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INDEX

A

Ableton Live, 355 abs, 75, 89–90 acarbose, 342 accelerators, seed, 258. See also Y Combinator accountability partners, 152, 154–55 Achilles tendon, 127 acknowledgment, 536, 556

AcroYoga, 10, 46–56, 96, 125, 380, 442, 579, 603,

626

action, 250, 259, 420–21, 469, 636 actor interviews: Arnold Schwarzenegger, 176–83; B.J. Novak, 378–83; Kevin Costner, 451–53; Edward Norton, 561–62; Jon Favreau, 592–93; Seth Rogen, 531–33; Rainn Wilson,

543–45

acupressure mat, 83 Adams, Scott, 261–70, 349 addiction, 443, 478–78, 540 addiction treatment, 109, 113–15, 116–17, 119–20,

133

advice, 454; bad, 327, 357, 360, 410, 426, 510, 573,

575

advice to younger self, 98–99, 137, 172, 187–88, 207, 233, 244, 268, 286, 357, 361, 377, 383, 405,

422, 428, 439, 442–43, 448, 488, 504, 530, 544, 559, 565, 569, 576, 588, 591 affirmations, 146, 264–66, 372, 450 ag walks with rear support, 17–18, 18 illo Airbnb, 360, 393 Al-Anon, 478, 480 Alchemist, The (Paulo Coehlo), 511, 512 alcohol, 40, 99, 174, 191, 244–45, 572

Alibaba, 256, 393, 630 all-or-nothing, 391–92 altitude, high, 23, 41 altruism. See charity Altucher, James, 246–49 Alzheimer’s disease, 64, 67 Amino Matrix, 36–37 Amoruso, Sophia, 376–77 anchoring, 267, 599 Anderson, Chris, 295 Andreessen, Marc, 170–75, 270 Andrews, Sekou, 642 angel investing, 251–58, 260 angel investors. See investors AngelList, 260, 546 Angelou, Maya, 281 anger, 556; following your, 218, 222, 481 ankle mobility, 79, 87, 124, 127 anonymity, Internet, 431–32 anti-aging drugs, 37 anxiety, 78, 384, 397. See also fear Apatow, Judd, 532–33 apoE genotype, 64, 66 apologizing, 96, 536 apple cider vinegar, 140 appreciation, 146–47, 488, 602 apprentice model, 336 archery, 579, 580, 643–44 archetypes, 511 Argerich, Martha, 209 Arnold, Patrick, 35–37, 199 aromatherapy diffuser, 209 Art of Asking, The, 520, 522

art, 280, 283, 312, 505 artificial intelligence, 455 artists, 283 Artist’s Way, The (Julia Cameron), 225,

614–15

asking for help, 322, 520, 624 Askinosie chocolate, 244 assertion, learning, 96–97 asset allocation, 215–16, 253 assumptions, 167, 192, 250, 612 atherosclerosis, 65 athlete interviews: Amelia Boone, 2–5; Joe De Sena, 38–40; Wim Hof, 41–44; Jason Nemer, 46–51; Laird Hamilton, 92–99; Gabrielle (Gabby) Reece, 92–99; Brian MacKenzie, 92–99; Paul Levesque (Triple H), 128–31; Shaun White, 271–75 Atkins diet, 22 Attia, Peter, 21, 24, 59–71, 342, 418 audience, choosing your, 314 audience development, 240, 380 audio equipment, 241, 355, 358. See also podcasting gear audiobooks, 243, 311, 439–40 AudioMolly.com, 428 augmented reality, 346 Aurelius, Marcus, 144, 224, 396, 487–88 authenticity, 169, 541, 554 automated business, 192 Automattic, 202, 206 Avalon Hill board games, 229 avoidance, 198, 200 awareness, present-state, 602 Awesome, Jar of, 570–71, 602 ayahuasca, 103, 109, 111–13, 116, 118–19

B

BabyBjörn, 133 back stretcher, 139 Back to the Future (movie), 637 backups, 177, 413 Bad Things (band), 275 baddha-konasana, 53 Bamboo Bench, 80 Basecamp, 291 batching tasks, 583 baths, cold/ice, 8, 41, 43–44, 93, 503

Index

675

baths, hot, 8 BCAAs (branched-chain amino acids), 25, 30–31, 32, 36, 43 be yourself, 541, 544, 554 Beck, Glenn, 553–54 bed, making, 143–45 bedtime routines, 138–42, 373 beet root powder, 3, 84 beginner’s mind, 98, 167 Behance, 359, 360 Belichick, Bill, 334, 337 Belickis, William, 321 belief in yourself, 530, 533, 544 beliefs, 232; handicapping, 449–50; unconven- tional, 49, 134, 175, 191–92, 236, 242–43, 248, 348, 360, 370, 510, 527, 611 Belsky, Scott, 359–61, 370 Beme, 217 Benchmark (venture capital firm), 359 Berklee School of Music, 186, 187 best $100 or less purchases, 3, 50, 70, 80, 133, 209, 244, 328, 348, 401, 550 beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB), 22, 33, 60 Betts, Richard, 563–65 Bezos, Jeff, 316 biases, recognizing, xxii, 70 biceps, developing, 12 “bigoteer,” 525 Bike Lanes (documentary), 218 bioweapons, personalized, 425–26 Birbiglia, Mike, 566–69 Bird by Bird (Anne Lamott), 513 Bit.ly, 300 bitterness, 314, 335, 337, 410, 487 Blaine, David, 414, 484 blogs, for publicity, 301, 598 blood sugar, 22, 342 blood testing, 37, 64–67, 73, 76–77 Blumberg, Alex, 167, 303–305, 573 Blumenthal, Heston, 318, 320, 321–22 body fat, 82 body recomposition, 23, 36 BodyMetrix home ultrasound, 82 bodyweight exercises, 12, 16–20 bonding, group, 96, 592–93 bone broth, 30, 341 Boomerang (app), 302

676

Index

Boone, Amelia, 2–5, 39–40, 83, 89, 125, 149, 150, 328, 439, 507 Boreta, Justin, 149, 356–58 bottlenecks, removing, 596–97 Brach, Tara, xx, 150, 152, 356, 555–57, 612 brachialis, exercises for, 16 brain cancer. See glioblastoma Brain Games (TV series), 589, 590 Brain Octane, 26 Brain Pickings, 358, 406, 410 BrainQUICKEN, 255, 465, 595–96 brainstorming, 381, 532, 575–76 branched-chain amino acids. See BCAAs branding, 195–96, 240, 278, 332 Brando, Marlon, 562 Branson, Richard, 177, 186, 214–15, 247, 313 Brass Check, 334 bravery, 460–62, 586–87 breakfast, 75, 241, 267, 572; skipping, xx, 60, 86. See also fasting, intermittent breath training, 42, 44 breathing exercises, 88–89, 213, 372 Brown, Brené, 586–88 Buddha, 455, 551, 556–57 Buddhism, 49 Buffett, Warren, 174, 182, 185, 211, 394, 551, 552 burnout, 149, 219, 264, 600 burpees, 89 business models, 360–61; simple, 188, 229–30 business skills, self-taught, 250–60 business, starting, 191, 239–40, 297, 299 Bustos, Mark, 291 busyness, 189, 201, 408, 421, 489–92, 552

C

C-reactive protein, 37, 65 Cacao Hunters, 244 caffeine, 26, 40, 174, 199, 381, 415–16 calcium carbonate, 68 Callen, Bryan, 306, 483–85 Calm (app), 150, 205 calmness, xxvii, 91, 203, 228, 357, 420, 558, 603,

