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Just saw a commercial by him today. I think it was on Youtube.
He shows a black Lamborghini he claims to own.
WTF does he do? I haven't seen him do anything except talk about books, books, books
and utter an endless stream of platitudes.
Is he just some kind of self-styled success guru or does he have a real business?
Is he trying to be the next Warren Buffet? The next Brian Tracy?
I heard Warren Buffet is always reading.
I don't have time to read a bunch of general advice anymore.
I just need to hustle and get a lot of work done.
I got a bunch of good work done today, which is good.
I think I'm in the zone now.
 

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Tai Lopez is a college drop out. He use to work at GE Capital. He is an owner of a nightclub business in Hollywood. Tai Lopez went on to become a Certified Financial Planner. He worked in the world of finance before becoming a founder, investor, Keynote Speaker, advisor, or mentor to more than 20 multi-million dollar businesses.

Now he does business mentorships online, inner circles, conferences and runs his "67 steps program"

He also runs a podcast “The Grand Theory of Everything” and a Youtube channel.

He lives in Hollywood Hills and drives a black Lamborghini Gallardo

And I believe he makes an estimate of 2-3 million dollars a year and counting
 
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Tai Lopez is a college drop out. He use to work at GE Capital. He is an owner of a nightclub business in Hollywood. Tai Lopez went on to become a Certified Financial Planner. He worked in the world of finance before becoming a founder, investor, Keynote Speaker, advisor, or mentor to more than 20 multi-million dollar businesses.

Now he does business mentorships online, inner circles, conferences and runs his "67 steps program"

He also runs a podcast “The Grand Theory of Everything” and a Youtube channel.

He lives in Beverly Hills and drives a black Lamborghini Gallardo

And I believe he makes an estimate of 2-3 million dollars a year and counting
Proof? Sources?

I think hes full of shit.
 

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Seems to me like he's basically a new Brian Tracy. Doesn't sound like he ever really was the primary entrepreneur in starting a business other than the business of giving success advice or being a consultant. One shortcoming of Brian Tracy is that basically his experience is of being an employee (an executive, a salesman) and not really an entrepreneur.
 

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Just saw a commercial by him today. I think it was on Youtube.
He shows a black Lamborghini he claims to own.
WTF does he do? I haven't seen him do anything except talk about books, books, books
and utter an endless stream of platitudes.
Is he just some kind of self-styled success guru or does he have a real business?
Is he trying to be the next Warren Buffet? The next Brian Tracy?
I heard Warren Buffet is always reading.
I don't have time to read a bunch of general advice anymore.
I just need to hustle and get a lot of work done.
I got a bunch of good work done today, which is good.
I think I'm in the zone now.
I am curious, as to why the fine folks here at the fastlane forum need to hone your bullshit meter for you?
 

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I think I'm in the zone now.
I think I am in the "just post some useless stuff" zone here.
Where is the button for negative REP when you need it?
Seriously.

You make people click on a topic not providing any value
and just wasting our time.

What was the reason you posted this? On another thought:
I am so fed up about the wasted time, don't bother to answer
as I am not coming back to this thread.

MEH.
 

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I think I am in the "just post some useless stuff" zone here.
Where is the button for negative REP when you need it?
Seriously.

You make people click on a topic not providing any value
and just wasting our time.

What was the reason you posted this? On another thought:
I am so fed up about the wasted time, don't bother to answer
as I am not coming back to this thread.

MEH.
I have no idea who half the people you guys talk about are. Just get to work, for F*ck's sake.
I think the problem is that many people (past-self included) have no real life mentors and turn to gurus and similar people to "mentor" them by reading all their material. There is also this pandemic fear of picking up the phone and becoming friends with people you want to be like.

The real steps to a mentor include asking direct questions of people who aren't trying to be mentors. These aren't people blasting about how much money they make or how many powerful friends they have.

They aren't writing books or "making it rain" or telling the masses what to read on their podcast.

They are people who you want to be like in 20 years.

So here are the questions I ask myself: Who do you want to be in 20 years? Who is your role model?

Then contact them with a simple question that they can answer in 5 seconds and try cultivate a relationship. This is my future self, after all.

In my experience, this is the kind of info and engagement that will help way more than any podcast or $1000 course on how to make money.
 

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He lives in Beverly Hills and drives a black Lamborghini Gallardo
uh... this sentence alone means stuff is being fluffed to sound better than it actually is. Yeah location name dropping Beverly Hills and name dropping Lamborghini in the same sentence sounds good, but actually think about it.

