What can you cook in 4 hours?

Insights from the 4 hour chef- Tim Ferriss


This guy is making more than just noodles, cause I only need 4 minutes to make good noodles.

“it is possible to become world class, enter the top 5% performers in the world, in almost any subject within 6-12 months, or even 6-12 weeks. There is a recipe, the real recipe in this book, and that is DISSS” Tim Ferriss


So the big question I’m sure is running through your mind is, What in the world is DISSS? Me too I’m wondering.

Di- Deconstruct: Break skill into sub-components. This is the trial method, in this stage, you’re trying to see what works, what sticks and what doesn’t. You do this by breaking down your task into small units, sub skills. Then you try to understand the skill as well as you can. Ask questions from the experts, mentors even coaches.

S- Select: This is where you become a total idiot,  an idiot enjoying success because you’ve done your research, you avoid the many mistakes other novices would have made.

S- Sequence : Margin of error, quick competency, early win. Rank the highest frequency items based on their ability to provide early wins and feeling of competency. At this stage you should focus in the pareto principle and try to get to practice the top 20% that will yield 80% of the result.

S- stakes: Deadlines and social incentives, A goal without a real consequence is wishful thinking. When stakes are put up, it makes you more motivated to do more, in  real time. Find someone to hold you accountable if you fail and put some financial stake on it. Result shows this is much better and effective.


As an individual: I’m drawing my vision board and keeping stakes on it.


Back to the question, what can you cook in 4 hours?

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Author: Victor Adeyemo

Victor Adeyemo is a Leadership and high performance coach, an Event decorator and MC. He is the team leader of Leaders Digest

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