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Tim Ferriss
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Simplicity requires ruthlessness. Tim Ferriss
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You are who you associate with. Tim Ferriss
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By working only when you are most effective, life is both more productive and more enjoyable. It's the perfect example of having your cake and eating it, too. Tim Ferriss
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Role models who push us to exceed our limits, physical training that removes our spare tires, and risks that expand our sphere of comfortable action are all examples of eustress-stress that is healthful and the stimulus for growth. Tim Ferriss
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If you spend your time, worth $20-25 per hour, doing something that someone else will do for $10 per hour, it's simply a poor use of resources. Tim Ferriss
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Most people are fast to stop you before you get started but hesitate to get in the way if you're moving. Tim Ferriss
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Uncertainty and the prospect of failure can be very scary noises in the shadows. Most people will choose unhappiness over uncertainty. Tim Ferriss
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Food became for me a way of becoming self-sufficient with my hands, to regain manual literacy, which I think has been lost on our generation and certainly younger generations. Very few people can actually make things with their hands and do things with their hands. Tim Ferriss
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Everything that works in sales has been done already. Just keep track of the crap that you buy, or the awesome stuff that you buy, and decide what was the trigger, and then just sell to people like you. It's really that easy - and that's what I do. Tim Ferriss
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There are certain things I will automate, but when it comes to quality control, I want to keep a very close eye. Tim Ferriss
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I'm not averse to making a lot of money. But where does that end? I hang out with people with hundreds of millions of dollars. Is that the standard by which I should measure myself? Where does that take you if you're in my business? I think it takes you to pretty dark, corrupt places. Tim Ferriss
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If someone's criticism is completely unfounded on data, then I don't want to hear it. It doesn't hold up to scrutiny. Tim Ferriss
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In a digital world, there are numerous technologies that we are attached to that create infinite interruption. Tim Ferriss
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Creating demand is hard. Filling demand is easier. Don't create a product, then seek someone to sell it to. Find a market - define your customers - then find or develop a product for them. Tim Ferriss
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If only I had more money is the easiest way to postpone the intense self-examination and decision-making necessary to create a life of enjoyment - now and not later. Tim Ferriss
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People who avoid all criticism fail. It's destructive criticism we need to avoid, not criticism in all forms. Tim Ferriss
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If you let pride stop you, you will hate life Tim Ferriss
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Relative income uses two variables: the dollar and time, usually hours. Tim Ferriss
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Personally, I now aim for one month of overseas relocation or high-intensity learning (tango, fighting, whatever) for every two months of work projects. Tim Ferriss
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In excess, most endeavors and possessions take on the characteristics of their opposite. Tim Ferriss
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People frequently fail when they try to do everything at once. They approach a massive project and quickly get discouraged. Taking small, but high-value steps takes less time, and you learn more in the long run. Tim Ferriss
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Personal branding is about managing your name - even if you don't own a business - in a world of misinformation, disinformation, and semi-permanent Google records. Going on a date? Chances are that your "blind" date has Googled your name. Going to a job interview? Ditto. Tim Ferriss
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Believe it or not, it is not only possible to accomplish more by doing less, it is mandatory. Enter the world of elimination. Tim Ferriss
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Never check email first thing in the morning. Instead, complete your most important task before 11:00 A.M. to avoid using lunch or reading email as a postponement excuse. Tim Ferriss
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To have an uncommon lifestyle, you need to develop the uncommon habit of making decisions, both for yourself and for others. Tim Ferriss
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There is always more information than attention Tim Ferriss
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The golden years become lower-middle-class life revisited. That's a bittersweet ending. Tim Ferriss
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For all of the most important things, the timing always sucks. Waiting for a good time to quit your job? The stars will never align and the traffic lights of life will never all be green at the same time. The universe doesn't conspire against you, but it doesn't go out of its way to line up the pins either. Conditions are never perfect. "Someday" is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you. Pro and con lists are just as bad. If it's important to you and you want to do it "eventually," just do it and correct course along the way. Tim Ferriss
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I have scary eyes. I look like the guy in 'American History X,' yes. I remember coming home from school and asking my mum if I could get an eye transplant, and of course she declined. Tim Ferriss
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Exercise is overrated. Tim Ferriss
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Everyone is going to binge on a diet, for instance, so plan for it, schedule it, and contain the damage. Tim Ferriss
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You don't have to travel, but I find extended travel to be a helpful tool for reexamining yourself and the constraints you've artificially placed on your life. It's easy to believe everything has to be done one way if you're always in one place around the same people. Tim Ferriss
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Converting your own passions into a job is the fastest method for eliminating any passion you once had. Tim Ferriss
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What I don't like is snark for snark's sake. If you are going to make fun of me, at least be witty while doing it. Tim Ferriss
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I always point people to the article '1,000 True Fans' by Kevin Kelly. If you choose your thousand ideal customers or readers properly and find the single author blog that targets that audience, you never have to do any more marketing. You're done. That is a lesson that very few product developers and marketers have learned, and it's unfortunate. Tim Ferriss