643–44

Calvin and Hobbes, 262 camera, laptop, 429 Cameron, James, 180, 222–23 Cameron, Julia, 225, 614 Campbell, Joseph, 484, 485, 593

campfire squat, 124–25 cancer treatment, 23, 24, 31–34, 59 canonical design, 526 canvas strategy, 334–39 Captains of Crush Grippers (Iron Mind), 89 CAPTCHAs, 331, 332

car racing simulators, 60

career advice, 166–68, 180–81, 186–87, 195–96,

218, 269–70, 275, 283–84, 292–98, 319–20, 334–39, 447–48 Carell, Steve, 380 Carl, Shay, xxi, 219, 441–45 Carlin, Dan, 285–86 cartooning, 636 cartoonist interviews: Scott Adams, 261–70; Tim Kreider, 489–94 cartoons, lesser-known, 262 Casnocha, Ben, 231 cast wall walk, 19–20, 19–20 illo category, creating, 276–79, 473, 522 Catmull, Ed, 309–12 Cato, 536–37

CD Baby, 184, 188, 192–93

celebrities, approaching, 568–69 chances, taking, 453 change, 175, 449–50 channel, least crowded, 598 charity, 379, 446, 447 Charles, Ray, 608 checklists, 291 cheering for yourself first, 222 Chef (movie), 592, 593 chef interviews: Chris Young, 318–22; Joshua Skenes, 500–501; Andrew Zimmern, 540–42; Sam Kass, 558–60 ChefSteps, 318, 320 chess, 177, 577, 578 Chicken McNuggets, 207 children, 71, 96–97, 127, 129–30, 242, 330, 455, 461–62, 581, 582, 606, 609, 634–35, 638 ChiliPad cooling device, xx, 139–40, 503 Cho, Margaret, 538–39 chocolate, artisanal, 244 Chödrön, Pema, 243–44, 557 choice, paradox of, 413 Christmas Carol, A (Charles Dickens), 449 chronic diseases, 67–68 chronic pain, 127

Churchill, Winston, 80, 322 Cincinnatus, 182–83 circadian rhythm, 503–504 Cirque du Soleil, 52, 83 Clect, 221 clichés, 422, 442 Coach.me, 152 Coachella, 330 coach interviews: Christopher Sommer, 9–13; Charles Poliquin, 74–80; Pavel Tsatsouline, 85–91; Kelly Starrett, 122–27 codependence, 479 Coelho, Paulo, 511–14

coffee, 123, 191, 199, 244–45, 381; equipment for,

357

cognitive bias, 599 cognitive enhancing drugs. See nootropics cold, exposure to, 41, 43, 145 college, 234–35, 573; dropping out of, 442, 530 comedian interviews: Whitney Cummings, 477–82; Bryan Callen, 483–85; Seth Rogen, 531–33; Margaret Cho, 538–39; Mike Birbiglia,

566–69

comedians, underrated, 482 comedy, 180–81, 378, 380, 484 comedy writing, 381–82, 478–81, 532–33 comfort zone, getting outside, 612 commencement speeches, 144, 169, 197, 422,

482, 485 compassion, 99, 351, 557 competing, 219–20 competition, 235, 578–79; avoiding, 374, 565,

631–32

competitiveness, 235, 242, 324, 491 compression socks, 126 computers, early marketing of, 277–78 Conan the Barbarian (movie), 179 Concept2 SkiErg, 4 confidence, 177, 192, 606 conflict, 521, 547 consensus, 236, 524, 548 consistency, 10–11, 185, 211, 406 consistency bias, 550 content, 282, 289, 290 control: of time, 189; maintaining, 144–45; internal locus of, 582 conventional wisdom, 173, 236, 361 convictions, 173

Index

677

Cooke, Ed, 401, 517–19 cookies, baking, 405 cooking, 241, 460, 550, 592–93 Cool Tools (Kevin Kelly), 576 Coppola, Francis Ford, 606, 632–33 coprolalia, 528 copywriting, 192–93, 195–96, 288–89, 328 cortisol, 66–67, 78, 392, 420 Cosmos (documentary series), 136–37 Cossack squats, 79, 86–87, 87 illo, 125, 129 Costner, Kevin, 451–53 courage, 420, 460–62, 586 cow stretch, 125 Crais, Robert, 172 crazy beliefs. See beliefs, unconventional crazy ideas, 369 CreativeLive, 280 creative writing, masters in, 259 creativity, 238, 247–48, 281, 357, 381, 635–36, 637; maximizing, 230–31; conditions for, 361, 373, 528–29, 561—62 criticism, 134, 416, 536 critics, 349, 521. See also haters CrossFit, 92, 122, 124 crowdfunding, 295–96, 299–302 Cummings, Whitney, 131, 477–82 customers, 192–93, 195, 292–94, 597 cynicism, 543, 590

D

D’Agostino, Dominic, 21–34, 37, 44, 60, 77 D’Amato, Cus, 253, 586 Daily Burn, 255, 600 Daily Rituals (Mason Currey), 381, 383 Dalai Lama, 152, 154 Dalio, Ray, 215, 392–93 data, protecting, 429–31 dating, online, 428 daughters, raising, 96–97, 123, 461–62 DCA (dichloroacetic acid), 33 de Botton, Alain, 486–88 De Sena, Joe, 38–40, 439, 611 deadlifts, 88, 150 death, 400, 445, 625 death countdown clock, 471 Death Race, 38, 39 decision fatigue, 413 decision-making, xxvii, 232, 241, 256, 267, 360

678

Index

Del Ponte, Mike, 299–302 delegation, 597, 600–601 deloading periods, 583–85 depression, 132, 617, 623; treatment of, 102, 106, 113, 118 desensitization, 474 detachment, 417, 461 Developer Tools, 432–33 DeVito, Danny, 181 DEXA body scans, 25, 82 Dexcom G5, 61 DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone), 199 Diamandis, Peter, 147, 223, 369–75 Dickens Process, 449–50 diet, 11; ketogenic, 21–34, 60; Slow-Carb, 23, 81–82 dietary supplements, 35 DietBet.com, 442 Dilbert, 261, 263, 266, 269 DiNunzio, Tracy, 313–14, 395 dips with ring turn out, 16, 16 illo disaster, upside of, 421 discipline, 413, 438, 513 discomfort, 587 Disney, 309, 310, 441, 509 distraction: recovering from, 152–53, 201; avoiding, 230–31, 387, 471, 487 diversification, 216, 268 diving mask, 94 DNA, 23, 426, 526 doctor interviews: Rhonda Perciavalle Patrick, 6–8; Peter Attia, 59–71; Justin Mager, 72–73; Martin Polanco, 109–21; Dan Engle, 109–21; BJ Miller, 400–405 doctors, 73, 78 documentaries, 383, 473, 562 donorschoose.org, 535 Dorsey, Jack, 509–10 downhill, pushing, 239–40, 565 downside, capping, 214–15 dream bigger, 544, 632 dreams, 219, 410; vs. goals, 130, 614; travel, 363, 367, 465–66 drowning, 42, 93, 165 dry needling, 4 Dubner, Stephen J., 488, 574–76 “Duck Shit” oolong tea, 47

