If you’re going to succeed in anything, if you’re going to take your life to another level and make a real breakthrough, then you need strategies. Whether it is in your relationship, your career, your health, your finances, your happiness – you need to know how to make the shift. Tony Robbins has spent the majority of his life looking for the strategies that bring the quickest results, in the shortest amount of time with the most enjoyment and the least amount of pain. And one of the most powerful strategies he has discovered is modeling.
Success leaves clues. If someone is consistently successful, they aren’t just lucky, they have a strategy that works. And if you study them, you can figure out what it is, and you can learn and adopt their patterns and save yourself decades of trial and error. This modeling strategy is so powerful, that it has become the lifeblood of some of the most accomplished people in the world, including Tim Ferriss.
Tim has been listed as one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Business People,” one of Forbes’ “Names You Need to Know,” and one of Fortune’s “40 under 40.” He is an early-stage technology investor and advisor (including Uber, Facebook, Shopify, Duolingo, Alibaba), and the author of three #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers: The 4-Hour Workweek, The 4-Hour Body and The 4-Hour Chef. His podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show, has exceeded 100 million downloads and was selected for “Best of iTunes in 2015” and helped set the stage for his latest book, Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons and World-Class Performers.
Tools of Titans contains the “distilled tools, tactics and ‘inside baseball’ you won’t find anywhere else. It also includes new tips from past guests, and life lessons from new ‘guests’ you haven’t met” – from their morning/evening rituals, daily habits and workout regimens to their core beliefs, values and perspectives. Yet Tim doesn’t merely relay the information, he has taken it, vetted, explored and experimented with it in various situations to yield this 600+ page tome full of high-leverage tools that could completely change your life.
In this episode of the Tony Robbins Podcast, Tony sits down with Tim Ferriss to discuss the evolution of this book and what Tim has discovered about himself during the process. They delve into the power of good questions, building on your strengths and shedding your limiting beliefs. They examine pattern recognition, internal synthesis, and what it means to cultivate happiness. They explore some of the greatest tips, tools and tactics Tim has learned from people like Peter Thiel, Chris Sacca and Peter Diamandis. And they have a candid discussion about coping with the darker periods of life, and how Tim’s perspective on his life’s mission has changed over the years.