Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan - there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, this book is the blueprint.
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"This will change your life..."
It's my favourite audiobook so far (I'm an audiobook newbie).
The simplicity, just-get-it-done attitude with a lot of humour.
I haven't heard Ray Porter before, but he's an excellent narrator. Great pace, tone, voices.
I found the book really funny, and am probably now the local crazy lady since I walk to work.
"Entertaining and informative"
I think the print version would be better because there are many links, references and in some cases step by step guides. To follow the steps in 4 hour work week, the print version would be best. For entertainment, audiobook is fine.
I listened to this across many sittings (walkings actually, as I listen to audiobooks when I go walking) and it was easy to jump in and out of
The steps in this book are unlikely to be achievable for many people. But there are tools in this book that somebody in ANY career can put into practice.
What I've found with other Tim Ferriss books is that they are first and formost an entertaining work. Secondly, I usually find one large chunk in the book that I can implement. Finally, there are usually a handful of links, further readings or similar that I pursue.
This book fell into the same pattern, with the chapter on muse creation being the most useful for me. I took elements from some of the other chapters, and was entertained throughout, laughing out loud a number of times.
I started listening to this without any expectation and, at first, found it a bit condescending. However, once past the initial barrage of criticism of 'ordinary' people who go to work every day and look forward to retirement as their reward for all their hard graft, I found it really inspiring. He is right of course; sacrificing your happiness now in the hope that you can do / be all of the things you want to when you retire is pretty stupid. This book isn't so much a self help book in the common psychological sense, but real practical tips and advice on how to actually free up your time to do the things you want to do, with a sprinkling of inspiration just to whet your appetite. Turns out, I really enjoyed it and have started listening to it again :)
"The four hour workweek"
Tim Ferriss is an interesting guy and the four hour workweek is a very interesting book.
Firstly let's deal with Ferriss. He is one of life's great achievers. He is an author, entrepreneur, angel investor, and public speaker. In addition he is a tango and kick boxing expert! His book is full of 'how to' ideas. How to start your own business, how to make use of internet technology, how to use a virtual PA, how to make better use of your time, how to make contact with busy and important people, etc, etc. You may not feel that you can follow the 'Ferriss instruction book for life' in its entirety, but even just picking up on one or two of his ideas will make a positive difference.
Buy the book, it's only £3.99 and it will change your life!
"Good book but I wish Tim Ferriss was reading it"
I like audiobooks that are narrated by the author. They are read in the same energy as how they were wrote; you begin to understand and keep track of the text when you feel someone is genuine about reading it to you. I'll still listen to it but I feel it'd have been more engaging if it was read by the source. But I guess that's what the 4 hour work week is all about :)
"A dull lecture in the obvious"
This book is mainly a list of web sites to buy "stuff" and a lecture on the bleeding obvious. Unless you want to start a web site selling "stuff" and then travel this book is not for you.
My first audio book and I'm hooked. Great book to start, the narrator was excellent. Very easy to listen to would highly recommend it
this is an inspirational book in how to strip back life to bear essentials to show you more freedom and happiness. thoroughly recommended.
Absolutely fantastic listen; informative, thought provoking and funny as hell.
A must read for anyone who is looking to create a better lifestyle for themselves.
Listen to the principles, apply the principles and enjoy - it works!
"Loved it but..."
Yes because it is inspiring
I loved this book, it is fantastic and its incredibly inspiring. Unfortunately Ray Porter disengages me and his americanisms; the monotone nature makes me want to turn it off.
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