The 4 Hour Work week

Timothy Ferriss


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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.

What will you learn from this book


• Take active 'mini-retirements' throughout your life instead of an inactive retirement at the end of your life.

• Be a business owner - not a business runner. One gives you lots of free time - the other consumes your time.

• Use the 80/20 rule. 80% of your revenue probably comes from 20% of your customers. You can save a lot of time and make more money by focusing where it matters - on the 20%. This rule applies to most of the things in life.

• Go on a low-information diet: too much information overloads you, so avoid reading news on subjects that have no relevance to you.

• People do not want to be millionaires. They want the lifestyle of a millionaire. You can have it without being a millionaire.

Language English
ISBN-10 0091929113
ISBN-13 978-0091929114
No of pages 308
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher Random House
Published Date 06 Jan 2011

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Author : Timothy Ferriss

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