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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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Jul 30, 2020

Dr. Caroline Leaf is a powerhouse researcher dedicated to unlocking the human mind’s untapped potential. And that potential looks to be almost limitless. On this episode of Health Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Caroline Leaf explains the biological processes that constitute thoughts, feelings and choices, emphasizes the importance of becoming more aware, and describes the latest brain research, including exciting findings about how to change your biological age through mind management.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

[1:06] Form Your Identity: Caroline explains why your identity is so important, and how to consolidate and strengthen it.

[6:48] Think, Feel, Choose: Caroline describes the biological processes that underlie making choices and building identity.

[14:43] The Science of Thought: Caroline uses the analogy of ocean waves to explain how the brain functions.

[23:43] How to Become Aware: Awareness is strongly linked to empathy, and requires you to stand back and observe your own choices and reactions.

[28:45] 5 Steps for Mind Management: Even if you are not conscious of it, and even if you don’t remember it, your choices and habits will change your brain on a physical level.

[44:03] The Latest Researcher: You can change your biological age by controlling your brain functions.

 

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WEBSITE: drleaf.com/

INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/

FACEBOOK: facebook.com/drleaf/

TWITTER: twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf

APP: https://theswitch.app

 

 

Jul 28, 2020

Recently Success Magazine honored it’s “New Thought Leaders”, a group of influencers who can lead you to your brightest future. This episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu features nine of the other leaders on that list: Gabby Bernstein, Lewis Howes, Brendon Burchard, Trent Shelton, Rachel Hollis, Gary Vaynerchuk, Tim Ferriss, Jay Shetty, and Marie Forleo. They discuss their most heartbreaking losses, their most profound failures, and their toughest battles. And of course, they explain how they overcame their struggles. Find out how to deal with even severe mental illness, what the one belief is that unlocks all other useful beliefs, some surprising secrets to achieving truly extraordinary things, and why sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is, “I need help.”

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Gabby Bernstein shares why even in deep depression she celebrated good things [1:20]

Gabby and Tom discuss depression, medication, and spirituality [3:34]

Lewis Howes explains that his ambition came from the need to be accepted [5:09]

Brendon Burchard says his community keeps him going and pushes him forward [7:54]

Trent Shelton’s only real fear is to succeed at the wrong things [11:20]

You’ll never win the war until you face reality head on [13:13]

Rachel Hollis shares the story of his brother’s suicide [14:44]

Gary Vaynerchuk is fully in love everyone he encounters, including himself [21:13]

Tim Ferriss explains why you should set really low expectations [24:27]

Tim defines “writer’s block” as self-imposed performance anxiety [27:00]

Jay Shetty explains how to find your passion and fix your relationships [28:48]

Marie Forleo shares the one belief that unlocks all the other important beliefs [33:37]

 

QUOTES:

 

“Feeling isolated as a child, to my mind, is the scariest thing because that leads to depression.” [6:10]

 

“You’ll never win your war by running from your battles.” [13:24]

 

“Beliefs are a choice, and every choice can be changed.” [34:20]

 

FOLLOW:

 

Gabby Bernstein: gabbybernstein.com/

Lewis Howes: lewishowes.com/podcast 

Tom’s appearance on Lewis Howes: lewishowes.com/podcast/tom-bilyeu/

Brendon Burchard: brendon.com/

Trent Shelton: trentshelton.com/home

Rachel Hollis: msrachelhollis.com/

Gary Vaynerchuk: garyvaynerchuk.com/

Tim Ferriss: tim.blog/

Jay Shetty: jayshetty.me/

Marie Forleo: marieforleo.com/

Jul 23, 2020

Righteous indignation is personally intoxicating, culturally powerful and incredibly motivating. It also doesn’t necessarily align with reality, as shown by the fact that opposite sides of many issues are often equally righteous and equally angry. So how do we move past righteous indignation to look at problems like racism in terms of realistic solutions and honest tradeoffs? On this episode of Conversations with Tom, the brilliant young intellectual Coleman Hughes discusses the ways that our national debate about race has gone far off the rails. He also points out real-world solutions to some smaller problems that have actually worked, and strongly advocates that we adopt a more facts-based mindset on the bigger issues.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Coleman and Tom discuss music and the music industry [0:36]

Coleman describes the experience of taking online classes [2:24]

Tom and Coleman discuss social distancing, COVID-19 and authority [5:04]

Coleman talks about why he would prefer Obama to be president currently [9:48]

