General Q&A


The 4-Hour Life


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General Q&A

I would just love to do an open q nick, I mean, I love q and a's I want everybody here I want to people online to feel like they had an opportunity to ask I know things have now is expecting this to god. We're gonna fill that much times like, well, when you have really good teachers, really good content actually goes by really quickly, so I just want to offer you guys, obviously I want you to come way feeling like this was a really enjoyable, worthwhile trip field, uh, and also watching it's been a lot of time watching this, I want them to feel the same way. So you guys have any questions about anything we've talked about today could be about anything actually doesn't have to even be related. Tio so, you know, I would love to start online, so this is one from earlier today from lana banana, who had asked, how important is it to be the first person getting an idea out there, as as an entrepreneur as opposed to being the best at something? Uh, easy questions here at the end of day depend...

s what your goal is on the reason I say, that is if if you get a high out of being first to market being the innovator, then if that is your priority over total revenue, say then you can take that path. There are many companies, including apple, who are happy to let people do all the free research and development by coming out with mp three players and then to come out with a better version of that and for with ipod and say you know what? You guys talking like megabytes involve a thousand songs in your pocket thank you very much. We just stole our customers and you see that oftentimes in tech also like facebook a week later, china has facebook called something else even a great month later germany has ebay not called eva and they're able to build those companies sell those companies create huge, viable businesses at the end of the day, though it depends what it depends on what gets you excited and for me like I don't chase happiness or success because I think they're so overused us to be really meaningless. Inouye poorly defined it's like how excited am I when I wake up in the morning and how psyched am I when I go to bed about the next day and for me, for instance, I could have in many ways keep mine like my books banned nationwide right for our shop you cannot walk into most bookstores there few that are awesome, I'm glad they're stepping up, you can't get it so I could have in many ways made more money by staying sticking with what I knew with the traditional model which has a lot of benefits I chose not to because I wanted to plan in his sandbox want to try new things expecting that I would take a much aras being on the front that's okay and it's not that one way is better than the other but it depends on what your priorities are and coming back to what neil said earlier like you have to chase your passion right? And that sounds so cliche aid and for may I just say what excites you think you're kept up for three nights for god I can't stop thinking about this thing I really want teo you should do that thing you should figure out a way to make it all right any other questions online we definitely do what they're like one or two people on the internet right now just while we're getting some together anybody in the room have a question my question is you mentioned the link between cooking and being an entrepreneur and intuitively I know that is why I love you what you've written in your story and passionate about how do you describe that lincoln connection sure, yeah absolutely all right you've seen the karate kid right? Daniel jackson backs off what what's off all right no way good night good night no alright because there are universal principles of learning and improvising and minimal elegance that you can learn really easily in the kitchen because it engages all the senses it's one of the few places where you can find tune all of your senses not only that, but if people are like uh it's like I can't buy a thirteen pot said I can't do this I can't do that and like cookbooks are really poorly written in a lot of cases it's like what? I've spent fifteen hundred dollars on cooking gear and I don't know like I can point two six dollars knife will do it tomorrow like six dollar knife a surgical towel and like a nineteen dollars pot and you could make thousands additions for every cuisine you're done and in the example I used so if you don't have a copy right now I guess we will show them tomorrow we have advanced copies but in the very inside of former chef I have a picture of a a female world champion moy thai kickboxer so thai kickboxing alright so I trained in thai kickboxing for a while and it's called the art of eight limbs okay one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight mai tai has a really simple technique I mean a few dozen techniques, you know it's like jeb elbow elbow got a couple of nis, we'll cover a lot of that with day of tomorrow and they have this minimal tool kit and then they focus on all of them or important stuff timing combos surprise all this stuff that you can you can use in chess you can use it food you can use an entrepreneurship so the equivalent entrepreneurship is air you trying to do a thousand things and ending up mediocre two thousand things well let's do let's do deconstructed and definition selection sequencing so you have five to six things that you are now really good at that you can apply in a thousand different contexts so cooking what is cooking at escorts creation right? What are entrepreneurs day building something from nothing it's the same stuff so it's very much like the karate kid wax on wax off so hopefully hopefully that lt's but what I found is like if you and also four minute mile right four minute mile four minute mile was never broken because people thought it was physiologically impossible until someone like I believe it can be done boom and as soon as one person broke the four minute mile all these other people started doing it that's interesting. Why? Because someone prove that it could be done so for instance the first recipe which is like one hundred twenty pages into the book because I talk about all these like different language learning sports and swimming and all this other stuff the first recipe is also book oh alright so awesome book oh I used lamb shank instead of veal shanks for a whole host of reasons uh but people think it is this really expensive italian dish takes hours to make thirty five bucks on the menu it is easier to make amazing also book oh for four people than to make good scrambled eggs for one person the first time I made it with this like broken down dismantled minimalist recipe had a buddy over and he said to you should start the tin paris restaurant this is amazing and I explained to him how it was made and he's like uh I was like is if I had said santa claus for real, right? You think the point being once I show people these things they think really complicated or actually extremely easy then they're like, well, maybe losing twenty pounds isn't that hard and I point like point a surgeon look one hundred twenty pounds like bill tell me you can't lose your last ten pounds I don't hear it all right don't hear not true both fiction, you know? So that's another thing I want people who had always been afraid of something to conquer it like an afternoon and we'll do this tomorrow like knife skills I was always afraid of knife skills my mom gave me a good mom gave me like set of knives or two knives with little block and it just sat it's been on my counter for like twelve years this piece of furniture never used it to get the knife out I'm like oh I'm gonna chop your fingers off no not oh just order takeout and I could get some of the point where you're like chopping stuff like this looking at me as you're doing it without ever cutting yourself and like hour hour and a half practice there is a method for I guess that's a long answer but I it's on the brand I think about a lot so uh what else do you have? Okay, I now getting the message that we need to end so I have one final question if we were to meet guys go for another hour I'm doing my best I guess in the chatroom eyes wondering how do you increase willpower there's so many distractions in life how do you focus and develop that will okay, uh my dirty secret is that I don't try to increase willpower is willpower is fallible and you can decide not to do something every second of every day willpower to me is too it's not failure proof enough and uh I do study the anomalies right that's what I do so it's like a gold medalist in the olympics who should have been a gold medalist I want to study that person right, like one hundred twenty pound girl dead list foreigner pounds. Okay, I want to study that. And by finding all these anomalies, it becomes clear how many of the things we believe can't be done are really actually easy to do. All right. So just studying those people, it gives me confidence and trying new things. I don't like to depend a little power like you wanna lose weight. Take all the crap in your house, throw it out, get rid of it. Clean sweep. Like if I have talk in my house, I will eat it before I go to bed. I will eat that chocolate. I know I love chocolate can have talking house like cheat day. Only I buy enough for me to eat a whole pizza. Not gonna have leftovers in the fridge. No way. I'll eat it. Right. Stakes systems having steaks. So you know that you'll be publicly ridiculed until the day you die by ten friends. If you don't fill in the blank, lose ten pounds, follow your diet, learn to do public speaking, right. Putting it on the calendar with stakes. That's. My answer.

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.

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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.