100 episodes! Whaaat?!
This celebratory episode involves me drunk dialing a bunch of you on Skype. We’ll get to that. But first, a little background and thank you…
My podcast–The Tim Ferriss Show–was started on a whim. It was intended as a break between big book projects. “I’ll do six episodes to get better at interviewing” was the grand goal.
In the first episode and after two bottles of wine, Kevin Rose nicknamed the show TimTimTalkTalk (damn you, KevKev). Later, after reviewing my ridiculously slurred and iffy questions (“If you were a breakfast cereal, which would you be?”), I let out a long sigh. I’ve always hated the sound of my own voice, but this was the worst. The podcast experiment wouldn’t last a month.
Or so I thought.
Now, here we are, passing the 100-episode mark. It’s crazy, and I can say one thing for certain — I’ve only made it this far because of YOU.
Your amazing feedback, support, questions, and comments are what kept this podcast alive. Amidst self-doubt (similar to this) and many mistakes, I’ve wanted to throw in the towel more than once. But, through thick and thin, you’ve been there, telling my monkey mind to chill the fuck out, to take a deep breath, to go to sleep, or to fight another day.
Many, many thanks.
And to celebrate, I decided on a throwback to episode #1. I posted a note on Twitter and Facebook asking fans to put their contact information in a short Google form (note: I’ve deactivated the link):
I’m going to be drunk dialing fans within 30 min, answering your questions! Just fill out this form and I might call: http://t.co/E4Xub881qB
— Tim Ferriss (@tferriss) September 8, 2015
The results of this vodka-infused orgy of telephonic idiocy is below!
We cover a lot of subjects, including:
- Tantric sex
- How I view and organize my various income streams
- Marketing yourself in job interviews
- My views (and challenges) with family and kids
- How I dig out of negative downward spirals
- And much more…
I also left semi-coherent voicemails for a number of you.
Once again, thank you so much for listening to this podcast. It means the world to me and keeps me going.
You guys rock.
Here’s raising a glass to many more adventures!
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Selected Links from the Episode
- Barr Hill Vodka
- How to Be a Star at Work by Robert Kelley
- Who by Geoff Smart and Randy Street
- The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing by Al Ries and Jack Trout
- Explore the Washington Speakers Bureau to learn about speaking rates
- Stakes-setting tools – Coach.me | stickK | DietBet.com
- How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie
- Guerrilla Financing by Bruce Blechman and Jay Conrad Levinson
Posted on: September 11, 2015.
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