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INDEX

A Alibaba, 256, 393, 630
Ableton Live, 355 all-or-nothing, 391–92
abs, 75, 89–90 altitude, high, 23, 41
acarbose, 342 altruism. See charity
accelerators, seed, 258. See also Y Combinator Altucher, James, 246–49
accountability partners, 152, 154–55 Alzheimer’s disease, 64, 67
Achilles tendon, 127 Amino Matrix, 36–37
acknowledgment, 536, 556 Amoruso, Sophia, 376–77
AcroYoga, 10, 46–56, 96, 125, 380, 442, 579, 603, anchoring, 267, 599
626 Anderson, Chris, 295
action, 250, 259, 420–21, 469, 636 Andreessen, Marc, 170–75, 270
actor interviews: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Andrews, Sekou, 642
176–83; B.J. Novak, 378–83; Kevin Costner, angel investing, 251–58, 260
451–53; Edward Norton, 561–62; Jon Favreau, angel investors. See investors
592–93; Seth Rogen, 531–33; Rainn Wilson, AngelList, 260, 546
543–45 Angelou, Maya, 281
acupressure mat, 83 anger, 556; following your, 218, 222, 481
Adams, Scott, 261–70, 349 ankle mobility, 79, 87, 124, 127
addiction, 443, 478–78, 540 anonymity, Internet, 431–32
addiction treatment, 109, 113–15, 116–17, 119–20, anti-aging drugs, 37
133 anxiety, 78, 384, 397. See also fear
advice, 454; bad, 327, 357, 360, 410, 426, 510, 573, Apatow, Judd, 532–33
575 apoE genotype, 64, 66
advice to younger self, 98–99, 137, 172, 187–88, apologizing, 96, 536
207, 233, 244, 268, 286, 357, 361, 377, 383, 405, apple cider vinegar, 140
422, 428, 439, 442–43, 448, 488, 504, 530, 544, appreciation, 146–47, 488, 602
559, 565, 569, 576, 588, 591 apprentice model, 336
affirmations, 146, 264–66, 372, 450 archery, 579, 580, 643–44
ag walks with rear support, 17–18, 18 illo archetypes, 511
Airbnb, 360, 393 Argerich, Martha, 209
Al-Anon, 478, 480 Arnold, Patrick, 35–37, 199
Alchemist, The (Paulo Coehlo), 511, 512 aromatherapy diffuser, 209
alcohol, 40, 99, 174, 191, 244–45, 572 Art of Asking, The, 520, 522
Index    675  

art, 280, 283, 312, 505 baths, hot, 8
artificial intelligence, 455 BCAAs (branched-chain amino acids), 25,
artists, 283 30–31, 32, 36, 43
Artist’s Way, The (Julia Cameron), 225, be yourself, 541, 544, 554
614–15 Beck, Glenn, 553–54
asking for help, 322, 520, 624 bed, making, 143–45
Askinosie chocolate, 244 bedtime routines, 138–42, 373
assertion, learning, 96–97 beet root powder, 3, 84
asset allocation, 215–16, 253 beginner’s mind, 98, 167
assumptions, 167, 192, 250, 612 Behance, 359, 360
atherosclerosis, 65 Belichick, Bill, 334, 337
athlete interviews: Amelia Boone, 2–5; Belickis, William, 321
Joe De Sena, 38–40; Wim Hof, 41–44; belief in yourself, 530, 533, 544
Jason Nemer, 46–51; Laird Hamilton, beliefs, 232; handicapping, 449–50; unconven-
92–99; Gabrielle (Gabby) Reece, 92–99; tional, 49, 134, 175, 191–92, 236, 242–43, 248,
Brian MacKenzie, 92–99; Paul Levesque 348, 360, 370, 510, 527, 611
(Triple H), 128–31; Shaun White, 271–75 Belsky, Scott, 359–61, 370
Atkins diet, 22 Beme, 217
Attia, Peter, 21, 24, 59–71, 342, 418 Benchmark (venture capital firm), 359
audience, choosing your, 314 Berklee School of Music, 186, 187
audience development, 240, 380 best $100 or less purchases, 3, 50, 70, 80, 133,
audio equipment, 241, 355, 358. 209, 244, 328, 348, 401, 550
See also podcasting gear beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB), 22, 33, 60
audiobooks, 243, 311, 439–40 Betts, Richard, 563–65
AudioMolly.com, 428 Bezos, Jeff, 316
augmented reality, 346 biases, recognizing, xxii, 70
Aurelius, Marcus, 144, 224, 396, 487–88 biceps, developing, 12
authenticity, 169, 541, 554 “bigoteer,” 525
automated business, 192 Bike Lanes (documentary), 218
Automattic, 202, 206 bioweapons, personalized, 425–26
Avalon Hill board games, 229 Birbiglia, Mike, 566–69
avoidance, 198, 200 Bird by Bird (Anne Lamott), 513
awareness, present-state, 602 Bit.ly, 300
Awesome, Jar of, 570–71, 602 bitterness, 314, 335, 337, 410, 487
ayahuasca, 103, 109, 111–13, 116, 118–19 Blaine, David, 414, 484
blogs, for publicity, 301, 598
B blood sugar, 22, 342
BabyBjörn, 133 blood testing, 37, 64–67, 73, 76–77
back stretcher, 139 Blumberg, Alex, 167, 303–305, 573
Back to the Future (movie), 637 Blumenthal, Heston, 318, 320, 321–22
backups, 177, 413 body fat, 82
Bad Things (band), 275 body recomposition, 23, 36
baddha-konasana, 53 BodyMetrix home ultrasound, 82
Bamboo Bench, 80 bodyweight exercises, 12, 16–20
Basecamp, 291 bonding, group, 96, 592–93
batching tasks, 583 bone broth, 30, 341
baths, cold/ice, 8, 41, 43–44, 93, 503 Boomerang (app), 302
676   Index

