Tai Lopez – How To Become Great

Tai Lopez is no stranger to the London Real hot seat. He believes that most of the success issues that people have, as well as most social issues the world has, could find some solution in getting away from chewing gum entertainment and upping the consumption of history’s genius.

To recap on who exactly Tai Lopez is – for those who may have missed him first time round – he’s an investor, entrepreneur, author and renaissance man. As a self-made millionaire by his 20s, he has started and overseen the foundation of 20 multi-million dollar companies. He’s formed a business mentorship program and is perhaps best known for his ’67 Steps To The Good Life’ – a distilled and compact course that explores the finest lessons on success, drawn from 8000 years of human thought.

Tai Lopez also runs the world’s second biggest book club, only to Oprah’s, from his home in the Hollywood Hills. On his search for the Good Life, he’s come to seek knowledge from ancient and modern minds – reading one book a day! At last count his personal library contained over 5000 books. It’s fair to say he likes to read, and the results speak for themselves. Most of us struggle to read just one book every few months, by the end of today’s episode this may change. Enjoy!

00:00 Trailer.
00.55 Brian’s thoughts on the episode.
05:18 Brian’s Introduction.
06:38 Tai’s view of the focus on wealth.
11:38 Openness to logical evaluation of ideas.
20:06 Driving around in a Lamborghini whilst espousing non-conspicuous consumption.
21:19 What Tai learned whilst living with the Amish.
26:20 Tai wants to be remembered as the guy who got people thinking about ideas from experts.
27:09 What is Tai Lopez about, what does he do?
28:06 Abundance v scarcity concept.
48:23 Living your life with scarcity and abundance.
1:01:02 Maybe wealth accumulation is reciprocal altruism.
1:02:50 Mark Zuckerberg, IPs and PIs.
1:07:30 You must conquer your fear, think abundantly. PASE personality traits.
1:15:20 2011 wasn’t a good year for Tai. Why and how did he turn that around?
1:21:46 The seven steps of the scientific hypothesis. Brian takes the good life test.
1:29:39 Dollars and Sex.
1:33:40 Top five cognitive biases.
1:57:42 Valuation of yourself test Tai expounds on the love and fulfilment (happiness) components.
2:10:49 Double down and then anything that doesn’t work, just stop.
2:14:14 Tai will be 10x down on business, spreading ideas, both his and those of other people
2:14:48 Argue out of certain.
2:20:41 What is Tai going to do to improve on his health, wealth, love and happiness?
2:31:41 Doubling down on books.
2:40:44 Tai gives final goals to aim for.
2:56:46 Brian’s summing up.

Tai Lopez Links:
Tai Lopez website
Tai Lopez on Twitter
Tai Lopez on YouTube
Tai Lopez on Instagram
Tai Lopez on Facebook

Tai Lopez Books:
Become a Top Model

Topics discussed:
The Amish
Seneca the Younger
The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley
Fruitarianism
Pavlovian
Myers Briggs Type Indicator
HEXACO model of personality structure
INFJ personality
Strengthsfinder
Civilization and Its Discontents by Sigmund Freud
Curious by Ian Leslie
Winning by Jack Welch
Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond
Where Good Ideas Come From by Steven Johnson
300 (film)
Chaos theory
Diet Cults by Matt Fitzgerald
Dollars & Sex by Marina Adshade
Barnes & Noble
The Lean Start Up by Eric Ries
Sam Walton: Made in America My Story
Compelling People by John Neffinger & Matthew Kohut
The Art of War by Sun Tzu
Attached by Rachel Heller & Amir Ravine
Burpee exercise
The Happiness Hypothesis

People mentioned in this episode:
Charlie Munger
Sam Walton
Daniel Kahneman
Donald Trump
Confucius
Albert Einstein
Sigmund Freud
Martin Luther King Jr.
Stephen Hawking
Peter Drucker
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Steven Pinker
Dr David Buss
Joel Salatin
Jared Diamond
Thomas Edison
Will Durant
John Wooden
Bill Gates
Bill Mollison
Steven Johnson
James Altucher
Jeff Bezos
Ludwig Wittgenstein
Alexander the Great
Oprah Winfrey
James C Collins
Emmanuel Kant
Mark Zuckerberg
Carlos Slim
Aristotle
Alan Greenspan
Friedrich Nietzsche
Charles Darwin
Tim Ferris
Hugh Hefner
Muhammad Ali
Hillel the Elder
Chief Tecumseh
Mitchel Red Cloud Jr.
Robert Kiyosaki
Alexander Pope
Helen Keller

