Step 2: Blue-Footed Booby Birds, ESS & The 500 Year Old Brain

Step 2:

The Blue-Footed Booby Bird is about as evolved as you can get.  These Blue Footed Boobybirds literally evolved their feet to survive.  ESS refers to Evolution Stable Strategies which basically states that throughout evolution you need to adapt to survive.

Tai next talks about the 500 year old Brain, and this two is about adaptation.  In a nut shell the 500 year old brain challenges authority, but in our beaten down 2015 brain we don’t have the ability to challenge authority.  Take for example the Benjamin Franklin who was told repeatedly that he’d never do anything right.  Sure enough he did amazing things with his mind, because he was able to challenge authority.

What is the number one area that you have not evolved in and changed as quickly as you should have?

My last job!  I spent 5 long years there with 2 of them knowing that this career choice isn’t creating the lift I want.  I looked around and thought… “I’m just taking the easy way out, being that I’m a glorified gym teacher – its fun, and rewarding but I want to make money”  I have real goals such as being as successful as my father while having more time than he did to spent with my family.  Now I’m here, working hard to pursue the goal of having my own fitness business, and wishing I had those 2 years under my belt.

**This post was written about a year and a half ago.  I now have my own fitness business, and my last month’s revenue was the highest its ever been.



Step #1 The Billionaire’s Brain and Jennifer Lopez’s Voice

Step 1

Most of these steps as you’ll soon realize are broken down into different unrelated categories.  In Step 1 there are two major themes.  The first them is Jennifer Lopez’s (not Tai’s wife – no family ties) Voice; the second step is a Billionaire’s Brain.  These two steps being totally unrelated kind of puzzle you at first, but there is a good reason behind this.

The reason that there are only 67 steps is because 67 sounds a lot more manageable than 150 or so.  Tai simply takes 2-3 different steps, and rolls into one throughout the videos.

Jennifer Lopez’s Voice

Jennifer LopezOne I got over my own ego and started to listen to exactly what this step was all about I realized that this guy Tai Lopez really knows his stuff.  He said that flat out JLO’s voice wasn’t that great!  It was her other qualities, that along with the voice made a difference.  She was an amazing dancer, model, and actress.  She had it all, and that’s how she made it to stardom.

Billionaire’s Brain

Besides the shitty layout of Tai’s website & non-app program the second part to this video was the Billionaire’s brain.  The billionaire’s brain is about the awareness factor.  In Tai’s interview with Joel Salatin he talks about the awareness factor. A rich man’s brain sees so much more than the average person.  Tai puts a lot of emphasis on being aware, and have a huge awareness factor in order to be successful.

There are three types of people in each situation:

  1. The action taker who acts immediately when there is a crisis
  2. The avoider who takes their time, and only acts when they absolutely need to
  3. The wonderer who watches from a distance to see what happens

Who do you think gets paid the most? Hint, its not the avoider or the watcher…


At the end of every Step there are a series of questions that Tai expects you to answer on his website.  You can tell as you go through the questions that there is a significant decline in number of people that actually took the time to answer the questions as the steps go on.

What is your plan to start deserving more in life?

My awareness factor is about a 5 out of 10, and I’m a serious watcher.  I’ll notice something that will happen and do nothing about it.  I now will be re-wiring my brain to take action.  I need to take time to create habits, and get more organized to be successful in my work life.  I need to increase my give a damn factor and deserve success.

I thought this video was great because JLO has a terrible voice, and her lyrics aren’t that creative either.  She makes up for it by being great looking, able to dance with the best, and working with other good artists.  I could do the same thing.  I hate to talk bad about myself, but at my job my timing is way off.  I have some other things that compliment that negative, but I need to get the whole package.