Why You Will Succeed: Tim Ferris Two Principles

Last Update: April 28, 2018

Someone once told me to read The Four Hour Chef by Tim Ferris, my first thought was ' not another cook book' I am glad I read it, and I live to tell of its wonders.

This is not your average cook book; the book is meant to be consumed in small dozes, you pick your adventure and run with it.

This book is about learning to succeed or to be a master in all that you embark on.

Meta-Learning is the adventure that got my attention, META is where you learn to mimic the world's fastest learners. Armed with the right framework, it is possible to become world-class in just about anything in six months or less. Tim Ferris has proven this theory over and over, he learned Japanese in 6 months, holds a Guinness World Record in Tango, won a Gold Medal at a Chinese national kickboxing championships etc. In the Four Hour Chef Tim chooses to tackle cooking.

Tim Ferris Learned to cook by focusing on two principles: Failure points and margin of safety. Both of them apply to ALL learning.

What has this got to do with succeeding in online business?

Failure Points - The Power of Practical Pessimism

Tim Ferris did not care why people pick up cookbooks, he was more interested in why people put them down.

The primary key that is often ignored and not fully addressed is why people quit/fail.

Anyone who has succeeded in any area of their life has overcome the failure points encountered, by fore-knowing the failure points you set yourself up to systematically overcome them.

Anyone can 'pick up' an online business, many will quit and others will be a success. Addressing failure points is like knowing your enemy's tactics; leaving you with no room for surprises and plenty of time to prepare combat.

Wealthy affiliate training is systematically designed to help you easily overcome obstacles that majority face while building an online business, however, some do end up failing.

I went further and asked Kyle three MAIN reasons why people fail in this business.

1. Not treating this as a business but as a trial, or get-rich-quick 'opportunity'

2. Not giving yourself adequate time to succeed - (Give it at least a year to work)

3. Not working hard/committing to make this work.

Now that you know the obstacles you are likely to face - is it not easier to work your way through them? It certainly brings a whole new shift in mindset, at least it did for me.

This is a principle applies in ALL areas of life, test it and let me know where you have applied and the results.

Margin of Safety : We will look at this second principle in the next blog.


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MarkBa Premium
I've not read The Four Hour Chef but I have read The Four Hour Work Week which is what he wrote first. Great principles for working smarter as opposed to harder. :)
~Mark :)
AnastaciaN Premium
Exactly Mark, it's about working smarter!
ericcantu Premium
I love Tim Ferriss! I've heard of this book before but, like you, I was like "I don't want a cookbook". Is this a cookbook at all or is it more teachings on his principles?
AnastaciaN Premium
Hi Eric.. He takes up cooking to expound on the principle that you can be a Master at any skill you choose if you follow the two principles and you will master it faster than those who attend years of school to master it. It's all about learning things fast..
Nadja3 Premium
Great post. Thank you.
AnastaciaN Premium
Your welcome Nadja3