

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As you go through life, you come to the realization that many people have serious psychological problems. Whatever metric or system you use to measure psychological issues, you will find that a very large number of the people that you run across exhibit those traits.


But times reveals everything, so when it comes to deciding the people you will have relationships with, whether personal or business, give it some time. It’s easy for someone to pretend to be someone that they are not for a few weeks or a few months, but try to give it a year to make sure you know who they really are.

Then, understand that everyone has a little weird in them. Everyone has a different mix of character traits, with desirable and less desirable aspects mixed in. Just make sure the weirdness doesn’t out-weigh the rest too much. Allow for the mix in your relationships, as long as it’s not overboard.

“Three things that will mess you up: Pride, stubbornness, and being overly sensitive” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Probably about 70% of people that you will run into have serious psychological issues
  • If you don’t understand psychological issues, you might start second-guessing yourself and thinking that you’re the one with issues
  • The dark triad is one way to understand psychological issues of varying degrees
  • It’s ok to be a little eccentric, but know where it becomes a problem
  • Three things that will mess you up: Pride, stubbornness, and being overly sensitive
  • A lot of times pride expresses itself as anger
  • Often, stubborn people come across as very nice, but do not act on advice
  • Everybody is allowed to be a little weird. Maybe 20%. Just not too much
  • The first step in progress is massive awareness
  • Be careful about all new relationships. Time reveals all, so give it time to understand who people really are
  • Be honest with yourself. Admit who you are and your weakness. And see if maybe you should get a pro to help you, and see a psychologist
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