I listened to Tim Ferriss podcast he recently recorded with David Blaine (God is Love). Here is the actual video from Tim’s new TV show – Fear(less) interviewing David Blaine which is of course equally good but there is some more different information.

It was a fascinating listen. But what made me really think just David’s way of life, his views on things, the way and the reasons for challenging himself.

David has an incredible memory, remembering names & people, situations, which I guess becomes part & parcel of being a magician.

He’s also talking about fasting which is something I’ve been recently looking into. I understand it is very healthy for you & your body as well as brain, visions, clarity, etc.

Lastly, David is also a great story-teller. I could listen to him for hours.

On a different note, Tim has also recently been on TedTalk talking about ‘Fear Setting‘. This is something that he does on a quarterly basis if not every month and he claims it helps him to make the right decision, and he thanks to this simple exercise for all his success. Instead of goal setting, you should instead focus on Fear setting.

3 pages:

Page 1

What if I … ?

  1. Define – what is your worst fear?
  2. Prevent – how can each be prevented?
  3. Repair – call a friend for help, simply come up with some solution, seek help from variety of sources

Write anywhere between 10-20.

Page 2

What would be the benefits of an attempt or a partial success?

Page 3

The cost of inaction (financial, physical, emotional, etc.)

6 months

12 months

3 years

He left the talk with a couple of great quotes:

“Easy choices, hard life. Hard choices, easy life.” Jerzy Gregorek (also one of Tim’s favorite people of all time).

“We often suffer more in imagination than in reality.” Cato younger (Stoicism)


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