Dundalk sauna, 45 Duolingo, 290, 331, 332

E

ear plugs, 141–42 easy, 230, 239–40, 357, 602 Edison, Thomas, 231 editing, 348–49, 532 education, 234–35, 242, 529–30, 551. See also college eggs, cooking, 559 ego, 321, 336–39, 581, 636 80/20 analysis, 131, 230, 396, 597 El Mariachi (movie), 628, 629–30, 632 electric vehicles, 345 electrolyte depletion, 25, 123 Electronic Frontier Foundation, 196 email, 205, 206, 390; as marketing tool, 288–89; tools and techniques for, 302, 326–27 Eminem, 349 emotional quotient (EQ), 344 emotions, managing, 461, 555–56 empathy, 102, 167 encryption, 429–31 endurance racing, 38, 59 endurance, increasing, 7, 88–89, 90 Engle, Dan, 109–21 entheogens. See psychedelics entitlement, 335, 337 entrepreneur interviews: Derek Sivers, 184–93; Alexis Ohanian, 194–96; Matt Mullenweg, 202–207; Reid Hoffman, 228–31; James Altucher, 246–49; Tracy DiNunzio, 313–14; Phil Libin, 315–17; Daymond John, 323–24; Noah Kagan, 325–28; Luis von Ahn, 331–33; Kevin Rose, 340–42; Scott Belsky, 359–61; Peter Diamandis, 369–75; Sophia Amoruso, 376–77; Jack Dorsey, 509–10; Bryan Johnson, 609–11 entrepreneurs, would-be, 325, 549 entrepreneurship, 200, 451 ephemerality, 401, 403–404, 552 Epictetus, 536–37 equine therapy, 481–82 erections, 124 error rate, acceptable, 231 espresso makers, 244

Evernote, 306, 315, 409 exercise, as defense against depression, 626 exercise equipment, 80, 83–84 exercise, importance of, 377, 438 exercises, 12, 14–20, 42, 52–56, 61–64, 78–79, 86–87, 89–90, 125 EXIF data, 432 exits, startup, 254–57 exogenic ketones. See ketones, exogenic experimentation, xvii, 192 explanations, 332–33 extension, 126 external rotator cuff, exercises for, 16–17 eye contact, 520

F

Facebook, 256, 302, 425 Fadiman, James, 100–108 failure, 171, 175, 233, 242, 360–61, 422, 510; durability of, xxi, 606, 632–33; single points of, 413; fear of, 460, 465; not an option, 610; learning from, 632, 639 Fallon, Jimmy, 319, 568 fans, true, 289, 292–98, 349, 522, 534 Far Side, The, 262 fasting, 22–27, 32, 476; and cancer treatment, 31; as strength, xxvi–xxvii, 416; 3-day protocol, 26–27; intermittent, 44, 60, 436 Fat Duck, The, 318, 320, 321 fat loss, 23 fat, dietary, 27 faults, making the most of, 286 Favreau, Jon, 592–93 fear, 211, 223, 398, 451, 460–61, 550, 588; over- coming, 439, 606; using, 586 fear of missing out (FOMO), 241, 384, 529 fear-rehearsing, 474–76, 537 fear-setting, 396, 463–69 fearlessness, 137, 589 feedback, 337, 536, 567 FeetUp shoulder stand device, 48 Ferguson, Niall, 573 festivals, music, 330 Feynman, Richard, 73, 391, 548 Fight for the Future, 196 filmmaker interviews: Ed Catmull, 309–12; Evan Goldberg, 531–33; Jon Favreau, 592–93;

Index

679

Brian Koppelman, 613–15; Robert Rodriguez,

628–39

filmmakers, 217, 221, 222 films, favorite, 440, 562 first, being, 277–78 5-Bullet Friday (newsletter), 288 5-MeO-DMT, 109, 113–15 5-Minute Journal (5MJ), 146–48, 373, 602 flaws, turning into assets, xxi, 180, 286 flexibility, 10; mental, 242. See also mobility flooding, mind, 267–68 flossing, 372 flotation therapy, 109, 110–11 flow states, 590 foam rollers, 3, 83 focus, 165, 191, 200–201, 211–12, 265, 360, 601; soundtrack for, xx, 507–508; tech tools for, 326, 327 Foer, Joshua, 517 Folded Leaf, 52, 55–56, 55 illo, 138 Folds, Ben, 521 follow, learning to, 334 Fort Minor, 352 Fosbury, Dick, 527 founders. See entrepreneurs 4-Hour Body, The, 82, 88, 93, 129, 223, 255, 300, 358, 410, 485, 508, 599 4-Hour Chef, The, 141, 264, 319, 508 4-Hour Workweek, The, 80, 290, 314, 362, 380, 398, 463, 508, 534, 585, 587, 598, 622 Four Rooms (movie), 632–33 Fox News, 266–67 Foxx, Jamie, xxiv, 604–608 fragility, 462, 537 Franklin, Ben, 219, 224, 334, 336, 337 frappuccino, keto, 129 free speech, 524–25 free/premium pricing, 281–82, 290 Freedom (app), 348 freedom, 211, 362–68, 413, 476 From Dusk Till Dawn (movie), 630–31 frustration, dealing with, 160–61 FUBU, 323 Functional Movement Screen (FMS), 10 furniture sliders, 17–18, 83 Fussell, Chris, 435–40 Fussman, Cal, 177, 196, 495–99

680

Index

Futurama (TV series), 471 Future Crimes Institute, 424 future, 134, 185, 472 future focus, 147, 203, 455, 602

G

Gable, Dan, 226 Gaiman, Neil, 8, 197, 482, 521 Garcia, Marcelo, 577, 578–79, 580 gatekeepers, 569, 594 Gates, Robert, 435 Gazzaley, Adam, 84, 135–37 gelatin, 3 gender differences, 97–99, 461–62 General Catalyst, 315 genetic data, 425–26 geranium oil, 209 Ghibli Museum, 354 Gingrich, Newt, 601 girls, fear in, 461–62 GiveWell.org, 447 Gladwell, Malcolm, xx, 167, 274, 291, 512, 572–73 Glass, Ira, 355, 566, 567 Glassman, Greg, 124 glioblastoma (GBM), 32–34 Glitch Mob, The, 355, 356, 428 glucose levels, tracking, 61, 65, 76, 342 gluteus medius, exercises for, 61–63 goal setting, 273 goals, 130, 161, 226, 273, 379–80, 448, 565; fitness, 12; setting, 163, 324; small, 205, 349–50, 505 goat whey, 75, 84 Godin, Seth, 237–45, 319 God, meditating on, 214 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 518, 519 “go first,” 94–95, 479, 588 Goldberg, Evan, 531–33 golden mean, 388 “good,” 640–41 good mood, 381 Goodman, Marc, 424–26 Google, 154, 164, 166, 332, 374, 425 Google Images, 301 Google Reverse Image Search, 433 Google Ventures, 340 Gorbachev, Mikhail, 497 Gordon, Lynn, 239–40 gotu kola, 76

graduate education, self-taught, 250–60 gratitude, 146–47, 213–14, 399, 413–14, 570–71,

626–27

gravity boots (product), 139 Gravity Boots (stretch), 56, 56 illo greatness, 338, 406, 505, 606–07 Gregorek, Jerzy, 138, 145 grid, going off the, 600 Griffiths, Roland, 102 grip, training, 89–90 group exercise, 93, 95–96 growth hormone (GH), 7–8 guest posting, 289–90 guilt, 407, 489, 588 gym, 626; 6-piece, 83–84 Gymnastic Strength Training (GST), 9, 14–20 GymnasticBodies, 9

