Tim Ferriss

Tim Ferriss has been quoted 21 times. The one recent article where Tim Ferriss has been quoted is Tim Ferriss shares 10 questions that changed his life. Most recently, Tim Ferriss was quoted as having said, “In the beginning of your career, you spend time to earn money. Once you hit your stride in any capacity, you should spend money to earn time, as the latter is nonrenewable.”.

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I went to college. I went to law school. I worked in law and banking, though not for terribly long. But not until I started PayPal did I fully realize that you don't have to wait to start something.

The experiments paid off. My last quarter in that job, I outsold the entire L.A. office of our biggest competitor.

This isn't a question – it's a fundamental reset. You don't need to go through life huffing and puffing, straining and red-faced. You can get 95% of the results you want by calmly putting one foot in front of the other.

If I feel stressed, stretched thin, or overwhelmed, it's usually because I'm over-complicating something or failing to take the simple/easy path because I feel I should be trying 'harder.

I've since applied this 'What if I could only subtract …?' to my life in many areas, and I sometimes rephrase it as 'What should I put on my not-to-do list?

If the answer isn't simple, it's probably not the right answer. What 20% of customers/products/regions are producing 80% of the profit? What factors or shared characteristics might account for this?

The two-year plan was to methodically spend $120K for the learning experience, not for the ROI. To learn as much as possible about startup finance, deal structuring, rapid product design, initiating acquisition conversations, etc.

In the beginning of your career, you spend time to earn money. Once you hit your stride in any capacity, you should spend money to earn time, as the latter is nonrenewable.

If I hit three out of five, I consider myself having won the morning. And if you win the morning, you win the day. It's hard for me to overstate how important this ritual has become. No matter how s***ty your day is … you can make your bed. And that gives you the feeling, at least it gives me the feeling, even in a disastrous day, that I've held on to the cliff ledge by a fingernail and I haven't fallen. There is at least one thing I've controlled.

The 5 to 10 reps here are not a workout. They are intended to 'state prime' and wake me up. Getting into my body, even for 30 seconds, has a dramatic effect on my mood and quiets mental chatter.

I deconstruct world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, sports, business, art, etc.) to extract the tactics, tools, and routines you can use.

Could b----ing and moaning on paper for five minutes each morning change your life? As crazy as it might seem, I believe the answer is yes.

Start small, rig the game so you can win it, get in five sessions before you get too ambitious with length. You have to win those early sessions so you establish it as a habit, so you don't have the cognitive fatigue of that practice.

I went into the 'Tim Ferriss Fund' viewing the $120,000 as sunk tuition costs, but also expecting that the lessons learned, and people met, would be worth that $120,000 investment.

The 2-year plan was to methodically spend $120K for the learning experience, not for the ROI. … To learn as much as possible about startup finance, deal structuring, rapid product design, initiating acquisition conversations, etc.

I think a lot of people who have done the best financially are just scratching an itch – a need that they had or some problem that they wanted to solve.

He would ask himself and other people, Why can't you accomplish your 10-year plan in the next six months?' And then would actually contemplate that and use it to question assumptions. Some people hate to lose, some people love to win, and others are just scratching their own itch.

It's very easy to confuse activity with productivity. It's not that you don't have time. We all have the same amount of time ... each day, whether you are President Obama or Richard Branson or you yourself. It's how you allocate that time that determines what your life looks like.

The default mode of Type-A entrepreneurs is to do more – whatever it happens to be, do more. If I have a problem, do more. If I am feeling stressed out, do more.

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