Tim Ferris is a self-help guru, business consultant, and entrepeneur. He is the author of the New York Times number 1 bestsellers The 4-Hour Workweek and The 4-Hour Body, as well as the Wall Street Journal number 1 bestseller The 4-Hour Chef. His books have been both praised and panned; depending on which side you fall on, Ferris is either glib or thoughtful. Until 2015, he was one of the planet's leading angel investors in technology;sine 2015 he has been concerntrating on his writing and his media projects.
In this TED Talk, Ferris outlines a process he calls "fear-setting," which helps one to survive in high-pressure environments and allows one to specify what one can control and what one cannot.