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The 67 Steps by Tai Lopez (REVIEW)

What is The “67 Steps” Program?

The last couple of months I’ve stumbled upon something I’ve never come across before on the internet..

It’s a video course where Tai Lopez (An investor, entrepreneur and author) talks about 67 important lessons he learned throughout his life.

By balancing your health, your wealth and your social life you’ll reach a state of eudaimonia. Which is a fancy word for “excellent life quality” – or as Tai calls it; “The Good Life”

Tai illustrates each topic with personal stories from his life or insights he picked up from reading books.

And he has read quite a few… (5000+ )

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The course is was completely free and you even got a additional copy of “Managing Oneself” by Peter Drucker to discover your personal strengths.

This course is gold

It this review I’m going to share the most important lessons I’ve learned from the course and how I plan to implement those steps into my life (the ones I’ve found relevant at least)

At the moment I’m at 16 19 21 different key lessons.

Note: These are my personal interpretations of what his 67 steps mean. Different conclusions are always possible.

Let’s go.

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1) Be Worth A Damn

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To deserve the life you want, you’ll have to do the actions that are necessary.

He says most people are delusional. We somehow think we’re entitled to “the good life” without putting in the effort required to actually get there.

When you look at your life today, would you objectively say you deserve a higher life quality than others – according to the work you’ve put in? Are you better than your competition?

Look around in your life, who would you bet on to make a million dollars? Would you bet on yourself? If not – what needs to change?

Application & Thoughts

Take on an attitude of full responsibility for your own life. If you want a higher life quality there will be things you’ll have to do and things you’ll have to give up. This way you’ll increase your chances of attaining the life you desire (duh).

How?

This made me look at my life and compile a list of essential habits that are required to build a great life. Then I proceeded to break these down into actionable steps to implement gradually.

2) Be Adaptable

This step is based on the theory of evolution which states that the person who’s best-adapted to his environment is the one that’ll survive. “The good life” doesn’t go to people who don’t notice the “change of seasons.”

The person with static skills will never thrive in an dynamic environment. Look for changes & trends and use those to your advantage. Make choices on a long-term basis.

Application & Thoughts

Be aware of your current actions and surroundings. Check up on your habits and see if the way you’re living is an ESS (evolutionary stable strategy) meaning you quantify your decisions based on long-term thinking.

Devise a survival strategy for your life.

  • Is eating at McDonalds a maintainable strategy?
  • Is spending money on clothes and dinners a maintainable strategy?
  • Is working a 9-5 job without added entrepreneurship a maintainable strategy?

The way I do this is by staying aware of political, social, economic and technological trends. I wouldn’t watch the news (solely) since they are heavily biased towards ratings.

Subscribe to different websites who keep you updated of occurring events that may impact your life.

3) Be Humble

Everyone has a piece of gold that we can extract from them. We find humility in what we learn from others, even the ones we think can’t provide us any value.

Be teachable by people who achieved far greater results than you have. Look for deep domain expertise (does he/she actually have the knowledge?) and references (does he/she have the results you desire?)

Many people are unhumble know-it-alls, unable to listen to people who know more than they do.

Application & Thoughts

Spend more time learning from the ones that came before you and less from your own mistakes. Spend your money on books & seminars. Spend more time tracking down and networking with mentors.

This will enable you to avoid a lot of mistakes by “standing on the shoulders of giants”. It allows you to tap into the collective wisdom of great minds that have come before you.

4) Get A Mentor

Mentors will shave years of your learning curve and I recommend you to get one. Whether this is in books, seminars or real-life.

Mentor others too. Tai talks about the law of 33%, which states that you should spend;

  • 1/3 of your time with people below you (the ones you mentor)
  • 1/3 of your time with people on your level (close friends, brothers in arms)
  • 1/3 of your time with people above you (your mentors)

Find people who aren’t full time teachers but are actually making money with the things they’re preaching about. Keep in mind that;

  • Good mentors are busy (He mentions a story in which a man tried 17 times before he got mentored)
  • Some are burned up
  • Build the relationship slowly (Establish contact over a 18 month period)
  • Don’t be a leech, provide value by using the concept of reciprocal kindness.
  • Interview people you admire on a self-created platform
  • Buy and read their books

Application & Thoughts

Make a list of 10 mentors and contact all of them. A great way to create a networking spreadsheet is by using the free ebook from John Corcoran – I’ve found it to be invaluable.

I don’t necessarily believe the law of 33% is that relevant/practical. Learn from the great and teach it to others (to improve your memory)

5) Ignore The 99%

Most people’s opinions are simply reflections of social bias. Look for references and signs of expertise before taking advice.

  • Don’t trust health advice from a personal trainer that’s overweight.
  • Don’t take money advice from someone’s who’s constantly struggling financially.
  • Don’t listen to relationship advice from someone who doesn’t have a (girl)friend(s)

Select the people you listen to carefully.

Many people think they know what they’re talking about yet rarely do – me included. Go straight to the top of people that can give you advice and cut out the average.

This is a BIG reason why I’m so fond of books. It allows us to learn from the greatest and copy their relative successes by adopting their thinking patterns.

Application & Thoughts

See the difference between your “rich” friends and “poor” friends in each area. The friends who are “rich” in health;

  • How do they think?
  • How do they eat?
  • How do they train?

Same goes with financially rich people;

  • The way they manage their money
  • Their spending habits
  • How much they read
  • What they talk about
  • How much tv they watch

Same with people who have great relationships;

  • How they treat others
  • How they behave in company
  • Their body language

Invert their behavior and see how it pays off.

Overall be careful who you imitate. Through observational learning it’s possible to instill bad patterns in you that you remain stuck with for a great while (e.g. your dad that smoked, your splurging habits of your friends, …) We admire status and prestige in others and are sometimes blinded by the way they’ve acquired it.

Find highly concentrated knowledge and not just random people who don’t know what they’re talking about.

Observe and select the ones you learn from carefully. Cut out the average.

6) Grind It Out

All (sustainable) success comes from “the grind”. Process over events.

You have less chance of winning the lottery than you have of;

  • Getting hit by lightning
  • Being eaten by a shark
  • Being hit by a piece of scrap metal from a plane

Yet how many people buy lottery tickets each day?

Look at your life as one big piece of marble and everyday you grind away one small piece of imperfection. Tai calls this “the sculpture approach”. Choose the general direction you want to go and adjust accordingly. Most people are looking for “events” as opposed to “grinds”.

Health, wealth and love don’t come in events but by carefully selected actions every single day. Don’t think others have it easier than you – they don’t.

You often come to the conclusion that other peoples’ good fortune is derived from a factor outside of their control, that their favorable achievements can be attributed to circumstances. This is because you’ve never seen the hard work, doubts and pain involved that gave birth to those successes.

We don’t observe the inner workings of another and are therefore more inclined to ascribe their successes to outside forces.

Tai compares this to observing the passing seasons.

“We only observe people who are in the fall (harvest) of their life. Forgetting about the longs months of planting in the spring and cultivating during the summer that preceded”

Most are delusional as to how much time it’ll take to get the results they’re looking for. They’ve never planted nor cultivated their crops – yet hope to harvest in the fall.

Application & Thoughts?

Set a realistic time-frame it’ll take to achieve expertise. Focus on planting and cultivating good actions instead of hoping for events.

A mind shift from events towards processes.

And don’t ever buy lottery tickets, that makes you a fool – seriously.

7) Escape The Salary Mentality

We have been conditioned all our lives to feel helpless and dependent on others. By being constantly provided by our school, our parents and later our jobs with secure income we have become “learned helpless” meaning we have hardwired our brain to need a steady/regular income.

Get away from this. Stop getting paid for the time you spend in a certain place but start wiring your brain to get paid for performance.

It will make you responsible for your own financial support by actively searching new opportunities you can turn into a profit. If you’ve hardwired your brain in this salary-slave-mentality you become blind to new opportunities.

Application & Thoughts

Ask your employer to get paid according to your performance instead of your time. Tell him your reasoning and ask him how you can improve your performance. This is a win-win.

Secondly analyze your strengths (see step 12) and skills you can combine to create value for others.

  • Are you good at repairing? Repair some stuff from people you know
  • Do you know about health & fitness? Make a training program and sell it to your friends

Initially it’s not about the profit you make but about the re-wiring of your brain to avoid downward spirals of bad habits.

8) Life Long Learning

“Survival machines that can simulate the future are one jump ahead of survival machines that can only learn based on trial and error”

Tai recommends to learn from the failures of others instead of only relying on your own. Trial and error takes times and energy – frequent errors can even be fatal. Simulations (derived from books) are both safer and faster.

How?

Learn from books! 

This is invaluable. We’ve been conditioned by school that learning is boring and unrewarding but this is simply not true.

It’s not enough anymore in our current information-society to be a mere expert – let alone a generalist.

Tai recommends everyone to become a so-called “renaissance-man” or polymath. Become highly specialized in one particular field and develop conversational level depth in all other subjects. Become so good at one particular field they can’t ignore you.

“Be impressive beyond belief in one thing”

This will allow you to stir & combine more ideas in your mind which will blend to form great opportunities. Tai recommends learning about science, music, language, history & culture (literature, art & poetry)

Application & Thoughts

Life-long continuous learning. I recommend to master health, social and your area of expertise first before spreading out since those are most practical. Learn from others’ mistakes first.

Here’s how to read a book;

  1. Read non-fiction books that help improve your life quality.
  2. Ask yourself; How will I use this information to improve my life quality/move me closer to my goals?
  3. What questions will this material answer?
  4. Don’t read everything! (20%ofthebookyou’re reading has 80% of the content; It’s you job to find it/filter it out. See yourself as a gold-miner)
    • Read cover, back, contents, introduction and conclusion first then select chapters that help you answer the question you had in step 3

My Guide To Optimal Learning

9) Be Tough

Tai recommends everyone to take on a more stoic view on life. Meaning you should “sacrifice today for a better tomorrow”. We – as a society – have become too soft. Too YOLO.

“Adversity makes men and prosperity creates monsters.”

Spartans used to go through the agoge learning stealth, cunning, fighting skills and mental resilience from the ages of 7(!) till 21.

Nowadays? There’s nothing like that.

We suffer from a lack of role models, an estrogen inducing diet, media propaganda, too much comfort and more stuff that is making us a shade of our former selves.

Application & Thoughts

Here’s some I do;

  • Take a cold shower every morning
  • Eat a ketogenic or paleolithic diet high in fat to increase testosterone
  • Wake up early (between 5-7 AM) every day
  • Do deadlifts, squats and bench presses
  • DO NOT watch porn nor masturbate
  • Monitor your body language and self-talk

It’s not about what you do that really matters but about the the mental resilience that discomfort builds.

