How to Have Impact with Tom Bilyeu, Billion-Dollar Brand Builder – #430

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How much does your mindset matter when it comes to reaching your goals? According to superstar entrepreneur Tom Bilyeu, developing your growth mindset and adding value to the world are the ultimate keys to success. Tom, co-founder of Quest Nutrition (a unicorn startup valued at over $1 billion) and the co-founder/host of Impact Theory – has a mission. To help people develop the skills they need to improve themselves and the world, and to help them avoid doing the things that will thwart their ambitions. In this fascinating and insightful discussion with Dave, Tom shares his top three brain hacks that have helped him excel, some of his most impactful growth mindset principles, and the eye-opening realizations that have helped him navigate his impressive career. Dave also shares some of his entrepreneurial insights, and the two trade some amazing business war stories in this incredible conversation that you won’t want to miss!

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  • Dave introduces Tom Bilyeu, co-founder of Quest Nutrition (a unicorn start-up whose value is worth a billion dollars), and Impact Theory
  • Tom explains his background at film school and his early days in the business world at a start up
  • Why delivering value and being authentic became the main principal for Tom, why he decided to focus his energy on a nutrition company
  • The growth mindset, why adding value and meaning to the world is a driving force for Tom
  • You can be financially successful…and still be miserable! How to have success, and also have a deep sense of accomplishment and happiness
  • Some of Tom’s powerful and humbling realizations that have helped him find success
  • The factors that really impact happiness, why having a vision and a mission is key
  • Tom explains some of his growth mindset principles from Impact Theory
  • Tom mentions what he’s learned from Michael Strahan, former NFL player and TV host and author of Wake Up Happy”, and both talk about Tony Robbins
  • The eye-opening realization that helped Tom build up his self-esteem, and helped him better accomplish his goals
  • Dave talks about Marc Andreessen and Mark Zuckerberg, and how what they did in business relates to Tom’s principles
  • Tom explains how to avoid doing things that move you away from your goals, and how to fill the “skill gap” – what belief does your goal demand of you?
  • Tom explains why believing “the wind has your back” can give you the right motivation to try for success
  • Entrepreneurship: why values and identity drive behavior, how to properly evaluate risk, why it’s not right for everyone
  • Tom’s three favorite mindset hacks, the things he does to perform at his best: sleep, exercise and meditation
  • Tom and Dave talk about Mark Divine, founder of SEALFIT
  • Tom’s most important pieces of advice for performing better and being your best self in all aspects of life
  • Find out more about Tom and all of his initiatives at Impact Theory
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