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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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Oct 31, 2019

Is the carnivore diet even better than the Keto diet or the Paleo diet? Health Theory always aims to explore every strategy that can improve your health. In this special episode of Health Theory, several leading functional health practitioners weigh the pros and cons of the carnivore diet, and compare it to several other popular diets. Paul Saladino, Ken Berry, Mike Mutzel, Will Cole and Mark Hyman explain how micronutrient-rich meat is, how to start eating a carnivore diet, what an “advanced” version of the carnivore diet looks like, and whether or not the supposed risks of the diet are overblown.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Paul Saladino details the evolutionary case for a carnivore diet [0:39]

Paul advocates that sudden access to nutrient-dense meat changed the human diet [3:08]

Ken Berry explains why the carnivore diet was better for him than keto [6:54]

Ken talks about eating a carnivore diet that doesn’t include chicken [8:24]

Paul gets into the nitty-gritty of how to maximize the carnivore diet [8:57]

Paul explains why he eats raw meat whenever possible [10:46]

Paul advocates eating liver and other organ meat [12:40]

Paul explains why some organ meat supplements might be good [15:47]

Paul describes the simplest version of the carnivore diet [16:19]

Paul then describes the “varsity” version of the carnivore diet [17:48]

Mike Mutzel explains why he is not terribly concerned about cholesterol [18:12]

The carnivore diet can be seen as just another elimination diet [19:48]

Ken explains why he does not worry that the carnivore diet will cause a heart attack [20:22]

Ken talks about why elevated cholesterol is not a significant risk factor [22:48]

Will Cole explains how a carnivore diet may be the ultimate elimination diet [24:00]

Will explains how bad bacteria can last much longer than anyone would expect [27:30]

Mark Hyman explains how the carnivore diet can help very sick people [28:13]

Mark claims that you can get by with a nose-to-tail carnivore diet, but it’s not ideal [31:00]

Will thinks that if you’re eating organ meat, the only nutrient you’ll miss is fiber [32:40]

People need to experiment with their own diets [34:27]

 

FOLLOW PAUL SALADINO: https://bit.ly/36iR7sB

FOLLOW DR. KEN BERRY: https://bit.ly/2ovvN23

FOLLOW MIKE MUTZEL: https://bit.ly/2C2Fat7

FOLLOW WILL COLE: https://bit.ly/2WwIQgf

FOLLOW MARK HYMAN: https://bit.ly/36jXhsu

Oct 29, 2019

Multi-billionaire Tilman Fertitta, the world’s wealthiest restaurateur, built his empire from a single restaurant in Houston. Now he is the sole owner of Houston’s NBA franchise, the Rockets. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Tilman Fertitta cuts out the BS and gives you the real story on how to become successful in business. He describes his core philosophy and favorite “Tilmanisms”, advocates knowing what you are good at, and explains exactly why you need to be the best at whatever it is you do, no matter how humble your starting position is.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Tilman describes his mindset that you just have to keep punching [2:45]

“You’d be surprised what you can take, though.” [4:58]

Tilman explains that he doesn’t fear anything, but he worries about everything [5:52]

Tilman talks about how he constantly looks for mistakes and finds out what’s going on [7:03]

Tilman advocates that many people make the mistake of working for the wrong company [9:27]

Tilman tells his story of becoming an entrepreneur and learning to sell [10:58]

Tilman describes the details he looks for in a business deal [14:22]

Tilman advocates that you need to know what your God-given gifts are [15:06]

Tilman also says that there are certain things you need to learn that you aren’t good at [15:55]

Tilman explains how he teaches decision-making to his kids [17:55]

Tilman describes his core business philosophy [19:32]

Tilman explains how to find the five percent of things that are going wrong in a business [21:00]

Tilman advocates that you can always become the best at whatever you do [23:56]

Tilman strongly advocates using simple methods repeatedly to become successful [26:08]

Tilman talks about why he keeps going in business [28:46]

Tilman says that he does plan out each step in his business plan [29:26]

Tilman describes out-working people [31:43]

Tilman shares the impact he wants to have on the world [32:21]

 

QUOTES:

 

“When times are really bad, we forget they’re ever going to be good again. And when times are really good, we forget they’re ever going to be bad again.” [5:36]

“You gotta know what you know and what you don’t know.” [6:34]

“Whatever position you’re in, you want to be the bull...You can be the bull at any position you’re doing. And it’s just telling yourself, I’m going to do this better than anyone else. I don’t care what the job is. You be the bull at what you do.” [28:06]

 

FOLLOW TILMAN:

 

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

FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/2N0JRZL

TWITTER: https://bit.ly/2W0WfwY

 

 

BOOKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

 

“Shut Up and Listen” https://amzn.to/2PbBDR1 [2:41]

Oct 24, 2019

Welcome to the third episode of Conversations with Tom, with guest Ryan Holiday. This episode again shows an unfiltered, unedited, free-wheeling conversation between two thinkers who discuss their grandest dreams, their deepest fears, and their own sometimes self-contradictory beliefs. Listen as Tom Bilyeu and Ryan Holiday riff on everything from a broken piece of an old tombstone to the Cuban Missile Crisis, and discuss ideas ranging from stoicism to profit maximization. Nothing is off-limits on Conversations with Tom, so enjoy the intellectual ride!