Boone, Amelia, 2–5, 39–40, 83, 89, 125, 149, 150, campfire squat, 124–25
328, 439, 507 cancer treatment, 23, 24, 31–34, 59
Boreta, Justin, 149, 356–58 canonical design, 526
bottlenecks, removing, 596–97 canvas strategy, 334–39
Brach, Tara, xx, 150, 152, 356, 555–57, 612 Captains of Crush Grippers (Iron Mind), 89
brachialis, exercises for, 16 CAPTCHAs, 331, 332
brain cancer. See glioblastoma car racing simulators, 60
Brain Games (TV series), 589, 590 career advice, 166–68, 180–81, 186–87, 195–96,
Brain Octane, 26 218, 269–70, 275, 283–84, 292–98, 319–20,
Brain Pickings, 358, 406, 410 334–39, 447–48
BrainQUICKEN, 255, 465, 595–96 Carell, Steve, 380
brainstorming, 381, 532, 575–76 Carl, Shay, xxi, 219, 441–45
branched-chain amino acids. See BCAAs Carlin, Dan, 285–86
branding, 195–96, 240, 278, 332 cartooning, 636
Brando, Marlon, 562 cartoonist interviews: Scott Adams, 261–70;
Branson, Richard, 177, 186, 214–15, 247, 313 Tim Kreider, 489–94
Brass Check, 334 cartoons, lesser-known, 262
bravery, 460–62, 586–87 Casnocha, Ben, 231
breakfast, 75, 241, 267, 572; skipping, xx, 60, 86. cast wall walk, 19–20, 19–20 illo
See also fasting, intermittent category, creating, 276–79, 473, 522
breath training, 42, 44 Catmull, Ed, 309–12
breathing exercises, 88–89, 213, 372 Cato, 536–37
Brown, Brené, 586–88 CD Baby, 184, 188, 192–93
Buddha, 455, 551, 556–57 celebrities, approaching, 568–69
Buddhism, 49 chances, taking, 453
Buffett, Warren, 174, 182, 185, 211, 394, 551, 552 change, 175, 449–50
burnout, 149, 219, 264, 600 channel, least crowded, 598
burpees, 89 charity, 379, 446, 447
business models, 360–61; simple, 188, 229–30 Charles, Ray, 608
business skills, self-taught, 250–60 checklists, 291
business, starting, 191, 239–40, 297, 299 cheering for yourself first, 222
Bustos, Mark, 291 Chef (movie), 592, 593
busyness, 189, 201, 408, 421, 489–92, 552 chef interviews: Chris Young, 318–22;
Joshua Skenes, 500–501; Andrew Zimmern,
C 540–42; Sam Kass, 558–60
C-reactive protein, 37, 65 ChefSteps, 318, 320
Cacao Hunters, 244 chess, 177, 577, 578
caffeine, 26, 40, 174, 199, 381, 415–16 Chicken McNuggets, 207
calcium carbonate, 68 children, 71, 96–97, 127, 129–30, 242, 330, 455,
Callen, Bryan, 306, 483–85 461–62, 581, 582, 606, 609, 634–35, 638
Calm (app), 150, 205 ChiliPad cooling device, xx, 139–40, 503
calmness, xxvii, 91, 203, 228, 357, 420, 558, 603, Cho, Margaret, 538–39
643–44 chocolate, artisanal, 244
Calvin and Hobbes, 262 Chödrön, Pema, 243–44, 557
camera, laptop, 429 choice, paradox of, 413
Cameron, James, 180, 222–23 Christmas Carol, A (Charles Dickens), 449
Cameron, Julia, 225, 614 chronic diseases, 67–68
Campbell, Joseph, 484, 485, 593 chronic pain, 127
Index    677  

Churchill, Winston, 80, 322 Cooke, Ed, 401, 517–19
Cincinnatus, 182–83 cookies, baking, 405
circadian rhythm, 503–504 cooking, 241, 460, 550, 592–93
Cirque du Soleil, 52, 83 Cool Tools (Kevin Kelly), 576
Clect, 221 Coppola, Francis Ford, 606, 632–33
clichés, 422, 442 coprolalia, 528
Coach.me, 152 copywriting, 192–93, 195–96, 288–89, 328
Coachella, 330 cortisol, 66–67, 78, 392, 420
coach interviews: Christopher Sommer, 9–13; Cosmos (documentary series), 136–37
Charles Poliquin, 74–80; Pavel Tsatsouline, Cossack squats, 79, 86–87, 87 illo, 125, 129
85–91; Kelly Starrett, 122–27 Costner, Kevin, 451–53
codependence, 479 courage, 420, 460–62, 586
Coelho, Paulo, 511–14 cow stretch, 125
coffee, 123, 191, 199, 244–45, 381; equipment for, Crais, Robert, 172
357 crazy beliefs. See beliefs, unconventional
cognitive bias, 599 crazy ideas, 369
cognitive enhancing drugs. See nootropics CreativeLive, 280
cold, exposure to, 41, 43, 145 creative writing, masters in, 259
college, 234–35, 573; dropping out of, 442, 530 creativity, 238, 247–48, 281, 357, 381, 635–36,
comedian interviews: Whitney Cummings, 637; maximizing, 230–31; conditions for,
477–82; Bryan Callen, 483–85; Seth Rogen, 361, 373, 528–29, 561—62
531–33; Margaret Cho, 538–39; Mike Birbiglia, criticism, 134, 416, 536
566–69 critics, 349, 521. See also haters
comedians, underrated, 482 CrossFit, 92, 122, 124
comedy, 180–81, 378, 380, 484 crowdfunding, 295–96, 299–302
comedy writing, 381–82, 478–81, 532–33 Cummings, Whitney, 131, 477–82
comfort zone, getting outside, 612 customers, 192–93, 195, 292–94, 597
commencement speeches, 144, 169, 197, 422, cynicism, 543, 590
482, 485
compassion, 99, 351, 557 D
competing, 219–20 D’Agostino, Dominic, 21–34, 37, 44, 60, 77
competition, 235, 578–79; avoiding, 374, 565, D’Amato, Cus, 253, 586
631–32 Daily Burn, 255, 600
competitiveness, 235, 242, 324, 491 Daily Rituals (Mason Currey), 381, 383
compression socks, 126 Dalai Lama, 152, 154
computers, early marketing of, 277–78 Dalio, Ray, 215, 392–93
Conan the Barbarian (movie), 179 data, protecting, 429–31
Concept2 SkiErg, 4 dating, online, 428
confidence, 177, 192, 606 daughters, raising, 96–97, 123, 461–62
conflict, 521, 547 DCA (dichloroacetic acid), 33
consensus, 236, 524, 548 de Botton, Alain, 486–88
consistency, 10–11, 185, 211, 406 De Sena, Joe, 38–40, 439, 611
consistency bias, 550 deadlifts, 88, 150
content, 282, 289, 290 death, 400, 445, 625
control: of time, 189; maintaining, 144–45; death countdown clock, 471
internal locus of, 582 Death Race, 38, 39
conventional wisdom, 173, 236, 361 decision fatigue, 413
convictions, 173 decision-making, xxvii, 232, 241, 256, 267, 360
678   Index

Del Ponte, Mike, 299–302 Dundalk sauna, 45
delegation, 597, 600–601 Duolingo, 290, 331, 332
deloading periods, 583–85
depression, 132, 617, 623; treatment of, E
102, 106, 113, 118 ear plugs, 141–42
desensitization, 474 easy, 230, 239–40, 357, 602
detachment, 417, 461 Edison, Thomas, 231
Developer Tools, 432–33 editing, 348–49, 532
DeVito, Danny, 181 education, 234–35, 242, 529–30, 551. See also
DEXA body scans, 25, 82 college
Dexcom G5, 61 eggs, cooking, 559
DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone), 199 ego, 321, 336–39, 581, 636
Diamandis, Peter, 147, 223, 369–75 80/20 analysis, 131, 230, 396, 597
Dickens Process, 449–50 El Mariachi (movie), 628, 629–30, 632
diet, 11; ketogenic, 21–34, 60; Slow-Carb, electric vehicles, 345
23, 81–82 electrolyte depletion, 25, 123
dietary supplements, 35 Electronic Frontier Foundation, 196
DietBet.com, 442 email, 205, 206, 390; as marketing tool, 288–89;
Dilbert, 261, 263, 266, 269 tools and techniques for, 302, 326–27
DiNunzio, Tracy, 313–14, 395 Eminem, 349
dips with ring turn out, 16, 16 illo emotional quotient (EQ), 344
disaster, upside of, 421 emotions, managing, 461, 555–56
discipline, 413, 438, 513 empathy, 102, 167
discomfort, 587 encryption, 429–31
Disney, 309, 310, 441, 509 endurance racing, 38, 59
distraction: recovering from, 152–53, 201; endurance, increasing, 7, 88–89, 90
avoiding, 230–31, 387, 471, 487 Engle, Dan, 109–21
diversification, 216, 268 entheogens. See psychedelics
diving mask, 94 entitlement, 335, 337
DNA, 23, 426, 526 entrepreneur interviews: Derek Sivers, 184–93;
doctor interviews: Rhonda Perciavalle Patrick, Alexis Ohanian, 194–96; Matt Mullenweg,
6–8; Peter Attia, 59–71; Justin Mager, 72–73; 202–207; Reid Hoffman, 228–31;
Martin Polanco, 109–21; Dan Engle, 109–21; James Altucher, 246–49; Tracy DiNunzio,
BJ Miller, 400–405 313–14; Phil Libin, 315–17; Daymond John,
doctors, 73, 78 323–24; Noah Kagan, 325–28; Luis von Ahn,
documentaries, 383, 473, 562 331–33; Kevin Rose, 340–42; Scott Belsky,
donorschoose.org, 535 359–61; Peter Diamandis, 369–75; Sophia
Dorsey, Jack, 509–10 Amoruso, 376–77; Jack Dorsey, 509–10;
downhill, pushing, 239–40, 565 Bryan Johnson, 609–11
downside, capping, 214–15 entrepreneurs, would-be, 325, 549
dream bigger, 544, 632 entrepreneurship, 200, 451
dreams, 219, 410; vs. goals, 130, 614; travel, ephemerality, 401, 403–404, 552
363, 367, 465–66 Epictetus, 536–37
drowning, 42, 93, 165 equine therapy, 481–82
dry needling, 4 erections, 124
Dubner, Stephen J., 488, 574–76 error rate, acceptable, 231
“Duck Shit” oolong tea, 47 espresso makers, 244
Index    679  

