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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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Nov 26, 2019

Being one of the greatest investors in history, Ray Dalio could have easily retired into a life of ease, wealth and comfort. Instead, he has devoted his life to explaining the principles that made him successful. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Ray Dalio details precisely how to implement radical transparency, explains how to get past your ego barrier and your blind spots, and shares the secrets to having freedom and a life worth savoring while at the same time achieving crushing success.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Tom describes the effect Principles had on him [3:05]

You can’t always trust that you are right [4:34]

Ray describes the “two you’s” and how he gets out of his own way [6:34]

Ray and Tom discuss meditation [11:28]

Tom explains how he adopted the identity of the learner [14:34]

Ray describes the ego barrier and the blind spot barrier [17:03]

Ray explains the concept of “just another one of those” [20:04]

Ray details precisely how to avoid constantly making exceptions [25:14]

Ray explains how to implement radical transparency [26:47]

Ray details how to deal with a serious disagreement between two people [30:46]

Ray advocates that sometimes you just have to move on [33:01]

Ray explains why life almost always works the opposite of the way you think [36:45]

Ray talks about how if you want self-discovery you will find a way to get it [39:43]

Ray explains how to get the most out of every single minute [43:11]

Ray defines tough love and struggling well [44:31]

Ray talks about savoring life, freedom, and the life arc [49:00]

Tom and Ray discuss that you really can’t skip a phase in life [54:37]

Ray shares the impact he wants to have on the world [1:00:40]

 

QUOTES:

 

“Meditation is the biggest gift that I can give anyone. And I would say, more than anything, it is whatever reason for success I’ve had.” [8:37]

“You only have to know what the best things to do are. You don’t have to have them all come up from your head. And for God’s sake, don’t be overly opinionated! Just because you have that opinion, it doesn’t mean it’s true.” [11:08]

“I got into the habit that I suggest you get into, that other people get into. Whenever you’re in a situation where you’re making an important decision, just pause. And write down: what type of decision was it? And why did I make that decision that way? That’s writing down your principles. It’s kind of your recipe for success.” [23:28]

“If you worry, you don’t have to worry. And if you don’t worry, you have to worry.” [46:08]

 

FOLLOW RAY:

WEBSITE: principles.com

INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/37hc087

FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/2On6wjB

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

 

BOOKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Principles https://amzn.to/32UawgF [2:35]

Nov 21, 2019

Welcome to another episode of Conversations with Tom, with guest Humble the Poet. On this episode, Tom and Humble go back and forth on truths and beliefs that anyone who wants to be successful at anything need to deeply internalize. They discuss the reality of taking risk, the way culture stacks on itself, how to buck the systems you disagree with, how to attain mastery at valuable skills, and how to make and save money. This is not a fluffy episode where they tell you what you want to hear. They go deep on their own fears and failures, and explain exactly how they turned their setbacks into success.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Humble describes his experience as an immigrant and his cultural history [1:16]

Humble discusses the difficulty and pay of being a teacher [3:14]

Humble doesn’t find value in complaining or even in venting [6:03]

What do you do when the world is way out of step with you? [7:22]

Humble talks about how culture stacked on itself in hip hop [9:05]

Humble describes his existential crisis when he realized he wanted to be an artist [11:06]

Tom and Humble discuss why they won’t “work their way up” in entertainment [12:39]

Tom and Humble discuss doing hard things to build self-respect [15:08]

Tom describes his fear of open water [19:09]

Humble explains how he avoided being a starving artist [22:54]

“The big strength I found was in admitting I f*cked up” [28:18]

Humble and Tom discuss taking risk and not quitting on your dreams [31:35]

Humble strongly stakes his claim that he is meant for hip hop [36:10]

Humble talks about getting a book published [41:48]

Humble describes exactly how he started to make money as an artist [45:00]

Tom and Humble discuss whether intelligence makes you happy [51:40]

Humble and Tom discuss the power of having a chip on your shoulder [56:43]

Humble and Tom discuss wanting to see other people win [1:05:09]

Tom advocates that money doesn’t change your self-image [1:11:27]

Humble advocates that the struggle to overcome fears never ends [1:14:23]

“True freedom exists only in discipline.” [1:18:55]

Humble describes his most important tattoos [1:25:17]

Humble discusses the power of unlearning things [1:26:35]

Tom and Humble advocate that it’s possible to be both content and ambitious [1:30:43]

 

FOLLOW Humble The Poet:

 

WEBSITE: www.humblethepoet.com 

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

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

TWITTER: https://bit.ly/2Kl06jL

Nov 19, 2019

He may be the world’s most famous astrophysicist, and he is best known for his ability to communicate complex scientific concepts. But on this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Neil deGrasse Tyson shows that his prodigious intellect can take on an incredibly wide range of topics. He shares his family history, his ideas about education and religion, and his beliefs about how we can get along better with those who are different from us. Along the way, he gives some brilliant and unusual parenting advice, describes the best way to deal with haters and microaggressions, and describes his process for learning new things.


