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    #696: Be Useful — Arnold Schwarzenegger on 7 Tools for Life, Thinking Big, Building Resilience, Processing Grief, and More

    enOctober 02, 2023

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    • Arnold Schwarzenegger's Resilience in Heart Surgery and RecoverySchwarzenegger's experience teaches us the importance of staying positive, adapting to challenges, and taking proactive steps to maintain our health.

      Arnold Schwarzenegger's experience with heart surgery and recovery highlights the importance of resilience and determination in overcoming challenges. Despite facing unexpected complications during a routine procedure, Schwarzenegger remained positive and focused on his recovery. He embraced the need to adapt and shift gears, taking small steps such as pulling out tubes and adjusting to regain autonomy. Schwarzenegger's commitment to walking as a means of exercising his lungs exemplifies his proactive approach to maintaining his health and preventing pneumonia. This story serves as an inspiration for facing unexpected setbacks head-on and finding the strength to persevere even in difficult circumstances.

    • Arnold Schwarzenegger's journey to success: determination, perseverance, and resilience.Setting clear goals, staying focused, and never giving up can lead to remarkable achievements, as demonstrated by Arnold Schwarzenegger's inspiring story.

      Arnold Schwarzenegger's determination and perseverance played a crucial role in his success. From his recovery in the hospital to his early entrepreneurial endeavors, Schwarzenegger consistently pushed himself to achieve his goals. Despite facing challenges and setbacks, he refused to give up and worked tirelessly to accomplish what he set out to do. This mindset of constantly setting goals and working towards them has been a fundamental aspect of his life. It serves as a reminder that having a clear vision, setting intermediate goals, and staying focused can lead to significant achievements. Schwarzenegger's story is a testament to the power of resilience and determination in overcoming obstacles and accomplishing great things.

    • Serving others and embracing challenges for personal growthBeing useful and serving others, as well as embracing challenges, can lead to significant achievements and personal development.

      Arnold Schwarzenegger's father instilled in him the importance of being useful and serving others. Instead of focusing solely on himself, his father encouraged him to think about his community and family. This mentality shaped Schwarzenegger's work ethic and drive to accomplish great things. He realized that hard work and helping others were interconnected. Additionally, Schwarzenegger emphasizes the necessity of pushing through discomfort and pain in order to grow, both physically and personally. Whether it's in the gym or in life, he believes that growth only happens when we embrace challenges and strive for discipline. Overall, being useful and having a mindset of service can lead to significant achievements and personal development.

    • The Impact of Upbringing on Arnold Schwarzenegger's LifeResilience and a strong mindset can make a significant difference in how we face and overcome challenges in life.

      Arnold Schwarzenegger's upbringing had a profound impact on him and his brother. While his father's job as a police officer taught him the value of serving others, it also created a tough and resilient mindset in Arnold. Despite facing fear and uncertainty, he pushed through and took on the responsibility of picking up his brother from school, even though he was scared himself. This pattern of punishment and resilience continued throughout their childhood, with Arnold thriving and using it as motivation to achieve his goals in bodybuilding and eventually moving to America. On the other hand, his brother crumbled under the pressure, turning to alcohol and eventually passing away tragically. The key takeaway here is that resilience and a strong mindset can make a significant difference in how we face and overcome challenges in life.

    • Thinking big and aiming higher: Arnold Schwarzenegger's journey to extraordinary success.Don't settle for small goals, have a clear vision, aim higher than others, and never be afraid to push yourself beyond your comfort zone to achieve extraordinary success.

      Thinking big and never settling for small goals can lead to incredible achievements. Arnold Schwarzenegger's journey demonstrates the power of having a clear vision and not being afraid to aim higher than others. From wanting to compete in the junior Mr. Europe competition instead of just Mr. Austria, to becoming the youngest Mr. Universe competitor and eventually winning the title, Schwarzenegger's mindset propelled him forward. He was not content with staying in his comfort zone and took every opportunity to push himself further. Thinking big and not holding back allowed him to achieve extraordinary success in bodybuilding and beyond. This serves as a reminder for all of us to dream big and pursue our ambitions with full determination.

