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5 Keys to Wealth According Tim Ferriss



5 Keys to Wealth According Tim Ferriss
A few years ago I had the good fortune of getting to interview Tim Ferris for The Unmistakable Creative Podcast. It's a conversation that I've revisited a handful of times over the last few years. Like the hidden benefits of reading a book more than once, there are benefits to listening to a podcast more than once.


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5 Keys to Wealth According Tim Ferriss

5 Keys to Wealth According Tim Ferriss
  1. Appreciation for what you already have.
  2. The ability to question any best practice or assumption in any industry.
  3. Not wasting energy on thing put of your control.
  4. Attention Management.
  5. Say No to almost everything.




Question everything

Question everything

Unless you're willing to question your current reality, there’s no way you’re going to change it. Nobody every changes the world by confirming to its ideals.



<i>If you say yes to the every...
If you say yes to the everything that’s kind of cool, you will not have the bandwidth to do the amazing “hell yes game-changing things.

 — Tim Ferriss




Four Steps To Building Wealth

Four Steps To Building Wealth
  1. Don’t Be a Consumerist: keep your expenses as low as possible without sacrificing the quality of life. Spend money on things that yield lasting benefits.
  2. Have An Emergency Fu...

Benjamin Graham - Warren Buffett’s mentor

Benjamin Graham - Warren Buffett’s mentor

“Money isn’t making that much difference in how you and I live. We’re both going down to the cafeteria for lunch and working every day and having a good time. So don’t worry about money, because it won’t make much difference in how you live.”

Warren Buffett
“Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can..."

Warren Buffett

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The next Oprah

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Outliers are extreme examples of people who are on the outer edge of success or have a radically different life, glorified by the media.

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We are provided with unnecessary pain and suffering by the constant comparison with people who are born radically different from us and are having different circumstances.