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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.

    6 Experts Share Important Lessons on Being Grateful | Impact Theory

    6 Experts Share Important Lessons on Being Grateful | Impact Theory

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    This Thanksgiving, open your mind and heart to appreciation, gratefulness, and thankfulness for others. On this episode of Impact Theory, Tom Bilyeu is joined by multiple experts with a focus on positivity, gratefulness, and appreciation including John Maxwell, Jewel, Ken Honda, Rainn Wilson, Chamillionaire, and Jocko Willink. They focus on and discuss the power of valuing others right from the start, how to add value to others’ lives, why you should be profoundly grateful, how to have a mindset of appreciation, the power of always giving back, how to be always looking for positivity, and why relationships are absolutely key to succeeding in life.
     
    SHOW NOTES:
     
    Value People | John Maxwell discusses the power of connecting to others. [1:22]
    Adding Value | John Maxwell shares why you should seek to add value for others. [2:03]
    Be Profoundly Grateful | Jewel reveals your ability to get addicted to positive things. [5:02]
    Gratitude | Jewel reveals how to leverage gratitude to eliminate anxiety. [8:07]
    Appreciate | Ken Honda shares how to shift your mindset towards appreciation. [9:58]
    Give It Back | Rainn Wilson shares the ultimate potential achieved when serving others. [16:20]
    Find The Positives | Chamillionaire discusses the power of focusing on what's possible. [18:35]
    Honor Your Relationships | Jocko Willink reveals how to build useful relationships. [22:30]
     
    QUOTES:
    “Giving value to people and expressing that to them is the common ground that builds relationships.” [2:01]
     
    “…the people with a radiance of appreciation often attract more people and more opportunities.” [12:02]
     
    “When I say that relationships are the most important thing in getting things done. When I look back at my career in the Navy in the Seal Teams, just about every single thing that I ever did was through relationships." [22:29]
     
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    FOLLOW JEWEL:
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    FOLLOW RAINN WILSON:
     
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    • 31 min
    Personal Trainer Shares Struggles from Journey of Gaining and Losing Weight | Drew Manning

    Personal Trainer Shares Struggles from Journey of Gaining and Losing Weight | Drew Manning

    Are you struggling to kickstart your fitness journey? Has 2020 knocked you back and you’re finding it difficult to get back up and push yourself physically and mentally? On this episode of Health Theory, Tom Bilyeu is joined by health and fitness expert Drew Manning to discuss such matters and more as they explore Drew’s incredible journey of going from fit to fat to forty and what he’s learned along the way. They discuss the unique struggles people face when out of shape, overweight, or living an unhealthy lifestyle, how to approach body image in a healthy way, why we self-sabotage ourselves when starting out on a fitness journey, how to understand our self-worth, how to become more self-aware, why doing hard things is good both mentally and physically for us, and the importance of finding a community to struggle with along the way.
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    SHOW NOTES:
     
