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)
I own a couple of service-based companies and I work typically 60 to 80 hours a week. I was already in the process of automating several aspects of my business when I read this book in March 2016. To say that it has changed my life is putting it mildly. I've now executed even more automation than I originally had planned and now I work approximately 20 hours a week which is more than four however it is a good start for me. I have a virtual assistant in Bangladesh for three dollars an hour who does 95% of all the work in my real estate business. My next step is to fix my email problem. I get about 100 to 150 emails a day. 99.9% of them are not important or urgent. I will soon start delegating that to my stuff so I no longer have to deal with those time-consuming minimum-wage activities. I have never in my life read a book twice but I plan on reading this one again immediately.
This book has the power to help you break free, if you let it. Even if you don't let it, Tim's ideas for liberation will be splinters in your mind nagging you to go for it! Highly recommend!
listened to this the while way through in about 3, 4 1/2 hr sessions and am going to listen to it again to make some notes and review what is needed to be done.
Very uplifting book, full of practical advices on how to make ones life that much simpler, enjoyable and fulfilling by working less, but making work count and at the same time using ones time to do what they love doing.
This is really a must read for anyone who has considered there could be a better working life out there, or someone who needs to consider this. There is a lot to think about in this book, it's a challenging work in the best way.
I love the audio version because I can absorb it while driving or cycling. Also, it is easy to revisit the chapters.
The author's story is compelling. He achieves what many consider to be a dream - starting their own profitable company, but finds out it's not what it's cracked up to be. He makes changes and shares them with you.
Ray Porter is easy to understand. He speaks clearly.
I had an extreme reaction - I changed my lifestyle and my view of work.
I have given this book to many people I care about. They are NOT lazy people (retired military leadership, doctor, artist/hardworking mother) - they use the strategies in this book to be more effective at the things they love.
I'm astonished to see so many negative reviews (although I shouldn't be). For those calling Tim lazy or a leech on society, check out his non-profit work and all of the free, helpful content on his podcast.
I doubt that many of his detractors have been more productive.
This book blew my mind! I listened to it on audio, and am now going to need to purchase it to review all the great resources. Tim Ferriss put into words a lot of the things I have thought about but haven't been able to articulate in regards to living life now, and working smarter not harder. The one thing I did not like was the narration of the audiobook. It sounded like a robot and it was hard to listen to at times. Luckily, the information made up for that.
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