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PERSONAL NOTES FROM THE TIM FERRISS PODCAST

September, 2015

 

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NOTES

  • Using affirmations
  • Reticular activation – it’s easy to hear your name in a big crowd
  • Your mindset filters on what you focus your memory
  • Your mind is automatically set for your name

You can set up affirmations to make your mind to focus on some things that you ignored before

People who thought of themselves as being lucky had higher chances of “finding luck”
  • Where’s Waldo, where’s Waldo, there’s Waldo
  • When Scott wanted to become a cartoonist, he noticed a show on TV about how to become one
  • He told himself “Scott we are going to do this, we just haven’t figured how yet”
Your subconscious can try to think of solving an objective, if it has one
  • Writing it down 15 times
  • Implementing hypnosis into life
  • The Science of persuasion
  • Putting the reader into the shoes of at least 1 character

Techniques

  • Saying out loud what that person might be thinking of (“you’re probably thinking there are 10 obvious reasons for this, but…” )
  • “pacing” and “leading”
  • “matching” with the person you’re conversating with to create a connection

Design is also a sign of NLP

  • Gilbert doesn’t have another name on purpose
  • The boss doesn’t have a name as well (it is letting you do it)
  • Donald Trump saying “check your facts” as a way to disarm arguments
  • Steve Jobs “all smartphones have problems”

Playing on a field, where even if you lose, you still get something out of it (failing a business)

 Tim optimizes for the who, what,  where, why and when

  •  Maximizing your instrument

What are the tools or routines that most help you?

  • Looking over the news
  • Drinking coffee
  • Eating protein bar

Monitor in which you can draw digitally as on a paper

  • Something jumps on the head, if not, reading some email which might have suggestions (for writing)
  • Being in the right frame of mind physically and mentally
  • Having less distractions in the morning

Decreasing the noise to signal ratio”

When you clear your mind, a lot of ideas come out

Writing 10 ideas each morning as a way to cultivate the habit of coming up with ideas

 

How do your first 60-90 minutes of your day look like? (what time do you wake up, what type of protein bar do you eat)

  • 5-6 AM
  • Drinking the same coffee
  • Eating the same 20g protein bar chocolate peanut butter

Once you clear your mind you have to flood it with new news, that is why he is looking at the news, feed

  •  Finding the little piece of good information among all of it
  • “your brain can’t find good content”

Monitoring body – when you feel a change when reading/watching something, it means other people would find it interesting as well

Can you tell me 2 out of the 6 dimensions of humor?
  • Scott joked about Tim asking for only 2, since if he asked for 6 he would have probably changed the subject

6 dimensions of humor

  1. Cute
  2. Bizzare – something out of place (animal talking as a human)
  3. Recognizable
  4. Naughty
  5. Cruelty
  6. Clever

What are some of the underrated or underappreciated cartoonists on your mind? People that haven’t checked out but should check out

  • F minus
  • Pearls before swine

I want to be respectful of your time. I would want to ask a few quick questions before we finish if that’s OK with you.

The books you have gifted the most
  • not offering books
  • Persuasion by Cialdini as a recommendation
  • Dale Carnegie book recommended

 

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