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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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Sep 19, 2019

Harvard professor David Sinclair believes that not only can we slow aging down, we can actually reverse it. On this episode of Health Theory with Tom Bilyeu, David Sinclair explains the three levels of aging, and what can be done on each level. He describes the lifestyle changes that slow aging down, the drug treatments that begin to stop aging, and experimental new procedures that may actually reverse aging once they are fully developed.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

David explains the information theory of aging [0:59]

David explains the difference between genes and the epigenome [2:17]

David describes the way that cell stress causes aging [5:20]

David explains what proteins are and how they work [6:40]

David recommends lifestyle changes to slow down or reverse aging [9:14]

David recommends stressing the system by consistent fasting [10:52]

David explains why we don’t live as long as whales [15:01]

David describes resetting the biological clock [16:16]

David explains how to tell when someone is going to die [18:47]

David explains why people are taking metformin [20:03]

David shares his regimen of exercise and metformin [24:18]

David advocates cold exposure [25:28]

David explains work he’s done to try to reset the aging clock [29:01]

David explains why you don’t want to turn the cellular clock back too far [31:37]

David describes the actual process of reversing aging in masses of cells [33:20]

David talks about some results with mice that appear to reverse aging [36:40]

David shares his father’s story of metformin and NMN use [38:10]

David explains the effects of resveratrol [39:07]

David describes the kinds of testing he advocates [43:13]

David shares the impact he wants to have on the world [45:44]

 

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Sep 17, 2019

Molly Bloom, the exceptional woman behind Molly’s Game, ran the world’s most successful illegal poker game. And then it all came crashing down. It’s a fascinating story, but what is more amazing is her recovery from devastating failure. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Molly Bloom explains the importance of courage, character and integrity, how to recover from even the most brutal setbacks, and how to enjoy your life on the road to success.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

Molly talks about being the underdog [3:40]

What is “constructive suffering?” [4:41]

Molly advocates perseverance as the primary value [6:48]

Molly explains how her father taught her to face fear [8:48]

Molly talks about how she might raise her kids [10:25]

Molly explains why she decided to hold on to her integrity at all costs [11:56]

Molly says that her come back from rock bottom is her most impressive accomplishment [15:04]

Molly describes the process to getting her story told through a movie [16:34]

Molly defines survival mode and explains how she used survival mode to succeed [19:54]

Molly explains the “rage to master” [26:05]

Molly talks about flexibility and self-awareness, and how it’s necessary to adapt [28:15]

Molly talks about her relationship with her father [31:02]

Molly describes the advantages of femininity [33:58]

No shortcuts [37:08]

Molly advocates being ok with uncomfortable feelings and emotions [39:01]

Molly claims that meditation will make you dangerous [40:26]

Molly describes mental training and character development [42:26]

Molly discusses the limitations of self-help and how she wants to overcome those limits [45:13]

Molly shares the impact she wants to have on the world [48:47]

 

QUOTES:

“Fear is the greatest thief of dreams and a fulfilling life.” [10:18]

“He sits back in his chair and he gives me this amused expression. And he’s like, “Well I’ll tell you one thing. I’ve never met someone so down on their luck and so full of themselves.” [19:14]

“You know inside when you’ve taken a shortcut. When you haven’t shown up 100%...No shortcuts. Ever. Every detail, you put your name on.”  [38:04]

“I was around some of the world’s most successful, wealthy, powerful people. I can count on this hand and half of this hand how many people were enjoying their life.” [44:25]

 

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Sep 10, 2019

Marie Forleo, author of “Everything is Figure-Outable”, is on a mission to help you succeed in life and in business. And that means showing everyone how to challenge their most deeply-held beliefs, and how to approach every situation as a learning opportunity. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Marie Forleo explains the relationship between action and clarity, how to tell the difference between fear and intuition, and why you always have to start before you’re ready.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

What does it mean to say everything is figure-outable? [2:13]

Marie describes why it was so important for her to write her book [9:21]

Marie advocates that every single person has immense personal power [10:45]

Marie describes watching her parents divorce over money [13:05]

Marie explains how to change deeply-held beliefs [16:46]

Marie and Tom discuss the only belief that matters [20:48]

Marie and Tom discuss what changed their beliefs about everything being figure-outable [24:00]

Marie explains how to face a hard truth when it comes from an enemy [26:31]

Marie describes how she uses negative emotions as fuel [29:51]

Marie explains why you have to start before you’re ready [31:57]

Marie explains the quote “failure is just an event, not a characteristic” [35:19]

Marie describes her relationship to fear [37:44]

Marie explains how to understand the difference between fear and intuition [40:41]

Marie describes the dangers of groupthink in self-development circles [44:00]

Marie details how to listen to your own body and intuition [45:32]

Marie explains that clarity comes from action and engagement, not thought [47:00]

Marie picks her favorite quote from her book [50:20]

Marie shares the impact she hopes her book has [52:42]

 

QUOTES:

“Try it before you deny it.” [11:45]

“Beliefs are a choice and every choice can be changed.” [17:49]

“Starting before you’re ready is one of the greatest secrets to kick your butt out of procrastination and into a world of growth.” [35:00]

“I win or I learn, but I never lose.” [36:03]

 

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BOOKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

“Everything is Figure-Outable”https://amzn.to/2lRaFSc [1:46]

Sep 5, 2019

On this very personal episode of Heath Theory, Tom Bilyeu interviews the co-founder of Impact Theory (and his wife), Lisa Bilyeu. For years Lisa has suffered from catastrophic dysbiosis, and her battle with illness is actually the inspiration for Health Theory. Now that her health is manageable, she is sharing the most important lessons she has learned. In this episode, she explains why she needed to take total ownership of her health, how she dealt with shame and fear, why she has learned to use controlled experiments, and why it is so important to challenge accepted beliefs on health. 

