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INDEX

A Alibaba, 256, 393, 630


Ableton Live, 355 all-or-nothing, 39192
abs, 75, 8990 altitude, high, 23, 41
acarbose, 342 altruism. See charity
accelerators, seed, 258. See also Y Combinator Altucher, James, 24649
accountability partners, 152, 15455 Alzheimers disease, 64, 67
Achilles tendon, 127 Amino Matrix, 3637
acknowledgment, 536, 556 Amoruso, Sophia, 37677
AcroYoga, 10, 4656, 96, 125, 380, 442, 579, 603, anchoring, 267, 599
626 Anderson, Chris, 295
action, 250, 259, 42021, 469, 636 Andreessen, Marc, 17075, 270
actor interviews: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Andrews, Sekou, 642
17683; B.J. Novak, 37883; Kevin Costner, angel investing, 25158, 260
45153; Edward Norton, 56162; Jon Favreau, angel investors. See investors
59293; Seth Rogen, 53133; Rainn Wilson, AngelList, 260, 546
54345 Angelou, Maya, 281
acupressure mat, 83 anger, 556; following your, 218, 222, 481
Adams, Scott, 26170, 349 ankle mobility, 79, 87, 124, 127
addiction, 443, 47878, 540 anonymity, Internet, 43132
addiction treatment, 109, 11315, 11617, 11920, anti-aging drugs, 37
133 anxiety, 78, 384, 397. See also fear
advice, 454; bad, 327, 357, 360, 410, 426, 510, 573, Apatow, Judd, 53233
575 apoE genotype, 64, 66
advice to younger self, 9899, 137, 172, 18788, apologizing, 96, 536
207, 233, 244, 268, 286, 357, 361, 377, 383, 405, apple cider vinegar, 140
422, 428, 439, 44243, 448, 488, 504, 530, 544, appreciation, 14647, 488, 602
559, 565, 569, 576, 588, 591 apprentice model, 336
affirmations, 146, 26466, 372, 450 archery, 579, 580, 64344
ag walks with rear support, 1718, 18 illo archetypes, 511
Airbnb, 360, 393 Argerich, Martha, 209
Al-Anon, 478, 480 Arnold, Patrick, 3537, 199
Alchemist, The (Paulo Coehlo), 511, 512 aromatherapy diffuser, 209
alcohol, 40, 99, 174, 191, 24445, 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 3031, 32, 36, 43
Artists Way, The (Julia Cameron), 225, be yourself, 541, 544, 554
61415 Beck, Glenn, 55354
asking for help, 322, 520, 624 bed, making, 14345
Askinosie chocolate, 244 bedtime routines, 13842, 373
assertion, learning, 9697 beet root powder, 3, 84
asset allocation, 21516, 253 beginners mind, 98, 167
assumptions, 167, 192, 250, 612 Behance, 359, 360
atherosclerosis, 65 Belichick, Bill, 334, 337
athlete interviews: Amelia Boone, 25; Belickis, William, 321
Joe De Sena, 3840; Wim Hof, 4144; belief in yourself, 530, 533, 544
Jason Nemer, 4651; Laird Hamilton, beliefs, 232; handicapping, 44950; unconven-
9299; Gabrielle (Gabby) Reece, 9299; tional, 49, 134, 175, 19192, 236, 24243, 248,
Brian MacKenzie, 9299; Paul Levesque 348, 360, 370, 510, 527, 611
(Triple H), 12831; Shaun White, 27175 Belsky, Scott, 35961, 370
Atkins diet, 22 Beme, 217
Attia, Peter, 21, 24, 5971, 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, 43940 Betts, Richard, 56365
AudioMolly.com, 428 Bezos, Jeff, 316
augmented reality, 346 biases, recognizing, xxii, 70
Aurelius, Marcus, 144, 224, 396, 48788 biceps, developing, 12
authenticity, 169, 541, 554 bigoteer, 525
automated business, 192 Bike Lanes (documentary), 218
Automattic, 202, 206 bioweapons, personalized, 42526
Avalon Hill board games, 229 Birbiglia, Mike, 56669
avoidance, 198, 200 Bird by Bird (Anne Lamott), 513
awareness, present-state, 602 Bit.ly, 300
Awesome, Jar of, 57071, 602 bitterness, 314, 335, 337, 410, 487
ayahuasca, 103, 109, 11113, 116, 11819 Blaine, David, 414, 484
blogs, for publicity, 301, 598
B blood sugar, 22, 342
BabyBjrn, 133 blood testing, 37, 6467, 73, 7677
back stretcher, 139 Blumberg, Alex, 167, 303305, 573
Back to the Future (movie), 637 Blumenthal, Heston, 318, 320, 32122
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, 1620
Basecamp, 291 bonding, group, 96, 59293
batching tasks, 583 bone broth, 30, 341
baths, cold/ice, 8, 41, 4344, 93, 503 Boomerang (app), 302
676 Index

