The Tai Lopez Show

“There’s a great disconnect between the culture and the big brands trying to get our attention.” - YesJulz

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Do you work a 9 to 5?

If your answer is yes and you have any entrepreneur in your blood, then you’re most likely not too happy with your current state. But what if quitting your 9 to 5 to launch your company wasn’t as hard as you thought it was? Hearing others tell their stories sheds light on this indisputable truth.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are joined by social media influencer and branding expert YesJulz. Her rise to prominence has come through sheer domination on all social media platforms. Check out what she has to say about entrepreneurism, gender dynamics, and quitting your 9 to 5.

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“We need women to be more comfortable and feel empowered enough to say exactly how they feel. We’ve grown accustomed to trying to be polite.” - Yes Julz

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • We need women to feel comfortable enough to say exactly what they feel
  • Where you’re at in your life should influence the city you live in
  • Pisces are the most creative types
  • Big brands are looking for a way to connect with the consumers
    • This is an opportunity for social media influencers
  • Difficult as an entrepreneur to motivate yourself when going through personal life dilemmas
  • Understand that you will make mistakes as you grow your business
  • There’s power in collaboration across all demographics, gender, and ages
  • You can only empower others to fight the fight by sharing with each other
  • Have faith in yourself and the journey; believing in something that doesn’t exist requires this
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“Catch trends before most people. You’ll make a hell of a lot more money. In the long-run, there’s no excess profits of anything.” - Tai Lopez

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Try to catch trends before they’re trends.

Because once they are, it’s too late. The masses have caught on and CNBC is reporting to the world that they should invest in that asset. To know whether or not something is the next big trend requires seeing the big picture, as well as the small details. Reading books, listening to podcasts, continuing your education in whatever way; this is how you have clear enough vision to see the trends.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are discussing how to catch trends early. Through my experience affiliate marketing over the past ten years, we look at big developments in the online marketing world. These success stories illuminate the indicators to be on the lookout for when trying to catch the next big trend.

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“If you download enough books, you will become a money-making machine.” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • If you don’t have a college degree, get into commission sales (cars, financial services, etc.)
  • Find mentors and tell them, “If you teach me what you know, I’ll work for you for free”
  • Selling life insurance is the most difficult sell
  • A click in financial services used to cost around $.20/click
    • Today, life insurance services cost $17/click
  • Catch trends before most people
    • In the long-run, there’s no excess profits of anything
  • The top-ranking ETF of 2017 was in cryptocurrency
  • Current trends: tiny houses, cannabis, backpacks
  • If you only push others’ products, try to to develop your own product this year
  • Try to embed ‘edutainment’ inside your content
    • There is a lot of money inside content that is both funny and educational
  • Recreation is overrated
  • Try to sense what the next big trend is and get there before the masses
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“When somebody says social media or paid advertising is expensive, they don’t get it.” - Joe Soto

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Social media is the most effective marketing channel.

This is because you can target the eyeballs that see your ad. Billboards and TV commercials see the eyes of everyone, but an Instagram/Facebook ad can be purposefully put in front of already-motivated buyers. If you have a type of shoe that millennials are wearing, then display that ad on the news feeds of 24-30 year-olds living in the big cities and watch your conversion rates rise.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are discussing the importance of social media marketing. From understanding the difference of the live streaming platforms to hearing the insights on taking restaurants on as clients, today’s lesson will help you launch your social media marketing strategies to the new heights.

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“Ten years ago, it was blogging. You would write an article. Now it’s vlogging. By 2020, 80-90% will be video content.” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • You don’t need a huge following to make money from social media
  • There are 3 ways to grow your Instagram: Waiting, collaboration, and paid advertising/giveaways
  • An eBay ‘powerseller’ has done over $100,000 in sales
  • Find deal sites that need product like yours to feature/sell when seeking customer acquisition methods
  • Identify podcast influencers you could do guest interviews on
  • Vlogging is the future on all platforms
    • By 2020, 80%-90% will be video content
  • Use YouTube Live to grow your following
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“When something is politically incorrect, that means it’s actually correct. Politically incorrect is just a way to brush over reality.” - Michael Knowles

Curiosity fuels skill.

To get the most out of life means maximizing knowledge in all aspects of it. How to be a better father translates to how to be a better boss. Learning how to talk about politics will better your interview skills for the next job. To gather new skills, you have to constantly be learning and asking questions, and the avalanche of skill development will consequently tumble forward.  

On this week of The Tai Lopez Show, we spoke with a wide range of experts. From political commentators Ben Shapiro and Michael Knowles to NFL wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to meditation/mindfulness expert Jay Shetty, this varied insight will help us take our personal and professional lives to the next level.

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“You need patience. Everything’s fixable. But everyone has their own clock.” - Jay Shetty

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Remember that awareness doesn’t always feel good, but is the first step to self-improvement
  • The most successful people in the world choose education over entertainment
    • Entertainment numbs you
  • Find 5-10 minutes to think about what you’re grateful for
    • The more specific your gratitude is, the deeper it is
  • Read Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman to separate the voice of your mind from the voice of your intelligence
  • When conducting marketing split tests, you need at least 52 results for statistical significance
  • Using statistical significance calculations, seek out over 98% certainty in the math
  • Create a simple system to better your hiring practices
    • Ask the question: would you date or marry this person?
  • Your workstation should have a big monitor, a mouse and keyboard to lessen the risk for carpal tunnel
  • iPhone 8 plus is better than the X because it’s simpler
  • Too abstract to point out reality vs. theory logic in political arguments
  • Pay attention to the the fact that Oprah has never dealt with bad press when considering her for president
  • Understand crime and sexual assault happens across the border when thinking about immigration
  • Political orientation is rooted in lens/worldview/first principles
    • What does it mean to be a human?
    • Does God exist?
    • Where does my freedom come from? Where do my rights come from?
  • The angrier you get about something, the more you’re revealing you don’t understand the issue
  • Being a sore loser is a good thing; it means you want to win that badly
  • Diet is the most important exercise, a 5-to-1 influence factor
    • Eat salmon with kale for high nutrition
  • Money is not the all-in-one solution to happiness
  • The problem is people looking to the federal government for solutions; localism is the solution
  • Studies show that quality of education is more determined by factors like how the family treats education than any sort of government system
  • Nothing besides military is solved by a federal government
  • The single greatest predictor of poverty is being born into single motherhood
  • The focus of marriage has moved from the production and raising of kids to “are you in love?”
  • The whole reason society has an interest in marriage is to make sure there’s a mom and dad in the home
  • When dating, figure out values not common ground
  • Tutorial learning (what our education system employs) only works for 85% of the population

