Tim Ferriss Interviews Arnold Schwarzenegger on Psychological Warfare (And Much More) (#60)

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In this episode, I interview the one and only Arnold Schwarzenegger… at his kitchen table.

In our conversation, we dig into lessons learned, routines, favorite books, and much more, including many stories I’ve never heard anywhere else.  I’m also giving away amazing goodies for this episode, so be sure to read this entire post.

As a starting point, we cover:

  • The Art of Psychological Warfare, and How Arnold Uses It to Win
  • How Twins Became His Most Lucrative Movie (?!?)
  • Mailing Cow Balls to Politicians
  • How Arnold Made Millions — Fresh Off The Boat — BEFORE His Acting Career Took Off
  • How Arnold Used Meditation For One Year To Reset His Brain
  • And Much More…

You can find the transcript of this episode here. Transcripts of all episodes can be found here.

Ep 60: Tim Ferriss Interviews Arnold Schwarzenegger on Psychological Warfare (And Much More)
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### NOTE: THE BELOW HAS SINCE ENDED. THANKS! ###

I WANT TO GIVE YOU GOODIES:

1) A signed copy of Arnold’s autobiography, Total Recall, personalized for you by Arnold himself.

2) A roundtrip ticket anywhere in the world Continental flies, $1,000 USD cold hard cash, or a long dinner with me in SF (and a flight from anywhere in the domestic US).  Pick one of the three.

To get both 1 and 2, all you have to do is this:

1) Promote the hell out of this episode this week, driving clicks to the iTunes page (ideal) for my podcast, this direct streaming link, or this blog post. If helpful, the shorter link fourhourworkweek.com/arnold forwards to this blog post.

2) Leave a comment on this post telling me what you did (including anything quantifiable), no later than this Friday, Feb 6, at 6pm PT. Comments must be submitted by 6pm PT. It’s OK if they’re in moderation and don’t appear live before 6pm. Note: You must include #arnoldpod at the top of your comment to be considered! 

3) Within 7 days hence, I and my panel of magic elves will select the winner: he or she who describes in their comment how they drove the most downloads/listens.

4) That’s it! Remember: Deadline is 6pm PT this Friday, Feb 6.  No extensions.

5) Of course, void where prohibited, no purchase required, you must be over 21, no minotaurs, etc.

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527 Replies to “Tim Ferriss Interviews Arnold Schwarzenegger on Psychological Warfare (And Much More) (#60)”

      1. Hey Tim, a lot of us are anxious to find out who won this contest. Many people put in a lot of time, money and heart to help you out in exchange for the chance to meet you. If you’ve picked a winner, please announce it. Thank you.

        1. “3) Within 7 days hence, I and my panel of magic elves will select the winner: he or she who describes in their comment how they drove the most downloads/listens.

          4) That’s it! Remember: Deadline is 6pm PT this Friday, Feb 6. No extensions.”

          Almost a month! Starting to smell like false advertising. Man, don’t disappoint your fans Tim!

      2. Hey Tim, I would like to politely request that you let your fans know who won this contest. I personally reviewed all the submissions and, with total respect to all who competed, I’m positive I drove the most verified clicks. I hope my submission wasn’t overlooked due to the fact that your comments are posted in EST, and it therefore looks like I submitted after the 6pm PST deadline which I didn’t. I can’t wait to thank you personally for the hugely positive impact you’ve made in my life.

  1. Another great interview. The whole series has been excellent, but the last few have reached another level. Thank you for doing these.

  2. +Arnold Schwarzenegger interview (podcast) by +Tim Ferriss finds this podcast a huge departure and success for Tim and therefore a listener like me, now a former critic of Tim’s interviewing approach.

    Tim makes this Arnold podcast like never before in recent memory. You will revel in this show, because of Tim’s ability to light Arnold’s engagement fire allowing it to blossom for everyone’s benefit. I hereby offer to buy a transcript with the possibility funds from such a purchase will go toward Arnold’s After School project.

    Congrats to Tim for establishing a verbal template; How To Make Your Podcast Guest Be The Star and not you, the interview facilitator.

    Personal Note: I respectfully withdraw this implied entry in the contest for Arnold’s book. I plan to buy it and the three other tomes Arnold recommended and gave to others.

    Boffo to Arnold and Tim. I plan to also herald the podcast content on iTunes and other social media venues in the next several days as I Igrapple with joint pain flareups that reduce my touch typing to “hunt & peck”.

    1. I am currently reading it and having so much fun. It’s probably one of the few books that makes me burst into laughing, meanwhile being extremely inspirational…

  3. Pure inspiration! My favourite life hacker interviews my favourite action actor, athlete and governator. With those two, the name alone is motivating enough to have a read or watch a video / movie.

    I have shared with my 10k LinkedIn connections, as well as my Facebook and my twitter followers. I also called some training buddies so that they’d listen to the podcast on their next long running session.

    Would love to “interview” you over dinner in SF, Tim!

  4. Loved the Governator episode.

    Here’s a link to the teaser infographic I have created.

    https://infogr.am/arnolds_world-604

    The teaser infographic has been shared on Pinterst, Twitter, Instagram, Tumbler and Facebook accounts, followed by personal posts about how much value I got out of this podcast. Looks like the infographic is catching on like wildfire.

    This should drive drive some well deserved traffic to the episode and the blog.

    Thanks for everything you do Tim and team!

  5. Awesome podcast as always. Really nice that the guests get to shine!

    About your challenge: this is a fun little exercise in creativity. I am posting your link every day for the next 3 days to over 20 million people on FB, 13,3 million people on twitter and about 5 million people on google+.

    The facebook connected accounts are about 90% active, the same goes for the followers on twitter.

    I can add proof of the posts (seperately via email), but can’t guarantee that this will effectively generate more traffic (unless I find a compelling way to Jedi-mind trick people to click the link “these are the cookies you have been waiting for”).

    Would be great to share stories over a glass of Malbec and some grass-fed beef.

    Keep up the great work Tim and team!

    1. #arnoldpod

      Sneaky Tim, very sneaky!

      On Friday I will post some more dedicated quantifications as I have honestly outsourced most of this.

      Hope that you already see a statistically relevant impact on your traffic from all of us posting this on the FB’s page of our neighbour’s cat and Joe The Scrarecrow.

      rock on …

      1. #arnoldpod

        First thing I have done is to outsource this using fiverr to the people with positive rankings that can reach the highest amount of (active) people

        as a specific example I have outsourced the biggest part of the twitter campaign to Tweet_Queen (what’s in a name) and she is reaching more than 1.3 million followers over different channels. She will be posting this daily over the next 4 days.

        The tweet (@Ravenswisdom my own handle) :

        “@Ravenswisdom

        @tferriss Fun Interview with Arnold.Tim really lets his guests shine in his awesome podcasts buff.ly/1DnF08d”

        I have used your short link from your tweet leading to this landing page: http://fourhourworkweek.com/2015/02/02/arnold-schwarzenegger/?utm_content=buffera2bb6&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

        game on …

      2. #arnoldpod

        Awesome podcast as always. Really nice that the guests get to shine!

        About your challenge: this is a fun little exercise in creativity. I am posting your link every day for the next 3 days to over 20 million people on FB, 13,3 million people on twitter and about 5 million people on google+.

        The facebook connected accounts are about 90% active, the same goes for the followers on twitter.

        I can add proof of the posts (seperately via email), but can’t guarantee that this will effectively generate more traffic (unless I find a compelling way to Jedi-mind trick people to click the link “these are the cookies you have been waiting for”).

        Would be great to share stories over a glass of Malbec and some grass-fed beef.

        Keep up the great work Tim and team!

      3. #arnoldpod

        The second thing I have done is identified key persons in my personal circle that would be interested in this podcast and your site in general. I gave them the link and explained them what it is about and why this could be of interest to them.

        These are people in varying industries, but have a common interest in either top / high performance, optimised learning, health, fitness, …

        They had to share this to 3 more people, who could be interested in this, and those people then had to share with 3 more potentially interested people and so on.

        This is how exponential thinking works and is the best way to reach a potentially new audience

        The challenge typically is that we all fish in the same pond. With the above approach you might actually find more people that have not heard of you before.

      4. #arnoldpod

        The third thing is the more personal touch of mine.

        I have personally shared this on my linkedin network (about 6.5 million persons) , social media groups which could be interested, …

        The feedback in for instance the unbeatable mind group (UM academy of Mark Divine – former Seal Commander) is largely positive!

        Some of my personal friends liked the interview very much and did not know you or your work.

        I have reached about 100 confirmations at the moment. Hope this can still grow substantially considering the potential in my network.

        laugh on …

      5. #arnoldpod

        Summing it all up.

        After quickly reading about viral marketing, my brainstorm ended up with a three pillar concept (yes, I love old Greek/Roman buildings).

        **

        1. First Pillar: “Shotgun approach”: Outsourcing the social media posting of your link to as many ‘big players’ as possible.

        This does reach the largest audience the fastest, but probably has the least amount of ‘click through’.

        It could generate a short burst in traffic which I assumed was also partially what you were looking for.

        **

        **

        2; Second Pillar: “Going Viral approach”: Super targeted with the request to spread this to 3 interested persons, and ask them to do the same.

        This has the highest potential as it works exponential. The effects might take a little longer to manifest than the “shotgun approach” but should generate the highest amount of real and potentially long term traffic.

        This is an approach also discussed in the nice movie: . Can only recommend it.

        Difficult to really quantify without a targeted link. Else it would just be theoretical mathematics.

        **

        **

        3. Third Pillar: “Mr Personal approach”. Sharing with personal friends, in my linkedin network, relevant social media pages.

        I had some good feedback on your podcast through my friends. This is the easy, relaxed approach.

        Medium impact due to it being medium targeted.

        **

        Only the viral approach will generate true value for you as the other approaches are probably not statistically relevant in their impact, due to what I mentioned in earlier posts with most people fishing in the same pond.

        Bottom-line: I hope that you have found an increase in followers, audience, groupies, peer minded folks, researchers, guru’s, …. by your podcast going viral through our combined efforts.

        Since less and less people in the US seem to care about vaccination these days, it’s likely that your viral campaign had a substantial impact.

        Keep on adding value to a lot of people’s lives and we will return the favour for sure!

        btw, I can highly recommend the Bodega Catena Zapata 2005 Argentino Malbec (Mendoza) wine for over dinner.

        Rock on Tim …

      6. Haha. Most people didn’t read the rules! About time someone did! I was gonna make a late entry if no one saw this. I figured Tim’s readers wouldn’t have missed a chance to at least enter knowing they might win by default just like his story of trying to contact someone famous. But days ago I also realized that no one used the #arnoldpod tag! I thought I had a shot at a late entry and was about to be a combination between Tim’s kickboxing loophole and following the 80/20 rule. Accelerated Learning…. Question the obvious! Doing the opposite was going to be me doing the minimum work and winning by default. Good for you Jochen for reading!

        Admittedly I didn’t participate because I was holding out hope that no one else would put the #arnoldpod tag and I could do it in the 11th hour.

        1. I know, that is why I started commenting / replying to people I thought really put in the efforts and remind them of the hashtag.

          Starting Thursday most folks started using the hashtag which is a good thing :-).

          Good luck and have fun! …

  6. By far my favorite interview on your podcast. I knew Arnold was a brilliant man, but didn’t know he was THIS brilliant. So self aware as well which I thought was great. I’ll be sharing this one everywhere Tim!

    1. Ok Tim,this is why I should be the one having dinner with you:

      1)I need to shake your hand.You completely changed my life

      2)I can teach you a lot of stuff,including the slang from Rome,so you can sound like a roman gangster at will(of course I was born and raised in Rome,Italy)

      3)I shared the link in my 2 facebook pages,for a total of 7k contacts

      https://www.facebook.com/lorenzo.borgomeo

      https://www.facebook.com/lorenzo.borgomeoii

      Got this guy post on his 90k contact page plus reddit,pingler,buddy marks etc

      http://www.fiverr.com/download/MA615A90A463/original/22.docx

      Got the post on http://instagram.com/trapvine ( 68k followers)

      Get’ Maculam frank’ shared it on his 2 millions contact in Facebook,between groups and personal pages

      Got the link tweeted on 50k followers on @SkyUrbanFashion

      I got the screenshot but I have no sufficient skills to post them on here.

      I promise I will not act like a weirdo and I will not torture you with questions.

  7. Hi Tim,

    I shared the link on my Facebook Page, also Mailed it to everyone attending our University Gym, where I volunteer as a trainer.

    Also send it to my closest friends via Mail.

    Really enjoyed the Podcast.

  8. Great interview. His comments toward the end regarding why he took up meditation “Everything coming together” instead of being able to take one thing at a time heavily resonated. Inspiring podcast. Big time.

  9. Albert Camus — “A man’s work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.” God, what man raised in the era of television wasn’t obsessed with Arnold in his formative years? I reflect on Arnie’s raw forward momentum, the rewards and missteps for which it’s responsible in his career. Regardless of whatever disinterested objectivity I try to cultivate regarding his outputs, there’s no way to erase the impact his passion had on me as a kid. He was a demi-god, larger than life. For better or worse, so much life force from one person. Can’t imagine how inspiring it was to sit down with him.

  10. A great interview –– and a revealing interview –– of a smart, complex, and fascinating human being.

    One quick story: a friend of mine worked with Mr. Schwarzenegger many years back, supervising edits on one of his action films, and I remember one conversation where my friend just went on and on about Arnold’s incredibly sharp intelligence, his “down to earth” nature, his absolute loyalty to a collection of non-Hollywood friends, and his addiction to chess.

    Thanks for showing the human –– and not the T800 –– side of The Governator.

  11. Wow, literally just finished Total Recall and this podcast popped up. Great book, really shows why he was so successful (in terms of his mentality and work ethic). This podcast was a great compliment to it and Tim’s questions really allowed Arnold to show a passionate and personal side of him. AWESOME.

  12. Tim ‪#‎Ferriss‬ interviews ‪#‎Arnold‬ ‪#‎Schwarzenegger‬ ‪#‎rt‬

    You grow up in grinding post war poverty

    Draw water from a well to drink and bathe

    In the snow

    Visting a doctor involves a grueling hike across mountains

    Your father is unbelievably hard on you

    Some friends get into bodybuilding

    You join them

    Find out you’re good at it

    You train

    Work harder than the others

    You compete

    Start to win

    Go to England to compete

    You don’t know enough English to thank the audience

    You win more

    You move to America

    Learn English

    Win a World Championship

    And another

    And another

    Make millions of dollars in real estate

    Eventually over $100M

    Become an actor

    Your 2nd film is hailed by critics

    You star in Blockbuster after Blockbuster

    One of the most popular movie stars in a generation

    You marry a Kennedy

    Get into politics

    Run for Governor

    Win

    A life like this could never be fiction

    Just wouldn’t be believable

    But this is America

    The Promised Land

    And we can do anything here

    Tim Ferriss is probably the World’s greatest living Author

    If you haven’t read his books

    Subscribed to his blog posts

    You are missing something in your life

    The World’s foremost expert on Self Improvement

    Just interviewed one of the World’s greatest examples of

    What is possible through Self improvement

    Arnold Schwarzenegger

    A great American(and Austrian)

    It’s an amazing podcast

    Enjoy

    FaceBooked and Tweeted

    Keep up the good work, Tim

  13. I appreciate your willingness to develop these interviews differently than the subjects are used to being interviewed. It seems to me that your guests are opening up more than usual during these conversations. Perhaps they go into auto-pilot during most interviews, which tend to follow the same tired tracks? When you ask them questions they aren’t typically asked, your guests seem to perk up and talk to you like a friend rather than an interviewer. The result is fantastic for the listener.

    You certainly entered this interview at a unique angle.

    1. Yes & yes! As with all that Tim does, he went to school on how to make the interviewee the star of Tim’s interviews, The result! Tim is now a world class listener ensuring our experience is also world class. True or true? sQs

  14. I am a very interested vagabond in mind. I am a life student in health, martial arts, philosophy and humour.

    I love the honest curious and scientific approach of the whole 4hour team and the Tim super friendly style.

    The determined and focus passion of mister Schwarzenegger will always served has a role model for a lot’s of people.

    So many excellent podcast has come from your website, Peter Diamandis, Pavel Tsatsouline and All of it. Your 4hour book series is great.

    This is my favorites podcast

    keep it up.

    listening from freezing Québec.

    fred

  15. This was a very nice podcast (I’ve listened twice already!). I never realized that Arnold had such a great sense of humor – The cow balls part was fantastic.

    Shared to my LinkedIn MBA Alumni group (18,000+), Facebook AIESEC Alumni group (3400+). I also put it on reddit/r/getmotivated, but I have no way of quantifying the reach just yet.

    I used the following link because I can no longer find the one you mentioned to use: http://fourhourworkweek.com/2015/02/02/arnold-schwarzenegger/

  16. Amazing Tim! English is not my native language and I understand to the spoken speech much worse than the written text, but when I saw you interviewed Arnold, I just had to listen to it. Great and thank you

  17. Tim, I am disappointed that most of this interview was rather superficial, with material that’s a rehash of anecdotes found in his autobiography. I would have liked to hear about deeper topics — like his most important life lessons, reflections on growing older/parenthood, reflections on fame/power/wealth, and his opinions on current events and cultural phenomena, etc. Also, I would have liked to hear about his daily health/fitness/nutrition routines.

  18. Posted and shared this with every fitness. And motivational group I’m a part of on Facebook. It won’t get you a million downloads but if only a handful download they are in for a treat (as always).

    Would love to win the opportunity to have a long dinner and chat if not in LA maybe the next time you are in Australia or Ireland (we could discuss the merits of touching knights from the crusades 😉)

    1. Tim ,very very interesting.I think you are getting better with time on podcast.I need to win this,I will turn the stalker mode on facebook.Too bad no minotaurs.

  19. Ha ha – Wish I had a bigger picture – there’s a thousand words!

    Looking forward to it – during my chill time later. Thanks, Tim for the super valuable service to the crowd. Looking up.

  20. Here we go! Time to win the contest and ‘promote the hell out of this episode’. I have shared with my 5K Facebook friends on my personal and athlete pages and linked on my professional blog. I’m just getting started on this Tuesday morning so I’ll be sure to post more exciting promotion soon!

  21. Game on and game over!. I could be the world’s greatest internet marketer (according to legend, Frank Kern). I have more traffic than a LA freeway and am currently promoting this like my life depends on it. Everyone else please don’t bother, it’s futile!… Look fwd to dinner Tim 🙂

  22. Hi Tim

    I have been listening to a number of your podcasts, primarily due to the exceptional guests you have. Unfortunately, due to your interviewing style, I find the podcasts simply not that well done, and I find myself getting strangely irritated when you talk, often abandoning the episodes in mid podcast.

    Here’s the feedback (hope it’s constructive):

    -You almost always repeat yourself, what you’re saying, sometime 2 or 3 times…just say what you want to say and then “be quiet” don’t fear the silence. Podcasts could be shortened by 20% if you stop repeating yourself.

    -You frequently talk in ellipses, phrases nested within each other, self reverencing, quite annoying.

    -Too much circling back to the 4 Hour Workweek/Body. We know who you are and your books.

    By the way, I have bought all your books and am a big fan, just struggle to listen to your podcast, remember, it’s not about you, it’s about the guest.

    Chris

  23. HELLOOOO Tim-

    In response to your contest I wanted to see what you thought about the blog I published–http://buildingabrandonline.com/groupgrowth/

    It was just my take on the podcast and I was able to send it out to my audience via email, twitter and instagram.

    I always appreciate your content and I hope I was able to do it justice.

  24. Awesome podcast Tim! So many things about Arnold that I didn’t know 🙂 I’ve promoted this via all my social accounts, have friends promoting it as well, and I’m even running paid ads at it to help you boost the visibility.

  25. What a great interview! There’s wasn’t any ‘promo’ hidden in any of your interviews. Truly authentic person. I’ve started reading a lot of your work having learned of you couple weeks ago. Thank you for sharing.

    So Tim – How do you land interviews these interviews? $, network or both?

    1. In the 4hr work week Tim writes about how to contact anyone and the challenge he put out to top notch university students. Results he found are shocking and inspiring. Really a good book well worth the read !

  26. Shared your link on my Facebook and LinkedIn networks.

    “I need some luck this week, so I thought I would share this. Tim Ferriss has been someone I’ve been following for a while, and he’s always putting out great content on his podcasts. This hour long interview is one of the best I’ve seen. Better than anything on TV in my opinion.”

    Awesome show Tim, keep it going!

  27. Hey Tim,

    Amazing episode. Continued thanks for all you do to serve your audience and make us all better. Here is the marketing campaign I’ve designed and executed over the past couple days. I look forward to seeing how the traffic builds for this one…really valuable content for anyone looking to improve, or just listen from one of the great achievers of our time.

    You can find the marketing campaign on this google doc: http://bit.ly/1yCYhiY

    I’ve also included the goals and execution below. Please excuse the formatting. Note: within each tactic, I’ve included a link to either the post or share to show whats been done. It doesn’t show up in this direct post, but feel free to refer to the google doc for that proof.

    Good luck with the contest, and looking forward to the chance to sit down over some vino and steak 🙂

    ————————————————–

    Goal:

    To successfully promote the Arnold Schwarzenegger episode (ep. 60)

    Driving clicks to the itunes page, Tim’s blog, or direct streaming link

    fourhourworkweek.com/arnold

    Note: the shortlink above is not working, using the longer link here

    Who is the captive audience for this episode? (brainstorming)

    *fans of:

    Arnold Schwarzenegger

    Bodybuilding

    Entrepreneurship

    Politics

    republicans…maybe more specifically centrists

    fitness

    Meditation leading to success

    Movies

    Conan

    Terminator films

    Total Recall

    Twins & his other comedies

    Ivan Reitman

    Psychology, psychological warfare

    Motivation

    Leadership

    Lifelong learning

    Execution

    *REDDIT

    *Contribute a valuable post on targeted subreddits

    *Do not break each specific subreddits rules on posting

    r/getmotivated

    Audience: 2.3 + mil

    Link to post or link:: http://redd.it/2ung7q

    r/stoicism

    Audience: 19k +

    Link to post or link: http://redd.it/2unpoh

    r/bodybuilding

    Audience: 87k +

    Link to post or link: http://redd.it/2unvd4

    r/entrepreneur

    Audience: 113k +

    Link to post or link: http://redd.it/2unykz

    r/economics

    Audience: 205k +

    Could not post due to rules

    r/arnoldschwarzenegger

    Audience: 4,098

    Link to post or link: http://redd.it/2uo79j

    Lifelong learning

    subreddit r/todayilearned – 7 mil +

    can’t post:

    *Linkedin

    *Contribute a valuable post to specific Linkedin groups

    Personal Linkedin Network

    Audience: 1500 connections

    Link to post: (screenshot in google doc)

    4 Hour Workweek

    Audience: 1,259 members

    Link to post: (screenshot in google doc)

    Bodybuilding & Fitness forum

    Audience: 9,800

    Link to post: (screenshot in google doc)

    Bodybuilding & Fitness Lifestyles (different than above)

    Audience: 9,743

    Link to post: (screenshot in google doc)

    Facebook

    Personal facebook page share:

    Audience: 987 friends

    Link to post or share: https://www.facebook.com/domenic.dinardo

    Arnold Schwarzenegger the Legend (different than Arnold’s personal page)

    Audience: 833,122 likes

    Link to post or share: https://www.facebook.com/arnoldlegend

    The Terminator

    Audience: 3,841,334 likes

    Link to post or share: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Terminator/181221288646788

    Conan the Barbarian

    Audience: 299,372 likes

    Link to post or share: https://www.facebook.com/ConanTheBarbarianMovie

    The Arnold Fans

    Audience: 190,878

    Link to post or share: https://www.facebook.com/TheArnoldFans

    Schwarzenegger (Italy)

    Audience: 19k +

    Link to post or share: https://www.facebook.com/Schwarzenegger.it

    Twitter

    Personal Twitter share:

    Audience: 681 followers

    Post: (screenshot in google doc)

    The Arnold Fans

    Audience: 13,500

    Post: (screenshot in google doc)

    Jonah Lupton

    Audience: 779,000

    Post: (screenshot in google doc)

    Some initial thoughts after this campaign:

    *I initially thought Reddit would be a strong way to promote the podcast, especially given the ability to target specific groups who are interested in this content. However, that is not the case today. I’ve seen four out of my six posts pulled back because of it being called “spam”. While I would strongly disagree given I believe in the value of the content, it seems my argument is going nowhere this week.

    *Facebook became a better avenue than I originally anticipated.

    1. Nice one Nick! Really like your very targeted approach.

      Just a suggestion on how to get around the spam filtering: instead of only posting the link, a few sentences with the main topics discussed and what the value add is of listening, could go around this spam filter.

      I believe this filter screens for only links as first posts without much content (<- assumption)

      Why don’t my submissions show up on the New page?

      reddit has a spam filter designed to detect spam posts and automatically remove them. However, legitimate posts are often caught by the filter. If a few minutes go by and your post isn’t showing up on the new page of the community where you posted, it has probably been caught by the filter. This is most likely to occur if you are posting to a community that you have not participated in before. Each community has an independent filter, for example /r/help’s filter doesn’t talk to /r/pic’s filter. In order to remove your post from the filter you need to message the moderators (this link can be found in the sidebar on the right-hand in that community, you can also manually compose a message to #communityname) and ask them to check the filter for you. Eventually the filter will “learn” that your posts don’t need to be removed.

      Then again we all know reddit is a potential treasure trove and cesspit of civilisation.

      That and all the down-vote-troll-bots …

      btw, I hope you did see that Tim told us to use #arnoldpod at the top of our comment to be considered for his little competition?

      Either way … good luck!

      1. Jochen,

        Thanks for the feedback and the suggestions for Reddit going forward. Really helpful.

        As detailed as I can be, I can’t believe I forgot to add Arnold Pod to my submission. I am going to resubmit with that included at the top. Thank you very much 🙂

        Nick

    2. #arnoldpod

      Hey Tim,

      My original submission is above, but I needed to include the hashtag #arnoldpod, so here is the revised submission. My apologies for missing this detail. Below you’ll find the full submission. Thanks, and looking forward to the opportunity.

      ——————————————-

      Amazing episode. Continued thanks for all you do to serve your audience and make us all better. Here is the marketing campaign I’ve designed and executed over the past couple days. I look forward to seeing how the traffic builds for this one…really valuable content for anyone looking to improve, or just listen from one of the great achievers of our time.

      You can find the marketing campaign on this google doc: http://bit.ly/1yCYhiY

      I’ve also included the goals and execution below. Please excuse the formatting. Note: within each tactic, I’ve included a link to either the post or share to show whats been done. It doesn’t show up in this direct post, but feel free to refer to the google doc for that proof.

