Title: The 4-Hour Work Week
Author: Timothy Ferris
Publisher: Vermilion London
What is the meaning of your life? The 4-hour work week definitely has an answer for that! And you will be shocked to know the answer to the question which has always been depressing you, questioning your existence.
While getting all set to read, you might be having lot of expectations from this book. A reader will think that okaaay , this is my life changing book or this is the one having that one life changing statement.
Definitely! It will change your life but certainly not by introducing something new. The author ‘s profundity on exploring the most effective way of living life will inspire you to change yours. This book consists of four sections – D-E-A-L which is
D – Definition
E – Elimination
A – Automation
L – Liberation
The objective of this book is to create freedom of time and place and use both however you want. This book will clearly tell you how the work of an igloo dwelling millionaire is different from a cubicle dweller.
This book well tell you how to reduce your work time for 10 hours a day to four hours a week. This book well tell you how to enjoy mini retirements and not save it all for the end of the retirement. The book defines the transformed you as the new rich. The book has explained who are the new rich.
The book begins with rules that change the rules and need to be followed. The ten rules explained in this book are following –
1. Retirement is worst-case-scenario insurance
2. Interest and energy are cyclical
3. Less is not laziness
4. The timing is never right
5. Adk for forgiveness, nit permission
6. Emphasize strengths, dont fix weaknesses
7. Things in excess become their opposite
8. Money alone is not the solution
9. Relative income is more important than absolute income
10. Distress is bad, eustress is good
This book upskills a reader with the fear-setting skill. This book says that conquering fear is equal to defining your fear. To enjoy life, one doesn’t need fancy nonsense, but need to control your time and realize that most things aren’t as serious as we make them out to be.
The author has also created a dreamline which would practically help the employers to makd their dreams come true.
This book will help an employee as well as an entrepreneur. At the end of every chapter of each section, the author has added question and answer section which helps to understand the chapters in a practical way. Also, after every chapter the author has givem an uncomfortable challenge which will help the readers to get out of their comfort zone.
From getting your time reduced and impressing your boss to let you work from home to planning your travels and knowing how to fill the free time, everything is given in this book.
This book doesn’t contain any magical words which would just change your life, but it will help you to do the magic in your regular life.
About the Author
Timothy Ferris (born August 29, 1944) is an American science writer and the best-selling author of twelve books, including The Science of Liberty (2010) and Coming of Age in the Milky Way (1988), for which he was awarded the American Institute of Physics Prize and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. He also wrote The Whole Shebang: A State-of-the-Universe(s) Report (1997), a popular science book on the study of the universe. Ferris has produced three PBS documentaries – The Creation of the Universe, Life Beyond Earth, and Seeing in the Dark.