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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.

    The 7 PRINCIPLES You Need To Live By To Get EVERYTHING You Want In Life! | Tom Bilyeu

    The 7 PRINCIPLES You Need To Live By To Get EVERYTHING You Want In Life! | Tom Bilyeu

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    On Today's Episode:

    If you’ve ever felt depressed over where you are in life, experienced the embarrassment of getting fired, been frustrated over student loan debts and bills you can’t afford to pay, then you’re in the right place for a reality check.

    Your circumstances are a direct reflection of the decisions you’ve made until this point. It doesn’t matter that things never go your way. It doesn’t matter that every time you try to step up you get overlooked. The only thing that matters is that you’re willing to be honest with yourself about where you are and that you’re ready to turn your life around and take total ownership of your life. Every success and every failure is 100% yours if you get unstuck and become unstoppable.

    Tom Bilyeu went from being broken, scared, and insecure to becoming confident enough to develop his leadership skills and earn massive respect. The lesson for you right now is to stop giving your control away and start owning your sh*t!

    Check out Jocko Willink’s video, #Good: https://youtu.be/IdTMDpizis8

    SHOW NOTES:

    0:00 | Introduction to Becoming Unstoppable
    8:16 | Steps to Start Owning Your Life Now!
    37:20 | How to Get Unstuck
    42:48 | How to Move On
    44:45 | Is Failure Worth It
    53:29 | How to Deal With Family
    1:00:26 | How to Be Motivated
    1:19:12 | The Secret to Motivation
    1:39:24 | Overcome Any Failure
    1:46:56 | Embracing Imperfection

    QUOTES:

    “Weak people are bitter people because they feel like they’re being taken advantage of, they’re not taken ownership in their life, they’re putting the blame on other people…” [3:53]

    “I earned their respect by working harder than anybody else, by having a deeper set of skills, and by empowering them and lifting them up.: [8:03]

    “If you’re blaming other people for the state of your life, you are f*cked my friend.” [8:38]

    “Whatever your uncomfortable is, you want to be able to live in that space and be chill about it.” [29:10]

    “You should only ever do and believe that which moves you towards your goal.” [42:52]

    “You need to be decisive in life. You made a decision, it didn’t work out, such is life! It goes like it goes.” [43:40]

    “When we are young we can become anything, but as we age we become something specific.” [44:53]

    “You’ve got to get so hardcore that people would sooner believe that it’s magic than that you just worked that hard.” [49:48]

    “The only way to really have mind blowing success in life is to set the bar ridiculously high and then surpass all expectations.” [53:12]

    “Whether your mom believes in you or not, whether anybody believe in you or not, if you get good enough you will win.” [1:00:19]

    Failure, moving in the wrong direction, is the most information rich datastream you will ever encounter, meaning you’re going to learn a lot.” [1:16:56]

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    • 1 hr 50 min
    If You FEEL LOST In Life, Watch This To CHANGE YOUR FUTURE In 30 Days! | Jordan Peterson

    If You FEEL LOST In Life, Watch This To CHANGE YOUR FUTURE In 30 Days! | Jordan Peterson

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    On Today's Episode:

    Chasing the wrong things in life, missing opportunities you practically prayed for, and not seeing yourself moving in the direction you wish leaves you feeling lost. It’s like walking aimlessly and wondering when someone will tell you which way you’re supposed to go.

    You can change your life in this very moment, but you first have to take control of your story, your beliefs and what you think to be possible for you. It’s possible to live the life you dream of.

    “The quality of your life is a direct reflection of the quality of the questions you are asking yourself” -Tony Robbins

    Jordan Peterson is a clinical psychologist and best selling author of books like Beyond Order and 12 Rules for Life. Though he’s seen as highly controversial, he’s strong in his truths and stands in his authenticity. Watch his full episode with Tom here: https://youtu.be/6_IGHMSsdD0

    Arthur Brooks is a Harvard professor, social scientist and bestselling author of From Strength to Strength. He specializes in the science of human happiness. Check out his full interview here: https://youtu.be/swccXduWHqs

    Dave Hollis is the CEO of the Hollis Company, host of the popular Rise Together podcast, and best selling author of Built Through Courage. Enjoy his full episode with Tom: https://youtu.be/Bp4w_Prs1Q8

    SHOW NOTES:

    0:00 | Introduction to Jordan Peterson
    0:23 | Take Control of Your Story
    30:04 | How to Find Your Identity
    58:24 | Don’t Waste Your Life
    1:24:07 | How to Find Fulfillment
    1:44:30 | How to Adjust to Change

