Inside Quest

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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Feb 24, 2016
Inside Quest Host Tom Bilyeu tackles ten questions from fans in this special episode!
Feb 17, 2016
Psychoanalyst, Psychologist and best-selling author of "The Brain that Changes Itself," Dr. Norman Doidge revolutionized how we understand the human brain.
Feb 10, 2016

I would love to bring a real-life superhero on IQ someday, but since they survive only in the realm of comic books and movies, I honed in on the next best thing – Steven Kotler. He’s like a living Professor X. His dream it is to harness the hidden, superhuman potential in all of us through furthering our understanding of Flow States.

A Flow State is that awesome moment where all external stimuli shut down and your brain engages with laser focus on the task at hand. Whether you’re creating a woodworking masterpiece in your garage or attempting to jump the Great Wall on a skateboard, there’s no barrier to the power of a brain undergoing Flow. It’s what makes us tick at 20x and tap our hidden potential. In this episode and throughout Steven Kotler’s New York Times Bestselling book “Rise of the Superman,” he explains how extreme sports athletes harness flow states to conquer what was once thought impossible.

We’re alive at an incredible time in human history. Our understanding of the brain and how it functions could soon make it so we’re able to call upon flow states on command. So while we’re not quite at the intersection of Moore’s Law and Human Athletic Potential, the linear progression of evolution may soon reach exponential growth.

Steven Kotler is challenging himself to transform science fiction into science fact. His goal to map the Flow Genome by 2020 is some of the most exciting research being done today, and I can’t wait until he succeeds.

  1. Why we need to imagine a bigger tomorrow.
  2. How dreams will shape the future.
  3. How the darkest periods in life can lead to a brighter worldview.
  4. Why extreme athletes are leading our understanding of the brain.
  5. How it’s easier to go 10x than an extra 10%.
  6. Why discovering your purpose in life won’t happen overnight.
  7. How your emotions are deceiving you.
  8. Why you’re missing 99.99% of everything going on around you.
  9. Why we’re no longer human beings, but human becomings.
  10. What Hedonic Set Points are and how to manipulate them.
Feb 3, 2016

Noah Kagan knows loss. On paper, this is a man who for all intents and purposes should have buckled under the gravity of his misfortune. This entrepreneur was poised to cash in on a 1% stake in Facebook before it became the social media empire 1.55 billion people know and use. That 1% payout is worth roughly $170 MILLION DOLLARS today. And Noah Kagan lost every cent of that money because he made a mistake.

The sheer will and perseverance of Noah, to me, is far more impressive than the sum of money listed above. This is a guy who no one would have blamed if he curled up under a rock and became the most embittered person on the planet. Instead, Noah transformed a worst-case scenario most of us couldn’t fathom and used it to jumpstart the rest of his career. With a gargantuan learning experience under his belt, Noah has gone on to found countless companies, work for giants like Intel and and release an e-book outlining his time with Facebook and the 170 million dollar lesson he learned. And he’s one of the most down-to-earth guys I’ve met.

In this episode Noah details how he spun a career-defining mistake into an opportunity, why he chooses to peruse happiness over money and how to gain a healthy work/life balance. Noah is a truly incredible man and it was a pleasure to spend an hour with him.

  1. True wealth comes from an enriched life.
  2. Depression and happiness cannot be left to chance.
  3. Give credit to persistence.
  4. Why you need to make time for what matters to you.
  5. The essential nature of gratitude.
  6. Why being smart and being right aren’t as important as you think.
  7. How to pick yourself up after failure.
  8. The importance of having a best day ever.