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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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Sep 29, 2020

Addiction. Where does it originate from, what keeps us coming back to feed it, and how can we leverage it into a strength? On this episode of Impact Theory, Olympic silver-medalist Dotsie Bausch joins Tom Bilyeu to discuss such matters and explore the full depth of addictive habits to show how you can take control of your addictions and re-aim them towards new-productive outlets. They speak about the drive that suffering breeds, the other side of addiction and pain, how we are all addicted to something, how Dotsie re-aimed her addictive tendencies towards cycling, the impact therapy had on her life, why you shouldn’t be afraid to enter ‘the darkness,’ and how pushing yourself always leads to growth.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Beginnings | Dotsie shares her story of first picking up cycling. [0:31]

Suffering | Dotsie discusses body dysmorphia, anorexia, and how discipline ties in. [2:54]

Sickness | Dotsie discusses how she pointed her pain towards hardcore Olympic training. [5:53]

The Other Side | Dotsie shares how she overcame anorexia and ‘flipped the coin.’ [8:52]

Addiction | Dotsie discusses how relinking the mind and body leads to powerful healing. [13:22]

Fear | Dotsie shares how her addictions was her best friend and worst enemy. [16:42]

Cycling | Dotsie discusses how she began to point her obsession towards cycling. [20:00]

Miles | Dotsie shares how she went from inexperienced in cycling to ‘Olympic ready.’ [24:26]

Go Harder | Dotsie discusses why she kept pushing herself in pursuit of greatness. [27:02]

Compete | Dotsie discusses being competitive with oneself versus others. [30:25]

The Darkness | Dotsie shares what it means to ‘go to a deep dark place.’ [32:55]

Growth | Dotsie reveals how improvement is always the reward to pushing yourself. [36:56]

Anger Stick | Dotsie shares her story of using an anger stick to release emotions. [37:59]

Hindsight | Dotsie discusses how her story is filled with many times of not giving up. [42:46]

 

QUOTES:

 

“I just knew that I loved cycling and it was going to take suffering. I had learned that much, and so I was going to have to get good at suffering.” [28:22]

 

“When you think that you are broken and you couldn’t possibly go another step, you’re only 40% of the way there.” [33:46]

 

“I knew there was no way to getting better unless I got pretty damn uncomfortable almost every single time.” [35:46]

 

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Sep 24, 2020

Vitamin D, gut health, and your microbiome. What actions must we take today to build ourselves up for a lifetime of undeniable health? How do we know if our diet, supplements, and environment are causing us harm rather than good? On this episode of Health Theory, Dr. Joel Gould joins Tom Bilyeu to address these questions head on and discuss the hidden benefits of Vitamin D that no one seems to be talking about. They reveal the root causes of symptomatic health problems, how your gut is influenced by Vitamin D, the negative impact of the vegan diet, how the key to aging is deuterium, why you should be eating grass-fed, which supplements to take and when, and the ‘must-dos’ to achieving optimal health.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Intro | Dr. Gould shares his story of Crohn’s Disease, weight change, and treatment. [0:18]

Root Causes | Dr. Gould introduces the importance of Vitamin D for a healthy gut. [4:59]

Your Gut | Dr. Gould discusses why he’s only one of few that are championing Vitamin D. [7:42]

Early Signs | Dr. Gould discusses oral health and the discoveries of Dr. Weston A. Price. [11:11]

Discovery | Dr. Gould shares the scientific discovery of Vitamin D. [13:37]

Trial & Error | Dr. Gould shares what the groundwork laid by Dr. Weston A. Price led to. [17:01]

Poison | Dr. Gould shares why he refers to big-pharma as petrochemicals. [20:20]

Health | Dr. Gould discusses the connection between the sun, diet, and Vitamin D. [24:05]

Father Time | Dr. Gould discusses what deuterium is and how it ages us. [26:54]

Grass-Fed | Dr. Gould reveals how humans evolved to eat things that ate grass. [31:47]

Seed Oils | Dr. Gould lists and discusses the common seed oils we need to avoid. [35:07]

The Villains | Dr. Gould discusses the villains that are causing harm to our health. [36:52]

Evolutionary Level | Dr. Gould defines the levels of Vitamin D for optimal health. [39:02]

The Third Villain | Dr. Gould discusses the effects of Vitamin D deficiency. [41:00]