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rizzamaeong163
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rizzamaeong163

oh thank goodness!
so this is where i can watch the complete 3-hour-interview!

what a very intelligent guy.

you did so good at this interview Brian.
you’re a really good interviewer you know.

wild53pete982
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wild53pete982

hmmm….for me as a painting artist, who makes decisions and lives maybe 80% out of the stomach/heart….and Tai is sooo much brain/logic/Knowledge (a walking library…xd)….his messages are often polarising(just for me). Esp. when he s mentionning ‘succesful’ ppl like Arnold, Gates, Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs. These ppl are – for me – anything else than good rolemodels…the way I see the world. Believe me or not, but I would never chance my life with these ppl….not even for a day. I think at the words of Steve Jobs on his death bed, for example…..stuff like that. A lot of what… Read more »

jlhenriksson355
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jlhenriksson355

3 hours worth of more knowledge than 3 years at university.

rizzamaeong163
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rizzamaeong163

soooo true!

Ltmorneau786
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Ltmorneau786

Amazing video, absolutely loved it! Thanks for all the value!

Maria
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Maria

We are glad you loved the episode. ?

Giovanny
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I saw Tai’s ad years ago and I thought he was arrogant. This interview have changed my perspective with regards his ideas and persona. Brian you’re doing amazing interviews and stay always curious.

rizzamaeong163
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rizzamaeong163

i’m glad i saw this interview after Tai’s TED Talk.
i don’t think i’ll find him arrogant though.
he makes so much sense.

limorhanannia
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I could not stop listening to him. Even though I’m before a big test. : 0

Mike
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damn he’s clever

Filip Todoroski
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smart guy

ngsidney
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ngsidney

Here in my garage….

Christian
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Amazing interview, very inspiring, thank you Tai & Brian.

Fred Freemantle
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I didn’t realise that Tai was such an interesting guy.
Good video.

Gareth Newall
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Thank you Tai and London Real for making so much helpful information free, good for guys like me who want to improve buy are still on the way up

Gareth Newall
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you can see the intensity in the hosts face expression, haha

Jason Briggs
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Just so everyone knows, the comment on Tibetan’s Monk attention about 1 hour 55min in was completely off, out of context of the whole spectrum of their training and desired results from that training. Worth looking into Mathieu Ricard’s research with the Mind and Life Institute about studies on monks brain. Just adding this in here for accuracy sake. Otherwise, interesting and intriguing talk.

Jason Briggs
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Just so everyone knows, the comment on Tibetan’s Monk attention about 1 hour 54min in was completely off, out of context of the whole spectrum of their training and desired results from that training. Worth looking into Mathieu Ricard’s research with the Mind and Life Institute about studies on monks brain. Just adding this in here for accuracy sake. Otherwise, interesting and intriguing talk.

Cynthia Herndon
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Even though it was difficult for me to watch Brian not be able to get a word in….
this guy, by far, has been my favorite. I love science… and accuracy…. and information. Lots and lots of information.

Cynthia Herndon
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This guy, by far, has been my favorite. I love science… and accuracy.

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David Sweetnam
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I’d love to see Tai back on…in the interview he says he’s coming back in March, did that happen..?

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Dwayne Watson
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SHOW NOTES? BOOKS AUTHORS LINKS?

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brian-rose

Just click the tabs under the video ^

Ariel Harris - Iberia Exile at MagicalSpain.com :-)
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Love this savvy interview here, thanks & best from Spain!

Big Travel Boss
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That was EPIC!!!

Samuel Dantas
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Thank you London Real!

Patrick Mazza
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Ordered the Sam Walton and Arnold Schwarzenegger books , while I was watching .

Zo Fia
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Does anyone have a note of all the books/authors he mentions in this? I always regret listening to any of these whilst on the move with no notebook!