Boone, Amelia, 25, 3940, 83, 89, 125, 149, 150, campfire squat, 12425
328, 439, 507 cancer treatment, 23, 24, 3134, 59
Boreta, Justin, 149, 35658 canonical design, 526
bottlenecks, removing, 59697 canvas strategy, 33439
Brach, Tara, xx, 150, 152, 356, 55557, 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, 16668, 18081, 18687, 19596,
Brain Octane, 26 218, 26970, 275, 28384, 29298, 31920,
Brain Pickings, 358, 406, 410 33439, 44748
BrainQUICKEN, 255, 465, 59596 Carell, Steve, 380
brainstorming, 381, 532, 57576 Carl, Shay, xxi, 219, 44145
branched-chain amino acids. See BCAAs Carlin, Dan, 28586
branding, 19596, 240, 278, 332 cartooning, 636
Brando, Marlon, 562 cartoonist interviews: Scott Adams, 26170;
Branson, Richard, 177, 186, 21415, 247, 313 Tim Kreider, 48994
Brass Check, 334 cartoons, lesser-known, 262
bravery, 46062, 58687 Casnocha, Ben, 231
breakfast, 75, 241, 267, 572; skipping, xx, 60, 86. cast wall walk, 1920, 1920 illo
See also fasting, intermittent category, creating, 27679, 473, 522
breath training, 42, 44 Catmull, Ed, 30912
breathing exercises, 8889, 213, 372 Cato, 53637
Brown, Bren, 58688 CD Baby, 184, 188, 19293
Buddha, 455, 551, 55657 celebrities, approaching, 56869
Buddhism, 49 chances, taking, 453
Buffett, Warren, 174, 182, 185, 211, 394, 551, 552 change, 175, 44950
burnout, 149, 219, 264, 600 channel, least crowded, 598
burpees, 89 charity, 379, 446, 447
business models, 36061; simple, 188, 22930 Charles, Ray, 608
business skills, self-taught, 25060 checklists, 291
business, starting, 191, 23940, 297, 299 cheering for yourself first, 222
Bustos, Mark, 291 Chef (movie), 592, 593
busyness, 189, 201, 408, 421, 48992, 552 chef interviews: Chris Young, 31822;
Joshua Skenes, 500501; Andrew Zimmern,
C 54042; Sam Kass, 55860
C-reactive protein, 37, 65 ChefSteps, 318, 320
Cacao Hunters, 244 chess, 177, 577, 578
caffeine, 26, 40, 174, 199, 381, 41516 Chicken McNuggets, 207
calcium carbonate, 68 children, 71, 9697, 127, 12930, 242, 330, 455,
Callen, Bryan, 306, 48385 46162, 581, 582, 606, 609, 63435, 638
Calm (app), 150, 205 ChiliPad cooling device, xx, 13940, 503
calmness, xxvii, 91, 203, 228, 357, 420, 558, 603, Cho, Margaret, 53839
64344 chocolate, artisanal, 244
Calvin and Hobbes, 262 Chdrn, Pema, 24344, 557
camera, laptop, 429 choice, paradox of, 413
Cameron, James, 180, 22223 Christmas Carol, A (Charles Dickens), 449
Cameron, Julia, 225, 614 chronic diseases, 6768
Campbell, Joseph, 484, 485, 593 chronic pain, 127
Index 677

Churchill, Winston, 80, 322 Cooke, Ed, 401, 51719


Cincinnatus, 18283 cookies, baking, 405
circadian rhythm, 503504 cooking, 241, 460, 550, 59293
Cirque du Soleil, 52, 83 Cool Tools (Kevin Kelly), 576
Clect, 221 Coppola, Francis Ford, 606, 63233
clichs, 422, 442 coprolalia, 528
Coach.me, 152 copywriting, 19293, 19596, 28889, 328
Coachella, 330 cortisol, 6667, 78, 392, 420
coach interviews: Christopher Sommer, 913; Cosmos (documentary series), 13637
Charles Poliquin, 7480; Pavel Tsatsouline, Cossack squats, 79, 8687, 87 illo, 125, 129
8591; Kelly Starrett, 12227 Costner, Kevin, 45153
codependence, 479 courage, 420, 46062, 586
Coelho, Paulo, 51114 cow stretch, 125
coffee, 123, 191, 199, 24445, 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, 23435, 573; dropping out of, 442, 530 creativity, 238, 24748, 281, 357, 381, 63536,
comedian interviews: Whitney Cummings, 637; maximizing, 23031; conditions for,
47782; Bryan Callen, 48385; Seth Rogen, 361, 373, 52829, 56162
53133; Margaret Cho, 53839; Mike Birbiglia, criticism, 134, 416, 536
56669 critics, 349, 521. See also haters
comedians, underrated, 482 CrossFit, 92, 122, 124
comedy, 18081, 378, 380, 484 crowdfunding, 29596, 299302
comedy writing, 38182, 47881, 53233 Cummings, Whitney, 131, 47782
comfort zone, getting outside, 612 customers, 19293, 195, 29294, 597
commencement speeches, 144, 169, 197, 422, cynicism, 543, 590
482, 485
compassion, 99, 351, 557 D
competing, 21920 DAgostino, Dominic, 2134, 37, 44, 60, 77
competition, 235, 57879; avoiding, 374, 565, DAmato, Cus, 253, 586
63132 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, 27778 Dalio, Ray, 215, 39293
Conan the Barbarian (movie), 179 data, protecting, 42931
Concept2 SkiErg, 4 dating, online, 428
confidence, 177, 192, 606 daughters, raising, 9697, 123, 46162
conflict, 521, 547 DCA (dichloroacetic acid), 33
consensus, 236, 524, 548 de Botton, Alain, 48688
consistency, 1011, 185, 211, 406 De Sena, Joe, 3840, 439, 611
consistency bias, 550 deadlifts, 88, 150
content, 282, 289, 290 death, 400, 445, 625
control: of time, 189; maintaining, 14445; 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, 299302 Dundalk sauna, 45


