"Power comes to those that can recognize patterns" Tony Robbins
We are living in historic times. It's no wonder that as disruptions to life as we know it occur on a global scale, people are experiencing high levels of stress and anxiety. While you may want to turn off the news and cover your eyes, the truth is: there’s power in being able to recognize the underlying patterns and anticipate what's coming so that we can prepare and respond.
Ray Dalio is the founder and co-Chairman of Bridgewater Associates, as well as a #1 NY Times bestselling author.
Ray conducts his business and lives his life based on key PRINCIPLES. His latest book, Principles for Dealing with The Changing World Order points out why nations rise and fall and shares information you need to recognize the times we are living through are part of a larger cycle that has taken place many times before.
In this 2022 interview with his friend Tony Robbins, Ray shares what we can do on a personal level and on the collective to navigate these unique times.
To watch the interview, go here: https://youtu.be/q3hdisdjBjQ
[1:39] Tony on the Power Patterns
[8:51] The Cycle Explained: What's a New World Order?
[16:00] What's a populist?
[18:50] The 8 Measures of Power
[23:52] The 3 Big Events that lead to a Changing World Order
[28:40] Why did Donald Trump get elected in 2016?
[31:02] The 5 Types of War
[35:20] Ray's methodology of studying history
[40:17] The collective experience is all about how we are with each other
[41:29] Education, and disparity in the state of Connecticut
[46:49] They call them revolutions but they're civil wars
[54:03] Ukraine, Russia, and China
[1:03:02] Inflation: What got us here and what do we do now?
[1:10:00] Taking away buying power to fight inflation = period of stagflation
[1:14:47] The Holy Grail of Investing = diversified uncorrelated assets
[1:18:28] More on China
[1:24:25] Ray's 3 Tips: How You Can Avoid the Decline
[1:28:47] "Whatever success I've had has come more from MEDITATION than any other influence."- Ray Dalio
[1:33:44] At 72, what's next for Ray Dalio
There’s no denying that we are part of a significant inflection point in human history. We are truly living in interesting times...
In this episode, Tony speaks with historian and demographer Neil Howe about the fascinating patterns of human history, as he and co-author William Strauss explained more than two decades ago in Generations (1991) and The Fourth Turning (1997).
If you’re feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or uncertain about all that’s happening in the world, this episode will give you a much-needed shift in perspective. You will understand how cycles of crisis catalyze massive economic, cultural, political, and institutional disruption – and how as a society, we solve problems we never thought we could before.
No storm lasts forever, and this too shall pass. Listen to this episode for Neil’s predictions on how much longer this crisis period will last and what we can look forward to in our beautiful, shared future.
To watch the interview, which took place in 2022 in front of a small audience, go here: https://youtu.be/lX1Csk2vn5A
[0:05] Tony was working with President Bill Clinton when he was first told about the book Generations
[2:46] The stages of our lives: childhood, young adult, mid-life, elder
[6:31] The seasons of history and how they overlap with generations
[8:15] Tony welcomes Neil Howe, co-author of Generations, and The Fourth Turning
[10:25] Generations are distinct and always have been
[10:45] How old you are during a big event shapes your experience of it
[12:50] Knife-age division vs. zones of transition (EX. X-ennials)
[13:45] History shapes generations, but (later on) generations shape history
[16:09] The cyclical nature of crises and how they spur “a total remake”
[18:29] Institutions we rely on today were created post-WWII
[20:01] Why do we wait until there is a crisis to solve problems?
[22:10] 1780s economic depression: We created the Constitution in our darkest hour
[24:18] What comes next: The High, collective, feeling more than the sum of our parts
[26:38] The Awakening releases the individual
[27:57] Gen X was left alone and raised themselves = pragmatism & cynicism
[30:08] Silent Generation had to adjust themselves to meet others’ expectations
[31:08] We are in a time of growing tribalism in America
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