The Tim Ferriss Show Transcripts: How to Optimize Creative Output — Jarvis vs. Ferriss (#159)

Please enjoy this transcript of a conversation/debate/trading of ideas between Chase Jarvis (@ChaseJarvis) and yours truly. 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. Listen onApple Podcasts Listen onStitcher DUE TO SOME HEADACHES IN …

The Tim Ferriss Show Transcripts: On Zero-to-Hero Transformations (#155)

Please enjoy this transcript of a Q & A episode in which I respond to questions you upvoted on Reddit. It includes gems like: My favorite books Learning to take better notes How I develop skills Things that I’m excited about in the next 3-5 years Plus much more… Transcripts may contain a few typos—with …

Tribe of Mentors — Recommended Books from Mentors and Top Books from Tools of Titans

The list below includes all the mentors in alphabetical order from Tribe of Mentors who have made book recommendations. I have also included the top most recommended books (two or more mentions) on the top. You will also find at the bottom of the post the top most recommended books from Tools of Titans as well. Enjoy! *** Top …

Favorite Books, Supplements, Simple Technologies, and More (#266)

In this episode, I answer the most up-voted questions from subscribers to 5-Bullet Friday, the free newsletter I send out every week. In this Q&A, I reveal: My 3-5 favorite books of the past year. Technologies and apps that have made my life easier. How to build a new network from scratch. My top five supplements …

Tao of Seneca – Free PDFs

My team and I have been working on this for more than six months, and it’s finally finished!   The Tao of Seneca: Letters from a Stoic Master is a small thank-you gesture to all of you — three volumes of Stoic writing starring Seneca, complete with original illustrations, profiles of modern Stoic figures, interviews, original …

Fear-Setting: The Most Valuable Exercise I Do Every Month

I do an exercise called “fear-setting” at least once a quarter, often once a month. It is the most powerful exercise I do.   Fear-setting has produced my biggest business and personal successes, as well as repeatedly helped me to avoid catastrophic mistakes. The above TED talk gives you an overview, and the below text …

Lessons from Warren Buffett, Bobby Fischer, and Other Outliers (#219)

“Geniuses have very limited toolsets — they have a hammer, and their genius is in looking for nails.” – Adam Robinson Adam Robinson (@IAmAdamRobinson) first appeared on this podcast in the “Becoming the Best Version of You” episode (#210) alongside Josh Waitzkin (chess, jiu-jitsu, investing) and Ramit Sethi (personal finance, entrepreneurship). By popular demand, this …

Practicing What You Preach (#185)

“Prove your words by your deeds.” – Seneca the Younger My job is usually to deconstruct world-class performers and tease out their routines and habits you can use. But in this in-betweenisode, I present some short nuggets of practical, tactical philosophy about practicing what you preach. This is a letter from Stoic heavyweight Seneca the …

How to Cage the Monkey Mind (#175)

This episode is a little different. I visited the Googleplex — the Mountain View-based headquarters of Google — and had a public chat. I was interviewed and made sure that we covered some ground that has not been discussed before. There were questions such as: What has been the most important Stoic teaching that I’ve …

Jamie Foxx Part 2 – Bringing the Thunder (#167)

“If I told you that Oprah Winfrey is now a white man…what would you say?” – Jamie Foxx Jamie Foxx (@iamjamiefoxx) returns to the show for a special role-reversal where he interviews me for his radio show. For those of you who didn’t hear Jamie’s first appearance on the podcast, which was voted 2015 Podcast …