The Tai Lopez Show

In today's book of the day, I'm going to talk about one of my all time favorite books "All Quiet on Western Front" by Erich Maria Remarque.

 

Remarque remarks, "To 'forget' is the secret of eternal youth. One grows old only through memory. There is much too little forgetting"

 

This is coming from a guy who survived the first world war, where a million men would die in a single battle, within a single week. Men would literally get their faces blown off and climb out of the trenches knowing that two thirds of them would die from enemy gunshots. 

 

Growing up with certain Judeo-Christian influences, I remember a quote along the lines of "You must become like a little child before you can enter the kingdom".

 

So...practical takeaways: be like Warren Buffet and deeply ponder. Have your time when you mourn and you weep. But then learn to move on. Learn the lesson, but then forget it so you can remain eternally young.

 

Leave a comment here. Or reach out on @Tailopez if you're on Twitter. Ask yourself "What is a memory that you're better off forgetting? What is a memory that is making you old, stressing you out and dragging you down?

 

Remember, forgetting is the secret to eternal youth.

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You have probably heard that you have to rely on yourself and not others. Or that you should have enough inner power to be strong on your own. In today's Book-Of-The-Day I discuss a book that debunks this mentality and a lot of the group think that you and I learned growing up. 

 

"The Power of Others: Peer Pressure, Groupthink, and How the People Around Us Shape Everything We Do" by Michael Bond shares the newest research that we will be happiest when we have a lot of friends. But the key is that they have to be an exact type of friend to really help you find the good life.

 

In 2008, 2 social scientists, Christakis & Fowler found that, "... most people will not be surprised that people with more friends are happier, but what really matters is whether those friends are happy."

 

The book also explains, "Four decades of research into how people decide to do what they do has shown that we are highly susceptible to the winds of social influence - indeed it is impossible to escape them, short of living in hermitic isolation (and even that may not immunize us...)."

 

Listen in as I explain the detailed nuances of what you will need to know to improve your social life.

 

Check out more of my book reviews on my site www.tailopez.com and sign for my free book of the day newsletter - it's the largest in the world - join 1.4 million people in 40 countries on finding the Good Life: Health, Wealth, Love, Happiness.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:33pm PDT

You have probably heard that you have to rely on yourself and not others. Or that you should have enough inner power to be strong on your own. In today's Book-Of-The-Day I discuss a book that debunks this mentality and a lot of the group think that you and I learned growing up. 

 

"The Power of Others: Peer Pressure, Groupthink, and How the People Around Us Shape Everything We Do" by Michael Bond shares the newest research that we will be happiest when we have a lot of friends. But the key is that they have to be an exact type of friend to really help you find the good life.

 

In 2008, 2 social scientists, Christakis & Fowler found that, "... most people will not be surprised that people with more friends are happier, but what really matters is whether those friends are happy."

 

The book also explains, "Four decades of research into how people decide to do what they do has shown that we are highly susceptible to the winds of social influence - indeed it is impossible to escape them, short of living in hermitic isolation (and even that may not immunize us...)."

 

Listen in as I explain the detailed nuances of what you will need to know to improve your social life.

 

Check out more of my book reviews on my site www.tailopez.com and sign for my free book of the day newsletter - it's the largest in the world - join 1.4 million people in 40 countries on finding the Good Life: Health, Wealth, Love, Happiness.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:14pm PDT

Hey I just released the 67 steps. Enjoy

https://www.tailopez.com/product.php?id=FS-0998&source=podcas&sid=WhyYou ShouldLoveConflict

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:13pm PDT

Hey I just released the 67 steps, check it out here: https://www.tailopez.com/product.php?id=FS-0998&source=podcast&sid=danieltosh

 

My brain has been in a whirlwind. Many books, many great thinkers whispering in my thoughts...

So instead of focusing on one specific book today I think I'll share 4 or 5 great concepts on living the "Good Life" I have run across recently. 

