My Secret Love Affair with Tim Ferriss

I’m sure that some of you know Tim and are thinking, “Whoa. He’s WAY too young for her!”

I’ve been keeping this on the down-low because I was worried about what people would think. I mean, sheesh, he’s just a baby and kind of a tool. Barely older than my oldest child. I’m sure you’re thinking he couldn’t possibly be my type. But, you know what? Being honest is important, so I’m coming clean.

Here’s everything you need to know. . .go ahead and gossip.

 What do I <3 Tim?

He’s smarter than I am. We both took 2004 off and traveled. Tim traveled (I quote) “from the back alleys of Berlin to the hidden lakes of Patagonia”.  I spent time in Denmark, Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica and various parts of the US. I wasn’t smart enough to write a book on how to do this regularly for the rest of my life, even though almost everyone I know was jealous and would have bought 10 copies. Tim was.

He has started a book club. Isn’t that cute? Of course, it’s virtual. He and I both feel strongly about crowds in our living room. At least I know I do. It’s a book club with some of his favorite titles, books he says have changed his life in some way. The first two books, Vagabonding and Daily Rituals, are both highly entertaining and informative with a lot of humor thrown in. Dreamy, don’t you think?

He’s got a lot of energy. Who else do you know who can author a book, star in his own TV show, maintain a blog, run a book club, stay in shape, find time to dine out, keep up on social media, be interviewed literally everywhere, start an investment group and think up what’s next all at the same time? Yes. He is doing all those things and more. Right now. As we speak.

We both love a great cup of coffee. Just the other evening, I was watching Tim make the perfect cup of coffee. You can watch him here. Every gadget he uses has been added to my reward list. Reward list? Yes. The list of not-terribly-expensive stuff that I can reward myself with when I reach a mini-goal. Not Tim’s idea, but a good one, none the less.

 How did I meet Tim?

As with most great affairs, it wasn’t love at first sight. Back when his first book, the Four Hour Work Week, came out, I bought it and read it. To be honest, it left me overwhelmed because I just wasn’t tech-savvy enough to pull it off. I lost interest, and lost track of Tim.

In 2013 he came back into my life.

I kept seeing him here and there on social media. He was doing this thing or that – always something edgy. Then my friend Jeremy DeWeese got to have dinner with Tim in San Francisco at Flour & Water (one of my favorite restaurants, also). I have to admit, I was jealous! Tim had just released another book, The Four Hour Chef, (I bought 5 copies) and I was intrigued, even though I was still pretending that he wasn’t that interesting. After all, I’m 50. And he readily admits he’s a hand-full.

My biggest goal for this year is to create some passive income. In preparation, last November I re-read the Four Hour Work Week, looking for ideas. Eureka! Three years of entrepreneur-hood has given me just enough know-how to be able to envision and research my “muse” this year.

I also started following Tim’s blog. I know. I know. It’s not meant for me. It’s meant for 20 and 30-somethings. I just can’t resist! I love lifehacking and there’s no one out there my age that’s doing this stuff! It’s interesting, humorous, fun and informative almost every week. I didn’t sign up or anything. I guess I’m more of a stalker, really.

 I’m sure the infatuation is mutual, though. He just hasn’t met me yet!

Be careful, you might just decide you <3 him, too!





P.S. Thanks, Tim. You’re freaking brilliant, highly entertaining and crazy-fun!

Lovin’ ya from afar,


4 Responses

  1. Chris says:

    Great post! I too have been intrigued by his approach! Looking forward to hearing what Ferrris ideas you put into play! 🙂

  2. So the real question is…do you want to meet him? 🙂

  3. Tamara Cameron says:

    Yes! I’d love to meet Tim. Let’s do that, Nisha! 🙂

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