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SHOW NOTES:

Neil reminisces about being named the world’s sexiest astrophysicist [3:21]

Neil remembers the best lessons his father taught him [5:00]

Neil advocates pluralism, celebrating differences instead of aggravating them [10:10]

Neil explains how to convert microaggressions into enthusiasm [13:26]

Neil discusses how his father taught him to be effective instead of being right [18:23]

Neil explains that he is driven by duty, not ambition [22:15]

Neil advocates that we create meaning in life, we don’t find it [27:49]

Neil shares some unique parenting advice [30:14]

Neil describes in great detail his process for learning new things [36:48]

Neil advocates the importance of seeking disconfirming evidence [43:23]

Neil wants you to learn what science is, and how it works [44:41]

Neil makes a surprising statement about the impact he wants to have [47:13]

 

QUOTES:

 

“It’s not enough to be right. You have to be effective.” [18 29]

“You have the power to create meaning in your life, rather than passively looking for it.” [28:32]

“I can tell you this. If Einstein were here, and we’re talking with Einstein, we could talk with him for hours and hours. And you know what question would never come out of our mouths? ‘What college did you go to?” [34:05]

 

FOLLOW NEIL:

 

INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/2X4Q6jP

FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/32zr9hH

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

 

BOOKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

 

Letters from an Astrophysicist https://amzn.to/36VTWQR [3:05]

Nov 14, 2019

It’s not every trainer who gets to develop a fitness regimen for a god. But Da Rulk is literally the personal trainer for Thor (as in Chris Hemsworth) and is responsible for the creation of Raw Functional Training, a method used by first responders, elite military, and professional athletes. In this episode of Health Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Da Rulk explains his training methods, discusses the importance of mental strength, and goes into great detail on how to build yourself back up from any injury.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Rulk explains how to train adaptation by sequencing [1:22]

Rulk discusses where to start training if you can’t make it to the gym [5:08]

Rulk details the basic exercises everyone should do [6:46]

Rulk advocates the importance of building mental strength by knowing your purpose [8:55]

Rulk remembers his failures, when he broke mentally [10:44]

Rulk shares his story of building his mental strength after being bullied [11:38]

Rulk considers how much mental health matters for first responders [15:18]

Rulk explains how he simulates duress while training first responders [16:40]

Rulk describes how balance and movement patterns are linked to mental control [19:20]

Rulk shares the story of seeing his son get run over by a car, and his son’s recovery [21:09]

Rulk details exactly what he told his son while his son was recovering [23:42]

Rulk discusses building yourself back up from injury [26:43]

Rulk talks about his son’s resilience [28:44]

Rulk discusses why the pursuit of greatness requires purpose [30:40]

Rulk advocates humility and openness in training [33:01]

Rulk says that his family will watch what he does, not what he says [35:15]

Rulk shares the one thing he would have people do to improve their health [38:00]

 

FOLLOW Da Rulk:

 

WEBSITE: https://darulk.com

INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/350IDVQ

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

Nov 12, 2019

Best known for his role in the smash hit television show Glee, but most devoted to his career as a writer of 15 books, Chris Colfer had a bucket list of goals at age 5. And unbelievably, he achieved everything on that bucket list as a writer and singer. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Chris Colfer talks about drive and ambition, the influence of a grandmother who always believed in him and yet was his harshest critic, and how he overcame bullying from his peers and doubt from an industry that told him he would never succeed.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Chris explains why he likes fantasy, comics and graphic novels so much [3:36]

Chris describes his childhood history of being bullied [4:35]

Chris talks about how his voice was what he was made fun of growing up [6:17]

Chris describes his drive and ambition [8:15]

Chris talks about how much he loved Harry Potter despite being dyslexic [11:06]

Chris explains that he does not identify as a victim of bullying any more [12:55]

Chris advocates that adolescence is the toughest time of life [15:53]

Chris describes how he dealt with people telling him he couldn’t succeed [17:39]

Chris and Tom discuss the parable of the ant and the grasshopper [20:55]

Chris talks about having a bucket list since the age of five [23:43]

Chris explains how his grandmother being his toughest critic helped him [25:56]

Tom and Chris discuss the difficulty of being a harsh critic [27:18]

Chris describes his battle for creative control of his movie [29:08]

Tom and Chris discuss being antifragile, and why we need negative experiences [32:16]

Chris talks about the pure joy of escapist fantasy, and stimulating imagination [35:28]

Chris advocates imagination and magic as creating something out of nothing [37:42]

Chris says he prefers writing to singing because he has terrible stage fright [39:21]

