The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich is a step-by-step blueprint to living a relaxed luxury life. This book negates and challenges the old-age concept of retirement and subsequent relaxation or travel. Today, no one has the patience to wait for fulfilling their respective desires since we are living in the age of rat-race. Given the unstable economic conditions of today’s times, no one knows whether they would be able to enjoy and travel life post-retirement.
The earlier generations had to struggle a lot during their youth and there was a culture of 'settling-down’ with a government job and enjoy the retirement and post-retirement plans of the government. Nowadays, with the corporate culture, youth do not have the patience of waiting till the last may be 1/3rd phase of their lives to relax. They have the luxury of enjoying along with their hectic jobs because even the companies today want their employees to be stress-free.
The dreams today, range from going on a world-tour to earning a monthly 5 figure salary. This book is a perfect guide to living such a life balancing both work and leisure. The author Tim transformed his hectic life of 80 hours per week and $40, 000 Per Annum to 4 hours per week and $40, 000 Per Month.
Also, it talks about the tips on outsourcing your work at a cost of $5 per hour and do whatever with your leisure time.
Utilizing the principles of an Italian Economist, Tim teaches about the art of eliminating 50% of your workload in mere 48 hours.
Again, there is advice on how to deal with a long-term career and convert it into short-work schedules alongside frequent little-retirements.
Author : Timothy Ferriss
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