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. In this encore episode, we 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
- 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”
About Aubrey Marcus
Aubrey Marcus is the founder 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 medicine, business, spirituality, athletics, and philosophy with over 50 million listens. He regularly provides commentary to outlets like Entrepreneur, Forbes, The Tim Ferris Show, and The Joe Rogan Experience. He has been featured on the cover of Men’s Health, is the host of Fit For Service, and is the author of the NYT Bestselling book 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.