H

Hacker, Severin, 332 hacker, tools of, 429–34 hacker interview: Samy Kamkar, 427–34 hacking Kickstarter, 299–302 half-assed, 606–607 hallucinations, 113 halos, 86, 86 illo Hamilton, Laird, 43, 45, 92–99, 351, 506 hamstrings, 4, 15, 53, 79, illo 79 handstands, 19–20, 48 happiness, 158, 189–90, 399, 407, 483, 546, 547, 550, 602 hardships, 167, 272, 611 Harley-Davidson, 240 Harris, Sam, 150, 454–58, 479 Harvard Lampoon, 379 hater-proofing, 349, 481, 521 haters, dealing with, 534–37 Hawking, Stephen, 314 HbA1c test, 77 Headspace, 150 headstand bench, 48 health, prioritizing, 392, 622 heart, aiming for the, 497 heart work, 505 heat regimen, 7–8, 43 hecklers, 539 hedging, 393 “hell yeah!” or “no,” 189, 386

Heinlein, Robert, 283 helplessness, learned, 611–12 Hemingway, Ernest, 580 herd, not following, 631 heroes, 210; myths of, 174, 198–200, 224, 377 heroin addition, treatment for, 109, 113–15 Hertoghe, Thierry, 78 high performers, xix–xxi, xxiv high-agency people, 525–26 hinge rows, 16–17, 17 illo Hipmunk, 194, 195 Hippie Twist, 52, 54–55, 54 illo hiring, criteria and strategies, 136, 206, 231, 327, 436–37 history, audio courses, 311–12 history, making, 370 Hof, Wim, 41–44, 372, 510 Hoffman, Reid, 228–31, 629 Hofmann, Albert, 106 holding yourself back, 606 Holiday, Ryan, 334, 396, 407 Holyfield, Evander, 130 honesty, 291, 548, 549, 551, 553 honey, 140 Hormone Replacement Therapy, 78 hospice, 400, 445 hugs, heart-to-heart, 44 Human Longevity, Inc., 369 humility, 98, 416 humor, elements of, 262 Huxley, Thomas, 354 hydration, 26 hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT), 25, 32, 34, 44 hyperthermic conditioning, 7–8, 43 hypertonic muscles, 13 hypertrophy, 23 hypnosis, 262, 265, 266–67 hyponatremia. See electrolyte depletion

I

IBM, 349–50 iboga. See ibogaine ibogaine, 103, 109, 113–120 ice cream, keto, 29–30 ideas: assessing, 172, 575–76; stupid, 175, 248; generating, 238, 247–49, 267–68, 472; imple- menting, 361, 473; sharing, 532, 579

Index

681

Idebenone, 30 Iditarod, 38, 39 ignorance, selective, 249 ignoring trolls, 535–36 immortality, 441, 552 immune system, 24 immunotherapy, 34 impact, long-term, 593 impatience, dealing with, 161 imperfection, in art, 631 impossible, testing the, 594–603 improvisation, 636 In Living Color (TV series), 606 inaction, cost of, 468–69

incentives, 175, 353, 354; for weight loss, 442 income, 179, 199, 259, 290–91, 293, 297–98, 596 Indiegogo, 299 inflammation, 23, 73, 127 information, 185, 252 Infusionsoft, 289 injury, 127, 462; prevention, 79 innovation, 360, 374–75, 527 insignificance, 195, 552 insomnia, prevention of, 133, 138 inspiration, 328, 357, 513 Instagram, 48, 164, 210, 328 Institute for the Future, 132 insulin, blood tests for, 65, 76, 77 insulin-like growth factor (IGF), 65, 68 insulin sensitivity, 75 insults, disarming, 521, 535–36, 539 intention, 155–56, 481–82 intentions, 487 internships, 168, 335 interviewing techniques, 304–305, 306, 350–51,

497

interviews, recording, 353–54 intimacy, 459–60 intuition, 346 inversion table, 139 investing, 180, 389, 390; strategies, 174–75, 343–46, 384–99; real estate, 179–80; in yourself, 211, 235 investment, best, 324, 326, 358, 542, 590 investor interviews: Chris Sacca, 164–69; Marc Andreessen, 170–75; Peter Thiel, 232–36; Phil Libin, 315–17; Kevin Rose, 340–42; Scott Belsky, 359–61; Naval Ravikant, 546–52

682

Index

investors, 175, 214–15; value, 174, 394 Inviting Mara to Tea, 556–57 IPO strategy, 310–11 itch, scratching your own, 370, 388, 410, 595 Iyer, Pico, 368

J

J-Curl, 12, 15–16, 15 illo Jar of Awesome, 570–71, 602 Jarvis, Chase, 151, 153, 280–84 JAZZ Venture Partners, 135 jet lag, 129 JFK (movie), 452–53 jiu-jitsu, 577, 578–79, 581 Jobs, Steve, 121, 166, 174, 267, 309, 310–11 John, Daymond, 291, 323–24 Johnson, Bryan, 609–11 joint ventures, 291 journaling, xix, 146–47, 200, 224–27, 230, 356–57, 515–16, 569, 583–84, 587, 590 journalism, 421 journalist interview: Glenn Beck, 553–54 jump rope, 5, 409 Junger, Sebastian, 418, 420–23 “Just Note Gone,” 156–57

K

Kafka, Franz, 413 Kagan, Noah, 144, 325–28 Kamkar, Samy, 427–34 Karjaluoto, Eric, 536 Kaskade, 329–30 Kass, Sam, 558–60 Keeling, Hans, 463–65 Kegenix, 31

Kelly, Kevin, 133, 292–98, 426, 470–73, 576, 583,

636

Kernel, 609 keto “frappuccino,” 129 Keto Ice Cream, 29–30 KetoCaNa, 26, 31, 33, 37 KetoForce, 31, 36–37 ketogenic diet (keto), 21, 22–34, 65–66, 129 ketones, 22; exogenic, 22, 23, 26, 27, 31–33, 35, 36,

60–61

KetoPet Sanctuary, 34 ketosis, 21–23, 25–27, 44, 60, 65–66 Kettle & Fire Bone Broth, 30

kettle, electric, 145 kettlebell, 85, 88, 150, 213, 358; exercises with, 14, 86, 87, 89, 90–91 Kickstarter, 237, 296, 299–302 Kidd, Billy, 579 kidnapping, 425 kids. See children Klarman, Seth, 174, 394 Kleiner Perkins, 313 knowledge vs. action, 211 kombucha, 94 Koppelman, Brian, 225, 567, 613–15 Kottke.org, 576 Kowalski, Killer, 131 Kraftwerk, 330 Kreider, Tim, 489–94 Krüger, Sebastian, 635 Kung Fu Panda (movie), 523

L

L-base position, 53 la purga (“the purge”), 113. See also ayahuasca language, 206, 229, 524–25, 582 Lao Tzu, 1, 104, 623 Lasik, 326 lateral thinking, 581 Laughlin, Terry, 165 law of category, 276–79 Lawrence, Rob, 88 Lawwill, Mert, 402

laziness, 489–94 LDL, 28, 64, 65 leadership, 91, 182–83, 211, 242, 334, 416, 439,

