Change your Life Equation with 'The 4-Hour Workweek' by Timothy Ferriss
We often put dreams or career changes on hold because we are afraid it won't work.
People like Timothy Ferriss make us kick ourself in the behind.
I first met the author after he made a presentation at South by Southwest and the 'positive vibrations' he sent made me want to talk to him.
The idea expressed by the title of his book 'The 4-Hour Workweek' (Crown Publishers) might be a stretch but it raises the issue of face time versus results at work.
Doing less by doing better for him means outsourcing tasks that someone can do for less money than you make in your average working hour. It is not just a financial and scheduling decision. The person might also do a better job than you at that specific task.
Why spend a lot of time and energy on things you do not like or do not have the skills for? For me it would be things like cleaning windows.
Another one of Timothy Ferriss points is that the planets will never be perfectly aligned for you to make the jump into whatever you really want to do.
This brought back to mind the 3 minute thinking of my friend Eric Bienstock.
An underlying argument in The 4-Hour Workweek is that you have more choices than you want to acknowledge.
Timothy Ferriss considers that money is based on what he calls 4 W's: What you do, When you do it, Where you do it, and with Whom you do it.
He calls it the "freedom multiplier".
After all, in a number of fields technology allows us to work from pretty much any place and work with people in many places as well.
Changing the cost of living equation by moving somewhere affordable can allow us to work less and live more.
I just got a publisher's copy yesterday so this is my first take on it.
The book was released this week.
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