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Tim Ferriss is a self-experimenter and bestselling author, best known for The 4-Hour Workweek, which has been translated into 40+ languages. Newsweek calls him "the world's best human guinea pig," and The New York Times calls him "a cross between Jack Welch and a Buddhist monk." In this show, he deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, chess, pro sports, etc.), digging deep to find the tools, tactics, and tricks that listeners can use.


#137: How to Practice Poverty and Reduce Fear

February 2nd, 2016

Episode 279 of 395 episodes

Sometimes mindset is everything. That's why I hope you pay close attention to this episode of the podcast. This two-thousand-year-old letter from Seneca the Younger is a practical guide for constructing world-class habits. The careful listener will find an extremely practical blueprint for optimizing performance in high-stress situations. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.fourhourworkweek.com/podcast. If you enjoy this lesson, I highly recommend listening to more of these letters. You can find 27 hours of these letters atThe Tao of Seneca: Practical Letters from a Stoic Master. If you want to find more audiobooks that I suggest, head over to audible.com/timsbooks. Enjoy! This podcast is brought to you by Wealthfront. Wealthfront is a massively disruptive (in a good way) set-it-and-forget-it investing service, led by technologists from places like Apple. It has exploded in popularity in the last two years and now has more than $2.5B under management. Why? Because you can get services previously limited to the ultra-wealthy and only pay pennies on the dollar for them, and it’s all through smarter software instead of retail locations and bloated sales teams. Check out wealthfront.com/tim, take their risk assessment quiz, which only takes 2-5 minutes, and they’ll show you—for free–exactly the portfolio they’d put you in. If you want to just take their advice and do it yourself, you can. Well worth a few minutes to explore: wealthfront.com/tim. This episode is also brought to you by Headspace, the world’s most popular meditation app (more than4,000,000users). It’s used in more than 150 countries, and many of my closest friends swear by it. Try Headspace’sfree Take10 program — 10 minutes of guided meditation a day for 10 days. It’s like a warm bath for your mind. Meditationdoesn’t need to be complicated or expensive, and it’s had a huge impact on my life. Try Headspace for free for a few days and see what I mean.