Miller says that for his patients who are about to die, it's not always helpful to talk about the meaning of life. Baking cookies with them, however? "Just the basic joy of smelling a cookie. You're rewarded for being alive and in the moment. Smelling a cookie is not on behalf of some future state. It's great in the moment, by itself, on behalf of nothing," he says in the book. No matter where we are in our lives, certainly anyone can appreciate an experience like that. And most importantly, you get to eat cookies when you're done!
They eat the same damn thing for breakfast every day
Ferriss also interviewed Seth Godin, a best-selling author of 15+ books and uber-popular blogger, for the Tools of Titans. In addition to his intense book writing schedule, Godin has also somehow carved out the time to start two companies as well. Because he is so busy, Godin reveals in the book that he eats the same thing for breakfast every day, because it's "one more decision I don't [have to] make." His morning meal of choice? Frozen bananas, hemp powder, almond milk, dried plum, and walnuts thrown in a blender.