The 1% DO THIS To Achieve Anything They Want! (START DOING THIS) | Patrick Bet David

Last updated: Jun 1, 2023

The video is an interview with Patrick Bet David, the founder and CEO of PHP, discussing his success in building a top insurance firm and his personal brand through his YouTube channel, Valuetainment, and the importance of asking tough questions to achieve clarity in life.

The video features an interview with Patrick Bet David, the founder and CEO of PHP, one of the top insurance firms in America, and the founder of the YouTube channel Valuetainment. Bet David shares his secret to success, which is to ask tough questions and gain clarity on what you want to achieve. He also talks about his background, including fleeing Iran at the age of 10, spending two years in a refugee camp in Germany, and building his company from scratch. The interview touches on Bet David's love for bodybuilding and how he applied the discipline and focus he learned from it to his business and personal life.

  • Asking tough questions is essential for achieving clarity and success.
  • Patrick Bet David is the founder and CEO of PHP, a top insurance firm in America.
  • Lessons from bodybuilding include discipline, incremental progress, and applying discipline to other areas of life.
  • Investing in technology can help identify and address areas of weakness in a business.
  • Success is achieved through hard work and discipline, not by accident.
  • There are two factors that shape a person: DNA and life experiences.
  • Clarity is essential for achieving success and determining goals.
  • Personality and behavior can be changed through self-awareness and intentional effort.
  • Success requires hard work, sacrifice, and a willingness to take risks.

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The Importance of Clarity

  • Not asking yourself tough questions will lead to others determining your path.
  • Clarity comes from asking yourself questions that make you emotional, reflect, and do research.
  • Others will impose their belief system on you, so it's important to ask yourself what you truly want.
  • Haters can highlight your weaknesses, so use their criticism to improve yourself.
  • Clarity is essential for success in any field.
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Introduction to Patrick Bet David

  • Patrick Bet David is the founder and CEO of PHP, a top insurance firm in America.
  • He built PHP from scratch and now employs 200 agents across 84 offices in 49 states.
  • He fled Iran at the age of 10 and spent two years in a refugee camp in Germany.
  • He got fired from Burger King and left the military in his 20s with no money and few monetizable skills.
  • He is the founder of the YouTube channel Valuetainment, which has nearly 1.2 million subscribers.
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Lessons from Bodybuilding

  • Patrick Bet David started bodybuilding at 14 to gain muscle and attract girls.
  • He learned discipline and the importance of incremental progress from bodybuilding.
  • He applied the idea of increasing weight by 2.5 pounds each week to business and other areas of life.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger represented to him the story of an immigrant with a fire to prove a point.
  • Arnold's ability to control the narrative of his life inspired Patrick Bet David.
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The Importance of Asking Tough Questions

  • Asking tough questions is essential for achieving clarity and success.
  • Patrick Bet David asks himself questions that make him emotional, reflect, and do research.
  • He believes that asking tough questions is the key to controlling the narrative of your life.
  • Others will impose their belief system on you, so it's important to ask yourself what you truly want.
  • Patrick Bet David believes that asking tough questions is the foundation of entrepreneurship.
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Lessons from Bodybuilding

  • Discipline in lifting can be applied to business.
  • Pushing through something hard and demanding growth is important.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger was able to apply discipline to every area of his life.
  • Bodybuilders often struggle to translate discipline to other areas.
  • Post-bodybuilding success can be traced back to lessons learned in bodybuilding.
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Investing in Technology

  • Areas of weakness can be identified through bodybuilding, such as neglecting legs.
  • Similarly, businesses can have areas of weakness that need attention.
  • Patrick Bet David was initially focused on sales and marketing, neglecting operations.
  • Investing in technology allowed for scaling and growth.
  • Small growth and beating prior bests can lead to shocking a business with new initiatives.
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Made Not Born

  • Parents tend to take credit for their children's successes, but how much credit can they really take?
  • Children are who they are from the day they are born.
  • Parents may only be responsible for 20% of a child's success or failure.
  • There is debate on how malleable people are and how much can be learned or changed.
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Arnold Schwarzenegger's Work Ethic

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger's work ethic was evident in his dedication to building his calves.
  • He went from hiding his calves to exposing them in a sweat suit to ensure he put in the work.
  • His dedication to building his calves is an example of being made, not born.
  • Success is not achieved by accident, but through hard work and discipline.
  • People often only see the end result of success, not the hard work and stress that went into achieving it.
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Factors that shape a person

  • There are two factors that shape a person: DNA and life experiences.
  • Life experiences can include heartbreak, divorce, bullying, and other traumatic events.
  • These experiences can cause a person to either freeze, flight, or fight.
  • One's response to these experiences can shape their personality and behavior.
  • While DNA cannot be changed, understanding how life experiences have shaped a person can help them make changes in their behavior.
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The importance of clarity

  • Clarity is essential for achieving success.
  • Asking tough questions can help a person gain clarity in their life.
  • Events, conversations, and individuals can provide clarity and change a person's life forever.
  • Clarity can help a person determine their goals and the steps needed to achieve them.
  • Without clarity, a person may struggle to make progress towards their goals.
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The power of malleability

  • While DNA and life experiences shape a person, they are not the only factors that determine who a person is.
  • Personality and behavior can be changed through self-awareness and intentional effort.
  • Modeling others can lead to imitation, but being true to oneself is important.
  • Events, conversations, and individuals can provide opportunities for growth and change.
  • Tools such as clarity, goal-setting, and intentional effort can help a person become who they want to be.
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The importance of paying the price

  • Success requires hard work and sacrifice.
  • One must be willing to pay the price to achieve their goals.
  • Success is not determined by one's current circumstances, but by their willingness to work towards their goals.
  • One must be willing to take risks and make sacrifices to achieve success.
  • Success is not guaranteed, but those who are willing to pay the price have a greater chance of achieving it.
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The Importance of Asking Tough Questions

  • Asking tough questions is the key to achieving clarity in life.
  • Not asking questions about what you want to do next will result in the world putting you in a box.
  • Clarity is achieved by asking questions that make you emotional, cry, reflect, and do research.
  • Clarity gives confidence and allows you to answer questions with conviction.
  • Most people don't ask tough questions together with their partners.
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The Process of Shaping Identity

  • Identity is completely malleable and can be changed at any time.
  • Asking questions about your identity is important to achieve clarity.
  • Tom's identity changed from being a comedian in high school to an artist in college.
  • He realized that he needed to take himself more seriously and stop making fun of himself.
  • He adopted the identity of an artist and had some artistic failures which created an identity crisis.
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The Importance of Defining Yourself

  • Defining yourself is important to control the resources and achieve success.
  • Coming to the world with your hand out will not allow you to control the art.
  • Figuring out who you are and how you define yourself is a long journey.
  • Understanding that your identity is completely malleable allows you to decide who you want to be.
  • Defining yourself gives you control over your life and allows you to achieve success.
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