The Tai Lopez Show

“If you can make something that’s genuinely educational and funny simultaneously, there’s serious money in that.” - Tai Lopez

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People get too fixated on genre.

They think their personal brand needs to convey a specific tone all the time. Funny, thought-provoking, artistic, whatever the obsession is doesn’t make sense; genre is a categorization structure created by the gatekeepers. But today, with the Internet having torched those gates and made the Wild West of content, there is no such thing as genre. You can create whatever you want.

That’s why on today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are discussing a new genre called edutainment. By combining elements of education and entertainment, you are able to blur the lines between the two. This has your audience seeing content they never thought existed. Tune in to learn the process and implement this tone into your marketing materials!

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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

  • Try to embed ‘edutainment’ inside your content
  • There is a component of education and another of entertainment
  • There is a lot of money inside content that is both funny and educational
  • Our education system is flawed because we are taught subjects we do not need
  • Recreation is overrated compared to making money
  • Viral videos need to start with entertaining and bleed into educational
  • Look at books as someone (the author) giving you all his/her wisdom for $10
  • YouTube clicks cost much more nowadays
  • Try to work smart, not hard
  • Try to sense what the next big trend is and get there before the masses
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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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We can’t work harder if the system is broken.

Well, we actually can and many of us do, but that’s exactly the problem. Putting more energy into a leaky infrastructure is the wrong allocation of resources. We should constantly be evaluating and tinkering our workflow, as we learn more about ourselves and what our strengths and weaknesses are.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are discussing what’s at the heart of productivity. Diligence, conscientiousness, organization, prudence; these are the core tenants of a reliable and dedicated worker. Tune in today to learn how to apply these fundamental principles to your daily practice and take your professional hustle to the next level!

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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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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?
  • K.I.S.S. - Keep It Simple Stupid
  • Conscientiousness is diligence, prudence, organization, and perfection
    • This is the number one predictor of success in business
  • One bad apple spoils the whole bunch
  • Prudence translates to decision-making
  • Agreeableness is flexibility, patience, gentleness, and forgiveness
    • This is not that correlated with success
  • Diligence translates to hard work; when something is challenging, you invite the challenge instead of shying away
  • There’s 3 types of people: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who wonder what happened
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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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When you have nothing, you figure out what to do when you have something.

For those of us living in the first world, this is a challenging concept to wrap our heads around (because we have so much.) Inducing poverty or struggle would bring us this enlightenment, but the learning curve to get there would be difficult. The next best option is talking to those who have put their minds through this type of growth.

That’s why on today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are talking with the master of this technique, Jay Shetty. Jay, who was once a practicing monk in India, deprived himself of food and shelter to reach enlightenment. He 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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“There’s a great verse in the Bhagavad Gita that says: detachment doesn’t mean you own nothing; detachment means nothing owns you.” - 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
  • You elevate your consciousness when you evolve it from survival of yourself to service for others
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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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Everyone has a different version of success.

But that doesn’t mean we can’t learn something from how others achieved their version. By listening to the stories of successful people, we can refresh and reframe our understanding of our own success. In doing this, we develop a more accurate and honest northstar for our day-to-day.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are taking a moment to recap some of this week’s highlights. From understanding the nuances of the credit card industry to hearing how the greats like Odell Beckham Jr. approaching winning vs. losing, this week’s snapshot will help us take our personal and professional lives to the next level. Tune in to apply these learnings to your daily practice!

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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

  • Agreeableness is flexibility, patience, gentleness, and forgiveness
  • Conscientiousness is diligence, prudence, organization, and perfection
  • High psychopathy scores are void of empathy and impermeable to learning how to improve
  • Use Dark Triad Personality Test to find out how people score on machiavellianism, narcissism, and psychopathy
  • 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?”
  • 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
  • Disembodied ghosts is a way to describe how today’s mental framework feels
  • Dysfunctional people attract dysfunctional people
  • 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
  • Try to keep your credit card utilization under 9%
  • Treat your credit limit as how much money you have
  • Utilization rate, payment history, and derogatory marks affect your credit score
  • Age of credit history factors in: oldest account and average age
    • You can’t help your age of credit history
    • Try to have an age of credit history over 9 years
  • Try to have at least 21 lines of credit being reported
  • Correlation does not imply causation when opening new credit cards
  • For those under 18, get authorized on your parents/relatives’ cards to build rapport with banks
  • Weightlifting triggers hormone signaling in a way cardio does not
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“Teach parents a different definition of ‘love’. Love is not hugging your kids all the time. Love is sending your kids into the world with the major fundamental life skills. Love is a verb, not a sentiment.” - Tai Lopez

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We grow up sitting in classrooms listening to teachers lecture. 

And now, as adults, we look back on those lectures and think: what was the point of that? For most of us, the entire experience, from history to calculus and kindergarten through college, was one big waste of time. The lessons learned are not equipping us get the most out of life today.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are discussing how to maximize our health, wealth, love, and happiness. With the education system hardwiring an ineffective mental framework, it is now up to us to reverse this and get the most out of life. Tune in to today’s rant to hear how to start the process of prioritizing the big umbrellas of life and move forward in the right direction!