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Lisa and Tom discuss how and when her health issues began [1:37]

Lisa shares her story of how her eating problems developed [3:31]

Lisa explains the emotional distress and shame behind her sickness [6:22]

Lisa talks about the fear of appearing weak that accompanied her chronic illness [9:51]

Lisa explains how she got over the desire to hide her illness [12:46]

Lisa and Tom discuss the first few times they sought help [15:56]

Lisa and Tom talk about how important it was for her to take ownership [23:32]

Lisa explains why taking ownership allowed her to figure out how to heal herself [26:43]

Tom and Lisa talk about how different people have wildly different triggers [33:01]

Lisa discusses what she is going to try to do next [37:17]

Lisa and Tom talk about trying the carnivore diet and other experiments [40:01]

Lisa and Tom talk about never quitting [47:04]

 

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Sep 3, 2019

Danica Patrick is the most successful female race-car driver ever. And when she burst onto the scene, she attracted a level of attention and pressure that would have crushed the average person. But instead of faltering or quitting, she thrived. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Danica Patrick shares the most valuable lesson she ever learned, discusses the process towards authentic self-belief, and explains how she achieves such incredible focus.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Danica hypothesizes on why there are so few women in racing [3:33]

Danica explains why she kept racing after her sister quit [4:36]

Danica describes how she built a mindset that allows her to win [6:48]

Danica shares why she dropped out of high school to go to England to race [8:41]

Danica explains why putting in the work eliminated insecurity [11:40]

Danica talks about what drives her, and how her passions are organic [13:50]

Danica says that her guiding principle is her intuition [18:32]

Danica thinks that she isn’t particularly good at dealing with change [20:43]

Danica and Tom discuss schooling and education [21:39]

Danica and Tom discuss getting over the finish line and authentic self-belief [23:49]

Danica explains why, at first, you may have to fake it ‘til you make it [26:15]

Danica explains how she deals with pressure [27:09]

Danica describes how she changes her mindset when she changes roles [29:06]

Danica shares the most valuable lesson she ever learned [30:46]

Danica explains how she focuses on the emotions she wants to feel [32:36]

Danica answers whether she believes in fate, frequency, energy, reincarnation [34:37]

Danica describes why growth always happens through pain [37:28]

Danica shares her one pinnacle trait [39:04]

 

QUOTES:

 

“The reason I didn’t get insecure about the sh*t people were saying about me is that I was doing my best.” [12:56]

“You look where your eyes go. So look forward. Don’t turn around.” [31:40]

“I believe my job is to learn and grow, and it shouldn’t be easy.” [37:02]

 

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BOOKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

“Pretty Intense” https://amzn.to/2lOv9Z0 [2:32]

Aug 29, 2019

Welcome to Impact Theory’s new format, Conversations! In this first episode of Conversations with Tom Bilyeu, Jason Silva visits for an incredible 2-hour, intimate discussion. In this relaxed format, both Tom and Jason feel free to intellectually roam, talking about ideas and realizations that may not be fully formed yet. Listen as they discuss ego and failure, deep values and liberation, beauty and ambition, and even why psychedelic drugs may be the answer to PTSD.

 

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Show Notes

 

Tom discusses why he wanted to start a new format [0:00]

Tom talks about how much Jason affected his approach to social media [2:15]

Jason talks about ego and watching someone else shine [3:57]

Jason talks about mirroring, comparing and leaving a constrained world [6:30]

Tom violently disagrees with the idea that it’s enough to impact one person [9:47]

Jason advocates being ok with failure [13:02]

Jason describes “saccharine catharsis” [17:15]

Tom asks Jason to describe a step-by-step process for integrating ideas [20:04]

Tom advocates being obsessed in order to succeed in business [29:51]

Jason discusses mental health, personal crises and excessive self-consciousness [33:38]

Jason talks about becoming enmeshed in your environment [38:53]

Jason discusses humility [42:13]

Tom talks about what really haunts him, that genius might be a young man’s game [43:30]

Jason talks about how the ego becomes calcified [46:21]

“Accepting limitations is liberation” [49:33]

Tom advocates just picking something if you can’t find your passion [51:40]

Jason talks about minimizing future regret [53:05]

Tom talks about the importance of being able to make good snap decisions [56:15]

Jason talks about psychedelic drugs treating PTSD [1:01:40]

Tom and Jason talk about changing the electrical firing patterns of the brain [1:10:16]

Jason explains how he approaches learning [1:13:42]

Jason describes how we miss beauty and wonder [1:19:35]

Tom and Jason discuss debates between Sam Harris and Jordan Peterson [1:23:37]

Tom and Jason discuss storytelling [1:28:39]

Tom discusses emotions and the body [1:35:00]

Jason describes how movie theaters increase people’s reactivity [1:37:25]

Jason talks about how much he enjoys just being able to talk off the cuff [1:41:10]

 

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Aug 27, 2019

Why do so many people feel so disconnected? Famed spiritual guide, community activist and best-selling author Radhanath Swami claims that we feel disconnected because we really are disconnected from our true selves. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Radhanath Swami explains how to tell the difference between the real and illusory self, what spiritual practice really looks like, and why love is the most powerful motivating force.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Radhanath explains how disconnection leads to seeing illusion instead of reality [2:42]

What is our true self? What is reality? [4:37]

Radhanath and Tom discuss how to tell the difference between real and illusory threats [5:46]

Radhanath uses Redwood trees to explain why unity is strength [10:17]

Radhanath advocates that we have a living force that lives in a body and has a mind [15:44]

Tom asks why it’s worth it to pursue the difficult spiritual path [19:50]

Radhanath describes how to start the journey towards love and spiritual awakening [23:20]

Radhanath discusses psychedelics and medications [27:45]

Radhanath describes exactly what spiritual practice looks like [30:37]

Radhanath explains arrogance, envy, and selfishness as dust collecting on the mind [34:15]

