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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.


#86: General Stan McChrystal on Eating One Meal Per Day, Special Ops, and Mental Toughness

July 6th, 2015

Episode 123 of 455 episodes

Stanley McChrystal(@StanMcChrystal) retired from the U.S. Army as a four-star general after more than 34 years of service. Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates described McChrystal as "perhaps the finest warrior and leader of men in combat I ever met." From 2003 to 2008, McChrystal served as Commander of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), where he was credited with the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, leader of Al-Qaeda in Iraq. His last assignment was as the commander of all American and coalition forces in Afghanistan. He is currently a senior fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and the co-founder ofCrossLead, a leadership consulting firm. In this episode, we discuss everything imaginable, including: -Why he eats only one meal per day - His exact exercise routines - Tactical and psychological lessons of combat - Self-talk used before and after difficult missions - The value and developmentof mental toughness - Favorite books, documentaries, etc. - And much, much more Chris Fussell(@FussellChris), who also joins the conversation, is a former U.S. Navy SEAL officer, formerAide-de-Campfor General McChrystal, and a current senior executive at CrossLead. Links, resources, and show notes from this episode can be found athttp://fourhourworkweek.com/podcast This episode is sponsoredbyAthletic Greens.I get asked all the time, “If you could only use one supplement, what would it be?” My answer is, inevitably,Athletic Greens. It is your all-in-one nutritional insurance. I recommended it in theThe 4-Hour Bodyand did not get paid to do so. Get 50% off your orderathttps://www.AthleticGreens.com/Tim This podcast is also brought to you by99Designs,the world’s largest marketplace of graphic designers. Did you know I used 99Designs torapid prototype the coverforThe 4-Hour Body?Here are some of the impressive results. Click this linkand get a free $99 upgrade: http://www.99designs.com/tim Give it a test run. Enjoy!

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