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“The only thing you should be focused on is how life works.” - 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
  • Decode the way life works by understanding health, wealth, love, happiness.
  • Happiness requires managing stress and anxiety
  • Disembodied ghosts is a way to describe how today’s mental framework feels
  • Dysfunctional people attract dysfunctional people
  • 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
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“A high utilization rate hurts your credit score as much as missing a payment.” - Stephen Liao

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It’s never too late to start building good credit.

Thinking into the future, there will come a day when you need to take out a large sum of money. This could be the down payment on a house or the seed money to start your business. If you don’t have a good credit score, it will be near impossible to do this without enormous interest rates. So, the time is now to start building the necessary credit foundation for when that day comes.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, Stephen Liao teaches us how to sift through the world of credit card perks to be able to do just this. Stephen dropped out of Stanford to figure out the credit card game just a year ago, and today he has a credit-limit that exceeds $3 million spread across 220 different credit cards. If he’s not flying first-class, he’s on a private jet. And if he’s not staying at the Waldorf Astoria, he’s at the Ritz-Carlton. Tune in today to learn his secrets on building a good credit score!

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“There are methods for you to purchase cash equivalence. Essentially, it’s legal money laundering. You pay off your credit card with cash equivalence, get your sign up bonus, and then pocket the $150.” - Stephen Liao

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Checking your credit for your own personal use does not hurt your credit
  • VantageScore is less accurate than FICO score
  • 850 is a perfect credit score
  • Try to keep your credit card utilization under 9%
  • Treat your credit limit as how much money you have
  • Utilization rate, payment history, and derogatory marks affect your credit score
  • Age of credit history factors in: oldest account and average age
    • You can’t help your age of credit history
    • Try to have an age of credit history over 9 years
  • Try to have at least 21 lines of credit being report
  • Correlation does not mean causation when opening new credit cards
  • For those under 18, get authorized on your parents/relatives’ cards to build rapport with banks
  • Get Chase Freedom for first card
    • $150 cash back for $500 spent
    • 5% money back (MB) for an intermediate credit card
  • You need a credit score of at least 600 to receive credit card perks
  • Try to get status with each card (ex: Delta’s status for travel allows you to upgrade to first-class for free)
  • If you’re in debt, look into Citi Simplicity to balance-transfer your debt (also, Chase Slate and Bank Americard)
  • Use Wallaby to use your credit cards more wisely
  • If you need to file a dispute, do it at CFPB.gov

 

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“We evolved in small groups, and all groups have status hierarchies. From an evolutionary perspective, reproductively relevant resources always accrue to those with the highest status.” - Dr. David Buss

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We can’t deny how much status means.

As we stand in line waiting to buy the newest iPhone, it’s clear we’re doing it for the status symbol. Our current one works just fine, but the newest model from the most futuristic company on the planet is the microphone we need to tell the world: “I am of high status." 

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are joined by world-renowned evolutionary psychologist, Dr. David Buss, to discuss how we can raise our status. Professor Buss is the author of The New Science of the Mind, and currently teaches at the University of Texas at Austin. He has previously taught at Harvard and the University of Michigan, and today he explains how the principles of evolutionary psychology can be applied to you and your business.   

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“Machiavellianism is when people pursue in an interpersonally exploitative strategy.” - Dr. David Buss

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Try to raise the status of your product
  • From an evolutionary perspective, reproductively relevant resources accrue to those with the highest status
  • Speak at conferences, no matter how big or small; reach out to the person in charge and say you will blast your email list
  • Host networking events at your house once a month and invite people you want to connect with
  • Bullying is a massive predictor for psychological problems
  • Machiavellianism is a trait in people who pursue in an interpersonally exploitative strategy
    • This can be masked in charisma
  • Narcissism is a sense of entitlement and skewed value of others vs. value of themselves (welfare-tradeoff ratio)
  • Agreeableness is flexibility, patience, gentleness, and forgiveness
  • Conscientiousness is diligence, prudence, organization, and perfection
  • High psychopathy scores are void of empathy and impermeable to learning how to improve
  • Entrepreneurs score the worst on dark triad tests
  • Narcissism is tied to creativity and intelligence
  • Biggest red flags in long-term mate: high neuroticism or low agreeableness
  • High psychopathy scores are incapable of being fixed
  • Neuroticism is tied to people who cannot handle stress well
  • Acquiring skills that most people don’t have is a minimum required skill
  • Surround yourself with people who are most things normal
  • The most powerful entrepreneurs are the most normal people
  • Personality characteristics are half-heritable, half-environmental
  • Watch ads and outline the psychological elements that tap into the 25 cognitive biases
    • The Lollapalooza Effect is when so many cognitive biases are being hit that people can’t help but buy
  • How we judge people is usually wrong
  • People can change by tweaking certain characteristics but not fundamental core traits

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“I’ve seen a lot of people who hate to lose. I might be the worst loser. If you’re not a sore loser, you’re not a winner.”- Odell Beckham Jr.

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Competitiveness is often frowned upon.

Our friends and family want to see us succeed but don’t understand the level of grit required to get there. As a result, we subdue our inner beast to fit in with others. Reversing that tendency is easier than expected when you listen to the greats talk about their relationship with their competitive spirits.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are joined by Odell Beckham Jr. of the New York Giants to discuss competitiveness. 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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“Money is something I’ve never had. It’s something I can provide for my family with. I don’t really care for it. It’s a principle. And it’s unfortunate because it ruins the world. Ultimately it’s not what’s going to determine my happiness.” - Odell Beckham Jr.