delegation, 597, 600601 Duolingo, 290, 331, 332
deloading periods, 58385
depression, 132, 617, 623; treatment of, E
102, 106, 113, 118 ear plugs, 14142
desensitization, 474 easy, 230, 23940, 357, 602
detachment, 417, 461 Edison, Thomas, 231
Developer Tools, 43233 editing, 34849, 532
DeVito, Danny, 181 education, 23435, 242, 52930, 551. See also
DEXA body scans, 25, 82 college
Dexcom G5, 61 eggs, cooking, 559
DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone), 199 ego, 321, 33639, 581, 636
Diamandis, Peter, 147, 223, 36975 80/20 analysis, 131, 230, 396, 597
Dickens Process, 44950 El Mariachi (movie), 628, 62930, 632
diet, 11; ketogenic, 2134, 60; Slow-Carb, electric vehicles, 345
23, 8182 electrolyte depletion, 25, 123
dietary supplements, 35 Electronic Frontier Foundation, 196
DietBet.com, 442 email, 205, 206, 390; as marketing tool, 28889;
Dilbert, 261, 263, 266, 269 tools and techniques for, 302, 32627
DiNunzio, Tracy, 31314, 395 Eminem, 349
dips with ring turn out, 16, 16 illo emotional quotient (EQ), 344
disaster, upside of, 421 emotions, managing, 461, 55556
discipline, 413, 438, 513 empathy, 102, 167
discomfort, 587 encryption, 42931
Disney, 309, 310, 441, 509 endurance racing, 38, 59
distraction: recovering from, 15253, 201; endurance, increasing, 7, 8889, 90
avoiding, 23031, 387, 471, 487 Engle, Dan, 10921
diversification, 216, 268 entheogens. See psychedelics
diving mask, 94 entitlement, 335, 337
DNA, 23, 426, 526 entrepreneur interviews: Derek Sivers, 18493;
doctor interviews: Rhonda Perciavalle Patrick, Alexis Ohanian, 19496; Matt Mullenweg,
68; Peter Attia, 5971; Justin Mager, 7273; 202207; Reid Hoffman, 22831;
Martin Polanco, 10921; Dan Engle, 10921; James Altucher, 24649; Tracy DiNunzio,
BJ Miller, 400405 31314; Phil Libin, 31517; Daymond John,
doctors, 73, 78 32324; Noah Kagan, 32528; Luis von Ahn,
documentaries, 383, 473, 562 33133; Kevin Rose, 34042; Scott Belsky,
donorschoose.org, 535 35961; Peter Diamandis, 36975; Sophia
Dorsey, Jack, 50910 Amoruso, 37677; Jack Dorsey, 50910;
downhill, pushing, 23940, 565 Bryan Johnson, 60911
downside, capping, 21415 entrepreneurs, would-be, 325, 549
dream bigger, 544, 632 entrepreneurship, 200, 451
dreams, 219, 410; vs. goals, 130, 614; travel, ephemerality, 401, 403404, 552
363, 367, 46566 Epictetus, 53637
drowning, 42, 93, 165 equine therapy, 48182
dry needling, 4 erections, 124
Dubner, Stephen J., 488, 57476 error rate, acceptable, 231
Duck Shit oolong tea, 47 espresso makers, 244
Index 679

Evernote, 306, 315, 409 Brian Koppelman, 61315; Robert Rodriguez,


exercise, as defense against depression, 626 62839
exercise equipment, 80, 8384 filmmakers, 217, 221, 222
exercise, importance of, 377, 438 films, favorite, 440, 562
exercises, 12, 1420, 42, 5256, 6164, 7879, first, being, 27778
8687, 8990, 125 5-Bullet Friday (newsletter), 288
EXIF data, 432 5-MeO-DMT, 109, 11315
exits, startup, 25457 5-Minute Journal (5MJ), 14648, 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, 33233 flooding, mind, 26768
extension, 126 flossing, 372
external rotator cuff, exercises for, 1617 flotation therapy, 109, 11011
eye contact, 520 flow states, 590
foam rollers, 3, 83
F focus, 165, 191, 200201, 21112, 265, 360, 601;
Facebook, 256, 302, 425 soundtrack for, xx, 507508; tech tools for,
Fadiman, James, 100108 326, 327
failure, 171, 175, 233, 242, 36061, 422, 510; Foer, Joshua, 517
durability of, xxi, 606, 63233; single points Folded Leaf, 52, 5556, 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, 29298, 349, 522, 534 Fosbury, Dick, 527
Far Side, The, 262 founders. See entrepreneurs
fasting, 2227, 32, 476; and cancer treatment, 31; 4-Hour Body, The, 82, 88, 93, 129, 223, 255, 300,
as strength, xxvixxvii, 416; 3-day protocol, 358, 410, 485, 508, 599
2627; 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), 63233
faults, making the most of, 286 Fox News, 26667
Favreau, Jon, 59293 Foxx, Jamie, xxiv, 604608
fear, 211, 223, 398, 451, 46061, 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, 47476, 537 free speech, 52425
fear-setting, 396, 46369 free/premium pricing, 28182, 290
fearlessness, 137, 589 Freedom (app), 348
feedback, 337, 536, 567 freedom, 211, 36268, 413, 476
FeetUp shoulder stand device, 48 From Dusk Till Dawn (movie), 63031
Ferguson, Niall, 573 frustration, dealing with, 16061
festivals, music, 330 FUBU, 323
Feynman, Richard, 73, 391, 548 Functional Movement Screen (FMS), 10
Fight for the Future, 196 furniture sliders, 1718, 83
filmmaker interviews: Ed Catmull, 30912; Fussell, Chris, 43540
Evan Goldberg, 53133; Jon Favreau, 59293; Fussman, Cal, 177, 196, 49599
680 Index