      Good luck with the contest, and looking forward to the chance to sit down over some vino and steak 🙂

      ————————————————–

      Goal:

      To successfully promote the Arnold Schwarzenegger episode (ep. 60)

      Driving clicks to the itunes page, Tim’s blog, or direct streaming link

      fourhourworkweek.com/arnold

      Note: the shortlink above is not working, using the longer link here

      Who is the captive audience for this episode? (brainstorming)

      *fans of:

      Arnold Schwarzenegger

      Bodybuilding

      Entrepreneurship

      Politics

      republicans…maybe more specifically centrists

      fitness

      Meditation leading to success

      Movies

      Conan

      Terminator films

      Total Recall

      Twins & his other comedies

      Ivan Reitman

      Psychology, psychological warfare

      Motivation

      Leadership

      Lifelong learning

      Execution

      *REDDIT

      *Contribute a valuable post on targeted subreddits

      *Do not break each specific subreddits rules on posting

      r/getmotivated

      Audience: 2.3 + mil

      Link to post or link:: http://redd.it/2ung7q

      r/stoicism

      Audience: 19k +

      Link to post or link: http://redd.it/2unpoh

      r/bodybuilding

      Audience: 87k +

      Link to post or link: http://redd.it/2unvd4

      r/entrepreneur

      Audience: 113k +

      Link to post or link: http://redd.it/2unykz

      r/economics

      Audience: 205k +

      Could not post due to rules

      r/arnoldschwarzenegger

      Audience: 4,098

      Link to post or link: http://redd.it/2uo79j

      Lifelong learning

      subreddit r/todayilearned – 7 mil +

      can’t post:

      *Linkedin

      *Contribute a valuable post to specific Linkedin groups

      Personal Linkedin Network

      Audience: 1500 connections

      Link to post: (screenshot in google doc)

      4 Hour Workweek

      Audience: 1,259 members

      Link to post: (screenshot in google doc)

      Bodybuilding & Fitness forum

      Audience: 9,800

      Link to post: (screenshot in google doc)

      Bodybuilding & Fitness Lifestyles (different than above)

      Audience: 9,743

      Link to post: (screenshot in google doc)

      Facebook

      Personal facebook page share:

      Audience: 987 friends

      Link to post or share: https://www.facebook.com/domenic.dinardo

      Arnold Schwarzenegger the Legend (different than Arnold’s personal page)

      Audience: 833,122 likes

      Link to post or share: https://www.facebook.com/arnoldlegend

      The Terminator

      Audience: 3,841,334 likes

      Link to post or share: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Terminator/181221288646788

      Conan the Barbarian

      Audience: 299,372 likes

      Link to post or share: https://www.facebook.com/ConanTheBarbarianMovie

      The Arnold Fans

      Audience: 190,878

      Link to post or share: https://www.facebook.com/TheArnoldFans

      Schwarzenegger (Italy)

      Audience: 19k +

      Link to post or share: https://www.facebook.com/Schwarzenegger.it

      Twitter

      Personal Twitter share:

      Audience: 681 followers

      Post: (screenshot in google doc)

      The Arnold Fans

      Audience: 13,500

      Post: (screenshot in google doc)

      Jonah Lupton

      Audience: 779,000

      Post: (screenshot in google doc)

      Some initial thoughts after this campaign:

      *I initially thought Reddit would be a strong way to promote the podcast, especially given the ability to target specific groups who are interested in this content. However, that is not the case today. I’ve seen four out of my six posts pulled back because of it being called “spam”. While I would strongly disagree given I believe in the value of the content, it seems my argument is going nowhere this week.

      *I am taking Jochen’s suggestion into consideration, and will be trying a new strategy to submit on those subreddits. Stay tuned 🙂

      *Facebook became a better avenue than I originally anticipated.

      1. #arnoldpod

        Here are a couple of bulletpoints concerning what I’ve learned over the past couple of days for this contest:

        *The next time I do this, I anticipate that I’ll create a custom landing page (with LeadPages) to more accurately quantify the impact my marketing work has driven to your site. Can this be done when I am directing to your specific URL? Not sure. I’ll have to research this further.

        *Initially, I was disappointed with my Reddit execution. However, in the past three days, I’ve seen success in the r/arnoldschwarzenegger and r/stoicism subreddits (still being in the top 5 of each respective topic). I added content to both r/entrepreneur (113k subscribers) and r/zen habits (90k subscribers), both of which are captive audiences for this sort of podcast.

        *Facebook yields a massive potential audience, and an ability to target in a way that is more difficult on LinkedIn and to a lesser extent, Twitter.

        Just a couple of thoughts. Best of luck everyone.

        Nick

  28. Anyone with a slow connection wishes the downloads of the audio were on a resumable server. If I am trying to work and download, triggering resumes, it just restarts the entire download – a 70MB dl can become infinite. Kind of dumb for an effectivity blog.

    This earlier post from 6:32AM even disappeared. Perhaps you have judged me a troll? Maybe — and if so – so be it.

    Ha ha – Wish I had a bigger picture – there’s a thousand words!

    Looking forward to it – during my chill time later. Thanks, Tim for the super valuable service to the crowd. Looking up.

  29. Interesting interview, I was hoping to find what his morning ritual was, that would’ve been pretty interesting to hear, and Tim do you know beforehand that your guests use or have used meditation?

  30. Hi Tim,

    I’ll be linking this in my daily emails until the 6th Feb (about coming up to 11,000 people daily).

    I’ll also be sharing it each day on our social media pages (usually reaches about 17,000 a week depending on how good the headlines are. Obviously they’ll be some crossover here but c’est la vie)

    Should work as a bit of a two way street because my guys are all about the gym stuff and the big man will be right up their street. I’ll also ask that the lads share the interview on there own pages in the hope that it will hit enough people to cause a cascade.

    Check your twitters as well

    #TIM&ARNIE #TALKTOTERMINATOR #LEARNTOWIN

  31. So I have posted this to my LinkedIn network http://www.linkedin.com/in/lagoyjessica (412 first connections but possibly as many as 100,000 plus opportunities for viewing if you consider second connections). Shared publicly on my personal FB. Tweeted out from my muse business Twitter account and tagged your blog and some fan blogs for you an Arnold. Most importantly- I’ve now shared this out to my students (I lecture at UNCW) and am offering them extra credit on an existing project if they can tell me how I could have used information systems I currently have at hand to have shared this out more successfully before the end of the week.

  32. Tim Ferris asked me to promote the hell out of this episode, and asked us to comment on how we did it. I thought for a moment to outsource this task, because I feel this is what the four hour week would want me to do, but instead thought for a moment about how I could reach the most people with the smallest amount of work on my part. I could drive a few clicks by posting it on my Facebook, or my twitter, and a few more by asking my followers to re-post and re-tweet but Arnold’s most loyal soldiers are in the bodybuilding community. Everyone in that community loves that man and worships him like a patron saint. I am not a bodybuilder so I sent a quick text to two bodybuilder friends. They gave me names, Kai Greene with 3,049,134 likes on his page, so I posted the link to his timeline, then Phil Heath, 3,000,333 likes, and I sent him a message asking him to post the link (let’s see if he does), Jay Cutler 5,546,162 also got a timeline post, and Ronnie Coleman received a message from me with the link asking him to post to his 20,789 followers.

      1. Last one, just though bodybuilding.com posted to their facebook timeline. I could be off by a few but I would estimate that I have now put this link in the eyes of over 10 million people over the next few days.

    1. Like your approach! Very targeted. 🙂

      I personally outsourced most of the posts to reach an as large audience as possible (some of these groups are ‘click’ happy).

      I guess it all depends on what goals Tim has set for this: add the most value to the most amount of people (so people who would have been interested, but may not have been exposed to the podcast)

      versus the other extreme:

      just driving traffic to his sites (for obvious reasons).

      I assume the truth is in the middle, but only Tim can shed a light on that.

      His personal mission and vision leans more towards the former goal, whereas some parts of his entrepreneurs-soul, probably lean towards the latter goal.

      All of this in my humble opinion and two €-cents (which we know is not worth that much atm 🙂 )

  33. Ok Im in for the win on one condition…. We get to roll when I’m in SF Gi or no Gi either way 🙂 I’m driving traffic through my facebook. I have a ton of friends and I posted that I will tap you out with a wrist lock if they will like my post and click the link to yours! Results of the likes to follow at the end of the contest. (Ill bring Marcos Santos if you want) 🙂

    Xman

  34. This was a great conversation between 2 very inspiring individuals.

    Arnold is my face of success, he’s mastered so many domains and is the demonstration of what can be achieved with a clear vision and hard work.

    I have personally forwarded a link to this blog to everyone on my mailing list and retweeted + favourited the link on twitter – this may reach 50 people. I am also streaming the episode at from my desk at full volume – this may reach up to 100 people in my department.

  35. This was so good I started over again so I could take notes. Confidence comes from having a vision. So much of what he talks about our contributors to anyone success. How much he has chosen to give back to his adopted country is phenomenal. Very interesting Man and highly observant

  36. Hi Tim, great interview! One of your best so far 🙂

    Arnold mentioned that he couldn’t make the same gains he did investing in apartment buildings today, but said that there was another area of real estate that you could make those kinds of gains today, however he didn’t mention what that was. Do you happen to know what he was talking about?

    1. Hey, @jpierson8 I’m not entirely sure which area he’s referring to, but I just answered a similar question over on Quora. Don’t want to just thrown a link in here, you can find it by searching Arnold and Real Estate, I think. It might be helpful for you. Cheers!

  37. I was a huge fan of Arnold for most of my life. But once it came out that he cheated on his wife — with their live-in housekeeper — and had a child with her…AND was lying to his wife all those years as that child grew up in their own home with the mistress living right there too…forget it. Despite idolizing the man for decades, today I have zero respect for him. I’m not even going to bother listening to the interview. He disgusts me.

  38. Great interview!

    Between this and Pavel the other day it just keeps getting better! Looking forward to seeing you in Monterey in a couple weeks! Thanks for the great stuff!

  39. Hey Tim,

    I have a question,

    How are you gonna know who specifically drove the biggest traffic to you? Because by promoting it I honestly have no idea how to attach myself to it. But yeah my way will be recommend a listen to my friends, specific groups on facebook, then post it as my status on facebook as well, then share it through another surprise thingy.

    1. that is a very good question. I don’t think he can unless we would have had personalised links.

      On the other hand, twitter and co might allow us to see how many people retweeted the tweets. And some of us with business profiles with FB might see a hell of a lot more.

      That said, my understanding of his little competition is that his magical faeries will just decide which story they like the best, without any real quantification of effective clicks (just the potential targeted audience as some folks have done very nicely here).

      The point of all this is that the podcasts are really that good and should be shared with the world! And that is what we are all doing. Every single one of us is chipping in 🙂

  40. Great podcast, would be super interested in round 2 with Arnold. About to Netflix Kindergarten Cop after listening to this. Also listened to Mararet Cho during my trip to Costco and not sure if this book was a suggestion from you but A Simple Act of Gratitude was my favorite book I read in 2014. A great read on the subject of Gratitude.

  41. I have shared it on twitter, tumblr & Facebook.

    This is by far one of my favorite interviews you have done. So much actionable advice and great insight into Arnold’s mindset.

    I am going to implement some of his psychological warfare techniques immediately.

  42. Shared it on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr.

    Also listened to it with my team at work because all the actionable advice in it. I work in the healthcare industry and admire what you and Arnold are striving for.

    I enjoyed the interview on many fronts. I will be implementing some of his psychological warfare techniques immediately.

  43. Hi Tim, I as well was a Facebook and Twitter monkey. Incredible interview – topped off by the brief history lesson on Cincinnatus. More proof that high achievers of the sort you interview are generally more interesting than anyone typically presumes.

  44. How could you get sponsorships and manage to refuse providing transcript for deaf people like me?

    I am still waiting for all transcripts you promise to provide.

  45. Tim i called all my friend and family shouting how good this podcast is. Then I get a email asking to promote it. It’s so good ! I same as you, read total recall a bit before. So good, I really enjoyed Arnold in his own voice.

    I would have asked very similar questions. Getting back to the promoting. I’m not computer savvy as you start up techies. But getting the word out old fashion, is how I get results. I showed it to people that have never listened to a podcast and showed them how to do it. Most people I talk too have no idea what the podcast icon looks like. It’s such a great resource and FREE !!! Turn on your podcast and wait for a mind blow.

    None the less great content ! I’ve been listning to 4hr work week on repeat since I’ve gotten the nectar island Email. It would be a life changer, I’ve already gotten ideas and put them into place but none with shopify, YET!

    It would be a huge honor to meet you. I would love to donate money to a charity of your choice if I don’t get selected this time… I work in Northen alberta Canada, heart of the oil field and the 4hr books have helped my life in many different ways.

  46. I am going to win this competition!

    I used (and will continue to use) EVERY so media platform to promote this article and drive traffic.

    – I started off by posting to my facebook account and having several of the most prominent people I know repost on their pages for me to help increase the traffic to the post. I also posted within several groups I am apart of. I also posted on two fan pages I have (1 for business and 1 for a leisure blog my friends and I run)

    – I posted to both my twitter accounts @Sdot_bell and @BELivingLarge asking my followers to click the links and help drive traffic and help me win the competition

    – I posted on my linkedin Page and asked my connections to click for the traffic and the competition

    – I live in China so I also use Wechat which is the main messaging and social media application used hear and posted via my moments and withing several large groups I am apart of trying to drive clicks from each group as well as all the contacts I have available.

    In addiition will also be posting from my sociopal and repost to my social media accounts until the competition is finished.

    I also asked posters who come to the blog to post my name to note that I was the reason they read or saw the post.!

  47. Simply epic Tim,

    I have followed Arnold for a long time from reading all of his books to doing all of his workouts. I feel that this interview was the only interview that he truly talked about himself like he does in his books. I think this was a great resource and I will listed to it again just to get a better insight into this great man.

  48. Wrote a blog post about this on my martial arts training site. Referring to inside the mind of Arnold, psychological warfare, confidence, and meditation and how this could be applied to combat sports. Thanks Tim great podcast!

  49. Eyyyyyyyyyyy (ala Fonzie style)

    When I saw Pumping Iron I knew Arnold had that psychological edge that would be transferable through business, Hollywood, politics, and beyond. Particularly loved his passion for after school initatives to keep kids focused and engaged and his entreprenual genius mind always looking for opportunities even before he made it big with Conan, Predator and Terminator (and all dis kinds of stuff) spoken in his true Arnold Austrian accent).

    Was particularly impressed with his decision to invest in real estate making him a millionaire before he even made it big in Hollywood so that he wouldn’t be desperate Just to make a living.

    Thanks Tim for the great interview questions with Arnold, and for allowing us to have a more personal glimpse into a legendary figures life. I think Arnold is such a huge crowd pleaser because he shows how someone coming from humble origins can live a truly extraordinary life by taking chances and laughing fear in the face. I respect the man even more after listening to your podcast. Well done Tim! You’re a genius in your own right for being able to land an epic interview with the Governator. 🙂

  50. Should I spend my “4 hours” this week promoting this? Would Tim do it if he were in my shoes?

    The answer to both questions is no.

    This is the kind of contest that either thousands will enter and I will have little to no chance, or few will enter because they assume thousands will enter. In case it is the latter, then I am in! Promoting the hell out of something can be relative. I don’t promote other people’s product often so the fact that I retweeted you is my promoting the hell out of something. So you got me to do it. Great job! (The truth is, it was an AWESOME podcast). So I completed #1 and I am completing #2 with this post.

    So would Tim spend hours promoting this if he was in our shoes? Given the low chance of winning, I think we know the answer. But your “ask” is still genius because it will certainly get people to promote you, but ironically – and here is the most critical point – people who embody what you are about will NOT spend a lot of their resources promoting this. Of course, the winner will feel it was the best use of her/his time, but the (likely) thousands of others will be arguably wasting theirs.

    Huge fan,

    Phil

  51. I would like to know more about discussion about gain muscle e.g. best exercises for Occam’s Protocol, from greek to freak etc.

  52. #Arnoldpod Magnificent discussion! You both were on fire! Amazing perspectives on finding weaknesses, declaring victory, making obstacles to assets, the importance of after school programs, and the power of influence. I want a signed Total Recall book and also to have a long dinner with you. We have a lot to discuss! Huge fan, implement your mantra and try and help others see the light. I am going to tweet various tweets six times per day until Friday with variable #’s, post to Facebook and LinkedIn, also send an email campaign to all my contacts. Drive results!!! This one of the most substantive interviews I think you’ve done. Great takeaways and even more to come sharing with others.

  53. Great podcast! I’ve tweeted (cc Tim Ferris) and shared the video on facebook with one of my group who’s also into this (Book of the Day)

    I read his book and am fascinated by the fact that he’s essentially a modern day renaissance man. I just wish I could see his paintings. I was surprised to learn that he’s also an artist.

  54. Very impessive interview. I have never watched any movies of Arnold, neither have I read any of his books. This will definitely change now. Outstanding Personality. Thanks for broaden my Mind, Mr Ferriss 😉

    I have shared your blog link with my facebook friends and hope all of them will take the time to listen to this outstanding interview.

    Greets from Germany!

  55. – for my growth marketing clients, had them share this link via all their channels (FB pages / email lists / twitter accounts) to see what their organic reach was – pitched as a win to them, as it’s a free measure of the real trust they’re building… offering something that isn’t their own product. total Facebook fans, more than 327,000; total twitter followers, more than 155,000; total email mailing list aggregates, more than 624,000.

    – shared in multiple (17 or 18) self-improvement groups on Facebook

    – sent to 32 friends who have recommended various books, podcasts, or articles over the years relating to business, fitness, or psychology; told them i would share copious notes of my conversation from dinner with you in exchange for them sharing on their own facebook pages (14,347 friends combined), twitter accounts (194,000 followers) and instagram accounts (62,000 followers)

    – posted jobs on craigslist in metropolitan cities around the world, listing Twitter distribution of this podcast as a requirement for applying. estimated audience unknown, for obvious reasons, but given that i’ve received more than 280 applications, i’d assume at least another 140,000

    plus sharing through my own follower networks, emailing to friends/family/classmates/collaborators/mentors, and bringing it up in conversation wherever possible, along with the inducement of further sharing bolstered by the promise of copious notes from prize dinner.

    i hope this is editable so i can add the stuff i’ll be doing in the next couple of days as well.

  56. Hilarious, engaging and insightful as you’d expect from Arnold!

    Love the stories with Franco Columbo and the “softening the meat” line!

    Great stuff Tim! The podcasts have been a brilliant addition.

  57. #arnoldpod

    Absolutely love this interview with Arnold Schwarzenegger.

    A fascinating insight in to the man and his business mind.

    I’ve been sharing this with my collegues and friends. A great way to introduce them to your podcast.

  58. Tim. Since I saw you share the stage with Richard Branson in Melbourne, 2011, at the 21st Century Education conference I have been a fan of what you have done. I have devoured all your books and reference them all the time. I have even posted on my company facebook page a screen shot video of the outside core fundamental exercises you did with Merrel http://www.facebook.com/pages/Riverina-Sports-Injury-and-Massage-Clinic/197177193801049?ref=aymt_homepage_panel. Mate, it is on my list of 101 things to do before I die to one day meet you. I have shared the Arnold interview both on our subscriber page and personal Facebook page. That is all, but how awesome it would be to fly to the states and have a long dinner in SF. Magic elves, choose wisely.

  59. My first comment on here as this was a truly inspiring interview.

    Putting aside that you interviewed the one and only Arnold, you thoroughly carried out background research and as a result dug really deep.

    Specific sections of the interview I enjoyed were: growing up in Austria, mindset in competitions, the reasoning as to why he wanted to be income independent in order to leverage his negotiations in his entertainment and bodybuilding career and the importance of after-school adult supervision.

    Truly inspiring and your best yet Tim – very well done.

    1. Good to see that people are picking up on the little notes which Tim left :-). (#Arnoldpod)

      Great idea to involve the original Arnie museum as well! Good call.

      As my grandfather originally was from Graz, it’s actually a shame I haven’t been there yet.

      1. You need to go there! It’s definitely worth it. Amazing old city center. And you can visit the Schwarzenegger Museum. However, depending from how far you’re coming from you probably should include some other citys to visit as well. 🙂

        1. Well, I actually live in Bavaria at the moment (Munich region – Tim’s favourite beer). I am partially Austrian so it is nice to live this close to the Alps :-).

          Definitely on my will_do list to visit Graz to pay homage to my grandfather, visit the historical center and take a peek into Arnie’s museum.

    2. Note to Tim and his psychedelic elves: I vote for this guy!

      This has got to be the most minimum, most effective mega dose.

      And I’m not just saying this because I’m a fellow Austrian (although that would be totally legitimate in this case)

      Aus. Ende. Fertig.

  60. #arnoldpod

    What a Fantastic opportunity you had Tim, I have been a huge admirer of Arnold since I was a kid, for all the reasons that came out in the interview: the focus, goal setting, determination, sense of humour and humanity. At College I read up on him with every biography and muscle magazine article with Arnie Stories. My favorite was Arnold Schwarzenegger: A Portrait.

    by George Butler. What a truly great book,

    I don’t use itunes but instead use Pocketcasts app, available on ios and android, (and syncs beautifully) Pocketcasts is a superior podcasting listening experience, that I advise anyone who listens to podcasts to install and use. (It’s in almost all top 5 lists on tech lists for podcast clients). So I shared the Arnold episode via the share feature in the app to people I thought would appreciate it.

    Here is a copy of the email share page:

    Podcast: The Tim Ferriss Show

    Find out more about the podcast at:

    http://pca.st/timferriss

    Enjoy!

    Pocket Casts Team

    Don’t know what Pocket Casts is? http://www.pocketcasts.com ( I also added the itunes and stitcher info to cover all bases)

    Enough clicks and subscribes on pocketcasts and perhaps your podcast could make it further up the “top” or “trending” podcasts in the “Discover” Section of the app. You are currently #22 on the “trending” and #61 on the “top”. Not a major market like itunes but it is a market nonetheless (100K downloads of the app on android)

    What else did I do?

    Tweeted it to my 1000 followers,

    I shared it on facebook.

    “Tumblr-ed” it

    “Stumble upon-ed it”

    “instagram-ed” it

    I “reddit”

    I shared it on several online forums I frequent. A sumo forum, A New Zealand sports forum.

    (evidence of the above can be furnished – if i win , no point cluttering this post even more than it is!)

    As a High School teacher I even suggested it to my students as extra material,

    What else could I have done? stood on the roof tops shouting it out? a placard and standing on the street corner?, naturally living in Japan I would have to change Arnold’s name to “Schu-wa -chan”, they love him here!

    Well Tim, I have done thy bidding, Keep up the good work my friend.

    1. forgot to mention I “Google+ ed” it too.

      One more little story. In 1988 I had an Arnold calendar, which was the first thing I ever bought from mail order. it was expensive and I used a chunk of pocket money. To this day I have not stared at a calendar so much over one year. The man still captivates my attention.

  61. Hi Tim,

    Awesome interview! I noticed there were no show notes, so I thought I’d type them up. Feel free to use (or not) or modify them however you see fit. Not looking for credit–just wanted to help. I will post again later about my efforts to promote the interview.

    SHOW NOTES:

    How do you address the Governator? [4:13]

    Why Arnold mailed (sculptured) testicles to a California legislative leader [4:48]

    Growing up with a splatch toilet in Austria [7:30]

    On confidence and vision [10:20]

    Competing in the Junior Mr. Universe while serving in the military [12:18]

    On the psychological warfare of body building [14:28]

    Discover the weakness and then rebuild [16:39]

    In sports, the mental is more important than the physical [18:31]

    Did Arnold apply his “arsenal of intimidation” to his movie career? [19:32]

    They said, “You are too big […] You will never get into movies.” [20:36]

    But he stuck to the plan, and it worked [22:27]

    Becoming a millionaire through real estate [23:16]

    Saving for an apartment in the 1970s [24:15]

    Benefiting from the takeoff of the action genre in the 1980s [25:43]

    Building a mail order business when there was no money in body building [26:05]

    Building the “European Bricklayers and Masonry Experts” business [27:04]

    How to sell a patio (using only a tape measure!) [28:00]

    Clarification—the mail order business came after masonry [31:03]

    Beginning a long time friendship with Franco Columbu [31:15]

    When does Arnold speak German in conversation? [37:16]

    German accent as a strength or weakness? [39:37]

    Arnold tells the story of the film “Twins” [41:45]

    Making more money on “Twins” than any other film (with zero salary!) [45:35]

    Why Arnold generally does not finance films [47:09]

    Working with kids through after school programs [49:19]

    Who comes to mind when Arnold hears the word “successful”? [55:59]

    And the word “punchable”? [1:00:42]

    Favorite book(s) to gift? [1:01:12]

    Does Arnold meditate? [1:04:10]

    Where can people learn more? [1:09:57]

    all the best,

    Harry

  62. #arnoldpod

    I’ll listen to every podcast featuring Arnold. He is a true inspiration to anyone who wants to accomplish anything.

    A friend let me know about this episode. After listening to it, I linked several other friends to your blog page and intend to listen to more of your podcast in the future.

  63. I loved this! He’s so much more than what people expect him to be. Tim, you’ve quickly move to my favorite podcaster. Thanks for having such great content.

  64. #arnoldpod

    This very week is the first of my life that I’m working at home, thanks to you Tim Ferris and your book “the 4 hour work week”. Not lying when I say, You changed My life, kind of gave me the balls to go after what I believe, how I believe, enjoying life, my home, my girl and my family.

    It Didn’t happenes exactly as I wanted, althought it went very well considering it all. So this is it.

  65. #arnoldpod

    I need to check your blog more often. I miss too much. Let’s see.. I can’t start on this until after work tonight. $10 says I can win it with less than 48 hours to promote.

  66. Tim,

    I think this is the best podcast you have ever done. While we she “famous” people being interviewed all the time in mainstream media, they still have to be “on” in these interviews. He, Arnold was able to be himself, the person we don’t normally see in other media, Awesome.

    David Harbour

    Austin, Texas

  67. For your goodies!

    Two of my four all time favorite people together – such a delight! I am glad that you did this interview with Arnold. When I lack motivation for my trainings, I watch Arnold’s 10 min documentary about how he run away from military to compete. He is a great role model. I love that he discovered the secret of life – giving.

    I loved your question about Arnold stepping on the stage and having that radiating smile and foreseeing the future (around minute 10.30) He had that confident vision.

    How did it affect me in a quantifiable way?

    I am an amateur fitness competitor and yesterday I was in the process of picking a fitness contest coach. My options were down to two coaches. One of the two is a 20+ year experienced dry gentleman; the other one is a female coach in her 20’s. Her name is Ingrid. Ingrid trains amateur competitors like she would train professionals. She provides professional competition bikinis, pro make-up and hair and training for her amateur athletes. Of course, it translates on the stage. Those amateur athletes walk like a pro, smile like a pro, and pose like a pro. After listening to Arnold’s view, my decision about my new coach became solid.

    I would recommend you, Tim, to interview Will Smith. Did you know that Will Smith would die on a treadmill than outrun? Where does he get his stamina? I want a piece of it.

  68. #arnoldpod

    Did several things to get it public.

    Of course I posted it on facebook ( my private acocunt and m fan page + some other project pages I’m involved).

    I forced all my good friends to listen to it ,because most of them need some inspiration.

    And last of all I tried to convince everybody at my two seminars( 20 people each) this week and at the night show I gave( around a 100 people). At least a lot of people said they would give it a try. I hoped it helped.

    Thanks for your great and inpiring Show =)

  69. #arnoldpod

    I would like to contribute an idea that I have no time to execute due to medical school exams. Hope someone uses this and wins.

    I have noticed that most people are simply sharing the link directly to their social media accounts.

    When people on twitter, reddit etc. see just “Tim Ferriss, Podcast, Arnold” they will usually have to be either a huge Arnold or Tim Ferriss fan to click through. Even ARNOLD HIMSELF only has less than 100 retweets of the link at the time of writing.

    Why not create substance around the link that appeals to the personal interest of more people? People love themselves, lets give them the opportunity to improve by listening to this podcast.

    Write a few articles, each describing an aspect of Arnold’s life that appeals to a specific audience. Submit these to various sites as guest posts.

    Article 1. Entrepreneur/Motivation Audience. Post to Elite Daily (millions of daily viewers). Write about the pivotal decisions that Arnold made that lead him to success. (Going AWOL, doing Pumping Iron, etc.). Share the link in the article by linking with a sentence like ..”in an interview Arnold described how he used his vision to build confidence, etc,” Tim Ferriss is not even mentioned. People will click through just out of self interest.

    Article 2. (Running out of time now). Same concept, but target at the male fitness crowd. Bring up aspects of Arnold’s life that had to do with training, bulking, winning, women, photos of his cars etc. Stuff that appeals to typical testosterone gym guys. Put some emotion around it. Link to the podcast with a sentence about how he used psychological warfare to win Mr. Olympia.

