Freedom through imperfection

 Imperfection is relatable

I am a huge fan of Tim Ferriss.

I read The The 4-Hour Work Week, The 4-Hour Body, The 4-Hour Chef and subscribe to The Four Hour Blog.

I loved all of them and they inspired me to start my own muse business and implement ideas such as the 80/20 principle into my own life.

Tim is a pioneer of efficiency, automation, outsourcing, passive income and de-constructing life to component parts and finding the shortest route to the desired result.

In short, he is perfection personified.

Until now.

He published this post on The Four Hour blog recently and it totally shattered my illusion of him as an ultra disciplined master who is in complete control of every aspect of his life –  someone who no longer suffers the setbacks and imperfectness of us mere mortals.

Completely unexpected, but totally welcome, the post details Tim’s struggles with loneliness, staying in bed, caffeine addiction and overcoming procrastination.

It completely goes against everything he has ever published and reveals the “real” Tim Ferriss – or at least confirms that he struggles like the rest of us do.

It was such a joy to read I have re-read it several times. It took great courage for Tim to produce the post, but as a result I feel a deeper connection and understanding of who he is.

In a previous post I covered vulnerability – it is a powerful tool and can really be a catalyst for change in your life.

If you can pluck up the courage to confront your weaknesses or vulnerability and be open and honest about it with others – you’ll be surprised that you’re not alone and we all have issues to deal with despite our outwardly polished appearance.

So hats of to Tim for his bravery- his honesty is truly inspiring and the post is well worth a read even if you’ve never heard of him.

So what are your weaknesses and vulnerabilities? and what could you gain by being open and honest about them?

Just a thought.