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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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Jun 29, 2021

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We’ve all experienced those moments when it feels like the odds are stacked against you in a mighty way. In those moments, your willingness to survive, fight back, and come out on the other side unscathed is critical. But, when the odds are stacked against you in the form of corruption that leads to being wrongly convicted and railroaded into a life sentence in prison, it takes an immense amount of resilience and fortitude to strategically plan a way through a broken unjust system. Isaac Wright, Jr. has experienced this first hand after 7 years imprisoned and 9 additional years under investigation after passing the New Jersey State Bar exam. Isaac speaks to patience, calculated moves, and what it takes to turn anger and bitterness into usable skills that have a real impact.

 

SHOW NOTES:

0:00 | Introduction to Isaac Wright

1:33 | Self Representation And No Believers

3:52 | Having a Voice Most Important

5:07 | Surrounded by Corruption

6:38 | Sentenced but Setting The Next Move

10:45 | Creating New Case Law From Jail

15:44 | Moving Through System As 2 People

18:30 | Managing Emotions In Midst Of Chaos

23:36 | Isaac Defending Self In 3rd Person

29:45 | Running For Mayor of NYC

33:33 | Making Complex Problems Small

44:23 | Breaking Injustice With Minute Details

 

QUOTES:

“Because at that point, I was going to be a slave to somebody else's strategy, somebody else's thought process, and someone else's motives” [2:30]

 

“The level of corruption that had engulfed me as a young man alone, the book was written before the indictment came down, and that was really my reality.” [5:39]

 

“My strategy shifted to making sure that when I went to prison, they wasn't going to be able to keep me. And so everything I did was not for the day, everything that I did was for years down the line.” [10:16]

 

“The more I know about them, and the less they know about me, the better off I am” [13:20]

 

“One of the things about injustice, if you fight injustice with justice, you wreak havoc upon injustice, it's like water and oil, it's never going to mix” [16:55]

 

“As a six-year-old kid, I understood the importance of fighting back no matter how much danger you're in.” [21:59]

 

“I needed to separate myself from what I was going through in order to stay focused and it took me some time, but I literally became a different person. I was representing myself as someone else.” [24:48]

 

“I always take a granular approach to the things that I'm experiencing in life.” [34:22]

 

Guest Bio:

Isaac Wright Jr. (born January 23, 1962) is an American lawyer in the state of New Jersey. He is a candidate for mayor of New York City in the 2021 New York City mayoral election. Wright was convicted in 1991 after a five-week trial by a 12-person jury of 10 charges involving the sale of cocaine and sentenced to life in prison, but his conviction was overturned in 1997 after litigation brought by him and his lawyer, on the basis that police concealed evidence.

 

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Jun 24, 2021

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What utility do your beliefs have in your everyday life? From the way you decide on political issues to the way you tune out dissenting views, and decide against conversations with certain people every choice is backed by some belief in what you consider to be right. Michael Shermer, who I dubbed, the King Skeptic, joins me and discusses why free speech matters most when people don't want to hear it, and the power behind social signaling that helps shed light on some of the breakdowns being seen on a global scale. Michael’s ability to think through strong opposing arguments searching for truth and charitable interpretation and tolerance for others is foundational.

 

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QUOTES:

“much of decision making about truth is made under uncertainty.” [14:31]

 

“if you want to speak out, because you don't believe this ideology, and you see your neighbor, you know, hauled off and you never see him again, it's like, ‘I'm keeping my mouth shut.’” [33:02]

 

“if the only answer could be I'm 100% behind it. Or else, I'm not gonna say anything. Well, that's not good for society.”

 

“so social media is basically taking this natural human propensity to talk about other people. And marrying it to the negativity bias where we notice negative things more than positive things.” [50:26]

 

“losses hurt twice as much as gains feel good.” [50:46]

 

“try to separate what I want to be true from what is actually true.” [1:04:01]

 

“ it's good to remember on commercial television, there's commercials. And so the content is basically whatever it takes to get people to get from one commercial to the next with that clicking away.” [1:07:25]

 

“if you're going to write a law, you should write it in a way that you don't know which group you're going to be in,” [1:20:03]

 

“put yourself in the position of you're the lone voice. And do you or do you not want to be heard? Of course, people want to be heard. So free speech is for those with whom we disagree.” [1:34:29]

 

