Arnold Schwarzenegger Part 2! Bodybuilding, Investing, and Online Battles


Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Part of being successful is to give something back.”
– Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger (@Schwarzenegger) told you he’d be back.

In our first conversation (Episode 60), the former Mr. Olympia, Terminator, and Governator shared daily routines, psychological warfare tactics, favorite books, early entrepreneurial ventures (and tips), and many stories no one had heard before. This time around, the new host of The Celebrity Apprentice answered your most popular and upvoted questions, including some controversial ones. He does not shy away from anything, and this is no exception.

In this episode, Arnold talks about his recent Twitter battle with President-elect Donald Trump, his investment strategies, politics, the state of bodybuilding, his sleep schedule, and much more. [Special thanks to Daniel Ketchell for pitching the questions here.]

He forgot to plug his latest project, however, so I will do it here: tune into The New Celebrity Apprentice Mondays at 8 p.m., or watch it on the NBC app.

I hope you enjoy this incredible round two with Arnold Schwarzenegger! It doesn’t disappoint.


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Want to hear another episode with Arnold Schwarzenegger? — Listen to his first appearance on the podcast. In this episode, we discuss the art of psychological warfare, how Twins became his most lucrative movie, mailing cow balls to politicians, how Arnold made millions before his acting career took off, and much, much more (stream below or right-click here to download):

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QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY: What was your favorite quote or lesson from this episode? Please let me know in the comments.

Scroll below for links and show notes…

Selected Links from the Episode

Connect with Arnold Schwarzenegger:

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Tim Ferriss Interviews Arnold Schwarzenegger on Psychological Warfare (And Much More)
The New Celebrity Apprentice
Arnold Schwarzenegger Takes The High Road After Trump’s Twitter Diss by Tod Perry, Good
Conan the Barbarian
Arnold Schwarzenegger for Governor of California — 2003 Commercial
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
2016 Arnold Classic Women’s Physique International Highlights
Ms. Olympia
I Don’t Give a **** If We Agree about Climate Change by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Facebook
Prop 23: Schwarzenegger, Van Jones Say No by Siel Ju, 89.3 KPCC Pacific Swell
USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy
The Surprisingly Lucrative Pre-Fame Career of Arnold Schwarzenegger by Karl Smallwood, Today I Found Out
No, Arnold Schwarzenegger Can’t Be President — and This Is Dumb by Ian Millhiser, ThinkProgress
Sylmar-San Fernando Earthquake: 45 Years Ago Tuesday, 64 Killed by Dana Bartholomew, Los Angeles Daily News

Show Notes

Arnold sets the scene and talks about his mic-drop response to a tweet from President-elect and former Celebrity Apprentice host Donald Trump. [05:56]
What’s been the hardest choice in Arnold’s life, and the biggest sacrifice he’s made while climbing the ladder of success? [08:34]
What is the most important thing a woman needs to know if she wants to lead both men and women effectively? [10:55]
On women in bodybuilding (or anything else, for that matter). [13:07]
Arnold talks sleep habits and time management. [14:32]
Going green and having a strong economy aren’t mutually exclusive. [18:38]
Arnold’s tips on preparing mentally for competition. [20:52]
How does aging affect diet and fitness? [23:10]
How can environmentalists better communicate the urgency of tackling climate change now rather than later? [26:06]
On learning from failures. [31:51]
What wisdom does Arnold know today that he could have used in his twenties? [34:40]
Has pursuit of success ever made Arnold blind to other parts of life? [37:48]
What circumstances led to Arnold befriending Warren Buffett? [42:20]
What’s Arnold’s take on modern bodybuilding and steroid use? What’s changed in the sport — on a professional and personal level — since he began? [45:02]
How does Arnold approach risk? Is it possible to train yourself to take better risks? [51:01]
How does Arnold stay motivated? [55:14]
What specific things did Arnold look for in his real estate investments? [57:20]
Arnold’s worst real estate investment is still growing in value. [1:01:46]
What law would Arnold pass, remove, or amend if given the power? [1:03:07]
How did Arnold and his partner Franco Columbu drum up business when they owned a construction company? [1:07:37]
Who would win in a fight between Arnold and me? [1:10:44]
Closing thoughts. [1:11:28]

People Mentioned

Donald Trump
Daniel Ketchell
Maria Shriver
Indira Gandhi
Margaret Thatcher
Golda Meir
Angela Merkel
Catherine the Great
Harold Schneider
Michael Jordan
Ted Williams
Reg Park
Warren Buffett
George Shultz
Steve Reeves
John Grimek
Clint Eastwood
Charles Bronson
Warren Beatty
Joe Weider
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Franco Columbu

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