I refused to read this book for 10 years. The title was just a turn off. My loss. Tim is a breath of fresh air and logic in the techno jungle we live in. Now I listen to the podcast every week. LIFE CHANGER
A well of information packed into this book! A clear road map to follow to become location independent. He tells it like it is. A book I will have to re-listen to many times when I'm ready to apply the steps and principles.
My only complaint is that the way the information was presented was dry, but then again there's SO MANY resources it would be tough to make it more interesting without adding more pages.
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.
I have wanted to be a "digital nomad" for a while now, and have been listening to the podcast for a long time. I finally decided to give the book a try while at work. It started off great and I had fun writing out my dreamline using the worksheets provided on the site. I also got a lot of insight out of doing my monthly expenses worksheet.
It seemed to drag midway through and I almost let it go completely after one too many super specific e-mail handling instructions, as I do not get any work related emails currently. I had some faith though and pushed on through to the case studies part ans it reinvigorated my motivation and left me feeling optimistic.
All in all, although a lot of it does not seem to fit my style of execution as far as starting the business, I feel motivated to keep learning and enjoyed the viewpoints expressed.
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.