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If you’re looking to thrive in uncertain times, achieve unprecedented goals, and improve the most meaningful aspects of your life, then Impact Theory is the show for you. Hosted by Tom Bilyeu, a voracious learner and hyper-successful entrepreneur, the show investigates and analyzes the most useful topics with the world’s most sought-after guests. Bilyeu attacks each episode with a clear desire to further evolve the holistic skillset that allowed him to co-found the billion dollar company Quest Nutrition, generate over half a billion organic views on his content, build a thriving marriage of over 20 years, and quantifiably improve the lives of over 10,000 people through his school, Impact Theory University. Bilyeu’s insatiable hunger for knowledge gives the show urgency, relevance, and depth while leaving listeners with the knowledge, tools, and empowerment to take control of their lives and develop true personal power.

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If you’re looking to thrive in uncertain times, achieve unprecedented goals, and improve the most meaningful aspects of your life, then Impact Theory is the show for you. Hosted by Tom Bilyeu, a voracious learner and hyper-successful entrepreneur, the show investigates and analyzes the most useful topics with the world’s most sought-after guests. Bilyeu attacks each episode with a clear desire to further evolve the holistic skillset that allowed him to co-found the billion dollar company Quest Nutrition, generate over half a billion organic views on his content, build a thriving marriage of over 20 years, and quantifiably improve the lives of over 10,000 people through his school, Impact Theory University. Bilyeu’s insatiable hunger for knowledge gives the show urgency, relevance, and depth while leaving listeners with the knowledge, tools, and empowerment to take control of their lives and develop true personal power.

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    Your Brain is Just “Guessing” & Doesn’t Know Anything | Lisa Feldman Barrett

    Your Brain is Just “Guessing” & Doesn’t Know Anything | Lisa Feldman Barrett

    On this episode of Conversations with Tom, Tom joins neuroscientist, psychologist, and author Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett to discuss such matters and more as they explore how the human brain develops it’s responses to the world and why it’s important for us to not only understand it for our own sake, but for the benefit of others as well. They discuss the difference between emotion and affect, how our brains develop during childhood, how culture is built into our brains, how concepts are formed and used within our brains, what our body budgets are, and why we should be always approach each other with empathy and compassion first. Order Lisa’s Book, ‘Seven and a Half Lessons About The Brain’: lisafeldmanbarrett.com/books/seven-and-a-half-lessons-about-the-brain/ [Original air date: November 12, 2020].



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    SHOW NOTES:

    Intro | Tom introduces today’s guest, neuroscientist, and author Lisa Feldman Barrett. [0:03]

    Emotions | Lisa discusses the key differences between experiencing emotion and affect. [0:39]

    Brain Guesses | Lisa breaks down how our brains process data to inform us how to feel. [9:07]

    Semantic | Lisa reveals why the notion that we don’t experience emotion isn’t semantic. [19:59]

    Development | Lisa discusses the early development and wiring of a baby’s brain. [25:34]

    Culture | Lisa discusses how our cultures are developed into us at an early age. [31:04]

    Usability | Lisa breaks down culture and how they serve us in our pursuit of our goals. [37:31]

    Concepts | Lisa discusses what concepts are and how they work in our mind’s eye. [42:21]

    Stuck in the Past | Lisa discusses why people are stuck on past experiences. [54:30]

    Body Budget | Lisa shares what your body budget is and how you balance it. [57:19]

    Deficits | Lisa discusses the traits of today’s world that drains our body budgets. [1:03:53]

    Give and Take | Lisa shares how we influence and balance each other’s body budgets. [1:11:46]

    Responsibility | Lisa shares why we need to educate ourselves on body budgets. [1:16:52]

    Little Things | Lisa shares the things we should be mindful of for a more fulfilling life. [1:23:23]

    Different Paths | Lisa discusses the benefits and disadvantages of a zen approach. [1:25:19]

    Goals | Lisa discusses how we prioritize in pursuit of achieving our goals. [1:37:58]

    Empathy | Lisa shares the practice of approaching people with compassion. [1:42:36]



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    Navy Seal On Warfare: Trump vs Biden, Civil War, Putin vs Ukraine & Israel-Hamas | Jocko Willink PT 2

    Navy Seal On Warfare: Trump vs Biden, Civil War, Putin vs Ukraine & Israel-Hamas | Jocko Willink PT 2

    Welcome back to part 2 of this thought-provoking episode with Jocko Willink!
    Dive deeper with us as we explore the heart of leadership and its effect on the direction of our nation. From the divisive tactics seen in social media warfare to the absolute necessity of detachment in decision-making, Jocko sheds light on the challenges of staying true to principles in times of conflict. 
    This conversation on building resilience, strategic thinking over emotional reactions, and the enduring power of freedom is sure to shift how you view the world and your role within it. Remember, in a world where chaos reigns, it's your clarity and your mission that makes the difference.
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    • 1 hr 39 min
    Navy Seal On Warfare: Trump vs Biden, Civil War, Putin vs Ukraine & Israel-Hamas | Jocko Willink PT 1

    Navy Seal On Warfare: Trump vs Biden, Civil War, Putin vs Ukraine & Israel-Hamas | Jocko Willink PT 1

    Welcome to another thought-provoking episode of Impact Theory, I’m Tom Bilyeu! 
    In today’s episode, I’m joined again by Jocko Willink to discuss the complexities of modern warfare, leadership, and the influence of social media on public opinion. 
    Jocko Willink is a retired Navy Seal, globally recognized leadership expert and author of one of the most empowering books ever, “Extreme Ownership”.
    In this episode, Jocko details his leadership principles and explains how to apply them. He also talks about building relationships and trust, understanding human nature, and learning to control your ego and emotions. 