Nutrient Density | Dr. Gould reveals why a vegan diet is not as healthy as you may think. [47:18]

Breaking Down | Dr. Gould how your diet and health decisions add up over a lifetime. [54:18]

K2 | Dr. Gould discusses Vitamin K2, its benefits, and how we get it. [58:29]

Supplements | Dr. Gould reveals the vitamins and minerals he supplements for. [1:01:55]

Children | Dr. Gould discusses the power of sleep has for children’s development. [01:06:01]

What You Can Do | Dr. Gould reveals his ‘must-dos’ for optimal health. [1:09:30]

 

QUOTES:

 

“… do not eat industrial seed oils, do not eat processed carbohydrates and sugar.” [25:42]

 

“We literally utilize sunlight for so much more than Vitamin D. It literally charges the water in our bodies.” [40:50]

 

“If you’re not sleeping properly, you are not repairing and regenerating. Simple as that.” [41:52]

 

“Vitamin D literally is the power of sunlight in our bodes and that’s what keeps us young.” [45:39]

 

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Sep 22, 2020

Life can be chock full of obstacles, plateaus, and seasons of stress. How do you overcome these setbacks, push through, and come out on the other side with strength and growth? On this episode of Impact Theory, Tom Bilyeu sits down to answer your questions and provide deeper insight into the power of having a solutions based mindset. He discusses how growth isn’t limited by age, how understanding your audience is key, what to do when stress is overwhelming, how to break through the plateaus of life, and how to know when to push your team further than they’ve gone before.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Growth at Any Age | Tom reveals why you should be learning up until the day you die. [0:46] Understanding Audience | Tom discusses the YouTube algorithm and how to utilize it. [4:38]

Tackling Stress | Tom shares his methods and mindset to deal with overwhelming stress. [9:12]

Overcoming Plateaus | Tom reveals how identifying your weaknesses leads to growth. [13:43]

Leading Others | Tom shares how to gauge the amount of drive to instill in others. [19:17]

 

QUOTES:

 

“If you’re not taking in new ideas, then you can’t get new ideas out.” [3:52]

 

“How you frame these opportunities is going to determine how you react to it at a physiological level.” [10:52]

 

“…it’s as important to judge a cultural fit as it is to judge a skillset fit.” [23:08]

 

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Sep 18, 2020

Values, priorities, and the ‘non-negotiables.’ What do you do if your significant other isn’t valuing the same things as you and may not be walking through life with the same growth mindset? On this episode of Relationship Theory, Tom and Lisa Bilyeu sit down to discuss how you can take your relationship to a deeper level of connection through communication and a mutual understanding of shared values. They discuss how to approach your significant other when change may be needed in their life, how to open up the lines to a deeper form of communication, and the importance of openly sharing each other’s values and priorities.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Initiating | Lisa and Tom discuss approaching a significant other about much-needed changes in their life. [00:27]

Opening Up | Tom and Lisa share how to open the lines of communication. [1:50]

Breaking Through | Lisa and Tom share how to talk to a significant other who may not have a growth mindset. [5:39]

Values | Tom and Lisa discuss the importance of why couples should be openly sharing their values. [7:51]

Compassion | Lisa and Tom share how to give constructive criticism in a relationship without sounding superior. [11:20]

Balance | Tom and Lisa discuss the balance of priorities, values, and sacrifices in a relationship. [13:25]

Cut the BS | Tom and Lisa discuss the importance of brutal honesty in a relationship. [16:20]

 

QUOTES:

 

“If you don’t carve out that space and say that these are my non-negotiables, you end up in a world of hurt.” [1:20]

 

“What are the rules of this relationship? What are the values? What are the things that we as a couple are going to decide that we value together?” [7:51]

 

“Things that are right, move you towards your goals. Things that are wrong, move you away from your goals.” [13:07]

 

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Sep 17, 2020

Ideas and the power of your brain. How can we access untapped potential, at what age do we begin to face mental limitations, and where does neuroscience fit into all of this? On this episode of Impact Theory, New York Times bestselling author and neuroscientist David Eagleman sits down with Tom Bilyeu to answer these questions and address such matters as the neuroplasticity of the brain, the science behind ‘learning,’ how childhood is a crucial time for development, and the future of neuroscience. They discuss the flexibility of the brain at any age, where ideas originate from, the importance of affection and love to a child, how to experience major breakthroughs as an adult, the mysteries yet to be unlocked within the human brain, and what the future may look like within augmentation and neuroscience.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Brain Power | David reveals how the brain remains flexible at any age. [0:23]