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Jun 22, 2021

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When you think of cultural beliefs, how often have you found yourself questioning where these beliefs stem from? My guest today explores the notion of cultural lies that are at the root of our suffering as a society and as individuals. Clinical psychologist, Dr. Shefali shares some of her most profound insights from her latest book, A Radical Awakening. Witness her working through some ideas with me in real time around the culture being the villain versus owning your internal life and consciousness. Dive into some of the deeper ideas Dr Shefali presents starting with recognizing our destructive animal nature.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

0:00 | Introduction to Dr. Shefali

2:16 | Layers of Radical Awakening

3:29 | Our Animal Nature & Biological Wiring

8:06 | Our Destructive Nature to Justify

9:42 | Learn To Be Interconnected in Consciousness

13:50 | Chasing Dominance & Delusional Cravings

16:13 | Insecurities & Endless Consumerism

18:51 | Women Not Fitting The Beauty Standard

22:19 | Learning to Accept Yourself

25:32 | Dr. Shefali Explains the Toxic Patriarchy

33:20 | Women Buffering Against the Patriarchal System

36:36 | The Effects of Unconsciousness of Culture

39:57 | Who is Culture? What Toxicity Are You Buying?

41:35 | Navigating the Toxic Beliefs From Culture

44:05 | Dr. Shefali on Cultivating Your Own Voice

47:51 | Awakening to The Marriage Contract

52:07 | The Lie of Monogamy in Culture

53:28 | Our Insecurity That Drives Domination

54:51 | Realizing Self Worth and Self Acceptance

 

QUOTES:

“we are out of touch and out of sync with our bodies with how our biology influences us, and because of that, we misunderstand ourselves” [4:49]

 

“our minds have deluded us to believe we are so superior, that we have decimated everything around us now, so we'll be the only one standing and eventually we will corrupt ourselves, we are on that path of self destruction” [6:07]

 

“We've entered a great narcissism as a species, as a humanity, that we are just limitless. There's no stop button.” [11:32]

 

“It's a constant craving, constant insecurity. The fact that we can, doesn't mean we necessarily should.” [16:13]

 

“when we women succumb to cultural standards based on what culture imposes on us, and we defy our own natural bodies, and we go and mutate our own natural bodies to become that cultural standard, now, we are falling into the patriarchy, and actually genuflecting, actually serving the patriarchy by falling prey to it.” [20:06]

 

“We are constantly seeking to make everything fit this paradigm of beautiful. And actually that makes us more insecure.” [22:30]

 

“At the end of the day, self acceptance is your greatest sword. That is what is going to make you the most desirable to yourself and to others. Do not fall for standards of beauty.” [24:00]

 

“The fact that we have to fight it says that there's something to fight, and there's a system in place that we constantly have to buffer ourselves against “ [34:47]

 

“It is our inner that is represented on the outside on a global scale” [40:26]

 

“The scourge of humanity and mental illness is our deep void, our insecurity which is causing us to want to go to Mars and colonize it and go to every corner of the earth and dominate, similarly with our partners. Dominate their every part, every thought, every desire, it comes because we are not whole from within.” [53:40]

 

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Jun 17, 2021

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The chaos that can get unleashed on your body from your diet is so important to understand. Having low energy and brain fog is not only frustrating but it feels debilitating as well. I've had my own recent experience with low energy that had me questioning if I had lost my drive. Starting with my diet and realizing pecans were causing my energy to feel so low was shocking for me. Dr. Steven Gundry's latest book, The Energy Paradox, reveals what's taking place on a cellular level that was affecting the body's energy. He joins me to unpack how significant gut health is to your immune system and brain. We get into the chaos leaky gut causes and how you can make better choices to restore your energy. Even if you have a healthy diet, Dr. Gundry, a cardiothoracic surgeon, will surprise you.

 

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QUOTES:

“believe it or not in the American diet 24 hours a day, we're causing leaky gut we're assaulting our immune system, [...] just from fat, we are just a giant ball of inflammation.” [18:54]

 

“So if we look at energy production, as literally cars moving down through a freeway, it's no wonder that even though we're eating huge amounts of calories, we have no energy because we literally log jam the mitochondria.” [38:29]

 

“You've got to eat for your gut microbiome first, and you have to choose foods that they want to eat. And if you do that, they will take care of you.” [40:09]

 

“We die, we get diseases, by breaks in the wall of our gut that start this process” [41:05]

 

“If you begin to gradually restrict the time you eat down to about six to eight hours a day, you will develop much better functioning mitochondria, you'll actually have a better gut wall because you're not working on digestion. 24 hours a day. And you're gonna protect your brain.” [41:57]

 

Guest Bio: Dr. Steven Gundry is an American doctor and author. He is a former cardiac surgeon and currently runs his own clinic, investigating the impact of diet on health. Gundry conducted cardiac surgery research in the 1990s and was a pioneer in infant heart transplant surgery, and is a New York Times best-selling author of The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in "Healthy" Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain. He is best known for his disputed claims that lectins, a type of plant protein found in numerous foods, cause inflammation resulting in many modern diseases.