Futurama (TV series), 471 graduate education, self-taught, 25060


Future Crimes Institute, 424 gratitude, 14647, 21314, 399, 41314, 57071,
future, 134, 185, 472 62627
future focus, 147, 203, 455, 602 gravity boots (product), 139
Gravity Boots (stretch), 56, 56 illo
G greatness, 338, 406, 505, 60607
Gable, Dan, 226 Gregorek, Jerzy, 138, 145
Gaiman, Neil, 8, 197, 482, 521 grid, going off the, 600
Garcia, Marcelo, 577, 57879, 580 Griffiths, Roland, 102
gatekeepers, 569, 594 grip, training, 8990
Gates, Robert, 435 group exercise, 93, 9596
Gazzaley, Adam, 84, 13537 growth hormone (GH), 78
gelatin, 3 guest posting, 28990
gender differences, 9799, 46162 guilt, 407, 489, 588
General Catalyst, 315 gym, 626; 6-piece, 8384
genetic data, 42526 Gymnastic Strength Training (GST), 9, 1420
geranium oil, 209 GymnasticBodies, 9
Ghibli Museum, 354
Gingrich, Newt, 601 H
girls, fear in, 46162 Hacker, Severin, 332
GiveWell.org, 447 hacker, tools of, 42934
Gladwell, Malcolm, xx, 167, 274, 291, 512, 57273 hacker interview: Samy Kamkar, 42734
Glass, Ira, 355, 566, 567 hacking Kickstarter, 299302
Glassman, Greg, 124 half-assed, 606607
glioblastoma (GBM), 3234 hallucinations, 113
Glitch Mob, The, 355, 356, 428 halos, 86, 86 illo
glucose levels, tracking, 61, 65, 76, 342 Hamilton, Laird, 43, 45, 9299, 351, 506
gluteus medius, exercises for, 6163 hamstrings, 4, 15, 53, 79, illo 79
goal setting, 273 handstands, 1920, 48
goals, 130, 161, 226, 273, 37980, 448, 565; fitness, happiness, 158, 18990, 399, 407, 483, 546, 547,
12; setting, 163, 324; small, 205, 34950, 505 550, 602
goat whey, 75, 84 hardships, 167, 272, 611
Godin, Seth, 23745, 319 Harley-Davidson, 240
God, meditating on, 214 Harris, Sam, 150, 45458, 479
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 518, 519 Harvard Lampoon, 379
go first, 9495, 479, 588 hater-proofing, 349, 481, 521
Goldberg, Evan, 53133 haters, dealing with, 53437
golden mean, 388 Hawking, Stephen, 314
good, 64041 HbA1c test, 77
good mood, 381 Headspace, 150
Goodman, Marc, 42426 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, 78, 43
Gorbachev, Mikhail, 497 hecklers, 539
Gordon, Lynn, 23940 hedging, 393
gotu kola, 76 hell yeah! or no, 189, 386
Index 681

Heinlein, Robert, 283 Idebenone, 30


helplessness, learned, 61112 Iditarod, 38, 39
Hemingway, Ernest, 580 ignorance, selective, 249
herd, not following, 631 ignoring trolls, 53536
heroes, 210; myths of, 174, 198200, 224, 377 immortality, 441, 552
heroin addition, treatment for, 109, 11315 immune system, 24
Hertoghe, Thierry, 78 immunotherapy, 34
high performers, xixxxi, xxiv impact, long-term, 593
high-agency people, 52526 impatience, dealing with, 161
hinge rows, 1617, 17 illo imperfection, in art, 631
Hipmunk, 194, 195 impossible, testing the, 594603
Hippie Twist, 52, 5455, 54 illo improvisation, 636
hiring, criteria and strategies, 136, 206, 231, In Living Color (TV series), 606
327, 43637 inaction, cost of, 46869
history, audio courses, 31112 incentives, 175, 353, 354; for weight loss, 442
history, making, 370 income, 179, 199, 259, 29091, 293, 29798, 596
Hof, Wim, 4144, 372, 510 Indiegogo, 299
Hoffman, Reid, 22831, 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, 37475, 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, 53536, 539
hydration, 26 intention, 15556, 48182
hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT), 25, 32, intentions, 487
34, 44 internships, 168, 335
hyperthermic conditioning, 78, 43 interviewing techniques, 304305, 306, 35051,
hypertonic muscles, 13 497
hypertrophy, 23 interviews, recording, 35354
hypnosis, 262, 265, 26667 intimacy, 45960
hyponatremia. See electrolyte depletion intuition, 346
inversion table, 139
I investing, 180, 389, 390; strategies, 17475,
IBM, 34950 34346, 38499; real estate, 17980;
iboga. See ibogaine in yourself, 211, 235
ibogaine, 103, 109, 113120 investment, best, 324, 326, 358, 542, 590
ice cream, keto, 2930 investor interviews: Chris Sacca, 16469; Marc
ideas: assessing, 172, 57576; stupid, 175, 248; Andreessen, 17075; Peter Thiel, 23236;
generating, 238, 24749, 26768, 472; imple- Phil Libin, 31517; Kevin Rose, 34042; Scott
menting, 361, 473; sharing, 532, 579 Belsky, 35961; Naval Ravikant, 54652
682 Index

investors, 175, 21415; value, 174, 394 kettle, electric, 145


Inviting Mara to Tea, 55657 kettlebell, 85, 88, 150, 213, 358; exercises with,
IPO strategy, 31011 14, 86, 87, 89, 9091
itch, scratching your own, 370, 388, 410, 595 Kickstarter, 237, 296, 299302
Iyer, Pico, 368 Kidd, Billy, 579
kidnapping, 425
J kids. See children
J-Curl, 12, 1516, 15 illo Klarman, Seth, 174, 394
Jar of Awesome, 57071, 602 Kleiner Perkins, 313
Jarvis, Chase, 151, 153, 28084 knowledge vs. action, 211
JAZZ Venture Partners, 135 kombucha, 94
jet lag, 129 Koppelman, Brian, 225, 567, 61315
JFK (movie), 45253 Kottke.org, 576
jiu-jitsu, 577, 57879, 581 Kowalski, Killer, 131
Jobs, Steve, 121, 166, 174, 267, 309, 31011 Kraftwerk, 330
John, Daymond, 291, 32324 Kreider, Tim, 48994
Johnson, Bryan, 60911 Kruger, Sebastian, 635
joint ventures, 291 Kung Fu Panda (movie), 523
journaling, xix, 14647, 200, 22427, 230, 35657,
51516, 569, 58384, 587, 590 L
journalism, 421 L-base position, 53
journalist interview: Glenn Beck, 55354 la purga (the purge), 113. See also ayahuasca
jump rope, 5, 409 language, 206, 229, 52425, 582
Junger, Sebastian, 418, 42023 Lao Tzu, 1, 104, 623
Just Note Gone, 15657 Lasik, 326
lateral thinking, 581
K Laughlin, Terry, 165
Kafka, Franz, 413 law of category, 27679
Kagan, Noah, 144, 32528 Lawrence, Rob, 88
Kamkar, Samy, 42734 Lawwill, Mert, 402
Karjaluoto, Eric, 536 laziness, 48994
Kaskade, 32930 LDL, 28, 64, 65
Kass, Sam, 55860 leadership, 91, 18283, 211, 242, 334, 416, 439,
Keeling, Hans, 46365 562
Kegenix, 31 Leaf Hugger, 5556
Kelly, Kevin, 133, 29298, 426, 47073, 576, 583, learning disabilities, 52930
636 learning strategies, 577
Kernel, 609 learning, vs. education, 235
keto frappuccino, 129 Leg Love, 56
Keto Ice Cream, 2930 Lenox, Darryl, 532
KetoCaNa, 26, 31, 33, 37 letting go, 50, 405
KetoForce, 31, 3637 leucine, 3031
ketogenic diet (keto), 21, 2234, 6566, 129 Levesque, Paul (Triple H), 4, 79, 12831, 614
ketones, 22; exogenic, 22, 23, 26, 27, 3133, 35, 36, Levi, Primo, 414
6061 Lewis, Doug, 39
KetoPet Sanctuary, 34 Libin, Phil, 31517
ketosis, 2123, 2527, 44, 60, 6566 life, 211, 400, 478, 609; shortness of, 204205,
Kettle & Fire Bone Broth, 30 386, 445, 471, 494, 545, 552, 604
Index 683

