Four-Hour Workweek


I just finished reading Timothy Ferriss’ The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich, and I am a total convert.

I love the practical advice he gives to streamline your life, such as only checking work-related e-mail at 12pm and 4pm, outsourcing your mundane tasks to offshore virtual assistants, and really questioning whether the task you’re doing is actually work or if you’re simply trying to appear busy.

But what I really loved about this book was its underlying premise: to free up more of your time–not so you can go make more money or have time to do more work-related tasks–but so you can HAVE A LIFE. Many time-management books want you to be faster at what you do so you can do more of it. Timothy Ferris wants you to be better and faster at what you do so you can get the hell out of the office and do all of the things you’ve always wanted to do. (He learned several languages, traveled the world, and became the national champion in Chinese kickboxing–all while running his company remotely).

If you could quite your job tomorrow and follow your heart’s desire, what would you do?

Assuming you can’t quit your job tomorrow, what’s one thing you *can* be doing over the new few months to get closer to making your dreams happen?


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