The Tai Lopez Show

“When something is politically incorrect, that means it’s actually correct. Politically incorrect is just a way to brush over reality.” - Michael Knowles

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Donald Trump is a controversial figure.

Over the past year, we’ve watched him tweet from his hip, insult his colleagues, and call countries bad names. It’s clear that no previous president has come close to this type of behavior, and from our vantage point, we feel that’s legitimate enough reason to be alarmed. But is anything good coming from this?

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are joined by political commentator Michael Knowles. Michael is known for his book Reasons to Vote for Democrats, which is just a collection of 256 blank pages. Regardless of your political orientation, his insights on the political climate are well thought out and deserve our attention.

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“Donald Trump cracked that politically correct veneer of mass media and really opened up conversations for Americans.” - Michael Knowles

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • All conservatives want to do is shrink government
  • Teddy Roosevelt is the founder of progressivism
  • Consumer confidence is at an all-time high in recent history
  • 80% of Haitians live on less than $2/day
  • 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
  • Crime and sexual assault happens across the border  
  • You can’t make your own opinion without listening to everybody
  • Smart people aren’t omnipotent
  • 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
  • Thick skin is most important in political conversations
  • Never argue something ad hominem
  • Entitlement reform is how you protect from the rising national debt

 

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“The devil you know is better than the devil you don’t know.” - Tai Lopez

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Think of split testing as dating.

By comparing performance, you can make choices on which path you’d like to go down. This is the reality of online marketing, that we are able to put users through funnels of testing and then analyze the metrics to optimize site performance.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are reviewing A/B testing. Which metrics should you be on the lookout for? What do they say about your site performance? How can you improve your copy headlines to engage more users? The answers to these questions are in today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show.

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“There’s 2 trillion average people you can hire. Wait for the outliers.” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Read Outliers By Malcolm Gladwell
  • 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
  • Call the page you are testing “the challenger”
  • Think of split testing as dating to understand pros/cons
  • Have your copywriters develop different headlines
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“If you spend your life believing that the forces of the universe are raided against you, it’s going to make you miserable and make it impossible for succeed.” - Ben Shapiro

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What’s wrong with America?

If you’ve been mildly awake in the past year, you’ve sensed the panic in the air. But the panic is the problem. People displace blame to governmental forces, so they can justify their own story. Certainly there are causes and social issues that are exempt from this analysis, but for the most part, we as a society underestimate our individual agency when we choose to believe that a government is stopping us from pursuing our goals.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are joined by political commentator Ben Shapiro. Ben is the editor-in-chief of The Daily Wire. As a controversial political figure, Ben is subject to much criticism and controversy. Today, we hear his thoughts on everything related to politics, the government, the education system, and much more.

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“You have to believe you can succeed. You have to believe in an individual capacity to do better than what you are doing.” - Ben Shapiro

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Jealousy fuels tribalism
  • Success requires believing in an individual capacity to succeed
  • According to the Brookings Institute: in the United States, there are 3 things to ensure you’re not poor: don’t have kids before you’re married, graduate high school, and get a job
  • The position of President has too much power
  • Be aware of how media warps messaging
  • Nothing besides military is solved by a federal government
  • Studies show that quality of education is more determined by factors like how the family treats education than any sort of government system
  • The problem is people looking to the federal government for solutions; localism is the solution
  • 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
  • Albert Einstein, “The thing about smart people is that they seem crazy to stupid people”
  • Don’t force it, take the opportunities that come to you
  • The quality of immigration is largely dependent on the quality of the system you are immigrating to
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“Warren Buffett says, ‘The secret to wealth is to put all your eggs in one basket and then watch the basket.’ He’s not saying don’t diversify. He’s saying pay attention to what you’re doing.” - Tai Lopez

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Success is more than just a bank account.