lifestyle design, 27879, 599 managing employees, 231, 322, 597


limits, freedom within, 630 managing up, 415
limitations, self-imposed, xix, 44950, 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, 6465 margin of safety, 39495
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, 6869 marketing, 237, 240, 27678, 28889, 29298, 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 52330
Long Now Foundation, 470, 471 mattresses, 126
Long Tail, 295 Mayweather, Floyd, 130
long-term planning, xix, xxvii MBA, real-world, 25058, 259, 393, 599
longevity, 23, 67, 374 McChrystal, General Stanley, 43540, 605
loose skin, treatment for, 76
McDonalds, 207, 222
Lorenz, Konrad, 491
McGonigal, Jane, 13234, 141
losers, 261, 518
McKenna, Terence, 105, 457
losing money, avoiding, 21415
McPhee, John, 575, 622
loving-kindness, 15759, 212
McRaven, William, 14344
Lowercase I, 164
MCT oil, 26, 28, 29, 30, 476
Lp(a) testing, 65
MCTs (medium-chain triglycerides), 146
LSD, 101, 103, 105106, 45758
MDMA, 102, 108, 117, 457
Lucas, George, 181, 224
meditation, 14953, 18182, 199, 207, 213, 281,
lucid dreaming, 110
49192, 544, 580, 593; daily practice, xx, 70,
luck, 97, 164, 223, 316
145, 149, 312, 455, 507508; guided, 150, 456;
luggage, 527
retreats, 45657
lunges, 125
Meditations (Marcus Aurelius), 144
Lyme disease, 23, 24, 392
Meeks, Wayne, 554
M memento mori, 445, 471
Ma, Jack, 630 memories, reinforcing, 63435
MacAskill, Will, 44648 memory, 498, 517, 518
MacKenzie, Brian, 9299, 123, 506 Memory, Grandmaster of, 517
Mager, Justin, 66, 7273 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, 38788 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, 41219; 208209; Kaskade, 32930; Mike Shinoda,
General Stanley McChrystal, 43540; 35255; Justin Boreta, 35658; Rick Rubin,
Chris Fussell, 43540 502506; Amanda Palmer, 52022
Miller, BJ, 400405, 518 musicians, 191, 208209, 275, 355
Miller, Frank, 637 Musk, Elon, 182, 234, 316, 374
mindfulness, 15455, 448, 456. Mute Button, 358
See also meditation
mindshare, 27879 N
minimum effective dose (MED), 300, 306 N-acetyl cysteine (NAC), 78
mining, asteroid, 374 narratives, 168, 23839. See also stories
Mint, 325, 327 NASA, 37172, 426
misquotations, 350, 352, 353 Nasty Gal, 37677
mission, 23334, 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, 13839; mid-back, 15; ankle, nature, 401, 408, 458, 492, 544
79, 87, 124, 127; hip, 124, 125 Navy SEALs, 85, 91, 413, 41415, 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, 602603 negative responses, anticipating, 34849,
monkey mind. See mental chatter 53455
monounsaturated fats, 66 negotiating, 178, 179, 181, 267
mood elevation, 43, 69, 113, 118, 381, 444 Neistat, Casey, 21720, 444
mood swings, 626 Nemer, Jason, 4651, 52
moonshots, 370, 374, 395 Nerdwriter, 591
moral compass, putting away, 575 Netscape, 170
Morning Pages journal, 146, 22427, 61415 network building, 16566, 252, 338
morning routines, 14348, 23031, 26768, Newell, Gabe, 32021
373, 377, 381, 512, 530; lack of, 191, 455 niche, creating, 180, 21819, 28384, 28586,
motivation, 195, 223, 234, 328, 460 297
motivational speakers, 211 Nietzsche, Friedrich, 484, 488
Tony Robbins, 21016 nightmare, envisioning, 46667
motorcycle, adaptive, 401403 NMR testing, 64, 65
mouse speed, 326 nonprofits, effective, 44648
MRM Veggie Elite Performance protein, nootropics, 106, 595
30 nori, 27
Mullenweg, Matt, 202207, 228, 319, 507 norms, not accepting, 348
mullet wigs, 169 Norton, Edward, 56162
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, 37883
mushrooms, 101, 103, 457. See also psilocybin NutriBullet, 328
music appreciation, 191, 209, 355, 505, 507508 Nutriforce WODPak, 127
music, starting out in, 18687, 275, 293, 329 nutritional supplements. See supplements
Index 685