This episode is brought to you by:

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Tom is concerned that he is violating the rule to only do one thing [1:23]

Tom and Ryan discuss going where the heart goes but also making a profit [4:13]

Tom and Ryan talk about Lance Armstrong and following your own principles [6:59]

“Do people I respect really get a lot out of the book?” [9:59]

What is the relationship between stillness and obsession? [11:12]

Ryan talks about the dangers of survivorship bias and only looking at who succeeds [15:11]

Tom riffs on the need to access dark side emotional energy [18:10]

Ryan talks about death [26:47]

Tom talks about potential immortality [32:26]

Ryan discusses the relationship between accepting death and accomplishing greatness [35:04]

Different situations call for solutions [39:05]

Ryan attempts to define perspective [41:58]

Tom talks about changing your brain chemistry to change what drives you [45:25]

“You can’t teach YOUR old dog new tricks.” [48:44]

Ryan and Tom discuss how to create momentum [50:22]

Ryan and Tom discuss how to reach your real potential [53:20]

How malleable are people? [59:29]

Nobody expected Tom to succeed [1:02:02]

Tom describes his fear that people turn off empowering messages if they smell BS [1:04:29]

Tom and Ryan ask how to balance big goals and personal relationships [1:08:29]

What is stillness and why does it matter? [1:17:46]

Ryan illustrates stillness with the story of the Cuban missile crisis [1:21:52]

Ryan explains how to cultivate stillness [1:31:23]

Ryan and Tom discuss going to therapy [1:34:00]

Tom talks about what he wishes he had gotten as a kid [1:37:56]

Tom talks about people he loves that seem absolutely stuck [1:43:38]

Progress depends on the irrational man [1:46:29]

Ryan discusses what he hopes people get from his book [1:50:02]

Tom asks how to step outside the limits of accepted beliefs [1:54:16]

Ryan discusses the connections between stillness, enlightenment and fulfillment [1:58:01]

Ryan and Tom discuss the dangers of new tech and social media [2:01:26]

Tom talks about his history with drugs and alcohol [2:06:00]

Ryan and Tom discuss meditation [2:09:08]

 

FOLLOW RYAN:

 

WEBSITE: www.ryanholiday.net

INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/2kuHR1O

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

TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2mbhuyi

Oct 22, 2019

The personal growth and self-help industry has done a great job of leading people to self-awareness. But being aware of limiting beliefs and actually knowing how to unwind them are two very different things. David Bayer has made it his life’s mission to help people actually unwind their limiting beliefs. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, David Bayer explains how to use visualization to figure out precisely what you really want, then breaks down the exact steps you need to take to get into a powerful, creative mindset in any situation.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

David asks how we can change the habitual methods of thinking that we are addicted to [2:35]

David describes how beliefs are formed and how beliefs trap people [3:48]

Tom and David discuss how to unwind limiting beliefs [6:40]

David advocates that what causes people to regress are thoughts that are simply untrue [11:35]

David advocates that all unbounded intelligence is all there is [15:11]

David and Tom discuss evolution, spirituality, and how to view the universe [17:59]

At any given time, you are only paying attention to what you believe [21:25]

David explains how to use visualization to figure out what you really want [22:16] 

David and Tom discuss how indecision and procrastination stop people [24:45]

David shares his story of overcoming addiction [26:36]

David describes his spiritual journey through meditation and breath-work [29:55]

David explains the practice necessary to constantly shift into a powerful mental state [33:57]

David describes the exact steps necessary to shift into a powerful state [36:56]

David shares the impact he wants to have on the world [38:55]

 

QUOTES:

 

“The fastest way for you to eradicate a limiting belief is to actually see the limiting belief as untrue. The moment that happens there is a reorganization in your brain. You can’t unsee it, once you see the lie is a lie.” [13:52]

“That which we tend to pay attention to is aligned with what we believe, and so that’s all we get.” [21:44]

“Most people know what they don’t want, but they don’t know what they do want.” [22:16]

 

FOLLOW:

 

