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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.

    Jordan Peterson on Constructing Your Identity, Chaos and Order, and the Escalating Culture Wars

    Jordan Peterson on Constructing Your Identity, Chaos and Order, and the Escalating Culture Wars

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    Is your notion of self-identity independent of social influences? Have you considered how much your identity has been negotiated with others since child-hood in order to be molded to the social norms? Clinical psychologist, Dr.Jordan B. Peterson uncovers the idea of functional identity and ties it to the tendencies you had as a child to self-regulate your behaviors in order to fit in. Your notion of self-identity and ability to leverage beyond the known in a logical landscape that navigates the unknown is anchored to the role you play among your peers. In this episode, you will travel through a conversation with Jordan and Tom that will push your view of peer groups, their role in shaping your identity, and how your responsibilities lie within your willingness to sacrifice and strive for more. Jordan explores the importance of slaying your dragons, and understanding that the ultimate battle is with yourself.
     
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    SHOW NOTES:
     
    Self-Identity | Jordan explains his theory for how identity is a dramatic role we play out. [1:33] 
    Logical Landscape | Jordan introduces subjective and objective experiences. [7:53] 
    Questioning Yourself | Jordan explains not getting what you want and identity. [9:10]  
    Functional identity | Jordan explains a functional identity that gets what you want. [12:03] 
    Tyranny of Culture | Jordan explains the reality of how social molding crushes identity. [15:19] 
    Identity Lies | Jordan shares his view of people deciding their own identity. [16:11] 
    Uncertainty | Jordan explains why people have a low tolerance to uncertainty [20:30]
    Defining Identity | Tom and Jordan explore the elements of what makes identity. [23:49]
    Identity Narrative | Jordan adds the fundamental element of identity and the story you tell together. [25:05] 
    Non-Negotiated Identity | Jordan explains the problem with insisting on an identity. [30:00] 
    Ethical Statement | Jordan explains the relationship between behavior and ethical statements. [37:30]
    Responsibility | Jordan explains how responsibility and rights fit together. [40:01] 
    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy | Jordan reveals why you should run experiments to improve your quality of life. [44:05] 
    Resentment | Jordan uncovers the social and mental condition of acting from resentment. [48:15]
    Artists | Jordan describes artists as intuitive and able to live in chaos and see possibility. [1:01:05]
    Striving for More | Jordan questions the need to strive versus being happy with who and what we are. [1:04:26] 
    Slay the Dragon | Jordan elevates the meaning of slaying the dragon. [1:10:09] 
    Aim at One Thing | Jordan advises that aiming at something is better than nothing. [1:18:10] 
    Reality | Jordan shares a variation of Darwinian reality and objective reality. [1:22:05] 
    Prejudice Viewpoints | Jordan expands the idea of prejudices needed from excess information. [1:26:14] 
    Help | Jordan talks about the push-back he gets helping “deplorable” young men. [1:33:24]
    Beyond Order | Jordan gets vulnerable and hopes it alleviates unnecessary suffering.” [1:37:10] 
     
    QUOTES:
    “the ‘known’ is the place you are when what you’re doing produces the results you want”  [8:45] 
     
    “You are all of those levels of identity, [...] all of those are a consequence of who you are but in interplay like in the situation with the child, all of that’s

    • 1 hr 59 min
    This Netflix Co-Founder Turned His Idea Into A Company Worth Over $100 Billion | Marc Randolph

    This Netflix Co-Founder Turned His Idea Into A Company Worth Over $100 Billion | Marc Randolph

