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Tim Ferriss

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The 4-Hour Workweek

The 4-Hour Workweek

by Timothy Ferriss

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Money is multiplied in practical value depending on the number of W’s you control in your life:

  • What you do
  • When you do it
  • Wher...

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  1. Retirement is the worst-case-scenario insurance.
  2. Interest and energy are cyclical. Alternating between periods of rest and activity is essential.

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  • What is your absolute worst-case scenario?
  • What could you do to repair the damage if this came to pass?
  • What are the temporary and permanent outcomes a...

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99% of the people in the world are convinced they are incapable of achieving great things so they aim for the mediocre. Competition is strong for realistic goals.

Ex...

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It means applying timelines to what most would consider dreams:

  • The goals shift from ambiguous wants to defined steps.
  • The goals have...

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What you do is far more important than how you do it. Efficiency is important, but it’s redundant unless it’s being applied to the right things.

To be productive:

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    Most information is time-consuming and unnecessary. You should be critical with what you look at, read, or watch daily.

    The low-information diet:

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      Interruptions: The three main offenders
      1. Time wasters. Things that can be ignored with little or no consequence
      2. Time consumers. Repetitive tasks or requests that need to be completed but of...

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      • Create systems that limit your availability and deflect inappropriate interruptions. For example, replacing a meeting with a brief email.
      • Batch acti...

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      • Get a remote personal assistant to learn how to give orders.
      • Never automate something that can be eliminated, and never delegate something t...

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      Create an automated vehicle for generating cash without consuming time:

      1. Pick an affordable niche market. Find a market and identify your customers, then develop a prod...

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      • Practice environment-free productivity. Attempt to work for two hours in a cafe before proposing a remote trial.
      • Quantify current productivity. Docu...

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      Debunking the fear of quitting
      1. Quitting is not permanent: It’s always possible to pick up your chosen career path with a different company at a later date.
      2. You will be able to pay the bill...

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      It requires relocating to one place for one to six months before going home or moving to another locale.

      • Your level of luxury is limited only by your level of creativi...

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      1. Continual Learning. Transport skills that you practice domestically to other countries, like sports. Instant social life and camaraderie. Or pick skills that you can practice...

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