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#373: Jerry Colonna — The Coach With the Spider Tattoo
"You are not alone. And just because you feel like shit doesn't mean you are shit." — Jerry ColonnaJerry Colonna (@jerrycolonna) is the CEO and cofounder of Reboot.io, an executive coaching and leadership development firm dedicated to the notion th…
Less Hustle, More Art — Moving to a New Model
Hello, my lovelies! This is an important announcement.From June – Dec, 2019, I’m removing ads and sponsors from the podcast for a six-month test. The podcast will continue to be 100% free for everyone. There will be no paywall, and no one has to pa…
#372: Julie Rice — Co-Founding SoulCycle, Taming Anxiety, and Mastering Difficult Conversations
"There is no elevator to success; you have to take the stairs." — Julie RiceJulie Rice (@julierice_) is an entrepreneur best known for co-founding the fitness phenomenon SoulCycle. Julie served as Co-CEO at SoulCycle from 2006 to 2015 before joinin…
#371: Ramit Sethi — Automating Finances, Negotiating Prenups, Disagreeing with Tim, and More
"Most of us should spend less time on most decisions and we should spend a lot more time on a few key decisions." — Ramit SethiRamit Sethi (@ramit), author of the New York Times bestseller I Will Teach You To Be Rich, has become a financial guru to…
#125: Derek Sivers on Developing Confidence, Finding Happiness, and Saying “No” to Millions (Repost)
This episode originally aired in 2015. You can find the show notes of the episode here. “To me, ‘busy’ implies that the person is out of control of their life.” – Derek SiversDerek Sivers (@sivers) is one of my favorite humans, and I call him often…
#370: Adam Savage on Great Tools, Great Projects, and Great Lessons
"A true creator knows that you follow the thing to where it's going, not to where you think it ought to go."— Adam SavageAdam Savage (TW: @donttrythis IG: @therealadamsavage FB: therealadamsavage) has spent his life gathering skills that allow him …
#369: Kevin Systrom — Tactics, Books, and the Path to a Billion Users
“I think a big part of knowing that you’re right is working as hard as you can to prove that you’re wrong. And if you can’t, well, there’s only one option left, which is: you’re probably right.”— Kevin SystromKevin Systrom (@kevin) is an entreprene…
#368: Amanda Palmer on Creativity, Pain, and Art
"I'm just so fundamentally optimistic, and I barrel forth in life with this attitude that everything is going to be absolutely fine and go my way." — Amanda PalmerAmanda Palmer (@amandapalmer) is a singer, songwriter, playwright, pianist, author, d…
#367: Eric Schmidt — Lessons from a Trillion-Dollar Coach
"You can systematize innovation even if you can't completely predict it." — Eric SchmidtEric Schmidt (@ericschmidt) is Technical Advisor and Board Member to Alphabet Inc., where he advises its leaders on technology, business and policy issues. Eric…
#366: Neil Gaiman — The Interview I've Waited 20 Years To Do
“The biggest problem we run into is going, ‘This is who I am, this is what I’m like, this is how I function’ while failing to notice that you don’t do that anymore.” — Neil GaimanNeil Gaiman (@neilhimself) is the bestselling author and creator of b…
#365: Michael Pollan — Exploring the Frontiers of Psychedelics
"An overactive ego is a tyrant." - Michael PollanMichael Pollan (@michaelpollan) is the author of seven previous books, including Cooked, Food Rules, In Defense of Food, The Omnivore's Dilemma, and The Botany of Desire, all of which were New York T…
#364: Safi Bahcall — On Thinking Big, Curing Cancer, and Transforming Industries
“All these things you’re sure are true — what if they weren’t?”— Safi BahcallSafi Bahcall (@SafiBahcall) is the author of Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas that Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries. Loonshots describes what an …
#363: Tea Time with Tim — How to Find Mentors, Decrease Anxiety Through Training, and Much More
Welcome to a special episode called Tea Time with Tim, in which I solicited phone numbers and called a handful of you to field any questions that you might have.Among other topics, we discuss:How to go about finding a mentor.The meaning of life.How…
#362: Graham Duncan — Talent Is The Best Asset Class
"Everyone's genius is right next to their dysfunction." — Graham DuncanGraham Duncan (@GrahamDuncanNYC) is the co-founder of East Rock Capital, a multi-family office investment firm that manages $2 billion for a small number of families and their c…
#361: Jim Collins — A Rare Interview with a Reclusive Polymath
"I'm not really a business author; I just happen to have used companies as the method to study human systems because there's great data." — Jim CollinsMy guest for this episode is the incredible (and somewhat reclusive) Jim Collins.This was a rare …
#360: Caterina Fake — The Outsider Who Built Giants
"I really am a big believer in people's creativity flourishing when they come at things from a different direction and see things in a different way." — Caterina FakeCaterina Fake (@caterina) is a long-time Silicon Valley pioneer. She is the Cofoun…
#359: Tobi Lütke — From Snowboard Shop to Billion-Dollar Company
"Feedback is a gift." — Tobi LütkeTobi Lütke (@tobi) is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Shopify. In 2004, Tobi began building software to launch an online snowboard store called Snowdevil. It quickly became obvious that the software was …
#358: Ken Block — The Art of Marketing with a DC Shoes and Gymkhana Legend (500M+ views)
“In life — from the simplest thing to the biggest thing — I want to be proud of what it is and stake my claim: ‘That’s mine and that’s how I do it.'” — Ken BlockKen Block (@kblock43 on IG and TW) is a co-founder of DC Shoes and a professional rally…
#357: Susan Cain — How to Overcome Fear and Embrace Creativity
"So often, when you see someone who's really good at almost anything, it's because they actually started out exactly the opposite — and then they cared so much about fixing that problem." — Susan CainSusan Cain (@susancain) is the author of the bes…
#356: Peter Mallouk — Exploring the Worlds of Investing, Assets, and Quality of Life
"You spend the first 20 years of being rich accumulating all of this stuff. And then you'll spend the next 20 years trying to get out of one thing after another to simplify your life." — Peter MalloukPeter Mallouk (@PeterMallouk) is the President o…
#355: Greg McKeown — How to Master Essentialism
"If you don't prioritize your life, someone else will."— Greg McKeownGreg McKeown (@GregoryMcKeown) is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less and the founder of McKeown, Inc, a company with a miss…
#354: Real 4-Hour Workweek Case Studies — How to Generate 8-Figure Revenue at Age 21 (Or Any Age)
"I think the role of the entrepreneur in the world is to find ways to do things better or more efficiently and then try to do that as many times over with the help of other people." — Santiago NestaresBenedict Dohmen and Santiago Nestares of Benita…
#353: Patrick Collison — CEO of Stripe
"If people around you don't think what you're doing is a bit strange, maybe it's not strange enough." — Patrick CollisonPatrick Collison (@patrickc) is chief executive officer and co-founder of Stripe, a technology company that builds economic infr…
#352: Dr. Peter Attia vs. Tim Ferriss
"Unhappiness is at the root of more pain, I would suspect, than any ailment that falls in the 'physical' body. And to think that we have compounds that could play such an important role that are really facing challenges in getting approved, I just …
#351: Real 4-Hour Workweek Case Studies — Allen Walton and SpyGuy, The Path to Seven Figures
“And then I wake up at 7:00 a.m., and I roll over and look at my phone. And I have a notification from Shopify saying that I made my first sale for $149. And I let out this huge, orgasmic noise of relief. I was like, 'Wow. Everything’s going to be …