I don't know what I was thinking. This is the usual book on making money with money and living a life of luxury. What did I think it was going to be time management? Brain Cramp.
This just annoyed me because he was ever so proud of his fabulous lifestyle. I am more interested in making the world a more just and safe place than in bungee jumping. Oh Well!
If TIm actually works only four hours per week then how many work years did it take him to write the book? Like this silly question many of Tim's ideas don't quite add except on paper and if you talk real fast. If, as Tim suggests, I can work 4 hours a week and make $100,000 a year, why don't I work 50 hours a week for a four years at $1,2500,000 a year then retire and live off the interest on the more than $4,000,000 I would have saved? I think I will live for more than 15 more years so I will save at least 2600 hours of work. Silly book. Some good ideas, but don't take the title seriously.
I read the first 4 chapters and decided to quit. The ideas seemed to be too selfish if they even work at all.
The book is packed with useful information for a variety of areas. Some of it will be relevant to you, some will not, but there are lots of great tid-bits to pick up on.
Ferriss's approach can be a little off-putting since he comes off as a "get rich quick" artist. If putting your heart into your work is of great importance to you, parts of his approach will probably annoy you somewhat. If you are more the serial entrepreneur type, I bet you'll love it.
The narrator uses this doom-and-gloom voice that really annoyed me. Seemed like he was lecturing me which gets pretty grating.
I'm not entirely sure how I came across this book, but it's been life changing. Expertly presented and quite humorous. It should be on your Wish List if not in My Library.
For the first hour of this book, I wasn't feeling very warm and fuzzy about the author or the stage being set by him. However, everything changed. This book will have you laughing out loud, and questioning all the many social norms and fundamentals you have held dear, and which have been building blocks for the boring or unfulfilled life you are now trying to escape. It suggests options and provides an abundance of resources. Truly a life changing read.
Those that don't like this book are those that need the safety and false security of every day being the same tedium.
Most people need others to create the environment that makes them feel safe and secure. The reality is that there is no such thing as security nor certainty. Life is to be lived.