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Getting down to 4 hours is hard, but the benefits of this book are amazing
The 4-hour Work Week - Timothy Ferriss
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The 4-hour Work Week - Timothy Ferriss
Advantages: Great inspiration, easy to read
Disadvantages: None for me
About The Product
The 4 Hour Work Week is a self help book written by Timothy Ferris in 2007, it has sold more than 1,350,000 copies and has been on the New York Times Best Seller List for more than four years.
Can't describe the look of the book as I do not own a physical copy but have read it on my kindle.
My Opinions & Experiences
The title "The 4-Hour Work Week" and sub title "Escape The 9-5, Live Anywhere And Join The New Rich" are very catchy and this no doubt has aided book sales, however it was very hard for me to take the title in particular with little more than a pinch of salt upon downloading the book.
I have read a number of self help books in the past varying on topics including interview techniques, marketing, online business, language and more. I enjoy reading but usually can only read so much of these self help titles before getting a little confused with mixed messages from other sources I have read or simply being bored. I can say that the 4 hour work week was very different in that I enjoyed the read, often saying to myself "that's a great idea", "I must do that" and read it from start to finish in the space of four days funnily enough.
I was sceptical at the start and to a degree still am, Tim seems to do a fair bit of blogging and advertising of his books/products which I feel makes the title a little misleading, although like me I doubt many people purchase it feeling it is truly possible. At the end of the book I feel as though if you did take everything from it to the absolute extreme it could be possible but you would require a fair bit of capital to begin with.
I'm a small business owner and so my inspiration for reading the book was to find new ideas in which I could grow the business and help with income streams and managing my time more efficiently.
The book provides some fantastic information about how to make your time ten times as productive which in essence is an indication as to why the book was named so, I find it hard to believe many will achieve a 4 hour work week but if you don't take it literally you could easily free up time by spending the time you do work far more productively and it is this that thrilled me the most when reading.
The book reads like Tim is giving you a lecture, excitedly telling his story, from work slave past to living a much more enriched life while making more than he ever did previously. There are sections where you need to answer questions, small stories from people who Tim has helped, there are little tasks that you should try to implement and there is a good amount of ideas that will provide you with motivation, inspiration and a new desire to have the life you want.
To summarise if you don't take the title too literally and open your mind to some of the ideas Tim proposes then you could easily find some inspiration with which to improve your life.
Summary: It may not make you a millionaire but some ideas will help you and your business/work life, enjoy it
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