A Gallardo in Beverly Hills? Really?

Every time I am in Beverly Hills, no one bats an eye or even turns their head to a Gallardo. Nothing against Gallardos as I love them, but trying to impress me with bragging stats, and being at the bottom of the socioeconomic totem pole for that area is just firing all kinds of BS to me.
 

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The bio posted earlier is mostly accurate but Tai lives in the Hollywood hills, not Beverly Hills, and didn't even own a car until recently buying the Lambo. It appears he only bought the Lambo to pull views to his Youtube videos since that's what a lot of the younger crowd notice and respond to. Regardless of the minutia, he's obviously a very wealthy and successful guy.

And I'll add this: I went to junior high (aka "middle") school with Tai and we were friends in the seventh and eighth grades. If I were an aspiring entrepreneur I would pay some serious attention to what he has to say because to be where he is now from where he came from is pretty damn miraculous. Poor family. No father in his life. Zero advantages. He's definitely a smart guy but just like everybody else he started from nothing. He's now trying to impart what he's learned over the last 20 years in life and business that took him from broke to doing very well to anyone that will listen, mostly for free. I'm listening. I've narrowed down the list of people I gather information from to a very select few and he's one of them.
 
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uh... this sentence alone means stuff is being fluffed to sound better than it actually is. Yeah location name dropping Beverly Hills and name dropping Lamborghini in the same sentence sounds good, but actually think about it.

A Gallardo in Beverly Hills? Really?

Every time I am in Beverly Hills, no one bats an eye or even turns their head to a Gallardo. Nothing against Gallardos as I love them, but trying to impress me with bragging stats, and being at the bottom of the socioeconomic totem pole for that area is just firing all kinds of BS to me.
I believe he 'owns' an aventador just to clarify, your point remains unharmed, though.
 

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I believe he 'owns' an aventador just to clarify, your point remains unharmed, though.
The black car in his videos is definitely a Gallardo, 100% positive. It is a relatively newer one because of the 2x2 exhaust. The Aventador looks very different from all angles, has a quad "4 in 1" center exhaust, and has a VERY different sound.

That being said, I am not a fan of the guy. I've only ever seen one video where he talks about reading a book in 30 minutes. It seemed like a great way to gloss over any important information in the book. Would not recommend.....
 

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WTF does Tai Lopez do?
Well whatever he's doing, he must be doing it right because he's got you guys up in a tizzy.
 

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The black car in his videos is definitely a Gallardo, 100% positive. It is a relatively newer one because of the 2x2 exhaust. The Aventador looks very different from all angles, has a quad "4 in 1" center exhaust, and has a VERY different sound.

That being said, I am not a fan of the guy. I've only ever seen one video where he talks about reading a book in 30 minutes. It seemed like a great way to gloss over any important information in the book. Would not recommend.....
My bad I must be mistaken, not really a car guy :( I just remember him saying quarter mill car and I never thought gallardos were that much
 

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Never heard of 'em. Took a peek at a couple videos, seems like a Tony robbins type retread, but more power to 'em if he has people paying him money for it.

I wish there was a law against all these guru's name dropping Gates, Buffett, Walton etc.... It's just so cliche. Go your own way people!

I think when we thaw out up here I'll do some Bentley Business videos driving around town w/ the top down! ;)
 

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Tai actually brought me here. I was about to watch a you tube video on home improvement, 99% of the time I don't even notice the adverts and skip straight past. This time his video caught my eye, he had my interest. I went to his website, watched his video and then he asked for $67 dollars. I thought right I am going to Google his name and some key words to see what he is about. I noticed some results had been removed under the data law protection, that made me suspicious. I also found a thread on here and I thought 'what the hell is millionaire fastlane'. Needless to say I did not buy Tai's '67 steps' but I bought Millionaire fastlane instead, after reading reviews on Amazon.

I have been self bettering for a few years now studying part time while working long hours, so that's why Tai's video caught my eye, he had my interest I wanted to be successful and he appeared to have it. He is very articulate guy I am sure many people actually parted with their $67 dollars. I am glad I watched the video as I found Millionaire Fastlane as a consequence.

Its only been a couple of weeks since I started reading the book but my attitude to life has already changed.I have an obsessive personality (my gf will vouch for that), i used to fill my time with hobbies. No longer am I wasting time on Fantasy football, Xbox etc . I am using my spare time to gain knowledge. I now listen to audio books when I am doing the dishes, having breakfast in the morning and on my drive to work. Time I would of spent listening to crap on the radio or TV. That over 10 hours a week for of being read to without any effort! The best thing about it is that I am actually enjoying the process so far.
 