WEBSITE: www.davidbayer.com

INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/32gam3T

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

Oct 17, 2019

Dr. Will Cole believes we are living through a crisis of chronic inflammation, and that it affects every aspect of physical and mental health. On this episode of Health Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Will Cole explains the wide range of issues that cause inflammation, from sugar and pesticides to mental baggage and past traumas. He also offers very concrete advice on how to figure out exactly where you are on the inflammation spectrum, improve your diet, and deal with self-sabotaging behavior.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Will describes excessive, chronic inflammation as the disease of modernity [1:40]

Will explains the difference between genetics and epi-genetics [3:23]

Will describes the most common causes of chronic inflammation, especially food [5:03]

Will describes the inflammation spectrum, and the 7 areas where inflammation occurs [6:46]

Tom talks about his low-grade anxiety, and Will shows his process for helping a client [8:03]

Will discusses how inflammation is showing up even in very young people [13:25]

Will talks about what to do when you are not resistant to sugar and carbs [16:13]

Will explains what makes a ketogenic diet beneficial [17:03]

Will describes self-sabotage, how baggage and trauma harms their diet [20:16]

“You can’t heal a body that you hate.” [22:16]

Will describes the science and the art of functional medicine [24:05]

Will explains why he migrated away from being vegan [26:04]

Will talks about the most common vegetarian mistakes [28:29]

Will and Tom discuss the carnivore diet, which Will is surprisingly supportive of [29:44]

Will explains how harmful bacteria can survive much longer than anyone would expect [33:11]

Tom and Will discuss whether a carnivore diet can provide all necessary nutrients [35:02]

Will describes the benefits of intermittent fasting [36:45]

Will advocates cutting sugar out, calling sugar a recreational drug [40:02]

 

FOLLOW Will Cole:

 

WEBSITE: https://drwillcole.com

INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/2Mhji39

FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/33B42E2

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

Oct 15, 2019

Simon Sinek achieved international fame with the TED Talk “How great leaders inspire action” and his first book “Start With Why.” Now he is expanding his discussion of leadership and delving into the question of what has gone so wrong for businesses and their leaders. In this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Simon Sinek goes deep into the subject of his newest work, “The Infinite Game.” He shares that most leaders don’t understand the infinite game they are in. Simon explains how our current business climate creates poor leaders, how to change that climate, and how to build the clarity and courage necessary to lead with an infinite mindset.


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SHOW NOTES:

 

Simon defines an infinite game and advocates leading with an infinite mindset [3:27]

Simon advocates prioritizing people over revenue and profits [5:29]

Simon explains why prioritizing employees ends up leading to higher profits [8:01]

Simon describes why psychological safe spaces are necessary [11:03]

Simon explains why you can’t incentivize performance [13:02]

Simon describes economic history and how businesses became less people-friendly [14:36]

Simon advocates that leadership is a lifestyle and that it ought to be ethical [22:01]

Simon describes the importance of a just cause and how it differs from your “why” [26:21]

Simon explains why we have poor leaders [29:28]

Simon explains how to become a good leader [31:03]

Simon describes his belief that good leaders need worthy rivals [33:10]

Simon advocates the willingness to make profound strategic shifts to advance [36:26]

Simon explains how to build the courage to play the infinite game [40:27]

Simon advocates exhibiting empathy towards whoever is closest to you [44:45]

Simon and Tom discuss finding the language to describe the infinite game [47:12]

Simon advocates being the leader you wish you had [49:09]

Simon shares the impact he wants his book to have [50:49]

 

QUOTES:

 

“I’m tired of CEO’s telling me that, ‘Millennials these days don’t stick around.’ Well why would they if you don’t offer them any kind of loyalty back?” [18:35]

“Business is an infinite game. And when you play with a finite mindset lots of people suffer, including the companies they themselves are trying to build!” [21:00]

“Be the leader you wish you had.” [49:16]

 

FOLLOW:

 

WEBSITE: simonsinek.com

INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/2omV0ew

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

TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2mNcoce

 

 

BOOKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

 

“Start with Why” https://amzn.to/2p9Ntk1 [2:39]

“The Infinite Game” https://amzn.to/2p7LgFE [2:39]

“Leaders Eat Last” https://amzn.to/2p8i6pR [2:39]

Oct 8, 2019

Son of a charismatic miracle-worker, Kute Blackson could have inherited his father’s church. He could also have become the next Oprah Winfrey. But his intuition told him to find his own path. Now he devotes his life to helping other people find out who they really are, and experience true liberation. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Kute Blackson explains why we need to stop lying to ourselves, why truth is the most fundamental value, and how to reframe your negative feelings as gifts.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Kute explains how to get into a state of flow by getting out of your own way [2:58]

Kute believes that there is an intelligence beyond the mind that breathes through us [4:28]

Kute advocates that there is a level where we know everything [5:33]