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Rather than spend my life on data entry and typing, I also take photos on my iPhone of business cards, wine labels, menus, or anything I want to have searchable on-the-run. Tim Ferriss
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The truth is that since the first book, I have wanted to emulate Benjamin Franklin and put together a healthy, wealthy and wise trilogy and so healthy was 'The 4-Hour Body,' wealthy was 'The 4-Hour Workweek' and then wise is 'The 4-Hour Chef.' Tim Ferriss
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An entrepreneur isn't someone who owns a business, it's someone who makes things happen. Tim Ferriss
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Don't follow a model that doesn't work. If the recipe sucks, it doesn't matter how good a cook you are. Tim Ferriss
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Happiness can be bought with a bottle of wine and has become ambiguous through overuse. Tim Ferriss
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To do the impossible, you need to ignore the popular. Tim Ferriss
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At least three time per day at scheduled times, he had to ask himself the following question: Am I being productive or just active? Charney captured the essence of this with less-abstract wording: Am I inventing things to do to avoid the important? He eliminated all of the activities he used as crutches and began to focus on demonstrating results instead of showing dedication. Dedication is often just meaningless work in disguise. Be ruthless and cut the fat. Tim Ferriss
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Someday is a dis-ease that will take your dreams to the grave with you Tim Ferriss
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Compile your to-do list for tomorrow no later than this evening. Tim Ferriss
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The universe doesn't conspire against you, but it doesn't go out of its way to line up the pins either. Conditions are never perfect. Tim Ferriss
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If you see distraction externally, you end up creating an internally distracted state. Tim Ferriss
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Money doesn't change you; it reveals who you are when you no longer have to be nice. Tim Ferriss
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Most people are good at a handful of things and utterly miserable at most. Tim Ferriss
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It isn't enough to think outside the box. Thinking is passive. Get used to acting outside the box. Tim Ferriss
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I will take as a given that, for most people, somewhere between six and seven billion of them, the perfect job is the one that takes the least time. Tim Ferriss
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The question you should be asking isn't, "What do I want?" or "What are my goals?" but "What would excite me? Tim Ferriss
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Effectiveness is doing the things that get you closer to your goals. Efficiency is performing a given task (whether important or not) in the most economical manner possible. Being efficient without regard to effectiveness is the default mode of the universe. Tim Ferriss
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A goal without real consequences is wishful thinking. Good follow-through doesn't depend on the right intentions. It depends on the right incentives. Tim Ferriss
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Doing the unrealistic is easier than doing the realistic. Tim Ferriss
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Lacking an external focus, the mind turns inward on itself and creates problems to solve, even if the problems are undefined or unimportant. If you find a focus, an ambitious goal that seems impossible and forces you to grow, these doubts disappear. Tim Ferriss
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I think time management as a label encourages people to view each 24-hour period as a slot in which they should pack as much as possible. Tim Ferriss
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The first thing I would do for anyone who's trying to lose body fat, for instance, would be to remove foods from the house that he or she would consume during lapses of self-control. Tim Ferriss
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Writing is thought crystalized on a piece of paper, which can then be reviewed. Tim Ferriss
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Massive elimination is the most important step and the most neglected step for entrepreneurs. Tim Ferriss
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What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do. As I have heard said, a person's success in life can usually be measured by the number of uncomfortable conversations he or she is willing to have. Resolve to do one thing every day that you fear. I got into this habit by attempting to contact celebrities and famous businesspeople for advice. Tim Ferriss
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Just as modern man consumes both too many calories and calories of no nutritional value, information workers eat data both in excess and from the wrong sources. Tim Ferriss
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What's the worst that could happen? Tim Ferriss
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Companies that start by redesigning the economics of an industry often finish by redesigning the whole industry-and owning it. Tim Ferriss
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Excitement is the more practical synonym for happiness, and it is precisely what you should strive to chase. It is the cure-all. When people suggest you follow your "passion" or your "bliss," I propose that they are, in fact, referring to the same singular concept: excitement. This brings us full circle. The question you should be asking isn't, "What do I want?" or "What are my goals?" but "What would excite me?" Tim Ferriss
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I'm not a big believer in long-term planning and far-off goals. In fact, I generally set 3-month and 6-month dreamlines. The variables change too much and in-the-future distance becomes an excuse for postponing action. Tim Ferriss
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Lack of time is actually lack of priorities. Tim Ferriss
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Dreamlining is so named because it applies timelines to what most would consider dreams. Tim Ferriss
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Remember-boredom is the enemy, not some abstract "failure. Tim Ferriss
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The way that you become world-class is... by asking good questions. Tim Ferriss
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I'm often asked how I define "success." It's an overused term, but I fundamentally view this elusive beast as a combination of two things - achievement and appreciation. One isn't enough: Achievement without appreciation makes you ambitious but miserable. Appreciation without achievement makes you unambitious but happy. Tim Ferriss
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