Wielding the Tools of Titans

This week marks the release of Tim Ferriss’s latest book, Tools of Titans – The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World Class Performers.

While Mr. Ferriss is a master promoter, and therefore needs ZERO help from me, I still couldn’t help myself from sharing my excitement about this book.


What’s Tim Been Up To?

As a reader of Testing the Muse, you’re likely already familiar with the man, the myth, the legend… Tim Ferriss.

If you’re like me, he’s been a huge influence on your entrepreneurial journey. I mean, he literally wrote the book on testing the muse and automating your income.

Aside from writing the guidebook to outsourcing your life and living in complete freedom (The 4-Hour Workweek), Tim Ferriss has also written 2 other books capable of completely transforming your life.

The 4-Hour Body is the guidebook to hacking your nutrition and workouts to optimize the way your body operates for whatever goal you are after.

Meanwhile, in The 4-Hour Chef, Tim not only goes in depth into how to become a world-class cook, but also uses it as a way to teach the reader how to learn any skill.

Pretty useful stuff, right?

If you’ve been keeping up with Mr. Ferriss lately, you’ve probably noticed he hasn’t published a book in a few years. However, that doesn’t mean he isn’t still creating extremely valuable content.

On his podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show, Tim interviews world-class performers from all walks of life. From Arnold Schwarzenegger to Tony Robins, from hedge fund managers to high-ranking military officials – his guests are all in the top class of their industries no matter what that might be.

His overarching goal of the podcast is to interview these world-class performers and figure out the methods they used to get where they are, and how anyone can apply them to their own lives.


Enter “Tools of Titans”

As you would imagine, there are quite a few lessons to be learned from interviews with this elite group of people.

Thus, Tim has compiled all the lessons learned from these high performers, including previously unheard and unpublished discussions and side conversations, and put pen to paper.

That’s right, this book is packed-full of new content and details, from both Tim and his guests, new “guests” you haven’t even heard on his podcast, and tons of new recommendations on tips, tricks and tactics to help anyone take their life to the next level – whatever that may mean for you.

Success, however you define it, is achievable if you collect the right field-tested beliefs and habits.  (Tim Ferriss, Tools of Titans)


How Can You Use Tools of Titans?

If you’ve read any of Tim’s other books, you know they aren’t typically books you’d casually read through in a couple of sittings.

Tools of Titans is no exception.


Expect this title to be similar to The 4-Hour Body and The 4-Hour Chef in that it will be an information rich, highly actionable reference manual.


The guests highlighted in this book reveal the tools they use on a daily basis to maintain their positions as world-class performers – leaving us with the “tactics, routines, and habits” to begin moving down our own individual paths to success.

The superheroes you have in your mind (idols, icons, titans, billionaires, etc.) are nearly all walking flaws who’ve maximized 1 or 2 strengths.  (Tim Ferriss, Tools of Titans)


As someone who is always striving to level-up their performance in life, I view this new book Tools of Titans as a personal peek into the toolbox of Living Legends. Knowledge and opportunity abound – it’s up to each of us to look inside and take action.


If haven’t already ordered your copy of the book, here’s a sample copy of the first chapter.




Maybe there’s someone in your life who could benefit from receiving a hardcopy of Tools of Titans in their stocking on the 25th


P.S.  One note of “caution” – if you’re like me, and prefer the hardcopy AND audiobook version – Tim has been very explicit in stating that this book won’t be released in audio format for quite some time.


(Kind of a cruel thing to do to an audience of podcast listeners… 😉

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