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Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu

Impact Theory is a business and mindset-focused interview show that will teach anyone aspiring to greatness the secrets to success. The show is hosted by Tom Bilyeu - a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of the #2 Inc. 500 company Quest Nutrition and former host of the viral hit Youtube series Inside Quest (viewed over 100,000,000 times). Bilyeu is known for his passion and preparation. Always eager to truly learn from his guests, Bilyeu digs deep and brings the urgency of someone hungry to put what he’s learning to immediate use - making the show not only entertaining and energetic, but also hyper-useful.
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Mar 31, 2020

How powerful is meditation? Well, billionaire Ray Dalio literally credits it as the primary reason for whatever success he’s had. Vishen Lakhiani uses it to bend reality. And Tim Storey meditates so that he can “think big in small places.” On this special Impact Theory clips show with Tom Bilyeu, those three guests, along with Joe Dispenza, Dr. Shefali, Robert Greene, Colin O’Brady and Molly Bloom describe the science, the experience, and the power of meditation. Find out exactly how meditation affects you biologically, how to instantly go into a meditative state, and why meditation has led so many extraordinary people to liberation, fearlessness, and success.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Joe Dispenza explains how meditation affects you on a biological level [1:52]

Dr. Shefali explains how meditation leads to the liberation of the self [4:55]

Dr. Shefali’s meditation is the most basic type, just following your breath [7:01]

Robert Greene talks about how he uses meditation to reset his mind every day [7:40]

Vishen Lakhiani explains that meditation helps you bend reality [10:13]

Surrendering and going within allows you to tap into your deep intuition [11:48]

Colin O’Brady describes the ups and downs of learning to meditate [13:19]

Molly Bloom pursued a crisis mindset (liberated and fearless) without being in a crisis [16:46]

Tim Storey explains how to instantly go into a state of meditation [19:02]

Meditation is to set your mind, so focus on a mindset of gratitude [20:36]

Ray Dalio credits meditation and overcoming his ego for his success [21:50]

 

QUOTES:

 

Ray Dalio: “Meditation is fantastic. Meditation is the biggest gift I can give anyone. And I would say, more than anything, it is whatever reason for success I’ve had.” [21:56]

 

Tim Storey: “Think big in small places.” [21:43]

 

Vishen Lakhiani: “Meditation helps you bend reality.” [10:58]

 

FOLLOW:

 

Joe Dispenza: https://bit.ly/2JrmFmd 

Dr. Shefali: https://bit.ly/3blRcgQ 

Robert Greene: https://bit.ly/39kNrH6 

Vishen Lakhiani: https://bit.ly/3dtFpPB

Colin O’Brady: https://bit.ly/3br0PLi

Molly Bloom: https://bit.ly/2Jh4b7z

Tim Storey: https://bit.ly/2WEzLnT

Ray Dalio: https://bit.ly/39hC1nM

Mar 26, 2020

Right now, as the novel coronavirus spreads rapidly and makes headlines, it is a great time to think about your immune system. This special clip episode of Health Theory brings together some of the finest minds in functional medicine to discuss the immune system with host Tom Bilyeu. Naveen Jain, Steven Gundry, Rangan Chatterjee, Jillian Teta, Mark Hyman and Jolene Brighten explain what exactly the immune system is, how to level it up, and what we should eat for maximum immune health. 

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Dr. Steven Gundry says that if you want to cure disease, head to the gut [0:37]

Naveen Jain explains how the immune system is based in the gut’s microbiome [2:36]

Rangan Chatterjee illuminates the connection between your gut, diet and immune system [6:35]

Jillian Teta describes the incredible diversity of gut bacteria [9:56]

Dr. Mark Hyman explains that all food is information [13:44]

Mark shares a list of recommended foods to improve immune system functioning [15:06]

Many processed foods are even worse for you than table sugar [16:54]

Dr. Jolene Brighten explains why processed foods and sugar are so inflammatory [19:45] 

