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.
September 11th, 2015
Episode 177 of 451 episodes
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... Mypodcast--The Tim Ferriss Show--was started on a whim. It was intended asa break between big book projects. "I'll do six episodes to get better at interviewing" was the grand goal. In the first episode(and after two bottles of wine),Kevin Rosenicknamed the show TimTimTalkTalk (damn you,KevKev).Later, after reviewing my ridiculously slurred and iffyquestions ("If you were a breakfast cereal, which would you be?"),I let out a long sigh. I've always hated the sound of my own voice, but this was the worst. The Tim-as-host idea would not last. Or so I thought. Now, here we are, passing the 100-episode mark. It's crazy, and I can say one thing for certain -- I've only made it this far because of YOU. Your amazingfeedback, support, questions, and comments are what kept thispodcastalive. Amidstself-doubt (similar tothis) and manymistakes, I've wanted to throw in the towel more than once. But, through thick and thin, you've been there, telling my monkey mind tochill the fuck out, to take a deep breath, to go to sleep, to fight another day. Thank you. To celebrate, and as a throwback to episode #1, I posted a note on Twitter and Facebook asking fans to put their contact information in a shortGoogle form (note: I've deactivated the link): I'm going to be drunk dialing fans within 30 min, answering your questions! Just fill out this form and I might call:http://t.co/E4Xub881qB — Tim Ferriss (@tferriss)September 8, 2015 The result of my vodka-infused orgy of telephonic idiocy is below. We cover a lot of subjects, including: - Tantric sex- How I view and organize my various income streams- Marketing yourself in job interviews- My views (and challenges) with family and kids- How I dig out of negative downward spirals- And much more... I also left semi-coherent voicemails for a number of you. Once again, thank you so much for listening to this podcast. It means the world to me. You guys rock. Enjoy! All show notes, links, and resources from this episode can be found at http://fourhourworkweek.com/podcast This podcast is brought to you byWealthfront.Wealthfrontisa massively disruptive (in a good way) set-it-and-forget-itinvestingservice, led by technologists from places like Apple and world-famous investors. It has exploded in popularity in the last 2 years, and now has more than $2.5B under management. In fact, some of my goodinvestorfriendsinSiliconValley havemillionsoftheir own moneyinWealthfront. 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 outwealthfront.com/tim, take their riskassessmentquiz, which only takes 2-5 minutes, and they’ll showyou—for free–exactlytheportfolio they’d putyouin. If you want to just take their advice and do it yourself, you can. Or, as I would, you can set it and forget it. Well worth a few minutes:wealthfront.com/tim. Mandatory disclaimer:WealthfrontInc.isanSECregisteredInvestmentAdvisor. Investing in securities involves risks, and there is the possibility of losing money. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Please visit Wealthfront dot com to read their full disclosure. 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. Give it a test run...