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    Are you an entrepreneur or a dreamer? Most dreams never come true, and if you really want to succeed in business, you finally have to take action on your ideas and overcome every obstacle getting in your way. People you love will tell you, “that will never work.” But with that said, your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them. In this episode of Impact Theory, Tom Bilyeu is joined by Marc Randolph. As co-founder and founding CEO of Netflix, Marc laid much of the groundwork for a service that’s grown to 150 million subscribers and fundamentally altered how the world experiences media. Tom and Marc explore how Marc managed to take action on his dreams and succeeded against all odds. Marc shares how he started Netflix and how they tweaked their business and stopped it from failing like most businesses. Marc shares the single most fundamental problem why most people never take action on their ideas. Furthermore, Marc reveals the skilla he is good at, which he calls “the entrepreneur’s secret weapon” and how running for a plane taught Marc the right mindset to chill in the midst of chaos and much more.
    SHOW NOTES:
    The one-sentence Marc has heard 1000 times from his friends, his family, basically everyone when pitching the idea of Netflix. [1:24]
    What Tom tells his team of what’s really important when it comes to good ideas. [2:30]
    The fundamental things Marc learned in his 50s while skateboarding that helped him build Netflix [3:25]
    How Marc started Netflix and how they tweaked the idea to stopped it from failing like most businesses. [5:27]
    The even better approach to “there are no good ideas” to generate winning ideas. [7:49]
    The single most fundamental problem why most people never take action on their ideas. [9:05]
    What separates an Entrepreneur from a dreamer. [9:46]
    What Marc looks for in Entrepreneurs when Angel Investing to see if they´re on the right track on how to apply this principle to any other business. [10:14]
    The fundamental misunderstanding of Entrepreneurship and the deep-seated psychological fear everyone (even Marc) struggled with for years. [15:41]
    The idea of “two-way doors” Marc teaches young Entrepreneurs to practice to escape the traps of perfectionism and take immediate action. (And prevent them from taking too much risk.) [20:21]
    The fundamental truth about knowing what to test.  [21:42]
    Where 98% of Netflix´s revenue did come from initially and why Marc decided to give up that revenue. [24:06]
    The skill Marc is good at, that he calls “the entrepreneurs secret weapon” [27:20]
    This “Canada principle” made Netflix strong and beat the competition. [29:42]
    This brutal moment destroys most business relationships and how Marc handled this “big ego” moment. [32:48]
    Why the person who starts a company is not necessarily the right one to run it when it´s big. [37:58]
    The real challenge in Marc’s life that he is most proud of when he looks back. [41:10]
    How Marc managed to maintain his relationship while building his businesses. [43:04]
    How running for a plane taught Marc the right mindset to chill in the midst of chaos. [45:26]
    The three reasons why Marc loves running in Alaska. [47:24]
    The rules Marc´s father taught Marc, and he passed them to his children. [49:14]
    The core princi

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Nutritional Psychiatrist Shares the Key Foods for a Sharp Brain | Dr. Drew Ramsey on Health Theory

    Nutritional Psychiatrist Shares the Key Foods for a Sharp Brain | Dr. Drew Ramsey on Health Theory

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    Do you ever feel like you´re losing enthusiasm for life and struggling to enjoy the things that would usually make you happy? Initial signs of depression and anxiety can manifest through minor issues like losing your nerves about your in-laws or getting angry for no reason at all. But what if there is a way to fight depression with the food you eat? What might surprise you: Your current diet might be the source of your anxiety and depression. Your mood is directly impacted by what you eat. With the proper evidence-based nutrition, it is possible to take control of anxiety, boost your mood and live a life full of joy. In this episode of Health Theory, Tom Bilyeu is joined by Nutritional Psychiatrist, Men’s Health advisor, and author Drew Ramsey to discuss such matters and more as they explore the current state of depression. They also explain why nutrition is the easiest way of influencing depression positively and uncover a psychological lever to reduce your anxiety. Furthermore they disclose the way your anxiety is influenced by the foods you eat, which foods you should avoid and finally why you shouldn´t lose hope if you currently struggle with mental illness.
     
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    SHOW NOTES:
    The current state of depression. [01:05]
    Why nutrition is the easiest way of influencing depression positively. [1:25]
    A psychological lever to reduce your anxiety. [2:41]
    How your anxiety is influenced by the food you eat and the food that causes Tom anxiety. [3:36]
    What creates lasting change, and how to lead with kindness to change behavior. [6:44]
    Why most diets fail. [8:40]
    The food basics almost every Nutritional Psychiatrist agrees on and why they matter. [9:25]
    Drew reveals the things that are NOT part of every good diet. [12:03]
    One thing Tom and Drew disagree on. [14:29]
    Why knowing where your food comes from can help you cure loneliness. [19:11]
    The big benefits of eating seafood and the top 3 kinds of seafood to beat depression. [24:40]
    How Omega 3 fats in seafood work like snipers in your immune system. [28:00]
    Drew´s on being vegan and which fats are bad for you. [30:25]
    What you should rather do than buying expensive tests and supplements. [33:35]
    How moving away from New York to a farm improved the mental health of Drew. [34:34]
    Why you shouldn´t lose hope if you currently struggle with mental illness. [42:29]
     