Evernote, 306, 315, 409 Brian Koppelman, 613–15; Robert Rodriguez,
exercise, as defense against depression, 626 628–39
exercise equipment, 80, 83–84 filmmakers, 217, 221, 222
exercise, importance of, 377, 438 films, favorite, 440, 562
exercises, 12, 14–20, 42, 52–56, 61–64, 78–79, first, being, 277–78
86–87, 89–90, 125 5-Bullet Friday (newsletter), 288
EXIF data, 432 5-MeO-DMT, 109, 113–15
exits, startup, 254–57 5-Minute Journal (5MJ), 146–48, 373, 602
exogenic ketones. See ketones, exogenic flaws, turning into assets, xxi, 180, 286
experimentation, xvii, 192 flexibility, 10; mental, 242. See also mobility
explanations, 332–33 flooding, mind, 267–68
extension, 126 flossing, 372
external rotator cuff, exercises for, 16–17 flotation therapy, 109, 110–11
eye contact, 520 flow states, 590
foam rollers, 3, 83
F focus, 165, 191, 200–201, 211–12, 265, 360, 601;
Facebook, 256, 302, 425 soundtrack for, xx, 507–508; tech tools for,
Fadiman, James, 100–108 326, 327
failure, 171, 175, 233, 242, 360–61, 422, 510; Foer, Joshua, 517
durability of, xxi, 606, 632–33; single points Folded Leaf, 52, 55–56, 55 illo, 138
of, 413; fear of, 460, 465; not an option, 610; Folds, Ben, 521
learning from, 632, 639 follow, learning to, 334
Fallon, Jimmy, 319, 568 Fort Minor, 352
fans, true, 289, 292–98, 349, 522, 534 Fosbury, Dick, 527
Far Side, The, 262 founders. See entrepreneurs
fasting, 22–27, 32, 476; and cancer treatment, 31; 4-Hour Body, The, 82, 88, 93, 129, 223, 255, 300,
as strength, xxvi–xxvii, 416; 3-day protocol, 358, 410, 485, 508, 599
26–27; intermittent, 44, 60, 436 4-Hour Chef, The, 141, 264, 319, 508
Fat Duck, The, 318, 320, 321 4-Hour Workweek, The, 80, 290, 314, 362, 380,
fat loss, 23 398, 463, 508, 534, 585, 587, 598, 622
fat, dietary, 27 Four Rooms (movie), 632–33
faults, making the most of, 286 Fox News, 266–67
Favreau, Jon, 592–93 Foxx, Jamie, xxiv, 604–608
fear, 211, 223, 398, 451, 460–61, 550, 588; over- fragility, 462, 537
coming, 439, 606; using, 586 Franklin, Ben, 219, 224, 334, 336, 337
fear of missing out (FOMO), 241, 384, 529 frappuccino, keto, 129
fear-rehearsing, 474–76, 537 free speech, 524–25
fear-setting, 396, 463–69 free/premium pricing, 281–82, 290
fearlessness, 137, 589 Freedom (app), 348
feedback, 337, 536, 567 freedom, 211, 362–68, 413, 476
FeetUp shoulder stand device, 48 From Dusk Till Dawn (movie), 630–31
Ferguson, Niall, 573 frustration, dealing with, 160–61
festivals, music, 330 FUBU, 323
Feynman, Richard, 73, 391, 548 Functional Movement Screen (FMS), 10
Fight for the Future, 196 furniture sliders, 17–18, 83
filmmaker interviews: Ed Catmull, 309–12; Fussell, Chris, 435–40
Evan Goldberg, 531–33; Jon Favreau, 592–93; Fussman, Cal, 177, 196, 495–99
680   Index

Futurama (TV series), 471 graduate education, self-taught, 250–60
Future Crimes Institute, 424 gratitude, 146–47, 213–14, 399, 413–14, 570–71,
future, 134, 185, 472 626–27
future focus, 147, 203, 455, 602 gravity boots (product), 139
Gravity Boots (stretch), 56, 56 illo
G greatness, 338, 406, 505, 606–07
Gable, Dan, 226 Gregorek, Jerzy, 138, 145
Gaiman, Neil, 8, 197, 482, 521 grid, going off the, 600
Garcia, Marcelo, 577, 578–79, 580 Griffiths, Roland, 102
gatekeepers, 569, 594 grip, training, 89–90
Gates, Robert, 435 group exercise, 93, 95–96
Gazzaley, Adam, 84, 135–37 growth hormone (GH), 7–8
gelatin, 3 guest posting, 289–90
gender differences, 97–99, 461–62 guilt, 407, 489, 588
General Catalyst, 315 gym, 626; 6-piece, 83–84
genetic data, 425–26 Gymnastic Strength Training (GST), 9, 14–20
geranium oil, 209 GymnasticBodies, 9
Ghibli Museum, 354
Gingrich, Newt, 601 H
girls, fear in, 461–62 Hacker, Severin, 332
GiveWell.org, 447 hacker, tools of, 429–34
Gladwell, Malcolm, xx, 167, 274, 291, 512, 572–73 hacker interview: Samy Kamkar, 427–34
Glass, Ira, 355, 566, 567 hacking Kickstarter, 299–302
Glassman, Greg, 124 half-assed, 606–607
glioblastoma (GBM), 32–34 hallucinations, 113
Glitch Mob, The, 355, 356, 428 halos, 86, 86 illo
glucose levels, tracking, 61, 65, 76, 342 Hamilton, Laird, 43, 45, 92–99, 351, 506
gluteus medius, exercises for, 61–63 hamstrings, 4, 15, 53, 79, illo 79
goal setting, 273 handstands, 19–20, 48
goals, 130, 161, 226, 273, 379–80, 448, 565; fitness, happiness, 158, 189–90, 399, 407, 483, 546, 547,
12; setting, 163, 324; small, 205, 349–50, 505 550, 602
goat whey, 75, 84 hardships, 167, 272, 611
Godin, Seth, 237–45, 319 Harley-Davidson, 240
God, meditating on, 214 Harris, Sam, 150, 454–58, 479
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 518, 519 Harvard Lampoon, 379
“go first,” 94–95, 479, 588 hater-proofing, 349, 481, 521
Goldberg, Evan, 531–33 haters, dealing with, 534–37
golden mean, 388 Hawking, Stephen, 314
“good,” 640–41 HbA1c test, 77
good mood, 381 Headspace, 150
Goodman, Marc, 424–26 headstand bench, 48
Google, 154, 164, 166, 332, 374, 425 health, prioritizing, 392, 622
Google Images, 301 heart, aiming for the, 497
Google Reverse Image Search, 433 heart work, 505
Google Ventures, 340 heat regimen, 7–8, 43
Gorbachev, Mikhail, 497 hecklers, 539
Gordon, Lynn, 239–40 hedging, 393
gotu kola, 76 “hell yeah!” or “no,” 189, 386
Index    681  