Kute explains how to develop your gifts [8:31]

Kute describes liberation experiences [11:31]

Kute explains why it’s important to embrace death and realize that life is temporary [15:10]

Kute advocates that we keep ourselves stuck by lying to ourselves [22:35]

Kute describes how your negative feelings are gifts [24:05]

Kute shares the story of how he developed the courage to live his own life [26:19]

Sometimes the real challenges show up when you find your purpose [27:41]

Kute claims that life is actively trying to express itself through us [29:39]

Tom discusses intuition and empathy, poetry and logic [31:46]

Kute describes the process of unwinding the lies we tell ourselves [35:11]

Kute advocates giving everything you have to the moment [36:40]

Kute shares his story of how he turned down the best offer he ever got [41:15]

Kute shares the impact he wants to have on the world [48:02]

 

QUOTES:

 

“Who are you really? Are you this body? This body, every seven years, changes. Every seven years the cells change, they regenerate. So literally after seven years you have a totally different body. So are you just this body?” [18:00]

“If we want to be free we have to be willing to be ruthlessly, compassionately honest with ourselves.” [23:23]

“Many times we go to God or whatever we believe and we pray, ‘God help me!’ And God says, ‘Go tell the truth. Don’t come to me. Go tell the truth!” [23:36]

 

FOLLOW:

 

WEBSITE: kuteblackson.com

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

FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/1W4S3IW

TWITTER: https://bit.ly/2o0ywA2

 

 

BOOKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

 

“You Are the One” https://amzn.to/2o0KLN6 [2:32]

Oct 3, 2019

Sarah Wilson is no stranger to staking out controversial positions. The bestselling author who started the “I Quit Sugar” movement is now taking on anxiety and mental health. In this episode of Health Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Sarah Wilson explains why you need to quit sugar immediately, how to deal with anxiety and depression, and why the best health tips for most people are simple and inexpensive.


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SHOW NOTES:

 

Sarah talks about anxiety and how to befriend it [2:10]

Sarah describes her experience with hashimoto’s disease [5:44]

Sarah explains how she found herself in a role that didn’t fit with her values [9:20]

Sarah shares her story of becoming suicidal [12:09]

Sarah describes how to frame mental issues as positive forces [14:20]

Sarah and Tom discuss the sinister side of anxiety [18:22]

Sarah explains that panic attacks only last 20 or 30 minutes [22:16]

Sarah advocates meditation [25:03]

Sarah describes somatic theory [28:44]

Sarah describes the work people need to do to deal with anxiety [30:23]

Sarah and Tom discuss gut health and its connection to brain health [34:30]

Sarah shares inexpensive, practical tips for physical and mental health [36:19]

Sarah and Tom discuss functional medicine and first principles [38:08]

Sarah explains how to practice focus and resilience [41:38]

Sarah advocates the one change people should make to impact their health [45:30]

 

FOLLOW Sarah Wilson:

 

WEBSITE: http://www.sarahwilson.com

INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/2oP77l2

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

TWITTER: https://bit.ly/2n8VBR8

Oct 1, 2019

Monster producer, musician and label-owner Steve Aoki has not only achieved incredible success in the music industry, but has managed to constantly reinvent himself to stay just ahead of global trends. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Steve Aoki shares the secrets to lasting success, his own family story, and his advice for anyone who finds themselves feeling stuck, jaded or cynical.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Steve shares what keeps him going at age 40 [3:06]

Steve and Tom discuss the need to connect and make an impact [6:48]

Steve describes the compulsion to achieve greatness as positive [12:32]

Steve explains how he created the space to be free and to follow his passion [15:35]

Steve shares that he really appreciates his father’s tough love [20:29]

Steve talks about family and his hopes to have kids eventually [21:51]

Steve describes how he reinvents himself in music [23:37]

Steve explains how he connects with the people he works with [29:46]

Steve talks about cynicism and how he avoids it [32:19]

Steve shares his advice for people who have gotten jaded [34:42]

Steve explains how he deals with failure when it’s so common [37:42]

Steve and Tom share the impact they want to have on the world [40:36]

 

QUOTES:

 

“Anything can happen now. I really believe that. Things that were complete dream scenarios, like DJing in space, I really think that can possibly happen.” [29:19]

“Seventy percent of the things I want to do aren’t going to happen, even at my level. And it’s going to continue to be like that. But I’m going to always aim high.” [33:09]

“I wanna push myself on every level.” [14:14]

 

FOLLOW STEVE:

 

WEBSITE: www.steveaoki.com

INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/2mBO8cA

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

TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2l3TRr2

 

 

BOOKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

 

Blue, the Color of Noise: https://amzn.to/2mAO3Wz [2:37] 

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