The Tai Lopez Show (general)

“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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“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

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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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“There’s a great disconnect between the culture and the big brands trying to get our attention.” - YesJulz

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Do you work a 9 to 5?

If your answer is yes and you have any entrepreneur in your blood, then you’re most likely not too happy with your current state. But what if quitting your 9 to 5 to launch your company wasn’t as hard as you thought it was? Hearing others tell their stories sheds light on this indisputable truth.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are joined by social media influencer and branding expert YesJulz. Her rise to prominence has come through sheer domination on all social media platforms. Check out what she has to say about entrepreneurism, gender dynamics, and quitting your 9 to 5.

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“We need women to be more comfortable and feel empowered enough to say exactly how they feel. We’ve grown accustomed to trying to be polite.” - Yes Julz

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • We need women to feel comfortable enough to say exactly what they feel
  • Where you’re at in your life should influence the city you live in
  • Pisces are the most creative types
  • Big brands are looking for a way to connect with the consumers
    • This is an opportunity for social media influencers
  • Difficult as an entrepreneur to motivate yourself when going through personal life dilemmas
  • 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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“Catch trends before most people. You’ll make a hell of a lot more money. In the long-run, there’s no excess profits of anything.” - Tai Lopez

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Try to catch trends before they’re trends.

Because once they are, it’s too late. The masses have caught on and CNBC is reporting to the world that they should invest in that asset. To know whether or not something is the next big trend requires seeing the big picture, as well as the small details. Reading books, listening to podcasts, continuing your education in whatever way; this is how you have clear enough vision to see the trends.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are discussing how to catch trends early. Through my experience affiliate marketing over the past ten years, we look at big developments in the online marketing world. These success stories illuminate the indicators to be on the lookout for when trying to catch the next big trend.

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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

  • If you don’t have a college degree, get into commission sales (cars, financial services, etc.)
  • Find mentors and tell them, “If you teach me what you know, I’ll work for you for free”
  • Selling life insurance is the most difficult sell
  • A click in financial services used to cost around $.20/click
    • Today, life insurance services cost $17/click
  • Catch trends before most people
    • In the long-run, there’s no excess profits of anything
  • The top-ranking ETF of 2017 was in cryptocurrency
  • Current trends: tiny houses, cannabis, backpacks
  • If you only push others’ products, try to to develop your own product this year
  • Try to embed ‘edutainment’ inside your content
    • There is a lot of money inside content that is both funny and educational
  • Recreation is overrated
  • Try to sense what the next big trend is and get there before the masses
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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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Social media is the most effective marketing channel.

This is because you can target the eyeballs that see your ad. Billboards and TV commercials see the eyes of everyone, but an Instagram/Facebook ad can be purposefully put in front of already-motivated buyers. If you have a type of shoe that millennials are wearing, then display that ad on the news feeds of 24-30 year-olds living in the big cities and watch your conversion rates rise.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are discussing the importance of social media marketing. From understanding the difference of the live streaming platforms to hearing the insights on taking restaurants on as clients, today’s lesson will help you launch your social media marketing strategies to the new heights.

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“Ten years ago, it was blogging. You would write an article. Now it’s vlogging. By 2020, 80-90% will be video content.” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • You don’t need a huge following to make money from social media
  • 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
  • Identify podcast influencers you could do guest interviews on
  • Vlogging is the future on all platforms
    • By 2020, 80%-90% will be video content
  • Use YouTube Live to grow your following
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“When something is politically incorrect, that means it’s actually correct. Politically incorrect is just a way to brush over reality.” - Michael Knowles

Curiosity fuels skill.

To get the most out of life means maximizing knowledge in all aspects of it. How to be a better father translates to how to be a better boss. Learning how to talk about politics will better your interview skills for the next job. To gather new skills, you have to constantly be learning and asking questions, and the avalanche of skill development will consequently tumble forward.  

On this week of The Tai Lopez Show, we spoke with a wide range of experts. From political commentators Ben Shapiro and Michael Knowles to NFL wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to meditation/mindfulness expert Jay Shetty, this varied insight will help us take our personal and professional lives to the next level.

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“You need patience. Everything’s fixable. But everyone has their own clock.” - Jay Shetty

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • 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
    • Entertainment numbs you
  • Find 5-10 minutes to think about what you’re grateful for
    • 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
  • When conducting marketing split tests, you need at least 52 results for statistical significance
  • Using statistical significance calculations, seek out over 98% certainty in the math
  • Create a simple system to better your hiring practices
    • Ask the question: would you date or marry this person?
  • Your workstation should have a big monitor, a mouse and keyboard to lessen the risk for carpal tunnel
  • iPhone 8 plus is better than the X because it’s simpler
  • Too abstract to point out reality vs. theory logic in political arguments
  • Pay attention to the the fact that Oprah has never dealt with bad press when considering her for president
  • Understand crime and sexual assault happens across the border when thinking about immigration
  • Political orientation is rooted in lens/worldview/first principles
    • What does it mean to be a human?
    • Does God exist?
    • Where does my freedom come from? Where do my rights come from?
  • The angrier you get about something, the more you’re revealing you don’t understand the issue
  • 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
  • The problem is people looking to the federal government for solutions; localism is the solution
  • Studies show that quality of education is more determined by factors like how the family treats education than any sort of government system
  • Nothing besides military is solved by a federal government
  • 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

 

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“Everything that it takes to make $1 million/year, there isn’t one thing that isn’t common sense.” - Tai Lopez

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We’ve all felt analysis paralysis.

Usually it’s because we mistake the detail in front of us for being a productive step towards completing the overall vision. It doesn’t feel good when we fall victim to this cognitive error. We become paralyzed by our mind’s hold over us and can’t see the big picture.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are talking about the power of simplicity in business. Using boxing as the metaphor, the one who doesn’t overthink the fight usually comes out on top. Learn the strategies here, so you can snap out of analysis paralysis the next time it takes aim at you.

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“What makes you win a boxing is conditioning. So you should just jump rope for 30 minutes, but everyone wants the fancy thing.” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Don’t overthink the complexities of business
  • Get one big monitor for you workstation
    • Also: a mouse and keyboard to lessen the risk for carpal tunnel
  • iPhone 8 plus is better than the X because it’s simpler
  • Create a simple system to better your hiring practices
    • Ask the question: would you date or marry this person?
  • There are no tricks to business; it is all common sense



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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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We have many different voices inside our heads.

Some tell us to do the right thing, and others don’t. Knowing which to listen to can become confusing in today’s age of distraction. That’s why everyone is meditating, to try to access some sort of unique thought that isn’t the byproduct of an Instagram or Facebook feed.

And if you're not meditating, then one of your meditating friends is prescribing meditation to you. It all makes sense that stillness of mind has risen as the self-help remedy to remove the Internet’s toxins.  

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. Because that polarity allows me to not get lost in the echo chamber.” - 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
  • 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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“I wanted to be better than them when I came out of the womb. I was born into competitiveness.” - Odell Beckham Jr.

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To be the best requires unrelenting ambition.

You can never be satisfied with your current status because the moment you are, you stop progressing. But how does that sort of relentless drive affect other aspects of your life? Is it possible to keep that laser focus compartmentalized and live a normal life outside of your passion?

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are joined by Odell Beckham Jr of the New York Giants. 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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“I’ve only done stuff that’s touched the surface. When I think about where I’m supposed to be at, I realize I’m short-changing.” - Odell Beckham Jr.

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • 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
  • Be aware of fake friends when you become successful
  • Don’t think that tomorrow is promised; do whatever you can do today, today
  • Follow what your heart desires, the rest is just noise

 

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