Tim Ferriss on Turning Knowledge Into Action

Author of the best-seller The 4-Hour Workweek, Tim Ferris has met with and interviewed some of the biggest names in business, sports and entertainment. His mission is to learn from the world’s greatest achievers and share their wisdom to help you live your best life. In his newest book, Tools of Titans, Ferriss shares the secrets he’s collected throughout the years and breaks down what it means to be healthy, wealthy and wise. He joins SUCCESS Editor-in-Chief Josh Ellis to chat about the book, building resilience and why we are often the biggest obstacles to our own success.

This interview appears on the SUCCESS Talks Collection, available in the May 2017 edition of SUCCESS magazine.

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  • Ferriss says we can learn from others rather than spending our lives learning through trial and error. Who in your life is worth shadowing for a day?
  • Tools of Titans is the notebook to end all notebooks. Learn the secrets Ferriss has collected from the world’s biggest achievers throughout the year.
  • Become a forever student. Not because you think you should or because you feel guilty for not improving, but because you’re excited and curious and ready to improve.

Favorite quote from this episode:

“I want to be striving for improvement from a place of excitement and curiosity, not from a place of guilt or a feeling of incompleteness that leads to, ultimately, a dissatisfaction no matter how good you become.”

—Tim Ferriss

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Josh Ellis is the former editor in chief for SUCCESS magazine. Before joining SUCCESS in 2012, he was an accomplished digital and print sportswriter, working for the Dallas Cowboys Star magazine, the team’s gameday program, and DallasCowboys.com. Originally from Longview, Texas, he began writing for his hometown newspaper at 16.

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