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The 4-Hour Life

Lesson 16 of 16

Closing Thoughts

 

The 4-Hour Life

Lesson 16 of 16

Closing Thoughts

 

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Closing Thoughts

And we have so many wonderful people who've been watching and asking questions, and so we have shuffled through and come up with one final last question of the day for you. Okay. And that is the question that came from Mica Madella, who asks, when you are paralyzed with fear in life, this actually came up during the, being attacked in the Jiu-Jitsu, but when you're paralyzed with fear in life, what advice would you give to someone to help snap you out of that fear and taking steps forward? Wow, a good, big question. Big question. That's the last question, huh? Last question. It's the close, okay. (exhales sharply) For me, I'm more similar to everyone watching than different. And Cus D'Amato was the most important trainer of Mike Tyson. Mike Tyson, when he was at his best, unbeatable, practically vomited or did vomit before every fight. He was that nervous. He was afraid. And Cus D'Amato said, the hero and the coward feel the same thing. It's how they act that makes them d...

ifferent. And I find that precision and clarity makes all things possible. So whether you're setting a goal, having a clear objective, having a clear process, like DiSSS, CaFE, whatever it might be. And it makes it logical, un-intimidating, easy to reach that goal, or at least simple. When you have fears, you're afraid of this worst case scenario, bad things happening, the way you get past it is just like goal setting, fear setting. So you identify what are the worst things that could happen if I take this decision, leaving this relationship, changing my job, starting a company, training in MMA, whatever it might be. Second column, what are the things I could do to minimize this potential, all these bad things that could happen, in excruciating detail. Last column, what are the things I could do to get back to where I am now if those worst case scenario things happen? And what you realize is that in most cases there is so little to lose and so much to gain, by little steps, little steps. And what I would say is that in my life, people look at this kind of self-back patting, a bio that I've written for myself. I'm good at writing my own bio. And I look at this big list of things, like oh my god, this guy's like doing all this amazing stuff. What they miss is most of that has happened in the last few years. I had all these failures, concluded I was bad at languages, lost tons of money, tried businesses, started things, audio cassette business. I sold one copy to my mom. And I've had all those failures and only in the last few years have I found a process for creating an Archimedes lever for getting the absolute most out of the hours that you have remaining on this planet. And so I wanna show something. You don't have to move too much. So in the, I don't know if you can get a shot of this about the author. It's about the author photo, has a skull down in the bottom right, all right? Has a skull. That's not an Easter egg, it's not for fun. That's something called a memento mori. And memento moris were used by artists, have been for hundreds of years. Renaissance, you name it. Every time they completed a major work, it consumed three, four or five, 10 years of their lives, they would put that in the piece of work to remind them that they are going to die. Your time on this planet is finite. And for me, at least, the best way to get the most out of yourself, to give the most to the world, is to become a world-class learner, to double, triple your learning potential. Impart that to the people you know. Impart that to your kids. That's how you create really incredibly powerful creative problem solvers, whether that's for business, whether that's for losing 120 plus pounds, whether that's for archery, whether that's for language, whether that's for cooking, whether that's for creativity, apply it to all areas of your life. So I would just say do not waste a moment that you have. Make the most of it. And create that Archimedes lever, and you are better than you think. Like you're insecure? So is the rest of the world. Don't forget that. You are better than you think. Take those things you feared, like for me, basketball, swimming, all these things, languages, take them off the shelf, dust them off, and go after them because you are better than you think and you can conquer them. That's it. (audience applauds) Thank you.

Class Description

New York Times best-selling author Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Workweek, introduces a new holistic life strategy aired only on CreativeLive: The 4-Hour Life: Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise. This business course features the best of mind, body, and enterprise strategies that Tim Ferriss has to offer. In the footsteps of the infamous scientist/sociologist Ben Franklin, Tim presents his best lessons, principles, and hacks for becoming (and remaining) 'healthy, wealthy, and wise.' This CreativeLive course includes never-before-discussed tactics related to The 4-Hour Workweek, The 4-Hour Body, and The 4-Hour Chef. From accelerated learning to investing, The 4-Hour Life is as comprehensive as it is broad.

Reviews

artmaltman
 

Fascinating interviews. Lot's of useful tips for business and life. It's a bit of a gamble because this style of seminar does not have a clear curriculum (e.g. it's not "how to edit photographs in Photoshop"). I would say that if you have found Tim Ferris interesting and useful in the past (e.g. books, articles, talks) then you will enjoy and find this seminar useful. Try listening to the free portion and see whether it resonates with you.

Debbie Takara Shelor
 

I loved this class. I greatly enjoy Tim's writing and having him share and interview others on numerous topics that I'm very interested in was fascinating and fabulous.