“The 4-Hour Workweek" by Timothy Ferriss is an entrepreneurial playbook on how to limit your actual work time and maximize your interests doing the things you really desire to do. The book gives play-by-play instruction on how to transition your work life to more of an automated function. Author Tim Ferriss pulls details from his background to show practical examples of how he made these things happen for himself. It may seem a bit farfetched at the onset, but his life proves that maximum self-efficiency and entrepreneurial success is not only feasible, but much more attainable than you may think in the right work environment.
To apply the teachings of “The 4-Hour Work Week” from a practical standpoint, you need to have a career or business with some flexibility (i.e. remote/home employment). If that is the case a lot of the theories from the book are pretty plug and play. If that’s not the case, you may have a hard time making a transition from your current work structure and would need to contemplate if embarking on a new career path is right for you. Furthermore, if you are doing something you love to do and financial motivation isn’t the primary motivation, you may find the book less applicable. Ferriss does his best to show you how to get out of doing things you don’t want to do so you can spend more time doing the things you really want to.
In addition to work advice, Ferriss also finds the time to drop some wisdom and real-world knowledge for everyday use. From his book you can tell that he is well-traveled with an endless supply of personal philosophies that he imparts in the readings. Not only does he focus on personal philosophies that will improve efficiency, but he also gives some sound business advice on how to structure your business as an entrepreneur and reach your maximum potential.
Overall, I recommend this book to anyone who may feel a bit overwhelmed with the task of being an entrepreneur, or anyone just trying to figure out more they can do with their ambitions. At the least, Ferriss will teach you a few simple things you can implement to take your time back. With time being our most valuable asset, it is well worth the read!
Book: The 4-Hour Work Week
Author: Timothy Ferriss