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Don’t let money be what determines your happiness
  • Embrace competitiveness; it’s what drives many people
  • 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
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“The problem is we have not structured our medicine to look at it in a holistic, global way.”

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We all know we need to exercise.

But it’s hard to know how we should exercise. Running, lifting weights, yoga, swimming, every type of exercise has its followers who tell you it’s the best exercise. With this much noise coming in, it can get difficult to determine who to listen to.

That is why on today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are joined by gerontologist Dr. Paul H. Kim MD to discuss the benefits of certain types of exercise. Dr. Kim’s expertise in genetics and hematology helps us determine how to best approach aging in the healthiest way possible. In today’s interview, we specifically look at the value of weightlifting and its effect on longevity.

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“We aren’t creatures of intellect, we are creatures of movement.” - Dr. Kim

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Studies show that managing sleep, stress management, physical activity, and diet/nutrition is equivalent to the potency of pharmaceutical medication
  • Lifting weights builds muscle tissue and increases hormone signaling
  • K.I.S.S - Keep It Simple and Stupid
  • Download PolarBeat to track personal fitness
  • Push to exercise 87% of max heart beat for 60 minutes a week
  • VO2 max training looks at how efficiently your system burns calories
  • We aren’t creatures of intellect, we are creatures of movement
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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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We all sit at different positions on the political spectrum.

But regardless of where you stand, we can agree that harnessing the power inside ourselves is a more reliable method of self-help than government programs. Whether or not the government program can be better is a conversation about legislation. Today, we talk about the power in each of us to go about a day-to-day trying to do what’s right.

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 political figure, Ben is subject to much criticism and controversy, but today we hear his raw thoughts on everything related to politics, the government, the education system, and much more!

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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 your miserable and make it impossible for you to succeed.” - Ben Shapiro

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • 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
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“Most entrepreneurs fail at targeting. They have OK landing pages, good creative assets, but they don’t know how to target. Spend marketing dollars on the people who will actually purchase your product.” - Dr. Alex Mehr

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You can’t make money without understanding people.

From negotiating deals to managing employees, every touchpoint of operating a business involves working alongside others. Without a basic understanding of human psychology, you will get taken advantage of by others, and as a result be unable to grow the business to its potential.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are taking a moment to recap some of this week’s highlights. From discussing the most important personality traits to have in your employees to designing the highest-converting website layouts, today’s episode will empower you to push new boundaries in your personal and professional life.

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“If you go to entrepreneur conferences and walk into a room with 500 entrepreneurs, you are now in a room of 500 insane people.” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • When first starting out, create a more clean website
  • Use video marketing to sell yourself by broadcasting your authority on the subject
  • Sell products that people use, not what you prefer/like
  • Start with products with a price point lower than $100
  • Use ClickFunnels or Shopify to create your e-commerce store
  • It used to take 6 months to make a website, now it takes less than 60 minutes
  • Most narcissists don’t see themselves as narcissists
  • Extroverts like new things; introverts like routines
  • Machiavellianism is sneaky, two-faced, manipulative; linked to being bullied as a child
    • Characterized as people who pursue in an interpersonally exploitative strategy
  • Higher narcissism means higher extroversion and creativity
  • Childhood bullying is tied to higher levels of machiavellianism
  • Studies show men are more psychotic than women
  • Use Narcissism Personality Test to find out which how you score on: authority, self-sufficiency, superiority, exhibitionism, exploitativeness, vanity, entitlement
  • Don’t only learn from your own experience; listen to others’ mistakes to prevent them from entering your life
  • 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
  • Refocus on the relationship on your customer
  • Being honest can double your click-through rates
  • Every online business has 3 elements:
    • How you’re going to drive people to the website
    • A landing page that offers a small exchange of value for email address
    • Lifetime value for visitor moving forward
  • You want to sell things with a price point less than $100
  • Making your online business subscription model will triple your revenue
  • Use ClickFunnels to start a website with sales funnels cooked into it
  • New entrepreneurs are better off selling other people’s products.
    • Next step is: white-label someone else’s product or come up with your own proprietary product
  • Use your iPhone to film intro video that will live on the landing page of the website
  • Difficult for visitors to leave if there is a picture of a human face looking out of the computer
  • Optimize your landing page mobile
  • Jeff Bezos’ original Amazon.com in 1994 cost $100,000
  • Think of Facebook Ads in terms of pizza: campaigns, ad sets, and targeting
  • Always optimize for conversion (usually for sales)
  • Try to make money while you’re doing other stuff
  • The key subscription models is retention
  • Make 3-4 minute video ads on YouTube and Facebook that route visitors to your site
  • Use USPTO.gov to check your name against existing trademarks
  • There’s no chance without a change in your routine
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“People are procrastinators. Give them a reason to buy right now or else they won’t.” - Tai Lopez

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The goal is robotic income.