Heinlein, Robert, 283 Idebenone, 30
helplessness, learned, 611–12 Iditarod, 38, 39
Hemingway, Ernest, 580 ignorance, selective, 249
herd, not following, 631 ignoring trolls, 535–36
heroes, 210; myths of, 174, 198–200, 224, 377 immortality, 441, 552
heroin addition, treatment for, 109, 113–15 immune system, 24
Hertoghe, Thierry, 78 immunotherapy, 34
high performers, xix–xxi, xxiv impact, long-term, 593
high-agency people, 525–26 impatience, dealing with, 161
hinge rows, 16–17, 17 illo imperfection, in art, 631
Hipmunk, 194, 195 impossible, testing the, 594–603
Hippie Twist, 52, 54–55, 54 illo improvisation, 636
hiring, criteria and strategies, 136, 206, 231, In Living Color (TV series), 606
327, 436–37 inaction, cost of, 468–69
history, audio courses, 311–12 incentives, 175, 353, 354; for weight loss, 442
history, making, 370 income, 179, 199, 259, 290–91, 293, 297–98, 596
Hof, Wim, 41–44, 372, 510 Indiegogo, 299
Hoffman, Reid, 228–31, 629 inflammation, 23, 73, 127
Hofmann, Albert, 106 information, 185, 252
holding yourself back, 606 Infusionsoft, 289
Holiday, Ryan, 334, 396, 407 injury, 127, 462; prevention, 79
Holyfield, Evander, 130 innovation, 360, 374–75, 527
honesty, 291, 548, 549, 551, 553 insignificance, 195, 552
honey, 140 insomnia, prevention of, 133, 138
Hormone Replacement Therapy, 78 inspiration, 328, 357, 513
hospice, 400, 445 Instagram, 48, 164, 210, 328
hugs, heart-to-heart, 44 Institute for the Future, 132
Human Longevity, Inc., 369 insulin, blood tests for, 65, 76, 77
humility, 98, 416 insulin-like growth factor (IGF), 65, 68
humor, elements of, 262 insulin sensitivity, 75
Huxley, Thomas, 354 insults, disarming, 521, 535–36, 539
hydration, 26 intention, 155–56, 481–82
hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT), 25, 32, intentions, 487
34, 44 internships, 168, 335
hyperthermic conditioning, 7–8, 43 interviewing techniques, 304–305, 306, 350–51,
hypertonic muscles, 13 497
hypertrophy, 23 interviews, recording, 353–54
hypnosis, 262, 265, 266–67 intimacy, 459–60
hyponatremia. See electrolyte depletion intuition, 346
inversion table, 139
I investing, 180, 389, 390; strategies, 174–75,
IBM, 349–50 343–46, 384–99; real estate, 179–80;
iboga. See ibogaine in yourself, 211, 235
ibogaine, 103, 109, 113–120 investment, best, 324, 326, 358, 542, 590
ice cream, keto, 29–30 investor interviews: Chris Sacca, 164–69; Marc
ideas: assessing, 172, 575–76; stupid, 175, 248; Andreessen, 170–75; Peter Thiel, 232–36;
generating, 238, 247–49, 267–68, 472; imple- Phil Libin, 315–17; Kevin Rose, 340–42; Scott
menting, 361, 473; sharing, 532, 579 Belsky, 359–61; Naval Ravikant, 546–52
682   Index

investors, 175, 214–15; value, 174, 394 kettle, electric, 145
Inviting Mara to Tea, 556–57 kettlebell, 85, 88, 150, 213, 358; exercises with,
IPO strategy, 310–11 14, 86, 87, 89, 90–91
itch, scratching your own, 370, 388, 410, 595 Kickstarter, 237, 296, 299–302
Iyer, Pico, 368 Kidd, Billy, 579
kidnapping, 425
J kids. See children
J-Curl, 12, 15–16, 15 illo Klarman, Seth, 174, 394
Jar of Awesome, 570–71, 602 Kleiner Perkins, 313
Jarvis, Chase, 151, 153, 280–84 knowledge vs. action, 211
JAZZ Venture Partners, 135 kombucha, 94
jet lag, 129 Koppelman, Brian, 225, 567, 613–15
JFK (movie), 452–53 Kottke.org, 576
jiu-jitsu, 577, 578–79, 581 Kowalski, Killer, 131
Jobs, Steve, 121, 166, 174, 267, 309, 310–11 Kraftwerk, 330
John, Daymond, 291, 323–24 Kreider, Tim, 489–94
Johnson, Bryan, 609–11 Krüger, Sebastian, 635
joint ventures, 291 Kung Fu Panda (movie), 523
journaling, xix, 146–47, 200, 224–27, 230, 356–57,
515–16, 569, 583–84, 587, 590 L
journalism, 421 L-base position, 53
journalist interview: Glenn Beck, 553–54 la purga (“the purge”), 113. See also ayahuasca
jump rope, 5, 409 language, 206, 229, 524–25, 582
Junger, Sebastian, 418, 420–23 Lao Tzu, 1, 104, 623
“Just Note Gone,” 156–57 Lasik, 326
lateral thinking, 581
K Laughlin, Terry, 165
Kafka, Franz, 413 law of category, 276–79
Kagan, Noah, 144, 325–28 Lawrence, Rob, 88
Kamkar, Samy, 427–34 Lawwill, Mert, 402
Karjaluoto, Eric, 536 laziness, 489–94
Kaskade, 329–30 LDL, 28, 64, 65
Kass, Sam, 558–60 leadership, 91, 182–83, 211, 242, 334, 416, 439,
Keeling, Hans, 463–65 562
Kegenix, 31 Leaf Hugger, 55–56
Kelly, Kevin, 133, 292–98, 426, 470–73, 576, 583, learning disabilities, 529–30
636 learning strategies, 577
Kernel, 609 learning, vs. education, 235
keto “frappuccino,” 129 Leg Love, 56
Keto Ice Cream, 29–30 Lenox, Darryl, 532
KetoCaNa, 26, 31, 33, 37 letting go, 50, 405
KetoForce, 31, 36–37 leucine, 30–31
ketogenic diet (keto), 21, 22–34, 65–66, 129 Levesque, Paul (Triple H), 4, 79, 128–31, 614
ketones, 22; exogenic, 22, 23, 26, 27, 31–33, 35, 36, Levi, Primo, 414
60–61 Lewis, Doug, 39
KetoPet Sanctuary, 34 Libin, Phil, 315–17
ketosis, 21–23, 25–27, 44, 60, 65–66 life, 211, 400, 478, 609; shortness of, 204–205,
Kettle & Fire Bone Broth, 30 386, 445, 471, 494, 545, 552, 604
Index    683  

