Ferriss embraced the principle that "fear is your friend" while overcoming his trepidation of swimming, dancing and learning new languages.
Learn his methods to rethink "false constructs and untested assumptions."
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A self-described human guinea pig, Tim Ferriss has parlayed his self-experimentation into a pair of blockbuster self-help books. His first, The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9–5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich, shares the secrets to his success in outsourcing most of the work for his online nutritional-supplements company, BrainQuicken. The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman, chronicles his efforts to maximize his physical potential. Ferriss holds the world record for executing the most tango spins in a minute, a feat he performed on the TV show Live with Regis and Kelly. He is a guest lecturer at Princeton University and a faculty member at Singularity University.
Tim Ferriss, author of The Four Hour Work Week, recalls his experience as a foreign exchange student in Japan and reveals the difficulty he had learning the language. Ferriss, who offers tips on overcoming language barriers, says, "It's often times what you do -- not how you do it -- that is the determining factor."