The Tai Lopez Show

“The closest analogy to love is hypnotism, so be very careful if you think you’re in love” - Tai Lopez

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Understanding people, and have a core, foundational understanding of personality types is essential if you want to know who you should date, who you should have a relationships with, and who you should avoid.

The closest analogy to love is hypnotism, which is why you simply cannot trust your own feelings when it comes to relationships. Sometimes, you need to rely on models and personality tests to show you the warning signs.

Then, as you get better and better at reading personality types, you will get better at making judgement-calls about the people you meet. Just be extremely careful if you feel like you might be in love in any way.

“People know to get body-trainers, but more people need ‘brain trainers’” -Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • The closest analogy to love is hypnotism, so be very careful if you think you’re in love
  • Often, if you are “in love,” you’re blinded to reality and common sense
  • Most people can’t really change more than 10-20%
  • Having “low impulse control” is genetic and can be passed on to children
  • Use personality tests to understand people better, especially before getting into relationships
  • The earlier you try to change your thought patterns, the easier it will be
  • People know to get body-trainers, but more people need “brain trainers”
  • Like attracts like, so unfortunately this means that a lot of people with problems will be attracted to people with similar problems
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“Keep your eye on the TANGIBLE prize at the end of the hard work” - Tai Lopez

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Learn how to rebalance your own ideas of the reward/pain ratio, to get your butt out of the chair and get to work, on today’s episode of the Tai Lopez Show.

If you struggle with procrastination, this episode will give you the tools that you need to kick that bad habit for good. The problem comes from a mental bias which, once you define it and are aware of it, you can adjust to show yourself how much the momentary pain is worth it for the reward at the end of the tunnel.

It’s all about changing your own subconscious perceptions of the reward/pain ratio, and this episode will teach you how to do just that.

“Don’t think about broad goals, get specific” -Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Keep your eye on the TANGIBLE prize at the end of the hard work
  • Don’t think about broad goals, get specific
  • Pick a dollar number, whatever it is that is meaningful to you
  • Balance the reward/pain ratio, and try to tip the scales to see how worth it the work really is
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“Your goals and prizes should be tangible” - Tai Lopez

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Very few people understand the the risk/reward bias in human brains, and how it can hold you back from achieving what you want to achieve.

Many people have an inaccurate understanding of the amount of pain, or work, that it will take for them to achieve their goals, as compared to the amount of happiness it will bring them when they finally do achieve those goals.

This is why humans procrastinate.

If they really understood the value, to them, of achieving what they were striving for in all its detail, they would not procrastinate but would be motivated to do the amount of work necessary to achieve that goal.

This episode shows you how you can change that subsconscious misunderstanding in your own life, to help you overcome the instinct to procrastinate, and rather get down to work creating the life of your dreams!

Also, make sure to checkout the new Tai Lopez Flash Briefing on Alexa!

“Change your perception of the reward/pain ratio, and understand how worth it the pain is” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Your goals and prizes should be tangible
  • The best way to avoid procrastination is to stop thinking about the work, and start thinking about the thing you want
  • People’s tendency to procrastinate comes from a misunderstanding of the pain to reward ratio
  • Find a way to really see, and keep constantly on your mind, your goals and the reason why you are working hard to achieve them
  • Don’t make things too complicated with different theories, ideas and techniques. Just focus on the end game
  • Change your perception of the reward/pain ratio, and understand how worth it the pain is
  • Build associations with rewards for the work that you do
  • Don’t focus as much on the process as compared with getting down to real, hard work
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“The current education system doesn’t focus on the right things” - Tai Lopez

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Today’s educational system is not setup for people to learn in a way that will really help them in the future. Because of standardized tests, rules, and regulations, the school system actually encourages people to pump as much information as possible into their brain before a test, and then simply dump it out as soon as they are done with the test.

An educational system that would work much better would be one that focused on teaching people how to think creatively, how to have common sense, and how to have a strong work ethic.

Instead of learning how to memorize facts that anyone can pull up on their phone at a moment’s notice, we should be encouraging students to focus on the skills that will really get them far in life.