     
    QUOTES:
    “It´s an epidemic. Everything is going up. Depression is up...Recently showing male depression is up 60-70% over the last 12 months.” [1:05]
    “They found that the risk of depression during quarantine, if your nutrition is bad, went up over 1000%.“ [1:55]
    “There are foods that people need to cut out of their diet. Diets need to change drastically…” [7:15]
    “All good diets are lacking ultra-processed foods. The reason I think they´re evil because of the way they increase inflammation.” [12:12]
     
    “We did a research study where we said: When we look at all the literature, what are the top nutrients that are most important for brain health and helping depression? Twelve nutrients stand out. So we asked ourselves: What foods have the most of these 12 nutrients? Aside from plants, 3 of the top 5 foods were seafood.” [26:00]
     
    “I have treated people with every type of mental illness, and it´s actually what gives me hope. It´s what gives me strength and resilience. I have seen people who have it so ha

    • 52 min
    From Waitress to Billionaire, How to Achieve Success by Trusting Your Intuition | Jamie Kern Lima on Impact Theory

    From Waitress to Billionaire, How to Achieve Success by Trusting Your Intuition | Jamie Kern Lima on Impact Theory

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    Intuition, trusting your gut, and following your true self — these are the core principles that led today’s guest from Denny’s waitress to billion dollar success story. On this episode of Impact Theory, Tom Bilyeu is joined by author, CEO, and one of Forbes America's Richest Self-Made Women Jamie Kern Lima to discuss such matters and more as they explore the incredible power of listening to your gut, living your truth, and visualizing your successes. They discuss Jamie’s inspiring story in business, why you need to always trust your gut, the power of intuition and how to develop it, why being authentic is key to success, the benefit of difficulties in life, why you need to be careful of the voices you let speak into your life, why you need to visualize your successes, and much more.
    Pre-Order Jamie’s upcoming book, ‘Believe It’ today: believeit.com
     
    SHOW NOTES:
    Business Life | Jamie provides a quick synopsis of her entire business life. [0:15]
    Listen to Your Gut | Jamie reveals the power of listening and following your gut. [4:34]
    Intuition | Jamie reveals how you can develop and be in tune with your intuition. [12:54]
    Living Your Truth | Jamie shares the power of following and staying true to your calling. [22:54]
    Power of Difficulties | Jamie reveals how to pull the power out of difficult situations. [33:41]
    Adjusting the Volume | Jamie reveals how to adjust the volume on the voices in your life. [41:52]
    Visualization | Jamie reveals the incredible benefits of visualizing your successes. [47:30]
    Connect | Jamie shares how you can continue to follow her and learn more. [56:10]
     
    QUOTES:
    “When something hard happens, once you’re able to process it emotionally, you’re left with choices. Do you victim up or do you warrior up? Do you give up or do you level up? The up is up to you.” [5:44]
    “Looking back over time, where did I make mistakes and where did I do things right? And then we refine that muscle of learning “Oh, yeah!” — learning to trust ourselves.” [22:40]
    “Who we let speak into our lives and who we turn the volume down on, but still love anyway, is so important — because one of our biggest mistakes is turning the volume up on the people just cause we love them, they’re our family, and then all of a sudden that’s all the noise we hear and it impacts our whole life.” [41:26]
     
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    Instagram: instagram.com/jamiekernlima/

    • 1 hr 5 min
    How Your Right to Your Own Opinion is Being Taken Away | Greg Lukianoff on Conversations With Tom

    How Your Right to Your Own Opinion is Being Taken Away | Greg Lukianoff on Conversations With Tom

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    There is a powerful, yet destructive, movement occurring in the United States today that, while well-intentioned on the surface, may very well result in the end of free speech as we know it. On this episode of Conversations with Tom, New York Times best-selling author and President and CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) Greg Lukianoff joins Tom Bilyeu to discuss such matters and more as they discuss the importance of protecting free speech today and why so many are blinded by the movement to destroy it. They discuss the controversial aspects of free speech in today’s world, the power of the documentary ‘Mighty Ira,’ why you should defend your enemy’s right to freely speak, why today’s generation has gravitated towards policing free speech, how colleges have changed over time, why children need to feel a sense of freedom when it comes to ideas and thought, the dangers of political correctness and woke culture, and much more.
     