    Now that the links have substance around them, they will attract a specific, quality audience who will be more likely to click through not because of Tim Ferriss, or Arnold; but because Tim and Arnold tell them about something they can use to improve their life.

    I hope this helps someone. If you win, please choose the option to hang out with Tim. By far more valuable than the $1000 and airline tickets combined.

    Best of luck!

  70. #arnoldpod

    Hi Tim,

    You’ve had a profound effect on my 12 year old son. Not willingly. More like held captive in his dad’s new car. No talking, no music just TF podcasts every day all the time. The boy is coming around though definitely deserves to blow sh*t up with Arnold. The kid considers himself a Republican too. Not my doing.

    Thanks for the consideration,

    The Mom

    1. Trust the power of word of mouth. Especially from the mouth of babes or tweeners in this case. The Terminator, opportunity for destruction what more to say will spread like wildfire with his peers, the princes of social media.

      1. Overlooked rules son cannot reap benefits of a win. Not for nothing hyped up kids already know about Arnold but now knowledged all things Tim Ferriss. Win win for dad I guess. If not there’s mom’s input: Penelope Trunk.

  71. great segment. I promoted this via facebook. Love all of your stuff and lifelong learning. Hoping to be picked for the goodies! 🙂

  72. #arnoldpod

    Assumption: Timothy Ferriss Hates Spam. So any option to buy views, likes, or follows is out of the question. Also spamming his links all over any and every forum and outlet is also spam.

    Goal:

    Let’s instead drive organic growth, broadcasting Timothy Ferriss to new audiences, and increasing his audience!

    How to do this:

    I lack any real web presence. Therefore, if I abstain from spamming or buying clicks, the only way to promote Timothy Ferriss is through the influence of other people.

    Twitter is my weapon of choice.

    First let’s identify how to go about tweeting. Do we just do an all out spamming of links using every hashtag and every trending topic? No. This idea is disqualified because we don’t believe in spam.

    The only way to get my link out to the greatest audience is to use people on twitter who organically(I hope), have a large audience with similar interests pertaining to the pursuit of excellence.

    Basic formula of tweeting at a person, telling them to check out the podcast on itunes(Tim’s preferred link), and then getting a retweet to potentially thousands and millions of followers. We are not going to willy nilly just send Timothy Ferris to every person who has a bunch of followers. We want people who have influence, and who’s listeners would actually be interested in 4HWW stuff, so that while driving traffic, we are also building a larger audience base for Timothy Ferriss. To save time, we simply identified those persons whom Timothy Ferriss has interviewed on his podcasts in the past, and have sent them a simple tweet about the new Arnold episode. Based on the fact that they themselves have been interviewed by Timothy Ferris(and would probably like their followers to listen to the episodes about themselves), and that they are either friends or at least on speaking terms with Timothy Ferriss, I don’t think they would mind help promoting his podcast.

    Rule: I need to mention the Arnold episode. Because this is the goal of the contest.

    The list:

    Pat Flynn(not interviewed, but I am a long time listener) – 106k followers

    Tony Robbins – 2.55 million followers

    Chase Jarvis – 292k followers

    Kevin Rose – 1.54 million followers. Already tweeted a link to the blog, but I tweeted him the iTunes link. Tried to play to his ego. But seriously, the episodes with Kevin are awesome.

    Ryan Holiday – 35.6k followers

    Stephen Dubner(@freakonomics) – 580k followers

    Peter Thiel – 82.5k followers

    Sam Harris – No link tweeted, but mentioned the new Arnold episode, – 274k followers

    James Altucher – 124k followers

    Dan Carlin(@hardcorehistory) – 63k followers

    Pavel Tsatsouline(@bestrongfirst) – 4835k followers

    Kevin Kelly – 26.4k followers

    Dan Barrett(internet marketer, music artist I’ve cooresponded with – 3645 followers

    Peter Attia – 14.6k followers

    Mike Shinoda – 584k followers

    All tweets sent out. Quantifying the effect is difficult, as twitter doesn’t like using custom url shorteners which could track clicks. But if only a small percentage of followers retweets, reads, or favorites, I think we should be able to make a splash 🙂

    Also posted on Reddit for the heck of it

    Posts and links about the Arnold podcast have been posted to r/bodybuilding, r/productivity. Commented and linked to streaming link on r/arnoldschwarzenegger.

    Time spent – 1.5 hours. No money spent.

    1. also a great targeted approach. I think that Tim should have some good ideas already by just looking at some of the comments.

      The only challenge I see is that a lot of those people are already fishing in the same pond and do cross-marketing. We should be able to identify those influential people, where he has no ties with (yet). That is of course something we would need to analyse (like Tim’s tweets and retweets, …)

      Glad to see you put in the required comment on top :-).

      Good luck!

  73. Tim, after listening to the audio version of Total Recall this year (and hearing Arnold read the first and last chapters), this really could be added on to the book. You ask such great questions!

    Sharing this on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and emailing to friends that need to hear it. Thanks for being humble to keep learning and asking great questions, and sharing the answers with us!

  74. #arnoldpod

    Great podcast Tim. I also enjoyed the 4-Hour Chef and your podcast with Joe Rogan.

    I emailed this link to three guys I workout with.

  75. #arnoldpod Hi Tim. I really enjoyed your conversation with Arnold. I appreciate the fact that you tried to ask him questions that hadn’t been asked before. I’ve posted links to the podcast on my Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as on the film blog that I publish. Hopefully this will generate some more traffic. Thanks!

  76. Tim,

    I could not review in itunes, it might be my computer… The sound was super clear on the podcast . Some suggestions for future interviews are Camerone Shayne who should be on the west coast in March, and Paige Hathaway who I believe is on the West coast now.. I enjoyed the interview and thought it was better listing the 2nd time.

    Thanks,

    Maura

  77. #arnoldpod

    Whew! What an amazing episode this was! I have listened to every episode, and many of them several times. Your books and podcast have teached me alot about both myself and other people.

    I lost 25 lbs. on the SCD a couple of years ago, and as you said on Barbell Shrugged that you suspected, the SCD pushed me further into (almost) strict paleo. But I occasionally have a gluten-bomb of a cheat day on saturdays. Just started crossfit too! This domino effect is getting pritty hefty! But the most important habbits that I have picked up from you are loving to read books and a daily meditation practice. Thanks!

    I’m going to share this episode on twitter, facebook, instagram, snapchat, various forums, reddit, youtube comments, and maybe more if I can think of some other ways.

  78. Hey Tim, is it possible to do one with SLY, Jean Claude van Damme and Dolph Lundgren. I think you can learn a lot from these elder people, who were in the spotlight all there lives. We all know the movies, but we don’t know what the real backstory is behind their path or succes.

    On the side note: I have just seen your youtube film about Fear using Seneca as a operating system. I want to ask you and dare you, if you can write a post about FEAR, because I think a lot of people is lacking a good operating system or don’t know what to do or the next step is.

    I have been boxing lately and these elder guys in their 50’s, 60’s and 70’s knock this shit (FEAR) out of me down. I think you can help a lot of people if you can break this subject. I hope you read this post and the post over Arnold was awesome as always. Regards, Park

  79. #arnoldpod

    Hey Tim,

    Shared the link with my power lifting club and friends who are trainers, Kinesiologists and competitors. Lots of University students. Loved the clip, enjoyed the interview with a legend.

    Corey

  80. This podcast came at the perfect time. I am about 100 pages from finishing Arnold’s autobiography. I swear he was telling stories exactly the way I read them. Now when I read the book I hear his voice in my head.

    Very interesting guy.

    Cheers!

  81. #arnoldpod

    Hi Tim,

    I am a current volunteer in Jeff Goins’ book launch team. Jeff has recently written and is in the process of launching his newest book “The Art of Work”. Since I finished his book today and also listened to this podcast, I decided to tweet about both of them in order to cross promote the two. My tweet reads: Finishing @JeffGoins #artofworkbook+@tferriss+@Schwarzenegger’s podcast=MIND BLOWN http://fourhourworkweek.com/arnold BOOK FREE! http://artofworkbook.com . Jeff has a blog readership of over 100,000 and I am sure that his readers would love your material, if they aren’t reading it already. Hoping that Jeff retweets this, driving his traffic to your site, I was wondering if you would return the favor for his new book? It’s pretty awesome.

  82. Hi Tim,

    What a killer interview – really enjoyed it as I have many others on your podcast. Okay, so here’s what I did to get the chance to sit across the table from you in SF…

    – I developed a blog post promoting this interview, explaining why they should listen and offered a free iTunes song to the first 50 to visit the link and comment on how they heard about it: http://devinu.com/?p=1374

    – I posted on my FB page and Twitter to friends and followers of NeverQuitBlog.com

    – Convinced the web guys of my company Portable Kettlebells to also share my blog post on the PKB Facebook page and Twitter account

    … you see, this post and it’s message of goal-setting and mental performance are very relevant to how I started my growing business and the blog that has ensued.

    Cheers mate!

    John R.

  83. #arnoldpod

    Hi Tim,

    I am a current volunteer in Jeff Goins’ book launch team. Jeff has recently written and is in the process of launching his newest book “The Art of Work”. Since I finished his book today and also listened to this podcast, I decided to tweet about both of them in order to cross promote the two. My tweet reads: Finishing @JeffGoins #artofworkbook+@tferriss+@Schwarzenegger’s podcast=MIND BLOWN, it then provides links to both the podcast and the book. Jeff has a blog readership of over 100,000 and I am sure that his readers would love your material, if they aren’t reading it already. Jeff has favorited this and replied to my tweet, hopefully driving his traffic to your site. If his traffic proves worthy of a retweet, would you consider it? Seth Godin thinks “This (‘The Art of Work’) is one of the most honest, direct, and generous books about you and your life that you will read this year. It took guts to write and it will take guts to read. Leap.”

  84. #ArnoldPod

    I am going to win this completion!

    – I first posted via my both my Facebook fan pages and my personal page promoting all my friends to go to each of the links and also asked the to post a comment on the post with my name. I also got the help of my several of the most influential people I know. One of which is my mom!

    – I posted via both my personal and business twitter page asking the same thing. I post in 4-6 hour intervals so that I can get as many people as possible to see.

    – I posted via my Instagram page and included the link in my bio

    – I posted via my linked in page asking my connections to click through and help drive traffic to the site

    – I posted via my business blog (Sociopal) which will also send timed messages via my business twitter and Facebook fan page again.

    – I also posted via my Wechat (I currently live in china) and posted with in Several groups each with members varying from 15-100+ members to drive international traffic.

    – I will continue to post until the deadline!!

  85. listened to the show as always! for whatever its worth (i only have 36 followers) i posted a link on twitter https://twitter.com/sublime90/status/563134135192289280

    tim has really been killing it with this podcast. guest after guest its getting bigger and better and tim is becoming quite the interviewer.

    i also hope there is some way, some how you can get the tim ferriss experiment in your hands so we can actually get to watch the whole season.

  86. $500 of cost per click porn ads, sent directly to your streaming site. This is 100% ROI in the event of victory. Ad copy is images from this blog post with captions. A-B testing through Thursday, whatever ad had the best CTR all day Friday until the $500 is spent. On Thursday, will selectively search for sites with high CTRs (possibly due to ‘misclicks’ from badly placed banners), and will raise the bid for ads on those sites to maximize clicks.

    As porn ads generally have the lowest CPC (as opposed to other ads for normal websites) this should generate the most traffic.

    This plan, when posted should create an incentive for others to try the same strategy. In theory, someone can beat me by spending more and still turn a healthy profit.

    #arnoldpod

  87. #arnoldpod

    Tim !!! I called all my friend and family shouting how good this podcast is. Then I get a email asking to promote it. It’s so good ! I same as you, read total recall a bit before. Great listen, I really enjoyed Arnold in his own voice.

    I would have asked very similar questions, and enjoy talking off record.

    Getting back to the promoting. I’m not computer savvy as you start up techies. After reading the 4hr work I put myself on a information diet, Ive cut out social medial. Getting the word out old fashion ( Arnold wrote his best movie business plan on a napkin ) , is how I get results. I showed it to people that have never listened to a podcast !! Showed 4 people as of typing this how to do it. Most people I talk too have no idea what the podcast icon looks like. It’s such a great resource and FREE !!! Turn on your podcast and wait for a mind blow.

    Great content ! I’ve been listening to 4hr work week on repeat since I’ve gotten the nectar island Email. Your audios are a life changer ( wishing for a self narrated audio book) , I’ve already gotten ideas and put them into place but none with shopify, YET!

    It would be a huge honour to meet you. If I do not get selected would love to donate money to a charity of your choice if I don’t get selected this time, I would donated money to a charity of your choice to meet up … I work in Northen Alberta Canada, heart of the oil field and the 4hr books have helped my life in so many different ways.

    Thank you Tim for being who you are

  88. Hi Magic Elves, I run a recruitment business for the Australian fitness industry and have given this episode a big ups in our Thursday newsletter (to 36,000+ subscribers). I’ve included links to your site, the stream and iTunes. Happy to provide stats if desired. And you can keep your cash and world trip, I’m coming for dinner! (just sayin’ is all). For that matter, if Mr. Schwartzenegger could refer to Conan the Barbarian in the signed book I’d be thrilled (my friends still joke about my excitement at seeing this movie as a kid). Peace out. D.

    1. nice trick as I also assume this will be a little algorithm that he runs on the comments.

      That said … *cough* #arnoldpod *cough* if you really want to have a chance 😉

  89. Hi Tim,

    I loved your podcasts How about interviewing Howard Schultz of Starbucks ? I would to hear his story and also his thought process to take Starbucks to where it is today.

    By the way, I have shared your podcast(s) on my FB, Instagram (a1lbaba), and also my twitter account as well.

    Take Care,

    Alex

  90. #arnoldpod

    Hey Tim,

    Great episode, Arnold is amazing. I shared this episode on twitter and set it to a bunch of friends who I knew would benefit from it. I also forced serveral friends and family members to listen to it, like, wouldn’t let them leave the room until dinner.

    I would win and have dinner!

    Best

    Erik

  91. #arnoldpod Awesome podcast, Tim! I really enjoyed listening the whole thing and I shared it on my personal Facebook and Twitter, as well on my business pages related to Health and Beauty.

    I believe this is going to be one of the most successful podcasts till now! 🙂

    Have a great day!

  92. #arnoldpod I have shared individually with the person who first comes to mind when I hear the word “successful” and I also shared with his mentor. I also shared individually with some other friends who I often share your links with.

    I have shared on my Facebook Page (959), my new meditation app Facebook Page (177) and LinkedIn (916), Twitter (607), my new meditation app Twitter Page (293).

  93. WHOW! Tim have you seen my socks cause they just BLEW off listening to that.

    I will promote the hell outta this interview. Thanks again and also throw in a pair of socks should I win.

    Many thanks

    Baz

  94. #arnoldpod

    Hey man sick interview, Arnold is Numero Uno!! I posted the direct link on my fb profile,. If I win I would like the signed copy of Arnold’s autobiography. Thanks!

  95. #arnoldpod

    Tim is one of the most inspiring people publicly on the internet, always improving himself and others in an out of the box thinking way. Thanks to your body book I lost 60 pounds. Thank you for that.

    And being in online marketing for a decade I am sending you traffic to your mp3 streaming link 🙂 lets see what happens.

  96. #arnoldpod

    The 4HB was a catalyst that pushed me towards selling everything I own to travel full time while running my business on the road, we’re now a fully distributed team separated over 3 countries with myself living in a new country every month. I also have you to thank for my sub 12% BF.

    Another great podcast episode, I’ve shared it over on Twitter (https://twitter.com/JamesSLock/status/563343906927280128) and my Facebook, along with spreading the word via email.

    All the rewards are great, but there is only one that you can’t put a price on, I’d have to take the dinner with you, lets cook something from the 4H Chef and chat travel, tech & training.

  97. Wow Tim. Your interview with Arnold was over the top. Glad you raised the elephant in the room up front and asked how to address Arnold. (So cool that he said to call him anything you want). What a great guy Arnold is. His positive stories and his attitude towards life and an empowering affect on me. I was a bit down about our sales, and this interview got me off my but and fired up the sales team. We are all engines fast forward and having a blast. Thanks Tim for this interview and gettings us restarted.

    Phil

  98. #arnoldpod all links lead to

    http://fourhourworkweek.com/2015/02/02/arnold-schwarzenegger/

    Created a Ad on facebook with the anticipated reach of about 7,600 people. Full numbers to be determined by 6 pm tomorrow. Shared on Facebook Business Page with 383 likes. Shared on Facebook Personal page. Shared in private facebook group that resonates with inspirational messages with 425 people

    Tweeted to 13,000 followers. Shared on linked in and google plus page.

  99. #arnoldpod

    Great timing on this podcast Tim. My girlfriend is fed up with her job and this was a good push to align herself with what she is passionate about, instead of just punching a clock. I often joke and say “Quit whining and do something about it!”(Arnold voice), but it was much better having the mental nudge come from the man himself. Also, posting it on her Facebook page basically forced her to listen to it.

    Thanks again,

    Matt

  100. Tim!

    Longtime fan, first time poster. (Poster? Is that the right word? Clearly this is my first time). Loved the Arnold interview! Though I grew up on Terminator, Predator, etc, I was not prepared for the man to be so fascinating! Per your newsletter, I’ve promoted this particular podcast in a couple ways:

    1) I wrote the url on my forehead and went out into the public. My first idea was to write on my face and workout at my gym. In attempting this, I learned two important distinctions: 1) It is quite difficult to write on my forehead backwards in the mirror and 2) My gym (which will remain anonymous but contains two single digit even numbers in its name) does not allow photos to be taken on or in its grounds. So what’s a guy with a forehead billboard who’s been gently escorted out of his gym to do? Solution: Go for a nice jog down the main thoroughfare. Good times in Austin, TX.

    2) I promoted this adventurous advertorial act on Facebook.

    Quantifiable analysis (ie: Forehead url seem by:)

    – 6-8 dudes in the gym locker room who washed their hands while I was applying the marker

    – 4 gym employees

    – 2 dog walkers

    – 2 dogs

    – 300 Austin drivers (I estimate that during my 50 minute jog along the main thoroughfare, I was passed by about 40 cars per minute. 40 x 50 = 2000 cars. Guesstimating that only about 15-25% of the cars looked at me and/or were able to see my forehead, the total jogging views = about 300)

    – 563 friends on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/charles.rockstar)

  101. Great podcast – look up on youtube comedian Bill Burrs stand up on Arnold/s success over the last 4 decades – very funny. Very bright and very focused on task at hand. Could he be Tim’s father ??

  102. #arnoldpod

    Wow, this was an amazing episode. I’ve listened for a long time and have listened to many podcasts, but this one is by far one of the best. I’m actually planning on competing in some competitions and what Arnold said at the beginning, and really all the way throughout was pure gold. I’ve been recommending the podcast to anyone and everyone I know. Whether it be Facebook or Twitter, or any other form of social media, it’s on there!

    We own a great restaurant here in VA, and I’ve been telling a bunch of people the transition into becoming an entrepreneur and who really inspired me the most, and that would be you and your book(s) Tim! I’m just starting out and I don’t think that I’d be on the path I am now if it wasn’t for The 4 Hour Work Week and this podcast. That is why when everyone asks me what they can do to learn more, I just recommend either your books, the blog, or even better your podcast.

  103. Thank you so much …Tim for this wonderful interview..with my dear friend Arnold…at 29-30 min…when his speech come up faster…and I was able this see him in my mind…at 29 y/o…this guy is so funny…but also a real leader…he is really a master mind…in anything…sport…business….bodybuilding…movies…politics..etc..etc..love that guy….thank again…

    drdenis

  104. “Arnold” was in biz living in newport beach when wife passed from als.med bills wiped me clean,was homeless for months,now in ok working at car auction moving cars,and driving 200-300 miles per day,trying to come back! your material and this podcast is an oasis in a world of negative attitudes.not a teck at 63 years yooung,but printed the e mail,passed it out to all the as Arnold would say”the lazy b”s,thank god I can work,and have kept the vision alive.thanks for all you do.Patrick

  105. #arnoldpod

    2 genius leaders for life, great stories and insight, very well done! Hard to find great value in information in this age of insanity but Tim Always delivers the goods. great post, you cease to amaze me how much sh*t you get DONE bro!:)

  106. It was wonderful to hear this interview at this season in my life. Thanks Tim, my first time to listen to you. You have a new fan. And Thanks to John Rarity for referring me to this interview.

  107. I shared the link on my four twitter accounts @ConnorKnabe @Cakk @33smiiles @cakk_meditation. Publicly on my LinkedIn account and on a private LinkedIn group for an Entrepreneur organization I belong too. bit.ly/Tferriss+ is the link I used in emails/Twitter.

    My birthday was on Feburary 4th so I used that as leverage to get friends/family to checkout the podcast. I have been telling people by word of mouth (hard to quantify) and to be fair have been doing that before this week as well.

  108. #arnoldpod

    As someone who tries to be inspirational to others it’s fantastic to use this blog as inspiration for myself.

    I own a wrestling gym in the Cincinnati area and teach wrestlers ages 5 & up. I love teaching wrestling because the sport will teach you one of the most important life traits you can have…HARD WORK.

    So after listening to this podcast not only did I go to the dog park with my dawg Cowboy and meditate, I went into the gym stoked to give my wrestlers quotes on the Governator. See it’s the post season now which means the important stuff is on the line (state championships). You have to have your “mind right”. So I told them just like Arnold said, “Be in it to win it, not just to compete”! Also how to get in your opponents head (psychological warfare).

    Who know Tim….this post could somehow help a wrestler achieve a dream.

    Cheers & thanks for being an Inspiration,

    Nick Spatola

    ps. I’m trying to visit Tokyo in April so it’d be rad if I could use this 1,000 miles 😉

  109. Great episode, Tim!

    What I did:

    – Sent out a newsletter to my email subscribers promoting the podcast (100 subscribers interested in tech/fitness, ~53% open rate).

    – Posted a link to the podcast to my code school alumni group on Facebook (~100 members)

    – Targeted emails to friends and colleagues.

    Cheers,

    Dan

  110. This was a great podcast I listened to with My Family. Lately we huddle up in the living room, turn off the netflix/TV and huddle up around my iPhone 6 plugged via a bluetooth speaker. I imagine being back in time huddled around those Huge wooden Radios back before TV. Podcasts like these are awesome and very entertaining. Thanks Tim!

  111. #arnoldpod Sent a link out to my company AND via my twitter account. Also wore a sign and stood on the corner of 148th in Redmond WA. like a guy trying to sell mattresses. People honked.

  112. #arnoldpod Unfortunately my following (I have a following?) won’t get you many clicks but I did share with my personal friends!

  113. Great podcast, as usual. I wanted to share what I’ve done to promote it. I posted a link to the iTunes page in numerous facebook groups that I’m with. They’re mostly art related, but given artist struggle with being more productive with their time when working on a piece, I thought it fitting. You should be able to checkout the groups and see the posting there, assuming they don’t take it down for some sort of rule violation. They are as follows: Lachri-Youtube Art Group (633 members), Traditional Animation (6, 398 members), The Frank Frazetta Round Table (4,909 members), Blizzard Original Art and Appreciation (675 members), Cartoonist Cafe (9,227 members), Illustration Art Animation Psychedelic Hippie Music Free (3,632 members) (Don’t ask…), Animal Illustrators (301 members), LunchCrunch (22,432 members), Comicbook Artist Guild (10,566 members), Digital Art-Tutorials (24,102 members), Comic Book Sketch Covers (2,070 members), Arachnoboards (10,281 members) (arachnid breeders, hobbyists, etc), Simply ArtRage (3,790 members). Also I created a form thread or 2 on bodybuilding.com. forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=166279531&p=1337201341#post1337201341, forum.bodybuilding.com/forumdisplay.php?f=43

  114. Posted on personal fb page.. and corporate facebook page! as a startup in silicon valley, we’ve learned a lot from Tim and the fourhourworkweek. And hopefully winning the dinner, I’ll be able to better educate and manage my staff.

  115. #arnoldpod

    To help promote this podcast, I printed out flyers with a description/link to the podcast, laminated them, and glued them to the floor of the Men’s Locke rroom of all of my local gyms.

    Then, I paid a bunch of old men to hang out naked in the locker room and walk back and forth down the aisles.

    Later, I went to the local university and hacked the router’s DNS table such that it resolved google.com to point to the link to this podcast.

    Finally, I made a t-shirt with the link to the podcast and I streaked the Super Bowl. It was just after the dolphins. Go back and re-watch it.

    As far as quantifiable metrics, I will provide them during dinner with Tim, once he agrees to sign an NDA. Also, the dinner must be gluten-free and Paleo.

  116. #arnoldpod

    Who knew I had so much to learn about Arnold, great episode.

    I made sure to share it on Facebook with a link to the itunes page (you’re tagged in it so it’s hard to miss), it’s also an audio post on my tumblr with all of the requisite links as well which was then pushed out to twitter. It is also set to reblog daily during different prime times for traffic on tumblr/twitter.

    Thanks for the awesome content! (Including the Random Show)

    -km

  117. On a personal and professional level, I found this podcast to be one of the best you’ve put out. I am a fitness trainer with over 200 students and a PE teacher in San Jose, CA with similar numbers – Much of the information you and Arnold discussed was truthful and relevant in numerous regards. I feel that all of my students at the gym and my school would greatly benefit from this podcast (and all others) so I have relentlessly pushed everyone in my network to download it and share with their networks. I considered creating an assignment for students to reflect on the podcast, however, by my dept. chair, I was advised against it. Rest assure, the word is out on my end.

    In previous podcasts you mentioned you are very passionate about education. I also share that passion and if I had the opportunity to meet with you, I would want our time to focus on this subject. I have specific ideas and goals (many that I credit to you and your guests – in addition to Seth Godin) to make some great changes in my content area and I believe you might have some too.

    I look forward to your future work.

    Warmest wishes,

    F. Ramirez

    #arnoldpod

  118. Sent all the coworkers to the podcast, and shared it with my mom, dad and brother. All in all you got 10 new subscribers to the podcast!

  119. #arnoldpod

    I shared the iTunes page, the link for this specific podcast episode, and this particular page all over social media. So this is my entry for the contest. Hope to win 🙂

  120. #arnoldpod

    This was amazing to listen to. As an ambitious 21 year old this type of content is exactly what I love (and NEED) to see!

    This week I’ve promoted the episode through my semi-inactive Facebook pages as well as on Twitter to my DOZENS of followers. I have attached the shortened link (thanks by the way) to my email signature at work. On average I send 50 emails a day. I’ve had 6 people approach me at work saying they checked it out and only one of them knew who you were Tim. Surprisingly the coworkers that approached me were all women near retirement who live sedentary lifestyles. One of them, Donna, said she was inspired by the new perspective you offered her. I told her about 4HWW as well.

    I have to applaud you Tim. You’re clearly providing beneficial and enticing content when busy, broke students are going out of their way to promote it!

    When I first heard of you and your book (one, at the time) I subconsciously shrugged you off. “Oh cool, but I’ve got lots to read already… meh.” Yet somehow you kept popping up on my radar. The JRE, the re-invention of publishing that you and Amazon have sprung into action, the Duncan Trussel Family Hour, A DAMN ARNY INTERVIEW! You do well at staying relevant. Adblock clearly can’t stop you.

    I admire you because you’re proof that being wealthy can be a win-win. The integrity of your content as well as the products and services you promote is inspiring. Some day we’ll chat in person, maybe even have dinner, but it won’t be because I won a contest. Keep it up, man.

