What My Morning Journal Looks Like

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History is littered with examples of successful (and unsuccessful) people who kept daily journals. It ranges from Marcus Aurelius to Ben Franklin, and from Mark Twain to George Lucas. But what on earth did they write about? Or perhaps you’ve seen examples of their writing and thought to yourself, “Goddamn, that reads like the Gettysburg […]

5 Morning Rituals That Help Me Win The Day (#105)

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“If you see distraction externally, you end up creating an internally distracted state.” – Tim Ferriss This episode of The Tim Ferriss Show is a bit of an experiment. Most the time, I interview world-class people, and I ask them many, many questions to try and figure out what makes them good at what they do. […]

Why You Need a “Deloading” Phase in Life

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I’ve written about my morning journaling routine once before. But my journaling–think of it as freezing thinking on paper–isn’t limited to mornings. I use it as a tool to clarify my thinking and goals, much as Kevin Kelly (one of my favorite humans) does. The paper is like a photography darkroom for my mind. Below is a scan […]

Morning Routines and Strategies (#253)

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“Routine, in an intelligent man, is a sign of ambition.” – W. H. Auden This is a special episode of the podcast. After more than 200 conversations with the world’s top performers, you start to spot certain patterns. These are the shared habits, hacks, philosophies, and tools that are the common threads of success, happiness, […]

Stoicism Resources and Recommendations

Stoicism 101 Stoicism 101: A Practical Guide for Entrepreneurs On The Shortness of Life: An Introduction to Seneca Stoicism for Modern Stresses: 5 Lessons from Cato The Practicality of Pessimism: Stoicism as a Productivity System General Philosophy How to Use Philosophy as a Personal Operating System: From Seneca to Musashi Looking to the Dietary Gods: Eating Well According to the Ancients […]

The Best 8 Beverages in the World (Plus: Maui Treehouse and Wild Dog Video)

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Pocari Sweat, not to be confused with Calpis I am a consummate consumer in the literal sense. Beverages, perhaps more than any other indulgence, have fascinated me from my first sip of Pocari Sweat in Japan. From Brazil to Zimbabwe, each locale has its superstar drink, and some are as defining of the culture as […]

The Tim Ferriss Show Transcripts: How to Cage the Monkey Mind (#175)

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Please enjoy this transcript of my interview when I visited the Googleplex, the Mountain View-based headquarters of Google. Transcripts may contain a few typos—with some episodes lasting 2+ hours, it’s difficult to catch some minor errors. Enjoy! Listen to the interview here or by selecting any of the options below. DUE TO SOME HEADACHES IN […]

How to Be Tim Ferriss – Featuring Freakonomics (#162)

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This episode is a role-reversal. I flew to New York City and sat down with Stephen J. Dubner (@freakonomics) of Freakonomics fame. He proceeded to ask me all sorts of questions that I’d never heard before, and we recorded the entire thing.  It was a blast. His team did an incredible job with post-production, and I wanted to share […]

The Tim Ferriss Show Transcripts: Morning Routines and Strategies (#253)

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Please enjoy this transcript of my “roundtable episode” with Jocko Willink, Seth Godin, Jamie Foxx, and Scott Adams on morning routines and strategies. Transcripts may contain a few typos—with some episodes lasting 2+ hours, it’s difficult to catch some minor errors. Enjoy! Listen to the episode here or by selecting any of the options below. DUE […]

The Tim Ferriss Show Transcripts: The Answers to My Favorite Questions (#284)

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Please enjoy this transcript of my answering my own 11 questions that are the foundation of Tribe of Mentors (and added in a few bonus answers). Transcripts may contain a few typos—with some episodes lasting 2+ hours, it’s difficult to catch some minor errors. Enjoy! Listen to the interview here or by selecting any of the options […]