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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 29, 2020

Trauma, healing, and 2020. It is without a doubt that this year has been one of the most dark and tumultuous years in America’s modern history. Every corner of the country has felt physical, emotional, mental, and economic pain. Without a doubt, there will be a great deal of trauma felt as a result of this year. How should we be responding to it? What can we do to cope with such trauma in life and how can we come through dark times stronger and more resilient than before? On this episode of Conversations with Tom, author, blogger, and motivational speaker Rachel Hollis joins Tom Bilyeu to discuss such matters and more as they explore how to look at trauma in your life in a strong, healthy, and productive way that will help you move past it and grow. They discuss the devastation of 2020, why you need to speak from your scars, the origin of intuition, why you should crave competition, how to deal with stress, the reality of being a hardcore entrepreneur as a woman, the importance of having goals in life, the challenges they both faced in building their businesses, and much more.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Where We Are Now | Rachel shares why she decided to write a book on trauma. [0:45]

Economic Disaster | Rachel discusses the economic devastation felt this year. [7:15]

Speak From Your Scars | Rachel reveals why she included her divorce in the book. [10:52]

Comments | Rachel discusses YouTube and social media comments. [14:31]

Energy Healing | Rachel discusses energy healing and cold reading. [21:10]

Intuition | Rachel and Tom discuss intuition and where it comes from. [29:24]

Everybody Has Something | Rachel and Tom discuss the minimum requirements. [33:58]

The Social Dilemma | Rachel discusses the dark truth of technology. [36:04]

Crave | Rachel and Tom discuss what’s possible to get addicted to and what isn’t. [41:38]

Writing | Rachel and Tom discuss writing motivational books versus writing fiction. [50:43]

Character | Rachel and Tom discuss what makes up a person’s character. [53:59]

Competition | Rachel and Tom discuss being competitive in your pursuit of your goals. [58:27]

Death | Rachel and Tom discuss death and confronting mortality. [59:25]

Childhood | Rachel shares how her childhood had an impact on the rest of her life. [1:06:16]

Sincere Pursuit | Tom shares why if today were his last day, he would be proud. [1:08:07]

Authenticity | Rachel and Tom discuss the importance of knowing yourself. [1:10:00]

Dealing With Stress | Rachel and Tom discuss meditation and managing stress. [1:18:17]

Rules | Rachel and Tom discuss the importance of drawing a line in the sand. [1:26:04]

Entrepreneur | Rachel discusses being a woman in ‘hardcore’ entrepreneurship. [1:27:56]

Goals | Rachel and Tom discuss the importance of having a goal. [1:37:14]

Money | Rachel and Tom share why money should never be the motivating factor. [1:44:35]

Business | Rachel and Tom discuss the perseverance needed in building businesses.[1:48:34]

Identity | Rachel shares why she keeps pushing through the barriers. [1:54:58]

Difficulty | Rachel and Tom share the challenges they faced that brought them to today. [2:02:15]

Social Media | Rachel shares how she discovered the reason for her anxiety. [2:10:15]

Imagery | Tom and Rachel discuss the power crafted images in our minds have. [2:16:13]

Men & Women | Rachel and Tom discuss the unique strengths of men and women.  [2:26:13]

Truth | Rachel and Tom discuss what is absolute truth and whether it exists or not. [2:31:58]

Robert Greene | Rachel and Tom discuss the writings of Robert Greene. [2:37:47]

Seduction | Tom and Rachel discuss the power of seduction, love, and marriage. [2:42:07]

Fears | Tom and Rachel share their mutual fear over brain damage. [2:49:16]

Weight Loss | Tom and Rachel discuss intermittent fasting and weight loss. [2:54:50]

Working Breakdown | Tom and Rachel discuss their work routines and schedules. [3:04:25]

Motherhood | Rachel shares why she didn’t enjoy being a mom at first. [3:09:44]

Wedding Planning | Rachel shares crazy stories from being a wedding planner. [3:12:47]

 

QUOTES:

 

“You’re never supposed to teach from your open wounds, you’re supposed to teach from scars.” [12:00]

 

“The magic happens in the pursuit. You become who you’re meant to be in the pursuit of something.” [1:38:15]

