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TIM FERRISS- Your thoughts on this Charlatan please!

Discussion in 'The Shit List' started by mungus, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. mungus

    mungus Regular Member

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    This guy! WTF? Is he a marketing genius or a complete scam shitter? what the fuck man, I'm so angry with this fucker, I picked up a copy of 4HWW in my local bookstore and followed it to the letter and more or less wasted 18 months of my life on this shit. The upside being, I discovered BHW in the process. But seriously, there's obviously some clique in the US with guys like this, he writes just like Neil Strauss and in his 4 hour body book he even mentions he was hanging out with Strauss, maybe u guys in the states are more savvy but is there a total community of these "lifestyle gurus" in the US? Fuck that shit man, the guy makes me sick with his bullshit. With regards to 4HWW he's basically streched an incredible piece of sales copy across 200 pages and missed out the paypal button. Why, cos motherfuckers had to pay cash in advance before even reading that shit!

    Yeah I'm angry, but to be fair, props to the guy, I'm more envious to be honest but he's a fucking modern day rasputin!

    What are your thoughts on this guy? Is he for real?
     
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  2. dizzyhead

    dizzyhead Newbie

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    maybe he scam you
    scam is not good
    good luck finding money
     
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  3. BassTrackerBoats

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    Sounds like he Black Hatted you.

    He got you to waste 18 months and you still want to know if he is for real.

    My understanding is if you send him another 997.00 that he will set you up with the 2HWW as well.

    And for 1997.00, you'll get the bonuses he offers as well!
     
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  4. RightInTwo

    RightInTwo Power Member

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    I actually got a lot out of that book. It took you 18 months to read a short book?

    If it took you that long, i'm not sure if you are really grasping what he was talking about.
     
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    I didn't try to model my business after his business but his thinking has certainly influenced my life and business for the better. I could see how you might think he was a scammer if you tried to recreate his business.

    I am a stay at home mom of 4 (soon to be 5) so dancing in Argentina and a lot of the rest of his lifestyle ideas are not exactly for me.

    But for me personally, I felt like I needed permission to outsource all the things in my life that I don't enjoy. I grew up with the idea that paying others to do something that you could do yourself was wasteful. Now I feel like not outsourcing is wasting your time and your life. I have Tim Ferris to thank for that.
     
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  6. mungus

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    No I read his book in a day dude, I'm talking about him simplifying everything to a level where he makes things sound so easy. I'm not so easily fooled, but I feel for others who have read his book and believed they can make 40k a week by coming up with some shitty niche product and using adwords, it's fucking bullshit.

    You guys are right, with regards to him having an inspirational lifestyle, but it angers me that he is a fake, if any of you have read the 4 hour body you will know what I'm talking about. And I have no qualms in saying I have him to thank for alot of things and that book is definatly a great motivator but I'm surprised more people haven;t been angered by his tactics. Although, like I said before, he's an incredibly smart guy and kudos to him for that, but it really is a total scam.
     
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    The only Tim Farriss you should pay attention to plays a guitar for INXS
     
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    tim ferris is no scam. dude can teach you alot. but he isnt the only one you should learn from
     
  9. mungus

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    If I basically summarised the 4HWW and stuck it on here as a method, It would get fucking destroyed by everyone. If anyone actually thinks he's legit, then why the hell are you on BHW trying to make money instead of being on a mini - retirement , winning the salsa global championships,beating the worlds best chinese kickboxers and putting on 34 lbs of muscle in 4 weeks huh? Open your eyes people!
     
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  10. tommyt

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    I used some of the suggestions in the 4HWW - esp the outsourcing stuff and my business exploded. I went from making a part-time income to full time in less than a year. It would have been faster but I didn't remove myself enough from the process. Funny thing when I figured that out I had almost nothing to do and got lazy for this whole summer. :)
     
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    Tim Ferriss is a genius. His book changed my life.

