If you never got paid for podcasting, would the skills and relationships you developed be enough to keep you doing it? If the answer is ‘no’, I wouldn’t pull the trigger.” – Tim Ferriss
In the inaugural episode of Deviate, Rolf goes meta and talks about podcasting with bestselling author and lifestyle-design guru Tim Ferriss.
This is an unusual episode. Instead of the typical interview format where Tim asks other people questions, he did what thousands of you have requested; he answered the 11 questions that are the foundation of Tribe of Mentors (and added in a few bonus answers). From beliefs that have changed his life to how he copes with feelings of overwhelm, he goes into depth on all of his answers.
Cal finds out about the influences that led Tim to write the 4-Hour Workweek and a succession of best sellers as Tim prepares to release his latest blockbuster — Tribe of Mentors.
Alice Little is considered the #1 top-earning legal sex worker in the United States. She is a 4’8″ legal sex worker at Nevada’s world famous Moonlite Bunny Ranch. This episode is definitely not suitable for work (NSFW).
In this wide-ranging episode, Tim and Alice cover a lot of ground, including:
Technical sex tips
How Alice puts people at ease, including adult virgins
BDSM and power play
Her music playlist for getting people into the erotic zone
Misconceptions about sex workers and the realities
Why “The Girlfriend Experience (GFE)” is her most popular offering
How she works with couples who want to explore new boundaries
The New York Times called her the most important game-changer in sexuality and relational health since Dr. Ruth.
Her TED talks on maintaining desire and rethinking infidelity have more than 17 million views, and she’s tested and been exposed to everything imaginable in 34 years of running her private therapy practice in New York City.
In this episode, Esther explains:
How to foster relationship longevity.
The most effective ways to improve communication in relationships.
How to deal with criticism.
Letting go of emotional baggage from past relationships.
How to know when to move on from a relationship that doesn’t seem to be working.
And much more.
For decades, introversion was looked at as something to overcome, almost like an illness. The way to win in life was through charisma, outspokenness, and self-promotion.
Even now, in an increasingly noisy world, introverts may feel added pressure to take one of two paths: force themselves into more extroverted behavior, or become even more reserved and shrink back to themselves.
Susan Cain says both paths are wrong and in fact, rob the world of the unique contributions introverts make when they choose to be true to themselves.
Sharon Salzberg (@SharonSalzberg) is a central figure in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher, and New York Times bestselling author.
Sharon has played a crucial role in bringing meditation and mindfulness practices to the West and into mainstream culture since 1974, when she first began teaching. She is the co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, and she has written ten books — from her seminal Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness to her latest, Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection.
Tim is back with his new book: Tribe of Mentors. Kevin and Tim talk about common traits his mentors share, the single question Tim ask himself every day, and of course, what supplements and body hacks Tim is into at the moment.
Sir Richard Branson (@richardbranson), founder and chairman of The Virgin Group, is a world-famous entrepreneur, adventurer, activist, and business icon. He has launched a dozen billion-dollar businesses and hundreds of other companies.
His new autobiography, Finding My Virginity, shares the candid details of a lifetime of triumphs and failures and provides an intimate look at his never-ending quest to push boundaries, break rules, and seek new frontiers.
Tim and Richard cover a lot, thank god for notes!
This episode contains some of the best lessons Tim has learned about investing, making money, and growing your personal wealth. It was inspired by his recent talk with Ray Dalio, which has been incredibly popular and led to many additional questions about money and investing.
There is no doubt we need to create systems and procedures that work for each of us. What works for me might not work for you. But you can learn from some of the smartest money managers in the world, and this includes billionaires and legends in the world of finance.
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