Radhanath describes passing through illusion to living an enlightened life [37:55]

Radhanath shares the impact he wants to have on the world [41:31]

 

QUOTES:

 

“When we understand the sacredness, the beauty, the eternal nature of our own spirit, then we can recognize it in creation, in others.” [9:28]

“We’re not trying to find happiness through the things that we can get. But we actually understand that true happiness comes is sharing what we have within ourselves.” [15:11]

“Love is what we’re all searching for. Love is the most powerful motivating force.” [22:46]

 

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BOOKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

 

“The Journey Within” and “The Journey Home” https://amzn.to/31LFZkV [2:27]

Aug 22, 2019

Paul Saladino is the opposite of the stereotypical doctor promoting the carnivore diet. He sees the diet in physical, mental and even spiritual terms. On this episode of Health Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Paul Saladino goes into nitty-gritty detail on the various levels and types of the carnivore diet. So he starts with the simple steak and eggs diet and ends with hunting, butchering and eating the entire animal. He also describes the philosophy and science behind the diet, and ends up taking Tom on a fascinating intellectual journey where they discuss getting in touch with their animal nature, spirituality, and becoming a better person.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Paul explains why he spent so much time exploring, and is so curious [1:38]

Paul describes his interest in Buddhism and Eastern philosophy [3:02]

Paul and Tom discuss the sense of awe, and how that drove exploration [5:16]

Paul shares why he returned to the medicine and what disappointed him about it [7:18]

Paul explains why nutrition is so important in preventive medicine [9:11]

Tom and Paul attempt to understand the “calories in calories out” viewpoint [10:43]

Paul describes anti-nutrients, micro-nutrients and why they matter [13:45]

Paul breaks down the carnivore diet [18:33]

Paul and Tom discuss how auto-immune diseases may be caused by gut issues [20:58]

Paul explains why he thinks we are evolutionarily carnivores [23:40]

Paul advocates that eating meat made our earliest ancestors human [26:00]

Paul describes the nitty-gritty of how to put the carnivore diet into practice [32:06]

Paul explains the basic carnivore diet of meat, eggs and liver [40:40]

Paul describes the second level of the carnivore diet, which organs to add next [42:16]

Paul and Tom discuss why they wished a vegan diet worked [42:54]

Paul and Tom discuss getting in touch with their own animal nature [45:03]

Paul shares the most important change people need to make [49:40]

 

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Aug 20, 2019

Nick is giving away a copy of his audiobook for free to Impact Theory viewers. Redeem your copy by texting the word 'Victor' to 474747. Standard messaging rates apply.

 

Nick Santonastasso was born with no legs and one arm. And he absolutely refuses to make excuses. He became a varsity wrestler, a social media sensation, and wrote the book that perfectly describes his mindset, “Victim to Victor.” On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Nick Santonastasso describes how his mindset is his superpower, how he deals with failure, and how he balances ego and confidence.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Nick talks about how his parents raised him [2:52]

Nick describes his process for figuring out his body and fitness [4:22]

Nick talks about being in full victim-mode in middle and high school [7:24]

Nick explains how his mindset became his superpower [14:20]

Nick explains how failure and getting beat up helped him out [15:30]

Nick talks about how the lessons he learned in wrestling applied to life [20:27]

Nick describes why the biggest disability is a bad mindset [24:22] 

Nick describes how his value system has changed [26:46]

Nick explains how he balances ego and confidence [29:37]

What is the path to confidence? [32:05]

Nick describes what he does when he doesn’t follow through on his commitments [35:24]

Nick shares his experience with prosthetics [36:38]

Nick shares the impact he wants to have on the world [41:00]

 

QUOTES:

 

“As long as I try my best, as long as I attempt it, that’s not really failing.” [14:55]

“If I was gonna lose, I was gonna lose like a champion.” [16:29]

“People can see me on the street and be like, ‘Wow, look how disable that guy is.’ And I’m like, pfft. Have you seen your mindset? Have you seen the way you operate? Have you seen the way you react to situations, that you’re pissed off in traffic? You think the world happens TO you. I’m not disabled. You’re handicapped.” [26:03]

 

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BOOKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

 

“Victim to Victor” https://amzn.to/2KCcriP [2:42]

Aug 13, 2019

Are you tired of personal finance advice that makes you feel terrible for buying lattes? Well, the “no-BS money man for the new generation”, Ramit Sethi, is tired of bad personal finance advice too. Instead of giving you guilt trips about life’s daily pleasures, he tells you how to negotiate a 25k raise. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Ramit Sethi, author of “I Will Teach You to be Rich”, does just that. Find out how to negotiate big raises, control your spending, get out of debt, and form positive money habits that will make you financially free.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Ramit describes the connections between systemic inequality and mindset [2:39]

Ramit talks about how 90% of people in debt don’t know how much they owe [4:16]

Ramit describes people’s invisible beliefs about money [5:35]

Tom and Ramit discuss how to get through to people about making money [8:09]

Tom and Ramit discuss spending on what you really love [12:20]

Ramit defines a rich life [14:54]

Ramit and Tom discuss dark beliefs around money [16:35]

Ramit explains how to get a 25k raise [23:15]

Ramit advocates that people desperately crave the truth [30:06]

Ramit illustrates how people victimize themselves [31:53]

What kinds of rules should people have around money? [34:53]

Ramit discusses core values and money [38:06]

Ramit describes how to have deep conversations in relationships [40:41]

Ramit explains what rules new couples should have around money [43:20]

How people should think about saving and debt [45:58]

Ramit talks about the small minority of people who are obsessed with money [48:17]

Ramit shares the impact he wants to have on the world [49:39]

 

QUOTES:

 

“Lattes is a classic example. Everybody tells you not to spend money on lattes. That’s the worst advice ever! Buy as many lattes as you want.” [11:12]

