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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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It’s a no-brainer.

When we’re feeling under the weather, we seek out the antibiotic prescription. For bacterial infections, this works incredibly well. Within days, the sickness has cleared out from our system, and we can return to our normal life. But what happens over the long-run from this quick-fix?

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, to discuss the dangers of antibiotic use. 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 by 14% in kids
  • 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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“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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Introspection is a luxury.

In our busy lives, we become so consumed by our day-to-day that we rarely take the time to think and breathe. The irony of this is that looking inward is required for personal and professional growth. So, while we might think that filling our calendars is taking us to the next level, we must simultaneously be taking time for ourselves to process and learn.  

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.” - Jay Shetty

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • 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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“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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Sleep is a requirement for success

But how much sleep is too much? And how many hours of sleep is too few? When we go to bed every night, we must calibrate the necessary amount of sleep to sustain an optimal day. This life hack, when executed, can take your daily hustle to the next level.

That’s why on today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are joined by Navy SEAL Jocko Willink to discuss his sleep patterns. Jocko 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, so you can optimize your sleep habits to perfection.

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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

  • It something doesn’t make sense, put a stop to it
  • 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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Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am PST

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

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In a competitive marketplace, our customers demand a lot.

At any point in a sales journey, a potential customer can opt out and seek a competitor for a similar product or service. This challenge makes the marketing and advertising messaging of utmost importance. And it doesn’t stop there. Once a customer is acquired, the challenge to keep them a customer remains.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are joined by Daymond John to discuss how to treat our customers. 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

  • 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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