562

Leaf Hugger, 55–56 learning disabilities, 529–30 learning strategies, 577 learning, vs. education, 235 Leg Love, 56 Lenox, Darryl, 532 letting go, 50, 405 leucine, 30–31 Levesque, Paul (Triple H), 4, 79, 128–31, 614 Levi, Primo, 414 Lewis, Doug, 39 Libin, Phil, 315–17 life, 211, 400, 478, 609; shortness of, 204–205, 386, 445, 471, 494, 545, 552, 604

lifestyle design, 278–79, 599 limits, freedom within, 630 limitations, self-imposed, xix, 449–50, 465, 594, 612 LinkedIn, 228, 231, 302, 394 Linkin Park, 352, 354 lipid profile, 28, 37, 64–65 liquidity, of investments, 256, 393 listening, 356, 404, 416, 498, 499 Liszt, Franz, 209 lithium, low-dose, 68–69 location data, protecting, 432 location, advantages of, 274, 333, 565 logs, training and food, xvi Lollapalooza, 275 Long Now Foundation, 470, 471 Long Tail, 295 long-term planning, xix, xxvii longevity, 23, 67, 374 loose skin, treatment for, 76 Lorenz, Konrad, 491 losers, 261, 518 losing money, avoiding, 214–15 loving-kindness, 157–59, 212 Lowercase I, 164 Lp(a) testing, 65 LSD, 101, 103, 105–106, 457—58 Lucas, George, 181, 224 lucid dreaming, 110 luck, 97, 164, 223, 316 luggage, 527 lunges, 125 Lyme disease, 23, 24, 392

M

Ma, Jack, 630 MacAskill, Will, 446–48 MacKenzie, Brian, 92–99, 123, 506 Mager, Justin, 66, 72–73 magnesium, 30, 68, 77 “Make Good Art” (Neil Gaiman), 482 maker mode, 387 Maker Studios, 441, 444 making vs. managing, 387–88 male/female dynamics, in relationships, 97 Maltese work, 12 malware, detecting, 431 man, becoming a, 420

Index

683

managing employees, 231, 322, 597 managing up, 415 Mandela, Nelson, 182, 211 mantras, 151 Manuka honey bandages, 3 Maples, Mike, 165, 251, 254, 255 margin of safety, 394–95 Marginal Revolution, 576 marijuana, 268, 455, 533 market, beating the, 214 marketing, 237, 240, 276–78, 288–89, 292–98, 569 Mars, going to, 316 Martial, 335, 338 mathematician interview: Eric Weinstein,

523–30

mattresses, 126 Mayweather, Floyd, 130 MBA, real-world, 250–58, 259, 393, 599 McChrystal, General Stanley, 435–40, 605 McDonald’s, 207, 222 McGonigal, Jane, 132–34, 141 McKenna, Terence, 105, 457 McPhee, John, 575, 622 McRaven, William, 143–44 MCT oil, 26, 28, 29, 30, 476 MCTs (medium-chain triglycerides), 146 MDMA, 102, 108, 117, 457 meditation, 149–53, 181–82, 199, 207, 213, 281, 491–92, 544, 580, 593; daily practice, xx, 70, 145, 149, 312, 455, 507–508; guided, 150, 456; retreats, 456–57 Meditations (Marcus Aurelius), 144 Meeks, Wayne, 554 memento mori, 445, 471 memories, reinforcing, 634–35 memory, 498, 517, 518 Memory, Grandmaster of, 517 Memrise, 517 mental chatter, quieting, 111, 145, 150, 152, 159, 225, 227, 456 mentors, 57, 334, 437, 518 mescaline, 102. See also peyote metabolic therapies, 21 metformin, 33, 37 micro, learning the macro from, 578 microdosing. See psychedelics, microdosing micromanaging, 439

684

Index

Mikitani, Hiroshi, 316 military interviews: Jocko Willink, 412–19; General Stanley McChrystal, 435–40; Chris Fussell, 435–40 Miller, BJ, 400–405, 518 Miller, Frank, 637 mindfulness, 154–55, 448, 456. See also meditation mindshare, 278–79 minimum effective dose (MED), 300, 306 mining, asteroid, 374 Mint, 325, 327 misquotations, 350, 352, 353 mission, 233–34, 436; finding, 249, 373, 410 mitochondria, 30, 37, 90 mnemonic devices, 518 mobility, 10, 11, 138–39; mid-back, 15; ankle, 79, 87, 124, 127; hip, 124, 125 MobilityWOD Supernova, 125 mobilizations, top, 125 Momentum (app), 153, 205 money; attitudes about, 238, 324, 363, 379; solving problems with, 602–603 monkey mind. See mental chatter monounsaturated fats, 66 mood elevation, 43, 69, 113, 118, 381, 444 mood swings, 626 moonshots, 370, 374, 395 moral compass, putting away, 575 Morning Pages journal, 146, 224–27, 614–15 morning routines, 143–48, 230–31, 267–68, 373, 377, 381, 512, 530; lack of, 191, 455 motivation, 195, 223, 234, 328, 460 motivational speakers, 211 Tony Robbins, 210–16 motorcycle, adaptive, 401–403 mouse speed, 326 MRM Veggie Elite Performance protein,

30

Mullenweg, Matt, 202–207, 228, 319, 507 mullet wigs, 169 multivitamins, 68 Munger, Charlie, 185, 291 muscle-tendon technique, 79 mushrooms, 101, 103, 457. See also psilocybin music appreciation, 191, 209, 355, 505, 507–508 music, starting out in, 186–87, 275, 293, 329

musician interviews: Nicholas McCarthy, 208–209; Kaskade, 329–30; Mike Shinoda, 352–55; Justin Boreta, 356–58; Rick Rubin, 502–506; Amanda Palmer, 520–22 musicians, 191, 208–209, 275, 355 Musk, Elon, 182, 234, 316, 374 Mute Button, 358

N

N-acetyl cysteine (NAC), 78 narratives, 168, 238–39. See also stories NASA, 371–72, 426 Nasty Gal, 376–77 National Hockey League, 503 National Lampoon, 381 Natural Calm magnesium citrate, 30 nature, 401, 408, 458, 492, 544 Navy SEALs, 85, 91, 413, 414–15, 416, 417, 474, 603. See also Jocko Willink, Chris Fussell Nayoya Acupressure Mat, 83 near-death experiences, 452 needle mat, roll-out, 83 negative responses, anticipating, 348–49,

534–55

negotiating, 178, 179, 181, 267 Neistat, Casey, 217–20, 444 Nemer, Jason, 46–51, 52 Nerdwriter, 591 Netscape, 170 network building, 165–66, 252, 338 Newell, Gabe, 320–21 niche, creating, 180, 218–19, 283–84, 285–86,

297

Nietzsche, Friedrich, 484, 488 nightmare, envisioning, 466–67 NMR testing, 64, 65 nonprofits, effective, 446–48 nootropics, 106, 595 nori, 27 norms, not accepting, 348 Norton, Edward, 561–62 note-taking, xvi, 166, 409, 634 notebooks, xviii, 230, 247, 382 Novak, B.J., 268, 378–83 NutriBullet, 328 Nutriforce WODPak, 127 nutritional supplements. See supplements

O

Obama, President, 216, 568–69 obstacle course racing (OCR), 2, 439 obstacles, 396; overcoming, 208–209, 314, 401–403, 501, 611; avoiding, 581; offence, vs. defense, 165–66, 226

Office, The (TV series), 378, 379, 380, 381, 383,

543

Ohanian, Alexis, xxv, 194–96 “1,000 True Fans,” Kevin Kelly, 289, 292–98, 380 Olympic athletes, 12, 39, 46, 57, 74, 98–99, 122, 138, 271–75, 459, 527, 579 OneTouch Ultra 2 glucometer, 61 online trolls, 341–42, 534–35 open mics, 379–80, 480, 605 opportunities, taking, 186–87 opposite, doing the, 594–95 optimization, 448, 472, 326 oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT), 65 organized crime, 425, 548 O’Rourke, P.J., 381 OS Fund, 609 over-correlation, 392–93 overestimating others, 174, 201 overhead squat, 124–25 overscheduling, 490 overwhelm, 104, 387, 396, 596 ownership, extreme, 414–15 oxygen, hyperbaric. See hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT)