 

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“Everything that it takes to make $1 million/year, there isn’t one thing that isn’t common sense.” - Tai Lopez

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We’ve all felt analysis paralysis.

Usually it’s because we mistake the detail in front of us for being a productive step towards completing the overall vision. It doesn’t feel good when we fall victim to this cognitive error. We become paralyzed by our mind’s hold over us and can’t see the big picture.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are talking about the power of simplicity in business. Using boxing as the metaphor, the one who doesn’t overthink the fight usually comes out on top. Learn the strategies here, so you can snap out of analysis paralysis the next time it takes aim at you.

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“What makes you win a boxing is conditioning. So you should just jump rope for 30 minutes, but everyone wants the fancy thing.” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Don’t overthink the complexities of business
  • Get one big monitor for you workstation
    • Also: a mouse and keyboard to lessen the risk for carpal tunnel
  • iPhone 8 plus is better than the X because it’s simpler
  • Create a simple system to better your hiring practices
    • Ask the question: would you date or marry this person?
  • There are no tricks to business; it is all common sense



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“When I first started meditation, it didn’t make me feel good. It made me feel like a bad person.” - Jay Shetty

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We have many different voices inside our heads.

Some tell us to do the right thing, and others don’t. Knowing which to listen to can become confusing in today’s age of distraction. That’s why everyone is meditating, to try to access some sort of unique thought that isn’t the byproduct of an Instagram or Facebook feed.

And if you're not meditating, then one of your meditating friends is prescribing meditation to you. It all makes sense that stillness of mind has risen as the self-help remedy to remove the Internet’s toxins.  

And on today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are talking best meditation practices with Jay Shetty. Jay, who was once a practicing monk in India, is now an award-winning host & storyteller with the Huffington Post. He is part of the 2017 Class of Forbes 30 Under 30, and today we are fortunate to here his insights on meditation and mindfulness.

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“When I have an idea, I want to know as much what the Dalai Lama thinks as what the Mark Zuckerberg thinks. Because that polarity allows me to not get lost in the echo chamber.” - Jay Shetty

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • The world of business requires striving
  • Detachment doesn’t mean “you own nothing,” rather, it means that “nothing owns you”
  • Don’t get trapped in the perception of yourself
    • Charles Cooley, “I am not what I think I am, and I am not what you think I am. I am what I think you think I am.”
  • Seeing others’ struggles exposes the illusion of your own suffering
  • Gandhi, “I was sad that I didn’t have any shoes, but then I saw a man with no feet.”
  • Let your consciousness evolve from survival to service for others
  • Remember that awareness doesn’t always feel good, but is the first step to self-improvement
  • The most successful people in the world choose education over entertainment
  • The more specific your gratitude is, the deeper it is
  • Read Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman to separate the voice of your mind from the voice of your intelligence
  • Use social media to start curating your feed with mindfulness/meditation sources


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“I wanted to be better than them when I came out of the womb. I was born into competitiveness.” - Odell Beckham Jr.

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To be the best requires unrelenting ambition.

You can never be satisfied with your current status because the moment you are, you stop progressing. But how does that sort of relentless drive affect other aspects of your life? Is it possible to keep that laser focus compartmentalized and live a normal life outside of your passion?

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are joined by Odell Beckham Jr of the New York Giants. It is no secret that Beckham Jr. is the best wide receiver in the NFL, so today, he answers the question of what does it take to reach the highest level of success? Listen to Odell’s down-to-earth attitude to capture the newfound keys to the kingdom.

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“I’ve only done stuff that’s touched the surface. When I think about where I’m supposed to be at, I realize I’m short-changing.” - Odell Beckham Jr.

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Remember to be patient, even with high ambition
  • Being a sore loser is a good thing; it means you want to win that badly
  • Diet is the most important exercise, a 5-to-1 influence factor
    • Eat salmon with kale for high nutrition
  • Money is not the all-in-one solution to happiness
  • Be aware of fake friends when you become successful
  • Don’t think that tomorrow is promised; do whatever you can do today, today
  • Follow what your heart desires, the rest is just noise

 

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“When something is politically incorrect, that means it’s actually correct. Politically incorrect is just a way to brush over reality.” - Michael Knowles

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Donald Trump is a controversial figure.

Over the past year, we’ve watched him tweet from his hip, insult his colleagues, and call countries bad names. It’s clear that no previous president has come close to this type of behavior, and from our vantage point, we feel that’s legitimate enough reason to be alarmed. But is anything good coming from this?

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are joined by political commentator Michael Knowles. Michael is known for his book Reasons to Vote for Democrats, which is just a collection of 256 blank pages. Regardless of your political orientation, his insights on the political climate are well thought out and deserve our attention.

