From 1994-1995 I had the great pleasure of training with wrestling legend John Smith, 2-time gold medalist and 4-time world champion (domestic freestyle record of 80-0; international freestyle record of 100-5).
How to Respond to Criticism — Learning from Dr. King
(Photo: Africa Within) Total read time (bolded sections) = 5 minutes Total read time (all) = 40 minutes I am embarrassed to tell you that, up until three weeks ago, I had never read Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter from a Birmingham City Jail. It is, without a doubt, one of the best case …
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Scientific Speed Reading: How to Read 300% Faster in 20 Minutes
(Photo: Dustin Diaz) How much more could you get done if you completed all of your required reading in 1/3 or 1/5 the time? Increasing reading speed is a process of controlling fine motor movement—period. This post is a condensed overview of principles I taught to undergraduates at Princeton University in 1998 at a seminar …
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The Big Question: Are You Better Than Yesterday?
I am most certainly not a programmer, but the structured problem-solving skills of programmers is impressive and worth emulating. I hope you enjoy the following excerpt as much as I did.
Stoicism 101: A Practical Guide for Entrepreneurs
“There is nothing the busy man is less busied with than living; there is nothing harder to learn.” — Seneca
The Prescription for Self-Doubt: Watch This Video
Business icons, superstar professional athletes, billionaires — it doesn’t matter how rich or how accomplished — I’ve had them all tell me the same thing…
How to Feel Like the Incredible Hulk in 2009
The above video is of my presentation at the Entertainment Gathering, titled “How to Feel Like the Incredible Hulk.” In a short 17 minutes, I explain exactly how I conquered fears of swimming, language learning, and ballroom dancing by questioning “obvious” guidelines and dogmatic teaching. I explain three approaches (first principles/assumptions, material over method, and …
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BIG NEWS and Sneak Peek – Tim Ferriss TV Show Debut 12/4
Finally! The debut of my TV show — “Trial by Fire” — will air this Thursday, 12/4, at 11pm ET/PT on The History Channel. It’s been two years in the making. I’ve been told that the times are 11pm ET, 10pm CST, 9pm MT, and 11pm PST. Double check to be safe on the History …
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Harnessing Entrepreneurial Manic-Depression: Making the Rollercoaster Work for You
The sky is falling! Ever since the media’s Chicken Little response to the tremors in the financial markets, I’ve felt like shouting from the rooftops “now you know how it feels to be an entrepreneur!” I just lost 9% overnight?! Fill a bathtub and get the toaster. I’ve had enough. Wait… I actually gained 13% …
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How to Never Forget Anything Again
Systems allow stress-free productivity without wasting mental RAM. (Photo: Fotopakismo) The human brain is a wonderful thing, but it’s a bit faulty as a tool for remembering things. Luckily for us (and for our frazzled brains), technology has stepped in to help out. With the proper habits and the right tools, you and your brain …