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Super Entrepreneur Tom Bilyeu On How Your Belief Becomes Truth

by Mindvalley January 10, 2018

Have you wondered how Tom Bilyeu managed to create the second fastest growing private company in North America? Well, it started when he watched the cult film, The Matrix.

The main premise of the movie is about examining your beliefs through self-awareness. You have to let go of the idea that believing what worked for others will work for you too.

By doing this, by allowing your true self to unfold, your beliefs start to become truth.

Tom Bilyeu On How Your Belief Becomes Truth


In the 4-minute video above from Mindvalley’s A-Fest 2016 Mexico, Tom shares how the movie impacted his beliefs.

In the video above, you’ll discover transformational insights, like:

  • Why taking the “red pill” gave him the intellectual framework he needed in his life.
  • How David Foster Wallace’s concept of “This Is Water” relates to the obstacle that keeps us from becoming who we truly want to be.
  • Why this super entrepreneur once took pride in calling himself “The King of Remedial Jobs” and what has shifted in his beliefs since then.
  • How to understand the fundamental purpose of our lives.

If you would like to learn more of Tom’s approach to business and life, watch his discussion with Vishen Lakhiani here.

3 Ways To Turn Your Beliefs Into Truth


It’s difficult to dissociate from the beliefs you were raised with as a child, especially if you learned them from your family. However, now is the time to stand on your own and challenge that inner voice of resistance. Here are three ways to turn your beliefs into truth.

1. Practice self-awareness

You can recognize a limiting belief by your emotional response. For example, repeat the belief, “I can’t do it” and note how you feel after.

You might remember how you felt when you were a kid when you tried to do something you’ve always wanted to do, but someone stopped you and said you couldn’t do it.

By practicing self-awareness, you can recognize when you have limiting beliefs and replace them with new ones such as, “I can do it.” 

2. Practice self-care rituals

Practicing self-care rituals can radically change your life. The modern world is busy, yes, but that’s what makes it even more necessary to dedicate time to taking care of yourself.

The best way to do this is by creating self-care rituals. Eventually, this will help you create more supportive beliefs that become true.

3. Create your own dream

Society often provides us with false dreams. So often, we assume missions and roles to fit in rather than stand out. We might become a doctor, an engineer, or an artist not because it’s something we value, but because we think it’s something others will value.

But even dreams that are solely for yourself, that are not about impressing other people, deserve to be realized. If you’ve always wanted to explore music, coding, acting, or writing, then you can create a plan. This will help you realize it a little more every day.

Soon, you’ll feel empowered to no longer follow those limiting beliefs.


Most people think that learning is the key to self-development

It’s how we were raised – when we were young, we studied algebra, read history, and memorized the names of elements on the periodic table.

But once you grow up and experience life, you realize that you can’t ‘learn certain things – like personal growth.

Vishen Lakhiani, founder of Mindvalley and New York Times Bestselling author, discovered that the key to self-development was not to ‘learn’, but rather, to ‘transform’.

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✅ The Framework For Flow: The 3 Big Pillars of Life which will help you to rapidly grow on autopilot, so personal development happens naturally.

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✅ Apply the #1 principle to eliminate obstacles in your life, and subsequently show up as your best self and make a positive impact on the world.

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Was there a movie that shifted your beliefs? Like Tom, have you discovered your fundamental purpose in life?

Share your story with us in the comments below.

by Mindvalley
Mindvalley is creating a global school that delivers transformational education for all ages. Powered by community. Fueled by fun. We are dedicated to ensuring that humans live happier, healthier, and more fulfilled lives by plugging in the gaps that conventional education failed to teach us. We do this by organising real-world events around the world and producing world-class quality programmes in several areas of transformation, including mind, body, and performance.

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