Read My Post On Being A Man

10) Master Your Mind

Our brain is mal-adapted to the times we live in. It is human tendency to move away from pain and into pleasure. Our limbic system is still geared towards instant gratification based on instinct whilst our “newer” neocortex makes more intelligent long-term decisions

“Your neuroprogramming doesn’t understand the complexities of the modern world.”

For Example;

  • Fast Food
  • Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Narcotics
  • Sugar
  • Frivolous spending

They all create dopamine highs (pleasure hormone) you become addicted to.

But as many studies have proven time and time again these habits are not good for us in the long-term. Over-indulgence has led to many of the recent problems in our modern world.

Application & Thoughts

Don’t trust your own brain

See your brain as a divided entity: one being your instinctual craving for instant gratification – the part that’s holding you back. The other being the “real you” (e.g. your neocortex) which makes intelligent decisions.

GREAT quote I’ve stumbled upon recently;

“Our brains are battlefields between our nature and our nurture” – Carlo

11) Build On Strength

People leave school without knowing the things they excel at nor in which industry they can thrive. This skipping from job to job disables them to really develop deep domain expertise which is a requisite for making it big.

“A person can only perform from strengths, and cannot build performance on weakness.

 

“Successful careers are not planned. They develop when people are prepared for opportunities because they know their strengths, their method of work, and their values.”

 

“It takes far less energy to move from first-rate performance to excellence than it does to move from incompetence to mediocrity.” – Peter Drucker


Application & Thoughts

Read Managing Oneself by Peter Drucker or Download The SummaryFind answers to the underlying questions, they are indicators of strengths.

  • In what did you grow up around?
  • What do strangers compliment you on?
  • What did you want to become as a child (what were the underlying trends?)
  • What have you been doing the last 10 years?
  • What can you effortlessly talk about without losing drive?
  • What are the things you effortlessly excel at? What comes easy for you?
  • What are the things that make you feel energetic when you do them?
  • In what areas do you learning quickly?
  • Who do you envy? Who are your mentors?

Build up an array of intangible and tangible skills that are highly desired and difficult to learn suited to your strengths.

If you’re more of an introvert and dislike unstructured/chaotic environments, don’t place yourself in those. If you find you thrive in stimulating environments or need to work with people, go for that.

Read My Post On Finding Your Strengths

12) Find Something You Like – Not “Passion”

Look for work you can sustain for a long time. Your work is going to fill a large part of your adult life therefore it’s imperative you put yourself in a position you can excel at (by knowing your strengths).

Tai states that if you have a job where you need vacation from, you should never go back to it.

A life you need vacation from is a pathetic life.

He goes on to say you shouldn’t look for your passion either, looking for that illusive pot of gold that “feels just right”. It will send you on a wild-goose chase blocking you from building up deep domain expertise in one area.

Find something you like instead.

“Never do something you love, once you do it for work you won’t love it anymore. Do what you like” – Allan Nation

It’s ok to have an eb and flow of work and play  but your end-game shouldn’t be vacation. It should be – as he calls it – “tapdancing” out of bed. Meaning you’re excited and motivated to start your day and feel competent at what you’re doing.

Application & Thoughts

Don’t look for passion but build on strength. We’re often told to “follow our passion” but that’s rarely adequate. Position yourself in areas you like and are good at and after a while you’ll learn to love it.

Find work you have an natural advantage in and use that to your own benefit. It’ll become your passion after a while.

Again, read managing oneself.

13) Be Prepared

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Our life is the combined result of our knowledge and our ignorance. We achieve what we understand deeply but lose that what we’re ignorant about.

Ask yourself how many “tools” you have in your tool-belt to deal with your problems. Are you well-rounded enough?

If you don’t have it in your head, you’ll have it in your heel.

(meaning ignorance is costly)

Application & Thoughts

Ask yourself the worst case scenarios that can happen in each area of your life; what is necessary to prepare yourself  for the future? Do you know;

  • Basic physiology & nutrition to eat well?
  • Psychology to improve your mindset?
  • Accounting to maintain the money you’re having?
  • Investing to grow it?
  • Social skills to build strong relationships?
  • How to build attraction with the opposite gender for intimate relationships?

14) Adopt The Investor Mentality

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It’s not enough to merely make money, it has to be maintained and grown into larger quantities. Adopt the “investor mentality” and start spending money on things that bring you a return in profit over time.

Most people buy things that rust, rot or depreciate as Tai says; New furniture, latest technological gadgets, fancy cars they can’t afford and so-on. These are consumption’s – not investments.

See you dollars as little seeds you plant to generate and grow a better future.

Many people are frivolous in spending. Not only money but also time, energy and health. He recommends calculating the real cost involved of something instead of just taking into account the price.

  • How many hours do you have to work to pay for this item?
  • How much of your health are you sacrificing by eating “cheap” food?
  • How much energy will this purchase cost you?

Application & Thoughts

Information is your most valuable asset.

  • Invest in books, seminars & mentors
  • Invest in good food for a clear mind (I recommend paleo/ketogenic type diet)
  • Study investing before trusting-off your money to others!
  • Spend money on events over material possessions to create what Daniel Kahnemann calls ‘memory happiness”
  • Sell all the stuff you don’t use

15) Be A “Social Chameleon”

There are different types of people with different sets of personalities. Tai Lopez recommends becoming a “social chameleon” and shifting to a communication style suited to the person you’re talking to.

He has developed his own “personality system” to categorize 4 different people. (A bit like the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.) He calls it the P.A.S.E.-system: Practical, Action, Social & Emotional. Representing 4 “styles” people embody.

  • Practical people are slower. They like to plan their work and need a lot of structure. They are unmalleable.
  • Action-takers burn through stuff. They’re more hands-on kind of types. They start a lot of stuff but don’t really finish it.
  • Social people are more go-with-the-flow kind of people. They are more gregarious and people oriented. They can be flaky at times.
  • Emotional people are comparable to deep oceans. They’re sensitive and intuitive.

Application & Thoughts

I don’t like his system but I like the purpose it serves. I’m convinced some personalty traits are inborn and it’s important to “speak other peoples’ language” and adapt to their way of thinking. Being  a social chameleon like Tai says.

I personally like the MBTI test for categorizing people.

  • Talk quieter and more deeply with introverts
  • Be more sensitive/caring around emotional people and more rational/to-the-point around logical ones.
  • Read How To Win Friends And Influence People by Dale Carnegie (GREAT book)

16) Be A Truthseeker

Life is never black or white. It’s not enough to see through your own eyes but you should see the world through “truths eyes”.

What does this mean?

Never become adamant in any set of beliefs before heavy experimentation. 

Don’t be blinded by others. Much “common knowledge” is simply a reflection of social bias. Document YOUR reality by reading the “obvious signs”.

  • Health: Take of your shirt and look at your body in the mirror. Is it healthy? Do you exercise? Do you eat right?
  • Wealth: Open up your bank account next or check your financial template. Is your balance going down? Do you know you strengths? Are you taking initiative?
  • Social: Lastly, check the relationships on your phone. Do you want more friends and/or more meaning in your relationships (breadth/depth?)

The closer we get to the truth the better we’ll do in each area.

Be a constant experimenter on yourself and track progress on the things you’re doing. Here’s the process one should go through to adopt the experimenter mentality;

  1. Ask a research question
  2. Research & Form a hypothesis (Ask opinions of experts)
  3. Test it (1-3 months) – stick to it
  4. Observe & record the process and the result
  5. Make a conclusion
  6. Implement/Discard

Application & Thoughts

The best way I’ve found is to experiment by keeping a journal. I’ve been writing one since late 2013. I’ve accumulated a lot of data and knowledge about my life. It allows me to see recurring trends and the results of my experiments. This way I can adjust my life to whats necessary.

I’ve tried;

  • Eating 15 eggs a day
  • Doing frequent morning runs at 5am
  • Going out to nightclubs and approaching x amount of women in a night
  • Doing sleeping experiments
  • Keeping a dream diary for lucid dreaming
  • 2-day fasting

Discard useless experiments and implement what’s beneficial.

17) Define Your End-Game

Tai recommend doing “the funeral test” to see what you really want out of life. Envision your funeral and ask yourself what you would want other to say about you and your life. What will you have left behind? How will others remember you?

In your mind’s eye, see yourself going to the funeral of a loved one. Picture yourself driving to the funeral parlor or chapel, parking the car, and getting out. As you walk inside the building, you notice the flowers, the soft organ music. You see the faces of friends and family you pass along the way. You feel the shared sorrow of losing, the joy of having known, that radiates from the hearts of the people there.

 

As you walk down to the front of the room and look inside the casket, you suddenly come face to face with yourself. This is your funeral, three years from today. All these people have come to honor you, to express feelings of love and appreciation for your life.

 

As you take a seat and wait for the services to begin, you look at the program in your hand. There are to be four speakers. The first is from your family, immediate and also extended —children, brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents who have come from all over the country to attend. The second speaker is one of your friends, someone who can give a sense of what you were as a person. The third speaker is from your work or profession. And the fourth is from your church or some community organization where you’ve been involved in service.

 

Now think deeply. What would you like each of these speakers to say about you and your life? What kind of husband, wife, father, or mother would like their words to reflect? What kind of son or daughter or cousin? What kind of friend? What kind of working associate?

 

What character would you like them to have seen in you? What contributions, what achievements would you want them to remember? Look carefully at the people around you. What difference would you like to have made in their lives? – 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

Look at your role models and the life they’ve build for themselves and ask whether you want to be In their shoes. Most people drift aimlessly because they’ve never really analyzed the results they’re looking for.

Without this it’s far too easy to become trapped in the plans of someone else.

Application & Thoughts

Define for each area of your life what you exactly want. I personally use the 7 areas of life approach to solve this problem but the visualization does help to figure out what you truly value.

Off course you’ll want the nice car, off course you’ll want the wild sexual adventures, off-course you’ll want to master your favorite instrument. But all that’s inessential simply burns away in contrast with death.

Read My Post On Setting Goals

18) Choose Relationships Wisely

The world is a competitive place where not everyone has you best interest at heart. The only person who does is yourself (and maybe some of your family). We’re selfish animals by instinct, programmed for survival. Not everyone adheres to the same moral laws you abide by.

Don’t be a sucker by not understanding human nature.

Irresistible forces are always at work. So don’t be fooled by outward appearances, people aren’t always what they project to be.

Morality is the cognitive victory on our animalistic nature. An unwritten code for effective living that can inspire trust and security. Yet it doesn’t always win on our instinctual war for scarce resources.

