A Review Of Tools Of The Titans By Tim Ferris


Tim Ferris, through his book “The 4-Hour week” wove his way into the hearts of Americans. The successful entrepreneur and author, has shown all of us the importance of time maximization, productivity and critical problem-solving. Tim Ferris productivity guides have kept a lot of use from procrastination and time wastage. A few years after the launch of his greatest bestseller, a book that retained the number one most highlighted book of all times with over 1500 5star reviews, Tim released another great self-help book called the “Tools of the Titans.

Through his broadcast, Tim has interviewed more than 100 different titans in a myriad of fields. The book is written with an approach that targets every single individual. It does not matter if you read any of his former books or have never had of Tim, the content in the book is fresh and in-depth.

The book, based on the wisdom of the many guests on his show, seeks to explain why the different individuals are great at what they do. Taking into account his major gift of seeking the finer details and note taking, Tim gives us a firsthand journey through the thoughts, the days and the decision making processes of hundreds of titans.

In the book, he seeks to enable his readers understand what it is that gives a common man super power. How challenges are viewed by different people. One major quote he seeks to bring to life is “judge a man by his questions rather than his answers” by Pierre marc.

The book consists of pages after pages of different millionaires and different chess pros whose lives were governed and changed by the kind of questions they presented to themselves. He seeks to give us an understanding of why our icons have flaws just like we do, but how they have drawn strength in those weaknesses and risen above.

This is a great book in the sense that it appeals to every one of us. It is a great self-help book that will seek to challenge the inadequacies inside us and give us the courage to rise above-just like the titans in Tim’s book.

It’s already on my 2017 reading list.


10x Productivity Planner

I will show you what a 10x planner should look like.  I will give you the steps to increase your 6 month income.

  • 1.) Clarity- What is important to you?  What are your core values?  You want your life to based on your values not someone else is.  Some examples might be family, health, flexibility, and influence.  Ultimately you need to be clear on your end result.
  • What are you top 5 Goals for the Year?
  • What are your top 3 Goals for for the next 90 days?
  • Top 3 Focus for Month 1
  • Top 3 Focus for Month 2
  • Top 3 Focus for Month 3
  • What are you most compelling reason to ultimate hit those 5 goals this year?
  • 2.) Increasing Your Confidence-  Having confidence is very important in life.  If you do not have confidence you will be trapped in a “comfortable” bubble that you will never escape.
  • What choices to you need to make to increase your confidence?
  • What challenged do you need to sharpen your perspective?
  • What are 3 lessons life has taught you so far?
  • What are 3 things you need the most work on?
  • 3.) Shifting your circle of influence
  • Find 3 role models who you can look up too.
  • You need to decide who are your make it or break it friends.
  • How are those people influencing you?
  • Who do you spend most of your time with?
  • 4.) Consistence Motivation
  • Write down 5 good emotions that you can use for motivation
  • Write down 5 bad emotions that drain you from motivation
  • Find what drains your energy so you can stay present and in the moment
  • Most important Find a morning Routine
  • 5.) Create Result Rituals
  • Find Rituals that give you results.
  • Strive to put Rituatls in place that give you momentum.
  • 6.) Always be a learner and opened minded.  Never Settle


If you follow this blue print it should help you to move forward. First you should start with a clear vision!  You  need to be clear on your end result. You should always be focused on outcome.   If everything works what would be your ideal vision?  You have to make sure you have a clear vision at the top of your paper.

Next thing you should have is values.  These are the things you have to work out for yourself.  Some people like money over time and some people like Donald Trump care about more about money then personal time.  Put your values in order.  Then you can go ahead and base everything off your values that you care about the most.

Next what are you top 5 compelling goals.  What are you true top reason to hit this goal.  What are your key behaviors and habitats that you need to see your self up to achieve these goals.   Some behaviors might be gratitude, spark your mind, and maybe wake up early and exercising.

Lastly you need to define the actually money you desire by a specific date.  What are you going to give up to get that money.  This is why you becoming an entrepreneur you have to have a plan of action to complete what you want or else you will fall into a trap of society.

Once I found this sheet from Peter Voogd it really help me take action.  I figured out that there are more option in life.  I no longer want to be a roofer but I want more freedom for my family and friends.  I also want to travel the world.  You just have to make a decision on what your values are and then reverse engineer everything from there.  I hope this by asking your self these questions will help someone because it helped me.  If you have any question contact me or find Peter Voogd on social media.

Goal Setting

Do you have goals?  Are you writing down your goals?  Here are 5 things that you should know when setting goals!

