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April 28th, 2015
Episode 342 of 769 episodes
Learn from someone who is great at something they shouldn't be great at. "You don't need to be superhuman to get superhuman results." -TimFerriss The Cheat Sheet: The two language hacks Tim recommends. What's the exercise he'd do if he could do only one for the rest of his life? His recommendations for how and why to fast. What is fear setting and how can you apply it to your life? What are saccadic movements? And so much more... Tim Ferriss is a man known around the globe for experimenting and discovering the best, fastest and most effective ways to learn something. Whether it's spending a week to learn to play drums for Foreigner live in concert or speaking Tagalong fluently during a Filipino interview, Tim has done it. On today's episode we talk about meta learning for language and other skills, what happened to his TV show, and his unique take on goals and risk. Listen in for all of that and moreon this bonus editionof The Art of Charm. Click Here to Support The Show and Check Out Host Gator! More About This Show: If you've followed Tim Ferriss for any length of time you know he's man of experimentation and meta learning. In fact the title of his blog is Experiments in Lifestyle Design, completely appropriate for what he shares with the world. On today's episode Tim and I talk about language hacks (and how they apply to other areas of life), the details of his current fasting regimen, the status of his TV show and his views on goal setting, risk and what he wishes every single adult would do at least once in their lifetime. When it comes to goal setting Tim uses an approach he calls fear setting. He does this at least every 8 weeks, and any time he feels overwhelmed or anxious about a decision he has to make. And his process, of course, is quite simple. First he takes a physical piece of paper, lays it down landscape style and then he creates three columns. In the column on the far left he makes a list of every possible thing that could go wrong if he does whatever he's considering doing. He is very specific and writes down every single thing he can think of. In the middle column he writes down everything he can do to mitigate the items in the far left column. And then in the last column he makes a list of everything he can do to get back to where he is right now, if all the breakdowns from the far left column actually happen. With that informationhe makes an informed and calculated decision that minimizes his risk, because as he puts it, risk is "an irreversible negative outcome". Continuing from there we also discuss two of his favorite skills he's learned: swimming and speed reading. He once thought learning to swim was an impossible thing for him because he was into his 30s before he tried it. Once he had conquered the skill, he began to ask himself "What else once have I assumed isimpossible?". The other skill we discuss is speed reading. Tim also gives us a tip to double our reading speed and increase comprehension at the same time. As you might expect it's a super simple trick that you can do as soon as you listen. Tune in for that and then join me in thanking Timfor sharing his masterful meta learning techniques ontoday's episode. We'll see you next time on The Art of Charm! THANKS TIM FERRISS! If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Charm Podcast, let Timknow by clicking on the link below and sending him a quick shout out on Twitter: Click here to thank Timon Twitter! Resources from this episode: Tim Ferriss'blogTimon TwitterInulin: why and how Tim uses itBaobabTim Ferriss horseback archery videoThe Tim Ferriss Experiment: bonus footageThe TimFerriss Experimenton iTunesThe Art of Charm bootcamps Also sponsored by: You'll also like: -The Art of Charm Toolbox-Best of The Art of Charm Podcast Wanna leave a comment? Too bad!Email meinstead (we read everything)! HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! If you dug this episode, please subscribe in iTunes and write us a review! This is what helps us stand out from all the fluff out there. Ways to subscribe to The Art of Charm Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS You can also subscribe via Stitcher FEEDBACK + PROMOTION Hit us up with your comments and guest suggestions. We read EVERYTHING. Download the FREE AoC app for iPhone Email [email protected] Give us a call at 888.413.7177 Stay Charming!