Tai Lopez "Book Of The Day" Show (general)

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“Creativity must be taught for effective entrepreneurship”

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The education system is simply not set up well to prepare young entrepreneurs for the real life of entrepreneurship. If I wanted to list all the ways that the educational system is failing entrepreneurs, we would be here all day.

So instead, I’m giving you 3 important aspects of education that anyone who wants to go into entrepreneurship should focus on, to be setup for optimal success. Whether you’re currently an entrepreneur or just looking into it, this episode is going to show you what you need to learn to be prepared for the fast moving and unpredictable world of entrepreneurship.

“The myth of the solo entrepreneur is not practical”

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Creativity must be taught for effective entrepreneurship
  • In order to be creative, you sometimes have to zoom out and look less at what is practical
  • Set aside specific times where you become extra creative and not as practical
  • Learn how to manage labor
  • The myth of the solo entrepreneur is not practical
  • Learn how to read people, to know what issues might arise when you’re bringing someone new onto a team
  • Learn the skill of staying balanced
  • Work on developing a wide, eclectic range of knowledge, through a variety of educational sources
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“Your personality type will determine what your ideal routine will be” - Tai Lopez

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One of the questions that I get asked the most is what my ideal morning routine looks like, so today I am digging into that topic.

Morning routines and daily routines, while very important, are also very personal, and exactly what they are is going to depend on what personality type you are. Because of my own personality, one type of routine works best for me, but remember that it will be different for everyone.

So listen to this episode of The Tai Lopez Show to find out more about what will go into your ideal routine based on your personality type.

“The ability to stick to something in the long run is one of the most powerful abilities to have” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Daily routines are a misunderstood concept: There is no one perfect morning routine
  • Your personality type will determine what your ideal routine will be
  • The success of your morning routine will also depend on your adherence to it
  • Look for the broad strokes of what needs to be involved in the routine, and then varying ways you can change it up within those broad strokes
  • Be very honest with yourself about what you know you will adhere to over the long run
  • The ability to stick to something in the long run is one of the most powerful abilities to have
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“Winning is one of the best ways to shut up haters” - Tai Lopez

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A lot of people are taught that meekness is essential. We’re told from an early age that humility is a virtue, and, in many different ways, we’re told to avoid confrontation.

But what about the times when confrontation is necessary? When you need to stand up for yourself, or for others? Do you know how to? And, perhaps even more importantly, do you know when to?

Today’s conversation is about how to stand up to bullies, how to know when aggression is necessary, why some people are too aggressive while others are too non-confrontational and how to deal with both, and much, much more.

“You can’t always be non-confrontational. Confrontation will make you stronger” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Learn how to use words effectively to be persuasive and win arguments
  • How you respond to pressure will often define your success
  • You can’t always be non-confrontational. Confrontation will make you stronger
  • Conflict is an important aspect of the human experience
  • When there is no father in the picture, people often grow up and don’t understand how to deal with conflict
  • Find somebody you can teach you the right amount of aggression to use in different situations
  • Winning is one of the best ways to shut up haters
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“Use stories of inspiring people who rose to great heights to inspire you everyday”

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If you’ve ever felt held-back in your pursuit of success by your upbringing, the people around you, or where you came from, this episode is for you. I’m speaking with Caron Butler, pro NBA player, about his new book “Tuff Juice.” We’re talking about his journey to success in the NBA, what it took for him to achieve the incredible amounts of success that he has, and the advice that he has for anyone who wants to do amazing things.

While we’re at it, we get into playing against Michael Jordan, the importance of the group of people you surround yourself, and why it’s so essential to remember those who believe in you when no one else will.

“Think about the people who believe in you when no one else will. They keep you going”

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Use stories of inspiring people who rose to great heights to inspire you everyday
  • Think about the people who believe in you when no one else will. They keep you going
  • If you believe in your own abilities and persevere, it may take time, but you will be successful

“Tuff Juice” by Caron Butler

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“People subconsciously act out stories in their mind about how they think the world works, and it controls their behavior”

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Today’s episode is about the book “Love is a Story” by Robert J. Sternberg, which explores the way that the stories we mentally tell about ourselves and how love works controls the way we behave. This means that one of the most important things to look for in a potential partner is either the same, or a similar love story, so that your attitude and mindset will line up with each other.