P

Page, Larry, 370 pain, 156, 396, 403, 450, 521, 624 Palmer, Amanda, 520–22 Palumbo, Dave “Jumbo,” 129 parallettes, 84 parenting advice, 96–97, 129, 242, 461–62, 568–69, 581, 582, 606, 610–11, 634 Pareto’s law, 597. See also 80/20 analysis Parfit, Derek, 447 passion, 214, 234, 269, 386, 447, 559–60 passwords, 430 Patreon, 295 Patrick, Rhonda Perciavalle, 4, 6–8 patronage, 334–35 Paul, Caroline, 459–62

Index

685

PayPal, 228, 232, 233 peak performance, 21, 23 peers, influence of, 272–73, 348, 547, 548 people-pleasing, 478–79, 536 perfectionism, 247, 478, 504–505 performance-enhancing details, xx performance-enhancing drugs, 36–37 peyote, 101. See also mescaline phase shift, 151–52, 160–61 philanthropy, 216, 446–47 philosopher interviews: Will MacAskill, 446–48; Sam Harris, 454–58; Alain de Botton, 486–88 philosophers, 487 philosophy, 229, 235–36 phosphatidylserine, 78 photographer interview: Chase Jarvis, 280–84 physics, 548 piano, left-handed playing, 208–209 pike pulses, 10, 18–19, 18 illo pike straddle, 53 Pino Rose, Darya, 341 pitching, 168, 314, 372, 379, 567, 598–99, 610 pivoting, 171, 188 Pixar, 309, 310–11 plan, accelerating, 233 plank circles, 63–64 planning, 163, 203–204 plans, 185, 360 plant medicines. See psychedelics Plath, Robert, 527 Plato, 411, 488 play, 50–51, 132, 494 playlists, 220, 382, 507–508 podcaster interviews: Dan Carlin, 285–86; Alex Blumberg, 303–305 podcasting, 264, 282 podcasting gear, 305, 306–308 podcasts: Open Air, 133; Hardcore History, 285–86, 418, 591; Radiolab, 358; Intelligence Squared, 382; The Great Debates, 382; Jocko Podcast, 412; On Being, 498; Scriptnotes, 568, 615; Sleep with Me, 568; Revisionist History, 572; Freakonomics Radio, 574; The Moment, 613; TWiST, 616. See also Tim Ferriss Show, The poetry, 311 poet interview: Sekou Andrews, 642

686

Index

Polanco, Martin, 109–21 Poliquin, Charles, 66, 74–80, 84, 459 political correctness, 525 political science, masters degree in, 259 Pollock, Tom, 181 polymath interview: Joshua Waitzkin, 577–82 polyphasic sleep, 203 Pop-Tarts, 5 Popova, Maria, 149, 150, 406–11, 555 poppy extract, California, 141 portion control, 391 positive thinking, 49–50, 314 post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), 102, 108, 117, 133 post-workout drinks, 94 Potts, Rolf, 362–68, 507, 636 pre-workout drinks, 94 precancerous cells, purging, 24 Precision Xtra, 22, 61 premium/free pricing, 281–82, 290 preparation, 130–31, 153, 211 pressure, calmness under, 203, 558 price insensitivity, 595 prices, raising, 171, 185, 281–82, 298 pricing models, 281–82, 290, 298 pride, 144, 195, 460 Princeton, 619–23 principles, 173, 289, 554

priorities, 189, 205, 212, 360; setting, 187–88, 200, 330, 387 privacy, digital, 426 probable outcomes, assessing, 467–68 problem-solving, teaching, 242 process, vs. object, 73 process, vs. product, 225 procrastination, 199–201, 225, 478, 512, 567–68,

621

productivity, 197–201, 470, 472 professor interviews: James Fadiman, 100–108; Brené Brown, 586–88 progress, speed of, 10–11, 151–52, 160–61 Progressive House music, 329, 330 projects, 5-year, 471 prolactin, 8 prosthetics, 402–403 protein, dietary, 27 protein supplementation, 30, 84, 129;

Prüvit KETO//OS, 31

psilocybin, 101, 102, 103, 104, 117, 457. See also mushrooms psoas release, 94 psychedelics, 100–108, 456, 457–58, 529; author’s experience of, 101, 102–103, 104, 111, 239; microdosing, 102–103, 106, 119; clinical trials of, 117; resources, 120–21. See also ayahuasca, 5-MeO-DMT, iboga, ibogaine, LSD, mescaline, mushrooms, peyote, psilocybin, salvia psychological warfare, 179 psychotherapy, with psychedelics, 105 public speaking, 211, 269–70, 573, 588 public stocks, volatility of, 389 publicity techniques, 301–302, 598–99 pull-ups, 89, 418, 605 pulse oximeter, 126–27 purpose. See mission push-ups, 16, 90, 145, 205, 213, 437, 437–38, 605 pushing too hard, 190–91 pylometrics, 88

Q

QL walk, 14 quality of life, 389, 394, 602–603 quantified self, 124, 241, 471 Quantitea, 47 Quest Nutrition MCT Oil Powder, 28, 30, 33, 146 QuestBridge, 228–29 questioning, 186, 554 questions: as tools, xix, xxvii, 57–58, 211–12, 236, 303, 524, 539, 594–603; “dumb,” 167, 304, 332–33, 573 quiet, as luxury item, 492 quitting, constructive, 368 quotations, xxv, xxiv

R

Rakuten, 316 Rall, Ted, 493 rapamycin, 34 Ravikant, Kamal, 285, 385, 547 Ravikant, Naval, xxvi, 43, 138, 145, 165, 260, 262, 285, 390, 528, 546–52, 618 reactive insulin test, 77 reactive mode, 239, 389, 585 reactivity, avoiding, 166, 211 reading, 409, 439–40, 460, 484, 551

real estate investing, 179–80, 599 reality, 594, 611, 641 reason, 536 Red Bull, 416 Reddit, 194, 195, 618 red team, 172, 436 Reece, Gabrielle (Gabby), 92–99, 351, 506, 588 referral tracking, 300 Reitman, Ivan, 180–81 relationships, 94–95, 96–97, 204–05, 302, 479, 494, 547; with fans, 293–96 relaxed approach, benefit of, 190–91, 603 Restwise software, 126 reticular activation, 265–66 retirements, mini, 585 reverse thighmaster series, 62–63, 62 illo, 63 illo ridicule, opening oneself to, 536–37 rings, gymnastic, 12, 16–17 Rinpoche, Mingyur, 155 risk-taking, 137, 422, 464 risk, 299, 393, 396; -reward relationship, 215, 259, 467; tolerance, 250, 252–53 Robbins, Tony, 43, 57, 145, 147, 210–16, 370, 372, 373, 392, 449 Rodriguez, Robert, 373, 628–39 Rogan, Joe, 264, 308, 617 Rogen, Seth, 531–33 Rogue chocolate, 244 Rohn, Jim, 211 ROI, 389, 390, 395 Rolling Stone, 273, 438, 505 Roman society, 334–35 Roosevelt, Theodore, 587 Rose, Kevin, 136, 165, 340–42, 389, 473 Rosetta Project, 470 Ross, Barry, 88 Rounders (movie), 614 routers, 326 routines, for mental health, 626 Rubin, Rick, 45, 50, 94, 139, 151, 153, 281, 351, 355, 502–506, 510, 578 RumbleRoller, 83 running, 70, 92–93, 423

