The Tai Lopez Show (general)

“You need to be rewired for success” - Tai Lopez

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Dopamine is a substance in your brain that not only makes you feel good in general, but also confident and ambitious. But science has shown that the more that you win, the more dopamine receptors you grow. This makes you more confident and ambitious, which in turn makes you grow even more receptors.

It’s a virtuous cycle.

But it goes both ways, and this is why those who win tend to continue to win, while those who are stuck with a limiting mindset have a very difficult time breaking out of that mindset.

Your mindset might not be your fault. It could be a result of your parents, the public school system, your friends, or any number of factors. But it is holding you back.

This is why I try to show you my own success and the success of others. So that your world expands, and your mindset enlarges. As this happens, and you see the possibilities in the world, you start to win more, you grow more dopamine receptors, and the cycle begins to turn in your favor instead of against you.

And understanding of the above science is essential to being able to motivate yourself to work hard and succeed, and that is what I’m teaching you on this episode of The Tai Lopez Show!

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“It’s not enough to know how to do something, you have to have the confidence, ambition, and motivation to follow through on it” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • You have to understand how to motivate yourself
  • Dopamine receptors are what make you feel good, and more importantly, confident
  • When you win, your brain grows more dopamine receptors, and when you lose, you lose dopamine receptors
  • Winning makes you more confident and more ambitious, which then makes you more ambitious, and makes you win more. It’s a virtuous cycle
  • You need to be rewired for success
  • It’s not enough to know how to do something, you have to have the confidence, ambition, and motivation to follow through on it

Direct download: tai_lopez_-_10-256-17_-_FINAL_MIX.mp3
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“It’s the stuff you DON’T do that will scam you” - Tai Lopez

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Today I am going to show you the 4 steps to making money online. The only way to create serious wealth is to create what I call “robotic income.” This is the income that is happening constantly, without your own actions It’s happening while you do other things, while you sleep, etc.

This means that if you want to make $1,000 per week, you don’t have to divide by that amount by the normal 40 hour workweek (which would come out to $2,5 per hour), but you can divide it by 24 hours per day, coming to 168 hours per week, meaning you only have to figure out how to make $5.95 per hour.

Which seems easier?

This is the power of robotic, passive income. As you ramp up your income and diversify through multiple streams of income, you can get to the point where, like me, you’re able to bring in $100k/day in income.

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“Money doesn’t guarantee happiness, but lack of money guarantees stress” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • You will figure out how to make money in stages, not all at once. Just make sure you’re always heading the right direction
  • The average billionaire has 3 or more different streams of income
  • You must learn how to create “robotic income”
  • The average person right now is saving 1% of their income. They are not creating any wealth for themselves
  • Figure out how to progressively make more money each month, and each year
  • Reduce what it takes to reach your goals into monthly, weekly, daily, and even hourly
  • Don’t be afraid to be curious, be disruptive to the entrenched companies
  • Don’t be afraid of controversy and standing out
  • Create an interesting brand story
  • In life, you will encounter skeptics. You want those people. They are revealing who they are
  • Find a business partner that compliments you, and fills in where you are lacking
  • Understanding how to motivate yourself is one of the most important things you can do
  • Multiple streams of income will keep you safer during recessions
  • Pretty much every adult regrets the stuff they didn’t do. Don’t be that person!
  • Don’t buy things that depreciate
  • When you understand how humans work, you become good at marketing
  • Include bonuses in what you sell
  • Money doesn’t guarantee happiness, but lack of money guarantees stress
  • It’s the stuff you DON’T do that will scam you

The 4 Steps to Make Money Online

  1. Find common household items that interest you
  2. Use Shopify, Clickfunnels, or Amazon
  3. Connect them to a credit card processor and bank. Use a business bank account
  4. White label and drop ship
Direct download: Tai_Lopez_-_EP_10-25-17.mp3
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“Always stay intellectually curious” - Naveen Jain

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The saying goes, “you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink,” to demonstrate that if someone doesn’t want or is unwilling to do something for themselves that would be good for them, there is little you can do. But if you focus your efforts instead on how you make the horse thirsty, you’ve solved the problem.

This thirst is what Naveen Jain says anyone who wants to be successful needs to cultivate. It is intellectual curiosity, and a desire to constantly learn, and it is what separates the greats, those who are super successful, from the rest.

If you want to be successful, you need to cultivate inside yourself this desire to learn. Find out how billionaire Naveen Jain learns every day, on this episode of The Tai Lopez Show!

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“As an entrepreneur, your jobs is not to focus on where the world is now, but where you want it to be” - Naveen Jain

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Google everything
  • Always stay intellectually curious
  • Learn based on the future more than the present
  • As an entrepreneur, your jobs is not to focus on where the world is now, but where you want it to be
  • Instead of leading someone to water or making them drink, consider instead what would happen if you just made them thirsty
  • Intellectual curiosity is that thirst
  • Every time you read something, it’s like connecting a dot, and sometimes you don’t see the picture until the last dot
  • Think of the life of an entrepreneur as a heartbeat: When it’s smooth, you’re dead
  • The only time you fail in life is when you give up
Direct download: tai_lopez_-_10-24-17_-_FINAL_MIX.mp3
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“You have to dream so big that people think you’re crazy” - Naveen Jain

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Do you dream big enough?