    Fit 2 Fat | Drew shares why he is once again going through his extreme transformation. [0:55]
    Struggle | Drew shares why people have such difficult experiences when overweight. [3:50]
    Body Talk | Drew shares how he approaches discussing body image with his daughters. [5:42]
    Parenting | Drew discusses parenting and the curveballs he faces. [8:46]
    Physical | Drew discusses why he pushes his children to explore athletics and sports. [10:26]
    Drive | Drew shares where his drive for pursuing health comes from. [12:22]
    Differences | Drew discusses the differences in feeling healthy and unhealthy. [13:38]
    Self-Sabotage | Drew discusses our internal critic that holds us back from going further. [16:45]
    Self-Worth | Drew shares how you can develop self-worth and stop self-sabotaging. [19:00]
    Self-Awareness | Drew shares ways you can practice becoming more self-aware. [20:50]
    Hard Things | Drew discusses the power of doing hard things. [22:08]
    Running 100 Miles | Drew shares his inspiring journey of running 100 miles. [23:38]
    Diets | Drew shares how people do diets improperly. [28:10]
    Blood Work | Drew discusses the importance of tracking your blood work. [31:27]
    Hormones | Drew shares how eating unhealthy has affected his libido. [33:00]
    Why? | Drew shares what drives him to ultimately return back to his healthy ways. [34:43]
    Pushback | Drew discusses why the first two-weeks are the hardest when starting out. [36:01]
    Not Alone | Drew shares the importance of finding your community in your journey. [38:05]
    Keto | Drew explains his approach to the Mediterranean ketogenic diet. [39:04]
    Comparisons | Drew discusses the blood results he will be comparing while dieting. [42:27]
    Connect | Drew shares where you can follow his journey and how to connect with him. [43:01]
    QUOTES:
    “What happens is, as we grow up, I think we become attached to our thoughts, we become attached to our stories, and we become attached to our emotions. And so in those moments, we’re just being pulled in all these different directions based off of how we react to situations…”[19:09]
    “There was this other part in my head that said, “Look, this is gonna suck. It sucks right now. This is uncomfortable. This feels like hell, but guess what? All this hell, all this pain is temporary.”” [27:14]
    “It’s not about getting ‘the body,’ it’s about falling in love with the process because you’re worth it. Not because you hate yourself and you want to look skinny, but because you’re worth it to live a healthy lifestyle.” [37:51]
    FOLLOW DREW:
    Website: fit2fat2forty.com
    Facebook: facebook.com/fit2

    • 52 min
    Psychotherapist's Hacks on How to Change Your Life | Lori Gottlieb on Impact Theory

    Psychotherapist's Hacks on How to Change Your Life | Lori Gottlieb on Impact Theory

    Change. What holds us back from accomplishing it, why do we fail time and time again in pursuit of it, and how can achieve it once and for all? It is what frees us from being stuck in our ways and it opens up our lives to new opportunities, perspectives, and paths that we didn’t even knew existed. On this episode of Impact Theory, Tom Bilyeu joins psychotherapist and author  Lori Gottlieb to discuss such matters and more as they explore the power of therapy, how to move on from your past and forwards towards change, and why self-compassion is crucial to leading a happy life. They discuss how to become unstuck in your negative ways, how to truly achieve change in your life, why it’s crucial you need to have self-compassion, the freedom in knowing you have choices, how to see things from other people’s perspectives, how forgiveness is truly achieved, and ways to overcome trauma and pain.
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    SHOW NOTES:
    Stories | Lori shares the power of stories and why she chose that approach for her book. [0:10]
    Unstuck | Lori discusses the power of therapy and its ability to move you forward in life. [1:23]
    Change | Lori discusses our incredible ability to make changes to our personalities. [2:57]
    Approach | Lori shares her approach as a therapist to encourage her patients to change. [4:41]
    Choice | Lori discusses why people face such challenges when trying to make change. [6:35]
    Comfort | Lori shares how she makes her patients comfortable with the idea of change. [9:10]
    The List | Lori shares the guideline that can help you begin moving towards change.  [10:05]
    Self-Compassion | Lori discusses how to develop self-compassion in your life. [14:29]
    Cognitive | Lori shares her approach in relation to cognitive behavioral therapy. [15:57]
    Homework | Lori reveals the actionable homework she assigns to those that seek it. [16:45]
    Freedom | Lori discusses the power of taking a breath and feeling the freedom of choice. [17:56]
    Perspectives | Lori shares the power of putting yourself in other people’s shoes. [20:59]
    Betrayal | Lori shares how she approaches cases of patients with hurting relationships. [23:41]
    Cheating | Lori discusses what could really have been going on when a partner cheats. [25:35]
    Patterns | Lori shares examples of unfinished business brought into relationships. [27:00]
    Childhood | Lori discusses the influence of your childhood self has on your adult self. [28:27]
    Forgiveness | Lori discusses the true nature of forgiveness and how it’s achieved. [29:50]
    Overcome | Loris discusses how a couple can come back together after betrayal. [35:43]
    The Sexes | Lori shares the similarities between both men and women in therapy. [38:23]
    Trauma | Lori discusses pain and how it shapes our personalities if we don’t heal. [41:53]
    Move Forward | Lori shares why you need to accept the freedom of adulthood. [44:36]
    Reframe | Lori discusses how you should frame your mind to let go and move forward. [46:36]
    Connect | Lori shares how you can continue to follow her and stay connected. [47:50]
    QUOTES:
    “…some of us, like sort of human nature, would rather stay in the familiar place, even if the familiar is miserable or unpleasant, than to say I’m gonna risk something and go to this place that makes me really uncomfortable.” [7:47]
     