“Man can do what he wills but he cannot will what he wills”

the animal nature of man is a product of genetic evolution; the urges of man are therefore basal at best. Money, reproduction, happiness, sex, … .

Overall: be careful who you trust, especially when it comes to money.

Application & Thoughts

Set high criteria for the people you allow in your life. Stay away from the unfortunate, unlucky, emotional unstable or otherwise untrustable.

Interview & judge people through recommendations and background checking. It takes a while to completely trust someone, so let people be around you for a long time to see “all their sides”

19) Spend Time Wisely

Life is long if you know how to use it, most people waste their time on useless trivia. We’re not given a short life, but we’re wasteful of it.

Seneca describes 8 ways in which people waste their life;

  1. Greedy activities
  2. Dedication to useless tasks
  3. Drinking & drugs
  4. Laziness
  5. Worrying what others think of you
  6. Self-imposed servitude to thankless people
  7. Pursuing others people money (making others rich)
  8. Having no clear direction

Here’s another cool quote I’ve compiled from several different sources;

Poor is the man never able to unshackle the chains of his instinctual conditioning.

Predestined for waste, indulgence and decay is he who’s incapable to recollect yesterdays events, utilize today and anticipate the wonders of tomorrow.

Blind of time we waste much of it.

Merely existing, not living.

Don’t be without true pleasure or improvements of the mind – to avoid weeping over the days that will never come again.

Application & Thoughts

I think it’s best to divide your time between 80% stoicism and 20% epicureanism. I call it the 80/20 YOLO-Rule.

Read My Post On Time-Management

20) Prioritize

Not everything is equally important. In your effort to juggle around all things everything gets shortsighted.

There are six BIG lies when it comes to productivity (One Thing by Gary Keller)

  • All things matter equally. Not everything is equally as important. There’s really only one thing that truly matters.
  • Multitasking is good & efficient. Multitasking is a myth it’s simply switching back and forth between different tasks rapidly. Don’t let you workflow be interrupted by distractions (re-engaging in a project consumes considerably more time and energy)
  • Discipline in everything is necessary.  You have to be selectively discipline. Success is about doing the right things right, not everything right. Become selectively disciplined until habits are formed.
  • Willpower is always on will-call. Willpower is like a battery, it depletes over time. This concept is called willpower depletionThink of it like the power bar on your cell-phone, it drains over time. Do your most important work first.
  • Balance is important. To achieve an extraordinary result, you must choose what matters most and give it all the time it demands. This requires getting extremely out of balance related to other life areas.
  • Big is bad. How big you think becomes the launching pad for how high you achieve. Our results are directly related to the magnitude of our thinking. Think big. Now double it.

Application & Thoughts

  • Do your most important activities first
  • Plan your “3-4 big rocks” the day before
  • Don’t multitask
  • Make habits 
  • Read “The One Thing” by Gary Keller

Read my post on How To Focus On What Really Matters.

21) Shut The Fuck Up And Do Something

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There’s so much lost potential of woulda, shoulda, coulda’s. It’s often not the ideas nor capacity that holds someone back in life as much as his own mind.

Who needs enemies when you got yourself, right?

When in doubt just do something. Action will always lead to a result. Whether a bad one or a good one. At least you’re learning. Doing nothing gets you nowhere.

Be courageous enough to do things other people shy away from. Be bold. There’s actually less competition for higher spots because nobody truly believes he is that valuable.

Be a bit delusional about yourself and just throw enough shit against the wall until something finally sticks.

“If you lose at least you tried man. “I failed” is 10x more of a man than someone who said “What if?” because “What if?” never went to the arena” – Greg Plitt

The doubt, insecurity and fear is a temporary price you pay for not being a spectator in life. Not sitting on the sidelines watching your life ooze by – no recollection of current events.

That might be some motivational rambling without real content but in the end there’s only two options you can take after reading this post;

  • Action that might give you a chance for something better
  • Fear until death & suffering takes you

Take your pick.

Conclusion

I think the content provided is legit although Tai talks a bit (too?) much and therefore doesn’t always stick to the topic. He elaborates a lot about his personal life and repeats different lessons throughout his program.

Another (maybe biased) reason I like this guy is because he’s friends with Elliot Hulse and Owen Cook. Two other men I’ve learned a lot from.

I believe the advice I’ve summarized in this post is the most essential to take away from the 67 steps course.

Thanks for reading my review of the 67 steps. If you liked the 67 steps by Tai Lopez – Let me know in the comments below!

What Did You Learn From The 67 Steps?

– Simon

Update 15/04/2016

Should You Get This Course?

There’s been quite some people now who’ve asked me if there’s going to be more steps or if the 67 steps is really worth its money – So I’m going to try to answer this as honestly as possible (although bias is inevitable if I’m having an affiliate link in the bottom of this article);

I’d say If you haven’t done many self-improvement courses you’ll definitely learn a lot of new insights and it’ll also enable you to deeply reflect on your own actions/life and become more conscious of the actions you need to take for a better life. Especially for mainstream/non self-dev people this can be a real eye-opener.

The biggest take-away for me personally, was the part of “building my career on strengths” and how to discover these. It allowed me to direct my career (web-developing) into a more favorable direction.

My aim was to get wealth (money, cash, ba-bling, $$) when picking up this course, it hasn’t made me rich (yet) but has put me in the right direction from my understanding.

However – I believe that if you understand & integrate the lessons I’ve outlined in this article into your life, then I don’t think you should get the full course though. I’ve found a lot of it to be common knowledge.

Yet – Common knowledge isn’t always common practice and it can often be good to be reminded of essential truths that we forget over time. + I’ve spent 67 bucks on more stupid shit, like video-games & other illegible self-improvement “guru’s”.

Yeah he has a lot of marketing, yeah he’s a smooth talker. But he has the knaawledge to back it up.

So – if you do decide to get the 67 step course after reading  this article, consider purchasing it through this linkIt’s an affiliate link, meaning I’ll get a small % of your purchase – the price stays the same though :).

I’d suggest to cancel the future payments immediately though – it’s in the fine print.print The VIP coaching calls & book summaries are not that great. That money is IMO better spent on buying & reading the books he recommends. Which overall have the highest ROI.

Then again I’m a cheapass.

Take care,

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226 Comments

  1. Great article. He doesn’t put the program out anymore, this was a good glimpse into what I missed! Thanks man!

  2. Thank you very much for the great work you are doing in building other people´s lifes. It has been a great lecture, specially combined with other publications you have made that fit in to the different topics. You write in a very clear way. Thank you very much for all the time you dedicate to each one of us by doing so. From Guadalajara, Mexico,

    Gonzalo Rivero Samsing

  3. Nice summary! I’m on lesson 5 of the 67 and have not been taking notes. This page is a great reference!

  4. This was great !
    Took me a day to read due to work but I made it a point to finish this
    Thanks for this info
    I also wanted to know what exactly was VIP calls? Does this program as live chats with tai as well?

  5. I’m just wondering, why dont you have a few ads down the sides of this blog? It wouldn’t really hurt the webdesign of your page and could well make you some profit.

  6. Wonderful comments. I did exactly as Tai suggested not to do. I had a Small Business which I started without knowledge. I made some money. I understand my mistake but would like that second chance to start over; to restore.

  7. Hi Simon,

    Thanks a lot for sharing beneficial knowledge from the 67 steps with us, truly appreciate it!

    However, i would like to add that the four parts of the “good life” in the order of priority should be:

    1) DEEN (Ultimate Purpose in Life)
    2) FAMILY / SOCIAL
    3) HEALTH
    4) WEALTH

    When you see a bridge, a building or an automobile, you automatically consider the person or company that constructed it. When you see a large ship, an airplane, a rocket, a satellite; you also think about how incredible it is. [You know by its design who the maker is.] When you see a super international airport, nuclear plant or an orbiting space station you have to be thoroughly impressed with the engineering dynamics that are involved. Yet, these are just things that are manufactured by human beings. So what about the human body with its massive and intricate control systems? Think about it.

    Think about the brain: how it thinks, functions, analyzes, retrieves and stores information, as well as distinguishes and categorizes information in a millionth of a second, all of this constantly.

    Think about the brain for a moment. (And don’t forget the fact that you are using your brain to consider itself!) This is the brain that made the automobile, the rocket ships, the boats, and so on. Think about the brain and who made that!

    Think about the heart. Think about how it pumps continuously for sixty or seventy years [taking in and discharging blood throughout the body] maintaining steady precision throughout the life of the person.

    Think about the kidneys and the liver and the various functions they perform. The purifying instruments of the body that perform hundreds of chemical analyses simultaneously and also controls the level of toxicity in the content of the body. All of these are done automatically.

    Think about your eyes, the human cameras, that adjust, focus, interpret, evaluate, discern color automatically, naturally receiving and adjusting to light and distance.

    Think about it-Who created them? Who has mastered their design and function? Who plans and regulates their function? Human beings do this? No, of course not. What about this universe?

    Think about this. This earth is one planet in our solar system, and our solar system is one [of possible many] solar systems. Our galaxy, The Milky Way, is one of the galaxies. There are ONE HUNDRED MILLION GALAXIES in the universe. They are all in order and they are all precise. They are not colliding with each other. They are not conflicting with on another. They are swimming along in an orbit that has been set for them. Did human beings set that into motion and are human beings maintaining that precision? No, of course not.

    Think about the oceans, the fish, the insects, the birds, the plants, bacteria, and chemical elements that have not yet been discovered and cannot be detected even with the most sophisticated instruments. Yet each of them has a law that they follow. Did all of this synchronization, balance, harmony, variation, design, maintenance, operation and infinite numeration happen all by chance? Do these things function perfectly and perpetually also by chance? No, of course not. That would be totally illogical and foolish. In the least, it indicates that however it came to exist-it exists beyond the realm of human capability. We will all agree to that. The Being, The Almighty Power, God, The Creator who has the knowledge to design and proportion created all of this and is responsible for maintaining it. HE is the only one that deserves praise and gratitude.

    If I were to give each one of you one hundred dollars for no reason, just for posting here, you would at least say thank you.

    What about your eyes, your kidneys, your brain, your children, and your life: Who gave you all of that? Is He not worthy of praise and thanks? Is He not worthy of your worship and recognition?

    Allah said to us in the Holy Quran: “And I did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship Me.” [Surah 51: Ayah 56] this is what the Almighty said.