 

“There are a lot of people who will quit what was a billion dollar idea, who won’t ever make the podcast that would have been better than Rogan, right? They will stop doing the thing that actually was genius because someone was mean to them on social [media].” [2:10:23]

 

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Oct 27, 2020

 

Procrastination, indecision, and the challenges we face when following through with our goals. What are powerful steps we can take today to overcome these setbacks, why do we tend lose our motivation and focus halfway towards our goals in the first-place, and how can we adopt a growth mindset that keeps us from losing motivation in the future? On this episode of Impact Theory, Tom Bilyeu sits down to discuss such matters and more as he addresses your submitted questions on overcoming procrastination, staying focused, and taking action towards your goals. He discusses finding time in your busy schedule to stay productive, how to turn wants into needs, how to establish rules in your life to stay on track, ways to tackle your insecurity and fall in love with the process, how to overcome indecision and begin moving towards your goals, and the importance of turning off notifications and having no distractions.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Finding Time | Tom shares strategies on maximizing hustle time to focus on productivity. [0:38]

What do You Value? | Tom discusses how to stay motivated and focused on your goals. [6:23]

Wants & Needs | Tom shares how to hack your mind and turn wants into needs. [11:50]

Establishing Rules | Tom shares the importance of setting rules for your life. [17:48]

Skills Have Utility | Tom reveals how to keep reading and absorbing knowledge. [22:18]

Tackling Insecurity | Tom shares why you need to focus on what you can become. [25:59]

Overcoming Indecision | Tom reveals the importance of trying, failing, and going again. [32:00]

Turn Off Notifications | Tom discusses the importance of working without distractions. [37:30]

Go Get It | Tom describes the criteria needed when setting your goals. [42:10]

 

QUOTES:

 

“…there needs to be two things true about the goals you're trying to accomplish. One, they need to honorable and, two, they need to be exciting.” [7:38]

 

“You’re hopelessly average, amazing. And now it’s about recognizing that the average human being is designed to learn and grow and to get better. And so now it’s a question of how do we put enough time and energy into something to actually get better at that thing. And that really is the key that we want to focus on.” [28:54]

 

“The only thing I think people should fear is standing still. So, I’ve often said that, “Running a thousand miles an hour in the wrong direction is better than standing still.”” [33:34]

 

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Oct 22, 2020

Diet, nutrition, and mental health. What is the connection between them, how does our nutrition influence our mental health and emotions, and what are the steps we can take today to walk on a path towards proper brain health? Has your diet significantly affected your emotions, behaviors, or mental wellbeing? Are you seeking a powerful alternative to the never-ending cycle of prescriptions? On this episode of Health Theory, nutritional psychiatrist and author Dr. Uma Naidoo joins Tom Bilyeu to discuss such matters and more as they explore the connection between your diet and your mental behaviors. They discuss ways to lower anxiety through diet, the affect sweeteners have on your brain, what key foods to avoid, the ketogenic diet, what steps you can take for proper brain health, the dangerous and hidden ingredients in fast food, how to build a healthy proper salad, and what supplements everyone can benefit from taking.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Mind & Body | Dr. Naidoo shares her journey to focusing on nutritional psychiatry. [0:46]

Anxiety | Dr. Naidoo discusses the connection between your diet and your mental health. [2:41]

Sweeteners | Dr. Naidoo shares the affect of sweeteners on your mental health. [5:55]

Foods to Avoid | Dr. Naidoo reveals the foods to avoid for better mood and mental health. [9:09]  Panic | Dr. Naidoo discusses the connection between anxiety and being hypoglycemic.[12:16]

Keto | Dr. Naidoo discusses the ketogenic diet and its relation to improved anxiety. [13:35]

Brain Health | Dr. Naidoo discusses the ‘brain diet’ and the best foods for our brain. [15:06]

Alcohol | Dr. Naidoo discusses a healthy approach to consuming alcohol. [17:48]

Sodium | Dr. Naidoo shares her take on sodium and its affect on our health. [20:34]

Fast Food | Dr. Naidoo reveals the hidden, yet dangerous, ingredients in fast food. [26:12]

Meat | Dr. Naidoo shares the best practices for having animal protein in your diet. [30:23]

