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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Aug 31, 2016

Steve Maxwell is a real life nomad that travels the world teaching people martial arts with nothing more than what he can carry on his back. He has over 50 years of training under his black belt, and some seriously counter-intuitive approaches to life. Named as one of the top 100 trainers in the US by Men's Journal, this former NCAA division one wrestler and Brazilian Jujitsu Pan-American and world championship gold medal winner has become a crucial part of the fabric of modern Jujitsu.

Maxwell’s credentials include being the first American black belt under Relson Gracie, opening the first Gracie Jujitsu school on the East Coast, and being one of the original investors in the UFC. He was also the strength and conditioning coach for Jujitsu legend Royce Gracie and helped prepare him for his historic victory at UFC One. Maxwell’s undeniable talents as a teacher have made him one of the most sought after instructors in the world. In addition to the countless workshops that he gives all over the globe, he has trained the likes of famed UFC commentator and long-time MMA practitioner Joe Rogan, as well as multiple branches of the US government. His highly effective and insanely creative approach to strength and conditioning is also seen and featured in countless books and magazines including Men's Health, Muscle Media and the Naked Warrior.

What you'll learn in this episode:

  1. How wrestling cultivates discipline.
  2. The difference between performance vs. ego lifting.
  3. The symbolism of body parts and postural integration.
  4. How to create a firm belief in yourself.
  5. How to pivot when things aren't working.
  6. Why not all your thoughts are yours.
  7. The concepts of A.N.T.S. and F.E.A.R.
  8. The student mindset.


Aug 24, 2016

Sugar Ray Leonard is one of the most legendary sports icons of the 20th century. Fighting since the age of 14, this master of the sweet science of boxing had already racked up a staggering 155 fights before he even went pro, which ultimately culminated in three national Golden gloves titles, two AAU championships, the pan-American games crown, and a very memorable gold medal at the 1976 Olympic games. However, what Sugar Ray did as an amateur pales in comparison to his subsequent 20 year reign as one of the most dominant professional boxers. Sugar Ray’s feats in the ring captured the imagination of an entire generation as he defeated a litany of the finest boxers of the modern era in some of the most celebrated fights in the history of the sport. He's a six-time champion who was the first boxer ever to win a championship title in five different weight classes. By the time he retired, he was the first fighter to earn more than $100 million in prize money. And his accomplishments in the ring firmly established his position in the pantheon of all-time greats.

Not content to just retire, Sugar Ray has gone on to add a new dimension to his legacy as the unofficial ambassador for the sport of boxing and become a wildly active philanthropist. Sugar Ray and his wife, Bernadette, have created a foundation that amplifies the efforts in that fight against diabetes and obesity. And to top it all off, Sugar Ray has penned a raw and powerful autobiography titled "The Big Fight: My Life in and Out of the Ring.” In this episode, Sugar Ray dives deep into what it took for him to become a champion, and how in his darkest moments he learned to pivot.

What You'll Learn in this Episode:


  1. The benefits of tunnel vision.
  2. How to actively construct a “comeback".
  3. Visualization tactics.
  4. The concept of P.O.W.E.R.
  5. How to deal with doubt.
  6. How to surrender.
  7. Redefining masculinity.
  8. Why the little things make all the difference.
  9. Why perspective is everything—in and out of the ring.
Aug 17, 2016

 Is pride getting in the way of your growth? Founder of JetBlue and CEO of JetSuite Alex Wilcox shares why vulnerability helped him soar in the travel industry on Inside Quest with Tom Bilyeu.

Throughout his impressive career, Alex Wilcox has founded an astonishing four airline companies, including the hugely successful JetBlue Airways and the newly launched JetSuite. A pilot by the age of 16, he paid for his flying lessons with money that he earned, working every conceivable job you can imagine at his local airport. He cleaned, he loaded, fueled. Everything on airplanes, all in an effort to fund his love of flying.

Starting his career at the ground floor, through grit and determination, he went from an unknown kid at the Virgin Atlantic ticket counter in Miami to a New York based junior executive in the company in just three months. He's been credited as the driving force behind many of the industry changing innovations that we all enjoy while traveling today.

In this episode of Inside Quest, host Tom Bilyeu talks with Alex about how he became one of the most influential minds in the travel industry and the valuable people skills he’s learned along his flight path to success.

  1. Why asking questions is key to finding solutions.
  2. How to cultivate empathy.
  3. How to efficiently use 8 mins to reconnect with your team.
  4. Why asking for help matters.
  5. When to lay your vulnerability on the table.
  6. The Checklist Manifesto.
  7. When to question authority.
  8. The Myth of the CEO.
  9. How to build the pieces leading up to a Moonshot.
Aug 10, 2016

Is trust earned or given? Hint: Neither. On this episode of Inside Quest, best-selling author David Burkus reveals the secrets to building trust at work and at home. 

In an in-depth interview with Tom Bilyeu, management professor and creativity myth-buster David Burkus discusses the human side of business. Covering topics as diverse as Brazilian jiu jitsu and mindfulness, David explains why trust must begin with vulnerability and how to recover from failed ventures by competing with people who are better than you.

Drawing parallels between jiu jitsu and business, David shares insights on how companies and employees can achieve more success and grow faster. Challenging professional norms and corporate dogma, David cites cases after case of companies employing innovative practices that have achieved great results. One example is the counter-intuitive notion of unlimited vacation policy. David explains the psychological processes behind this policy that make it a success for both employees and management.

Don't miss this fascinating journey into the mind of one of the most-forward thinking management experts today.

What you'll learn in this Episode:

  1. Why there is no wrong way.
  2. The benefits of the growth mindset in martial arts.
  3. How to challenge and grow yourself.
  4. How to use friendly competition to your advantage.
  5. Why injecting a culture of "help" creates opportunities for mentorships.
  6. Establishing group norms.
  7. What it means to be an employee today.
  8. The building blocks of trust.
Aug 3, 2016

Learning from your mistakes and failures is the fastest way to growth. Hear how Rainn Wilson, Russell Simmons, Lisa Nichols and more turned failure into success on Inside Quest with Tom Bilyeu. Failure is an everyday reality, but it's how we respond to adversity that will determine our future.

On this special episode of Inside Quest, we collect the wisdom of the world's most successful people on failure and how to overcome it. Hear stories and insights from Peter Diamandis, Gabrielle Reece, Howard Marks, Robert Greene, Criss Angel, Carol Dweck, Joe Donnelly, Shabnam Mogharabi, and Tim Grover.


Featured in this Episode:
  1. Carol Dweck
  2. Rainn Wilson
  3. Criss Angel
  4. Tim Grover
  5. Gabrielle Reece
  6. Russell Simmons
  7. Howard Marks
  8. Shabnam Mogharabi
  9. Peter Diamandis
  10. Robert Greene
  11. Lisa Nichols
  12. Joe Donnelly