Szikov Podcast 254: Tim Ferriss on Real Estate, Becoming a Top Performer and His Tribe of Mentors

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Today’s guest needs no introduction, but this would look funny without one, so here we go! Today on The Szikov Podcast, we sit down with Tim Ferriss, author of #1 New York Times Bestseller The Four Hour Work Week and his newest title, Tribe of Mentors and dive DEEP into the patterns that make high achievers accomplish so much. This show is unlike any other episode of our podcast, and we can’t guarantee you’ll be the same person when you finish. You’ll also discover Tim’s unique approach to real estate investing, as well as the books, apps, and routines that has made Tim one of the most influential thought leaders in our world today.

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In This Episode We Cover:

  • How the gang connected with Tim
  • Whether his mom would be impressed by his accomplishments
  • Why he walks to the beat of his own drum
  • His recent “silent” retreat
  • The value of meditation
  • What you should know about self-awareness training
  • The ins and outs of the book Tribe of Mentors
  • Patterns that are common amongst high achievers
  • The importance of turning off distractions
  • Principles to live your life by
  • How to be truly effective
  • Tips for using money to buy time
  • The 3 advantages that you can have in any type of investing
  • How Tim Ferriss invests
  • What a good investment entails
  • Indicators of a solid property
  • How Tim would analyze real estate
  • The fundamental differences in real estate as an asset class
  • The “worthlessness” of hard work
  • How to balance ambition and being contented
  • And SO much more!

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Books Mentioned in this Show

Tweetable Topics:

  • “I don’t like having my sanity depend on luck.” ( )
  • “When you’re not thinking of the past, you’re not thinking of the future.” ( )
  • “It’s not that you don’t have time, it’s you don’t have priorities.” ( )
  • “It’s not how you do things, it’s what you do.” ( )
  • “Effectiveness over efficiency on all things.” ( )
  • “Thinking is actually asking questions and answering them in your own head.” ( )
  • “There’s no problem with hard work, as long as it applies to the right things.” ( )
  • “In the end, success is sleeping well.” ( )
  • “Worrying is praying for what you don’t want.” ( )
  • “It’s very hard to fail completely.” ( )

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  1. Nathan G.

    Tim is a highly intelligent, extremely successful individual. His mind clearly operates at a different level than a normal human. In that sense, it was very interesting to listen. I’ve never heard anyone name so many books and authors of the top of their head!

    I enjoyed his book, “The 4-Hour Workweek”. It’s full of excellent advice to help people become more focused and efficient. Ironically, he failed to follow his own advice with this podcast because it took two hours to cover a few good points that could have been covered in 30 minutes. I heard some really good advice but forgot it by the time the podcast ended.

    I’m not trying to bash Tim or the show. It’s just a personal assessment I feel entitled to share after spending that much time listening. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

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