“You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.”
– Jim Rohn
This is an unusual episode. Instead of the typical interview format where I ask other people questions, I did what thousands of you have requested; I answered the 11 questions that are the foundation of Tribe of Mentors (and added in a few bonus answers). From beliefs that have changed my life to how I cope with feeling overwhelmed, I go into depth on all of my answers. I also recorded some of the answers on video, which you can watch on my YouTube channel.
I hope you enjoy this solo episode, and find something helpful that you can apply to your life. As always, thanks for listening!
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QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY: What was your favorite quote or lesson from this episode? Please let me know in the comments.
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Selected Links from the Episode
- Tribe of Mentors
- Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach
- The Tail End by Tim Urban
- Transcendental Meditation
- Sitka Dakota beanie
- Mack’s silicone ear plugs
- Logitech Keys-To-Go Ultra-Portable Stand-Alone keyboard
- Intermittent fasting
- The 4-Hour Chef
- Tao of Seneca
- Zorba the Greek
- Stranger in a Strange Land
- Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman
- The 5-Minute Journal
- How to Create Your Own Real World MBA
- A belief or behavior that changed my life. (5:07)
- My best purchases of $100 or less. (10:28)
- What would I put on a billboard? (15:20)
- My favorite failure that led to success. (20:20)
- The four books I have gifted the most. (23:59)
- How to ask better questions. (26:29)
- Techniques and strategies to start your day. (30:55)
- Learning to say no and approaches that I have found effective. (33:47)
- My most worthwhile investment of time or money. (39:50)
- Should you write a book? (43:13)
- The unusual habits that I love. (50:10)
- Matt Mullenweg
- Tim Urban
- Tara Brach
- James Faidiman
- Dan Engle
- Chase Jarvis
- Rick Rubin
- Amelia Boone
- Jim Rohn
- Tony Robbins
- Brian Grazer
- Jocko Willink
- Derek Sivers
Posted on: December 3, 2017.
Please check out Tribe of Mentors, my newest book, which shares short, tactical life advice from 100+ world-class performers. Many of the world's most famous entrepreneurs, athletes, investors, poker players, and artists are part of the book. The tips and strategies in Tribe of Mentors have already changed my life, and I hope the same for you. Click here for a sample chapter and full details. Roughly 90% of the guests have never appeared on my podcast.
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.