This is the type of revenue stream that doesn’t require active work. Essentially, you’re making money while doing other things. To do this requires building a business that’s big enough to run by itself or selling product online. For us beginning entrepreneurs, we will start with the latter and use the powers of Shopify and Google Trends to supply niche products at their highest points of demand.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are discussing how to make money online. By following a simple set of rules, you can create an online revenue stream to supplement whatever income you’re currently generating. Tune in today to hear how to integrate this

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“What do you have to do to make money in business? You have to make more money than you spend. And then you have to attract clients.” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • 2 rules to business: make more money than you spend and attract clients
  • Force your website visitors into sales funnel conversions
  • Read The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins to learn how to simulate the future without doing it yourself
  • When first starting out, create a more clean website
  • Use video marketing to sell yourself by broadcasting your authority on the subject
  • Sell products that people use, not what you prefer/like
  • Start with products with a price point lower than $100
  • Use ClickFunnels or Shopify to create your e-commerce store
  • It used to take 6 months to make a website, now it takes less than 60 minutes
  • Test your marketing ideas using different Facebook campaigns
  • Sell on Amazon: most people prefer buying online there because credit card is stored
  • Show don’t tell; demonstrate your product and the reward you get from using it
  • People are procrastinators: give people a reason to buy now
  • Display social proof (how many people liked your product) on your website
  • Look to small franchises over small business owners
  • We all want: health, love, wealth, happiness
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“Most entrepreneurs fail at targeting. They have OK landing pages, good creative assets, but they don’t know how to target. Spend marketing dollars on the people who will actually purchase your product.” - Dr. Alex Mehr

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An online presence doesn’t just mean an opportunity to market your business.

It means create an online revenue stream. Even the brick-and-mortar restaurant can bottle their specialty mustard and sell online. As our society shifts more and more to a global digital economy, we must find ways to make money online.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are joined by Dr. Alex Mehr. He is the CEO of MentorBox, an online book subscription service. In the past, he has run online businesses that have done over $1 billion in revenue. Today, we hear his insights on what it takes to launch a successful online business. Tune in to hear his expertise and take your business to new heights!

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“New entrepreneurs are better off selling other people’s products. That’s the first step. Next step is: white-label someone else’s product or come up with your own proprietary product.” - Dr. Alex Mehr

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Every online business has 3 elements:
    • How you’re going to drive people to the website
    • A landing page that offers a small exchange of value for email address
    • Lifetime value for visitor moving forward
  • You want to sell things with a price point less than $100
  • Making your online business subscription model will triple your revenue
  • Use ClickFunnels to start a website with sales funnels cooked into it
  • New entrepreneurs are better off selling other people’s products.
    • Next step is: white-label someone else’s product or come up with your own proprietary product
  • Use your iPhone to film intro video that will live on the landing page of the website
  • Difficult for visitors to leave if there is a picture of a human face looking out of the computer
  • Optimize your landing page mobile
  • Jeff Bezos’ original Amazon.com in 1994 cost $100,000
  • Think of Facebook Ads in terms of pizza: campaigns, ad sets, and targeting
  • Always optimize for conversion (usually for sales)
  • Try to make money while you’re doing other stuff
  • The key subscription models is retention
  • Make 3-4 minute video ads on YouTube and Facebook that route visitors to your site
  • Use USPTO.gov to check your name against existing trademarks
  • There’s no chance without a change in your routine
  • Read The H Factor of Personality to learn how to categorize people
  • Be careful of how books become outdated in more tech-related categories

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

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There’s no worse place than rock bottom.

By definition, it’s the lowest point in your life. You lie on the floor of your office completely hopeless. But also by definition, rock bottom means that it will never get worse. There’s only one way to go from rock bottom, and that is up.

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. In this interview, we hear Anik’s story about hitting rock bottom and how we must use honesty to rise from failure.

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“It was okay I was in that situation. It wasn’t okay that I didn’t know why. I needed to know what the heck happened.” - 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
  • Be okay with failure but don’t be okay with ignorance
  • Don’t only learn from your own experience; listen to others’ mistakes to prevent them from entering your life
  • 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
  • Refocus on the relationship on your customer
  • Being honest can double your click-through rates
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“I feel like once things are over 100 years old, people don’t care anymore.” - Tai Lopez

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Why haven’t you started your own business?

If your answer is time, then you’re not managing your time well enough. If your answer is money, then you’re not seeing the value in failure. The truth about entrepreneurship is there’s no reason not to give it a try.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are discussing a wide range of topics. From the current political climate to dating/gender norms, today’s discussion will help you take your personal and professional lives to new heights!

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“Don’t worry about what you look like. Not one guy on the Forbes 100 list is good-looking.” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • America got involved in the Vietnam war to contain the spread of communism
  • Leeches were a big issue in the Vietnam War
  • There are no animal species that don’t have status hierarchies
  • Read Quincy Jones’ interview in Vulture
  • Learn marketing by looking at the The Beatles’ marketing efforts
  • Good-looking men tend to be lazy
  • Be aware of gender norms when evaluating who you want to be
  • Read Black Elk Speaks
  • You will get a phobia of horses if you don’t hop right back on after falling off
  • Most religions are founded around the idea of humans coexisting with animals
  • Most people forget that they can fail, especially narcissists
  • Jolliness is the most important trait in hospitality employees
  • Don’t mess with a patient, angry man
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“If you go to entrepreneur conferences and walk into a room with 500 entrepreneurs, you are now in a room of 500 insane people.” - Tai Lopez

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The nature-nurture debate misses the point.