“When I ask people what’s a rich life to you, they usually say two things. Freedom, which is a very nice word, but kind of generic. And they say a number, usually a million bucks.“ [14:58] 

“No matter what, you will get the shit kicked out of you at some point in life. And you can take two routes. You can say, Oh that sucks I’m never gonna do that again. Or you can say, oh, that did suck, what did I learn from that? How can I improve?” [20:33]

“I routinely show people how to negotiate 10, 25 thousand dollar raises.” [24:55]

 

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BOOKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

 

“I Will Teach You to be Rich” https://amzn.to/2YL7qJV [1:58] 

Aug 8, 2019

Record-holding power-lifter Mark Bell didn’t start out with tremendous confidence or an intimidating physique. Through extraordinary heart and determination, he reached the heights of success in weight-lifting. On this episode of Health Theory, Mark Bell, author of “War on Carbs”, explains how to avoid the most common fitness mistakes, how to build confidence and self-belief, and why he is perfectly comfortable telling everyone to push through more pain than they think they can handle.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Mark Bell talks about what originally drew him to power-lifting [1:14]

Mark and Tom discuss aggression and weight-lifting [2:24]

Mark talks about creating a narrative that pushes him [4:46]

Mark talks about struggling with reading, and deciding to learn every day [6:41]

Mark describes what gave him confidence and how he built self-belief [8:26]

Mark advocates that everyone has some gifts, and explains how to find them [11:43]

Mark says that he started lifting to attract women [14:20]

Mark describes the mistakes you should avoid [15:14]

Mark explains what to do about the fact that unhealthy food tastes good [22:17]

Mark explains how to build will-power [24:13]

Mark shares the mission statement of his company [25:02]

Is heart and determination the real juice? [26:36]

Mark and Tom discuss whether it is irresponsible to tell people to go too hard [30:51]

Mark describes the impact of the death of his brother [33:38]

Mark shares the one change people should make [37:50]

 

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Aug 6, 2019

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How does someone rebuild from the depths of failure, self-inflicted harm, and feelings of worthlessness? Doug Bopst knows all about hitting rock bottom. But sitting in jail, a miserable addict, overweight and locked in a victim mindset, he found a mentor in a cellmate who got him into fitness. On this week’s episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, watch as elite fitness coach Doug Bopst shares his story of resurrection and redemption.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Doug talks about rebuilding from a sense of total worthlessness [2:57]

Doug explains how important it is that someone believes in you [5:56]

Doug describes the process by which he learned to take responsibility  [8:45]

Doug explains how seeing progress changes your outlook [11:31]

Doug describes how important faith is [12:29]

Doug talks about how, at first, channeling anger was effective in fitness [16:16]

Doug illustrates his continuing need for mentorship [19:24]

Doug describes his spiritual journey and why he went on it in the first place [21:58]

Doug advocates focusing on your process instead of immediate results [25:15]

Doug explains why he is hard on his clients [27:07]

Doug describes self-compassion, gratitude and affirmation [28:56]

Doug advocates focusing on what you can control day-to-day [30:53]

Doug describes his daily routine and time management [33:08]

Doug explains how to change the behaviors that you attach to emotions [34:15]

Doug talks about how to deal with bullying [37:43]

Doug shares what he would tell his younger self if he could [38:55]

Doug shares the impact he wants to have on the world [41:03]

 

QUOTES:

 

“You can either be a man or you can be a bitch.” [10:41]

“I literally feel like I died in jail and was reborn.” [15:37]

“You have to fail to grow stronger. You have to fail to run faster.” [19:12]

 

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Jul 30, 2019

You know him from American Idol, but superstar producer Randy Jackson’s career in music has included working with a who’s who of the legends of popular culture. This is a man who started playing bass in bar bands in the hood at 13, and worked his way up to being on one of the most popular television shows in history. In this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Randy Jackson talks about what really separates the stars from the failures, and what it takes to achieve lasting success.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Randy talks about people thinking they knew him from American Idol [3:10]

Randy and Tom discuss the “It” factor [4:08]

Randy describes the importance of song-writing in the music industry [6:22]

Randy talks about his early years paying in bars [7:21]

Randy explains why humility, drive, and being in the right place is important [9:25]

Randy talks about learning from older musicians [10:50]

Randy illustrates how to eliminate distractions and learn who you are [12:45]

Randy advocates choosing something specific and going all-out after it [15:08]

Randy describes how his rejections and failures made him successful [20:21]

Randy tells the story of playing with Journey for the first time [24:44]

Randy and Tom discuss how learning everything allows you to create your own brand [27:21]

Randy emphasizes how important it is to really know what you need [31:05]

Randy describes what makes a real star [36:03]

Randy explains why it’s so important to not care what the public thinks [38:27]

Randy talks about how his career has lasted so long [40:10]

Randy shares his values and why he still tries to help artists [42:53]

Randy shares the one song he would listen to if he could only have one [46:04]

Randy describes the impact he wants to have on the world [47:47]

 

QUOTES:

 

“They’ll hate you before they love you.” [39:35]

“One of these days, you’re going to learn to want what you need, as opposed to need what you want.” [11:33]

“Are you that good? Are you as good as you think you are?” [18:00]

 

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FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/30RHcH3

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Jul 25, 2019

High Intensity Health’s Mike Mutzel is on the forefront of functional medicine. His top-rated podcasts have helped thousands of people with fitness, nutrition and general health advice. On this episode of Health Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Mike Mutzel delves deeply into questions about fasting, microbiome diversity, the keto diet and the carnivore diet. And on top of all that, he connects the dots between healthy eating and a positive mindset, and shows how to maximize both longevity and feeling good. 