 

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Jun 15, 2021

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What situation are you currently dealing with that feels like all odds are stacked against you? Are you following rank and staying in line the way they told you, and now you’re frustrated and not sure what’s the next move? Well, I am excited to bring Richard Montanez, former PepsiCo executive, here to share his incredible story of what it means to start with nothing, break ranks, and figure out ways around your limitations along the way. Richard is evidence of someone taking potential and deep conviction and turning it into a massive success. He has been pioneering his way from janitor for Frito-Lay, to a top-level executive, author, and motivational speaker, and it is beyond inspiring. This is why I say action cures all. It doesn’t matter where you start, all that matters is the skills you work hard to acquire and what you do with those skills to forge a life worth living, with meaning and purpose.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Pioneer | Why Richard sees himself as a pioneer beginning with picking grapes [1:44]

Fun Poor | Using imagination and community to have fun in poor conditions at labor camp [4:19]

Janitor | Richard’s excitement and gratitude becoming a janitor at Frito-Lay [6:50]

Initiative | Almost fired for no initiative, Richard learns the word and changes his world [11:43]

Truth Hurts | Richard on why you can’t get offended when someone gives you the truth [14:41]

Production Line | Richards journey from janitor to working line and creating new specs [16:00]

Record History | Richards advises you to write your history down and take the shot [21:38]

PhD Calling | How Richard earned his PhD, poor, hungry, and determined [24:29]

Influence | Focusing on the right people to influence, not on everyone [25:51]

Command Control | Richard on the revelation being told to act like an owner by the CEO [31:15]

What If | Richard’s revelation leads him to “what if” and calling the CEO with a new idea [36:37]

CEO Presentation | Richard details his journey to layout a $2 billion product for pennies [44:35]

Cookie Line | Why you have to get out of line, break ranks, and beat fear with hunger [50:25]

Overcome Adversity | Richards attitude and grit that got him through the adversities [54:57]

Career or Calling | Richard on legacy and having the power of a calling to entrepreneurs [59:27]

 

QUOTES:

 

“as much as I love the compensation, the promotions Frito Lay, Hot Cheetos, Pepsi. The truth is, it was never about them. It was always about my last name.” [9:33]

 

“I could influence people without saying one word, by my work ethics…” [10:49]

 

“When somebody tells you the truth, you've got to learn not to be offended, and use that because it is the truth [...] don't get abused. But hang in there, you know, build something.” [14:55]

 

“I'm not trying to influence everyone, only the right ones, who are the right ones, those who come into your life, they can help you and you can help them.” [26:00]

 

“A revelation is something that was always there, but it's been revealed or unveiled to you.[...] and here's the beauty of revelation, what do they do? They lead to revolutions. One revelation will lead to a revolution.” [31:22]

 

“don't become such an expert that you can't see things anymore [...] don't bring me ideas everyone can see, tap into the unseen, and together, let's pull it out into the scene and make it a reality.” [34:08]

 

“I've always been amazed at the leadership of a woman because of my grandma, my mom, and my wife, I consider it to be the best. My leadership is because of the leadership of a woman” [42:49]

 

“When somebody is inspired, encouraged, and reminded of their value, they'll conquer the world.” [47:10]

 

“there was something inside of me that was greater than the fear that was outside of me.” [50:33]

 

“Your job is to get out of that line they told you to get into and get into the cookie line. The line is your choice.” [52:15]

 

“Hunger is the antidote to fear when you're hungry to start a new business fear will leave.” [53:08]

 

“Many times greatness will come in a ridiculous form, and if you're not willing to look ridiculous, you will never achieve your greatness.” [54:23]

 

Guest Bio: Montañez was raised in a California migrant labor camp as one of ten siblings. He dropped out of school and worked as a laborer before being hired at the age of 18 as a janitor for Frito-Lay, at its Rancho Cucamonga factory, in 1976. Montañez was subsequently named vice president of multicultural sales & community promotions for PepsiCo. He is also a motivational speaker and instructor in leadership

