“The 4-hour work week” By Timothy Ferriss Review

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”

If you are just starting out with bussiness books then this book is one of the first once to pick. Because it is easy to understand, and for you to enjoy this book you dont need to know anything about how to get from your full time job to just work couple of hours a week for around the same money.

However I need to point out that the effect of this book is like being trapped in a room with a manic-depressive during the manic part of his cycle. Because it goes from “I was so sad and bored of my life” to “I make more now in a month than I did in a year in the full time job”.

For the most part this book only covers that = 1. You’re a game changer and a rule breaker. 2. Quit checking your fucking email and get off the computer. 3. Outsource everything–even your soul. It’s all about you. 4. Retire, vacation, go mobile. 5. Tim Ferriss is an jerk.

There are parts where this book is super interesting and you will get much out of this book. But there are also parts of this book where you will be like “Wow, the author is a douche”. Because there are parts like “hire a assistent cuz you will not be able to do it at your own”.

Dont get me wrong here, because there are parts of this book which are good and will make you think. There are also pretty decent amount of knowledge. You will get a lots out of this book if you just starting your journey with bussiness books and the self development books. But if you have read a lots of business books you will not get much out of this book because this book involves a brief summary of the other business books which are much better than this one.

The challenges which are in this book, are okay. But pretty much a lots of them are lame or just not worth doing. Because one of these challenges are something like “for the x amount of days you cant read anything but fantasy books and my book. No news, no horror books. etc”.

This author makes some good points in this book, but he could have explained them better than he actually did. Because some people need more explainations than others.

Dont be confussed that this book wil teach you how to be a millionaire because it will not. This book will somehow teach you that wealth isn’t all about money, it’s about creating time to do the things you love.

I give this book 3 / 5

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