The Tai Lopez Show

“Life should not be about going from one pleasant experience to another” - Tai Lopez

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If you wrote your autobiography right now, would anyone want to read it?

That is the question you should ask, and the test you should give yourself, to find out if you’re truly leading an adventurous life.

Happiness comes, to some extent, from having a life full of experiences, and the more adventurous you are with your life, the more experiences you will have, and the more stories you will be able to tell.

So don’t shy away from them! Live your life to the fullest, and embrace the uncertainty and excitement that comes from living an adventurous life.

“Don’t love the worst parts of yourself, love the best, and be constantly improving” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Too many people are afraid of adventure, and afraid of almost anything different than their normal routine
  • Life should not be about going from one pleasant experience to another
  • Write out the outline of your autobiography right now and be honest with yourself about if anyone would really want to read it
  • What we are is not fixed, and so we should be in the constant process of expanding it
  • Don’t take unnecessary risk, but also do not be a coward
  • Be the person that you admire
  • Don’t love the worst parts of yourself, love the best, and be constantly improving
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“Ask yourself right now if anyone would want to read your biography. If not, you need more adventure” - Tai Lopez

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The sense of adventure seems to have gone out of the world. Too many people are spending all of their efforts in creating the most comfortable, pleasant life possible, when in reality comfort doesn’t bring you nearly the kind of happiness and fulfillment that adventure does.

So ask yourself: If you wrote your autobiography today, would anyone besides your family really want to read it?

If people were honest, the answer would be no for most people in the world, and this is simply because they are not prioritizing adventure high enough in their life.

So prioritize adventure! Say yes to as many experiences as you possibly can, and live your life to the fullest. Come back with stories worth telling, and at the end of it all, a life worth reading about.

“Life should be something that you want to get everything you can possibly get out of it” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • The mindset that leads to adventure is lacking in a major way in the world today
  • If you want to know if you are on the right track, right out and honestly outline of your autobiography and ask if anyone else would want to read it
  • Try to live a life of adventure where you don’t have regrets, but you try things and take risks, and come back with great stories
  • Life should be something that you want to get everything you can possibly get out of it
  • Ask yourself right now if anyone would want to read your biography. If not, you need more adventure
  • The essence of adventure is trying things and experimenting with everything
  • Humans are innately risk-averse, but going this route will not lead to as much happiness as a life of adventure
  • What you are is not fixed, but is dynamic and can be expanded and improved on
  • Whatever you admire in others, be that
Direct download: tai_lopez_-_9-25-17_FINAL_MIX.mp3
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“Every good or bad thing in your life will have hinged on some decision you made” - Tai Lopez

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This week we talked about how every good or bad thing in your life is a result of a decision you made, what this means for how you should go about making decisions, the best way to make decisions, how to pick a diet that works for you, as well as how to make money with social media.

If you’re interested in any of that, make sure to listen to this episode to get the answers you need to move you forward in your life and with your goals!

Also, make sure to follow Tai Lopez on Spotify for more radio episodes over there.

“Good decisions come from reducing emotion around high-impact decisions you must make” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Every good or bad thing in your life will have hinged on some decision you made
  • “He who has choice, has trouble.” - Danish proverb
  • With less choice, you have less sorrow and regret, BUT, also less happiness
  • Humans tend to get less objective and more emotional, the more important the decision
  • One of the best ways to make a decision is to focus on regret minimization
  • Ask yourself what you will most likely regret NOT doing next year, and do it now
  • Good decisions come from reducing emotion around high-impact decisions you must make
  • Alternating between eating different things, to get a really good variety in your body
  • Listen to your body carefully, and just pay attention to how each thing you eat makes you feel
  • Eat real food instead of tons of supplements, vitamins, etc
  • Everything about diet has to be contextual to all of the unique things about you
  • Not all studies are equal, and some of them are even paid for
  • Personalizing your own diet, workout, routine, and everything, is going to be the future of health
  • There is a huge market for people to do social media work for other people
  • You don’t need a huge following to start making money on Instagram
  • Don’t try to do things too fast, you’ll make mistakes
  • Learn how you learn best. Take time to focus on learning how to learn
Direct download: tai_lopez_-_9-24-17_-_FINAL_MIX.mp3
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“Spend 70% of your time on stuff that works now” - Tai Lopez

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The way you spend your time is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. Time is the only thing that you can never get more of, making it your most valuable commodity.

