Tim Ferriss is a man of many talents, as well as a 3-time New York Times bestselling author with The Four-Hour Workweek, The Four-Hour Body, and now the brand-spankin’ new Four Hour Chef. We spent most of the show goofing off, but Tim drops a ton of truth bombs so listen-up. You guys will dig this one.
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Here’s the Show
In today’s show, Tim and I cover:
- How to become a killer cook is quickly as humanly possible
- Whether or not Tim stands by the inclusion of beans in the slow-carb diet
- What it’s like to snort smart drugs to learn Chinese
- How you can trick your friends into eating roasted crickets
Enjoy! And be sure to read on below for A Day in the Life of Tim Ferriss and Tim’s 5-minute Meditation Strategy.
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A Day In The Life Of Tim Ferriss
- Wake up
- 30 grams of protein within 30 minutes of waking
- Brew pu-erh tea
- Meditate for 4-5 minutes while tea brews
- Drink tea while doing 60 minutes of non-internet-based work
- Small breakfast (eg. eggs, lentils, spinach)
- Work for 60-120 minutes
- Light workout (eg. kettlebell work)
- Lunch (eg. Mexican restaurant – beef, pinto beans, salsa, & guacamole)
- More work
- Light dinner at 6pm
- Train sometime between 7-11pm (for optimal pain tolerance)
- Post-workout meal
- Rinse and repeat…
Tim Ferriss’ 5-minute Meditation Strategy
- Choose one song (4-5 minutes long)
- Sit on a cushion with back against the wall
- Breathe deeply and slowly
- Inhalation = visualize vibrant green air
- Exhalation = visualize grey air (stress and anxiety)
- During inhalation, focus on all of the things you’re grateful for in life (family, friends, significant other, career opportunities, roof over your head, etc)
- Repeat to yourself… “I have everything I need and I have plenty of time” over and over until it sinks in and anxiety lifts
Words of Tim Wisdom (Bonus):
“Do not measure the success of your meditation based on your ability to control your thoughts during the meditation session itself. Instead, measure it by how you feel for the rest of the day.”
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