lifestyle design, 278–79, 599 managing employees, 231, 322, 597
limits, freedom within, 630 managing up, 415
limitations, self-imposed, xix, 449–50, 465, Mandela, Nelson, 182, 211
594, 612 mantras, 151
LinkedIn, 228, 231, 302, 394 Manuka honey bandages, 3
Linkin Park, 352, 354 Maples, Mike, 165, 251, 254, 255
lipid profile, 28, 37, 64–65 margin of safety, 394–95
liquidity, of investments, 256, 393 Marginal Revolution, 576
listening, 356, 404, 416, 498, 499 marijuana, 268, 455, 533
Liszt, Franz, 209 market, beating the, 214
lithium, low-dose, 68–69 marketing, 237, 240, 276–78, 288–89, 292–98, 569
location data, protecting, 432 Mars, going to, 316
location, advantages of, 274, 333, 565 Martial, 335, 338
logs, training and food, xvi mathematician interview: Eric Weinstein,
Lollapalooza, 275 523–30
Long Now Foundation, 470, 471 mattresses, 126
Long Tail, 295 Mayweather, Floyd, 130
long-term planning, xix, xxvii MBA, real-world, 250–58, 259, 393, 599
longevity, 23, 67, 374 McChrystal, General Stanley, 435–40, 605
loose skin, treatment for, 76
McDonald’s, 207, 222
Lorenz, Konrad, 491
McGonigal, Jane, 132–34, 141
losers, 261, 518
McKenna, Terence, 105, 457
losing money, avoiding, 214–15
McPhee, John, 575, 622
loving-kindness, 157–59, 212
McRaven, William, 143–44
Lowercase I, 164
MCT oil, 26, 28, 29, 30, 476
Lp(a) testing, 65
MCTs (medium-chain triglycerides), 146
LSD, 101, 103, 105–106, 457—58
MDMA, 102, 108, 117, 457
Lucas, George, 181, 224
meditation, 149–53, 181–82, 199, 207, 213, 281,
lucid dreaming, 110
491–92, 544, 580, 593; daily practice, xx, 70,
luck, 97, 164, 223, 316
145, 149, 312, 455, 507–508; guided, 150, 456;
luggage, 527
retreats, 456–57
lunges, 125
Meditations (Marcus Aurelius), 144
Lyme disease, 23, 24, 392
Meeks, Wayne, 554
M memento mori, 445, 471
Ma, Jack, 630 memories, reinforcing, 634–35
MacAskill, Will, 446–48 memory, 498, 517, 518
MacKenzie, Brian, 92–99, 123, 506 Memory, Grandmaster of, 517
Mager, Justin, 66, 72–73 Memrise, 517
magnesium, 30, 68, 77 mental chatter, quieting, 111, 145, 150, 152, 159,
“Make Good Art” (Neil Gaiman), 482 225, 227, 456
maker mode, 387 mentors, 57, 334, 437, 518
Maker Studios, 441, 444 mescaline, 102. See also peyote
making vs. managing, 387–88 metabolic therapies, 21
male/female dynamics, in relationships, 97 metformin, 33, 37
Maltese work, 12 micro, learning the macro from, 578
malware, detecting, 431 microdosing. See psychedelics, microdosing
man, becoming a, 420 micromanaging, 439
684   Index

Mikitani, Hiroshi, 316 musician interviews: Nicholas McCarthy,
military interviews: Jocko Willink, 412–19; 208–209; Kaskade, 329–30; Mike Shinoda,
General Stanley McChrystal, 435–40; 352–55; Justin Boreta, 356–58; Rick Rubin,
Chris Fussell, 435–40 502–506; Amanda Palmer, 520–22
Miller, BJ, 400–405, 518 musicians, 191, 208–209, 275, 355
Miller, Frank, 637 Musk, Elon, 182, 234, 316, 374
mindfulness, 154–55, 448, 456. Mute Button, 358
See also meditation
mindshare, 278–79 N
minimum effective dose (MED), 300, 306 N-acetyl cysteine (NAC), 78
mining, asteroid, 374 narratives, 168, 238–39. See also stories
Mint, 325, 327 NASA, 371–72, 426
misquotations, 350, 352, 353 Nasty Gal, 376–77
mission, 233–34, 436; finding, 249, 373, 410 National Hockey League, 503
mitochondria, 30, 37, 90 National Lampoon, 381
mnemonic devices, 518 Natural Calm magnesium citrate, 30
mobility, 10, 11, 138–39; mid-back, 15; ankle, nature, 401, 408, 458, 492, 544
79, 87, 124, 127; hip, 124, 125 Navy SEALs, 85, 91, 413, 414–15, 416, 417, 474,
MobilityWOD Supernova, 125 603. See also Jocko Willink, Chris Fussell
mobilizations, top, 125 Nayoya Acupressure Mat, 83
Momentum (app), 153, 205 near-death experiences, 452
money; attitudes about, 238, 324, 363, 379; needle mat, roll-out, 83
solving problems with, 602–603 negative responses, anticipating, 348–49,
monkey mind. See mental chatter 534–55
monounsaturated fats, 66 negotiating, 178, 179, 181, 267
mood elevation, 43, 69, 113, 118, 381, 444 Neistat, Casey, 217–20, 444
mood swings, 626 Nemer, Jason, 46–51, 52
moonshots, 370, 374, 395 Nerdwriter, 591
moral compass, putting away, 575 Netscape, 170
Morning Pages journal, 146, 224–27, 614–15 network building, 165–66, 252, 338
morning routines, 143–48, 230–31, 267–68, Newell, Gabe, 320–21
373, 377, 381, 512, 530; lack of, 191, 455 niche, creating, 180, 218–19, 283–84, 285–86,
motivation, 195, 223, 234, 328, 460 297
motivational speakers, 211 Nietzsche, Friedrich, 484, 488
Tony Robbins, 210–16 nightmare, envisioning, 466–67
motorcycle, adaptive, 401–403 NMR testing, 64, 65
mouse speed, 326 nonprofits, effective, 446–48
MRM Veggie Elite Performance protein, nootropics, 106, 595
30 nori, 27
Mullenweg, Matt, 202–207, 228, 319, 507 norms, not accepting, 348
mullet wigs, 169 Norton, Edward, 561–62
multivitamins, 68 note-taking, xvi, 166, 409, 634
Munger, Charlie, 185, 291 notebooks, xviii, 230, 247, 382
muscle-tendon technique, 79 Novak, B.J., 268, 378–83
mushrooms, 101, 103, 457. See also psilocybin NutriBullet, 328
music appreciation, 191, 209, 355, 505, 507–508 Nutriforce WODPak, 127
music, starting out in, 186–87, 275, 293, 329 nutritional supplements. See supplements
Index    685  

