Alex Hormozi: I met with Arnold Schwarzenegger 4 times and learned these valuable skills!

Last updated: Jun 14, 2023

The video is about the lessons Alex Hormozi learned from Arnold Schwarzenegger, specifically about the importance of having a delusional optimism and being able to handle hate and negativity as a condition of success in entrepreneurship.

This video by Alex Hormozi was published on Oct 1, 2020.
Video length: 19:15.

In this video, Alex Hormozi talks about the valuable skills he learned from having four meetings with Arnold Schwarzenegger.

He discusses the delusion of optimism and how successful people will always face hate and negativity, but it's a condition of success. He emphasizes the importance of mental fortitude and not letting the noise and hatred affect your business.

He also mentions how both Arnold and Trump share a delusional optimism and don't acknowledge the presence of haters.

  • Alex Hormozi learned valuable lessons from Arnold Schwarzenegger after having four meetings with him.
  • One of the biggest takeaways was the importance of having a delusional optimism.
  • The higher the level of success, the more hate and negativity you will receive.
  • The more impact you have, the more bat crazy people you will have to deal with.
  • Hatred is a condition of success, and if you fear confrontation and hate, you will sabotage your own success.
  • Negativity is inevitable in entrepreneurship.
  • The four numbers that drive your business are: more applications, higher percentage of close, decreased turn, and increased profitability.
  • If you're a small player, attack the methodology of the bigger player.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger taught Alex Hormozi the importance of having delusional optimism and being able to handle hate and negativity.

I met with Arnold Schwarzenegger 4 times and learned these valuable skills! ]ALEX HORMOZI] - YouTube

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Lessons from Arnold Schwarzenegger

  • Alex Hormozi learned valuable lessons from Arnold Schwarzenegger after having four meetings with him.
  • One of the biggest takeaways was the importance of having a delusional optimism.
  • The higher the level of success, the more hate and negativity you will receive.
  • The more impact you have, the more bat crazy people you will have to deal with.
  • Hatred is a condition of success, and if you fear confrontation and hate, you will sabotage your own success.
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Importance of Handling Hate and Negativity

  • The more successful you become, the more hate and negativity you will receive.
  • If you can't handle the hate and negativity, you don't have the mental fortitude for success.
  • If you fear confrontation and hate, you will sabotage your own success.
  • Hatred is a condition of success, and if you have no haters, you stand for nothing.
  • None of the hate and negativity ever affects your business, only you.
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Condition for Success

  • Hatred is a condition of success, and if you fear it, you will never achieve success.
  • If you want to help 10,000 people, you have to be prepared to have 500 people who hate you.
  • Anyone who does anything worth doing is going to have an equal and opposite reaction.
  • With every positive thing you do, there will be an equal negative reaction.
  • Hatred is a sign that you are having an impact and standing for something.
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I met with Arnold Schwarzenegger 4 times and learned these valuable skills! ]ALEX HORMOZI] - YouTube

Delusional Optimism

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger and Donald Trump share a delusional optimism that allows them to exist on a plane above everyone else.
  • They don't acknowledge the presence of haters and negativity.
  • Their mental fortitude is a condition for their success.
  • None of the hate and negativity ever affects their business, only them.
  • Having a delusional optimism is important for achieving success in entrepreneurship.
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Handling Negativity in Entrepreneurship

  • Negativity is inevitable in entrepreneurship.
  • There is no negative publicity, as it still brings attention to your business.
  • Being polar and standing for something will bring haters, but it also brings attention.
  • Always put problems in context of the larger numbers you are dealing with.
  • Accept that there will always be a percentage of people who are crazy or negative.
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Importance of Delusional Optimism

  • Delusional optimism is the ability to believe in yourself and your goals despite the odds.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger and Donald Trump are examples of people who live in a world of delusion where they are untouchable.
  • There is a borderline where delusional optimism becomes dangerous if you don't take feedback.
  • Believing in yourself and your goals is necessary for success in entrepreneurship.
  • Delusional optimism allows you to take risks and overcome obstacles.
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Focus on the Four Numbers that Drive Your Business

  • The four numbers that drive your business are: more applications, higher percentage of close, decreased turn, and increased profitability.
  • Focus on these numbers to drive your business forward.
  • Don't let haters or negative feedback distract you from these numbers.
  • The likelihood that haters will impact your business is basically zero.
  • Remember that people only remember how they feel when they read negativity, not what was said.
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Personal Rule for Handling Negativity

  • If you are going to say something negative, say it to the person first.
  • If you do tell someone else, let them know that you have already talked to the person about it.
  • Don't let negativity or hate consume you or your business.
  • Focus on the positive and the numbers that drive your business forward.
  • Remember that delusional optimism and belief in yourself are necessary for success.
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The Importance of Focusing on the Fundamentals

  • Reaching a lot of people doesn't necessarily have an impact on your business.
  • Focus on the things that matter in your business, such as refreshing ad content, having good offers, and following up with leads.
  • Scaling is doing the fundamentals in larger numbers.
  • When someone speaks against you, it confirms that you are having an impact.
  • Don't get distracted by negativity and focus on the things that drive your business.
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Attacking Methodology as a Small Player

  • If you're a small player, attack the methodology of the bigger player.
  • You need to be right and have a unique angle of why your approach is better and different.
  • If you're the incumbent, there's virtually no reason for you to lose.
  • The only reason incumbents lose is because they're human and prideful.
  • Don't attack someone's character, attack their methodology if you have a superior option.
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The Importance of Delusional Optimism

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger taught Alex Hormozi the importance of having delusional optimism.
  • Delusional optimism is the belief that you can achieve something that others think is impossible.
  • It's important to have a vision and believe in it, even if others don't.
  • Delusional optimism is what separates successful entrepreneurs from those who fail.
  • Believing in yourself and your vision is crucial for success.
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The Importance of Handling Hate and Negativity

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger taught Alex Hormozi the importance of being able to handle hate and negativity.
  • When people speak against you, it confirms that you are having an impact.
  • Handling hate and negativity is a condition of success in entrepreneurship.
  • Don't let negativity distract you from the things that matter in your business.
  • Focus on the fundamentals and don't get caught up in the noise.
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Importance of Delusional Optimism and Handling Hate

  • Alex Hormozi learned valuable skills from Arnold Schwarzenegger.
  • Delusional optimism is important in entrepreneurship.
  • Being able to handle hate and negativity is a condition of success in entrepreneurship.
  • Massive action is the only thing you can do to combat hate and negativity.
  • Success is the only revenge.
  • Ignore hate and negativity, and focus on increasing opportunities and decreasing business turnover.
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Playing Your Own Game and Mental Fortitude

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger exists on his own playing field and plays his own game.
  • Mental fortitude is almost delusional, but the only difference between crazy people and geniuses is that geniuses are right.
  • Don't allow hate and negativity to affect your business.
  • Focus on the math and doing the work to drive your business.
  • Don't get into a pissing match with competitors, it just distracts you.
  • Keep doing what you need to do and that's the only way you win.

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