BOTM: Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferriss

October 24, 2018

“Momento Mori”


BOTM: Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferriss


Shout out to @bryantferate for gifting me this for Christmas. If you liked all of the daily quotes I was posting, this is the book I was getting them from. I’m not sure if there is a better book for the curious. Tribe of Mentors is simple. Ferriss asks athletes, doctors, influencers, actors, coaches, and everyone in-between the same questions. Each person dives into it as much as they care to do so.

  • What is the book (or books) you’ve given most as a gift, and why? Or what are one to three books that have greatly influenced your life?

  • What purchase of $100 or less has most positively impacted your life in recent memory?

  • How has a failure, or apparent failure, set you up for later success?

  • If you could have a gigantic billboard anywhere with anything on it, what would it say?

  • What is one of the best or most worthwhile investments you’ve ever made?

  • In the last five years, what new belief, behavior, or habit has most improved your life?

  • What advice would you give to a smart, driven college student about to enter the real world?

  • When you feel overwhelmed or unfocused, what do you do?

  • What is an unusual habit or absurd thing that you love?

  • What have you become better at saying ‘no’ to?

  • What are bad recommendations you hear in your profession?

After reading this book, there are 40 new books I want to devour from recommendations given. Some of the big takeaways are that everyone is human and has faults. We tend to glorify individuals in the news or with a lot of 0s in their bank account. Everyone is human. Continuous learning is incredibly important but also taking time to digest what you have in front of you is just as if not more important!


I would recommend this book to those with a lot of ideas, want to figure out why it can be a good idea to procrastinate or anyone generally interested in bettering themselves based on previous successful people and scientific studies!




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