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“Donald Trump cracked that politically correct veneer of mass media and really opened up conversations for Americans.” - Michael Knowles

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • All conservatives want to do is shrink government
  • Teddy Roosevelt is the founder of progressivism
  • Consumer confidence is at an all-time high in recent history
  • 80% of Haitians live on less than $2/day
  • Too abstract to point out reality vs. theory logic in political arguments
  • Pay attention to the the fact that Oprah has never dealt with bad press
  • Crime and sexual assault happens across the border  
  • You can’t make your own opinion without listening to everybody
  • Smart people aren’t omnipotent
  • Political orientation is rooted in lens/worldview/first principles
    • What does it mean to be a human?
    • Does God exist?
    • Where does my freedom come from? Where do my rights come from?
  • The angrier you get about something, the more you’re revealing you don’t understand the issue
  • Thick skin is most important in political conversations
  • Never argue something ad hominem
  • Entitlement reform is how you protect from the rising national debt

 

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“The devil you know is better than the devil you don’t know.” - Tai Lopez

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Think of split testing as dating.

By comparing performance, you can make choices on which path you’d like to go down. This is the reality of online marketing, that we are able to put users through funnels of testing and then analyze the metrics to optimize site performance.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are reviewing A/B testing. Which metrics should you be on the lookout for? What do they say about your site performance? How can you improve your copy headlines to engage more users? The answers to these questions are in today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show.

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“There’s 2 trillion average people you can hire. Wait for the outliers.” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Read Outliers By Malcolm Gladwell
  • When conducting marketing split tests, you need at least 52 results for statistical significance
  • Using statistical significance calculations, seek out over 98% certainty in the math
  • Call the page you are testing “the challenger”
  • Think of split testing as dating to understand pros/cons
  • Have your copywriters develop different headlines
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“If you spend your life believing that the forces of the universe are raided against you, it’s going to make you miserable and make it impossible for succeed.” - Ben Shapiro

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What’s wrong with America?

If you’ve been mildly awake in the past year, you’ve sensed the panic in the air. But the panic is the problem. People displace blame to governmental forces, so they can justify their own story. Certainly there are causes and social issues that are exempt from this analysis, but for the most part, we as a society underestimate our individual agency when we choose to believe that a government is stopping us from pursuing our goals.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are joined by political commentator Ben Shapiro. Ben is the editor-in-chief of The Daily Wire. As a controversial political figure, Ben is subject to much criticism and controversy. Today, we hear his thoughts on everything related to politics, the government, the education system, and much more.

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“You have to believe you can succeed. You have to believe in an individual capacity to do better than what you are doing.” - Ben Shapiro

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Jealousy fuels tribalism
  • Success requires believing in an individual capacity to succeed
  • According to the Brookings Institute: in the United States, there are 3 things to ensure you’re not poor: don’t have kids before you’re married, graduate high school, and get a job
  • The position of President has too much power
  • Be aware of how media warps messaging
  • Nothing besides military is solved by a federal government
  • Studies show that quality of education is more determined by factors like how the family treats education than any sort of government system
  • The problem is people looking to the federal government for solutions; localism is the solution
  • The single greatest predictor of poverty is being born into single motherhood
  • The focus of marriage has moved from the production and raising of kids to “are you in love?”
  • The whole reason society has an interest in marriage is to make sure there’s a mom and dad in the home
  • When dating, figure out values not common ground
  • Tutorial learning (what our education system employs) only works for 85% of the population
  • Albert Einstein, “The thing about smart people is that they seem crazy to stupid people”
  • Don’t force it, take the opportunities that come to you
  • The quality of immigration is largely dependent on the quality of the system you are immigrating to
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“Warren Buffett says, ‘The secret to wealth is to put all your eggs in one basket and then watch the basket.’ He’s not saying don’t diversify. He’s saying pay attention to what you’re doing.” - Tai Lopez

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Success is more than just a bank account.

We constantly hear this but how often are we setting goals in other areas of life and measuring our progress? Physical health, personal projects, the number of domains besides financial status worth our success-oriented attention is vast. What’s important is figuring out what your own definition of success is, and weighting each column appropriately.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are taking a moment to recap some of the greatest moments from this week. From discussing health and longevity with Dr. Kim to hearing startup insights from Anik Singal, the level of knowledge-dropping has us taking our business and personal health game to the new heights.

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“We are 99% bacteria and 1% human.” - Dr. Kim

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • The death of dreams is in procrastination
  • K.I.S.S. - Keep It Simple and Stupid
  • The education system robs you of your common sense
  • Think through your ideas before presenting it to other people
  • Work on tasks for 20 minutes
  • Use the P.A.S.E. System (Practical, Action, Social, Emotional) to read people’s personality types and adapt accordingly
    • Practical - slow, accountant-types, think before they speak
    • Action - speak aggressively, say what you want, not easily offended
    • Social - those who believe social chit chat is most important
    • Emotional - introverted, not very talkative to strangers
  • Get people’s phone number; e-mails are going extinct
  • Don’t let ego get in the way of your methodology during times of success; do the risk analysis
  • Listen to your mentors
  • Study your past patterns/cycles to figure out what was behind times of success and failure
  • Be honest, open, and implement and take action
  • Don’t let people borrow your equipment
  • Keep the things that are important to you close to you
  • Nobody cares about your business and your life as much as you do
    • Even your friends and family
  • Watch everything, even automated income
  • There’s no such thing as an automaton because the law of the entropy
    • A car is an automatic machine but still needs to be driven and maintained
  • Look at your genetic makeup to find out where to start your regimen
  • We are 1% human and 99% bacteria
  • Hormones are important for signaling in our aging
  • Hormones are more than testosterone: thyroid, cortisol, human growth hormones, insulin
  • Studies show that managing sleep, stress management, physical activity, and diet/nutrition is equivalent to the potency of pharmaceutical medication
  • VO2 max training looks at how efficiently your system burns calories
  • We aren’t creatures of intellect, we are creatures of movement
  • Some ICOs don’t allocate 100% of the funds raised to backing the currency
    • HBB is able to send 100% of the funds: how they do this is figuring out the technology before raising funds

 

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“Selling advanced products to people who don’t understand is a really tough formula. Simplify your marketing.” - Com Mirza

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You will not succeed the first time around.

