The 4 Hour Work-Week,
Written By: Tim Ferris
Read By: Tim Ferris
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Publisher’s Summary: The New York Times bestselling author of The 4-Hour Body shows readers how to live more and work less, now with more than 100 pages of new, cutting-edge content.
Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan-there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, or earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, The 4-Hour Workweek is the blueprint.
This step-by-step guide to luxury lifestyle design teaches:
– How Tim went from $40,000 per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per month and 4 hours per week
– 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 to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent “mini-retirements”
The new expanded edition of Tim Ferriss’ The 4-Hour Workweek includes:
– More than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers (including families) who have doubled income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book as a starting point
– Real-world templates you can copy for eliminating e-mail, negotiating with bosses and clients, or getting a private chef for less than $8 a meal
– How Lifestyle Design principles can be suited to unpredictable economic times
– The latest tools and tricks, as well as high-tech shortcuts, for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either
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The 4 Hour Work-Week: Tim Ferris
Audio Book Summary
An average working week, consisting of 40 hours, in contrast to the traditional thinking of what could be considered productive, Tim Ferris with his work The 4 Hour Work-Week, proposes a new way to structure the time to get to work many hours less , Making better use of the hours.
Its reading brings many surprises and can make us rethink many things that we assumed.The book is based mainly on the author’s own experience, developing a method in phases that would be called DEAL (definition, elimination, automation and release.) With this way of doing things, Tim managed to move from working more than 40 hours a week, to Work much less, travel around the world, learn things, take time off, and all this while getting rich.
In the first phase the author wants to turn our ideas more deeply rooted in work, money and lifestyle. At this stage we work with concepts such as remote work to improve productivity, relative incomes as opposed to absolutes and invites us to work with our fears so that they do not paralyze us.
Finally it encourages us to define what we really want, to be unrealistic in our ambitions and plans, because we have to aim at the stars in order to reach the moon. In The second stage explains how to get rid of what is not essential, not only to be more productive but to be less tied to a particular site.In this section brings out Pareto and its law of 80/20, which tells us that 20% of our actions determines 80% of the results.
The next phase that he calls automation is about having a virtual assistant to whom we can delegate all tasks that do not give us value, both personal and professional tasks. We should not assume all possible roles, but outsource all those areas that do not produce value to our company, to the extent possible. It is also a good idea to use the crowdsourcing systems that exist in the market for specific things.
The third proposal of the author is to gradually convince our company to let us work from home, and when the sewing goes well, we can start taking our mini retirements so that we can live for several months in other countries ..
This is the ultimate goal of the book, to be able to live wherever we want, traveling the world with much free time to continue learning and experiencing new things. It is a book that ‘serves to rethink the relevance of many pre-established things and change the way we do things primarily because of a physical and emotional disposition, not to try to make ourselves rich by sacrificing our peace of mind, because that is a Price too high.