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The 4 hour work week

Everyone who suffers from an itch they can’t scratch, should read this book.

I’ve not even read half of it yet, but the themes, concepts, ideas and even whole sentences have been quoted by yours truly in the last few weeks since I picked it up and started reading it.

Some awesome quotes:

“For all of the most important things, the timing always sucks. Waiting for a good time to quit your job? The stars will never align and the traffic lights of life will never all be green at the same time. The universe doesn’t conspire against you, but it doesn’t go out of its way to line up the pins either. Conditions are never perfect. “Someday” is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you. Pro and con lists are just as bad. If it’s important to you and you want to do it “eventually,” just do it and correct course along the way.”
― Timothy FerrissThe 4-Hour Workweek

“If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is, too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.”
― Timothy FerrissThe 4-Hour Workweek

“The opposite of love is indifference, and the opposite of happiness is boredom.”
― Timothy FerrissThe 4-Hour Workweek

“The question you should be asking isn’t, “What do I want?” or “What are my goals?” but “What would excite me?”
― Timothy FerrissThe 4-Hour Workweek

 

As soon as I started reading this book I knew I had opened my mind to a new way to living. I don’t think its for everyone but there is a category of person who walks to work in the rain and feels heavy and low. A type of person who when the shit hits the fan, fantasizes about adventure, wondering when or if they’ll ever be happy. This was me, and a few months ago I bought a ticket to Thailand for two weeks for a mini taste of the good stuff over the Christmas holidays.

My freelance contract then ended suddenly so I extended my trip.

Sure, you have to be able to afford to do stuff like this but the reality is – I’d probably spend less money there than I would here in London ‘just trying to survive’. And where there’s a will there’s a way. You could always rent out your room to cover your rent/mortgage costs if you couldn’t cover them yourself, or you can work abroad. Or save save save then do this trip (like I have). Even if the saving part is really really hard.

Or the first thing you could do, is order this book.

Baby steps, right? 😉

 

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