I loved this book. It had so much usable information in the first half of the book, that I was delighted to hear it was continued. I've used some of the principals in the book already and listened to it a second time.
There are a lot of references to where to find information and do the things outlined in the book. It really gives you a step by step guide to any of the pricipals he describes in the book, so you can truly do it yourself.
This reader adds just the right snarkyness to bring a good interpretation of the writers tone. I laughed more than once.
Not a single moment, but after the second listen, I wrote so many notes - I had to go buy the hardcover book and just flag the pages that I wanted to reference again.
An avid learner and therefore, lover of non-fiction works, specifically about business, marketing and sales.
I would listen to this again, and as a matter of fact, listened to it a second time just a week after I finished the first time. There were so many good points and I wasn't able to take notes, that I just felt like another listen was mandatory.
This book definitely lit a fire under my bottom and there are a few key points that anyone wishing for a better life should pay close attention to. Tim's philosophy on living is somewhat unique and quite refreshing... a bit against the grain in a good way. My only disappointment was that Tim wasn't the actual voice actor for the book, but then again, after you listen to it, you'll understand exactly why he didn't do the read himself, so... perhaps that's not a complaint. It is a bit long and there are times where the book seems to veer off course from the main point of the book, such as when he gets too, detailed about traveling and such, but who can really complain about extra info that some people might find useful and interesting.
Gives many practical ways of doing things more efficiently and effectively. Listening to he audio book I realised I needed the paper version as well in order to check on some of the webistes etc. Mahendra
When he was able to remove nonprofitable customers and free up time and money
Just a little hard to tell who is telling their story at times but other than that it flows well.
Do only the important things and get on with doing my best work elsewhere.
Enjoyed the book, Timothy, you have my ear!
This book, like its author, lacks substance. It is an autobiography of a shameless self-promoter, not a guide to self-improvement. It has no useful ideas or inspirations for business or life. He alienated me quicker than an Amway salesman. His life plan:
(1) Start crappy supplement company
(2) Find some obscure "records" that require no effort to pursue, and break them via some sort of loophole. BRAG ABOUT IT!
(3) Sell book.
(4) *Forthcoming* Realize life consisted of an aggregation of resume entries that lack meaning or substance.
The book was a fantastic listen. The narration was wonderful as well. There were so many tips in this book that I had to listen to it twice. If you are looking for a way to break out of the rat race this book gives you an excellent place to start.
Broker/Realtor in Springfield IL with The Real Estate Group. Avid Self-Help and Business "Reader" with an emphasis on communication. Also a closet science nerd and former rock star :)
I gotta tell ya... I read/listen to a ton of this type of book. What constantly frustrates me about many of these reads it that it is all theory and philosophy. 4HWW is NOT that at all! It's cover to cover hands on activity and exercise to get you on the road to what's really important to you.
I'm in the middle of my third full listen, but have listened to several chapters over and over. It's definitely worth a monthly credit. Highly recommended.
This is the kind of book that pays for itself if all it does is get you thinking....Its not practical that EVERYONE can emulate the writers lifestyle, nor would everyone want to. Anyone who is a modern entrepreneur is already applying some of the principles of this book by instinct. What the listener benefits most from is applying the "attitude" of the book to their life - take the nuggets from the book that you need and fit best with the way you currently work or run your business.
The content has some eye opening ideas about your life and your job... the idea that you can be in control, travel and live on the cheap in foreign countries, delegate more effectively and offload your busy work, take advantage of technology to do more remote work, take mini retirements every couple of years rather than waiting until you are 65. Simple ideas framed in a strategic way to make you think about your life differently than the rest of the corporate drones and the overworked overacheiving entrepeneurs, but also the practical implementation details to help make such far fetched strategies into reality.
I like the content in the book, save the mundane internet addresses spelled out in painstaking monotony in each chapter's "Questions and Actions" section. The reader sucks - he does not make the content sound fun or interesting - way too serious for this subject. It has almost ruined the message of the book. I am considering reading the text and erasing the audio as result.
I bought this book in paperback first and was very impressed with the content. There are several KEY thought-changing perspectives that can help you unlock your mind and figure out how you want to structure your work-life. Great information.
I could never find the time to finish reading it so I bought the audio version. I was able to find the time to listen to it on my commute to work so that part of the audio was good. However, there are two things that made listening to the book difficult for me. One was that Tim provides a LOT of web links and references that people can use as life-tools which the narrator read VERBATIM. That made those sections of the book incredible monotonous. The other small irritation that got worse as the book went along was that the narrator sounded somewhat sarcastic. That's ok for a little while but by the end of the 8 hours or so of listening, I was glad I was finished with it.
I'll refer back to my hard copy of the book but I won't listen to the audio version again.