    QUOTES:

    “You’ve got to aim at something, otherwise your life is meaningless.” Jordan Peterson [1:09]

    “The best we have may not always work but it’s still the best we have, and the fact that it might not work doesn’t mean that we should throw it away.” Jordan Peterson [1:55]

    “It’s not easy to know what to do with the cheers of a million people, it’s overwhelming, it’s dangerous.” Jordan Peterson [29:09]

    “What do you do when you don’t know what to do? The answer is you prepare to do everything, and the problem with that is that it is unbelievably draining…” Jordan Peterson [48:04]

    “Happiness comes from progress, unhappiness comes from regress.” Arthur Brooks [58:31]

    “You want this transference of social comparison you’ve always done with other people, you want to actually feel the thing you’ve felt for others about yourself.” Arthur Brooks [1:13:45]

    “The thing about money, [...] it doesn’t actually ever bring happiness, it lowers unhappiness.” Arthur Brooks [1:14:30]

    “The punchline of life, the very thing that you are trying to optimize for is very simply fulfillment done in a joyful manner.” Tom Bilyeu [1:43:58]

    “I am who I have become, not in spite of what happened, but because of what happened.” Dave Hollis [1:55:56]

    “There is no control, there is only the way that we respond to the circumstance that life presents.” Dave Hollis [1:46:14]

    Follow Jordan Peterson:
    Website: https://www.jordanbpeterson.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drjordanpeterson
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL_f53ZEJxp8TtlOkHwMV9Q
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordanbpeterson
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    • 2 hr 12 min
    "Crypto Is CRASHING!" - Once In A Lifetime Opportunity To BUILD WEALTH Is Here | Michael Saylor

    "Crypto Is CRASHING!" - Once In A Lifetime Opportunity To BUILD WEALTH Is Here | Michael Saylor

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    On Today's Episode:

    Given the current global economic crisis we’re all living through, it’s safe to say that something is broken with our traditional models of government and economics. Today’s guest is not shy about calling it out for what it is as we experience unprecedented times with unprecedented levels of public intervention.

    Michael Saylor is an entrepreneur and business executive. He’s the executive chairman and co-founder of MicroStrategy. After recently stepping down from his role as the CEO of MicroStrategy after 30 plus years, he’s sharing his unique perspective of what it means to survive our current global crisis. MicroStrategy is the biggest publicly traded corporate owner of bitcoin with close to 130,000 BTC.

    There’s a necessity for you to understand money, understand how to protect your balance sheet, and understand your property rights. For some of us, it is riskier to stay where you are when considering to what extent governments are suppressing the free market, controlling your assets, and manufacturing metrics that don’t reveal the true picture

    The most important decision for you to make at this point is where to place your assets and store value. Will you choose to store your assets and build value in things like real estate and gold that can be seized, taxed and controlled by the government, or will you consider what you can achieve by storing your assets through bitcoin?

    Check out Michael Saylor’s Free Education (Courses and certifications): https://www.saylor.org/

    SHOW NOTES:

    0:00 | Introduction to Michael Saylor
    0:38 | MicroStrategy’s Winning Strategy
    10:29 | Policy Wars Do This To Inflation
    19:55 | Suppressing the Free Market
    31:03 | FIAT Money & Government Intervention
    45:30 | What is ESG Policy?
    56:26 | Top Down Central Government
    1:07:51 | Keep Your Assets Out of Reach
    1:22:08 | Watch Out for These Rules of Thumb
    1:40:47 | Irreversible Transactions in Cyberspace

    QUOTES:

    “When you buy something that everybody else understands to be good at the same time they all agree with you, it’s normally bad.” [7:37]

    “When a government declares a war, they basically put public policy and initiatives ahead of the free market.” [11:21]

    “The road to hell is paved in good intents.” [15:29]

    “Anybody you know that’s a billionaire, [...] the Jeff Besos, the Elon Musks of the world, they didn’t get there without holding an asset that had technical potential for a decade or longer, there is no get rich quick schemes.” [18:53]

    “War is a suppression of the free market to the benefit of the public organization.” [20:56]

    “We have a set of metrics that are manufactured metrics, and then we focus on them and then we talk about them, but ultimately what you have is an economy that has been distorted...” [26:10]

    “The U.S. primary expert is inflation, and it’s a good situation, [...] we get products or services in return for exporting the dollar.” [50:45]

    “A terrifying thing becomes an excuse for the government to encroach more on freedom.” [1:00:10]

    “The big idea of the last two years is, every individual needs to become macroeconomically sophisticated and politically sophisticated.” [1:19:42]

    “Once you understand money, you understand bitcoin is engineered money and it’s engineered without defects.” [1:34:46]

    “Cyberspace is a political construct and it is not a physical construct. Money in cyberspace is political money.” [1:48:08]

    Follow Michael Saylor:
    Website: https://www.michael.com/
    Twitter: a...