    Sincerely,

    Jordan Mackinnon

    Aspiring filmmaker

  121. #arnoldpod Awesome. I never enter contests or raffles… but here goes. I shared your link. I tagged a friend that you had met once and took a selfie with at some gym in the peninsula. That way, I’m not only peaking the interest of my friends, but her friends as well.. “who is this guy that Mickey is talking about AND Suzanne took a gym pic with?” Yes.. we are that influential. 😉

  122. Hey Tim – shame he wouldn’t answer the most punchable question ‘diplomatically’ haha. Nice try! I’ve summarised your podcast into a blog post which I’ve sent to my entrepreneurial audience and my Facebook pages – and shared the link to this page. Jonathan Weinstock

  123. #arnoldpod

    This was amazing to listen to. As an ambitious 21 year old this type of content is exactly what I love (and NEED) to see!

    This week I’ve promoted the episode through my semi-inactive Facebook pages as well as on Twitter to my DOZENS of followers. I have attached the shortened link (thanks by the way) to my email signature at work. On average I send 50 emails a day. I’ve had 6 people approach me at work saying they checked it out and only one of them knew who you were Tim. Surprisingly the coworkers that approached me were all women near retirement who live sedentary lifestyles. One of them, Donna, said she was inspired by the new perspective you offered her. I told her about 4HWW as well.

    I have to applaud you Tim. You’re clearly providing beneficial and enticing content when busy, broke students are going out of their way to promote it!

    When I first heard of you and your book (one, at the time) I subconsciously shrugged you off. “Oh cool, but I’ve got lots to read already… meh.” Yet somehow you kept popping up on my radar. The JRE, the re-invention of publishing that you and Amazon have sprung into action, the Duncan Trussel Family Hour, A DAMN ARNY INTERVIEW! You do well at staying relevant. Adblock clearly can’t stop you.

    I admire you because you’re proof that being wealthy can be a win-win. The integrity of your content as well as the products and services you promote is inspiring. Some day we’ll chat in person, maybe even have dinner, but it won’t be because I won a contest. Keep it up, man.

  124. I might be too late for this, but here is why you should consider me for your incredible winner, anyway: 1) I will be in SF later this month or beginning of March. – too easy to meet, and you don’t have to pay for a flight. 2) I’m married and I’m not trying to get in your pants. 🙂 3) I have shared this on twitter, with my friends, and my Arnold aficionado personal trainer of a brother and his gym addict friends. 4) I wrote you a letter, to which you have never thanked me for. hehe 5) I’m actually not horrible company! hahahaha. #arnoldpod

  125. great interview Tim (and Arnold) I’ve listened to it twice, and will listen a couple more times I’m sure.

    Also good book recommendations, it was great to hear Arnold’s story, I’ve only known bits and pieces of the story, and it’s even more inspiring now.

    How to pronounce the “Plop” toilet? Just like camping 🙂

    Ray

  126. I have been under deep stress/anxiety lately to the point of depression, mainly due to several projects I’m juggling all at once: a full-time job as an engineer, starting my own business, wrist surgery which led to time off the golf course (I turned pro in 2013) and no sense direction due to the cluster of things on my table… Naturally I could totally relate to what Arnold was talking about when he was dealing with anxiety right before his “career took off”. I’ve been wanting to meditate (especially after all of Tim’s podcast guests seem to make it work for them) and have tried to take it upon as a resolution for 2015, but haven’t been able to find any consistency whatsoever. Maybe TM is the answer I’ve been looking for. At least it has made me act upon it as I just signed up for a TM intro session… Wish me luck! Hopefully I’ll be sending Tim and Arnold a thank you card down the road for putting together this podcast and the subsequent succes I got from it 😉

  127. #arnoldpod

    I have been under deep stress/anxiety lately to the point of depression, mainly due to several projects I’m juggling all at once: a full-time job as an engineer, starting my own business, wrist surgery which led to time off the golf course (I turned pro in 2013) and no sense direction due to the cluster of things on my table… Naturally I could totally relate to what Arnold was talking about when he was dealing with anxiety right before his “career took off”. I’ve been wanting to meditate (especially after all of Tim’s podcast guests seem to make it work for them) and have tried to take it upon as a resolution for 2015, but haven’t been able to find any consistency whatsoever. Maybe TM is the answer I’ve been looking for. At least it has made me act upon it as I just signed up for a TM intro session… Wish me luck! Hopefully I’ll be sending Tim and Arnold a thank you card down the road for putting together this podcast and the subsequent succes I got from it 😉

    Posted on Twitter feed and Facebook feed (felt kind of exposed when mentioning anxiety part, kinda liberating though).

  128. #arnoldpod

    Hey Tim. I posted the direct streaming link on my facebook page. I have turned on many of my friends to new podcasts and I think the Arnold one will be the one that gets my buds hooked on you too.

    I would love to have dinner with you and just pick your brain on things you barely touched on in your 3 books.

    Whether or I win or not, I want to thank you for your books and your podcast. Not to sound like a cult member, but they changed my life.

  129. #arnoldpod

    Tim, Shared the link on linkedin and facebook. these included international business groups as well as personal email lists. I also sent this out to twitter friends who retweeted the link.

  130. #arnoldpod

    Great podcast episode! Insightful, informative and entertaining. Keep it up! Would love to have dinner with you and hear how that brain works 🙂

    I’ve shared with 6,832 Twitter followers, over 800 Facebook friends, over 700 Linkedin contacts, and 300 Google Plus connections.

    Cheers,

    Katie

  131. #arnoldpod

    Tim! So I took on this challenge but have taken the best approach to get the message out. I listen to your podcasts regularly and find so much value out of each and every episode so I wanted to put some of my own money in the mix. Rather than just doing what everyone else is doing and just posting in on my social media feeds (which I’m doing anyways) I put out a very targeted Facebook ad that I will be able to track click throughs. I wanted to find the MED, leveraging specific audiences that I know love Arnold and would be familiar with your work. I will post click-through information by the deadline and show proof through screen shots. (The question is how do I get that you guys?) I got this in the bag 🙂

  132. #arnoldpod

    Only just saw the competition but decided to help out Mr. Tim Ferriss with some well-deserved sharing anyways! 😀

    I made an infographic with the link to itunes and your blog: http://tinyurl.com/myowck7, and shared this on twitter, linkedin facebook (just link to blog) and pinterest.

    I am very grateful for your inspiring work. Keep it up, good sir!

  133. #arnoldpod

    I went old school and made a billboard, out of my truck. I drive a lifted Ford truck into Philadelphia every day. It is an eye catcher to start with, let alone with white paint plastered all over it. I painted your web site on the side, along with the hash tag #arnoldpod and the tag line of best podcast ever! Simple, effective, and intriguing to people stuck in traffic or passing by. Let me know if you want a picture. Hope to see you at dinner!

  134. #arnoldpod

    I shared on Facebook which is rare for me to share anything but I did find this interview really interesting. Particularly his ideas about creating after school programs. I think he’s really on to something there.

  135. #arnoldpod

    Ok, here goes. I really wanted to win this. Been a big fan of Tim’s since 08 when I got 4HWW as a wedding gift. My life has changed a great deal since then; so we decided what we’d be happy to spend even if we didn’t win. $150 was what I came up with, and here’s what we did.

    Most of this was done by my VA (*ahem* “ZA” for zirtual.com) Mimi. She’s good; anything that was a shortfall was due to my shortcomings in delegation; here’s what we did.

    1. Facebook Fan Page for Arnold/Tim

    https://www.facebook.com/timinterviewsarnold?ref=bookmarks

    2. Whored out my PERSONAL friends list (which I NEVER do, but this was worth it) to like the Fanpage on my Facebook. Mum has already forgiven me.

    3. Shared a global link on Google+

    4. I do a lot of stuff with Fiverr. It’s actually the bulk of the work that Mimi does with me; she manages that account. We aimed to get 10 x regular site promotion sites, plus 5 x crazy ones. None of the crazy ones worked out; and 7 of the remaining got done by Friday (Aussie time). I’m sure it’s not as effective as we’d hoped for in terms of getting traffic; but I’ve never really promoted a site before. So this was a great learning experiment for me too.

    Here they are the users (I can’t show the order confirmations because they’re linked to my profile user settings); each cost the regular 5 bones.

    https://www.fiverr.com/kathcake – 700 adorable; probably personal friends.

    https://www.fiverr.com/alexialuxury – 13,000 twitter followers

    https://www.fiverr.com/utsav01 – About 30,000 contacts with Twitter, Facebook and G+

    https://www.fiverr.com/jeni99 – 4.6M Facebook contacts

    https://www.fiverr.com/emily1990 – 20M Facebook members (riiiiiiigghhht)

    https://www.fiverr.com/phenix_creation – 1M Real Facebook members (Seems feasible, kinda)

    https://www.fiverr.com/speedshare – 2M Facebook users.

    5. I’ve had a youtube video that is one of the top in the world (I think) for saving your contacts to Gmail – 90k views, and about 350 daily now.

    Put a link on that video for the podcast https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GphFYzAkSvo

    6. Put the following script together for a radio commercial that this guy https://www.fiverr.com/dtongsports will broadcast on his radio channel.

    “American author, entrepreneur, angel investor, and public speaker Tim Ferriss is developing quite a reputation for conducting blockbuster podcasts with extremely motivational people; and he’s just knocked it out of the park again with the ORIGINAL blockbuster: Mr Arnold Schwarzenegger!

    That’s right, the Governator, the guy who made dudes who look like condoms stuffed with walnuts popular; reveals all his tactics on psychological warfare, language learning, how he was a millionaire BEFORE his movie career took off; and much much more, in this direct, and informative (though humorous) podcast on Ferriss’ website

    To listen go to Fourhourblog.com

    or

    just say “Go to 4 hour blog.com” into the Google app on your smart phone”

    This is still on order on Friday; but it’s Aussie time so it might shimmy in by the deadline PT.

    I thought the condom/walnuts + the Google app thing gave it that something special. Like perfume on your term paper.

    That’s it! I really want to win this, but I’ve learned so much from you Tim that I’m more concerned about you reaching whatever new crazy goal you’ve set for yourself in terms of this podcast.

    That being said we tried to do something with Bill Burr, but it died on the vine. In one of Burr’s pieces he did a bit on Arny, and about what a great guy he is in his achievements. Burr also has a podcast that he does weekly; and he would probably enjoy the podcast and his listeners and fans would too. So you might want to hit him up; he lives in Cali, you guys probably have tea and scones together (cheat day) all the time.

    I enjoyed the podcast. I listened to Arnolds audiobook last year; the one question I wanted to ask was if he thought his life/money/investing habits changed somewhat when he started carrying $1000 cash in his wallet. Such an amazing life story…

    Best of luck Tim.

  136. #arnoldpod

    Ok, here goes. I really wanted to win this. Been a big fan of Tim’s since 08 when I got 4HWW as a wedding gift. My life has changed a great deal since then; so we decided what we’d be happy to spend even if we didn’t win. $150 was what I came up with, and here’s what we did.

    Most of this was done by my VA (*ahem* “ZA” for zirtual.com) Mimi. She’s good; anything that was a shortfall was due to my shortcomings in delegation; here’s what we did.

    1. Facebook Fan Page for Arnold/Tim

    https://www.facebook.com/timinterviewsarnold?ref=bookmarks

    2. Whored out my PERSONAL friends list (which I NEVER do, but this was worth it) to like the Fanpage on my Facebook. Mum has already forgiven me.

    3. Shared a global link on Google+

    4. I do a lot of stuff with Fiverr. It’s actually the bulk of the work that Mimi does with me; she manages that account. We aimed to get 10 x regular site promotion sites, plus 5 x crazy ones. None of the crazy ones worked out; and 7 of the remaining got done by Friday (Aussie time). I’m sure it’s not as effective as we’d hoped for in terms of getting traffic; but I’ve never really promoted a site before. So this was a great learning experiment for me too.

    Here they are the users (I can’t show the order confirmations because they’re linked to my profile user settings); each cost the regular 5 bones.

    https://www.fiverr.com/kathcake – 700 adorable; probably personal friends.

    https://www.fiverr.com/alexialuxury – 13,000 twitter followers

    https://www.fiverr.com/utsav01 – About 30,000 contacts with Twitter, Facebook and G+

    https://www.fiverr.com/jeni99 – 4.6M Facebook contacts

    https://www.fiverr.com/emily1990 – 20M Facebook members (riiiiiiigghhht)

    https://www.fiverr.com/phenix_creation – 1M Real Facebook members (Seems feasible, kinda)

    https://www.fiverr.com/speedshare – 2M Facebook users.

    5. I’ve had a youtube video that is one of the top in the world (I think) for saving your contacts to Gmail – 90k views, and about 350 daily now.

    Put a link on that video for the podcast https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GphFYzAkSvo

    6. Put the following script together for a radio commercial that this guy https://www.fiverr.com/dtongsports will broadcast on his radio channel.

    “American author, entrepreneur, angel investor, and public speaker Tim Ferriss is developing quite a reputation for conducting blockbuster podcasts with extremely motivational people; and he’s just knocked it out of the park again with the ORIGINAL blockbuster: Mr Arnold Schwarzenegger!

    That’s right, the Governator, the guy who made dudes who look like condoms stuffed with walnuts popular; reveals all his tactics on psychological warfare, language learning, how he was a millionaire BEFORE his movie career took off; and much much more, in this direct, and informative (though humorous) podcast on Ferriss’ website

    To listen go to Fourhourblog.com

    or

    just say “Go to 4 hour blog.com” into the Google app on your smart phone”

    This is still on order on Friday; but it’s Aussie time so it might shimmy in by the deadline PT.

    I thought the condom/walnuts + the Google app thing gave it that something special. Like perfume on your term paper.

    That’s it! I really want to win this, but I’ve learned so much from you Tim that I’m more concerned about you reaching whatever new crazy goal you’ve set for yourself in terms of this podcast.

    That being said we tried to do something with Bill Burr, but it died on the vine. In one of Burr’s pieces he did a bit on Arny, and about what a great guy he is in his achievements. Burr also has a podcast that he does weekly; and he would probably enjoy the podcast and his listeners and fans would too. So you might want to hit him up; he lives in Cali, you guys probably have tea and scones together (cheat day) all the time.

    I enjoyed the podcast. I listened to Arnolds audiobook last year; the one question I wanted to ask was if he thought his life/money/investing habits changed somewhat when he started carrying $1000 cash in his wallet. Such an amazing life story…

    Best of luck Tim.

    ps. sorry if this is a duplicate post. I don’t think WordPress put the original up.

  137. #arnoldpod has to be one off my favorite interviews you have done to date. I blasted this out to my entire social network and have received over 1,000+ impressions in the past hour…boom. Plus I forwarded the interview to my entire team at work. @Tim, please come back to Singularity University as we would love to have you.

    Sincerely,

    A Dedicated Fan

  138. Ok, I may have been a little excessive here but hey… it’s a competition and I didn’t want to underestimate anyone.

    So here’s what I did to promote the hell out of this podcast 🙂

    – Used my free Fiverr gig to tweet your blog link to 1,300,000 twitter followers

    – Purchased a Fiverr gig to shout out the podcast to 2,500,000 Facebook and Twitter followers

    Tracing link: http://goo.gl/#analytics/goo.gl/NN9o3u/all_time

    – Purchased another Fiverr gig to tweet the iTunes link to loyal 220,000 twitter followers and boost 500 retweets. https://twitter.com/greatspoke/status/563305775163277312

    All of these promos I’ve used before are pretty legit in terms of driving real traffic and using actual, active accounts. Aside from this, I also did what I could with my own accounts:

    – Forwarded your email to 10 of my good friends who listen to podcasts regularly.

    – Shared Arnold’s bonus answer on my Facebook and tagged Arnie fans.

    – Tweeted the podcast link on a Twitter page that I manage

    – Played the podcast on my laptop for my friends and family, introducing them to your podcast for the first time.

    All together this took me roughly 1 hour to set up including this post. I hope you see the results over the next few days. If it works out for me, I will use the $1000 to launch my Muse and if not, I’m happy to give back in my small way and consider it my thanks for helping me prioritize my dreams over my career. Thank you! 🙂

  139. #arnoldpod

    Great interview! Inspiring and thought provoking.

    Shared on FB (primarily Japan based audience) and Twitter (@biosanya).

  140. #arnoldpod What I did this week to promote the hell out of this interview…

    1. Facebook

    – Posted it on my page (800 possible downloads)

    – Posted it on Onnit’s page ( 262,000 possible downloads)

    2. Blogs

    – Promoted to Huffington Post in all countries with title “Schwarzenegger sends politicians cow balls” ( Possible 500k downloads)

    – Promoted on business insider with same title above but you already beat me to that!

    -Reached out to Harper Spero & Rose Hoffmann who are the top writers for the blog at TM.com. I sent them the article that business insider wrote on Arnold and how TM changed his life. (Possible 100k downloads)

    – Sent a request to the IhateTimFerriss wordpress to post an article about you begging people for downloads. ( Possible 5 downloads)

    – Posted a contest on theweedblog.com, the contest was for people to listen to the interview and find the funniest impossible to understand sentence and make a meme out of it( piggy backed off your contest). I was going to give away a vaporizer to the winner but the site took down the post due to a conflicting sponsorship of other products. ( Possible 1,000 downloads due to the post being up for 4hours)

    3.TV

    – I reached out to Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, and Seth Meyers regarding the Arnold and cow balls comet. ( If this comes up in one of their monologues you will reach your goal easy!)

    – I wrote a letter to the today show because they just did a Tuesday segment on TM, so maybe they will do a follow up next Tuesday with Arnold and TM.

    Your article is going global and 1million views will be a cakewalk! Thanks for the opportunity to meet you! Much appreciated!

  141. Hey Tim – I posted the iTunes link on my facebook page, emailed the link to my entire address book and threw it out to my IG followers as well. Great post! How exciting to hang out with the big man himself. Love it.

  142. Hey Tim, long time reader, listener and fan from Australia. I enjoy your podcast but respectfully suggest that you stop asking the “PUNCHABLE” question. It invariably derails the flow of your interview and momentarily turns an intelligent meeting between 2 enlightened people into a childish, awkward and “cringe worthy” encounter. This question does nothing to shed light on what makes successful people successful. You are better than that question.

  143. #arnoldpod

    Great podcast! Of course I know Arnold from his bodybuilding and movies, but it was incredibly insightful to hear some of the stories behind his motivations.

    I shared this post on my Facebook page and I also logged into my long forgetten Twitter account and created my first tweet since 2009.

  144. #arnoldpod

    I just shared this with my 15k (real) Twitter followers. https://twitter.com/kadavy/status/563539963094892545

    I’m sitting in Medellin, Colombia right now (at your recommendation). It’s my third winter in a row down here, and the one previous, I spent in Buenos Aires (also at your recommendation).

    Since reading 4HWW in 2007, I used your principles to build passive income, write a book that hit the top 20 on all of Amazon, build a six-figure business around my passion (teaching non-“designers” how to make beautiful design), and travel the world.

    We’ve been at the same party a couple of times, and are second degree friends several times over. (You used to show up in my Facebook “people you may know” on a regular basis).

    But, still haven’t gotten a chance to shake your hand and thank you in person. It would be great to grab dinner in SF, but in any case, “thanks.”

  145. #arnoldpod

    I honestly cant wait ! I am a fan of both you and Arnold! I have promoted this ling and this blog to my social media networks that i have. Including familyand friends. The people are comin in.

    I hope i get both 1 and 2 🙂

  146. #arnoldpod So Tim, I read 4 Hour Hour Work Week, both old and revised, but I still work 40 hrs a week, I read 4hour Body and I am still really fat, I read 4 hour Chef and my cooking is not great, but I can deconstruct a concept. I love your brain and Arnold’s brain is even better than his body. (by read I mean bought and read in 1 day, even 4 HR Body) maybe we can come up with a new book. The 4 hr follow thru….

  147. #arnoldpod

    I am recent convert to podcast listening. I had 20+ hours in the car the past six days, and I thought I might as well spend the whole time listening to TFS. Thanks to OvercastFM’s speed tools, I was able to listen to 25 or more episodes, and I think this one with Arnold was one of my favorites. It was very cool to hear some of the lesser known stories of his past, especially how he used to psych out his opponents in competitions.

    I moved away from California before Arnold became governor, so it was also very enlightening to hear him speak passionately about some of these more serious topics that he has tackled in his political career. It is so easy to pigeonhole people into categories, and it is fun to have those assumptions challenged like this.

    I shared the podcast on my Facebook profile, and six of my friends have commented that they are adding it to their iPods right now. Based on my understanding of statistics, that definitely means there are sixty others who are new listeners but didn’t comment. Look it up, man — it’s math! 🙂

    I also shared on Twitter a couple times how much I’ve been enjoying the podcast, before I saw that there was a competition going on.

  148. #arnoldpod Truly excellent interview with Arnold – from laying bricks and conceiving Twins (the movie!) to Transcendental Meditation and subregional government action on alt energy – an hour of brilliant insights and dedication to great causes. Retweeted and thanks to both for such an inspiring conversation.

  149. #arnoldpod

    Tim you are the bomb, would love the oportunty to talk shop with you over a good meal, and read Arnalds book. No problems promoting your podcast with the terminator, I’m sure he loves hearing that 😉 . I’ve retweeted to eveyone I know even some people in Australia. Let’s see if we can break a record for the most podcast downloaded or something. Hope to meet you soon.

  150. #arnoldpod

    Great stuff Tim! I just caught on to these podcasts not to long ago and I really do enjoy them! I shared this link on every social media outlet I am a part of and will continue to promote this! Thanks again for the great work!

  151. #arnoldpod

    Shared on social media Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook with CTA tonight! (Knee jerk reaction with no tracking links)

    Sharing with bit.ly link to track clicks to email list (600 contacts in startup niche)

    Sharing tomorrow 20 times on 3 social networks with buffer again with same bit.ly link to track clicks.

    Also sharing using snip.ly on social to test the amount of engagement using their tool.

    Advocating podcast episode to fellow employees at Infusionsoft and asking for a review after listening.

    Will follow up with stats before deadline tomorrow!

    Keep creating awesome content Tim! You rock!

  152. #arnoldpod

    Shared on social media Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook with CTA tonight! (Knee jerk reaction with no tracking links)

    Sharing with bit.ly link to track clicks to email list (600 contacts in startup niche)

    Sharing tomorrow 20 times on 3 social networks with buffer again with same bit.ly link to track clicks.

    Also sharing using snip.ly on social to test the amount of engagement using their tool.

    Advocating podcast episode to fellow employees at Infusionsoft and asking for a review after listening.

    Will follow up with stats before deadline tomorrow!

    Keep creating awesome content Tim! You rock!

  153. Don’t need your money or plane ticket. I’m here in the Bay Area. But would love to meet up for a drink sometime. We are both huge fans.

    To promote the podcast, I tweeted to our 650K+ followers on Twitter (@hiddencash) multiple times.

  154. You showed more personality from Arnold in this interview than many I have seen. Mostly through his stories. Which is awesome on your end and also shows why podcasting is so great. The bricklaying story can’t be told on TV like that. There’s never time to get into details. TV is about almost solely about expressing personality and podcasts allow people to reveal who they are through random stories you only get if you were hanging with that person. This is why I listen to podcasts and your show is one of the best man. Besides great advice and particular information (which u are big on) you allow people to get into great stories. People should not underestimate the rareness of good storytelling when most of what we get is under screen driven constraints. Anyway, Arnold is an amazing dude even if u don’t agree with his policies you should listen to this talk. Bill burr said it best, imagine going to a foreign country and becoming famous for lifting weights, then their biggest movie star, then marrying into one of their most iconic political families and then becoming a political leader of that country. Good luck with that. The guy knows how to be successful and he is def on my list of people that come to mind when I think of that word.

    I shared this on facebook describing the brick laying story and said that Arnold life would make a great dark comedy, curb your enthusiasm style hbo show, each season taking place in a different decade. Then I quoted Bill burr. How could you not click after that?

    Tweeted twice, one a condensed version of the former and the other tweet was me asking people to click so I can pitch my startup over dinner to Tim Ferriss and start innovating art and music. People I don’t know already retweeted that one : ). Sharpen your knives buddy and start marinating that steak.

  155. #arnoldpod

    Dearest Tim,

    This is the least I could do and I hope its not too late, as I just found out about this contest today the last day. Anyway cheers man, hope this helps!

    1. Retweeted *and* created a new post on Twitter. @drewtrame

    2. Created new post on Facebook.

    3. Posted on my Tumblr blog. The Dawn Of A New Age (TDOANA)

    4. Took a video on Vine ( Apparently the ONLY vine user in the world to use the #arnoldpod hashtag) @ElvisPresley

    5. All posts included the Itunes link as it was noted that it was the IDEAL link.

  156. #arnoldpod

    I tweeted the link to this page out to my 856 Twitter followers. That automatically updated my personal Facebook profile status with the same link for my 1,438 friends (and their friends) to see (as long as they haven’t unfollowed me). I also shared all 3 links (this page, your iTunes link, and the direct streaming link) in a status update on my Facebook fan page, for my 9,495 (probably more by the time you see this) fans to see. I also boosted that post – for 20 bucks – to show up on Desktop News Feeds in all places classified as “majority native English speaking” countries (using a list from the University of Sheffield). Targeting was relatively broad; men and women ages 25-65+, interested in fitness & wellness, meditation, and spirituality (I emphasized in the post that Arnold had “reset his brain” with a year of TM). Facebook estimates the reach of that campaign to be between 13,000 and 35,000 people.

    Thanks for continuing to produce great podcasts, and for this cool opportunity to get some goodies! 🙂

  157. #arnoldpod

    Arnold Schwarzenegger has always been one of my biggest inspirations…. a man who succeeded in rising to the top in everything from sport to entertainment to politics. I like to write down a motivational or inspirational quote every morning before I start the day and Mr. Schwarzenegger’s pearls of wisdom feature quite frequently, this being one of my favorites…

    “We all have great inner power. The power is self-faith. There’s really an attitude to winning. You have to see yourself winning before you win. And you have to be hungry. You have to want to conquer.”

    I am a bit of a self improvement devotee, my Achilles heel perhaps being that I try to absorb and do too much at once which is what coincidentally drew me to Tim’s amazing book The Four Hour Work Week. I admit that I had previously shunned this book based on the assumption that it was a gimmick (sorry Tim, a classic case of why you should not judge a book by its cover!)

    I am about half way through and already I am seeing a vast improvement in my mindset and as a result my overall quality of life.

    What makes this book so special is that unlike the historically “classical” self improvement books like How To Win Friends & Influential People or Think & Grow Rich, The Four Hour Work Week leads you down the path to the websites, the social media, the podcasts etc where a whole other world of inspiration and education is opened up.

    I feel like I have discovered a whole new world and I love it!!

    So while yes I will absolutely do the obvious which is share your links on all my social media sites… FB, Twitter, LinkedIn etc but more importantly I will do what I do best which is connect people. When I am excited or passionate about something, I don’t just tell ten people….. I tell everyone!

    I am quite an energetic and enthusiastic person by nature so when I find something that inspires and I feel compelled to share with my friends and family, I do so in a very passionate manner!! I give a 110%

  158. #arnoldpod What an amazing prize and a great podcast! I’ve got a couple of Facebook ads running promoting the iTunes link to various audiences and am sharing on my other social networks. I’ll keep you posted on the results of the ads! Stay tuned 🙂

  159. #arnoldpod

    Tim,

    To start, I shared on twitter via @jwebking. I shared on facebook. I also wrote an article for my barely mediocre blog. It was about three pieces of wisdom I had learned from guests on your podcast. Maria Popova, and her method of indexing books using the front pages for themes and page numbers to quickly recall important information. Peter Diamandis and Peter Thiel, for their advice to think 10X bigger and avoid the crowd. Lastly of course, Arnold, and his tips on using psychological warfare on your competitors. All of the names were linked to the respective podcast episodes. Basically I was using the same tactics as everyone else. That’s when I realized I had to go the opposite, and avoid the mean.