Mediterranean | Dr. Naidoo breaks down the mediterranean diet and its benefits. [32:09]

Easy Steps | Dr. Naidoo shares the ‘easy wins’ you can implement into your diet. [34:02]

Magnesium | Dr. Naidoo discusses the importance of magnesium in our diet. [36:15]

Salads | Dr. Naidoo reveals the dos and don’ts of building a healthy salad. [37:15]

Supplements | Dr. Naidoo discusses the supplements most people can benefit from. [41:33]

Connect | Dr. Naidoo shares how you can follow her to learn more. [42:54]

 

QUOTES:

 

“When a doctor says to you, “Here take this prescription,” as I have done as well, it’s disempowering to someone, you know. You’re being told you have to do this and you have this symptom and this is what will make you better. I think that nutrition and food flips that ratio and puts the person in the driver seat.” [25:14]

 

“Having those little things at the tips of the fingers is empowering; knowing that there are 200 names for sugar." [28:30]

 

“What I find is that of the different diets, the mediterranean eating pattern has consistently shown the best results for depression and anxiety.” [32:00]

 

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Oct 20, 2020

Breathing; A mindless activity we do each and every day without giving any effort, thought, or practice. Perhaps this is the reason why so many of us suffer from poor sleep, lack of energy, weakened immune systems, and slow metabolisms. On this episode of Impact Theory, journalist and author of “Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art” James Nestor joins Tom Bilyeu to discuss why you need to immediately reevaluate your entire approach to breathing. They discuss how the way that you are breathing may be detrimental to your entire life, the power of breathing less, the incredible feats of free divers, the power of breathing through your nose, the health benefits of proper breathing, and how chewing positively transforms your face and airways. 

 

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Discovery | James reveals the most surprising thing he’s discovered about breathing. [0:19]

Causes | James discusses the root cause of modern breathing problems. [1:49]

Implications | James discusses the negative effects of improper breathing. [2:47]

Science | James discusses the no-bullshit approach he’s taken to his research. [5:11]

Free Diving | James shares the extraordinary breathing feats of free divers. [7:13]

Western Mind | James discusses the bifurcation with the western and eastern mindset. [14:49]

Breathe Less | James reveals the importance of holding your breath and being flexible. [18:53]

Nose Breathing | James discusses the benefits of breathing through the nose. [21:00]

Plugged Nose | James shares a story of plugging his nose and the damage caused. [27:09]

Resurgence | James reveals why the science of breathing is becoming widely accepted. [31:30]

Tummo Breathing | James shares the power of heating yourself up through breathing. [35:23]

Mysteries | James discusses the discoveries still left to be made with breathing science. [41:13]

Health | James shares why breathing should be more of a topic of discussion. [43:56]

Slow Breathing | James shares powerful breathings tips for increasing circulation. [45:26]

Everyday Breathing | James discusses best breathing practices for everyday health. [48:28]

Chewing | James discusses the importance of chewing and it’s incredible benefits. [51:11]

Connect | James shares ways to follow him to learn more and stay connected. [54:09]

 

QUOTES:

 

“Just breathing equivalent breaths through the nose than through the mouth will increase oxygenation by about 20%.” [22:34]

 

“Allowing the body to enter a state where it can heal itself, which is what it’s doing every minute of every day, but we need to allow our bodies to do more of that. And that, to me, is really the core of what breathing allows us to do.” [35:13]

 

“The important thing is to know that to bolster your body’s defenses, to focus on your breathing, can absolutely have a profound affect on your immune function.” [44:53]

 

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Oct 15, 2020

A single idea can be a parasite to the mind. It can enter our thoughts without us even knowing, bury itself deep within our psyche, and transform our entire reality and outlook on the world. Do you have the mental strength, prowess, and awareness needed to identify when this may be happening? On this episode of Conversations with Tom, professor and author of ‘The Parasitic Mind,’ Dr. Gad Saad, joins Tom Bilyeu to discuss such important matters and more as they explore how ideas can act as parasites to the mind and what you should be mindful of in this age of identity politics. They discuss the dangers of post-modernism, the changing culture in the western world, the void of common sense, nature versus nurture, why people latch onto ideas that separate them from true reality, how America is closer to a civil war than one might think, and how identity politics is a slippery slope that leads to dangerous consequences.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Nature vs Nurture | Gad discusses the moving forces that define who we are. [0:15]