Discussing how much of who we are is genetic makeup vs. environmentally influenced is an unproductive conversation. It’s a high amount in both; we are raised by our parents, the same DNA that makes us up. What we need to be talking about is how to shift the hardwiring that comes from this upbringing.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are discussing the value of personality tests in discovering where to push efforts for self-improvement. Unfortunately or fortunately, most of who we are comes from our parents, and in this conversation we talk about what to do with that reality. Blood is thicker than water, but it’s not thicker than common sense.

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“People love people that subconsciously remind them of themselves. Narcissists love narcissists.” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Think about your results as how you see the world
  • The 6 attributes of narcissism: authority, self-sufficiency, superiority, exhibitionism, exploitativeness, vanity, entitlement
  • Read The H Factor of Personality to learn how to categorize people
  • Most narcissists don’t see themselves as narcissists
  • Extroverts like new things; introverts like routines
  • Machiavellianism is sneaky, two-faced, manipulative; linked to being bullied as a child
    • Characterized as people who pursue in an interpersonally exploitative strategy
  • Higher narcissism means higher extroversion and creativity
  • Narcissism leads to higher levels of stress
  • Scientists say it takes the average person 67 days to break a habit
  • Conscientiousness is diligence, prudence, organization, and perfection
  • Scientists laugh at the Myers-Briggs test
  • We celebrate people with mental problems in the modern world
  • Men are more psychopathic than women
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“Read every book, blog, and article on the subject. Go to every conference and seminar on the subject. Mastery brings wealth.” - Tai Lopez

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We all want to make more money.

But wanting to isn’t good enough. You have to actually do it. Maybe it’s that your current full-time job provides a steady paycheck, affording you a lifestyle of comfort and flexibility. But what about that business idea that’s been chirping in the back of your head for the past few months? When will you start grinding on that and experience real freedom working for yourself?

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are discussing how to increase your income in 2018. For those of us with entrepreneurial ambition, it’s difficult to know which avenue to take our efforts. We might know we want to start a business, but can’t decide the exact industry or space. Today, we take a moment to bring in the focus and talk about how to increase your income this year.  

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“Take something you already know how to do and become a world-class expert at it.” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Mastery brings wealth
  • #1 way to increase your income is shadow somebody
  • Take something you already know how to do and become a world-class expert at it
  • To become an expert on a subject, read every book, blog, and article
    • Go to every conference and seminar
  • Rarely do you meet a wealthy person who isn’t a master at some skill
  • Another great way to increase wealth is starting a social media marketing agency
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“The thing about e-commerce and dropshipping is you can do it part-time. You don’t have to quit your job.” - Tai Lopez

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Hearing others’ stories helps us reframe our own.

When you recognize the fibers of another person’s narrative to be parallel to your own, you rack focus for a second. The typical hamster wheels of thought stop. And when you come back to your own narrative, you have a new, healthier, and more nuanced perspective on that part of the story.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are taking a moment to recap some of this week’s highlights. From Jocko Willink giving the insider scoop on Navy SEAL training to Daymond John breaking down productivity, the range of content and perspective will allow us to rack focus on our own story. Tune in to push new boundaries in your personal and professional life.

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“Obsession with your business is the same as obsession with your kid. You don’t look it as a daily job; you look at it as the process. You know you’re not going away, just like you know you aren’t giving your child up for adoption.” - Daymond John

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • The world will throw tremendous challenges at you
    • Keep this in mind when you party
  • Nietzsche’s ‘will to power’ is what we call willpower today
    • It’s more the power of yourself, not power over other people
  • When you party, party hard; and when you work, work hard  
  • You won’t instantly make the money you want to make
  • Save $15k-$20k before quitting your job
  • A liar can only see his/her side of the story
  • Variability is the sign of truth
  • Envy is the only sin that doesn’t feel good in the moment
  • At least 50% of the population suffers from attachment disorder
  • Words are always easier than action
  • Use Narcissism Personality Test to find out which how you score on: authority, self-sufficiency, superiority, exhibitionism, exploitativeness, vanity, entitlement
  • Think of breaking off relationships as breaking bones; it’s better when it’s a clean break
  • Money is a great slave and horrible master
  • If you have to take a vacation from your job, you shouldn’t go back
  • Be careful of the email inbox trap where you are focusing on fixing other people’s problems and not your own
  • 80% of Navy SEALs quit during the training
    • Usually 1 hour of sleep per night during peak training
  • The idea that we can’t maintain military presence in countries for extended periods is false
  • Under Saddam Hussein, Afghanistan civilians were being tortured
  • In the initial phases of the Iraq War, American troops fought alongside Iraqi soldiers
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“Yes, there’s fun and games, and I like to play them when I can. But I don’t forget the next day, I have to wake up, get out of bed, and face life.” - Tai Lopez

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It’s the weekend.

Your friends want you to go out later tonight. Drinking with them means laughs, stories, and a good time; all essential parts of your formula to happiness. But you also have big plans to grind on your business tomorrow. What is the cost of recreational fun and how does it compare to achieving your entrepreneurial dreams?

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are talking about how to have the proper mindset. With so many temptations of fun and games coming our way, it’s important to recognize that they are not the solution. Yes, it’s important to have fun, but you must always keep a return back to normalcy and work in the back of your head.