    Using a time tested method ( http://i.imgur.com/6xYtVnl.jpg ), I decided to REALLY DRIVE TRAFFIC to your site.

    http://i.imgur.com/2SpwxBO.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/v3JxgTa.jpg

    Since 1 out of 5 people actually admit to surfing the web while driving, I figured this tactic could yield a good conversion rate. Especially because Dan Ariely has a study out of his book “Predictably Irrational” that says 95% of people claim they are above-average drivers. You know at least 3 other people are lying.

    Next, I went to the library – which is a grossly overlooked resource these days. There, I changed all 24 computer web browser homepages to http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/arnold.

    http://i.imgur.com/nKUgjMe.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/Ds1b6zM.jpg

    I went and checked out the computers the next day, and all of your books had been checked out. While it’s possible people may not have taken the time to listen to the podcast, at least something positive came of it.

    Finally, I looked to the sky. Unfortunately all of the banner waving Cessna pilots are retired now due to lack of work. Who knew? But this is what it would’ve looked like: http://i.imgur.com/zC69q7k.jpg

    Thanks for all you have done to increase the quality of life for so many of us, Tim. You’ve made us all a little more healthy, wealthy and wise.

    Also, I appreciate you and your magic elves taking the time to go through all of these submissions, and consider mine. I know your time isn’t unlimited.

    Life is short. Pick me.

    – Jamieson Webking

    *Full Imgur album titled #arnoldpod: http://imgur.com/a/hsP88

  160. #arnoldpod Boom, went to the Arnold Fan page with 13k followers, and posted it there using http://bit.ly/TimFerrissandArnold, also set up my Odesk colleagues to help me spread the words to their local markets internationally (Philippines and India respectively), which according them them, have a huge fan following for Arnold.

    In fact, it was stated, and I quote: “Arnold Schwarzengger is very popular; it is just like Michael Jackson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Friends, and Obama. Everyone knows them, even little kids.”

    Keep producing these blogposts Tim, and I imagine your name will be there too, although I don’t image you want it to be.

    Edward from Davis, CA

  161. #arnoldpod#

    Hi Tim :)! I really appreciate your inspirational life and especially the wisdom in your book ‘the 4 hour workweek’ :)! I would love to have dinner with you and if I win the competition I prefare this alternative :)! I will share your competition on Facebook, Insragram, Twitter, Google and any other social media I could think of :)! Hope to see you soon and discuss great ideas for the future :)! Thanx & cheers from Susanna in Stockholm. Sweden

  162. #arnoldpod

    Tweeted to 659 followers (@nadine_roar). I won’t be begging and I might not be able to physically make it to SF, but I want to get my own biohacking, anti-aging, female related site going. In Europe (UK), where we’ve seen nothing like it. So if I can’t make it to SF, can I have an hour on Skype? It would be win- win, because you’ll be mentioned as my mentor on my website (anyway), which in turn will bring visitors to your site.

    (Oh look 2 people favourite my tweet already while I’m writing this).

  163. #arnoldpod

    Hi Tim,

    this Podcast was for me the best by far. For several reasons: I am German studying in Austria, so I feel kind of connected to Arnold, the topics you talked about with Arnold, his career, how he managed difficulties and last, Arnolds pronunciation, since I face the same difficulties with my German here in Austria and with my English ability. For all these reasons I recommended this podcast to all my friends who I met in person during this week, since this is in my opinion the best way to recommend something. I´d rather follow an personal advice, than just clicking on a link on a social media website. Nevertheless I posted about the podcast on some social media sites, just in case.

    This was the first podcast you made, which I listened to twice, to get every bit out of it.

    Keep going with your podcast. Its super entertaining.

    All the best, Chris

  164. #arnoldpod

    WHATEVER THE DEADLINE IS, IT’S FRIDAY 10.27AM IN THE UK, SO PLEASE DON’T IGNORE THIS POST:

    JUST TWEETED OUT TO 659 FOLLOWERS (@nadine_roar)

    (https://twitter.com/Nadine_Roar/status/563637406877118464)

    IM NOT BEGGING, BUT I WANT TO DO A SITE, BRINGING BIOHACKING ANTI-AGING (SOME OF IT) FEMALE STUFF TO EUROPE (UK), COS WE’VE SEEN NOTHING LIKE IT YET. IF IT WILL BE DIFFICULT TO PHYSICALLY MEET, CAN I HAVE A VIRTUAL DINNER OR SOMETHING PLEASE? IT WOULD BE WIN-WIN BECAUSE YOU’LL GET MENTIONED ON MY SITE AS A MENTOR (ANYWAY), WHICH IN TURN WILL BRING MORE PEOPLE TO YOUR SITE. I COULD REALLY DO WITH SOME PROPER ADVISE, SO MY PROJECT WILL WORK FROM THE START. THANKS FOR READING.

  165. #arnoldpod

    I’m a long time fan of the podcasts, so thought I have a go at this competition!

    1. I created a unique URL to share, so you can easilly identify my avalance of traffic: http://fourhourworkweek.com/2015/02/02/arnold-schwarzenegger/?supersource=thisisthejezwebbyouwant&utm_content=bufferd9f42&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

    2. I shared this on Facebook, promoting the post for better exposure in my network. Under normal circumstances, about 16% of my followers will see a post from me, so the investment should boost those numbers.

    3. I also promoted the post to your followers, in case they missed it.

    4. I turned my attention to Twitter, creating a number unique scheduled posts , and promoted a few of those, again targettting your followers, as a large number of these will have missed your announcements.

    5. I cross fingers and wait!

  166. #arnoldpod

    Dear Tim & his Elves

    I’ve been working solidly on this since Tuesday evening.

    A big chunk of the time was spent writing a blog post that I hope people will share.

    The blog post is here:

    http://www.waynekille.com/htwb.html

    To promote the post (which contains no less than nine links to your iTunes page…) I’ve contacted university sports team captains, athletic union presidents, etc and used jedi mind tricks (learned from you and others) to encourage them to share it with their teams.

    The effectiveness of of my campaign will begin to be displayed here by Monday (in the form of screenshots from google analytics):

    http://www.waynekille.com/stats.html

    I am trying to reach and appeal to the people who will be most likely interested in your podcast (and my blog post) and who have access to large numbers of like-minded people, with whom they could share.

    Thanks again Tim for all your hard work and sharing, even this competition. It’s been a great learning experience.

    Take care

    Wayne

    P.S. I won’t mind doing the washing up 😉

  167. Great Podcast and thank you for interviewing him! I promoted this on my twitter feed @DrM_N emailed friends and told them in person to download and listen.

  168. #arnoldpod

    Hi Tim – I shared the link with Arnie’s biggest fan @LouiseMensch, and she retweeted it to her 92,500 Twitter followers…

    Love the podcasts, would LOVE to visit you in San Francisco!

    Katie

  169. #arnoldpod

    Tim – I hope we get to hang out and discuss how video games teach life & business skills. Here’s what I did:

    Social Media promotions: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google Plus, and LinkedIn, and reddit.

    Word of mouth – telling everyone I meet how they must help me influence the panel of elves.

    Bonus – My 3 year old asked me no less than 7 times this week when I was “Going to go visit Tim.”

    All my elf friends enjoy Pocky & Pocari Sweat – no promises, but just wanted to judging panel know I’m looking out for them….

    Talk to you soon.

  170. #arnoldpod Hey Tim, I am a fan of Arnold’s movies but I now have a new found respect for the legend. Great interview, inspirational and interesting to learn about his origin story.

    To promote the podcast I tweeted: arnold fan clubs @terminatorfans), T-Nation (@T_Nation) – a blog for everyone who aspires to be jacked, Precision Nutrition (@insidePN)- John Berardi’s Nutrition System – they tweeted back saying they will check it out and have 22k dedicated followers, the Terminator Twitter account, Wired, and Eric Cressey – a well known Strength Coach. I also shared it on my personal FB account.

    Cheers,

    Jonathan (@agogetraining)

  171. #arnoldpod

    Low tech approach at a small business conference this week. As a facilitator for the conference, simply reviewed the 4HWW principles of effectiveness vs efficiency, the 80/20 rule and writing down your top to do list items on a 3×5 card and getting them done by 11am. Worked in the Arnold podcast as a way to introduce you with another celebrity.

    Quantifiable: Hand in person and group conversations with 50 people.

    Please keep up the great work.

  172. I sent it out on twitter…to all 6 of my followers and encouraged members of the gym we own to check it out as well. Very fitting since they all really dig Arnold anyway. Spooling up the fitness folks for Arnold is as easy as getting a bear to eat honey.

  173. This pod is great. He has been one of my childhood heroes since ‘Conan the Barbarian’, still one of my favorite films. Nice work Tim, this must have been a huge thrill!

    I have yet to read his autobiography but it’s now on my reading list. I actually thought I bought it a while back but bought the education of a body builder on accident… haha. Which I have yet to read.

    Shared again on Twitter, Facebook, G+, LinkedIn. Combined about 2k+ people.

  174. #arnoldpod

    Sorry about the double comment. Had to make sure I got Arnold Pod in there. Shared again on Twitter, Facebook, G+, LinkedIn. Combined about 2k+ people.

    Something I didn’t mention in the first comment is that I have been personally telling everybody I have been in conversation with because I love it and it could be life transforming for people. Love it.

  175. How amusing. I’m not really a fan of Arnold but I find this very amusing. I actually had fun listening and surprisingly, found it interesting. Thumbs up on the interview by the way. Very well done!

  176. Great interview! Have a lot of friends from MasterChef, as I competed on a prior season. and am promoting it through them and on my personal page. Hope it picks up steam.

  177. #arnoldpod

    Tim, i tried. I thought tweeting to some high level people and getting a retweet would promote traffic from a source more credible than myself. Particularly joe rogan because his fan base is insane and you were on his show.

    Nobody retweeted though! fail! I was going to tape signs saying #arnoldpod or something to that effect on my car and drive around the city but there’s a snow storm and they cancelled canada. Perhaps blocking my windows with giant bristol board signs would anger the RCMP as well.

    Id say my effort is atleast 4th grade pumpkin sticker worthy, I lost 100 pounds from reading 4hb so you’ve already done enough. If you need any lab rats in the future hit me up!

  178. Ah, the docile sounds of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Thanks for the podcast Tim!

    I promoted this post in r/ArnoldSchwarzenegger/ and r/bodybuilding/, as well as on my twitter and directly to my friends. I know of 5 of my friends who immediately downloaded it. The subreddits only garnered a minimal response with 12 people voting and an unknown other people just viewing.

  179. #arnoldpod

    You guys feeling OK? Those tweets are looking a little bloated.

    See what I did there?

    My contribution to this contest, RT’d by Arnie himself (he retweeted me so I’m assuming he’d be cool with me calling him that since we are now BFF’s) and favorited by big Twitter names such as Ariana Grande, aka @lovewowi (39k followers), @briandevans (15k followers), @ZacheryNielson (130k followers), among others.

    Here is the actual tweet, hopefully the first of many little gold nuggets from an aspiring writer & Entrepreneur.

    “The GOAT @Schwarzenegger & @tferriss discuss meditation, psychological warfare, and blowing shit up for a good cause. http://bit.ly/1yOigeA

    Screenshot of tweet for reference: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2346244/arnold-tweet.jpg

    Tim, dinner’s on you.

  180. #arnoldpod

    Hey Tim,

    I thoroughly enjoyed the podcast. I didn’t get too fancy in my methods of spreading the word. Aside from some retweets and favorites on Twitter, I opted for the low tech approach of telling everyone that I know directly and shoeing them how to find it. My goal here was to be able to generate some real, in person discussion around our takeaways from the interview. not easy to quantify, but it certainly enhanced my week!

  181. #arnoldpod

    Fascinating interview with Arnold. I liked his comments on meditation and how he is mindfully aware of his body when he’s doing workouts. I shared this with my 200+ Facebook followers. I usually read but rarely comment – Great work Tim!

    – Ryan

  182. #arnoldpod

    Hi Tim,

    I suggested people win a dinner with you by crossposting on the social media platforms I am active on, so I would stand a better chance myself….

    The data:

    A public post on Facebook

    A tweet to 1368 followers

    A blog post with relevant topics included on Quora (Venture Capital, Tim Ferriss, 4 Hour Body and 4 Hour Workweek) with a potential reach of 2,855,600 people, 2500+ followers. I blew 5350 credits to promote the post direct to 1030 people, which was also reshared to Twitter.

    Finally, a LinkedIn post about it, public and to 750 connections and a reshare to Twitter.

    When I win, I will fly from Amsterdam to SF on my own dime and I would love to explore how your hacking skills and learning methodologies apply to team development and strategy execution, the field I hack and work in. (And wrote a book about: http://amzn.to/18UAchC It’s on promotion on Kindle until tomorrow, coincidentally). Oh, and Buenos Aires, and tango and dry-aged beef and wine, please, as well, as topics.

    Best,

    Martijn

  183. #arnoldpod

    Hi Tim,

    I’m taking an unconventional approach to your contest. My skill is sales not mass marketing. I’m guessing this strategy has a 95% chance of completely embarrassing or disqualifying myself. But, I’m a believer in taking risks…

    What if I was able to get one very valuable person to listen to your podcast and personally reach out to you? Perhaps, someone who would be interesting to interview on the show or team with you on a marketing campaign?

    What I’ve done is collected contact information for 10 marketing directors at companies I felt would truly resonate with your fans. I sent them a personal email like the one below. You can qualify my experiment by monitoring if any of these people email you directly.

    • • Susan Haney, Gaiam, Vice President of Marketing

    • • Elisa Haidt, TripIt, Technology Marketing Director

    • • Mirelle Leguia, TripIt, Senior Manager, Acquisition Marketing

    • • Diane Chour, Airbnb, Head of Global Media

    • • Jim Coakley, Kumon, Branding, Marketing, Advertising Strategist

    • • Tania Enders, Tutor.com, Marketing Director

    • • David Solomito, KAYAK, Director, Brand Marketing

    • • Katie Boyer, Good Reads, Advertising Marketing Coordinator

    • • Joshua Duyan, Lumosity, Vice President of Marketing

    • • Adam Weber, Dollar Shave Club, SVP Marketing

    • • Ryan Schaffer, Expensify, Director of Marketing and Strategy

    Hello XXXXXX,

    I’m a volunteer media coordinator at the Tim Ferris show. Are you familiar with his books and podcast? We are trying to connect with your marketing department to see if makes sense to team up on some campaigns. Would you be the best person to connect with? Tim’s manager Donna can be reached directly at donna@fourhourbody.com.

    I encourage you to look at his latest content, an interview with Arnold Schwarzenegger.

    Please let us know if we should discuss further,

    CG

    Christen Gates

    [Moderator: Email address removed]

    #arnoldpod

  184. This is how I published the podcast in my social networks “If you share this post in your social networks you can win a trip to Miami with me. *Certain conditions apply. fourhourworkweek.com/arnold ‪#‎arnoldpod‬” I can afford to pay an extra ticket to Miami for the privilege of dining with the great Tim Ferris. ;D

  185. #arnoldpod

    Hi Tim! When I first read the post I started by texting some of my friends with the link. Then I did the first round of sharing by posting to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.

    I then searched for trending Twitter hashtags and created a post related to Valentines Day. I also posted a photo of my dinner while listening to the podcast on Instagram using hashtags related to popular food topics.

    I do not have a large audience following, however, on social media. So I began to get creative and utilized my organic connections. I made a sign on paper saying “Commuting? Have a listen to The Tim Ferriss Show podcast!” And included a link on it. I taped it to the back of my car and then proceeded to sit in rush hour traffic on the 405 in Los Angeles. When I went to the gym I also made a sign that said “Need something to listen to while you sweat? Have a listen to The Tim Ferriss Show podcast” and included a link on it. I taped it to my back and chose the front treadmill so everyone could see it while I worked out. I left it in the locker room for future members to see. I posted photos of these pursuits on Instagram and Twitter targeting popular hashtags such as #fitness or #tgif. I tried to reach broad audiences by using hashtags.

    I also plan to ride back through traffic this afternoon with the sign. I’ve noticed that the largest interaction comes from Instagram, I imagine because Twitter can get very crowded.

    I may not have a large following or large resources online, but you certainly can’t fault me for trying to drive traffic to the iTunes page! (Pun may or may not be intended) I’m also using the visualization you and Arnold talked about to picture myself having that dinner.

    Twitter: @kat_wickstrom

    Instagram: @kwickstr_m

    Thanks Tim

    ~Kat Wickstrom

  186. #arnoldpod

    Hey Tim and friends.

    I shared the interview via email with about 100 parents of the kids I coach. I also posted it to my Facebook page, my company page and twitter….

    Oh. I also baked 60 cookies. Half chocolate butterscotch chip, half gluten free-vegan-paleo, and gave them out on the mall in DC to anyone who would download the interview or start streaming it in front of me.

    I’ll say this…. It was a pretty humbling experience. But I did get to yell “free cookies!” In public and met some cool people 🙂 I have pictures on my twitter and fb page.

    Pick me. You won’t regret it!

    A big fan and entrepreneur,

    Meghan

  187. #arnoldpod

    Better late than never, I participated in the Psychological Warfare share initiative starting 2/5/2015 @11:00 pm EST. I chose to post it on Linked-in because that is my most #passionate network. However, they care about me and some may not know who you are so I told my story and shared how you’ve impacted my life with the purpose of sharing Arnold’s experience by directing them to your interview on i-tunes.

    Posted to my Linked in, then I shared the story on Facebook with my friends, family and fans on my person and business pages. The best part was playing on my Twitter accounts @ButtTherapist @autismaware @CRACKERJACK9 and @Simparel. I tried a few strategies on twitter with interview quotes, awesome images and tagging some people that typically give a 2 cents about what I post. I don’t have a million followers but AWESOMENESS surrounds me.

    EXCERPT: “The American dream never included a 4-hour work week until Tim Ferriss suggested it was possible; for everyone. It was the 1st book that changed my life. As much as I enjoyed reading Helen Keller in 4th grade; change my life… it did not. Psychological Warfare. The purpose of this post is to motivate you to click this link :XXX but the underlining reason for this post is to share my experience as proof that we can inspire each other to live a more meaningful life and to share #Arnolds experience as proof that we each have our own Psychological War that ……read more………Redefining success is key to recognizing what the definition of happy is to YOU. Have I motivated you to click this link? XXX I’d really enjoy a dinner with the dude that redefined my definition of success, cleared my path to achieve quality of life and inspired me to live the life I want rather than waiting to live the life I was dreaming about.”- Casey Golden

    I understand you don’t LOVE url’s being shared here but since the contest is to motivate participation I feel it is relevant to share how each of us attempted to do this. I posted this: http://linkd.in/1D3OR4V and turned all of your links in to my own Bitly. to track my performance. I wish I’d have had the whole week to play.

    My metrics will be as of 611am PT time because I am in meetings all day on EST. Dinner would be nice but I did this to do you a solid for everything you have done for me; knowing it or not. Thank you for showing me the way. I hope my post motivated a few clicks and between all of us we’ve inspired 1 more person.

    URL Performance:

    My Post: 11 clicks

    The Book: 1

    The Stream: 2

    The i-tunes: 6

    Total: 20 track-able clicks and a plethora of Twitter activity and FB shares 87% USA

    Cheers!

    Casey

  188. #arnoldpod

    Hello there. I loved this. I live in Spain and the image we have of Arnold here is what we see in the movies. I thought he was only muscle and kind of dumb (with all the respect in the world). I was shocked when I heard him talking about policies and roman emperors. He is not only smart (a lot smarter than the average politician here) and cultivated. Totally humbled by this.

    I accepted the challenge to share it, not only cause meeting Ferriss would be awesome but also cause I believe this is gold stuff. Thanks.

    This is what I’ve done:

    I’m translating and transcripting the audio in Spanish so I can get my friends to read it. I’ll share it here once it’s done. I’m sure you got a big hispanic audience as well so they may benefit from it.

    I found fan blogs of Arnold and shared with them via email, Twitter and FB the link to the podcast. These are the fan blogs if anyone want to subscribe to them.

    http://www.thearnoldfans.com

    http://www.schwarzenegger.it/

    http://www.theterminatorfans.com

    I shared the link with the guys in charge of the blog in the Schwarzenegger Institute as I felt the people over there would appreciate getting to know better the person that gives name (and funds I imagine) to the institution. Here is the link to their site fyi.

    http://schwarzenegger.usc.edu/

    I shared it in my blog, my fb and twitter personal accounts.

    I managed to find relevant lessons from the interview to be shared in my three so far unsuccesful muse projects. Which are, well, unsuccesful in terms of revenue but with some audience nonetheless.

    As I learnt of this on Tuesday morning, I managed to create a paper banner and get it inside and posted in the Santiago Bernabeu stadium for the Real Madrid – Sevilla football match. This was pretty amusing. You can find the pics from this adventure here:

    http://imgur.com/jCzzQDe

    http://imgur.com/8H7sMpj

    http://imgur.com/mLIYd2r

    The metrics after these various gigs aren’t near as productive in terms of clics as what I’ve seen in others. However, I’m sure the elves (hello, elves!) will see the value in the efforts to help the right people access this piece of content and hopefully learn at least one thing from it.

    I got 58 clics in this bitly (bit.ly/44arnold) and 3 in the Bernabeu one (bit.ly/4arnold). Hopefully, a few others from my first intents. I only did the bitly when I realised I couldn’t fit the whole link in the banner… 🙂

    Alea jacta est

    Thanks for the opportunity! Keep the good work.

  189. #arnoldpod Tim, I love your interview with Arnold. I shared with my friends on facebook and on the facebook page for my brand, Planet Good. https://www.facebook.com/planetgood?ref=bookmarks

    I also tweeted out this podcast to our Planet Good followers on Twitter, at @planetgood. I’m practicing one of the lessons from Arnold. I started my today with a 20 minute meditation, and I’m following up tonight with another 20 minute meditation before I go to sleep. I’m going to do this every day and evening. Looking forward to bringing more focus and clarity to my workdays. Thank you! I hope to win this contest and meet with you in person. I’m a huge fan of your books. Best, Giancarlo

  190. Really enjoyed how you disected Arnold. Enjoyed specially the twist for the bricklaying business, it’s incredible how differentiation (in appearence) and raising up the price made them to be perceived as a premium business. It remembered me to the series “O Negocio” (from Brasil), where they implement the same twist but for VIP prostitution, genius, if you haven’t seen the series yet I highly recommend it since it has lots of marketing tips and tricks.

    To promote your podcast I went a little bit further and wrote a post about the story of Arnold for my blog that gets around 70k visits per day. I’m tracking the referrals with pretty link so you should get a decent chunk of traffic from me.

  191. Tim, I am kinda of a love/hate reader of yours. If you are interested in a non-hostile and constructive discussion with an east bay anti-capitalist let me know. You may find my perspectives and stories interesting, or not I don’t know. I have lost 20 lbs since the first of the year on the SCD and have applied your efficacy methods to my work and studies including my sustainable food justice work. We already have some mutual associations believe it or not. I grew up in the hills of Napa, was in the USAF, worked on an Avocado farm in Chile, etc. Here is a video of me singing to the president, Think of it as my audition for this lol: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uhKYQo5AqQ Yes that is Will.I.am with his jaw dropped, we were that good…

    (P.S. not a wing nut and won’t pitch you to donate to anything ;))

  192. #arnolpod

    Really enjoyed how you disected Arnold. Enjoyed specially the twist for the bricklaying business, it’s incredible how differentiation (in appearence) and raising up the price made them to be perceived as a premium business. It remembered me to the series “O Negocio” (from Brasil), where they implement the same twist but for VIP prostitution, genius, if you haven’t seen the series yet I highly recommend it since it has lots of marketing tips and tricks.

    To promote your podcast I went a little bit further and wrote a post about the story of Arnold for my blog that gets around 70k visits per day. I’m tracking the referrals with pretty link so you should get a decent chunk of traffic from me.

  193. #arnoldpod

    Great podcast. Very cool to hear some of his stories of the early days. I have shared this with everyone I have spoken to for the last 3 days and posted a link on my fb page.

    Looking forward to having dinner with you, let me know what time works best for you.

    Doug

    Also, just got my new quaterly.co box, great stuff as always.

  194. #arnoldpod

    Hi Tim,

    I have been enjoying your podcasts immensely. The Arnold podcast was enjoyable and kept me smiling. I usually don’t pay much attention to Hollywood stars, but I was floored by how great that interview was.

    Arnold’s insight and style kept me engaged. It was as if I could feel his presence coming through the audio.

    I have a whole new appreciation for the man.

    You are definitely someone I could converse with over good wine and good food, so I promoted your podcast on:

    Personal FB page – https://www.facebook.com/StormSeeker777

    FB page for my blog – https://www.facebook.com/betweenthetemplesblog

    Twitter page – https://twitter.com/Chris_L_Harris

    Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/466755948856578465/

    Thank you for everything you do.

  195. #arnoldpod

    Dear Tim and Magic Elves (both Keebler & Tolkien),

    After googling ‘What is Schnitzel?’ I sent a push notification to a segment of my app users 18 – 35 yrs old, which according to Parse comes out to about 163,000 devices. My app is a muse inspired by one of your blog posts. I promoted the shorter fourhourworkweek.com/arnold link because it’s more readable and would make it more likely to be opened. I promoted the link to just a segment of my list instead of spamming everyone because I wanted to minimize my opt out rate and because my audience skews younger and the podcast has some swearing in it. I have already started to see a small spike in opt outs and some customer service emails that say ‘What was that?’, but I thought this would be an interesting experiment instead of just blasting to social media.

    Hanging with you would be awesome, but I would probably end up asking you for too much advice and I’m trying to become more self reliant when it comes to ‘what do I do next?’. It would be more fun and mutually beneficial to meet you another time after I’m successful. So if I’m selected I would love to win a plane ticket to see some family that couldn’t visit over Thanksgiving or use the cash to reinvest into my muse.

    Hope your podcast sees a spike in traffic!

    -Mike

  196. #ArnoldPod

    Dear Tim – First of all thank you so much for the time, energy, and passion that you put into every interview you do, and every book that you write. Thank you for the opportunities that you present to your audience, and for being so real in everything that you do. It is recognized and it is appreciated.

    Arnold Schwarzenegger… such a fascinating man, I absolutely loved this interview. I am entering to participate in the #ArnoldPod contest. I happily posted the link to your podcast on my personal Twitter @cpf44, Facebook and Pinterest pages. I posted the link on the same three social media outlets of an ecommerce site that I manage @stockngo. This reaches a combined audience of over 55k between all channels. I also went and purchased a business domain name (a business in the making, using Shopify platform of course) so that I could issue an official press release to help spread the word beyond my own personal networks. The press release can be found here: http://prlog.org/12422738

    As previously stated, I am in the process of starting my own business – the chance to meet with you and pick your brain is absolutely priceless to me. When you meet me, you will find that I am extremely passionate, ambitious, intelligent, and pretty damn fun. I have big goals, a big heart, and if you choose me, I promise… I will make a difference in this world.

    With much respect – Carrie

  197. #arnoldpod

    I did some quick split testing and ad testing for you on Facebook Ads! I didn’t have a lot of time to run new tests but drove exactly 461 clicks to your pod cast with Arnold. It cost me only 69.96 – pretty solid for a first test.

    At first I built 2 simple opt-in pages using my favorite landing page tool (it’s way better then unbounce or lead pages). You can view the quick test LP’s here: https://imperial.wishpond.com/arnold-tim/ (you may only be able to see one) – check out their service – wishpond.com (I’m not affiliated)

    That test wasn’t a huge success with a 10% opt-in rate and since the contest was to drive the most traffic I figured I better remove the opt in and direct them straight to the desired goal for the best chance of winning.

