Forget the old concepts of retirement and a deferred life plan. There is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. For living more and working less, this book is the blueprint.
This expanded edition includes dozens of practical tips and case studies from people who have doubled their income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book. Also included are templates for eliminating email and negotiating with bosses and clients, how to apply lifestyle principles in unpredictable economic times, and the latest tools, tricks, and shortcuts for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either.
©2007 2009 by Tim Ferriss; (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
"It's about time this book was written. It is a long-overdue manifesto for the mobile lifestyle, and Tim Ferriss is the ideal ambassador. This will be huge." (Jack Canfield)
The concept was really the key to whole book. It's actually a series of life/business hacks with a click-bait title. If you are already operating a business or have one in mind, this could be an extremely helpful book. I was able to pick out more than a few nuggets from the information in this book which is much more than I can say for most business books.
The whole "4-Hour" series. He has a podcast too that's worth a listen.
The best thing this book taught me was that everything that I'm doing can be deconstructed and analyzed to master and/or become functional in a shorter time at a particular skill.
Life changing advise and the way to implement it all step by step. CANNOT wait to start decreasing my work hours and increasing my productivity and profit!
Those bad reviews were holding me back but I'm glad I still bought this books. It turns out this book is the best book I've read this year. It covers so much valuable contents and is really an eye opener for me.
Normally there is just one or two takeaways after reading a book. But I'm getting so much out of this book. It has changed the way I think and do things.
This is a must read for entrepreneurs!
The author of this book is a little too pushy and talks to the listener/reader as though a moron. The content might be worthwhile. But the writers attitude and delivery are such a turn-off.
This book helps the reader break down the barriers of societal thinking by bringing you back to the essentials. Do you remember why you put effort in each day? Or, have you lost sight of the end goal?
Tim Ferriss helps the reader re-focus their commitments from their "job" to their goal. This is not a book about quitting your career and living in the woods "off the grid". On the contrary, it is a book about staying focused on your goals and finding the most effective ways to execute them.
As most books do, it starts off a bit slow, but keep reading. There is a definitive sense of freedom that comes from completing this book. We must analyze our decisions with a cost-benefit method that asks: "am I receiving the most I can in exchange for my time and energy?"
Personally, I have kept his words in mind while making decisions, and I am happy with the results. A must-read for individuals who are running in the hamster wheel of their career.
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.
I read this book hoping to find more ways to get things done better. I work in IT, so the less I have to do the better. I find that If I was a manager then this book would work great. As it is I don't want to outsource my work because my employer will simply stop using me. The bane of all IT professionals jobs. If I was running my own business I would love everything about this book.
Life changing! At the TOP!
I have read several VERY good books lately but this one was, as I said LIFE CHANGING!
What I need to do is purchase a hard copy so I can have all the DETAILS he gave on paper! SO MUCH INFO!!!
THANK YOU!! I am telling all my friends to read it!
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