Dan Bilzerian – Pleasure Is Not Happiness
Dan Bilzerian is a poker player, Instagram influencer, and founder of the Cannabis & CBD company, IGNITE International.
After being honorably discharged from the military, following a four-year service and 2 Navy SEAL hell weeks, he attended the University of Florida where he learned to gamble.
In one year on the professional poker circuit he won over $50 million, and his fame skyrocketed as he documented all aspects of his lavish lifestyle.
Now over 44 million people following him on social media.He is the founder of the cannabis and CBD company IGNITE, and focused on building the most trusted brand in the industry.
02:31 Brian’s thoughts on the episode.
03:27 Brian’s introduction.
04:15 This divisive London Real guest has a surprising view of London.
06:05 “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” “Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.”
10:26 Why he attracts such online attention and what was his purpose for a social media venture.
11:43 Why he is a flashy lunatic.
12:32 Is he living a life true to himself?
14:04 “What happens when you only pursue pleasure.”
17:04 What makes Dan happy.
18:32 The best day of his life.
19:31 The positives and downsides of having money.
27:16 Mushrooms assault the ego: how that goes down with Dan. His thoughts on other psychedelics.
35:05 Dan has a high Instagram profile but is scathing about social media, although he sees its positives.
42:01 Founding a company based strictly on social media marketing.
44:35 Money and girls are like a black hole, there is never enough, but he is free.
56:49 Why he has formed Ignite and how his poker playing informs his business acumen.
1:09:34 What it is like to mostly spend time with women.
1:11:28 Dan’s word of advice to men about women.
1:16:56 Its hard keeping all the women happy, but he has one rule.
1:23:23 Dan’s background and childhood in Tampa, America.
1:27:24 Dan is philosophical about not becoming a Navy SEAL.
1:32:47 Will Dan have children?
1:33:45 How Ignite is developing internationally.
1:34:24 Dan’s daily practice.
1:35:18 Dan’s superpower.
1:37:49 What scares him.
1:40:00 What we would be surprised to know about Dan Bilzerian.
1:42:20 The philanthropical activities he keeps quiet about.
1:42:52 What keeps him awake at night.
1:46:57 Phone call to the twenty years old Dan.
1:49:07 Best advice he ever received.
1:49:50 Advice to the 20 years old watching.
1:51:11 Brian’s summing up.
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