Do you wish that you could define yourself by something other than your job or business? With his book “The 4-Hour Workweek,” Timothy Ferriss assures you that you can afford to strive for more than just a fancy work title. With his life hacks, Ferriss has greatly reduced his workload, and he wants to offer that freedom to you. Whether your goal is to spend more time with your family or to travel and see the world, this book has you covered. You will find tips and tricks in this guide to outsource, automate, negotiate, recreate, and more.
Ferriss provides case studies to represent almost all different lifestyles and motivations for working less. Despite being updated since the 2008 stock market crash, the concepts that have been in this book since the beginning still hold true. The main principle offered is called “lifestyle design.” By taking advantage of the tools detailed to design your life, you can stop feeling constricted by time or income. Ferriss regales readers with his exploits since ditching his nine-to-five office job. Since then, he has been a tango dancer, kickboxer, scuba diver, guest lecturer, and even motorcycle racer. His work selling sports supplements is but an accessory to all his activities.
He describes people who have followed this path as the “New Rich.” These people are freed by technology and outsourcing from the career-oriented drudgery that society has come to expect. He redirects you from the goals that society has placed in your head of having lots of money and things and being the boss. Instead, he outlines 10 rule-changing rules by which to live, the steps to resetting your dreams, and the process of simplifying your life. He further reveals how the value of money changes based on how one earns it. His enthusiasm shines through even in the Q&As that conclude each chapter.