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Mike describes his specific fasting protocols and why he uses them [1:04]

Mike talks about his reaction to finding he had elevated alpha fetoprotein [6:28]

Mike explains how getting arrested for drugs was the best thing that happened to him [10:57]

Mike and Tom discuss how to apply the lessons from physical fitness to mental fitness [13:25]

Mike discusses how different methods of fasting or ketones use promotes mental clarity [15:50]

Mike explains how fasting affects stress responses [18:37]

Mike and Tom discuss the pros and cons of a ketogenic diet [21:40]

Mike shares his goals for his diet, and why he doesn’t always use the same diet [26:38]

Mike looks at the benefits of microbiome diversity relative to genetics and environment [28:33]

Mike talks about the carnivore diet [32:27]

Mike and Tom discuss diet and longevity [38:25]

Tom asks Mike if there’s any cutting edge health theories he is interested in [39:53]

Mike explains cellular switches that guide autophagy [42:18]

Mike advocates eliminating processed food and eating at the same time each day [44:04]

Mike talks about food, relationships, social settings, and sleep [45:50]

Mike describes the limits of fasting [48:17]

What one change can people make to benefit their health? [51:00]

 

FOLLOW MIKE:

 

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Jul 23, 2019

How does a regular person with fears and doubts go from abject failure to breaking world records? Colin O’Brady suffered a critical injury so bad that a doctor told him he would probably never walk properly again. So, he climbed Mount Everest. And he became the first person to do what was thought impossible--cross Antarctica alone and unaided. On this week’s episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, watch as Colin O’Brady explains how he deals with fears, doubts, and competitiveness, and how he uses objectivity about it all to his advantage.


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SHOW NOTES:

 

Colin explains what inspires him to take extreme risks [2:42]

Colin describes the connection between being an artist and an athlete [4:30]

Colin talks about how his self-narrative kept him going [7:51]

Colin describes his relationship to fear [13:32]

Colin defines the most important skill he needed to cross Antarctica alone [18:30]

Colin describes the real experience of meditation [20:33]

Colin explains why he doesn’t have a negative interpretation of his experiences [27:00]

Colin illustrates his own competitive drive and how he cultivates it [35:00]

Colin describes his conception of death [42:00]

Colin shares the impact he wants to have on the world [49:00]

 

QUOTES:

 

“We are the story we tell ourselves.” [8:16]

“My biggest fear is bottoming out at that plateau of comfortable complacency.” [46:30]

“The fear is not death specifically. The curiosity is how can I live my life so that I’m...not hedging so much against death that I don’t fully live.” [47:26]

 

FOLLOW:

 

WEBSITE: www.colinobrady.com

INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/2VcgYNp

FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/2LXtnCz

TWITTER: https://bit.ly/2NWshd9

Jul 16, 2019

Before you conclude that circumstances prevent you from success, you might want to listen to what Everette Taylor has to say. Here is a man who was homeless, who first learned business from drug dealers, and who then started multiple multi-million dollar companies. He is now one of the most successful and recognized entrepreneurs under 30. How did he get there? On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Everette Taylor shows how you can learn anything you want to learn if you are willing to truly listen to people and then put in the work.


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SHOW NOTES:

 

Relentless is Everette’s favorite word  [3:05]

Everette tells the story of being homeless and losing everything  [4:39]

Embracing reality means actually finding a solution  [6:51]

Everette and Tom discuss learning entrepreneurship from hustlers and drug dealers  [8:04]

Tom asks Everette why the same poverty that breaks other people propelled him  [14:11]

Everette explains why he needed to see entrepreneurs who looked like him  [17:11]

Everette talks about the importance of emotional intelligence  [19:00]

Everette advocates that you can learn anything you want to learn  [20:59]

Everette says helping people is his deepest motivation  [22:30]

Everette and Tom discuss what to say to someone who hasn’t found their passion  [25:08]

Everette advocates really understanding your target audience  [26:53]

Everette and Tom discuss the love of learning  [30:00]

Everette describes one change people could make that would have the most impact  [35:30]

 

QUOTES:

 

“It’s one thing being homeless. It’s another thing having everything taken away from you.” [5:10]

“My supplier, that was the first COO that I ever met. Being a drug dealer is like being a Chief Operating Officer.” [11:45]

“There’s a lot of drug dealers. There’s not a lot of drug dealers who are making real money. It takes a certain je ne sais quoi to get to a point where you’re the boss.” [13:47]

 

FOLLOW:

 

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WEBSITE: www.everettetaylor.com

Jul 11, 2019

How malleable are we? How much can we “supercharge” our brains? How much does diet affect the mind? Renowned neurosurgeon Rahul Jandial has spent his life tackling the toughest medical questions about the brain and the mind. On this episode of Health Theory with Tom Bilyeu, he shares his extraordinary knowledge about how much food affects our mindset, how to strengthen our brains, and what we can realistically expect from our efforts.

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SHOW NOTES

 

Rahul discusses how brain injuries can sometimes uncover hidden potential [2:48]

Rahul explains how much brain training can really help [4:16]

Rahul gives specific tips on how to make the brain healthier [6:04]

Rahul explains the mind diet [10:41]

Rahul and Tom discuss how intermittent fasting kicks the mind diet into high gear [12:16]

Rahul talks about how even animals get high, and how plants work on your brain [18:20]

Rahul talks about measuring brain electricity [23:27]

Rahul and Tom discuss habits and brain plasticity [27:10]

Use it or lose it [31:14]

Rahul discusses mental health [34:16]

Rahul explains the complexity of depression and anxiety [38:49]

Rahul and Tom discuss how repetition creates positive mental habits [42:30]

Rahul explains the importance of physical exercise [45:08]

Rahul shares the one most important change people should make [48:21]

 

FOLLOW RAHUL

 

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FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/2LTm1QT

Jul 9, 2019
Former NFL wide receiver and current champion influencer Trent Shelton spends his life helping
people become the best possible version of themselves. In this episode of Impact Theory with
Tom Bilyeu, Trent shares deeply personal stories from his own life, his own fears and his own
failures. But he doesn’t stop there. He explains how you can use your fears, your failures and
your life experiences to live (not find) your true purpose.
 