O PayPal, 228, 232, 233
Obama, President, 216, 568–69 peak performance, 21, 23
obstacle course racing (OCR), 2, 439 peers, influence of, 272–73, 348, 547, 548
obstacles, 396; overcoming, 208–209, 314, people-pleasing, 478–79, 536
401–403, 501, 611; avoiding, 581; offence, perfectionism, 247, 478, 504–505
vs. defense, 165–66, 226 performance-enhancing details, xx
Office, The (TV series), 378, 379, 380, 381, 383, performance-enhancing drugs, 36–37
543 peyote, 101. See also mescaline
Ohanian, Alexis, xxv, 194–96 phase shift, 151–52, 160–61
“1,000 True Fans,” Kevin Kelly, 289, 292–98, 380 philanthropy, 216, 446–47
Olympic athletes, 12, 39, 46, 57, 74, 98–99, 122, philosopher interviews: Will MacAskill, 446–48;
138, 271–75, 459, 527, 579 Sam Harris, 454–58; Alain de Botton, 486–88
OneTouch Ultra 2 glucometer, 61 philosophers, 487
online trolls, 341–42, 534–35 philosophy, 229, 235–36
open mics, 379–80, 480, 605 phosphatidylserine, 78
opportunities, taking, 186–87 photographer interview: Chase Jarvis, 280–84
opposite, doing the, 594–95 physics, 548
optimization, 448, 472, 326 piano, left-handed playing, 208–209
oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT), 65 pike pulses, 10, 18–19, 18 illo
organized crime, 425, 548 pike straddle, 53
O’Rourke, P.J., 381 Pino Rose, Darya, 341
OS Fund, 609 pitching, 168, 314, 372, 379, 567, 598–99, 610
over-correlation, 392–93 pivoting, 171, 188
overestimating others, 174, 201 Pixar, 309, 310–11
overhead squat, 124–25 plan, accelerating, 233
overscheduling, 490 plank circles, 63–64
overwhelm, 104, 387, 396, 596 planning, 163, 203–204
ownership, extreme, 414–15 plans, 185, 360
oxygen, hyperbaric. See hyperbaric oxygen plant medicines. See psychedelics
treatment (HBOT) Plath, Robert, 527
Plato, 411, 488
P play, 50–51, 132, 494
Page, Larry, 370 playlists, 220, 382, 507–508
pain, 156, 396, 403, 450, 521, 624 podcaster interviews: Dan Carlin, 285–86;
Palmer, Amanda, 520–22 Alex Blumberg, 303–305
Palumbo, Dave “Jumbo,” 129 podcasting, 264, 282
parallettes, 84 podcasting gear, 305, 306–308
parenting advice, 96–97, 129, 242, 461–62, podcasts: Open Air, 133; Hardcore History,
568–69, 581, 582, 606, 610–11, 634 285–86, 418, 591; Radiolab, 358; Intelligence
Pareto’s law, 597. See also 80/20 analysis Squared, 382; The Great Debates, 382;
Parfit, Derek, 447 Jocko Podcast, 412; On Being, 498; Scriptnotes,
passion, 214, 234, 269, 386, 447, 559–60 568, 615; Sleep with Me, 568; Revisionist
passwords, 430 History, 572; Freakonomics Radio, 574;
Patreon, 295 The Moment, 613; TWiST, 616.
Patrick, Rhonda Perciavalle, 4, 6–8 See also Tim Ferriss Show, The
patronage, 334–35 poetry, 311
Paul, Caroline, 459–62 poet interview: Sekou Andrews, 642
686   Index

Polanco, Martin, 109–21 psilocybin, 101, 102, 103, 104, 117, 457.
Poliquin, Charles, 66, 74–80, 84, 459 See also mushrooms
political correctness, 525 psoas release, 94
political science, masters degree in, 259 psychedelics, 100–108, 456, 457–58, 529;
Pollock, Tom, 181 author’s experience of, 101, 102–103, 104,
polymath interview: Joshua Waitzkin, 577–82 111, 239; microdosing, 102–103, 106, 119;
polyphasic sleep, 203 clinical trials of, 117; resources, 120–21.
Pop-Tarts, 5 See also ayahuasca, 5-MeO-DMT, iboga,
Popova, Maria, 149, 150, 406–11, 555 ibogaine, LSD, mescaline, mushrooms,
poppy extract, California, 141 peyote, psilocybin, salvia
portion control, 391 psychological warfare, 179
positive thinking, 49–50, 314 psychotherapy, with psychedelics, 105
post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), 102, 108, public speaking, 211, 269–70, 573, 588
117, 133 public stocks, volatility of, 389
post-workout drinks, 94 publicity techniques, 301–302, 598–99
Potts, Rolf, 362–68, 507, 636 pull-ups, 89, 418, 605
pre-workout drinks, 94 pulse oximeter, 126–27
precancerous cells, purging, 24 purpose. See mission
Precision Xtra, 22, 61 push-ups, 16, 90, 145, 205, 213, 437, 437–38, 605
premium/free pricing, 281–82, 290 pushing too hard, 190–91
preparation, 130–31, 153, 211 pylometrics, 88
pressure, calmness under, 203, 558
price insensitivity, 595 Q
prices, raising, 171, 185, 281–82, 298 QL walk, 14
pricing models, 281–82, 290, 298 quality of life, 389, 394, 602–603
pride, 144, 195, 460 quantified self, 124, 241, 471
Princeton, 619–23 Quantitea, 47
principles, 173, 289, 554 Quest Nutrition MCT Oil Powder, 28, 30, 33, 146
priorities, 189, 205, 212, 360; setting, 187–88, 200, QuestBridge, 228–29
330, 387 questioning, 186, 554
privacy, digital, 426 questions: as tools, xix, xxvii, 57–58, 211–12, 236,
probable outcomes, assessing, 467–68 303, 524, 539, 594–603; “dumb,” 167, 304,
problem-solving, teaching, 242 332–33, 573
process, vs. object, 73 quiet, as luxury item, 492
process, vs. product, 225 quitting, constructive, 368
procrastination, 199–201, 225, 478, 512, 567–68, quotations, xxv, xxiv
621
productivity, 197–201, 470, 472 R
professor interviews: James Fadiman, 100–108; Rakuten, 316
Brené Brown, 586–88 Rall, Ted, 493
progress, speed of, 10–11, 151–52, 160–61 rapamycin, 34
Progressive House music, 329, 330 Ravikant, Kamal, 285, 385, 547
projects, 5-year, 471 Ravikant, Naval, xxvi, 43, 138, 145, 165, 260, 262,
prolactin, 8 285, 390, 528, 546–52, 618
prosthetics, 402–403 reactive insulin test, 77
protein, dietary, 27 reactive mode, 239, 389, 585
protein supplementation, 30, 84, 129; reactivity, avoiding, 166, 211
Prüvit KETO//OS, 31 reading, 409, 439–40, 460, 484, 551
Index    687  

