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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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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.

    Change Your BRAIN By Using These Hacks to Increase Your DOPAMINE | Dr. Andrew Huberman

    Change Your BRAIN By Using These Hacks to Increase Your DOPAMINE | Dr. Andrew Huberman

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    Dopamine is not a new topic. People have been obsessing and hearing about dopamine and its role in human behavior for years. You may think of it as the feel-good happy hormone, or you may associate it with addiction, love, lust and sex. As our lives convert over to a totally digital experience that is with us everywhere we are in the form of a cell phone, dopamine detox has even started gaining in popularity. Dr. Andrew Huberman from the Huberman Lab is back again to unpack some of the more surprising discoveries and uses of dopamine. He cleverly relates dopamine to being a biological currency that has a role to play in human desire for more. Dopamine is the catalyst pushing humanity forward exploring things like cryptocurrency and pushing our limitations and what is possible, but is all of that for the sake of pleasure and feeling good? Dr. Huberman breaks down the eternal balance of pain and pleasure, arousal and relaxation and gives you the insight you need to start regulating your body’s dopamine release. If you thought dopamine was all about feeling good, Dr. Huberman is about to reveal why it’s more about what motivates you in the pursuit of something greater.
     
    SHOW NOTES:
     
    0:00 | Introduction Dr. Andrew Huberman
    0:56 | Dopamine the Biological Currency
    6:51 | Releasing Dopamine
    10:38 | Hormonal Signaling
    14:34 | Can We Spike Dopamine?
    21:00 | Value the Pursuit & the Dips
    25:40 | Balance of Pain and Pleasure
    31:23 | Self Regulation of Dopamine
    38:28 | Dopamine and Time Perception
    44:31 | Dopamine and Overindulging
    49:05 | Action Based Denial
    52:42 | Using Rules & Dopamine
    58:27 | Ways to Get Motivated
     
    QUOTES:
     
    “When I say dopamine is the universal currency of everything, what I mean is, it's driving the motivation to develop new currencies.” [3:08]
     
    “Celebrating the win more than the pursuit, it actually sets you up for failure in the future.” [16:00]
     
    “If you can start to register that craving, and that friction and that desire, that almost kind of low level of agitation, sometimes high level of agitation [...] that's dopamine...” [17:54]
     
    “Your capacity to tap into dopamine as a motivator, not just seeking dopamine rewards, that is infinite.” [19:34]
     
    “It's the craving that makes me feel alive. So it's the state of wanting that is in and of itself, the pleasurable act.” [22:37]
     
    “It doesn't matter if it's Bitcoin or aetherium, it doesn't matter if it's putting rockets on other planets, it doesn't matter if it's building the first automobile, it's the same currency.” [25:27]
     
    “Dopamine itself is not the reward. It's the build up to the reward, and the reward has more of a kind of opioid bliss like property,” [29:51]
     
    “The more pain you experience, the more dopamine you can achieve. If you get back on the avenue of pursuit.” [30:58]
     
    “I would say addiction is a progressive narrowing of the things that bring you pleasure, and I don't like to comment too much on enlightenment, [...] but a good life is a progressive expansion of the things that bring you pleasure, and even better is a good life is a progressive expansion of the things that bring you pleasure and includes pleasure through motivation and hard work. “ [32:55]
     
    “If you think about most of the growth in life comes from these rigidly externally imposed schedules and we hate them. But they are where we learn restraint” [52:42]
     
     
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    Why Scientific Achievements Might ACTUALLY Be USELESS for Humans | Richard Dawkins

    Why Scientific Achievements Might ACTUALLY Be USELESS for Humans | Richard Dawkins

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    Whether you believe that humans and other species have evolved or you believe in a creator of living things, this episode is going to excite you or challenge you to think outside the box. Both scenarios are worthwhile, as Tom is joined by the world renowned evolutionary biologist, Richard Dawkins. Trying to fully grasp how the human mind works and what role evolution plays with our emotions, thought processes and sexual selection can be overwhelming. Tom highlights the inspiring works from Richard and discusses some complex ideas from his latest book, Books Do Furnish A Life. This is a deep dive into what evolution is, and raises the question of whether or not science, technology, and the human search for meaning and exploration has surpassed our basic evolutionary need for survival. Where does that leave humanity and what options are potential solutions worth exploring?
     