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SHOW NOTES:
Trent describes being an introvert who becomes a renowned public speaker [2:32]
Trent talks about being scared to speak in front of 5,000 people [4:00]
Trent and Tom discuss using manipulative techniques on themselves [6:25]
Why it’s important to move towards things that scare you [8:20]
Trent explains the championship mindset and why you have to want it for yourself [9:09]
Trent wanted to be a professional football player at six years old [12:07]
Should you help people build their desire? [13:08]
What really matters? [15:47]
Trent explains how he helps people face reality [17:39]
Trent discusses vulnerability and authenticity [19:07]
Trent explains exactly what he thinks fear is [21:07]
How do people identify their purpose? [24:19]
Trent illuminates the difference between what you want and where you thrive [26:17]
Suppression leads to depression [28:10]
Trent shares how he deals with his mother’s cancer [29:40]
Trent talks about gratitude [32:20]
Trent discusses self-care [34:02]
Trent shares the impact that he wants to have on the world [38:00]
QUOTES:
“If you’re nervous, if you’re scared, you’re too into yourself.” [7:47]
“The foundation of all strength is pain.” [9:05]
“I used to have a fear of not succeeding. My fear now is succeeding at the wrong things.”
[16:52]
“Sometimes “I need help” is the most powerful thing that you can say.” [18:22]
 
 
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Jun 25, 2019

Sam Harris, 5-time NYT best-selling author, believes the limits to human well-being have not yet been reached. By being open to being wrong, improving our conversations with others and with our own selves, we can learn to control our emotions and our destiny. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Sam Harris talks about what to do if you suffer from anxiety, feel lost or hopeless, or just want to connect more effectively with real life.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Sam defines what a good life is, and why we have to get our act together  [3:05]

Sam describes the relationship between philanthropy and psychological good  [5:12]

Sam challenges dogma and advocates open conversation and scientific investigation  [8:39]

Sam and Tom discuss skill acquisition, and how even well-being is a skill  [16:03]

Sam and Tom discuss emotional control  [22:34]

Sam explains that he has no life hacks to optimize learning  [26:46]

Sam describes meditation as jiu-jitsu for the mind  [29:56]

Sam explains why ego and never-ending thoughts cause suffering  [33:49]

Sam describes what a flourishing life would be  [40:11]

Sam talks about what to do if you are just completely lost  [45:27]

Sam shares the impact he would like to have on the world  [50:24]

 

QUOTES:

 

We have to be continually open to the possibility that we might be wrong, and in fact we are very likely to be wrong, a lot of the time. [11:59]

The half-life of negative emotions is incredibly short. [22:30]

I know there’s an infinite amount of stuff I want to read. I don’t go into the table of contents and look at the structure of the book, and go to the index and look at the topics. I just start on page one and start reading. When I get bored I stop. Do with that life-hack what you will.  [28:41]

 

FOLLOW:

 

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Jun 20, 2019

Ben Pakulski, the “body-building Yogi”, has accomplished plenty in his storied fitness career. But he eventually realized that all the external accomplishments did not result in fulfillment. Now he is even more dedicated to fitness than he ever was before, with a deeper commitment that connects body, mind and soul. On this episode of Health Theory with Tom Bilyeu, listen as Ben Pakulski explains why you need to do exactly that which you believe you cannot do.

 

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SHOW NOTES

 

Ben explains why he is a “body-building Yogi” [1:18]

Why does Ben say “we are all Love?”  [5:28]

Ben defines integrity  [7:07]

Ben laments the fitness industry;s extreme ego-centrism  [8:46]

Ben explains the importance of training, sleep and stress-reduction  [12:15]

Ben describes how stress affects eating, digestion, sleep and fitness  [14:58]

If you really want to succeed it’s going to take way more than you think  [20:34]

Ben talks about creating the person he wants to be  [23:54]

Ben explains how he embodies the person he has to become in each situation  [26:07]

Ben explains how he deals with self-doubt  [28:40]

If there’s something hard in your life, it’s because you need to grow  [30:15]

Ben and Tom discuss death  [31:33]

What is the champion’s mindset?  [33:02]

Ben advocates solitude and directly facing your pain to find your passion  [35:02]

You have to choose either the pain of discipline or the pain of regret  [36:09]

Ben shares his family story, and that he never let his history hold him back  [38:32]

Ben explains how to use small victories to build fitness habits  [40:04]

Ben recommends a basic dietary regimen  [43:19]

Ben discusses seasonal changes to diet  [45:20]

Ben explains why he avoids chicken and turkey and prefers wild meats  [46:52]

Ben talks about why he doesn’t usually tell people to count calories  [47:44]

Ben describes work-outs that burn fat better than cardio does  [48:47]

Where to find Ben online  [50:00]

Ben describes the one change he’d most like to see people make  [51:07]

 

FOLLOW BEN

WEBSITE: https://www.benpakulski.com

PODCAST: https://bit.ly/31EjM9p

INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/2IREzNX

FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/2IPmbFH



Jun 18, 2019

Tim Storey, also known as the “Comeback Coach”, knows exactly what you need to do to overcome any setback. This storied life coach has been invaluable to such celebrities as Kanye West, Robert Downey Jr., Vidal Sassoon and Lee Iacocca. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Tim Storey shares tales of resilience and resurgence. And just as he has done for so many of the rich and famous, he illustrates how action and hard work forge wisdom, peace, and genuine success.

