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The 4 Hours Workweek.

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  1. Beingakrant

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    Hey people,

    Hope you're all doing great and living in the state of awesomeness.
    I have read many motivational and entrepreneurial books. Each one of them had something unique which set them apart from others. The fun part is that most of these books have rehashed content so many people find them bogus and pure waste of time. However, there are some books which are life-changing. These books are in a different league altogether. I have been fortunate to come across one such books popularly known as, "The Four-Hours Workweek by Timothy Ferris.

    Those who have already gone through this book might be aware about the author and his awe-inspiring way of presenting things. If you're one of those individuals who is fed up of his 9-5 job and wants to get into full time IM, then this is a must read. Spend sometime reading this book and leave your review on this thread about it. Timothy Ferris is a self-made Billionaire and his journey towards success is no different is unusual and this is what makes this book special. It doesn't tell you about a rich kid who had all the resources rather it focuses on explaining how you can use even the worst experiences of your life to excel.

    Here's the link: http://www.meniskaskaimas.lt/static/uploads/file/The_4_Hour_Workweek.pdf ( PS: I don't have anything to do with this link. I had this booked marked long back, so thought it might help Blackhatters.

    Happy Reading :)

    Cheers :)
     
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  2. steelballs

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    Thanks for the post OP:cool:

    But as Rupert Murdoch says why work 4 hours when you can work 7 days a week and become a billionaire...

    Think about it do it the way Taipans work and play mixed in together round the clock they are in love with life and making money...
     
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  3. Beingakrant

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    Actually, I do agree with Rupert. But, 21st century demands smart work and those who are still depending upon hard work might lag behind. We need individuals who are capable of enjoying life and at the same time earning money too.
    When we can get the work done through others, then why should we slog our ass for it. That's what I learnt from this book.
     
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    Do you need a billion ?? I don't think most people do, its surely an ego thing, not because they will be spending so much money that billions is needed.

    I have my own figure in mind, when I hit it I will retire and live of the 2-5% I make from lending the money to the banks.

    Any ways, read that book a few times... I like it, it teaches some great principles and you can def. take away some useful things from the book!!! I do think however, that the author should have made it a bit clear that 4 hour work week will take a lot of time and education to achieve. People won't be able to set up a 4 hour work week business on their first go. I am still working on my business model, but I firmly believe its possible with a great team (staff) and systems in place.


    Another book I would HIGHLY recommend for those of you that have read the 4 hour work week and found it useful is, The Fast Lane Millionaire!

    I am listening to the audiobook version as I am typing this :) I let it play from the time I go to bed until I wake up in the morning - so I go to bed and wake up thinking about wealth :p And you know what they say.... "You are what you think".
     
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    That book Fast lane millionaire changed my mind, thanks NRW for that. listened to mp3 version, every day i walked to school 3,6 Km lol . its winter here, but i still walk, i hate bus. And i listen to it second time now and i find more and more useful things which are releated to me and what i did wrong.

    Also why you need to work 4h when you can work 16h, successful people wakes up early and they are successful because they have more hours in day then other people and they use their time wisely.

    You will never be successful if you work 1h a day, try 16h, maybe 20h a day then you will be successful.

    Ok im late for school lol
     
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  6. Beingakrant

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    I am not a money-hungry guy but I'd always prefer having a great support staff to get my tasks done rather than doing them on our own. If we can assign our tasks to guys who have many years of experience to boast, then I don't think there's anything better than this. I have also created a clear picture of how much I need to earn in coming years and what would be my bank balance after a decade from now. I know this sounds insane but I like to visualize living a happy and peaceful life.

    Thanks for the recommendation. I will certainly check it out. I love listening to Steven Covey. He was a legendary guy and some of his videos are priceless. Btw, I do agree that we are by-products of our thoughts.
     
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    The problem that Tim Ferriss points out in his 4 hour workweek book is that alot of people initially begin their self employed journey in order to have more 'freedom to do what they want'. Eventually their work BECOMES their freedom, and they basically dont know what they would do if they didn't work for 16 hours a day; there's simply nothing else to fill that void -- so what happens during those 16 hour days? 10% of the time spent is actual work, the rest is menial shit like checking emails / facebook 40 times an hour. You fill that time up with pointless crap.
     
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    This is where self-discipline comes into picture. The most successful people are those who are emotionally charged up to succeed. A majority of people coming online to make money are not emotionally motivated to succeed. If we can't draw parallels between our emotions/feelings and our goals, then it's virtually impossible to succeed. Those who while away time on trivial activities are the ones who lack passion for their work. So, I don't think Tim Ferris is not at fault here. It's the problem with people and their attitude. If the attitude of any individual sucks, then how can we expect to even earn a dollar.

    Cheers :)
     
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    Tim Ferriss is absolutely correct in alot of his observations -- i have seen many of them in myself. The point is to learn from mistakes -- whether youve made them or somebody else has already made them for you
     
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    I enjoy working like a maniac. Is that not normal :)
     
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    It's completely normal to work for 16 hrs a day. Even Brian Tracey suggested it many times in his videos. But, we also have to enjoy life, so in order to do that we can outsource certain tasks to other and let them use their perfection to finish the task. Many people across the world became billionaires because they got excellent support at early part of their career.

    Cheers :)
     
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    Sure I suppose you can learn from a video...

    I learned in real time working 13 years with a Fortune 100 Computer giant, those 'Hands On!' experience elements you cannot learn from a book or a video

    But for me I like to get where the action is that is where the money is doing the work...

    Each to there own but the bottom line is where is best to learn - while working and getting paid for it in a Fortune 100 company - or watching a video! I appreciate that millions do not have that opportunity but there again 'Hands On!' beats watching a video anytime...

    Hey but guess what if I do not learn something new everyday then I have not been working have I!:cool:
     
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    Thanks of the share OP, nice read, really enlighten me
     
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    Tim Ferris is no billionaire but a born salesman with a lot of lessons on offer:

    1. Lifestyle design: live the life you want, dont tread the career path and wait until retirement
    2. How to cash out big time on a fakery (BrainQUICKEN)
    3. How to brand yourself
     
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    I read a review of this book, and most of the people who reviewed it say it was a fantasy. You could maybe achive 2 hours a day, but never 4 hours a week unless you put in some real hard work and if google doesn't update its algo every 3 months :D
     
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    Nothing can match hands on experience. I remember working in a real estate for couple of years and I can say that it helped me know a hell lot of things about this industry. Videos do help and if you can't work in a company, then videos are our last resort. :)

    Cheers :)
     
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    Well, there are ifs and buts everywhere. Since, this book talks about an out-of-box method to become a billionaire, so it's obvious to have many contradictory views, but I believe that if we start to work smartly from early part of our career, then at later part of our life, we won't have to slog our ass for 16 hrs a day. Just my personal opinion. No Disrespect. :)