Premiere! The Tim Ferriss Experiment – Live Tweeting, Giveaways, Q&A, Behind-The-Scenes, and More

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The big night has come: the premiere of The Tim Ferriss Experiment!

Starting now (3pm PT, 6pm ET) and ending around 8pm PT/11pm ET on December 1st, I’ll be doing everything possible to get #TFX to trend high on Twitter. If you’re seeing this the day after, it’s still important!

This is a new critical metric that TV show execs are using to determine success or failure. Traditional Nielsen rankings aren’t enough.

Want to see my attempts to deconstruct parkour, professional poker, guns, language learning, and much more? Please help me ensure this first episode does well!

See below for how you can best help…

FIRST, WHAT I’LL BE DOING

– Live Twitter Q&A from 4:30pm PT (7:30pm ET) to at least 6pm PT (9pm ET). Ask me anything, but you must include #TFX.
– Giveaways! I’ll be giving away super cool stuff, including:

HOW YOU CAN HELP:

If you’re up for it (and it’d mean the world to me), here are the things you can do to help. This TV show has been years in the making…

  • If you have cable, tune in to “The Tim Ferriss Experiment” on HLN at 5pm PT (8pm ET). If you can’t make it today, please DVR it and watch in the next few days. It counts.
  • If you don’t have cable, please watch the show online starting at exactly 5pm PT (8pm ET). YouTube is here, and iTunes is here.  I’ll offer play-by-play commentary and live Twitter Q&A on what you’re seeing.
  • In any case, please participate in the live Twitter Q&A and giveaways! Use #TFX as much as possible. Original tweets are worth more than retweets of other people.
  • Do whatever you can to get people to use #TFX on Twitter between now and midnight!  Rally the troops, your friends, your mailing lists, your Facebook friends, your imaginary friends… Offer giveaways of your own using #TFX, reuse your most popular tweets using #TFX, etc.In short, as Gary Oldman in The Professional would say:

IMAGES OF QUOTES & ANIMATED GIFS

Special thanks to Brendan Gahan, who helped organized the below materials.

Sharing any of the below helps ensure I can film more episodes for y’all. Thank you in advance! Much more content coming (about Jony Ive, actually) soon. Here goes…

If you feel so inclined, below are some images with quotes from the show as well as a few fun animated gifs for you to easily share. Please note, if you download the images and upload any of them your Twitter account directly, it will take up a bit more real estate in the newsfeed (and lead to more exposure for the show). Have fun and enjoy.

IMAGES

One of the best ways to learn something fast is to set stakes #TFX (IMAGE )
Innoculate yourself against making mistakes when you’re afraid #TFX (IMAGE 1) (IMAGE 2)
What other impossibles do I have in my life, that I should really question? #TFX (IMAGE 1) (IMAGE 2) (IMAGE 3)
D.I.S.S. Deconstruction, Selection, Sequencing & Stakes #TFX (IMAGE 1)
What’s up now David Lee Roth? #TFX (IMAGE 1)
M.E.D. The Minimum Effective Dose to unlock this song #TFX (IMAGE 1)

GIFS

Swewart showing me the ‘annoying things guitarists do’ (GIF)
That annoying thing guitarists really do, do #TFX (GIF)
The pressure. The pressure. (GIF)
The 80/20 rule (GIF)
Stewart drumming like he lives in The Matrix #TFX (GIF)

 

QUOTES TO TWEET

I’ve pulled some of my all time favorite quotes, as well as some memorable lines from the show. You can simply click to tweet.

Some of my all time favorites:

“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” – George Bernard Shaw #TFX (Click To Tweet)
“You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”#TFX – Winston Churchill (Click To Tweet)
“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” #TFX – George Bernard Shaw (Click To Tweet)
“Worrying is like praying for what you don’t want.” #TFX via Aileen Norton Swift (Click To Tweet)
“A goal is not always meant to be reached. It often serves simply as something to aim at.” #TFX – Bruce Lee (Click To Tweet)
What other impossibles do I have in my life, that I should really question? #TFX (Click To Tweet)

Memorable lines from the show:

What other impossibles do I have in my life, that I should really question? #TFX (Click To Tweet)
What’s up now David Lee Roth #TFX (Click To Tweet)
I need to figure out the minimum effective dose to learning this song, the smallest piece I can focus on to pull this off #TFX (Click To Tweet)
One of the best ways to learn something fast is to set stakes. #TFX (Click To Tweet)
Innoculate yourself against making mistakes when you’re afraid #TFX (Click To Tweet)

Thank you in advance for your support. It’s what keeps me going.

Posted on: December 1, 2013.

Watch The Tim Ferriss Experiment, the new #1-rated TV show with "the world's best human guinea pig" (Newsweek), Tim Ferriss. It's Mythbusters meets Jackass. Shot and edited by the Emmy-award winning team behind Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations and Parts Unknown. Here's the trailer.

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62 comments on “Premiere! The Tim Ferriss Experiment – Live Tweeting, Giveaways, Q&A, Behind-The-Scenes, and More

  1. Good “luck” Tim! Don’t forget to put your game day tshirt on: “HOPE is not a strategy, LUCK is not a factor, FEAR is not an option.”

    I have it printed on my wall and read it everyday to inspire me!

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  2. Tim I want to watch the second one, I am studying your learning method to apply it in my life, because I love learn too, but in several times I did not reach all the results I want. Go ahead, Adelante Tim.

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  3. Ohhh mannnn, I’ve been wanting to become this person foreeverr!!!!!
    It’s as if I dreamed you up and the universe provided!!! Learn drums or anything in 5 days. INCREDIBLE!!!!!

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  4. Cheers Tim – As a high school musician who still plays the piano casually, I appreciated your honest approach and felt the portrayal was effective. I def felt a bit like this building my first iPhone game app.
    -Erik van Mechelen

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  5. Dear friend Tim,
    Your book and his knowledge are changing my life.
    In all my life this was the cheapest investment I made in knowledge.
    Have Brazilian students? I am willing to be a “guinea pig”. Put into practice the concepts and test them in difficulties and results in another country, in another culture. You never interested in whether their lessons work in other markets, particularly in countries ‘development’?
    I’m ready for anything, even motivated to learn English only to communicate with you (I could never learn other languages, especially English. Inclusive apologize for the horrible translation via “google”, I hope that’s understandable).
    Meanwhile Tim, thank you very much.
    You hits hard, but it changes my life!
    Hug
    Guilherme Brod

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  6. Hi Tim
    What a lovely surprise on my Sunday night! I just finished watching and thought that was such a great first episode – percussion is not an easy feat. My hubby is a major at percussion and is trained in composition – and the art he creates with music is remarkable to me – very brave to get up on stage too!!

    I’ve been following what you do (your projects etc.) more closely as of late – I love what you stand for. A new fan I suppose. I’m all for experimentation, and finding the most efficient and “path of least resistance” ways to learn. I’m always teaching my clients and students the art of “Learning How to Learn” – – getting folks to spark up their curiosity, their experimentation sides etc., can be a tough one these days. Especially when past experiences of learning new things often has negative connections with awful and tedious courses in high school and post-secondary education.
    Keep it up and thanks for doing what you do.
    Have a great rest of your evening. Irene.

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