http://goldline-style.ru/profiles/map22.php The author writes not just about motivation, but about all steps needed to achieve a success. Many important tips and even links to other helpful books and services. Truly inspirational! Close Dialog Are you sure? Also remove everything in this list from your library. Are you sure you want to delete this list? Remove them from Saved? Learn all about effective time management and how you can benefit from such a skill regardless of who you are or what you do.
You will learn how to set boundaries and when to say no without feeling bad about yourself. You will learn how to create a healthy and productive morning ritual that will dramatically increase your productivity for the rest of the day. These tips and strategies will not only help you accomplish more tasks during your shift but ensure that you deliver the best quality output possible.
Forget the old concepts of retirement and a deferred life plan. There is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. For living more and working less, this book is the blueprint. This expanded edition includes dozens of practical tips and case studies from people who have doubled their income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book.
Also included are templates for eliminating email and negotiating with bosses and clients, how to apply lifestyle principles in unpredictable economic times, and the latest tools, tricks, and shortcuts for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either. This book reminds me of that episode of South Park where the townspeople's underpants keep disappearing. The gang discovers that it's because there are gnomes breaking in to their houses at night to steal their underpants.
When they ask the gnomes WHY it is that they are stealing people's underpants, we find out that it's all part of the gnomes' master plan: Step 1: Steal Underpants Step 2:???? Do you see that big question mark in the middle? Step 2 is a big blurry question mark of spending thousands of dollars on advertising for a product you don't even have yet, just to see if people will buy it. I found very little I could actually apply to my life. Tim Ferriss is clearly a rich white dude in his 20s- or at least he was when he started writing this book.
Ambitious, naive, and energetic, he has all the traits necessary for success, and he makes some good points about achievement and success, and having a positive outlook on life. He gets credit for that. For example, his assertion is correct that instead of striving to earn large amounts of money, we should decide what experiences or things we want out of life, and then work backwards from that to decide how much money we need.
Also, the automation of income is truly the way to financial independence, and he's right on the money there. But his stories quickly get weird, even ridiculous.
His accounts of tango contests and global sailing are quaint, but he loses credibility very quickly when he advises the reader on how to win a kickboxing contest: basically, he says game the system. And here is where his age shows.
While taking advantage of technicalities in order to earn money might be legal and profitable, he misses the point on kickboxing. Isn't the point of learning to kickbox health, competition, discipline, defense? What value is a trophy if you only got it, as he basically did, though his opponents' forfeit? Did he really master kickboxing?
Or did he just create the illusion of being better than his opponents? How deep is the joy one gets out of that? There are a number of assertions out there, in fact, that he never did win any national championship. If the goal is make people think you're successful, Ferriss is on to something. I hear he made his fortune selling a nutritional supplement that was never proven effective scientifically. Does that make him trustworthy? Ultimately, happy people are those who enjoy the work they do, not people who spend even just four hours a week being miserable so they can sip mai tais the rest of the time.
I want to read the book Tim Ferriss writes when he's 60, and has more perspective than he does now. TED should have waited as long to give him talk. I agree with several other reviewers that this book contains some helpful points, but also contains questionable advice and poor ethics. The mindset seems to be this: For a person to be free and genuine, he must rewrite the rules and mores of society to his own liking, or at least refuse to acknowledge there are any. The actions that flow from this mindset include: Refusing to accept that success takes hard work, cutting corners whenever possible, justifying any means by the ends, behaving and speaking in ways that have always been considered rude and inappropriate, defining success by income, fame, and 'rock-star' status, using shock-value to attract attention and prove courage and independence, and judging maturity, honesty, respect, self-sacrifice, and patience as worn-out, ridiculous principles that no longer apply to the modern world.
In other words, apparently the goal is to live as long as possible as if we are still immature rebellious teenagers who want instant rewards without any responsibility.
Don't get me wrong, I too plan to become financially independent, enjoy free time, travel the world, and do what I am passionate about; but I don't agree that the path and mindset promoted in this book is the only way or the best way to get there. Re-format the presentation and flow. The format is not for audible books at all.
There are lists of web addresses, phone numbers, article numbers that are frustrating to listen to and useless while driving. The format of information is usually in numbered lists instead of having a useful name for each topic or section. Would you ever listen to anything by Timothy Ferriss again? He is in a class of his own - doing the least amount possible in life that will support his gluttony. If you have responsibilities, like children to raise, then most of this will not be applicable.
None of this is likely to happen to anyone who buys the book. If any of this is possible for you, then you probably don't need the book. Still not convinced? Borrow a copy, don't pay for it. How did the narrator detract from the book? The narrator was excellent. I would hire him to do just about anything else besides read off a list of google search results and phone numbers for 13 hours.
We encountered the term the New Rich for the first time in Tim Ferris’ book The 4-Hour Work Week. The New Rich create luxury lifestyle and passion-driven international businesses. This kind of economy in the 21st century is your Stairway to Heaven, or to the class of The New Rich. Nothing made more sense to me than the concept of the New Rich when I read about it in “The 4-Hour Work Week”. Although I had always had this mindset.
If the information is useful while driving, leave it in. Otherwise, put it on a web site and just refer to it for later reference. Any additional comments? The philosophy of this book is more about being as irresponsible as possible than it is about building a legacy that can be passed down. Ignore It. November 11, Review: You, too, can enjoy 4-hour workweek, the author says. USA Today. June 10, Book Review: The 4-Hour Workweek? You Should Be So Lucky.
June 15, Tim Ferriss: the clock watcher. The Telegraph. May 7, Timothy Ferriss and 4-Hour Workweek. March 3,