    Our purpose in this life is to recognize The Creator, to be grateful to Him, to worship Him, to surrender ourselves to Him and to obey the laws that He has determined for us. It means worship is our purpose in life. Whatever we do in the course of that worship, [i.e., the eating, the sleeping, the dressing, the working, the enjoying,] between birth and death is consequential and subject to His orders. But the main reason for our creation is worship. I don’t think anyone who is analytical or scientific will have much of an argument with that purpose. They may have some other reason with themselves-but that is something they have to deal with between themselves and Almighty God.

    1. i was enjoying reading what you had posted until i got to the ‘god’ part… i just stopped paying attention after that… lol why are there so many religious nuts on the internet who spew religious nonsense…

  8. Thanks a lot, great article. This article also opened up my eyes to your page, so i will definitely look into it!

    IMO, Tai Lopez is a man who has a lot of good point. However, he appears not to be trustworthy by the way he presents his content. I think it is a shame, because people could really learn from this guy.

    After reading this article, I do not think it is necessary to purchase his program, because you have presented the reader with the most important and basic tools to really change your life.

    Ones again, great article and i look forward to read other content on your page.

    1. Hey Caryl the exact same thing just happened to me, I live in Toronto, Ontario. I purchased the program online for 93$ CAD and after the purchase it sent me to a website with other “special offers” which i thought they would just have sent me to the actual 67 steps program so i had to figure out how to end up in the program website nd it sent me to an ERROR page with no other option or way of getting the actual 67 program. Did you end up getting any different results by any chance ?

  9. Watched that YouTube video & thought he actually had spoken so much of it that I barely felt the need of taking it any further. I was just checking randomly for his profile coz I liked his speech in one TedTalk about reading a book-a-day. Then I came accross your review & I think you nailed it 100%! Thanks for sharing this, worth keeping.

    1. Thank you for your Insight to the 67 steps and definitely was quite compelling ! I truly feel in reality that the 67 step program should be taken to the true Gospel of Life ,The Bible ! Read it from front to back and this will give you a true meaning of how to be successful and healthy & wealthy and RICH in SPIRIT ! By reading the word will open up more opportunities to everyone and they shall be blessed more then they could ever ask ! Moreover then reading all these self-taught books and it’s free ! If you have problems with your life and where to go read the word ! Be blessed

  10. Everything great. What comes to me as a surprise is that I have been recently applying all this steps without knowing or hearing about it. Just letting life flow. And I am about to open a 100 beds hostel. And without putting a penny on it, except all my big ideas. Only point I do not agree is about asking not to watch porn and not explaining why. Are you against porn industry?

  11. I believe that the 67 steps by Mr Lopez are mostly usefull overall if they are implemented on a daily basis (even if most of the people cannot apply them to their own life).
    However I strongly disagree with Tai Lopez and its commercial practices. If you want to substantially improve your life: start saving money and learn how to invest wisely rather than buying his bullship. Anyone with very little common sense can figure out most of its steps and recomandations as they are so obvious and so general that its often of no use or not applicable to one’s particular situation. If you look deeper at his character and start scratching the cover of the book you’ll soon realize that everithing about him is fake. He’s a decent marketer but don’t let yourself fool by him.

    Hope this steps could be useful to some !

  12. The 67 Steps programme is a good programme, it was the catalyst for me to begin to dream and start on a personal journey. It is true to a point it is valuable. BUT, in my opinion the program has a few flaws (or possible improvements, if you like), it can lead some to lead an unauthentic life… I think this may lead you to complicate you life so much, and bring so much in, that you end up becoming someone your not, and end up living a life that really isn’t for you… I went through the whole programme and felt great after, I was going to go out, make money, build businesses etc. I was setting goals, for the year, the month, the week, and I was trying to steer my life in a direction, almost forcing it, to go where I thought it was going to be best. But then, a few weeks ago actually, I took a trip abroad to Iceland, saw the Northern Lights, and was slapped in the face. This life wasn’t me. I was taking the ideologies of other people to become something that I didn’t want to be deep down, something that in societies eyes was ‘successful’… I stopped all the daily/weekly goal setting, and I have now have just one simple summit to aim towards each year, and one vision I have for myself and what I truly want my life to become. My life is so much simpler and I’m feeling so much better not trying to keep up with the self-development rat-race, trying to be as good as everyone else. I now see ENJOYING THE JOURNEY is what really matters. I see many many people that live in their heads, who despite having the knowledge to be successful, aren’t happy because they didn’t listen to themselves… I’m NOT talking about living in the forest and hugging trees for the rest of your life etc. I have massive things I want to accomplish in my life still, but I feel that I needed the space to see them, and all this self-development stuff has one HUGE flaw, in that it’s not tailored to YOU specifically, it’s being shown to thousands of others, and I guarantee that you all won’t deep down, want or need everything Tai talks about in this program to live the happiest, most fulfilled life you can… I would love to talk to Tai personally about how fulfilling his life really is, he’s on snapchat all the time, posting all the time, keeping himself busy all the time, almost wearing it like a badge of honour. But is he as happy as he portrays on social media? Is he teaching people to be happy, or successful in the eyes of society? (No offence to the man at all, I have faith that he is a good person, meaning well, I only mean to pose the question, that not many ask)… Living the 67 Steps life style for a time, has taught me that we seek to consume too much information, we complicate our lives and justify why we do it. I was forgetting to live the moment, and to live true to who I really want to be. There is no right or wrong, you don’t have to feel you NEED to be a business owner or entrepreneur to live a fulfilling life. The 67 Steps program is good, there are certain rules I will take away from it, around valuing your life, seeking help and having the desire to improve, but it gets to the point where you lose sight of what you really want, I was taken down a path that made my life more complex and I was disregarding aspects such as family and my close friends, to pursue this ideology, it was turning me into someone I wasn’t… My advice it to let go of goal setting, and reading for a whole week or month, let go of what people are telling you to do, and take some space to ask yourself tough questions. Find out who YOU are, and don’t take other people’s opinions on what you should be doing, the 10-12-56-67 steps to this or that, as gospel. Let go of it all for a time, and honestly decide whether it serves you or not. Because there are many people in this life that get to the top of the mountain, and realise that it wasn’t what they thought. All because they have been living a life that they were told to live, to get to a place they were told they should be living to be ‘happy’. I hope that isn’t you… Thank you for reading, I wanted to give a honest opinion and look at the program, any questions feel free to reply. All the best to you and your future, believe big, believe in YOURSELF.

    1. Good on you Louis, you are the one who should be running courses!
      Real happiness will only ever be found within. So many people feel like failures after doing these types of programs because they don’t make millions or haven’t had success in business or other things. It can take them years to get over it.
      Success, happiness and fulfillment are just a state of mind that’s always available to everyone, we have all just forgotten.

      1. Now that’s out of the way;

        But is he as happy as he portrays on social media?

        Good insight. I also think Tai is too prominent on social media which imo lowers his life quality. Then again he might get fulfillment out of spreading his ideas just like I do when I write articles.

        It’s difficult finding a balance between self-improvement and peace of mind. I see a lot of succesful people struggling with this balance. I’ve actually written an article on this in the past Self acceptance vs self improvement. Is this what you mean?

        Living the 67 Steps life style for a time, has taught me that we seek to consume too much information, we complicate our lives and justify why we do it.

        It seems you’re over-consuming information then without acting on it and should be doing a low information diet? It’s easy to become overwhelmed in our current information age. Here’s things people can do to counter that;

        – Don’t check facebook, twitter, youtube nor blogs during the day. Always read with a purpose regarding your goals.
        – Read one fact-based book at a time. (Aim for one/10 days)
        – Don’t watch the news nor any other tv programs (except pre-defined movies/documentaries)
        – That’s all, most information is in-actionable or completely irrelevant anyway.

        My advice it to let go of goal setting, and reading for a whole week or month

        Here’s mine;

        I don’t recommend people not to set goals; it makes you passive and directionless, leading to lessened results. Set fewer, high impact ones & make time for stress releasing activities. Limit tasks to the important ones using pareto & shorten work-time (set a daily time where you stop working) to increase time-pressure (parkinsons’ law).

        Only care about the actions that have a great ROI on your life quality (working out, eating healthy, developing a skill to make money, relaxing, sleeping, dating, …). Read only one fact-based book at a time.When feeling overwhelmed, cut back on the input and focus more on output.

        1. Great Responce my friend, in hindsight I think you are right to say I’m accumulating not acting, but I would say to that the program never taught me (on an emotional level at least) how to know what to act on.
          I guess what I was trying to say, is that doing everything he says isn’t going to make you happy, it may make you a lot of money, but depression and loss of identity may come with that.
          You hit the nail on the head when you said its a balence with peace of mind. Peace of mind is SO important, but it is hardly mentioned.
          In regards to goals, I needed to get out of my own way, and take some space, away from books and goals for a whole month, to ask myself more important questions (‘What do you really want?’ Or ‘How much of you does the world get to see?’) and give the answers space to come natural.
          Tai’s program is great, the tactics are good, but it’s very external and intellectual. Seeking intellectual help (step 1, step 2 etc.) on core emotional problems (‘what should I do with my life?’, why do I not feel fulfilled and purposeful?’ Etc.). It’s annoying for people like me who want to get started, but after the program I feel no closer to getting started at all, (aside from the new investing mindsets, which I would say are invaluable, that really changed my life).
          I just want to make sure people going into this program are aware of that, nothing kills me more than to see a guy/girl chasing the material, monetary goals that society emphasises in this world. It’s not going to make them any happier, or moreover, anyone else for that matter!
          Bottom line: I wouldn’t want to swap my life with Tai, and I recommend making your own judgement, and taking things with a pinch of salt.

          Sorry for another text wall (:P), you can tell I’m passionate about getting the message across.

    2. I actually read your entire post haha I wasn’t expecting to. But I took some great insight from you. You’re so right! We as human beings need to find ourselves, get lost a bit, use guidance but don’t change too much of us to gain what the 3% has. I still want to be the humble fun individual before and after. I would say reading the books are more so to be used as an empowerment tool; to get the motors running. Some people need that type of motivation, but I like the way you put things into perspective.

  13. Hey man thanks for the great summary. Partially based on your review, I signed up for the 67 Steps. Probably the biggest 3 things I’ve learned/reinforced so far are: 1. read a lot of good books, 2. health wealth and love, and 3. grind it out.

    I think it’s a pretty good program, assuming $67 is within your educational budget. If $67 isn’t within your budget, then I would watch free videos on YouTube to get educated about what Tai’s talking about. Also, I would research and find reviews of the books Tai recommends without buying them.

    Also, I canceled the VIP membership. It wasn’t hard to do, though I didn’t reach anyone until the 3rd call. The people that do answer the number are really nice and easygoing.

    I am in the process of writing up information about my experience going through the 67 Step course on my website. The high quality of your writing/review is inspiring.

