I recommend The 4-Hour Workweek if you’d like to find out what a lifestyle entrepreneur is and how your life could improve by becoming one. In The 4-Hour Workweek, you learn how to “downsize” your job and design a life that reflects what your truly love and value; it explores the 80/20 rule, how to increase productivity, and more. Readers can lead rich lives by making the 4-hour workweek real in their own lives, freeing up the rest of their time to spend it living the way they want.
It surprised me that after spending 12 years developing a career as a self-employed entrepreneur, I had never read this book. I’d seen it around, but didn’t believe it was possible, thought it was probably just a lot of bullshit in a pretty package so that people would buy into the fantasy and the author would get rich off of other people’s desperate fantasies, so I never bothered to read it.
Recently a friend, whose opinion I respect, recommended The 4-Hour Workweek so I ordered it and read it. Wow! I am now a convert!
When I picked up The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss, something amazing began to happen during the first few chapters. I began to realize that he was not selling a fantasy. He was selling a paradigm shift with real, actionable steps.
After reading the first quarter of The 4-Hour Workweek, I was willing to try his experiment and spend $300 hiring my first assistant, a woman who is also self-employed but doing things that are completely different than what I’m doing. I’m an artist, entertainer, and writer, otherwise known as a “creative”. I’m lousy at business and marketing, while my new assistant is great at anything to do with information technology, business, and marketing.
We make a great team! Things are already improving.
Ferriss does make a lot of bold claims, but an intelligent reader can glean a wealth of useful ideas from the book. I will probably read it three more times before the end of the year. With his help, I’m looking forward to my income at least doubling or tripling this year!