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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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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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“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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BOOKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

 

[2:36] The Heart of Recovery https://amzn.to/2Yx02l4

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