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Unless you've been hiding under a rock, living in a cave, or haven't been on the internet in the last 5 years, the name Tim Ferriss is a household name. He's a pioneer of the online world that has impacted many of our lives. Chances are you have seen his name popping up all over the web this week due to the launch of his new book the 4-Hour Chef. Needless to say, I was absolutely thrilled to have him here as a guest on BlogcastFM. Get ready to take notes because this is one of the biggest episodes we've done this year. Here are some of the highlights from our chat:
  • How Tim's Previous Life Experiences Have Shaped His Online Journey 
  • The Key People Who Influenced Tim's Life When He Was Younger
  • How Questioning Assumptions Can Open Up Many Possibilities
  • Why Tim Ignored His Guidance Counselor and Got Into Princeton
  • How to Connect Your Past Experience to the Value You Can Create
  • Why Tim Started Angel Investing In Startups
  • The Importance of Ego Diversification on a Daily Basis
  • The Reason Tim Decided to Forego the MBA for Real World Experience
  • The Meta-Learning Process that You Can Apply to Every Skill
  • 3 Key Questions that Will Accelerate Your Progress in Anything
  • A Look at the Tactical Writing Process of Tim's Books
Tweetable Insights Include:
  • The past is a landmine of excuses and reasons people use not to do things they should (Click to Tweet)
  • When you diversify your ego then you can feel like a success on a daily basis (Click to Tweet)
  • The most common approaches to anything are not the best approaches (Click to Tweet)
  • Many people who are good at taking risks do not perceive those things as risks (Click to Tweet)
  • I'd encourage to you study what people do to get to where they are (Click to Tweet)
Resources Mentioned This Episode: Tim Ferriss is author of #1 New York Times bestsellers, The 4-Hour Body and The 4-Hour Workweek, a Japanophile, a tea drinker, a tango world record holder, and a language learning fanatic. You can follow him on twitter @tferriss. If you liked this article, would you share it with your friends? Just click here to post it to Twitter. One of our goals for 2012 is to become a top 100 show in iTunes. We can get there with your help and it will enable us to improve the how and bring on even bigger guests. So if you can, we’d be really grateful if you write us a review in iTunes.

Originally aired about 4 years ago.


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