Chidi Oparah
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Chidi Oparah

go to his website tailopez.com

Praz Setya
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so much golden nuggets here of wisdom

Chidi Oparah
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Chidi Oparah

indeed

Kabi Rai
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Thank you londonreal

Mohanad Alseddiq
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Great video! thanks Tai & Brian

Chidi Oparah
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Chidi Oparah

Love this guy…get him back again Brian

John Robinson
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find tai on periscope, he broadcasts a lot – more recently from his gym with his “entourage” from that monstrous Beverly hills mansion – with THAT garage! 😉

Erik Unger
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John Robinson
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“Like a feral child raised by Ted talks” that was hilarious!!! Good post, personally, i got nothing against Tai; in some respects its “all” a scam, from fractional reserve banking to mortgages to the laugh that is pensions; i guess its up to you. Ive learned a lot reading the books Tai suggests and his 5 hour youtube marathon broadcasts. Im more concerned with my wealth than his! Good article though.

Erik Unger
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I did discount him because the first thing you find on the internet when you google his name is “scam artist”. Boy does he have a following of haters! But he seems to read as much as he says, the compilation of ideas is really interesting. I guess the “fake it before you make it” stories you read about him are true, but then this was also the strategy Dan Pena used to get his castle and other deals.

Krzysztof Patyna
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Love Tai and what he says. Thank you.

Adam Drake
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Think Tai means Schäfer – Shepherd, when talking about work ethic and the Amish.

Erik Unger
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“Schaffer” is a Germain dialect word. “schaffen” means to work, “erschaffen” to create. “etwas schaffen” means to achieve something.

Daniel Snær Ragnarsson
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This man is unreal, his 67 steps program is very good, very good information and enjoyable to watch/listen to, highly recommended.

Aurelian Spodarec
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Awesome! The part that hit me the most is when he was talking about beeing 18 years old and that the odds are against me. Im 18years old. The fact that the brain sinks at 24years old, uhh. Very interesting! Im deffinitelly doing things that i will want to do.

Are there any more videos about Tai Lopez or is there a date when he’d come back? if he does.

Louis Johnson
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I completely agree! Being 18, we need to grab hold of this now.

Core Level Marketing
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Great Information… Tai could go on for many more hours i’m sure ; )

ralph vettese
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Great Interview!
Thanks, Ralph

Charles Norton
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Awesome material. I’m gonna double down from today forward.

Bobbye Hall
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wonderful!
Thanks Brian and team…and Tai!

Jason Procka
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Download doesn’t work!

Pc Repairs
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Brilliant

Marcus Järvinen
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Marcus Järvinen

Love Tai’s message, great episode! Thanks Brian & the LR Team!

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Paul Magen
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Love this interview always good to watch Tai

Gary Arora
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this is gold

Moukass
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I love these interviews!!

Wilek Notnam
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This talk is so fantastic. It’s so long it’s like a book. I have to come back to do sittings. haha

Andres Vernazza
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Guys I have a question… why do most people say that Tai Lopez is a scam??

Curtis S. Chu
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People tend to make quick judgments in this world (Tai speaks to this), and that’s a good thing! The world has not caught up to becoming a knowledge society yet, so those who understand the power of knowledge and an open-mind are able to get an advantage in the current state of today’s society. Hope this helps!

Aurelian Spodarec
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Yep! Thats why now is the best time in the entire history to become wealthy or maybe 1MM , depends who look at it from what side. But, money it’s just one thing. But it gives you power. Also, the majority is on the ‘bad’ side or however you want to call it, so they will renforce the ‘bad’ thingy. Evertyhing one day, i think, will be different. Like he says. About the forbes and stuff. I have been here for two days, but i have been following some of these people outside of London Real, and im achieveing my… Read more »

Joe Chin
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Because he is. It isn’t rocket science. Take Tai’s advice and just Google.

Kyle Cheerangie, E.I.
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Around 1:52:00 Tai mentions different strength/personality test. The site below had links to 5 test I took and found helpful. Wanted to post here for others to utilize. Hope that’s okay.

http://www.powerfulnonsense.com/know-thyself-5-free-online-personality-tests-for-entrepreneurs/

Kyle Cheerangie, E.I.
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Todd Warren, ✪ Head of Private Financing Solutions
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Tai is a phenomenal speaker with some great insights to life…great interview!

Cherelle Hunter
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This was the video that introduced me to London Real. I was looking out for Tai’s interview videos and found this. It was such a great interview i spent the rest of the day/week watching more of Brain’s interviews!