First off, I can barely remember words making their way out of my mouth when I met Tim Ferriss. I vividly remember two things: I shook his hand for a loooong time, and he had a big, genuine smile. The rest is a blur, but here goes.
I attended the SXSW Conference in Austin last March 2017. I had no idea he would be attending, or let alone record a live podcast interview on stage! As much as I feel like I know Tim, I don’t know why I was shocked to see him there since he has such a history attending and launching his books at SXSW.
Fast forward to his live streaming podcast I attended. He interviewed author Cheryl Strayed. Great interview, as I like her too and loved her book turned movie Wild… I actually read it in Ashland, where she hiked through during her final stretch. After the podcast interview, which I left 5min early, I booked it to the mini bookstore set-up outside the conference room. Apparently, I was not the only one with the smart idea to get in line early as there were about 120 people ahead of me.
I ended up meeting a really cool super-fan—we got along splendidly. We shared books we’ve recently read, hobbies, what we love about Tim… I’m shocked we both didn’t get a tattoo of Tim’s face on our backs that night. I digress.
The time comes when I’m next in line. Oh boy, I’m shaking like a leaf in autumn. I approach Tim with an abnormally large grin, then thanked him for inspiring me to pick up journaling and craft a morning routine. He smiles. I then tell him how I had so many podcasts on my list, but eventually dwindled it down to a few, and he’s my top!
He then smiled and asked, “what are the other podcasts?” I FROZE. Someone might as well have chopped off my tongue and deleted my memory. I went blank. Duuuuh. I remembered absolutely nothing. So, that brings me to… my favorite podcasts!
My Ace List of Podcasts
- The Tim Ferriss Show
- 10% Happier with Dan Harris
- The Schools of Greatness
- Quote of the Day with Sean Croxton
- Social Media Examiner
- The Chase Jarvis Live Show
Podcasts I used to Listen to, maybe still catch 1-2 episodes a month, or podcasts I tried out for a hot second
- Finding Mastery
- Hidden Brain
- The Art of Paid Traffic
- Happier with Gretchen Rubin
- The Gary Vee Show
- The James Altucher Show
- The Rich Roll Show
- Note to Self
- The Art of Charm
- Savage Lovecast
What podcasts do you recommend?
P.S. I got my copy of The 4-Hour Workweek signed, in case you were wondering… Thanks Tim.