Dr. Drew on Why Disgust Is the Best Motivation | Impact Theory

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At an early point in his secondary education, Dr. Drew Pinsky found himself debating whether he should become a doctor or an opera singer. Ultimately his true passion for helping other prevailed, making him one of the most recognizable names in medicine. Learn from the New York Times best-selling author, physician, opera singer, and civil servant as he goes deep into the philosophy behind the brain-body connection and addiction in this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu.

SHOW NOTES
Dr. Drew recalls being a workaholic and talks about why medicine is not fun today. [2:53] Tom and Dr. Drew dig into the philosophy behind helping other people. [5:54] Dr. Drew goes deep on the brain/body connection and the concept of embeddedness. [10:14] Tom and Dr. Drew discuss the inception of self. [14:18] Dr. Drew talks about constructing a sense of self as an adult. [18:17] Dr. Drew explains why disgust is a powerful motivator. [23:02] Dr. Drew unravels the necessity and power of myth. [28:35] Tom and Dr. Drew discuss cultivating a mythological landscape through community. [31:20] Dr. Drew describes how to leverage other people to make a conscious personal change. [34:34] Dr. Drew performs an impromptu operatic solo. [36:00] Dr. Drew talks about finding his path and how he stopped fighting a career in medicine. [36:40] Tom and Dr. Drew talk over subjective happiness and what it means to lead a good life. [41:54] Dr. Drew expounds on how to increase skill (techne) and wisdom (phronesis). [45:26] Dr. Drew defines the impact that he wants to have on the world. [48:01]
MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
Loveline – [0:55] Heal – bit.ly/2lJT7Dq [4:33]
TERMINOLOGY
Vagus nerve – bit.ly/2qg6iyq [12:04] Eudaimonic happiness – bit.ly/2qgaHRQ [7:10] Techne, Phronesis – bit.ly/2l0acan [8:33], [8:39]
PEOPLE
Martin Heidegger – bit.ly/2qdtDT2 [8:02] Steven Porges – bit.ly/2pI5Jwg [11:56] Wes Chapman – bit.ly/2pIr9ID [27:52] Dr. Allan Schore – bit.ly/2r3K8SE [39:10]
BOOKS
The Mirror Effect – amzn.to/2rk2485 [2:02] Cracked: Life on the Edge in a Rehab Clinic – amzn.to/2pOH6hu [2:03] Change or die – amzn.to/2qL82Cz [19:17] The Power of Myth – amzn.to/2qKX1RK [29:11] Candide by Voltaire – amzn.to/2raxsJJ [44:45] Epic of Gilgamesh – amzn.to/2ranyHY [44:56]
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Tom Bilyeu is the co-founder of 2014 Inc. 500 company Quest Nutrition — a unicorn startup valued at over $1 billion — and the co-founder and host of Impact Theory. Impact Theory is a first-of-its-kind company designed to facilitate global change through the incubation of mission-based businesses and the cultivation of empowering content. Every piece of content Impact Theory creates is meant to underscore the company mission to free people from The Matrix and help them unlock their true potential. Impact Theory exists to inspire the next generation of game-changing companies and creators that will make a true and lasting impact on the world.

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