Jun 10, 2021

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I’ve been diving into cryptocurrency and I do not want any of you to miss out on the opportunity to learn more about Bitcoin and crypto for yourselves. I am all in when it comes to building businesses and being the entrepreneur that I am, but when it comes to finances, I am definitely out of my comfort zone. It feels like a movement going on around Bitcoin and crypto, and it would feel so wrong to not bring you, someone, I think you should definitely spend time researching, Michael Saylor. The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that is accessible to nearly every single person cannot be disregarded out of ignorance. Michael is an MIT graduate and the CEO of Micro-strategy and a self-appointed ambassador for the Bitcoin Movement, whose explanations of what Bitcoin is and why this is so important is one of the best I’ve heard in my own pursuit to better understand cryptocurrency. Listen, research, and do what is best for you, but I urge you to make an informed decision.

 

SHOW NOTES:

Startup | Michael on how MicroStrategy started [1:39]

Risks | What growing $16 million with risks was in comparison to no risks [3:53]

First Principles | First Principles thinking and being intellectually fearless [11:22]

Bitcoin | Michael explains how why bitcoin is 1st engineering in economics [21:50]

Currency Value | Breaking down the shift in wealth with devaluing currency [25:51]

Inflation | Michael debunks inflation myth, unpacking the real problem [28:50]

Hyperinflation | Hyperinflation in bonds, crypto, luxury items [34:26]

Cash Is Trash | Michale explains how cash is losing value, and at what rate [38:24]

Devaluation Rate | Michael on the challenge of beating currency devaluation [43:03]

Currency Conversion | Converting weak currency to stronger assets is best [48:48]

What Is Bitcoin | Michael explains why bitcoin is more valuable and desirable [51:20]

Crypto Volatility | Bitcoin volatility and seeing how big the problem is [1:05:11]

Accessibility | Bitcoin accessibility and solution for rich and poor [1:15:53]

Bitcoin Secure | Michael exposes how Bitcoin is a secure asset [1:20:57]

Sustainable Energy | Bitcoin, sustainable energy and Elon Musk [1:22:49]

 

 

QUOTES:

“If you look at the design of a chambered Nautilus, what you see is nature's solution for growth under pressure, and I think that's how technology companies work.” [8:45]

 

“Bitcoin is the first point in human history where engineering impinged on economics, [...] Bitcoin was the first time when we created a digital monetary asset, a pure digital token on a pure digital network..” [21:56]

 

“When you yourself can reason from first principles, now you can act at a moment of tremendous uncertainty.” Tom Bilyeu [23:50]

 

“inflation is varying by time by space and is varying by every item. And if you want to calculate the inflation index, you have to construct a market basket of goods and services and assets that you would want to acquire.” [33:54]

 

“I have to invest it in a strategy, which is going to appreciate faster than the money is devalued.” [40:07]

 

“So the discount rate is jumping, which means the value of the cash flows into the future is collapsing.” [48:30]

 

“Bitcoin is the strongest asset the human race has ever invented, it's like gold with none of the defects of goal.” [51:22]

 

“The volatility is the price you pay for the performance that you get, and oftentimes, the best investment idea isn't the most comfortable investment idea” [1:05:24]

 

“It really comes down to what is your aspiration, and that determines your hurdle rate. What you want determines your inflation rate and your inflation rate determines your hurdle rate.” [1:08:14]

 

“It's very rare that you find it a technology that's the solution to every rich person's problem and every poor person's problem simultaneously.” [1:20:28]

 

Guest Bio: Mr. Saylor attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on a full Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarship. While at MIT, he was a member of the Theta Delta Chi fraternity, and obtained dual degrees in aeronautics and astronautics as well as science, technology and society.