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“When you party, party hard. And when you work, work hard. But don’t get it twisted. Be disciplined when you work.” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • When you party, party hard; and when you work, work hard
  • Be disciplined when you work
  • Lift weights for both the physical and mental benefits
  • The world will throw tremendous challenges at you
    • Keep this in mind when you party
  • Nietzsche’s ‘will to power’ is what we call willpower today
    • It’s more the power of yourself, not power over other people
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“Wanting to revive house parties is a purely altruistic move. Girls have nothing to do with it. And alcohol has nothing to do with it.” - Tai Lopez

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Most parties are lame.

But every now and then, you come across one that speaks to you. It’s hard to describe why; something about the energy in the room just feels good. You’re meeting people you want to meet and talking others who have interesting things to say. How do you replicate this?

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are joined by comedy group Chad Goes Deep. In this conversation, we clear up the confusion regarding parties, specifically what makes a good house party. Tune in to sharpen your understanding of parties so you know how to throw the best one possible the next time you commit to hosting!

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“If you take on the responsibility to set up a party, it’s up to you to set the environment up to a certain standard.” - Chad Goes Deep

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • The more you earn, the more you learn
  • A party doesn’t need to be shut down to be a good party
  • A maximum freedom parties means you don’t have to pay for your drinks
  • If you take on the responsibility to set up a party, it’s up to you to set the environment up to a certain standard
  • Whenever people get commissions, they hustle
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“Humans are less happy now. For many reasons, but it’s really because life has become too complex. And what’s complex is the messaging.” - Tai Lopez

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You can’t make money without understanding people.

And the biggest part of understanding people is knowing who are your true allies. Without this ability to decipher, you will start businesses with enemies and get slighted every step of the way. With this skill, you will create productive work environments that foster honest collaboration.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are discussing the importance of being able to detect lies. From the media feeding you misleading headlines to your best friends saying they “love you,” convoluted messaging is everywhere. Developing a radar to distill the truth from the nonsense can be what takes you to new heights. Tune in right now to make a step in that direction.

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“You don’t need that many hugs. People are getting too soft in the modern world.” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Deluding bias is the human’s tendency to lie
  • Action is the translation of truth
  • The definition of love is you go above and beyond
  • Stepparents have a 100x higher changer of abusing kids
  • Read The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins
  • You will find the true allies in life once you learn to discern the nonsense from truth
  • The longer laws get, the more corruption there is in society
  • When you oversimplify problems, you start to blame others when the fault is yourself
  • Everyone loved Hitler when he first came to power
  • Try to interpret the vibe of those around you over the content/words
  • Read Freud’s Civilization and Its Discontents
  • What’s causing unhappiness is the complexity of the messaging
  • A liar can only see his/her side of the story
  • Variability is the sign of truth
  • Envy is the only sin that doesn’t feel good in the moment
  • Words are always easier than action
  • Use Narcissism Personality Test to find out which how you score on: authority, self-sufficiency, superiority, exhibitionism, exploitativeness, vanity, entitlement
  • Think of breaking off relationships as breaking bones; it’s better when it’s a clean break
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“The thing about e-commerce and dropshipping is you can do it part-time. You don’t have to quit your job.” - Tai Lopez

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We all have full-time jobs.

They provide us with a regular paycheck and health insurance. The side hustle is the thing that, once big enough, will replace your full-time job. And dropshipping is the perfect side hustle to get you to that point where you can finally work for yourself.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are joined by two fans who have successfully made this transition with an online dropshipping business. By directly targeting their customers using Facebook ads, they are able to successfully convert online traffic into paying customers. The secret to this is that there is no secret. Tune in right now to launch a dropshipping business or take your currently existing operation to the next level!

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“Don’t try to sell something you would buy.”

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • You don’t need a big social media following to sell online
  • You won’t instantly make the money you want to make
  • Save $15k-$20k before quitting your job
  • Don’t sell something you would buy
  • Think outside the box
  • Use Shopify to sell online
  • It’s okay to ‘waste’ about $2,000 in Facebook Ads in the beginning
  • Get free browser Chrome extensions (ex: Facebook Audience Plus)

 

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“The #1 reason small businesses fail is because of overfunding.” - Daymond John

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We all want to be more productive.

After our morning coffees, we have great ambitions for the day. And at the end of the day, we are disappointed with not reaching our morning’s goals. The trick to productivity is diagnosing where you go wrong during your day and fixing it. From becoming more selfish to giving yourself praise to working smart vs. working hard, there are many strategies you can integrate into your daily routine.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are joined by Daymond John. He is most well-known for his appearance on the hit show Shark Tank. As a teenager, he started the hip hop-inspired clothing line FUBU, while working his job at Red Lobster for $30,000/year. In this interview, we hear his insights on entrepreneurship, productivity, and what money actually means. He is the author of Rise and Grind. Tune in to hear his insights and take your daily hustle to the next level!