    I created 2 Facebook ads with the intensions of testing different countries…Ad1 I targeted all males in Austria (for obvious reasons) who were interested in Arnold…

    The 2nd ad I targeted Canada, males, 18-65, interested in Arnold and you (it was about a 165,000 demo)

    I was tempted to cheat the system and send 1000’s of clicks to your site from cheaper countries to advertise on FB but thought I’d keep to targeted audiences. (Kind of wish I did as numbers would be MUCH MUCH higher but less valuable to you…)

    Here is a screen shot of the ad (if I had more time I could of tested a lot more headlines and images – but hey, you only gave me about a day and I didn’t want to spend a fortune haha

    I also took a screen shot of the ad results here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/2a0xm0gkafvyddm/Screenshot%202015-02-06%2012.38.09.png?dl=0

    Here is the bitly link stats as well (this number is higher thanks to the other ad and viral traffic)l: https://bitly.com/1zUxEMh+

    Now, for the next strategy – I leveraged 5 Facebook pages I have (I don’t want to list them here but they are very engaged, females, in the USA – about 1,000,000 of them I built via FB ads.

    I realize it’s not your perfect target market with this interview but hey! Who doesn’t love Arnold? haha I used the same link to keep it simple.

    If you want proof just email me and I’ll send you the links to my Facebook pages.

    If you made it this far reading…thanks and I hope I have a good chance because this is a long ass comment!

    It would be fun to meet you and swap traveling stories…(basically ran my business / traveled the 4 hour work week the last 2-3 years)

    Either way, loved the podcast as well as many others – thanks!

    Joel

    P.S. Getting a new targeted visitor about every 3 seconds right now…I’ll keep ads and my viral FB posts going till about 6:00PM! See where my finaly number is at!

  198. #arnoldpod

    Hello Tim and team of magic elves!

    My name is Jillian Birkholz. I am a senior English and communication student and the Marketing Intern for Cherrico Pottery, LLC. Joel, the owner and potter, is a big fan of yours and has turned me on to your work. We really enjoyed your funny and inspiring interview with Arnold Schwarzenegger and wanted to share it with our own followers. Here’s what we did:

    Tuesday: Joel read your blog post and immediately composed his own blog post on the ways you’ve directly grown his company and career.

    Wednesday: I proofread and published Joel’s blog post on his WordPress website, in Mailchimp to his 528 person mailing list, across 5 social media avenues (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Flikr) and in 8 Facebook groups focused on pottery, each with as many as 8,800 members. Joel also offered his followers $20 pottery gift certificates if they would simply check out your website. Here is a link to the post:

    http://www.cherricopottery.com/2015/02/04/cosmic-pottery-mugs-how-one-tweet-increased-my-website-traffic-by-3000-in-one-day-2/

    Thursday: Joel posted the blog again on the above 5 social media sites and Facebook groups. Next, Joel launched 2 paid Facebook campaigns for $20 each. Post #1 linked to the blog post and showed an image of Cosmic Mugs, targeted to Joel’s followers, reaching 3,688 people and 160 actions. Post #2 linked to the blog post, with an image of a pottery mug and the cover of the 4 Hour Workweek. It focused on 18-45 year old individuals outside of Joel’s network, reaching 3340 people and 42 actions. Tags for both campaigns included: entrepreneurship, business, marketing, e-commerce, pottery, art, fine art, cosmos, and science.

    We paid $40 in facebook ads and gave away $20 gift certificates to 16 different people who emailed us to say they checked out your site, bought The 4 Hour Workweek book or listened to your podcast. It also resulted in selling another Cosmic Mug!

    In conclusion, our goal was to show you that we can responsibly represent your work in a professional manner, while driving traffic to you in innovative ways that benefit our careers mutually. Joel is confident that he can continue to follow your examples to build a pottery business that reaches over six figures this year and inspires millions of other artists and entrepreneurs to follow our examples towards success, wealth and happiness.

    Thanks again for sharing this awesome interview,

    Jillian Birkholz

  199. #arnoldpod

    I sent out a reply tweet to chase reeves asking about meditation refering him to your Arnold podcast while also including you and Arnold on the tweet.

    Nothing crazy but I wanted to be considered. Thanks!

  200. #arnoldpod

    Since I don’t have a large following or community to reach out to, I decided to use CrowdSpeaking to create one. Within 36hrs I have created a successful campaign which will blast a message out to over 701,000 social media users at 3pm PT. This is the campaign’s url https://headtalker.com/campaigns/spreading-the-word-experiment/

    To attract supporters I utilised existing networks on Facebook (utilizing business groups), Twitter and LinkedIn. I also researched Twitter users who either recently posted about Tim or were in his extended network of influencers. These tactics provided good returns and included the support of smaller scale influencers such as Robb Wolf and Jayson Gaignard.

    The message that is blasted out uses a Bitly link so that I will be able to track the level of engagement with the link. The Bitly link directs users towards Tim’s iTunes page. I don’t have stats yet on the success of campaign since it blast out in a little over 90 minutes from writing this message.

    Rather than making the message about Tim, I focussed on a message which would attract the most curiosity. The message reads:

    “Awesome interview: #Schwarzenegger on growing up poor, psychological warfare, being a millionaire & bulls testicles http://bit.ly/1I3WBsw

    Good luck reaching the 1 millions downloads Tim. Hopefully I get a chance to grab that dinner. It’s be amazing 🙂

    1. An update so far is that I’ve directed 497 clicks (360 unique) to your itunes page.

      I mistyped the link in the msg sent out, it was actually:

      “Awesome interview: #Schwarzenegger on growing up poor, psychological warfare, being a millionaire & bulls testicles http://hfht.co/setZi

  201. #arnoldpod

    This is one of my favorites. Right up there with….well all of them. And since dinner and signed goodies was part of a suggestion I made in the beginning, I should probably kick it in gear and do something.

    So here’s the plan, not only promoting to my own email list of 150K, FB of 15k, twitter fans of 15k, I’ve also outsourced using Fiverr and setup a weekend blast to over 12 million Facebook fans, 1.2 million Twitter and Instagram followers. As others have stated, without an affiliate link to quantify results I’m unsure how to track results, however total investment will be mmmmmm 4 hours this week. Regardless, this was a interview worth spreading around.

  202. #arnoldpod

    I used social media as a tool to reach out to the most number of people in the shortest time. Instead of going the usual places where everyone else has already posted. I posted on less common places where interest of Arnold or the interview could be high. In summary, what I did was to put out interesting bits of contents from the podcast to the relevant people. I tweeted the books recommendations, chess playing, meditation, fact that Arnold never auditions, people Arnold considers a success, fact that Arnold did real estate and masonry work before his acting career took off, also added in obvious ones like his fan page, body building and 80s/90s kids etc..

    List of twitter accounts tagged

    – Arnold Schwarzenegger @Schwarzenegger 3.2M followers

    – MrOlympiaLLC @MrOlympiaLLC 70.9k followers

    – Boris Johnson @MayorofLondon 1.13M followers

    – 90s Kids @WeAre90sKids – 301k followers

    – Stuck in the 80s @stuckinthe80s – 11.6k followers

    – Like Totally 80s @liketotally80s – 10.6k followers

    – I LOVE THE 80s @IL0VEthe80s – 47.7k followers

    – 80s Guy @80sUnleashed – 1142 followers (123 favourites)

    – 80s Quotes @80sQuotes – 5319 followers (193 favourites)

    – The 90s Life @The90sLife – 814k followers

    – Best of 90s @BestOf90s – 234k followers

    – Real Estate Marketer @REMarketingTips – 78k followers

    – Real Estate, band @realestateband – 42.4k followers

    – TM Meditation @TMmeditation – 33.8k followers

    – Masonry Construction @MasonConstruct – 3220 followers

    – ARNOLD Masonry @ARNOLDMasonry – 2283 followers (117 favourites)

    – chess24.com @chess24com – 5956 followers

    – Chess Club Records @ChessClubRecord – 13.5k followers

    – Chess.com @chesscom – 37.6k followers

    – Psychology Today @PsychToday – 333k followers

    – Bodybuilding.com @Bodybuildingcom – 431k followers

    – Warren Buffett @WarrenBuffett – 940k followers

    – Bill Gates @BillGates – 19.9M followers

    – Larry Ellison @larryellison – 51.6k followers

    – Elon Musk @elonmusk – 1.56M followers

    – NelsonMandela @NelsonMandela – 1.05M followers

    – Muhammad Ali @MuhammadAli – 468k followers

    – Tim Ferriss @tferriss – 1.2M followers (obviously..)

    – The CA Museum @TheCAMuseum – 570 followers (286 favourites)

    Facebook Post

    – Personal account – 769 friends

    – 90s Babies only – 2.5mil likes

    – 80s Kids rule – 500,000 likes

    * Riddick Bowe @riddickbowe (292k followers) favourited one of the tweets about Muhammad Ali.

  203. #ArnoldPod

    Tim,

    ITS SUMMER TIME IN RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL. With Carnaval looming just around the corner, Rio is packed with tourists from all around the world. Carnaval is the time of the year where Rio De Janeiro receives more tourists than ANY OTHER TIME OF THE YEAR! Where is the most densely populated area in Rio De Janeiro? COPACABANA BEACH!

    Here is what I did:

    1) I paid a professional artist to build a giant (10 foot tall, 15 foot wide) and elaborate sand castle on the famous Copacabana beach boardwalk, and had him write #TimFerriss in 12 inch letters just below the castle! (This is not a joke, read below for info on how to see it) He agreed to keep the castle erected with the Tim Ferriss hash tag for ONE WEEK.

    2) Literally hundreds of thousands of tourists will pass by this gigantic sand castle during the next week, and thousands will snap pictures of this amazing castle structure. When they post this picture on their social media, the hundreds of friends from the thousands that took the photo will see the giant #TimFerriss hashtag below the castle, for a total reach of hundreds of thousands of ORGANIC viewers. So what do you think they will do?

    3) This hashtag will incite curiosity among the hundreds of thousands of viewers, and they will search Instagram to find out just what is going on with this Tim Ferriss hash tag. What will they find when they search the #TimFerris hash tag on Instagram? Why don’t you try it and see for yourself!

    4) Next, I created an Instagram profile called “@TimFerrissShow” , then proceeded to purchase 3,500 fake followers so that when strangers visited this Instagram profile, it looks legitimate and they would know how popular this show is. (Social norms go a long way in marketing)

    5) I proceeded to post a GIANT montage of 9 instagram pictures and uploaded simultaneously to the #TimFerriss hash tag and created an image that is incredibly hard to miss. (SEE FOR YOURSELF: #TimFerriss on Instagram)

    6) When people click on any of the photos in the montage, they will find a direct link to your latest podcast with Arny! Since the giant sand castle is in Brazil, I posted the information on the Instagram account in Portuguese, with the hopes that you can reach a whole new, previously untapped Brazillian market (most people here can understand English, but are more likely to give it a shot if the description is in their own language) Side note: I became functional in Portuguese in just 2 months using the tactics I learned in 4HC.

    7) Boom. Mind blown.

    8) I also posted to all my social media outlets including Twitter, Facebook, my Blog (13,500 followers) and LinkedIn.

    WHY I SHOULD WIN THIS COMPETITION:

    I SOLEMLY PROMISE that if I win, I will donate 100% of the money to a non-profit organization that supports English language education in the Favala by the name of Vidigal. That’s right, I will give away the entire $1,000 and I will not keep $1 of the winnings. I will give it all away to the people in Brazil that need it much more than I do. I will post pictures of me awarding the money, as well as picture updates of what the money has done for this school in the Favela of Vidigal, after it has been spent. All of which can be found on my blog after I win the money http://www.TheSoulProprietor.net

    I’m keeping the signed book from Arny. That’s for me.

    The truth is, I have hopes that if I give the money away, I will win and you will still have dinner with me even though I was supposed to only choose one of the three options listed under item (2) in the contest rules. If this is impossible, maybe we can settle for a skype chat? If not, I will be happy just knowing that you at least know who I am!

    I am a huge fan of yours, you have been a big influence on my life, and I owe my success to you.

    Alister

    #arnoldpod

    PS, if anyone reading this thought my marketing idea was cool and want to learn about how I can help their business grow through brilliant experiential marketing ideas, you can contact me on my blog at http://www.TheSoulProprietor.com

    PROOF:

    picture of sand castle in Copacabana Beach:

    https://scontent-a-mia.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/q83/p235x350/1797970_340105826192651_2089312770810654297_n.jpg?oh=47f45666bdd2b212c6f4fd3bc2bd6594&oe=5569C648

    Instagram profile: @TimFerrissShow

  204. #arnoldpod

    //Was trying to make it clear for a person who might not be in Russian social media or apps. Some things were explained harshly. But please give it a shot.

    The post is promoted to 119’088 people in the VK (Russian Facebook) community of Podster (Russian iTunes Podcast). The community consists of business people who knows English.

    Link to the promo on VK => https://vk.com/wall-35524891_13733

    The VK post itself is the repost from Tim Ferriss’ Russian community where I am posting Russian translation of Tim Ferriss show. Yeah, I’m the Russian voice of Tim. Don’t you want to hear it?

    You can listen to podcast on Podster => http://ferriss.podster.fm/

    Just 3 “in-between-sodes” were recorded so far but this is just the beginning.

    //Touching success story

    I would be honored to meet with Tim since he is one of my “Masters”:

    2009: 4HWW was absorbed by me in my first semester at university. I built my first business and it was on autopilot checking on clients once a day and the rest of the day learning how to shoot a blockbuster. The last one ended up being art film which won a few European movie awards.

    2013: I lost 10 pounds in a week, then a few pounds each week normalizing my weight from 178 to 160 pounds. Because of 4HB obviously. Also I began to learn nutrition myself.

    2014: I’ve recently bought 4HC and can’t wait to start.

    Thanks hell a lot,

    Владимир

  205. #arnoldpod I shared on facebook, used the “#arnoldpod” and tagged your facebook page as well as Arnold’s page. Also posted on the Arnold Sports Festival page which has almost 3 million followers! The link I used is to your itunes page as requested. Thanks for the consideration and sharing this great interview.

  206. #arnoldpod

    Great podcast! You need to convince Arnold to do a “Ask Arnold” bit on your podcast every few weeks. Just a quick two minute answer to listeners questions.

    I went old school grassroots on you and just told anybody/everybody that will listen to me about this episode. Quantifiable? Yea not so much but it is these grains of sands that build the mightiest of castles.

  207. #ArnoldPod

    
“Wether you think you can, or you think you can’t — you’re right.” Henry Ford

    
February 5th

    7PM – Enter marriage counseling session with my wife. This is our second session. We have been married 4 years this July and have been together for almost 9.

    7:34 – Wife says that she wants a divorce.

    7:35 – I agree with her, it’s the healthiest course of action given the situation.

    9:30 – I’m sitting in bed and open Facebook to see that Tim Ferriss has a contest running. I’m immediately intrigued and click on the link and read the guidelines.


    9:33 – Challenge Excepted! Then I decide to delay my usual sleep schedule because I’m too excited. I explain that Tim is using Parkinson’s law to my at present wife. I think she gets it and I leave the bedroom.

    9:41 – Blew some tea.

    9:44 – I look over the comments on Facebook post about the challenge.


    9:45 – I come across some half naked photos in with the comments. I hope this isn’t a beauty contest because I don’t know how to share your podcast with a half naked picture of myself. I finish skimming through the 89 comments.

    9:50 – Note I must use #AronoldPod, on top of the comment.

    10:01 – Objective, to drive traffic to the site: fourhourworkweek.com/arnold


    10:02 – Brainstorm:

    Put the contest as a thing I must get done today in my 5 Minute Journal.

    1 Minute, 1 Habit, 1% Happier video

    Tweet and Facebook all past guest of The Tim Ferriss Podcast. Tell them to go to fourhourworkweek.com/arnold.

    Set up through Hootsuite to post every 73 minutes on my Tweeter and Facebook. Tell others to go fourhourworkweek.com/arnold.

    Keep running post until well after the deadline for good measure.

    Thank Tim for the challenge and for taking your mind off your impending divorce.

    Schedule 3 twenty-minute meditations throughout the day to keep focus.

    Every 20 minutes take 5-minute breaks to exercise, following Pavel Tsatsouline recommendation.

    Coach.me – Share Tim Ferriss habit and add Video.

    Now Tim, I would have tried to outsource some of this work but with less than a 24-hour deadline I can’t.


    Carry around 4 Hour Chef book, if just for the sheer weight!

    Check the website to see how many words I can post.

    
10:04 – Posted on my Tweeter and Facebook page fourhourworkweek.com/arnold, with the comment “good stuff, no great stuff.”


    10:08 – Mission Statement: 24-Hour campaign, the best I can do is to put a bug in as many ears as possible about the Arnold episode.

    10:10 – I realize that this challenge is in line with one of my goals for the year, connecting with Tim Ferriss. I don’t set out to compete in this challenge, I’m setting out to win this thing! 


    10:12 – Figure out what Magic Elves like and if they exist? 


    If I had more time I would have run a 99Designs campaign for this progject.

    I head over to Onnit.com to have them overnight me some Alpha BRAIN. Unfortunately, it’s too late in the day to get it tomorrow.

    Use Scrivener to write the competition entry.


    
10:14 – I Tweet and Facebook Arnold Swartzinager fourhourworkweek.com/arnold with the comment: This guy does a spot on job with your accent! Check it out –

    The tweet goes through. Facebook doesn’t and says sorry, your wall post could not be added at this time. Please try again later. Damnit Swartzinager! I’ll be back!

    10:20 – With a solid non-interrupted 36 minutes of prep work I’m off to sleep. 3 am here I come.


    
February 6th

    3:49 Am – Awake, be sure to thank Tim for the 90 minutes of restless sleep with thoughts of his challenge.

    
“A task is only as big as its smallest part.”

    5:00 – I’ve gotten my morning routine done which consists of:


    16 Ounces of ice cold water

    5 Minute Journal

    Stretching

    30 grams of protein

    10 minutes of exercise, treadmill

    20-minute meditation using Headspace app (Thank Tim for having heard about it on his podcast.)

    5:30 – At local Starbucks with the game plan. 1st I’m going to script 1 Minute, 1 Habit, 1 % Happier piece explaining how listening to The Tim Ferriss Show will make you Happier. Then phase two is to edit it and put it on my YouTube Channel. Then build link on the website page for it. 


    7:09 – Having finished everything from above, now I’m going to go follow and tweet this: 1PercentHappier.com Says, Listening to The Tim Ferriss Show will make you 1% Happier. http://youtu.be/OfNOPwi_W9c to the past guests of The Tim Ferriss Show plus @tferriss.

    7:55 – Finished tweeting everyone. Now time to write the post for the challenge.

    8:23 – I run into my mom’s cancer doctor at the coffee shop. We chatted and he asked me what I was working on. I then got to share The Tim Ferriss Show with him. He brought up the podcast on his phone and who knows Tim you may have another listener.

    9:02 – Take a break from writing to go back and tweet all past guests again.

    9:27 – I received a text from my wife asking if I’d take my soon to be ex-stepson to his archery tournament this afternoon. I mean is that right, she will become my ex-wife and the kids will become my ex-stepsons. I have a whole new terminology I’m going to have to live with. So I’m 36 and will officially be able to mark divorce off the old bucket list. But honestly, there is no success without failure and you never know if something will work if you don’t take your shots.

    9:49 – Computer froze while doing retweets. I was trying to work faster by keeping multi-tabs open. It’s amazing how quick a thousand dollar laptop can turn into a POS. So I forced quit Chrome, reopened and I’m back in business. At this point, I’m pretty much on auto-pilot. I’m going to set up all tweet windows so that in 90 minutes I can retweet everyone. 


    9:58 – Added Share Tim Ferriss Habit with the video to my http://www.Coach.me/FitnessChris page. I also go ahead and check that habit off for the day. 


    10:15 – @Nc7TIKiHSLN2S04 Favorited my tweet

    10:18 – Spent last 20 minutes following your followers and messaging them: 1PercentHappier.com Says, Listening to The Tim Ferriss Show will make you happier. http://youtu.be/OfNOPwi_W9c

    
10:25 – I keep getting caught up in thought, wondering what would have happened if I wouldn’t have gotten her to go to counseling. How long would this have gone on? I had known for a good year and a half that this needed to be done. One reason I didn’t do it last year this time was because my mom’s breast cancer had come back. It had metastasized itself into skin cancer. So 4 months to the day after my 35 birthday I was motherless. The cancer had basically boiled her while squeezing her stomach, chest, and back. All the while trapping water in her lungs. In the end, she suffocated to death while being heavily sedated in hospice care. My dad, her husband of over 40 years was laying on a small mattress on the floor beside her when the nurse woke him to let him know that she was gone.

    10:26 – @selldigitaldlds Favorited my tweet

    10:27 – @BobbyG1981 Favorited my tweet

    10:38 – Following people on twitter and then messaging them links seems to have the best return. It’s also the best use of my time right now between retweeting past guest of the show.

    11:54 – Drove home, had a healthy salad. Time to get my second meditation on! Then back at it, time is ticking away.

    11:55 – @KKBanners – Favorited my tweet

    12:45 – I could barely keep awake during meditation. So I took a 20 power nap. Woke up to see that Marc Goodman at 2:05 favorited my tweet! Took another 10 minute meditation and brewed some pomegranate tea. Now it’s time to retweet the past guest again. I’m shooting for more efficiency this time.

    1:02 – Most efficient this last time around. It took right around 10 minutes with a better wi-fi signal at home. I’ve figured out the best way to do it and have shaved 30 minutes off my original time.

    1:25 – So yeah my wife and I have a couples massage that she purchased for my birthday and is scheduled to be used this Saturday on Valentines day. That should be interesting. If anything I’m sure it will be unforgettable, our last Valentines day together. I can tell you this, I’m not getting her any flowers this year.

    2:00 – Just got done following and messaging more of your followers. It’s nice that over 20 of your followers have in turn followed me.

    2:25 – Clean and sweep main floor in preparation for tonight’s meeting. I still need to transfer my notes to an Epub file and put on my nook.

    2:33 – @mysocialfam Favorited my tweet

    3:00 – Retweeted most of the past guest again. This tweeter message popped up. This request looks like it might be automated. To protect our users from spam and other malicious activity, we can’t complete this action right now. Please try again later. I figure if I’m irritating them they will get over it. I’m doing it all in the name of The Tim Ferriss Show and because they know you, they should understand. As you would say, don’t ask for permission you can also ask later for forgiveness.

    4:00 – You now my wife really is doing me a favor. I’m not a quitter and I don’t break my promises. If she wasn’t pulling the trigger on this thing how many years would have gone by living in a marriage where she loved me but wasn’t in love with me. Bottom line sometimes two people are better off separated. They can be happier without the commitment of each other.

    4:46 – I tell you Tim, I wouldn’t change a thing. I was talking with a good friend of mine about my situation a month ago. He then told me a story about how he was with someone and helped her out of a really bad situation but in the end they didn’t stay together. He said this, “sometimes relationships end because they have served their purpose.” If I hadn’t fallen in love with my wife, I wouldn’t have moved back to Kentucky and I wouldn’t have had that time with my mom. I would have missed out on what was the last 8 years of her life. I wouldn’t change a thing. Sometimes relationships have served their purpose.

    Thank you Tim for this opportunity. I’m proud of the work that I did today, it was fun. All I was doing was dropping pebbles into a stream, you never know where the ripples will end up. Who knows they may even affect your Magic Elves and we can have dinner in San Fransisco? If not, that is alright also. I feel that our paths will cross eventually either way. It could be sooner or later. Until then my friend keep up the good work and I promise you I will keep digesting it and sharing it.

    He who gives the most, gets the most.

    Sincerley,

    Chris

    1PercentHappier.com Says, Listening to The Tim Ferriss Show will make you 1% Happier. http://youtu.be/OfNOPwi_W9c

  208. My favourite interview is your non-interview with Peter Thiel. The guy is such a genius at creating billion-dollar-value-producing-business that I can’t believe you didn’t reschedule the interview so that you could have more of a back-and-forth instead of a simple Q&A.

    PLEASE do another interview with Peter Thiel as you did with Peter Diamandis.

  209. #arnoldpod

    To help promote your podcast I did the following:

    Posted on my business FB, Twitter, Google+, 3 times – aggregate following of 941 people – reach unknown due to Twitter analytics hiccup, engagement of 3

    Asked my wife to post on her blog fan page and tweet, which she agreed to – aggregate following of 9532 – Total FB reach of 230, engagement 2, currently Twitter data is unknown

    Posted on my personal FB (3 times), Twitter (3 times), and Linked Page (only 1 time) – aggregate following of 1965 (friends, followers, connections) – roll up of Twitter data below.

    Re-tweeted my personal Tweet from my business account and re-tweeted my business tweet from my personal account – aggregated impressions of 36 and an engagement of 7

    I shared both the iTunes link and the website link in order to use two different pictures in my FB/Google+ feeds, and used the hastag #arnoldpod on all posts.

    This data is current as of 2:25 PM PST

    Good luck, hope it helped out!

    KF

  210. #arnoldpod

    Question, Continental doesn’t exist anymore? Didn’t it get bought by United? So is that for real?

    Secondly, I work in the music biz so I’m able to reach some interesting people with my social media 🙂

  211. #arnoldpod “How The Terminator’s COW BALLS Helped Me Help Tim Reach 48,032 Potential Fans For $30…” – Joel Erway

    I was nervous my Facebook account would be shutdown when I did this, but for Tim it was worth it… 🙂

    I wrote a summary of my strategies and results in a Word document and uploaded them here:

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7ded76ZxEY8SXJqN0RLMFcwZ00/view?usp=sharing

    I hope that works (I included pictures there). If not, below is the full article. Sorry, it’s longer, but I wanted to make sure I made the deadline! I had a lot of fun with this 🙂

    Joel

    ——–

    I was nervous my Facebook account would be shutdown when I did this, but for Tim it was worth it… 🙂

    This was a lot of fun. How many times do you see a prominent role model run a contest through marketing experiments?

    I got a late jump on this (started near midnight Feb 05), and wish I saw it earlier, but I gave it my best. Actually, I was pretty impressed by the quick results (and jealous that my personal ads don’t do nearly as well…)

    Here’s the breakdown of how I achieved my results:

    Step 1. Identify the goal: simple. Drive more traffic to Tim’s content (he mentions the iTunes page is ideal, so that’s where I sent it). Must produce quantifiable results.

    Step 2. Create a game plan. I went back and forth with this one. I’m not that technical, and could only really think of one way to track true, accurate results through promotion that I have any experience with – Facebook Ads. I could have hired some dude on Fiverr or ODesk to promote the hell out of this, but I have no idea if those promotions were legit. And, there’s a lot of fraud out there. Tim deserves better than that.

    Step 3. Identify the target. Targeting FB audience members can be tricky. If done incorrectly, one can generate unwanted visitors. So I needed to figure out how to target the right audience. So who do we think Tim might want to listen to his podcast? Other podcasters, of course.

    And we know Tim wants world domination so he probably wants to dominate the podcast chart rankings. I assumed because of Tim’s popularity, he was probably already ranked pretty high, and I assumed right. But not high enough… (Invisibilia, we’re looking at you!)

    At the time, he was ranked #6 in the U.S. according to iTunescharts.net. Hmmm…. I wonder if those podcasts have Facebook pages and followings? Yup!

    FYI – I targeted only the countries that iTunescharts.net measured rankings for (Canada, US, UK, Australia, Brazil, France, Italy, German, Spain) for a potential reach of 16M people. I also included Arnold’s fan page audience.

    Step 4. Creative. This was a little risky. I wanted to use something that obviously grabbed the attention of fans, but encouraged them to click through. Obviously, using Tim and Arnold’s faces was a no-brainer to connect

    But I needed that pattern-interrupt. Something to catch the eye. So I scrolled through Tim’s blog post on the podcast. And there it was.

    Cow Balls.

    How can someone NOT look at that? Now, the only problem… will my Facebook account get banned if I pay to advertise the words COW BALLS in big, red, bold letters?