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I found about Tai Lopez a couple of months ago and actually signed up for his 67 steps, mainly because I wanted a copy ofManaging Oneself by Peter Drucker. The 67 Steps page is updated now, but before it was a long-form salesletter offering Managing Oneself + access to the 67 steps if you paid ~$5 for shipping. There was an opt-in form requiring: name, address, phone number, and credit card info.

Two ways I got value out of this purchase:

1. 67 Steps Funnel Analysis

The original page actually had good sales copy and whoever wrote it did a great job.

After I filled out the form and clicked submit, I realized that the free copy of Managing Oneself was a tripwire offer. I proceeded to go through his funnel of upsell pages which offered his "advanced" white belt, green belt, etc. programs. On the bottom of each page there were two options: "add to card" or "no thanks". I clicked "add to cart" a couple of times to study his copy and funnel.

Once I reached the end, I was automatically charged for whatever I "added to my cart". There was no cart in the first place. I think Ryan Deiss structures his offers like this but it wasn't a very pleasant experience having to e-mail the support team and wait a couple of days getting it cancelled.

2. 67 Steps Program

The first dozen or so videos were actually pretty interesting, and it reinforced a lot of my ideas about success. After that they become more of rambling sessions where he revisits previously mentioned ideas from a slightly different angles. Based on the posts above, I'm assuming he's raised the price to $67 now? It's definitely not worth $67 - you could just listen to his podcasts and get 90% of the value of the 67 steps. The program isn't even fully complete - he's been releasing the last few sporadically and they've been of poor quality.


For whatever reason, this dude keeps popping up in my YouTube feed. So I did some research, because my bullshit alarm was beeping ever so gently.


Word.

Longer read;
http://somefinalwords.blogspot.com/2015/02/insight-junkie-history-of-tai-lopez.html

TL:DR scam artist.
I also found this today. It's definitely disappointing because he's actually a fairly charming guy with a lot of knowledge.
 

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I also found this today. It's definitely disappointing because he's actually a fairly charming guy with a lot of knowledge.
Being charming is a part of how sociopaths make money.

Any time someone comes up to you (via email or real life or whatever) with speeches on making money and living the life, I think we should all ask ourselves one question;

If this person was on Shark Tank, what would Mark Cuban say?


In this example, I think he would tell Tai that he's a snake and that he should get the hell out of the studio. IMHO.
 

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Tai actually brought me here. I was about to watch a you tube video on home improvement, 99% of the time I don't even notice the adverts and skip straight past. This time his video caught my eye, he had my interest. I went to his website, watched his video and then he asked for $67 dollars. I thought right I am going to Google his name and some key words to see what he is about. I noticed some results had been removed under the data law protection, that made me suspicious. I also found a thread on here and I thought 'what the hell is millionaire fastlane'. Needless to say I did not buy Tai's '67 steps' but I bought Millionaire fastlane instead, after reading reviews on Amazon.

I have been self bettering for a few years now studying part time while working long hours, so that's why Tai's video caught my eye, he had my interest I wanted to be successful and he appeared to have it. He is very articulate guy I am sure many people actually parted with their $67 dollars. I am glad I watched the video as I found Millionaire Fastlane as a consequence.

Its only been a couple of weeks since I started reading the book but my attitude to life has already changed.I have an obsessive personality (my gf will vouch for that), i used to fill my time with hobbies. No longer am I wasting time on Fantasy football, Xbox etc . I am using my spare time to gain knowledge. I now listen to audio books when I am doing the dishes, having breakfast in the morning and on my drive to work. Time I would of spent listening to crap on the radio or TV. That over 10 hours a week for of being read to without any effort! The best thing about it is that I am actually enjoying the process so far.
And there ya go folks. This is how you sell books.

I never met you.
I never sold you.
I never put an ad in front of your face.
I never spent a dime to convince you.
Content was created and you found the content.
The surrounding content convinced you of value.
Value convinced you to buy.
I added one book sale to the growing number.

None of the above is easy. Of course if it was, we'd all be authors who could claim selling $1M+ in books.

Product. Platform. Process.

Welcome aboard @Jambla.

He's my father.
 

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And there ya go folks. This is how you sell books.

I never met you.
I never sold you.
I never put an ad in front of your face.
I never spent a dime to convince you.
Content was created and you found the content.
The surrounding content convinced you of value.
Value convinced you to buy.
I added one book sale to the growing number.