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“Obsession with your business is the same as obsession with your kid. You don’t look it as a daily job; you look at it as the process. You know you’re not going away, just like you know you aren’t giving your child up for adoption.” - Daymond John

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Obsession is being focused on the process, not any sort of results
  • 2 ways to operate business: either reduce costs and/or increase sales
  • 3 ways to deal with customers: buy new one, upsell current one, or make one buy more frequently
  • Read The Power of Broke to learn how money is a superficial high
  • Over 60% of Forbes 1000 are self-made men and women
  • The #1 reason small businesses fail is because of overfunding
  • The people who tell you to quit your day job are selling insecurity
  • Money is a great slave and horrible master
  • If you have to take a vacation from your job, you shouldn’t go back
  • Be careful of the email inbox trap where you are focusing on fixing other people’s problems and not your own
  • Read The Everything Store to learn the story behind Amazon
  • The top 10 richest men have more money than the bottom 3.5 billion combined
  • Productive people are selfish, give praise to themselves, and meditate on their goals
  • An entrepreneur questions the system and everything around them
  • Sometimes being born into wealth is a disadvantage


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“You don’t want to be surrounded by ‘yes-men.’ You want to be surrounded by people who are going to say, “Hey Boss, I have a better way.” - Jocko Willink

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Pick a trait and learn from someone who has mastered it.

For example, if you struggle with discipline, there’s no better person to to learn it from than a Navy SEAL. Their infamous training regimen filled with sleep deprivation and physical exhaustion has granted them access to the highest level of insight on what the human body is capable of. Their discovery is that contrary to popular belief, it’s discipline that helps us break away from our shackles and allows us to be free.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are joined by Navy SEAL Jocko Willink. He is the author of 3 New York Times Bestsellers, most notably Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win. Willink’s insights spread across multiple domains: from discipline to foreign policy, all the way to how to run a business. Tune in to hear his insights and take your daily hustle to the next level!

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“I wake up at 4:30. That’s a really good root of personal discipline. When you make the decision to not snuggle back with your pillow, you will feel better.” - Jocko Willink

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • If you struggle with discipline, seek out martial arts to train yourself
  • Under Saddam Hussein, Afghanistan civilians were being tortured
  • In the initial phases of the Iraq War, American troops fought alongside Iraqi soldiers
  • The problem on the battlefield is that there is not enough decentralized command
  • Most of the door-to-door fighting has been done by Iraqi soldiers
    • ISIS has gone from 70,000 to just over 1,000
  • Personal discipline will set you free by making you feel good in the long-run.
    • Thus, you won’t make choices that try to make you feel good in the short-term
  • Napoleon said if you execute a plan that you know is wrong, you’re culpable
  • Life is part art (the human gut instinct) and part science (the metrics)
  • Once you’re no longer afraid to die, then you will just care about the people around you
  • Contrary to popular belief, the military doesn’t stifle creativity
  • Subjects in school should be taught together, as the interwoven story they are
  • There’s people who aren’t more anti-war than those who serve
  • Quick wars are good wars and heavily influenced by level of preparation
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“Our infrastructure determines what we do. And we’ve become emotionally and economically dependent on our infrastructure.” - Joel Salatin

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Making money requires being healthy.

And being healthy requires money. The trick to a successful life is balance, and the moment we lean too much in one direction, we compromise the equilibrium. From our dating lives to our entrepreneurial pursuits, our health monitoring to self-education, each sector of our life needs distinctly different but equal attention.

On this week of The Tai Lopez Show, we spoke with a wide range of experts. From Dr. Blaser explaining the effect antibacterials are having on our body to YesJulz sharing how to grow empire using the power of social media, this week’s episodes had us thinking critically about our day-to-day choices. Tune in to hear the highlights and take your game to the next level! 

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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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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Never be the first or last to try a new trend
  • In the long-run, there’s no excess profits of anything
  • The top-ranking ETF of 2017 was in cryptocurrency
  • American Idol made $100 million through SMS text messaging
  • Current trends: tiny houses, cannabis, backpacks
  • Sweden uses 40% of the antibiotics we use
  • Epidemics come from the lack of diversity in our current living situations
  • Kids born by C-section are more prone to disease (celiac disease, juvenile diabetes, etc.)
  • There’s a lot of overlap between viral and bacterial infections
  • A Denmark study showed that antibiotics increase risk of inflammatory bowel disease by 14% in kids
  • We’ve engineered a system where the doctor-patient relationship is sterile
  • If you examine kids carefully, you will learn most don’t need antibiotics
  • Antibiotics change the metabolism in adults
  • People are making a lot of money from germaphobia
  • Our good bacteria fights the bad bacteria; this is the problem with anti-bacterial products
  • Hospitals and doctors like C-sections because they’re scheduled
  • Nietzsche’s ‘will to power’ is what we call willpower today
    • Mastering willpower turns obstacles into nothing
  • Absolute power corrupts absolute power
  • Blockchain technology could empower people to vote with less barriers
  • Our infrastructure determines what we do
    • We’ve become emotionally and economically dependent on our infrastructure
  • Centralization of people causes problems
  • Our survival is no longer dependent on us making good decisions
    • We don’t move in the direction of our skills because of this
  • 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
  • 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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“It’s about willpower. Not the will to have power of others, but the will to have power of yourself. To the point that all obstacles become nothing.” - Tai Lopez

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Don’t label yourself an introvert or extrovert.

Because the moment you do, you will start justifying behavior that fits inside that label. You’ll bail on networking events, telling yourself, “I’m allowed to stay home because I’m an introvert.” And the same goes for extroverts, not locking their door to focus on their latest project.

The truth is there’s no such thing as a pure introvert or extrovert. All of us are somewhere along that spectrum. The trick is figuring out how to maintain equilibrium.  

