40 Quotes from Tribe of Mentors

Over the course of the last 3-5 weeks I have slowly been making my way through Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferriss. Anyone who has gotten their hands on the book or have read any of Tim’s work knows that it took 3-5 weeks because the book is a whopper – 500+ pages worth of a whopper!

The other thing that people who follow Tim’s work know is that there are a ton of knowledge to gain from him. In this book Tim essentially reaches out to some of the most successful people in the world, various fields of work, and had them answer the same 11 questions – their answers are the book.

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As I made my way through the book I realized I had given my highlighter quite the workout. Here are 40 quotes from various different people that I came across and stuck out to me while I was reading the book;

  1. Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. – Anais Nin
  2. When in doubt, let kindness and compassion guide you. – Samin Nosrat
  3. Not dead, can’t quit. – Kyle Maynard
  4. I decided that if I was going to succeed or fail, it was going to be up to me. – Terry Crews
  5. Busy is a decision. – Debbie Millman
  6. You don’t find the time to do something; you make the time to do things. – Debbie Millman
  7. Happiness is a choice you make and a skill you develop. – Naval Ravikant
  8. Ego is about who’s right. Truth is about what’s right. – Mike Maples Jr.
  9. I can’t give you a surefire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time. – Herbert Bayard Swope
  10. One should use common words to say uncommon things. – Arthur Schopenhauer
  11. You can be a juicy ripe peach and there’ll still be someone who doesn’t like peaches. – Dita Von Teese
  12. Be so good they can’t ignore you. – Richa Chadha
  13. Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace. – Robert J. Sawyer
  14. Whenever there is any doubt, there is no doubt. – Max Levchin
  15. The difference between winning and losing is most often not quitting. – Max Levchin
  16. Learn more, know less. – Neil Strauss
  17. If you’re not being criticized, you’re probably not doing anything exceptional. – Neil Strauss
  18. Hard choices, easy life. Easy choices, hard life. – Jerzy Gregorek
  19. No one owes you anything. – Amelia Boone
  20. Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. – Theodore Roosevelt
  21. There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all. – Peter Drucker
  22. Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. – William Bruce Cameron
  23. Be the best, it’s the only market that’s not crowded. – Tom Peters
  24. Courage over comfort. – Brene Brown
  25. Reinvent yourself regularly. – Peter Guber
  26. Good things come to those who work their asses off and never give up. – Daniel Ek
  27. Always ask: What am I missing? And then listen to the answer. – Strauss Zelnick
  28. The actual consequences of your actions matter far more than your actions themselves. – Liv Boeree
  29. Dreams come true. You just have to be willing to work for them. – Annie Mist Porisdottir
  30. Think for yourself while being radically open-minded. – Ray Dalio
  31. The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing. – Sarah Elizabeth Lewis
  32. Is what I am doing right now aligned with my life’s calling? – Gabor Mate
  33. If you want to go fast, go alone, but f you want to go far, you must go together. – Steve Case
  34. When everyone is saying no, you know you’re doing something right. – Darren Aronofsky
  35. Be in a hurry to learn, not in a hurry to get validation. – Evan Williams
  36. Never settle for “good enough”. – Whitney Cummings
  37. To avoid criticism, say nothing, do nothing, be nothing. – Elbert Hubbard
  38. As a leader, there is no one else to blame. Don’t make excuses. If I don’t take ownership of problems, I can solve them. That’s what a leader has to do: take ownership of the problems, the mistakes, and the shortfalls, and take ownership of creating and implementing solutions to get those problems solved. Take ownership. – Jocko Willink
  39. Discipline equals freedom. – Jocko Willink
  40. If you want to have more, do more, and be more, it all begins with the voice that no one else hears. – Tim Ferriss


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