And it might not happen on the second. Or the third. If it takes a few attempts before you strike gold, that’s okay. Failure is a necessary step on the road to success. You learn what a business needs when you’re met by unconquerable blockers. The trick is to keeping your head down and persevering through the storm.  

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are joined by serial entrepreneur Com Mirza. After falling in love with Bill Gates, Com committed his life to starting software companies. It was not until his eighth that he was able to transcend his previous seven failures and launch what is now a net worth of over $500 billion.

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“The best bow and arrow is better than the first musket. Your first prototype might suck but you’re on the right track.” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Do your due diligence on who is backing the coin to determine legitimacy
  • There are rumors that Mark Zuckerberg is going to launch his own ICO at Facebook
  • Many people think cryptocurrency is a fad because there is no value exchanging
  • All financial cycles operate in bubbles, and then bubbles burst
  • Habibi Coin is real estate-backed, currently raising $100 million
  • The best tip: make returns from crypto and then invest in real-world assets
  • Goldman Sachs is discovering that crypto has real value
  • A ponzi scheme is metaphorically described as a game of musical chairs
  • Some ICOs don’t allocate 100% of the funds raised to backing the currency
  • Get referrals to get past the gatekeepers
  • Selling advanced products to people who don’t understand the technology is an unproductive formula
    • The same people who once told you no will say yes once you simplify
  • Sell to the willing customers
  • Dubai has a great potential
  • The majority of millionaires are made through real estate
  • Be sure to have real estate assets in your investment portfolio, so you have stable returns to fall back on
  • People who invest in real estate typically think they’re going to make more money than they actually will
  • Ample investment opportunity in Dubai

 

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“The problem is we have not structured our medicine to look at it in a holistic, global way.” - Dr. Kim

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You can’t stop aging.

And that’s a good thing. There are many important benefits that come from aging. Our brain develops, our muscles form, and our systems mature. But at some point during the aging process, it turns on us and our body begins to break down.

Right now, depending on the ailment, we respond with treatment. Physical therapy for the injured back, blood-thinners for hypertension, and a new diet for diabetes. But scientists today are learning how to respond before the ailment presents itself. And as our technology continues to grow exponentially more powerful, the question of, “Can we live to 700?” becomes less and less unreasonable.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are joined by gerontologist Dr. Paul H. Kim MD to discuss how realistic living to 700 will be. Dr. Kim’s expertise in genetics, aging, and hematology helps us determine how to best approach aging in the healthiest way possible.

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“If half of your lifespan is met with chronic diseases that you’re dealing with and ailing with, are you really enjoying life or able to be functional?” - Dr. Kim

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Clean your blood and look what’s occurring at your cellular level
  • The problem with lab testing is we’re responding to the results as parameters to treat you
  • Medicine looks at things too black-and-white when most diseases are grey
  • Diabetes and hypertension can be noticed far before the manifest (pre-hypertension and pre-diabetes)
  • Look at your genetic makeup to find out where to start your regimen
  • We are 1% human and 99% bacteria
  • Hormones are important for signaling in our aging
  • Hormones are more than testosterone: thyroid, cortisol, human growth hormones, insulin
  • Studies show that managing sleep, stress management, physical activity, and diet/nutrition is equivalent to the potency of pharmaceutical medication
  • VO2 max training looks at how efficiently your system burns calories
  • We aren’t creatures of intellect, we are creatures of movement
  • Heavy lifting activates hormone release
  • Telomere study tells us that there is a finite number of divisions to each cell
    • This is called “the hayflick limit”
  • New DNA technology uses microscissors to alter DNA code
  • Studies show young blood plasma transplants rejuvenates older patients
    • In plasma, it’s the mixture of beneficial molecules
  • At some point stem cells will enable us to build organ tissue to replace our decaying organs
  • We used to think stem cells were irreversible but new technology allows them to be engineered in multiple directions
  • Look at oxidative stress markers for indication of risk to cancer
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“When people tell you the truth, it stings for a second. And then it goes away.” - Tai Lopez

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If you struggle with laziness, learn more about laziness.

In the age of information, where the answer to any question is a tap on the smartphone away, we no longer have the excuse, “Well, I just didn’t understand.” Gone are the days where the blind lead the blind. If you struggle with procrastination, learn more about procrastination to pinpoint where and why you struggle with it. In doing this, you will be able to change your behavior and come out on top.  

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are discussing productivity and conscientiousness. These are the top predictors of business success, so we are digging beneath the surface to understand why they are so important.

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“Correct a fool, and they will hate you. Correct a wise person, and they will love you.” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Working hard has a different definition for everyone
  • It’s not your fault, it’s the system’s fault for not teaching what a day’s work is
  • Be aware of when writing a to-do list is a step backwards
  • Germans instill a sense of discipline in their people: if you have something to do, just start it and you’ll be halfway there
  • Use your common sense: how do you make the situation better than it was before?
  • Conscientiousness is diligence, prudence, organization, and perfection
    • This is the number one predictor of success in business
  • Prudence translates to decision-making
  • Agreeableness is flexibility, patience, gentleness, and forgiveness
    • This is not that correlated with success
  • There’s 3 types of people: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who wonder what happened
  • Be careful of paralysis by over analysis
  • Laziness is rooted in your body, trying to conserve
  • The death of dreams is in procrastination
  • K.I.S.S. - Keep It Simple and Stupid
  • The education system robs you of your common sense
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“You’d be surprised what happens when you speak in the way that comes natural to people.” - Tai Lopez

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Don’t talk in a scripted way.

Humans can easily detect who is being a phony and who is not. This is something we must take into consideration when we’re in meetings, on sales calls, and presenting to clients. Above any piece of advice you’ve ever received, always remember that being yourself is the top priority.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are discussing how to be natural in business meetings. With all the material we read on how to close the deal, it’s difficult to remember to be yourself. Today, we reinforce this lesson by stressing the importance of adapting yourself by recognizing who is on the other side of table.

