The Tai Lopez Show

“Hire people that know stuff you can’t teach” - Tai Lopez

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Most people simply fall into the relationships that they have, but today we’re talking about how you can, and why you should, strategically think carefully through who you want around you. Because we have found that humans tend to gravitate to become like the people that they spend the most time with, it is of paramount importance that we surround ourselves with only the best kinds of people, and this episode is showing you how to do that.

In addition, I’m talking about business networking, why too many options makes decisions difficult, and a simple trick to help you out with business networking if you are an introvert.

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“Have relationships with people who have attributes you lack” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Hire people that know stuff you can’t teach
  • Have relationships with people who have attributes you lack
  • If you are bad at networking, you need to attach yourself to someone who is extroverted
  • It’s easy to get distracted by too many options
  • It’s not just what you know, it’s who you know
  • Mathematically, big cities have better ideas coming out of them
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“A lot of people have paralysis by overanalysis” - Tai Lopez

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Making good money and life decisions is going to be one of the most important skills you will develop. This episode, and this interview with Barry Schwartz, will reveal some of the best ways to make the right decisions, no matter what the decision is about.

Because there are so many options in the world, many people are simply paralyzed and unable to make a decision, because they are under the misunderstanding to an incredibly high level of their happiness is dependant on that decision. Look for good enough, rather than the best, and understand where your happiness really comes from.

The ability to understand yourself, sit down and really come to a deep understanding what is the most important to you, will allow you to be able to take the path that will make you the most happy.

“Look for good enough, instead of the best” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • There is an assumption that more information is better than less, which becomes less and less the case as more information is available
  • In a situation where tons of information is available, people tend to choose based on what is easy to evaluate, versus what is actually best
  • A lot of people have paralysis by overanalysis
  • Look for good enough, instead of the best
  • Too much choice today has given people too high expectations for what the best choice will bring them
  • The first thing you need to do is sit down and define what is the most important to you
  • Hire on the basis of attributes you don’t know how to teach
  • Look for a lot of variety in the types of people who hire
  • Get in the habit of looking for good enough, and then stopping

 

Barry Schwartz’s Books

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“Have a varied strategy to life” - Tai Lopez

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Live your life with the constant idea in the back of your mind of what you want written on your tombstone when you die. We all die sometime, some sooner than others, and you simply cannot predict what will happen to you, and how much time you have left.

This is why, regardless of your age, you need to be committed to sucking everything you possibly can out of life. Live it to the fullest, don’t let fear or doubt hold you back, and live in such a way that you can be confident that you will not die with regrets, but knowing you got the most out of your life.

“Stress-reaction is one of the most important success factors in your life” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Don’t be predictable in your approach to life
  • Have a varied strategy to life
  • Conflict resolution is extremely powerful, and you must become a master of conflict resolution
  • Stress-reaction is one of the most important success factors in your life
  • Learn from different people, to get a varied viewpoint on life
  • Diversify how you learn so that you can learn different things from different people
  • Study experts in their field. These are not always the loudest, but look for the most qualified
  • Think of your tombstone when it comes to deciding what kind of life you want
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“Diversify who you learn from” - Tai Lopez

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No matter how important you think that networking is, you’re probably underestimating the real value of it. It’s so valuable that you almost can not place enough importance on it. But the way that you network is incredibly important. There is a right way and a wrong way, and on today’s episode I’m telling you what the right way is so that you get the most out of this essential aspect of business.

First of call, don’t worry about email, get phone numbers whenever you can, so that you can text with people. In 2017, texting is where the attention is, and so that is where you should be too.

Listen to the rest of this episode to get all 7 steps to becoming a better business networker.