O PayPal, 228, 232, 233


Obama, President, 216, 56869 peak performance, 21, 23
obstacle course racing (OCR), 2, 439 peers, influence of, 27273, 348, 547, 548
obstacles, 396; overcoming, 208209, 314, people-pleasing, 47879, 536
401403, 501, 611; avoiding, 581; offence, perfectionism, 247, 478, 504505
vs. defense, 16566, 226 performance-enhancing details, xx
Office, The (TV series), 378, 379, 380, 381, 383, performance-enhancing drugs, 3637
543 peyote, 101. See also mescaline
Ohanian, Alexis, xxv, 19496 phase shift, 15152, 16061
1,000 True Fans, Kevin Kelly, 289, 29298, 380 philanthropy, 216, 44647
Olympic athletes, 12, 39, 46, 57, 74, 9899, 122, philosopher interviews: Will MacAskill, 44648;
138, 27175, 459, 527, 579 Sam Harris, 45458; Alain de Botton, 48688
OneTouch Ultra 2 glucometer, 61 philosophers, 487
online trolls, 34142, 53435 philosophy, 229, 23536
open mics, 37980, 480, 605 phosphatidylserine, 78
opportunities, taking, 18687 photographer interview: Chase Jarvis, 28084
opposite, doing the, 59495 physics, 548
optimization, 448, 472, 326 piano, left-handed playing, 208209
oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT), 65 pike pulses, 10, 1819, 18 illo
organized crime, 425, 548 pike straddle, 53
ORourke, P.J., 381 Pino Rose, Darya, 341
OS Fund, 609 pitching, 168, 314, 372, 379, 567, 59899, 610
over-correlation, 39293 pivoting, 171, 188
overestimating others, 174, 201 Pixar, 309, 31011
overhead squat, 12425 plan, accelerating, 233
overscheduling, 490 plank circles, 6364
overwhelm, 104, 387, 396, 596 planning, 163, 203204
ownership, extreme, 41415 plans, 185, 360
oxygen, hyperbaric. See hyperbaric oxygen plant medicines. See psychedelics
treatment (HBOT) Plath, Robert, 527
Plato, 411, 488
P play, 5051, 132, 494
Page, Larry, 370 playlists, 220, 382, 507508
pain, 156, 396, 403, 450, 521, 624 podcaster interviews: Dan Carlin, 28586;
Palmer, Amanda, 52022 Alex Blumberg, 303305
Palumbo, Dave Jumbo, 129 podcasting, 264, 282
parallettes, 84 podcasting gear, 305, 306308
parenting advice, 9697, 129, 242, 46162, podcasts: Open Air, 133; Hardcore History,
56869, 581, 582, 606, 61011, 634 28586, 418, 591; Radiolab, 358; Intelligence
Paretos 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, 55960 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, 68 See also Tim Ferriss Show, The
patronage, 33435 poetry, 311
Paul, Caroline, 45962 poet interview: Sekou Andrews, 642
686 Index

Polanco, Martin, 10921 psilocybin, 101, 102, 103, 104, 117, 457.
Poliquin, Charles, 66, 7480, 84, 459 See also mushrooms
political correctness, 525 psoas release, 94
political science, masters degree in, 259 psychedelics, 100108, 456, 45758, 529;
Pollock, Tom, 181 authors experience of, 101, 102103, 104,
polymath interview: Joshua Waitzkin, 57782 111, 239; microdosing, 102103, 106, 119;
polyphasic sleep, 203 clinical trials of, 117; resources, 12021.
Pop-Tarts, 5 See also ayahuasca, 5-MeO-DMT, iboga,
Popova, Maria, 149, 150, 40611, 555 ibogaine, LSD, mescaline, mushrooms,
poppy extract, California, 141 peyote, psilocybin, salvia
portion control, 391 psychological warfare, 179
positive thinking, 4950, 314 psychotherapy, with psychedelics, 105
post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), 102, 108, public speaking, 211, 26970, 573, 588
117, 133 public stocks, volatility of, 389
post-workout drinks, 94 publicity techniques, 301302, 59899
Potts, Rolf, 36268, 507, 636 pull-ups, 89, 418, 605
pre-workout drinks, 94 pulse oximeter, 12627
precancerous cells, purging, 24 purpose. See mission
Precision Xtra, 22, 61 push-ups, 16, 90, 145, 205, 213, 437, 43738, 605
premium/free pricing, 28182, 290 pushing too hard, 19091
preparation, 13031, 153, 211 pylometrics, 88
pressure, calmness under, 203, 558
price insensitivity, 595 Q
prices, raising, 171, 185, 28182, 298 QL walk, 14
pricing models, 28182, 290, 298 quality of life, 389, 394, 602603
pride, 144, 195, 460 quantified self, 124, 241, 471
Princeton, 61923 Quantitea, 47
principles, 173, 289, 554 Quest Nutrition MCT Oil Powder, 28, 30, 33, 146
priorities, 189, 205, 212, 360; setting, 18788, 200, QuestBridge, 22829
330, 387 questioning, 186, 554
privacy, digital, 426 questions: as tools, xix, xxvii, 5758, 21112, 236,
probable outcomes, assessing, 46768 303, 524, 539, 594603; dumb, 167, 304,
problem-solving, teaching, 242 33233, 573
process, vs. object, 73 quiet, as luxury item, 492
process, vs. product, 225 quitting, constructive, 368
procrastination, 199201, 225, 478, 512, 56768, quotations, xxv, xxiv
621
productivity, 197201, 470, 472 R
professor interviews: James Fadiman, 100108; Rakuten, 316
Bren Brown, 58688 Rall, Ted, 493
progress, speed of, 1011, 15152, 16061 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, 54652, 618
prosthetics, 402403 reactive insulin test, 77
protein, dietary, 27 reactive mode, 239, 389, 585
protein supplementation, 30, 84, 129; reactivity, avoiding, 166, 211
Pruvit KETO//OS, 31 reading, 409, 43940, 460, 484, 551
Index 687

