In 2017, several of my close friends died in rapid succession. It was a very hard year, as it was for many people. It was also a stark reminder that time is our scarcest, non-renewable resource. With a renewed sense of urgency, I began asking myself many questions:
Were my goals my own, or simply what I thought I should want? How much of life had I missed from under planning or overplanning? How could I be kinder to myself? How could I better say “no” to the trivial many to better say “yes” to the critical few?
How could I best reassess my priorities and my purpose in this world? To find answers, I reached out to the most impressive world-class performers in the world, ranging from wunderkinder in their 20s to icons in their 70s and 80s. No stone was left unturned.
This book contains their answers to practical and tactical advice from mentors who have found solutions. Whether you want to 10x your results, get unstuck, or reinvent yourself, someone else has traveled a similar path and taken notes.
Among other things, you will learn:
- More than 50-morning routines—both for the early riser and those who struggle to get out of bed.
- How TED curator Chris Anderson realized that the best way to get things done is to let go.
- The best purchases of $100 or less (you’ll never have to think about the right gift again).
- How to overcome failure and bounce back towards success.
- Why Humans of New York creator Brandon Stanton believes that the best art will always be the riskiest.
- How to meditate and be more mindful (and not just for those that find it easy).
- Why tennis champion Maria Sharapova believes that “losing makes you think in ways victories can’t.”
- How to truly achieve work-life balance (and why most people tell you it isn’t realistic).
- How billionaire Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz transformed the way he engages with difficult situations to reduce suffering.
- Ways to thrive (and survive) the overwhelming amount of information you process every day.
- How to achieve clarity on your purpose and assess your priorities.
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Tim Ferriss Show, described, advice (or information/context) when comes to reading books will stick if it has to stick. In other words, when reading a book as heavy in material as Tim Ferriss’ last two (including the latest one), the brain will be able to process most of the information but only those things will stay with you, or stick with your consciousness or occur at the moment when your subconscious is working for answers in an abstract moment.
This is great advice in the age of information overload. All these mentors that Tim tracked down for this book were asked an almost similar amount of questions with full willingness to answer or not to take into consideration the question they don’t want to answer. Some of these answers might help you in navigating your life further. Through short, action-packed profiles, Tim made these “mentors” share their secrets for success, happiness, meaning, and more.
The book covers questions across a variety of sectors, from tech entrepreneurs to actors, authors, and sports stars. People like legendary investor Ray Dalio, Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz, Jimmy Fallon, Debbie Millman, Ethereum’s founder, Steven Pressfield, Yuval Noah Harari, Drew Houston, Neil Gaiman, Ashton Kutcher, Dita Von Teese, Marc Benioff, Evan Williams, Brandon Stanton, Esther Perel, Darren Aronofsky, Steve Aoki, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Maria Sharapova and other elite athletes like Kelly Slater, Tony Hawk.
This list is long. You can similarities or differences by reading the answers to this amount of people gave to fairly similar or exact questions they were asked by the author of the book. I am going to summarize a few questions that I think were excellent to ask and a reader will certainly gain:
- Three or more Book recommendations.
- An item purchased for $100 or less that has an impact on your life.
- Favourite failure of yours or which failure had an impact on your later success.
- A message you want to spread out.
- Best or most worthwhile investment made in terms of money, time, energy, etc.
- An unusual habit.
- In the last five years, a new belief, behavior, or habit developed or adapted.
These are some of the questions that have a major impact on most interviews I found. Some of these answers will surprise you, as they did me. What is more useful I find in this book is the art of questioning. In my recent years of working, I have come to realize that only by asking better questions one will get better answers. Another one is that the most important thing is to ask.
I do appreciate Tim’s effort in gathering and making contact with these individuals. (I know, some of them might be hard to contact. Not everyone knows Tim Ferriss, I think.).This book contains a good amount of wisdom. What did not work for me is that a few interviewees weren’t necessary. I am not going to name them here. It is just a personal opinion, nothing to do with the book and the effort made in making it. Maybe the pattern of Tools of Titans can be clearly seen here.
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