Alex Hormozi: Want to be rich? Stop letting THIS affect you...

Last updated: Jun 16, 2023

The video discusses how the way we view and label traumatic events can affect how they shape us as people, and how controlling what we deem meaningful can shift the odds in our favor.

This video by Alex Hormozi was published on Mar 4, 2022.
Video length: 13:02.

In this video, Alex Hormozi discusses how the way we view and label traumatic events can affect how they shape us as people.

He gives examples of how cultural narratives and belief statements can influence our perception of what is traumatic and what is not. Hormozi emphasizes the importance of controlling what we deem meaningful in order to shift the odds in our favor and not let negative events affect us too deeply.

He also touches on the idea of not caring about certain things, which he sees as a belief statement that can be changed.

  • The way we view and label traumatic events can affect how they shape us as people.
  • Controlling what we deem meaningful can shift the odds in our favor.
  • Traumatic events affect us more than we work on them.
  • Our brains create meaning around events and experiences.
  • Transitioning from caring about beliefs to not caring is a process.
  • The speaker believes that emotions can be controlled and that it's not worth getting upset over small things.
  • The speaker uses the analogy of life as a game of poker where everyone is dealt different cards and must play the hand they're given.

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Introduction

  • The way we view and label traumatic events can affect how they shape us as people.
  • Controlling what we deem meaningful can shift the odds in our favor.
  • Beliefs and societal norms can influence how we perceive traumatic events.
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Defining Trauma

  • Traumatic events affect us more than we work on them.
  • The way we call and view traumatic events can change how they affect us.
  • Biological factors can affect how we process traumatic events.
  • The definition of trauma can vary based on cultural context.
  • Choosing to label an event as traumatic can affect how we perceive it.
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Controlling Meaning

  • Our brains create meaning around events and experiences.
  • Controlling what we deem meaningful can shift the odds in our favor.
  • Belief statements and societal norms can influence what we deem meaningful.
  • Choosing not to ascribe meaning to certain events can help us detach from them.
  • Controlling our response to stimuli can help us detach from negative experiences.
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Transitioning Beliefs

  • Transitioning from caring about beliefs to not caring is a process.
  • Questioning our beliefs can help us detach from them.
  • Removing meaning from certain beliefs can help us detach from them.
  • Beliefs and societal norms can change over time.
  • Transitioning beliefs is a personal journey that requires self-reflection.
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Changing Mindset

  • The way we view and label traumatic events can affect how they shape us as people.
  • Controlling what we deem meaningful can shift the odds in our favor.
  • It's important to be aware of the words we use and agree on their definitions before discussing them.
  • Switching to a mindset of doing what we enjoy and not judging ourselves for being unhappy can lead to greater happiness.
  • Uncomfortable conversations may be necessary to break away from the norm and achieve success.
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Religious Beliefs

  • The speaker became a born-again Christian at 19 or 20 and later studied apologetics.
  • He ultimately stopped believing in Christianity due to the false binary of belief or non-belief and the difficulty of drawing a line between good and bad.
  • He believes uncomfortable conversations may be necessary to break away from religious beliefs that no longer serve us.
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Emotional Responses

  • The speaker does not get emotional about small things like a steak being cooked incorrectly.
  • He believes that emotions can be controlled and that it's not worth getting upset over small things.
  • He believes that fixing mistakes is more important than getting upset about them.
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Life as a Game

  • The speaker uses the analogy of life as a game of poker where everyone is dealt different cards and must play the hand they're given.
  • Depending on their level of skill, they can amass more chips throughout the game.
  • In the end, it doesn't matter because we're all going to die and the money goes back to the game.
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Section 1: The Casino of Life

  • Life is like a casino game where we accumulate chips that get pushed back in the middle again.
  • These chips are just played with and get amassed and redistributed.
  • Death and taxes affect everyone equally, so estate planning is not necessary.
  • People who inherit wealth they didn't learn how to manage often destroy themselves with it.
  • Building something cool is great, but in the end, we will all cast our chips in.
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Section 2: Sharing Personal Beliefs

  • Alex shares his personal beliefs that have served him well.
  • He acknowledges that some of his beliefs may be triggering to others.
  • He emphasizes that his beliefs are not a projection on others' worldviews.
  • He encourages listeners to consider his beliefs and how they may apply to their own lives.
  • He believes that sharing his beliefs is a way to help others overcome things that they thought mattered.

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