Many people neglect focusing on the things that they know will work, and instead spend all of their time on crazy ideas that may or may not pan out. While it is a good idea to give a certain amount of your time to these crazy ideas, as incredible things can potentially come out of them, but are not especially likely.

This way, with your time allocation at these percentages, you can be confident that you are focusing enough on the things that you know will work, but also have the opportunity to take the great strides forward that crazy ideas can bring you.

“Focus on what you KNOW will work ahead of all else” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Spend 70% of your time on stuff that works now
  • Spend 20% of your time on stuff that you’re pretty sure will work but you’ve never done before
  • Spend 10% of your time on crazy, hair-brained ideas
  • Focus on what you KNOW will work ahead of all else
  • But understand that you will have to continually innovate
  • Never be the first or last to do an idea
Direct download: tai_lopez_-_9-23-17_-_FINAL_MIX.mp3
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“When everything is unpredictable in your life, you’ll have no brain power left to innovate” - Tai Lopez

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Making money with social media is a lot more doable than most people think. It comes down to having a good understanding of human nature, understanding the technology, and then testing and iterating.

Today, we’re speaking with experts in all areas of branding, about the specific steps that are required to make money with social media. Whether you want to make money with your own social media accounts or by managing other people’s socials, this episode will show you the way forward.

One last note: We’re up on Spotify! Make sure to head over to Spotify and listen to The Tai Lopez Show over there!

“Be careful about making too much money too fast. You might not know how to handle it” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • If you want to make money with anything in your life, you need to become a master of systems
  • When everything is unpredictable in your life, you’ll have no brain power left to innovate
  • To make money with social media, start by selling other people’s products
  • Do collaborations with other influencers to get started building your social media
  • Vlogging is the future on all social media platforms. Tell your story
  • Smart work always beats hard work. But do both
  • Part of execution is strategy
  • When something is good enough, launch it. Then, innovate and improve as you go
  • If you don’t launch with errors, you waited too long
  • Spend 70% of your time on stuff that works now, 20% on things that you’re pretty sure will work but you’ve never done, and 10% on hair-brained, crazy ideas
  • Never be the first, or last, to an idea
  • Be careful about making too much money too fast. You might not know how to handle it
Direct download: Tai_Lopez_-_9-22-17_EP.mp3
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It probably does not make sense for marijuana to be criminalized to the extent it is, as compared with alcohol

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We’re taking on a controversial topic today: marijuana, LSD, and psychedelics. We’re digging into the good, the bad, and the ugly of all of it.

Something that is important to keep in mind about marijuana is that, because it has been illegal for so long, we do not have good quality controls in place, nor even especially good ways for measuring the THC levels, etc. So while many argue that it is less harmful than alcohol, these other aspects on the whole contribute to the danger of the substance overall.

Alcohol has been carefully studied and graded, so that we know how much we can have. Not so with marijuana, making it dangerous

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • We do not yet have good ways of measuring the amount of THC, grading, etc, to know if we can drive or not
  • Alcohol has been carefully studied and graded, so that we know how much we can have. Not so with marijuana, making it dangerous
  • Marijuana also does not have good quality controls in place
  • It probably does not make sense for marijuana to be criminalized to the extent it is, as compared with alcohol
  • The brain is still sort of the “wild west” when it comes to medicine, so in a lot of ways we don’t really understand a lot of potential side effects, so it is important to be incredibly careful and cautious
Direct download: tai_lopez_-_9-21-17_-_FINAL_MIX.mp3
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The entire world of medicine, especially in anti-aging, is about to change

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The entire world of medicine, health, and how to live longer, is about to change, and today I’m talking about Dr. David Agus about that coming change.

