4-Hours workweek

date Sep 18, 2008
authors Timothy Ferriss
reading time 2 mins
  • Book Title: The 4-hour workweek- Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich
  • Author: Timothy Ferriss
  • Year written/published: 2007
  • Contents page:
  1. First and Foremost
  2. Step 1: D is for Definition
  3. Step 2: E is for Elimination
  4. Step 3: A is for Automation
  5. Step 4: L is for Liberation

Some quotations:

  • Whenever you find yourself on the side on the majority, it is time to pause and reflect ~ Mark Twain
  • Anyone who lives within their means suffers form a lack of imagination ~ Oscar Wilde
  • An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow filed ~ Niels Bohr
  • Reality is merely an Illusion, albeit a very persistent one ~ Albert Einstein
  • Everything popular is wrong ~ Oscar Wilde, The Importance of being Earnest
  • Many a false step was made by standing still ~ Fortune Cookie
  • Named must your fear be before banish it you can ~Yoda, Star Wars
  • The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man. ~ George Bernard Shaw
  • Perfection is not when there is no more to add, but no more to take away ~ Antione de Saint-Exupery
  • There are many things of which a wise man wish to be ignorant. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone ~ Henry David Thoreau 

  • Some extracts:

Top 13 New Rich mistakes…

  1. Losing sight of dreams and falling into work for work’s sake
  2. micromanaging and emailing to fill time
  3. handling problems your outsourcers or co-workers can handle
  4. Helping outsourcers or co-workers with the same problem more than once, or with non-crisis problems.
  5. Chasing customers, particularly unqualified or international prospects, when you have sufficient cash flow to finance your non-financial pursuits
  6. answering email that willnot result in a sale or that cna be answered by a FAW/auto-responder
  7. working where you live, sleep, or should relax
  8. Not performing a thorough 80/20 analysis every 2 - 4 weeks for your business and personal life
  9. Striving for endless perfection rather than great or simply good enogh, whether in your personal or professional life
  10. blowing a minutiae and small problems out of proportion as an excuse to work
  11. Making non-time-sensitive issues urgent in order to justify work
  12. Viewing one product, job, or project as the end-all and be-all of your existence.
  13. Ignoring the social rewards of life