Renewal | David addresses immortality, death, and neuroplasticity. [3:13]

Change | Tom and David discuss why we change more in our youth than adulthood. [9:35]

Parenting | David reveals what parent’s can do to spark mental growth in their children. [13:25]

Ideas | David reveals how there really are no truly new ideas, only repackaged ones. [18:09]

Feedback | David discusses the blend of nature and nurture that makes up who we are. [20:08]

Child’s Needs | David speaks about the inputs needed for a child’s brain to develop. [26:32]

Love | David reveals how love is such a powerful moving force in our development. [30:10]

Mental Real Estate | David reveals how the brain is a system in battle for real estate. [33:22]

Babbling | David discusses when and why children need to try to truly learn. [37:21]

Relevance | David reveals how learning young and having feedback is crucial. [41:44]

Breakthroughs | David discusses how breakthroughs can occur in the adult brain. [49:14]

Perspective | David reveals how we see the world differently based on our brain’s wiring. [55:36]

Staying Fresh | David discusses taking on new ventures and steep learning curves. [57:32]

NeoSensory | David reveals the discoveries his company and industry are making. [1:00:10]

New Experiences | David discusses the current and new technologies coming out. [1:12:39]

Changes | David reveals what areas of the brain may change due to augmentation. [1:15:01]

Memory | David walks us through the process of memory and how we remember. [1:18:48]

Mysteries | David reveals how little we really know about the human brain. [1:22:19]

Being Human | David discusses the core functions of the brain. [1:24:33]

The Future | David reveals what’s on the horizon for advancements in neuroscience. [1:29:00]

Physical | David discusses how far we will be able to push physical augmentations. [1:35:50]

The Button | David and Tom discuss whether or not they want to see the distant future. [1:39:19]

Twitter | David and Tom discuss whether the vitriol on Twitter truly reflects society. [1:45:03]

Stabbing Hands | David discusses why, how, and when we truly experience empathy. [1:49:00]

 

QUOTES:

 

“Genius is a young man’s game.” [0:23]

 

“Man lives two lives. The second one begins when he realizes he has just one.” [5:23]

 

“There is no such thing as a thought out of the blue. Everything builds on what you have been exposed to.”  [18:40]

 

“It doesn’t matter what you look at, it matters what you see.” [55:36]

 

“If you could see society 500 or 1,000 years from now, I think it’s going to be unrecognizable to us in terms of people don’t just think of this as their ‘self,’ but they’ve got a ‘self’ that is greatly extended.” [1:38:43]

 

“Does your brain care about other people? It depends.” [1:49:05]

 

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Sep 15, 2020

Strength, drive, and perseverance. How do we awaken these traits within us, ignite them to the fullest, and use them as a driving force towards reaching our goals? Two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank joins Tom Bilyeu on this episode of Impact Theory to discuss such questions and how each of us has the ability to persevere past hurdles in life, smash through walls, and reach new horizons. She shares what drives her work ethic that some describe as ‘legendary,’ the power of belief and a competitive mindset, why you should always be aiming, how the sharp edges of life shape us, how to overcome and master the mind, and where self-identity comes from.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Legendary Work Ethic | Hilary shares how sports instilled a drive and ability to persevere. [0:53]

Believe It | Hilary shares how her mom pushed her to work for what she wanted. [4:22]

Competitive | Hilary shares the positives of taking on a competitive mindset. [6:12]

From 0 to 1 |  Hilary discusses the constant state of reinventing oneself. [10:13]

Keep Aiming | “You always aim for the bullseye, but you don’t always hit it.” - Clint Eastwood [13:48]

Step Into the Sharp Edges | Hilary discusses why you should always be doing things that scare you. [15:51]

Compassion | Hilary shares her story that led to the creation of The Hilaroo Foundation. [19:48]

Purpose | Hilary discusses why ‘empowering the underdog’ is her passion. [22:43]

Overcoming the Mind | Hilary shares her insane transformation during ‘Million Dollar Baby.’ [24:28]

Reach Out & Trust Others | Hilary shares how she overcame claustrophobia. [27:41]