None of the above is easy. Of course if it was, we'd all be authors who could claim selling $1M+ in books.

Product. Platform. Process.

Welcome aboard @Jambla.



On a side note, have you ever read the one-star reviews on your book? They're entirely comprised of people who are pissed that you didn't give them a step-by-step plan to starting a multi-million dollar company. The "top" one-star only spent 40 minutes reading the entire book. The nearly 600 five-start reviews are proof of the books value alone.
 

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@randomnumber314 LOL, the guy spent 40 minutes reading the book?

Was that Tai Lopez?

JK, yeah 40 minutes to read a book..thats nothing. So many people have this 'microwave popcorn' mentality when it comes to success.

As it relates to Tai I read on another forum that he's recommending a style of living that isn't necessarily connected to how his made his money. As MJ would say, 'guru hypocrisy' strikes again.

Apparently he struck it big in 4-6 years and had his share of failures... from broke on a couch in SC, to selling insurance, to working with Joel Salatin through his apprenticeship program, and going on to GE Capital....somewhere along the line he got involved with nightclub promotion and those shady dating businesses..

At any rate, his marketing is great (pre selling, tying himself into that young hustler crowd...., Owen Cook followers), and he has an endless source of content. If he runs out of stuff to talk about, he just pulls out another book from a shelf and start yapping.

I just find it suspicious that he never talks about his companies (especially when he claims to have 1,000,000 customers).

Imagine Dane Maxwell never talking about Paperless Pipeline. Imagine Eric Bandholz never talking about Beardbrand.

It doesn't make any sense.
 

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3 months ago a friend sent me a link to one of his videos. Tai seemed very articulate person so I watched two or three videos of him out of curiosity.
30+ minutes to say something that could be said clearly in 1 minute. First BS alert.
Then I went to check out his website just to find the "67 steps to this" and "67 steps to that" - Second BS alert.
He might be very rich or successful and he might be doing something right but his way of talking and story seems very phishy. I got bored with his fluffy talk very quick and don't want to watch another video.
If one pretends to know everything, he most probably knows very little but knows it well.
 

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I just find it suspicious that he never talks about his companies (especially when he claims to have 1,000,000 customers).
I would only do business with businessmen who never actually speak about their business. Adds a bit of mystery to the deal.

Also, we know who he is judging by his short bio on London Real interview; Tai Lopez is an investor, entrepreneur, author and aspiring renaissance man.

All I need to know. He invests, he entrepreneurs and aspires. Seems legit ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
 

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What does that even mean? You wouldn't do business with Mark Cuban, Warren Buffet, Bill Gates because yiu know what they do?
 

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Tai Lopez is a very sympathetic guy, super smart and has been there done that.

Came from nothing, raised by his mum and a step dad and even before adulthood went to seek out mentors by offering to work for them for free.
Thus he learned how to build a business at a young age.

Lived among the Amish for 3 years to get a different philosophical perspective on life which served him well.

He's a shareholder of Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway investment company. That's why he "knows" Buffett, Munger and Bill Gates.

Tai is a Renaissance Man in that he has knowledge of everything from business to the unified theory of physics to talking German to how to attract chicks.

And yes the man can talk, but he is one of the few people that can talk for an hour without spouting nonsense.

I don't give a shit what car he has. But I'm sure he's a multimillionaire that came from a poor background. He operates dating sites among other things.

Tai believes in reading and has a book club which he claims is the 2nd biggest in the world. I think that is a bit hyperbole but what the heck.

Take the guy seriously if you're on a path to wealth.
 

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And there ya go folks. This is how you sell books.

I never met you.
I never sold you.
I never put an ad in front of your face.
I never spent a dime to convince you.
Content was created and you found the content.
The surrounding content convinced you of value.
Value convinced you to buy.
I added one book sale to the growing number.

None of the above is easy. Of course if it was, we'd all be authors who could claim selling $1M+ in books.

Product. Platform. Process.

Welcome aboard @Jambla.
Finally clicked on this thread as it was still going for some reason. Skimmed the posts and stopped to read MJ's (as everyone should)

Was impressed by one of my stats the other day so decided to compare it to one I'm familiar with, yours. Just to see how far ahead you are. You had me by a lot, as expected.

Just checked now to see if yours was still climbing after I read this post.



The book is over 4 years old and still selling this well. Amazing. Look at the stats..#3 in your primary category.

Mind blowing.

Value trumps all.
 

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