The Tai Lopez Show

“The reason we’re all so successful is because our clients believe in and trust us.” - Josh Altman

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You can learn something from every success story.

The question is how much can be applied to your own life. The software engineer who developed a new browser might not be able to teach us how to market our coffee shop. But the story of how two nobodies moved to Los Angeles to now become the biggest real estate moguls in the world is filled with lessons of the blood, sweat, and tears we can apply to our own mindset.

This is because real estate is the ultimate meritocracy. The agent who sees the most properties and talks to the most people is likely to be the one facilitating the most deals. Most of the industries we work in share this undeniable truth, but technology has redefined this up-and-close hustle to be more about SEO and social media marketing

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are joined by The Altman Brothers. In 2008, after the market collapsed, they moved out of their multi-million dollar mansion into two-bedroom apartment. Now, in the past 5 years, they’ve sold over $2 billion in property. How they achieved their success was through a type of hustling that involved walking the hills of Hollywood and talking to the people standing in line at Starbucks. Tune in to learn their tricks and take your hustling mindset to the next level!

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“We’re some of the few people who will tell you not to buy a property. And that’s been one of our biggest successes.” - Matt Altman

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Don’t invest too heavily in one thing, be diversified across the board
  • You have to be proactive, take people out to lunch
  • Many different avenues to make money in real estate: commercial, lending, buy/hold, agent
  • In real estate, sit in at other people’s open houses; but don’t sit, get up and walk around with the visitors
  • You have to pay your dues to become successful
    • When you start out, you need to have a ‘servant’s heart’ and put in ‘sweat equity’
  • Frame your candidacy as no-risk for the employer
  • The younger generation’s instant gratification mindset is frustrating for older employers
  • Invest in things you can touch, and/or things you believe in
  • Love what you do and you will work no day in your life
  • Real estate is one of the few jobs where you are your own boss
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“If I would have told you to buy Bitcoin or Ethereum back in March, you would have looked at me like I have three heads. But now you have 13 million new Coinbase accounts.” - Dan Fleyshman

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As we wrap up 2017, it’s time to look at this week’s highlights on The Tai Lopez Show.  

From dissecting crypto trends to understanding productivity, this week saw every dimension of The Tai Lopez Show. These moments deserve a second look, and today we’re taking the time to revisit the details discussed on air.

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“I understand there’s a hierarchy. I don’t care that my mom told me I’m special. I understand that this person’s more special than me in this area. So whatever he says, I’m going to listen to.” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • People procrastinate because they don’t know what to do
  • Steem is a decentralized Reddit (get paid to make good content)
  • Be careful of any cryptos under 100 Bitcoin of volume
  • This is unlike any other market because the people closest to the news aren’t mainstream outlets (use Telegram app for leaks)
  • All problems are rooted in stubbornness: sensitivity, sensual, stupidity, and self-importance
  • Prevent injuries; Lebron James spends $1 million/year on his body; spend the $10 on a mousepad that prevents carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Not all cryptocurrencies need to be mined
  • People aren’t hiding who they are in the beginning of marriage; rather, it takes time for the full picture to be revealed
  • Think about how you can drive a car with a license; but no screening is required to have kids
  • Best exchange to get started is Coinbase
    • FDIC-insured and won’t crash as often as competitors
Direct download: Tai_Lopez_-_12-31-17_-_FINAL_MIX.mp3
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“If you want to increase your income in 2018, you have to increase your organization and reduce laziness and procrastination.” - Tai Lopez

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A new year means time for a new you.

As 2017 comes to a close, we must take a moment to reorient our mindset before heading into the new year. What goals did we have for 2017 that we accomplished? And then what about the ones we weren’t able to? Why was this so? And how can we change our mindset so that we aren’t saying this same thing one year from now?

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are making a call to arms: how do you get the most out of your upcoming year? Laziness, procrastination, organization, conscientiousness: these are all the things we must be most mindful of in the upcoming year.

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“People procrastinate because they don’t know what to do. Conscientiousness is everything.” - Tai Lopez

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“I saw Hitler. It was outside. I thought he was crazy. The way he talked. Anyone who sees him knows he’s crazy.”

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You can either learn history from a primary or secondary source.

With a secondary source, you’ll get the distanced bullet points: what year the war started, how many people died, which political parties ruled, and all those other dry details you need for your history test. With a primary source, however, you’re able to gain direct access into the emotion of that time period.