    I also signed up for the affiliate program, though I am planning/hoping to be as fair as possible with regard to the course, though I wouldn’t sign up for the affiliate program if I didn’t think it was a good product. I’m curious about why you haven’t decided to sign up as an affiliate (no pressure one way or the other)?

    Thanks

    1. Good points

      1) I didn’t know there was an affiliate program – but I’ve included a link in the article now. Thanks!

      2) I don’t really know how I feel about people pushing products on me. I feel reviews are mostly biased if they include sponsored links in the body :/ Same reason why I don’t advertise on this site – It kinda annoys me.

      When I come to a site to read articles, I just want to read the fucking article and not have to navigate through a maze of fullscreen pop-ups wanting stuff from me.

      However – I dig the program, I dig Tai and I certainly like the ideas he’s spreading out. Might as well make a buck of it.

      Cheers,

      1. Hey man,

        1) Glad to point that out. Hope it works out well.

        2) Ya I hear you, It’s a delicate balance. If someone is trying to make a full-time living from a website, some sort of marketing and promotion to sell products/services is most likely required. But there are some ways to do so that are definitely more classy and some that are less.

        I agree using affiliate links removes some of the impartiality from the review. But then I would only advise recommending worthwhile products/ideas/services/etc.

        Having a reputation for honest and fair reviews, will over time, probably produce better results than a site that gives good reviews to bad products to make money. One should be partial towards anything suggested to others, because liking something is being partial towards it. In a way, an affiliate link is a sign of partiality and an endorsement of that product/idea/service/etc.

        Steve Pavlina just redesigned his site and it’s very sleek and user-friendly. He talks about some of the design choices he made, basically that he’s making the site for friends. I notice your site has layout focused on the writing without sidebars, which definitely (to me) improves to overall feel of the site.

        1. Good points :)

          writing without sidebars

          Yeah, I’ve noticed the same thing too. It also improves the users’ focus & comment count. The idea came from Mark Manson’s blog.

      1. I think a lot people hold that opinion. I personally enjoy his talks/lectures, though I understand how some others wouldn’t, especially if they want to cut straight to the point.

        I think different people in general learn in different ways. For example, one person may want a straight-to-the-point presentation with bullet points and the most important points highlighted. Another person may enjoy the slower pace of a lecture series, including all the personal stories, etc.

  14. Great Summary. Keep it up. Some people may not be able to afford paying 67 dollars per month. In some countries like kenya, that is ksh 6700. This could be a whole months salary for millions of people. Thanks a lot for making these ideas available to millions of people out there. Blessings.

    1. Some thoughts;

      I’m still unsure if I’m ripping Tai Lopez off with this review. It’s a fine line between doing a “review” and copying his content.

      I’ve done my best to make my own interpretation out of it though.

  15. Very nice. Thank you for sharing. I was pondering about purchasing his “67” steps but thought I could find most of it online somewhere else.

  16. Sounds Awesome!
    I’m currently in a selling mastermind where you pay monthly and have learned the value of investing in yourself.
    I will join this when I’ve finished with the mastermind.

  17. Really good documentary, it changes my perspective on life. Thanks a lot. I’m happy that I ran an to your add on youtube.

  18. Great post thank you for writing it.

    Tai advises to search books for gold nuggets, that at most only 20% of the information is useful and that the other 80% should be ignored. Despite advising this he still goes on to talk endlessly often telling the same or irrelevant stories.

    P.s. you should delete the link to the porn site in the comments otherwise it can negatively effect your own website’s rankings.

  19. Tai Lopez aka (Taino Adrian Lopez) is relatively new to the scamming game and is a member of a “syndicate.” A well done documentary on the concept is https://youtu.be/Z0LZ6DNCgrY?t=475 .

    The mission is to get the maximum amount of money from the victims by getting all of their emails and phone numbers, and rotating fake time limited offers one by one against the list. They hit them over the phone and by email at many different price points from $6,000 and down.

    So Tai uses a cloaking link on his youtube videos go turn you into a “lead” to be fed into the syndicate machine.
    Sometimes his link leads you to his own landing page, sometimes it takes you to a co-conspirators page.
    Here are some of the members of his syndicate he promotes, and their offers.
    Notice the common themes of fake time limits, fake limited supply, forcing email signup to discover price, prices that end in 7.

    1. Tai himself. $697 dinner or $67 a month autobill membership or $997 accelerator. He has other upsells.
    2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_h3ICZmDP8 OMGmachines $699 a month for 12 months, $8,388 total
    You can find him on the videos promoting this scam directly in person with Mike Long, and Liz Herrera, so he doesn’t even maintain his distance from this scam.
    3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADBBEtKnkjY http://nonjobs.com/dvd/ 100 dvd limit, lol. $497 dollars.

    There’s lots more of this, I am tired of reading it all.
    What is the theme? They teach you to get “rich” doing what IS NOT making them rich.
    They make sites to rank for “tai lopez scam” in google searches, and then use that rank to make testimonials.

    Now the hard to find data. He by law was required to disclose his business activities as a broker. Tai’s publicly registered government forms with FINRA http://brokercheck.finra.org/Individual/4472672 (click detailed report pdf in top left.) States he’s had a total of 3 years in the insurance industry, and he’s no longer licensed, and he had 2 other business activities:
    1. 50% PARTNER IN THE “LEGARY LIFE GROUP” WHICH IS THE COMPANY WE FORMED TO MARKET & SELL FIXED INSURANCE PRODCUTS.
    2. STARTING SMALL ONLINE BUSINESS SELLING AMISH FURNITURE

    How this fits in with TAL productions LLC registered to

    Tai was an insurance salesman in NC. You can see the evolution of his sales pitch over time, by clicking the snapshots up top on this site: https://web.archive.org/web/20051212064724/http://www.lifeinsurancetricks.com/
    http://www.llgfinancial.com/german_garcia_fresco.php

    He worked with his friend German trying to sell insurance. They registered their businesses to the same residential address. Tal We see later that they live together in California as well in 2008 as per: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1188956/plotsummary?ref_=tt_ov_pl
    Trianglefiesta.com German’s Latin party promo business has same business addres as Tai’s TAL Promotions LLC at

    12211 Limebay Lane Apartment 204
    Raleigh
    NC 27613-7399
    Phone: (919) 518-2231

    Which Tai still maintains and has moved its principal office to
    8581 Santa Monica Blvd # 703 
    West Hollywood, CA 90069-4120
    As per https://www.secretary.state.nc.us/Search/profcorp/6206855
    Which is a UPS STORE!

    It seems like he forgot to disclose that he was running this promotions business on his FINRA form?
    Why does he care to renew this company after its dissolved for failure to file in 2014? Because it owns many domains names for his scam dating sites.
    http://domainbigdata.com/name/tal%20promotions%20llc
    http://domainbigdata.com/name/tai%20lopez
    http://domainbigdata.com/name/t%20lo

    His main site tailopez.com is owned by MAS group llc, a NV corp which he used to be manager of, but allowed Maya R. Burkenroad to take over http://www.corporationwiki.com/p/2dvzk2/mas-group-llc which appears to only run Tai’s business, which has the following jobs ads running:
    http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Mas-Group-LLC
    https://www.nvsilverflume.gov/businessSearch
    Description:
    An internet marketing company based in West Hollywood, which focuses on training for entrepreneurs, is seeking a digital marketing manager.

    Job responsibility:
    • Management of daily paid search and social campaigns, and optimization in Google, Yahoo, Bing, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube etc, including automated bid rules, search query analysis, and new keyword research.
    • Monitor activity, analyze performance, and find new opportunities within paid social campaigns and ads.
    • Management of paid search and social programs to meet all program goals (revenue, ROAS, repeat customer, cost per order, etc.)
    • Perform split tests, copy, landing pages, promo offers to improve KPIs and CTR.
    https://www.appone.com/maininforeq.asp?Ad=437446&R_ID=1185075&Refer=http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Mas-Group-LLC&B_ID=91

    You can chart the scams progress in life by the domains age. Tai came from nothing, defrauded some folks with fake dating sites, and moved on to better scams by joining a syndicate and hitting it big on social media. If he had any other non scam success, he would call it out by name, as other successful people do, and enjoy the free publicity for his other business. And he’d have other domains in his name with age. And he’d have other corporate filings in his name with age. And he’d have testimonials from the past and photos from the past, and promotions from the past. Sadly, because he is a scam artist, what he has is a very well invented present, and ads out for 9 new employees to help him take people’s money.

    Please stop scamming and polluting what should be a healing not harming industry.

    1. Any critical opinion on this blog is allowed as long as you’re able to bring up some rational arguments and not just make empty claims.

      For anyone caring enough & having the time to check all the links mentioned in the above comment – I’ve decided to keep this comment on.

      I – however – think Tai Lopez is legit and has some great information to share. Some of which has directly influenced the way I’ve chosen my career-path.

      Both sides of the argument are welcome.

      – Simon

      1. Thank you very much simonsomlai for maintaining truthfinder’s post. You are truly unbiased in this issue for letting others investigate for themselves. But as of this moment, my opinion is that the knowledge he imparts are legitimate. Im about to purchase the 67 steps program. Im just checking about the scam thing and if the money back guarantee is really guaranteed. Thanks man. Ur awesome. I wish to have a sensible friend like you in real life.

    2. That’s awesome that you wasted your time responding to that. Who cares about your opinion? You’re a broke jokester and you’re getting nowhere in life. Enjoy death.

    3. Regardless of whether he’s in it for the money, he’s still advocating pursuing knowledge and purging ignorance. I’d say it’s helped more people than not. I was doing a monthly auto-renewal for a few months, decided I wanted to cancel and they returned my payment. Most scammy things wouldn’t. I may not totally agree with his approaches to some things, but I certainly have a greater awareness and better habits as a result of his numerous lectures.

      1. Totally agree with this you! I’m getting a lot out of this 67Steps program. I wouldn’t join the more expensive offerings from OMG, Sam Ovens, etc. But… for the 67 bucks a month, that’s a bunch of great, relevant info & advice. The advice on which books to read (as an entrepreneur) along are very valuable! I will never talk anybody into joining the 67STeps, but I can tell you, it’s changed my life for the better the last months!
        I’ve been offered coahing programs by the likes of Rich Dad Society for thousands of dollards, and by a Belgian business coaching entreprise for 10.000+ euros! So, once again, 67USD is a bargain.
        Sincere greetings from a Belgian small business owner.

