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Tim Ferriss Interview on The 4-Hour Chef

Tim Ferriss Interview on The 4-Hour Chef

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My interview with Tim Ferriss on The 4-Hour Chef is now live.  Tim Ferriss it the best-selling author of The 4-Hour Work Week and The 4-Hour Body.  The 4-Hour Chef is Tim’s newest book on how to make the most of life.

Before my interview, I asked some colleagues and friends what questions they would like me to ask.  I included their questions as well as my own.   Here are the key questions I asked during my interview with Tim Ferriss:

  1. What is the story you use the most? (we all have them, the favorite story that we use to illustrate our core messages.)
  2. What’s one great technique that people can use to instantly change the quality of their life?
  3. What did you learn that surprised you in making the 4-hour chef?
  4. How do you make time, when you absolutely don’t have time?
  5. What is a simple way that anyone can start to experiment more with their life style?

In the interview, you will learn a few things that you can instantly used, as well as get an inside look at why Tim Ferriss does what he does.

I focused on questions that I thought would help you in terms of personal effectiveness, productivity, and time management.  I especially liked asking Tim Ferriss question #4, “How do you make time, when you absolutely don’t have time?”   Lack of time is an issue that comes up a lot in all sorts of contexts to the point where it becomes an excuse for why so many things don’t happen.  I thought it would be great to get Tim’s definitive answer on how to think about a lack of time and what to do about it.

If you shy away from the 4-Hour Chef, because you think cooking should be left up to Chef Boyardee, you’re in for a surprise.  The 4-Hour Chef is all about changing your quality of life, and improving your ability to rapidly learn.  The full title of The 4-Hour Chef is: The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good Life.   If you are a lifelong learner or simply want to bring out the continuous learner in you, you will enjoy the deep focus on extreme learning throughout the book.  It’s all about getting over fears, building momentum, breaking a new learning topic down to size, and learning from the best of the best, in record time.

Enjoy the interview

Tim Ferris on The 4-Hour Chef