We here at T.I. would like to thank Tim Ferriss once again for honoring Terry last week on the recent 1 year anniversary of his passing on 10/20. In one of our previous blog posts this past summer, we shared Tim’s podcast interview with Terry (recorded 2 weeks before he died), as well as a free episode of Terry teaching on Tim’s TV show. Tim has now generously shared a PDF of Terry’s chapter (link below) in his newest book. In Tim’s weekly email to his readers last Friday (10/19), he wrote this in closing:
“I’d like to raise a glass in tribute to two of my good friends who have passed away. Famed strength and performance coach Charles Poliquin unexpectedly died on September 26th, and I will miss him. He always loved my listeners and readers… One year ago this week, Terry Laughlin, who taught me how to swim in my thirties, passed away. Terry recorded his last ever interview with me about Total Immersion (TI) swimming and his philosophies, and you can see him in action on this TV episode of The Tim Ferriss Experiment. Many of his beautiful life lessons were also shared in his profile from Tribe of Mentors. Charles and Terry, my friends, may you both rest in peace. You made the world a better place.”
Here’s a short description of Tim’s book:
“Tribe of Mentors, my newest book, shares short, tactical life advice from 100+ world-class performers. Many of the world’s most famous entrepreneurs, athletes, investors, poker players, and artists are part of the book. The tips and strategies in ‘Tribe of Mentors’ have already changed my life, and I hope the same for you.”
In Terry’s profile (a quick read!), he answered the following questions posed by Tim:
1) What is the book (or books) you’ve given most as a gift, and why? Or what are one to three books that have greatly influenced your life?
2) How has a failure, or apparent failure, set you up for later success? Do you have a “favorite failure” of yours?
3) In the last five years, what have you become better at saying no to? What new realizations and/or approaches helped?
4) What advice would you give to a smart, driven college student about to enter the “real world?” What advice should they ignore?
Thank you to Tim for sharing Terry’s chapter from his book– the Laughlin Family and Total Immersion truly appreciates it. And now you, our readers, can enjoy it… Happy Laps!
Terry & Tim in Kona, Hawaii in 2014 while filming an episode of “The Tim Ferriss Experiment”