So if it seems like no matter how hard you try, you cannot find the right person, it could be your stories aren’t lining up, or are simply too different. It’s a fascinating way to look at relationships and finding the perfect fit in a partner.

“Never date somebody who has a dramatically different subconscious story compared with yours”

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • The love triangle: Intimacy, passion, and commitment
  • People subconsciously act out stories in their mind about how they think the world works, and it controls their behavior
  • Never date somebody who has a dramatically different subconscious story compared with yours
  • While it is possible to change your story over time, it is often a better idea to just look for someone who has the same or similar story to begin with

Find out what your love-story is: https://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/200007/whats-your-love-story

“Love is a Story” by Robert J. Sternberg

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“Work smarter than you work hard” - Tai Lopez

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A lot of the discussion in entrepreneurial circles these days is about “the hustle.” The word “hustle” is a popular buzzword right now, but the truth is that it’s really only half, or probably much less than half, of what will make you successful!

Look around you: You can find people hustling, working extremely hard, but not getting ahead, everywhere. Hustle is clearly not the answer, and so much emphasis is put on it that people get led astray, thinking it’s all that they need. But if you’re hustling, doing the wrong thing, it doesn’t matter how hard you’re hustling, it’s still the wrong thing!

This episode is about how to work smarter, not harder. While hustle and hard-work is a necessity, it’s not the end goal. In fact, your hard work should be with the goal of putting systems in place that allow you to work less hard to accomplish the same thing. Work smarter, use mentors, books, and online education to make your hard work as smart as it can be, and you will get ahead over time.

“What gets you ahead is intelligence, leading to leverage” -Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • The world is full of people who work extremely hard, but are not succeeding, so it takes more than hard work.
  • Today, people need education more than hustle
  • Work smarter than you work hard
  • What gets you ahead is intelligence, leading to leverage
  • Work to figure out how you can not work as hard
  • The grind is a necessity, but not the goal
  • Look around you: Does hard work equal success?
  • Figure out your competitive advantage, and what’s going to get you ahead
  • Learn from other people. Their mistakes can keep you from making the same mistakes

“The grind is a necessity, but not the goal” - Tai Lopez

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“Most people are mentally lazy without realizing it” - Tai Lopez

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When you’re building a business, or as an entrepreneur just starting out in business, it’s easy to think that the employees you hire will have the same sort of passion, ingenuity, and drive for success that you do, but this is a mistake. Instead, start with the simple understanding and assumption that most people will be lazy, more mentally than physically. This means that you should start assuming that they will do the job wrong. This is not negativity, it’s realism.

Secondly, build a training system that ensures that, from day one, they have all of the education that they need at their fingertips. Then, systematically and regularly quiz them, to make sure that they fully, 100% know what they are doing. This is one of the most important aspects of building a company, and I wish someone had told me to do it a long time ago.

Entrepreneurs and business-owners, listen to this episode carefully and take notes! If you take it seriously and implement it, it will save you time and a lot of pain on your journey to success in business.

“Build a training system that really gets your employees ready for success” -Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Parkinson's Law states that work will expand to fill the space that it is given
  • An increase in productivity in each individual in America or any country would single-handedly fix its economy
  • Most people are mentally lazy without realizing it
  • Mental laziness is the most common kind: People just choose not to think very hard
  • Assume that people will be mentally lazy, and that employees will leach off you
  • Always assume that people will do the job wrong. This is not negativity, it’s realism
  • Build a training system that really gets your employees ready for success
  • Quiz employees continually
  • Always trust, but verify
  • People lie, but numbers never do, so trust but verify
  • Put tremendous effort into making your employees best in class at what they do
  • When you start to hold people accountable, you will immediately see the difference in their work

“Put tremendous effort into making your employees best in class at what they do” - Tai Lopez

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“Good eating lifestyle is not a diet, because it’s not limiting. It’s a lifestyle” - Tai Lopez

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The Gracie Diet is an eating lifestyle, developed by the Gracie family of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fame, and designed to combine the correct foods with each other, to give you energy and health to accomplish what you want in life.

