Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu

Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu


Impact Theory is a business and mindset-focused interview show that will teach anyone aspiring to greatness the secrets to success. The show is hosted by Tom Bilyeu – a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of the #2 Inc. 500 company Quest Nutrition and former host of the viral hit Youtube series Inside Quest (viewed over 100,000,000 times). Bilyeu is known for his passion and preparation. Always eager to truly learn from his guests, Bilyeu digs deep and brings the urgency of someone hungry to put what he’s learning to immediate use – making the show not only entertaining and energetic, but also hyper-useful. If you’ve ever wondered how Tom is able to retain so much information or how he’s read hundreds of books in a single year, secrets are being revealed. Tom went from not knowing anything about NFTs, crypto, and blockchain at the beginning of 2021 to becoming a thought leader and international keynote speaker at multiple NFT events.

How did he do it?

In this episode, Tom is revealing major life lessons he’s learned from reading hundreds of books, why reading is so important to your success, and how to leverage what you read and retain the most amount of information possible in the shortest amount of time.


0:00 | Introduction to Reading for Impact
0:18 | Books Build Better Beliefs
14:45 | It’s About Building Skills
26:22 | Focus on These Core Topics First
33:03 | Do This To Read More Efficiently
39:42 | Make The Information Stick
48:14 | Focus Is A Muscle
55:54 | Dyslexia Is A Superpower
58:26 | Get The Most Info in Just 30 Days
1:07:34 | Brain Optimization in the Gym
1:13:01 | Optimized by Meditation
1:20:25 | Optimize In the Kitchen
1:34:52 | Optimize Your Sleep Life


“You have a lot of really dumb beliefs that you have mistaken for objective truth.” [0:24]

“The truth, very simply, is that which most efficiently moves you towards your goals.” [2:05]

“You want to exchange what sounds good, what seems like it should be right, for what actually yields the results that you are looking for.” [10:40]

“The whole point, the very thing that makes the human species that successful is our ability to learn from a cultural standpoint.” [17:59]

“When you put energy and effort into something, into getting better at something, you will actually get better. That’s the juice.” [25:54]

“The thing that you are going to battle with the most in life, I promise, is your own mind.” [26:39]

“Get to the point where you can explain things to other people in a very simplistic fashion.” [36:19]

“Stop worrying about f*cking embarrassing yourself. It doesn’t matter. What matters is on a long enough timeline you can beat anyone at anything if you’re willing to go an f*ck up!” [40:46]

“Knowledge stacks.” [43:05]

“Learn in the morning, use in the afternoon.” [44:30]

“You need to be a hardcore muthaf*cker. You need to make demands of yourself. You need to force yourself to focus. You need to get some fury in your diet.” [51:57]

“Do whatever it takes. but make demands of yourself.” [54:31]

“Seek disconfirming evidence. Do not trick yourself into learning a side of an argument. The whole point of moving ourselves forward with knowledge is to get to the point where we can more accurately predict the outcome of our actions…” [1:02:15]

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