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 narrator talks like a douche. I thought I liked it at first, but his doucheyness rubbed off on me and I started acting like a douche and it made me depressed. if you're a douche, you'll like the audio book version. if not, stick with the print version
other than that the book is one of the best productivity books out there. highly recommend
-not a douche
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.
This just makes SO much sense! Why not have several mini-retirements throughout our lives?! Since reading this book several times, I have found myself more focused and energized! Once you outline what it is you really want in life, it is easier to focus on what it will take to get you there. Thank you Tim Ferris for a phenominal book!
I just downloaded this book and look forward to listening to it, however I must say it is trying to reach a 4 hour work week in 13 hours..... Is it worth the time? I'll keep you posted.
Too many lists being read do not allow for easy listening. You wish he would hurry up to the meat of the matter. This book seems best for people who are in corporate America.
What can I say. As a pure capitalist I would prefer to trash this book so no one else would read it. That's how much it changed my life. But I owe it to Tim Ferriss (yes to the other reviewer - He IS the man!) to tell it like it is.
I'm 40 and I own and run 3 successful businesses that take all my time. I have everything I could ever want but no time to enjoy it. After listening to this book I immediately started the process of selling them all.
I then sat down and wrote a 2 page business plan that will allow me to work only a few hours each week. Its a good workable plan that plays to my strengths. After my mini-retirement I will start to build my new automated business. I feel like 1000 pounds have been lifted off my shoulders.
I also have the eBook version but wanted to listen to this and work through it with a friend. What Feriss proposes is provocative but I'm not sure how practical it is for those of us in just ordinary jobs. It's difficult to "outsource" a manual labor job, for instance. I did like the "dreamlining" exercise and I was able to get some inspiration from some of the other info. The audio version gets bogged down by all of the web page references. The narrator spells out every little slash and dash of the addresses and there are many of them. Probably a couple hours could have been trimmed from this version without all of the URL's. In reference to one of the other reviews, the narrator's voice IS NOT computerized. It is a real person. I think what that person may have experienced is the effect on the sound from digitizing audio.
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