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    6 Laws Of Power To Get Anything You Want In Life | Robert Greene - PT 2

    enJuly 05, 2024

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    • Motivation and Inner StrengthTo make your dreams a reality, focus on motivation, unique qualities, and inner strength through self-awareness and resistance to external distractions like social media.

      To make your dreams a reality and overcome the distractions of modern life, you must have a strong motivation, focus on your unique qualities, and build inner strength through self-awareness and resistance to external influences. Robert Greene emphasizes the importance of introspection and limiting distractions, such as social media, to develop the ability to concentrate and focus on what truly matters. By being honest with yourself and understanding what excites and motivates you, you can mine your uniqueness and find success in any field. Remember, time is precious and life's challenges provide opportunities to build character and inner strength.

    • Cultural values and technologyInstead of focusing on technology, we should value and develop our human abilities, particularly social skills and brain powers, to find fulfillment and purpose in life.

      Our current culture, influenced by technology and nihilistic values, leaves many feeling aimless and hopeless. This is due in part to the lack of clear guiding myths or principles that define our cultural moment. Instead of focusing on technology, we should value and develop our human abilities, particularly our social skills and brain powers. By doing so, we can find fulfillment and purpose in life, rather than feeling disconnected and aimless. It's important to remember that our brains are wired to seek meaning and connection, and rejecting the system without a cause will only lead to more aimlessness. Instead, we should strive to build upon the existing systems and work towards creating a fulfilling and purposeful life.

    • Embracing life's enchantmentRecognize the privileges we have and focus on being strategic to make the most of life, rather than giving up due to fear or external difficulties.

      Despite the challenges and weirdness of life, it's important to maintain a sense of excitement and wonder. The world we live in is full of extraordinary discoveries in science and technology, and giving up on life due to fear of failure or circumstantial difficulties is a sign of weakness. Our ancestors have faced much harder times, and we have it relatively easy compared to them. It's essential to recognize the privileges we have and make the most of our one life, rather than wallowing in self-pity and blaming external factors. Instead, we should focus on being strategic and making choices that align with our ambitions. Life may present resistance, but giving up is not an option. Embrace the enchantment of life and strive to make the most of it.

    • Personal ResponsibilityFocus on what we can control, adopt a growth mindset, and work towards improving ourselves and our situations instead of blaming external factors and feeling helpless.

      While it's easy to blame external factors for our struggles, especially when it comes to financial debts or difficult circumstances, it's essential to take responsibility for our actions and focus on what we can control. Instead of dwelling on the past or feeling helpless, we should adopt a growth mindset, make a plan, and work towards improving ourselves and our situations. History shows us that people have faced far greater challenges than what we're experiencing today, and yet they managed to overcome them. So, instead of giving up, we should believe in the power of our own abilities and channel our energy into creating positive change, whether it's through starting a business, contributing to a cause, or finding ways to reduce costs and increase efficiency in our businesses. By doing so, we not only improve our own lives but also make a difference in the world around us.

    • Beliefs and mindsetA positive belief in our ability to improve and make a difference, despite adversity, is crucial for a fulfilling life. A positive attitude and growth mindset can lead to meaningful change.

      Our beliefs and mindset significantly impact our actions and the quality of our lives. The speaker emphasizes that having a positive belief that we can improve and make a difference, no matter how difficult the circumstances, is crucial. He references historical figures who overcame adversity and shares personal experiences. He also highlights the importance of acknowledging our desire for power and using it constructively. The speaker encourages admitting our motivations and seeking growth rather than being passive or negative. Ultimately, our beliefs and actions create our reality, and having a growth mindset and a positive attitude can lead to meaningful change.

    • Personal growth and fulfillmentFocus on personal growth and mastery to find fulfillment and avoid bringing others down, especially during our twenties when exploring careers and skills.

      The key to living a fulfilling life and avoiding the negativity of bringing others down lies in focusing on personal growth and finding fulfillment through work or career. Envy and the desire to bring others down are often rooted in feelings of inferiority and envy. Instead, we should strive for mastery and fulfillment, which comes from within and leads to a sense of power and expansion. This journey towards fulfillment is important for everyone, regardless of their background or circumstances. The most critical phase for discovering this path is during our twenties when we are exploring and experimenting with different careers and skills. Ultimately, the greatest feeling comes from setting goals and reaching them, leading to a sense of accomplishment and happiness.

    • True fulfillmentExperience true fulfillment by engaging in challenging activities, contributing to a group, and observing oneself without venting unpleasant emotions.

