Do you feel like you’re running on a treadmill and can’t get off while your life passes you by?
Work for a boss or company that belongs in the last century?
Clawing your way through each day trying to achieve a work/life balance while all the time you’re drowning in financial and spiritual red ink?
Do you know deep down that you’re not living up to your potential?
At least I was until a couple of years ago.
Have you heard about entrepreneurial phenom and renaissance man Timothy Ferris? Tim is on the New York Times bestseller list right now with his book The 4-Hour Workweek and with good reason. You may have heard that Tim went from earning $40,000 a year working over 80 hours per week to earning $40,000 per month while only working 4 hours per week. His book has people talking about personal outsourcing – using big company strategies to delegate your own personal and business work offshore and replacing that found time with high yield work and time for life. I just finished my first reading of his book this morning at 1:30. I read it over a few days and had a hard time putting it down. Next, I’m going to re-read it and do all the exercises and put the game plan in to action.
While I don’t have time for a full review right now – my main goal is to make the strong recommendation that you go buy the book and read it this week. More importantly, that you act on his recommendations as I am going to do (I’ve already started using some of his tools). There are some true paradigm shifts in this book that strike me as completely unique and I am really excited by the potential I believe is here. There are others that you’ll recognize as tried and true management practices, business, or personal management skills that have proven to work for many others.
The difference between many of us and Tim is that we don’t act on this knowledge at all OR we do so inconsistently and incompletely. It is clear from reading Tim’s book that Tim is highly effective at doing. That’s why he put together a supplement business soon after attending Princeton and started ringing up $40,000 in monthly income before he got smart and really accelerated his business using the techniques he details in his book. Tim is scary good because he embodies working smarter not harder – that’s the whole point of the book.
Whether it’s because you want to start your own business, spend more time living life richly, or get back to actually having a life while you stay in your current job there are actionable tactics in this book to help you. For me the book is exactly what I’ve been working on really dilligently over the last couple of years with my business exceler8 and in my life in raising my two youngest kids while Shannon slays the corporate dragon at Hodes Interactive.
This book is highly meaningful to me RIGHT NOW because I have been working my way up to doing the very things in Tim’s book that he recommends. He’s given me some needed keys to unlock my potential and has also confirmed that I’ve been 90% on the right track. I’m on the precipice of a big leap forward in my business and in life and I feel that you could be too if you can absorb and act on what this book is saying.
Good luck on your journey and let me know if i can help.
[tags]The 4-Hour Workweek, Tim Ferriss, Timothy Ferriss, outsourcing, personal outsourcing[/tags]