But even more fundamentally, in this episode I talk about why it is important to be willing to experiment. Those who have done incredible things have always been willing to experiment, to try things out and see if they work, and whether that’s diet, lifestyle, habits, or anything else, everyone is different, and so experimentation is often the only way you can know if something is right for you specifically.

“When starting a new lifestyle, take it slowly and in stages” -Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • The fuel you put in your body is going to affect your performance in a powerful way
  • Most people don’t pay nearly enough attention to how certain foods make them feel
  • Many people are guided almost entirely by the pleasure of eating
  • Good eating lifestyle is not a diet, because it’s not limiting. It’s a lifestyle
  • Most people lack potassium in their diet
  • Eat fruit for dessert
  • A 24 fast once per month is a great cleanse
  • If you write down everything that you eat, you will realize that you’re not eating the way you want
  • When starting a new lifestyle, take it slowly and in stages
  • Make sure you hang out with people who eat similarly to the way you want to eat, because it will affect you greatly
  • Be constantly willing to try out different things, to find out what works for you
  • Willingness to experiment is extremely important to success
  • Take naps

“Willingness to experiment is extremely important to success” - Tai Lopez

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“Take shortcuts anytime you can, and shortcuts often mean learning from others” - Tai Lopez

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A lot of people have negative connotations around money. We hear that money is the root of all evil. And yet, money is absolutely required in order to do good in the world, to not be a burden to others, and to live a fulfilled and happy life in the modern age. Get rid of any preconceived notions you may have about any inherent evil in money. If you want to do good in the world, get rich.

In addition, today I talk about how you can use mentors as shortcuts in life, why family advice is often bad, what it means to be penny-wise and dollar-foolish, and how fear can be a powerful motivator to drive you to success.

“Use fear as a motivator to succeed” -Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Quality over quantity, in everything you do
  • Family will often have perverse incentives for their advice, built around their regrets, what they wish they had done, etc
  • Take shortcuts anytime you can, and shortcuts often mean learning from others
  • Many people are penny-wise and dollar-foolish, which means they’ll pay for small things that don’t help, but not things that will move the needle in their life
  • Seek out mentors, which are one of the most powerful shortcuts in life
  • Mentors can take the form of people, books, podcasts, or online courses
  • Use fear as a motivator to succeed
  • Use money to create experiences, because experiences will improve your quality of life
  • Money is 100% necessary to having a good life. It might not be everything, but it is necessary
  • Money is also necessary to do great good in the world

“Use money to create experiences, because experiences will improve your quality of life” - Tai Lopez

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“When it comes to marketing, always be critical of yourself and ask if you would actually click/buy it” - Tai Lopez

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Today I’m going through my top mentor tips for how to get more out of life through business, health, and relationships. Everyone wants a different mix of all three, and I’m giving you the strategies and ways of behaving that will get you ahead in any one of these.

If you’re an entrepreneur, don’t discount the value of your social life. Make sure you’re hanging out with people, getting to know them, and developing deeper and better relationships all the time. But also take good care of your personal financial situation. Those who don’t make finances a priority become a burden to other people, so it’s actually selfish not to look out for your own financial well-being.

Learn how to get an edge in finance, health, and relationships on this episode of The Tai Lopez Show.

“Life is all about reacting to stress, and if you can be cool under pressure, you will do well” -Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Social life is extremely important to your happiness. It’s more essential to most people’s happiness than wealth
  • It takes about 10 years to build a true, deep friendship
  • Go back to your school or old friends, and make friends with them again, so that you don’t have to start over
  • When it comes to marketing, always be critical of yourself and ask if you would actually click/buy it
  • Most people talk too much when they’re around mentors
  • With mentors, talk ⅓ as much as you listen
  • Most people are bad investors because they listen to the media, but if the media knows, it’s probably already too late
  • Life is all about reacting to stress, and if you can be cool under pressure, you will do well
  • The first person you should hire is a personal assistant, because it magnifies you, which is the most important part of your business
  • The second person should be either a bookkeeper/accountant, or a sales person
  • Time your sleep in 90 minute cycles. You need about 35 90-minute sleep cycles per week
  • Never sleep with your phone next to your bed
  • Look at people’s actions more than their words
  • Get life insurance as early as you can while you’re healthy. Get 10X your annual income

“Look at people’s actions more than their words” - Tai Lopez

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