Coleman discusses the current state of racial conversations [18:00]

Coleman explains why he is willing to wade into the debates about race [22:58]

Almost anyone who has had a hard life and become successful doesn’t play victim [29:10]

Coleman says the cultural zeitgeist on race is getting things deeply wrong [35:45]

Coleman asks why people need to feel that they are victims of racism [38:29]

One of the worst things about growing up poor is not having actual role models [47:17]

What if creating wealth is more important than political power? [51:17]

Righteous indignation feels incredible, but it cannot be trusted [59:48]

Coleman explains why he actually favors dismantling police over defunding police [1:04:41]

Coleman describes ways to get police out of certain work while still reducing crime [1:12:26]

Coleman and Tom discuss whether there is a culture of murder [1:17:50]

How are we going to improve the quality of police forces? [1:23:26]

Coleman explains why sometimes he has answers, and other times he doesn’t [1:28:29]

Coleman argues against the connection between capitalism and racism [1:34:26]

Why do so many people take the same side on wildly disparate issues? [1:44:07]

Some people just aren’t swayed by logic, so what should be done? [1:50:49]

Coleman’s approach to music is completely intuitive [1:55:15]

 

FOLLOW COLEMAN:

 

WEBSITE: https://colemanhughes.org/ 

INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/coleman_hughes/

FACEBOOK: facebook.com/colemancruzhughes1/

TWITTER: twitter.com/coldxman 

Jul 21, 2020

NASCAR Champion Kurt Busch knows a thing or two about winning. The longest-tenured active driver in the Cup Series has not only won, but won consistently in just about every kind of race. On this Episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Kurt Busch breaks down exactly what constitutes a champion’s mindset. He explains the importance of preparation, describes how to build the courage necessary to take insane risks, and talks about how important honesty and clarity are. He also discusses the need to be incredibly competitive, and shares his story of how he learned to harness his own aggressiveness, drive and desire. 

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SHOW NOTES:

 

What does it take to win consistently? [2:33]

What does pushing hard really look like? [3:38]

Tom and Kurt discuss how important an obsessive desire to succeed is [4:28]

Kurt credits his parent’s blue-collar upbringing for his mindset [7:21]

Courage, inclination, intuition and luck are the ingredients to becoming a great driver [9:15]

Kurt talks about how preparation leads to courage [11:50]

You are only as good as the people you surround yourself with [14:57]

Kurt says that he still loves racing, and that’s why he keeps doing it [15:56]

Kurt wears his emotions on his sleeve, and it led to a rocky relationship with the media [18:15]

Kurt tells the story of how he turned an independent team to a contender [22:19]

Honesty, taking responsibility and clarity are key for leadership [24:24]

Kurt and Tom discuss the need for competitiveness and aggression [26:32]

Kurt explains how he deals with losses and failure [31:31]

What’s the next phase for Kurt’s life? [33:02]

Kurt shares the impact he wants to have on the world [35:35]

 

QUOTES:

 

“You’re only as good as the people you surround yourself with.” [15:53]

 

“Each day is an opportunity to win something.” [3:04]

 

“I can tell you more vividly and in detail about the losses than some of the wins.” [31:39]

 

FOLLOW:

 

WEBSITE: shopkurtbusch.com

INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/2UeaJsD 

FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/2xKnXWL 

TWITTER: https://bit.ly/2QAH1gP 

Jul 16, 2020

After being diagnosed with Progressive Multiple Sclerosis, Terry Wahls depended on a tilt-recline wheelchair for four years. However, she realized that she could improve her health on a cellular level by focusing on lifestyle and diet. Her incredible story of recovery is really a story of creating health and vitality, instead of focusing on treating the symptoms of disease. On this episode of Health Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Dr. Terry Wahls explains how a focus on cellular health can lead to extraordinary outcomes, even for people struggling with severe chronic illness.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

[0:00] Fight for Your Life: Terry shares the story of how she responded to her diagnosis of Progressive MS.

[7:49] Focus on Mitochondria: Terry describes the importance of mitochondria and talks about why she focused on them.

[18:28] How to Create Health: Drugs treat symptoms but they do not create health. Terry shares stories of transformation due to diet and lifestyle changes.

[23:41] Cytokines 101: Terry explains how wear and tear is repaired in cells, and why the process can become overactive, leading to inflammation.

[27:48] Be Your Own Case Study: Why you should definitely pay attention to research, but you still have to figure out what works for you.