    • Arnold Schwarzenegger: The Power of Self-Belief and Hard WorkSuccess is attainable through self-belief, hard work, and pursuing our own paths, as demonstrated by Arnold Schwarzenegger's journey from bodybuilding to acting and beyond.

      Arnold Schwarzenegger's success was built on his determination to create his own ladder to success. From bodybuilding to acting, he had a clear vision of where he wanted to be and the stars he wanted to emulate. He didn't settle for character roles or listen to the naysayers who doubted his potential. Instead, Schwarzenegger worked tirelessly, investing five hours a day to learn and improve in his craft. He diversified his financial portfolio with real estate to provide financial stability. He bet on himself and didn't limit himself to one genre, even pursuing comedy when it was not his initial goal. Schwarzenegger's story teaches us the power of self-belief, hard work, and carving our own paths to success.

    • Taking Risks and Challenging Norms in the Entertainment IndustryThe success of "Twins" demonstrates the power of unconventional approaches and the importance of selling and marketing in achieving success in the entertainment industry.

      Arnold Schwarzenegger, along with Danny DeVito and Ivan Reitman, took a risky yet innovative approach to their movie partnership. Instead of demanding large salaries upfront, they proposed doing the movie for free and only earning a backend percentage if the movie succeeded. This unconventional deal paid off immensely as their film, "Twins," became a huge hit, earning over $250 million worldwide on a budget of just $16.5 million. The success of this venture highlighted the power of taking risks and challenging traditional norms in the entertainment industry. Schwarzenegger's emphasis on the importance of selling and marketing further reinforces the idea that promoting your product or talent is crucial for success.

    • The Art of Selling: Understanding the Customer and Being AdaptableUnderstanding the customer's needs and concerns, as well as being an interesting and adaptable person, are essential for success in selling. It is also important to be prepared to quickly adapt and improvise in the face of unexpected challenges.

      Selling is an art that requires improvisation and adaptability. Arnold Schwarzenegger shares a story about selling tiles in a store where he learned that understanding the customer is crucial. He thought the man was the customer, but it turned out the woman was the one making the decisions. This taught him the importance of addressing the needs and concerns of the actual customer, not just the person paying. Schwarzenegger emphasizes that selling is not limited to products; it also involves selling oneself. Being an interesting and captivating person helps create fascination and intrigue, leading to success in selling. Additionally, Schwarzenegger discusses the significance of shifting gears, being prepared to quickly adapt and improvise when unexpected challenges arise in life and business.

    • Shifting gears and embracing new roles in life: Arnold Schwarzenegger's journey of adaptation and emotional growth.The ability to adapt and tap into emotions is crucial for growth and success, while meaningful connections with others have a lasting impact on our lives.

      Arnold Schwarzenegger emphasizes the importance of shifting gears and adapting to different roles and situations in life. Whether it's transitioning from bodybuilding to show business or from training for athletic competitions to taking acting classes, Schwarzenegger recognizes the need to adjust and embrace new emotions and experiences. He shares how he had to learn how to tap into his emotions in order to excel in his acting career. Additionally, Schwarzenegger discusses how the loss of a close friend like Franco Colombo deeply affects him, highlighting the ongoing pain and void it creates. This underscores the significance of meaningful connections and the lasting impact people can have on our lives.

    • Aging, Challenges, and Adaptation: Arnold Schwarzenegger's JourneyRegardless of fame or ordinary life, everyone faces physical challenges with age. Adaptation and discipline are crucial to maintaining an active lifestyle and caring for our bodies.

      Aging is inevitable and brings with it physical and health challenges. Arnold Schwarzenegger, despite his fame and success, has faced his fair share of difficulties as he's gotten older. From experiencing chronic pain due to spinal issues and heart surgeries to knee and shoulder injuries, he highlights the vulnerabilities that come with age. However, Schwarzenegger emphasizes the importance of adapting and being disciplined in order to maintain an active lifestyle. Whether you're a celebrity or an ordinary person, the physical limitations and struggles that come with aging are universal. It's a reminder that we must take care of our bodies and make the necessary adjustments as we journey through the stages of life.