We dig into why any diet that stresses your body is bad for you in the long run, how to eat in a way that will reduce and minimize stress, why humans weren’t meant to graze, and that’s why separate and distinct meals are better than constant snacking, and much more.

The future of living healthy is now, so learn about it on this episode.

Any diet that overly stresses you is going to be bad for you in the long run

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • The entire world of medicine, especially in anti-aging, is about to change
  • Any diet that overly stresses you is going to be bad for you in the long run
  • Humans weren’t made to graze, so it’s better to have specific set times when you eat meals
  • Listen to your body, listen to the way you feel after eating certain things, pay attention, and adjust what you’re eating based on that
  • There need to be more or better quality and quantity control in substances like marijuana
  • While there are clear exceptions to most rules, you still have to look at the data everywhere
Direct download: Tai_Lopez_-_9-20-17_EP.mp3
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“Use regret minimization as a rule of thumb for making decisions” - Tai Lopez

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If you want to be intelligent in your decision making, and in your everyday life, you need to learn how to take emotion out of the decisions that you make. When it comes to analyzing, a cold and calculated approach, in the middle of a lot emotions and opinions flying around, is what is needed.

Today’s episode is about how to make the right decision in difficult circumstances, how to use regret minimization, and why positive incentives are more powerful than negative incentives.

“To be super intelligent, you have to reduce emotion in controversial conversations” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Use regret minimization as a rule of thumb for making decisions
  • To be super intelligent, you have to reduce emotion in controversial conversations
  • Positive incentive is an incredibly powerful tool
  • Positive incentives usually work better than negative incentives
Direct download: tai_lopez_-_9-19-17_-_FINAL_MIX.mp3
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“Practical intelligence is the most important kind of intelligence” - Tai Lopez

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The skill of the making good decisions is one of the most important skills to master in your life. There are several ways to go about it, but one of the best strategies is to look at the different courses, and ask which way has the most potential for regret, and then take the other one.

Regrets are one of the worst things you can have, so if you live you life with an eye towards always looking for the way to have the least of them as you get older, you will be happy with your decisions as you go.

“Use the idea of regret minimization to make decisions: Go the way that will leave you with less regrets” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Practical intelligence is the most important kind of intelligence
  • You should never take one side of an argument without being able to argue the other side as well
  • The more important, the less intelligent and objective we become
  • Use the idea of regret minimization to make decisions: Go the way that will leave you with less regrets
  • The number one regret of most people when they get older is not spending enough time around the people they love
  • Always ask what the downside is to every decision, and go for the one with the lease downside
Direct download: Tai_Lopez_-_EP_9-18-17.mp3
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“Humans learn through absorption” - Tai Lopez

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This is a roundup of the best moments from throughout the week on the Tai Lopez Show. We talk about diets, whether or not veganism is healthy, how to pick the perfect diet for you, how to “date” a business idea before “marrying” it, why pre-sale is so important to business, how to look at the “risk adjusted return” on a business idea, and much more.

Whether your goal is to turn into a fat burning machine, make your life overall more healthy, or build a strong business from the ground up, today’s episode will help you on that journey.

“It’s not the strongest or the smartest who survive, but the most adaptable” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • It’s predicted that 100 major brands will be bankrupt in the next year
  • It’s not the strongest or the smartest who survive, but the most adaptable
  • It’s better to kill a business early than drag it out for years and then have it die
  • “Date” business ideas before marrying them
  • Pre-sale your business idea to find out if it’s actually a good idea or not
  • Humans learn through absorption
  • Depending on the field, technical knowledge is often obsolete
  • Look at the “risk adjusted return” of ideas: How much risk is involved, for how much potential return
  • In marketing, you need to learn how to be ethically persuasive without being manipulative
  • The psychology of selling is probably just as important as the logistics
  • Find a way to gain some success early on, to spur you on to work harder
  • There is more opportunity right now for someone who is poor to work there way up than there was in the past
  • Everyone needs to experiment with their diet to find out what specific combination is right for them
Direct download: tai_lopez_-_9-17-17_-_FINAL_MIX.mp3
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