We constantly hear this but how often are we setting goals in other areas of life and measuring our progress? Physical health, personal projects, the number of domains besides financial status worth our success-oriented attention is vast. What’s important is figuring out what your own definition of success is, and weighting each column appropriately.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are taking a moment to recap some of the greatest moments from this week. From discussing health and longevity with Dr. Kim to hearing startup insights from Anik Singal, the level of knowledge-dropping has us taking our business and personal health game to the new heights.

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“We are 99% bacteria and 1% human.” - Dr. Kim

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • The death of dreams is in procrastination
  • K.I.S.S. - Keep It Simple and Stupid
  • The education system robs you of your common sense
  • Think through your ideas before presenting it to other people
  • Work on tasks for 20 minutes
  • Use the P.A.S.E. System (Practical, Action, Social, Emotional) to read people’s personality types and adapt accordingly
    • Practical - slow, accountant-types, think before they speak
    • Action - speak aggressively, say what you want, not easily offended
    • Social - those who believe social chit chat is most important
    • Emotional - introverted, not very talkative to strangers
  • Get people’s phone number; e-mails are going extinct
  • Don’t let ego get in the way of your methodology during times of success; do the risk analysis
  • Listen to your mentors
  • Study your past patterns/cycles to figure out what was behind times of success and failure
  • Be honest, open, and implement and take action
  • Don’t let people borrow your equipment
  • Keep the things that are important to you close to you
  • Nobody cares about your business and your life as much as you do
    • Even your friends and family
  • Watch everything, even automated income
  • There’s no such thing as an automaton because the law of the entropy
    • A car is an automatic machine but still needs to be driven and maintained
  • Look at your genetic makeup to find out where to start your regimen
  • We are 1% human and 99% bacteria
  • Hormones are important for signaling in our aging
  • Hormones are more than testosterone: thyroid, cortisol, human growth hormones, insulin
  • Studies show that managing sleep, stress management, physical activity, and diet/nutrition is equivalent to the potency of pharmaceutical medication
  • VO2 max training looks at how efficiently your system burns calories
  • We aren’t creatures of intellect, we are creatures of movement
  • Some ICOs don’t allocate 100% of the funds raised to backing the currency
    • HBB is able to send 100% of the funds: how they do this is figuring out the technology before raising funds

 

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“Selling advanced products to people who don’t understand is a really tough formula. Simplify your marketing.” - Com Mirza

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You will not succeed the first time around.

And it might not happen on the second. Or the third. If it takes a few attempts before you strike gold, that’s okay. Failure is a necessary step on the road to success. You learn what a business needs when you’re met by unconquerable blockers. The trick is to keeping your head down and persevering through the storm.  

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are joined by serial entrepreneur Com Mirza. After falling in love with Bill Gates, Com committed his life to starting software companies. It was not until his eighth that he was able to transcend his previous seven failures and launch what is now a net worth of over $500 billion.

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“The best bow and arrow is better than the first musket. Your first prototype might suck but you’re on the right track.” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Do your due diligence on who is backing the coin to determine legitimacy
  • There are rumors that Mark Zuckerberg is going to launch his own ICO at Facebook
  • Many people think cryptocurrency is a fad because there is no value exchanging
  • All financial cycles operate in bubbles, and then bubbles burst
  • Habibi Coin is real estate-backed, currently raising $100 million
  • The best tip: make returns from crypto and then invest in real-world assets
  • Goldman Sachs is discovering that crypto has real value
  • A ponzi scheme is metaphorically described as a game of musical chairs
  • Some ICOs don’t allocate 100% of the funds raised to backing the currency
  • Get referrals to get past the gatekeepers
  • Selling advanced products to people who don’t understand the technology is an unproductive formula
    • The same people who once told you no will say yes once you simplify
  • Sell to the willing customers
  • Dubai has a great potential
  • The majority of millionaires are made through real estate
  • Be sure to have real estate assets in your investment portfolio, so you have stable returns to fall back on
  • People who invest in real estate typically think they’re going to make more money than they actually will
  • Ample investment opportunity in Dubai

 

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“The problem is we have not structured our medicine to look at it in a holistic, global way.” - Dr. Kim

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You can’t stop aging.