    4. According to his standard of “scam”, anyone who is trying to make money is a SCAMMER. …Man…why am I wasting time replying this type of messages….I never learn

  20. Hey there, I see that this is an old version of the 67 Steps. I’m now on my Step 15 and it seems like it does not match starting from Step 5. But, I guess that doesn’t make any of these less true and less informative. Thank you for sharing another version of the steps and insights! :D

    1. I’ve only went through the 67 steps once and made this post as a summary of the most important lessons overall to take-away. It’s possible the lessons have changed.

      – Good luck on the steps!

  21. Hey Simon,
    Thanks for posting this review. This is a really good synopsis of the program and saved me $67. I been looking at reviews of this program before I bought it, and this is the best one I could find. I agree that he makes a lot of good points but most of it is common sense, although common sense is not common…

    I recently discovered his videos and Instagram page. Looks like he is definitely connected to the right people. The problem I have is that in order to make it like he did you also would need those connections. Finding a wealthy mentor/s is not as easy as it sounds, but is the key to this whole thing.

    1. maybe you are right but when he says books can be your mentors! it will be easy. when he emphasizes on buying a $5 book named made in america by sam walton the founder of Walmart! is it a bad thing? I can not agree with you. you can find mentor for free at first. YouTube is one of those mentors that he is talking about, i am in his 67 steps program and I have learned a lot! maybe $67 for some would be out of their comfort zone but if you want to grow you have to invest in yourself.

  22. Hey guys,
    I saw the video today the ‘Three Things That Took Me Off My Couch’ video and Tai states that the course is $67, however he also states ‘if it does not help you can get a full refund. If this is the legitimate case, then surely its worth me testing out the course. I have found the whole K/S/E principle very helpful and he has stated some interesting concepts I am certainly willing to apply to my own life. I was not a fan of the original check out my fast cars and Beverley Hills House video, I understand its marketing but just seemed materialistic to me. I think the whole chunking day schedule aspects could greatly help me as I am prone to procrastination and the mentality of toughening up.

  23. Well from a US Southern California teenager’s perspective this course is up to you if it has any value. Me and my friends who Age from 14 to 19 year olds have seen his videos and have applied it to our world like all the sugar and Mcdonald’s is hurting our health and to really not be afraid cuz most of us have nothing to lose. Also don’t fall into the trap of only doing High School work or College work like the other kids. Because academical success is different from other success like acting or coding or financial.

  24. All of Tai’s advice is real great and all.. but the truth of the matter is that he doesn’t follow it at all. He made a majority of his money by screwing many people. If this guy reads a book a day, then I’m Jesus Christ, our lord and savior.

    If you think that actual entrepreneurs use this information, you could not be more wrong. Plus half of it is pure common sense, be different, get good at something, etc, etc.

    I’m sure this will be removed for being negative or edgy.

    1. What do you mean “He made a majority of his money by screwing many people”? He started these programs after he started making money. And he DOES follow his advice. He does it all. He DOES read a book a day. Now before you judge him more, tell me. Have you made any significant amount of money?

      1. Um notice he didn’t reply to you. Why does he have to prove anything to you. i think what he says is true. Its common sense, so before you put the dollar in the collection tin and get your smack across the face, Praise Jesus, knowledge is power. So is having a/the gift of gab(talk if you didn’t know). He sales him self. Im not hating don’t get me wrong. Its more than i have current but don’t get mad for someones option 1 and 2 see shit for what it is… Im doing what I can for me, no worries… What are you doing?oh and thank you MAX they cant delete your opinion or especially your honesty! I hear you. Thank you!

      2. I bet he made all his money by screwing people to believe his bullshit and simply collect $100 a year from those people makes him a few millions a year

    2. I agree with you. I do not think the 1 hour videos are worth my time. Most if not all, of his advice is common knowledge from different sources (but put together). I am looking for a way to be a part of an online accountability group who share their daily progress toward reaching their goals, now THAT would be a great idea.

    1. I dont think its as much about changing your behaviour and more about matching and mimicing someone to get on their level, I do this in face to face sales to build rapport. Although it has to be subtle.

    2. Think of it as being in the pizza business. Find way of adapting to peoples specific tastes while maintaining the main deliverable.

    3. Hey Adrian,

      It’s indeed difficult finding a path between self-improvement and self-acceptance. It’s not really about changing yourself – it’s about realizing some people need different treatments.

    1. Hey Nolan,

      I’m going tell you the same advice I’ve given the rest who’ve asked me this question;

      I’d say If you haven’t done many self-improvement courses you’ll definitely learn a lot of new insights and it’ll also enable you to deeply reflect on your own actions/life and make massive improvements. See it as an investment/commitment in yourself. aka putting your money where your mouth is.

      The biggest take-away from this was the part of “building on your strengths”. It allowed me to direct my life into a more favorable direction.

      My aim was to get wealth when picking up this course, it hasn’t made me rich (yet) but has put me in the right direction. If you understand & integrate these lessons into your life I don’t think you should get the full course though.

      Take care,

  25. Hey Simon….way to delete the so called “spam” thay John posted. Too bad it was a legitimate video that shows that Tai is a scammer. You know he stole the idea for the book from another author, right?

  26. Is it really steps or is it a web? Some of these topics are inter-related and I think depending on whether you are an introvert/ extrovert, feeler/thinker some of these steps could be in different orders. Doing a Myers Brigg personality test and receiving feedback from that is a good supplement to this.

    1. Hey Jdeppa,

      It’s more interrelated lessons. You don’t have to follow the lessons in the right order. Doing the MBTI is also recommended inside the 67 steps course. I recommend it also.

  27. Thanks so much for writing this! When I downloaded the program I couldn’t fathom listening to over 67 hours of content. This helped me out tremendously and I thank you!

  28. Hi, I’m a 19 year old college student, going through college knowing this isn’t for me and want to do something with my life. Although I am not exactly positive on what i want to do, I know I want to be influential motivational speaker or own a business of some sort. Being 19, and not having many connections or many people that can necessarily be a mentor, I tend to just force myself through school and hate it. I want to be successful, I want to be someone who is looked up to, I want to help people in any situation, but I dont know where to or how to start. Any suggestions or tips would be amazing. Also, I keep rewatching tai`s videos on youtube and come to the conclusion if I want to really invest, meaning one I’m a broke college student, and two if it could really help a 19 year old female who has no idea what she really wants to do in life. Thank you, hope to hear a response!

    1. Hi Sam
      You are pretty smart at 19 to have such a good idea of what you want to do with your life. just keep focused and life will she you how to get there . All the best.
      Also watch science of getting rich on you tube. It is very inspirational too

    2. Hi Sam,
      I’m kind of in the same boat you are. I’m 19, go to college, hate school, and have no idea what to do with my life. I want to be successful and succeed in achieving my dreams. As for Tai’s program, I’ve seen mixed reviews. Some say it’s useful while others say it’s not worth the time or money. His video did a great job of convincing, but I was still wary. After thought and consideration, I don’t believe it’s worth my money. I haven’t seen any articles saying this program is a must have. Being in college, times can be tight. Education is invaluable even if it’s boring old school. My connections are minimal and a starting point is nowhere to be found. I’ve come to the conclusion that maintaining my education is the best bet even if I despise it. I don’t yet have the knowledge, experience, ideas, or connections to build my success. Education seems like the only way I can earn them.

    3. Can we talk? Hopefully your real and not fake but im enduring the same exact situation. Except the fact that im 18.

      1. Hi Sam, you wouldnt happen to live in North Carolina would you? I used to be really good friends with a Sam Sheehan in like 3rd grade.

    4. Try to get to a point where you can write down what you want, then you can start to visualize it and then you can start to put a plan together to achieve your goals. Continue to think and use your minds creative power, things will fall into place.

    5. Hi Sam,
      Good to see you have an idea what you want to do with your life. I’ve gotten only a small bit of useful stuff from Tai’s videos so far; I’ll continue for a bit longer, though. I’ve gotten a LOT more from plugging into business training by Dani Johnson. She grew up in poverty and went from broke and homeless to being a multi-millionaire (featured on the premiere of ABC’s Secret Millionaire show a while back). I suggest you search up her books, CD’s, and especially her live events for some great, life-changing impact.
      All the best to you!

  29. Hey Simon,
    After watching an hour of Tai’s video to convince you to do the 67 step course, thank you for the briefer summery of the points. My question though, after reading what you say are some of the more important points, is the full program worth it? I don’t really have the means either way to pay for it, but wanted your thoughts for in the future if needed.
    Thanks!

    1. Hey Patrick,

      I’d say If you haven’t done many self-improvement courses you’ll definitely learn a lot of new insights and it’ll also enable you to deeply reflect on your own actions/life and make massive improvements. See it as an investment/commitment in yourself. aka putting your money where your mouth is.

      The biggest take-away from this was the part of “building on your strengths”. It allowed me to direct my life into a more favorable direction.

      My aim was to get wealth when picking up this course, it hasn’t made me rich (yet) but has put me in the right direction. If you understand & integrate these lessons into your life I don’t think you should get the full course though.

      Take care,

  30. Thanks for the simple takeaway on Tai’s 67 Steps. Honestly, I think Tai’s 67 Steps is the most powerful advice on life overall from anyone I’ve read, watched on YouTube or TED, or encountered personally. I have a lot of notes to go over and prioritize but all of what he shares in the 67 Steps and in his free live talks has inundated me with motivation, a sense of hope and strength for achieving a good/extraordinary life, and to sustain my health in mind and body for the rest of my life. I would advise everyone on this planet to listen to Tai on how to achieve excellence or “the good life”. I truly hope I can implement what he’s shared and impress these new habits and values into my life because this really is GOLD as you say. Time to gain knowledge and continue to invest in myself day by day, and work on focusing my life around achieving what I want.

    1. Hey Dave,

      Tai is a concentrated source of wisdom. He’s able to expand your awareness so you can see life from a new point of view and discover new opportunities.

      Awesome dude overall.

      Anyway, take care mate!

  31. Great review simon, I see we are a lot alike in the working out realm. I noticed the greg plitt and elliot hulse shout outs, both great mentors in their field (r.i.p. greg). I have always wanted to open a gym with my wife, we’ve been working out 15/years each. I am struggling to break away from my current career, having to support 2 little ones makes me put my dreams on the back burner, I do follow Tai and a host of others as well. Thank you for your review and added commentary.

    1. Hey Ryan,

      Glad you enjoy the stuff I’m writing! I hope it helped to improve your life quality somewhat man.

      I hope you’re able to make the money you need to support the kids, ditch the job and do something you both actually like to do.

      Life is just a bitch sometimes and doesn’t work out the way we plan.

      Find a balance though in the now where you can pursue at least a partial dream. Sacrificing everything for “a better tomorrow” isn’t a sustainable life strategy.