They are in no specific order but they will show you the value of diversifying your learning base:

1. "(While Leonardo DA Vinci was painting the Last Supper) The prior complained of Leonardo's apparent sloth, and wondered why he would sometimes sit before the walls for hours without painting a stroke. Leonardo has no trouble explaining to the Duke that an artists most important work lies in conception rather than in execution, and 'men of genius do most when they work least'." -- Will Durant "The Renaissance"

I talk about this a lot in my 67 steps program (the new version will be out later this week). Most humans pride themselves on their 'flurries' of activity. But in the end it's not the person who loads their day with pointless activity that wins. Clearly, if Da Vinci, needed one hour of thought to execute, you and I should think more deeply before we proceed.



2. "Let thy house be a meeting-place for the wise; cover thyself with the dust of their feet, and drink in their words with thirst.” Pirke Avot

I'm going to make this the door mat to my house. Watch the movie "Midnight In Paris" from Woody Allen (Check out my movie review pageI just started on), and its message about the value of literally turning some physical location into a meeting place for the sharpest people you know to come hang out.

Try a movie night at your place, or a poker night, anything that will make your house a meeting place for the best local people you can talk into coming over.


3. “Ask God for a great assistant. No joke. A great one can make your life a whole lot easier —or, in my case, almost manageable. Norma Foerderer has been with me for twenty-three years.” --Donald Trump:"How to Get Rich.”

You can't really get more practical advice than this. I have 3 assistants and every time I meet someone who doesn't have at least one, I literally think they are either insane or possess some super power I can not fathom. Apparently billionaires feel the same way.


4. "Love is indeed much less exacting than it thinks itself. Nine-tenths of its cause are in the lover, for one-tenth that may be in the object.”George Santayana: “The Life of Reason"

This is not a viewpoint on love many people want to hear but even scientists would agree it's probably the truth. If you ever feel heartbroken or lonely, remember that even the most sincere love that you feel from another human is probably still more about them then you.

Santayana is saying that 90% of the reason people love you is because of what they get from it, it's not really about you (the 10%). That doesn't have to be a depressing message. It can help you see clearly through the inevitable loneliness all humans must experience at some time in their life.

It's ironic but once you realize in a certain sense we are always
alone you will gain a new sense of boldness that will actually make more humans interested in getting to know you. Independence leads to stronger social ties.


5. “One way for genes to solve the problem of making predictions in rather unpredictable environments is to build in a capacity for learning... Survival machines that can simulate the future are one jump ahead of survival machines who can only learn on the basis of overt trial and error. The trouble with overt trial is that it takes time and energy. The trouble with overt error is that it is often fatal. Simulation is both safer and faster. The evolution of the capacity to simulate seems to have culminated in subjective consciousness." -- Richard Dawkins: "The Selfish Gene"

This book is a whole other email by itself. But this is a life changing quote if you get his point. He is saying genetically we are programmed to NOT be completely pre-programmed. Our genes know that in an ever changing world we could not possibly be born with all of the instincts needed to cope with diverse environments. So our genes gave us a powerful coping mechanism.

You are programmed to LEARN on the fly! Anytime you hear someone say, "You should love me for who I am", you can call BS on them. You and I are NOT static beings. We were hardwired to continually morph and simulate the future and adjust to it. 


What's the practical takeaway? Simple, you better read more my
friend, hehe...

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:52pm PDT

Hey I just released the 67 steps. Enjoy

https://www.tailopez.com/product.php?id=FS-0998&source=podcas&sid=WhyYou ShouldLoveConflict

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:59pm PDT

Find out how to boost your confidence, win friends, and influence people. 
I interview Jordan Harbinger, creator of the Art of Charm Podcast, to find the biggest takeaways to get to the top. Life is competition and you have to go up the chain to be more confident and get what you want from life.
To find out more about Jordan's online academy and inner circle go here http://www.TheArtOfCharmPodcast.com

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:57am PDT

Hey I just released the 67 steps, check it out here: https://www.tailopez.com/product.php?id=FS-0998&source=podcast&sid=danieltosh

 

My brain has been in a whirlwind. Many books, many great thinkers whispering in my thoughts...