real estate investing, 17980, 599 Saison, 500, 501


reality, 594, 611, 641 sales, 293, 294, 324, 327; strategies, 59495, 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), 9299, 351, 506, 588 sauna, 4, 78, 45, 93, 503
referral tracking, 300 saying no, 189, 238, 249, 345, 38498, 407, 408
Reitman, Ivan, 18081 saying yes, 18687, 275, 386
relationships, 9495, 9697, 20405, 302, 479, scale, adapting for, 317
494, 547; with fans, 29396 scapular mobility, 6364
relaxed approach, benefit of, 19091, 603 scars, showing, 223
Restwise software, 126 scheduling: software tools for, 326; for priorities,
reticular activation, 26566 327, 614; for creativity, 387, 56768
retirements, mini, 585 Schmidt, Eric, 154
reverse thighmaster series, 6263, 62 illo, 63 illo Schwarzenegger, Arnold, ixx, 130, 149, 152,
ridicule, opening oneself to, 53637 17683
rings, gymnastic, 12, 1617 Schwinger, Julian, 530
Rinpoche, Mingyur, 155 science fiction, 123
risk-taking, 137, 422, 464 scientist interviews: Dominic DAgostino, 2134;
risk, 299, 393, 396; -reward relationship, 215, 259, Patrick Arnold, 3537; Adam Gazzaley, 13537
467; tolerance, 250, 25253 scientists, 136
Robbins, Tony, 43, 57, 145, 147, 21016, 370, 372, Scivation XTEND Perform branched-chain
373, 392, 449 amino acids (BCAAs), 3031
Rodriguez, Robert, 373, 62839 Scoble, Robert, 282, 598
Rogan, Joe, 264, 308, 617 screenwriting, 382, 593, 614
Rogen, Seth, 53133 SeaSnax, 27
Rogue chocolate, 244 secrets, 459, 618
Rohn, Jim, 211 security, 42426, 42934
ROI, 389, 390, 395 Sees Candies, 17475
Rolling Stone, 273, 438, 505 Seinfeld, Jerry, 314, 532
Roman society, 33435 selective androgen receptor modulators
Roosevelt, Theodore, 587 (SARMs), 3132
Rose, Kevin, 136, 165, 34042, 389, 473 self-defeating behaviors, 198200, 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
502506, 510, 578 self-transcendence, 45556
RumbleRoller, 83 self, staying true to, 330
running, 70, 9293, 423 Semler, Ricardo, 186
Seneca, 335, 349, 398, 409, 445, 466, 47475,
S 487, 536
Sacca, Chris, 16469, 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, 37071


setbacks, dealing with, 639, 64041 SpaceX, 234, 316
Sethi, Ramit, 28791, 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, xxvxxvi, 419
Shark Tank (TV series), 164, 323 sports skills, 5758
Sheeran, Ed, 607608 sprinting, training for, 88
Shinoda, Mike, 35255 Spurlock, Morgan, 22023
shoes, 127 Spy Kids, 63233
Shopify, 255, 256, 290, 333, 394 squats, 78, 79, 12425, 199
shortcomings, facing up to, 43637 Stalder press handstand, 12
shoulder, exercises for, 12, 16, 1718, 19, 125 standards, high, 32122, 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, xxvixxvii Starrett, Kelly, 4, 16, 72, 83, 12227, 139, 503
Silicon Valley, 252, 333 starting out, 18687, 281, 33539
Silva, Jason, 507, 58991 starting over, 501
simplification, 600 starting small, 240, 62930
Sin City (movie), 633, 63738 startup founders, questions for, 236
Singer, Peter, 447 startup investing, 165, 180; authors rules for,
single reason, 231 25455, 257, 384, 388
Singularity University, 370, 373 startup vacation, 189, 248, 38498
sit-ups, 43738, 605 startup, early-stage investing.
sitter, when taking psychedelics, 103, 108, 111 See angel investing
Sivers, Derek, 95, 18493, 386, 471, 603 startups, 166, 194, 317, 333; advising, 25758
Skenes, Joshua, 500501 state priming, 145, 21213, 372
skepticism, expressing, 196 state, emotional, 212
skiing, 579 stem cells, 7, 24
skills, 26970 Stephenson, Neal, 123, 319
skygazing, 458 steroids, 35
Skype, 306307 Stickk.com, 152
Slack, 205 stocks, 216
Slayer, 504 stoicism, 144, 445, 53637
sleep, 203, 220, 408; sleep aids, 77, 125, 126, Stone, Oliver, 45253
13842, 358. See also insomnia stories, 168, 212, 222, 23839, 28586, 304,
Slow-Carb Diet, 23, 8182, 385, 391 480, 511, 599
snapshot, blood test results as, 66, 73 straddle press handstand, 12
snowboarding, 95, 27174 strategy, 212, 230, 601
social media, xxvi, 241, 327, 578 strategy, canvas, 33439
Soma, 299 Strauss, Neil, 34751, 407, 428, 481, 512, 588
sommelier interview: Richard Betts, 56365 Strayed, Cheryl, 51516
Sommer, Christopher, 913, 43, 62, 83, 16061, strength coaching, 74, 75, 85
328 strength gains, timeline for, 160
Index 689

strength training, 9, 1420, 23, 70, 87, 88, 90, 91 Tan, Chade-Meng, 151, 15459, 212
strengths, xxiii, 131, 283, 38990 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, 9091, 125 titanium, 14546, 225; pu-erh, 146, 199,
stretching, 9, 11, 372 200, 225; inviting Mara to, 556
struggles, xxiii, 512, 548, 627; exploring, 246, Teaching Company, 31112
247 Teale, Edwin Way, 36465
stuck, 505, 513, 545 Techstars, 258
style, signature, 16667, 273, TED, 132, 184, 400, 520, 58788, 590, 642
subconscious, tasks for, 23031 teledultery, 525
subtract, to solve problems, 600 Telegram (app), 205
success, xxii, 175, 186, 203204, 338, 588; Teller, Astro, 374
illusion of, 198, 201 temperature, sleep, 13940
successful people, examples of, xxiixxiii, 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 Teras Whey Goat Whey Protein, 84
suck, 310, 31415, 533 Terminator (movie), 180
suffering, 212, 398, 550 Tesla, 345, 374
suicide, 61627; prevention hotlines, 624 test runs, 26364, 299, 436
summer jobs, 168 testosterone, 37, 78
sun exposure, 213, 504 tests, 62930. 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, 37172 therapy, equine, 48182
supplements, 3031, 68 thermodynamics, 322
surfing, 92, 93, 398, 412, 46465, 577, 581 THG, 35
surveillance, avoiding, 43132 thiamine, 33
swimming, 165, 419, 561 Thiel Fellowship, 234
Swingers (movie), 59293 Thiel, Peter, xix, 228, 23236, 394, 527, 565
Swiss ball, exercise using, 6364 thinking, 186, 229, 528
systemic inflammatory response syndrome This American Life, 566
(SIRS), 66 Thompson, Donnie, 14
systems, 261, 26364, 317, 600601 Thompson, Hunter S., 117, 356, 496
thoracic bridge, 12
T Thoreau, Henry David, 362, 36667, 408, 474
table tennis, 527 3 and 10, the rule of, 31617
tactics, vs. principles, 289 Tim Ferriss Experiment, The (TV series), 93, 199,
tai chi push hands, 577 325, 428
Tail End, The, 204205 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, 602603
690 Index

