Tim Ferriss and Chase Jarvis ‘Top Tips’

Just finished watching a fascinating interview with Tim Ferriss (Four Hour Work Week, Four Hour Body) and photographer Chase Jarvis where they discuss creativity and entrepreneurship.  I’m a HUGE fan of Tim and had the pleasure of meeting him a couple of months ago in San Francisco at a film premiere.  This is a long video interview so I’ve listed below some of the points I took from it as a cheat sheet.  Oh and there is a scantily clad woman at the end of the film.


Cheat Sheet

  • Spend 80% of your time on creating great content and 20% marketing it, not the other way around.

  • Tim reads ‘The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing’ before each product launch.

  • Focus on the principles not the techniques.

  • Give away some of your best work for free.

  • The people that download Tim’s books from torrent sites are not the kind of people that would ever buy it so Tim just views it as promotion.

  • Tim doesn’t think of building his network in order to sell more books but writing books in order to meet influential and cool people.

  • What you fear most is what you most need to do.

  • Your Network is your Net Worth.

  • For the first 60minutes of every day ignore everything else (email, calls) and do the single most important thing on your to do list.

  • When hiring test for reliability first.

  • Focus on appreciation as much as achievement.

  • You are the average of the five people you associate with most.  Choose your peer group wisely.

  • Apply the 80/20 rule to everything you do.

  • Ask yourself what you could be the first person in the world to do?


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