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Tim Ferriss – Host at The Tim Ferriss Show
Who is Tim Ferriss?
Timothy Ferriss is an American podcaster, author, entrepreneur and early-stage tech startup investor. Tim has penned several books including The 4-Hour Workweek which is a NYT Bestselling business book. Tim Ferriss hosts a podcast called The Tim Ferriss Show, which has exceeded
300 million downloads.
Tim Ferriss the Entrepreneur and self-help guru knows all too well the hardships and challenges entrepreneurs face on a daily business. It was just over 10 years ago when Ferriss felt what every entrepreneur felt; restless, overworked and not sure that what he was doing was something he wanted to continue for the rest of his life. But instead of getting stuck and continuing his uninspired life, Ferriss decided to do something about it and is now an inspirational icon in the business and entrepreneurial world.
After struggling with his online business after college, Ferriss wasn’t sure what he wanted to do in life so he took his experiences and what he learned from them and wrote the bestseller, “The 4-Hour Workweek,” which has gained a massive following in the business sphere. Since then he has written more books and launched successful podcast The Tim Ferriss Show that has surpassed 300 million downloads.
In his 2017 TED Talk, he admitted to dealing with bipolar depression and credits that it was during this darkest time during his senior year at Princeton that helped change his life. After graduating, he went to Silicon Valley to pursue his entrepreneur goals and started his own company, BrainQuicken.
When things didn’t work out the way he planned, he looked to ancient Roman philosopher Seneca for help during his lowest points. He admitted that Senecca’s line, “We suffer more in imagination than in reality,” helped him see past his challenges in order to compile lessons around efficiency and planning he had learned from his personal and professional experiences. This would later be the basis for his 2007 best-selling book.
Publishing his book didn’t come easy. Tim faced countless rejections from publishers, but yet he persevered in order to get his book published, and did his all to get the book noticed by tech influencers like Robert Scoble, who gave it an endorsement to build credibility for a manuscript. Soon, a publisher took a chance on him and the book became a success, being deemed as Silicon Valley’s new productivity guru.
Determined not to become a one-hit wonder, he knew he needed a long-term plan of success and invested into a few tech startups thanks to the advice of a good friend, venture capitalist Mike Maples. Thanks to his newfound success and investment choices, Ferriss was becoming more and more influential.
To avoid being boxed in as a career expert author, his next books would explore other passions. In 2010, he released “The 4-Hour Body,” which also became a New York Times bestselling book. Here, Ferriss talked about applying his first book’s premise to other parts of life.
In 2014 Tim experienced book burnout and decided to take a different route for his career and start his own podcast, “The Tim Ferriss Show.” Although he never intended it to be something big, his temporary side project really took off and is now one of the most popular podcasts to date thanks to the wide range of content he provides listeners, including long form interviews about careers and more.
Tim regular features influential entrepreneurs, writers and internet marketers on his shows is what makes his podcast one of the best for go to podcasts for entrepreneurs looking for inspiration. The Tim Ferriss Show podcast also offers shorter episodes on a variety of topics like productivity and other topics entrepreneurs face on a daily basis.
To help you better understand how these people found success, Ferriss usually asks thoughtful and insightful questions on how they’ve optimized their own process for success so that listeners can get a sense of how to create their own success.