Book of the Day: The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferris

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RECOMMENDED BOOK  TODAY: The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferris

WHO SHOULD READ: 

” Whether you’re an overworked employee or an entrepreneur trapped in your own business, The 4-Hour Workweek is the compass for a new and revolutionary world.

Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan—there is no need to wait and every reason not to. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, high-end world travel, monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, this book is the blueprint.

You can have it all—really.” – source http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/overview/

WHY I LIKE IT:  I was hesitant to read the book at first because I had no idea what it was.  My husband raves about it and told me to give it a shot.  The first few pages were confusing to me because I wasn’t sure if I was reading a novel or a biography (I really had no idea what it was and didn’t even bother to read the back cover).  However, after reading the first chapter you will thirst to read more.  This book is such an eye opener and “a-feel-good” book leaving you with tons of inspirations and motivations on how you can improve your life, your career and your overall potential.  This book will definitely leave you thinking, “Why didn’t I think about that?!”  It’s a must-read book for everyone.
Here are some of my favorite quotes from the book

  1. Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. – Mark Twain
  2. Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination. – Oscar Wilde
  3. Only those who are asleep make no mistakes.- Ingvar Kamprad, founder of IKEA, worlds largest furniture brand
  4. For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and ask myself: “if today was the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something… Almost everything–all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure–these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. – Steve Jobs, college dropout and CEO of Apple Computer, Stanford University commencement, 2005.

WHERE TO BUY: Available at Amazon.com.

 

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