    Actually I launched my software company after reading his book. It definitely works, but you need to take action. And you don't start out working 4 hours a week.

    I pull it back out every few months and read it again. It's an amazing book, with tons of information. While you're at it, check out Four Hour Body by him. Another great read.



    Of course he's for real. He's traveled all over the world, makes a ton of money, and does some pretty awesome things. Just read the first few pages and you'll see what I mean.

    He invests in tons of large companies and is all over the tech scene in San Francisco.


    Maybe it's a man crush, but he knows what's going on. Check out his blog at fourhourworkweek dot com.

    And if you haven't heard of him yet, go get the book. It will change your life.



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    And Mini Retirements are the coolest thing ever. I took one earlier this year down to a beach house in Mexico. Why wait until the end of your life?

    And 34 pounds of muscle in 30 days. Check it out, he tracks everything. He has all the data.

    The 15 minute female orgasm is also a great read.
     
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    Obviously his book titles are very catchy, but you need to take action to get results. I read both his books and thought they were very useful, especially 4HB. Following his advice, I was able to lose 4-5% body fat and gain a bit of muscle.
     
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    WTF? Have you actually bothered to read this thread you fucking robot?!
     
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    I read the thread, and I also read the books.

    As for catchy titles. 4HWW was originally called "Drug Dealing for fun and profit" or something along those lines. He found 4 Hour Work Week Converted a lot better on an adwords campaign.

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    In his book he taught a speed reading class at Princeton. He sold 30 spots and $50 each, and made $500+ an hour. (not bad for a student in college).

    He also created his own health supplement that at one point was making 80k profit monthly. That's while he was doing the 4 hour work week. He then sold that company for a ton of money.

    There's better books for learning to outsource, but take the lessons from the book.




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    It's a little dated, but the concept is there. If you can understand that, then you can use it to succeed.

    If you're just going to try and copy his exact methods, it's not going to work.

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    I don't get how people think he's fake. Maybe he makes it sound easier than it is for most people, but he has a working recipe. Info products can still make a lot of money.

    And the Four Hour Body, he has data to show all the weight gain, weight lost, and had tons of people to test it out on. He tracks everything, so there's no real arguing with it. Definitely legit.
     
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  16. mungus

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    I do apologise for sounding angry in my previous post didn't mean to direct it towards you guys. I'l admit, I was blown away buy both 4HWW and 4HB ,to an extent though that his writing style is so incredibly hyped you get totally sucked in and if you fail to achieve the results he says are achievable then you feel like shit so I guess thats where it came from. But to be fair, I do agree, his ideas in principle are pretty damn awesome, and although I don't fully believe the results of his "geek to freak" muscle gain experiment, I did try it for around 6 weeks and did notice a big difference.

    I've always believed that kind of lifestyle is possible and I was glad I read 4hww as it confirmed to me that it is possible, but his writting style really does make things sound much easier than they are. I was rather he was like some of the guys here and said- "yeah it's possible, but it's hard work all the way, just don't give up" or something along those lines, cos I'm extremely resilient, and i find it hard to swallow when he says certain things that people who try to achieve this lifestyle who aren't quite as resilient will read his book,fail and give up for ever .
     
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    His book gave me different thinking, and i'm happy that i had the oportunity to read his book.
     
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    Tim Ferris is like any other motivational writer. He can inspire, but that is pretty much it.

    On another note, I sat next to him during a film at SxSw...cool guy :)
     
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    The book isn't a step by step method for people who need to be spoonfed (sounds like you), it is a very rough blueprint / mindset.

    It is up to you to figure out how to get from A-Z, but a lot of the concepts in that book are life changing if you grasp/implement them.

    You are the problem, not Tim Ferriss.
     
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    His book helped me out a lot. Motivation wise. I follow his blog. Helped me deconstruct Japanese and its been a lot easier to learn. Also I have had problems learning to swim throughout my whole life and his post about swimming helped me out a lot.
     
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