Tim Ferriss is a famous author of his best-selling book 4 hour work week. He is a blogger and his podcasts are very inspiring. He invites amazing guests for his Podcasts. He has interviewed 200 plus world class performers and his these interviews are downloaded more than 100 million. His latest Podcasts which you might be interested are:
When to Quit – Lessons from World-Class Entrepreneurs, Investors, Authors, and More
How to Turn Failure into Success
How to Overcome Anxiety and Stress – with Adviser to Olympians, Michael Gervais
His latest book Tools of Titan are about podcasts, interviews (about 100) he has taken of famous, successful people and learning from them. These are tactics, routines, and habits of billionaire, icons and world class performers. He has divided the books into three divisions: Healthy, Wealthy and Wise.
Some of the stalwart featured are Arnold Schwartzenegger, Australian-American Actor, Politician, activist, Tony Robbins, Author of bestselling book Awaken the Giant Within, and Life coach, Peter Thiel, American entrepreneur, venture capitalist and founder of Paypal, Seth Godin, blogger, author, public speaker, Ramit Sethi, who grew his personal finance blog I will teach you to be rich to 1 million readers , Scot Adams of Dilbert Comic Strip, Paulo Coelho, bestselling author of the book Alchemist and many others. Malcolm Gladwell, bestselling author of the books, Tipping Point, Outliers and Blink, Sekou Andrews, the school teacher turned National Poetry Slam Champion, and Ed Cooke, CEO of a Certified Grandmaster of Memory.
This is a huge opportunity to learn from successful people from different walks of life and get inspired from them.
His one usual question is very inspiring which he almost asks every guest.
What advice he’d give to his 25-year-old self?
The reply he got from Shay Carl, YouTube channel owner of Shaytards who has 2.5 billion views.
“…. Think about how old you are right now and think about being the 10 years older version of yourself. Then think, What would I probably tell myself as an older version of myself? That is the wisdom that I think you found in that exercise. I think you are going to grow exponentially faster than you would have otherwise.”
An answer to the same question by BK Miller, Palliative care physician at the University of California. He is an expert in death. He has guided or been involved in 1000 deaths and he‘s spotted patterns we can all learn from.
“Let it go. I do mean to take life very seriously, but I need to take things like playfulness and purposefulness very seriously. … I would have encouraged myself to let go a little bit.”
& Seth Godin replied as’
“I had so many bumps starting when I was 30 years old. They lasted for 9 years, and I wouldn’t tell my 30 years old self anything. Because if I hadn’t had those bumps, I wouldn’t be me and I am glad I’m me.”
I would end with a couple of inspiring quote from the book:
“If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.” James Cameron, Canadian Filmmaker
“There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.” Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Monk
Tools of Titan, would be a life changing read and equip you with many tools Titans are using.