And right now, in the year 2017, the number of primary resources available for World War II is becoming increasingly smaller.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are fortunate to be joined by a primary source, Tai’s grandmother. At 99 years old, she has lived through multiple world wars, and today we are gathering her firsthand account of the global climate. Her wisdom and insight on political and social issues has us thinking about how to see the world in the right way.

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“All wars are terrible. Maybe you could get together, but you couldn’t with Hitler. He thought he could win the world.”

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Tai’s grandma’s best friend was Melita Maschmann, author of Account Rendered: A Dossier on my Former Self
  • There were close but unsuccessful assassination attempts on Hitler
  • Having students teach each other in groups, based on talent-level, has stronger education benefits
  • Language should be taught with speaking and understanding content, not by learning grammar rules
  • The elites were able to bypass the draft, lower socioeconomic classes were the ones drafted
  • People aren’t hiding who they are in the beginning of marriage; rather, it takes time for the full picture to be revealed
  • Think about how you can drive a car with a license; but no screening is required to have kids

 

Direct download: Tai_Lopez_-_12-29-17_-_FINAL_MIX.mp3
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“Bloomberg’s been talking about how crypto’s worth nothing for the past 4 years. That’s not playing out well for them right now.” - William Duplessie

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Bitcoin took a dip last week.

But now it’s back to where it was, and the skeptics return to silence. As the market validates that cryptocurrency is here to stay, we must continue our education to stay one step ahead of the trends.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are joined by Dan Fleyshman, William Duplessie, and Ben Greenburg to discuss the future of cryptocurrency. Their range of expertise in the crypto world spreads from business to technology, and on today’s episode they review what coins to look out for as we approach the new year.

For the full interview, check out The Bitcoin Crytpo Mentor Mastermind show, Don’t forget! You can also listen to The Tai Lopez Show on Spotify! Click “Follow” and let me know what you think!

“6 times this year, Bitcoin has crashed has 30%. And every single time, it increased from 70% to 260% within three days.” - Dan Fleyshman

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Fiat money is currency that a government has declared to be legal tender, but it is not backed by a physical commodity
    • People are innately scared by these but blockchain technology is fixing that
  • You can bet for or against cryptocurrency
  • Not all cryptocurrencies need to be mined but there is a shortage of machinery required to do the mining
  • The main problem with cryptocurrency right now is the exchange networks are slow
    • 13 million new Coinbase accounts in the past year, and 1.3 million customer support complaints on backorder
  • Technical analysis applies to crypto markets because they aren’t mature
  • Increased volatility - the books are small because the blockchain can only support a certain amount of traffic
  • Decentralize your thinking by not getting your information from mainstream media
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“I understand there’s a hierarchy. I don’t care that my mom told me I’m special. I understand that this person’s more special than me in this area, so I am going to listen to what they have to say.” - Tai Lopez

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Becoming the best is not rocket science.

If you hang around someone great and ask questions, then pretty soon you will be adopting their habits via osmosis. This is how humans learn, but the education system makes us believe learning has to involve classrooms and memorization.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are taking a close look at how to be great. It’s something we all want but don’t know how to achieve. The good news is that the formula is simple but requires that we check our egos at the door and reflect honestly on why we haven’t achieved greatness just yet. Once we complete this step, the sky’s the limit.

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“Your life changes the day you say enough is enough.” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Recognize who is great and take notes of what they did to get to their level
  • All problems are rooted in stubbornness; there are 4 types of stubbornness
    • Sensitivity: having too thin of skin
    • Sensual: being addicted to feeling good
    • Stupidity: not having the IQ to seek out advice/expert opinion
    • Self-importance: thinking your way is the best
  • Prevent injuries: Lebron James spends $1 million/year on his body; spend the $10 on a mousepad that prevents carpal tunnel syndrome
  • The school system doesn’t teach us how to organize our day
  • Conscientiousness is most important, defined as a combination of organization, diligence, prudence, and perfectionism

 

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“Who knows what the fundamentals are? This isn’t traditional trading. You can’t be a value investor in the way you can on Wall Street.” - William Duplessie

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Making money from cryptocurrency is daunting.

Sure, you can create an account on Coinbase, do the the traditional Bitcoin buy, and watch the money trickle into your account. But to maximize the opportunity that exists right now with crypto requires extensive education.