    Apparently it’s fair game 🙂

    Add an OK headline (could have been GREATLY improved, I know… but it was late), and pose a question, and I was ready to go.

    Step 5. Execute. As much as I love Tim, I wasn’t prepared to dump $1,000 running an ad the day before the contest ended without any idea if the ad would shutdown my Facebook account. That could be pretty costly. But $30? Sure, what the hell.

    At 16M potential reach, I figured I’d hit 20k-40k people and I was pretty close. I set the lifetime budget at $30 and went to bed.

    Step 6. The results. Very impressed with what happened. Not only did I get 441 clicks to his website, but over 48,000 people got exposure to the podcast in just under 24 hours and 7 likes!. I’m sure this is a drop in the bucket compared to Tim’s 5M+ regular visitors to his site, but it’s worth a shot 🙂

    We ended up with a 0.373% CTR which I thought was pretty good… considering that I targeted both mobile devices, desktop and right hand news feed. I can only go from past experience, which for me was only Desktop News Feed ads. And a good CTR for that was 1%. More impressions are given for various platforms so I was satisfied with a non-optimized ad at 0.373%. But even MORE impressed at $0.08 per website click!

  212. #arnoldpod

    What I did to help drive traffic:

    1. The podcast was promoted on a LinkedIn account (991 people in the network)

    2. The podcast was posted on a Facebook page (several hundred friends)

    3. Twitter tweet to ~1,000 followers

    4. The link was submitted to StumbleUpon

    5. The podcast was promoted as an original post on Reddit

    6. The podcast was pinned on Pinterest, using popular hashtags to increase visibility

    7. The podcast was posted to Instagram, using popular hashtags to increase visibility

    8. The podcast was linked to on Tumblr, using popular hashtags to increase visibility

    I, Kathy Ziecik, am posting on behalf of Jon Davis as his virtual assistant at Zirtual.

    Thank you for your consideration!

  213. #arnoldpod

    I blasted this to thousands of followers through various social media channels that read/watch everything I do. Last year, 70% of my business came from my online presence and continues to be the primary reason for growth.

    Let’s do dinner, Tim!

  214. Tim! Christian Fitzharris here. I promoted the hell out of your show and the interview in the following ways. 1) I put this page all over my Facebook and had friends post it too. 2) I wrote a fun song promoting your podcast and the interview with Arnold and created a jingle for fourhourworkweek.com/arnold and had friends download it and post it on their pages. 3) I posted links to both my jingle for your show AND the interview on Twitter five times a day for the last four days. 4) I posted the links to the podcast and the song on anything marked “Arnold Schwarzenegger” or “motivation Arnold…”on You Tube 5) My Tweets were favorited by @FansofArnold and others on Twitter. 6) I told stories from the podcast to people at my work and they downloaded the interview to enjoy as well. 7) I printed up the picture of you and Arnold and wrote out the fourhourworkweek.com/Arnold and led people there in person If you missed my song here’s the link: http://tinyurl.com/kg93myf

  215. #arnoldpod

    Hi Tim,

    I have created a new bit.ly account and created 3 different links that I have shared with maven’s in my network based on the 3 categories I feel I am best networked in. Entertainment (stand up comedy), Health and fitness, and Business/sucess. After making a list of my core Maven’s I sent them the corresponding link for each category telling them to listen, learn, and share.

    I have sent you the log in and password for the bit,ly account as a message to your confirmed page on facebook. By searching my name Bryan Maine in your messages you should receive the log in info no problem.

    I hope that this helps you, and fingers crossed I will be seeing you soon (thinking maybe you meet me in Tokyo and help me spend $1000, its been too damn long!)

    either way, good podcast as always. I may not be the best producer for this but I still believe I am the right person to choose. Now I must get back to my own business and start trying to pay for trips to San Fran and Tokyo myself.

    -Bryan

  216. #arnoldpod

    Dear Tim & esteemed panel of magic elves,

    – I promoted the podcast on mine and my company’s Twitter accounts, multiple times. 4,436 followers total (all 100% organic and real, and a perfect target demographic for listeners to your podcast).

    – I shared the link on Google+ to my 14,300 followers there.

    – I promoted the podcast on the 3 Facebook pages I manage plus my personal page for a total reach of 2,194 people, plus I referenced this blog post and encouraged others to take part in the contest and promote it as well.

    – I wrote a blog about it and posted it to my company’s website which gets 500 organic hits a day and I shared the podcast via our email newsletter which has 1,400 subscribers.

    – I instagrammed a photo about the blog/podcast to my 918 followers on Instagram.

    – I shared the podcast/post with my network on LinkedIn. My network has 7 million people.

    – I encouraged sharing of the post and sent emails & texts to friends, family & clients (100 people)

    All in all, the reach from my efforts is approximately 25,000… but I know you care more about quality than quantity, and I can tell you the exposure was of exceptional quality. All 100% organic, genuine followers of my company (one of the best online editing services in the world) and my personal brand (I’m an LA-based entrepreneur, director & photographer).

    Reference links:

    http://twitter.com/edit911

    http://twitter.com/breezybaldwin

    http://facebook.com/edit911

    http://facebook.com/breezybaldwin

    http://edit911.com/blog

    http://instagram.com/breezybaldwin

    https://plus.google.com/+BreezyBaldwin/

    PS. Save your miles, I’m in San Francisco all the time for work & pleasure. It would be a bucket list goal completed to buy you dinner.

  217. Here’s how I reached the most SUPER TARGETED, QUALIFIED people who WILL CLICK THROUGH-a guaranteed over 213,000.

    Who cares if I send to one billion people, if no one clicks. It’s not the numbers, since everyone could ignore the post. It’s who pays attention to the posts and CLICKS.

    The people most interested and who will click are Arnold’s fans.

    I hired a VA to work for several hours writing all of Arnold’s fan sites, since those are the people who would much more likely listen to the podcast. I personally contacted Arnold’s #1 site.

    Arnold’s #1 fan site posted on Twitter, Facebook and their main news page for me. Huge win. Yes, we got it up 🙂 13.5 k on Twitter and 200k on FB 🙂 That’s like gold, since THIS IS A LIST MADE JUST FOR ARNOLD FANS! It’s taken years to get this list, and the links went to the PERFECT market. Actually, YOU COULDN’T GET A BETTER LIST than this one for this show. These are the people who will click through! Will be highest percentage of clicks.

    (The #1 fan club asked for an exclusive photo of Tim and Arnold, so I asked Tim’s media person for one, but she didn’t send one. I did send the one posted, but Tim could you send them one, so they’ll promote it again? Send to: randytafs@yahoo.com.)

    People interested in celebrities could also be more interested than most people. I also contacted:

    The National Enquirer tip section. LOL Spoke with the Enquirer and they may be interested.

    Star Magazine tip section

    E Online.com tip section

    I also contacted Arnold’s Blueprint.com site. Again, all Arnold fans who would be interested.

    My list terminated all the other competition in this contest, since I targeted hundreds of thousands who have signed up saying they’re interested in hearing about Arnold.

  218. #arnoldpod

    Loved this episode. My biggest takeaway is how essential it is to have a crystal clear focus and vision.

    To help get the word out, I submitted my first ever buzzfeed article to the buzzfeed community as a listicle of the interesting topics you covered with Arnold. The article contained links back to either your blog, your facebook posts, arnold’s facebook posts, or articles covering your podcast such as on business insider. Fingers crossed it gets picked up by the buzzfeed monkeys. I’m also sharing it on my social media accounts to get some momentum.

    Why buzzfeed?

    I recognize it’s going to the “dark side” of the internets, but my approach was to look at the Alexa top 100 sites and pick one that you (Tim) didn’t have a lot exposure on but Arnold does. Figured hitting a new audience would be more likely with this approach.

    Link to buzzfeed article:

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/chrisyutz/top-6-crazy-facts-you-never-knew-about-arnold-schw-1b6ct

  219. #arnoldpod

    -How I pulled in views:

    I like to keep it simple and organic, as I simply don’t know (nor want to know) enough about dark posts, hashtags and other “ninja tactics.” Low info diet, remember? 😉

    -Instead, I sent out an email to my thousands of fitness customers and subscribers on my platform and highlighted benefits I took away from Arnold’s interview.

    Considering much of the interview had to do with mindset and fitness, it really resonated with my subscriber-base.

    This is one of many content peices of the 4hourblog that I have recommended to my community.

    Thanks for everything, Tim

    Jason

  220. #arnoldpod

    Let me start by saying I am a huge fan of your books as well as your new show and it would be an honor to share a meal with you. I do not have an extreme amount of followers however I did use some tools that I believe will exponentially grow your following.

    In order to get the word out I started by writing a Facebook post asking my 1,500 friends to go to fourhourworkweek.com/Arnold and check out the podcast as well as to start following the hash tag #arnoldpod. I said it was really important to me, so a lot of people will.

    I then went to Twitter, where I Tweeted the same sentiment, twice.

    I next went to Instagram, where my cat kindly held a sign that said ” #Arnoldpod fourhourworkweek .com/ Arnold” and wrote the same thing in the caption along with the ever popular #catsofinstagram and the cleverly thought of, #podcats. I’m confident that this brought out a new demographic of viewers that would not have usually looked otherwise. (You can view the post at http://instagram.com/p/yxuV0TAh1e/ )

    I then shouted “CHECK OUT FOUR HOUR WORK WEEK DOT COM SLASH ARNOLD” out of the window of my second story Boston apartment where there were a confirmed 7 people on the road, two of which pulled out their phones to, I can only assume, take a note of the website.

    I will also be writing #arnoldpod on my hand before I go to work tonight so every time I hand a customer a beer he will presumably inquire / tell his friends about the podcast.

    I also emailed my mom.

    Please pick me.

    -Your admirer, April

  221. #arnoldpod

    Hey Tim,

    Running marketing for a soon-to-launch edtech start-up down in Orange County, I wanted to personally experiment with some of Twitters new advertising features/platform that they’ve been busy improving upon, and see what kind of results I could get promoting content like this podcast.

    ( congrats to twitter shareholders btw +16% today! )

    PS. I also had a free $100 twitter advertising coupon 😉

    I launched a campaign targeting male’s in metro areas of SF, LA, and NYC for this experiment with similar interests based on Twitter’s data of both Arnold’s and your followers.

    As for the promoted tweets, I created various ad types, each based on separate interesting pieces of the episode (ex. “How Arnold Used Meditation For One Year to Reset His Brain” and “How @Schwarzenegger Made Millions BEFORE His Acting Career Took Off”) with Twitter Cards, Images, and varying combinations. I will follow up with the analytics at the end of the campaign.

    I noticed the Business Insider article, (http://www.businessinsider.com/arnold-schwarzenegger-transcendental-meditation-2015-2), so I thought about going the PR route, then realized if I had the time, with the next campaign I would love to use Facebook to target journalists/employees of a publications list I would put together with a PR pitch to get their attention. A custom directed promoted ad in their feed pitching a story haha anyways next time!

    Glad I finally had an excuse to run some test campaigns, hopefully the episode gains some free exposure and maybe see you soon for dinner!

    1. #arnoldpod

      Update to my $100 Twitter Campaign:

      19,974 Impressions and 1,480 Engagements (Clicks, Favorites, Retweets etc.)!

      7.41% Eng. Rate

      $.07 Cost per Engagement!

      Had fun, and was impressed with Twitter’s advertising results/costs. Prices will obviously continue to rise as the platform continue’s to mature and competition for bids drives up prices, but seems like a great tactic for the right campaigns!

      Looking forward to picking your brain over dinner Tim! 😉

  222. #arnoldpod

    Here’s what I did to send traffic to your page:

    1. Set up a UTM code to this page: Source: timblog Medium: syndicationnetwork, UTM content: SchwarzeneggerInterview, UTM Campaign: jeremias

    You should be able to see the stats in your Google Analytics account.

    2. Emailed my email list of 1500 people interested in business and entrepreneurship 3 times about this intereview.

    3. Used my social distribution channels to let people know about the interview. These includes twitter, google+, and a facebook page.

    I choose, dinner with Tim! (if I win) 🙂

    Thank you for offering this Tim, the podcast is amazingly awesome!

  223. #arnoldpod

    Shared and boosted post($20) on facebook business account and personal account!!! Set target audience to everyone in the US. Interests for targeting include Arnold S, Timothy Ferriss, The Terminator, Life Hacker, SCHNITZEL!!!!(ok not schnitzel). Link is for your itunes page as preferred.

    I do not use any other social media apps. If selected, I’m picking dinner… there is no contest there. #bestSURPRISEforWIFEever #dontTEASE.

    PS. Thanks again for all the amazing information you put out. I started my own business, have 2 VA’s working in india for me, I give/recommend your books to everyone.

  224. #arnoldpod

    Alright let’s take a shot at this, before I share my results, here’s how I approached this task in order for Tim to make this a profitable endeavour:

    How much does the Tim Ferriss Show make from Sponsorships?

    Without knowing this we can’t really know how much we should spend to make this worthwhile.

    Looking at one of the top podcasters, John Lee Dumas, who does

    7x shows per week with 2x sponsorships per episode

    => 7x2x4 = 56 sponsorships per month

    According to his last income report he makes around 60’592 USD per month from sponsorships. That equals around 1000 USD per episode. Per two sponsors.

    Tim is doing two sponsorships per episode with an average of 2-3 episodes per week.

    That means, he’s doing 2 episodes * 2 sponsorships = 4 sponsorships per week

    => 4 * 4 = 16 sponsorships per month.

    16 sponsors * 500 per sponsor = 8000 USD / month from the podcast

    Tim is probably doing more downloads and the sponsorship money increases with the number of downloads. So let’s safely assume, it’s around 10k USD / month to spend to reach our goals.

    That means we have 10’000 USD per month to make this a worthwhile endeavour.

    What could be the goal of the podcast?

    More outreach, more people, in a quantifiable way.

    How would I do it/did I do it?

    1. Create multiple sets of facebook ads

    2. A/B test the hell out of them on a CPC basis

    3. Switch to a CPM basis and keep getting clicks for less money

    Where would I send the clicks to?

    Tim is already #9 in the Top 10 of the iTunes charts:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/sax0mtqkaqi0ev8/Screenshot%202015-02-06%2023.40.16.png?dl=0

    However, he’s only #53 on Stitcher. But since I couldn’t find any data on how many downloads are needed to get to a number one spot on the Stitcher charts, it’s not really quantifiable (to compare, Serial, #2 on iTunes, makes 3.4 Mio. downloads per episode https://www.dropbox.com/s/kw7ekn6eab4x8ht/Screenshot%202015-02-07%2000.46.21.png?dl=0, taken from edition.cnn.com)

    That’d leave us with Soundcloud and YouTube (considering that the blog already gets enough traffic from the newsletter and all the other articles)

    Now Soundcloud doesn’t make a lot of sense, since it’s difficult to monetize further (besides the sponsorships). Plus, he’s only doing around 2-3k listens per episode, which is not enough to make it worthwhile in any additional way (maybe down the road?)

    So, what about YouTube?

    Tim currently has around 37k subscribers, with an average viewer count of around 5k-30k views per video. Compare this to “The Joe Rogan Experience” (#10 on Stitcher https://www.dropbox.com/s/l6ugustzpfuijfp/Screenshot%202015-02-07%2000.47.04.png?dl=0

    and #30 on iTunes https://www.dropbox.com/s/92pqdrduizf3wvg/Screenshot%202015-02-07%2000.47.19.png?dl=0

    ), who has 273k subscribers, with an average viewer count of around 50k-100k views per video.

    That’d mean that there is still a lot of potential on YouTube, especially considering that Tim is often times getting featured by iTunes for his episodes, like this one: https://www.dropbox.com/s/5448mpmf8pjq4kq/Screenshot%202015-02-06%2023.40.25.png?dl=0

    Results

    Of course I realized this after linking my facebook ads to the blogpost (“hinterher ist man immer schlauer!”), but I mean even in the rules it states to link to the post, stream or iTunes link, so I linked to the post.

    My ads for the first round of testing

    Facebook Ad #1:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/cuwkvk09gfzp6kg/Screenshot%202015-02-06%2022.57.00.png?dl=0

    Facebook Ad #2:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/8ia11trivmf7l38/Screenshot%202015-02-06%2022.55.19.png?dl=0

    Facebook Ad #3:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/4sgtur13qajpygx/Screenshot%202015-02-06%2022.55.37.png?dl=0

    Facebook Ad #4:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/emg7162stq6i09n/Screenshot%202015-02-06%2022.56.19.png?dl=0

    Facebook Ad #5:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/2bdvwoujgxslim5/Screenshot%202015-02-06%2022.55.57.png?dl=0

    Performance:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/8unmvbzzpvteq4q/Screenshot%202015-02-06%2022.54.38.png?dl=0

    (keep in mind that these ads just ran for a few hours)

    So #5 performed the best, after switching to a CPM model (again way too short to optimize further), we’ve gotten to this:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/wna9jlwj3oybsly/Screenshot%202015-02-07%2000.27.28.png?dl=0

    For a total of 113 clicks (with the other ads) in this short period of time.

    That means we’re spending 0.62 USD per click.

    With a budget of 10’000 USD, that’d mean: 16’129 Clicks / month

    With these amounts we could get an average of around 14k views (probably more) to every interview for the podcast put on YouTube.

    Hypothesis:

    – we could get the CPC probably down to around 0.50 USD (if not more), while increasing the CTR with more time (and more testing!)

    – The more videos with a lot of views Tim has on YouTube, the more exposure he gets, the more subscribers he gets, the more views he gets per video

    – This would increase the chance to turn the YouTube account into an additional asset, if the interest lays in the monetary value OR way more exposure through a platform, where he’s not very known yet 🙂

    Additional steps taken:

    The rest is not very mentionable, but:

    http://instagram.com/p/yu61I4kp5a/?modal=true (29 likes, 2 comments)

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/286119382552869630/ (4 repins, 3 likes)

    Repins here:

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/286119382552869630/repins/

    https://plus.google.com/100942731155286180529/posts/baW2gCVbdME (on Fitness Community, 7 +1’s)

    https://plus.google.com/100942731155286180529/posts/MpqhmkRmtbw (on Bodybuilding Community, 8 +1’s)

    Links and additional info can be provided anytime 🙂

  225. As much as the opportunity to have dinner with you in SF is extremely tempting as it would be fun and learning experience I will not be able to commit time to do it well for another few days. My wife and I just moved from Berkeley to Hayward to escape the chaos of campus. Needless to say, my office is packed in boxes, and I have another day or two of cleaning and unpacking to do. On that note, I did enjoy the interview with Arnold while I was cleaning and will be doing more research into transcendental meditation. Although I am choosing to finish putting our place together over participating in the contest, I would really enjoy the chance to meet up for coffee or dinner sometime even if I had to pay. Hayward is only across the bay.

  226. #arnoldpod

    First off, I didn’t see this contest until about 6pm PST last night (5th) but had merrily listened to the podcast earlier this week. While I’m sure 24 hours may not be enough time to surpass some of the other entries, it was worth a quick effort since there’s a whale of a prize (dinner with Tim, of course).

    Minimum Quantifiable Effort (MQE):

    1. Created trackable bit.ly link through redirects: http://bit.ly/ttfs-jmk so I could track my progress.

    2. Moved up the monthly newsletter release for one of my muses (e-commerce) by a few days; emailed to 11.1k subscribers with 26.6% list average open rate over last 12 months. Added in a brief contest for free product with the proper link to share. Audience is survival / tactical / law enforcement — my guess is little overlap to Tim’s typical audience.

    3. Posted to that same muse’s Facebook page (27.4k) with awesome picture of Arnold.

    4. Posted to personal Facebook and LinkedIn for shits and giggles.

    5. Celebratory drink alcohol, obviously.

    Quantifiable performance: https://bitly.com/1zEEYZb+

    As of right now, there are 124 clicks on my link (unknown conversion to actually listening). This may seem low, but it’s quantifiable performance unlike aggregation of “potential” impressions.

    Total time spent brainstorming, executing and writing this post: about 30 minutes + adult beverage enjoyment

  227. #arnoldpod

    The Four Hour Growth Hack

    tl;dr:

    – Launched a product on Product Hunt called ExplainedbyArnold, which helps startups get “Total Recall” on their product videos with voiceovers by Arnold. It was a hit. Check it out at http//:www.explainedbyarnold.com

    – Created Slideshare content to drive traffic:

    http://www.slideshare.net/visualcv/how-to-make-it-in-america-7-inspirational-quotes-by-arnold-schwarzenegger

    – Asked top Slideshare users to add links to the Podcast on most popular Arnold presentations:

    https://www.slideshare.net/fullscreen/damonnofar/6-secrets-to-success-by-arnold-schwarzenegger/

    – Used Twitter influencer strategy to drive traffic

    – Created an infographic about Arnold’s unconventional path to becoming a millionaire:

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/509117932851088713/

    – Ran Google Adwords Campaign with $125 free advertising credit

    – Wrote a Medium post about the experience as a meta growth hack: https://medium.com/@jamesclift/the-4-hour-growth-hack-62b835f47636

    In less than 4 Hours.

    Overall Results:

    – ExplainedByArnold.com: 1,366 pageviews, 909 unique views, $120 revenue

    – Adwords: 70,000 impressions, 100 clicks

    – Medium post: 274 unique views

    – Slideshare views: 302 legit unique views

    – Slideshare hack: 9 click throughs

    – Social media click throughs: 15

    The click throughs were all tracked by Owl.ly. Many links (like the link from Explained by Arnold were the direct link to Fourhourworkweek.com/arnold, and are not trackable).

    These stats are from 10am 2/5 and 3:30pm 2/6.

    The full story:

    After recently re-reading the 4-Hour Work Week, the failure of Stanford students came to mind after seeing Tim’s #arnoldpod challenge.

    As a self-proclaimed Growth Hacker with a project that serves hundreds of thousands of users — I needed to win.

    The catch? I needed to do it all in 4 hours. I couldn’t justify making this my full-time obsession for the week, and decided to 80/20 the process.

    The following lays out the strategies, channels, and tools that I used to try to win the contest.

    Step 1: I created a product

    The number one key to a successful growth hack is having a product that doesn’t suck. I needed to come up with a product that was exciting, new, and captivating. In less than 4 Hours.

    First I needed to come up with an idea. In 20 minutes.

    Here were my top 2 ideas:

    Explained by Arnold: A voiceover service that turned your boring startup explainer video into a powerful marketing tool — Voiced by Arnold.

    Arnold Aggregator: A website that collected all social data about Arnold, from his own Twitter and Instagram posts to what his followers were saying.

    I ran with Explained by Arnold. I had 1 hour to make a website that was good enough to launch.

    I launched it: http://www.explainedbyarnold.com.

    Step 2: Product Distribution

    A friend posted Explained By Arnold to Product Hunt, and traffic spiked.

    I also submitted to Reddit and Hackernews.

    It was on the front page of ProductHunt for over 6 hours, and got over 900 unique views in less than a day.

    Step 3: Content marketing

    I decided to tackle three content channels.

    Slideshare: The best place to share your presentations. It’s a gamble, but if you manage to get some momentum you could be featured on the front page. That means lots of views and traffic. It’s also good for long term link building.

    I created a Presentation called: How to Make it in America: 7 Inspirational Quotes by Arnold Schwarzenegger in 20 minutes using Canva.

    http://www.slideshare.net/visualcv/how-to-make-it-in-america-7-inspirational-quotes-by-arnold-schwarzenegger

    Infographics: I decided to try my hand at creating an infographic, and took lessons from the podcast to create an infographic with Pictochart:

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/509117932851088713/

    Step 4: Content Amplification

    Once you have content, you need to drive traffic. Here are some good places to start:

    Reddit: Find a niche subreddit related to your subject, and post it there. If you have friends on Reddit, get them to post so you don’t look like a self-promoting jerk. Reddit doesn’t like that.

    Facebook: Though it’s harder to succeed now, Facebook is still a reasonably effective way to drive traffic if you have enough friends.

    Twitter: Just tweeting out content with a hashtag is akin to shouting in a stadium full of drunk Australians, however Twitter can be incredibly powerful if used correctly. This is through the influencer strategy.

    Twitter influencers: The key to twitter is to have influential people amplify your content. One tweet from a famous person can drive thousands of views due to the ripple effects of retweets. Use Followerwonk to find influential Twitter users, and tweet at them. Your goal? A retweet.

    I used all of these to reasonable degrees of success. Twitter was the best, and I gained a lot of momentum from the influencer strategy.

    Personal Slideshare emails: I found the top 10 presentations on Arnold on Slideshare, and sent a personal note to the creators asking for a “really weird favor”.

    I wanted them to put the link to the Podcast at the end of their presentations — why try to get to the front page if these guys have already made it?

    The biggest success was a link on this presentation that has over 20k views:

    https://www.slideshare.net/fullscreen/damonnofar/6-secrets-to-success-by-arnold-schwarzenegger/

    I avoided the low hanging fruit of paying for fake views from Fiverr for everything except for my Slideshare. I did not count the fake views in the overall statistics.

    Step 6: Paid Advertising

    With zero budget and 15 minutes, the best I could do was use $100 Google Adwords credit, choose a few keywords and let the budget run.

    The results were 100 clicks and over 60k impressions.

    Summing it up:

    Overall, I really enjoyed experimenting with Growth Hacking in a limited time frame. I created, launched, and promoted a product in less than 4 Hours, driving over 1000 (verified) unique views and over 2000 pageviews.

    I didn’t reach my traffic goals, but I did learn a lot:

    -New content discovery and amplification tools.

    -New content creation tools.

    -A nifty Slideshare tactic I’m going to keep using

    -How much energy you get by timeboxing something into 4 hours.

    -Humility. And that reiteration of the fact that doing things right takes time.

    -It’s always worth a shot, even if you end up failing.

    Tim, that was my best effort to beat out those Stanford kids and win the challenge. Thanks for the opportunity!

    – James

  228. #arnoldpod

    What a great prize. Here’s what I did to promote the podcast:

    – Made my twins watch the movie ‘Twins’ then took a photo of them and used it to shamelessly promote the podcast link on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram (insert evil laugh here…!)

    – Changed the wallpaper on my phone to your podcast image and showed everyone I met this week how to find it on iTunes.

    Facebook

    – Ran a Facebook ad targeted at people who like the Facebook Pages of various entrepreneurs. Spent $47 & reached 2059 people, with 123 clicks

    – Posted the link (and a blurb of why people should click) in several FB groups, including the B-School private group which has nearly 13,000 members

    – Posted on my personal profile

    – Took a photo of my roller derby league and posted on our Facebook Page that we’re big supporters of Tim & Arnold and told all our fans to click through & listen

    Twitter

    – A few tweets mentioning the podcast and how awesome it is

    Instagram

    – Changed the link in my bio so people could click straight through to iTunes

    – Researched the best hashtags to use on my posts to gain maximum exposure of the link (& got my photo next to Tim’s by using #arniethegreat)

    Google+

    – Posted the link in several communities and on my profile

  229. #arnoldpod

    As a Graphic Designer, I like to explain thing visually. I mapped out my promotion plan into a mini infographic in this link. http://s19.postimg.org/loxogb29f/TFcompetition.jpg

    Some noteworthy points are:

    – I have studied other people strategy on this page and try to do something different because I don’t want to visit the same Facebook page the other have just went and bombard them with the same message.

    – I tried to analyse what kind of audience will enjoy the talk and from that process

    – I purposely skip some Social Media channel such as Intragram and not spend much time on Pinterest because users there tend to prefer short, visual contents. However I created an appealing quote graphic of Arnold (for example: http://postimg.org/image/yhlsg8dv3/) because that’s the style of contents this market love to consume.

    – By nature, I am a very low profile person especially on Social Media so the exercise force me to think how can reach higher exposures using other people’s network. I resorted on getting a few ‘connector’ people to promote it via the their Facebook groups and Twitters.