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“You don’t just sit down at a business meeting and automatically talk about business. You have to build rapport and you have to ease into it.” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Walk 4-6 miles a day
  • Don’t sound fake when talking
  • Use the P.A.S.E. System (Practical, Action, Social, Emotional) to read people’s personality types and adapt accordingly
    • Practical - slow, accountant-types, think before they speak
    • Action - speak aggressively, say what you want, not easily offended
    • Social - those who believe social chit chat is most important
    • Emotional - introverted, not very talkative to strangers
  • Get people’s phone number; e-mails are going extinct

 

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The Psychology of Sales with Anik Singal

“People think entrepreneurs are risk-takers, but they’re actually the exact opposite.” - Anik Singal

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All sales textbooks seem to say the same thing.

Focus on the key benefits. Provide value. Don’t hesitate on the ask. The more we read these bulletpoints, the more we learn about ‘how to sell.’ But how do we integrate these tips into actually making deals?

The first step is to tell a story. Sales is not the right words; rather, it’s a sequence of the right plot points in a bigger story. Whether it’s telling that story through a pitch deck or a demo, the moment you captivate an audience’s curiosity for what’s going to happen next in a greater narrative is the moment you are making the sale.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are joined by Anik Singal, founder of e-learning company Lurn. Anik’s insights spread across many different domains of business: from picking yourself up out of rock bottom to making deals in the boardroom, we can take our entrepreneur game to the next level from learning Anik’s story.

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“Most people think they need to be Batman in a sales situation. Instead, position yourself as Robin and make the thing you’re selling Batman.” - Anik Singal

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • You can tell who your real friends are in failure
  • Failure provokes introspection; take note of your answers to “Why?” during this time period
  • Don’t let ego get in the way of your methodology during times of success; do the risk analysis
  • Listen to your mentors
  • Study your past patterns/cycles to figure out what was behind times of success and failure
  • Implement and take action
  • Hire how many people can be supervised, not how many people you can hire
  • The introduction of an ad needs to grab attention by answering: what’s in it for you
  • Position yourself as Robin and make the thing you’re selling Batman
  • Integrate storytelling to create connection, not credibility
  • We live in the age of interactive marketing; the day of direct marketing is gone
  • Use content to deliver value and build credibility
    • Make your content linear: lists or diagrams
  • Aim for 3-5 ‘Aha moments’; any more will be exhausting for your audience, any less will be disengaging
  • Integrate reason-respecting bias to shed perspective on the price of your product
  • The purpose of the pitch is to ask for a sale, but it’s really to provide value
  • Copywriting is not about trigger-words; it’s a sequence of a specific words that create a story
  • The best e-commerce content is a demo of the product



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“Warren Buffett says, ‘The secret to wealth is to put all your eggs in one basket and then watch the basket.’ He’s not saying don’t diversify. He’s saying pay attention to what you’re doing.” - Tai Lopez

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As your business grows, more hands will enter the pot.

People will want to work for you, clients will demand more from you, and investors will want to get in on the action. Knowing who to let in and who to let out is the key to ensuring that no cancerous cells enter your system. Because it only takes one to seriously set back the mission.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are discussing how to stay aware of the intricacies of your business and life as they each grow more complex. Undoubtedly, more people requires more oversight, but there are ways to stay focused while not getting swallowed whole.

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“There’s a misperception that automatic means: guaranteed. There’s a misperception that automatic means: no energy required.” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Be sure to supervise if you delegate a task
  • Don’t let people borrow your equipment
  • Keep the things that are important to you close to you
  • Nobody cares about your business and your life as much as you do
    • Even your friends and family
  • Watch everything, even automated income
  • There’s no such thing as an automaton because the law of the entropy
    • A car is an automatic machine but still needs to be driven and maintained
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“It’s an unfair advantage. You’re literally in the same pool with all the people of Facebook instead of saying, “Hey come jump in my pool over here.” Anthony Morrison”

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Do you build a website or use Facebook?

To drive traffic to your website requires diverting people away from their comfort zones. But building a following within Facebook, the world’s most used social media platform, is tending to the user. And thus, its higher conversion rate can be turned into a more profitable revenue stream.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are joined by internet marketer and entrepreneur Anthony Morrison. Anthony specializes in harnessing Facebook fan pages into the valuable following/monetization avenue they have the potential to be.

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“Make the fan page grow virally without advertising. And while it’s growing, build an email list.” - Anthony Morrison

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Making money online requires traffic; Facebook already has the traffic
  • There are 2 billion active accounts on Facebook
  • Most people who have a Snapchat also have a Facebook
  • Facebook gives you insight on what’s working/not working on your fan page
  • People love vacation destination fan pages
  • Best niches/industries to build fan pages: travel and pets
  • Selling stuff isn’t the only way to make money online (ex: clicks, impressions, etc.)
  • Elon Musk said, “You get paid in proportion to the problem you solve.”
  • Hassle and headache accompanies selling physical products, not so much with digital
  • You don’t need to post your own stuff when building a Facebook fan page
  • People are conditioned to follow steps; incorporate that psychology into your marketing materials
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“The only thing you should be focused on is how life works.” - Tai Lopez

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Today, it’s easy to be a ghost.

Amazon will instantly ship whatever you need, Netflix will broadcast whatever you want to watch, and Facebook will provide the virtual social interaction you think suffices. Across the board, the mental and physical requirement to be aware and present is the lowest it’s ever been. The effect of this is that we have become disembodied ghosts floating through our day-to-day.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are discussing how to reverse this mental framework by addressing why we have become this way. How did the education system rob us of our curiosity? How did our parents love (or not love) us? Why did our ex cheat us on us and what does that say about me? Tune in to hear the details, and shed light on your daily stressors and anxiety.

