The Art of Learning: The Tool of Choice for Top Athletes, Traders, and Creatives

The Art of Learning: The Tool of Choice for Top Athletes, Traders, and Creatives

This post is about the third book in the Tim Ferriss Book Club, which is limited to books that have dramatically impacted my life. Enjoy! “I strongly recommend [The Art of Learning] for anyone who lives in a world of competition, whether it’s sports or business or anywhere else.” – Mark Messier, 6-Time Stanley Cup …

How to Cure Anxiety — One Workaholic's Story, Six Techniques That Work

How to Cure Anxiety — One Workaholic's Story, Six Techniques That Work

Charlie Hoehn was a full-time employee of mine during the making and launch of The 4-Hour Body. It was an intense period. In this post, Charlie will share his M.E.D. (Minimum Effective Dose) for overcoming anxiety and managing workaholism. There are six techniques in total. If you haven’t already, be sure to read his previous post …

The Odd (And Effective) Routines of Famous Minds like Beethoven, Maya Angelou, and Francis Bacon

The Odd (And Effective) Routines of Famous Minds like Beethoven, Maya Angelou, and Francis Bacon

Wine is part of my creative process. How I use it has been influenced by other writers. Why reinvent the wheel? Sometimes, peculiar routines are the key to sanity… and productivity. For years, I wrote from 11pm-4am or so, fueled by carefully timed yerba mate tea, Malbec, and Casino Royale left on repeat in my …

"Productivity" Tricks for the Neurotic, Manic-Depressive, and Crazy (Like Me)

"Productivity" Tricks for the Neurotic, Manic-Depressive, and Crazy (Like Me)

Sometimes, life seems upside-down. I originally wrote this post months ago, but I’ve been too self-conscious to publish it until now. This quote convinced me to put on my big girl pants: “The moment that you feel that, just possibly, you’re walking down the street naked, exposing too much of your heart and your mind …

You Are What You Read: 14 Thought Leaders Share Their Bookshelves

You Are What You Read: 14 Thought Leaders Share Their Bookshelves

Photo: Ozyman The following is a guest post by Shane Snow, a frequent contributor to Wired and Fast Company. It includes photographs of some fun bookshelves, including yours truly (Tim Ferriss). CLICK ALL IMAGES TO ENLARGE. Enter Shane They say a person’s eyes are “the window to the soul.” I am not very good at …

Soylent: What Happened When I Stopped Eating For 2 Weeks

Soylent: What Happened When I Stopped Eating For 2 Weeks

Tim Ferriss Intro Hundreds of people have asked me about Soylent, a controversial Silicon Valley team trying to replace food with a grayish liquid. “Does it really deliver all the nutrients the human body needs?” “Is it safe?” “Why hasn’t anyone tried this before?” [Hint: they have] And most often: “What do you think of …

A How-To Guide: Accelerated Learning for Accelerated Times

The above video is a short presentation I gave at The Next Web Conference in Amsterdam. It covers a basic framework for mastering any skill quickly, including languages, music, dance, and more. What skill have you put off learning for longest… and why? Let me know in the comments. Perhaps I (or other readers) can …

How to Memorize a Shuffled Deck of Cards in Less Than 60 Seconds (Plus: $10,000 Challenge)

How to Memorize a Shuffled Deck of Cards in Less Than 60 Seconds (Plus: $10,000 Challenge)

(Photo credit: Jystyn) To become a Grand Master of Memory–fewer than 100 in the world can claim that title–you need to satisfy each of the following in competitions approved by the World Memory Sport Council: • Memorize the order of 10 decks of cards in 60 minutes. • Memorize 1,000 random digits in 60 minutes. …