    – I also sent personal emails recommended the podcast to some of my friends who might be interest as well.

    Total man power I have spent on the project is about 7 hours.

    Thanks for giving an opportunity to participate in this competition. First it force me to really listen to someone whom originally I had no interest and his story and mindset is just purely fascinating! Then I get to test out my online marketing skill. I learned alot about technique and even some dark side of social media. Definitely having fun!

  230. #arnoldpod

    Wish I would have read this post at the beginning of the week like I should have. I started last night (Thursday) @ about 9:00pm PT.

    I shared the Itunes link on my twitter and facebook accounts. I have a measly 67 followers on Twitter and 347 Facebook friends. I then set up a facebook page called “Best Bodybuilding Interviews” (https://www.facebook.com/BestBodyBuildingInterviews?ref=hl)

    I posted a link to this blog post so that It was at the top of the page. I then ran a Facebook Ad Campaign. I used two different ads with different targets and links. I set the budget for each ad at $10 per day.

    Here are links to the ads:

    Ad 1: https://www.evernote.com/shard/s98/sh/fd473f2c-95d1-4a1c-8cbd-838f06bc3a46/5a6539955ced4d0a69493ba1a636e586

    Ad 2: https://www.evernote.com/shard/s98/sh/ac4c291e-9be0-47a7-9fb0-3b373d4a3c85/588872c9aa635b0a58dd06d0c595dfe9

    Ad 1 directed people to the direct streaming link because I thought that a link directly to itunes might be confusing after clicking on the ad.

    The target audience was:

    Location:

    Austria

    Australia

    Germany

    Spain

    Barcelona (+25 mi) Catalonia

    United Kingdom

    England

    Russia

    United States

    Interests: Arnold Classic, Bodybuilding.com, International Federation of BodyBuilding & Fitness, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Arnold sports festival, Mr. Olympia

    Age: 18 – 55

    Mobile Placement: News Feed

    Desktop: News Feed

    ———————————————-

    Ad 2 drove traffic to the Itunes store. For this I used the exact came criteria but I also included the following as interests :

    Itunes

    Podcasts

    Itunes Store

    ———————————————–

    Here are my results:

    Personal Facebook: 1 like and 1 share (Both from my wife) LAME!

    Twitter: 3 favorites

    Facebook ads:

    Ad 1 : 1 person listened to direct streaming link, 2 people engaged with the link, and 83 people saw it.

    Ad 2 : 7 people clicked through to iTunes. 18 People engaged with the link, 645 people saw it.

    I can quantify that at least 8 people clicked though to start listening to the podcast and 728 people saw the ad. Everything else is speculation.

    I was really hoping for better engagement. I guess its still something and I’m glad I can contribute. I have extreme gratitude for all the time and effort you have been putting into this podcast. Its phenomenal and I will continue to promote it. Thanks Tim

    Twitter: 3 Favorites

    Facebook: 1 like and 1 share (both from my wife) LAME

  231. Hey Tim,

    I have a captive audience that cares about diversity in masculinity, and that’s where I promoted your podcast (via real conversations!). I shared it with a close circle of friends in Cambridge, Mass. who are influencers in a various ways: authors, entrepreneurs, policy makers, entrepreneurs, journalists and fathers. People who will listen to the entire thing and spread the word thoughtfully to your iTunes page. People literally downloaded it on the spot. I also posted on twitter and Facebook.

    Arnold Schwarzenegger is in many ways the epitome of masculinity. I mean, he’s the effing Terminator turned Governator. However, your podcast showed a side of him that is relevant to how we think about moden masulinity and really contributes to the conversation.

    On a totally different note, I know you love Sesame Street. I know this because I’ve only posted on your blog only once before, in 2007 (I’ve been reading your blog for that long!), and I won a box of chocolates because I used to work on Sesame Street and sent you a picture with me and Gover! My boyfriend at the time was super jealous.

    But yeah, in terms of promoting your podcast: real conversations with people I knew would really take interest. Huzzah!

  232. #arnoldpod (breakdown below!)

    I promoted the hell out of the awesome #arnoldpod through my followings on Facebook (5,200 people) Twitter (about 900 people) and LinkedIn (network of 6.3 million), as well as those of the TV station I work for (160,000 people), the professional pages of several friends who also work in TV news across the country (several thousand), sorority sisters all over (several hundred), and wonderful friends and family members who simply want to help me meet Tim. I then paid a small amount of money to boost the post to facebook users who like Tim, his books, and things like startups, entrepreneurship and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

    According to facebook metrics, the links actually reached 34,000 people on that site alone.

    Many of these friends had no idea who Tim Ferriss is… So I explained that I am inspired and encouraged by his writing, and am in awe of the arsenal of stories he has to tell!

    I read one of Tim’s books a year ago, and it was the catalyst in a chain reaction of inspiration that created a massive shift in the way my mind works. I’m forever grateful for that… So to have a conversation with him would be an invaluable cherry on top. Thanks for the chance!

    Breakdown:

    FACEBOOK:

    Reached 34,000 people through

    Shaina Humphries KCCI & personal friends 5,135

    KCCI 159,615

    Kim St. Onge KCCI Reporter 3392

    Elise Brown Reporter 1192

    Rj Tursi Brewery Owner 1225

    Meghan Schiller News Anchor ?

    LTONAA Sorority alumnae association ?

    TWITTER

    Shaina Humphries 872

    KCCINews 37,300

    Elizabeth Klinge 570

    LinkedIn Network: 6,367,910

  233. #arnoldpod

    This was a fun challenge considering I dont use social media (and yet I still came across the book The Four Hour Work Week and this blog).

    I considered a gorilla art approach to putting “truck nuts” inscribed with #arnoldpod on public sculptures, particularly figurative bronze statues to make people do double-takes. Making them whip out their iphone and create a sharing frenzy. Since how I just discovered this contest two hours ago and it’s raining like crazy, I decided to create my own viral image going along the same concept (and winning $1000 probably wouldn’t be enough for bail).

    The image is of a Boy Scout sash with a Balls Badge proudly displayed with the text, “The ideal balance of softness and strength.” I shared it on Facebook, twitter and instagram.

    Historically “taking the bull by the balls” was meant as a symbol for American strength and power. Perhaps the Balls Badge can have it’s own movement, encouraging people to do the right thing, regardless if it’s going to be well received.

  234. #arnoldpod

    I promoted the hell out of the awesome #arnoldpod through my followings on Facebook (5,200 people) Twitter (about 900 people) and LinkedIn (network of 6.3 million), as well as those of the TV station I work for (160,000 people), the professional pages of several friends who also work in TV news across the country (several thousand), sorority sisters all over (several hundred), and wonderful friends and family members who simply want to help me meet Tim. I then paid a small amount of money to boost the post to facebook users who like Tim, his books, and things like startups, entrepreneurship and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

    According to facebook metrics, the links actually reached 34,000 people on that site alone.

    Many of these friends had no idea who Tim Ferriss is… So I explained that I am inspired and encouraged by his writing, and am in awe of the arsenal of stories he has to tell!

    I read one of Tim’s books a year ago, and it was the catalyst in a chain reaction of inspiration that created a massive shift in the way my mind works. I’m forever grateful for that… So to have a conversation with him would be an invaluable cherry on top. Thanks for the chance!

    FACEBOOK:

    Reached 34,000 people through

    Shaina Humphries KCCI & personal friends 5,135

    KCCI 159,615

    Kim St. Onge KCCI Reporter 3392

    Elise Brown Reporter 1192

    Rj Tursi Brewery Owner 1225

    Meghan Schiller News Anchor metrics hidden

    LTONAA Sorority Alumnae assoc. metrics hidden

    TWITTER

    Shaina Humphries 872

    KCCINews 37,300

    Elizabeth Klinge News Anchor 570

    LinkedIn Network: 6,367,910

  235. Shared one bit.ly link ( total one impression, one click, confirmed comment on MS Lync saying how great the episode was)

    So how many of your impressions were real Jochen? – Inner Arnold

    Going to use all the other ideas. #win

    Thanks,

    Willis

    1. well nothing ground breaking so far in my personal circle.

      From what I can measure (so not using my shotgun or exponential approach), at the moment, I have about 1900 retweets, about 300 likes on FB and about 200 people that clicked on the fb link. from my linkedin contacts about 10% checked out the link.

      I have an idea for another time that should generate about 400 interested unique persons per day.

      Next time I will make sure that I have a unique trackable link.

      First time in using all this social media to advertise, so I have learned a bit for sure :-).

      Game on folks …

  236. I built a skyscraper, gained lean muscle mass, designing a better lifestyle, and auditioned new employees! This is how i spent my time generating traffic flow to the Arnold podcast interview.

    I was very intrigued by the way Tim decided to use his followers to help him out on this one. I also know that my goal here is more important to me than Tim’s, but I like to keep my coach-ability index rather high – i’m willing to give up a few things in consideration of the future. Although i had to sacrifice a little, I was able to keep the sacrifices to a minimum.

    I am an entrepreneur who’s main source of income is building high-rises(for the time being that is). I spend my days usually working 100′ above my death if not for the safety harness there to save my life. It would be nice to stay at home all day and promote Tim’s interview, but I have a job to do and work to be done.

    I am on a ‘Geek to Freak’ sprint! Having gained 10lbs in two weeks i really had no time around all my food eating to promote Tim’s blog. For someone who used to be a long-distance runner there is a LOT of food to be eaten just to gain any mass!

    Now i must promote this podcast in some way shape or form. I really dont like doing anything unless it is for a useful reason and both parties can benefit it. Along with this little competition set up here, there is a much larger and broad spread competition of Tim’s/shopify’s that I am currently signed up for. I am in the process of creating a muse to better my lifestyle and no longer need to look down to that 100′ fall amongst lumber and cement finishers. Spending time on this competition to set up my website and advertisement to test my muse left me with not too much more time to spend.

    Keeping with benefiting both parties i decided to use my time spent on promoting Tim’s podcast to my advantage. To test my muse i need to set up an google adword account and set up an ad. Well following the advice found in 4HWW that’s exactly what I did. I gave myself a trial run with google adwords and my first campaign was promoting Tim’s podcast. Now i’m an adwords expert and can setup my own campaign to test out my muse.

    To run a ‘muse’ i need help. That’s the whole idea of lifestyle design and having more time and money to design that lifestyle. Well my new wonderful employees in India and the Philippines are now here to help. I am no expert in online marketing and promoting via social media. The beautiful part is i can pay someone FAR more experienced than me $5.00/h to do it for me. So I went looking for a little help to promote Tim’s podcast, yet this was also an audition/working interview for my own benefit. I was able to simultaneously promote the interview while weeding out a few terrible candidates and finding a few very hard working individuals who are very knowledgable in their trade.

    There you have it. I must leave now! Im late for my second and final workout of the week and have more dreams to design! Best of luck to the rest of the candidates and I look forward to that dinner Tim! Don’t expect a kiss after though because my girlfriend already said that wasn’t allowed!

    Cheers,

    Mike Abrantes

  237. To promote this podcast interview I did:

    Personally I think it’s between me and a few others on here—but I’ll let the results speak for themselves.

    Left a positive review (to help you reach 2k reviews)

    Promoted the interview on Twitter several times (over 10k fans, and it got retweeted 3x so over 10k fans)

    Sent email to my friends and family (got you some new listeners, ones that are not super active online but do enjoy podcasts—these are valuable listeners since they are very selective and hard to get)

    Asked others via email to promote show and told them about the prize involved (at this moment that is unquantifiable, but I know at least 3 friends friends promoted on twitter, facebook, and their own emails, as well as left their own reviews on your podcast)

    Shared on pinterest/instragram (200 followers + on each, I not that active, but these followers are my friends)

    Posted on Linkedin (over 1,000 connections- I’m a superconnecter)

    Donated funds to the ‘Blow Sh*t Up w/Arnold” campaign and let some of my friends who are fans know about it as well (via personal messages)

    Posted on my blog (avg. 100 visits a day— small but many visits are from niche followers—ones who read my review on the 4HB and I won that contest)

    Posted the bonus of Arnold in his private jet to my FB page

    share on FB the business insider link which also includes your link

    Shared on FB bodybuilding post (bodybuilding motivation 719k fans)

    shared on fb bodybuilders against tipping (14k fans)

    shared on Abraham vortex group (34k closed group, invite only group)

    Posted url in several Quora questions (what is the future of bodybuilding, what made Arnold such a popular actor, and a few others)

    Posted on bodybuilding.com forum

    And here’s my critique on posting to FB groups that are not closed, “posted on FB group that has x amount of members”—when anyone posts on that wall people don’t notifications. Only admin posts give out notifications to other members. My posts in groups are predominately closed groups where people actually follow my posts.

  238. #arnoldpod

    Total verifiable, unique, relevant clicks to your iTunes page: 6,380!

    Hey Tim,

    Jordan and Perry here from Merritt Bookkeeping. Since we owe much of our success to the tips and tricks you provided to us in 4HWW, we jumped at the opportunity to show our thanks while competing for the chance to also thank you in person. So we “promoted the hell out of this podcast”!

    We wanted to do this with integrity, no tricks, no scams, no misleading; honest marketing to interested people. So we put our own money on the line and created very targeted and relevant Facebook ads. As of Friday 5:45 PM PST we were personally responsible for driving 6,380 unique, verifiable, and relevant clicks to your iTunes podcast page (which was your preferred destination), all in less than 48 hours. Again, these were not simply “fake, purchased clicks” but instead real clicks from people who were very likely to listen to your podcast.

    All data was tracked using the link http://bit.ly/1zB4636+. Also, click here for more backup.

    Through Facebook Advertising we generated 5,634 unique clicks to your iTunes page by personally creating 199 ads to audiences of varying interests including (but not limited to) fans of Arnold and people who have expressed interest in bodybuilding, meditation, and entrepreneurship (all themes from your podcast).

    These ads served 379,955 impressions with an average CTR of 2.25%! The best performing ad was served to men aged 48-49 who expressed interest in bodybuilding. That particular ad had an awesome CTR of 5.341% and an average cost per click to website of just $0.13. This was the “winning” ad we created:

    As impressive as we believe the Facebook advertising campaign was we wanted to make sure we would win, so we called in a favor…

    We asked Kris Jenner, mother of Kim Kardashian and matriarch of arguably the most recognizable name and family in the world, as well as a friend of ours, to do us a favor and post a tweet on your behalf, generating 501 unique clicks. The tweet went out to her 5 million followers and was “retweeted” 42 times and “favorited” 177 times. You can find the permanent link here: https://twitter.com/KrisJenner/status/563550342424453121. And here is a screenshot:

    https://twitter.com/KrisJenner/status/563550342424453121

    Regardless of the outcome we truly appreciate everything you have done for us, paving the way for businesses like ours to exist. Thanks for everything!!!

  239. #arnoldpod

    I built a skyscraper, gained lean muscle mass, designing a better lifestyle, and auditioned new employees! This is how i spent my time generating traffic flow to the Arnold podcast interview.

    I was very intrigued by the way Tim decided to use his followers to help him out on this one. I also know that my goal here is more important to me than Tim’s, but I like to keep my coach-ability index rather high – i’m willing to give up a few things in consideration of the future. Although i had to sacrifice a little, I was able to keep the sacrifices to a minimum.

    I am an entrepreneur who’s main source of income is building high-rises(for the time being that is). I spend my days usually working 100′ above my death if not for the safety harness there to save my life. It would be nice to stay at home all day and promote Tim’s interview, but I have a job to do and work to be done.

    I am on a ‘Geek to Freak’ sprint! Having gained 10lbs in two weeks i really had no time around all my food eating to promote Tim’s blog. For someone who used to be a long-distance runner there is a LOT of food to be eaten just to gain any mass!

    Now i must promote this podcast in some way shape or form. I really dont like doing anything unless it is for a useful reason and both parties can benefit it. Along with this little competition set up here, there is a much larger and broad spread competition of Tim’s/shopify’s that I am currently signed up for. I am in the process of creating a muse to better my lifestyle and no longer need to look down to that 100′ fall amongst lumber and cement finishers. Spending time on this competition to set up my website and advertisement to test my muse left me with not too much more time to spend.

    Keeping with benefiting both parties i decided to use my time spent on promoting Tim’s podcast to my advantage. To test my muse i need to set up an google adword account and set up an ad. Well following the advice found in 4HWW that’s exactly what I did. I gave myself a trial run with google adwords and my first campaign was promoting Tim’s podcast. Now i’m an adwords expert and can setup my own campaign to test out my muse.

    To run a ‘muse’ i need help. That’s the whole idea of lifestyle design and having more time and money to design that lifestyle. Well my new wonderful employees in India and the Philippines are now here to help. I am no expert in online marketing and promoting via social media. The beautiful part is i can pay someone FAR more experienced than me $5.00/h to do it for me. So I went looking for a little help to promote Tim’s podcast, yet this was also an audition/working interview for my own benefit. I was able to simultaneously promote the interview while weeding out a few terrible candidates and finding a few very hard working individuals who are very knowledgable in their trade.

    There you have it. I must leave now! Im late for my second and final workout of the week and have more dreams to design! Best of luck to the rest of the candidates and I look forward to that dinner Tim! Don’t expect a kiss after though because my girlfriend already said that wasn’t allowed!

    Cheers,

    Mike Abrantes

  240. Just finished this now. Totally excellent.

    Arnie was a trip. I had heard he had made his money in construction but didn’t know how he parlayed the money from mail order training and seminars into investments.

    I also liked his part on never auditioning.

  241. #arnoldpod

    I figured with all the support, anyone who has an interest in Tim Ferriss or Arnold Schwarzenegger has probably heard about the interview, especially if they can be reached by Twitter, Linkin, FB, Instagram, blog or podcast, (seeing as Tim Ferriss is perched right on top of all of iTunes!!!)

    Short of promoting the interview in a speech, billboard to taking out TV ads, what to do to attract NEW listeners?

    The question became, how can we reach someone who normally wouldn’t be following body building, action movies, politics, 4-hour series. etc

    My thought was to create some graphics with slightly controversial or head-turning headlines: the idea is to pattern interrupt someone who is just going through their Twitter Feed or Instagram feed.

    Pictures say 1000 words yada yada….but the headline/text also provokes emotion for better or worse.

    I then posted to self improvement FB streams, posted to pages of people with huge following, posted the graphics in question format to the FB podcasting groups I am a part of, Instagram etc.

    Obviously I did not make a landing page so I’m not exactly sure how you will track who’s sharing translated into clicks or downloads. Therefore I’m not sure how to quantify results..

    BUT SHOCK AND HORROR!!! There are people who haven’t heard of you!!!!!!!!! Amazing! I can’t even!

    This is one such reply I received:

    I cut out the name obviously for privacy.

    Good Lord! There are people who don’t know Tim Ferriss. HOW?

    Anyway… All in all… It was a great lesson in applied podcast promotion.

    Tim, you are a master. Getting everyone to promote your podcast is genius.

    Here are my graphics. EVERYONE is welcome to use them freely if they want to give their posts a last boost. There’s no tracking or URLs to worry about. I made them in Canva for free. It’s just….a picture grips the eye more than text, so it’s faster to captivate an audience in FB etc.

    This was a blast, and actually really cool community involvement!! I learned a lot and had good conversations about your show!!

    Respectfully,

    Mercy Kay.

    I made comments like this one in reply to posts on various pages: for Example Ted Talks Does not allow you to post directly to the page…

    Sly as a fox, yes?

  242. #arnoldpod

    Hello Tim.

    First things first: promoted your iTunes page on my personal Facebook page with direct tags (and therefore posts) to 12 of my most influential, podcast, fitness, business minded freinds, as well as all three of my fitness/business/travel pages.

    Second thing second: promoted this blogpost on most major cities on Craigslist on the Free Stuff page.

    Third thing third: work of mouth about how epic this is.

    Fourth thing: putting together a mini ebook of advice/stories I can email you for people to download along with the podcast.

    Cheers and good luck reaching your goal!

  243. #arnoldpod

    Shout out in the 99Designs blog (10,000+ daily visitors) – http://99designs.com/customer-blog/handground-coffee-prototype/

    Post on our Instagram (8,337 Followers, the post received 208 likes) http://instagram.com/handground/

    Post to our Kickstarter campaign backers (1230 Backers, 10,000+ video views) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/handground/precision-coffee-grinder-better-grind-more-flavor

    Included on Handground email newsletter (7000 people w/ 45% open rate)

    Tim, you introduced us to “The Dark Age of Grinding” which was a big inspiration for the Kickstarter we are running right now. You may enjoy the last sentence in our Kickstarter video. Would love to see you at Fourbarrel tomorrow!

  244. #arnoldpod

    Tim,

    When I first received this challenge at the beginning of the week, I knew I had it figured out. I leaned back in my chair and with a smug grin envisioned taking off from JFK with a mimosa in my hand and 3 beautiful flight attendants taking turns giving me a shoulder rub. I immediately began copy and pasting the link along with a clever phrase into all the most popular youtube videos. I filtered the the results by filtering different combinations with the highest view count, for the day, for the week, for the month, and for the year, along with the most popular topics such as superbowl, political, kardashian, etc, and used the “most popular on youtube” channel to fill the rest … I put my nose to the grindstone and made a playlist of 100 videos, copy and pasting into every one of them. 4 hours later I examined my progress and found I had a sore clicking finger and a headache.

    I soon thereafter realized that my manual efforts were not going to win me this task. I realized that my strategy would have to revolve around the use of mass media over the internet, though I only had one challenge, I have no tech savvy. So I got to work making a few youtube videos. I began hiring a team of half a dozen SEO and social media specialists from India and the U.S. to make up for my lack of tech knowledge, I hired a few to focus on general SEO, and some to focus on creating multiple accounts and using them to post the link to the interview and to my videos to over 1500 of the most popular social media accounts. Assuming some might not produce results, I continued to hire assistants for the task.

    Last night, driving home from a business appointment in Maryland, I arrived at Staples 8 minutes before closing time and proceeded to tornado my way down the aisles gathering everything needed to make sandwich boards and fliers. I got way more than I needed, in case I succeeded in hiring or winning over some assistants for the next mission. Today I took the train into NYC with sandwich board advertisement and a stack of fliers to promote the link the size of my fist I went to times square and found the busiest corner I could and posted up barking to people “Become world class in anything in 6 months or less!!” “10X your work output and decrease your hours!! Free resource”, etc, etc, testing different calls with different people. I was able to get many just by breaking peoples pattern and saying “You need this” and handing the flier over to them. I then decided to test a different approach and used my iPhone to find the Starbuck’s surrounding the immediate area. I then began going to each one, asking to speak with the manager, and 9/10 who liked my pamplet, took a stack (one took over 80) to distribute them among the employees. I did this with 10 other restaurants in the area and got great responses as well as some interesting looks… By this time the day was coming to an end and it was time for me to wrap it up, I headed to my friend’s apartment with a just a few fliers left. The flier was devised using the book jacket from your 3 books and listing elements from each under subcategories “HEALTHY, WEALTHY, WISE”

    As of now, I’ve shared this link with my facebook friends about 800, and my friends facebook friends, about 1500 different people, and her google plus.

    The youtube videos I created had almost 100,000 views in total last time I checked.

    To win this task: I planned much, slept little, applied 80/20 and parkinsons law to my advantage, tested and experimented, played hooky from work twice,jumped over a fence into a 3 foot snow drift, twice, with a sprained ankle, to save a few moments in getting my task at Fedex Office completed minutes before closing. I waited in line for over an hour at CVS trying to pay moneygram to my assistants at midnight with a lady with really long nails. All in all, I may not have won the task, but I can guarantee that no one else put in the effort in that I did. And if the purpose of the task was to generate the most traffic to your site, my strategy will continue to do that over time. I had a great time and learned a lot about my capabilities in this task. Thank you Tim.

    1. #arnoldpod I also contracted one man who sent out mass emails to over 30,000 people in various lists and got my videos ranked on google. That was a huge help.

      1. I will send your assistant the flier and sandwhich board ad I used and some photos along the way, the signage and flier and text that I chose utilized leverage because I knew you had already tested the verbiage, so figured there was no need to reinvent the wheel.

  245. #arnoldpod

    AKA: Operation Dinner with Tim

    AKA: $72.40 and 1540 verifiable and quantifiable visits to your podcast

    But before the numbers:

    This was one of your best shows Tim! I got my start lifting weights at the age of 12 in my basement reading Arnold’s workouts in FLEX magazine. And I now I live an EPIC life with more freedom doing what i love in great part due to reading the 4WW 7 years ago. Great to hear the two of you together. Side note, I just started meditation twice a day last Saturday, and it was great to hear how Arnold used it for a year. Gave me a nice framework to work with.

    Now on to the stats. Screenshots and methods are listed in more detail here: http://billhargenrader.com/2015/01/operation-dinner-tim-ferriss/

    So to start off with you wanted the “ideal” link to the itunes download, and “quantifiable” data. So, after listening to the show (so I knew that I stood behind the promotion) I took your itunes link and dropped it into my improvely link tracker (we based software for tracking links, clicks, conversions etc) This would ensure I could track the hits, in addition to having built in fraud click protection to make sure the hits were individuals and not bots.

    With that link, I went for 3 targets, Personal, Quality paid traffic, and quantity paid traffic.

    Personal: Posted on my personal page, emailed to friends, posted in numerous Arnold fan pages on facebook.

    I posted on my twitter profile here: https://twitter.com/billhargenrader

    And my FB page here: https://www.facebook.com/bill.hargenrader

    Quality: FB Ads. Zeroed in on Arnold fans, and found a sweet spot of 11 cents per website visit.

    Total spend $61.90 for 506 website visits.

    Quantity: I found the most reputable facebook traffic gig on twitter and after $10.50 spent, there were 1035 hits. Once again these website clicks were verified using built in click fraud.

    So there you have it! No guesses here, or high ball estimates. 1540 verifiable and quantifiable visits to your podcast page to download it.

    Why would I spend $70 on this?

    1. Crazy experiment you have going on here with getting all of your fans to go bonkers promoting your show, and I wanted to be a part of it.

    2. The show was really that good.

    3. I’ve given your book away more than any other book to my friends and family to help change their lives, since you’ve impacted my life in such a great way, and $70 bucks is a nice way to give back a lil.

    And 4… sometime you gotta spend a lil money to get to go to dinner with Tim 😉

  246. #arnoldpod Hello Tim and team. Love the podcast, the blog and the books. Great interview and lots of learning for me.

    I’m a stand up comic in the Dominican Republic, for now I only perform in spanish, I will put the text in spanish and the translation. I know Tim knows spanish, but just in case somebody else is reading it.

    These is what I did. Mail to subscribers, tweets, Facebook posts, Instagram posts, and all my whatsapp groups, all of them I hate, but they don’t let me go, so I might as well use them to be closer of winning.

    Twitter: 94,487 followers

    1.- Esto hay que escucharlo chicos. Este tipo es un personaje. (Guys you gota listen to this. This guy is quite a character) https://twitter.com/carloscomic/status/562992969977188353

    2.- Tim Ferriss Interviews Arnold Schwarzenegger. Recomiendo escuchar esta entrevista. Solo en inglés. (I recommend listening to this. Only in english). http://fourhourworkweek.com/2015/02/02/arnold-schwarzenegger/

    https://twitter.com/carloscomic/status/562993286777147393

    3.-Te recomiendo una entrevista (I recommend to you this interview)- http://eepurl.com/bdCsYb (This link is from the mail I send to my fans email list)

    https://twitter.com/carloscomic/status/563739226261299202

    4.-Te recomiendo una entrevista http://fb.me/4czEi4KGe (This is from my Facebook page, that links to the mail page)

    https://twitter.com/carloscomic/status/563739233849180160

    5.- Quieres aprender del Terminator? Escúchalo aquí. (Want to learn from The Terminator? Listen to it here). http