[31:36] Eat These Foods: Terry defines a good diet, and talks about which foods to add to your diet and which to eliminate.

 

FOLLOW TERRY:

 

WEBSITE: terrywahls.com

INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/drterrywahls/

FACEBOOK: facebook.com/TerryWahls/

TWITTER: twitter.com/terrywahls

Jul 14, 2020

Founder of both Diapers.com and Jet.com, and now CEO of Walmart eCommerce, Marc Lore has had a success streak that is astonishing by any standard. Fortunately for everyone else, he is more than happy to share the habits, mindset and traits that have allowed him to become so accomplished. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, serial entrepreneur and multi-billionaire Marc Lore explains how to raise capital when you are just starting out, how to hire and lead employees, and how to make progress towards your goals no matter what you are right now.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Marc credits his attitude of “billions or body bags” with his success [2:26]

Tom and Marc discuss having your back against the wall and being aggressive [5:16]

Marc hires self-motivated people and then makes sure he doesn’t micromanage them [7:55]

Marc looks for traits instead of experience for start-up companies [8:58]

Never ask a question in an interview that someone could have prepared for [10:52]

People who went to really good schools have a hard time taking risk [14:15]

Marc shares the story of applying to a business school he had almost no chance at [15:48]

Marc never accepts that something is impossible unless it literally has a 0% probability [18:48]

Marc believes that you are born and raised with some traits, but most can be developed [20:19]

Marc focuses on caring, kindness and empathy when raising his kids [22:27]

When Marc was a kid he was quite entrepreneurial, and got into stocks at 10 years old [23:26]

Marc talks about why his first investors were willing to take a risk on him [26:21]

Tom and Marc discuss how to help someone build desire [27:48]

Marc explains how he deals with doubters [31:04]

Great execution is better than great ideas [33:35]

The way to deal with failure is not to dwell on it, but be objective about progress [35:49]

People want to be understood, and empathy is the most important leadership quality [37:23]

Entrepreneurs should be thinking about vision, capital and people over 80% of the time [39:18]

For core values to be core, there have to be 3 or less [41:29]

Marc shows how he raised money in the beginning [43:18]

Marc shares the impact he wants to have on the world [46:23]

 

QUOTES:

 

“I’m not gonna accept that it can’t be done unless somebody proves that it’s a zero probability...And it’s typically the stuff that’s really close to zero--nobody else is touching--that’s where the big opportunities are.”  [18:50]

“Every time somebody says something can’t be done, there’s also a part of me that gets a little bit excited.” [32:13]

“Today’s today. What’s the biggest step you can take today, towards your vision? How do you make the most progress towards the vision, today?” [35:10]

 

FOLLOW:

 

TWITTER: https://bit.ly/2PJmaXU 

Jul 9, 2020

Sociologist and physician Nicholas Christakis, named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine, is on the forefront of research into human social networks and the evolutionary and biosocial determinants of behavior, emotions and health. In this conversation with host Tom Bilyeu, the best-selling author of “Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society” discusses everything from grieving elephants to colonies on Mars and future sex robots. He explains why good human impulses are eventually more powerful than antagonism and division, describes experiments where interaction with artificial intelligence improves peoples’ behavior towards each other, and expresses hopeful optimism about our ability to constantly expand the moral sphere and upgrade the social contract.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Why are we cultural animals in the first place? What is the capacity for culture? [1:00]

Nicholas advocates that there is more that unites humanity than there is that divides us [4:43]

People don’t really think that their life experience is dictated by their group membership [7:12]

When travelling, at first people seem so different, but soon it’s clear how similar we are [9:38]

Nicholas discusses the ability of elephants to feel grief, and why faces are different [13:35]

Elephants will teach each other how to raid human crops [18:11]

Nicholas explains the power of grief, and the way it is so different from other emotions [20:26]

Nicholas talks about the rituals surrounding grief, and how they reconnect people [24:20]

Nicholas uses whaling to describe how the human moral sphere has expanded [28:28]

Nicholas shares stories of being a hospice doctor [30:33]

Nicholas talks about how important active listening is, especially as a hospice doctor [37:49]

Nicholas explains how to talk to someone who is dying [41:55]

Nicholas then explains the basic principles on how to break bad news [46:21]

Nicholas discusses colonizing Mars and why he thinks it is inevitable [49:43]

Nicholas and Tom discuss Shackleton and shipwrecks [53:11]

How does artificial intelligence change the way humans interact with each other? [56:43]