    We also cover: 

    - Foreign interventions

    - Applying military strategies to business decisions

    - Active listening and bridging gaps between opposing views

    - Dynamics of power

    - Power of memeable concepts and commitment to change

    - Importance of maintaining one's freedom in the face of tyranny

    - Social media's role in triggering emotional responses

    - Self-reliance and the American spirit

    - Role of leadership in guiding public opinion and avoiding manipulation

    - Avoiding the "mob mentality" to effectively guide

    - Israel's strategy against Hamas and long-term consequences

    - Jocko's perspective on Putin's pride and potential strategy

    - The intrinsic human desire for freedom and control


    From discussing the pitfalls and emotional manipulation prevalent on social media to the strategies behind psychological warfare and the current geopolitical landscape, Jocko does not shy away from addressing the pressing issues of our time. 
    This is just Part 1 of our conversation, so make sure you don’t miss Part 2 of this convo for even more wisdom from Jocko Willink.

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    Hal Elrod: If You Can’t Change Your Emotions Do This Instead (Replay)

    Hal Elrod: If You Can’t Change Your Emotions Do This Instead (Replay)

    This week’s guest on Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu is author, speaker and entrepreneur Hal Elrod. After literally dying in a car crash, Hal woke up in a hospital bed and was told by his doctors that he would never walk again.
    Thanks to intense visualization and affirmations and perhaps some grace, Hal took his first step 3 weeks later. In this episode he talks about the miracle morning, the key personality traits of successful people and how to overcome any trials and tribulations you face in life. Check out Hal’s book, Miracle Morning here: https://amzn.to/2EyazVg
    [Original air date: March 5, 2019].

    SHOW NOTES:
    How Hal Elrod gains control of his emotions with the 5-minute rule [2:46]
    How he went from being told he would never walk again after a fatal car crash to taking his first step just 3 weeks later [4:09]
    How he lost half his income in 2008 and what he did to turn his business and life around [5:29]
    Hal’s secret to emotional invincibility [9:08]
    How he deals with the potential for embarrassment and disappointment by doing it anyway [13:58]
    Why he never says “why me” in the traditional sense [17:31]
    How he overcomes fear and why he’s made peace with death [18:48]
    How he dealt with his cancer diagnosis in the face of leaving his children and wife behind [21:19]
    How he uses affirmations to overcome fear and negative thoughts [22:46]
    Hal’s anti-cancer affirmations and practices are what saved him when he had 1 week to live [24:08]
    What he did to his mindset while he was going through chemotherapy, and how he deals with negative emotions [27:43]
    The emotions that will most serve you when you’re going through the most difficult, painful and scary times of your life [30:00]
    How he talked about cancer with his kids [30:58]
    The miracle equation book he’s been working on, how you create miracles [32:08]
    The key foundational trait that’s given Hal Elrod the ability to accomplish everything he’s done [34:28]
    The shocking story of how his baby sister passed away [36:11]
    The conscious choice to take adversity and turn it into an advantage or find an advantage [37:30]
    The most fundamental key to success as according to Jim Rohn [39:00]
    We all want to fulfill our potential [39:37]
    The impact Hal Elrod wants to have in the world [40:37]

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    • 47 min
    Extending the Honeymoon Phase Indefinitely | Tom & Lisa Bilyeu (Replay)

    Extending the Honeymoon Phase Indefinitely | Tom & Lisa Bilyeu (Replay)

    Tom Bilyeu and Lisa Bilyeu (@lisabilyeu) discuss topics such as: keeping the magic alive after marriage, navigating the issues of living with in-laws, and breaking from tradition in this episode of Relationship Theory.
    [Original air date: May 31, 2017].

    Tom Bilyeu is the co-founder of 2014 Inc. 500 company Quest Nutrition — a unicorn startup valued at over $1 billion — and the co-founder and host of Impact Theory. Impact Theory is a first-of-its-kind company designed to facilitate global change through the incubation of mission-based businesses and the cultivation of empowering content. Every piece of content Impact Theory creates is meant to underscore the company mission to free people from The Matrix and help them unlock their true potential. Impact Theory exists to inspire the next generation of game-changing companies and creators that will make a true and lasting impact on the world.

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    You Need To Commit |Tom Bilyeu AMA (Replay)

    You Need To Commit |Tom Bilyeu AMA (Replay)

    LA is on fire and the team is not in today, but still join me as I answer any and all questions you guys have in my weekly Ask Me Anything series! *
    [ Original air date: December 9, 2017].

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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
502 Ratings

502 Ratings

Icgeo ,

A great show

I totally enjoy listening to Tom every week. The topics are always engaging and even though not always the information is new, the way is presented seems to have a new light every time. The episode with Ian Bremmer on the effect of AI for human civilisation was of partícula me interest. Would love for Tom to have an episode that’s actually presenting the ways he is trying to assimilate in his team the power of AI, and his recommendation on how to find and implement more of the power of AI for everyone’s use.

Hil564 ,

Incredibly misogynistic, misinformation

Hadn’t listened to this podcast in years, the last time I listened he was talking about health and wellness, now he’s giving a platform to religious, misogynistic nuts like Jordan Peterson who spout misinformation, citing the bible as a factual document.

Needless to say I won’t be listening to this again

Rubber Ritchie ,

Tai Lopez?!

Unsubscribed after you had Tai Lopez on. He’s a conman exposed by everyone. Are you really that desperate for views?

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