real estate investing, 179–80, 599 Saison, 500, 501
reality, 594, 611, 641 sales, 293, 294, 324, 327; strategies, 594–95, 610
reason, 536 salvia (Salvia divinorum), 107, 116
Red Bull, 416 sardines, 22, 28, 75
Reddit, 194, 195, 618 Satoh, Hiroji, 527
red team, 172, 436 Sauer-Klein, Jenny, 52, 603
Reece, Gabrielle (Gabby), 92–99, 351, 506, 588 sauna, 4, 7–8, 45, 93, 503
referral tracking, 300 saying “no,” 189, 238, 249, 345, 384–98, 407, 408
Reitman, Ivan, 180–81 saying “yes,” 186–87, 275, 386
relationships, 94–95, 96–97, 204–05, 302, 479, scale, adapting for, 317
494, 547; with fans, 293–96 scapular mobility, 63–64
relaxed approach, benefit of, 190–91, 603 scars, showing, 223
Restwise software, 126 scheduling: software tools for, 326; for priorities,
reticular activation, 265–66 327, 614; for creativity, 387, 567–68
retirements, mini, 585 Schmidt, Eric, 154
reverse thighmaster series, 62–63, 62 illo, 63 illo Schwarzenegger, Arnold, ix–x, 130, 149, 152,
ridicule, opening oneself to, 536–37 176–83
rings, gymnastic, 12, 16–17 Schwinger, Julian, 530
Rinpoche, Mingyur, 155 science fiction, 123
risk-taking, 137, 422, 464 scientist interviews: Dominic D’Agostino, 21–34;
risk, 299, 393, 396; -reward relationship, 215, 259, Patrick Arnold, 35–37; Adam Gazzaley, 135–37
467; tolerance, 250, 252–53 scientists, 136
Robbins, Tony, 43, 57, 145, 147, 210–16, 370, 372, Scivation XTEND Perform branched-chain
373, 392, 449 amino acids (BCAAs), 30–31
Rodriguez, Robert, 373, 628–39 Scoble, Robert, 282, 598
Rogan, Joe, 264, 308, 617 screenwriting, 382, 593, 614
Rogen, Seth, 531–33 SeaSnax, 27
Rogue chocolate, 244 secrets, 459, 618
Rohn, Jim, 211 security, 424–26, 429–34
ROI, 389, 390, 395 See’s Candies, 174–75
Rolling Stone, 273, 438, 505 Seinfeld, Jerry, 314, 532
Roman society, 334–35 selective androgen receptor modulators
Roosevelt, Theodore, 587 (SARMs), 31–32
Rose, Kevin, 136, 165, 340–42, 389, 473 self-defeating behaviors, 198–200, 239
Rosetta Project, 470 self-delusion, 491, 548, 622
Ross, Barry, 88 self-directed kindness, 156, 504, 557
Rounders (movie), 614 self-esteem, 478, 554
routers, 326 self-focus, 212
routines, for mental health, 626 self-knowledge, 422, 437
Rubin, Rick, 45, 50, 94, 139, 151, 153, 281, 351, 355, self-talk, 212, 272, 373, 518, 621
502–506, 510, 578 self-transcendence, 455–56
RumbleRoller, 83 self, staying true to, 330
running, 70, 92–93, 423 Semler, Ricardo, 186
Seneca, 335, 349, 398, 409, 445, 466, 474–75,
S 487, 536
Sacca, Chris, 164–69, 389, 507, 565 senses, 404, 405, 519
Sacks, Oliver, 408 sensory deprivation. See flotation therapy
Saget, Bob, 379 SEO, 282
688   Index

serotonin, 6 space exploration, 316, 369, 370–71
setbacks, dealing with, 639, 640–41 SpaceX, 234, 316
Sethi, Ramit, 287–91, 590 Spartan Race, 2, 38, 439
Seyfried, Thomas, 24, 32, 34 special forces, 420
Shackleton, Ernest, 611 specialization, 283
shake, pre-workout, 36 speed, sacrificing perfection for, 231
Shakespeare, 383 spine, decompression, 138
shame, 588 spirit animals, xxv–xxvi, 419
Shark Tank (TV series), 164, 323 sports skills, 57–58
Sheeran, Ed, 607–608 sprinting, training for, 88
Shinoda, Mike, 352–55 Spurlock, Morgan, 220–23
shoes, 127 Spy Kids, 632–33
Shopify, 255, 256, 290, 333, 394 squats, 78, 79, 124–25, 199
shortcomings, facing up to, 436–37 Stalder press handstand, 12
shoulder, exercises for, 12, 16, 17–18, 19, 125 standards, high, 321–22, 559
shower, 231; cold, 145, 213, 372 Stanford Graduate School of Business, 250
Shulgin, Sasha, 103 star therapy, 401, 518
shyness, 565, 606 Star Wars (movie), 181, 410
Siddhartha, xxvi–xxvii Starrett, Kelly, 4, 16, 72, 83, 122–27, 139, 503
Silicon Valley, 252, 333 starting out, 186–87, 281, 335–39
Silva, Jason, 507, 589–91 starting over, 501
simplification, 600 starting small, 240, 629–30
Sin City (movie), 633, 637–38 startup founders, questions for, 236
Singer, Peter, 447 startup investing, 165, 180; author’s rules for,
single reason, 231 254–55, 257, 384, 388
Singularity University, 370, 373 startup vacation, 189, 248, 384–98
sit-ups, 437–38, 605 startup, early-stage investing.
sitter, when taking psychedelics, 103, 108, 111 See angel investing
Sivers, Derek, 95, 184–93, 386, 471, 603 startups, 166, 194, 317, 333; advising, 257–58
Skenes, Joshua, 500–501 state priming, 145, 212–13, 372
skepticism, expressing, 196 state, emotional, 212
skiing, 579 stem cells, 7, 24
skills, 269–70 Stephenson, Neal, 123, 319
skygazing, 458 steroids, 35
Skype, 306–307 Stickk.com, 152
Slack, 205 stocks, 216
Slayer, 504 stoicism, 144, 445, 536–37
sleep, 203, 220, 408; sleep aids, 77, 125, 126, Stone, Oliver, 452–53
138–42, 358. See also insomnia stories, 168, 212, 222, 238–39, 285–86, 304,
Slow-Carb Diet, 23, 81–82, 385, 391 480, 511, 599
snapshot, blood test results as, 66, 73 straddle press handstand, 12
snowboarding, 95, 271–74 strategy, 212, 230, 601
social media, xxvi, 241, 327, 578 strategy, canvas, 334–39
Soma, 299 Strauss, Neil, 347–51, 407, 428, 481, 512, 588
sommelier interview: Richard Betts, 563–65 Strayed, Cheryl, 515–16
Sommer, Christopher, 9–13, 43, 62, 83, 160–61, strength coaching, 74, 75, 85
328 strength gains, timeline for, 160
Index    689  

strength training, 9, 14–20, 23, 70, 87, 88, 90, 91 Tan, Chade-Meng, 151, 154–59, 212
strengths, xxiii, 131, 283, 389–90 Tarantino, Quentin, 567, 632
stress, 39, 191, 211, 268 target market, reaching, 297
stressors, 74 Target Monthly Income (TMI), 298, 596
stress-testing, 172 tattoos, 240, 407, 479, 564
stretch marks, treatment for, 76 tea, 47, 139, 140, 174, 199, 341, 415, 572;
stretches, 90–91, 125 “titanium,” 145–46, 225; pu-erh, 146, 199,
stretching, 9, 11, 372 200, 225; “inviting Mara to,” 556
struggles, xxiii, 512, 548, 627; exploring, 246, Teaching Company, 311–12
247 Teale, Edwin Way, 364–65
stuck, 505, 513, 545 Techstars, 258
style, signature, 166–67, 273, TED, 132, 184, 400, 520, 587–88, 590, 642
subconscious, tasks for, 230–31 “teledultery,” 525
subtract, to solve problems, 600 Telegram (app), 205
success, xxii, 175, 186, 203–204, 338, 588; Teller, Astro, 374
illusion of, 198, 201 temperature, sleep, 139–40
successful people, examples of, xxii–xxiii, 4, 71, 10x, xx, 291, 374, 395
80, 182, 186, 220, 291, 316, 322, 355, 377, 383, teppanyaki grill, 550
417, 437, 444, 506, 547, 588 Tera’s Whey Goat Whey Protein, 84
suck, 310, 314–15, 533 Terminator (movie), 180
suffering, 212, 398, 550 Tesla, 345, 374
suicide, 616–27; prevention hotlines, 624 test runs, 263–64, 299, 436
summer jobs, 168 testosterone, 37, 78
sun exposure, 213, 504 tests, 629–30. See also blood testing
Sundance Film Festival, 221, 420, 628, 629 Tetris, 133, 141
Suntory Hibiki whisky, 136 TextExpander, 302
Super Size Me (documentary), 221, 222 Thai massage, 52
Superbad (movie), 532, 533 thank-you notes, 245
supercredibility, 371–72 therapy, equine, 481–82
supplements, 30–31, 68 thermodynamics, 322
surfing, 92, 93, 398, 412, 464–65, 577, 581 THG, 35
surveillance, avoiding, 431–32 thiamine, 33
swimming, 165, 419, 561 Thiel Fellowship, 234
Swingers (movie), 592–93 Thiel, Peter, xix, 228, 232–36, 394, 527, 565
Swiss ball, exercise using, 63–64 thinking, 186, 229, 528
systemic inflammatory response syndrome This American Life, 566
(SIRS), 66 Thompson, Donnie, 14
systems, 261, 263–64, 317, 600–601 Thompson, Hunter S., 117, 356, 496
thoracic bridge, 12
T Thoreau, Henry David, 362, 366–67, 408, 474
table tennis, 527 3 and 10, the rule of, 316–17
tactics, vs. principles, 289 Tim Ferriss Experiment, The (TV series), 93, 199,
tai chi push hands, 577 325, 428
“Tail End, The,” 204–205 Tim Ferriss Show, The (podcast), xvii, xxvi, 185,
taking things seriously, 561 272, 307, 341, 458, 510
Taleb, Nassim, 253, 537 time, 492, 552, 584, 614; how to spend it, 220,
Tallinn, Jaan, 455 364, 448; vs. money, 390, 494, 602–603
690   Index