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    SHOW NOTES:
     
    0:00 | Introduction Richard Dawkins
    1:34 | How The Mind Works
    7:28 | Nature of Thought & Emotion
    14:01 | Emergent Properties Beyond Survival
    21:13 | Lack Of Evolving Creativity
    29:30 | The Great Leap Forward
    30:46 | Evolution of Sexual Selection
    41:25 | The Handicap Principle
    45:17 | Human Sexual Selection
    57:13 | Genetic Variance
    1:04:07 | Finding Origin of Life
    1:10:55 | Natural Selection & DNA
    1:27:29 | Writing Sci-Fi & Morality
    1:37:58 | Hard Problem of Consciousness
    1:41:32 | Memes + Hyper Connectivity
     
    QUOTES:
     
    “What I tried to do in my writing career is to emphasize the rational, thoughtful side of the brain, and to not deny the existence of the emotional, but to try to foster the control of the emotions by reason.” [6:48]
     
    “What the human mind achieves today, in the form of science in particular, technology, is utterly bewildering when you think about it in an evolutionary context. It is so far beyond what we're ever naturally selected to do.”
     
    “The origin of life on this planet is not a highly implausible event, it’s not a very rare event...” [1:09:49]
     
    “The idea that every particle in the universe has a minute mote of consciousness seems to me to be complete rubbish.” [1:39:17]
     
    “It's got to be a manifestation of great complexity of interacting units. No, one of which is conscious in itself, but when you put them together, consciousness emerges from the interactions among them.” [1:40:47]
     
    “Cultural evolution is a real phenomenon, it really looks like evolution, it really has the same progressive qualities as evolution does.” [1:42:39]
     
    “I introduced the idea of the meme as a virus of the mind. Something that goes viral is this successful meme.” [1:45:56]
     
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    • 2 hrs 4 min
    What Humans MUST DO To Adapt & Avoid the COLLAPSE of Civilization | Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying

    What Humans MUST DO To Adapt & Avoid the COLLAPSE of Civilization | Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying

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    Some people are more motivated by bad news while others are paralyzed in fear. Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying are two Evolutionary Biologists that give you the facts, discoveries and observations as they see it. Tom reads a direct quote from their latest book that says, “We are headed for collapse. Civilization is becoming incoherent around us.” Bret and Heather break down fundamental ideas behind what humans have learned from evolution for thousands of years, how corrupt the science community has become, and how to parent your children with the goal of mitigating risks while they are younger. These biologists are incredibly fascinating with novel ideas of what adaptation would look like for humans if we are careful and intentional.
     
    SHOW NOTES:
     
    0:00 | Introduction to Bret & Heather
    0:30 | Headed for a Collapse
    3:02 | Learning From Evolution
    6:43 | How Are Humans Fish?
    13:18 | Solving Novel Problems
    18:37 | Redefining Language & Jargon
    27:03 | Defining What Science Is
    34:14 | Corrupted Science Incentives
    39:50 | Break Down Of Society
    44:04 | Evolutionary Toolkit
    48:27 | Recover from Helicopter Parents
    55:34 | Prepare Children for Risks
    1:04:41 | Rite of Passage
    1:07:05 | The Fourth Frontier
    1:15:22 | Steady State Craftsmanship
    1:20:59 | Value of Liberty
     
    QUOTES:
     
    “Some things about what we are, are very difficult to change, some things are actually trivial, easily changed, and knowing which is which is a matter of sorting out where the information is housed.” Bret Weinstein [6:24]
     
    “If you use your intuitive, honed instincts, in order to sort through novel problems, you will constantly up and yourself because those instincts aren't built with those problems in mind.” Bret Weinstein [13:23]
     
    “Let's figure out how to use language that we can all agree on and understand and know, for the purposes of communication, as opposed to for the purposes of displaying group membership.” Heather Heying [23:31]
     
    “Teaching undergraduates means exposing yourself and the thinking that you are presenting to naive minds who will throw curveballs at you, and some of those curveballs are going to be nuisances, and maybe they'll waste your time, but some of them are likely to reveal to you the frailty in your own thinking or in the thinking of the field.” Heather Heying [26:05]
     
    “Being courageous about actually acknowledging what you don't know, often leads to the best conversations” Bret Weinstein [26:52]
     
    “We need science where things are sufficiently difficult to observe or counterintuitive.” Bret Weinstein [29:53]
     
    “wherever perception is the mediator of success, you have deception as an important evolutionary force” Bret Weinstein [32:19]
     
    “back away from that which is novel, and untested, and in the direction of that, which is time tested. And it will result in a decrease in anxiety and increase in your control over your own life.” Bret Weinstein [50:49]
     
    “Our brains are anti fragile, and our bones are anti fragile, and they become stronger with stressors.” Heather Heying [1:01:00]
     
    “The very thing that made us so successful as a species is now setting us up for disaster.” Bret Weinstein [1:25]
     