    • Taking Care of Our Health for a Longer LifeBy prioritizing our health through diet, exercise, and mindfulness, we can increase our lifespan and strive to make a positive impact on the world.

      In short, one big takeaway from Arnold Schwarzenegger's interview is that taking care of our health and making conscious choices can extend our lifespan. Schwarzenegger emphasizes the importance of watching our diet, exercising regularly, and being mindful of our heart health. He shares personal anecdotes of his family members who didn't prioritize their health and consequently had shorter lives. On the contrary, he highlights examples of individuals in Sardinia living past a hundred by leading active and healthy lifestyles. Schwarzenegger encourages pushing the limits of what we were meant for, aiming to stretch our life expectancy by adopting healthy habits. Additionally, he emphasizes the significance of constantly setting new goals, staying motivated, and making a positive impact on the world.

    • The Importance of Goals, Dreams, and Self-ReflectionHaving a clear vision and actively pursuing our own dreams, while accepting failure as a stepping stone, unleashes our true potential. Support and giving back play a vital role in achieving success.

      Having a clear goal and vision is crucial for living a better life and fulfilling your dreams. Arnold Schwarzenegger emphasizes the importance of not just going through the motions, but actively thinking and dreaming for yourself. He encourages people to disconnect from technology and spend time alone, allowing their own ideas and dreams to emerge. Schwarzenegger also highlights the significance of accepting failure and viewing it as a stepping stone to greatness. Fear should not hold us back from taking risks and pursuing our goals. Additionally, he emphasizes the value of giving back and recognizing that success is not achieved alone, but through the support and guidance of others.

    • Recognizing the Role of Others in Success and the Responsibility to HelpSuccess is not just about individual efforts; it is important to acknowledge and appreciate the support of others. Use your success as a platform to help those in need and make a positive impact in the world.

      Arnold Schwarzenegger emphasizes the importance of recognizing that success and achievement are not solely individual efforts. He acknowledges that his position and abilities were made possible by the support and contributions of many different people throughout his life. This realization brings forth a sense of responsibility to help others who are in need. Schwarzenegger urges listeners to look beyond themselves and see the millions of people requiring assistance, whether it be aiding the poor, supporting fire or earthquake victims, helping war veterans, or educating underprivileged children. He highlights that making a difference in someone else's life is not solely about monetary contributions, but also about putting in effort and showing compassion. Ultimately, Schwarzenegger teaches that success should be used as a platform to help others and make a positive impact in the world.

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    #731: Dr. David Spiegel, Stanford U. — Practical Hypnosis, Meditation vs. Hypnosis, Pain Management Without Drugs, The Neurobiology of Trance, and More

    #731: Dr. David Spiegel, Stanford U. — Practical Hypnosis, Meditation vs. Hypnosis, Pain Management Without Drugs, The Neurobiology of Trance, and More

    Dr. David Spiegel is Willson Professor and Associate Chair of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Director of the Center on Stress and Health, and Medical Director of the Center for Integrative Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, where he has been a member of the academic faculty since 1975. He is the founder of Reveri, the world's first interactive self-hypnosis app.

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    Timestamps:

    [07:00] How Herbert Spiegel was exposed to hypnosis.

    [10:14] Using hypnosis to cure non-epileptic seizures.

    [11:53] What is a forensic psychiatrist?

    [14:43] How hypnosis works.

    [17:54] Hypnosis and the flow state.

    [21:03] How hypnosis differs from meditation.

    [22:38] Determining one’s susceptibility to hypnosis.

    [27:21] I take the eye-roll test.

    [29:33] Thoughts on EMDR.

    [36:29] Therapeutic psychedelics and ego dissolution.

    [41:05] Potential adverse effects of hypnosis?

    [42:34] Accelerated TMS improves response to hypnosis.