“A certain minimum amount of extroversion will make you happier” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • It’s not what you know, it’s who you know
  • A certain minimum amount of extroversion will make you happier
  • If you isolate yourself too much, you will not be as happy as you could be
  • If you want to make money, you’re going to have to network even if you’re an introvert
  • Diversify who you learn from
  • Always hire people who have skills that you can’t teach
  • Organisms that only learn through trial and error tend to die out
  • Anyone who is hard to talk to is probably not worth talking to
  • Think of yourself as a goldminer, going through life looking for the nuggets of truth you can find from anyone

The 7-Steps to Better Business Networking

  1. Realize that you are underestimating the power of business networking
  2. If you are not good at networking, attach yourself to someone who is good at it
  3. Get phone numbers instead of emails
  4. Don’t be crazy about follow ups
  5. Follow the reciprocation rule: Speak their language, respect the way that they communicate, and follow those general rules
  6. Leave them hungry for more of you. Don’t be afraid to let them be the last person who texted you
  7. Go to places that are somewhat unexpected for who you are and what you do. Try to cross-pollinate. Focus less on what the event is, but more on how sharp the people are
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“Life should not be about going from one pleasant experience to another” - Tai Lopez

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If you wrote your autobiography right now, would anyone want to read it?

That is the question you should ask, and the test you should give yourself, to find out if you’re truly leading an adventurous life.

Happiness comes, to some extent, from having a life full of experiences, and the more adventurous you are with your life, the more experiences you will have, and the more stories you will be able to tell.

So don’t shy away from them! Live your life to the fullest, and embrace the uncertainty and excitement that comes from living an adventurous life.

“Don’t love the worst parts of yourself, love the best, and be constantly improving” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Too many people are afraid of adventure, and afraid of almost anything different than their normal routine
  • Life should not be about going from one pleasant experience to another
  • Write out the outline of your autobiography right now and be honest with yourself about if anyone would really want to read it
  • What we are is not fixed, and so we should be in the constant process of expanding it
  • Don’t take unnecessary risk, but also do not be a coward
  • Be the person that you admire
  • Don’t love the worst parts of yourself, love the best, and be constantly improving
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“Ask yourself right now if anyone would want to read your biography. If not, you need more adventure” - Tai Lopez

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The sense of adventure seems to have gone out of the world. Too many people are spending all of their efforts in creating the most comfortable, pleasant life possible, when in reality comfort doesn’t bring you nearly the kind of happiness and fulfillment that adventure does.

So ask yourself: If you wrote your autobiography today, would anyone besides your family really want to read it?

If people were honest, the answer would be no for most people in the world, and this is simply because they are not prioritizing adventure high enough in their life.

So prioritize adventure! Say yes to as many experiences as you possibly can, and live your life to the fullest. Come back with stories worth telling, and at the end of it all, a life worth reading about.

“Life should be something that you want to get everything you can possibly get out of it” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • The mindset that leads to adventure is lacking in a major way in the world today
  • If you want to know if you are on the right track, right out and honestly outline of your autobiography and ask if anyone else would want to read it
  • Try to live a life of adventure where you don’t have regrets, but you try things and take risks, and come back with great stories
  • Life should be something that you want to get everything you can possibly get out of it
  • Ask yourself right now if anyone would want to read your biography. If not, you need more adventure
  • The essence of adventure is trying things and experimenting with everything
  • Humans are innately risk-averse, but going this route will not lead to as much happiness as a life of adventure
  • What you are is not fixed, but is dynamic and can be expanded and improved on
  • Whatever you admire in others, be that
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“Every good or bad thing in your life will have hinged on some decision you made” - Tai Lopez

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This week we talked about how every good or bad thing in your life is a result of a decision you made, what this means for how you should go about making decisions, the best way to make decisions, how to pick a diet that works for you, as well as how to make money with social media.

If you’re interested in any of that, make sure to listen to this episode to get the answers you need to move you forward in your life and with your goals!

Also, make sure to follow Tai Lopez on Spotify for more radio episodes over there.

