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Tim Ferriss: How to Learn Better & Create Your Best Future

219 Min
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Andrew Huberman, Ph.D.
In this episode, my guest is Tim Ferriss — a five-time #1 New York Times bestselling author, technology investor and host of the iconic podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show. We discuss Tim’s process of exploration, experimentation and mastery — themes that have spanned his career that have placed him on the cutting-edge of many important fields. Tim explains what questions to ask when approaching any new endeavor in order to maximize success. He also explains how to incorporate structure and playfulness into skill and knowledge mastery, how to find and work with mentors, the key importance of location and networks in creating truly impactful things. We also discuss Tim’s philanthropic efforts to support research on psychedelics for the treatment of mental health challenges and we discuss his latest creative endeavors. This episode should be of interest to a wide range of listeners, as Tim’s mastery and wisdom spans athletic and mental pursuits, business, media, technology and the arts. What distinguishes Tim is his ability to thoughtfully deconstruct these processes in order to teach others how to do the same. For the full show notes, visit Thank you to our sponsors AG1: Maui Nui Venison: LMNT: Levels: InsideTracker: Momentous: Timestamps (00:00:00) Tim Ferriss (00:04:08) Sponsors: Maui Nui, LMNT, Levels (00:07:43) 4-Hour Body & Development Mindset (00:15:22) Origins of Good Ideas (00:20:06) Writing & Structured Thinking (00:27:58) Writing, Night Owls (00:33:06) Sponsor: AG1 (00:34:21) Investigating Outliers; Social Media & Smartphones (00:40:37) Scientific Literacy, Randomized Clinical Trials (00:45:09) Supplement & Experiment Fails; Cold Exposure & Hyperthermia (00:50:46) Slow Carb Diet & Adherence (01:03:35) Morning Protein Intake; Fasting (01:08:48) Sponsor: InsideTracker (01:09:53) Power of Place; Building Your Network & Volunteering (01:21:43) Developing Skills; Examining Motivation & Good Questions; Simplicity (01:33:32) Early Psychedelic Exploration, Depression (01:45:38) Psychedelic Research & Mental Health Funding (01:59:00) Saisei Foundation, Journalism Fellowship, Law & Education (02:08:22) Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), Psychedelics (02:13:28) Meditation, Transcendental Meditation, Nature (02:18:50) Extended Nature Retreats & Integration Period; “Generative Drive” (02:28:05) Mentors (02:34:53) Mind & Attention Allocation, Social Media, Boredom (02:44:12) Cockpunch (03:00:23) Suicide & Depression, Sexual Abuse, Vulnerability (03:14:22) Making Meaning from Suffering (03:19:32) Role Identity, Future (03:27:38) Parenthood, Animals & Training (03:32:21) Podcasting, Experimentation (03:36:52) Zero-Cost Support, YouTube Feedback, Spotify & Apple Reviews, Sponsors, Momentous, Social Media, Neural Network Newsletter Title Card Photo Credit: Mike Blabac Disclaimer