Assets and Fun for "The Tim Ferriss Experiment" — Please Share!


I don’t do purely promotional posts often, but this is a special occasion — the premiere of my TV show! Special thanks to Brendan Gahan, who helped organized the below materials.

Sharing any of the below helps ensure I can film more episodes for y’all. Thank you in advance! Much more content coming (about Jony Ive, actually) soon.

Here goes…


If you feel so inclined, below are some images with quotes from the show as well as a few fun animated gifs for you to easily share. Please note, if you download the images and upload any of them your Twitter account directly, it will take up a bit more real estate in the newsfeed (and lead to more exposure for the show). Have fun and enjoy.

One of the best ways to learn something fast is to set stakes #TFX (IMAGE )
Innoculate yourself against making mistakes when you’re afraid #TFX (IMAGE 1) (IMAGE 2)
What other impossibles do I have in my life, that I should really question? #TFX (IMAGE 1) (IMAGE 2) (IMAGE 3)
D.I.S.S. Deconstruction, Selection, Sequencing & Stakes #TFX (IMAGE 1)
What’s up now David Lee Roth? #TFX (IMAGE 1)
M.E.D. The Minimum Effective Dose to unlock this song #TFX (IMAGE 1)

Swewart showing me the ‘annoying things guitarists do’ (GIF)
That annoying thing guitarists really do, do #TFX (GIF)
The pressure. The pressure. (GIF)
The 80/20 rule (GIF)
Stewart drumming like he lives in The Matrix #TFX (GIF)



I’ve pulled some of my all time favorite quotes, as well as some memorable lines from the show for. You can simply click to tweet and I’ll count all of these as entries to my contest.

Some of my all time favorites:
“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” – George Bernard Shaw #TFX (Click To Tweet)
“You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”#TFX – Winston Churchill (Click To Tweet)
“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” #TFX – George Bernard Shaw (Click To Tweet)
“Worrying is like praying for what you don’t want.” #TFX via Aileen Norton Swift (Click To Tweet)
“A goal is not always meant to be reached. It often serves simply as something to aim at.” #TFX – Bruce Lee (Click To Tweet)
What other impossibles do I have in my life, that I should really question? #TFX (Click To Tweet)

Memorable lines from the show:
What other impossibles do I have in my life, that I should really question? #TFX (Click To Tweet)
What’s up now David Lee Roth #TFX (Click To Tweet)
I need to figure out the minimum effective dose to learning this song, the smallest piece I can focus on to pull this off #TFX (Click To Tweet)
One of the best ways to learn something fast is to set stakes. #TFX (Click To Tweet)
Innoculate yourself against making mistakes when you’re afraid #TFX (Click To Tweet)

Posted on: December 1, 2013.

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Who was interviewed? Here's a very partial list: tech icons (founders of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Craigslist, Pinterest, Spotify, Salesforce, Dropbox, and more), Jimmy Fallon, Arianna Huffington, Brandon Stanton (Humans of New York), Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Ben Stiller, Maurice Ashley (first African-American Grandmaster of chess), Brené Brown (researcher and bestselling author), Rick Rubin (legendary music producer), Temple Grandin (animal behavior expert and autism activist), Franklin Leonard (The Black List), Dara Torres (12-time Olympic medalist in swimming), David Lynch (director), Kelly Slater (surfing legend), Bozoma Saint John (Beats/Apple/Uber), Lewis Cantley (famed cancer researcher), Maria Sharapova, Chris Anderson (curator of TED), Terry Crews, Greg Norman (golf icon), Vitalik Buterin (creator of Ethereum), and nearly 100 more. Check it all out by clicking here.

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17 comments on “Assets and Fun for "The Tim Ferriss Experiment" — Please Share!

  1. Great job Tim that was awesome seeing those principles in play, also how those pros got in on the act i mean Stewart Copeland and Foreigner. Awesome and inspiring.


  2. Tim, I think it’s safe to point out a mistake

    The second .gif you upload, that guy doing annoying things is a bass player, not a guitarist, otherwise, liked and shared


  3. Hey Tim,

    I saw the first episode of the show and absolutely loved in. I loved it so much that I shared it with my entire website audience (email list, private FB group, etc) and they all got value out of it too.

    As a drummer myself I personally connected with the episode and can’t wait for further ones. I’d be happy to promote it some more.

    Rock on,



  4. Hi Tim,

    I really enjoyed your first episode but may I suggest you make it available to all of us entrepreneurs and lifehackers that don’t reside in the United States.

    Best regards,
    Victor Björklund from


  5. I loved the contest you had on Twitter for the best quotes!

    I’m surprised none of the Seneca quotes showed up, they were exceptional. I’ll definitely promote some of these where I can!

    Looking forward to the show…


  6. Tim I love the show!

    I wish I had seen this post early enough to attend the Twitter event. I have a lot of questions as I am still a bit confused when it comes to your methodology and how to apply DiSSS in real life. But this show is going to go far in helping me to break things apart into smaller, more manageable parts.

    I have a small electric drum kit collecting dust in my closet that I have since pulled out. It seems that life is like the drums, if you remove all the “frills” and focus on what is important you can create music that really matters.

    With experience, it may be the frills that differentiate the master, but so many of us avoid even attempting something complex because we become overwhelmed.
    This episode was a great example of the process.

    Thank you so much!



  7. Another great thought from the TV show came during the “Aha” moment. The gist was, “Learn to play the song first, don’t worry about learning to play the drums.” Great principle. It parallels using martial arts for language learning. Awesome show Tim!


  8. How do you access the Tim Ferriss Experiment in Europe? (Doesn’t work: Amazon, iTunes, Youtube, Google Instant, Upwave).

    Don’t leave the rest of the world out!


  9. Are you still doing the show? There are only three episodes available in iTunes (plus one more you might get if you bought a season pass, but it’s not listed in the store.) I really liked it. What happened?


  10. Tim,
    First I love your podcast!! They get me through the hour long commute to work everyday. I have been binge listening so please forgive me for not remembering which guest (I think it was Kelly the PT) was talking about this line “shower, shave, sh*t..” it is actually from a rather obscure movie “Cadance” thank you and please keep up the great work!!