      The combination of living in a culturally rich and open era, engaging in challenging and fulfilling activities, and contributing to a group or community are key elements to experiencing true fulfillment. From an individual perspective, it's essential to find something that is hard but enjoyable, allows for skill development, and serves both the individual and the group. The speaker also emphasizes the importance of observing oneself and not venting unpleasant emotions, as expressing them can make them stronger and more embedded within. Overall, the root cause of many issues today is self-absorption, and to combat this, individuals should focus on empathy, helping others, and externalizing their energy and brainpower into productive endeavors.

    • Self-Obsession vs. CreativityMaintain an open and adventurous mind to explore new ideas and experiences, and hold contradictory thoughts without being upset, for creativity's foundation is 'negative capability'.

      The human mind is complex and often preoccupied with the desire to be good at something or be someone we're not. This obsession can lead to a deep introspection and a longing to escape our own selves, putting our thoughts and creativity into our work. However, it's essential to be careful not to let this introspection become counterproductive, leading to an unhealthy obsession that can make our lives worse instead of better. Instead, we should strive to maintain an open and adventurous mind, allowing us to explore new ideas and experiences, and hold contradictory thoughts without being upset by them. As the poet John Keats put it, having "negative capability" is the foundation of creativity. Ultimately, it's about finding a balance between our inner desires and the external world, using our talents to create something meaningful while remaining open to new possibilities.

    • Contradictory ideasSuccessful individuals can hold contradictory ideas and maintain conviction while remaining skeptical, allowing them to create compelling narratives, make bold predictions, and adapt when necessary.

      Successful individuals, whether in art, science, or business, possess the ability to hold contradictory ideas and maintain conviction while remaining hyper-skeptical. This paradoxical mindset allows them to create compelling narratives, make bold predictions, and adapt when necessary. However, it can be challenging to balance conviction and skepticism, especially when facing criticism or opposition. The example given was of a self-help writer facing skepticism from academics for promoting individual fulfillment and self-improvement, which went against the prevailing academic trends of the time. Despite the challenges, maintaining this mindset can lead to groundbreaking discoveries and innovations.

    • Mother-Child Relationships and Erotic DesiresOur earliest relationships with our mothers can influence our erotic desires and the types of relationships we seek later in life, often unconsciously.

      Our earliest experiences and relationships, particularly with our mothers, can have a profound impact on our erotic desires and the types of relationships we seek out later in life. This impact is often unconscious, but can be seen in the patterns of our romantic attractions. Women may use their voices, appearance, and behavior to appeal to men's unconscious desires, while men may be drawn to women who evoke feelings of comfort, attention, or even conflict that remind them of their mothers. These dynamics are rooted in our biological and psychological development, and can be seen as both seductive and uncontrollable.

    • Early Experiences and RelationshipsOur early relationships with parents can influence our romantic preferences and behaviors. Nonverbal communication, confidence, and persistence are important in modern dating.

      Our early experiences and relationships, particularly with our parents, can significantly impact our romantic attractions and behaviors later in life. The father-daughter dynamic and mother-son dynamic can both play a powerful role in shaping what we find appealing in a partner. When it comes to modern dating, such as using apps to meet people, the rules may be different but the fundamentals remain the same. Paying attention to nonverbal communication and presenting oneself confidently through body language, facial expressions, and attire are key to successful seduction. Additionally, being willing to pursue potential partners despite initial resistance can demonstrate desirability and increase the chances of a successful connection. Ultimately, being true to oneself while effectively communicating that authenticity is essential in the realm of romance.

    • Authenticity and unexpectednessBeing authentic and unexpected in interactions can lead to deeper connections and more meaningful experiences. Don't be afraid to be yourself and say unexpected things, and fully engage in the moment to show that you care.

      Being authentic and unexpected in your interactions, whether in dating or interviews, can make a significant impact. By being yourself and saying things that are true to who you are, even if they're not the expected response, you can elicit intrigue and make a lasting impression. Additionally, being fully present in the moment and actively listening to the other person shows that you care and are interested in them. This can lead to deeper connections and more meaningful interactions. In the words of the speaker, "Be in the moment. Don't be thinking about your next question, your next step, what you're going to be doing next, but be alive and be attentive and be in the flow."

