The 12 Motivating & Not To Be Missed Episodes from Tim Ferriss’ Podcast
Tim Ferriss needs no introduction. The author of NY Times Best Selling “The 4-Hour Workweek” is also an angel investor (invested in Uber), is a great public speaker and also produces an amazing, top ranking podcast called “The Tim Ferriss Show”
Tim has this knack (call it a “gift”) of evoking some brilliant answers from stellar guests, all of whom come from myriad walks of life. While I suggest you listen to every episode of his show, below are 12 not to be missed gems from his podcast.
If you have other favorite episodes or if you feel I have missed any, please tweet to @jabbercastapp and I will add them below.
1. Part 1 & Part 2 of Interviewing Tony Robbins on Morning Routines, Peak Performance, and Mastering Money: Tony Robbins is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, philanthropist and the nation’s #1 Life, & performance coach and a Business Strategist. He’s advised everyone from Bill Clinton to Serena Williams, and from Leonardo DiCaprio to Oprah (who calls him “superhuman”).
2. The Benevolent Dictator of the Internet, Matt Mullenweg: Matt Mullenweg has been named one of PC World’s Top 50 People on the Web, Inc.com’s 30 under 30, and Business Week’s 25 Most Influential People on the Web Matt is most associated with a tool that powers more than 22% of the entire web: WordPress. Even if you aren’t into tech, there are many pages of “holy shit!” tips and resources in this episode.
3. Peter Diamandis on Disrupting the Education System, The Evolution of Healthcare, and Building a Billion-Dollar Business: Peter Diamandis (Peter Diamandis) has been named one of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” by Fortune magazine. This episode features the top-10 most popular questions you wanted Peter to answer, including: How do we disrupt the education system? What does the future of healthcare look like? When should you start building your billion-dollar business?
4. Scott Adams: The Man Behind Dilbert: The Man Behind Dilbert Scott Adams is the creator of the Dilbert comic strip, which has been published in more than 2,000 newspapers in 57 countries and in 19 languages. In this episode with Scott, we cover topics ranging from the rise of Dilbert, to how he uses affirmations to impact stock market decisions, success with women, and building his career.
5. Tim Ferriss Interviews Arnold Schwarzenegger on Psychological Warfare (And Much More): The Art of Psychological Warfare, and How Arnold Uses It to Win — How Twins Became His Most Lucrative Movie (?!?) — Mailing Cow Balls to Politicians — How Arnold Made Millions — Fresh Off The Boat — BEFORE His Acting Career Took Off — How Arnold Used Meditation For One Year To Reset His Brain. This ranks high in my list of all time favorite podcast episodes!
6. Tara Brach on Meditation and Overcoming FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out): The Tim Ferriss Show with Tara Brach “Meditation is evolution’s strategy to bring out our full potential.” — Tara Brach(@TaraBrach) is a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and one of the leading teachers of Buddhist thinking and meditation in the Western world. She is the founder of the Insight Meditation Community in D.C. and her lectures are downloaded hundreds of thousands of times
7. Sam Harris on Daily Routines, The Trolley Scenario, and 5 Books Everyone Should Read: Sam Harris is a neuroscience Ph.D. and the author of the bestselling books, The End of Faith, The Moral Landscape, Free Will, Lying, and Waking Up. His work has been discussed in The New York Times, Time, Scientific American, Nature, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, and many other journals.
8. Stanley McChrystal on Anti-War Americans, Pushing Your Limits, and The Three Military Tests You Should Take: Stanley McChrystal (@stanmcchrystal) retired from the U.S. Army as a four-star general after more than 34 years of service. Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates described McChrystal as “perhaps the finest warrior and leader of men in combat I ever met.” McChrystal has been credited with death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi’s — an Al Qaeda leader.
9. Inside the Mind of Glenn Beck Is…Walt Disney and Orson Welles?: Glenn Beck hit rock bottom and restarted his life in his 30’s, well past the point most people think it possible. Fast forward to 2014, Forbes named him to their annual Celebrity 100 Power List and pegged his earnings at $90 million for that year. This placed him ahead of people like Mark Burnett, Jimmy Fallon, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Will Smith.
10. Joshua Waitzkin: Josh Waitzkin was the basis for the book and movie Searching for Bobby Fischer. Considered a chess prodigy, he has perfected learning strategies that can be applied to anything, including his other loves of Brazilian jiu-jitsu (he’s a black belt under phenom Marcelo Garcia) and Tai Chi Push Hands (he’s a world champion).
11. The Evolutionary Angel, Naval Ravikant: www.jabbercast.co... The Tim Ferriss Show with Naval Ravikant Naval Ravikant (@Naval Ravikant) is the CEO and a co-founder of AngelList. He previously co-founded Epinions, which went public as part of Shopping.com, and Vast.com. He is an active angel investor and has invested in more than 100 companies, including more than a few “unicorn” mega-successes. His deals include Twitter, Uber, Yammer & many more!
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