So instead of focusing on one specific book today I think I'll share 4 or 5 great concepts on living the "Good Life" I have run across recently. 

They are in no specific order but they will show you the value of diversifying your learning base:

1. "(While Leonardo DA Vinci was painting the Last Supper) The prior complained of Leonardo's apparent sloth, and wondered why he would sometimes sit before the walls for hours without painting a stroke. Leonardo has no trouble explaining to the Duke that an artists most important work lies in conception rather than in execution, and 'men of genius do most when they work least'." -- Will Durant "The Renaissance"

I talk about this a lot in my 67 steps program (the new version will be out later this week). Most humans pride themselves on their 'flurries' of activity. But in the end it's not the person who loads their day with pointless activity that wins. Clearly, if Da Vinci, needed one hour of thought to execute, you and I should think more deeply before we proceed.



2. "Let thy house be a meeting-place for the wise; cover thyself with the dust of their feet, and drink in their words with thirst.” Pirke Avot

I'm going to make this the door mat to my house. Watch the movie "Midnight In Paris" from Woody Allen (Check out my movie review pageI just started on), and its message about the value of literally turning some physical location into a meeting place for the sharpest people you know to come hang out.

Try a movie night at your place, or a poker night, anything that will make your house a meeting place for the best local people you can talk into coming over.


3. “Ask God for a great assistant. No joke. A great one can make your life a whole lot easier —or, in my case, almost manageable. Norma Foerderer has been with me for twenty-three years.” --Donald Trump:"How to Get Rich.”

You can't really get more practical advice than this. I have 3 assistants and every time I meet someone who doesn't have at least one, I literally think they are either insane or possess some super power I can not fathom. Apparently billionaires feel the same way.


4. "Love is indeed much less exacting than it thinks itself. Nine-tenths of its cause are in the lover, for one-tenth that may be in the object.”George Santayana: “The Life of Reason"

This is not a viewpoint on love many people want to hear but even scientists would agree it's probably the truth. If you ever feel heartbroken or lonely, remember that even the most sincere love that you feel from another human is probably still more about them then you.

Santayana is saying that 90% of the reason people love you is because of what they get from it, it's not really about you (the 10%). That doesn't have to be a depressing message. It can help you see clearly through the inevitable loneliness all humans must experience at some time in their life.

It's ironic but once you realize in a certain sense we are always
alone you will gain a new sense of boldness that will actually make more humans interested in getting to know you. Independence leads to stronger social ties.


5. “One way for genes to solve the problem of making predictions in rather unpredictable environments is to build in a capacity for learning... Survival machines that can simulate the future are one jump ahead of survival machines who can only learn on the basis of overt trial and error. The trouble with overt trial is that it takes time and energy. The trouble with overt error is that it is often fatal. Simulation is both safer and faster. The evolution of the capacity to simulate seems to have culminated in subjective consciousness." -- Richard Dawkins: "The Selfish Gene"

This book is a whole other email by itself. But this is a life changing quote if you get his point. He is saying genetically we are programmed to NOT be completely pre-programmed. Our genes know that in an ever changing world we could not possibly be born with all of the instincts needed to cope with diverse environments. So our genes gave us a powerful coping mechanism.

You are programmed to LEARN on the fly! Anytime you hear someone say, "You should love me for who I am", you can call BS on them. You and I are NOT static beings. We were hardwired to continually morph and simulate the future and adjust to it. 


What's the practical takeaway? Simple, you better read more my
friend, hehe...


Direct download: auf_What_Daniel_Tosh__5_new_books_have_in_common.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:06am PDT

Find out the most important question you can ask somebody.

You have to know how to get help and be humble if you want to be successful like Sam Walton, Warren Buffet, and Charlie Munger all self made billionaires.

Thanks for listening, leave me a podcast review as a question for me and I will answer you.

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