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SHOW NOTES:

Tim explains how people lose momentum and get stuck [2:45]

Tim tells the story of his father’s death and how it devastated his family [3:46]

Tim describes what you need to do to get over a setback [5:22]

Tim explains why you must directly face the reality of the setback [6:29]

Tim talks about how to turn any setback into something positive [8:28]

Tim and Tom discuss Robert Downey Jr.’s extraordinary comeback [10:04]

Tim talks about what to do when you feel like you will never come back [12:27]

Tim talks about being drawn to the underdog and why he works with prisoners [14:30]

Tim tells a story about when he made a famous football player sit on a swing-set [16:36]

Tim talks about why Mother Theresa influenced him [19:06]

Tim explains why you need to stop chasing fantasies and get to work [21:28]

Tim illustrates how progress really happens and why faith matters [23:45]

Why Tim teaches on the same challenges he went through [25:51]

What general state of mind are people in when they make bad choices? [27:04]

Tim discusses the role peace and gratitude [28:36]

Tim explains meditation and mind-set [30:16]

Tim talks about turning setbacks into blessings and visualizing miracles [32:18]

Tim illuminates the three stages of meditation [34:27]

Tim and Tom discuss the effect of limiting belief systems [36:17]

Tim loves learning [37:44]

Why would Tim go through the agony of reinvention when he could just coast? [39:04]

Tim shares the impact he wants to have on the world [40:54]

 

QUOTES:

 

Hell no, I wasn’t going to live this way! And I think that’s why I became who I am today. [8:25]

What most people think is that they have to become a discount version of themselves. [11:12]

The key is not to try to become the person you used to be. A comeback is not a go-back. [13:24]

You may not be who you want to be but thank God you are not who you used to be. [29:54]

 

 

FOLLOW:

 

WEBSITE: TimStorey.com

INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/2F4jq1W

FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/2KLV3do

TWITTER: https://bit.ly/2KLW7Oq

Jun 11, 2019

Best-selling author Cal Newport literally wrote the book on how to “Get so good they can’t ignore you.” Instead of looking inwards and trying to find your one true passion, he advises lowering the bar and finding a few decent interests. Then, raise the bar for skill acquisition and mastery. Anyone feeling “stuck” in life will find his approach challenging and refreshing. So tune into this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, and listen to Cal Newport discuss why you should not necessarily follow your passion, why you should disconnect from social media, and why sacrifice promotes the good life.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

 

[2:42] Cal explains why you should not follow your passion.

[4:52] Cal shows what actually matters: impact, mastery, and connection.

[6:08] Cal and Tom discuss becoming so good they can’t ignore you.

[8:07] Cal explains the role of initial interest in job satisfaction.

[9:39] Cal and Tom discuss apprenticeship and the importance of knowledge and connections.

[13:13] Cal illustrates using disciplined practice to get impossibly good.

[15:18] Cal explains the difference between mere repetition and disciplined practice

[17:39] Cal talks about deep work and how to get good at it.

[19:35] Cal describes sustained thinking by showing how unnatural reading is.

[21:41] Cal defines Solitude Deprivation Syndrome

[23:40] Cal discusses the consequences of social media addiction.

[25:32] Cal advises doing something without your phone on a regular basis. 

[26:26] Cal talks about technology detox and digital minimalism.

[28:11] Cal explains how focus is disrupted by even brief attention shifts.

[29:50] Cal illustrates how best to get into a state of flow.

[32:46] Cal describes productive meditation.

[33:55] Cal jumps into a discussion of what’s so terribly wrong with social media

[35:02] Cal explains why we know social media is causing the problem.

[37:15] Cal compares social media to cigarettes.

[38:34] Cal considers the good life, fulfillment, and human flourishing.

[40:56] Cal explains why service and sacrifice are so important.

[42:15] Cal discusses a world without email.

[44:25] Cal describes what a world without email would actually look like.

[48:10] Cal shares the impact he wants to have on the world.

 

QUOTES:

 

[7:54]  Put your head down and go into apprentice mode. I’m going to master something that is unambiguously valuable.

[12:02] Everything that’s worthwhile is really hard, and it’s often really specific

[37:38] We’ll probably look back at giving a 13 year-old social media the same way we look at giving a 13 year-old a pack of cigarettes. 

[45:47] Business is not about convenience. It’s about value production.

 

FOLLOW:

CalNewport.com

 

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[2:28] Digital minimalism https://amzn.to/2N7an3g

Jun 6, 2019

Dr. Andy Gaplin is the creator of the Exercise Physiology Laboratory at CSU Fullerton, as well as their Director of Sports Performance. His studies prove that most people don’t fully understand the influence exercise habits, food consumption, and technology usage have on your long-term health performance. The co-author of Unplugged: Evolve From Technology to Upgrade Your Fitness Performance and Consciousness joins us to explain why awareness is the key to living a longer, healthier life.

 

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SHOW NOTES

Andy explains why consciousness is crucial in our relationship with technology. [1:31]

Andy and Tom discuss the challenge of using technology to tailor a healthy lifestyle. [6:55]

Andy lists workout changes and strategies that can lead to a healthier life. [10:45]

Andy breaks down some big contributors to life longevity and wellness. [13:53]

Andy explains the important role sleep and other fundamental health functions play in your life. [21:17]

Andy touches on the power your mindset has in physical health management. [25:14]

Andy talks about the dangers of a fragile health system and how to train against it. [29:53]

Andy dives into some fruit and vegetable insight and myths. [35:00]

Andy gives advice on how to make the biggest impact on your health. [46:15]

 

QUOTES:

“If you can't then understand your own physiology to a level where you can fix that without needing more technology, you're gonna fail. That's a short game. And I want you to play the long game.” [5:49]

 

“The first thing would be simply becoming aware of what's happening. And the easiest way to do that is to decrease the amount of external stimuli coming in, and just being with your own self  as much as possible” [4:13]

 

“And what we know very clearly is the plasticity within the muscle, n other words, its ability to change its composition, changes really rapidly. So if you haven't strength trained on anything heavy in weeks, decades, I'm not surprised you have a hard time regulating that 'cause that's what it's primarily there for.” [18:08]