Hierarchy of Needs | Gad discusses the universal drivers all humans share. [3:58]

Idea Pathogens | Gad reveals the dangers of idea pathogens to humans. [13:04]

Reality | Gad discusses why people latch onto ideas that separate them from reality. [17:30]

Prestige | Gad discusses the difference prestige has for a man and a woman. [24:28]

Biological | Gad discusses why humans are ego-defensive and escape reality. [27:06]

Self-Delusion | Gad discusses how self-delusion has healthy-practical benefits. [33:23]

Self-Deception | Gad discusses why we’re so good at bullshitting ourselves. [40:09]

Value System | Gad reveals how the daily pursuit of our ideals brings purpose. [42:56]

Costly Signaling | Gad discusses why sexual signals must ultimately be costly. [48:57] 

Threats | Gad shares a story of receiving death threats and dealing with anxiety. [01:01:03]

Rituals | Gad shares his story of living through Lebanon’s violence and civil war. [01:04:52]

Civil War | Gad discusses the inevitable civil war in the western world. [01:08:12]

Gender Pronouns | Gad shares his story as a challenger of gender-pronoun policing. [01:17:57]

The Left | Gad reveals the reality of why it appears he only criticizes the political left. [01:24:06]

Ethics | Gad shares differences between deontological and consequentialist ethics. [01:35:57]

Humility | Gad and Tom discuss humility and the mindset needed to see one’s self. [01:40:08]

Guided | Gad discusses humans need for a packaged guide to living. [01:44:58]

Self-Help | Tom shares his journey to identifying ‘self-help’ as his purpose. [01:46:25]

 

QUOTES:

 

“And so, by studying certain behaviors, phenomena, or morphological features in other species, it can say something about us.” [15:18]

 

“In the pursuit of noble causes, you can’t murder truth.” [32:34]

 

“Identity politics is a cancer to human-dignity. It is grotesque.” [01:13:03]

 

“I’m always playing. I’m playing in the landscape of cerebral pursuit. What can be more beautiful?” [01:49:56]

 

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Oct 13, 2020

Each of us are walking a unique path towards our individual goals and dreams. It may not seem clear now, but ultimately with enough drive, confidence, and intention, you will reach the finish line. Still, there will be many dark valleys and periods of adversity along the way. Who should you be leaning on to find strength and support during these times, how do you push through them, and where do you find the confidence to keep going as they repeatedly happen? Former Fifth Harmony member and now solo-artist and author, Ally Brooke, joins Tom Bilyeu on this episode of Impact Theory to discuss such matters and more as they explore Ally’s journey into the music industry, how she pushed through times of adversity, and why you should hold onto a mustard seed of faith and never give up. They discuss Ally’s early roots, the drive she had when breaking into the industry, how she held onto her self-identity through it all, the importance of owning your own confidence, being intentional, and why giving up is never an option.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Journey | Ally discusses her journey of rising to fame as a teen. [0:37]

Dreams | Ally reveals the dream she had early on and how it differed to her reality. [4:07]

Drive | Ally discusses the image she had in her head as a child that drove her to succeed. [9:45]

Identity | Ally reveals how she’s held onto her self-identity through the hard times. [12:52]

Rebuilding | Ally discusses how she built herself in a new-positive direction. [16:43]

Faith | Ally shares what “having a mustard seed of faith” means. [19:48]

Shifted | Ally discusses how and when things can be turned around during dark times. [20:52]

Confidence | Ally shares how your confidence shouldn’t rely on validation from others. [22:43]

Intention | Ally shares the careful intentions she had throughout her creative process. [23:54]

Never Giving Up | Ally shares the mentality and choices it takes to never giving up. [29:16]

Connect | Ally shares how you can continue to connect and follow her. [31:45]

 

QUOTES:

 

“I’m going to choose to listen to my fans who are supporting me and telling me to love myself. I’m going to choose to listen to my parents and them saying the same thing. I’m going to choose to listen to that deeper voice inside of me that says, “Turn it off, don’t believe the lies.”” [14:00]