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    If Biden Wins In 2024, This Happens! | Dave Rubin PT 2

    If Biden Wins In 2024, This Happens! | Dave Rubin PT 2
    Welcome to Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu! In today's episode, we have an in-depth and provocative conversation with our guest, Dave Rubin. From political power plays to personal reflections, this episode covers it all. Dave opens up about a near-death experience that changed his perspective, balancing fatherhood with professional commitments, and why he supports certain political figures over others. We dive into the complexities of Biden’s cognitive decline and the media’s narrative control. Dave gives his candid views on the Democratic Party's pursuit of power, the implications of money printing, and the true cost of war. We explore the Israel-Palestine conflict, the foundational values of America, and the implications of immigration policies on national identity. Dave also reveals his thoughts on potential presidential candidates, like RFK's impact on political dynamics, and offers a candid look at Trump’s achievements and faults. Adding depth to our discussion, we address the moral and ideological divides affecting the United States and dig into controversial topics, including diverse religious integration, socialism, and international politics. Join us for a thought-provoking episode that challenges conventional wisdom and pushes the boundaries of political and cultural discourse. Don’t miss this episode where we confront the uncomfortable truths and explore the profound questions shaping our world today. Follow Me, Tom Bilyeu: Website: https://impacttheoryuniversity.com/ X: https://twitter.com/TomBilyeu Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tombilyeu/ SPONSORS: Go to https://impacttheory.co/ShopifyJuly24 right now to grow your business no matter what stage you're in Head to https://impacttheory.co/EightsleepJuly24 and use code IMPACT to get $350 off your Pod 4 Ultra.  Visit https://impacttheory.co/BetterhelpJuly24 today to get 10% off your first month. Go to https://impacttheory.co/ButcherboxJuly24 and use code IMPACT at checkout and enjoy your choice of bone-in chicken thighs, top sirloins, or salmon in every box for an entire year, plus get $20 off Get 5 free AG1 Travel Packs and a FREE 1 year supply of Vitamin D with your first purchase at https://drinkag1.com/impact. Secure your digital life with proactive protection for your assets, identity, family, and tech – Go to https://aura.com/IMPACT to start your free two-week trial. Take control of your gut health by going to https://tryviome.com/impact and use code IMPACT to get 20% off your first 3 months and free shipping. ***Are You Ready for EXTRA Impact?*** If you’re ready to find true fulfillment, strengthen your focus, and ignite your true potential, the Impact Theory subscription was created just for you.  *New episodes delivered ad-free, EXCLUSIVE access to hundreds of archived Impact Theory episodes, Tom AMAs, and so much more!* This is not for the faint of heart. This is for those who dare to learn obsessively, every day, day after day. *****Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3PCvJaz***** Subscribe on all other platforms (Google Podcasts, Spotify, Castro, Downcast, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Podcast Addict, Podcast Republic, Podkicker, and more) : https://impacttheorynetwork.supercast.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    If Biden Wins In 2024, This Happens! | Dave Rubin PT 1

    If Biden Wins In 2024, This Happens! | Dave Rubin PT 1
    Welcome to Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu! In today's episode, we have an in-depth and provocative conversation with our guest, Dave Rubin. From political power plays to personal reflections, this episode covers it all. Dave opens up about a near-death experience that changed his perspective, balancing fatherhood with professional commitments, and why he supports certain political figures over others. We dive into the complexities of Biden’s cognitive decline and the media’s narrative control. Dave gives his candid views on the Democratic Party's pursuit of power, the implications of money printing, and the true cost of war. We explore the Israel-Palestine conflict, the foundational values of America, and the implications of immigration policies on national identity. Dave also reveals his thoughts on potential presidential candidates, like RFK's impact on political dynamics, and offers a candid look at Trump’s achievements and faults. Adding depth to our discussion, we address the moral and ideological divides affecting the United States and dig into controversial topics, including diverse religious integration, socialism, and international politics. Join us for a thought-provoking episode that challenges conventional wisdom and pushes the boundaries of political and cultural discourse. Don’t miss this episode where we confront the uncomfortable truths and explore the profound questions shaping our world today. SHOW NOTES: 00:00 Doubts about Biden's leadership and control. 14:37 Debate on immigration and its potential impact. 24:44 Trump as president, advisor in dismantling government. 33:02 Creating money devalues existing currency, funds wars. 51:05 NYC police officers retire early, move to Florida. 58:37 Avoid discussing divisive topic to prevent manifestation. 01:10:14 America's economy and freedom define its appeal. 01:13:57 Balancing immigration for economy and national security. 01:27:00 Concerns about immigration, government dependence, and education. 01:43:44 Islam and Christianity differ in evangelizing methods. Follow Me, Tom Bilyeu: Website: https://impacttheoryuniversity.com/ X: https://twitter.com/TomBilyeu Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tombilyeu/ SPONSORS: Go to https://shopify.com/impact right now to grow your business no matter what stage you're in Head to https://eightsleep.com/impact/ and use code IMPACT to get $350 off your Pod 4 Ultra.  Visit https://betterhelp.com/impacttheory today to get 10% off your first month. Go to https://butcherbox.com/IMPACT and use code IMPACT at checkout and enjoy your choice of bone-in chicken thighs, top sirloins, or salmon in every box for an entire year, plus get $20 off Get 5 free AG1 Travel Packs and a FREE 1 year supply of Vitamin D with your first purchase at https://drinkag1.com/impact. Secure your digital life with proactive protection for your assets, identity, family, and tech – Go to https://aura.com/IMPACT to start your free two-week trial. Take control of your gut health by going to https://tryviome.com/impact and use code IMPACT to get 20% off your first 3 months and free shipping. ***Are You Ready for EXTRA Impact?*** If you’re ready to find true fulfillment, strengthen your focus, and ignite your true potential, the Impact Theory subscription was created just for you.  *New episodes delivered ad-free, EXCLUSIVE access to hundreds of archived Impact Theory episodes, Tom AMAs, and so much more!* This is not for the faint of heart. This is for those who dare to learn obsessively, every day, day after day. *****Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3PCvJaz***** Subscribe on all other platforms (Google Podcasts, Spotify, Castro, Downcast, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Podcast Addict, Podcast Republic, Podkicker, and more) : https://impacttheorynetwork.supercast.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Philosophy of Bitcoin and How it Could Change the World As We Know It | Robert Breedlove (Replay)

