Tim Ferriss: The Fear of No
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Tim Ferriss is a bestselling author (his book “The Four-Hour Body” was a menu and health bible for me a few summers ago) and a superstar podcaster. But look closer; he’s not a health guru so much as a general SEEKER. He’s been through his own trauma and knows what the bottom feels like. And he desperately wants to know why, why, why we do the things we do, and what we can do to heal ourselves – inside and out. He’s one of the most compassionate, interesting people I’ve ever met, and our conversation about life, mental health and how hard it is to say NO is one for the books.
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Amanda Palmer presents an intimate conversation with Tim Ferriss, recorded March 15, 2019 in Austin, TX.
Tim Ferriss is a best-selling author, speaker, early-stage technology investor, advisor, and host of one of the most popular podcasts in the world, The Tim Ferriss Show.
Tim’s books include, “The 4 Hour Workweek,” “The 4 Hour Body,” and, “Tools of Titans.”
He has two TED Talks: “Smash fear, learn anything” and, “Why you should define your fears instead of your goals.”
In this interview we talk about how you can’t avoid some people taking it personally, the fear of the word “no”, freeing yourself to ask anything, how you get what you negotiate for, inoculating yourself against dread, our love for the fast “no”, and learning that being productive and successful doesn’t always have to hurt.
Tim’s conversation with Debbie, “My Healing Journey After Childhood Abuse”:
Debbie Millman’s podcast, Design Matters:
My conversation with Tim, “Amanda Palmer on Creativity, Pain, and Art”:
http://Tim.blog for everything Tim – books, blog, and podcast.
Thank you so much to my guest, Tim Ferriss. You can listen to his huge podcast, The Tim Ferriss show. I’ve done a couple episodes of it, you can search that up, I’ll also link them in my post about this on the Patreon. And I do encourage you, if you can, to go listen to Tim’s beautiful episode that he did with Debbie Millman on his own show in September, called “My Healing Journey.” It’s just gorgeous.
I also would recommend you go see Tim’s TED talks, they’re pretty amazing. One of them is called Smash Fear, Learn Anything. And another one is called Why You Should Define Your Fears Instead of Your Goals, and they’re just so inspirational. His books are also fantastic, if you’re looking at getting your body in shape, The Four Hour Body is really good. My own breakfast bowls were inspired by Tim’s book, and you can go to his website tim.blog for blogs and newsletters, and also thank you to Tim for actually recording personally this interview at his apartment in Austin.
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