Whether you like him or not, or even know who he is, Tim Ferris has broken down barriers when it comes to following one’s passion, creating products that people want to pay for, and writing books that can actually change lives.
I will be honest, I have been a little frustrated with him as of late and not because I am jealous of him being a multi-millionaire. I recently received an email from him (not a personal one) and the title was simply: Quit your job and travel the world. While I get his point, it is not really something most people can do. Just think about that for a moment. Because of the way our society is set-up, many people have to work multiple jobs just to eat and pay the bills. But who am I to criticize. After all, I preach about not judging others. It was just a hard pill to swallow because I feel for all of those who cannot simply do what Mr. Ferris can.
But back to what I was intending to write about.
His latest book Tribe of Mentors is essentially a book of advice from many people who have unlocked some of the secrets of life.
The following is a short piece from his introduction:
“On my coffee table at home, I have a piece of driftwood. Its sole purpose is to display a quote by Anaïs Nin, which I see every day:
“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”
It’s a short reminder that success can usually be measured by the number of uncomfortable conversations we are willing to have, and by the number of uncomfortable actions we are willing to take.
The most fulfilled and effective people I know — world-famous creatives, billionaires, thought leaders, and more — look at their life’s journey as perhaps 25 percent finding themselves and 75 percent creating themselves.
This book is not intended to be a passive experience. It’s intended to be a call to action.
You are the author of your own life, and it’s never too late to replace the stories you tell yourself and the world. It’s never too late to begin a new chapter, add a surprise twist, or change genres entirely.
What would it look like if it were easy?
Here’s to picking up the pen with a smile. Big things are coming. . . .”
I am not telling you that you must go out and read his book, but if you are anything like me the introduction (even just this small part of it) is quite enticing.
Have a great day my friends.