Testing The "Impossible": 17 Questions That Changed My Life (#206)

Testing The "Impossible": 17 Questions That Changed My Life (#206)

The following is a sample chapter from my new book, Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers. Any page numbers are from the print edition. Audio version is first, then the full text is below that. Enjoy! Listen onApple Podcasts Listen onStitcher Listen to it on iTunes. Stream by clicking here. Download …

Daymond John and How to Turn Weaknesses into Strengths (#130)

Daymond John and How to Turn Weaknesses into Strengths (#130)

Usually, it’s my job to deconstruct world-class performers. This time around, the tables are turned. Many of you have asked to hear me interviewed, so this week Daymond John (@thesharkdaymond), star of ABC’s Shark Tank and CEO and founder of FUBU, is in charge and asking the questions. Daymond has a new book called The Power of Broke, …

25 Great Things I Learned from Podcast Guests in 2015 (#126)

25 Great Things I Learned from Podcast Guests in 2015 (#126)

The Tim Ferriss Show has been selected as one of iTunes’ “Best of 2015.” Thanks for all the incredible feedback this year! It’s what makes the show fun for me. To celebrate, this short episode (approximately 30 minutes) describes 25 of my favorite learnings from 2015: tips, gadgets, and quotes from podcast guests that I’ve …

Drunk Dialing Fans — Celebrating The 100th Podcast Episode! (#103)

Drunk Dialing Fans — Celebrating The 100th Podcast Episode! (#103)

100 episodes! Whaaat?! This celebratory episode involves me drunk dialing a bunch of you on Skype. We’ll get to that. But first, a little background and thank you… My podcast–The Tim Ferriss Show–was started on a whim. It was intended as a break between big book projects. “I’ll do six episodes to get better at interviewing” was the …

How to Build a World-Class Network in Record Time (#99)

How to Build a World-Class Network in Record Time (#99)

“Don’t dismiss people, don’t be a dick, and don’t rush. Play the long game.” – Tim Ferriss   Welcome to a special edition of The Tim Ferriss Show. Back in 2007, I experienced a massive tipping point for The 4-Hour Workweek at the South by Southwest (SXSW) conference held in Austin, Texas. Two or three days …

How to Make Lock Picks Out of Common Household Items

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZB2jE9euVPk?rel=0&w=500&h=281] This short video might blow your mind. Using household items like paper clips or toothbrushes, you can easily defeat 70-80% of the padlocks out in the world. The teacher is Kevin Reeve of OnPoint Tactical. Kevin has trained and consulted for the FBI, Secret Service, SWAT, and elite military units like Marine Force …