Stefan Aarnio. I’m all about prosperity. Episode 195 with The Real Brad Lea (TRBL).

Stefan Aarnio. I’m all about prosperity.

Episode 195: #DroppingBombs with The Real Brad Lea (TRBL)

Episode 163: Forbes Riley

Your ego is not your amigo.

Stefan Aarnio is an award-winning real estate investor, entrepreneur, author, and winner of the 2014 Rich Dad International Hall of Fame award. Brad sat down with him to talk about cancer, fasting and why hard times create strong men.

Episode Highlights:

[0:00:44] Two Weeks to Live

After his doctor told him he’d be dead in two weeks, Stefan sought alternative cancer treatment. He then made his annual trip to the jungle where he fasted for 40 days and grew a beard. As he narrates that experience, he shares his ideas about why humans are designed to eat plants and nuts, ideas he’s written about in his book, Hard Times Create Strong Men.

[0:10:39] Fasting in the Jungle

Stefan has gone to the jungle for the last three years. On previous trips, he did a 30-day water fast and an 18-day water fast and was inspired to write Hard Times Create Strong Men. Stefan and Brad compare notes on people who have sought alternative treatments for cancer and other grave ailments. If you’re thinking of trying out apricot seeds, they taste bad–like apple seeds!

[0:16:44] Vitamin B17 and Other Medical Controversies

Oddly, alternative treatments have been discredited or banned in most cases. People in the medical field risk being exiled for advocating stuff like Gerson Therapy. Scurvy is caused by a vitamin C deficiency and perhaps a vitamin B17 deficiency is responsible for cancer. Stefan’s colon has been cut out, but that doesn’t mean he’s exempt from routine scans to monitor ulcerative colitis.  G. Edward Griffin presents interesting theories in his books The Creature from Jekyll Island and World Without Cancer.

[0:27:28] What You Should Know about Fasting

If someone has a loved one with cancer, Stefan recommends they read World Without Cancer and also do research because there’s a lot of information out there. A fast is always great but you must follow instructions when it’s time to refeed. After the 40-day fast, he ended up in ICU because he lost all his electrolytes–a consequence of disobeying the refeed rules. To enjoy the full benefits of this fast, be prepared to complete the 40 days.

[0:30:20] What Is Success?

People talk about being successful without stopping to think what success means and unfortunately, society attaches money to success. Brad’s ambition is to have enough money to be able to help many people. Perhaps one day he will sponsor a cancer patient who can’t afford the 40-day fast in the jungle, as long as they’re prepared to finish the program. People usually abuse charity when there are no conditions attached to it.

[0:36:00] Hard Times Create Strong Men

What is a man in money? What is a man in sex? What is a man in religion? These are areas Stefan explores in the book Hard Times Create Strong Men. When a man puts his purpose first, that usually makes him attractive to women. Stefan is an English major, gifted in writing, and he has written five books. He’s just finished writing three more volumes of Hard Times. Brad is also writing a book which might be titled “The Hard Way: Lessons I learned the hard way so you don’t have to.”

[0:46:08] Hard Times Series Explained

Hard Times I is about man finding his power. Hard Times II is Dead Man Walking, and it’s about facing darkness. Hard times III is Letters to a Scorpion, and it’s about demons. Hard Times IV is The Oracle, a book about ethics and the four types of women–the Oracle, the Queen, the Princess and the Whore. There are four types of men–slaves, warriors, knights and kings. When a man gets distracted by the Whore, he wastes his energy and fails to reach his potential. The Oracle demands a man’s potential. Books II, III, and IV will probably be out before Christmas but you can pre-order today at

[0:57:56] Storytelling and Writing = Marketing

Stefan’s passion is storytelling. The two things that he’s good at are writing and selling, and when combined, they turn into marketing. The way he sees it, he’s a living experiment. He does experiments on himself and then writes a book about it to share what works and what doesn’t. You can learn from other people’s mistakes–you don’t have to learn the same mistakes someone else already learned.

[1:00:15] He Found God

On day 43 in the jungle, Stefan came close to a breakdown, experienced what he calls an “ego death,” and then found God. He’d been reading his grandfather’s 100-year-old bible and it dawned on him that he’d just spent 40 days living as Jesus did. All religions point to the same source–there’s probably a source of energy in the universe and that’s what we call God. The spiritual realm is real. If you violate spiritual laws, you get mess up but if you follow them, you prosper.

[1:11:15] All the Sages Discovered the Truth

The difference between Jesus and philosophers like Aristotle and Socrates is that Jesus went public with the secret or the truth he’d discovered. Parents nowadays cripple their children by denying them the experience of hard times. Stefan was introduced to Atlas Shrugged, and it transformed him into a hardcore capitalist. The Bomb Squad should read World Without Cancer, Atlas Shrugged, and Think and Grow Rich.


Notable Quotes

[0:15:31] I would rather have a million dollars from people being cured than a trillion dollars from people dying.

[0:32:15] You’ve got to face yourself, face your hunger, face your demons. And people don’t like facing themselves–that’s why they’re always talking.

[0:35:06] You’ve got to pay flesh for knowledge and when they don’t put any flesh in the game, they don’t get any knowledge.

[0:37:28] Women want a man on purpose. They don’t want a man off purpose.

[0:43:24] Once we have power, we find our darkness. In our darkness, we find our demons, and once we slay our demons, we find our ethics… When man finds his ethics, he gets his woman and reaches immortality with children. That’s the hero’s journey.

[0:47:22] You don’t just want to have ethics. You want power and ethics. Power and ethics together is what makes a man… a king.

[0:50:11] When it comes down to a real Empire, whores aren’t building empires… They’re ruining them.

[0:52:15] A man wants a woman who demands his potential. Because that’s what life’s about. It’s about you hitting your potential… and it’s about her demanding your potential and that’s what the Oracle really does.

[1:01:30] Your ego is not your amigo.

[1:12:22] Anything that can make a person survive and prosper better, I’m all about it. I’m all about prosperity.

[1:17:08] What Napoleon Hill did in Think and Grow Rich is he took a lot of stuff from the Bible that works and made it secular, so it’s the secular Bible–how to wield the spiritual realm without any specific religion.

About Stefan Aarnio

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Stefan Aarnio is an Award Winning Real Estate Entrepreneur, author of Money People Deal: The Fastest Way to Real Estate Wealth and the 2012 winner of Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine’s “Joint Venture Partner of the Year”. Starting with only $1200, Stefan has built a multi million dollar portfolio for his partners and has earned himself a spot on The Self Made List. Stefan has accumulated properties at an alarming pace controlling 25% of the Canadian Manitoba market through his understanding of Real Estate Joint Ventures – and The Fastest Way to Real Estate Wealth. Stefan’s philosophy is simple, find great deals, build a fantastic team, pay everybody and create partnerships for life.

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