Jolene recommends the best way to get healthy fats and protein [23:04]

 

FOLLOW:

 

Naveen Jain: https://bit.ly/2UOSFGb 

Steven Gundry: https://bit.ly/3aldKhL 

Rangan Chatterjee: https://bit.ly/39jJTVI 

Jillian Teta: https://bit.ly/3ak667h 

Mark Hyman: https://bit.ly/3ajQmBl 

Jolene Brighten: https://bit.ly/3dx7UMb 

Mar 24, 2020

Dave Hollis has always been somewhat skeptical about self-help, but in the long run that skepticism has served him very well. He always questions the hypotheses being put forward, both by self-appointed gurus and his own subconscious. As a result, he combines incredible vulnerability and self-awareness with a rigorously logical and brutally honest mindset. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Dave Hollis goes into incredible depth on the connections between failure, growth and fulfillment. While describing those connections he talks about his experiences with therapy, explains how he uses journaling so effectively, and even shares a few tips on marriage.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Dave explains why he still calls himself a skeptic [3:20]

Dave admits that he had to get super-stuck in order to embrace self-help [4:58]

Tom and Dave discuss the power of negative visualization [8:32]

Motivation is built through consistent habits and constantly pushing yourself [12:15]

Dave talks about how he finished a challenge he thought might be impossible [15:53]

You must test the truth of the stories you’ve been told [19:54]

None of us are broken, but we all have seasons of brokenness [20:53]

Dave explains how he uses journaling to get down to the subconscious [23:38]

Dave describes the reasons why therapy was so helpful for him [25:38]

Are other people’s opinions real? Are they important? [27:41]

Dave and Tom discuss the connection between growth. discomfort and fulfillment [29:42]

It’s a guarantee in a startup that you are going to experience failure [36:15]

Dave talks about how difficult it was to no longer be the primary bread-winner [39:00]

Dave gives a few tips on marriage [44:14]

Dave shares the impact he wants to have on the world [47:11]

 

QUOTES:

 

“If there’s something in a story that was given to you through the lens of someone else’s fear, you have to test the hypothesis of your truth.” [19:33]

“None of us are broken. We have seasons of brokenness.” [21:51]

“If you are in a position where you can’t fail, you are also in a position where you will never be fulfilled.” [33:01]

“You cannot mute the anxiety without also muting the joy.” [34:02]

 

FOLLOW DAVE:

 

WEBSITE: thehollisco.com 

INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/2xthYFv 

FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/39HsqYc 

TWITTER: https://bit.ly/2IDklb0 

 

 

BOOKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

 

“Get Out of Your Own Way”, Dave Hollis https://amzn.to/2UbB7DR  [2:50]

“Spark”, John Ratey https://amzn.to/38EY6fH [29:58]

Mar 19, 2020

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Max Lugavere’s mother suffered terribly from both dementia and cancer in her final months, and watching her pain spurred him to try to understand exactly why so many of us suffer from so many kinds of chronic illness. His conclusion is that, essentially, the odds are stacked against the average person trying to live a healthy life. And so now his mission is to help as many people as possible become smarter, healthier and happier. On this episode of Conversations with Tom, Max Lugavere and Tom Bilyeu touch on almost every possible aspect of a good lifestyle. The discussion ranges from the best diet for someone with terminal cancer to the surprising benefits of heat exposure for those who are already active and vital. Along the way they talk about the pros and cons of the carnivore and keto diets, and describe the best ways to detox the body and brain.

