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Tribe of Mentors
Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World | Timothy Ferriss
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We All Need Mentors. Here Are More than 100 of the Worlds Best. When facing lifes questions, who do you turn to for advice? We all need mentors, particularly when the odds seem stacked against us. To find his own, four-time #1 best-selling author Tim Ferriss tracked down more than 100 eclectic experts to help him, and you, navigate life. Through short, action-packed profiles, he shares their secrets for success, happiness, meaning, and more. No matter the challenge or opportunity, something in these pages can help. You will learn: The three books legendary investor Ray Dalio recommends most often Lessons and tips from elite athletes like Maria Sharapova, Kelly Slater, Dara Torres, Tony Hawk, Dan Gable, and more How and why Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz says no to most incoming requests The mental models of poker phenoms Daniel Negreanu, Annie Duke, Fedor Holz, and Liv Boeree The meditation and mindfulness practices of David Lynch, Jimmy Fallon, Sharon Salzberg, Rick Rubin, Richa Chadha, Sarah Elizabeth Lewis, and others The high-school loss that motivated actor Terry Crews for life . . . and how you can use the lesson Why TED curator Chris Anderson thinks pursue your passion is terrible advice Why renowned designer Debbie Millman believes in therapy but not in work-life balance How Yuval Noah Harari's Sapiens went from repeated rejections to global mega-bestseller The new beliefs, behaviors, and habits that have most helped cryptocurrency icons (founders of Ethereum, Zcash, etc.) in the last five years Why Arianna Huffington recommends that you regularly scramble apps on your phone The bar complex exercise that keeps country star Tim McGraw young Why bestselling author Steven Pressfield believes college students should drive trucks and become cowboys Why comedian Patton Oswalt wishes at least one catastrophic failure on anyone in the arts Astrophysicist Janna Levins unique reframe that helps her see obstacles as opportunities Why actor Ben Stiller likes to dunk his head in a bucket of ice in the morning Why Dropbox co-founder Drew Houstons cheat sheet for his younger self would include a tennis ball, a circle, and the number 30,000. Other mentors include Neil Gaiman, Ashton Kutcher, Dita Von Teese, Marc Benioff, Evan Williams, Brandon Stanton, Esther Perel, Darren Aronofsky, Steve Aoki, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Stephanie McMahon, Craig Newmark, Gretchen Rubin, Bear Grylls, Laura Walker, Mr. Money Mustache (Pete Adeney), Linda Rottenberg, Jesse Williams, and many more.
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Krisjericho
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I read this book in fits and starts, & I got a lot out of it. The 11 questions Ferriss asks are brilliant. Of course, some interviews were better than others, but the takeaways I got were that by & large, successful people
1. Meditate. This is a recurring theme, so much so that I am convinced to try the practice again.
2. Focus on what they are grateful for
3. Read a lot & write things down
4. Have some sort of physical activity they do regularly

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Krisjericho
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Love this. Posted on Facebook earlier, but I wanted to share here

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Krisjericho
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From Brandon Stanton, creator of Humans of New York

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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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I‘m visiting this week with my aunt, who is a huge reader. Here‘s some of her bookish humor. The books are hanging on strong elastic. Isn‘t it ingenious and fun? #bookishtourism #otherpeoplesshelves #shelfie

gradcat I love that! 10mo
DivineDiana She must have a wonderful sense of humor! 10mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa That‘s awesome, she needs an Etsy store!! (edited) 10mo
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theladygreer Brilliant! 10mo
suvata Love it 10mo
Velvetfur That's fab! 10mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @gradcat @theladygreer @suvata @Velvetfur Glad you love it—I‘ll pass it on to her! 10mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Really she could just sell the directions. At 80, the whole idea of Etsy is beyond her ken. Thanks! 10mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @DivineDiana She does! And about a zillion funny stories to go with it. 🤣 10mo
AmyG That‘s awesome! 10mo
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Belial
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No words for this amazing Writer!!!
#TimFerris , #mentors
#TribeOfMentors

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Joyfulmimi
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The genuine love of reading itself, when cultivated, is a superpower.-Naval Ravikant

Art: Jessie Wilcox Smith, “Quiet Corner”

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Joyfulmimi
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Because its time for me to read something thats inspirational, informative and not emotionally deep. Hello, Weekend!

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jamespoole
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I really love this book.

It is made up of mini interviews with all of the best and there is something to get from everyone in there.

While it is overall quite large it is extremely consumable and easy going.

If you're looking for some inspirational reading this is a really good, down to earth option.

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Ericmanciniwriter
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I've been on a big nonfiction kick lately. I have such a love/hate relationship with the genre - some of them you finish and think 'this whole thing could have fit on an index card.' I'm liking this one only because he asks every interviewee to recommend books - when the same book shows up 3 times or more it's a good sign that it's worth reading.

Suet624 Oooh. Sounds good. 1y
jamespoole I feel exactly the same way about Tribe of Mentors! Were there any key takeaways that stood out to you? Interested to hear other people's thoughts :) 1y
Ericmanciniwriter @jamespoole my biggest takeaway is that everyone seems to be meditating except for me. And that I have ten new books on my stack that people have recommended 1y
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MEGR
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This book is a treasure trove of advice, most of which I didn't know I needed until I read it. 😂The author asks the same set of questions and the variety of responses and perspectives is fantastic. It is a huge book and I've barely scratched the surface. Looking forward to reading more each day 🤓

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Minispok
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#Bookfriday2017 I'm getting this one for my hubby 😀 @Liberty

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