    “Some things about what we are, are very diffi

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Anthony Pompliano on the Future of MONEY, and how BITCOIN Will Change The World As We Know It

    Anthony Pompliano on the Future of MONEY, and how BITCOIN Will Change The World As We Know It

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    Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, blockchain, and NFTs, when does it all stop and go away? Good news, chances are it never will. Bad news, chances are it’s not going away and if you’ve been avoiding this conversation, it needs to end today. Cryptocurrency is the fastest growing technology we’ve ever witnessed in human history. 10 years ago people doubted it, laughed at it, and blew it off. Today, countries like Nigeria, Vietnam and the Philippines are starting to adopt crypto. What is often rejected and feared is typically not understood. While billionaires and master investors once turned their backs to Bitcoin and the crypto world, they are slowly coming around and see the potential of what this currency and technology really is. Anthony Pompliano joins Tom to put you on notice and help you better understand exactly why low income and middle class people literally cannot afford to continue dismissing the potential for building wealth with cryptocurrency. Blockchain is happening and there is a major shift in wealth and purchasing power taking place. You owe it to yourself and to your future generations to at least do some more research, investigate and find out how you can better leverage the potential that a new digital world represents for you. The cost of entry is low, it’s decentralized, and for the first time you are not restricted by your income to take advantage.
     
    SHOW NOTES:
     
    0:00 | Introduction Anthony Pompliano
    0:50 | Disadvantage of Non-Investors
    7:27 | Understanding Personal Finance
    13:18 | Cryptocurrency and Fiat Money
    20:44 | Bitcoin’s Volatility Advantages
    25:36 | Breadcrumbs for Going Digital
    30:50 | Increasing Purchasing Power
    35:22 | Censored Payment Systems
    46:15 | Benefit of Open Payment System
    56:23 | Decentralized Tech Structure
    1:03:00 | Predicting vs. Observing Market
    1:09:45 | Digital Versions of Analog (NFTs)
    1:20:05 | Blockchain Is Happening
    1:31:13 | The Monetary Revolution
    1:38:55 | Bitcoin Global Reserve Currency
    1:47:04 | Why Pomp Choices Bitcoin
     
    QUOTES:
     
    “Poor people spend the middle class, save, and then the wealthy invest.” Tom Bilyeu [0:24]
     
    “There’s really one key rule that everyone has to understand, which is, the dollars will be worth less than purchasing power terms over a long period of time.” [3:43]
     
    “It's easy to mock and make fun of these young people. But these young people are interested in understanding how does the market works.” [8:03]
     
    “It is impossible, literally impossible in America to get a financial security position by saving” [10:21]
     
    “I can either suffer at the hands of this system, or I can flip around to the other side table, and I can benefit from the system. Every single rich person understands how to benefit from the system, hold assets, not a currency” [18:46]
     
    “All money, at the end of the day, is a unit of time.” [31:28]
     
    “Bitcoin, specifically, it has a financial component that is unavailable and other assets, it is systematically built to continue to protect your purchasing power” [33:02]
     
    “The more that you can be a market observer, rather than a market predictor, you start to just understand, crazy stuff happens.” [1:07:03]
     
    “The digital version of something is always bigger than the analog version” [1:10:19]
     
    “Everything you think is cool is going to go to zero, and everything that you think is dumb is going to moon.” Tom Bilyeu [1:19:3

    • 2 hrs
    Can We Eat to STARVE Cancer? The NEW Science In the Defense Against Disease | Dr. William Li

    Can We Eat to STARVE Cancer? The NEW Science In the Defense Against Disease | Dr. William Li

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    Being open minded to new science, new research and medical breakthroughs is always a bonus. Too often it’s thought that health is for the rich or privileged that can afford high quality care, but when researchers and physicians begin to share how easy and accessible better health is for everyone, it’s time to really pay attention. Dr. William Li is an internal medicine doctor from the Harvard Medical School Faculty that studies angiogenesis, and is the author of the best-selling book, Eat To Beat Disease. Dr. Li is breaking down the 5 natural body defenses protecting you at all times, even right now, and exactly how powerful foods are that can prevent disease in your body. This interview feels like part of the missing chronicles of optimizing your health to a level you never knew existed, and there’s nothing complicated about it.
     