    [44:25] Hypnosis as a tool for stress and pain relief.

    [48:56] David treats my back pain with hypnosis.

    [57:09] Replicating this effect with self-hypnosis.

    [57:57] Understanding the science of pain relief.

    [1:03:18] Filtering the hurt from the pain.

    [1:06:37] For us, not against us.

    [1:09:12] Hypnosis vs. other addiction interventions.

    [1:11:41] A mesmerizing tale of hypnotic history.

    [1:16:10] Most surprising patient outcomes.

    [1:24:53] Finding connection to treat the agitated.

    [1:28:40] Who is Reveri designed for?

    [1:31:15] Hypnosis as a first rather than last resort.

    [1:35:02] Further resources and final thoughts.

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    #730: Reed Hastings, Co-Founder of Netflix — How to Cultivate High Performance, The Art of Farming for Dissent, Favorite Failures, and More

    #730: Reed Hastings, Co-Founder of Netflix — How to Cultivate High Performance, The Art of Farming for Dissent, Favorite Failures, and More

    Reed Hastings became executive chairman of Netflix in 2023, after 25 years as CEO. He co-founded Netflix in 1997. Reed is also a majority owner of Powder Mountain. He is currently on the board of several educational organizations including KIPP and Pahara.

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    Timestamps:

    [06:34] Alfred Lee Loomis and Tuxedo Park.

    [07:53] Risk tolerance: nature or nurture?

    [10:56] Cultivating culture that “eats strategy for lunch.”

    [15:41] The logic behind generous severance.

    [17:02] Adapting to Pure chaos.

    [18:44] Reference checking potential hires.

    [20:29] Context vs. control.

    [22:35] Radical candor.

    [24:15] Guardrails for maintaining work/life balance.

    [27:04] Farming for dissent.

    [28:39] Believing in the green crystals.

    [30:54] High-performance team, not family.

    [31:59] The keeper test.

    [32:49] Fire and replace, or replace and fire?

    [33:59] Beyond Entrepreneurship and other recommended reading/viewing.

    [37:46] A favorite failure.

    [40:32] Outstanding leaders.

    [41:10] Reed’s two “religions.”

    [42:19] Powder Mountain.

    [44:44] How Powder Mountain differs from Reed’s other projects.

    [46:24] Powder Mountain’s biggest challenges ahead.

    [47:02] Could Reed ever really retire?

    [47:19] Best investments of time, energy, or money.

    [48:49] How can we improve education in the US?

    [52:48] What class would Reed teach?

    [53:59] Juggling projects without losing focus.

    [55:04] Philanthropy: Why Africa?

    [55:32] Being “big-hearted champions who pick up the trash.”

    [56:28] Reed’s billboard.

    [58:01] Parting thoughts.

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    #729: Legendary Actor Scott Glenn — How to Be Super Fit at 85, Lessons from Marlon Brando, How to Pursue Your Purpose, The Art of Serendipity, Stories of Gunslingers, and More

    #729: Legendary Actor Scott Glenn — How to Be Super Fit at 85, Lessons from Marlon Brando, How to Pursue Your Purpose, The Art of Serendipity, Stories of Gunslingers, and More

    Scott Glenn’s acting career spans nearly 60 years. His impressive film resume includes performances in Apocalypse Now, Urban Cowboy, The Right Stuff, Silverado, The Hunt for Red October, The Silence of the Lambs, Backdraft, The Virgin Suicides, and The Bourne Ultimatum. This year, Scott will return to HBO to join season 3 of The White Lotus.

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    Timestamps:

    [07:10] Idaho vs. Los Angeles.

    [13:26] Apocalypse Now, self-confidence soon after.

    [17:26] Burt Lancaster’s movie star lessons.

    [23:06] The birth and death of Wes Hightower.

    [32:22] Catching the attention of James Bridges.

    [35:42] Scarlet fever.

    [37:29] From Marine to police reporter.

    [42:12] Berghof Studios and parental advice.

