In addition to that, he takes the time to provide a FREE podcast with interviews of influential people the majority of us would never have the pleasure of meeting.
The format of the podcast makes the listener feel as if they are having drinks with old time friends and makes the overall experience insightful and entertaining.
You’ll learn our top strategies to improve your career, confidence, lifestyle and love-life from top experts like life and business-hackers Tim Ferriss, Ramit Sethi and Noah Kagan to Seth Godin, Simon Sinek, Olivia Fox, The Art of Charm team and more.
Vanessa Van Edwards (@vvanedwards) is a behavioral investigator, body language expert, returning guest, and author of Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People.
I've been following Tim since the 4 Hour Work Week and have given out over 15 copies of his book the 4 Hour Body.
Tim's approach to maximizing your potential is invaluable and life changing.
I have hated him since we both had editors at Crown Publishing who sat next to each other and I heard how difficult he is. But at this point, two years later, my hatred goes way beyond jealousy. And while I do understand that Tim is great at accelerated learning, the time management tips I have learned from him stem from the energy I have spent hating him: 1. First he implied it was his fan base and he had little control. He said he’d make sure there were no more comments like that on my blog. Self-centered people are more likely to waste your time Really, when I found he was spamming my site, I didn’t call him first. And I got some sort of crazy response about how he is only checking email twice a day and then instructions on what to do.
If he wants to check twice a day, fine, but don’t clog my in box with emails about it. (Yes, the email really says that.) What if we all sent automated emails like that? What if Tim just shut up about his email and if he thinks its fine to answer twice a day, then he should do that? Tim got to where he is by being an insanely hard worker. The stuff that makes time management the most difficult is relationships. But Tim runs around telling people who have lots of relationships competing for their time how to think about work/not work, forgetting that in the real world, where people are not assholes, time management is not an equation or a semantic game because relationships really matter.
This leads to extremely open, raw interviews and — paradoxically — fewer edits.
Here is a good overview from The Observer: “How Tim Ferriss Became The ‘Oprah of Audio’” Salon has included the podcast in their list of “suggestions to make you remember the world can be a good place.” It’s about positive tactics you can use, not “gotchas” or other B. The Internet has enough of that, and I wanted to do something to reverse the trend.
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.