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    SHOW NOTES:
     
    0:00 | Introduction William Li
    0:53 | Defining Real Health
    4:39 | 5 Health Defense Systems
    11:00 | Hiding Cancer in the Body
    18:00 | Cellular Profiling Cancer
    23:07 | Microbiome & Immune System
    33:03 | Medicinal Food Power
    40:49 | Explaining Angiogenesis
    45:15 | Eating to Beat Disease
     
    QUOTES:
     
    “In most people's minds, including mine, not being sick is kind of the default definition of being healthy. But that is very problematic” [2:40]
     
    “Health is not just the absence of disease, it is the result of our body's own hardwired defense systems, health defense systems that we’re born with.” [3:09]
     
    “Organic coffee has more bioactives than the pesticide treated coffee because the insects, the natural things in the environment cause it to create more natural health defenses.” [39:36]
     
    “Eating to beat disease is not just picking a particular disease and trying to figure out what the recipe is that the one size fits all. But it's really a journey that we have our whole lives.” [46:24]
     
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    STOP Letting Your Past Hold You Back From An INCREDIBLE Future | LOGIC on Impact Theory

    STOP Letting Your Past Hold You Back From An INCREDIBLE Future | LOGIC on Impact Theory

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    Success has its price, and it will not be obtained without paying your fair share. Though success is something many people strive for, it has also been the byproduct of escape for many. Facing yourself in the mirror, the story you tell about yourself, and the heartache and trauma you’ve experienced can take the back seat in pursuit of greatness. Maybe enough success will make it all hurt less. Bobby Hall, AKA Logic, hasn’t had an easy start in life. Coming from an abusive family, exposed to too much at a young age has a role in how he arrived at throwing himself into his art and being one of the greatest rappers in hip hop. Bobby breaks down his journey, why he wrote his memoir and where he is now ending the career of Logic that he’s spent over a decade building.
     
    Bobby’s Bio: As an author, Logic released the novel Supermarket (2019), which was accompanied by a soundtrack of the same name. The book became a New York Times Best Seller, but both works received generally mixed to negative critical reception. Logic is also a streamer, and signed exclusively with Twitch, becoming the first musician to do so.
     
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    SHOW NOTES:
     
    0:00 | Introduction Bobby Hall “Logic”
    2:12 | Escaping Family Trauma
    6:21 | Defining Who Is Bobby Hall
    9:43 | Piecing Together the Narrative
    15:29 | It’s Never Good Enough
    20:56 | Build Your Own Family
    25:32 | How It All Started
    32:09 | Coping With Anxiety
    37:14 | Adaptable Is Unstoppable
    44:14 | Ignoring Negative Voices
    47:53 | Success Without Bitterness
    57:07 | Finding Total Confidence
    1:00:55 | Advice for Creative Artists
    1:08:18 | The End of Logic
     
    QUOTES:
     
    “The goals I had, as a young man and a musician and a creative person, were b******t.” [16:54]
     
    “There's always going to be something in our lives, there's always going to be something that isn't right. But we can't let it stop us from doing what we love.” [35:40]
     
    “So many people have underlining things that they deal with personally, that nobody else would know [...] you got to live with it, adaptation. It's one of our greatest features. [39:46]
     
    “When I look at other people, when they tell me their dreams, and their ambitions, and all this, I see this child inside of them that is pure and excited, and I root for that person.” [43:21]
     
    “Being happy with the person I see in the mirror. has allowed me to not let that bitterness grow” [54:47]
     
    “It took me being physically the strongest I'd ever been, the biggest I'd ever been in my life, to realize that all of that had nothing to do with strength, and that I had been strong my whole life. And I didn't need some outward physique to show me that or prove that to anybody else.” [56:32]
     
    “Looking in the mirror now older, I've realized, everyone's full of shit. Nobody knows what they're talking about. I don't know shit. Why am I worried about this?” [58:22]
     
    “Taking away the words of people and the thoughts that have been implanted in my head by people about myself is probably the most freeing thing I've been working on.” [59:28]
     
    “I soaked up every piece of information that I could, so that I could be better at what I wanted to do, and if you are not prepared to wake up every day, to kind of like, fuck your life up, you know, turn down dates and hanging out with friends and all thes

    • 1 hr 25 min

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4.8 out of 5
695 Ratings

695 Ratings

katiesekhon ,

Mind blowing

Make sure not to miss a single second of all the episodes.

Connorz675 ,

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You’ve had some really interesting people on the show and that’s great. When I first began listening to your podcast I really enjoyed it. At some point in time I found it hard to listen because it seemed that the guest was talking much less than Tom and they weren’t being provided many opportunities to elaborate on their own ideas.

ChrPre ,

Great podcast

I really enjoy Tom’s show and the guests but Tom, please stop interrupting the guests in mid-sentence. I often want to hear what they had to say and their train of thought is lost by an interruption. (That’s why I only gave 4 stars).

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