Even then, distilling data charts and juggling the news articles is an enormous to-do. From market cap to total volume, making sense of these numbers and conducting the additional qualitative research can send an eager investor into a spiral of not knowing what to think.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are joined by cryptocurrency-expert, William Duplessie. William is an Associate at Science Blockchain, and his deep understanding of digital currency spreads across many domains. As he says, it’s all he “eats, sleeps, and breathes.” And in today’s episode, we are fortunate to learn his strategies on making sense of today’s crypto-world.

You can listen to the full interview at the Bitcoin Crypto Mentor Mastermind show and don’t forget you can also listen to The Tai Lopez Show on Spotify! Click “Follow” and let me know what you think!

“You don’t ever want to risk more money than you can afford to lose. And you really want to be educated before you trade cryptocurrency.” - William Duplessie

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Mining technology is transforming the cost to run cryptocurrency (a million dollars a day used to be spent on computing power)
    • Eos will be the first scalable blockchain because of it uses proof of stake, not proof of work
  • Beware of cryptocurrency ponzi schemes (Ethereum cash)
    • These are bad players taking advantage of a new industry, but will slowly disappear
  • George Soros almost bankrupt England with arbitrage tactics
  • Don’t ever invest more than you can afford to lose
  • Be educated when trading]
  • Steem is a decentralized Reddit (get paid to make good content)
  • Be careful of any cryptos under 100 Bitcoin of volume
  • This is unlike any other market because the people closest to the news aren’t mainstream outlets (use Telegram app for leaks)
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“I’m witnessing people make obscene amounts of money. I’m watching people clear hundreds of thousands of dollars in a day.” - William Duplessie

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The Bitcoin headlines are taking over.

What was just $7,000 last month is now over $13,000. People are making millions, and the growth isn’t stopping anytime soon. Cryptocurrency is the new gold rush, and it is up to you to make the most out of it.

How to do this is through education. Blockchain, wallets, ledgers, ICOs - the terms surrounding cryptocurrency are dense and require research, education, and expert opinion to fully understand the entire landscape.

That is why on today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, I have brought on cryptocurrency-expert  William Duplessie. Since first discovering cryptocurrency in 2012, William has fully committed himself to understanding and analyzing the world of cryptocurrency. Now an Associate at Science Blockchain and a collaborator with the crypto-guru Brock Pierce, it’s all he “thinks, eats, and breathes.” In today’s episode, Duplessie shares his views on where cryptocurrency is headed, what are the best tools and products to use, and how to make the most out of your investment.

You can listen to the full interview at the Bitcoin Crypto Mentor Mastermind show and don’t forget you can also listen to The Tai Lopez Show on Spotify! Click “Follow” and let me know what you think!

“What I can tell you is that the S&P 500 has done a 220% gain (adjusted for inflation) over the past 20 years. Bitcoin, over the past 5 years, has gone up over 7500%.” - William Duplessie

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Cryptocurrency isn’t equity or stock, it’s more like gold in that its limited in its circulation
  • Start largest market cap coins and move down to the smaller markets
    • Bitcoin > Ethereum > Litecoin > Bitcoin Cash
  • When storing your physical wallets, bolt your safe to the ground
  • When evaluating cryptocurrencies, think duration of investment
  • There are no fundamentals in cryptocurrency trading
  • You can buy and hold all day, but trading requires extensive education

Resources

  • Coinmarketcap.com to learn about coins
  • Telegram app to monitor progress on cryptocurrency channels
  • Best exchange to get started is Coinbase
    • FDIC-insured and won’t crash as often as competitors
  • Use physical wallet to store (options: Trezor and Ledger)
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“Kobe Bryant admitted that he purposefully copied Michael Jordan’s basketball game. Pablo Picasso said, “Good artists copy, great artists steal.” The question is: are you good or are you great?” - Tai Lopez

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Making money is not an IQ thing.

If it were, the valedictorians would be the richest people in the world. But that’s not the case; in fact, it’s the opposite. The wealthiest entrepreneurs in the world are the ones who abandoned the traditional education system to go on to pave their own road.

So, what determines wealth if it isn’t intelligence?

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we answer this question by reviewing some of the best moments from this past week. From being methodical about your daily routine to figuring out the best way to learn from others, the tips and tricks discussed in today’s highlight reel will help you catapult your business and wealth to the next level.

