Tim Ferriss has trouble defining what he does for a living. Depending on when you ask this controversial Princeton University guest lecturer, he might answer: 'I race motorcycles in Europe' 'I ski in the Andes' 'I scuba dive in Panama' 'I dance tango in Buenos Aires' He has spent more than five years learning the secrets of the 'New Rich', a fast-growing subculture that has abandoned the 'deferred-life plan' and instead mastered the new currencies - time and mobility - to create a new way of living. Why wait a lifetime for your retirement when you can enjoy luxury now? Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing first class world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with no management, or just living more and working less, this book is the blueprint.Join Tim Ferriss as he teaches you: - How to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want - How blue chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs - How to eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist - How exchange your career for life for short work bursts and frequent 'mini-retirements' - How to train your boss to value performance over presence, or kill your job (or company) if it's beyond repair - How to cultivate selective ignorance - and create time - with a low-information diet - How to get free housing worldwide and airfare at 50-80% off - How to fill the void and create a meaningful life after removing work and the office Learn about this and more to live the life you want - now.
About the Author
Tim Ferriss gives an immensely popular bi-yearly lecture at Princeton called Drug Dealing for Fun and Profit. He speaks seven languages; holds a world record in tango; is a national Chinese kickboxing champion; and has appeared on a hit TV series in China and Hong Kong. Ferriss's writing has appeared in Maxim, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Blackbelt Magazine and he will be a main character in the upcoming feature-length documentary As Seen on TV, produced by Emmy Award-winner Dan Partland. See the website: www.4hourworkweek.com
The New York Times bestselling how-to and why-to guide to throwing out the old tools and methods for success and replacing them with a whole new way of living
Fantastic book, even if you're not going to go the "whole hog" and spend the next 5 years vegabonding.
Tim Ferris weaves a great overview of how to unplug from today's mad-rush & hectic lifestyles. He provides just enough personal stories to give you the feeling you can do it yourself, without it sounding like an AutoBiography. Great tips on Time Management that should be manditory for everyone who has an email address, step-by-step instructions on how to become part of the 'new rich'.
Tim captures what many of us are seeking in our lives of 9 to 5, which these days are more like 7 to 7 or 8 to 8 or some combination of the same, brought about by the high requirement to produce a range of results from an in-balanced portfolio of priorities. What I liked about the book was that finally here was someone who had done the walk and talked it along the way also, he has come up with some practical and easily appliable (sp) processes to get you to the four hour week, I havent been able to quite get there but some simple strategies like email handling and meeting holding have already made some dramatic savings in time and interruption. What Tim does at least is begin the process of getting you to think about a strategy for change and like most 'self help' books, which is not a true genre for his book but something we at least understand, it is about helping yourself, nothing comes from nothing and the definition of insanity that we have all heard is that continuing to do the same and expecting different results is exactly that, insane. But from someone who has read a huge plethora of this type of book am pleased to say that small steps of advice from Tim do work.
This is a fantastic book. It allowed me to view my work in a totally different light and gave me heaps of ideas and strategies for alternative streams of income. It contains information on ways to simplify your life and enjoy yourself more. One thing that it emphasised for me is that we really can become so much more than what we currently are!
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