Also, make sure to checkout the new Tai Lopez Flash Briefing on Alexa!

“Think about each question from more than one perspective” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • The current education system doesn’t focus on the right things
  • Even if they do focus on them, they do so in a boring way
  • The whole school system has turned into pumping info for a test, and then dumping that info after the test
  • We tend to focus on things that are easily understandable, and ignore things that are more complex
  • Think about each question from more than one perspective
Direct download: Tai_Lopez_-_10-3-17_-_FINAL_MIX.mp3
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“Spend at least a couple hours per day really thinking through what you’re doing in your life” - Tai Lopez

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Unintended consequences often negate the good that a regulation or ruling in government is trying to do. In fact, often the problem that was supposed to be solved is simply magnified through the unintended consequences, and the same thing can be true for your life.

That is why I believe that entrepreneurs, and really everyone else as well, need to learn game theory, to understand the various ways in which their decisions will affect other people’s decisions, thereby potentially changing the outcome, and sometimes reversing the good you were trying to do with the decision in the first place.

Listen to this episode to learn more about game theory and how it can apply to the decisions you make.

Also, make sure to checkout the new Tai Lopez Flash Briefing on Alexa!

“In the modern world, you need to be careful not to be overstimulated” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • A lot of regulations have unintended side effects that must be considered
  • For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction
  • Humans have a desire to simplify complex topic to understand them, with the result often being that the wrong conclusion is reached
  • Mother nature always laughs last
  • Entrepreneurs need to understand game theory
  • Always consider how your actions will be perceived by others, not just the immediate impact
  • The current education system encourages students to pump information into their brain and then dump it out once they finish the test
  • In the modern world, you need to be careful not to be overstimulated
  • Spend at least a couple hours per day really thinking through what you’re doing in your life
  • The human body is built to do HIIT: High Intensity Interval Training
  • It’s always better to sell to the willing
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“Why does life have to be about going from one pleasant experience to another?” - Tai Lopez

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This week was all about learning how to live the best life you possibly can, on your own terms. This means thinking through very carefully what that specifically means for you, what is most important to you, and what you would like written on your tombstone, and then optimizing your entire life around that end-goal.

We also talk about the science of making decisions, why the modern world’s endless possibilities actually paralyzes our decision-making ability, why and how to cross-pollinate in business networking, and much, much more, on this episode of the Tai Lopez Show.

Don’t forget to checkout Tai’s Daily Flash Briefing on Alexa.

“Organisms that only learn through trial and error tend to die out”

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Write the outline of your autobiography up until now and be honest: Would anyone want to read it? If not, you might need to make some changes
  • Use the above biography test regularly to evaluate your decisions
  • The modern lifestyle gives us so much convenience that it’s almost like the life is sucked out of it
  • Know where to go to business network: Go to somewhat unexpected places for who you are and what you do
  • Try to cross-pollinate with other business in networking and learning
  • Go to places and categories where the smartest people are
  • To grow any physical business, make sure you get out to meet people in different categories
  • Organisms that only learn through trial and error tend to die out
  • Know what you want out of life, and optimize your life aggressively around that goal
  • You must understand the psychology of people, and know how to read them, if you want to be able to make money
  • Look for people that compliment you by having strengths that are different than you
  • Diversity is essential in the workplace for enough variety of background to be effective
  • Hire people who have characteristic you don’t know how to train
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“Hire people that know stuff you can’t teach” - Tai Lopez

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Most people simply fall into the relationships that they have, but today we’re talking about how you can, and why you should, strategically think carefully through who you want around you. Because we have found that humans tend to gravitate to become like the people that they spend the most time with, it is of paramount importance that we surround ourselves with only the best kinds of people, and this episode is showing you how to do that.

In addition, I’m talking about business networking, why too many options makes decisions difficult, and a simple trick to help you out with business networking if you are an introvert.

Did you know that the Tai Lopez Show is on Alexa? Just enable The Official Tai Lopez Flash Briefing, and tune in because there’s a new one every day.

