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In this episode, I answer the most up-voted questions from subscribers to 5-Bullet Friday, the free newsletter I send out every week.
In this Q&A, I reveal:
- The five health markers I check and watch regularly.
- Strategies to prevent or minimize binge eating during times of stress.
- The most valuable skills for securing financial freedom.
- My philospophy on having children.
- Productivity advice
- And much, much more.
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Selected Links from the Episode
- Subscribe to 5-Bullet Friday:
- Episodes featuring Dr. Peter Attia
- How to Lose 100 Pounds on The Slow-Carb Diet by Tim Ferriss
- Tribe of Mentors by Timothy Ferriss
- Waking Up App Beta Test conversation on Reddit
- The Tail End by Tim Urban, Wait But Why
- Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport
- Vipassana Meditation
- Patagonia Classic Retro-X Vest
- Datsusara Hemp Gear
- Due North Foot Rubz Foot Hand and Back Massage Ball
- Black Diamond Head Lamps
- TheraZinc Spray
- VooDoo Floss Bands
- The Five-Minute Journal
- The Artist’s Way Morning Pages Journal by Julia Cameron
- Mack’s Pillow Soft Silicone Earplugs
- Sleep Master Sleep Mask
- 37-in-1 Wallet Multitool Card
- SureFire Tactical Flashlights
- Paracord Bracelets
- Starting a Fire with a Paracord Bow Drill
- Tim Ferriss Experiment Urban Evasion and Escape
- Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! by Robert T. Kiyosaki
- Rich Dad’s Cashflow Quadrant
- The Psychology of Automation: Building a Bulletproof Personal Finance System by Ramit Sethi
- ABCs Of Investing: Alpha, Beta, And Correlation by Rob Russell, Forbes
- Unshakeable: Your Financial Freedom Playbook by Tony Robbins
- MONEY Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom by Tony Robbins
- An Essay on Ben Graham’s “Mr. Market” by Warren Buffett
- How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie
- Fear-Setting: The Most Valuable Exercise I Do Every Month
- Myers Briggs Personality Types
- Toastmasters International
- Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual by Jocko Willink
- Less Is More: An Anthology of Ancient & Modern Voices Raised in Praise of Simplicity by Goldian VandenBroeck
- The Essential Rumi by Jalal al-Din Rumi
- Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer
- Musashi: An Epic Novel of the Samurai Era by Eiji Yoshikawa and Charles Terry
- The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera
- Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio
- Go Set with Reversible Bamboo Board
- Majesty Surfacing by Paul Nicklen
- New Research and a Dirty Truth: Read This Before Chasing the Dollar by Tim Ferriss
- Understanding the Pareto Principle (The 80/20 Rule)
- Tim Ferriss and Jimmy Do AcroYoga, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon
- I talk about my 10-day silent retreat on 10% Happier with Dan Harris.
- Spirit Rock — An Insight Meditation Center
- Real Mind Control: The 21-Day No-Complaint Experiment
- What are the top five health markers I check and watch regularly? [04:39]
- How do I manage all of my contacts? [08:49]
- Do I have any strategies to prevent or minimize binge eating during times of stress? [11:57]
- What’s next now that my book (Tribe of Mentors) has launched? [16:12]
- What do I keep on my person as my EDC (every day carry), and how do I carry it? [19:30]
- What are the most valuable skills for securing financial freedom and being better with money? [23:44]
- Do I have a philosophy about having children? [40:04]
- I always ask guests what advice they would give to their younger selves. How might such advice differ given to a 40-year-old? [43:46]
- Should introverts become more extroverted or just embrace their introverted tendencies? [45:37]
- How do I arrange my home’s interior to optimize my mental state and effectiveness? [48:04]
- Productivity advice for ambitious people who eschew the daily grind of routines. [51:26]
- How am I enjoying life in Austin? [53:26]
- What questions should a person ask themselves to determine their “where” of happiness? [54:09]
- If I could only record one more podcast, who — living or dead — would I interview? [57:01]
- What are the pros and cons of a silent retreat? [57:54]
- Why have I not illustrated or sketched in my books? [1:02:06]
- Here’s a 21-day no complaint experiment we can all tackle together. [1:03:30]
- Peter Attia
- Dominic D’Agostino
- Kathy Sierra
- Gretchen Rubin
- Tim O’Reilly
- Sam Harris
- Tim Urban
- Cal Newport
- Amelia Boone
- Art De Vany
- Kelly Starrett
- Kevin Reeve
- Dave Ramsey
- Robert T. Kiyosaki
- Ramit Sethi
- John D. Rockefeller
- Warren Buffet
- Charlie Munger
- Paul Tudor Jones
- Tony Robbins
- Richard Branson
- Naval Ravikant
- Mike Maples, Jr.
- Jerzy Gregorek
- Charles Darwin
- P.T. Barnum
- Steve Jobs
- Matt Mullenweg
- Jocko Willink
- Miyamoto Musashi
- Milan Kundera
- Ray Dalio
- Paul Nicklen
- Cristina Mittermeier
- W.H. Auden
- Jimmy Fallon
- Dan Harris
- Jack Kornfield