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“Maybe we can enlighten ourselves (or each other) by studying the tactics the techniques of the outliers.” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Some doctors believe that we will one day be able to live until 700 years old
    • Involves managing oxidative stress,
  • Happiness requires managing stress and anxiety
  • Disembodied ghosts is a way to describe how today’s mental framework feels
  • The Dalai Lama has low stress because he meditates 3-6 hours a day
  • Lectures are not how people learn, instead seek out mentorship and osmosis
  • Love is a verb, not a sentiment
  • Love is not giving your kids hugs and keeping them off crack/cocaine
    • Love is sending them into the world with the major life skills mastered
  • Stop being confused by life; everything has causal relationships
  • Sleep has the same potency as pharmaceutical drugs
  • Energy is the most correlated factor to making money
  • Use others’ wisdom, don’t rely on your own experience to learn
  • Read Collapse by Jared Diamond
  • People who seek power have high narcissism, machiavellianism, and psychopathy
  • Learn by doing experiments on other people
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“Once you identify what you’re best at delivering, only sell that one thing.” - Billy Gene

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A marketing agency is easy to start.

But it is difficult to scale. As you gather clients, problems arise. How do you hire the right people? How do you create systems so you can train your new-hires to do the job the same way you were doing? Answering these questions while simultaneously running the business can send us running into the woods.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are joined by digital marketing expert Billy Gene. Billy specializes in marketing for small businesses, and today he shares his insights on how to take your marketing agency to the next level by addressing all our questions.

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“The trick is to simplify. You can build a 7-figure agency by simply charging clients to have you retarget customers to their website.” - Billy Gene

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • The reason you’re stuck is because when clients come to you, you do everything for them
    • Somebody you hire has to have 10 different skills to help you and your clients
  • Pick one service that gets people results and sell that
  • Results means customers and profit
  • Once you simplify, the sky is the limit
  • Identify 2-4 niches and repeat your process across the different areas
  • To scale quickly, train people by recording every single thing you do
  • If done properly, one account manager should be able to handle 30-50 accounts by themselves
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“In 20 years, the Golden Globes will be completely different. The votes will be done through the blockchain and it will be verified and honest.” - Tai Lopez

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Why wasn’t Wind River nominated for Best Movie?

Because The Golden Globes are centralized. The moment a system becomes centralized, it becomes corrupt. As soon as elected officials meet in a boardroom or votes are tallied behind closed doors, whatever that system’s goal was, is now compromised. This is the reality of centralization, and if you look across our society, you see it in every sector.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are discussing centralization and how it permeates through every industry. With the advent of blockchain technology, we can be certain that this will not be the case in the near future.

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“It’s like a calculator. Crypto and blockchain technology have the power to take out human emotion so you get better answers.” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Centralization leads to corruption
  • Blockchain technology removes corruption by decentralizing
  • Integrate the 25 cognitive biases into your marketing material
  • In theory, democracy is supposed to elect the best candidate but this doesn’t happen
  • Laziness and procrastination are the killers to productivity
  • Invest in the causes you believe in

 

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“A lot of people make the mistake of ‘Oh I like this product, therefore I want to sell and market it.’ You can’t do that. You have to figure out what other people want and then just market that.” - Adrian Morrison

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In digital marketing, there are many different avenues to choose from.

Email campaigns, social media, Google AdWords, the list goes on. How do you know which channel is the best for your product? And even if you do know which, how can you maximize the utility of the platform?

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are joined by internet marketer and entrepreneur Adrian Morrison. Adrian specializes in harnessing the Internet’s power to precisely target the most motivated sellers of your product. Tune in to learn more about his strategy.

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“You can’t be emotionally attached to the stuff you’re marketing because the goal is to make money.” - Adrian Morrison

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Facebook ads allows you to target specific age groups, demographics, groups of interest, etc.
  • You’re either winning or learning when running ads
  • If you’re doing a low-ticket sale ($10-$25), you want to see 1 sale in the first 3 days
  • Always be checking your progress against the question, “Do you want to be right or do you want to be rich?”
  • It’s very easy to see the formulas for success on social media by looking at others’ pages
  • Look at what other people are selling, not the products you think people need
  • Use AliExpress to find products to start drop-shipping brands
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“The most powerful words in life are ‘Can you help me?’ Don’t be proud. I don’t value pride.” - Tai Lopez

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Productivity is a tricky thing to master.

That's because the more time we spend learning about it, the less productive we feel. The productivity books we read and podcasts we listen to are, in a sense, a distraction from the work we know we need to do. But that is all just our mind playing tricks on us. You have to spend time sharpening your axe. And our axe is our mind, and our sharpener is knowledge.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are digging into productivity. 2018 is the year of getting ten times the output with half the effort. How you achieve these numbers is through a more productive daily routine.

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“Sometimes repercussions are all we need to fix our bad habits.” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • The good news is: procrastination, laziness, and inefficiency are fixable problems
  • Work hard play hard, you cannot work every hour of every day
  • An efficiency goal is to create 2x the output with ½ the effort
  • Check your pride at the door when collaborating with others
  • Sam Walton’s management style is looking over the shoulder, not micro-managing
  • Respect people who make decisions
  • It’s the not the strongest or smartest who survive, it’s the most adaptable to the environment that they find themselves in
    • Learn to love change
  • Move forward with people by imagining a reality where you could choose whether or not you had this person in your life
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“I’m not an optimist or pessimist, I’m a realist. Look at the facts. If everyone around you is dragging you down, then they have to go.” - Tai Lopez

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Put on your blinders.

2018 is the year of focusing on what you want and getting it. If that was your attitude at the beginning of 2017, and you didn’t get it what you wanted, figure out why. Luckily, we live in the world of information and the answers to self-improvement are here. You cannot increase your output without decreasing something else.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are discussing how to achieve our goals for the new year. So often we launch into January full of ambitions but not ready to implement the discipline required to reach them. This year will be different, as we learn the underlying causes for why our goals are either met or not met. The fact is this year will be as good as you want it to be.