SHOW NOTES:

 

What does it take to have a healthy brain today? [0:26]

It’s scary the extent that the odds are stacked against us [2:10]

The treatment options for dementia and cancer are very limited [4:13]

Max shares the story of his mother’s terminal illness [7:53]

Tom and Max discuss watching someone fade away in extreme suffering [12:26]

Tom talks about someone who had both dementia and type 2 diabetes [16:14]

Max channels a lot of the angst over losing his mother into his work [17:52]

Max discusses why people with cancer should go ahead and eat delicious food [21:24]

Max and Tom discuss physician-assisted suicide [27:30]

What kinds of environmental toxins should people be avoiding? [30:24]

You can’t completely escape toxins, so it’s better to focus on detoxing [36:55]

Max discusses the best vegetables for detoxification [39:40]

What constitutes high cholesterol? [43:42]

Tom talks about how he was just about to go carnivore, but now he has doubts [45:54]

Max explains why he thinks it’s important to include vegetables in the diet [52:10]

Protein should be prioritized in every meal [55:58]

Tom discusses the keto diet and how a high-fat diet helped him [59:23]

Tom talks about how bad his diet was as a kid and college student [1:06:05]

Max explains the best ways to get plenty of healthy fats in your diet [1:08:12]

Tom riffs on how evil polar bears are and how toxic their livers can be [1:12:55]

Max and Tom talk about our body’s internal clocks [1:15:17]

Tom talks about how he’s capable of overeating even when he fasts [1:22:33]

Max and Tom discuss the ideal times and temperatures for sleep [1:25:47]

Tom and Max talk about the benefits of cold exposure [1:30:30]

What are the benefits of heat exposure? [1:35:45]

Tom and Max discuss the possible benefits of contrast therapy [1:42:41]

 

FOLLOW MAX:

 

WEBSITE: maxlugavere.com 

INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/2PKL7lY 

FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/2wm31Vf 

TWITTER: https://bit.ly/2ThAJ7g 

Mar 17, 2020

With the Coronavirus pandemic bringing the world to a halt; on this special edition of Impact Theory, Tom interviews Behavioral Neuroscientist Jud Brewer on how to keep your cool in hectic times such as these. Jud would like like to offer Impact Theory listeners a 30% discount on his apps including Unwinding Anxiety, Jud's clinically proven app for dealing with stress and anxiety.
 
Go to https://www.unwindinganxiety.com/ and use code "IMPACT30" for 30% off.If anyone needs the apps but is unable to pay, we do provide scholarships and they can contact us at support@mindsciences.com for details.

 

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Mar 12, 2020

Best known for her wise advocacy of bone broth and collagen, Dr. Kellyann Petrucci focuses her medical practice and her writing on ways to heal the gut, slow aging and reverse inflammation. On this episode of Health Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Kellyann Petrucci describes diets and lifestyle choices for anyone interested in longevity, weight loss or stress reduction. She also shares her own story of overcoming burnout without sacrificing ambition, describes the incredible complexity of gut health, and advocates visualizing your own “television show” where you see yourself in exactly the place you want to be.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

What are the lifestyle changes people should make for maximum longevity? [1:01]

The problem with Keto is that people don’t get enough fiber. So how about Keto 2.0? [3:19]

Kellyann advocates ancestral nutrition and learning to read your own body [4:37]

The first principle of a good diet is to eat the highest quality food they can get [7:23]

Kellyann explains how to get a good balance in your diet [9:15]

Kellyann defines what exactly Keto 2.0 is [10:53]

Kellyann explains how much of her stress was caused by her lack of boundaries [13:07]

Kellyann describes the kinds of exercise and meditation she does [16:25]

What are the signs that you are getting burned out and crushed by stress? [17:39]

Kellyann strongly advocates visualizing the personal and business life you want [19:59]

What are the biggest things that most people regret? [23:21]

Not honoring who you really are is destructive to your body [25:37]

Most autoimmune problems start with gut issues [28:17]

Kellyann describes the many ways to use bone broth effectively [30:32]

You have to have foundational beauty or else the cosmetic surgery won’t help [32:45]

What one change can people make that will improve their health the most? [35:00]

 

FOLLOW KELLYANN:

 

