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Epic Tim Ferriss Interview: Overcoming Fear, Battling Depression and Finding Self-Love

November 28, 2017

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If you try to make something that everyone is going to like, you're going to make something that nobody's going to love. @tferriss

Ever wonder what extraordinarily successful people are really like? Who is the real person behind the magazine covers and legendary stats? You probably know of Tim Ferriss: author of four #1 NY Times bestsellers, tech investor, speaker and host of his wildly popular podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show.

But did you know he struggles with bipolar depression and, at one point, meticulously planned his suicide? As he says, “It was really just a matter of luck that I didn’t wind up erasing myself.”

Or that his first mega-hit, The 4-Hour Workweek, was rejected 27 times? And that he still gets rejected till this day?

When he asked me to be in his latest book, Tribe of Mentors, I was honored. Tim is an incredible human. We’ve been friends for over a decade. In this episode he’s more open and real than I’ve ever seen him.

Fire up a fresh pot of coffee, grab a notebook, and strap yourself in for one of the most epic MarieTV interviews ever. You’ll learn:

  • The truth about Tim’s struggle with bipolar depression and suicide
  • How to overcome your fears (and why you should focus on “fear-setting” instead of “goal-setting”)
  • The “a-ha” moment 2 years ago that turned him into a hardcore advocate for self love
  • How to build a rock-solid writing routine
  • Why he writes his books “out of order” — plus a ton of actionable writing tips you can use no matter what you’re creating
  • The wrong way to think about marketing your books or products and what to focus on instead
  • And so much more

Yes, this conversation is longer than our typical MarieTV Interviews, but very worth your time. Particularly if you’re a writer or creative of any kind. Because this tweetable is worth it’s weight in gold:

If you try to make something that everyone is going to like, you’re going to make something that nobody’s going to love. @tferriss via @marieforleo

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