To continue your self-education, subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts (Spotify, iTunes, SoundCloud, etc.) to transform your time at the gym into a physical AND mental workout, or your daily commute into the inspiring hour of story and business insight required to take your entrepreneurial visions to the market.

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“Over time, the funny looking chimpanzee rose in status, not because he was funny looking, but because all the other chimpanzees were staring at him. This is how attention and status works with humans.” - Dr. David Buss

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Many experts have an East Asia cryptocurrency investment thesis
  • Surround yourself with smart people, always try to be the dumbest person in the room
  • Net neutrality will induce Internet innovation and cause Web 3.0
  • Google is god (you no longer pray for answers), Amazon is our supermarket, Facebook is our social circle, and Apple is genitals (status symbol points to your reproductive health)
  • Try to increase the status of your product/business
  • Speak at conferences, no matter how big or small; reach out to the person in charge and say you will blast your email list
  • Host networking events at your house once a month and invite people you want to connect with
  • Machiavellianism is a trait in people who pursue in an interpersonally exploitative strategy
  • Rebalancing your portfolio requires checking your profits against the thesis of your investment
  • Studies show procrastination can be rooted in a fear of isolation
    • Tackle it in a group/social structure or don’t view it as so isolating
  • Don’t outsource marketing. Only you will understand you and your business in the intricate and intimate way that’s necessary to convey a marketing message.
  • Be careful of judging people without interpersonal interaction
  • In marketing, tell stories that make the audience see themselves in you; next time a police officer pulls you over, make him see himself in the driver’s seat
  • All problems are rooted in stubbornness; there are 4 types of stubbornness: sensitivity, sensual, stupidity, and self-importance
  • Use Dark Triad Personality Test to find out how people score on machiavellianism, narcissism, and psychopathy
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“We are sponges. Find a mentor and get inspired by hanging around that person.” - Tai Lopez

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A productive daily routine is difficult to achieve.

We all wake up in the morning, check our phones, and then go about our days doing the best we can. But then we finish our day and go to bed thinking: was that really the best I could do?  

Your daily life should be composed of tasks dedicated to either maintaining the life you’re living or trying to improve your life for some future date. If you’re disappointed with your daily routine, it’s because you aren’t attending to this rule. And if you believe you are, some trait is preventing you from seeing the picture clearly.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are taking a close look at productivity. How can you squeeze the most juice out of your day? The first step is to be honest with yourself. Self-deception will disguise laziness as procrastination or stubbornness as ‘your opinion.’ So, before listening to this podcast, take a second to check your ego at the door and get ready to make the changes required to take your daily routine to the next level.

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“We are born with animal brains. We only care about the now, and we are bad at planning for the future. The school system does not teach us how to rewire this. So now it’s your responsibility.” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Studies show using analog is more effective than digital, so use notepads to write down tasks, to-do’s, and ideas and use apps like Evernote to take pictures/back up
  • Be methodical; K.I.S.S. - Keep It Short and Simple
  • Get a PC with ergonomic keyboard and mouse; Macbooks are not made for productivity
  • Pay attention to how you spend your time at work
  • Recognize the greats and take notes of what they do to get to their level
  • All problems are rooted in stubbornness: sensitivity, sensual, stupidity, and self-importance
  • Prevent injuries; Lebron James spends $1 million/year on his body; spend the $10 on a mousepad that prevents carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Specify what message you are replying to in messaging tools like WhatsApp or iMessage
  • Conscientiousness is most important, defined as a combination of organization, diligence, prudence, and perfectionism
  • Spend 30 minutes to 1 hour organizing your day
  • Hack your reward system by rewarding yourself for accomplished tasks
  • You can’t enable progress without creating monotonous maintenance routines
  • Ask yourself what are your bad brain habits and then figure out how to rewire them
  • Parents love you because they see themselves/their DNA in you
  • In the morning, a) look at the big picture/scan your emails, b) then methodically go through your emails, c) write down a priority list
    • And at the end of the day, a) figure out what you’re doing wrong, and b) write down a short hypothesis on how to fix that
  • Find a mentor and get inspired by hanging around that person
  • No good habits are formed from people being nice to you
  • Powerful people take power naps, set a timer for 18 minutes
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