“Have relationships with people who have attributes you lack” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Hire people that know stuff you can’t teach
  • Have relationships with people who have attributes you lack
  • If you are bad at networking, you need to attach yourself to someone who is extroverted
  • It’s easy to get distracted by too many options
  • It’s not just what you know, it’s who you know
  • Mathematically, big cities have better ideas coming out of them
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“A lot of people have paralysis by overanalysis” - Tai Lopez

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Making good money and life decisions is going to be one of the most important skills you will develop. This episode, and this interview with Barry Schwartz, will reveal some of the best ways to make the right decisions, no matter what the decision is about.

Because there are so many options in the world, many people are simply paralyzed and unable to make a decision, because they are under the misunderstanding to an incredibly high level of their happiness is dependant on that decision. Look for good enough, rather than the best, and understand where your happiness really comes from.

The ability to understand yourself, sit down and really come to a deep understanding what is the most important to you, will allow you to be able to take the path that will make you the most happy.

“Look for good enough, instead of the best” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • There is an assumption that more information is better than less, which becomes less and less the case as more information is available
  • In a situation where tons of information is available, people tend to choose based on what is easy to evaluate, versus what is actually best
  • A lot of people have paralysis by overanalysis
  • Look for good enough, instead of the best
  • Too much choice today has given people too high expectations for what the best choice will bring them
  • The first thing you need to do is sit down and define what is the most important to you
  • Hire on the basis of attributes you don’t know how to teach
  • Look for a lot of variety in the types of people who hire
  • Get in the habit of looking for good enough, and then stopping

 

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“Have a varied strategy to life” - Tai Lopez

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Live your life with the constant idea in the back of your mind of what you want written on your tombstone when you die. We all die sometime, some sooner than others, and you simply cannot predict what will happen to you, and how much time you have left.

This is why, regardless of your age, you need to be committed to sucking everything you possibly can out of life. Live it to the fullest, don’t let fear or doubt hold you back, and live in such a way that you can be confident that you will not die with regrets, but knowing you got the most out of your life.

“Stress-reaction is one of the most important success factors in your life” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Don’t be predictable in your approach to life
  • Have a varied strategy to life
  • Conflict resolution is extremely powerful, and you must become a master of conflict resolution
  • Stress-reaction is one of the most important success factors in your life
  • Learn from different people, to get a varied viewpoint on life
  • Diversify how you learn so that you can learn different things from different people
  • Study experts in their field. These are not always the loudest, but look for the most qualified
  • Think of your tombstone when it comes to deciding what kind of life you want
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“Diversify who you learn from” - Tai Lopez

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No matter how important you think that networking is, you’re probably underestimating the real value of it. It’s so valuable that you almost can not place enough importance on it. But the way that you network is incredibly important. There is a right way and a wrong way, and on today’s episode I’m telling you what the right way is so that you get the most out of this essential aspect of business.

First of call, don’t worry about email, get phone numbers whenever you can, so that you can text with people. In 2017, texting is where the attention is, and so that is where you should be too.

Listen to the rest of this episode to get all 7 steps to becoming a better business networker.

“A certain minimum amount of extroversion will make you happier” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • It’s not what you know, it’s who you know
  • A certain minimum amount of extroversion will make you happier
  • If you isolate yourself too much, you will not be as happy as you could be
  • If you want to make money, you’re going to have to network even if you’re an introvert
  • Diversify who you learn from
  • Always hire people who have skills that you can’t teach
  • Organisms that only learn through trial and error tend to die out
  • Anyone who is hard to talk to is probably not worth talking to
  • Think of yourself as a goldminer, going through life looking for the nuggets of truth you can find from anyone

The 7-Steps to Better Business Networking

  1. Realize that you are underestimating the power of business networking
  2. If you are not good at networking, attach yourself to someone who is good at it
  3. Get phone numbers instead of emails
  4. Don’t be crazy about follow ups
  5. Follow the reciprocation rule: Speak their language, respect the way that they communicate, and follow those general rules
  6. Leave them hungry for more of you. Don’t be afraid to let them be the last person who texted you
  7. Go to places that are somewhat unexpected for who you are and what you do. Try to cross-pollinate. Focus less on what the event is, but more on how sharp the people are
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