The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss: Review

The 4-Hour Workweek

 

Reading The 4-Hour Workweek makes one wonder how can someone achieve so much within such a short period of time? Tim Ferriss, author of The  4-Hour Workweek is also an entrepreneur, angel investor, and public speaker. He is also a Guiness record-holder in Tango, a national champion in kickboxing, and runs a business that makes supplements. Wow!

I first heard about The 4-Hour Workweek at the recent Asia Internet Congress. Curious, I decided to lay my hands on a copy, just to find out how can one work just 4 hours a week.

I was not disappointed.

The 4-Hour Workweek promises two things –

1. You will ask yourself why haven’t you been living the life you want to live?

2. How can you start living the life you want to live?

You see, this book is about how the New Rich, and how you can make full use of your resources and time effectively, to get the results you want. Tim focuses on the use of automation to free up unproductive time managing your emails and also how to focus on serving “productive” clients that bring good income to you instead of the ones who brings complaints and issues to you. By utilising resources effectively, you can then free your time to do the things that really matter to you.

Tim also teaches in detail how you can engage Virtual Admins to help you run your tasks for you. To be honest, this is a concept that I am still uncomfortable with, although I am beginning to explore outsourcing. But to have someone run your life tasks for me is still something I am not quite comfortable with. Still, I believe that there is value and if someone can utilise this effectively, it means it is worth a thought.

Tim also shares how an employee can slowly negotiate his way to working from home, beginning with suggesting to your boss that you actually can be more productive when doing work at home instead of in the office. Of course, you really have to demonstrate that you are indeed more productive before your boss can trust you enough to let you work from home full time. When you can be productive at home using less hours as compared to your office, you can really live the life you want with the extra time earned.


Here are some other insights I took away from his book:

  • “Someday” is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you.
  • Focus on being productive instead of being busy.
  • Named must your fear be before banish it you can. – Yoda, Starwars: The Empire Strikes Back
  • A person’s success in life can usually be measured by the number of uncomfortable conversations he or she is willing to have.
  • Being efficient without regard to effectiveness is the default mode of the universe.
  • The lack of time is lack of priorities.
  • Develop a to-do list and a not-to-do list.

I absolutely love this book and I can’t recommend it enough. Tim has reshaped my mind on how the New Rich thinks and works and how spending less time can make more money.

You can read about The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated) here.

Victor Lee is the owner of imVictorLee.com. Passionate in Affiliate Marketing, Personal Development and Training, Victor hopes to equip more people with skills and knowledge not just to make money online, but to have financial and time freedom for the things that matter most.
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Victor Lee

Victor Lee is the owner of imVictorLee.com. Passionate in Affiliate Marketing, Personal Development and Training, Victor hopes to equip more people with skills and knowledge not just to make money online, but to have financial and time freedom for the things that matter most.
Click Here if you would like an opportunity to work with Victor.

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