S

Sacca, Chris, 164–69, 389, 507, 565 Sacks, Oliver, 408 Saget, Bob, 379

Index

687

Saison, 500, 501 sales, 293, 294, 324, 327; strategies, 594–95, 610 salvia (Salvia divinorum), 107, 116 sardines, 22, 28, 75 Satoh, Hiroji, 527 Sauer-Klein, Jenny, 52, 603 sauna, 4, 7–8, 45, 93, 503 saying “no,” 189, 238, 249, 345, 384–98, 407, 408 saying “yes,” 186–87, 275, 386 scale, adapting for, 317 scapular mobility, 63–64 scars, showing, 223 scheduling: software tools for, 326; for priorities, 327, 614; for creativity, 387, 567–68 Schmidt, Eric, 154 Schwarzenegger, Arnold, ix–x, 130, 149, 152,

176–83

Schwinger, Julian, 530 science fiction, 123 scientist interviews: Dominic D’Agostino, 21–34; Patrick Arnold, 35–37; Adam Gazzaley, 135–37 scientists, 136 Scivation XTEND Perform branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs), 30–31 Scoble, Robert, 282, 598 screenwriting, 382, 593, 614 SeaSnax, 27 secrets, 459, 618 security, 424–26, 429–34 See’s Candies, 174–75 Seinfeld, Jerry, 314, 532 selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs), 31–32 self-defeating behaviors, 198–200, 239 self-delusion, 491, 548, 622 self-directed kindness, 156, 504, 557 self-esteem, 478, 554 self-focus, 212 self-knowledge, 422, 437 self-talk, 212, 272, 373, 518, 621 self-transcendence, 455–56 self, staying true to, 330 Semler, Ricardo, 186 Seneca, 335, 349, 398, 409, 445, 466, 474–75, 487, 536 senses, 404, 405, 519 sensory deprivation. See flotation therapy SEO, 282

688

Index

serotonin, 6 setbacks, dealing with, 639, 640–41 Sethi, Ramit, 287–91, 590 Seyfried, Thomas, 24, 32, 34 Shackleton, Ernest, 611 shake, pre-workout, 36 Shakespeare, 383 shame, 588 Shark Tank (TV series), 164, 323 Sheeran, Ed, 607–608 Shinoda, Mike, 352–55 shoes, 127 Shopify, 255, 256, 290, 333, 394 shortcomings, facing up to, 436–37 shoulder, exercises for, 12, 16, 17–18, 19, 125 shower, 231; cold, 145, 213, 372 Shulgin, Sasha, 103 shyness, 565, 606 Siddhartha, xxvi–xxvii Silicon Valley, 252, 333 Silva, Jason, 507, 589–91 simplification, 600 Sin City (movie), 633, 637–38 Singer, Peter, 447 single reason, 231 Singularity University, 370, 373

sit-ups, 437–38, 605 sitter, when taking psychedelics, 103, 108, 111 Sivers, Derek, 95, 184–93, 386, 471, 603 Skenes, Joshua, 500–501 skepticism, expressing, 196 skiing, 579 skills, 269–70 skygazing, 458 Skype, 306–307 Slack, 205 Slayer, 504 sleep, 203, 220, 408; sleep aids, 77, 125, 126, 138–42, 358. See also insomnia Slow-Carb Diet, 23, 81–82, 385, 391 snapshot, blood test results as, 66, 73 snowboarding, 95, 271–74 social media, xxvi, 241, 327, 578 Soma, 299 sommelier interview: Richard Betts, 563–65 Sommer, Christopher, 9–13, 43, 62, 83, 160–61,

328

space exploration, 316, 369, 370–71 SpaceX, 234, 316 Spartan Race, 2, 38, 439 special forces, 420 specialization, 283 speed, sacrificing perfection for, 231 spine, decompression, 138 spirit animals, xxv–xxvi, 419 sports skills, 57–58 sprinting, training for, 88 Spurlock, Morgan, 220–23 Spy Kids, 632–33 squats, 78, 79, 124–25, 199 Stalder press handstand, 12 standards, high, 321–22, 559 Stanford Graduate School of Business, 250 star therapy, 401, 518 Star Wars (movie), 181, 410 Starrett, Kelly, 4, 16, 72, 83, 122–27, 139, 503 starting out, 186–87, 281, 335–39 starting over, 501 starting small, 240, 629–30 startup founders, questions for, 236 startup investing, 165, 180; author’s rules for, 254–55, 257, 384, 388 startup vacation, 189, 248, 384–98 startup, early-stage investing. See angel investing startups, 166, 194, 317, 333; advising, 257–58 state priming, 145, 212–13, 372 state, emotional, 212 stem cells, 7, 24 Stephenson, Neal, 123, 319 steroids, 35 Stickk.com, 152 stocks, 216 stoicism, 144, 445, 536–37 Stone, Oliver, 452–53 stories, 168, 212, 222, 238–39, 285–86, 304, 480, 511, 599 straddle press handstand, 12 strategy, 212, 230, 601 strategy, canvas, 334–39 Strauss, Neil, 347–51, 407, 428, 481, 512, 588 Strayed, Cheryl, 515–16 strength coaching, 74, 75, 85 strength gains, timeline for, 160

strength training, 9, 14–20, 23, 70, 87, 88, 90, 91 strengths, xxiii, 131, 283, 389–90 stress, 39, 191, 211, 268 stressors, 74 stress-testing, 172 stretch marks, treatment for, 76 stretches, 90–91, 125 stretching, 9, 11, 372 struggles, xxiii, 512, 548, 627; exploring, 246,

247

stuck, 505, 513, 545 style, signature, 166–67, 273, subconscious, tasks for, 230–31 subtract, to solve problems, 600 success, xxii, 175, 186, 203–204, 338, 588; illusion of, 198, 201 successful people, examples of, xxii–xxiii, 4, 71, 80, 182, 186, 220, 291, 316, 322, 355, 377, 383, 417, 437, 444, 506, 547, 588 suck, 310, 314–15, 533 suffering, 212, 398, 550 suicide, 616–27; prevention hotlines, 624 summer jobs, 168 sun exposure, 213, 504 Sundance Film Festival, 221, 420, 628, 629 Suntory Hibiki whisky, 136 Super Size Me (documentary), 221, 222 Superbad (movie), 532, 533 supercredibility, 371–72 supplements, 30–31, 68 surfing, 92, 93, 398, 412, 464–65, 577, 581 surveillance, avoiding, 431–32 swimming, 165, 419, 561 Swingers (movie), 592–93 Swiss ball, exercise using, 63–64 systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS), 66 systems, 261, 263–64, 317, 600–601

T

table tennis, 527 tactics, vs. principles, 289 tai chi push hands, 577 “Tail End, The,” 204–205 taking things seriously, 561 Taleb, Nassim, 253, 537 Tallinn, Jaan, 455