 

“Sometimes you just have to ride it out. Like, it doesn’t mean the next day will be better, it doesn’t even mean the next month or maybe even the next year. But, just ride it out and have that mustard seed of faith.” [18:44]

 

“Knowing that you cannot just survive, but thrive. In the end, it’s incredible and things can change.” [28:33]

 

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Oct 8, 2020

In today’s world, we can sometimes struggle to find the time to build healthy, long-lasting habits that we can execute on a daily basis. Many times, habits feel like difficult chores that are constantly being pushed out of the way by the hustle of life. Whether it’s work, raising kids, chores around the house or marriage, there are always things taking up time in our busy schedules, preventing us from building habits. On this episode of Health Theory, medical doctor and author of “Feel Better in 5,” Rangan Chatterjee, joins Tom Bilyeu to discuss the power of five-minute habits and how you can change your identity, as well as your health, through small and easy steps to take every day. They discuss the importance of your heart and spirit, how to build five-minute habits into your everyday routine, how to actually change behaviors, easy mental health hacks you can use everyday, how identity is connected to and shaped by action, and how beginning with just one small habit everyday can change your health for good.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Heart | Rangan shares why heart is more important than the mind or body. [0:27]

Listen | Rangan shares the what the ‘tea ritual’ is and benefit he’s found from listening. [3:00]

Habits | Rangan discusses habits, behaviors, and the power of triggers. [5:21]

The Power of 5 Minutes | Rangan shares why 5-minutes is important. [8:53]

Simplicity | Rangan discusses the power and essence of simplicity. [10:21]

Behavior Change | Rangan shares why we should approach health simplicity. [17:26]

Three Pillars | Rangan reveals easy mental health hacks you can do. [18:23]

Journaling | Rangan discusses best approaches for journaling. [20:59]

Shifting | Tom shares the power of meditation and escaping negative thoughts. [25:24]

Motivation | Rangan discusses the motivation wave and planning for the hard times. [26:30]

Identity | Rangan discusses shaping identity through action. [28:44]

Positive | Rangan shares how to develop positive-affirming habits. [30:58]

The Classic 5 | Rangan reveals high-impact workout ideas that only take 5 minutes. [32:38]

Heart | Rangan shares how to tap into connection during these trying times. [35:24]

Keystone | Rangan shares the power of your keystone habit that feeds everything else. [39:30]

 

QUOTES:

 

“Knowledge is not enough to lead to action, it’s not enough. Inspiration is not enough. There has to be a structure. There has to be a system.” [11:26]

 

“Framework is mind, body, heart.” [19:41]

 

“And actually, it’s not repetition that creates habits. It’s emotions that creates habits.” [30:40]

 

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Oct 6, 2020

Identity is all around you. Whether you’re consuming social media, reading a book, streaming a new series online, or having a conversation with a friend or family member, you are receiving signals from the world that shape your self-identity. From the moment you wake up to the moment you go to bed, your self-identity is switched on and telling you the parameters of which you need to live in. What if we can escape this box we’ve built around us? What does true freedom from excuses look like? On this episode of Impact Theory, world-renowned speaker, author, and venture capitalist Vusi Thembakwayo joins Tom Bilyeu to discuss such matters and more as they explore the controversial ideas of self-identity, freedom of the mind, and why you have no excuse to begin taking action today. They discuss how self-identity can limit our potential, why being free doesn’t mean living in freedom, why you have to have a willingness to fail, how to be your own savior, and the inspiration of Nelson Mandela.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

No Excuses | Vusi shares his principles for overcoming excuses and succeeding. [0:36]

Mentality | Vusi shares how he’s cultivated a mentality focused on overcoming adversity. [3:50]

Inspire | Vusi shares what he teaches and how he inspires others to make progress. [7:35]

Identity | Vusi reveals how identity can be holding us back mentally from progressing. [10:08]

Freedom | Vusi discusses the concept that true freedom exists in the mind. [13:20]

Connection | Vusi discusses the connection between identity and freedom of the mind. [17:59]

Movement | Vusi shares why you should have a willingness to fail and just get started. [23:12]