    The Philosophy of Bitcoin and How it Could Change the World As We Know It | Robert Breedlove (Replay)
    If you've been following the cryptocurrency and NFT conversation with us recently, you’ll appreciate this incredible conversation with Robert Breedlove, a freedom maximalist and bitcoin-focused entrepreneur. If you haven’t been following along, jump in now. This episode is less NFT and crypto wallet focused and more educational in that Robert breaks down inflation like very few can. Understanding something at its foundational level allows you to really think from first principles, which empowers you to make better decisions. Cryptocurrency is built on technology and Bitcoin has been performing like no other asset in history, but why and how is this possible? You may need to listen to this a few times, and may be even better with pen and paper to take notes. This is a crash course and deep dive on money, inflation, what property is, and why assets matter. Robert shares 5 properties of money: 1. Divisibility 2. Durability 3. Recognizability 4. Portability 5. Scarcity [Original air date: 10-12-21]. SHOW NOTES: 0:00 | Introduction Robert Breedlove 0:34 | Inflation and Fiat Explained 6:17 | Defining Money & Property 10:47 | Compromised Property Value 16:05 | Wealth Redistribution of Assets 23:59 | What is Money 26:16 | The 5 Properties of Money 33:51 | Central Banking Corrupt Power 40:13 | Counterfeit Inflation 48:32 | Life, Liberty and Property 56:48 | Bitcoin Absolute Scarcity 1:07:21 | Government Disruption 1:13:50 | Declining Power of Government 1:23:20 | Implication of Bitcoin 1:30:47 | Purchasing Power of Bitcoin 1:40:43 | Sovereign Individual Insights 1:48:30 | Decentralized NFTs & Crypto 1:51:03 | Thank God for Bitcoin SPONSORS: Head to https://netsuite.com/THEORY for Netsuite’s one-of-a-kind flexible financing program for a few more weeks!  Get 5 free AG1 Travel Packs and a FREE 1 year supply of Vitamin D with your first purchase at https://drinkag1.com/impact. Secure your digital life with proactive protection for your assets, identity, family, and tech – Go to https://aura.com/IMPACT to start your free two-week trial. Take control of your gut health by going to https://tryviome.com/impact and use code IMPACT to get 20% off your first 3 months and free shipping. ***Are You Ready for EXTRA Impact?*** If you’re ready to find true fulfillment, strengthen your focus, and ignite your true potential, the Impact Theory subscription was created just for you.  *New episodes delivered ad-free, EXCLUSIVE access to hundreds of archived Impact Theory episodes, Tom AMAs, and so much more!* This is not for the faint of heart. This is for those who dare to learn obsessively, every day, day after day. *****Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3PCvJaz***** Subscribe on all other platforms (Google Podcasts, Spotify, Castro, Downcast, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Podcast Addict, Podcast Republic, Podkicker, and more) : https://impacttheorynetwork.supercast.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices