I've avoided this book for years because of the title. I was certain that anybody promoting a 4 hour work week was selling snake oil.
What I found though was a thought provoking look at the way most of us 'do work' and even life. I recommend this to anyone looking to break out of your routine and the monotony of 9-5 or, like me, break free from the 70+ hr work weeks.
I have over 25 years of experience in Healthcare and after drinking copious amounts of coffee decided to stick with truly great coffee and indulge not only in drinking it, but selling it too. I believe life should be a lot of fun and education a life long pursuit.... Learn something new every day and live 'at least' 10% out of your comfort zone at all times.
I never picked up the print version of this book. With limited time on my hands it was ideal as an audio book. I will retain it for future reference and still need to go to the web site and look at the additional tools available.
No character stands out in my mind. I saw this book as an educational tool.
This is a first listen for me with reference to Ray Porter. I felt Ray did an excellent job.
Wow, there are so many! The main gift I have from this book is to value my time more and find ways to reduce wasting it.
Concept in this book is a challenge to implement in your life However, I am already seeing changes that are a huge benefit.
There's better out there
Anyone who likes the 1st half of a book to be worthless.
Anyone who likes listening to an ego-maniac who appears to be laughing at the reader for buying it and giving him a profit
There are about 4 good ideas in this book. I would take the advice the author seems to promote. Don't pay for something if you don't have to. Don't get me wrong, I agree with this to a point. Go to a local book store, buy a cup of coffee, read the last few chapters, they can't be long, then go buy another authors book where you can really learn
Cut it down to it's core. About 4 pages worth of text
The 'feel' of the book comes across as talking down to you. I always worry when books try to bring slick initials in to make it seem you're part of the club of having bought the book.
Frustration - I listen to an entire title to give it a fair shake, and see if it is worth it. This is not. I would say go check out Brian Tracy on time management. Check out Warren Bennis on Leadership. Check out any other titles suggested when you click on this one. Then buy one of the other ones.
30+ IT/Geek Male. Used to read lots, but now the "reading" is best done via audible.
I would suggest this as one of those package deals with the written book. There really is too much to the framework to get it from the listening alone. I suggest the first listen, is done end to end without the book. Then listen to each chapter, a second time, when you get to the "questions and actions" pull out your book and start working thru it all. Now is the time to make friends with evernote or some other workflow solution for arching information digitally. I really would suggest evernote, once it's paid, the ability to also OCR index the scanned text, and pdf text, is a powerful tool. :)
Timothy carries an attitude of 'just do it the smart way, for Pete's sake' that inspires you to live your life more efficiently and effectively.
And, even better, he gives specific steps, actions, examples, and resources for you to achieve that.
It's definitely worth reading.
Basically, everyone who has to make a living in our day—except for the people who are know what he has to say and can practice the principles at will.
Like I said, READ WITH CAUTION.
Ferris says a lot of cool things...but also some things that are down right stupid.
For example, he has a section where he encourages you to live your dreams right now.
Sounds great, right?
In theory, yes...
But then he recommends that if one of your dreams is to drive a Lamborghini, just get in debt!
'You can have the car for just $2000 a month. What are you waiting for?'
Like I said, follow his advice with caution. There are a few trails on his roadmap to success that go over pretty unstable bridges.
Still, that said, read it! It's awesome.
Ray Porter did a fine job of narrating. The book itself is terrible.
I may have gotten a couple of pointers from it, but that's about it. Nothing that I can't do without or that is going to change my business performance.
I don't normally write negative reviews on anything, but this book was horrible. It was all about how to cut corners and get people to do all of the work for you. I don't like people who take shortcuts through life and jump from one "good thing" to the next just to make a buck. Apparently the author is successful at what he does, but at what and whose expense. I actually didn't even finish listening to the book because some of the things he was suggesting were so far fetched and ridiculous. All it did was annoy me driving to work in traffic, which as most people know causes enough annoyance. I would not recommend this book.
The information provided in the audio book left me wide eyed and scrambling for paper and pen. I am very pleased.
Anthony Robins is close, but falls short of providing hard core facts on how to and who too
No favoring. All good.
No favoring. All good.
Have a pen and paper ready. Wear headset or find a quiet place to absorb this book.
Great book for someone interested in starting a side business. Gives great ideas on automation and expands your thinking on how to lead your companies.
A lot of novel concepts for me as a small business owners. The 4 hours isn't to be taken literally, but a lot of great ideas to improve your business and life style
Say something about yourself!
What do you want? Travel? More family time? Fun and fulfilling work? All the above?
Why wait until 65 when you'll have aches and pains, the kids will be grown and gone, and you'll be ground down by having spent 40 years doing something you didn't love.
This book explains how to have it all now while you can still enjoy it. Listen with an open mind and you too can achieve your dreams. I know a bunch of people who have done this and they've used many of the techniques outlined in this book. The ideas work. There are a million ways to make money and working for someone else, according to their rules, is only one of them. The internet is changing the world, figure out how to use it to your advantage.