Whereas Tim believes that retirement isn’t the goal, but rather we should LIVE and ENJOY our lives today.
At the time, having a 9-5 job and hoping to one day retire was the paradigm that I was operating from.
It’s what I was sold by society, and I didn’t know any better.
The 4 Hour Work Week really opened me up and shifted my way of thinking. It’s definitely a reality, and I’ve been very fortunate and having achieved it for certain stages of my life years after reading the book.
I was deeply inspired by Tim Ferriss’ lifestyle of having the ability to travel the world and focus on doing the things he loved, while only having to work 4 hours a week. Most people spend their entire lives WORKING and looking forward to retirement, which is when they’ll finally get the opportunity to travel and be free to do the things they really want in life.
This is hard for most to accept, because our culture tends to reward personal sacrifice instead of personal productivity.” In The 4 Hour Work Week, Tim talks a lot about focusing on being productive instead of busy.
Most people allow meaningless tasks and chores to consume all of their time and energy. The concept of outsourcing, which is talked about in the chapter was an intriguing one to me.
Instead of doing all of those time-consuming tasks yourself, what if you could get someone else to do them for you? The idea of outsourcing is to hire other people to take care of those things for you, so that you have more free time. Hiring a virtual assistant from India, Phillipines, or anywhere else in the world for as little as /hour, can do the following for you: …
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The 4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss is one of my favorite books of all-time, and is what originally inspired me to become an internet marketer and pursue a life of freedom.