    • 2 hr 4 min
    This Is How You CONVERT Your Failures Into SUCCESS | Tom Bilyeu

    This Is How You CONVERT Your Failures Into SUCCESS | Tom Bilyeu

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    Failure is an equal opportunist. It’s one of those things every person walking this Earth will face at some point. Failure doesn’t discriminate on color, race, social class, educational level and it damn sure doesn’t care about who you know or what you’ve accomplished in the past. It is faithful and loving enough to stay with you longer than your most embarrassing photo. So why run, why feel bad, and why beat yourself up over it? Tom is sharing some of his biggest failures in this Q & A, and breaking down the exact techniques he’s used to go from lying face down on cheap nylon carpet shamed by failure in film school to cashing in on the mindset that keeps giving, and keeps working hand in hand with every failure.

    It is possible to have a loving relationship with failure (that may be a bit of exaggeration) but you can learn to joyfully deal with your failures. Tom’s request to you, is that as soon as you watch this, pick ONE piece of advice, one technique you can try out and DO IT today! Rewatch this as much as you need to, but do make a move and stop allowing failure, shame, and self sabotage to hold you back from reaching the next level to your success.

    SHOW NOTES:

    0:00 | Introduction
    0:51 | Overcome Fixed Mindset
    13:06 | Breaking the Failure Loop
    20:54 | Learn to Fail Forward
    27:45 | Incapable But Not Stuck
    31:09 | After Failure Adaptability

    QUOTES:

    “No matter how successful the person is that you're looking at, [...] the one thing that I can promise you is that all of us struggle on the inside” [1:18]

    “It may take you longer, you may have to work harder than somebody else, but if you love it enough, and you want to be that thing, then you can become that thing.” [11:21]

    “Don't be afraid to be incapable, simply recognize what you're going to need to do in order to get capable, and then decide whether you're willing to put the time and the energy into it or not.” [30:49]

    Follow Tom Bilyeu:
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    • 34 min
    How To SURVIVE & THRIVE The Upcoming Financial Crisis! (PREPARE NOW) | Ray Dalio

    How To SURVIVE & THRIVE The Upcoming Financial Crisis! (PREPARE NOW) | Ray Dalio

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    On Today's Episode:

    The principles you live your life by will either reward you with a life you enjoy living or lead you to a life you want to escape. Whether you consciously choose your principles or operate subconsciously on your default network, principles specific to you are guiding you in the outcomes you achieve.

    Ray Dalio is the founder of the world’s biggest hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates which manages over $100 billion. His mission has been to share the principles that have made him wildly successful. He wasn’t born into wealth, so when he shares these principles and lessons he’s found repeatedly successful, you may want to take notes.

    This episode is stuffed with foundational ideas and mindset shifts to help you succeed and learn to start thinking from first principles. Understanding how to handle your opinions, how to struggle well, how to separate yourself from doing things that are better done by someone else is your first step to major success.

    SHOW NOTES:

    0:00 | Introduction to Ray Dalio
    0:14 | Prepare for the Recession
    33:32 | The Secret to Wealth & Success
    52:55 | How to Survive & Thrive
    1:20:50 | Adopt the Right Mindset

    QUOTES:

    “When you have a large wealth gap and you have an economic downturn people are more inclined to have conflict.” [10:57]

    “People in the top 40% of income will spend about five times as much money on their children’s education than those in the bottom 60%, and that’s neither fair nor productive.” [26:18]

    “There’s always a path out there, you just don’t happen to see the path now, so you have to find the path.” [32:44]

    “Make your passion and your work the same thing.” [35:52]

    “The truth is you can have a lot more life and you can have a lot more if you know how to get more out of a minute.” [37:10]

    “Struggling well will get you what you want rather than avoiding struggle.” [39:41]

    “If you worry, you don’t have to worry, and if you don’t worry, you have to worry.” [40:53]

    “What you don’t know is greater than what you do know.” [1:08:14]

    “If you have the equanimity, that calm centeredness, and you have your plan, and you triangulate well with others so that you can get all the best advice and don’t have to approach it in your own head, you're a long way there.” [1:20:31]

    “If you can get past your ego barrier and you get past your blind spot barrier you can accomplish anything...” [1:21:45]