“Good decisions come from reducing emotion around high-impact decisions you must make” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Every good or bad thing in your life will have hinged on some decision you made
  • “He who has choice, has trouble.” - Danish proverb
  • With less choice, you have less sorrow and regret, BUT, also less happiness
  • Humans tend to get less objective and more emotional, the more important the decision
  • One of the best ways to make a decision is to focus on regret minimization
  • Ask yourself what you will most likely regret NOT doing next year, and do it now
  • Good decisions come from reducing emotion around high-impact decisions you must make
  • Alternating between eating different things, to get a really good variety in your body
  • Listen to your body carefully, and just pay attention to how each thing you eat makes you feel
  • Eat real food instead of tons of supplements, vitamins, etc
  • Everything about diet has to be contextual to all of the unique things about you
  • Not all studies are equal, and some of them are even paid for
  • Personalizing your own diet, workout, routine, and everything, is going to be the future of health
  • There is a huge market for people to do social media work for other people
  • You don’t need a huge following to start making money on Instagram
  • Don’t try to do things too fast, you’ll make mistakes
  • Learn how you learn best. Take time to focus on learning how to learn
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“Spend 70% of your time on stuff that works now” - Tai Lopez

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The way you spend your time is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. Time is the only thing that you can never get more of, making it your most valuable commodity.

Many people neglect focusing on the things that they know will work, and instead spend all of their time on crazy ideas that may or may not pan out. While it is a good idea to give a certain amount of your time to these crazy ideas, as incredible things can potentially come out of them, but are not especially likely.

This way, with your time allocation at these percentages, you can be confident that you are focusing enough on the things that you know will work, but also have the opportunity to take the great strides forward that crazy ideas can bring you.

“Focus on what you KNOW will work ahead of all else” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Spend 70% of your time on stuff that works now
  • Spend 20% of your time on stuff that you’re pretty sure will work but you’ve never done before
  • Spend 10% of your time on crazy, hair-brained ideas
  • Focus on what you KNOW will work ahead of all else
  • But understand that you will have to continually innovate
  • Never be the first or last to do an idea
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“When everything is unpredictable in your life, you’ll have no brain power left to innovate” - Tai Lopez

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Making money with social media is a lot more doable than most people think. It comes down to having a good understanding of human nature, understanding the technology, and then testing and iterating.

Today, we’re speaking with experts in all areas of branding, about the specific steps that are required to make money with social media. Whether you want to make money with your own social media accounts or by managing other people’s socials, this episode will show you the way forward.

One last note: We’re up on Spotify! Make sure to head over to Spotify and listen to The Tai Lopez Show over there!

“Be careful about making too much money too fast. You might not know how to handle it” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • If you want to make money with anything in your life, you need to become a master of systems
  • When everything is unpredictable in your life, you’ll have no brain power left to innovate
  • To make money with social media, start by selling other people’s products
  • Do collaborations with other influencers to get started building your social media
  • Vlogging is the future on all social media platforms. Tell your story
  • Smart work always beats hard work. But do both
  • Part of execution is strategy
  • When something is good enough, launch it. Then, innovate and improve as you go
  • If you don’t launch with errors, you waited too long
  • Spend 70% of your time on stuff that works now, 20% on things that you’re pretty sure will work but you’ve never done, and 10% on hair-brained, crazy ideas
  • Never be the first, or last, to an idea
  • Be careful about making too much money too fast. You might not know how to handle it
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It probably does not make sense for marijuana to be criminalized to the extent it is, as compared with alcohol

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We’re taking on a controversial topic today: marijuana, LSD, and psychedelics. We’re digging into the good, the bad, and the ugly of all of it.

Something that is important to keep in mind about marijuana is that, because it has been illegal for so long, we do not have good quality controls in place, nor even especially good ways for measuring the THC levels, etc. So while many argue that it is less harmful than alcohol, these other aspects on the whole contribute to the danger of the substance overall.

Alcohol has been carefully studied and graded, so that we know how much we can have. Not so with marijuana, making it dangerous

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • We do not yet have good ways of measuring the amount of THC, grading, etc, to know if we can drive or not
  • Alcohol has been carefully studied and graded, so that we know how much we can have. Not so with marijuana, making it dangerous
  • Marijuana also does not have good quality controls in place
  • It probably does not make sense for marijuana to be criminalized to the extent it is, as compared with alcohol
  • The brain is still sort of the “wild west” when it comes to medicine, so in a lot of ways we don’t really understand a lot of potential side effects, so it is important to be incredibly careful and cautious
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