    “Most big transformations come about from the tiny, almos

    • 55 min
    Neuroscientist Reveals Your Brain is Just “Guessing” & Doesn’t Know Anything | Lisa Feldman Barrett

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

    The experiences you carry with you from your past greatly affect how you respond in the future. We are constantly feeding our brain data based on the world and circumstances we live in. Based on these experiences, our brain is able to formulate a ‘best guess’ and, thus, we form our responses. But are we really in control of our responses? Does our brain truly know anything or is everything our brain concludes merely just a ‘best guess’ and nothing more? 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.
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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]
    Sense Data | Lisa shares how our brain processes our senses and the fidelity of each. [11:04]
    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]
    Change | Lisa shares how experiences have the power to change our brain’s function. [47:51]
    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]
    Debate | Lisa discusses our current political system and how we speak to each other. [1:29:20]
    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]
    Closing | Tom shares his final thoughts and the power of Lisa’s teachings. [1:49:10]
     
    QUOTES:
    “…there is no “just the cultural interpretation.” When your brain is making a prediction about what something means, that is a very sensory motor prediction, there is no culture laid on top.” [

    • 1 hr 57 min
    Matthew McConaughey Shares His Trick for Getting What You Want | Impact Theory

    Matthew McConaughey Shares His Trick for Getting What You Want | Impact Theory

    In life, what is it that pushes us to discover our true self-identities? Who are we truly and how can we begin to know ourselves on the deepest level possible so that we can push through life’s greatest failures and relish in life’s greatest successes? By chasing fear, taking on challenges, and learning to live in discomfort, we can uncover who it is we truly are. On this episode of Impact Theory, Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey joins Tom Bilyeu to discuss such matters and more as they explore the stories and lessons Matthew has accumulated throughout his life that defines his drive, purpose, and his true self-identity. They discuss the lessons in Matthew’s new book ‘Greenlights,’ why you need to discover your true self, how needing puts you in a position to not be yourself, how to truly develop confidence, why resistance in life reveals who we truly are, why reinventing yourself through life is key to growth, how chasing fear keeps your drive alive, and what values are important to leading a life of freedom.
     
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    SHOW NOTES:
    Intro | Tom introduces and welcomes Matthew McConaughey to today’s show. [0:03]
    Origin | Matthew discusses the origin behind writing his new book, 'Greenlights.’ [1:02]
    Knowing Yourself | Matthew shares the importance of knowing yourself on a deep level. [3:10 ]
    Stop Needing | Matthew shares how desperation removes us from being truly ourselves. [7:07]
    Confidence | Matthew reveals the power of truly not giving a damn. [10:10]
    Resistance | Matthew  shares an incredible story of truly discovering himself in Australia. [13:42]
    Alone | Matthew discusses the power of sitting alone with yourself. [21:10]
    Journeys | Matthew shares how uncomfortable journeys always provide life lessons. [23:34 ]
    Identity | Matthew reveals what forms our identity as we walk through life. [27:46]
    Re-Invent Yourself | Matthew discusses how he didn’t let fame trap him from growing. [34:03]
    Chase Fear | Matthew shares why you should pursue things that scare you. [37:11]
    Challenge | Matthew shares a story of chasing a recurring dream of a journey in Africa. [40:12 ]
    Just Go | Matthew reveals the power of making a choice and committing to it. [54:01]
    Values | Matthew shares the values you should embrace for a life of freedom. [55:45]
    Lessons | Matthew shares the lessons he seeks to pass on to his children. [1:01:25]
    Closing | Tom shares the inspiration found in Matthew’s new book, ‘Greenlights.’ [1:04:02]
     