  1. Confidence-  Having the confidence and believe in yourself a 1000% that is a must.  You have to believe fully without any doubt that you will maximize each day to achieve those goals. Being able to bet on yourself and having the confidence to get back up is something that should be done first before even moving forward.
  2. Focus- Focus on delivering results and execute flawlessly on a few things that will create big results.  You want to master one thing and not worry about the other things.  Many people try to be good at many things and they never see results.  Focus on one thing and learn from the best in your field.  Writing down “little goals” each day will give you the ability to help you stay focus.
  3. Execution- Being productive every single day and being consistence is a mother of mastery.  If you have an idea but don’t execute it does not matter.  Do something where you can take action.  If you have ideas write it down.  Execution is the name of the game!  Move forward each day and take full action on those tasks.
  4. Clarity- Clarity is Power.  If you really know what you want you will do anything and everything it takes to get there.  You always want to have your goals that you want to accomplish.  Find your top 3 goals and find out exactly what you want to accomplish.  Ask yourself. How do you want to feel? How much money you want to have?  Once you really know all these things you have a clear mission and nothing should stop you.
  5. Focus- Start working on yourself.  Keep your mindset and peak performance.  If you are not working at your peak performance you will get distracted and not hit your goals.  You need to write down your 3 proudest accomplishments.  From there focus on each day and be willing to do whatever it take to accomplish little at a time to ultimatly hit your yearly or 6 month goal.
  6. Grit-Your ability to keep going and improve every day.  You will increase your muscle memory and execute on your goals my your grit.  You will not let anything stop you if you have a strong grit.

These are very powerful points that I wanted to mention.  Peter Voogd taught me all these things.  You can find him all over the web.  He has great tools and resources to help you grow into the person you want to be.  I would recommend anyone checking out his stuff.  Here are my top 3 goals by the end of the year.   My first goal is to make more then $60,000 by the end of the year.  My second goal is to quit my job at Brookfield Towing and begin my business.  My third goal is to improve my relationships.  I want to build a stronger family, spiritually, and mentally relationship.  These are some of my goals.  I take each day and lift it to the fullest.  Be thankful what you have and never take anything for granted.  Those are things I remind myself every day.  If you have questions or want more info on Peter Voogd contact me.  

Mastering Emotions

Do youFeeling Good Book always have mixed emotions? Are you often feeling mad or sad?

Having emotions is quite normal.  Learning how to deal with certain emotions
is very crucial to your success and happiness in life.  I have personally struggle with this and still are currently working on controlling my emotions.  Feeling Good is a book that teaches you all about emotions in very informative detail.  I would suggest dealing with emotions this is an amazing book to refer too.

Being self aware allows you to start taking action for yourself.  When you realize that you are not bound to your thoughts everything will change.  Self awareness will allow you to notice that when you feel a certain emotion it is to only steer you in the right direction.  You are in control of all your emotions.  For example: Getting mad or frustrated allows you to slow down and be patient.  Many times your estimate of an emotion is ultimately what you think not actually the thing itself controlling the emotion.

Manipulation is also a big part of controlling your emotions.  This book will also different techniques about manipulation.  Yoga, isolation tank, exercise, and breathing techniques are all tools that can help you control emotions.  There are so many ways to take control of your life and emotions.  Ultimately you are in control.  Take control of your mind and the way you think and you will be a whole different person.

Notes To Take Home

Emotions can be broken down in 3 basic ways.  To find more information buy this book.

Expressive: How you react to your current emotion with actions

Subjective-How you perceive and experience the emotion

Physiological- How your body reacts to the emotion



Personal Development

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Have you thought about improving your life?  Are you not where you want to be?  I’m still working on this part of my life but I believe that personal development is a very important and is a good place to start.  Start by deciding today that you will take the time to develop the best version of yourself.  There are many ways to do this.  Physically, Mentally, Emotionally, and Spiritually are important factors when being the best version of yourself.

How did I start?  I believe a good place to start is to figure out your what your ideal life would be.  What would your ideal life be like?  I really feel like nothing more important the answering these questions.  Take the time and write all your answers down.  Once you really find out what you want then your next step is to reverse engineer.  You are probably wondering what is reverse engineering? To reverse engineer makes to start taking action to get to your ultimate goal.

Next step is just to START.  Every day you should be taking one step in front of the other to advancing to your limitless goal.  If your goal matches what you want to do with your life then just make the decision and start.  I personally started a auto window tint shop and now have a little more freedom to do what I want.  Brookfieldtint has brought in more revenue so I can start new adventures.  Some times you might think that I cant do this.  I’m telling you from experience just start.  I used to get get caught up worrying that I will fail.  Failure is a part of life.  To be honest there is no failure, no perfect circumstance, and know one will give you anything.  Just make the choice today.  If you maximize each day you will eventually get there.  Consistency is key.  If you have any questions contact me.

Circle of Influence

Have you thought about the people that you hang around?  The people that you surround yourself with is EVERYTHING.  Think about the best fighters in the UFC (if you watch) they train with the best and they have the best coaches.  If you want to elevate your game in life you have to start hanging around people who are playing the game of life at a higher level.  If you are not where you want to be in life you need to stop and reflect who are your friends.  Grant Cardone said “If you have the same friends as you did in high school your doing something wrong.”  This means if you want to make a million dollars hang out with billionaires and you will get there faster.  Change who you hang out with and it will change the game of life for you.  Check out my about page to find more information.  Check out my mentor Peter Voogd below.