Tim Ferriss is uber productive. Judging by the amount of books, articles, and podcast interviews he "ships" every year, he is uber productive. He is, consequently, very successful. A role model.
I have a problem with people like Tim—people who give splendid advice about how to be successful. My life circumstances, past experiences, and social network are different. I don’t have the social connections and head starts/advantages like they do. I have a different beast to tackle. But it’s very tempting to follow them and be blinded.
You hear experts and gurus publishing great advice and how-to's everyday. You fall for their "if I did it, you can too" message. They make you believe that you can be just as successful as them.
Don't get me wrong. Many online entrepreneurs, experts, and masters are legit and passionate individuals. They share their wisdom and strategies generously. But the beast that you have to tackle is different from their beast. The challenge, therefore, will always be slightly different.
Your life experience and environmental influences shaped you, gave you a certain predispositions, qualities, and limitations. What worked for many people may work for you, but not always. A task that only takes Tim 30 days to turn into a habit, may take you 90 days (3 months). There is nothing wrong with that.
Certain skills will take less energy, effort, and time for Tim to develop, while it may take you longer. And that's okay.
Two qualities are important to remember:
1.) Patience - because you won't know how long it will take to tame the beast.
2.) Endurance - you won't know how long it will take to outlast the beast.
Use all the strategies you can find (yes, use Tim, Seth, Anthony, Pat, etc. advice). Use what works. But discard those that don't. Be patient with yourself and endure the pain. The time of completion varies, but triumph feels the same.