Prepare | Hilary discusses the ‘secret sauce’ to preparing for a role. [33:08]

Horizons | Hilary discusses what’s next for her career. [36:06]

Identity | Hilary talks about what defines her and how it goes far beyond just winning Academy Awards. [40:02]

A Second Act | Hilary shares her goals now that she’s back in the creative game. [45:20]

On Point | Tom shares praise for Hilary and how you can continue to follow her. [48:38]

 

QUOTES:

 

“Our biggest competitor is really ourselves.” [5:51]

 

“And so that is super important to be competitive with other people because they’re the ones that push us out of our comfort zone that we didn’t even know we were living in.” [8:15]

 

“I have this motto. Make a choice, make it happen, and work everyday towards whatever that goal is. Step into the sharp edges, do something that scares you, don’t pull away and don’t overthink.”  [15:51]

 

“This is what I love about acting; it’s that I get this opportunity to see how every human being has a similar quality, but then they have this thing that makes them different. We all have our unique story.” [34:03]

 

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Sep 10, 2020

Elite athlete, best-selling author and leading proponent of the primal diet, Mark Sisson believes that the lifestyle our primal ancestors engaged in, the food they ate, and the amount of sun they got are still optimal today. On this episode of Health Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Mark Sisson explains how to tap into that primal lifestyle and live an awesome life where you enjoy what you eat, you don’t have constant cravings, and you still burn excess fat and extend your longevity. He talks about the healing power of collagen, the crucial importance of metabolic flexibility, and why there’s no need to sacrifice daily pleasure for good health.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Mark wants people to be pain-free, to enjoy their food, to be able to move around easily [0:24]

Mark explains what fulfillment means to him [3:45]

Mark and Tom discuss the limits to how much fulfillment money can really buy [4:43]

Mark explains why he has evolved to embrace metabolic flexibility [7:54]

You don’t need as many calories as you think you do [11:55]

How does diet change the number of mitochondria? [13:51]

When your body gets good at burning fat, hunger and cravings start to disappear [19:54]

The brain’s usage of calories throughout the day does not vary much [24:32]

Mark explains why animal protein is better than plant protein [28:21]

Mark talks about why you need to eat nose-to-tail for ligament health [31:51]

Mark explains why collagen peptides are so important [36:04]

You cannot get everything you need from a plant-based diet without supplements [39:07]

Mark argues that there is no one right answer for diet [44:03]

Mark is unwilling to sacrifice daily pleasure simply for marginal additional longevity [48:18]

Mark wishes he could spend the rest of his life eating peanuts and drinking beer [50:30]

Mark feels that the coronavirus pandemic has been utterly mismanaged [52:19]

Mark prioritizes Vitamin D over even exercise [56:45]

Mark and Tom discuss energy drinks and whether they work on a regular basis [1:01:43]

 

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Sep 8, 2020

Purpose. What drives it, how does one discover it, and what’s it all for? Jay Shetty, purpose coach, former monk, and now best-selling author, is regarded as a world expert on such matters. In this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Jay Shetty answers these questions and many more as he takes us on a journey of discovering one’s own passion, strengths, and purpose. He shares his story of becoming a monk, the lessons he learned on dharma and zen, his equation for discovering purpose with passion, how to recognize and develop your true strengths, and how leaning into service leads to a life of peace and gratitude.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Jay answers the question, “How close to encapsulating the notion of thinking like a monk can one get?” [1:04]

Jay defines the meaning of dharma and discusses his equation for discovering purpose with passion [2:24]

Passion through compassion; Jay discusses how pain can drive our passions [5:00]

Jay discusses job crafting and the notion, “It’s not part of my job, it’s how I see my job.” [7:59]

Seeking beauty; how to escape the “woe is me” mentality [10:25]

Jay shares how to recognize and develop your strengths; overcoming the ‘monkey mind’ [13:32]

Hard skills and soft skills; Jay discusses the difference and how to approach each one [18:15]

Peace and purpose; Jay discusses what it’s all for [19:28]

Connecting purpose and meaning to strength; Jay shares how monks tap into service [23:08]

The “Mother of Orphans;” Jay shares the inspiring story of Sindhutai Sapkal [25:50]

No longer a monk; Jay shares his story of seeking council and leaving the ashram [28:09]

Re-contextualizing reciprocity; Jay shares his story of service and giving to others [33:48]

