I Challenged Tim Ferriss To Arm Wrestling And This Is What Happened Next…

James Altucher
James Altucher

We spoke for three hours. It was my longest podcast ever so I decided to release it in two parts.

Part two is out today.

At the end of the podcast I don’t know what I was thinking.

First I was thinking ‘arm wrestle’. But then I was thinking he’d destroy me because we had spent a long time in the podcast on how to build strength.

He had strength and I didn’t.

So I said, “give me a handicap”. We started with me about 1 centimeter from winning.

Then he crushed me.

I said, “You must have some sort of 4 hour arm wrestle thing going on here;.”

He said, “Ok, this is what you do. Grip the other person’s hand so your hand is almost at a 90 degree angle.

“Then, instead of pushing down, it is much easier to push towards yourself. Much less energy exerted.”

And if you watch the attached video, that is what happened.

Another important item from Tim’s book, “Tools of the Titans”:

One of his podcast guests quotes Louis CK: Louis CK says, ‘if you think about something for three times in a single week, then you have to write about it.’

Great tip for writers experiencing any type of writer’s block.

And I’ve thought about this arm wrestle at least three times this week

Click here to listen to the full interview with Tim Ferriss [Part 2]     or start here with part 1: Becoming a Titan & Overcoming Your Worst Weakness Thought Catalog Logo Mark

James Altucher is the author of the bestselling book Choose Yourself, editor at The Altucher Report and host of the popular podcast, The James Altucher Show, which takes you beyond business and entrepreneurship by exploring what it means to be human and achieve well-being in a world that is increasingly complicated.

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