    [50:44] Converting to Judaism.

    [53:36] Lao Tzu: the ultimate mystic?

    [58:16] Letting go with Killer Joe.

    [1:02:53] “Crazy Whitefella Thinking.”

    [1:08:31] Getting out of the way and Erwan Le Corre.

    [1:11:51] Lessons from the “morally phenomenal” Marlon Brando.

    [1:16:26] How Scott’s childhood bout with scarlet fever informed his life’s course.

    [1:19:05] Daily routines and exercises of an in-shape 85-year-old.

    [1:35:12] Securing a serendipitous skill set.

    [1:42:13] Thailand talk.

    [1:46:18] Increasing surface luck.

    [1:47:04] How Scott met and fell in love with his wife.

    [1:53:04] “Just dance.”

    [1:53:46] Mistakenly calling Rudolf Nureyev Russian.

    [1:55:57] Poetry.

    [2:00:01] What Laurence Olivier knew about the value of tenacity.

    [2:01:41] Parting thoughts.

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    #728: Seth Godin — Coaching Tim on Overcoming Resistance, Lessons from Isaac Asimov, Writing Secrets After 8,500+ Daily Blog Posts, The Dangers of Authenticity, Practices for Consistency, and Much More

    #728: Seth Godin — Coaching Tim on Overcoming Resistance, Lessons from Isaac Asimov, Writing Secrets After 8,500+ Daily Blog Posts, The Dangers of Authenticity, Practices for Consistency, and Much More

    Seth Godin is the author of 21 international bestsellers that have changed the way people think about work. Seth’s books include Tribes, Purple Cow, Linchpin, The Dip, and This Is Marketing. Seth writes one of the most popular marketing blogs in the world, and two of his TED talks are among the most popular of all time. His latest book is The Song of Significance: A New Manifesto for Teams

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    Timestamps:

    [06:14] Writing a provocation rather than a prescription.

    [13:08] Divvying up concepts.

    [16:25] Comprehension over complication.

    [18:58] How Seth fulfills a blog post’s purpose.

    [22:28] Claude AI vs. ChatGPT.

    [23:41] How Seth Godin as a Service (SGaaS) maintains consistency.

    [27:23] Simplification over exaggeration.

    [31:56] Working with Isaac Asimov and getting a Clue.

    [36:53] How Seth moves life’s story forward (even when he loves the current chapter).

    [43:28] Why does Seth write?

    [44:59] Is an ounce of prevention worth a pound of sinecure?

    [45:15] Parting thoughts.

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    #727: In Case You Missed It: February 2024 Recap of "The Tim Ferriss Show"

    #727: In Case You Missed It: February 2024 Recap of "The Tim Ferriss Show"

    This episode is brought to you by 5-Bullet Friday, my very own email newsletter.

    Welcome to another episode of The Tim Ferriss Show, where it is my job to deconstruct world-class performers to tease out the routines, habits, et cetera that you can apply to your own life. 

    This is a special inbetweenisode, which serves as a recap of the episodes from last month. It features a short clip from each conversation in one place so you can easily jump around to get a feel for the episode and guest.

    Based on your feedback, this format has been tweaked and improved since the first recap episode. For instance, listeners suggested that the bios for each guest can slow the momentum, so we moved all the bios to the end. 

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    Cal Newport: 00:03:17

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    Soman Chainani: 00:23:38

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    Cal Newport — How to Embrace Slow Productivity, Build a Deep Life, Achieve Mastery, and Defend Your Time (#722)

    Claire Hughes Johnson, Building Stripe from 160 to 6,000+ Employees — How to Take Radical Ownership of Your Life and Career (#724)

    Master Negotiator William Ury — Proven Strategies and Amazing Stories from Warren Buffett, Nelson Mandela, Kim Jong Un, Hugo Chávez, and More (#721)

    Life Lessons from Taylor Swift, Conquering Anxiety, Coaching Teens, Career Reinvention, Supposedly Gay Bulls, Your Shadow Side, and More — Soman Chainani (#720)

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