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3 Life lessons from listening to Inside Quest

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3 of the biggest life lessons I’ve learned by listening to Inside Quest

A little over a year ago I stumbled across an interview with Tom Bilyeu on The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes. In the interview, Tom left it all out there. His authenticity about how he and his business partners left an incredibly profitable business, being completely miserable to leaving everything behind to create one of the fastest growing businesses in America by simply wanting to combat obesity.

His passion for understanding how the mind works and what motivates people is astounding. That passion has brought the best out of his guests, and that content has helped bring out the best in me.

What blew me away about Inside Quest was the depth they go to in order to deliver transformative content that goes way beyond your typical motivational podcast. They truly want to change your brain and make you world class.

Tom Bilyeu takes it as far as training his best employees to become his competition. They are that committed to making people the best versions of themselves.

Here are some of the greatest lessons I have learned from Inside Quest guests:

Finding your Golden Purpose with Jeff Hoffman (click here)

This is by far one of the most transformational 50 minutes of my life. It was the first time I have ever heard Jeff Hoffman speak. In this interview, Jeff Hoffman, founder of, shares so many valuable stories that  by the end of the episode you will overflowing with an entrepreneurial spirit. One of the most profound ideas that he shared was the idea of what he calls;

“the golden purpose, which is a triangulation and intersection of the three things: 1. the thing you’re best at, 2. the thing you love doing, and 3. something the world values.”

The moment I heard Jeff talk about the “golden purpose,” it was like a light went off. I had a clear understanding of how to assemble what I had learned, the things I loved to do and package them into something my clients would value.

Anytime I need inspiration, I reply this episode. It will ignite that fire within you to want to change the world!

How to beat unbeatable odds, twice, with Bo Eason (click here)

There’s 1.2 million high school football players per year that play high school football. Only 0.08% of them will play in the NFL. People run away from those statistics, they run away from the odds of you making it, but I always say no. No. I run to those odds! I love those odds. You know why? I do, I just love those odds. Because I know no one else will do it. I know everyone else will quit.

Bo Eason has an insanely crazy story. After being one of the greatest safety’s in the NFL, he went on to conquer Broadway stage. In the interview, he shares an incredibly profound story about the thought that went through his head while being carted off the field after a career ending injury;

The only thing I’m good at, is hurthing people. My future is jail.

That shocking awakening caused Bo to find a new calling, which happened to be the stage. He shares some many valuable life lessons in less than 45 minutes that you will want to implement into your life right away.

How to find your strengths with Keith Ferrazzi (click here)

Taking action, is one of Keith Ferrazzi’s main messages. It has been the staple of the messaging behind for The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast; “Find your passion, take action, and build your dream lifestyle.”

At the end of the interview, which is filled with mind-warping value, Keith gives a very practical tip to finding your strengths:

Text 10 friends and ask them what they believe your strengths are that others would value.

Immediately after finishing the episode, I took the advice and the results were surprisingly consistent amongst over 15 friends, mentors and colleagues. The feedback motivated me to do more in my career and with my blog. That simple exercise has been one of the most profound things I have ever done in career.

If you feel lost in your career, and are wondering what you can do immediately to help you figure out your next steps, you have to listen to this episode.

Why did I write this post?

I have two reasons for writing this post; 1. I believe in their mission and the value they are bringing to the world, and 2. to say thank you! This podcast has changed my mind. It has opened me up to such uniquely empowering perspectives that challenge me to push well beyond what I believed I was possible of. Each and every Wednesday, I’m waiting anxiously to see what else I can do to expand my mind. I get absolutely ZERO retribution for writing this article, other than the fact that I may introduce someone else to the same gifts this podcast has unlocked for me – and the opportunities it has helped me create within my own life.

If these episodes aren’t a good enough reason, I will leave you with one of my favorite quotes from Tom Bilyeu;

“Do something you would want to do even if you were failing”

You can check out all the episodes, behind the scenes and great Q&A with the show guests at

Doug Foley
Doug Foley is a podcast host, content marketer, and problem solver. He is also the youngest of 7 brothers and sisters, a proud father of 2, and is on a mission to help people find their passion, take action, and build the life they want to live. He frequently writes about entrepreneurship, personal development, and motivation.
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