Timothy Ferris, #1 New York Times best-selling author, is sharing interviewees and questions to people who are interested in this book. The book is using the ultimate compilation of tools, tactics and habits from more than 130 of the world’s top performers.
Timothy Ferriss did an excellent job asking the interviewees good questions. He is asking 130 people that are the best in their fields. He asked billionaires, athletes, writers, poker players, bitcoin and blockchain experts and everyone the same questions.
“Life punishes the vague wish and rewards the specific ask.”
So, Lets see what we can learn from the Tribe of Mentors book:
1. In Quotes I’m Pondering section of the book, Tim Ferris states an excellent quote from Steve Jobs, Co-founder and former CEO of apple:
“People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully. I’m actually as proud of the things we haven’t done as the things I have done. Innovation is saying no to 1,000 things.”
-Steve Jobs ( Co-founder and former CEO of apple)
2. Esther Perel, a Belgian psychotherapist, has been interviewed by Tim Ferriss. One of the questions that he asked her was:
When you feel overwhelmed or unfocused, what do you do?
“I seek out people to help me regain my focus, my confidence, and my clarity. I live my life in a network of friends, family, colleagues, strangers, mentors, and students. When I get overwhelmed, I lose a sense of direction, and I need a human GPS to help me “recalculate” and find my path.” Seek out people to help you, mentor you, and keep you focused.” -Said Esther Perel.
3. Tim Ferris asked Jérôme Jarre, a French entrepreneur, creator and humanitarian:
In the last five years, what new belief, behavior, or habit has most improved your life?
“I believe that we are all mini gods. I mean this in the sense of creators, in a way that should not feed our ego but our consciousness. Being mini gods means we never lack. The day we will all start acting like mini gods is the day there will be peace in the world”. -Said Jérôme Jarre.
4. Tim Ferris asked Drew Houston, CEO and co-founder of dropbox:
What are the bad recommendations you hear in your profession or area of expertise?
“Industries are led by experts. We often forget that industries are often transformed by neophytes. The boldest transformations, like Uber, disrupting transportation or Airbnb disrupting hospitality.”
At the end, here are two inspirational quotes from Tim Ferris:
“To learn from the best, you don’t need to meet them, you just need to absorb them. This can be through books, audio, or a single powerful quote. Feeding your mind is how you become your own best coach.”
“Success is measured by the volume of uncomfortable moments. Having increased amounts of courage will lead you to your version of success. If you’re trying to figure out what’s missing, try increasing the number of uncomfortable moments in your life.”
– Tim Ferris
Ferris, T. (2017). Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World.