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There are few men like today’s guest on The School of Greatness.
Tim Ferriss is a stand out entrepreneur, author, consultant, athlete, bio-hacker, life-hacker, and friend.
If you haven’t heard of him yet, who knows where you’ve been.
But in this episode of the show, I wanted to learn some things about Tim that I and most people don’t know.
So we talk about being bullied as kids, about who his mentors were growing up, about him getting really beat up doing some stunts recently, and about his most irrational fears.
One of the most exciting things we talk about is his new TV show The Tim Ferriss Experiment. It is amazing to say the least and it’s launching this week.
Tim took on the superhuman challenge of becoming as good as possible in 5 days at a variety of skills that he had no experience with prior.
The premise of the show is that we are actually capable of doing so much more than we think when we put our minds to it and have the right teachers.
Tim tells some crazy stories of what happened while filming the show (he didn’t succeed at all his challenges FYI) and I can’t wait to watch every episode.
It is a privilege to bring back my good friend Tim Ferriss for Episode 170 to uncover how we can all become superhuman at something.
The School of Greatness Podcast
Some questions I ask:
- What is the hardest challenge you faced in the TV show?
- Who’s the superhero you connect most with and why?
- What’s your best method for working with opposite-minded people?
- What’s your brain’s mechanism for handling your biggest fear?
- How do you deal with loneliness being a writer?
- What’s the best investment you’ve made in yourself? And the best one in someone else?
- What is the #1 skill everyone needs if they’re trying to succeed in life?
In This Episode, You Will Learn:
- Why Tim loves fallible superheroes like Wolverine
- The ups and downs of having a lot of alone time (especially as a kid)
- His experience being bullied as a kid
- His introverted side and how he manages being around lots of people
- What to do when you’re mad at someone and want to reply immediately
- Why he thinks spending 30 minutes a day outside, barefoot, would have helped him while writing The 4 Hour Workweek
- Walking is underrated – why we should walk a lot more
- His spiritual philosophy (and why he doesn’t talk about it much)
- The powerful benefits of lucid dreaming
- How to manage loneliness – get active and grounded and play physically
- How important a set workout schedule is and why you should record your progress
- What Tim would do with $50 billion to help the world
- How to get busy people to respond to your emails
- Plus much more…
Continue Seeking Greatness:
- Get all the episodes of The Tim Ferriss Experiment
- Lucid Dreaming: A Beginner’s Guide
- Tim Ferriss’ journal
- On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction
- Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
- Noah Kagan
- Anything You Want
- Secrets of Power Negotiating, 15th Anniversary Edition: Inside Secrets from a Master Negotiator
- Letters from a Stoic (Penguin Classics)
- Zorba the Greek
- Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel
- The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing: Violate Them at Your Own Risk!
- FOLLOW TIM
- Check out Onnit and their optimal performance products. Use the code “greatness” to get 10% off your next order:
- Music Credit: EDM*Beach Rave by D02F33L
You may also like these episodes:
- Tim Ferriss: Self-Talk, Visualization, and the Rituals for Success
- Tim Ferriss on Meta Learning and Living the Good Life
- 3 Ways to Master Your Memory and Unlock Your Inner Superhero
Did you enjoy the podcast?
Tim asked you a question at the end of the episode: If you could become world-class at any skill in the next 6 months, what would that be? Leave your reply in the comments!