Billionaire Naveen Jain says that the bigger you dream, and the more audacious your goals, the easier it is to attract top talent to what you’re trying to do. In addition, audacious goals make getting press much easier as well. With top talent and press on your side, raising capital becomes much easier to do, and this is Naveen Jain’s secret to success.

When you measure you success by how many lives you change, you start to think differently. Instead of placing earning money at the top of your priorities, your attention is now focused on the right things, and the money follows.

Learn how to dream bigger with Naveen Jain on this episode of The Tai Lopez Show!

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“When you think big, you attract other big thinkers, and the best and brightest in the world” - Naveen Jain

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • You have to dream so big that people think you’re crazy
  • When you start believing something is impossible, it becomes impossible for you, but not for others
  • When you think big, you attract other big thinkers, and the best and brightest in the world
  • Capital comes easy when you create an amazing team, and teams form around audacious goals
  • When you focus on making money, it’s hard to make a lot of money. Focus on the massive problems, and then the money comes
  • The best starting point is to just do it
  • If you want to disrupt industries in a major way, you have to have the mindset of an outsider
  • Diets should be customized to your specific DNA
  • Success should be measured by how many lives you change
  • Stay intellectually curious, and learn more every day
  • The only time you fail in life is when you give up. Everything else is just a pivot
  • You have to believe your execution is better than anyone else, and if that is the case, you don’t need to protect your idea
  • Your self-worth is not what you own, your self-worth is what you create
  • The day you become humble is the day you become successful
  • If you want to attract the best talent, give them the best problem to work on
  • The best marketing is to have satisfied customers
  • As entrepreneurs, you can get press easier than you think
Direct download: Tai_Lopez_-_EP_10-23-17.mp3
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“All marketing is rooted in psychology” - Tai Lopez

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When launching a physical product, start with Amazon. When shopping online, customers have a built-in bias towards making purchases on Amazon, so there is little friction to get someone to buy there, as opposed to other places like your own e-commerce site.

However, as you progress, it will probably be a good idea to start making sales on your own site, whether through Shopify or some other platform, so that you can capture emails and have other methods of communicating with your customers.

We also talk about the psychology of marketing, how to be a better marketer through reading humans, and why females are actually responsible for how the definition of beauty has evolved.

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“The science shows that people learn slightly better online than in the classroom” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • When you sell on Amazon, people have an existing bias: They are used to purchasing things on Amazon
  • Launch and test on Amazon, and then, once you have good momentum, you can consider moving to your own ecommerce or shopify store
  • You have to look not only at absolutes, but at subjective progress, and relative progress to yourself
  • Entrepreneurs need to be good at marketing
  • All marketing is rooted in psychology
  • Even the non-emotional people listening, who think they make decisions based off pure logic, are more swayed by emotion than they think
  • If people just like you, they buy from you no matter what you’re selling
  • The association bias will make you like things that you associate with other things you like
  • The availability bias makes us attack things that are more obvious and easy to see, while ignoring the bigger problems that are a bit more complicated to think about
  • The science shows that people learn slightly better online than in the classroom
  • Online education allows us to learn from the absolute best teachers in the world
  • In reality, women are determining what is considered beautiful, because they tend to be far more picky than men
  • In humans, females may have evolved to prefer males who were “de-weaponized.” Smiling reveals a lack of fangs
  • Males need to get in touch with their softer side
  • Money is a relatively new invention, and it has changed our culture a lot
  • The long childhood is one of the main things that separates us from apes, and the strong family culture throughout that time
  • Children do better with a dad who participates. Parental investment from both parents contributes in a major way to the quality of childhood
Direct download: tai_lopez_-_10-22-17_-_FINAL_MIX.mp3
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“When you’re stubborn, you limit your opportunities and your potential” - Tai Lopez

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Stubbornness is a character trait that, if left undealt with, will wreak havoc on your attempts at success. Anytime you start to get on the right road, a tendency to be stubborn will sabotage your attempts, hold you down, and keep you where you are.

The successful in life are the constant learners, and the only way to be constantly learning new things is to let go of stubbornness, your tendencies to cling to your own ways and reject outside input, and embrace a mindset that is always learning from any input you receive.

Learn why and how to develop that mindset on today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show!

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“Very few lives are full of opportunities, so seize them when the appear” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • When you’re stubborn, you limit your opportunities and your potential
  • Stubbornness, if you let it, will make you blind to the potential for happiness right in front of you
  • Very few lives are full of opportunities, so seize them when the appear
  • Many people are overly sensitive to correction
  • Anytime you are corrected, you are closer to success. But a lot of people get mad when they’re corrected!
Direct download: tai_lopez_-_10-21-17_-_FINAL_MIX.mp3
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“To be good in business, you have to be able to listen carefully and read people” - Tai Lopez

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Stubbornness is a primary reason for most people’s inability to achieve what they want, and be successful on their own terms. When you are stubborn, you limit your opportunities. But the truth is that really good opportunities do not come around too often in life, so if you really want to be successful you have to seize them when they do, and take full advantage of them.