WEBSITE: https://drkellyann.com 

INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/2wLe4rh 

FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/32mGwvr 

TWITTER: https://bit.ly/38XnFJQ 

Mar 10, 2020

Are you aiming to get to the next level? This episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu combines some of the best success tips that have ever aired on the show. And as Tom says, “The best thing about these pieces of advice is that they are things anyone can do immediately. They’re easy, practical, obtainable, and--when used regularly--can change your life.” Guests Robin Sharma, Meagan Good, Mark Manson, Dame Dash, Rachel Hollis, Hal Elrod, Ramit Sethi and Sam Harris share some of their most useful advice, all in the space of one half-hour video.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Robin Sharma explains how to eliminate distractions and cultivate high energy [1:24]

How to improve your entire day by getting the most out of the first hour [3:01]

Meagan Good explains how she deals with rejection, failure and unfairness [6:12]

Meagan talks about why her mother is her hero [8:01]

Mark Manson discusses the importance of values and how they define us [9:56]

How to use visualization effectively [11:51]

Dame Dash describes his visualization process and why he seeks other perspectives [14:40]

Rachel Hollis talks about dealing with self-sabotage and being a people-pleaser [17:51]

Hal Elrod says that birth and death are the two sides of love [21:46]

Hal uses affirmations to direct his focus [24:28]

Ramit Sethi explains how to get a 25k raise [26:16]

Sam Harris describes meditation as jiu jitsu of the mind [29:35]

 

QUOTES:

 

“Why is it less scary to work out than to just think? And it doesn’t take any physical effort. It’s about a perspective. Why are people so scared of the unknown?”  [17:07]

 

“Birth and death are just as inevitable. And they are two sides of the same coin, which is life.” [22:45]

 

“Before the sun rises is the time of least distraction.” [3:26]

 

FOLLOW:

 

Robin Sharma: https://bit.ly/2w3SEFf 

Meagan Good: https://bit.ly/3c2cbXi 

Mark Manson: https://bit.ly/2v0uz2h 

Dame Dash: https://bit.ly/2ST4Qle 

Rachel Hollis: https://bit.ly/2SV2iDq 

Hal Elrod: https://bit.ly/38URWcj 

Ramit Sethi: https://bit.ly/3c5F7xK 

Sam Harris: https://bit.ly/380D0YU 

Mar 5, 2020

We have over-complicated health and wellness. And we may be emphasizing food and exercise too much when stress, touch and sex are just as important. Dr. Rangan Chatterjee knows that people are needlessly suffering, and change is quite possible. Not only is it possible, but it may be much simpler than most people realize. On this episode of Conversations with Tom, Rangan and Tom Bilyeu discuss how crucially important human touch is, and talk extensively about how harmful stress is. Dr. Chatterjee even claims that stress is a bigger part of digestive disorders than food is. This is not the only controversial claim he makes, but he has both the research and the life experience treating patients to back up what he says. After watching this episode you may very well conclude that it’s the simple things that we need to get right: human touch, intimacy, and relaxation. The complexity and the tech can wait.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Rangan talks about hanging on to the toxic emotion of guilt as a parent [0:04]

How do you let go of toxic emotions? [2:53]

Does all addiction come down to childhood trauma? [4:33]

Tom and Rangan discuss the fact that you can’t want personal growth for someone [6:41]

Do people really need to suffer in order to get motivated to truly change? [9:59]

Rangan contends that most people are walking around unconscious to what matters [11:12]

Rangan talks about what happens when people really have to face their trauma [16:18]

Breakthroughs are extraordinary, but real change requires day-to-day work [19:33]

How do you get people to start working out who don’t want to work out? [21:37]

What do you do when your spouse is not on a growth path? [24:47]

Rangan says the point of life is to figure out who you are. Tom disagrees. [25:28]

Rangan explains losing his passion for soccer, and wonders if the passion was ever real [30:47]

Tom says that there is no such thing as a fundamental self [38:13]

Rangan says that his journey was absolutely one of letting go of false selves [40:36]