Emptying oneself to seek zen; Jay shares the story of the ‘Overflowing Teacup’ [38:22]

Escaping the victim mentality; Jay discusses the pitfalls of not having a positive mindset [41:20]

Sight, scent, and sound; Jay defines the ‘3 S model’ and its importance [46:46]

Training your mind for presence; Building the ‘search for joy’ into your daily routine [54:35]

The power and practicality within Jay’s book, ‘Think Like a Monk’ [57:21]

 

QUOTES:

 

“It’s not part of my job, it’s how I see my job.” [8:18]

 

“The one way to know your strengths is to ask yourself, “What do you do that you feel the most confident doing?”” [15:55]

 

“There’s nothing gained out of feeling sorry for yourself.” [43:48]

 

 

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Sep 3, 2020

Futurist Jamie Metzl, author of “Hacking Darwin”, thinks a lot about gene editing, geopolitics and the future of science. On this episode of Conversations with Tom, Jamie Hetzl talks about the future of genetic engineering, the moral questions surrounding it, and the kinds of values he hopes we uphold while charting the course of our own evolution. He and Tom also discuss culture wars, science fiction and the potential problems with immortality.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Jamie discusses his book Hacking Darwin and how we can now influence evolution [0:26]

Jamie forecasts what we will evolve into a thousand years from now [2:20]

Jamie tells the story of natural evolution [5:29]

Jamie talks about how we will be able to eliminate genetic diseases [9:05]

Real science that’s happening now feels like science fiction [14:01]

At first genetic modifications will seem shocking, but then they’ll become normal [16:58]

Do we really want natural people, or do we want steroids and genetic modifications? [19:56]

Jamie tries to figure out where we should draw the line on genetic modification [23:53]

Jamie discusses the moral difficulties with genetic modification [27:03]

Jamie talks about to what extent we should protect people from themselves [31:30]

Jamie advocates being conservative at first about genetic modification [35:19]

Jamie and Tom discuss potential problems with gene editing [39:28]

Jamie and Tom discuss the reality that we will have to embrace gene editing [44:00]

Jamie discusses why we have to think collectively on a global level [51:20]

Jamie talks about science fiction and changing definitions of “us” and “them” [55:35]

Because the world is so complex rules may not work, but values still will [59:49]

What should a written “constitution” of gene editing look like? [1:05:45]

Jamie describes how genetic editing and selection might look in the future [1:12:01]

Will we tend towards uniformity or diversity? [1:17:36]

Jamie thinks immortality is not achievable in the physical bodies we have [1:22:25]

Humans don’t live forever because there are too many parts [1:25:25]

Tom and Jamie discuss the connections between procreation and mortality [1:29:38]

Should you slow down your metabolism? Should you freeze sperm? [1:35:27]

 

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Sep 1, 2020

Yes, you know him from The Office, but Rainn Wilson has an inspiring career that not only extends well past that show, but has even evolved past just being an actor. He founded SoulPancake, an incredible platform that creates content celebrating creativity and exploring life’s big questions. And on this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Rainn Wilson takes on some of the biggest questions we face as a society today--a mental health crisis that is disproportionately harming younger people, climate change, and an epidemic of loneliness that has only gotten worse with the pandemic. He discusses how therapy helped him deal with severe anxiety, talks about why service to others is so important, and advocates looking at the data on big issues like global warming.

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SHOW NOTES:

Rainn discusses mental health, especially its increase among young people [0:51]

Rainn shares his battle with anxiety, and says it never happened when on stage [6:15]

Rainn talks about the gestalt therapy he has used to deal with anxiety [10:25]

We are most satisfied when we serve others, as that creates human flourishing [15:37]

Rainn advocates compassion for others, and making yourself a better person [21:39]

Gratitude is the number one tool of people of faith [28:08]

All teenagers want to do is be with other teenagers, and right now they can’t [32:47]

Rainn explains how he got involved in climate change [34:09]

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Tom advocates not merely taking sides on issues, but actually investigating the data [40:01]

QUOTES:

“I’m a big proponent of therapy because my parents didn’t know how to talk about emotions, let alone to teach me how to process feelings.” [11:12]

“We rise to our maximum potential when we’re of service to others.” [17:36]

“One of the worst ways to achieve happiness, contentment, whatever you want to call it, is through materialism.” [18:44]

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