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“What’s more practical than understanding the scientifically validated psychology and personality traits of other human beings? The geometry and hypotenuse of a triangle? The school system scammed us all.” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Try to learn early, neuroplasticity stops at around age 25
  • Procrastination is the killer of hopes and dreams, but the good news is it can be conquered
  • Studies show more dopamine receptors means higher ambition
  • Be mindful of whether you are negatively or positively reinforcing your goal-achievement
    • Is stress or reward driving you?
  • It’s almost impossible to self-correct our courses
  • We’re built to learn and do everything in groups
  • There is no change without a change in routine; try a change in social routine
  • It’s the not the strongest or smartest who survive, it’s the most adaptable to the environment that they find themselves in
  • Don’t be the sucker, be loyal only to those who are loyal to you
  • Seek out personality tests to better gauge those around you
    • Maslow’s: hierarchy of needs: 1) physiological, 2) safety, 3) love/belonging, 4) esteem, and 5) self-actualization
  • If you have major narcississists in your life, then are probably a narcissist
  • Beware of psychopathology and machiavellianism
  • Don’t have friends who aren’t agreeable
  • Conscientiousness is diligence, prudence, organization, and perfection
  • Turn off all notifications: social media is designed to make you unfocused
  • The average millionaire has 5-7 revenue streams in his/her life

Resources

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“You’re only free when you’re the master of your thoughts.” - Tai Lopez

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Sometimes the path to self-improvement requires brutal force.

And in a world where self-help books coddle your ego, achieving your desired results is difficult to manifest. Inviting criticism is a way to hack your motivation centers by giving others direct access to your ego. When you flaunt your weaknesses, the feedback you receive, if absorbed as pain but reoriented as fuel, can improve day-to-day performance.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are examining a specific route for us to take on the road to self-improvement. While most tell you to surround yourself with support, this lesson is quite the opposite. Inviting criticism is something we understandably don’t do because of the potential ego damage, but if executed correctly, can result in a sure-fire way to fuel motivation.

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“If someone makes fun of you for being too skinny or too fat, ask a doctor if they’re right. If the doctor says you need to gain 20 pounds or lose 20 pounds, then listen to the doctor and be thankful you got those negative comments because they pushed you to health.” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger flaunted his weak legs to invite criticism to fuel his fire
    • He covered his upper body because that was his defense/protection
  • Sigmund Freud said that pain is subjective
    • Arnold Schwarzenegger repurposed the pain as motivation
  • Don’t try to fix stupid people
  • Sensitivity feeds upon itself
  • The Internet is a double-edged sword: good outlet for introverts but breeds unrealistic expectations about dialogue
  • Studies show that those who leave negative comments on social media have psychological pathology
  • Use negative comments as fuel not reason to take offense
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“Every single day you should read. And every single day you should act upon what you learned. Why do people think it has to be one or the other?.” - Tai Lopez

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The woodcutter who doesn’t sharpen his axe cuts down fewer trees.

This is a lesson for all of us. In today’s world, where work is so unrelentingly emphasized, it’s hard to take time off the daily grind to sharpen our brains without feeling like you’re falling behind. But that’s the illusion. The woodcutter who doesn’t take time to sharpen his axe ends up being more unproductive in the long-run.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are discussing the value of reading. When is the last time you read a book cover-to-cover? If that question is hard to answer, it’s time to recognize that your modern-day axe (your brain) is becoming dull from the daily grind. Today’s insights will help you reach the conclusion that gathering knowledge is equally important as applying that knowledge in your day-to-day.

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“What separates people on the path from zero to a million are the people who use better tools. Sharpen your axe.” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Learn to read people’s neuroticism when hiring
    • Too low of neuroticism is hippy-demeanor, will not be focused
    • But high neuroticism will overreact to small thing
  • Low conscientiousness is procrastination, laziness, not goal-oriented, etc.  
  • Shy extroverts are very different than introverts but have similar first impressions
  • Read Personality By Daniel Nettle to learn how to read people using the Big 5
  • Knowledge is useless unless you learn how to apply it
  • Bill Gates says he will always choose the lazy person to do the job because that person knows how to do it the quicker way
  • Reprogram your mindset to be more efficient
  • Spend hours sharpening your brain, and then you will go out and execute
  • Don’t be a slave to productivity, and think about how to spend your time instead of just working all the time
  • It’s harder to stay in shape for ten years than it is to make money for ten years
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“The criminal-justice system is corrupt. The prisons are unfair. Innocent people get thrown in and forgotten about.”

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Studying history sheds light on our present-day.

Our governmental systems don’t seem so flawed when we recognize that it’s been this way forever. Our dating habits no longer feel influenced by technology when we talk to an elder who made the same mistakes we did. Our life as a whole feels like a repeated beat, which brings relief to those of us who question our everyday.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, I am talking to my 99 year-old grandmother about her life. Born in Germany and having lived through both World Wars, she has carved a uniquely profound lens on the world. Her insights make sense of the complexities in the world around us. From relationships to government, the distilled knowledge will help us navigate our day-to-day with more thoughtful analysis of life.

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“In my time, people had to go to college. Today, not so much. The world has changed.”

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Many people pick the wrong occupations in life, important to stay true to yourself
  • In people, narcissism can be disguised as interesting
  • Families can change, but most stay the same over time
  • The world has changed where college is no longer a requirement for success
  • If gifted with your hands, seek out trade school over academic college
  • Intellectual curiosity is tied to seeking academic people
  • Most people submit to the effects of old age; exercise is key to living a long and healthy life
  • German influence is rooted around discipline
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“When I came in with a pitch deck, it was one conversation. When I came in with a working prototype, it was another conversation and a lot friendlier.”

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Raising capital isn’t like Shark Tank.

It involves a lot more meetings with a lot less glitz and glamour. Time after time, you stand in front of a boardroom, guiding a group of investors through your pitch deck and prototype. For those of us who’ve done this, we know the routine. For those of us who haven’t, we’re seeking advice on how to best approach raising capital.