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    SHOW NOTES:
    Journey | Greg reveals his journey to finding his passion for the first amendment. [0:12]
    Discovery | Greg reveals how he came to become so intrigued by free speech. [4:58]
    Controversial | Greg reveals why some aspects of today’s free speech are controversial. [11:52]
    Mighty Ira | Greg discusses the incredible impact of the ‘Mighty Ira’ documentary. [12:46]
    Defend Your Enemy | Greg reveals why it’s important to always fight for free speech. [16:43]
    Boundaries | Greg reveals why losing free speech can be a slippery slope. [21:55]
    Youth | Greg reveals how today’s younger generations approach free speech. [25:19]
    Destruction | Greg reveals how today’s college students aim to destroy free speech. [31:00]
    Social Media | Greg reveals how social media has influenced free speech. [34:08]
    Meanness | Greg reveals how we should approach bullying and meanness. [39:19]
    Children | Greg discusses why children need to learn how to deal with difficulties. [40:35]
    Dangers | Greg reveals why he fears centralized authority. [44:25]
    Benefits | Greg reveals the benefits of overcoming the pains of free speech. [47:32]
    Empowerment | Greg reveals why people need to overcome their anxieties and fears. [50:38]
    Triggered | Greg reveals why trigger warnings are detrimental to free speech. [57:56]
    Rise | Greg reveals how we can encourage today’s generation to fight for free speech. [1:02:30]
    Woke | Greg reveals how today’s woke culture is undermining upper education. [1:07:23]
    Blinded | Greg reveals why so many are blinded to today’s war on free speech. [1:11:52]
    Mindset | Greg reveals the power of having an open mindset to new possibilities. [1:19:37]
    Imperfect | Greg reveals why we need to give up on the idea of a perfect society. [1:28:03]
    The Future | Greg reveals where he thinks we’re heading as a society. [1:31:50]
    Connect | Greg reveals how you can continue to follow him for me. [1:34:46]
     
    QUOTES:
    “One of the great innovations that have brought us so much good in the world is the strong distinction between speech and action.” [19:10]
     
    “The project of human knowledge is to know the world as it is, and that means that if you don’t know what people really think and why, you’ll never

    • 1 hr 46 min
    Tom Bilyeu's Rules For Getting The Most Out of Your Day | Impact Theory Q&A

    Tom Bilyeu's Rules For Getting The Most Out of Your Day | Impact Theory Q&A

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    Are you struggling to make change and progress in your life? Do your habits remain stagnant and always seem to hold you back from moving forward towards your goals? It’s time for you to reclaim control of your life and realize that you are but just one radical change away from building the life you want for yourself. On this episode of Impact Theory, Tom Bilyeu sits down to answer your questions and provide deeper insight into the habits, principles, and lessons you need to radically transform your life into becoming exactly as you envision it to be. Tom discusses the importance of building rules into your life, why doing hard things is important, how to set and accomplish goals, how to build motivation and drive, the importance of staying energetic, why you need to want it, and more.
     
    SHOW NOTES:
    Build Rules | Tom reveals the best way to build personal rules and discipline in your life. [0:16]
    Hard Things | Tom reveals the power of accomplishing hard things such as cold showers. [5:24]
    Goals | Tom reveals how to find your ‘why’ that helps you stay motivated and inspired. [10:38]
    Identity | Tom reveals the three steps to overcoming obstacles and accomplishing goals. [15:10]
    Energy | Tom reveals the key habits you need to accomplish your goals with energy. [21:04]
    Want It | Tom reveals how to break your current behaviors and start loving discomfort. [26:40]
    Life | Tom reveals the key principles you need to adopt to achieve the results you desire. [36:13]
     
    QUOTES:
     
    “Fatigue makes cowards of us all.” [20:40]
     
    “To have unusual success, your job is to leave people in awe.” [29:05]
     
    “…You are but one habit, one killer routine away from having the exact life that you want. Your life is a reflection of the choices that you make.” [36:15]
     
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    • 44 min

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