The Tai Lopez Show

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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

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Hey I just released the 67 steps, check it out here:


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
friend, hehe...

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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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Humans are aggressive. As you move through life, your ability to navigate the minefield of conflict must be one of your greatest skills. Life is a competition, and those who adapt to its challenges are those who survive.

As Will Durant says in "The Lessons Of History", "The first biological lesson of history is that life is competition. Competition is not only the life of trade, it is the trade of life—peaceful when food abounds, violent when the mouths outrun the food. Animals eat one another without qualm; civilized men consume one another by due process of law."


I am sure you have felt aggression from others when the 'mouths' have outrun the supply. You have felt betrayal from a close friend or family member.


But you made it through.


If there is one thing us humans know how to do, it's to cope. Adapt. Survive.


If you are reading this you have survived something.


Freud says in "Civilization and Its Discontents", "The life imposed on us is too hard for us to bear: it brings too much pain, too many disappointments, too many insoluble problems. If we are to endure it, we cannot do without palliative measures."


By palliative measures, Freud means solutions. He lays out these three:


1. Powerful distractions, which cause us to make light of our misery...


2. Substitutive satisfactions, which diminish it...


3. Intoxicants, which anesthetize us to it...


Look around you at the world. This is what people do to cope with the aggression and competitiveness of life.


They watch sports. They focus on the moment. They smoke and drink.


I do not mean any of these three methods are inherently wrong.


Some of it is just our genes and instinct.


Like Durant says, "We are acquisitive, greedy, and pugnacious because our blood remembers millenniums through which our forebears had to chase and fight and kill in order to survive, and had to eat to their gastric capacity for fear they should not soon capture another feast."


I think there is a fourth way to cope that Freud left out. A more optimistic way.


You can embrace the whole of life. The grind, the aggression, the competition, and turn it upside down on it's head.


Like the Nobel Peace prize winner, Elie Wiesel says, "We sanctify life, not death. 'Ubakharta bakhaim,' says Scripture: 'You shall choose life' and the living.”


Tonight, I was reading for the book-of-the-day, "The Brothers Karamazov" and Dostoyevsky reminds us, "As a general rule, people, even the wicked, are much more naive and simple-hearted than we supposed. And we ourselves are, too."


Even the most aggressive toward you probably don't mean as bad as they seem.


Find the good in the aggression of humans towards you. Use it as motivation to start something you have been procrastinating about.


I like to read and write when I feel wronged. Find what works for you.


Move forward with courage. Don't let what others have done to you build too much fear in your brain.


I just finished, "By The Spear" about Alexander The Great who said it best:


"Through every generation of the human race there has been a constant war, a war with fear. Those who have the courage to conquer it are made free and those who are conquered by it are made to suffer until they have the courage to defeat it, or death takes them.”


Let's have the courage to defeat our fears.


Stay Strong,


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Listen to what Tai learned from Seth Godin, Eli Wiesle and what he learned from his own experiences on how to get motivated.

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Many people are asking about the Private Mentorship and Inner Circle Programs. If you want to see if you are a good fit for you please click here and give me a little info.

I'll get back to you on whether it's a good fit...

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