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are discussing how to harness our willpower to stay in the middle of the introvert-extrovert scale. So often life gets in the way, and we lose sight of the big picture, those skills we know we need to hone to achieve our goals. Today we bring the focus back and take a look inward.

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“If you’re an introvert, use willpower to get out of your house and meet people. If you don’t have the balance, something will feel wrong in your life.” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Combat the tendency to lean too introverted or extroverted by trying to make it 50/50
  • Whenever you’re unsure of how to split a decision, go with a 50/50
  • Read Quiet: The Power of Introverts to understand the power of introversion
  • Read How to Win Friends & Influence People to understand the power of extroversion
  • An ambivert is a person who has a balance in extroversion and introversion
  • Read The Story of Philosophy by Will Durant to understand the big philosophers
  • Nietzsche’s ‘will to power’ is what we call willpower today
    • Mastering willpower turns obstacles into nothing
  • Your willpower is a muscle; exercise it and it will become stronger
    • This is how doing things that don’t make you money actually make you money
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To learn more, check out the MentorBox Podcast here!

“Our infrastructure determines what we do. And we’ve become emotionally and economically dependent on our infrastructure.” - Joel Salatin

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Stating the problem does nothing.

But proposing a solution is everything. From poverty to politics, technology to the education system, in just about everywhere you look there is corruption and exploitation. But how can we fix these core issues in society? This is where the conversation should exist, around what sorts of ideas, innovations, and technologies can be integrated to make the world a better place.

And on today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are having that conversation. At a roundtable with Dr. David Buss, Alex Mehr, and Joel Salatin, we discuss the solutions to the pressing issues in today’s political/social climate. This conversation traverses free will, politics, the human condition, blockchain technology, evolutionary psychology, and much more. Tune in to carve a more nuanced lens on the world.

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“The only model of leadership that works is putting those who don’t want to lead in leadership positions.” -  Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Asexual species are not as successful as successful ones
  • Read Free Will by Sam Harris to learn why humans don’t have free will
    • The fact that we’re choosing our behaviors is an illusion of free will
  • Well-intentioned government projects usually don’t do well (ex: the housing projects)
  • Need-based transfer is an indirect reciprocity
  • Frame the Republican vs. Democratic debate as a man vs. woman personality type difference
  • How tribes handle hunting vs. gathering with differing variance foods reveals how we should cooperate
  • Blockchain technology could empower people to vote with less barriers
  • Our infrastructure determines what we do
    • We’ve become emotionally and economically dependent on our infrastructure
  • Centralization of people causes problems
  • Our survival is no longer dependent on us making good decisions
  • Journalists are related to high traits of psychopathy
  • Twitter and current surveillance methods are a Blockchain 1.0
  • We create a set of idealized beliefs about people because we no longer live in small villages and know their histories
  • There are 33 states with active secession in play
  • Read The Sovereign Individual

To learn more, check out the MentorBox Podcast here

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“We’ve grown up in under an antibiotic umbrella where we think antibiotics are going to cover and cure everything.” - Dr. Martin Blaser

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When a doctor prescribes an antibiotic, we take it.

We do this because the medicine significantly reduces our pain and suffering. But what we don’t realize are the long-term effects of the antibiotics. Studies show that antibiotics alter our metabolism and contribute to many other diseases like Alzheimer’s and celiac disease. The relief they bring in the moment has attached pain and suffering that we experience later on in life.  

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are joined by Dr. Martin Blaser, the Director of The Human Microbiome Project at NYU’s School of Medicine. Dr. Blaser has 28 patents, and is the author of Missing Microbes, a book that examines how our species is devolving with the declining supply of microbes in our system.

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“Our system is completely backwards. It’s a false economy. People are making a lot of money out of germaphobia.” - Dr. Martin Blaser

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Humans are actually a partnership between microbes and us (equal numbers of cells)
  • Without microbes we would not be alive
  • There is evidence that our supply of microbes is disappearing
    • Evidence that this is at the root of the rising rates of autism, celiac disease, Alzheimer’s, etc.
  • Most probiotics have not been tested in scientific studies over the long term
  • Kids who take on average more antibiotics than others turn out fatter
  • We only look at the benefits of antibiotics because doctors are too concerned about liability
  • Babies pick up their mother’s microbes in the birth canal
    • Rising rates of cesarean sections are preventing this from happening
  • 70 years ago, agriculture experts figured out that if you feed antibiotics to animals, they gain weight faster
  • Some cities have an antibiotics in their drinking water
  • Sweden uses 40% of the antibiotics we use
  • Epidemics come from the lack of diversity in our current living situations
  • Kids born by C-section are more prone to disease (celiac disease, juvenile diabetes, etc.)
  • The rate of juvenile diabetes is doubling every 25 years
  • A Denmark study showed that antibiotics increase risk of inflammatory bowel disease
  • We’ve engineered a system where the doctor-patient relationship is sterile
  • Antibiotics change the metabolism in adults
  • We need better diagnostics to determine viral vs. bacterial infections
  • Food preservatives are antibacterials destroying our microbiome
  • Our good bacteria fights the bad bacteria; this is the problem with anti-bacterial products
  • Hospitals and doctors like C-sections because they’re scheduled
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