 

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Jun 8, 2021

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When you think of empathy you may think of being overpowered with feelings and emotions for someone close to you that is having a response to something. Possibly you lump sympathy in the same basket with empathy and toss kindness in for good measure. Stanford professor and psychologist, Jamil Saki, joins me to not only break down the distinction between empathy and sympathy, but also explains the reason that empathy is critical to success and achieving goals. Understanding how empathy is so closely connected to how we advance as communities and build stronger relationships is life changing.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

War For Kindness | Jamil explains the oxymoron and the need to fight separation [0:26]

Darwin Debunked | Jamil on how much more successful species are working together [2:26]

Kindness Wins | 2 ways kindness is proven to be evolutionary winner & key to success [4:04]

Collaborative Intelligence | Why humans have evolved intelligence to collaborate and win [6:10]

Cooperation | Jamil on the effectiveness of cooperation to advance culture and society [9:24]

Empathy | Jamil on why empathy is a vital skill for relationships and achieving goals [10:34]

Defining Empathy | 3 parts that define the full range of empathy for connecting to others [11:56]

Empathy & Kindness | Why you can have one without the other and how it’s less healthy [13:00]

Sympathy | Why Jamil avoids this term and feels the word has been compromised [14:19]

Helpful Empathy | Jamil explains why certain parts empathy are not always useful [20:13]

Survival Skill | How Jamil landed on his passion for exploring empathy as psychologist [21:57]

Parochial Empathy | Jamil on how conflict leads us to selective empathy [26:24]

Train Up Empathy | Jamil shares ways to build and improve empathy [30:08]

Rwanda Genocide | How story-telling is being used to heal and finding empathy [34:27]

Contact | How prejudice & hatred are easiest at a distance and how Tony found empathy [38:33]

 

QUOTES:

“empathy is actually a vital skill that allows us to accomplish a lot of our goals” [10:47]

 

“sometimes I think people imagine that empathizing has to mean, I hurt when you hurt, and if we believe that then that can get get us into some cul de sac with our own process of empathy that we don't really need to go into.” [21:32]

 

“I think of my parents divorce as like an empathy gym.” [23:43]

 

“when we immerse ourselves in those stories, we can build our empathy towards real people, we can broaden our care towards real others, and that can be another really powerful way to practice this sort of personal growth” [38:05]

 

Guest Bio:

JAMIL ZAKI is a professor of psychology at Stanford University and the director of the Stanford Social Neuroscience Lab. Using tools from psychology and neuroscience, he and his colleagues examine how empathy works and how people can learn to empathize more effectively. His writing on these topics has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the New Yorker, and the Atlantic. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and their two daughters.

 

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/zakijam

 

Jun 3, 2021

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Scientific break-throughs are happening all around you. As technology advances, biologists such as the Chief Science Officer of the SENS Research Foundation, Aubrey de Grey, is leading the way to pioneering tech that will allow you to choose how long you want to live. For years scientists have been trying to find a way to slow down the aging process, but Aubrey introduces the idea of repairing the damage that aging does on the body to theoretically restore the body’s biological age to maybe 30 years younger. If you are familiar with the obsession I’ve had with living forever, you already know how much this excites me.

 

SHOW NOTES:

Quality of Life | Aubrey on why a long life depends on the quality and being invested in choice [0:58]

Reverse Aging | Why damage repair could be easier than slowing aging & the push back met [4:40]

Indefinite Life | Aubrey on why the result of expected life for reversed aging could be indefinite [8:08]

Structure Repair | Landing on the idea of repairing structure to restore cellular level function [9:32]

Pushback | Aubrey on pushback among scientists about reverse aging in biology [11:17]

Body Damage | Aubrey on self-inflicted damage being reversed to same level 30 years prior [14:13]

Longevity Escape Velocity | Aubrey on his theory how to reverse biological age 30 years [16:26]

Types of Damage | 7 categories of damage that correspond to therapeutic methods of repair [21:18]

Stem Cell Therapy | Aubrey explains how stem cells could treat loss of cell problems [22:17]

Cancer Treatments | Aubrey gives category of damage due to too many cells [23:26]

Senescent Cells | Aubrey explains how these cells can promote cancer [26:53]

Mitochondrial Mutations | Aubrey explains problems at the molecular level inside cells [28:53]

Cellular Waste | Aubrey breaks down how cellular waste over years impacts old age [33:35]

Macular Degeneration | Aubrey explains specific enzymes that could prevent blindness  [35:24]

Excretion | Aubrey explains diseases that could be resolved by breaking down waste [37:50]

Alzheimer’s | Breaking down amyloid as extracellular waste and modest benefit [39:22]

Advancing Therapies | Aubrey gives sobering guess how close effective therapies are [44:07]

 

 

QUOTES:

“I want to make sure that my choice about how long to live, and, of course, how high quality that life will be, is not progressively taken away from me by aging.” [2:24]

 

“Old age is something that evolution doesn't care about at all. Evolution only cares about the propagation of genetic information.” [34:41]