Time Enough for Love (Robert Heinlein), 283 Ur Spray ursolic acid, 36
time management, 189, 387 USB devices, 431
timing, 39495
Tippett, Krista, 498 V
to-do lists, 205, 602 vagabonding, 36268
to, 111 Valve, 320, 321
tools: tech, 205, 301302, 42934; drawing, 269; venture capital, 164, 168, 170, 25160
note-taking, 409; podcasting, 305, 306308 venture capitalists, 32021
Total Immersion swimming, 165 Venture Hacks, 260
touch, sense of, 47, 96, 403404 vibrators, 13
toughness, 414, 43839, 462, 475 video equipment, 443, 444, 590
Tradesy, 313 video games, 133, 135
training (fitness), 5, 11, 87 Vimeo, 590
transcendental experience, 105, 106107, 114 vipassana meditation, 150, 312, 45657, 521
Transcendental Meditation (TM), 70, 150, 151, Virgin Airlines, 21415, 24748
18182, 358 virtual assistants, 299, 300301
trapezius, exercises for, 1617 virtual reality, 136, 34546
trauma, 118 viruses, computer, 427
travel, 36268, 472, 49697, 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, 44145
TrueFilms.com, 473 vlogging, 219, 220, 443, 444
Trump, Donald, 26667 VO2 max, 372
trust, 49, 238, 588, 63536 vodka, 24445
truth, 236, 421, 522, 548, 592, 607 volleyball, 92, 9899
Tsatsouline, Pavel, 8591 Voltaire, 522
Turin, Luca, 526 von Ahn, Luis, 33033
turmeric, 94 Vonnegut, Kurt, 192, 201, 410, 511, 584
TV host interview: Jason Silva, 58991 Voodoo Floss, 83
Twain, Mark, 224, 398, 467, 524, 594 vow, non-suicide, 62526
Twins (movie), 180 vulnerability, 197, 223, 350, 478, 480, 482, 569,
twins, identical, 133, 459 58688
Twitter, 24445, 256, 394, 509, 546
type-A personalities, 147, 190, 602, 626 W
typing, 205, 423 Waitzkin, Joshua, xviii, 42, 43, 50, 230, 423, 478,
57782, 590
U wakeup time, early, 145, 220, 415, 438
Uber, 256, 327, 393, 394, 425, 546, 561 Walden (Henry David Thoreau), 362, 36667,
Uberman protocol, 203 474
uncertainty, 465, 468 walking, 26, 510
uncomfortable actions, 200, 201, 468, 587 walking Spiderman, 87, 125
unkillable ideas, 473, 57576 want what you have, 602
Unleash the Power Within (UPW) event, 212, warmups, 11, 8687, 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 Worlds 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, 47476, 596
fixing, 283, 286, 38990; turning to strengths, WrestleMania, 129
630 wrestling, professional, 523
wealthy, definition of, xxiii writer interviews: Jane McGonigal, 13234;
web traffic, 300301 Seth Godin, 23745; James Altucher, 24649;
web, controlling data access from, 43233 Ramit Sethi, 28791; Neil Strauss, 34751; B.J.
Weinstein, Eric, 52330 Novak, 37883; Maria Popova, 40611; Se-
weirdness, embracing, 169, 545, 581 bastian Junger, 42023; Sam Harris, 45458;
West, Kanye, 222 Caroline Paul, 45962; Kevin Kelly, 47073;
whey protein, 43, 84, 129 Alain de Botton, 48688; Tim Kreider,
whiskey, 136, 137 48994; Cal Fussman, 49599; Paulo Coelho,
White House, 281, 558 51114; Tara Brach, 55557; Malcolm
white noise machine, 142 Gladwell, 57273; Stephen J. Dubner, 57476
White, Shaun, 27175 writers block, 349, 42122, 505
WiFi, 326 writing advice, 262, 410, 513, 57273, 575, 580
Wildman, Don, 9596, 506 writing, 206, 219, 26364, 492; as a tool, 225, 472,
Williams, Kimo, 187 512; impact of, 38586; prompts, 51516. See
Willink, Jocko, 40, 145, 285, 384, 41219, 474, also copywriting, journaling, screenwriting
64041 Wunderlist (app), 205
Wilson, Rainn, 54345
windmill stretch, 9091 X
wine, 81, 174, 401, 56365 XPRIZE, 223, 369, 37071
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, 31822, 507
work, 220, 36667, 408, 443, 491, 493, 551, 561, Young, Shinzen, 15657
59697 YouTube, 217, 219, 441
work ethic, 161, 168, 408 Zemeckis, Robert, 637
work time, protecting, 407408, 578
workaholism, 465, 467, 478, 596 Z
workout gear. See exercise equipment Zen Hospice Project, 400, 402
workouts, 36, 43, 182, 418, 43737, 605; time of Zen in the Art of Archery (Eugen Herrigel), 644
220, 43737 zero-drop shoes, 127
world changing, 370, 485, 511 Ziglar, Zip, 24344
World War II, 218 Zimmern, Andrew, 54042