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Tim Ferriss Is Changing His Mind: Mental Health, Psychedelics, & Transcending Productivity

By July 27, 2023July 28th, 2023No Comments
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Episode #770



A relentless experimenter and master of productivity, I’m willing to bet most of you are already decidedly familiar with today’s guest Tim Ferriss—one of podcasting’s most influential figures.

But for the uninitiated, Tim is the mega-best-selling author of  The 4-Hour Work Week, Tools of Titans, and Tribe of Mentors. He’s also the host of the wildly popular Tim Ferriss Show—where he deconstructs the tools, mindsets, and practices of world-class performers across business, sports, and more.

While Tim is known and revered for his wisdom regarding optimization and productivity, it’s his arc as a human that impresses me the most. He’s been through a lot. He’s grown considerably. And he’s shared his personal and professional struggles with a laudable degree of courage and vulnerability.

Today’s exchange centers on Tim’s inward journey. How he grapples with anxiety and depression. The ways he learned to face difficult emotions. And the various modalities he has explored from silent meditation and psychotherapy to psychedelics.

“Don’t believe everything you think. Take a second to interrogate yourself, your stories, and your beliefs.”


In addition to mental health, we also discuss the ways he uses his platform to help others who may be going through similar struggles, the current state of podcasting, and many other fascinating topics.

The visually inclined can watch it all go down on YouTube. As always, the audio version streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Note: Today we discuss suicidal thoughts and ideation. If that subject is too confronting, perhaps skip this episode.If you are struggling, please raise your hand and reach out for help. You can call SAMHSA’s National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP and if you are experiencing suicidal ideation, know you’re not alone. I encourage you to call the Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1(800) 273-TALK.

I have tremendous respect for Tim. Much has changed since he was first on the podcast back in 2017. It was an honor to have him back. I hope you find this conversation helpful, and that it reframes how you think about, manage, confront, and heal your own emotional wounds.


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