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Tim Ferriss on How to Become World Class in ANYTHING in 6 Months or Less

Get the pen and paper ready for this one. Tim Ferriss is in the house!

In case you didn’t know (I’m not sure how you couldn’t), Tim is the author of the #1 NYT bestsellers The 4-Hour Workweek and The 4-Hour Body, an angel investor in Facebook, StumbleUpon, and Twitter, and was called “the world’s best guinea pig” by Newsweek (which he takes as a compliment).

And, he is the author of the new book: The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good Life (affiliate).

Now, here is the thing you have to know. Tim is a MASTER at learning how to do things, doing them, and teaching us all the shortcuts (what could be cooler?).

Today, we discuss how you can apply these principles to really anything – be it your business, your life, etc. Maybe you want to pick up a new business skill (or a few) or learn how to…I don’t know…play the guitar. Whatever. Tim’s formula works for pretty much anything you can dream up.

And the interviewer in me has a special warm place in my heart for one of the big ways Tim learns (spoiler alert: he interviews experts). And he has some amazing questions he asks experts to get the information he is looking for (feel free to steal his ideas/questions).

Enjoy and hop into comments below. I’ll see you there in there.

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Comments

  • http://rhogroupee.com/ Rosemary ONeill

    You had me at Calvin and Hobbes. Great interview, full of actually useful ideas (not surprising for Mr. Ferriss). I hadn’t considered the concept that you could launch a book without “the book tour.”

    • David Siteman Garland

      Any interview with a Calvin & Hobbes reference is a win for me too :)

      • Kevin

        You said you used Jamie as a hitting coach, who is Jamie? I could use the same help

    • donnaandtora

      We don’t have any book shops left in Sydney, so it makes perfect sense that there must be a better way… great ideas from Tim as an example…

  • Jason

    Awesome interview. So many great takeaways, especially the deal breakers when first starting a new goal or project. Simple idea, but massive results. Great job, David!

  • http://www.jasongracia.com/ Jason Gracia

    Awesome interview. So many great takeaways, especially the deal breakers when first starting a new goal or project. Simple idea, but massive results. Great job, David!

    • David Siteman Garland

      Thanks Jason! Means a lot

  • donnaandtora

    Great interview! Love the idea of focusing on the opposite – ie what doesn’t work and why someone doesn’t cook rather than why they do. Also love that Tim talked about focusing someone just on eating breakfast if they are very overweight – we work with clients in EXACTLY the same way. They always think that’s way too easy, and yet 3 weeks later they still haven’t handled breakfast. Great to know we are in alignment with the mighty Mr Ferriss ;-) Thanks David!

    • David Siteman Garland

      Lots of great tips :)

  • http://lifestoked.com Deacon Bradley

    Best show I’ve seen yet David (and Tim of course, hah), and PERFECT timing for a new project I’m working on. I’m building a workshop to launch in 8 weeks, and to make it amazing I have lots of learning to do. This technique will help me learn efficiently and also teach effectively. Very stoked!

    • David Siteman Garland

      That is AWESOME to hear! Made my day.

  • Martha

    Great interview. Are you going to post out on iTunes?

    • David Siteman Garland

      Yup! All episodes are always on iTunes. Just search for “The Rise To The Top” :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/hicksj3 Jeff Hicks

    Wow! @therisetothetop:disqus you have an energy that is infectious. This chat with Tim Ferriss is among your best interviews.

  • http://www.facebook.com/justinvarcher Justin Archer

    I concur with Tim on the Small Giants book. It’s definitely a must read. Great stories and a very fast read. Anyway, I’m just coming off a mini sabbatical after enjoying the last 2 months traveling all over California and Europe. So I look forward to touching base with you early on in the New Year. Hope you and your family had a Merry Christmas and will have an amazing 2013. Cheers!

  • David A.

    Hi,

    I’m interested to know how to be good at something using the 80/20 rule. It is quite brief but interesting. Would appreciate if you expand on this more?

    It’s seems to learn a skill fast is to follow those that get the desire result fast n learn or read their biography?

    I’m interested to be a great trader cumulative teacher n I’m trying to cut the learning curve of a trader to just one year. I’ve spent 7 years as a trader wasting thousand of dollars. So now I’m trying to get the formula together to create a shorter learning curve.

    Would appreciate the legislation breakdown?