    QUOTES:
    “What better subject to study than ourselves? What better subject to interrogate and investigate daily? What’s the one character that we are never going to get, that we should never get bored with chasing to figure out? But also, what’s the one character that we can’t get away from? Ourselves. It’s the one person that we can’t get rid of.” [3:07]
     
    “…there’s a responsibility to freedom and that there is freedom in responsibility.” [55:41]
     
    “If you live hating and feeling like you can’t do stuff or lying, you’re not going to create green lights in your future for yourself.” [1:03:43]
     
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Cancer Doctor Talks Environmental Medicine & Its Ability to Prevent Disease | Dr. Christian Gonzalez

    Cancer Doctor Talks Environmental Medicine & Its Ability to Prevent Disease | Dr. Christian Gonzalez

    The quality of our health isn’t defined by one singular meal, experience, or moment but rather by a collection of our habits over the long term. What we put into our bodies and the environment we build around ourselves can have a great affect on our health over a long period of time. How can we build a healthy environment for ourselves that includes healthy foods, habits, and a safe and healthy home? On this episode of Health Theory, holistic solution-oriented specialist and environmental health expert Dr. Christian Gonzalez joins Tom Bilyeu to sit down and discuss such matters and mores as they discuss the link between our environment and illness, disease, and cancer. They discuss the impact of GMOs on our health, which foods to avoid, which foods to consume more of, how our environments affect our health, the affect of BPA on the body, ways to detox our bodies and rid ourselves of pesticides and heavy metals, how cancer forms in the body and ways to prevent it, and how our diet is directly linked to cancer growth.
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    SHOW NOTES:
    GMOs | Dr. Christian Gonzalez discusses the importance of gut function and GMOs. [0:51]
    Food List | Dr. Christian Gonzalez shares common foods that are affected most by GMOs. [3:19] 
    Tests | Dr. Christian Gonzalez discusses the way to test your body for pesticides. [4:00]
    Environmental Medicine | Dr. Christian Gonzalez discusses how exposure affects health. [4:33]
    What to Avoid | Dr. Christian Gonzalez reveals the pesticides to avoid and how to do so. [6:16]
    BPA | Dr. Christian Gonzalez discusses the negative affects of BPA in the body. [7:30]
    Heavy Metals | Dr. Christian Gonzalez shares the heavy metals that affect our health. [9:52]
    Detox Systems | Dr. Christian Gonzalez discusses the detox systems we need everyday. [11:19]
    Home | Dr. Christian Gonzalez shares how to detox your home. [16:02]
    Cancer | Dr. Christian Gonzalez discusses the links and causes of cancer. [20:05]
    Trauma | Dr. Christian Gonzalez shares the link between trauma, stress, and cancer. [24:20]
    Sophisticated | Dr. Christian Gonzalez reveals what cancer is trying to do in the body. [26:58]
    Cells | Dr. Christian Gonzalez discusses how a cell is triggered and becomes cancerous. [30:35]
    Causes | Dr. Christian Gonzalez shares what tests could determine causes of cancer. [33:14]
    Diets | Dr. Christian Gonzalez shares the diets he puts his patients on. [34:32 ]
    Anti-Cancer | Dr. Christian Gonzalez shares what has anti-cancer properties. [35:13]
    Keto & Fasting | Dr. Christian Gonzalez discusses glucose, fasting, and cancer. [38:52]
    Connect | Dr. Christian Gonzalez shares how you can find him and follow him for more. [40:43]
     
    QUOTES:
    “BPA mimics estrogen, binds to the cell, and then tells the cell, “Hey, estrogen’s here, act accordingly.”” [8:13]
    “…we don’t have to be crazy hardcore, we just have to make little shifts over time…” [18:20]
    “Is there an obstacle to healing and are we giving the body what it needs to heal? I believe almost every disease can be healed if we ask that question.” [31:31]
     
    FOLLOW DR. GONZALEZ:
    Website: theswellscore.com
    Podcast: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/heal-thy-self-with-dr-g/id1455361893
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.christian.gonzalez/
     

    • 50 min

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