Index

689

Tan, Chade-Meng, 151, 154–59, 212 Tarantino, Quentin, 567, 632 target market, reaching, 297 Target Monthly Income (TMI), 298, 596 tattoos, 240, 407, 479, 564 tea, 47, 139, 140, 174, 199, 341, 415, 572; “titanium,” 145–46, 225; pu-erh, 146, 199, 200, 225; “inviting Mara to,” 556 Teaching Company, 311–12 Teale, Edwin Way, 364–65 Techstars, 258 TED, 132, 184, 400, 520, 587–88, 590, 642 “teledultery,” 525 Telegram (app), 205 Teller, Astro, 374 temperature, sleep, 139–40 10x, xx, 291, 374, 395 teppanyaki grill, 550 Tera’s Whey Goat Whey Protein, 84 Terminator (movie), 180 Tesla, 345, 374 test runs, 263–64, 299, 436 testosterone, 37, 78 tests, 629–30. See also blood testing Tetris, 133, 141 TextExpander, 302 Thai massage, 52 thank-you notes, 245 therapy, equine, 481–82 thermodynamics, 322 THG, 35 thiamine, 33 Thiel Fellowship, 234 Thiel, Peter, xix, 228, 232–36, 394, 527, 565 thinking, 186, 229, 528 This American Life, 566 Thompson, Donnie, 14 Thompson, Hunter S., 117, 356, 496 thoracic bridge, 12 Thoreau, Henry David, 362, 366–67, 408, 474 3 and 10, the rule of, 316–17 Tim Ferriss Experiment, The (TV series), 93, 199, 325, 428 Tim Ferriss Show, The (podcast), xvii, xxvi, 185, 272, 307, 341, 458, 510 time, 492, 552, 584, 614; how to spend it, 220, 364, 448; vs. money, 390, 494, 602–603

690

Index

Time Enough for Love (Robert Heinlein), 283 time management, 189, 387 timing, 394–95 Tippett, Krista, 498 to-do lists, 205, 602 toé, 111 tools: tech, 205, 301–302, 429–34; drawing, 269; note-taking, 409; podcasting, 305, 306–308 Total Immersion swimming, 165 touch, sense of, 47, 96, 403–404 toughness, 414, 438–39, 462, 475 Tradesy, 313 training (fitness), 5, 11, 87 transcendental experience, 105, 106–107, 114 Transcendental Meditation (TM), 70, 150, 151, 181–82, 358 trapezius, exercises for, 16–17 trauma, 118 travel, 362–68, 472, 496–97, 596 trends, avoiding, 233 triglycerides, 28, 37 Triple H. See Levesque, Paul Trove, 558 TrueFilms.com, 473 Trump, Donald, 266–67 trust, 49, 238, 588, 635–36 truth, 236, 421, 522, 548, 592, 607 Tsatsouline, Pavel, 85–91 Turin, Luca, 526 turmeric, 94 TV host interview: Jason Silva, 589–91 Twain, Mark, 224, 398, 467, 524, 594 Twins (movie), 180 twins, identical, 133, 459 Twitter, 244–45, 256, 394, 509, 546 type-A personalities, 147, 190, 602, 626 typing, 205, 423

U

Uber, 256, 327, 393, 394, 425, 546, 561 Uberman protocol, 203 uncertainty, 465, 468 uncomfortable actions, 200, 201, 468, 587 unkillable ideas, 473, 575–76

Unleash the Power Within (UPW) event, 212,

449

unpopular opinions. See beliefs, unconventional uric acid, 25, 65

Ur Spray ursolic acid, 36 USB devices, 431

V

vagabonding, 362–68 Valve, 320, 321 venture capital, 164, 168, 170, 251–60 venture capitalists, 320–21 Venture Hacks, 260 vibrators, 13 video equipment, 443, 444, 590 video games, 133, 135 Vimeo, 590 vipassana meditation, 150, 312, 456–57, 521 Virgin Airlines, 214–15, 247–48 virtual assistants, 299, 300–301 virtual reality, 136, 345–46 viruses, computer, 427 visual overwriting, 133, 141 Visual Website Optimizer, 289 Vita Vibe MP12 ultra-light mini-parallettes, 84 vitamins, 6, 25, 68, 127 vlogger interview: Carl Shay, 441–45 vlogging, 219, 220, 443, 444 VO2 max, 372 vodka, 244–45 volleyball, 92, 98–99 Voltaire, 522 von Ahn, Luis, 330–33 Vonnegut, Kurt, 192, 201, 410, 511, 584 Voodoo Floss, 83 vow, non-suicide, 625–26 vulnerability, 197, 223, 350, 478, 480, 482, 569,

586–88

W

Waitzkin, Joshua, xviii, 42, 43, 50, 230, 423, 478, 577–82, 590 wakeup time, early, 145, 220, 415, 438 Walden (Henry David Thoreau), 362, 366–67,

474

walking, 26, 510 “walking Spiderman,” 87, 125

want what you have, 602 warmups, 11, 86–87, 145 watches, 60, 529 water, 93, 123, 418 Watts, Alan, 410, 518

Way of Life (app), 342 Wayans, Keenen Ivory, 606

weaknesses: working on, 10, 62, 98, 131; not fixing, 283, 286, 389–90; turning to strengths,

630

wealthy, definition of, xxiii web traffic, 300–301 web, controlling data access from, 432–33 Weinstein, Eric, 523–30 weirdness, embracing, 169, 545, 581 West, Kanye, 222 whey protein, 43, 84, 129 whiskey, 136, 137 White House, 281, 558 white noise machine, 142 White, Shaun, 271–75 WiFi, 326 Wildman, Don, 95–96, 506 Williams, Kimo, 187 Willink, Jocko, 40, 145, 285, 384, 412–19, 474,

640–41

Wilson, Rainn, 543–45 windmill stretch, 90–91 wine, 81, 174, 401, 563–65 winning, 177 wins, daily, 373, 602 Wired magazine, 473 Wittgenstein, Ludwig, 229, 524 word-of-mouth, 193, 240 WordPress, 202, 203, 205 work, 220, 366–67, 408, 443, 491, 493, 551, 561,

596–97

work ethic, 161, 168, 408 work time, protecting, 407–408, 578 workaholism, 465, 467, 478, 596 workout gear. See exercise equipment workouts, 36, 43, 182, 418, 437–37, 605; time of 220, 437–37 world changing, 370, 485, 511 World War II, 218

Index

691

World’s Toughest Mudder, 2, 328, 439 worrying, 130, 286, 396, 398, 452, 591 worst-case scenario, 5, 473, 474–76, 596 WrestleMania, 129 wrestling, professional, 523 writer interviews: Jane McGonigal, 132–34; Seth Godin, 237–45; James Altucher, 246–49; Ramit Sethi, 287–91; Neil Strauss, 347–51; B.J. Novak, 378–83; Maria Popova, 406–11; Se- bastian Junger, 420–23; Sam Harris, 454–58; Caroline Paul, 459–62; Kevin Kelly, 470–73; Alain de Botton, 486–88; Tim Kreider, 489–94; Cal Fussman, 495–99; Paulo Coelho, 511–14; Tara Brach, 555–57; Malcolm Gladwell, 572–73; Stephen J. Dubner, 574–76 writer’s block, 349, 421–22, 505 writing advice, 262, 410, 513, 572–73, 575, 580 writing, 206, 219, 263–64, 492; as a tool, 225, 472, 512; impact of, 385–86; prompts, 515–16. See also copywriting, journaling, screenwriting Wunderlist (app), 205

X

XPRIZE, 223, 369, 370–71

Y

Y Combinator, 194, 196, 258, 387 yes. See saying yes Yi, Lu, 48 Young, Chris, 318–22, 507 Young, Shinzen, 156–57 YouTube, 217, 219, 441 Zemeckis, Robert, 637

Z

Zen Hospice Project, 400, 402 Zen in the Art of Archery (Eugen Herrigel), 644 zero-drop shoes, 127 Ziglar, Zip, 243–44 Zimmern, Andrew, 540–42