      Take care,

  32. I really really really appreciate your work Simon. What are your thoughts about architecture job? I am 16 years old and i am learning to draw for 5 years now. I live in Lithuania, it’s not so well known as other countries for example : america, etc. But i am interested in this job, because i was dreaming to make lots of money through this job the thing i love to do and live the “Good Life” same as other people. But i don’t know if i could even succeed in this country. some people say i am still to young to think about this. But i am worried about my future, these gentlemen writes that #67 steps really changed there life, and that some of them are making really a lot of money. I really looking forward to read English books, seek knowledge, learn everything about making money. I wish i could buy #67 steps to impact my future but i can’t at least my parents can’t buy it for me. Maybe could you give me some few tips let’s say to starter of this system. By the way, sorry if i did some grammar mistakes.

    Thanks again!
    Rupert

    1. Hello Rupert,

      I am 17, studying an Engineering Degree, and working as an apprentice in electronic-aviation engineering sector. Architecture and design were always the main things that caught my attention and interest thoughout my younger years, so we’re pretty much on the same path. If you want to have a discussion drop me a mail: paulius2324@icloud.com;

      (Taip, aš irgi iš Lietuvos.)

      Kind regards,
      Paulius.

  33. I really really really appreciate your work Simon. What are your thoughts about architecture job? I am 16 years old and i am learning to draw for 5 years now. I live in Lithuania, it’s not so well known as other countries for example : america, etc. But i am interested in this job, because i was dreaming to make lots of money through this job the thing i love to do and live the “Good Life” same as other people. But i don’t know if i could even succeed in this country. some people say i am still to young to think about this. But i am worried about my future, these gentlemen writes that #67 steps really changed there life, and that some of them are making really a lot of money. I really looking forward to read English books, seek knowledge, learn everything about making money. I wish i could buy #67 steps to impact my future but i can’t at least my parents can’t buy it for me. Maybe could you give me some few tips let’s say to starter of this system. By the way, sorry if i did some grammar mistakes.

    Thanks again!

  34. I really really really appreciate your work Simon. What are your thoughts about architecture job? I am 16 years old and i am learning to draw for 5 years now. I live in Lithuania, it’s not so well known as other countries for example : america, etc. But i am interested in this job, because i was dreaming to make lots of money through this job the thing i love to do and live the “Good Life” same as other people. But i don’t know if i could even succeed in this country. some people say i am still to young to think about this. But i am worried about my future, these gentlemen writes that #67 steps really changed there life, and that some of them are making really a lot of money. I really looking forward to read English books, seek knowledge, learn everything about making money. I wish i could buy #67 steps to impact my future but i can’t at least my parents can’t buy it for me. Maybe could you give me some few tips let’s say to starter of this system. By the way, sorry if i did some grammar mistakes.

    Thanks again!
    Rupert

  35. I hope you post more! thank you for writing this and being straight to the point with real life examples! I like Tai Lopez but sometimes his videos are too long. Keep up the good work man! You are changing the lives of others in a positive way!

  36. I enjoyed the 67 steps. I paid for it and it rekindled my flames. I expected to get 67 lessons, and maybe I missed them all, but at the end he seemed to reinforce lessons from previous steps. I appreciate your effort to collect these 21. I would love to see if anyone picked up more. If I were to add one more it would be…”Be Aware” because awareness allows choice. Thank you!

    1. Hey LD,

      Glad you liked the article :)! I’ve been hearing allot about awareness too lately. The ways I try to do this is by

      1. Reading books (duh)
      2. Meditation
      3. Battle-testing my opinions with the ones of people I consider smarter than me

      Anymore thoughts on how one could improve his awareness?

      Take care,

      1. hey, depends on different levels of awareness. i researched metaphysics for quite a few years. gradually began to pickup of minor signals from different people & my environment. overall, enhanced my awareness. it helped me, hopefully you as well.

    1. Hey Thomas,

      Glad you liked it man. I’m currently done with the steps and have gotten everything out of it. I’m currently applying what I’ve learned :)

      Take care,

  37. Simon I loved the summary! Also, I would greatly appreciate it if you would respond to an email I sent you via this website. Its important to me and I think it would help me a lot, and since you’re all about self-improvement, I believe it would help you find even more fulfillment and purpose. Just a thought though so don’t quote me on that!

    Thanks Simon, please consider my request.

  38. Hey!
    Thanks for posting. I read through this while sitting at my unstimulating 9-5 that doesn’t give me the financial support to spend $67 dollars freely. All great points. I can see that they’re all general motivational concepts that are all over the web. If self improvement is something a person such as myself is naturally drawn to, we’ll have already heard a version of the majority of these things some place or another. I do however appreciate the way that you’ve compiled it and included links to other helpful articles. Awesome read. Thanks again!

  39. Wahh. I’ve been through the comment section. It’s been one of the most pleasant time I ever had on the internet.
    It’s so good to read articulated, respectful people.
    Really good article, by the way. I’m looking forward to try Tai Lopez’s program!

    1. Here’s my thoughts;

      Since you’re probably contemplating whether or not to buy the course I’d guess you want to know if the 67$ is worth the impact it’ll make on your life, right?

      I’d say If you haven’t done many self-improvement courses you’ll definitely learn a lot of new insights and it’ll also enable you to deeply reflect on your own actions/life and make massive improvements.

      The biggest take-away from this was the part of “building on your strengths”. It allowed me to direct my life into a more favorable direction.

      My aim was to get wealth when picking up this course, it hasn’t made me rich (yet) but has put me in the right direction.

      Check back up on me in a year or three! Then I’ll have a definite answer :)

      Take care,

      1. Hey Christine,

        I do not remember putting a link to an awesome looking woman with a machine gun in this article :/

        Which one are you referring to?

        Take care,

  40. Honestly, these past few years I’ve been afraid for my future, I didn’t know what I wanted to do and frankly, I’m not the kind of guy who can just sit in a classroom or bedroom and read the textbook for hours without end. I’m very hands on especially with computer hardware, I do enjoy programming too though. But when I think about it, how successful can someone in computer hardware really be, how do you start a small company when there’s all these big ones out there, sure you can sell products to family and friends but they’d probably rather go for the big dogs who have a 2 year replacement policy and what not. I’m glad I found this because it helped me out a lot on how i should go about changing myself, but I’m still unsure for the field I want. I do like it a lot, I just hope it’ll work out. I’m 19 years old and I just failed in had 2 terrible semesters in college, I wasn’t doing what I wanted, I felt lost with what I was doing and with my mother hanging over my head telling me computer hardware is no good, it’s hard to open a company with that, I sometimes fear she’s right. I want to at least become an IT although I would love to own my own hardware and possibly even programming business if I can, although i prefer the hardware. I just want to know what you think I should do… What do you think would be my best option?

    1. Hey Alex,

      I don’t know how much good my advice is going to be – I still struggle with the same things you’re addressing.

      Here’s some thoughts on how I’m addressing the situation at the moment;

      but I’m still unsure for the field I want.

      My take is that there’s no inherent “right choice”. We just pick something we like and we’re good at and stick with that. It’s not supposed to be clear or feel “awesome” all the time.

      But hey, that’s okay. Those are the times persistence is needed.

      Life is never going to be clear and you’ll always have doubts if you’re doing the right thing.

      In truth, nobody really knows what they’re doing (especially in your twenties) and they’re just making their best guess as to what will make them happy. Some are just better at pretending they know.

      I’m very hands on especially with computer hardware

      It sounds like you know yourself a great deal. Be sure to keep introspecting and build on your strengths. Adjust and redefine as you go along.

      Stay away from distractions like drugs, alcohol, partying, too much sex/porn/masturbation and video games.

      Read a lot, meet interesting people, get a in-demand skill, …

      It sounds like you’re going in the right way.

      and with my mother hanging over my head

      Many people think they know what they’re talking about, yet rarely do. Parents included. People give the same advice that got them nowhere.

      Look at the references of success-behavior“ your mom has.

      Does she look for disconfirming evidence? Is she wealthy? Is she in good shape? Does she have great relationships? Does she read books?

      Don’t take me wrong; parents mostly want what’s best for you. The thing is that they don’t have any damn clue what that is.

      There is A LOT of future in hardware and software.

      Honestly, these past few years I’ve been afraid for my future,

      I feel ya. But hey that’s okay.

      What matters most is how well you manage to cope with it and act despite of it.

      Hope that helped – take care,

      1. Dude… How old are you? Those were such amazing and insightful words of advice.

        I stumbled upon Tai’s 67 Steps video online a few weeks ago and have been dragging my feet talking myself in and out of spending the 67 bucks to get access to the steps. Reading your review and the advice you gave Alex has inspired me to finally quit thinking about it and spend the money.

        I have a great family, I feel blessed getting out of bed everyday and going to a job I absolutely love and I appreciate my life in general, but I’m 39 and still trying to figure things out. There is always room for self-improvement no matter where you are in life.

        Thank you so much for your review and thoughtful responses to those who have commented. I believe if you follow through with the 67 Steps you will achieve personal fulfillment in life, whatever that is. I wish you great success.

        You rock!

        1. Hey Mike,

          Good to hear you’re constantly improving your life – it’s time well spent!

          still trying to figure things out.

          Yeah, I guess we have to settle for the fact that life will always feel like that. It’ll never feel “figured out”. But hey, it’s not supposed to either. Just make the best out of it for yourself and your family.

          I’m 21

          Take care,

    2. Hi Alex,

      First I want to thank Simon for a GREAT article, I loved it. Now for Alex:
      I am a mother of two sons in their twenties, both college graduates. One has a degree in IT with a minor in Marketing. He worked part time during college for a very small local IT firm. A year out of college he landed a GREAT job for an international company based in our state (NJ) and every year he got a promotion and a raise. Now, at age 29, he makes a six figure income and has traveled to Paris, Barcelona, Florence Italy, and Toronto Canada just recently. Oh and plays golf with the Vice Prez of the company!

      I STRONGLY suggest you self-discipline yourself to complete college and get your degree. You WILL meet the right people afterwards and have a happy, successful career. But right now you need to stay in college, take the right courses, even switch to another college if necessary, but get your degree.
      A degree shows potential employers and customers that you have the determination and ability to stick with something, to follow through, to learn new things, and to complete what you started. Also, do you really want to have less education than your future employers, fellow employees, and future customers??

      My other son followed his passion for filmmaking, attended the NY Film Academy & also has a 4 yr degree. At age 26, he’s a cinematographer & filmmaker for Nike in NYC. He proudly and self-confidently mixes with the higher ups – but do you think he’d have this great job he loves without all the training he’s had? It’s doubtful. A degree really makes a difference on a resume.

