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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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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:

 

WEBSITE: Samharris.org

PODCAST: https://bit.ly/2F9G9fd

INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/2Y2pD5W

FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/2L177rj

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

 

BOOKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

 

The End of Faith https://amzn.to/2x1iE1A [1:34] 

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

 

BOOKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

[2:27] So good they can’t ignore you https://amzn.to/2KDqmqm

[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.

 

This episode is sponsored by:

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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]



FOLLOW ANDY GALPIN

WEBSITE: https://bit.ly/2WlbJPB

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

TWITTER: https://bit.ly/2Wo0iXt

YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/2XplRDp

FACEBOOK - https://bit.ly/2QQJ66R

 

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]
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