Published on December 7, 2016
For the last two years, my guest on today's show has interviewed more than 200 world-class performers, ranging from super celebs like Jamie Foxx and Arnold Schwarzenegger to professional athletes and icons of powerlifting, gymnastics, surfing and beyond, to legendary Special Operations commanders and black-market biochemists.
For many of his guests, this is the first time they’ve agreed to a two-to-three-hour interview, and this unusual depth has helped him create a massive collection of tools, tactics, and ‘inside baseball’ you won’t find anywhere else.
If you hadn't yet guessed, my guest is Tim Ferriss, and just this week, Tim has taken his notebook of high-leverage tools that he has vetted, explored, and applied to his own life, and published it for the entire world to delve into – all in the form of a nearly 700 page book that could probably double as a self-defense weapon. The name of the book, entitled Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers, delves into the dozens of tactics and philosophies Tim has picked up from his guests and used successfully in high-stakes negotiations, high-risk environments, and large business dealings, saving him millions of dollars and years of wasted effort and frustration.
In this episode, I put Tim in the hotseat as we not only discuss his new book Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers, but also go far beyond and delve into difficult, deep questions about Tim's life. During this episode, you'll discover:
-How Tim got started in business by creating and selling a smart drug that turned out to be a physical ergogenic performance enhancing aid…[9:55]
-The ingredients of Tim's first supplement he created…[12:10]
-The biggest “stacks”, techniques and biohacks Tim now uses for enhancing cognitive function that he doesn't think he ever would have discovered without having a podcast…[17:50]
-The #1 tactic Tim eventually used to heal himself of Lyme disease…[20:55]
-What Tim's workstation looks like, and how he manages to write massive books while maintaining fitness in his work environment…[43:15]
-The exact contents of Tim's “six-piece gym in a bag”…[50:20]
-Why Tim is convinced that training like a gymnast is one of the best way you can sculpt an amazing body…[56:54]
-The major fitness, diet and lifestyle modifications Tim has made since starting the podcast that he doesn't think he would have made had he not had a podcast…[65:30]
-The 17 absurd questions Tim asks himself to change his life and solve problems…[66:20]
-What Tim has implemented lately to enhance his anti-aging and longevity (and his thoughts on anti-aging supplements)…[75:30]
-The dead inventor Tim would want to bring back to life and have on his podcast (and the questions he would ask)…[85:35]
-Why Tim hasn't created a “brand”…[88:55]
-And much more!
Resources from this episode:
-My second podcast with Tim: Behind The Scenes Of The Tim Ferriss Experiment: 15 Pounds Of Muscle, Turmeric Tea, Urban Evasion & More!
-My first podcast with Tim: Tim Ferriss Cold Thermogenesis Special Episode
Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Tim or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!
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