The 4-Hour Workweek

By Timothy Ferriss
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The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich is a self-help book by Timothy Ferriss. It focuses on what he refers to as “lifestyle design” and openly challenges the traditional¬† “life plan” in which people work huge amounts of hours and take few vacations for decades and save money in order to relax after retirement.

Whether you want to start a business to allow for more mobility in your life or you want to get more effective at what you’re doing right now, this book is a vast resource in diverse but related subjects like managing yourself, outsourcing menial tasks, cheap travelling, avoiding distractions while working, etc. The list goes on…

Ferriss backs up his claims with examples of how he has used each technique in his own life, as he went from 14-hour days trying to manage a business to outsourcing as much as possible to be able to travel and expand in other areas of life. Hence the book both talks about concrete actions to take as well as larger questions like what you really want out of life.