88: The 4 Hour Work Week – Book Club

I used to demolish books

I read every book I could get my hands on. I think I’ve written about this before

I want to rebuild the habit again. I like it when my mind feels stimulated by new thought, ideas that cause me to raise an eyebrow

So I picked up ‘The 4 Hour Work’ by Timothy Ferriss. I’m only a few chapters in but already it has my kind spinning

The overall point of the book (from what I can gather so far) being that life can be worth a lot more than the arbitrary 8 to 12 hour work week that leads to neither happiness or riches

Tim focuses on the D.E.A.L

D: define what it is you truly want

E: eliminate the things you do not want

A: automate the majority of activities that take up your time so you can be free

L: liberate yourself from the shackles that tell you that you must work for 40 years and then retire

I’m not doing the book justice by my explanation of it so far. As I said I’m only a few chapters in so what I should do is discuss my reaction to it

So far, what the book is doing for me is making me do a double take on some of the choices I’ve made and am making. Do I really need to work a 9-5? Do I really want to be a millionaire or do I just wanted to live the lifestyle of a millionaire (these are two different things)

The book is making me think about how I can make the most of time when I focus on a task or activity so that I can free up the rest of my time to pursue my curiosities and things that make me feel alive

All that from a few chapters? Better believe it

So far so good

Be well

SRZ