Being Well Podcast: Becoming Bulletproof with Dave Asprey
March 25, 2019

Today we had the pleasure of speaking with a bestselling author and award-winning podcaster, who’s devoted most of his adult life to helping people achieve a state of higher performance: Dave Asprey.

Dave Asprey is the founder and CEO of Bulletproof and author of the New York Times bestseller The Bulletproof Diet, Headstrong, and the recently released book Game Changers: What Leaders, Innovators, and Mavericks Do to Win at Life.

He’s also the host of one of the world’s top podcasts in Bulletproof Radio. Through his work Dave provides information, techniques, and keys to taking control of and improving your biochemistry, your body and your mind so they work in unison, helping you execute at levels far beyond what you’d expect, without burning out, getting sick, or allowing stress to control your decisions.

Today we explore:

  • The power of physical biohacking, its potential pitfalls, and a simple biohack anyone can use.
  • What truly motivates people to perform at a high level.
  • Dave’s three most important pieces of advice based on speaking with 600 top experts.
  • The differences and relationship between performance and well-being.
  • What he would tell a younger version of himself.


  • 1:25: Why did you want to perform these experiments on yourself?
  • 2:35: How can you spend so much money on optimizing your health?
  • 5:30: The “scientific religion” and the progression of technology.
  • 8:00: A “biohack” anyone can use.
  • 10:20: How do we play at the cutting edge of health while avoiding snake oil?
  • 15:30: Dave’s three most important pieces of advice.
  • 19:55: Should we pursue performance or well-being?
  • 23:00: Do you equate happiness to well-being?
  • 25:00: The three big motivators.
  • 27:40: Surprises from Game Changers.
  • 31:00: Unlearning shame.
  • 32:50: The relationship between body and mind.
  • 36:15: Social hacking.
  • 38:30: What would you say to a younger version of yourself?
  • 41:30: Recap

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