And that’s a good thing. There are many important benefits that come from aging. Our brain develops, our muscles form, and our systems mature. But at some point during the aging process, it turns on us and our body begins to break down.

Right now, depending on the ailment, we respond with treatment. Physical therapy for the injured back, blood-thinners for hypertension, and a new diet for diabetes. But scientists today are learning how to respond before the ailment presents itself. And as our technology continues to grow exponentially more powerful, the question of, “Can we live to 700?” becomes less and less unreasonable.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are joined by gerontologist Dr. Paul H. Kim MD to discuss how realistic living to 700 will be. Dr. Kim’s expertise in genetics, aging, and hematology helps us determine how to best approach aging in the healthiest way possible.

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“If half of your lifespan is met with chronic diseases that you’re dealing with and ailing with, are you really enjoying life or able to be functional?” - Dr. Kim

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Clean your blood and look what’s occurring at your cellular level
  • The problem with lab testing is we’re responding to the results as parameters to treat you
  • Medicine looks at things too black-and-white when most diseases are grey
  • Diabetes and hypertension can be noticed far before the manifest (pre-hypertension and pre-diabetes)
  • Look at your genetic makeup to find out where to start your regimen
  • We are 1% human and 99% bacteria
  • Hormones are important for signaling in our aging
  • Hormones are more than testosterone: thyroid, cortisol, human growth hormones, insulin
  • Studies show that managing sleep, stress management, physical activity, and diet/nutrition is equivalent to the potency of pharmaceutical medication
  • VO2 max training looks at how efficiently your system burns calories
  • We aren’t creatures of intellect, we are creatures of movement
  • Heavy lifting activates hormone release
  • Telomere study tells us that there is a finite number of divisions to each cell
    • This is called “the hayflick limit”
  • New DNA technology uses microscissors to alter DNA code
  • Studies show young blood plasma transplants rejuvenates older patients
    • In plasma, it’s the mixture of beneficial molecules
  • At some point stem cells will enable us to build organ tissue to replace our decaying organs
  • We used to think stem cells were irreversible but new technology allows them to be engineered in multiple directions
  • Look at oxidative stress markers for indication of risk to cancer
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“When people tell you the truth, it stings for a second. And then it goes away.” - Tai Lopez

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If you struggle with laziness, learn more about laziness.

In the age of information, where the answer to any question is a tap on the smartphone away, we no longer have the excuse, “Well, I just didn’t understand.” Gone are the days where the blind lead the blind. If you struggle with procrastination, learn more about procrastination to pinpoint where and why you struggle with it. In doing this, you will be able to change your behavior and come out on top.  

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are discussing productivity and conscientiousness. These are the top predictors of business success, so we are digging beneath the surface to understand why they are so important.

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“Correct a fool, and they will hate you. Correct a wise person, and they will love you.” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Working hard has a different definition for everyone
  • It’s not your fault, it’s the system’s fault for not teaching what a day’s work is
  • Be aware of when writing a to-do list is a step backwards
  • Germans instill a sense of discipline in their people: if you have something to do, just start it and you’ll be halfway there
  • Use your common sense: how do you make the situation better than it was before?
  • Conscientiousness is diligence, prudence, organization, and perfection
    • This is the number one predictor of success in business
  • Prudence translates to decision-making
  • Agreeableness is flexibility, patience, gentleness, and forgiveness
    • This is not that correlated with success
  • There’s 3 types of people: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who wonder what happened
  • Be careful of paralysis by over analysis
  • Laziness is rooted in your body, trying to conserve
  • The death of dreams is in procrastination
  • K.I.S.S. - Keep It Simple and Stupid
  • The education system robs you of your common sense
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“You’d be surprised what happens when you speak in the way that comes natural to people.” - Tai Lopez

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Don’t talk in a scripted way.

