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May 20, 2017

My guest today is no underachiever. His name is Tom Bilyeu, and if you've ever munched on a Quest Nutrition bar, you've probably nibbled on a bit of Tom's genius.

Tom is the co-founder of 2014 Inc. 500 company Quest Nutrition - a unicorn startup valued at over $1 billion - and the co-founder and host of Impact Theory. His mission is the creation of empowering media-based IP and the acceleration of mission-based businesses. Personally driven to help people develop the skills they will need to improve themselves and the world, Tom is intent to use commerce to address the dual pandemics of physical and mental malnourishment. Tom regularly inspires audiences of entrepreneurs, change makers, and thought leaders at some of the most prestigious conferences and seminars around the world, including Abundance 360, A-fest, and Freedom Fast Lane. Tom has also been a guest on the Tony Robbins podcast and The School of Greatness podcast and has been featured in Forbes, Inc., Success, and The Huffington Post. Tom is also currently on the Innovation Board of the XPRIZE Foundation.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-How Tom sleeps for five hours a night and wake with no alarm...[8:15]

-Tom's technique of "thinkitating"...[16:45]

-Why Tom says meditation is critical to becoming a bad-ass...[23:47]

-The "push-pull" split Tom does in his home gym each morning...[28:20]

-How Tom reads 50 books a year, all via audio...[30:45]

-The best book Tom has reviewed or read so far in 2017...[40:00]

-Why Tom wants to build a business that is bigger than Disney...[43:15]

-How Tom eats a high-protein diet combined with ketosis in his own personal routine...[61:00]

-Why Tom says that there is a "pandemic of physical and mental malnourishment" that he wants to fix...[73:20]

-And much more!

Resources from this episode: -The Audible app that Tom and Ben talk about -Book "Disrupt You" by Jay Samit -Ben's Snapchat channel -Quest nutrition -The Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton -Healing & Recovery by Dr. David Hawkins -Wired to Eat by Robb Wolf -The FASTER study by Jeff Volek

Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Tom or me? Leave your comments at and one of us will reply!