      Alex, you can follow your dream! But you must get the necessary training and credentials to be successful in your chosen career. In the meantime, while you’re studying, work part time at a local small IT company!
      Also, set up a website for yourself where you can SELL HARDWARE! Set yourself up as a reseller for a hardware company and as orders come in, you take the money and buy the hardware at a discount. The rest is profit to you. Ever think of that?!! You can do that! With software too!

      Good luck to you! You’ll be fine!!

  41. Hey great article, Ive also seen the “steps” and I think he has good points (which are also available for free all around the internet i.e get off your but and do something) and he really gets into the points contributing with this life knowledge (some of this contribution is good, some is blah-blah). Overall a good product but I do not think its worth the money. Id like to ask you if there is any material or life lesson that you read/were told/were taught that changed your life around (like a good book, or article or w/e which changed your way of seeing life i.e if you could choose only one book/video that changed your life, which one would it be) and if you have a yearly/monthly planner with deadlines to meet goals (i.e bucket list, life plan). Thanks.

    1. Hey Andrew,

      which are also available for free all around the internet

      Yea, I also believe some of his points were too general. I thought these were the ones that were the most valuable.

      One book; The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey.

      My planner: I do have one. It can be found in the “resources”-tab

      Hope that helps!

      Take care,

  42. Dude use your noggin’ when reading a sentence it’s quite obvious that trough meant through!!! I’m speaking to Paul there tai all this is great stuff … I am in process of reinventing my success after a long fall from it and all these are great concepts for personal and professional growth… Kudos!

  43. I hope to see the rest of the 67 steps summarized up here in the near future. Good article! Just watch spelling and grammar :)

    1. Hey Someone,

      Thanks for the feedback! This is all I’m going to write about the 67 steps, it are imo the most important lessons to take away from the course.

      Take care,

  44. Not trying to be one of “those guys” but I think your auto-correct (or something) is changing “through” into “trough.” Example: “Trough observational learning it’s possible to instill…” Only pointing it out because I found it very confusing/distracting at times while reading. I’ve noticed it on several other pages on the site as well. Example from your “Start Here” page: “These days you’re getting pushed trough formal education…” It may be distracting others as well. I stumbled across it at least four or five times in this post. Hoping to help, not insult or nit-pick… Feel free to delete my comment if you have the ability to do so after reading it.

    Interesting read though. Can’t say I agree with everything you say (or with Tai for that matter), but there are certainly things to ponder and help me evaluate my personal life, which is quite valuable.

    Good luck!

    1. Hey Paul,

      “Feel free to delete my comment if you have the ability to do so after reading it.”

      Héhé – I certainly do :)

      No, thanks for telling me man. I’ll use it to improve my writing! I’ll google the difference, since frankly I’ve no idea.

      I’m glad you liked the article I’ve written. It’s good to be critical with the things you’re reading. Find what’s useful and discard the things that are not!

      Take care,

  45. Hi Simon,

    You have a great website! Would love to keep in touch with you and BasicGrowth.com. I couldn’t see anywhere I could subscribe to a newsletter or something of the sort. If you have anything like this, I would appreciate being added to the list!

  46. I watched the whole video because I had nothing to do and I was wondering, it said health, WEALTH, love and happiness. When I read this i saw nothing for wealth other than mentor? I’m confused now.

  47. Hey thanks so much SImon! I was just wondering if you’ll be constantly updating this list and going towards #67?

      1. I just watched the 2hr + video by Tai Lopez. Yes, he talks a lot and yes he repeats himself – but I’m a teacher and repetition is not all bad. You don’t dig one shovel-ful to get each nugget of gold, you need to sift through and I have not seen a better tool than repetition (other than hands on, that is …) Thanks for sharing. I subscribed to your emails. Cheers.
        PS – I did not see the link at the end of Tai’s video – can you post it here? or email it to wtomsej@gmail.com? I’m having issues with my web browsers so I didn’t get that info – I am interested in joining.

        1. Hey Someone,

          Definitely – repetition is key for acquiring knowledge. However, a balance must be struck so it doesn’t become tedious.

          I think you need to become member first (http://www.tailopez.com/cp/Millionaire-Mentor-Academy/Level-1:-The-67-Steps/annihilating-the-amygdala-mpfc-mastery/ ) (or watch the video till the end without adblock). If that doesn’t work I’d suggest sending him an email.

          It’s weird he doesn’t have one of those “click here to buy” buttons :/

          Anyway, hope that helps man!

          Take care,

  48. Thanks! i wish i read this before watching is “two minute” video, would of saved me a lot of time.

  49. Great summary, I really appreciated and learned alot from this. Thank you! I found a bunch of minor typos while reading, I thought I should let you know. But I don’t care because the content was so good.

    1. Hey Aaron,

      Glad you liked the article mate :)

      Yeah, there’s always some typos that slip into my writing. I’m trying to minimize it though.

      Take care,

  50. Hey Simon,
    Thanks for this review it’s great to see someone put so much effort in to helping someone like this. I want to ask if their is any books or anything similar that can help me with business starts, maintain a business etc. I’m 18 years old who has a lot of ideas but doesn’t know how to go about making a profit from them or where to even start. Once again appreciate this review.

    1. Hey Anthony,

      Glad you liked the article man!

      I don’t consider myself an authority on that subject – I haven’t started any type of business yet. (Ignore 99% rule)

      From what I’ve learned so far is that the first thing you’ll need for starting a business is an actual skill, based on your strengths that you can use to solve a need for other people (the higher in demand – the better)

      Programming, repairing, dating advice, health advice, …

      Combine this in an entrepreneurial venture. Start selling to friends, family and put yourself out there by sharing your references (websites you’ve build, work you completed, girls you’ve dated, your physique, …)

      Choose a sector and stick to it.

      Additionally you should also learn the “nitty-gritty” business stuff; marketing, sales, accounting and all that stuff.

      But I’d say focus on the skill first. So many want to start a business without actually having any expertise.

      Also; get paid to learn even further by working on a performance basis in a place you can learn useful skills.

      Here’s my current advice on making money; http://addicted2success.com/success-advice/the-best-career-advice-youll-ever-get/

      Boils down too; Be able to do something that others cannot. Wealth is correlated with expertise.

      It’s all I got for now – I’ll post another article when I’m rich.

      Hope that helps,

      GL

    2. The Personal MBA is good starter that covers EVERYTHING, though it can get a little slow at times and may not make as much sense until you have some business experience. He has a reading list of the top 99 business books too and a list of books that used to be on the list and are not currently some REAL GEMS there.
      http://personalmba.com/

  51. Great review bro, thanks for taking the time it was very well constructed and laid out. Keep up the good work

  52. hey simon i’m looking into getting into this program but i’m a bit skeptical about subscribing, is it really worth it?

    1. Hey Joel, I’m going to give you the same advice as I gave William on this matter;
      Glad you liked it man. If you haven’t done many self-improvement courses you’ll definitely learn a lot of new insights and it’ll also enable you to deeply reflect on your own actions/life.

      “It’s mostly working on your mind, he does talk too much in some videos and repeats himself in some lessons.

      So far it’s the best course I’ve done to day (but it’s also only the third one I’ve done). I got in this course when it was only 5$ so my perception on price/value might be skewed.

      However, It has given me a lot of valuable stuff to think about as well as some essential book recommendations (managing oneself)

      Overall it’s definitely recommended – you won’t regret it (y)”

      1. “I got in this course when it was only 5$ so my perception on price/value might be skewed.”

        You are lucky man, you pay only 5$. even I pay $67 I think price/value still valuable.

        By the way, thank for your sharing, I am member of 67 steps, today i got the next 20th step. So your summary help me to understand the big picture.

        Hopefully, next time you would share or inform me another best course.
        – Indra, Indonesia-

  53. Simon, thanks for this summary. Quite an effort on your part. Most of it you presented are true common sense values, most of us implement in life. I don’t wish to put down Tai. He has read many books and found a way to assemble something that he can profit from. That is worth some money. But I do have a problem with mentoring. How do you get a mentor to teach you and guide you? That’s beyond a reach of everyday person. I’m an engineer and a good common sense engineer that comes from experience. I do mentor a lot and get paid for it.
    I’m also good stock market investor. People approach me trying to pick my brains. But soon I visualize they just dont have a personality to realize that there is no profit unless you take some risks. Then, soon they start teaching me. So boring.

    1. Hey Zark,

      I agree it’s difficult to find a good mentor. They are often very busy and not really interested in mentoring someone that has little to offer them.

      I found some good advice on this in Charlie Hoehn’s book “Recession proof graduate”. He proposes to work for free for an entrepreneur that has already achieved success. Get your feet in the the door with people who know what they’re doing.

      He says free virtual work is the best way to go about it -then again, I haven’t tried it yet.

      “there is no profit unless you take some risks” That statement is true in all areas of life!

      Take care,

  54. I really enjoyed this article lots!Love your posts.Im an artist and grapple with all these areas daily. You on to it for sure! Much love boet,Vaughan in Oz.

    1. Glad you liked it man! Isn’t everyone grappling with health, money & relationships these days. I guess that’s 99% of the world haha

      All you can do is strive.

      Take care,

  55. Great review man. I am window shopping right now on this 67 steps and I am liking what I am seeing. Do you recommend now that you are almost half way through?

    1. Hey William,

      Glad you liked it man. If you haven’t done many self-improvement courses you’ll definitely learn a lot of new insights and it’ll also enable you to deeply reflect on your own actions/life.

      It’s mostly working on your mind, he does talk too much in some videos and repeats himself in some lessons.

      So far it’s the best course I’ve done to day (but it’s also only the third one I’ve done). I got in this course when it was only 5$ so my perception on price/value might be skewed.

      However, It has given me a lot of valuable stuff to think about as well as some essential book recommendations (managing oneself

      Overall it’s definitely recommended – you won’t regret it (y) But again, it’s up to you to decide

  56. Very interesting, thanks. Live integrated is a particularly interesting one. Is that one that you find you do? Certainly makes sense to develop your relationships with those you work with, and get exercise and reading into your daily routine. For example I have started getting the bus to work recently, instead of the train. The bus stops a 20minute walk from work and takes 45 minutes. That’s a 45 minute read and 20 minute walk twice a day and I don’t even have to think about it!

    1. Hey juntosam,

      Glad you liked the summary. During the week everything I need is within 1 km. I live integrated -although not all areas are equally balanced.

      That a great way to get in some exercise & reading. Pretty cool that you opt for a slower means of transportation to make room for reading.

      Take care,

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