Sometimes, going weird allows you to go big. (Photo: My weird Instagram)
In this episode, I answer questions submitted by you all.
50% of this episode is spent explaining how I’d build an audience from scratch, if I had to start over today. The other ~10 questions/topics are listed below.
Do you like or dislike this type of episode? Please let me know in the comments, and I’ll do more or fewer based on that.
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If you enjoy the above Q&A episode, you might also like this episode, where I answer the question: “What would you add to The 4-Hour Workweek for 2015?”
Other questions I answer in this episode:
If you’re the average of the 5 people you surround yourself with, who are those 5 people for you?
Based on the self-experiments you conducted in your books, are there any habits you continue to implement on a daily basis?
What is the most important question you ask yourself everyday?
If you could make one new thing mandatory in the nationwide high school curriculum, what would it be?
Bruce Lee said “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” What methods do you practice to maintain focus and follow through to achieve your goals rather than getting side tracked, distracted, or discouraged?
With all the misleading information on health out there, what are the best/most reliable resources?
What are your top 10 natural supplements that you’ve found most helpful?
What are the things you’ve done to become a better writer?
What are your guilty pleasures for those times when your brain needs a rest?
What would you go back and tell your younger self?
Again, here are my answers.
For previous episodes of the podcast, including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rick Rubin, Jon Favreau, and others, click here.
Posted on: May 28, 2015.
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Who was interviewed? Here's a very partial list: tech icons (founders of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Craigslist, Pinterest, Spotify, Salesforce, Dropbox, and more), Jimmy Fallon, Arianna Huffington, Brandon Stanton (Humans of New York), Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Ben Stiller, Maurice Ashley (first African-American Grandmaster of chess), Brené Brown (researcher and bestselling author), Rick Rubin (legendary music producer), Temple Grandin (animal behavior expert and autism activist), Franklin Leonard (The Black List), Dara Torres (12-time Olympic medalist in swimming), David Lynch (director), Kelly Slater (surfing legend), Bozoma Saint John (Beats/Apple/Uber), Lewis Cantley (famed cancer researcher), Maria Sharapova, Chris Anderson (curator of TED), Terry Crews, Greg Norman (golf icon), Vitalik Buterin (creator of Ethereum), and nearly 100 more. Check it all out by clicking here.