Tom advocates that everything about anyone’s worldview and values is made up [48:12]

Rangan talks about stripping away the layers of the onion to find who he really is [50:55]

Tom discusses the need for quiet and stillness to shut out everyone else’s opinions [55:55]

When you can see that your self is a construct, then you can start to un-construct it [59:10]

Diet and exercise is over-emphasized compared to overwhelming stress [1:01:33]

Rangan believes that stress is fundamentally what’s causing lower libido and infertility [1:04:09]

Stress is also a bigger component than food when it comes to digestive disorders [1:06:39]

Rangan describes methods to relax before eating [1:13:06]

Rangan and Tom discuss optimal breathing methods [1:18:01]

Rangan describes the mindfulness practices he uses [1:22:12]

Rangan and Tom discuss that how stress interferes with sex [1:23:31]

A lack of close, nourishing relationships is one of the biggest causes of stress [1:29:55]

Rangan and Tom discuss how touch has become something to be avoided [1:39:12]

Rangan recommends that everyone do what he calls a “3D greeting” [1:44:04]

There might be a point where you are having too much sex [1:48:21]

Technology has harmed intimacy [1:51:24]

 

BOOKS MENTIONED: 

 

“The Stress Solution”, Rangan Chatterjee

 

FOLLOW RANGAN:

 

WEBSITE: drchatterjee.com

INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/2Vm7vFH 

FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/2vfpNOn 

TWITTER: https://bit.ly/2PlSS1h 

Mar 5, 2020

Sports Illustrated calls Trevor Moawad “the world’s best brain trainer.” With an accolade like that, and a history of working with the world’s elite athletes, you might expect him to have some sort of fancy, highly-complex system. If so, your expectations would be wrong. Moawad keeps it simple and straight-forward, focusing on changing what people say, what they consume, and how they form habits. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Trevor Moawad discusses a realistic alternative to the trendy idea of positive thinking, explains the connection between what you say out loud and how your life turns out, and proves conclusively that, contrary to popular belief, your past does not predict your future.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Negative thinking is bad, but positive thinking doesn’t work all the time either [2:42]

It’s much easier to change what you say than it is to change what you think [7:07]

Trevor tells stories of how people talked negative outcomes into existence [8:26]

Tom and Trevor discuss Man’s Search for Meaning [12:13]

Everyone has messed up thoughts, but you don’t have to say it out loud [13:36]

Your past does not predict your future [15:48]

You have to ask: what do I want, why do I want it, and why don’t I have it [20:06]

If you watch 3 minutes of news it increases your chances of having a bad day by 27% [22:34]

Trevor explains why hope matters [23:21]

Trevor discusses why he says choice is an illusion [25:13]

Trevor shares the impact he wants to have on the world [30:12]

 

QUOTES:

 

“If someone says something out loud, it’s ten times more powerful than if they think it.” [7:07]

 

“Negativity is a multiple of four to seven times more powerful than positivity. So think about that. If I say something out loud, it’s 10x. If it’s negative, it’s four to seven times more powerful. So when I say negative things out loud, it’s 40 to 70 times more likely that that will happen--or cause a result that won’t be good for me--than if I just didn’t say anything.” [7:21]

 

“If you say stupid sh*t out loud ultimately you’re predicting and perpetuating exactly what you don’t want to have happen.” [13:42]

 

“The past is real. But the only thing that makes it predictive is if my behavior stays the same.” [16:00]

 

FOLLOW:

 

WEBSITE: https://moawadconsultinggroup.com/

INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/2V5XmwK 

FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/3bS3Q8w 

TWITTER: https://bit.ly/2T1QOgc 

 

 

BOOKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

 

“It Takes What It Takes: How to Think Neutrally and Gain Control of Your Life”, Trevor Moawad https://amzn.to/32b7upH 

“Man’s Search for Meaning”, Viktor Frankl https://amzn.to/39KkOUq 

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