In today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are joined by Crystal Rose of Sensay. Crystal has successfully launched three different tech companies, all involving different methods of raising capital. Today, she shares her insights on how to approach raising capital; and, once you’ve secured investment, how to best go about allocating those funds.

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“When you get overcapitalized, it’s actually a detriment. Because you then just go get fancy offices and focus on the furniture, what the lamps are going to look like.”

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Raising money is very difficult and necessary
  • Traditional VC route involves a drawn-out process of hundreds of meetings
  • A prototype will reveal that you need less money than you think and how easy it is to obtain users or customers
  • Only raise money when you need it and have a plan
  • Don’t arbitrarily pick a number; instead, have a roadmap
  • Harness the power of bots when building communication into your product
  • You must be smart with your money, even if you’ve raised a surplus of capital
  • There are many different types of capital
    • Human capital: what you believe you can earn money on
    • Social capital: the likes on our various networks
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“You have to know more about your business than everyone else in the world. Otherwise, someone’s going to kick your ass.” - Mark Cuban

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Learning from others has its time and place.

But at some point, we must figure out the answers ourselves. If you’re always the one seeking advice and mentorship from others, you won’t ever develop the skills to find out what your personal north star is trying to tell you. Once you tap into your own calling and curiosity, the world opens up and you discover your skills by listening to yourself.

This is exactly what happened for Mark Cuban. On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are joined by the billionaire to discuss what it takes to reach his level of success. As a young 20-something, after discovering that he was skilled at technology, Cuban founded his first company, MicroSolutions. Since then, he’s gone on to forging a net worth of over $3 billion. He is the star of Shark Tank, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, the author of How to Win at the Sport of Business, and a source of knowledge for all of us to tap into.

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“I’d be lying if I said I knew I was going to be a billionaire or that I thought it was even possible. It never crossed my mind. I just found whatever it took to motivate me.” - Mark Cuban

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • The one thing you can control is effort
  • Find something you love to do, be great at, and find a way to sell it
  • Follow your curiosity, not your passions
  • Don’t look to others for answers, find them yourself
  • Find out what motivates you and do that
  • Look at how technology is being used today to figure out where it’s going tomorrow
  • Age is relevant to your entertainment-watching decisions
  • As you get older, you take the path of least-resistance

 

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“I’m all about having mentors in your life. Successful people who push you and are positive to be around. Because there’s a lot of haters out there.” - Matt Altman

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Real estate is the ultimate meritocracy.

The agent who sees the most properties and talks to the most people is likely to be the one making the most money. Most of the industries we work in share this undeniable truth, but technology has redefined this up-and-close hustle to be more about SEO and social media marketing

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are joined by The Altman Brothers. In 2008, after the market collapsed, they moved out of their multi-million dollar mansion into two-bedroom apartment. Now, in the past 5 years, they’ve sold over $2 billion in property. How they achieved their success was through a unique type of hustling that involved walking the hills of Hollywood and talking to the people standing in line at Starbucks. Tune in to learn their tricks and take your hustling mindset to the next level!

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“I love cold-calling because people hang up on me and I move onto the next one. It fuels the fire inside because you want to make that sale.” - Josh Altman

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Don’t invest too heavily in one thing; be diversified across the board
  • You have to be proactive; take people out to lunch
  • Many different avenues to make money in real estate: Commercial, lending, buy/hold, agent
  • In real estate, sit in at other people’s open houses; but don’t sit, get up and walk around with the visitors
  • You have to pay your dues to become successful
    • When you start out, you need a ‘servant’s heart’ and to put in ‘sweat equity’
  • Frame your candidacy as no-risk for the employer
  • The younger generation’s instant gratification mindset is frustrating for older employers
  • Invest in things you can touch, and/or things you believe in
  • Love what you do and you will work no day in your life
  • Real estate is one of the few jobs where you are your own boss 
Direct download: Tai_Lopez_-_1-2-18_-_FINAL_MIX.mp3
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“The reason we’re all so successful is because our clients believe in and trust us.” - Josh Altman

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You can learn something from every success story.

The question is how much can be applied to your own life. The software engineer who developed a new browser might not be able to teach us how to market our coffee shop. But the story of how two nobodies moved to Los Angeles to now become the biggest real estate moguls in the world is filled with lessons of the blood, sweat, and tears we can apply to our own mindset.

This is because real estate is the ultimate meritocracy. The agent who sees the most properties and talks to the most people is likely to be the one facilitating the most deals. Most of the industries we work in share this undeniable truth, but technology has redefined this up-and-close hustle to be more about SEO and social media marketing

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are joined by The Altman Brothers. In 2008, after the market collapsed, they moved out of their multi-million dollar mansion into two-bedroom apartment. Now, in the past 5 years, they’ve sold over $2 billion in property. How they achieved their success was through a type of hustling that involved walking the hills of Hollywood and talking to the people standing in line at Starbucks. Tune in to learn their tricks and take your hustling mindset to the next level!

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“We’re some of the few people who will tell you not to buy a property. And that’s been one of our biggest successes.” - Matt Altman

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Don’t invest too heavily in one thing, be diversified across the board
  • You have to be proactive, take people out to lunch
  • Many different avenues to make money in real estate: commercial, lending, buy/hold, agent
  • In real estate, sit in at other people’s open houses; but don’t sit, get up and walk around with the visitors
  • You have to pay your dues to become successful
    • When you start out, you need to have a ‘servant’s heart’ and put in ‘sweat equity’
  • Frame your candidacy as no-risk for the employer
  • The younger generation’s instant gratification mindset is frustrating for older employers
  • Invest in things you can touch, and/or things you believe in
  • Love what you do and you will work no day in your life
  • Real estate is one of the few jobs where you are your own boss
Direct download: Tai_Lopez_-_Real_Estate_-_1-2-18_-_FINAL_MIX.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am PST

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