In addition, a lot of people are completely unwilling and even unable to see their own faults, because of their sensitivity to input and correction from others. When you are corrected, but all you can see or feel is how hurt you are that someone else doesn’t think you know everything, you are setting yourself up for failure.

Listen to this episode to hear the 3 reasons most people fail, and how you can avoid them, to achieve great things in your life.

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“If things change, you acquire new evidence, you need to change and not be stubborn” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • The number 1 reasons people aren’t successful is because they are stubborn and unable to change
  • To be good in business, you have to be able to listen carefully and read people
  • Most people are completely unwilling to change their routine
  • If things change, you acquire new evidence, you need to change and not be stubborn
  • By being stubborn, you limit your opportunities
  • Do not be overly optimistic. Very few lives are full of opportunities, so seize them when you do
  • Many people are overly sensitive to advice or correction
Direct download: Tai_Lopez_-_EP_10-20-17.mp3
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“The idea of machismo as the core of attraction is deeply flawed, and a recipe for unhappiness” - Richard Prum

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The idea of the macho-male at the forefront of what we consider attractive in males is a deeply flawed construct, and one that leads to a lot of unhappiness among humans and in relationships.

While machismo can play a role, it is important that males also get in touch with their more tender and caring side. Developing that side more fully will lead to more happy relationships on both sides, and also do a lot of good for the world socially.

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“Get in touch with what it means to be caring, both for partner and offspring” - Richard Prum

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • The idea of machismo as the core of attraction is deeply flawed, and a recipe for unhappiness
  • The modern idea of maleness has taken a direction that leads to everyone being more unhappy
  • Get in touch with what it means to be caring, both for partner and offspring
  • The evolutionary idea is that sperm is cheap and eggs are expensive, so males should be profligate and females should be coy. But that doesn’t explain the entirety of the human experience
  • The female pursuit of sexual pleasure is large part of the human evolutionary course, but is something that is de-emphasized today
  • Studies show that people lie in ways that bring them more in line with what they feel culture demands of them
Direct download: Tai_Lopez_-_EP_10-19-17.mp3
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“Beauty can function somewhat like an irrationally exuberant market bubble” - Richard Prum

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The evolutionary view of beauty has traditionally been that humans evolved a sense of what was beautiful based on practically. We’re often taught that things like the waist to hip ratio are a long-ingrained sign of fertility to men, which is why we find them attractive.

My guest today, Richard Prum, has a different view. He says that beauty can be viewed more as an “irrationally exuberant financial market bubble.” In other words, it’s not so cut and dry, and natural selection has led each of us, within our own cultures, to develop a sense of what we consider attractive, not dependent on the practicality of evolutionary considerations.

What do you think? Let me know! Leave a rating and review in iTunes, and tell me your thoughts in the review!

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“Beauty is a social contrivance. It’s invented by us” - Richard Prum

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Certain aspects of science seem to be completely unexplainable
  • Beauty can function somewhat like an irrationally exuberant market bubble
  • Beauty is a social contrivance. It’s invented by us
  • Humans are evolved to be satisfied, and to find satisfying relationships
  • The evolutionary idea of beauty being practical neglects some of the concepts of natural selection in the human animal
  • In society, it could be argued that it is actually women who are defining the idea of beauty more than men
  • The idea of machismo and dominance as the core of attraction is deeply flawed and a cause of unhappiness
  • Get in touch with the idea of what it means to be really caring for your partner
  • Human diversity is a result of the diversity of mate-choice, therefore standards of beauty can be far different across cultures
  • The men who are most attractive tend to be socially attentive
Direct download: Tai_Lopez_-_10-18-17_EP_V2_-_FINAL_MIX.mp3
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“Some people think online learning is a scam, but consider the scam that is college debt with no guarantee” - Tai Lopez

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People are quick to label online education a scam, when traditional education is much closer to a scam than almost any education online. Think about it: When you go to college, you have no money-back guarantee, and often very subpar educators.

When you learn online, you have the opportunity to learn from some of the very best in the world, without any consideration of location, and not only that but many online courses, like mine, come with money-back guarantees, so that if you are unsatisfied for some reason, you can get a refund.

Plus, studies have been done which show that, in general, people learn a small amount better online than in person.

As it turns out, the science is in. People sometimes think online education is a scam just because they are not willing to put in the work to get the results, but that is a problem with the student, not teacher, and not with the education itself.

If you’re quick to label online education a scam, think it through, and ask yourself what you really mean.

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“Online education allows people to learn from the absolute best in the world” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Some people think online learning is a scam, but consider the scam that is college debt with no guarantee
  • People are skeptical of online classes, when the reality is that most people learn better online than in the classroom
  • Online education allows people to learn from the absolute best in the world
  • The classroom system, and in-person learning, is a setup that makes more people learn from subpar educators
  • A lot of people like to brag about reading books, without actually putting anything into practice
  • Change occurs in groups much better than on their own
Direct download: tai_lopez_-_10-17-17_-_FINAL_MIX.mp3
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