Top 10 Productivity Hacks of Tim Ferriss

And how you can use them today

Vladimir Agaev


Photo by ian dooley on Unsplash

It was a sunny day in Sicily.

I was lying on a sunbed, enjoying the perfect Italian sunny weather. After 2 years of working at my Startup, I really needed this week off.

I naively thought that I’ll be able to disconnect and just enjoy. But of course, it did not happen. Knowing myself I have foreseen it, so before leaving London I grabbed a book that I wanted to read for a while already.

The book was Tools of Titans by Tim Ferris.

I didn’t really know Tim apart from the fact that he was famous for writing the 4-hour workweek.

So I started reading and damn this guy is impressive! He has been listed as one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Business People” and one of Fortune’s “40 under 40.”

He casually speaks 5 languages, is a national Chinese kickboxing champion and holds a Guinness world record in tango.

Some of his other achievements:

  • Princeton University guest lecturer in High-Tech Entrepreneurship and Electrical Engineering
  • Finance and Entrepreneurship advisor at Singularity University at NASA Ames, co-founded by Peter Diamandis and Ray Kurzweil.
  • Horseback archer (yabusame) in Nikko, Japan
  • 2009 Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute
  • Political asylum researcher
  • Wired Magazine’s “Greatest Self-Promoter of 2008”

And I was there, lying on a sunbed, feeling like I have accomplished nothing at all.

But, how? How can this man achieve so much while most of us struggle to meet even 10% of what he has accomplished?

It fascinated me! I’ve been trying to understand what Tim Ferriss does that we don’t, and how we can apply it to our life.

The results turned out to be quite simple, I’ve researched across his podcasts, books, articles, videos and have compiled a list of top 10 things that Tim Ferriss does to stay productive.