Nicholas talks about sex robots, and how we may need a new social contract [1:01:15]

How will we program AI, and how will it affect human society? [1:04:27]

Nicholas describes an experiment where robots encouraged human sociality [1:13:47]

 

FOLLOW NICHOLAS:

 

WEBSITE: https://bit.ly/3eepkx7 

FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/2Nber36 

TWITTER: https://bit.ly/3d9eWFt 

Jul 7, 2020

We live in a culture that tells us that some emotions are bad. Unfortunately, these same “bad” emotions are unavoidable for anyone aiming to live a meaningful life. As a result, many of us spend much of our lives in conflict with our own emotions, stuck in self-narratives that no longer serve us. Thankfully, on this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Harvard Psychologist Susan David shows us a way out of this self-destructive internal conflict. She explains how to use your “negative” emotions to connect with your core values (which you can learn more about by taking this quiz here: http://quiz.susandavid.com/s3/eai ). She also discusses the dangers of focusing on being right, the power of self-compassion and importance of emotional agility.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Emotions are data but they are not directives [1:33]

How we approach our thoughts, emotions and stories determines our quality of life [3:48]

What do you do when you realize the stories you tell yourself no longer serve you? [6:26]

Our culture tells us some emotions are bad, so we get in conflict with our emotions [11:50]

Only dead people never feel stress, anger, agitation or fear [14:15]

How do you uncover what your emotions are really trying to tell you? [17:35]

Technology has outstripped our ability to thrive [20:32]

Susan explains how to understand your emotions in a more specific way [22:53]

Our minds can convince us that we are right, even if it destroys our relationships [28:04]

Susan describes the process of recognizing our emotions and stories for what they are [31:39]

Even if the gods tell you that you’re right, you still have to decide who you want to be [33:46]

Being seen and belonging are core human needs [36:35]

Tom and Susan discuss the “tyranny of positivity” [38:30]

Success is living a life concordant with your values [41:43]

Susan shares the impact she wants to have on the world [47:08]

 

QUOTES:

 

“Some of our stories were written on mental chalkboards at age 3.” [5:53]

 

“Our thoughts, our emotions and our stories aren’t good or bad. They just are.” [10:53]

 

“Discomfort is the price of ambition to a meaningful life.” [14:43]

 

FOLLOW:

 

WEBSITE: susandavid.com 

INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/3eyCLaP 

FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/2ZMoP9d 

TWITTER: https://bit.ly/2XdezFp 

Jul 2, 2020

You should eat more protein, and yes, that means red meat. This statement might surprise some audiences, but it is based on the fundamentally sound science that high muscle strength is independently associated with lower all cause mortality. Dr. Gabrielle Lyon has been on the forefront of “muscle-centric medicine” for years, and here’s what really is surprising. She became obsessed with the concept because of her work with palliative care, dementia and geriatrics. On this episode of Health Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Gabrielle Lyon explains why muscle should be viewed as a vital organ which protects against everything from Alzheimer’s to COVID-19. She discusses the optimal high-protein diet, strongly advocates that everyone engage in resistance training, and explains why people should focus on gaining muscle instead of focusing on losing fat.

Check out Gabrielle's online course to learn more: https://muscle-centric.lpages.co/muscle-centric-event/

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Gabrielle explains what “muscle-centric medicine” is [1:09]

Why you should focus on building muscle instead of focusing on losing fat [2:14]

Gabrielle explains the function of muscle as an organ [5:14]

The more muscle you have, the more likely you are to live [8:57]

Gabrielle explains why she prioritizes changing diet versus changing exercise patterns [12:19]

Eat high quality protein, which means eating animal protein [15:32]

Gabrielle discusses the importance of getting your first meal right [22:34]

Gabrielle explains why she eats carbohydrates later in the day [25:00]

Gabrielle describes the herbs she uses to improve her health [27:07]

Gabrielle started muscle-centric medicine because of her work with palliative care [30:13]

Gabrielle explains why lack of muscle leads to dementia and inflammation [34:43]

Diseases of obesity are not diseases of “over-fat”. They are “under-muscle”. [36:53]

Gabrielle defines how much protein you should eat given how much you weigh [41:05]

Gabrielle says the number one thing people should do is eat more red meat [44:22]

 

FOLLOW GABRIELLE:

 

WEBSITE: https://drgabriellelyon.com/ 

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/drgabriellelyon/ 

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/doctorgabriellelyon/ 

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/drgabriellelyon 

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