 

“you've got to fix them all. You haven't got to fix any of them perfectly. But you've got to fix them all pretty well.” [43:28]

 

“what excites me is typically the breakthroughs that would take me half an hour background to describe why it's even important.” [46:16]

 

Guest Bio:

Dr. de Grey is the biomedical gerontologist who devised the SENS platform and established SENS Research Foundation to implement it. He received his BA in Computer Science and Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Cambridge in 1985 and 2000, respectively. Dr. de Grey is Editor-in-Chief of Rejuvenation Research, is a Fellow of both the Gerontological Society of America and the American Aging Association

 

Follow Aubrey De Grey:

Website: https://www.sens.org/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/aubreydegrey

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aubrey-de-grey-24260b/

 

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Greatness isn’t for the faint of heart but it is certainly within reach for all that want it. Chris Bosh, a former NBA player drafted in 2003, retired early after a health scare and his story gets so much more interesting from there. We dive into his new book, Letters to a Young Athlete, which is easily an instruction manual for greatness and leadership, to uncover what the process for excellence really looks like at the elite level. It comes down to the “inner game of success” and leaving it all on the table knowing you’ve reached the depths of your existence to give it your all.

 

Order Chris Bosh’s Book, Letters to a Young Athlete: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1984881787?tag=randohouseinc47720-20

 

SHOW NOTES:

Self Discovery | Chris on the health issue and the struggles that created his book [1:33]

Talent Isn’t Enough | Chris explains why hard work has to go with talent for greatness [6:27]

The Process | Chris breaks down work ethic and what it takes [7:54]

Empty Light | Chris on giving everything and “scratching the depths of your soul” [9:40]

Beyond Pain | Turning potential into skills and getting through the pain [12:43]

Love It | Chris on loving the game and loving what you do from deep why [17:04]

Blame | Chris talks about how deflecting keeps you from looking within [20:14]

Perseverance | Chris on why not persevering through tough times blocks greatness [22:17]

Miami Heat Dream | Chris recalls the experience of moving to Miami Heat and Season 2 [25:46]

Teamwork | Chris on learning how to sacrifice and doing what’s best for the team [28:36]

Challenges | Chris on finding striving for your goal and finding magic in the hard work [32:13]

Beginner | Chris on being the beginner at music and starting at the bottom in new ways [35:32]

Visualize | Chris shares why visualizing has been key for his success to be self-doubt [38:21]

Confidence | Chris talks about confidence from hard work and rising to the occasion [39:33]

Mind-Body | Chris on using your body & being connected with your mind, staying active [42:13]

Criticism | Chris recalls criticism coming from Toronto and caring what others think [44:56]

Anger | Chris talks about using anger and dark energy to fuel you in a positive way [49:20]

Be Hungry | Chris talks about aspiring and not allowing yourself to be satisfied [51:40]

 

 

QUOTES:

“in the daily practice of pushing yourself, you have to know how far you can go.” [10:22]

 

“When you're training for those moments, when you hit that wall of being tired, that's when you're starting.” [13:12]

 

“if you externalize, you don't ever look within, and you'll never get to the point where, you know, you're thinking like how can I What could I have done better to ensure that we could have been successful and what will I do better next time, that's the better thought” [21:33]

 

“I thought I knew what pain is when I was working out. I thought I knew what pain is when I thought I was pushing myself.” [26:45]

 

“Sometimes the ego can really, really get in the way of yourself being successful.” [29:18]

 

“Because those days that are hard, those days that suck, that's where the magic is, you go do it, and you get your work in any way.” [32:57]

 

“If someone is feeling frustrated, I say Good, good job, that means you that means you're working, that means you're doing something” [36:46]

 

“When you practice, you have to put yourself in those moments continuously over and over and over, so that when they come, you just do what you've done.” [40:47]

 

“The minute you look and you give it attention, it gets louder” [46:38]

 

“if you want to go after something you have to have that hunger and that fight because that's going to give you that edge to overcome stuff.”

 

Guest Bio: Christopher Wesson Bosh is an American former professional basketball player. A Texas Mr. Basketball in high school, Bosh played one season of college basketball for Georgia Tech before declaring for the 2003 NBA draft. He was selected fourth overall by the Toronto Raptors.

 

Follow Chris Bosh:

Website: https://www.chrisbosh.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/chrisbosh

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialChrisBosh/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chrisbosh/?hl=en

 

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