Humans can easily detect who is being a phony and who is not. This is something we must take into consideration when we’re in meetings, on sales calls, and presenting to clients. Above any piece of advice you’ve ever received, always remember that being yourself is the top priority.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are discussing how to be natural in business meetings. With all the material we read on how to close the deal, it’s difficult to remember to be yourself. Today, we reinforce this lesson by stressing the importance of adapting yourself by recognizing who is on the other side of table.

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“You don’t just sit down at a business meeting and automatically talk about business. You have to build rapport and you have to ease into it.” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Walk 4-6 miles a day
  • Don’t sound fake when talking
  • Use the P.A.S.E. System (Practical, Action, Social, Emotional) to read people’s personality types and adapt accordingly
    • Practical - slow, accountant-types, think before they speak
    • Action - speak aggressively, say what you want, not easily offended
    • Social - those who believe social chit chat is most important
    • Emotional - introverted, not very talkative to strangers
  • Get people’s phone number; e-mails are going extinct

 

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The Psychology of Sales with Anik Singal

“People think entrepreneurs are risk-takers, but they’re actually the exact opposite.” - Anik Singal

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All sales textbooks seem to say the same thing.

Focus on the key benefits. Provide value. Don’t hesitate on the ask. The more we read these bulletpoints, the more we learn about ‘how to sell.’ But how do we integrate these tips into actually making deals?

The first step is to tell a story. Sales is not the right words; rather, it’s a sequence of the right plot points in a bigger story. Whether it’s telling that story through a pitch deck or a demo, the moment you captivate an audience’s curiosity for what’s going to happen next in a greater narrative is the moment you are making the sale.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are joined by Anik Singal, founder of e-learning company Lurn. Anik’s insights spread across many different domains of business: from picking yourself up out of rock bottom to making deals in the boardroom, we can take our entrepreneur game to the next level from learning Anik’s story.

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“Most people think they need to be Batman in a sales situation. Instead, position yourself as Robin and make the thing you’re selling Batman.” - Anik Singal

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • You can tell who your real friends are in failure
  • Failure provokes introspection; take note of your answers to “Why?” during this time period
  • Don’t let ego get in the way of your methodology during times of success; do the risk analysis
  • Listen to your mentors
  • Study your past patterns/cycles to figure out what was behind times of success and failure
  • Implement and take action
  • Hire how many people can be supervised, not how many people you can hire
  • The introduction of an ad needs to grab attention by answering: what’s in it for you
  • Position yourself as Robin and make the thing you’re selling Batman
  • Integrate storytelling to create connection, not credibility
  • We live in the age of interactive marketing; the day of direct marketing is gone
  • Use content to deliver value and build credibility
    • Make your content linear: lists or diagrams
  • Aim for 3-5 ‘Aha moments’; any more will be exhausting for your audience, any less will be disengaging
  • Integrate reason-respecting bias to shed perspective on the price of your product
  • The purpose of the pitch is to ask for a sale, but it’s really to provide value
  • Copywriting is not about trigger-words; it’s a sequence of a specific words that create a story
  • The best e-commerce content is a demo of the product



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“Warren Buffett says, ‘The secret to wealth is to put all your eggs in one basket and then watch the basket.’ He’s not saying don’t diversify. He’s saying pay attention to what you’re doing.” - Tai Lopez

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As your business grows, more hands will enter the pot.

People will want to work for you, clients will demand more from you, and investors will want to get in on the action. Knowing who to let in and who to let out is the key to ensuring that no cancerous cells enter your system. Because it only takes one to seriously set back the mission.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are discussing how to stay aware of the intricacies of your business and life as they each grow more complex. Undoubtedly, more people requires more oversight, but there are ways to stay focused while not getting swallowed whole.

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“There’s a misperception that automatic means: guaranteed. There’s a misperception that automatic means: no energy required.” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Be sure to supervise if you delegate a task
  • Don’t let people borrow your equipment
  • Keep the things that are important to you close to you
  • Nobody cares about your business and your life as much as you do
    • Even your friends and family
  • Watch everything, even automated income
  • There’s no such thing as an automaton because the law of the entropy
    • A car is an automatic machine but still needs to be driven and maintained
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