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.
In this episode, Tim answers the most up-voted questions from subscribers to 5-Bullet Friday, the free newsletter he sends out every week.
In this Q&A, he reveals:
His 3-5 favorite books of the past year.
Technologies and apps that have made his life easier.
How to build a new network from scratch.
His top five supplements for longevity and well-being.
The exercises and self-talk he uses for avoiding (or minimizing) depression.
Noah Kagan was #30 at Facebook, #4 at Mint.com, and is the Chief Sumo (founder) at SumoMe, which offers free tools to help grow website traffic. To keep things extra spicy, he’s become a taco connoisseur and created 4 separate products that have generated more than 7 figures. James sat down with Noah to discuss the idea of only focusing on the essentials, mentors, experimenting with new practices, and why people need to stop fighting their natural skills. Enjoy!
Bill Rasmussen (@bill_espn) is the co-founder of ESPN. He turned a massive gamble into an opportunity to create the 24-hour programming cycle used universally by networks today.
This episode comes from Tim’s new television show Fear(less), where I interview world-class performers about how they’ve overcome doubt, conquered fear, and made their toughest decisions. You can watch the entire first episode with illusionist David Blaine for free at att.net/fearless. (To watch all episodes, please visit DIRECTV NOW).
“You will fall. And when you fall, the winner always gets up, and the loser stays down.”
In this episode, Tim discusses another frequently requested question from listeners. He has gathered some of the best advice about coping with frustrations and roadblocks, and — ultimately — learning how to turn failure into success.
These conversations are extremely valuable because they show you there is more than one way to achieve your goals. After more than 200 conversations with the world’s top performers, you start to spot certain patterns. These are the shared habits, hacks, philosophies, and tools that are the common threads of success, happiness, health, and wealth. Behind each success story is usually a lesson on how to overcome failure. Aside from Tim’s own take on the topic, this episode includes conversations with:
LISTEN HERE Check out Tim’s #1 NY times bestseller, Tools of Titans for more shared habits, hacks, philosophies and tools for improved health. Today’s guests: General Stanley McChrystal, who thrives on one meal per day. Tony Robbins discussing morning discipline and routines. Wim Hof who consciously controls his autonomic immune system. Dominic D’Agostino speaking about … Continue reading #232: The Tim Ferriss Radio Hour: Controlling Stress, Nutrition Upgrades, and Improved Health
LISTEN HERE Mr. Money Mustache (Pete Adeney @mrmoneymustache) http://www.mrmoneymustache.com Pete grew up in Canada in a family of mostly eccentric musicians He graduated from Computer Engineering and worked in various tech companies before retiring at age 30 Pete, his wife, and their now eleven-year-old son live near Boulder, CO Pete and his wife have … Continue reading The Tim Ferriss Show#221: Mr. Money Mustache — Living Beautifully on $25-27K Per Year
Martin Gibala, Ph.D. (@gibalam) is a professor and chair of the kinesiology department at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. His research on the physiological and health benefits of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) has attracted immense scientific attention and worldwide media coverage.
Martin has published more than a hundred peer-reviewed articles, is frequently invited to speak at international scientific meetings, and has received multiple awards for teaching excellence. He is also the co-author of the brand-new book The One-Minute Workout: Science Shows a Way to Get Fit That’s Smarter, Faster, Shorter.
We may think of ourselves as logical and reasonable, going through motions governed by what we believe to be right. But if we were to examine them under a microscope, would our motivations prove to be composed of a rational framework, or are there invisible, inscrutable reasons for our behavior even we can’t explain?
How does the What the Hell effect keep us making bad decisions even when we know they’re bad?
Are we ever truly rational, unbiased, or impartial?
What’s the best time to appear before a judge?
Transparency in our lives can often backfire.
How motivation works (and doesn’t work) and how we can use our own psychology against ourselves.
And so much more…
LISTEN Susan Garrett (@susangarrett) is an incredible dog trainer. She has a B.Sc. in animal science, and for more than two decades has been one of the most consistently successful competitors in the sport of dog agility. Susan has been on the podium of the world and national championship events more than 50 times, winning … Continue reading Susan Garrett — Master Dog (and Human) Trainer