Time Enough for Love (Robert Heinlein), 283 Ur Spray ursolic acid, 36
time management, 189, 387 USB devices, 431
timing, 394–95
Tippett, Krista, 498 V
to-do lists, 205, 602 vagabonding, 362–68
toé, 111 Valve, 320, 321
tools: tech, 205, 301–302, 429–34; drawing, 269; venture capital, 164, 168, 170, 251–60
note-taking, 409; podcasting, 305, 306–308 venture capitalists, 320–21
Total Immersion swimming, 165 Venture Hacks, 260
touch, sense of, 47, 96, 403–404 vibrators, 13
toughness, 414, 438–39, 462, 475 video equipment, 443, 444, 590
Tradesy, 313 video games, 133, 135
training (fitness), 5, 11, 87 Vimeo, 590
transcendental experience, 105, 106–107, 114 vipassana meditation, 150, 312, 456–57, 521
Transcendental Meditation (TM), 70, 150, 151, Virgin Airlines, 214–15, 247–48
181–82, 358 virtual assistants, 299, 300–301
trapezius, exercises for, 16–17 virtual reality, 136, 345–46
trauma, 118 viruses, computer, 427
travel, 362–68, 472, 496–97, 596 visual overwriting, 133, 141
trends, avoiding, 233 Visual Website Optimizer, 289
triglycerides, 28, 37 Vita Vibe MP12 ultra-light mini-parallettes, 84
Triple H. See Levesque, Paul vitamins, 6, 25, 68, 127
Trove, 558 vlogger interview: Carl Shay, 441–45
TrueFilms.com, 473 vlogging, 219, 220, 443, 444
Trump, Donald, 266–67 VO2 max, 372
trust, 49, 238, 588, 635–36 vodka, 244–45
truth, 236, 421, 522, 548, 592, 607 volleyball, 92, 98–99
Tsatsouline, Pavel, 85–91 Voltaire, 522
Turin, Luca, 526 von Ahn, Luis, 330–33
turmeric, 94 Vonnegut, Kurt, 192, 201, 410, 511, 584
TV host interview: Jason Silva, 589–91 Voodoo Floss, 83
Twain, Mark, 224, 398, 467, 524, 594 vow, non-suicide, 625–26
Twins (movie), 180 vulnerability, 197, 223, 350, 478, 480, 482, 569,
twins, identical, 133, 459 586–88
Twitter, 244–45, 256, 394, 509, 546
type-A personalities, 147, 190, 602, 626 W
typing, 205, 423 Waitzkin, Joshua, xviii, 42, 43, 50, 230, 423, 478,
577–82, 590
U wakeup time, early, 145, 220, 415, 438
Uber, 256, 327, 393, 394, 425, 546, 561 Walden (Henry David Thoreau), 362, 366–67,
Uberman protocol, 203 474
uncertainty, 465, 468 walking, 26, 510
uncomfortable actions, 200, 201, 468, 587 “walking Spiderman,” 87, 125
unkillable ideas, 473, 575–76 want what you have, 602
Unleash the Power Within (UPW) event, 212, warmups, 11, 86–87, 145
449 watches, 60, 529
unpopular opinions. See beliefs, unconventional water, 93, 123, 418
uric acid, 25, 65 Watts, Alan, 410, 518
Index    691  

Way of Life (app), 342 World’s Toughest Mudder, 2, 328, 439
Wayans, Keenen Ivory, 606 worrying, 130, 286, 396, 398, 452, 591
weaknesses: working on, 10, 62, 98, 131; not worst-case scenario, 5, 473, 474–76, 596
fixing, 283, 286, 389–90; turning to strengths, WrestleMania, 129
630 wrestling, professional, 523
wealthy, definition of, xxiii writer interviews: Jane McGonigal, 132–34;
web traffic, 300–301 Seth Godin, 237–45; James Altucher, 246–49;
web, controlling data access from, 432–33 Ramit Sethi, 287–91; Neil Strauss, 347–51; B.J.
Weinstein, Eric, 523–30 Novak, 378–83; Maria Popova, 406–11; Se-
weirdness, embracing, 169, 545, 581 bastian Junger, 420–23; Sam Harris, 454–58;
West, Kanye, 222 Caroline Paul, 459–62; Kevin Kelly, 470–73;
whey protein, 43, 84, 129 Alain de Botton, 486–88; Tim Kreider,
whiskey, 136, 137 489–94; Cal Fussman, 495–99; Paulo Coelho,
White House, 281, 558 511–14; Tara Brach, 555–57; Malcolm
white noise machine, 142 Gladwell, 572–73; Stephen J. Dubner, 574–76
White, Shaun, 271–75 writer’s block, 349, 421–22, 505
WiFi, 326 writing advice, 262, 410, 513, 572–73, 575, 580
Wildman, Don, 95–96, 506 writing, 206, 219, 263–64, 492; as a tool, 225, 472,
Williams, Kimo, 187 512; impact of, 385–86; prompts, 515–16. See
Willink, Jocko, 40, 145, 285, 384, 412–19, 474, also copywriting, journaling, screenwriting
640–41 Wunderlist (app), 205
Wilson, Rainn, 543–45
windmill stretch, 90–91 X
wine, 81, 174, 401, 563–65 XPRIZE, 223, 369, 370–71
winning, 177
wins, daily, 373, 602 Y
Wired magazine, 473 Y Combinator, 194, 196, 258, 387
Wittgenstein, Ludwig, 229, 524 yes. See saying yes
word-of-mouth, 193, 240 Yi, Lu, 48
WordPress, 202, 203, 205 Young, Chris, 318–22, 507
work, 220, 366–67, 408, 443, 491, 493, 551, 561, Young, Shinzen, 156–57
596–97 YouTube, 217, 219, 441
work ethic, 161, 168, 408 Zemeckis, Robert, 637
work time, protecting, 407–408, 578
workaholism, 465, 467, 478, 596 Z
workout gear. See exercise equipment Zen Hospice Project, 400, 402
workouts, 36, 43, 182, 418, 437–37, 605; time of Zen in the Art of Archery (Eugen Herrigel), 644
220, 437–37 zero-drop shoes, 127
world changing, 370, 485, 511 Ziglar, Zip, 243–44
World War II, 218 Zimmern, Andrew, 540–42

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