    “For God’s sake don’t be overly opinionated! Just because you have that opinion doesn’t mean that it’s true.” [1:23:11]

    “If you want your life to be successful you will not let yourself do certain things because you’re just no good at them.” [1:31:37]

    Follow Ray Dalio:
    Website: https://www.principles.com/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/RayDalio
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/raydalio/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqvaXJ1K3HheTPNjH-KpwXQ

    • 1 hr 44 min
    Do You Have What It Takes To GET RICH In 3 Years? (Copy These Millionaire Habits) | Alex Hormozi

    Do You Have What It Takes To GET RICH In 3 Years? (Copy These Millionaire Habits) | Alex Hormozi

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    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tom-bilyeu-espa%C3%B1ol/id1644916125

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    On Today's Episode:

    Success measured on the grand scale of financial wealth is far from impossible and yet thousands of people struggle with getting there. If you’re starting from nothing and struggling with the fear of failure and the fear of taking the risks necessary to succeed, then this episode is definitely for you.

    Alex Hormozi helps businesses scale $10M into $100M, and his book, the $100M Offer, How To Make Offers So Good People Feel Stupid Saying No, will help you start doing the things you need to start from scratch. In this conversation Alex and Tom get granular about cultivating the traits and skill sets you need to increase your chances of success.

    Here’s the cheat sheet:
    Pick one thing and say no to everything else
    Success requires short term sacrifice for the long term achievement
    2 skills to master for success are how to advertise and how to sell
    Follow the Rule of 100 for guaranteed success

    A powerful question to ask yourself right now, according to Alex is this: What do I believe to be true that really isn’t?

    Tom shares quotes from Alex throughout you’ll want to note, and he shares his favorite quote at the end and it’s a life changer:

    “How to stay poor, assume you’re always right.” Alex Hormozi
    “If you want an uncommon life you can’t have common beliefs.” Alex Hormozi

    Check out Alex Hormozi book, $100M Offer, How To Make Offers So Good People Feel Stupid Saying No, strongly recommended for anyone scaling to 6 and 7 figures:
    https://www.amazon.com/100M-Offers-People-Stupid-Saying-ebook/dp/B099QVG1H8

    SHOW NOTES:

    0:00 | Introduction to Alex Hormozi
    0:11 | Guaranteed Plan for Success
    5:11 | Figure Out Failure & Lessons
    14:02 | The Right Way to Create Content
    20:36 | Traits of the Ultra Successful
    34:51 | Masterclass on Million Dollar Sales
    47:28 | Uncommon Beliefs for Success
    1:00:34 | The Competitive Business Trait
    1:10:49 | Moments of Real Fulfillment
    1:16:50 | How You Feel About Yourself
    1:33:06 | Own Your Circumstances

    QUOTES:

    “People are afraid of not getting validated or they’re afraid of judgment that they perceive from people that exist or don’t exist in their lives.” [3:43]

    “I didn’t lose the five years, I lost the assets, which were not the most valuable thing that I had earned over that time. It was the skills, the experience and the character traits, I still had those.” [9:19]

    “There’s a misnomer around education, [...] They think that exposure to information is learning and I don’t think that’s true, or at least it hasn’t been for me.” [12:00]

    “Most people have a dramatic underestimation of how much volume it takes to be successful.” [12:53]

    “Be okay with the fact that you are going to suck and it is okay to suck, you should expect to suck, and it would be unreasonable for you to be good if you haven’t done it before, [...] are you asking the universe to be unreasonable for you by expecting to be good on your first try.”[14:02]

    “If you can wait a year, you can make a ton of money. [...] If you can wait a decade you’re going to be above the one percent, [...] do the doing...

    • 1 hr 33 min

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mkmorris67golf ,

Great content, but….

So much excellent content here over many years, but if you want to “be the next Disney”, you need to improve your sound quality. The recent episode with Gabor Mate was unlistenable in all environments that didn’t have a cone of silence. I understood the early pandemic episodes with weaker quality, but time to step it up.

FreediveHI ,

Bad at interviews

Tom loves to talk about himself. His questions take forever to ask. Just plain crummy at interviewing. I feel bad for his guests.

Warlord88777 ,

Undescribably inspiring

Every single episode I watch I feel it adding value to my life, even if its mostly subconsciously. Thank you Tom Bilyeu, and his team ofcourse, for doing what y'all do, to work towards aggregating together a long list of jaw-dropping, inspiring, and motivating speakers; and relentlessly maintaining life-changing conversations.

Don't take my word for it. See it for youself; as nothing I could say, atleast for the time being; would come anywhere close to serving it justice by description.

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