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Roadblocks, influences, lessons learned, and rules to live by are the meat of Inside Quest. Our goal is to arm the audience with the tools they need to discover and WALK their own path to success. Inside Quest brings together the conversational enthusiasm of a podcast with the intention and structure of a Charlie Rose-style talk show. Please follow us across our various social media platforms below and we'll see you every Friday!
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Sep 30, 2015

This week on Inside Quest I had the honor to sit down with one of LA Business Journal’s “Most admired CEOs”, Jason Nazar. His path to success is as storied as his accomplishments – a former stage hypnotist and avid Superhero lover, Jason accesses his passions and molds them into successful strategies to motivate and inspire his workers. As the founder and former CEO of docstoc—one of the most visited websites on the planet with over 50 million registered user—Jason doesn’t shy away of his own humble beginnings and takes pride in the fact that we all have the power to shape our unmolded futures.

I often try to consume as much information as possible about a guest before they come in, but to ingest the amount of published content that Jason has created could qualify as an MBA course unto itself. As a regular contributor to Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and Business Insider, you can find Jason’s work all over the internet and it’s just as informative, insightful and interesting as the time we spent together.

It was Jason’s interest in Superheroes I found most fascinating – this is a guy who was already founding his first company before graduating from college, yet found the time to attain an encyclopedic knowledge of the world’s most memorable heroes and apply it to the success of his business and employees.

As a man unafraid to shape his own destiny, Jason Nazar teaches us that there are no half-measures and that if you have a dream the only limitation is your imagination. Tune in on Wednesday to see just how far Jason’s imagination has taken him.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
  1. How to gain valuable life lessons from your favorite superhero.
  2. The rewards of going all-in.
  3. Why a school course on persuasion and charisma is a necessity.
  4. How the power of effort can tip the scales in your favor.
  5. That confidence is directly related to success.
  6. How a small, seemingly insignificant gesture can lead to big benefits in the future.
Sep 23, 2015
Jessica Jackley’s episode of Inside Quest is up! Don’t wait around… START getting inspired by Jessica’s insights right now!
Sep 16, 2015


Shabnam Mogharabi is building an “Empire of Joy,” and I for one have already put in my application for citizenship. I first met Shabnam when I was visiting the SoulPancake offices (they’re stunning by the way. Everything about the place conspires to put a smile on your face). I immediately felt comfortable around Shabnam. Her openness, her warmth, her ready smile, her infectious giggle… they all put you at ease. Perhaps most fascinating: This ebullience of hers isn’t innate personality, it’s an acquired skill. By her own admission she used to be “an Eeyore.” She had to work hard to become a Tigger. Shabnam makes you want to be real. She makes you want to play. She makes you want to be the best version of yourself just so you can keep pace with her.

 

I was surprised by how comfortable I felt in her presence. So comfortable, in fact, that I got pretty damn emotional when I was telling her about my mom and my sister and how I co-founded Quest to help them out, to help end the global slide toward obesity and ill health.

Don’t misunderstand me… Shabnam isn’t all cuddly puppies and unicorns. She’s an efficiency MACHINE. This woman gets shit DONE. But she does it with grace and elan. She inspires you to be better, she makes you feel like your ideas matter, like you’re worth something. But she measures success ruthlessly, and she can prove, with hard data, that what the things she’s doing with SoulPancake are making a tangible difference.

She’s built a company around inspiring the whole species to grow beyond its limitations. That’s an ambitious goal if I’ve ever heard one, and obviously SoulPancake is well on its way.

With hundreds of millions of YouTube views, and features from world leaders and celebrities alike (everyone from Beyonce to President Obama to Mindy Kaling), the channel is doing more than making videos go viral… it’s making JOY go viral too.

This episode is so much fun you might not even realize how much you’ve learned by the end. But don’t worry… we’ll remind you.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
  1. How to take actionable steps toward a monumental mission.
  2. How Shabnam creates “ambassadors of joy” (and how to become one).
  3. How Positive Psychology can reframe your mindset.
  4. Why millennials are optimistic despite being born into tough economic times.
  5. How compliments can be more valuable than cash.
  6. The big difference between Joy and Happiness (hint: Joy trumps Happiness any day).
  7. The importance of tribes and a sense of “belonging.”
  8. The power of touch, and why skin-to-skin contact is essential, especially for babies.
  9. How Shabnam gave up being an Eeyore to become a Tigger.
  10. The concrete case for attaching to Gratitude.
Sep 9, 2015

This week’s Inside Quest guest uses the 24 hours in his day more efficiently than anyone I know. And none of that is busy work. Dr. Peter Diamandis thinks on such a grand scale that I want to punch myself in the face for being small minded. The title of his NY Times Bestselling book isn’t just a nice idea, it’s the philosophy by which he lives his life: BOLD: How to go big, create wealth, and impact the world

 

Go Bold or Go Home.

Maybe it’s that Dr. Diamandis has a healthy disregard for the impossible, maybe it’s his dual degrees from MIT (in molecular genetics and aerospace engineering), maybe it’s that he’s never stopped being a nine-year-old kid dreaming of outer space.

All of these things have conspired to make this man the undisputed heavyweight champion of moonshot thinking. And more often than not, when Dr. Diamandis aims for the moon, he hits that target… and manages to gather all sorts of stardust along the way. It’s no accident that four of Peter’s most successful companies are the ones with the most ambitious missions:

  • The X Prize Foundation—inspiring innovation in the private sector by rewarding unprecedented accomplishments.
  • Human Longevity Inc – extending the high-performance human life span by 30+ years.
  • Singularity University – training the world’s greatest minds in emerging sciences like nanotech to exponentially increase the rate of technology growth.
  • Planetary Resources – mining near-earth asteroids to open up the frontiers of space, making us ultimately a multi-planetary species.

Those are just four of his SEVENTEEN companies. Don’t be intimidated. Be inspired.

Dr. Diamandis is an unrelenting optimist, a brilliant mind with incredibly actionable insights to take the reigns of your life and leave a lasting mark on the world, and one of the people who challenges me to be bolder every day.

Get ready to be transformed.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
  1. What are “Peter’s Laws” and how can you create your own blueprint for BOLD living.
  2. How Charles Lindbergh’s transcontinental flight inspired Peter to think beyond the limits of Earth.
  3. Why Peter founded the X-Prize and how he managed it… without actually having the money to do so.
  4. What is a “massively transformative purpose” and how can you discover yours?
  5. What is the “exploration gene” and how does it impact humanity’s future?
  6. How mapping the human genome is going to change medicine forever.
  7. How the internet’s ability to duplicate human knowledge will play a major role in our abundant future.
  8. How Peter managed to get past the seemingly insurmountable obstacles of FDA regulations to begin putting private citizens in Zero-G environments (and what famous astrophysicist joined him for the ride…).
  9. How businesses with astronomical goals can make incremental steps that keep them cash flow positive.
  10. What the future of Universities ought to look like, if you focus on application rather than theory.
  11. Why lack of money shouldn’t limit you.
Sep 2, 2015
WATCH to discover Quest Nutrition President & Inside Quest Host Tom Bilyeu's most personal secrets to success.
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