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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