Input | Vusi shares the practical lessons he’s learned through martial arts. [28:46]

Mastery | Vusi reveals how he adopted a mentality that’s focused around mastery. [32:05]

Core Basics | Vusi shares the three pillars of focus he teaches on day one.  [34:50]

A Pact | Vusi shares his story of making a pact of sacrifice with his mom. [41:18]

Encouragement | Vusi shares what his emotional relationship is like with his mom. [46:00]

Mandela | Vusi discusses what it was like to be in Nelson Mandela’s presence. [48:02]

Step Up | Vusi shares why you have to save yourself and not wait for a messiah. [52:55]

Learn More | Vusi shares how and where you can continue to follow him. [56:23]

 

QUOTES:

 

“Do you want emotion or do you want progress? Because you can’t have both.” [5:46]

 

“When somebody asks the question, “Who are you?” How do you answer that question?” [22:50]

 

“Don’t give me something out of pity, I don’t want pity. Give me something because I’m the best at what I do.” [27:54]

 

“And [Nelson Mandela] said, “Faith is the ability to see the invisible, believe in the impossible, and trust in the unknown.”” [52:02]

 

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Oct 1, 2020

What does it mean to pursue true greatness? Is it defined by the amount of trophies, awards, or wealth you’ve accumulated? Or is it something less physical and perhaps only found deep under the surface of our character? On this episode of Conversations with Tom, bestselling-author Ryan Holiday joins Tom Bilyeu to discuss stoicism, character, and the philosophy of action and how it can be applied to your life today to create a drive towards your goals. They discuss how the stoics would interpret today’s political culture and identity politics, the power of moderation as a virtue, why character is crucial to play the infinite game of life, what true heroes look like, and equality in America.

 

Purchase Ryan’s book, ’Lives of the Stoics’: https://www.amazon.com/Lives-Stoics-Living-Marcus-Aurelius/dp/052554187X/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=lives+of+the+stoics&qid=1601318520&sr=8-1

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Stoicism | Ryan and Tom discuss how the ‘stoics’ would interpret today’s culture wars. [0:46]

Be Involved | Ryan discusses how stoicism is a philosophy of action, not thought. [7:02]

Politics | Ryan discusses today’s identity politics and it’s consequences on one's self. [12:00] 

Equilibrium | Ryan discusses virtues and their balance needed in today’s political culture. [17:55]

Preferred Indifference | Ryan reveals why you should seek independence in thought. [23:41]

Goals | Ryan discusses leadership, shared goals and how ego can be detrimental. [28:26]

Character | Ryan reveals why character is what you need for the infinite game of life. [34:54]

Elasticity | Ryan discusses the idea of ‘greatness’ and its elasticity. [41:48]

Greatness | Ryan shares the incredible story of James Stockdale. [49:18]

McCain | Ryan reveals why John McCain is in the same camp of greatness. [58:43]

Heroes | Ryan reveals why we don’t celebrate true greatness in today’s culture. [01:02:41]

Women’s Strength | Ryan discusses the power, courage, and impact of female heroes. [1:09:25]

Encouragement | Tom shares the encouraging impact his wife has had on his life. [1:15:09] 

Sink or Swim | Ryan discusses the consequences of today’s changing world. [1:18:44] 

No Shoving Principal | Ryan discusses the power of competition and the drive to win. [1:22:16]

Disadvantages | Ryan discusses the history of the unfair playing field in America. [1:29:00]

Context | Ryan reveals the approach and historical context of Booker T. Washington. [1:38:38]

Approaches | Tom discusses the different approaches to solving the same problem. [1:43:37]

Impact on Others | Ryan discusses the ultimate purpose of stoicism. [1:46:46]

Change | Tom and Ryan discuss the power to cause change. [1:49:00]

 

QUOTES:

 

“To me, moderation is a key virtue of life.” [22:06]

 

“The podium and a prison is the same place.” [45:11]

 

“If they can force you to do it, you don’t know how to die." [54:11]

 

FOLLOW RYAN:

Website: www.ryanholiday.net

Twitter: twitter.com/RyanHoliday

Instagram: instagram.com/ryanholiday

Facebook: facebook.com/ryanholiday

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