Tim Ferriss is a well-known writer and business leader. He has been called “a cross between Jack Welch and a Buddhist monk” by The New York Times.
Tim reminds you that you are the author of your own life, and it’s never too late to replace the stories you tell yourself and the world. It’s never too late to begin a new chapter, add a surprise twist, or change genres entirely.
In his latest book, he asks over 100 people (of note) a series of carefully curated questions.
One of my favorite answers to one of Tim’s questions is from Kyle Maynard, a best-selling author and martial arts athlete, known for becoming the first quadruple amputee to reach the summits of Mount Kilimanjaro without the aid of prosthetics.
“If you could have a gigantic billboard anywhere with anything on it, what would it say and why? Are there any quotes you think of often or live your life by?
“The quote I’d put on that billboard belongs to my friend and former Navy SEAL, Richard Machowicz: ‘Not Dead, Can’t Quit.’”
My other favorite answer to that question is: “I would not have a billboard, and I would take down every billboard that everybody else has put up.”
The book’s entire collection of questions and answers is inspirational and instructive. Enjoy this book in spurts.