Tai Lopez On Morning Routines, Laziness, Unschooling, Investing, Owning Nice Things & More.

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Tai Lopez is an investor, partner, or advisor to over 20 multi-million dollar businesses. Through his book club and podcasts, Tai shares advice on how to achieve health, wealth, love, and happiness with 1.4 million people in 40 countries.

At age 16, Tai realized that life was too complex to figure out on his own.

So Tai wrote a letter to the wisest person he knew, his grandfather – a scientist – and asked for the answers to life’s hard questions.

Tai was disappointed with his grandfather’s reply. There was no “secret formula.” The letter simply said,

“Tai, the modern world is too complicated. You’ll never find all the answers from just one person. If you’re lucky, you’ll find a handful of people throughout your life who will point the way.”

But one week later his grandfather sent a package containing an old, dusty set of eleven books with a note,

“Start by reading these.”

That began Tai’s habit of reading on his search for what he calls the “Good Life”: the balance of the four major pillars of life – health, wealth, love, and happiness.

Over the years, Tai sought out the secrets to that “Good Life” by setting up his life as a series of experiments. He began by first reading thousands of books from the most impactful figures in history Freud, Aristotle, Gandhi, Charlie Munger, Sam Walton, Descartes, Darwin, Confucius, and countless others.

He spent two-and-a-half years living with the Amish, spent time working at a leper colony in India, and helped Joel Salatin pioneer grass-fed, sustainable agriculture on Polyface Farms.

He then joined the long list of entrepreneur college dropouts and ended up completely broke (sleeping on his mom’s couch) until he talked five, multi-millionaire entrepreneurs into mentoring him.

Tai went on to become a Certified Financial Planner and worked in the world of finance before becoming a founder, investor, advisor, or mentor to more than 20 multi-million dollar businesses while settling in the Hollywood Hills.

He appeared on various TV and radio shows, spoke at top global universities like The London Business School and the University of Southern California, and created one of the top downloaded podcasts and YouTube channels, called “The Grand Theory of Everything.”

In order to get feedback from an even larger audience, Tai started what is now one of the world’s largest book clubs that reaches 1.4 million people in 40 countries with his “Book-Of-The-Day” free email newsletter.

Tai recently summarized all he has learned from his mentors and compiled them into a series of ‘mentor shortcuts’ he calls, “The 67 Steps.

He also created an alternative to the traditional business school. This “Millionaire Mentor program” program combines the best of self-learning with the best of a University degree without all the downsides of burdensome costs and inefficient methods.

In this podcast episode with Tai, you'll discover:

-Tai's take on morning routines, and the concept of “chunking your day”…
-Which time of day is best to be lazy and take a break…
-If Tai could invest in anything right now that would make people healthier or live longer, what he would invest in…
-What kind of education Tai would give his kids if he had kids…
-And much more!

Want more of Tai?

You can listen to Part 1 of this series here, in which Tai and I talk about multi-tasking, reprogramming your genetics and checking your e-mail less.

You can listen to Part 2 here, in which Tai and I talk about how to know when you’re actually making enough money, and when you can stop focusing on income, start focusing more on life, love and happiness, and how to strike the ideal balance between being overambitious and underambitious.

You can listen to Part 3 here, in which Tai and I discuss personal finances – particularly in the wake Tony Robbins is leaving with his new book “Money”, and how Tai feels we should protect and grow our wealth, and exactly what Tai’s personal investment philosophy is.

Resources we discuss in this episode:

Tai’s retreats and public seminars in Hollywood, London and New York

-Tai’s Millionaire Mentor program

-Tai’s online video series: 67 Steps to Getting Anything You Want Out of Life Health, Wealth, Love, & Happiness

The Mindful Athlete book

Do you have question, comments or feedback about what to do with your money? Leave your thoughts below.

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14 thoughts on “Tai Lopez On Morning Routines, Laziness, Unschooling, Investing, Owning Nice Things & More.

  1. Anne Pauwels says:

    Hello Ben,

    I’ve paid for 3 months now and got nothing in return.

    What should I do to stop the payments?

    Thank you,

    1. Can you clarify Anne…what is it that you were paying for exactly?

  2. Berly Deepin says:

    Great tips, but i learned far more usesfull stuff from 67 steps. It changed my life and relationships. If you’re not sure what it is all about visit website http://www.tailopez67scam.com like i did. It helped me sort out if the program is for me and if Tai is a legit person and not scam artist

  3. crice460123 says:

    Loved this podcast! I love Tai Lopez!!! Loved all the stuff about how to lead with the reward.

  4. Toddilicious says:

    That’s two Ben.

    First was that stupid girl you wouldn’t take on earlier this summer.

    1. DNA2907 says:

      Classic ! Thanks for posting that site.

      I really can’t figure why Ben gives this scam artist the time of day. Ben’s advice on health and fitness always come across as well researched and pretty sound. So how can he be taken in by Tai ??? If you are reading this Ben – do you think we are wrong to label Tai a scam ?

      1. I've hung out with Tai at his house, which yes, really is in the Hollywood Hills. He's not a scam artist. These aren't just random people I get on the podcast. These are people I've eaten with, hung out with and personally know. He's for real, and legit.

  5. PattiBealer says:

    That explains why my son loves exercise. When I homeschooled my son, his reward for finishing something was to run around the yard, or jump on a mini tramp. I was just trying to get blood back into his brain. I wish I knew then what I know now.

  6. damdamdam says:

    Tai, there are no eskimos in Antarctica…

  7. DNA2907 says:

    for information on Tai – have a look at this Reddit thread:

    sounds completely dodgy…

    1. DNA2907 says:

      link got chopped.

      here it i:


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