Tucker Max On Why Writing A Book Is So Important And What It Really Takes To Write One
Today we are joined by Tucker Max. Tucker is the writer of four New York Times Best Sellers, 3 of which were #1 on the list, which have sold over 4.5 million copies worldwide. You have probably heard of some his books like I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell and Assholes Finish First.
But today, Tucker is in a totally different sphere of the universe. He is the co-founder of Scribe, a company that helps people turn ideas into books. As you'll see, this is something that Tucker is really passionate about, as he's passionate about helping people who have knowledge empower and impact the lives of others.
We talk all about that throughout the episode. We talk about his experience as one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people, and we also talk about why he is so invested in this message and why it's so important to him.
Moreover, we went into Tucker's recent delving into MDMA therapy, and how that deeply impacted his life and changed the way he is as a human being. We talked about success habits, books that have impacted his life, and many more things that you will discover in the episode.
I really enjoyed this one, as I always enjoy hanging out with Tucker – I'm sure you're going to do the same as well!
In this episode, we discuss:
- Who is Tucker Max, what does he do, and how did he get here? [3:20]
- Why did Tucker make that big transition in his life? [4:20]
- How does Tucker view writing? [6:30]
- Why does Tucker Max believe that almost every knowledge worker has a book inside them? [9:00]
- Distinguishing ourselves through creating content [12:20]
- The two forms of content that provide the biggest return [16:15]
- How self-publishing became equal to traditional publishing [17:00]
- A few insights on how Scribe's process works [21:40]
- What are some of the examples Tucker has to support the idea that everyone should write a book? [26:10]
- Tucker's transition to a healthy life, and what his routine looks like [29:00]
- Tucker's story of delving into MDMA therapy [30:40]
- How did MDMA therapy impact Tucker? [34:00]
- Some homework for people that want to become better writers [37:20]
- Books that have impacted Tucker Max's life [40:25]
- Tucker Max's final takeaway message [42:00]
Resources Mentioned in This Episode:
- Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David Goggins
- The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish
- Giftology: The Art and Science of Using Gifts to Cut Through the Noise, Increase Referrals, and Strengthen Retention by John Ruhlin
- Traction: Get A Grip On Your Business by Gino Wickman
- Tucker Max's article on MDMA therapy
- Trust, Surrender, Receive: How MDMA Can Release Us From Trauma and PTSD by Anne Other
- One Last Talk: Why Your Truth Matters and How to Speak It by Philip McKernan