056: Tim Ferriss: Techniques for Better Life

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As one might expect from the author of “The 4-Hour Work Week” and ” The 4-Hour Body,” Tim Ferriss has a solid, well established routine. He awakes, meditates, exercises, journals, blocks off four hours for creative work, then frees himself for meetings and phone calls. This well balanced approach has taken him far. When the inevitable drudging task comes around he slogs himself through it by building momentum with “Scooby snacks,” short, fun activities preceding the boring ones. From the start of this interview it quickly becomes apparent that Ferris is a wellspring of great advice for anyone who is aiming to build a successful business or life.

Lessons:

  1. Narrow things down to one or two things to focus on daily.
  2. Volunteer for great organizations then go the extra mile to stand out.
  3. Find a small but fast growing company to work for and observe the deal makers at work. Note the kind of questions they ask to get ahead. Example: “I know it’s impossible, but if there was a way to make it work, what would it be?”
  4. When things start going well in business, to maintain focus, separate the great opportunities from the potentially overwhelming number of good ones. Ask yourself, what it the one step that will make all the others irrelevant.

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Credits:

  • Video and Audio Production – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
  • Audio Post Engineer – Team Podcast
  • Synopsis – Matt Baatz