Chris and Tom discuss their struggles with singing and drawing [41:00]

Chris shares the impact he wants to have on the world [44:17]

 

QUOTES:

 

“I am so not a victim any more...that I get tired of being associated with someone who is bullied, because I don’t allow that to happen any more at all.” [14:54]

“I was very lucky because I had a grandmother who just believed in me to a fault...I think that is the greatest gift you can give a child, even if you don’t think that it is possible. And many years later my grandmother told me, ‘I can’t believe you got it all done!” [24:57]

“I want to make the real world, reality, just a little bit more bearable for people. I want to bring magic to peoples’ lives.”  [44:31]

 

FOLLOW CHRIS:

 

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

FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/34p3txE

TWITTER: https://bit.ly/36zJVIM

 

BOOKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

The Wishing Spell: https://amzn.to/2CdBCV6 [2:51]

 

Nov 7, 2019

Welcome to another episode of Conversations with Tom with guest Richard Dawkins, one of the leaders of a group of thinkers promoting rationality and the scientific method in an era where supernatural thinking appears to be gaining steam. In this episode, Dawkins describes the awe and wonder that scientific investigation can induce, discusses the history of time, and talks about how important it is to pursue the truth.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Richard explains why truth is evolutionarily important [0:37]

Richard advocates believing in evidence to avoid the echo chamber effect [1:36]

Why are some people attracted to mystical answers and supernatural nonsense? [3:41]

Is occasional self-delusion healthy? [4:53]

Richard talks about how astronomy and astrology both tap into awe, but only one is true [6:31]

Richard describes the motivation behind Outgrowing God [8:19]

Richard describes the wonders of natural life [9:44]

Richard shares his journey to becoming a scientist [12:38]

Richard debunks the idea of intelligent design [14:37]

Richard explains the history of life, and how recently human beings appeared [18:03]

Richard and Tom discuss cultural adaptation [20:10]

Richard strongly advocates investigating reality, and skeptical rationality [25:08]

Richard and Tom discuss mentalists, conjurors, and magicians [26:00]

Richard and Tom discuss whether a scientific worldview will lead to a more fulfilled life [29:55]

Richard advocates that we create the purpose in our life [32:42]

Richard and Tom discuss the biology of emotions, love and beauty [33:48]

Richard explains how we know that evolution is real [36:24]

 

FOLLOW RICHARD:

WEBSITE: www.richarddawkins.net

INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/33s2c8U

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

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

Nov 5, 2019

Acknowledged “spirit junkie” and best-selling author Gabrielle Bernstein has devoted her life to helping people unpack and overcome the deep trauma that leads to so many forms of chronic physical and mental illnesses. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Gabrielle Bernstein discusses faith, patience, meditation, therapy and addiction. Her compassion, wisdom and incredible drive shine through as she discusses how to overcome the addiction to judging the self and others, how to change your belief system, and how to develop a spiritual relationship of your own understanding.

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SHOW NOTES:

“How can I decide to stop feeling bad?” [3:33]

Gabrielle describes the point where your meditation stops working [5:29]

Gabrielle explains how her faith helped her deal with buried trauma [7:18]

The healing process begins by recognizing the real roots of the trauma [11:50]

Gabrielle describes the EMDR therapy process  [13:26]

Gabrielle explains the emotional freedom technique, or “tapping” [16:01]

Gabrielle advocates transcendental meditation and using a mantra [18:32]

How do you practice not believing your own judgments [22:55]

Gabrielle explains how judgment is an addiction [25:17]

Gabrielle shares her story of getting clean from addiction [26:48]

Gabrielle advocates developing a spiritual relationship of your own understanding [29:15]

Gabrielle and Tom discuss patience and faith [31:30]

Gabrielle and Tom discuss the benefits of meditation, relaxation and calm [41:59]

What’s wrong with the mindset that “if I don’t make it happen, it won’t happen” [45:56]

Gabrielle describes how the feeling of unworthiness holds us back [47:24]

Gabrielle explains how to choose new belief systems [49:41]

Gabrielle shares the impact she wants to have on the world [52:11]

 

QUOTES:

 

“Judging yourself is just another form of addiction.” [25:09]

“Once you start to develop a spiritual relationship of your own understanding, you’ll notice wild synchronicities in your life. You’ll notice invisible doors open for you.” [29:48]

“People really dwell in the belief system, particularly in America, that ‘if I don’t make it happen it’s not gonna happen’. So patience is the opposite of that, and is terrifying to that belief system.” [46:44]

 

FOLLOW:

 

WEBSITE: gabbybernstein.com

INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/2pr5ieL

FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/31QSRWI

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

 

 

BOOKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

 

Super Attractor https://amzn.to/31RRKG9 [2:53]

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