“Once you realize that you can do anything that you set your mind to, how you spend your time becomes a spiritual consideration.”
Like most of us, Tom Bilyeu chased money for nearly a decade only to end up emotionally bankrupt.
What this filmmaker and serial entrepreneur came to realize is that the struggle is guaranteed. The money is not. So you damn-well better love the struggle.
Acting on this epiphany, Tom and his partners sold their technology company and founded Quest Nutrition — a play premised not on profits, but rather on creating value for people. Ironically, Quest exploded, becoming a billion-dollar business in roughly 5 years, making it the 2nd fastest growing company in North America according to Inc. Magazine.
This is all very interesting of course, but it’s Tom’s next chapter that captured my curiosity. After exiting Quest, Tom embarked on a mission to truly empower people — an act of service aimed at eradicating, at scale, what he sees as an epidemic of impoverished mindset.
Hence was born Impact Theory — a media company with a juggernaut talk show cornerstone in which he goes deep with all manner of inspiring people dedicated to positive transformation. The aim? To influence the cultural subconscious by building a single-minded content creation machine that makes exactly one type of content — content that empowers people.
A long-time fan of Impact Theory, I had the good fortune of being a guest on Tom’s show a few months back. I walked away from that experience even more impressed with Tom. Sure, he’s über successful. And the legacy he is now building is as masterful as it is laudable. But it’s his generosity of spirit, matched with a keen and heartfelt curiosity, that left a lasting impression on me. The more I looked into this man and his mission, the more convinced I became that he would make a great guest for the show. And so here we are.
This is an exchange designed to upend your sense of personal possibility. Shock you out of The Matrix. Change the story you tell yourself about yourself. Facilitate greater expression of the true self within. Access reservoirs of hidden potential. And ultimately become the best version of who you really are.
And it all begins with changing your mindset.
As someone who operates in a similar landscape, I have the upmost respect for Tom’s mission and him as a person. Chocked with practical advice and implementable takeaways from the frontlines of business, relationships, personal growth, self-improvement and everything in between, this conversation does not disappoint.
Let the master class begin!
Peace + Plants,
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Background, Context & Reference:
- Connect with Tom: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
- Impact Theory: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube
- Impact Theory Podcast with Tom Bilyeu: Apple Podcasts | Spotify
- Impact Theory: The Impact Theory Belief System In 25 Bullet Points
- Impact Theory Comics: Steve Aoki Presents “Neon Future“
- Medium: Articles by Tom Bilyeu
- Entrepreneur: How to Make Goals That Will Stick and Help You Thrive by Tom Bilyeu
- Entrepreneur: 8 Life Lessons From 8 Good Books That Everyone Should Read by Tom Bilyeu
- Forbes: Tom Bilyeu On Relentless Reinvention and Leadership
- Forbes: Tom Bilyeu: ‘To Stay Ahead Of Trends You Have To Create Them
- Forbes: How To Build A Billion Dollar Company By Chasing Fulfillment Over Money
- The School Of Greatness Podcast with Lewis Howes: How to be a Jedi and Master The Mind with Tom Bilyeu of Quest
- Hip Hop DX: Steve Aoki Talks Teaming With Tom Bilyeu For Empowering “Neon Future” Comic Series
- Book: Einstein’s Dreams* by Alan Lightman
- Book: Mindset: The New Psychology of Success* by Carol Dweck
Notable People Discussed:
- Yuval Noah Harari: historian, lecturer, author Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind *, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow*, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century* and podcast guest
- Tim Ferriss: podcaster, public speaker, entrepreneur, multiple NYT bestselling author and podcast guest
- David Goggins: Navy SEAL, Endurance Athlete and podcast guest
- Mark Divine: Nany SEAL, speaker, coach and author
- Carol Dweck: Professor of Psychology at Stanford University, Author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success*
- Phil Jackson: American professional basketball executive
- Mitch Hedberg: was an American stand-up comedian known for his surreal humor and unconventional, often deadpan comedic delivery
- Michael Madsen: actor, producer, director, writer, poet and photographer
- Joe Rogan: host of the JRE Podcast, stand-up comedian and retired martial artist
- Steve Aoki: electro house musician, record producer, DJ, and music executive
- Nassim Nicholas Taleb: essayist, scholar, statistician, and former trader and risk analyst, whose work focuses on problems of randomness, probability, and uncertainty
- Walt Disney: entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons
Related Podcasts You Might Enjoy:
- RRP #334: Tim Ferriss Is Evolving: Looking Within, Learning Self-Love & Pondering What Matters Most
- RRP #266: Navy SEAL David Goggins Is The Toughest Athlete On Earth — Thoughts On Mindset The 40% Rule & Why Purpose Always Trumps Motivation
- RRP 413: You Can’t Hurt David Goggins: Going Beyond Motivation & Why Mindset Is Everything
- RRP #401: James Clear On Why Habits Are The Compound Interest of Self-Improvement
- RRP 422: Todd Herman On The Alter Ego Effect: Unlocking The Hero Within
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