What if Nobody Could Hurt You?

Aubrey Marcus Own the Day Own Your Life is available now.

What would your buddies think about you if they knew other men were sleeping with your wife?

Are you only valuable if you’re working hard?

And do you only do things that you know you can do well?

Aubrey Marcus has had business success while also being outspoken in areas that challenge the ways most people think. Today we’re going to talk about lessons he’s learned from open relationships, rituals with plant medicines, and how we find true strength when we stop defending our egos.

In this interview:

  • What is Total Human Optimization?
  • How most high performers are driven by their demons
  • Having success and wondering “Now what?”
  • The danger of seeking validation through success, sex, etc.
  • Why “tough guys” are tortured

Plus:

  • The deep pain Aubrey felt in his open relationship
  • What really scares Aubrey?
  • Does enjoying your life threaten your ability to be successful?
  • “When you quit defending stuff you’re no longer vulnerable.
  • ”Phil Stutz: “Only the dead survive”

Click here for Aubrey Marcus’ book Own the Day, Own Your Life: Optimized Practices for Waking, Working, Learning, Eating, Training, Playing, Sleeping, and Sex.

About Aubrey Marcus

Aubrey Marcus is the founder and CEO of Onnit,  a lifestyle brand based on a holistic health philosophy he calls Total Human Optimization. Onnit is an Inc. 500 company and an industry leader with products optimizing millions of lives, including many top professional athletes around the world.

Aubrey currently hosts the Aubrey Marcus Podcast, a motivational destination for conversations with the brightest minds in athletics, business, science, relationships and spirituality with over 10MM downloads on iTunes.  He regularly provides commentary to outlets like Entrepreneur, Forbes, The Doctors and The Joe Rogan Experience. He has been featured on the cover of Men’s Health, is the author of the life-coaching course Go For Your Win, and his newest (and first!) book is Own The Day, Own Your Life from HarperCollins.

If you ask Aubrey the cause he is most passionate about, it is raising awareness for psychedelic medicine, through organizations like MAPS.org and Heffter Institute.  He is a 20 year native of Austin, Texas where he currently resides.

Click here for Aubrey Marcus’ book Own the Day, Own Your Life: Optimized Practices for Waking, Working, Learning, Eating, Training, Playing, Sleeping, and Sex.

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