The Tai Lopez Show (general)

“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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