 

“There's a difference between variation in our training and randomization. Randomization is not a good idea. There's no plan. There's no purpose.” [18:37]

 

“What is magic for sleep is consistency for the most part. What I don't want people to be is slightly consistently underslept.” [22:04]

 

“I don't want people to be fragile. Not handling any unplanned stress. If you can't handle any unplanned stress in any aspect of your life and a little bit of stress, causes a big problem.” [29:56]

 

“Some people got a good draw and made bad choices. Some people got a really, really tough draw. Okay. What are you gonna do about it? You still have an option. You still kind of have some control but you have to make that choice.” [46:43]



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ORGANIZATIONS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Biomedical and Molecular Exercise Physiology Laboratory at CSU Fullerton - https://bit.ly/2Mt0mRe [1:07]

BOOKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Unplugged: Evolve From Technology to Upgrade Your Fitness Performance and Consciousness - https://amzn.to/2QPeUJw [1:18]



Jun 4, 2019
It makes sense Entrepreneur Patrick Bet-David admires Arnold Schwarzenegger the way he does. Both embody the story of immigrants with the odds stacked against them that used
adversity, self-evaluation, and a body-builder mentality to re-write their own narrative. The author of 25 Laws to Doing the Impossible shares how he shaped his mindset to achieve the
impossible on this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu.
 
This episode is sponsored by:
 
SHOW NOTES:
Patrick details what attracted him to bodybuilding and what he learned from it. [3:13]
Patrick shares what Arnold Schwarzenegger represents to him. [4:38]
Patrick analyzes the role DNA and experiences play in our potential. [9:18]
Patrick speaks on the power of clarity. [15:00]
Patrick and Tom discuss the process of shaping your identity. [17:30]
Patrick dives into living with intention and urgency. [22:08]
Patrick explains the power of not caring what other people think. [28:31]
Patrick explores the idea of family traditions. [34:29]
Patrick details his belief of aligning lifestyle with belief. [37:50]
Patrick reveals the impact he wants to have on the world. [38:57]
 
QUOTES:
“I also believe firmly that events, conversations, certain individuals can completely say
something that can change your life forever.” [14:40]
 
“One of the scariest things about life is a question. The scary question can shake a soul up
'cause no one's asked that question from you. So for me, the transition for somebody who'd
want to change it and get clarity is actually asking questions.” [15:38]
 
“If you don't ask the questions of what you want to do next, the world is gonna put you in the
box of what you have to do next because they're determining who you need to be. And you are
rising up to their expectations 'cause you're not asking the questions yourself.” [15:50]
 
“Clarity to me is stemmed from you being able to sit down and ask those tough questions that
piss you off, that irritate you, that make you emotional, that you cry over, that you reflect, that
makes you want to do research, that makes you follow up, that makes you sit down and say, "I
don't really know. I've never thought about this before." And that goes deeper, and deeper, and
deeper.” [16:08]
 
“Clarity gives confidence.” [16:55]
 
“Identity is you asking the questions until eventually you get to a point that you get to the deeper part of who do you want to be? What life do you want to live? And why do you want to live this
life? Why is it important to you? Why is it worth you putting through all these hours? Why would you want to do that?” [22:20]
 
“I think declaring the intention serves a purpose. I think when you go out there and you say, "This is what I'm gonna be doing, this is where I'm gonna be at," you officially have the world
holding you accountable.” [23:10]
 
“Haters highlight your weaknesses.” [29:48]
 
“The more you tell the world how to manage expectations dealing with you and what to anticipate, you actually minimize a lot of the noise.” [33:33]
 
“The solution for you to become free is you gotta question every single thing” [36:50]
 
FOLLOW PATRICK BET-DAVID:
 
BOOKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
The 25 Laws to Doing the Impossible - https://amzn.to/2QFPjCD [2:44]
Meditations - https://amzn.to/2allL7m [35:56]
Principles - https://amzn.to/2HMSnKh [35:58]
 
VIDEOS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
The Life of an Entrepreneur - https://bit.ly/1ShhMss [2:06]
 
COMPANIES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
PHP - https://bit.ly/2WnfrIR [1:27]
Valuetainment - https://bit.ly/1IybV1h [2:17]
May 28, 2019

This week’s guest on Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu is George Mumford.  George Mumford is a mindfulness and performance expert who has worked with NBA champions, executives and olympians as well as athletes across a number of different sports.  In this episode, he talks about how to handle the truth, dealing with discomfort, and the importance of persistence.

 

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SHOWNOTES

 

George Mumford describes the “Ass On Fire” method of making change in yourself [3:29]

Why he believes you are a masterpiece and wired for success but you have to chip away at the layers to reveal it [5:02]

Why George Mumford says that evil is ignorance [7:13]

The distinction between “background noise” and “background music” and why you want to recognize the latter [9:23]

The 3 things that predict success in the workplace [10:09]

How to recover from addiction (and why you need to change your identity) [12:48]

The step by step process you can follow to become the person you want to be [13:52]

“We become what we think about” [14:13]

What we’re all chasing after in life [17:10]

“We can’t have compassion without suffering.” [17:49]

How George Mumford reconciles intense competition and mindfulness [20:30]

The difference between knowing that your training will develop results and why people don’t commit to results [22:43]

Tom classifies George Mumford’s “type” of mindfulness as a gateway into the world of high performance [25:47]

The fascinating mixture between high achievement and the power of silence [26:48]

George Mumford describes his mindfulness practice [27:40]

What George Mumford says to people who have tried meditation but give up on it too soon [29:01]

The impact George Mumford wants to have in the world [30:09]



PEOPLE MENTIONED:

 

Joseph Campbell [17:10]

Albert Einstein [18:57]

Michael Jordan [20:38]

Kobe Bryant [20:39]



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